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Mr. Fuel User,
Dear Sir and Madam:
Subscription $1.50 per year in advance,
HURLEY, S. D., JAN. 14, 1915
The Austrians and Turks ara
proving themselves some pedes
The fact that there is no place
like home keeps a good many
men down town at night.
A woman loves her home and
her housework, but her favorite
pastime is that of pitying her
Progress and hurry are flofc
synonyms./ True progress is
made only by careful considera
tion of each forward step.
They say that hanging is to
be done away with in this state.:
Weil, we have always thought]
that hanging wa3 too good for
some people.
Good laws are necessary for
the well being of our state, but
too many people seem satisfied
that good laws are on our statute
books,and pay little heed to their
1 -V*.
TJie abolition of capital pun-j
ishment is being agitated at
Pierre. Whether or not the ac
tion is taken at this session it
will soon come, for this "life for
...a life" idsa is a relic of barbar
ism. 'Si
It is already apparent that the
present legislature will either
repeal or thoroughly amend the
cumbersome and expensive Rich
ard's primary law. Economy
and expedition in our elections
fik- require this.
!.#' Advance In Price of Platinum,
Platinum has advanced to $50 an
ounce, comparing with a normal price
of $45. Russia furnishes the world
with platinum. The principal trade*
centers, however, have been London,
Berlin and Paris. The Ural mountains
in Russia contain the largest platinum
deposits in the worid. It comep into
the United States duty free.
At QUEAL & CO.'S Yard
The famous Cumberland KENTUCKY BLOCK
The premier soft coal of America—No dust. Price,
$8.00 per ton
Fresh stock always on hand.
C. F. Corkill, Hurley, S. D.
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Hurley, S. D., Jan. 15, 1915
If you could have coal made to your order
you would order something very similiar to Dixie
Gem. You want a clean, pure coal—that's Dixie
Gem. You want an easy burning coal—that's Dixie
Gem. You want a coal that's full of heat—Dixie
Gem is all heat. You want a small ash pile and no
big clinkers—say, you can't find anything that will
come nearer to your idea of good coal than Dixie
Gem. But be sure you get the Genuine Dixie Gem.
There are lots of near-good imitations, but only one
Genuine Dixie Gem and that you get only at my coal
sheds. It's a coal I am proud to sell—proud to stand
back of. The only come-back in this is for more.
Use it for cooking or heating it will please you and
your husband, or both or either. Ask your neighbor.
Have Shaeffer fill your bin.
The horticulture work of the State
College Farm and Home Course will
consist of practical exercises in fruit
and tree culture, especially the pari
which cannot be taught from books..
These demonstrations will, include the
root-grafting and top-grafting of apple
and plum trees the propagation of
plants by layering, cuttings, and divi
sion stratifying seeds pruning fruit
trees tree surgery, by which injured
fruit and shade trees may be given
a new lease of life hardy evergreens
and their propagntion and a study
of leading apples. In addition, the
work in home gardening will include
table decorations, and the cultivation
of leading flowers and vegetables.
The buildings and equipment are
especially arranged for this purpose,
including two greenhouses with a
combined area of 60x115 feet, with ad
Joining classrooms. In the greenhouse
laboratory the trees are planted and
the work conducted as though it were
outdoors during the growing season.
"Do yoil think your constituents will
approve of your attitude on this bill?"
"I don't know," replied Senator Sor
ghum. "I have tried to make speeches
enough to keep them from knowing
what it is."
Whereas. Allen Grlnnell and l.mian A.
Grinnell dirt on (he tenth day of November,
1914. make, execute and deliver tlietr certain
chattel mortgage dated Nov, 10. 1914. to llenry
Bentz, mortgagee, to: secure the payment of
*500.w with interest tliereoii .at the rate of 8
per cent per anjinm from date, till due. and 12
per cent lntero.-t after due until paid, whi/
•aid ttiortgaKe was on the 15th day of Novem
ber, A. B. 1«14. flied in the office of the register
of deeds in and lor Turner County, S. D.. and
the said Henry Bentz is now the owner of said
note and mortgage securing the game, and
Whereas, default has been mude in the con
ditions named in said mortgage, which default
consists In he non payment ot the principal
nadinterest, and the owner of said mortgage
deems himself unsecured, and there is claimed
to be due on said note and mortcdge of the date
of this noticu the sum of 9500.65
Now therefore, notice is hereby given that
by virtue of the power oi sale contained in Said
mortgage anrt by order of the owner and holder
thereof. I will sell to the highest bidder Tor
cash, at the hour of one o'clock in tho afternoon
of the 23rd day of January, 1815. at the West side
of Palmer's Livery
hi the« ity of Hur-ev
Turner County, South Dakota, the following
property covered iiy baid mortgage, to-wit
All luruiiurfi and fixtures ot whatsoever ki»d
char cter used by mortgagors in the opera
tion of the hotel located on l-ots j,2 ami 3, in
Block 16. of Huri«tf. tJouth Dakota.
