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VOL. 9, NO 10.
Splendid Musical Program Each
Evening Combining Grand Opera
and Magnificient Instrumental
Concert. Signor Lombardo's
Band and Grand Opera Com
pany Engaged.
Forty-four Instruments, Twenty
four Singers Including Eight
Operatic Soloists. Only Two
Other State Fairs Have Under
taken This Great Attraction.
With the largest exhibit ever
made in the state, as welt as the
largest and best speed program,
already secured, and every indica
tion of a record breaking atten-'
dance, the state fair board is de
termined that no visitor shall go
home disappointed. There will
be something doing every minute,
from the opening at 10 o'clock a.
m. on the first day—with barely
a nightly recess of ten hours for
needed rest.
In addition to the daily program
of the fair proper, a contract has
been closed and all arrangements
perfected.for a magnificent musi
entertainment every evening by
the great Lambardo's Band -and
Grand Opera Concert Company for
a concert each night of the fair.
The company consists of 44 instru
mental players, all specialists, 24
singers including 8 operatic solo
ist 8 performers, every dee of
whom iB a specialist. The com
pany's entertainment was the mu
sical hit of the occasion at the
great Knight's Templar conclave
held recently in Chicago. Only
two other state fairs have ven
tured on the expense of this costly
entertainment but the South Da
kota state fair board is acting on
the motto "That the very best is
never too Good for South Dako
These concerts will be held in
thejgreat stock pavilion each eve
ning commencing at 8 o'clock. In
addition to the spacious ampithea
tre of the pavilion the arena will
be seated with comfortable set
tees, affording in all seats for
1500 people.
The instrumental band includes
grand opera singers. This assures
visitors to the strte fair a musical
entertaintment of a character
never before approached in the
state a band equal to anything in
the United States, with grand
opera selections by the finest tal
ent on the operatic stage. It
been provided for your entertain
ment a a cost of not less than
$3000, with full confidence that
such a high class musical pro
gram will be enjoyed and appre-
ciated by the people ot the state.
Other Evening Entertainments.
Among the strong features of
the evening show are the Original
*•'. Idania? troupe of athletes in their
bewildering mid-air feats and
evolution". .The great European
Heras Family of acrobats and
gymnasts Douglas & Douglas, the
head of their profession as panto
mimics and tun makers Prof.
Howard's astonishing trained dogs
,y and ponies and Miss Blanche
4"i McKinney's "Wild' West" and
li. Hippodrome, combined with Bur
•4 I ley Tubb's racing combination.
•jJ§. This feature Will include a half
mile Roman* chariot race, an ex
{bibition of fancy riding by Mist
McKinney on her educated, high
school horse, "Twilight half
mi le Roman standing race 'The
Chase for a Bride "riding a buck
ing broncho iialf mile rac6 be»
tween Miss McKinney and a rider
ten horse one and a half mile
relay race—cow girl and jockey
expert lasso throwing half.
cart race-—four horses-—aav
»a* Vsv
quarter mile dash, cowboy, run
inside of record time. One or
more acts of this thrilling combin
ation will be a part of each even
ing's entertainment. AH horses
used are thorobreds and will be
ridden by Miss McKinney and
jockey. There will be no tedious
"waits," every act and race will
be pulled off promptly in on*,
two. three order—and this rule
will apply and be enforced also in
the daily speed program. Drivers
and riders, will not be permitted
to hold up the start while they
score for advantage. Remember
the dates, September 12.13,14,15
and 16. Remember the special
trains and one half fare rates are
given overall railroads for this
great event, and that you will
always regret it if you stay away
from it.
Alderman C. H.Lester invited a
reporter for the Saturday News
to take a little ride in his auto
mobile accompanied by Louis La
Dou one day last week. Mr.
ter drove over to his 1000 acre
farm in Deuel county where he
showed us harvesting being done
on his farm without the aid of
horses. Mr. Lester's sons, John
and Harry conduct the work on the
farm and there is only one team
of horses on the whole place which
is kept for. driving and light draft
work. M. Lester took us ov?r
in the field where the big engine
at work. It had four bind
ers attached to it and it was pull
ing them with perfect ease and
going just as fast as the ordinary
would walk. Mr. Lester
said: "We are only using four
binders on this engine, but it has
ample power to pull four more
binders just like these. This is a
gasoline engine and will develop
about fifty horse power good and
strong. Yes, we do all of our
plowing with this engine and find
it much more economical than
horses. It saves a farmer the ex
pense and trouble of keeping a
large number of horses during the
winter season when therp is no
work for them on the farm. It
takes two men to harvest with
this rig—one to run the engine
and the other to care for the
binders, but one man can easily
run the engine and take care of
the plows."
