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VOL. 7, NO. 16.
The minutes of the last meeting were duly read and appr9ved. THE FIRE BUG The only thing of real exciting interest arose on the report of the committee which was appointed at the last meeting to look over the theatres of the city with a view to examining into their lack or otherwise of fire protection. Al derman Luck as chairman of the committee reported that he consid ered the Goss was pretty well equipped in the matter of exits, far better than the Grand, which he considered quite unsafe. The fire escapes in the Grandi were altogether inadequate and Very difficult to get at., and in case of a sudden rush, useless. The discussion following upon this re port gave the council an opportuni ty to express themselves, which they did very forcibly. Alderman Ryalls thot it was a regdlar death trap. Alderman Nelson considered the danger was so great Jrom pos sible fire that the house should not be allowed to run, with which Alderman Luck emphatically agreed. Alderman Pritchard sug gested that it was up to the build ing inspector to draw up plans to put the building in such shape as would satisfy the council of its complete fire protection. Aid. Hawley considered that something should be done at once, and notice given to the owners of the house so that they could make the neces sary arrangements. The discus sion brot out various phases of the subject, but the general opinion of the council was that the opera house was lacking in thoro fire pro tection. As a result of the discus sion the mayor instructed the building inspector to meet with the committee and confer with the opera house management with a view to making plans to remedy the matters so as to provide better protection for the pubilc in case of fire. This is how the matter stands. THE GRAND An adjourned meeting of the •council was held Tuesday evening to consider the matter of fire pro tection in the Grand opera house ,-t "'V VkSte Earlier in the day the committee thoroly examined the opera house and presented their findings at the council meeting in the evening, Following are the changes deemed necessary: the putting up of signs showing location of exits, the fix ing of windows at fire escapes so that an easy exit can be made, the removal of seats to widen aisles where necessary, removal of the electric sign over main eixt, new fire escape on south side leading to balcony box, placing asbestos cover ing underneath the main stairway, placing of lights over all exits, and minor other changes, all of which will be done just as soon as possible. Aid. Luck speaking of the Goss said the committee thot there should be better fire protec tion on the stage, and that in their opinion no more shows should be lield until this had .-been attended to. 'vfi1/ WATCH 'EM '•'SI Herman Faritchard thdithe city v. liengineer should watch the putting in of cement crossings and walks now that winter seems to be so cloae at hand, as there was danger of defective work being put in aft er frost commenced ^unless car? was taken. /Mm -kSS? £U. 4 KW A Does Grand Opera House Possess Sufficient Fire Protection? Is the Question Raised. Aldermen Get Warm. Council meeting was held Mon day evening in the city hall. May or Martin occupied the chair, ""and those present were Aldermen Ry alls, Rainey, Luck, Hawley, Kre ger, Pritchard and Nelson. Alder man Sheldon was absent. SEWER BID There was only one bid handed in for the construction of sewer on Park st. and 8th st. n. of $1283. There was some discussion on this bid, 38 one or two of the council thot the bid rather high. After discussion however the bid was ac cepted, provided the work be done within 30 days. Hess & Rau made the bid. PREACHERS ASK PERMIT. Revs. J. P. Clyde and R. L. Pal merton came before the council to ask permission to use part of the sidewalk on the southside, and part of the alley way on the east side, of the corner lot facing the new Christian science church, for the purpose of erecting a large tempor ary tabernacle for evangelistic ser vices to be held from Nov. 22 to Dec. 20. The matter was referred to the committee on public build ings with fulj power to act after conferring with the property hold ers sand others interested. MISCELLANEOUS The Watertown Water Co.report ed that the water extension had been completed according to the instructions of the council. A petition was read fronp? resi dents on 5tb avenue n. for a side walk. The city engineer reported on the M. &St. L.crossing west of the depot and presented a plan show ing the general lay of the land in that vicinity and making recom mendations for the safety of the public using that