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Celebration at
Bridge Dedication
Plans Laid For Big. Event. at
Medora in May or June-Cel-
ebrities to Be Present.
Extensive plans are being
laid far a rousing celebration
to mark the dedication of the
new Red Trail bildge ait Me
dora. The date so far has
not been definitely set, but the
event wtillrtake place in May
or eainly June of thus year.
Word to 'this effect has 'been
received by Rev. G.N. Ken
iriston of 'this ciily from Presi
dent Turner. Rev. Kennis
ton has been one of the active
^workers in making the new
bridge a 'reality and it was lar
gely due to hits efforts it'hat the flakes great pride in his recent
funds sufficient to build the purchase
Tlhie newspapers of the towns
adjacent to the new bridge
conducting a vigorous cam
paign advertising the dedica
tion, wfhich promises to be uni
que and every way wiorth
-wihile. Delegations are being
planned which will make the
trip in automobilUes. Nota
ble m(en among them the crov
erniors c«f North Dakota. Min
nesota and Montana, are ex
pected to take an active part in
the program
E. J. Curtin, president of
the First National bank of this
city, has purchased from Thos.
W. Murphy the pacing gelding
'Major Qng 2:03 1-2 and we
understand the horse will be
raced over Iowa half mile
tracks during the present sea
Mr. Cutftin
bridge were (raised. Major Ong was raced for
The lack of a bridge a?Me- jtwio years over Iowa. Illinois
dora for several years has been and Missouri half-mile tracks,
the only break in the chain Ihere he was all but unbeata
connecting the Red TraH from jble. Another season's exper
coast to coast, and due to the ience in the hands of an able
fact (that motorists experienced
considerable expense and ag-i
gravatdon in foirding the Little
Missouri. rriuch of the oonti
nenitell tma/ffic has paissed to the
north and .south, though those
routes offer 't)he traveller less
soentic advantages than that of
the Red Trail. Tihe comple
tion of the new bridge will
change all this, and result in
•a heavy 'traffic this yeair.
New York, Feb. 14.—Insur
ance statistics slhow that' the
man who over eats as well as
the man who over-indulges in
•alcholic drinks is a bad risk, ac
cording to Arthur Hunter, a
life insurance actuary. Mr.
Hunter delivered a warning
against over-indulgence in an
address to a Young Men's
"Christian association last night
He said that the heavy diner
3S wiell as the heavy diiinker
was sure of a short life but
seldom a mierry one because
the conditions under which he
lived precluded tihe full enjoy
ment of eitiher mental or phy
sical well-being. But at the
top of the 'list of 'llife shorten
ing habits he placed the use of
alcoholic liquors.
"Seventy years ago." said
Mr. Hunter, "an abstainer was
unknaWnandwhen the first ab
stainer applied tlo a large Lon
don company for insurance, a
special meeting of the board of
dirctor Was called to deal
with this phenomenon and a
special prenrtium was demand
ed Contrary to all expectat
ions this man lived to be 82
years oAd.
Charles M. Ebbert, has been
appointed star route carrier at
Carringtan, N. D. vice Alon
zo C. Mouser
placed Joe
Turner, a Well-known trainer
of Marshaltown, la., in charge
of the hoarse. The addi
tion of Major Omg to the west
ern half-mfile track brigade
should lend great interest to
the events in tlhat section for
1916. He has developed as
tonishing form on the track,
and great things are predicted
*'of hiim, by Mr. Curtin who
i"r\'ncir Willi make hiim a fact
or to be reckoned wath in turf
meehs, according to local
Chinook Routes
Legions of Snow
Balmy Weather Results in a
Speedy Disappearance of
the "Beautiful."
All this week a balmy Chi
nook. aided by a smiling sun
has been assailing the legions
of winter's snows. As a result
of the rapid thaw, many low
places are sheets of water, anc
country roads formerly in
passable because of the deep
drafts, are now almost itrtpass
able because of the wiater
slush and mud. A few more
days of continued wai
weather will witness the dis
appearance of the "beautiful"
In the city, the thawing of
iihe packed and frozen snc
wihich impeded the pedestrian
in his peregrinations about the
city has given many property
owners the opportunity to
clear their premises and walks
of the accumulation, which in
many instances wtas as much
as two to four feet. The walks
in all but a few instances aire
now clear.
