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We have purchased the entire stock of shoes
from A. C. Gilruth, consisting of Ladies', Men's,
Misses' and Children's Shoes and Oxfords in all
sizes and are offering them at reduced prices.
The stock is new and clean and
contains some money-saving pro-'
Come in and make your purchases before the
stock is picked over.
Watertown, South Dakota
Very Special This Week
Groceries and Fruit
Tomatoes, reg. 15c, 5 cans... 50c
Corn, reg. 15c, 5 cans .50c
Canned Peas, reg. 15c, 5 cans ." 50c
Canned Hominy, reg. 15c, 5 caus ,50c
Sauer Kraut, large can, reg. 15c, 5 cans 50c
Baked Beans, large can, tomato sauce, reg. 15c,
5 cans 50c
Canned Pumpkin, large can, reg. 15c, 5 cans .50c
Salmon, reg. 15c, 4 cans. .50c
N. B. C. Soda Crackers, reg. 10c per pound, 20
pound box.... $1.40
L,en.uox Soap, 14 bars. 50c
$3.50 a box *2
Seeded Raisins, reg. 15c, 5 pounds 50c
English Currants, reg. 15c, 5 pounds/..: 50c
Sour Pickles, reg. 60c per gallon .45c
Very Special on Sugar
Fine Granulated Sugar, 100 lb. sack .: $5.75
3sf| ifi"
We still'hkve on*Mn& Old Potatoe^^iicii^will |be
at, per .bushel ...,60c
A big shipment of Navel Oranges, 96 count, 14 to
dfehe peck.fe jjs
if "-ISNS/f
ii-* 4
We have just received, 65 bunches of nice-Bananas,
16 to .18 dozen to the bunch:pier biincl#f^^^95c
We will give away this week with every 50c can of
Martha Washington Baking Powder your choice of
the following Graniteware, nice large granite kettle,
double boiler, coffee pot or basing"
Get in. your order as early as possible lot Friday
A Farm
I can handle the deal for you'and get
quick action either way. Just give fjtY^
my method a trial and you will be sur
prised at the qujlck results. Trades a
,. jP:
specialty. -P
Harry Thompson's Real
Estate Exchange
ft Cj
^Mason Jars, all sizes at the lowest price. Pints,
quarts, and half gallons.
Hunting the
II By FritdericK R.Toombs
N spite ot th»
natural iustluot^,.
many wild anit
mala have at
least one re
deeming feature.
So me eau fee
trained to use
fulness others
become' pets.
Some are majes
tic to loot on
others hare edi
ble ae»h, or sup
ply valuable
Ivory, or prove
sociable m'efrfWstK of the wilderness
families, mingling freely with their
kind. But the panther Is not one of
these. The marauding, terrifying, night
lurking panther that roams the section
of Africa where Mr. Boosevelt hunts
Is 400 pounds of treacherousness ^and
nselessness. He Is eight feet of the
most vicious qualities of the primeval
forest. He is the snarling, gashing,
clawing embodiment of all that nature
was careless in creating, for he serves
no purpose but his destructive own, a
clear violation of one of the laws of
Limited largely to night stalking ow
ing to the feline peculiarities of his
eyes, which are partially sightless dur
ing brighter light, the panther (the
largest species of leopard) redoubles his
activity at night to make up for the
limitations of his ''work" by day. The
African panther is usually the yeUow-
fawn colored
•pots or circles inclosing a spot of
brown. The entirely black specimens
are the Asiatic breed, and white pan
thers are rarest of all.
With a long, heavy body short,\mns
cnlar legs thick, powerful necks,
sharpest of teeth and claws and thick
skulls, the African panther Is a prowl
ing, leaping arsenal of nature's ef
fective weapons. Some of his flying
leaps measure forty feet and over, and
he lands on all fours, with gleaming
teeth and bared claws, which sink
inches deep Into his doomed prey. On
striking down man or beast he im
mediately tears open the unprotected
abdomen to feed on the liver, heart,
kidneys, etc.