crossing. An endeavor is to be made to get an electric alarm installed at the crossing. The matter will be further considered by the commit tee and action taken up with the railway company. The matter of the horse which fell, into the trench last Saturday night and which had to be shot on account of a broken thigh was brot up and the threatened suit against the city referred to, but consider ing the fact that the horse was blind, that the men were all intox icated and had forced the team over the embankment into the trench, the council could not see wherein was any ground for suit. Nothing had been heard of any yet. The matter of putting up new street signs was again mentioned, as it is once in a while, but was again referred to the future. BILLS The following bills were pre sented and ordered paid. Public Opinion Pub. Co, printing W. M. Schoenbreger, pos tage Tarbell & Williamson sup plies Hoosier Fence Co. fence. for cemetrey Ed Werth sexton salary E. M. Barker printing Harns Henry witness fee Frank Owsley jury duty Frank Moran work on sts 1 Frank Scott ditto "*1 T. Timmerman ditto James Lavique ditto i*r George Crozier ditto jj W. W. Brahman ditto: Eureka Fire Hose $ 14.35 Co. 1000 ft hose W. S. Nott Co. hose gard to the strictures of the coun cil at the meeting last Monday night says: "I was not aware the house was under discussion, but will say that in my estimation it is one of the safest buildings in the city The largest crowds which have ever been in the house have all been able to get out of doors in six min utes.. "The fire escapes which: are now on the house were placed there un der the direction of the fire com mittee, and at the time they were built I thot everything was satis factory. The stage is equipped with everything which can: be pro duced for the protection of the audience. Every recommendation of the city council has been attended to in the matter of fire protection, and we have always lived up to the strictest letter of the law. Every thing has always been done to care for the safety of the public in case of fire a should break out, and 1.60 2.85 430.59 45.00 41.24 1.10 2.20 51.00 8.75 15.75 17.50 42.00 21.00 900.00 67,00 182.00 440.54 Mm Stover Con.Co. crossings Veterinary hospital, city work Gray Con. Co ditto ||p Munger & Bennett freight and drayage on fence 2.00 29.40 63.41 MR. CULVER'S STATEMENT Mr. W. K. Culver, local man ager of the Grand, speaking in re- LOCAL NEWS Golden Eagle for quality clothes. Ed Lamm is in the twin cities on business for a few days. Rev. C. W. Zech has moved from 419 w. Huron avenue to 815 n. Box elder street. _' You can send letters to England for 2c. The new arrangement came into force yesterday. Get the laughing 'habit by seeing the Girl an the Gawk at the Grand Tuesday, Oct. 6th. Letters from Watertown people at Lemmon, S. D. report four inches of snow the first of the week. Claude Case left yesterday for Chicago where he will complete his course in dentistry at Northwestern university. Men's first class wool socks. All plain colors. 15c per pair. Others ask 25c. At Golden Eagle. M. A. Alworthof Mankato.Minn., who has been in the city for some time on business, left Saturday for his home. ^M1^TP£arl LIVE WEBfcL"* O* tTHE LIVE CITY. WATERTOWN, SOUTH DAKOTA, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2, 1908. every precaution is used to prevent pwfes? it happening S O I S Aid. Nelson made a pass at the St. Louis on account of the arc lights, and declared his opinion that the railway company should be forced to instal gates, as it had neglected to comply with the al ternative offered by the city. BISHOP OLDHAM OF THE M. E.CHURCH TO VISIT WATERTOWN Bishop W. F. Oldhiam, D. D., LL., D. of Singapore,S traits Sett lements, will visit Watertown next Tuesday, October 6th, and will speak in the Methodist church the same evening. He is the bishop of southern Asia and the Philippine Islands, and will speak of mission ary work in his great diocese. Bishop Oldham is one of the great men of modern Methodism, an eloquent and forceful speaker,. man of lifelong experience in] foreign missionary work. tended to all citizens to hear this gifted, cultured and consecrated man, who has a world wide vision and a world wide message. Re member that it is a rare thing to have a bishop bf any church visit our city. We should- take advan tage of the privilege his coming offers, ^nd be sure to hear him. Tuesday evening, October 6th, 7:30 o'clock, Methodist Episcopal church. Calhpan for the winter season Mrs. Harry Yoeman. who has been visiting at the home of Mr and Mrs. Chas. Larson, left Mon day morning for her home at Galesvilie, Wis. Arthur Luck of Menominee, Wis., is