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es to the Saturday News .-And figuring on a basis that four people read each copy every week would give us over 8,000 readers weekly. KAMPESKA MILL SOLD Geo. H. Baxter Disposes of His Large Milling Interests in this City. TRADED FOR CANADA LAND New Managers Will Take Possess ison in a Few Days—Baxter to Retire. The Saturday News was aware of the fact last week that a deal was about consummated for a transfer of the Kumpeska Milling C'o's property, l,ut was asked not to publish it until the deal was closed. The Knmpeska Milling company's business, plant, and real estate,whicli Pas been owned and operated by George 11. Baxter, was traded to Nel son llrothers & Walker of St. Paul, Minn., !i,uu0 acres of Canadian land being involved in the trade. The transfer was made thru the Meyers Canadian Land company of this city. The land Mr. Baxter acqiiiies is lo cated in the center of the best wheat and Mux region in the Upton district northeast ol Ucginu, the capital of the province of Saskatchewan. The new owners will not take pos sion of the local milling property for several days, during which time Mr. Baxter will continue the management of the mill. It is the intention of Mr. Baxter to put a pari, of his newly acquired land on the market. He expects to retire from active business and will prob obl.v spend the winter in California. Loiig A. 3 to Make Trip to Fair The Business Men's Union at their meeting Wednesday evening perfee* ed plans whereby Watertown vi.! be represented at the State Fair or. "Watertown Day," Sept. 14th, in a unique fashion. Mr. C. M. Lyon, pres ident of the Business Men's Union paid I hey expected to have about 150 automobiles in the procession on the trip and that it would be a big boost Icr Watertown. The party will start on the morn ing of Sept. 14tli and go to Huron via Clark and Doland. They will pick up many autos on the trip and will probably swell the parade to 250 autos. Let every one who owns tin auto in Watertown turn out. Folger Infant Dies of Cholera Infantum Mr. and Mrs. Orrin Folger are mourning the loss of their baby girl which passed away Monday morning after a short illness, with the dread disease cholera infantum. But six months old the baby had become the joy and center of the home over which death has now cast a shadow. The funeral services were held from the home at 114 Seventh St. N. E., on Tuesday afternoon, Rev. ICearns of ihe Presbyterian church officiating. Mr. and Mrs. Folger have the sym pathy of their friends in their be reavement. House Ransacked in Absence of Residents Last Monday afternoon during the absence of the family from home a sneak thief entered the residence of W. J. Ballintine' in the east part pf the city and stole several articles of •value. Among the articles was a diamond ring valued at 1100, a suit of c!othes and a suit case. Mr. Ballintine thinks that it was someone who was familiar with the premises. Entrance was effected by the use of a skeleton key. There is vsSi Sag bT A Herbert Park Marries Miss Ethel Phillips It is not generally known but it is never the less a fact that when Herb Park silently slipped out of the city several days ago that he would soon cease to be a single man. The re porter for the Saturday News was given a hunch from a friend who is very close to both young people that they were married at the home of the bride in the Pacific Coast country on Wednesday, Sept. G, 1911. Farm Hand Severely Injured by Mower A man employed on the W. H. Bloom farm north of the city was severely injured Tuesday when a team that he was driving on a mower 1 ecame frightened and ran away. The sickle struck the man on the calf of one leg and severed an artery. Church Council to be Held in City In the local Presbyterian church unday morning it was voted to ex iend an invitation to the Aberdeen presbytery to hold their fall meeting in this city. Previous assurances have been received that the invita tion will be accepted. October 3 is the date for this gatli ring, which will bring representa tives from thirty-four churches in the northeastern section oi the state,com prising one of the six presbyteries in to which he Presbyterian church of South Dakota is divided. There are twenty-three ministers connected with the presbytery, most of whom will doubtless be in attend ance a1 the coming meeting, besides lay delegates. These'will b£,«^terr: tinned by the members of the local, churili. The sessions of the convention will be open to the general public and there will be at least one evening of popular addresses by well known clergymen. Valuable Saddle Found on Skeleton of Horse Pierre, S. D., Sept. 4.