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.sSs over 2,0"0 paid substnb 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. VOL. 10 NO 13. PAVING IS DITCHED Council Unanimously Turns Down Petition (or Paving of Streets. WOULD COST CITY TOO MUCH Object to Twenty-free Per Cent Clause Which is Heavy on Tax Payers. Because of the twenty-five per cent clause included in the paving pe tition presented by (.he property own ers to the city council, the matter was unanimously voted down Monday night at the regular council meeting. The following were the opinions of the various councilmen before the votes were taken: Alderman Pritcbard: "In the elause stating that the city pay twenty.five I»er cent of the cost along the Abut ting property from the general fund, also for the streets and alleys, we, the committee do.not feel like passing on it in such capacity but wisfc to re fe.- it to the entire council. Person ally I am opposed to it." Alderman Fahnestock: "I am op posed to the city paying the twenty five per cent on the abutting proper ty from the general fund as this puts too much onto the city." Objects Strenuously. Alderman Heed: "I object strenu ously to the city paying for twent five per cent of the paving from the general fund besides paving tie alleys and intersecting streets. With the added twenty-five p$$r_ e?Jit the com plete cost to*Uie"9tty-^Wou'd be about forty-eight ,per cent. I think if the petition was .allowed to go thru, as it is there would be no trouble in get ting nearly tevery property owner in the city to pave as it would .give mighty cheag) pavement for any own er. Put me idown against it." Alderman Bnaw: "I am not in fa vor of this petition on account cof the aforementioned clause. It is apt to reflect sooner or later on the city council. Alderman Immpy: "I do Bat like this clause in the petition and rfeel that we should .vote against It." Mr. Lampy made a motiom that She petition as it was be rejected and it was unanimously voted down. Called For Paving. The petition to the city called for the paving of the street intersection*, the alleys and the paying of twenty five per cent from the general fund for all paving along abutting property. Statistics were given Monday night to ishow that withoat the twenty-five per cent clause the ci±y would be paying twenty-three per oent and if they were to pay the additional twenty-five per cent it would practically mean that the city pay for one-half of the pavement out of the general fund. The petition must be altered in some way to handle this matter which will make it satisfactory to both the sign ers and the council. The matter wnl be referred back io the committee who circulated the petition and will be remedied before the passage of the proposed paving resolution. The matter of the ordering in of sidewalk on the property of Messrs. John Wolf, S. F. Spencer and Dr. u. G. Hill on the north side caused no end of comment and the gentlemen were there in person to register their objections. Didn't Like Their Style. They all objected to the way the petition was passed around and not to the building of the sidewalk. Dr. Hill in a few words' expressed himself as willing to build his walk' tut said that he thought when they passed a petition around they should at least present the same to the own ers who should have to pay for it. S. F. Spencer also registered an objection because the sidewalk peti tion was not presented to him for signing. While putting most of the blame for his not knowing of the petition's existence upon the man who circulated the same, Mr. Spencer Inferred that the council were aware of Its presence and kept the matter dark until it had sufficient signers to :npgrtAn* ^0 tjlfit bodyi. wnat»«. fed the press of the city for aiding a proposition to slip something over but was later made to understand that the council or any one else other than those interested had any knowledge of a petition until it was read in open meeting. After considerable discussion the council passed the ordinance to its second and third reading. The bond of the Stover Construc tion company covering their contract on the drainage canal' was presented "to the council and approved. The estimate of the city engineer places the cost of the proposed sew er on Oak street from Eighth avenue north, to Tenth avenue north at $578 and a motion carried setting Sept. 25 as the date when objections to the sewer would be heard. A petition signed by a number of business men on Maple street between Kemp avenue and First avenue south, asked the council to take some action regarding the construction of a suit able sidewalk in fron of the basement recently excavated for the Schaller store, stating that the condition of the same at the present time was in juring their business