spending a few days in the city visiting at the home of Mtf and Mrs. William Luck. It will pay yon to call ..at Walter Davison, who has been clerking at the Annex, has ob tained a position with the Culver Gqnfectioncry. Miss Netta Lorimer has ac cepteda position as stenographer with the Monarch Fires Insurance Co. of this city. The hardware man and the coal man .can hardly restrain their joy these days. They are doing more business than seven of a kind. Golden Eagle has asnap in mefavS wool pants at 75c per leg, seats thrown in free. This is a real Every dollar doeiLdouble duty at the Gblden Eagle^S Ray Davis left Wednesday morn ing for Cincinnati, where he has a position with the Allis-Chalmers Electre Co., in the erecting depart ment.. Miss Florence Clement, formerly of Watertown, is visiting in the Mr. TOek" and with The socialists will have aspeaker. here on Thursday and Friday of nexthweek in the interests of the party}. a ,. ie W. R. C. will serve a pen sion dinner next Monday at the hall to the old soldiers and their fami lies, to whH&all prp cordially inr vited ®f* J. L. Wagner, chief engineer of the D. S. Central has decided to move his family to Sioux Falls and make his headquarters in that city instead of here. G. H. Chilson, cashier at the International Harvester Co's office in this city, has resigned his posi tion and will move his family to Mallet, la., owing to his wife's heatlh. -.A^sMHUUm Now is the time to figure on winter underwear. Golden Eagle Clothing store i^ the place. All sizes. Special offering: men's all wool underwear $1, others ask Mrs. Frank Keene Saturday last for Arlington, whew spend a few days visiting at the home of Harry Keene, Frank's brother. Frank will take in the Baptist conference at Pierre before his return. I, At the home of the officiating clergyman, Dr. A. M. Work, Mon day afternoon Mr. Joseph Slater and Miss Christina Graves both of Clark, S. D., were united in mar riage. After a tour east to New York they will reside at Clark Marriage licenses were issued Tuesday morning by Clerk of Courts Gesley to J. Lindner, Jr., and Miss Mary Schwerfurt, both of Kranzburg alos to Frank Skin ner and Miss Ruerstenau both ofRevillo. the Golden Eagle and investigate1 the wonderful suit and- coat bargains that, are to be had there. Owing jto the absence of the pas tor, Rev. R. L. Palmerton, there will be no preaching services in the Baptist church next Sunday. The only services will be the Sunday school, and the Young People's meeting in the evening. U. G. Plank and son, Ralph, of Land, Minn., and Mr. and Mra. Joseph Plank of Chatfield, Minn., are guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. L. Hopkins. U. G. Plank is Mrs. Hopkins' brother, and Mrs. J. Plank is Mrs. Hopkins' mother. Wl- O. B. Peterson, traveling for Fairbanks Morse & Co. is building a handsome $3000 two story resi dence on the north side. It will be modern and up to date in every particular, and will be one of the best appointed homes in the city. Burglars entered the farm home of Ben Wagner last Sunday and took $200 in cash. The monev be longed to Mr. Wagner and Mr. ii- vr ,i ilnce. All attempts so far to locate of Vallfy the burglars have The City, N. D., has been secured by money was taken from the clothing the Orpheum management pianist of two men while they slept, Gov. Hughes of New York City will be here next Tuesday, Oct. 6 and deliver a speech sometime in the forenoon in the interests of the republican party. Gov. Hughe is well known thruout the country on account of his reform administra tion, and is a fine speaker. He will nodonbthave a, message, well worth listening to. Rev. Dr. Work and Mrs. Work are attending the meeting of the Synod of S. D. at Rapid City this week. At the cloee of the meet ,A. $aWMf&* &*>*» .# 'T'k* W^f a ^i- ing which holds dyer Sunday, the Dr. will return home and Mrs. Work will visit her brothers at Chadron and Omaha, Neb., for few days. Hamlin dounty Hews: Perrin departed for his home in Crescent,Ga., Monday. Perrin has been here for several weeks attend* ing to farming interests and visit ing relatives and friends.