—John Blake ly of Gettysburg is the possessor of a silver-mounied saddle and bridle which he took from the skeleton of a horse in the sand at the mouth the Moreau river. The skeleton was (dean and had evidently been in the sand for a long time. Where the animal originally got into the wa ter is not known. It may have been many miles up the Missouri, or in the Moreau at flood time, and the owner may have met death at the same time. Heavy Rain Puts the Ground in Condition About two inches of rain foil in Watertown and vicinity Wednesday morning. Several more similar soak ings Will put the soil in good condi tion for next season's crop. His Crop too Big Barn too Small Lancaster, Pa., Sept 8—The tobac co crop on James Houghton's farm near Bartville will be a great one this year. But his barn is too small. Houghton, sixty-two years old, had been worrying and fretting about how he was to stow the big crop in the little barn. The problem made him melancholy, and he hanged himself in the barn. IN SEASON. 1 call it Mabel's autumn gown For it's a hobble small,: And be the season what it may That skirt will cause a fall. Rudolph Mlesel leaves this Week for Rapid City where he will enter one of the Olson Bros, stores in tho same capacity in which Tie has beeu working }n the Model in this city. VOL. 10 NO 12. WATERTOWN, SOUTH DAKOTA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1911J $1.60 PER YEAR HACK IS I A LEMON Iowa Grappler Easily Defends His Title as World's Cham pion Against Russian Lion. TWENTY MINUTES OF WORK Hack Claims Weak Knee Was Cause of His Defeat—is Heartbroken. Chicago, Sept. 4.—The geographical center of the wrestling world was more than ever fortified at Humboldt, la., the home of Frank Gotch, tod y. Moreover, Referee F. W. Smith, who proclaimed the world's champion vic tor over George Hackenschmidt in two straight, quick falls, declared that for the next few years there wilj be no shift of the wrestling capital,: un less Gotch should choose to change bis place of residence. The Russian's showing was pitiful. The crowd agreed that he had "quit," but the defeated challenger, through copious tears, averred that he en tered the arena with a wrenched knee, on which Gotch worked and speedily reduced him to an almost helpless state. In any event it is certain that the foreigner's nerves were on edge. He epent a sleepless night and was-pale when he crawled through the ropes. Dr. J. J. Davis, who examined jjotn wrestlers before they yent to the:iuat, declared that while there might be something wrong, with Haeken schmidt's knee, it was. not evident during the examination. While it took fourteen minutes and 18 1-5 sec onds, to gain the first fall, the ^eoond fall required only five seconds, which Hackensclimidt'g friends assort proved that his knee waB in bad condition. Referee Sniiili is authority for the Statement that when Gotch secured the fatal toe lock, which tvon him the second fall: Hackenschmidt cried out, "Don't huff my toe," and a second b'ter, "Don't break my leg," and fell with his shoulders to the mat, froth ing at the mouth. The first fall resulted frfciii a re verse body hold, after the Birrn had struggled 14 minutes 18 1-5 secoiicfs. The terrible toe hold for which Ootch is famous, was responsible for the second fall. He snapped it upon the left foot of Hackenschmidt and ended the second fall in 5 minutes 'iz 1-5 seconds. Scarcely had he secured the grin when Hackenschmidt acknowledged defeat, with his shoulder. Hacken schmidt's own statement that it was the easiest world's championship ever won tells the story of the bout. Gotch never was in serious difficulty at any time, neither was he forced to extend himself to win. The Iowan got in all a half dozen dangerous holds on the Russian. Hack had Gotch worried but once. During the first bout Hackenschmi-Jt obtained a body hold on Gotch that brought him to the mat, but the champion was on the canvas for only a few seconds. Then he was only down as far as his knees. Almost be fore the "Lion" realized his opponent was in a dangerous perdicanient, Gotch had wiggled out of the ring and was bounding across the ring to safe ty. For his defeat Hack offers but tho once excuse that his left knee, which was injured in training two weeks ago, weakened under the pressure of tlie iron hand of Gotch, and it was useless to continue, at the risk of be ing permanently Injured. Hack went into the ring with Bis knee in ban dages. A Nervous Wreck. But regardless of whether Hack's knee was in bad shape, tbe challen ger was in no state mentally to enter a grilling contest. Hack was unnerv ed before he entered the arena. Whether it was from worry over his injured knee, or his fretting over the match, is unknown. Like Jeffries at Reno, the Russian spent a sleepless night before the bat tle. His trainers tried every means to make him at ease. In the minds Continued on Page 4. JSS.Sfe jidwr If EXPLOSION Mas. Lars Holton of Florence Burned to Death at Her Home Last Monday. SUFFERED TERRIBLE AGONY Home and Baby Saved by Sarred by Six-year-old Girl—Fun eral Wednesday. Mrs. Lars Holton, wife of Lars Hol ton, a well-to-do farmer residing six miles northeast of Florence, met with a terrible death last Monday af ternoon. The young woman, who was only 21' years of age, was at home alone with her three children, the oldest of whom was only six years old, when the terrible accident happened. After dinner the mother