and was danger ous to pedestrians. The petition al so asked that as long as the property owner did not -contemplate building this fall that he he compelled to move .and the building used for cement and al- so the rubbish that has accumulated in the street. Alderman Shaw in discussing the matter requested that the council also request the closing of the basement at the rear of the lot stating that his horse and buggy had at one time back ed oft into the basement. The matter was finally lest with' the street and alley committee With full power to .uct and they were tn-i structed to see Mr. Schaller and see that there was a temporary sidewalk pat in and that the refuse be cleared, away so that the street would not be Utirely closed When the draitrage ca nal was opened. Mrs. iC. J. Walsh presenter1 a peti tion to the council asking for $600, damages for injuries sustained from a fall on a detective sidewalk. ThB matter was referred to a committee and the city attorney. The matter of letting bids tor coal was discussed snd attended to ID the usual manner. A committee -was appointed to in vestigate the matter of transferring the records to rtShe county auditor's office. Much complaint has been made in regard to making abstracts stating 4b at many assessments which were special were not Tecorded only as special abstracts and that these did not appear sometimes, especially se wer assessments for the reason that the contractors carried them around it their pockets as liens against the property as it was styled by Alder man Reed, "like Chattel Mortgagee." A committee was appointed to go through the city clerk's office and find some suitable manner in taking care of the books and Tecords of the •council other than the present sys tem. The accessories at the hands of the city clerk now are very small and he has no way or place to keep matters of importance and the proba bility is that a number a new filing devices will be added. After the reading of the bills and allowing of the same the council ad journed. Poulson's Midway Grocery Re-opened. On Saturday, the 16th of Sept., the Midway Grocery formerly owned by A. M. Poulson will re-open for busi ness. L. E. Gingry will be the man ager of the store. Everything is beint remodeled and the stock put in first class shape by the new management. The meat market will be continued with the grocery business. A strict ly cash system will be followed by the new management. Confectionery Store Is Posed in Bankruptcy. The confectionery store owned by JS. H. Ulrick, Jr., on East Kemp ave nue, closed its doors in voluntary bankruptcy the first of the week. Lack of business Is assigned as the cause. Being popular baa more drawbacks thaaegaeb&clM. ... TT" EGANCLUB ORGANIZED W. A. Goyer Elected to Office of President Other Officers Elected. OVER THOUSAND MEMBERS Mr. Egan to Receive Hearty Sap port from this City and County. Last Monday evening a large num ber of voters of Watertown and Cod ington county met at the G. A. R. hall for the purpose of organizing a per manent Egan Chsb for Watertown and Codington county. The object of the club is for tha purpose of promoting the candidacy of Hon. Geo. W. Egan of Sioux Fails, to the office of governor of the state of South Dakota. Tlie meeting was very enthusiastic a number-of short speeches were m*de by Mr, 33gan's supporters. Bev. A. B. Chase made a ver? pteasing an/S ^strong address aaid was teartily cheered by the crowd. W. A. Goyer acd Dr. E. F. Harrington a' so made short addresses. The following officers were -eteoted: W. A. Goyer, president. .'• Chas. Schull, secretary. Geo. Lisebert, secretary. ., F. J. Sciioltz, first vice president E. M. Darker, second vice president. Hairy Thomson, third vice presi dent. J. J. Ballou, fourth vice president. Reception committee: E. M. Barker, W. A. Goyer, and P. O. Mlcin&agT). Executive committee: W. A. Goyer, ex-officio, Harry Thomson, E. M. Bar ker, J. 3. Ballou, P. O. Mimnangh, Dr. E. F. Harrington. The secretary was instructed to write Mr. Egan and ascertain -when he wouifl .be able to visit Watertowa and speak on the political issues at the day. Drys Claim Victory in State of Maine RECEIVED RETURNS INDICATE MAJORITY OF 297 VOTE8 FOR (PROHIBITION. ^Portland. Me., Sept. 14.—He vised returns from the prohibition amend ment election shows the drys won b/ 231 votes. The wets threaten "a recount Augusta was Sorever made the state capital, and the debt limits of cities was Increased. The direct primary law carried by a vote of 55,840, to 17,751. With 119 places to be heard from, at noon the prohibition lead was 521. Parents of Dead Girl are Acquitted NO CLUE TO MURDER OF LITTLE ANNIE LEMBERGER—CRIME STILL A MYSTERY. Madison, Wis., Sept. 14.