- He has purchased a residence property in Watertown «ad intends to spend the summers 'here. Frank Skinner and Miss Augusta Schwerfort both of Revillo, were married at the Congregational par sonage Tuesday evening at eight o'clock, Rev. 3. P. Clyde, the pastor, performing the ceremony. The bridal couple were acc ompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Ed Bork, of Revillo. The 8t)ow at the Orpheum this week is great stuff. -Watertown people have often paid 50 and 76 cents to see a play not half as good. The Orpheum is drawing big houses every night and the man agement -deserves the patronage. See the show thiB -week -and you will appreciate it. The Northwestern has a pile driver and crew working on the bridges in this division. The piles have to be driven well into the ground before winter comes, in order to overcome the effect of the frost, which causes the piles to rise, and thus render the bridges unsafe, unless steps are taken to fix them beforehand. Sternberg Clothing Go. announce that they will give away a splendid $340 piano to the person who clpring a certain period ending Jan. 15th has the most coupons, which Will be given with all purchases. The piano is a Lagonda, and was pur chased by Mr. Sternberg from the Ainsworth Piano Co. of this city. The piano is now on view at the Sternberg store. An announcement will be found on another page, and further particulars of this big con test will be given next week. lUaFiliTa voted Tuesday5*# to Whether thfc Galveston form of city government should be adopted to replace the present form. The plan is being more favorably re ceived than it was when brot up a year or so ago and will probably carry this year by a large majority. The people have been educated in the meantime to the value of this form of city government, and after seeing it work with such a good effect in other citiea, have decided to try it for themselves. Why wouldn't this form of city govern ment work well in Watertown? "Mandy Green," the big rural play which is coming to Watertown on Saturday, Oct. 3, is replete with smiles and thrills and is declared one of the most lifelike dramatic offerings seen here in a long time —true to all the scenes it attempts to depict and with vivid types of characters, lifelike and natural in presentation. "Mandy Green" is voted 9,big success wherever seen. The four acts are equally divided between Chicago and Indiana, and the play centering about the efforts of a sharp Chicago attorney to marry Mandy for her money. How his plot is foiled by Rube and the happy termination, make a play which will doubtless attract large audience to the Grand. Special ties will be presented during the various acts of the drama. Prices 25, 35 and 50. Arrangements for the opening game of football game of the season are complete. Coach Morris of theWatertown High School foot ball team has secured a game with the city team from Clear Lake on next Saturday, October 3 and judg ing from the showing which these men have made at other athletic demonstrations the game will be one of the fastest of the season. The men who will go to make up this team have been to Watertown once before, the time when the fire man's tournament was held in tbe city. For some time the high school boys have been doing some L. G. HILL, M. D. OCULIST £a||AUR1ST ', BYB BAR MOSS THHOAT GLASSES FITTED Fir«t National Bank B"ld'g Mp Original Jewelry There 3s distinction of de sigh as well as quality mthe^ craftmaasbdp of the jewelryf shown at Halbkat's. Fashion's Latest tioas of Bracelets. lieres, Beads, Cuff Links, Hat Pins, Brooches, Npckpp Chains, Waist Pins, Lock-^r efcs, Veil Pins, Fobs, Searf^ Pins, Etc,, Etf are Ne and Fresh at Halbkat's. them. "Correct Style" and ity and Reasonable Prices'i have kept us ahead of com petition for over ten years1 in Watertown, the live city.)^ Try us. JEWELER it OPTICtA WATERTOWN, 8.MK. ,ous work on the^ practice field and are prepared to put up a very stiff game. This will be an initatory game to a series which, the high school wjll jplisy this fall^ They have joined forces with South Dakota high school athletes association, #nd are hoping that they wiU-be able.t^ land the state j?ennant\ttoa ywuK The game will "pfayed south west'dC' the city, whejtesljfiinytof the basabftll 'i games were pulled off this spring. The students will be on the streets tomorrow with tickets, they will sell for twenty-five cents. It is necessary for this to be done, ai there is no fence around the field, and the team will be to some little expense in getting the visitors here. It is hoped that everyone who is interested in the high school and who can find time will attend the game. Remember the date, October 3. Woman's Superiority. "Women endure pain far better than men." •,** "Who told you that? The doc tor? ^"No, the corsetmakcr." GREAT Cold Weather TONIC THE best antidote we know for the chlHy.BffectB of the cold weather 1b our DIGESTO Malt Extract sriw It is a simple remedy, a» much a food as a medicine, but ooe that aids digestion, induces refreshing sleep, re moves nervousness and builds up strength and energy—costs but little and helps at once, PRICE 15c BENTSON'S fx" Drug Stbfe* l\ 4? &£. ,-t) & rj 1 -v- Laval-' -N x.