When asked if the large engine
could be utilized for hauling the
grain to market Mr. Lester added:
"Oh,yes. it could be used to great
advantage, but 1 have never tried
it out here as the engine iB pretty
heavy and some of our bridges
in this part of the country are
a little too weak to stand the
pressure. 1 have a neighbor,how
ever, who has an engine which is
somewhat smaller than mine,who
hauls all of his grain to market.
The beauty of the gasoline en
gine for farm work is that when
you are thru with the work in the
fall the expense is practically
ended with the exception of the
interest on the investment of the
Mr. Lester drove thru some of
finest farming country it ever has
been our pleasure to see in this or
any other state. Fine large farm
houses and large red barns, highly
cultivated fields and pastures
full of fat horses and cattle.
When asked what land was worth
in that part of Deuel county Mr.
Lester answered: "Alt the way
from $50 to $60 per acre and there
are few farms in this part of the
county which can be bought at
at the former figure."
Elsewhere in this issue will be
found an advertisement for the
sale to the highest bidder of some
Indian land in the Siaseton reserv
ation. Thornt Babcock, residing
north o£:|be city, knows the land
an* "-will show it to you if
W. K. Hall, one of the inost
prominent men in the west side
of the county.died at the Roches
ter hospital last week aftesfrsas*
dergoing an operation for hernia
The hews of his death was a
severe shock to his friends all
over the country. Mr. Hall is
very well known in Watertown.
He has several times been a can
didate on the democratic ticket
and held the position of deputy
sheriff at the time of
At 1:80 o'clock Monday morn
ing Peter J. Bayer, an old and
highly-respected citizen, passed
away at his home in this city af
ter an illness of several months.
The cause of his death is.assigned
as cancer of the stomach. The
funeral service was held Tuesday
from the Episcopal church, jRev.
Beatty, the local pastor, officiat
ing. 4
Peter J. Bayer was born in
Massamanie ,Wis,, December, 19.
1846. At the age of 14 he re
moved to Dodge Center, Minn.,
and in 1880 moved to Clark county,
South Dakota, where he engaged in
farming. Fifteen years ago he
moved with his family to Water
town where they have since resid
ed. He leaves a wife, one daugh
ter, three sisters and two brothers
tc mourn his death. Mrs. O.D.
Richter of Watertown is his
daughter and Mrs. Finley, also
of Watertown is a sister. A. F.
Bayer of Bryant is a brother.
Last week Mayor J.W. Martin
issued an order to the police de
partment to notify all keepers of
assignation houses in Watertown
to leave the city immediately.
All of that
of people left
the city and will not be tolerated
in Watertown again unier the
present administration. This
action on the part of the mayor
is a commendable one and it is
sincerely hoped by the better ele
ment of the city that these re
sort will be closed forever.
At a meeting of the directors
and manager of the Watertown
base ball team last Thursday it
was decided to disband for the
season. Lack of support from the
Watertown base ball fans iB as
signed as the cause of the disband
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Chesterfield
and family returned Fridav last
from a month's visit in the west
and northwest, the main objective
point being Vernon, B.C., where
Will Chesterfield, Sam's brother,
lives. On the way out they visited
Spokane, Portland, Seattle and
Vancouver. On the return they
came thru Alberta and Saskatche
wan over the Canadian Pacific.
Sam says he enjoyed the trip and
saw some fine country, but noth
in that would make him feel war
ranted in pulling up and leaving
South Dakota in the immediate
future at least.
Jay E. Wood has been visiting
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. K.N.
Wood, for the past few days. Jay
is assistant cashier in a bank in
llitchsjll, S.D.
.3.,\ -1.
out ttie
Storm Last April proved
ln Disguise Instead of Be
ing a Calamity.
Last April when a heavy snow fall
In this state it was regarded as a
great calamity because fruit, early
garden truck and trees and stubs
weije, damaged. But that same snow
storm, in the light of later events, was
the making of the good crop which
now has been harvested in most parts
of the state.
If the April snowstorm did $1,000,
000 damage- to fruit and other things,
the moisture contained in the snow
was the chief factor in making a crop
worth $l5,00ff,00tf or "?20,000 000^
Surprise has been occasioned by the
gratifying manner in which small
grain is yielding throughout the State.
