The greatest difference arose between
the parties in the matter of hydrant
rental. The company asked for the old
rate of $48 per hydrant per year, while
the council felt disposed to pay $25. The
matter was finally settled by the conces
sion that the city pay $25 per hydrant
for the hydrants now in use, and $48 per
hydrant for new ones.
WATER FOR CITY USE
After considerable discussion it Was
agreed that the city should pay for wa
ter used thru their flush tanks,at school
buildings and public buildings, at the
I rate of 12c per thousand gallons, with
the understanding that the company
furnish the city with 3,000,000 gallons of
water free for the purposo of flushing
clogged sewers, etc. It is estimated
that the city will use 12,000,000 gallons
of water during the year, which at 12c
per thousand gallons, will amount to
$1440. The hydrant rentals under the
new franchise on those now in use will
amount to $3050. The present water
hill of the city is $5500, so that under
the new agreements there will be a sav
mg to the city of $1010.
The minimum rate for residences is to
be $8 per year, and customers will have
the privilege of using 32,000 gallons a year,
with the further privilege that if in any
quarter they use less than they are en
titled to, they may make up the short
age by using more the following quar
ter. Consumers also '•-get advantages
from the new lawn rates as agreed upon.
The rate will be $10 per year, with the
privilege of not starting the water until
the second quarter if so desired, and
paying only for the quarter used.
President Zender of the Waterworks Company
Meets the City Council HalfrjWay
and City Will Meet Them.'".
CITY CAN PURCHASE THE WATER PLANT FOR $85,000
The Franchise will be Granted at the Next
Meeting and Proposition to Buy will
Probably be Submitted to the Voters
The city council at their meeting last
4 Monday eveningdecidcd to grant a ten
years' franc to the Watertown
at Regular Spring Election.
Water Company, after considerable
concessions were made on both
sides. The matter has been under con
sideration for months past, and the
council has devoted a great deal of time
and work to a satisfactory solution of
C. H. Zender, the president of the
Water Company was present in person
at the council meeting, and the conces
sions made by. him had considerable
influence in settling the question* in
dispnte between the Company and the
A discussion of .the water question
without reference to thestaedpi^p would
be impossible. It was agreed that the
pipe should be thoroly cleaned twice
each year under the supervision of the
city authorities andto their satisfaction.
•'/'•'The mattor of extensions wiis thoroty
discussed, and it was finally agreed that
owing to the shortness of the term of
the franchise, the city would^not ask
for any extensions during the last fivf
yeaia thereof. It was agreed that wlieil
extrinrioris Site jpai}ed .for, |he company
shall be guaranteed an income along the
extcnswnyof 15 peic c^nt per fiimuitt. for
years on yje original cost tbi hy
drant rental of-$48 of course to bo part
$6 MAPI OKDHCANCE
Mayor Thomas appointed Aldfermwi
Sftiney Hawley and Lester, anc! city at?
LICENSE REFUSED Si
The applicatisn of 'W. Winker of
the Dakota and Iowa Liquor Company
of Hawarden, la., to conduct a saloon in
the new Schlitz block on Oak street
was turned down by the council. The
council by their action evidently con
sider there are enough saloons in the
city. Other saloon projects are in view,
which will appear before the council
WILL VOTE LIQUOR QUESTION
A petition was presonted to the coun
cil signed by a long list of influential
business men of the city asking that the
question of whether or not intoxicating
liquors shall be sold at retail in the city
of Watertown during the coining year be
submitted to a vote at the coming elec
tion in April. The council will take the
necessary steps to have the question
placed upon the official ballot. ..
The following bills were allowed:
G. W. Rutan, box shells.
Martin Belatti, work on street..
Frank Moran, work on street
James Lavique, work on street..
Geo. Crozier, worn on street
Thos. Pwyer, plow
P. J. Schultz, insurance 49 20
John Scott, freight on fire alarm- 4 25
Hess & Rau, sewer assessment.. 120 00
Kampeska Mlg. Co., fuel and
Munger & Bennett, cartage, fgt
Shaw Kurn. Co., chairs
Gmn & Co., books
Alfred Beirly, supplies^....... ,s
St. Paul Book & Sta.'Co. sup.