Dated Jan. 14 1W2.
.1. C. SHANKS Agent
Bogtie& Bdgue, Attorneys,
I suppose it is human nature to be
Interested in the misfortunes of our
fellow-beings, and that excuses the
interest that everybody in Merivale
took in Jenny Walsh. It was not ani
mated by any spirit of unkindness—
but we all wanted to see how Jetiny
would take it
Frank Stockleigh and his bride were
coming back to Merivale.
Jenny had been pretty once. That
was ten years before. She wasn't
much to look at now, though some
thought that she had charm. But
charm doesn't last much beyond thir
ty-five. At least, I'll qualify that by
relating what our mayor, Doc. Will
iams, said. After thirty-five, he said,
a woman must have matronly charm,
because the girlish charm has grown
stale. That bore out his reputation
as the village wiseacre. And Jenny
was still slim and girlish, but she was
growing into a middle-aged woman.
Yet it didn't seem so long since
Frank had been madly in love with
her. She was a light-hearted girl in
those days. She had known Frank
Since they were children—but she re
jected him. Nobody exactly knew
why, some thought she was in love
with ne'er-do-well Jim Furber: Any
way, Frank Stockleigh went West, and
now he was returning, the owner of
the Montana copper mine and a mil
lionaire several times over. He had
bought Squire Gray's house, and an
nounced that he and his wife were
coming back to make Merivale their
He and his wife! He had married
a Montana girl, and that was one of
the things we wanted to know how
Jenny would take. It does need
courage for a maiden lady of thirty-
Stood Up and Tried to Speak.
five, in not very flourishing circum
stances, to look her rejected lover in
the face when he comes home with a
wife and several millions of dollars
as well.
Especially when people thought she
had been in love with Jim Furber,
who was serving a ten years' sentence
in the penitentiary for stealing fifty
thousand dollars from the bank that
had employed him. Nobody knew for
certain that Jenny had cared for Jim
—but anyway, there he was,,shut up
behind prison walls for a goodish part
if his working life.
Would Jenny go to the train? We
were frankly curious. We wanted to
be there when Jenny met Frank.
There was to be a town welcome, and
a spread for the homecomer and his
wife in Doc. Williams' house.
Yes, Jenny was going to the station.
The whole of Merivale's inhabitants
had gone trooping down, and all the
offices were closed. You see, it isn't
often a millionaire comes to Merivale
to settle down. And we had never
had a millionaire before who went out
of the village a penniless youth.
Jenny and Frank—that was the ab
sorbing problem. When we heard she
was going, nothing could have re
strained us.
It seemed endless, that waiting, but
at last the train steamed In. Frank and
his wife were in the front carriage.
He jumped down ^like a boy, and
swung a pretty, buxom lady to her
feet, and stood- staring at the crowd.
Then be gave a whoop and stretched
o'ut his hand to the mayor.
"My, but I'm glad to see you!" he
yelled. "Don't tell me yourre not Pete
Williams—red-headed Pete who' used
to go fishing with me? Address of
welcome? What, Mayor Pete! Mayor?
And Doctor Williams! Catch me,
Then he presented Doc to Ms wife,
and soon we were all thronging round
the couple and giving them the best
welcome in Merivale. And Jenny?
Jenny was blushing like a schoolgirl.
And, before anybody knew what, was
happening, Jenny had kissed Frank,
and Frank had kissed her and Jenny
had kissed Mrs. Frank, and Mrs.
Frank had kissed her too.
We were all so excited about this
that nobody noticed the thin, tired
looking man with this closely cropped
hair who bad got out of the same
coach, and now stood behind Frank
Stockleigh, his eyes roaming restless
ly about until they lit on jenny's. But
suddenly Jenny sprang forward, and
in a moment the thin mafa had her in
his arms, and she was crying upon
his shoulder, and then they began
kissing each other right in front of
the crowd.
There was a sort of -universal gasp
of stupefaction. Frank Stockleigh
cleared his throat-—and then he wasn't
looking at the crowd any more, but
only at Jenny Walsh and the thin
man, who was still hugging her-
The gasp was succeeded by a breath
less silence. Then Mayor Williams
peered hard into the thin man's face:
and suddenly he cried:
"Jim Furber, :as I am alive'
He spun round, and Jenny too, and
she was looking at us-with a kind of
gentle defiance in her eyes and they
were holding each other's hands.
