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W#»l VOLUME XII Chamber of Com merce Meeting Next Wednesday Evening in Lo. gan's Hall—Every Member Requested to be Present. A meeting of the entire.inem_ bership of the Beach Chamber of Commerce is called for next Wednesday evening at 8 P. M. in Logan's hall. The various com mittees will report and matters of vital interest will le taken up and discussed. It is to be to the interest of everyone interested in ihe welfare of Beach to bo. in at tendance and to take a voice in the matters brought up for dis. tussion. Refreshments will be served and there is no doubt but what the meeting will be the most en joyable and the most interesting one that has been held as yet. The Chamber of Commerce was organized for the benefit of Beach business men and the farmers of the county and it is hoped thai a representative of every busi ness house in Beach as well as as many farmers as can possiblv get in will he Ihe/e. RETURNED MISSIONARY TELLS SORROWFUL TALE— MEXICAN PAPER DOLLAR WORTH 2 CENTS GOLD. El Paso, Tex., Oct. 13.—A Mex ican prolestanl missionary, who returned today from a visit to central Mexico, declared that not withstanding the sufferings of the peons in the district Villa is now preying on, they rise to a man in Villa's behalf should the American punitive expedition at tempt to operate south of its present base. The missionary submitted this report to his superiors. The re port explained the peons fear and liate of Villa, but they have been taught to believe the Americans would go after Villa only with the masked purpose of seizing and annexing the country. In Zacatecas the missionary, who is also a physician, declared in his report, he examined men lving in the street as if drunk, finding them dying of starvation. Women, lacking strength to speak, implored him with their eyes for alms. Children were terribly emaciated. Oilier Mexicans arriving at the border confirm the missionary's statements as to the decline in value of Carranza money. Water sellers at the railway stations charge a paper dollar for a jar of water. No water is supplied on the cars. The paper dollar is now down to 2 cents in gold. JAMES SUBERT PASSED AWAY At the hospital in Dickinson Wednesday occurred the death of James Subert, the result of the effect of an ulcer of the stomach, for which an operation was per formed but proved of no avail. Mr. Subert was born in Vernon county, Wisconsin, January 24, 1877. He came to North Dakota about seventeen years ago and located on a homestead near Bur. l:ey about ten years ago, where he lived up until within a few days of his demise. In 1911 he married Miss Eva Southerly, from which union three children •were born. Besides a loving wife and three children, he leaves to mourn their loss an aged father and mother and four brothers. Mr. Subert was held in high Esteem by all who know him and 'his demise is mourned by not on ly relatives, but a vast number of friends as well. SLOPE COUNTY TAXES WILL BE HIGH Slope County News: A short lime ago the News staled that the taxes in Slope county would be considerable lower because of the action of the state board of equa lization in making a 10 per cent reduction on real estate and other valuations. However, in spite of this reduction, you are not likely lo be startled by the reduction in (he amount you will have to pay. ,,The assessors this year even un der the much abused Jorgenson schedule returned the valuation of the county about one million dollars less than last year. The total valuation of Slope county this year is $2,597,219 as against more than three million dollars last year. And now -to raise the amount of money necessary to run the county for the next year the total levy has been fixed at 28.3 mills as against 22.6 mill's last year. The limit has been levied on lour of the county funds, as fol lows: (ieneral fund Road fund 5 mills Bridge fund 4 mills Emergency fund 2 mills EVERY VOTE ON THE SLOPE A 3olden 1 mi!!S The other funds are as follows: Sinking fund 1.7 mills Seed grain 1.6 mills Co. tuition fund 2 mills The sum of each of these funds added together makes 28,3 mills for the county and stale funds. Add this to your township and school 'district levy and figure what your taxes will be. HOPPER REALLY DID HIT A HOME RUM But the Famous Triangle Come, dian is Filled With Woes Because the Camera Doesn't Prove It. Tragedy in comic guise recent ly assailed De Wolf Hopper, in connection with his new Triangle picture, "Casey at the Bat," to be seen at the Beach Opera House on Tuesday October 17. Of course Casey has to make a home run, and he has to strike out. Hie latter was easy but the first did not seem—well— quite simple, "We rented a little ball park out in Lankershiin and the local i'oks turned out in force to till the grandstand and bleachers. The teams were made up partly from Lankershiin players, avid they we iv good teams. "Holy mackf rel! What fun we had! I went \r bat for the home run hit. and it fell like old times. The pitcher was a local man, anl he meant business. He sent lue a hot one across the edge of the plate, and the ball went straight in the air. "The next was right over the pan, and I slapped it on tthe snoot —a corker! It sailed out over the field and didn't rise thirty feet from the ground—a real home run hit I was proud of it I tell you!"' Mr. and Mrs. George Holven ol Beach, N. Dak., have been spend ing a few weeks at the home of her father, Fred Wolf, of the town of Albion. Mr. Wolf is quite seriously ill and continues to be confined to his bed.