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The Farmers' Paper
Former Chaplain
Will Lecture
C. B. Nmrconib, Superintendent
of the Friendless, to Speak
fei Interests of Reform
B. Newcomb, superintend­
ent of the Society of the Friendless,
'will Mi(«r his famous lecture,
the Friendless," at the
al church next Sun
Uy night. The society of which Mr.
Keweomb is soperintendent has for
object (the encouragement of
prisoners and reform school in
mates to better ways of living and
lAmnr possible to assit paroled
«nd £sdtu«dl prisoners to find em
ployment under circumstances least
-emhu&ssing to them, and to give
^temporary aid to snch persons.
Mr. Newcomb was formery chap
Iain of Hie North Dakota state pen
itentiary, and has presented this
«ause before more than a thousand
audiences throughout the state, and
is thoroughly conversant with the
situation in all its phases. He is
-also a juvenile court officer, having
charge of a temporary home in Bis
marck for juvenils and adult delin
quents. He will discuss, in a broad
minded way, the causes in the home
that lead to crime. This is a noble
philanthropy and Mr. Newcomb is a
worthy champion.
Henry B. Walthall, Essanay's lead
ing man, appears in several remark
able scenes in "The Raven," Essan
ay's six-act feature photoplay a
•d&picd from George C. Hazelton's
romance of Edgar Allen Poe. One
of the first semes in the pav is of
the statue of Poe, taken in New
York City. Mr. Walthall, who bears
a remarkable likeness to Poe, grad
ually supplants the statue, but the
'-features aire so exactly alike and the
photography so remarkable that the
-spectator is unaware there has been
any change until Mr. Walthall moves
his eyes. 'The Raven," featuring
Mr. Walthall and Warda Howard,
-will come to the Beach Opera House
^Wednesdsjr, March 8, Matinee and
A etta-Ting dish supper, in honor o?
Mi«s Inez McNaughton, who has
-sincei departed for lier home at Fal
lon, Mant., occurred at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. M. A. Egan Thursday,
February 24th in the evening. Mis
ses Kathryn Lee and Katherine Mc
Carthy proved delightful hostesses,
and though chaffing dish refresh
ments only were served, which sug
gests to onr masculine mind almost
insurmountable difficulties in the way
of any thing substantial, it was not
for mere, uninvited man to judge,
since twenty young ladies who were
guests are enthusiastic in their
praise of their ho^esses' culinary
ability. The occasion was in the na
ture of a farewell to Miss MeNaugh
ton, and her departure occasions
-the regret of her many friends.
O. C. Holtz, manager of the local
Thompson Yards, Inc., returned on
'Wednesday after a few days spent
:at file home office at Minneapolis.
Hr. Holtz predicts an active year
in the lumber business, as a result
•of the company's "price knock-out"
offerings. Their large ad., which
solves the home-building problem for
^prospective home-builders, will be
found on another page of the issue.
The Hanrfs Jubilee Singers 7 in
number will be the attraction at the
ISeaeh Opera House Saturday, March
11. This the great company of col
ored singers has proven a drawing
«axd where they have appeared
winch includes almost the entire
world. Reserved seats at Stens
rad*s Drug Store.
A very quiet wedding took place
at the Prairie View school house in
the Lamesteer district south
west of this city Wednesday,when,
Miss Gladys Pearl Lyst and Mr.
John A. Nelson, popular young peo
ple of near Carlyle, were united
in marriage by Justice Simon S.
Horn. The bride was attired in a
very pretty dark blue dress, and was
attended by Miss Venetia Cobleigh,
of Carlyle, while the groom wore
the usual black. Henry L. Larson
acted as best man. Both young
people have been residents of the
Carlyle neighborhood for some time
and have a host of friends who has
ten to extend their best wishes for
a long and happy journey through
life. Mr. and Mrs. Kelson left the
day following for Stuart, N. D.,
where they will visit for a time with
Mrs. Nelson's parents.
Mr. Leland Leonard Williams and
Miss Margaret Klein, both of the
Trotters country north of here, were
quietly united in matrimony's holy
bonds at St. John's Catholic church
in this city Wednesday morning at
9 o'clock, Rev. Fr. Otto Wolpers per
forming the rites. The couple were
attended by John Kremer and Miss
Mary Theis, the latter of the same
neighborhood, the former from St.