Mrs. A. Weaver, sub teacher.. .•
Mrs. P. C.. Johnson, pub. teach?
VOL, 6, NO. 36 WATERTOWN, SOUTH DAKOTA, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 1908.
torney Myers, a committee to meet with
S. H. Elrod and J. B. Hfanten, represent
ing the company, to draft an ordinance
according to the agreements arrived at
and present it to the council at their
WILLING TO PART
Should the city desire to buy the
plant at any time, Mr. Zender said he
would be willing to accept a price of
$85,000 for the 'same, and furthermore
offered to provide the money at four and
one half per cent interest, this offer to
be good at any time during the term of
thetranchise. This option of purchase
will no doubt'be embodied i# the fran
chise. It is' very probable that the
question whether the city should pur
chase the water plant will be Bubmittecl
to the votere of the city at 'the election
to be held next April.
Mrs. Tom Nicholson, sub. teach..
Anna Clement, teacher's saltry
Mac Hanna, teacher^alary
Birch Wopd, teacher's salary
Grace' Pi ndley/ teacber'ssalftrj
Sadie McGowin, teacher's saTai*y
Marcaret Cogley, teacher's sal...
'•Wi nSjrfeeff'Ke%ar^': teWheV^
Miss Weille, teacher's salary.... 50 00
Miss Weaver, teacher's Balary... ,46 00
Mabel Pearson, teacher's salary 8Q 90
For the bride, relative or home
"The Halbkat Jewelry Store'? ar
ray a a Bplendid variety of gift-giv
You know, too, in dealing here
you get juBt what you think you
get, ana at the smallest mgrgin of
Because we are overstocked arid
will invoice soon, we'll give 20 per
cent, off our Regular Prices which
are already lower than elsewhere,
Cat Class, Kasd Painted China acd
Everything guaranteed satisfactory
Chas, F. Balbkat
Jeweler and Optician Watertown
Miss Bums, teacher's salary..:,.
Bernice Bailey, teacher's salcry.
Maud Link, teacher'B salary
W. R. Cunningham, janitor's sal.
Sam Donnelly, janitor
Orson Craig, janitor
Addison Atwater, janitor.........
Roy Watkins, janitor.
Bex Adams, janitor
Fred McLaughlin of Florence_was
a Watertown visitor last Saturday..
Good, dry corn for sale at 65c per
bushel. Van DuBen Elevator Co.
^Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Dodds of Flor
ence spent the week end in this
Neil Falvey of Kampeska was in'
Watertown last Saturday on buai
Stella, Lettie and Grace Dory
spent the week-end with friends at
Mr. and Mrs. Halvor Nelson of
South Shore visited in this city a
few days last week.
Rev. A. J. Oliver of Florence came
over to this city the first of the
week to visit friends.
Geo. W. Dodge of Minneapolis
was in the city over Sunday look
ing after his interests here.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Sclimeling of
South Shore were Watertown visi
tors the first of the week.
Earl Callahan and John T. Belk
of Henry transacted business in
Watertown last week end.
The air of South Dakota is salu
brious and embracing—as a young
lady once wrote to her friend.
Lee Tpwne is in the twin cities,
where he has gone to purchase
new fixtures for his barber shop.
Mrs. Hawley and Mrs. Schalke en
tertained the Merry Few last week
at their last gathering before Lent.
Misses Elsie Stokes, and Frances
Hardy spent Sunday in Canby,
Minn., returning the first of the
Mrs. A. J. Walrod, sub. teacher. 17 50
Miss Nellie Loomis, sub. teacher 10 50
Nettie Wells, sub. teacher 10 00
L. B. Parsons, salary 166 e7
Elizabeth Mayor, teacher's salary 100 00
Florence Stanton, teach, salary.. 75 00
Amy Shively, teacher's salary...
Myrtle Shane, teacher's salary..
Berdine Harris, teacher's salary.
John Shirlock, teacher's salary,.
Isabelle Wood, teacher's salary..
Evelyn Branvold, teacher's sal...
Minette Miller, teacher's salary
Maud Hastings, teacher's salary.