—Black River Falls Journal. The Woman's Club will meet at the home Stanley Man's Novel Suicide Used Peculiar Swedish Cattle. Killing Instrument to Take His Life. Elanley Oct. 9.—Ernest Gus. tafson, about 25 years of age, coinmitled suicide by shooting at the Gust Larson farm south of Stanley. The deceased came over from Sweden about two years ago and had worked as a farm laborer for Mr. Larson since early spring. Not a great deal is knowrn of his antecedents but he seemed a man of thrift, having a sum of money on deposit in one of the local banks. He was of a retiring and melan choly disposition and it is believ ed that brooding over fancied wrongs led to his act of self de. slruction. Deceased was a butcher by trade*in Sweden and apparently made use of a Swedish device known as a farmarter in accom. I P,lsl»iS of Mrs. Henry Wal lers Tuesday* October 17, at 3 P. M. This will be an open meet, ing and all of those interested in the state federation report are invited to attend. ,lis purpose. This instru ment is used in killing cattle and consists of a steel tube about 8 inhes long, flaring at one end, flaring at one end, with a 38 cal ibre bore through the center and a firing device at the other end. The catridge is fired by striking the firing pin with a small wood, en mallet. Deceased placed this deadly certain instrument, over his heart and tapped the Death was instantanious. pin, T. N. Robl'e, the big genial far mer from thcRcc kv Butt,* av was in the city Tuesday and while here paid us a very pleasant call. He tells lis that the A. ,h Castner auction sale, in which Mr. Roblc had several head of cows, was the most successful sale of its kind he has seen in five years. One of his milch cows sold for the neat sum of $99.00, a fact that natural lyy pleased him considerable. The Chronicle handled fthe ad vertising for this sale and of course we are quite proud of the results brought through our ef forts to co.operate with Mr. Cast ner in making the sale the suc cess lhat it was. $500,000.00 Must be Regardless of A Newspaper that Causes Comment in a Town that is Talked About PUBLISHED AT BEACH. GOLDEN VALLEY COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA, FRIDAY OCTOBER 13, 1916. CONTRACTS AWARDED FOR 22 BRIDGES. Slope County News: At the last meeting of the board of county commissioners held at Amidon this week a contract for the build ing of 22 bridges was awarded to the Great Northern bridge Co. All of these bridges were adberliscd some lime ago but the contracts were not let for the reason thai no reasonable bids were received. The great Northern Bridge Co. was represented at the meeting by W. E. Hewett, who contracted to have all of these bridges complet ed before January 1, 1917. He says that he will put on three or four crews of workmen and will rush the work. All of the bridges will be buiit upon steel piling. Perhaps it is worth while not ing that last year when the con tract was let for the bridge across tthe Missouri river at Marmarth for some over $11,000 that a largo number of voters were up in arms and even though the county ad vertised for bids in all of the county papers and put the whole contract through in legal form the work was held up for months in the courts. This week the com. missioners let the contracts for I he building of 22 bridges for 810,764 without advertising for bids—and everybody is happy. The comissioners are within their lawful rights too, according to some advice. The commissioners consider thai an emergency exists as they had previously advertised to re. reive bids and no reasonable bids were put in. The scarcity of la. bor and material and thcunecessi. ty of building these bridges, are the reasons given for their act ions. The county will approv? the action of the commissioners still the laws are funny things, don't you think so? The members of the local lodge Woodmen of the World are ear nestly .requested to attend the next regular meeting, to take place on the evening of Thurs day, October 19. Several'mailers of importance will be taken up and it is probable lhat an oyster supper will be served. Notice to Farmers and Loan Agents We have moved over the First National Bank and are now in a much better position than ever* to make any kind of a loan on your farm or city property at the lowest rate of interest. Better options given. PIES1K LAND AND LOAN CO. •f rf Uallev Chronicle Dickinson to Have Large Ice Industry Ice and Transfer Company to Build Pant and Warehouse —Only One of its Kind- Dickinson, N. 1)., Oct. 12—The Dickinson Ice & Transfer Co. is launching a project for an ice manufacturing plant to be built in Dickinson as soon as the nec essary plans can be drawn, con. tracts let and machinery installed. Zimmerman & Miller, actively in charge of the company, have in. eorporated for *25,000, and have been granted a charter. They ex pect