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The Farmers' Paper!
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.
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.
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.
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 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
(ieneral fund
Road fund 5 mills
Bridge fund 4 mills
Emergency fund 2 mills
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
•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.
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
Loaned Out by Nov. 1st
Rates or Options
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
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.
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
Fraizer Points
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
Discussing this question, Mr.
Frazier necessarily dealt with
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
When Seaman Smith was el
ected lie realized that the people
were sick and tired of factions,
factional fights and the rule
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
"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
vote for peace and harmony
ihe county.
hope of bringing reforms.
Tr. Frazier entered briefly in
to several features, particularly
(Continued on Page Five.)

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