Emma LaDahl, teacher's Balary. 53 00
Ada Minard, 'teacher's salary... 5S.00
Letha Rodolf, "teachers salary.. 49 50
Jtadi&Garroutte. teacher's salary
iCioin Ballou, teachers salary
Ed. Troeh is back again from his
visit to the twin citieB, where he
has been for the laBt two or three
Mrs. Tacey Bailey of Garden city
visited over Suriday in this city at
the home of Ainsworth 9n the north
Mr. and Mrs. Whistler entertained
the Jolly Five Hundred last Thurs
day evening. The usual good^ipie
Make money Tjy investing in Stan
ley county real estate. Don't wait:
Write today. Grady Land A Loan
Gol, Midland, S. D, 36-37
Frank Rami and wife, of Kranz
burg, are visiting at the home of
their daughter* Mrs. Hubert Greer,
of this city. 'r.C'i, O"
Vtt9ulat Baby fets No Milk, Adnrthg jfa tbe Saturday NowM
wm& u.m «,§ ms
.' Arthur Gray, is away in,.J£initta
jJoliB on business.
Herb. Park left last Friday on a
business trip to the twin cities.
T*f* '*, t%?
Miss Frey returned Sunday last
from the twin Cities where she( has
been buying for the' spring and
I*eota Di^kitispn of Mankato
,came up, laBt Friday to upend a d*y
here'with friends. She returned
the day following.'
MiaS Florence Dickinson was
hostess to the Mystic Circle -Thurs
day aftemoon last. A pleasant w-1
cial time was spent.
Juan Heck has left for Sheboy
Wis,, where'he will make his
futurfc home. His many -iriends
wish »ii every success.
Don't fail to hear Hon. J. Law
son at the Grand opera house Fri
day evening. He will speak on the
political Issues of the day.
A. C. Hay worth, who has been
spending several days in this city
with friends, has been called home
on account of the sickness of his
John Gerhart has been under the
weather for several days past with
an attack of throat trouble. He xs
improving, however, and hopes to
be about soon.
"Yon Yonson" proved to be one of
the moBt successful comedies ever
written and "Tilly Olson" is said to
be even better than "Yon Yonson."
At the Grand March 2.
One of the moBt amusing- and
diverting comedieB of the season is
the clever Swedish dialect drama
"Tilly OUtm" if all reports are to be
believed. It will be seen to this
city at the Grand March 2.
Mrs. Chas. W. Crain, who has been
visiting for some time at the home
of herdanghter, Mrs. Paul Schmidt,
returned last week to her home in
Marengo, N. D.
L. E. Brickell Jr., is around again,
looking a little paler, but still in
the Ti9p/,'. He is rapidly improving
and expects to soon be in his usual
The Watertown Harness Compafi^
which went into bankruptcy a
couple of months ago, will again
resume business at the old statad
ota Midway on Saturday, the 29th.
E. A. Wilson will handle home
grown trees again this spring. Get
your orders in early. He makes
good every tree that doesn't grow,
Mrs. Elizabeth Hovelberger, who
recently attempted to commit sui
cide by swallowing the contents of
a bluing bottle, has been adjudged
insane and will be sent to the state
asylum at Yankton.
The Saturday News office has
been all torn up this week install
ing our new two revolution press,
which by the way, is one of the
largest and most modern in the
South Dakota has the lowest
death rate of any state in the union,
it being only 9.4 per thousand No
other state shows less than 12, and
some go even as'higlv as 16 per
Mrs. Fred Kile, who has been
teaching school east of this city,
has left on
visit to DeBMoines, la.,
and other points. The school has
been closed on account of sickness
among the pupils.
Mrs. Emeline Ferris of Custer
county, Nebraska, arrived here
Tuesday evening to visit her sister,
Mrs. M. A. Sweeney, whom she has
for twenty-eight years.
She will also visit at the homes of
her brother-in-law, F. D. Best, and
nephews, F. P. Best and W. H. Best,
of this city.
Gen. M. W. Sheafe
inently mentioned by the papers
thrnout the state as a democratic
candidate for governor. It will be
hard for the democrats to find bet
ter material than the worthy gen
eral, and if he is nominated the re
publican candidate had better look
out for ilia laurels, or he is liable to
t. G. HILL, M. D.