In order to facilitate tihe
clearing of the streets of the
rapid accumulation of water,
Chief of Police McNiece. act
ing in his dual capacity of
street commissioner, has had
a force of men busily engaged
with pick and shovel remov
ing snow from the curbs, in
order to make a free channel,
and clearing away the ice
which closed the sewer inlets.
As a result, the Water is being
rapidly taken off through the
sewer to tihe outskirts of the
city. A vast amount of Water
being daily taken off, and
wiith a continuance of present
weather city streets wall soon
be in fair condition.
As itlhe ground froze with
about five ifeet of moisture, the
iirfarcense amount which will
be available for the coming
crowing season augurs splen
did crop conditions.
War Threatens
Woolen Goods
Situation Augurs for White
Overalls, Etc., Also, as Res
ult of Shortage in Fast Dyes
The "far-flung battle line"
of the world war soon may
thieaflen the peace and com
ort of Beach citizens, and
thus bring home with painful
orce tihe truth of Sherman's
famous three-word axiom.
Tlhiiis doesn't mean that a bel
igerenit army will camp itself
jn Golden Valley soil, or that
a flock of Zeppelins will terror
ize our citizens and cause
them to frequent tihe quiet re
lireat of their firesides more
i'hsin hitherto ha/s been their
•wont, or that submarines will
blockade the streams and rivu
leits caused by the melting
enow. A greater danger than
this threatens the coirymunitv.
wo'olless underwear, overalls
of a creamy white color, color
less pop. and unsweetenedlr" 1
synthetiic honey. Our citizens vlilWIUrU ft 111
may wiaill pause and ponder at
this silent invasion of the
forces that contribute to their
physical comfort.
Thus the edict goes forth
from the big city manufactur
er and wholesale houses, who
prognosticate that it will not
be long before they will be
compelled to alter their manu
facturing methods to accord
With the new order of things.
In the meantime, some one
wiltlh brass and hardihood suf
ficent to cause the people to
fall all over themseVles to get
in "style" iwioulld receive grate
ful and financial recognition by
the manufacturers, we aire
The wjool crop of this coun
try is insufficient to meet do
mestc demands, which in nor
mal times results in the im
portation of vast quantities
from Australia. Now the Au
stralian government has siezed
and aire using the enifliire out
put for tihe manufacture of
winter garments for their
troops in the theatre of wiar,
with the result tlheit all impor
tations have ceased. Literally,
the manufacturers are up
agEirnst it, and claim to have a
supply on hand sufficient for
but a shimt tiure longer.
The dye fi'tuahion also is
who have 'hitherto depended
upon Europe for their supplies.
Golden IDallev Chronicle
A Newspaper that Causes Comment in a Town that is Talked Ai wmi
result we are promised ov
eralls of creamy white, and
dre?i3 goods and "shirtings"
with makeshift dyes with no
claim for pemr^anency. Though
government and private chem
ists are seeking tlo solve the
dye prcbleir.13, it •will be largely
to the consumer to deter-
mine for himself whether the
dyes will "run" or bold "fast".
If the former condition pre
vails. the average Monday
morning's Wash promises to
reva' a clothesline full of gar
m-m of a motley, variegat
ed color scheme comparable
only to Joseph's famous coat.
clothiers, we are :n
all of the wool in that country, qualified to dispense justice
expect to :.»\.perience
considerable difficulty in op
taiining real guaranteed wool
len goods after another, year,
if the war in Europe con tin
,, been prepared
u®s to skyrocket the prices or
wool ?,nd dyps, even when ob
tainable at all, though early
season buys made by enterpris
ing lr~ al rr|°n familiar with the
•«i't'.'atoon offers temporary re
be a Candidate
The Press understands that
Judge W. C. Crawford will
be a candidate for re-election
as Judge of the Tenth Judicial
Dictrict. This 13 as it should
be, and we believe it w'oiild be
a distinct disappointment to his
cc ntsiituents had he announced
oltherwse. During the past few
years Judge Crawford has been
mentioned in connection with
higher judicial offices and has
been urged to accept tender
ed prcurlctions. He has per
sistently refused all sugges
tions, however, remaining con
tent Uo fill his present office
and continue to make the city
of Dickinson 'his home. Judge
Crawford is one of those few
big n(en wlho are thoroughly
qualified to dispatch justice
earl essly, impartially and from
restlessly, inipartia'ily
In the belief that the adt inistartiion of Beach city
^affairs should be devoid of all factional strife, to the end*
that civic affairs may be placed upon a sound business
and financial footing, and recognizing that the attitude
of the people is such as to approve of such a course,
the undersigned present the name of a
the standpoint wihich he thinks
right. His splendid ability
has been recognized upon
several occasions by the sup
reme court of the state, when
he 'hias been called upon to of
ficiate upon the supreme
bench. It is with satisfaction
thait the oeiople of the Tenth
Judicial District hear that he
expects to be a candidate to
puceed himself. Dickinson
Pi ess.