"Why, I thought you were—I thought
you were—" stammered Doc. Will
iams, and that was as far as he could
get. He couldn't exactly tell him he
thought he was fn prison and yet the
surprise of Jim's reappearance, and
his appearance In Frank's company,
made the mayor forget himself..
"Yes, I was," answered Jim, looking
at him with the blinking gaze of a
man who hasn't been in the free air
as much as he should have been. "I
was in the penitentiary eight years.
And he broke off in a sort of chok
ing sob, and Jenny linked her arm
through his. And then, for once Mayor
Williams did the right thing.
"Jim, you and Mr. and Mrs. Stock
leigh are going to be my guests at
dinner," he said. "So come along all
of you—straight up to the house. And
you, of course, Miss Jenny," he con
But it was not until the dinner was
over that the mystery was explained,
and it was Frank Stockleigh who
cleared it up.
"Friends," he began, and there was
something in his tone which checked
the air of jollity, "I am bringing back
to you not only my wife"—here he
bowed toward her—"but also your
fellow-citizen, Mr. Furber. You prob
ably know the sad circumstances con
nected with his disappearance. Let
me say that after eight years' impris
onment his innocence has been proved
by the confession of a dying man.
By his own desire, Mr. Furber has
preferred to remain under a stigma
rather than drag the name of the dead
man's relatives into publicity. You
cannot g!ve him back those eight
years, but you can take him into your
In a moment every man there, and
every woman, too, was crowding
around Jim, shaking his hand, and I
think in that moment the memory of
those eight years fell from his mind
and he became a normal man again.
He stood up and tried to speak.
After several attempts he found his
"Thanks to Frank Stockleigh," he
said. "It was he, gentlemen, who dis
covered y,-hat had happened to me and
traveled East and "spent thousands of
dollars proving my innocence. And I
ask you to drink to—drink to Frank
and his bride and—and my wife, whom
you know as Miss Walsh. You see,"
he added, choking more and more,
"we were—married—when I—I—was
In—prison—eight years ago."
(Copyright, 1914, by W. G. Chapman.)
Vegetarian Dogs.
There is a Brussels terrier who loves
asparagus, dislikes strawberries, and
is always very angry if he does net
have two or three spoonfuls of black
coffee after lunch. He fs fond of
endives, French beans, and carrots.
Another puppy is exceedingly fond
of bananas, but the record-breaker
is a bulldog, whose diet includes ap
ples, oranges, bananas, grapes and
"At the sight of an orange being
peeled," says the dog's mistress, "his
mouth 'waters to such an extent that
it is almost pathetic, besides being
extremely bad for t.he carpet! His
particular passion is for- grapes,
which are given to him daily by a
greengrocer, whose store he refuses
to pass until he has been in and had
his usual supply."
Hopper Recognized.
"Even animals show their feeling,'*
remarked De Wolf Hopper, the come
dian, to a friend the other day. "Only
yesterday an animal showed me grat
itude. I -was wandering along a
stream in the country when I met a
cow in great distress. Her calf was
drowning. I plunged in the water and
rescued the calf and the grateful cow
licked my hand."
"That wasn't gratitude," replied the
friend. "The cow thought she had
twins."—Troy Times.
Wife of Postmaster Gcnerjal Given
Place Among Writers with Pro- 1
ductlon of "Secretary'" I
Washington.—Mrs. Albert S. Burle
son is one cabinet member's wife who
does hot shine in reflected glory.
The postmaster general is distin
guished! among statesmen, but his
fame is matched by the fame his wife
has won in the literary world.
The production of her clever com
edy, "His Secretary," in Washington
last winter. with Preston Gibson as
sponsor, gave Mrs. Burleson a place
among recognized writers and called
attention. to the fact that she had al
ready tvritten "The Vive Mexico,"
"Her Hour" and "The Deluge," and
several other plays that had been suc
cessfully produced.
"I' began writing long before 1 as
sumed the responsiKUties of a fam-
fi *-jC!4
"I- -H' 5"
ily7' says 'Mrs.Tiurlesori, ^but 1 glad
ly laid, aside my pen to rock the
cradle, and I had little hope of ever
taking it up again. But now the chil
dren are grown, my eldest daughter
has a baby of her own, and my ambi
tion to write is even greater than it
Was when I was a" young girl, and so,
Mrs. Albert S. Burteson.
having no more cradles to rock, I am
giving most of my time to writing."
