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Adults 10c Children 5c
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Has especial facilities for repairing autos
of all kinds. Repair work on motors, gas
engines, etc. a specialty. All work guar
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THE 'LIVE WEEKLY* OF THE LIVE CITY WATERTOWN, S.
Edwin Connelly, a Despondent Young Man
Seeks Death by Drowning in the Sioux
River in Two Feet of Water.
Was a Stranger in Watertown Having Come
Here to Work in the Harvest Fields.
Was Addicted to Strong Drink.
Last Friday afternoon the body
of Edwin Connelly who for the past
year has been working in and
around the city doing odd jobs was
discovered lying in the Sioux river
a little south of the Northwestern
bridge. Mike Sheehan was cross|
ing the bridge and saw something
dark lying in the shallow water in
the river. He went round to in
vestigate and discovered the body
lying on its side in the water, the
clothing saturated with the refuse
and tar from the gas plant. The
body was put on a dray and brot
to the city, where it was taken to
the undertaking department of
the Watertown House Furnishing
Co. where an inquest was held by
coroner Dickinson. In a notebook
found on the body was an almost
illegible message telling why he
chose this method of slipping off
this mortal coil. The note is as
November 11, 1908.
A hard thing. My life is forlorn.
ft. L. LOUCKS RETIRES &!
H. L. Loucks, since early days
one of the most conspicuous figures
in the political and agricultural
history of the state, and widely
known as the Sage of Altruria, has
decided to retire from active farm
ing and spend his remaining years
He has just sold to his sons Dan
iel the farmer and Perry the lawyer
the two sections of fine agricultural
land in Hydewood township near
Clem? Lake which comprises what
siftee early days has been known as
the Loucks farm. Daniel Loucks
win have personal control bf the
fariri and he will conduct it along
^odera scientific, lines.
L. Loucks and his 'wife hkve
No use to myself or anyone now.
lit is a hard thing to do. I see
the way I am. For the few years
I am down and out. Can't keep
away from it.
The note is dated nine days be
ifore the bjdy was discovered and it
is thot the dead man had been in
the water all that time. The body
was not bloated as the water was
ice cold and frozen over part of the
time. It is thot that the recent
thawing of the ice released the
body from the deeper water and
lloated it down to the shallows
where it lodged and where Mr.
Sheehan discovered it. There was
no money found on the corpse and
the note given above sums up his
pitiful story of a man hard up, at
the end of his resources, seeking
death as the only apparent way out
The series of union revival ser
vices opened very auspiciously last
Sunday evening, when the big tem
porary tabernacle was crowded to
the doors with an immense audi
ence. The meeting commenced
about 7:30 with a song service led
by Prof. Geo. Moody and a big
chorus. The evangelist, Rev Oscar
Lowrey preached a sermon full of
strong thot, and pointed with tell
ing illustrations. In his sermon
he outlined the methods to be
used and the objects aimed at. The
sermon dealt more particularly
with the church, and what it could
get from the revival services. The
sermon was listened to with keen
attention. In order to set people's
minds right on the money question
of the campaign,Mr. Lowrey stated
that the collections which would be
taken at each service would be
devoted to running expenses. The
local committee would have the
handling of that. The local com
mittee would pay one half of the
singer's salary, also the railway
fares of the evangelist and assis
tants. They would also provide
entertainment. On the last day
of the meetings the collections
would be taken up by the evange
list as his remuneration for servic
es rendered. This is the plan that
has been used in other churches
and will be used here. Services
will be held each evening except
Saturday at 7:30 song service begin
ing at that time, followed by
peaching service. On Sunday next
there will be services at 10:30,3:30
and 7:30. Sunday school will be
held in the various churches at 9:30
a.m. The churches uniting in this
revival are looking forward to great
good being accomplished and as
the evanelist announces that he has
"loaded his gun with dynamite,
rock salt and cayenne pepper" no
doubt these hopes will be accom
plished. Rev. Lowrey has the re
putation of being .a very successful
evangelist. Everyone is invited
to come and hear for himself.
of his troubles.
reserved a small tract of ground
on the farm together with comfort
able buildings and there will pass
their remaining days. Mr. Loucks
was the leader of the old Populist
party and as such wielded a power
which never has been surpassed by
any individual in the state.
"RECEPTION OF THE AMERI
CAN FLEET IN AUSTRALIA"
will be graphically displayed in
moving pictures at the Idle Hour
Wednesday and Thursday of this
week. The opportunity of a life
time to see the American battleship
fleet as it actually appeared when
entering the harbor at Sydney,Aus
tralia, and the reception tendered
its officers and men by our English
A SMOOTH SWINDLE
Two smooth swindles are being
worked among farmers in this state.
One is where a well dressed smooth
talking individual appears at the
farm home and announces himself
as an inspector of live stock. He
proceeds to inspect the cattle,sheep
etc, and then presents a bill from
$2.50 to $5. as the case may be.
Later the farmer discovers the
inspector is an imposter that he
has no authority from the govern
mentor other sources to warrant
him in making these calls.
Another scheme is being worked
where an alleged inspector exam
ines the farmer's cattle and pro
nounces the existence in the herd
of tuberculosis. He ventures the
suggestion that the disease is in a
very light form and advises the
owner to dispose of the stock as
soon as possible to someone outside
of the county in which he resides.