Mr. Roosevelt will And the panther
especially difficult to kill for several
reasons—viz, his agility in climbing
among trees, his steal thin ess in the
bush, his nocturnal habits, the rapid
ity of bis Jumps, the fear of the na
tive gun carriers and assistants and
the smailness of the beast's vital or
gans, thus particularly difficult to
reach with a bullet. The heart and
lungs are very small and surrounded
by thick fat, and the brain is small
incased In hard bone also bis way of
living is very irregular, there being no
especial kind of place where he can
usually be found at particular times,
thus differing from many other ani
mals. 'Like ait huge Jungle cats, the
panther Is a most dangerous object
when in his convulsive death throes.
Mr. G. P. Sanderson, an acknowl
edged English authority, states that
the panther is a more dangerous op
ponent than the tiger, of Bengal, as he
is roused with less provocation and is
more courageous and versatile in at
tacking his dlstnrberp °*ortsmen
he easily Inflicts blows with bis claws
sufficiently powerful to completely de
stroy the face and nsually cause death.
When he is wounded he uses both
claws- and teeth and falls uponr man
with a fury that is ter?lble. The pan
ther stretches himself against the tree
trunks to sharpen bis claws.
A venturesome Frenchman, M. Bottr
bonvel, has written at length of bis
experiences In panther hunting. Be
states that the leopards teach their
young how best to kill their prey by a
system of lessons, Just as a hawk
teaches its young to fly.
He says: "Prom „birth to the age of
ten months or a year, the time when
the mother abandons tbem, the kittens
live only upon animals that have been
captured by their mother. They have
nevet yet made an attack themselves,
but have received valuable lessons,
having looked on at more than one
scene of caruage. I have seen little
panthers of the size of a dog watching
calmly and observing closely while
their mother strangled an antelope."
When the panther has reached the
ageN of eight or ten years he hag
reached bis full size and strength, and
then the hunter must approach him
most gingerly. No longer content with
catching the wild boar, be attacks
cows, horses, oxen and camels. No
creature can resist him. Unless hunt
ed he .seldom attacks a man beyond
the range of his'leap. But within' that
limit he falls upon every moving thing
indiscriminately without foresight or
brute, with black examination. If a locomotive should
look for him In rocky hills cOT:
with scrub or along waterways, where
the temperature is more even, and in
India often litre him within range of
guns by tying a goat or a dog to a
•take «r tree: The panther's fondness
for dog meat results In a dearth of
chines In villageb.
It is of course owing to his. eye
weakness that the -panther rarfely
makes an attack between 0 o'clock iu
the morning and 6 o'clock at night. If
you meet him by chance' within thi
interval of time, since be is not sure
of bis sight, be turns-tail at the slight
est. sound and' runs to hide In the
thickest part of the Jungle, but he sel
dom goes very far. Beliwvtng himself
•pell concealed, he crouches behind a
thicket, with his bead on his fore
paws, in the position of a cat on the
watch.. Woe to you It yea pass'within
the t&it£e of one of bli bounds!. Ton
will have him on your back. On f6ot
or. on horseback yon wOl sot escape.
An (unrounded .pantber uses hla
teeth only on cattle, but -tfben be to
banted oj crosw# a taan on. bis path
pass within this limit of distance I am
absolutely certain that 'it would be at
tacked by an old panther.
He is very dainty iu regard to his
food, cares only for warm and bleed
ing flesh and refuses to touch a crea
ture fouud dead. Only young, very
feeble ones do .it, who lack strength
and cunning to attack big game. An
adiilt beast almost never eats the rem
nants of his victim. He often keeps
them, hoping they will be good next
day, but, finding th|S meat cold, turns
away without toseulng It Some
times he makes use of these frag
ments as a sort of bait.
If the panther Is hunting and wishes
to take a victim by surprise he crawls
like a serpent. His agility and cun
ning render blm formidable. After
satisfying his appetite he continues
taking life for pleasure, and It has
often been observed that he was nn
able to eat a tenth part of the do
mestic animals he killed. It is impos
sible to form a Just Idea of the loss he
causes to the tribes whose territory
he exploits.
At the sight of dead bodies he
rouses to fresher animation and ardor.
He has often been
after having
brought down a hunter and.laid.open
his skull to leave him and then to re
turn and lay open the chest of the
body lying dead on the ground. One
of those agile quadrupeds one day
darted in among a herd of antelopes
near Lake IboU, In Uganda, and killed
twenty-seven of them.