to dispose of some $6,000 worth of stock lo complete the fi nancing of the new enterprise. A large warehouse will be built affording storage room for over 200 tons of artificial ice. The chemicals used in the manufact ure of the ice will be used as a by-product lo refrigerate a cold storage room for perishable goods that are handled by the transfer department, thus affording an additional convenience to the pa trons of the company. II is expected that well water will he used in the ice making. Dickinson is noted for the purity of ils city and private wells, which afford an abundance of the very best of water. FOR THE DICKINSON NORMAL The warehouse and plant will he huill near tin- railway tracks so as lo alTonl the best shipping facilities, as many cities along the Northern Pacific, both in this stale and Montana, will undoubt edly use Dickinson artificial ice. Rev. W. T, Kcssinger delivered his farewell sermon at the United Brethren church ast Sunday eve ning lo a large and appreciative audience. The address was most powerful and will be long re membered by those who heard it. While a resident of Beach Mr. Kcssinger made many warm Iriends who will regret his de termination lo return to his home in Indiana, where, we under stand, he has accepted the pastor, ale of a church. A seven piece orchestra furnished appropriate music at the services Sunday .•veiling. Loaned Out by Nov. 1st Rates or Options MIRAGE SEEN FROM ROLAND GRANT FARM. Saturday morning last, the members of the Roland Grant (arm were surprised by the scene spread before their eves in the northeast. Apparently right in front of them were Ihe cities of Wibaux, Beach and Yales. The vision was so clear lhat the Grants could with case distinguish build ings familiar lo them in the three towns. The atmosphere, it seems was just right for the proper workings of a mirage and Mr. Grant says it was so clear that it startled him. The towns standing out in bold relief, whereby rights, there shoulh be no towns. These mirages are strange things and to persons who have never witnessed Ihem, seem lik» fables, but the fact remains that they do appear and Mr. Grant says thai if we doubt his veracity the trull), can be learned from his wife and the man lhat works for him.—Ollie Enterprise. Fred Dotlerweich visited with friends at Dickinson Mondav. I' si?*'"4 SEAMAN SMITH. When a sheriff has fullfilled Ills promises made to the public before election and discharges the duties of his office in a sat isfactory manner during his first term, it is the custom for the peo ple lo express their approval of his official conduct by electing him lo a second term. And only when it is known or believed lhat he has disgraced his office or fail ed through incompetency, dis honesty, neglect or partisanship to properly serve the people is he discarded after the first term. The question therefore for fairminded voters to consider when voting for the sheriff is. has Seaman Smith been a good Sheriff. Has he been a compe tent, honest officer, discharging his duties in an efficient, busi nesslike manner, independent of any faction or political boss. His record speaks for itself. And that he is the kind of an official that the people want is shown by the fact that many who were for merly among his most bitter op. ponents are now his most ardent A Beach Booster 1# Fraizer Points to Faults Declares State's Prosperity De. pendent Upon Celling the Full Crop Value. V.'ahpelon, N. !).. Oct. 12.—EL iir.ination of the middlemen as a means of reducing the cost of living to Ihe consuming public, and at the same lime giving lo the producers their just profit, were set forth bv Lvnn J. Frazier Re publican nominee for governor, in an address here last night and at Wymlmere in Ihe afternoon as Ihe most important issue be-9 lore the people of North Dakota today. Discussing this question, Mr. Frazier necessarily dealt with the Nonpartisan league, and ils work, maintaining that the present sys tem of marketing farm produce is so unjust, lhat the farmers banded together politically in supporters. When Seaman Smith was el ected lie realized that the people were sick and tired of factions, factional fights and the rule of political bosses who were con linually stirring up strife and ar raying Ihe people against each other for the benefit of the agi tators and bosses. That they were tired of seeing Ihe officers using their official power, which the voters gave them, to perse cute their opponents on trumped, up and ridiculous charges at the expense of the taxpayers. And he believed one boss to be about as "Dad as another. He immediately lei it be known that he would at tend to the business of the Slier, ilf's oilTce without the assistance of any political boss. And that he would treat everybody alike regardless of bosses or factions.. This policy, which he has strict^ followed, has won for him tha approval of the people and the support of many of his former political enemies. A vote foiv Seaman Smith is a vote against' bossism and factional fights and" a vote for peace and harmony ihe county. •, -:'W S NUMBER 52. Ihe hope of bringing reforms. Tr. Frazier entered briefly in to several features, particularly (Continued on Page Five.) lafc