—That An nie Lemberger, the seven-year-old girl whose body was found in Lake Mo nona Friday morning, come to her death at the hands of unknown per sons was the verdict of the coroner's jury. The only witnesses were the par ents, Mr. and Mrs. Lemberger, and the son, George, nine years old, and Mrs. John A. Johnson, a neighbor.The story told by the Lembergers corre sponded closely with that told by them from the beginning, that they had no trouble with Annie and knew nothing of her disappearance until they arose in the morning. "TVe released the Lembergers and allowed them to go home," said Chief of Police Shaughnessy. "We have de cided, however, still to hold Johnson at the police station until he satisfac torily explains his whereabouts in de- WATERTOWN, SOUTH DAKOTA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 1911. $1.50 PER YEAR TOUR OF COUNTRY Gov. Brady of Idaho Has Plan to Advertise Western States to the East. TAFT IS SCHEDULED OUT IndiailS of Country are Dying of Tuberculosis and Unsanitary Conditions. Washington, D. C., Sept. 11.—Form er Governor James H. Brady of Ida ho, has many friends at the National Capital, and he is one of the men who exchanges pleasantries with Presi dent Taft whenever the two meu meet. The governor visited here a few months .ago and had much to say, during his visit, regarding the great ^unbounded resources of the west. His friends in the capital and partic ularly those from the western portion of the country, are very much inter ested ia the development of an idea which lie outlined while here, but, which at that time, was only in the formuiative period, to attract greater atteniion to the western portion of the country. Governor Brady's plan is to run a train to be known as the "Governor's SpeclaH" arranged to show the resources of the country. The train will run from Omaha in October, going to Chicago, St Louis, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Cleveland, Toledo, Pittsburg, Philadelphia, New TTork City, up into New England, and returning by Washington in order to 'bring back with It senators and repre sentatives of the western and north western states. On the return trip the congressmen will be expected to do the talking and hand-shaking, reliev ing the governors who will perform 'the service while going east. This •tour will be made on a special train which will not only carry half a doz en or more western governors, but lour or five exhibit cars to show the people of the east the products of western and northwestern states re sources of their soil, rivers, lakes, mines, forests and factories. It will be known as the "Western Govern ors' Special." The chief executives of the following states, several of whom are already booked to go, will be in vited to accompany the party: Wash ington, Oregon, California, Nevada, SJtah, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Col orado, Nebraska, North Dakota,South Dakota, and Minnesota. The Pana ma-Exposition management is Inter ested in the Western Governors' spe cial to such an extent that high of ficials of this enterprise will accom pany the party to meet eastern peo ple and invite them to attend the exposition in that city in 1915. They have contributed $10,000 to the enter prise. As the train progresses east ward the western governors will in vite the chief executive of each east ern state to meet the special at the border of his commonwealth and ac company the train while it is touring the state. Stops of a day to a day and a half will be made in many east ern cities, and arriving at the nation al capitol about the time the members of the senate and the house of repres entatives are packing their grips to return home for the holidays, they will be invited to join the special and remain on board as guests until th» train reaches the Twin City land show in St. Paul, about December 17. The six weeks western trip by Pres ident Taft includes a visit to one hun dred and fifteen cities, and towns too numerous to mention. The entire tour, beginning at Beverly on September 15th and ending at Washington on November 1st, will cover 13,000 miles. Among the places he will visit in South Dakota will be Edgemont, Cus terr Deadwood, Lead, Sturgis, Rapid City, Pierre, Huron and Aberdeen. The new dreadnought, Wyoming now nearing completion, and which had been selected for the signal dis tinction of being the first ship of the Navy's real force,- will be finished by July first of next year. A good deal of sentiment in navy circles centers about the passing of this honor from the Battleship Connecticut, which has lorg held the distinction of carrying Coatibucu ua. Face si,® \v Many Convictions^* In Game Cases. The report of the state game war den will. show that there has been considerable activity In the way of law enforcement by the gam'e wardens of the various counties. Arrests