The panther is naturally extremely
tenacious of life. Those who have
most closely studied bis ways and hab
its assure us that he does not suecumb
immediately to the wound of a bullet
that bas plercdti his heart. He must
have in this respect the privilege of
the lion. Other hunters bear witness
that many of these animals after re-
wtvlnt ft «£i feattt
fcave t«ll atrucgled for ii
and died only by Jtaw agony.
A Cterman sporfe)g&ansucceeded in one
ot bin bunts in getting poos8Midnvot
very young panther, of which be irled
to make a pet
But one day whan ttuqr bad taken
blitt into the fonct be was long in re
turning to bia mautert,andtwoserv
ant*. were sent to learn what had be
come of him. Tbe panther bpouij on
tbem, threw them both to tbe ground
and tore their bodle* open.^
8ubt3e, swift and fiiniater, the pan
ther bas a fiendish fondness for tor
taring bin vlctlma, beast or hntnan.
He will play with a half dead man
Uke a cat with a broken winged bird.
Having crushed down a native, tbe
panther will spring Into the bushes'
and bide. The unfortunate, thinking
bis enemy gone, essay* to Msfe or crawl
away, only to. be suddenly struck to
earth again, to be fought over by Jack
als, hyenas and vultures.
M. Jacques Arago, a scholar and
traveler of European celebrity, thus
draws the portrait.of tb« panther:
"Is that a tiger, lizard, a serpent
or a lion which so Aawoured space? Is
it a flame whose movement flashes
with the rapidity of thought? It Is the
panther in Quest of bis prey It Is the
(Umblest, the most agile of the quad
rupeds that tbe hunter pursues. Your
ball-must fly swiftly to overtake him.
Tbe an«w is not so swift as he. And
how Is it possible to strike that elastic
body which stretches out, curves,
bends about, sbortewt
"How seize on th* moving being to
which all quiet is impossible, which is
refreshed by motion, enervated by
calm and sleep?
"You aim at the earth. The'panther
yon thought to striko with an infalli
ble missile draws your eyes above
your head to see him. He does not go
on feet he flies.
"It is the panther rather than the
lion or the tiger who should be known
as the king of beasts,"
More allege than other dangerous
beasts, the panther so contributes to
the perplexities of bis pursuers. His
cry, tafrequenUy beard, to a harsh
noise, something between grunt, and
a cough. He emits a short roar at
times when charging, an assailant.
While difficult for parties to circum
vent, panthers are less suspicious of
traps than lions, etc., and they, are
often caught In baited cage traps.
A writer in tbe American Field de
scribes a thrilling panther hunt in Brit
ish East Africa, northwest of En
tebbe, illustrating the brute's agility,
resourcefulness and tenacity to life.
"We were following elephant tracks
into a thicket of 'wait a bit' brushes
(so named because of the annoying
thorns) when a large leopard sprang
In front of us," he says.
."Burns, who was in tbe lead, took
•hot at him, but scored a clean mlsa
on account of his pony rearing to the
side. I'noticed the brute make for
bnsb to, the, right of us, so. we started
after blm on'foot, leaving* George to
look after the ponies. Suddenly up
Jumped the leopard about twenty yards
from us. We both fired together, and
tbe brute made a leap as if hard bit
Burns was about six yards to the right
of me when he cried out:
'Look out, kidl*
"But before I had time to look tbe
lpopard sprang and floored me like a
tenpin, knocking my rifle from my
hands. He sprang from the left side,
so my right arm was free. As luck
would have it my knife was on the
right side of my belt. Drawing it,
let the savage brute have its point
clean in bis snout Just as-uS-was la
the act of clawing at my throat Burnsi
who bad fixed his bayonet, came to
my assistance. The brute thought It
best to clear out.
"After, creeping fifteen yards Burns
pointed to a bush, and there I saw the
old fellow lying down, evidently In
great pain. He would keep getting up
and lying down, all tbe time licking
bis side where the wounds were. This
time we decided to have a good broad
side at blm, so crept to tbe left taking
care not to let tbe animal see us,
When we got between fifty and a hun
dred yards from him we had a good
view and watched bis antics. Thee,
leveling our rifles, we fired together.