First' Kstisaal Bank B'ld'g
SHARPS AND FLATS
Hell may be paved with good
to go thece?
It doeanlt pay to'cry over spilled
to spill the milk.
^Eveiy man has a hobby—but nine times out of ten he can't
break the blamed thing to ride^\ ,^f|
J- Bruns icould not a Codiagtoi^i connfy bndw
if he held four aces and a king.
u.. .• I I*'**/ x*' w.t
The doctor and the lawyer never give tip hope as long as
the estate is large enough to pay the biUa^j#
Some of these Watertown preachera are mskitif 'themselves
deucedly unpopular .the green cloth speculators.
The only trouble -with Siss as a politician is that she don't
know the difference between a band wagon and a hearse
W. A VALUABLE OFFICE BOY.
The editor was bending over looking at the dictiottary
The office boy quietly slipped over and handed him the following:
"jDear Sir: Yer pants is ripped."
The insurgents and stalwarts ought to get together this
time and all work in harmony and try to land Wilbur S. Glass in
congress. The reason Codington- county has -neverbeen able to
get a representative in congress is becanse there was always a
fractional fight:, in the party ^n the county. Stop fighting each
other and all pull together for ottce and jou will eee how easy it
willbej^aa^optiiia^ in congress!
$1.00 PER YEAR
A bank of England provides against burglary /as follows:
"At.njght the safe is*lowered by cables jnto an impregnable,metal
lic lined subyault of masonry and concrete. After reaching the
bottom it is fastened down by massive steel lugs, operated by a
triple time lock. Until'these lugs are released automatically at a.
desired time no human agency can r^ise the safe, and to break itr V'1
through a mass of stone and concrete which measures ten feet: by
sixteen feet, with dynamite would wreck the building without
making it possible to get at the.sate."
Our daily contemporary does not sefem to favor ia^nicipal%
ownership of the water works, or rather infers as much under*,
cover of a long quotation from the Minneapolis Tribune. This'
quotation makes the statement that "municipal \service is pr
verbially costly and relatively inefficient." The only thing that
appears wrong with this statement is that it is altogether con
trary to facts. If it is true, whence the growing demand for the
change from private to public ownership? Would people, with so
many examples of "proverbialJy costly and inefficient service" be
fore them,—many of them of many years standing,deliberately
adopt the same methods, after patient study and observation of
the results thruout the cobntry, if the fact of their increased cost
and relative inefficiency were so obvious? Tlie^whole of the evi
dence points the other way, the whole trend of modern civiliza
tion is in favor of itjiand the only reasons possible' are: because it
is superior and more-economical than the wasteful iand more, an
tiquated method. We are sorry to see'a paper which has shown
itself to be capable of good things- so reactionary as to advocate,
a system that is beginning to be considered out-of-date.
Why? Perhaps as Mr. Taft would say,'"God knows." ,5
PRINTING THE TRUTH.
Some people seem to think an editor can tell the truth in
his paper if he wants to. This is a mistake. He can not do it
and continue business. An Indiana editor tried it and was in
vited to leave town. Here are some of his items:
John Bonin, the laziest merchant in town, made a trio to'
John Doyle, our grpceryman, is doing a poor business. B3s8*!
store is dirty, d(usty and noxiously odiferoUs. How can he expect.
to do much?
Rev. Styx preached last Sunday on Charity. The sermont,
Dave Skunkey died-at his home in this place. The doctor
gave it out as heart failure. The fact is he was drunk and whis-1
key killed him.
Married, Miss Sylvia Rho^ad an| James Canahan, last Sat-
urday at the Baptist parsonage.' The bnde is a very ordinary
(town girl who doesn't know any more? about cooking than a rab
bit and never helped her mother more thaii' three days in her life.
She is hot a bedtaty by auy ineans, and has a gait like a fat duck."
The groom is a well kno^n asd Up-to-date loafer. He's been liv
ing oxithe old folks: all his life and doesn't -, amount to shucks.
They will have a hard life.r—Ex.
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