*whom. we sincerely believe, can accomplish the desired
Politically, he is a man who stands on his ow!n feet
who Weairs no political or factional collar With no
friends he is obligated to reward, no enemies to punish
who always has held himself aloof from the prejudic-.*
es excited by factionalism and who is eminently cap
*able of taking the responsibilities of the office, and pur
suiing a course which will accomplish this end.
The man is W. A. Sprague, for many years a tax
payer and citizen of Beach, an honored and respected
citizen and 'in presenting his name for the considera-*
tion of ihe voters ot beach, it is our sincere belief
that he is the man who can accomplish the desired res
ults. (Adv.)
for mayor
j=. —vsro*,.
K. of C's. Hold
Annual Banquet
Local Meirfoers and Their La
dies to the Number of Sixty
in Attendance-Dance Fol-
One of the notable
Wallace's culinary staff. The
tables were beautifully decora
fed, and handsome streamers,
the colors of the order, deco
rated the dining room.
ess on
events of the season occurred
last Monday evening when in two weeks. It is understood
the Knights of Columbus of from Rer.i!,rep's letter that tihe
the city held their annual ban-'^P^^S^f accepted, is to take
quet. The affair took place1
local menibers of the order, ®vent '-'o which he is eirj' 'tled
vviith their ladies, were present reason of Rentrop greater
and paltook of the splendid Bismarck man
five course supper which had ^PP*n5 ^?am at forty-odd
by Landlord
County Auditor. M. C. Mc
Carthy acted in the capacity
of toastmiastler, a function at
which the genial auditor
proved himself particularly
?.pt. as the applause which
greeted his sallies proved. A
unique and amusing feature
was the reading of "phoney"
aerograms from absent mem
bers and out-of town concerns
to the local menibers of the
'order. The banquet was con
cluded by excellent talks from
several of those present. R. F.
Gallagher delivered the prin
cipal address, wihich was fol
lowed by remarks from Hugh
Egan, James Burke, M. A.
Egan and J. P. Lally, the later
a visiting Knight from St.
The affair ended with
dance, Foster's orchestra fur
nishing the music. Mike Mo
ran and M. A. Egan amused
the gathering with a genuin
Irish hoe-down, a performance
hat was greeted wfith stormy
applause. Dancing held forth
until shortly after midnight.
At a meeting of the congre
gation of the Norwegian
Lutheran church last Wednes
day evening for the purose
of getting a successor to Rev.
Thorpe, resigned, a call was
issued (Jo Rev. Tjcrnhom of
Rharrie, this state. We under
stand that a sirriilar meeting
was held by the Sentinel Butte
that alike action was taken.
For years Rev. Tjornom had
the pulpit in the Lutheran
church at Rhame for some
time past and is a young man
of rare ability as well as pleas
ing personality. He conduc
ted preaching services at the
church here both forenoon and
evening last Sunday and creat
ed a very favorable imlpression.
We are told, that while he has
not as yet accepted the call
very little doubt is entertain
ed but what he will.
Mrs. H. H. Miller is in the
Twin Cities purchasing a new
stock of mijllinery. preparatory
to opening up a millinery store
in the Heath building just west
bf the State Line Hotel.
H. H. McCulloch was call
ed to Omaha, Neb., last week
by the death of a very dear
Charlie Renthrop, a Bis
marck wrestler of some claim
to fame as a result of his prow
the mat, this week s-
to Kid' Latta""'the' young
whirlwind of this cit}', a
.! swleepitag challenge to meet
him on'hlis ciwn termis, the bcut
take place scare time wiLth-
lhi'3 city-
at the Hotel Callender, and -ta has offered to
was a splendid social success Rienlrop, provid'.mg,
in every way. Thrty of the)
pounds in excess of that of the
Bea'c-h man. At the present
time, we understand, all that
is necessary to completethear
ranwemen is are an acceptance
by Rentrop of the Kid's claim.