attempt ed to fill the gasoline stove with gas oline and hpd forgotten to turn off the burners and the gasoline must have leaked thru the burners and down into the pan. At any rate, when she touched a match to it there was an explosion and she was completely enveloped in fire. She ran from the house crying loudly for help, but there was no one near except the children, and they were powerless to aid her. Mrs. Holton finally became' exhaust ed and fell unconscious, where she laid until the clothes had burned en tirely from her body and until her husband arrived from the field and carried her into the house. A physician was liurledly summon ed and remained untty she passed away at 10 o'clpci Mofljlay night. •...Tty .gjx y^ai olfi daughter who. was, in the house 'when the explosion took place, rushed to the kitchen and see' iPS '.U?e flames burning around the mop boards, hurried to the bed room and carried the baby tci safety, then v.ent back into the burning house and put out the fire with a wet mop. The funeral was held from the farm home at_ 2 o'clock Wednesday and interment was made in the Esterly cemetery. Geo. W. Egan Gives Labor Day Address Geo. W. Ijgan of Sioux Falls was in vited by the labor unions of that city tc deliver the Labor Day address. He accepted the invllatfoft and gave the boys one of the finest speeches on labor that was ever delivered in the United States. Mr. Egan knows how to talk intelligently on the tabor prob lem as he has been right down on the bottom rung and handled a No. 2 shov el on a railroad for $1.25 per day. Hd has pumped a hand-car many a day and watched the road master go by on his padded cushions. Today he is a candidate for the republican nomination of governor of our great young state. Abe Lincoln^ cur martyred pres ident, once split mils and worked as a common laborer. It is ho disgrace. There is where you get our really great men. Farm House Struck by Bolt of Lightning The farm house of Fred Siverts in Sheridan township was struck by a bolt of lightning Wednesday morn ing and considerable damage is re ported. No members of the house hold1 were injured by the bolt. Light ning Kills Some Valuable Live Stock A bolt of lightning struck the barn of Hans Mathieseu, who resides on for some sleuth to work on. a farm about two and a half miles northeast of Watertown Wednesday morning, killing a valuable brood mare, and colt. The nlare was valued at 860 and the Colt, at $100. wKrj VV- Two Wrecks in Day pn M. & S:. L. Ry A broken rail on the M. & St L. two miles east of Boyd, Minn., and 71 miles east of Watertown, was the cause of six coaches of a seven coach paBsenger train to leave the track, and bump along on the ties for about a thousand feet. The hind sleeper did not leave the rails. There was about 140 Watertown people on board the train enroute for the twin cities to attend the Minne sota state fair. The oars remained: right side up and no one is reported as being seriously injured The other wreck occurred on the same road last Sunday night about two miles east of Madison, Minn. The cars left the track on account of a broken rail but no person was seri ously injured. It is said that the company has been running a big, heavy Mogul engine over the line recently and that the small rails are not built for that kind of a locomoiive, hence the de fective rails oi the past few daysi Senator Crawford in Favor of LaFollette South Dakota Senator Comes Against Taft and Gives His .-v Reasons. Out Senator Coe I, Crawford has come out against the renominatlon of Pres ident Taft, and in a formal statement givelB his reasons as follows. .i-v "La Follette's candldcay wife dls cussed in several conferences, as the banner of western progressive repub lican senators before I left Washing ton, but no specific conclusion was a I 1 "Me were all, however in feynjjjjftth^ with Senator La Follette giving him our unfted support in passing the tar iff substitutes offered hy. htm and all believe. enjoye'd "his 'ftttf cotifldeiuse Tlie sweeping asMSIt of f'feaid'ent Taft makes our course clear. He has thrown, down, a bold Challenge and we must fight or run away. The west must yield to the president aild the eastern manufacturers or rally under the banner Of a WfiBtern" progressive republican ^fender and fight, I did not think the president would pl'GS# the issue so slisjrply but since he has done so 1 do UOt heBltilU- to go with the group of republican scnafStSl ylUj whom I stood in voting for the La Follette woolen bill and the fa [-infers tree list bill. I am for La Follette, Tlie Sentiment cf this state in my oMntori will not be fairly represent eif by a delegation pledged to the re nomtoatiojv of Taft in the next repub lican "WYiventlon. La Follette more nearly represents the principles and convict/due of our people upon public )uestlons. For that reason and be cause in geniSfal I agree with him and admire his sup.rb courage and com manding ability shall support his candidacy and hope the delegation chosen in this state,will be favorable to hint President Taft is