Nicholas, Minn. The groom is a
prominent farmer and rancher in
the Upper Golden Valley. The bride
is a popular young woman of many
excellent qualities. After a few
few days' stay in Beach, the happy
couple will make their home on the
groom's place north.
A deal was consummated this
week whereby James Powers as
sumes the management of the Beach
Opera House, last night's "movie"
program being the initial perform
ance of the new management. Mr.
Power is an energetic and capable
young man, and will devote his en
ergies to the production of high class
entertainment. "The Battle Cry of
Peace,'" by far the most pretensious
film production which has ever been
brought to Beach, is the fore-runner
of a series of high class pictures
which will place the opera house on
a par with the theatres of the big
cities. One of the largest crowds
ever gathered in the opera house
witnessed "The Battle Cry of
Peace," and the management is to
be congratulated on its success in
bringing this film to Beach.
Considerable interest is being man
ifested by the young people of the
city in the band, which has been
under way for several months. Tho
larger number of the members
are deriving their first experience
in band work and all of them
are attaining remarkable proficiency
since the present instructor, D. M.
Cooper, has assumed charge. Re
gular weekly meetings are being held
in the Linger hall and are well at
tended, which speaks well for the
director and the interest of the mem
bers enrolled. Mr. Cooper is an ex
perienced bandsman and makes a
very valuable director.
We call the attention of our farm
er readers to the auction sale ads
which appear in this issue of the
Chronicle. A careful perusal will
reveal many bargains in live stock
and farm machinery. If you con
template holding an auction sale, or
are in the market for such offerings,
the Chronicle's high prestage as an
advertising medium stands ever at
your service.
M. K. Bowen, of Ollie, transacted
business in the city Wednesday. We
acknowledge a pleasant call.
P. S. Washer of this city was a
business visitor at Dickinson the
latter part of iast week.
Prisoners Attempt
to Break Jail
Plot Nipped in the Bud Wooden
Keys, Fashioned From Wagon
Wheel Sppke, Found in Prisoner's
Dickinson, February 29, 1916.—
A well laid plot by some of the
prisoners in the county jail to gain
their freedom, was ripped in the
bud during iho week- Word reachcd
ifeputy Sheriff Hoist that W. H.
Neville, e^-policeman and ex-peni
tentiary guard, in jail on the charg.i
|f box car robbery, *as making
wooden keys and other toiplrraents
to be used in jail breaking Au im
mediate search was made, and iu
Nevill's bunk in the cage were found
two keys, fashioned from a hard
wood wagon wheel spoke, a pair of
pliers and a makeshift saw fasnioncd
from a portion of his cot. Although
Neville has been confined to a cage
•luring b'-. st'.y in jail, h: had un
doubtedly been the moving spirit in a
jail breaking attempt. Some of the
other prisoners evidently were as
sistants to Nevills in the deal. It
seems that in bringing up coal to the
jail one of the prisoners had hidden
a discarded spoke under the coal,
and this was later smuggled to Nev
Additional guards have now been
placed at the jail and all future ef
forts to break out will be without
Four of the men implicated in the
robbery of freight cars, arrested
last week, plead guilty to the charges
against them this week before Jus
tice A. P. Folsom, and will receive
their sentences before Judge W. C.
Crawford as soon as he returns from
Mott. Those who plead guilty are:
John O'Connor, Pat Peters, Wilbur
Skude and Newton Hough. W. H.
Nevills, leader of the gang, refuse!
to plead guilty, and will undoubted
ly stand trial. It is alleged that
Nevills is a seasoned criminal and
that he will undoubtedly give the
authorities all the trouble he can be
fore they land him in the peniten
Grand Forks, Feb. 29.—For
number of years past we have heard
a great deal about the Better Farm
ing Association of the state and
these organizations have been of
wonderful value to North Dakota,
however the farmer is now the only
man who needs to study his business.