The leopard sprang up, leaped about
twelve feet and rolled over on his side,
I was about to make a run up to him
when old Burns Incklly dragged me
back, for Just then up Jumped the
leopard and cut some of tbe queerest
capers I ever saw. Leaping suddenly
toward us in a last try for revenge,
be presented as fearful a sight as
ever want to see.
"Burns let blm have another shot
In his side, at which be made a leap'
in the air and came down all of
heap, dead..
"It 1h seen that It took five well
aimed bullets from guns designed for
elephant and lion killing, in addition to
my knlfe thrust to lay low that brute.'
o^en .loir rtciatr«|ii«ii'd
mojfust mm
pokane Rewmti&i/itt W«f
fon atitf the Flathead fteagrvlttio&J
itt Montada.
Th«»e t&mte ar£ 4o bg owned
der the U. S. Homestead
at $1.25 per acre up to." $f.Q0, pay^
able in easy annual instatjigenf
^Registration takes p1«ee
kane, and applications
swom to at Coeur d' Ale^, Spo»
kane, Kalispell or MiSsoQl^Rounj
urip homeseeters tickets at special
low rates via the Chicago A North
Western. Ry. July 20th aAd Aug
ust 3rd. For i'ntomation apply
Ticket Agents The North -Weateri
Excursion'tickets to New York
City Boston', Toronto, Montreal
Quebec, Niagara Falls, Atlantic
City. The Best of Everything .en
route, For full particulars, ap*^
ply any ticket agent, The -Norti
Western Line. 4,4-5
Look A Bargain
For Sale—A new feight roonvjj
house in the east part of this "cityv'
L»t is 100x165 feet. City w«iteri
the Btreet and sewer only a iShprt
distance. This house was built-by"
a practical carpenter for his
use and is put up right. This house
contains eight flop large rooms and
was erected two years ago. This'
is an ideal place- for a farmer who
wishes to move to Watertown
'the school house is only a stone's.*
throw from the property. The
party owning this pl&ce is soon go*^
ing to remove to the Pacific coast
and desires to dispose of the place
refore he departs. It will be sold
!or almost what it cost to build Ijhe
louse alone.: For further particu
are enqtyre of E. M. Barker at
(he Saturday News office..
Nothing new has been given out
concerning the case and State's
Attorney Van Slyke and Sheriff
Anderson are both working on the
matter yet, trips to the vicinity of
the crime to investigate rumors
and to search tor evidence, being
of almost dailyjoccurrence.
With the good crops that we arte
going to haveV and the general
prosperity that will be the conse
quence, many will be figuring on
taking a trip to the old country.
sell steam' ship tickets to any?
point in Europe,either by the New
York or St. Lawrence river route.
See me for rates,maps and general
information. Berths reserved and
every care shown passengers from
this point to port of destination.
Parties booked from Watertown
clear thru. Now is the time to
get the trip lined up and figure on
the probable expense. A.E. Pier
cy at Saturday News office. HJL4-5
Correspondents must have their'
items in before.Thursday, other
wise they will not be inserted.
Several have gotten into the habit
of mailing their items so as to
reach this office Thursday and
sometimes Fridays Please remem
ber that contributions must be in
not'later than Wednesday* and that
no items received after this day
will be printed oil paid for.
Victor's Have
Victor1^"the hired
being held in the Aberdeen jail
charged with the murder of the
Christy family at Rudolph last|
week, had a preliminary examin-'
ation this week and was given
time to send for his relatives inV
the east and to prove his innocence
of the crime if possible. He has
as yet received no answers to his
appeals for aid made to his parents
in East Aurora, N.Y., nor to his
brother in Chicago and today he!
wrote again to them. The fact
that hi? people have not been
prompt in replying to his call has
made him worried and it's evident
that he wants them to come to his',
A good "opportunity to get :'a
good hog or sheep fennce at a low
price is offered «t Laird-Norton
yards during July—26 inch high
fence for only 26cta. /S-4
Boyk'and (jlrls, get into *tiV:
day News Pony contest. Your rfianc^«
are just as jjocd as any other boy or
girl If you are a live wm

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