coming t) South Dakota and we will all give him a hearing and a welcome due-his high office and Ms splendid personal char acter but I for one am unwilling to deceive hirst itr any degree as to the real situation tn this state." Bird Dbg is Stolen at Critical Moment C. E. Weiler, the popular agent-for the Michel Brewing Co. in Water. town, Is mourning the loss of his val uable pointer dog. The dog was stol en a couple of weeks ago and since that time Mr. Weiler lias searched every barn and shed in the city In the hopes of finding the dog tied up somewhere but he has searched i.t vain. He Bays he knows the "tfos would not leave him unless he was taken by force and taken out of the city. The dog is of the pointer varie ty, color liver brown and white spots. Mr. Weiler will give a case of tlic celebrated "Elefenbrau" to the party Sfho gives him a hunch on the where abouts of hia dog. There is a '"case" Hava you secured your hunting li cense yet. If you go hunting without it you are liable to And County (Same AVard'jn Clf.nt Bibblns bojsbinl aronjd(J, '1'*L jaaLu-tk. W A WW® ADVERTISERS SHOULD 'BEAR IN MIND '*at «ta'iat»MarlMgg* 'basthe largest bni'W' A 'culation of any weekly $ glish newspaper In tfa*' LOTS 0 TALKIN a Taft as Well as Congressmen are Doug a Lot of Explaining Western Farmers^ CAMPAIGN IS WARMING UP 04 is Deserted by Presi dent and Members of His Cabinet. fr Washington, D. C., September 4.-— AH the big 'unB have taken to hold ing post mortems, now that congress is well out of the way. President Taft' went out into Massachusetts to speak on the tariff revision bills which he had vetoed, and besides paying his respects to the democrats In congress, singled out Senator LaFollette as th« king bee of insurgency. The other progressive republicans were referred to as Mr. LaFollette's "associates," and in the most (Scathing terms the president condemned the course ot^r the republicans who combined with the democrats in congress, statlng'4 that in the case of the'wool bill there waB a "compromise between avowed:5s. free traders and avowed protection-^ lets, a bill conceived in an unnatural alliance, a bill the result of political log rolling for the purpose of secur ing its passage, a bill framed in ig^ norance of the exact effect of its operw ation," The progressives were doubt rather stunned by the attack^ fr)m the president,- and there iramepf dlately followed a' fusillade of "baoiSff talk" from .different quarters, notwithstanding the fact that 5Cftft_ had been attacked by Senator' LaFollette ftml other Insurgent l«racl|: erg on the .floor of tho Senate, therdj? were a good thany-pe'oDle wh*f"BeeSno® ito think the President bad made Mistake In dealing in personalities, SSr nojp i"l Campaign Warming Up. About the Same tittle Senator Chainijf CInrk, the official mouthpiece of th^ democratic party, and one of the lead-" ing candidates .for the presidency^ had his "say" about matters.! He hall journeyed as far west as Jllinolsf vhen he voiced his views on the :\f* fairs of tile late Mnio^bf E&hgrSJjf and according to his diagnosis as on& fit, .the principals at the Inquest, tfitf faults of goverfllfiSBt rest mostly with the president, Whom he declares "stands for a handful ol protected tariff barons, and by his veto (of th» wool bliij fetlables ttiKni to continue $ unjust and exorbitant tribute upon the consumers of the land." Official and political Washington will pay little attention to the differences b& tween republicans and democrats, hut the fact that the breach is con.- ri stantly widening between republican1 ij factions, and that headquarters of the progressive league have been opened in Washington, with the sup i-osed purpose of defeating a renomin atlon of President Taft, presents a 1 serious condition, and while no one for a moment believes that the pro bable support of the league will bring about' the nomination of Senator La i'^UeUe yet the breach in the organ! Ration is .causing no end of satisfac- 1 tlon to the democrats, who Ih the last week have been shouting louder than ever that they will be able to elect the next president. Senator La Fol lette is no longer dividing honors with any of his fellows, but is the un disputed leader of the insurgency *^jij movement, arid his old friend and ally 1 from Wisconsin, Walter L. Houses has been chosen as sort of a general s|| manager in charge of the league here. Most of the Wisconsin congresa tifen are identified with the movement anJ quite likely the Chicago Tribune ill be the mouthpiece In the middle west. Medill ilcCormick has been here from Chicago during the last 1 few days and has issued a statement ^5 showing that he is In line with the movement. Senator-'Poindexter and Congressman LaFollette of Washing ton are counted as being warm sup' porters of the movement and Senator Borah pf Idaho is also thought to be auti-Taft. Some claim is also made that Congressman French w.ho showb progressive tendencies, may be found ir. the anti-administration column. but'his friends in tWs capital say tbftt Cpstfnuel .on ?age»5.