The business man and merchant also
need to be efficient and certain move
ments now gaining ground in our
state indicate that the business men
must become effictet if they are to
reach their full usefullness and hold
their place in the scheme of things.
With the purpose of doing for the
merchants and business men what
the Better Farming Movement has
done for the farmer, the Grand
Forks Commercial Club is interest
ing its members in a Better Business
Men's Association, and has assisted
in arranging a Retail Merchats
Short Course modeled along the
same lines as the Farmers' Institute
held by progressive farmers.
Included in the program of this
short «ourse are lectures by such
experts in business management as
Frank Stockdale of Chicago, editor
of System Magazine, who talks upon
"The Lost Art of Making a Profit,*'
and "Speed in Stock Turnover H.
M. Temple of St. Paul and the Uni
versity of Minnesota upon "Account
ing for the Retail Merchant" and
John S. Taylor of Minneapolis upon
"Salesmanship." Buying, advertis
ing, overhead costs, and other re
tail problems will also be considered.
Golden IDallev Chronicle
Golden Valley's Leading Newspaper By Virtue of Circulation and Prestige
A Newspaper that Causes Comment in a Town that is Talked About
Glendive, Montana, February 29.
—Efforts are bein{£ made to ascer
tain the identity of some contemp
tible individual who scattered pieces
of poisoned meajt in the vicinity of
the New Washington school building
with the result that a number of
valuable and harmless dogs were
killed. That ||ie poison was partic
ularly deadly, is evidenced by the
fact that it produced almost in
stant death. The perpetrator pro
bably does not realize the serious
ness of the, offense, or'what might
possibly result from such practice.
The dogs killed were in the habit of
playing with- small children, and aft
er eating the poison, had the animals
licked the hands of the children the
deadly potion might in this manner
have caused the death of the little
ones, themselves. The promiscuous
placing of poison is a statutory of
fense and should the guilty person
be apprehended he will, it is said,
be dealt with according to the law.
ization to be
A geneiwl Meeting lias been ealed
to take place at the Beach Opera
House next Thursday evening, March
9, at which the permanent organiza
tion of a chamber of commerce or
civic club, the name to be determined
at the meeting, will be perfected. /V
committee of five, appointed at a
meeting held two weeks ago in the
Linger hall, have completed their
canvass of local business men, and
report a generous response. Thus
far nearly three thousand dollars
have been subscribed. AH expendi
tures will be handled on the budget
system, which has been so success
ful elsewhere. A deputation from the
Miles City chnmbcr of commerce will
be present and "swap" ideas with
local men.
It should be understood that the
organization is not one for local
men only, but for farmers tributary
to Beach as well, who are earnestly
exhorted to be present and enroll
their names with the membership.
A large number, to the encourage
ment of tlie committee having the
arrangements in charge, have sig
nified their intention of being pres
ent. A general invitation to all is
A musical program for the enter
tainment of those present has been
arranged which will include vocal,
quartette and orchestra numbers. A
general good time is expected. Ar
range to be present—and don't for
get to bring the ladies.
William Rosenberg, who announces
his dissolution of partnership with
Max Lewison and as a result of the
new change is now sole proprietor
of the Beach store, has an irnport
ena announcement in this issue of
the Chronicle to which we invite the
attention of our readers. As a re
sult of the new business deal, Mr.
Rosenberg announces that he will
coutinue business in Beach, instead
of removing his stock to Ollie, as
were Messrs. Rosenberg and Lewis
on's intentions before the consuina
tion of the deal. Commencing to
morrow, March 4th, The Toggery will
inaugurate a thirteen days' sale, in
order to nuilce room for his new
and complete stock of sprint goods
which will arrive shortly. Mr. and
Mrs. Rosenberg's many friends here
are glad to learn of their resolution
to continue their residence in Bench.
Ry. Mail Service
for South Country
Schedule Will Start March 15, and
Present Star Route Discontinued.
—Other Changes to be Made.
According to information received
at the local postoffice this week,
railway mail service on the new
south branch line will begin March
15. This will be welcome news to
Golva, Carlyle and Ollie people, who
up to now have been served by the
Star route carrier.