A few days later a stock buyer
chances along and purchases the
cattle at a price below the market
quotations,the farmer congratulat
ing himself that he has disposed of
his cattle and saved himself from'
loss, only at a later date to discov
er that he has been the victim of
a smooth swindler and that his
cattle passed inspection and were
sent to eastern markets. •,
,A NICE XMAS GIFT
Xmas will soon be here and when
you are looking for a nice Xmas
present for your wife, sister, or
daughter, don'tforget that a Sing
er Sewing machine is about as use
ful a present as you could possibly
get and one that will be appreciat
ed by every lady. Ill n. Oak.St.
W. H, Ortwein, Mgjet 52-25.
Peasant pure, easy, safe Utile
liver pills, are DeWitt's Little
Early Risers. They are easy to
ta&e, and^ct gently. We sell and
HENS VERSUS INCUBATORS.
Result of Some Recent Experiments
In Chicken Raising.
By JAMES DRYDEN.
Artificial Incubation in recent years
lias assumed large proportions. Large
numbers of Incubators and brooders
ire purchased in every community, en
tailing in the aggregate a large invest
ment of capital. It Is admitted tliat
there are great losses In the artificial
incubation of eggs and brooding of
chicks, and many explanations are
given as to the cause. The complaint
Is that the chicks either fall to hatch
or, hatching, the.v fall to live. Why
the embryo should live through the In
cubation period and die before hatch
lug Is a problem that bothers the in
cubator operator more probably than
any other. It Is a keen disappoint
ment to the Incubator user to find
after the eggs apparently have pro
gressed satisfactorily up' to the time
of hatching that 25 per cent of them,
more or less, have failed to hatch.
This means a large loss to the poultry
man, and If there were no other prob
lem involved in incubation than that
of the chicks dying in the shell it
would warrant extended investigation.
The testimony is very conflicting as
to the efficiency of incubators. Hatches
as high as 90 to 95 per cent of "fer
tile" eggs are frequently made and as
low as 25 per cent or less. Some claim
that the fault is in the stock that laid
the eggs. Others claim that the man
who runs the Incubator is usually to
blame in failing to follow instructions,
and this is very often the case.
An even more serious problem is to
hatch the chicks well. Some claim that
it is easy to hatch the chicks, but hard
to raise them. Some reports are made
to the effect that within four weeks
after hatching every chick has died.
At certain seasons of the year proba
bly 50 per cent of the incubator chicks
die. The cause of this great mortality
is usually ascribed to faulty methods
of brooding or feeding. The fact that
the chick may be hatched with im
paired vitality has not been recognized
fully. The evidence of vitality should
not be merely that the chick survives
the brooding period, but that it comes
to maturity with vitality equal to that
of the parent stock and is capable of
transmitting the same vigor and health
to the second generation.
A series of carefully conducted In
vestigations at "the Oregon Agricultural
college has brought out the following
facts as to the comparative efficiency
of hens and incubators:
From 879 eggs set. Incubators hatch
ed 533 chicks, or G0.6 per cent.
From 279 eggs hens hatched 219
chicks, or 78.8 per cent.
Eliminating eggs broken in nests,
the hens hatched 88.2 per cent of eggs
The incubators hatched 78.5 per cent
of "fertile" eggs, and the hens hatched
96.5 per cent.
Eggs Incubated artificially tested out
22.7 per cent as Infertile, while those
Incubated by hens tested out 11.8 per
The Incubators showed 16.6 per cent
of chicks "dead In the shell" and the
hens 2.8 per cent.
Chicks hatched under hens weighed
heavier than chicks batched In In
The mortality of hen hatched chicks
coop POB srrriNQ HENS
brooded In brooders was 10.8 per cent
In four weeks and of Incubator batched
chicks 33.5 per cent
The mortality in hen hatched chicks
brooded under hens was 2.2 per cent
and of Incubator chicks 49.2 per cent.
In other tests the mortality was 46.5
per cent for Incubator chicks brooded
by hens and 58.4 brooded in brooders.
Ben hatched chicks made greater
gain in weight than incubator chicks,
whether brooded by hens,or brooders.
Sow something ^whenever the ground
is cleared. Nature abhors bare
ground*. Crimson clover is excellent
for sowing atnor® all garden crop* at
the last cultivation. This will live
through the winter and may be turned
under* in spring, thus adding hurras
*nd nitrogen to the soil. Rye may be
•own for.a cover.,eropjused for spring
feed or be turned undto* as green ma*
nope. Kape ortuijdpa may be aow%
lor fail growth and are beneficial to
All Kinds of Fancy
All kinds of Fancy Brick
Creams. Pineapple Sherbet.
Get your orders in early and
void the big rush on the last
day. Leave your orders in
Phone Main 367.
Docs a general banking
Accounts invited whether
large or small.
In our Savings Department
Watertown South Dakota
should have the authentic
history of the leader of the
Christian Science movemont,
written by Miss Sybil Wilbur.
Life of Mrs. Eddy
is a handsome 328 pp book,
bound in green cloth, gilt top,
well illustrated. Price $3.
The book is for sale and
orders taken immediate or
future delivery. Orders by
mail promptly attended to,™
A. El PIERCY
4 At Saturday News Office
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