The Burlesons are thiB season occu
pying a huge old house in the old
fashioned residence section of Wash
ington. Here they entertain a great
deal. -Mrs. Burleson's drawing room
is always thronged on her days at
home. Two young daughters—Lucy
and Sydney—add to the popularity of
the postmaster general and Mrs. Burle
son. The two Burleson girls aria so
similar in size and appearance that
they are wittily known as "The Post
age Stamps" cabinet circles.
Parker, S. D., Jan. 5th, 1915.
BoardTmet in regular session, all
members present. Books of treasur
er and auditor were checked and
found correct. Clerk of Courts Dan
E Hanson filled his report of fees
collected (amount of $1,215.30) for
1914, report approve^' Bonds of
all officers approved.
Old board adjourneci and new
board organized and elected D. A.
hnson chairman for 1915. Board
designated official papers for 1015 by
ballot—Centerville Journal,- Parker
New Era and Marion Record were'
selected. Board adjourned to the 6th.
/orenoou of the 6th was spent in
allowing bills. Bill of Robert Peter
son for return of stolen auto, re
ward, etc., amounting to $314 20
as re
Bids for furnishing material and
decorating the interior of the pourt
house were opened. B. L. Miller
being the lowest responsible bidder
the^contract was awarded him in the
TV/ffONTHS ago we realized that
you would probably wish to do some"
repairing, or building, just about this time of
year. We went into the world's market and
bought at the best prices die best quality of
lumber for your purpose.
We brought it here to your very door.
You can come and inspect every stick of it, and
see just what you are getting before you pay a cent.
II.you happen to order more than you can use,
you can bring it back and get your money. If you
happen to run a little short, you don't have to wait
two or three weeks before you drive the next nail
you can come here and get just enough to finish the
We are here tq $erve you.
Condensed Report of County Com
.. missioners Proceedings
sum of $1,038 90.
Bid of J. W. Chasp & Co.. for in-,
stalling steel ceiling in court room
was accepted.
On motion it was decided to wire
the court house for electric lights:
Parker city to do the work.
Baak depository bonds were ap
proved as follows:
Citizens Bank of Parker $16,^)00
First National Bank of Parker
$15,000 Bank of Centerville $8,000
Turner County Bank of Hurley
$8,000 arid Bank of Monroe $6,500.
On motion contract was entered
into with L. Franklin ss court house
janitor for a period of four years.
The following county farm report
was submitted by Commissioner
Jorgeiison and on motion approved
Stock, grain and machinery -1
I etc., on farm Jan. 1, 1914 $8400 00
I Managers salary 1020 00
Meat bought .„ 93 50
Harness repair etc 20 00
Fiour 83 20
Groceries and dry goods.... 272 15
Hardware 89 15
Seed .......1 50 00
-Threshiner and husking corn 19210
bought 157 00
Machinery and twine..,.. ... 177 20
Rent of pastu're 100 00
Hired help 297 00
Coal 60 00
Carbide V. 35 00
Drugs, medicine, wallpaper 26 45
Blacksmith wcrk 29 50
Shelling corn 28 60
Committee'fee 22 00
Balance in favor of farm..,. 868 52
feVTfvtal 12,022 17
Stock, grain, machinery,
etc. on farm Jan.l, 1915....
Slock and grain sold
Butter and ei'gs so!d....„ ,.
Board of inmates 65 months
at 12.00 per month .v.* ,.
8609 00
2106 72
426 45
780 00
100 00
Total 12,02217
Respectfully submitted
Lars Jorgensen, Committee
On motion Commissioner Jorgen
sen Was appointed a committee to
oversee the county farm for the en
suing year.
The county treasurer, in accord
ance with Jaw reported uncolectable
taxes and he and his bondsmen were
released from liability in, the matter.
On motion the county auditor-was
instructed to advertise for bridge
bids to be opened and considered
March 2,1915.
The board, by resolution, fix»d the
salaries of 3he different deputies as
follows: Deputy auditor $75.00 per
month Deputy Treasurer $70 00
Deputy Register $60.00 Deputy
Superintendent of Schools $55.0(1
They also fixed the salary of the
Jailor at $30 00 per month janitor
at $50.00 per month with room rent,
light and fuel and allowed the
sheriff .25 for meals for prisoners
and allowed him .OjS-Jfor each piece
washed for prisoners. \wt ISiiifJ
The commissioners went a owiy'
and inspected the county farm and
after a careful examinntion foiimd
everything in good condition, *£he
board adjourned to

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