It follows as a result of the pros
pective change that the star route
in its present form will be discontin
ued. The department at Washington
aside from the general announce
ment of the change in service, has
not advised the local postoffice as
to other changcs in service that may
occur, but it is understood that a
petition is now in the hands of offi
cials at Washington which doubtless
will result in a new rural route deliv
ery from this office. The new route
will run in a southeasterly direction
and will have a length of about
thirty miles, unless an auto delivery
service, which we understand is be
ing sonsidered, is used, in which case
the length of the route will be doub
led. Patrons of the present star
route to be discontinued with the in
auguration of the railway service
will be served in some form later.
The change has for its aim the more
efficient service of the big south
country, and though it doubtless
will take some time for the depart
ment to complete its plans, the ul
timate result will be a better, larger
service than has been enjoyed at
The Alpha postoffice, the postmas
ter general announces, will be dis
continued March 15, which suggests
that Alpha patrons will be served
later with a route from Golva.
The mail of seven postoffices is
now handled through the Beach of
fices, the towns being Bonnie View,
Golva, Burkey, and Stuart, N. D.,
and Ollie, Carlyle, and Brenizer,
Montana, which occasions no little
degree of responsibility on the part
of the local postoffice force.
Postmaster J. M. Baer and his
assistant, George Ilougen through
whose efforts the prospective sched
ule is being considered by the de
partment, display a progressive at
titude which should be and is ap
preciated by this office's many pa
Grand Forks, Feb. 29—The North
Dakota Society of Engineers met in
annual convention at Grand Forks
last week ad devoted a great deal
of time to the discussion of our
roads and their improvement. Among
other things the engineers compiled
and passed as official, "Standard
Specifications faor the Construction
and Maintenance of North Dakota
Dirt Roads." These specifications
are issued in pamphlet form and
they contain much valuable data and
information which should be in the
hands of those interested in good
roads all over the state. A copy of
this pamphlet may be had free of
cost by addressing the North Dakota
Development League Press Bureau
at Grand Forks asking for same.
John Rorvik, who resides two and
one half miles northeast of Beach,
was a pleasant caller at this office
Thursday, leaving as a substantial
reminder of his visit, his renewal for
the Chronicle for another year. Mr.
Rorvik formerly lived five miles
north of Beach, purchasing the Os
car Amurud farm a year ago on
which he and his family are now
making their home. He is one of
the Valley's careful farmers.
Henry Guyer, horses, cattle, farm
machinery, etc., March 13th, com
mencing at 10:00 a. m.
Oscar Kilian, 0 miles west of
Beach, horses, cattle, farm machin
ery, etc., March 8th. Sale starts at
10:00 a. m.
A. J. Johnson, half mile north of
Alpha store and 20 miles south of
Sentinel Butte, horses, farm ma
chinery, etc., March 14th. Sale at
11 a. m.
Mrs. John E. Ilaskin, 14 miles
northwest of Beach and one half
mile north of Brenizer, horses, cat
tle, pigs, farm machinery, household
goods, March 15th.
C. J. and 11. II. Stiehl four miles
cast and one mile north of Beach,
horses, cattle, machinery and house
hold goods, March 22nd, commenc
ing at 10 a.
Alex Hermanson, three miles north
and one and one-half west of Beach,
horses, cattle, pigs, farm machinery
etc., March 20th.
Emerson and Beeler, one-half
mile south of Yates, horses, cattle,
farm machinery, etc., March 14th.
Sale starts at 10:00 a. m.
All these sales advertise free
lunch and coffee. Usual terms.
Watch the Chronicle columns and
keep informed on coming dates.
It was learned in Beach this week
as a result of the activity of the
campaign department of the Non
Partisan League in urging township
conventions thioughout the, state on
February 22, six hundred reports
were received by the league from
meetings held, with names of dele
gates so elccted.Every mail since has
added to those figures, which shows
a wide range activity on the part of
the members of the League.
It was learned in Beach today that
Gill Haggart, brother of Mrs. W. V.
Hughes of this city, and who is we'll
known here, has announced 'his can
didacy for the state senate on the
republican ticket. Mr Haggart re
sides in Fargo, where he is receiving
the strong support of his many
John Kremer of St. Nocliola-,
Minn., arrived Tuesday and spent
several days in the Valley looking
over the country with the view, we
understand, of making this his home.