This writer is not convers
ant with Rentrop's prowess at
ihe mat, and it is our belief
"hat he is unknown to most
Beach fans. In any event,
knowing Kid Latta's clever
work, it is predicted that the
Bismarck aspirant will find his
hands full
Popular Stuart
Couple Married
Blain Bryson and Miss Evelyn
Glazier of South Country,
Quietly United in Matrimo
ny Sunday.
The miany friends of the
contracting parties will be
pleased to learn of the marriage
at the homie of the bride's par
ents. Mr. and Mrs. H. C.
Glaoior. of their daughter,
Miss Evelyn, to Mr. Blaine
Blrysen, a popular young far
mer of the south country.
The Wedding was a very
quiet affair, none but the rela
tives of the contracting parties
bi'ng present. Rev. Whitaker
of Stuart officiated in the cere
mony tlhat united the lives and
foitunes of the young people.
The bride is an accomplished
young lady, of many excellent
qualities, and successful school
teacher. With her parents
she has m'ade her home in the
Golden Valley for about eight
years, and enjoys an extensive
acquaintance in that vicinity,
with whomi she is very popu
lar The groom, likewise, has
njade his hcrrje in the Stuart
neighborhood for a number of
years, coming wiii'th his par
ents from Wisconsin and with
them flaking up a homestead.
He has been successful in his
farming ventures and is a sub
stantial young man of charact
er The young people will re
side on the groom's farm near
The contracting parties have
mlnny friends who hasten to
xljend congratulations and
best wishes, in wihich The
Chronicle joins.
Fourth-class posfimiasters
ppDointed for North Dakota
Snnritwood, Stutsman Co..
Hii'ding F. Qhristofferson, vice
Otrd V. Clarrto resigned,
Thompson, Grand Forks Co.,
Lemuel C. Larkin, vice Miss
Hazel L.arkin, resigned.
Eight Pages
The Feast
Little Lanterns
Chinese Operetta by a Home
Talent Cast of Twenty-five
Was a Brilliant Success.
Probably the most preten
tious honte tal: nt production
occurring in this end of the
state took place at the opera
house yesterday evening when
"The Feast of the Little Lan
terns", a Chinese operetta in
acts, w"as given by a bevy
of twenty-five fair maids of
'.he 'city schools, undsr the
capable direction of Miss Al
ice Kohlars, of the English de
The production revealed ex
cellent histriorrc talent on the
part of the performers, which
was especially evident in the
nkndid fashion in w'hioh the
rrAin characters, Irene Eide as
Princess Chan Eleanor Wall
as Mai Ku L.ilas McColeiwan
Wee Ling and Freda
Brault as Ow Long, handled
their difficult parts. Each
proved herself a youthful pri
rrh donna in the making.1
They were supported by a
chorus ensemlble of twenty-one
dainty "Chinese" rrfaiids, and
all were arrayed in picturesque
hinese costume. Individual
make-ups were perfect, even
to the oblique eyebrows and
'peculiar hairdress, giving a
most realistic effect. Each
•member of the chorus carried
a Chinese lantern and fan,
wihich were waved in rythmic
unison in the chorus response.
All played their parts with a
rare zest and symjpathy espe
cially praiseworthy.The stage
was appropriately decorated
fn Oriental style. Foster's or
chestra rendered several num
bers and accompanied the
The operetta was the direct
result of much real and con
scientious work on the part of
both directress and cast.
FolkivMing is the prologue in
"The ancestral estate of
Prince Chan is held in trust
until the night of the Feast of
the Little Lanterns, when it
shall be given over to any two
surviving children. Princess
Chan, having lost her brother
and sister When they were all
children at play in the moun
tain summer-home of the
Prince, is in great sorrow at
the thought of losing her home
wihich, however, is saved for
"The first act opens with
iihe celebration of the Feast of
f.he Little Lanterns, various
legends being Woven into the
of the songs. The Gov
erness who would regulate af
fairs of children in China, and
the little maid wflic- adores her
n^stress. cause some am*use
ment and entertainment.
Then the surprise for the
Princess is introduced in the
person of the little Japanese
juggler girl, who pleases them
mightily until summoned to
the palace. The chorus de
parts and the curtain falls
with the sorrowing Princess
alone in the garden.
"In the second act the Prin
cess is discovered still alone
'and lamenting. The chorus
comes back with Lee Wing
caught in mschief after
(Continued on page four)

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