But the apparent mystery is explained
when the moisture "from the April
snowstorm is t$$en into consideration,
The moisture from that storm was the
snaking of the crop which now has
been harvested^ That the moisture
from a single storm could give crops
the right kind 'of a start and -keep
th$m growing during the many weeks
of'taCCeBijiveiy dry weather whioh fol
lowed ia a striking illustration of the
great ability of the soil of Soutii Da
kota to retain moisture and send: It to
the roots of growing crops as 'aBt as
Additional threshing returns which
have been received bear out early re
turns showing that South Dakota has
this year raised one of the best crops
in its history. The quality of the grain
raised in the state this year is much
above the average. For the first time
In several years a carload of wheat
which graded No. has been market
ed in Sioux Falls and shipped to
Minneapolis. It came from the Cald
well farm, near Sioux Falls, and
threshed out an average of twenty
two bushels to the acre. Oats on the
same farm threshed out- thirty-one
bushels an acre.
Governor Vetsey Secures Order Prom
Federal Officials.
Governor eVssey, accompanied by
Logan Bery of Lemmon and P. D.
Norton of Hettinger, N. D., secured
from Frank Pierce, acting secretary
of the interior, a telegraphic order for
the expedition ot the examination of
homestead entries on lands In the
Lemmon land district of North and
South Dakota, which have been with
drawn under the-president's .order of
July 7 because they were said to con
tain coal.
Governor Vessey and his associates
found that the department had previ
ously issued instructions to the local
lan4 offices to issue patents for the
surface only, under the special coal
land law passed in the latter part of
June. They were satisfied that this
would relieve the situation in which
settlers have found themselves since
the president withdrew the land from
settlement, but were anxipus that final
certificates should issue as quickly as
possible and it was' on their represen
tations of the urgency of the,case that
Mr. Pierce telegraphed instructions to
the register an& receiver at Lemmon
to expedite these cases. ,,
Belle Fourche Irrigation Project Prae
tlcally Completed.
The earthwork on the Belle Fourche
irrigation dam, one of the largest
earth embankments in the worte,- 'ii
practically completed. The dam is
6,200 feet long, with a maximum
height of 116 feet, and contains 45,
200,000 cubic feet of earth. This
structure closes the outlet to a natural
basin, and an inlet canal, six awl one
miles long and forty feet wide at
bottom, carries the waters of |be
Belle Fourche river into the reservoir
thus formed.
WhAa the distribution system of the
FE'-WL^^'ISI.' },')
project is completed 600 mll«8 of ca
nals and laterals will -carry the waters
over 100,000 acres of land.- About 30,
000 acre® already are receiving water
Koip|j|fek«jm Pass Through, Abexd.een
& tn Large Numbers^^^i
fhe rush for farm lands in ttie~iDa
kot&s, which ceiased during the sum
mer. When widespread reports of lack
of rain spread, has been resumed with
in the past week and every train run
ning into Aberdeen is crowded with
One passenger train on the Miane
apolis and St. Louis road brought in
105 land seekers and land: agents.
South Dakota'Valuations.
The total assessed valuation of
the property in this state according to
the figures as completed by the.state
assessment board, will be $332,718,
000. Of this amount $33,537,000 is
corporate property, which is assessed
by the state board. This is an In
crease o? a Htt'.e over $16,000,000 over
the figures of last year,
Chicago Woman Otis More Money
Prom South Dakota Man.
What is apt to be the last chaptei
in an' Interesting matrimonial tangle
has just been written in the state cir
cuit Court of Deuel county. The prin
cipals in'the tangle were Martin Cas:
berg, a Deuel county farmer,, who is
rated as being worth atxyit $50,Q0j?,,
and a Chicago wolnan. Casberg want
ed a wife and advertised in .a matri
monial paper. The Chicago woman
answered the advertisement and
due time Casberg and the woman were
The interested parties have reached
a settlement, whereby Casberg has
paid the woman an additional $1,500
and her attorney $500 and the woman
is given a divorce.'
Homestake Company Does Not
to Send it to New Vork.
The Homestake Mining company at
Lead has commenced shipping its
bullion to the United States "as
say office in Dead wood, where
the bullion is purchased by the govern
ment. Heretofore the company has al
ways shipped direct to New York city,
but through the efforts of Congress
man Martin and Superintendent T.