He was well pleased with the Golden
Valley and condiitions here and will
doubtless return in the soring.
M. C. 11 off is the new unnnger of
the Goodridge-Call yards in this city
arriving last week from Flasher,
where lie was identified with another
yard, lie conies highly recommend
ed. His family will arrive in a few
da vs.
Mr. and Mrs.
Petty, residing
southwest of Sentiel Butte, return
last week from Iowa, where they
have spoilt the winter visiting his
friends and relatives. They re
port a very severe winter, and are
glad to again be back in the peerless
Golden Valley.
Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Phillips, of
Union, Mont., who have been spend
ing six weeks at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Clyde Liles in Williams dis
trict, returned to their home on
Rev. Southwick will conduct ser
vices at the Methodist church in this
city Sunday, March 5, at both morn
ing and evening services. A gen
eral invitation is extended.
The dance given at the opera
house last night by the basket ball
boys was well attended, and a good
time is reported. Dancing held
jrth until two o'clock.
A $each Booster
St|tc Historical Sodalf
wmuCiR 17
"Care of Baby"
Week for Beach
"Good Care, Good Fare, Fresh Air,
for Every Beach Baby," Slogan.—
Woman's Club Unite in Preachment
As part of a national campaigit.
having for its purpose the better
care of babies in a tight to reduce
infant mortality, the ladies' clubs of
the city have united on a course ofl
co-operative action. Though science
and modern conditions have accom
plished much in giving the baby of
today a better chance of attaining"
adulthood than was the case fifty
and a hundred years ago, the mor
tality rate remains alarmingly high,
ignorance in the care of the infant
and careless exposure of its delicate
organism to contagious influences*
being the prime causes. By far the
greater majority of baby ills are pre
ventable. It is for the purpose of
preaching the doctrine of preventa
bility and greatly reducing the mor
tality that the present campaign is
being waged.
Initiative was taken by tho Wom
en's club, t'ic other clubs of Beach—
the Social Hour club. Guild, Catholic
Ladies' Sewing Soc'ety and Ladies'
Aid societies uniii.i,' in order to giv®
tl:«. campaign a 'it»-wide inlluence.
I"cussion of tli1 subject will take
pace informally a*, tli meeting dates
of the individu il clubs during the
caring week, it announced.
In line with tl weeks program,
•r. G. M. Foster, »n Wednesday and
Friday afternoons will give a talk
to the grade children of the public
schools on the subject of oral hy
geine. Thursday afternoon, Dr, A.
B. MacNab of the board of health.
will give a practical talk on general
hygeine. Beach business men will
have interesting window displays of
goods having to do with the comfort
and welfare of the infant. The slo
gan, unique but apt—"Good care,
{rood fare, fresh air, for every Beach
baby"—has' beci? adopted by tho
Beach organizations, and their co-'
operative inlluence should be pro
ductive of beneficial results.
The Equity Co-operative Ex
change of St. Paul, which is the
second largest grain commission
house in the world, is not satisfied
with second place and will begin a
campaign at once to organize five
hundred more Equity Co-operativo.
Elevator Companies.
A department has been establish
ed for this purpose and the cam
paign will begin at once. Many of
the neighborhoods are already writ
ing in asking for assistance in hold.
ing meetings, selling stock, organiz
ing other companies, etc.
Atty. R. M. Andrews returned on
Wednesday evening after an ab
sence of two weeks in the east and
south on legal business in Missouri,
Kansas, and Illinois being among
the states visited. At Macomb, HI.,
Mr. Andrews tried an important
case in the county court. He re
ports that the localities he visited
had experienced an extremely cold
winter, followed by disagreeable
drizzly weather and slushy roads.
Henry B. Walthall famous as Tho
Little Colonel in Griffith's Birth of
a Nation and also for his work in tha
Avenging Conscience and The Mis
leading Lady will be seen at the
Beach Opera House Wednesday,
March 8, in The Raven, a six reel
feature. Matinee at 3:30 Night at

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