Grler of the company, the exchange
feature has been withdrawn, permit
ting the company to get full value at
Deadwood. The company ships twice
monthly, in all over $6,000,000 worth
of bullion a yw, a-1 ha rfM lot Jly,
It will save Mif Mr
ment charges.
The Golden Reward Mining com
pany is opening up a newly encoun
tered vein of rich material in the Mi
kado shaft. This vein was found in a
section of the Bald mountain country
that portends further rich discoveries.
The trend of the vein is to the south,
in virgin so!', and it is hoped to open
up new territory with highly profitable
Blind Pigger Held to State Circuit
Court for Evading Law.
The town of Monroe, Turner county,
voted against license at the election
last spring, and since July the town
was supposed to be "dry." But the
frequent sight of intoxicated men
caused the authorities of the town to
suspect that blind pigs were in opera
tion. As the result of an inyestlga
tion, one of these sow has been raid
ed and Roy Tolford, the alleged pro
prietor, Was placed under arrest and
held under a bond of $300 for trial at
the fall term of Ute state circuit court
.on the charge ot selling: intoxicating
liquors unlawfully. The blind pig was
being conducted to an old teocar on a
Draft horses should rarely be lad Or
driven faster than a walk in taking
their exercise^ and they will require
much less of it than tbe roadster or
the running horse,, A jroderate Jog
benefit them, i:
At 6 o'clock Wednesday morning*
occurred the death of Mtuurtee
M&nton atfer a lingering ilftaes
cohering a period, of about year
and a hall.'
Last fail Mr. Man ton wept to
Arizona in the hope thalt the xlry
climate would' effect a cureifrom
the much dreaded disease.but after
he had been there a short time
the attending physicians gave out
no hope for his recovery and h»
returned to his home in in this,
city resigned to his fate.
Mr. Man ton came to this cit^
from St. Paul several years ago
and became the secretary of the
Southwick Abstract Company of
this city which position he held
with creditflo bimeelf and an
honor to the company. He leaves a
wife and one child to "mourn the
untimely death of a kind father
and loving husband. He was aged
about thirty yeturs. The' funeral
service was held Thursday evening
at 7:80 o'clock at the Trinity
Episcopal ehureh after whicli the
remains were shipped to St. Paul
for interment. He was a prom*
inent membet of both the Elks and
Knights ofPythia8 lodges, ofths
city, and^the members of both"
lodges attended: the funeral^in .a
*ixtdj&*? ... .iap
Trouble between them soOn arose
and resulted in their separation aftlr
Casberg had paid her the sum of $5,
000 in cash on condition that in future
she would remain away-from him. A
few weeks ago the woman, having
learned that Casberg was much richer
than she supposed at the time of ac
cepting the $5,000, instituted an action
for alimony and support.
us a$, season of 1^16T
thruout the central and western
states, has been one of exception
al drouth, inconsequence of which
the hay crop, together with that
of the various small grains vpill,
those states, be quite materially
As year follows year we realize
more and more that South Dakota
lies well within the corn belt and
that the corn crop is one of the
her most valuable resources. The
good ydkr, 1909, gave us a greater
yield of corn than we have ever
had before in the history of the
state, and during the present year
corn has thrived and undoubtedly
will be the most substantial crop
of the season.
1 am convinced that the careful
following of modern scientific
methods will secure for us in he
coming year a magnificient corn
yield, far surpassing that of any
previous year. The first essential
of success in corn culture is, of
course, the selection of good seed,
and, realizing the importance of
securing seed before the coming
of froBt, 1 hereby proclaim Sep
tem 9 and 1Q, A.D. 1910, as
And would urgently request that
all of our farmers go in their
corn fields on those days and care*
fully and judicionsly select the
best ears for seed for the coming
year. By so doing the corn crop
for the succeeding year will be
materially increased.
In testimony whereof, I have
hereunto set my hand and caused
to be affixed the Great Seal of the
State of South Dakota.
Done at the Capitol in Pierre
this 20th day of August,A.D.
By the Governor:,^/ _2
Attest: "-avis.-*'
fr ,Secretary of state.
1 Mr.^and Mrs. J. C. Mandrey
formerly residents of Watertown
bitt nowjlocated at Aberdeen,where
Mr. Mandrey is the chief clerk
in the M. & St.
L. offices in that
city, are in Watertown on a short
visit witlfrelatives and friends.5
C.E.ICGuhnus of Cresbard has
purchased the Dr.C.W. Stutenroth
htfme on the north side and will
remove his family to this city.
Mr. Guhnus is in the real estate

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