aud convictions in counties scattered V1 over the state have brought fines amounting to about three thousand dollars, the fines ranging from $100 in several cases for illegal trapping,and ranging from that down to $10, for illegal fishing, with a bunch of $25 fines scattered all along tor illegal hunting. The report will show, that a large number of fish traps have bo-n seized and destroyed, taken aB the property of illegal fisherman, and that in several cases the guns of hunters have been destroyed wh-sa they have been caught illegally killing game. A number of convictions were so cured for illegal, trapping of fur bear ing animals, the greatest number be ing for the taking of musk-rats out of season, these convictions being in swamp sections of the state. The il legal fishing was principally along the Jim river, and In the Black Hills sec tion, where attempts were made to take trout with seins or nets. In all there were about one hundred con victions for illegal hunting, fishing and trapping, with about thirty seiz ures of apparatus for illegal hunting and fishing, or of game and furs so taken. The report covering the fis cal year ending July 31 last. Booster Spirit Should Work Both The Saturday News wants to do its share of boosting for South Dakota and will hold up its end, still "there is a limit. This morning there were seven letters in our mail enclosing copy for free advertising which if printed would have taken up almost two pages of our paper. We cannot run it all and suppose that some of the parties will feel hurt. It costs money to run a paper and we have got'to even up on expense some way. Some of the parties requesting the free advertising are in a position to help the papers who help them be cause they have ^t their disposal work that can be done in our job depart ment and which we will get pay for. Some very Just criticisms have been made by papers recently against some of our state officials who are contin ually drawing upon the papers and when it comes to the pay work give it to job offices who have no papers and do no work for the said officials only that which they get pay for. As we said before we are willing to do our share of boosting but expect the officials who draw on us to recipro cate. Workmen Lodge To Erect New Building. The Workmen Lodge of this city have decided to erect a business block and lodge room on their lot on ?•'. Oak street, and the building commit tee has advertised for bids for the excavation of the basement, founda tion and first floor. The work will be completed this fall and the bal ance of the block will be finished next spring. August Duffner At M. Ws A. Sanitarium. A. Duffner, the druggist and jewel er, who is at Colorado Springs, Col., in the Woodmen's Sanitarium, writes that be is feeling pretty good and has strong hopes of a complete recov ery from his affliction. Mr. Duffner is suffering from a slight attack of tuberculosis. His many friends in this city and county hope- that he will return home hale and heart? VJ CARD OF THANKS We desire to sincerely thank all the kind neighbors and friends who so kindly lent their assistance dur ing the sickness and death of our aged mother. 0. H. oreor.a&d family. 1 3,'f \v JURORS WERE UNANIMOUS^ Jury Knelt in Prayer to Ask. foe Fair Decision—Beattie is Hopeful. «D W A. $£.# %Kv ,Er »A# yj&^j .ER*1,__~, bear j^imm __* the Saturday tan* has On largest bona circulation ofi|ny w*sMjr s?- English!——* atat* OF CRIME ft*4? Henry Clay Beattie, Jr., Declared of Murder in the First Degree. O 0 'O 0 O 0 9 O O O tV *1 TRIO OF LOVE AND DEATH The victim—Louise Owen Se attle, 22-year-old daughter of one of Virginia's first famllieSt murdered while on a pleasure automobile trip with her hus band on the Midlotitltm turn pike. The accused—Henry Clay Be attie, Jr., her 26-year-old hus band, pampered sojil of a rich family. The alleged motive Pretty," vivacious 17-year-old Beulah Blnford, for years sweetheart. of the dead wom n's husband, who had resumed relations with her just a month prior to the murder. •The verdict—Guilty of mut* dfe'r in the first degree. 4 Chesterfield Court House, Va., Sept 9.—A heavy guard patroled the little" stono Jail last night, and today lone?£pr guardsmen were the only nerson$!ir Henry Clay Beattie, Jr., conviot^d the murder of his -fife/ saw as, ke looked out upon hi? cell a breakfast and he ate it in silence. His thin pallid face wore a flicker ing smile as he gazed thru the grat ed window at newspaper men lolling ing in the grass. Sometime today it was expected that Beattie would ho taken to the state penitentiary at Richmond to await his electrocution on Nov. 2f, or the granting of a new trial by the court of appeals which meets early in that month. Public feeling over- the crime still runs high in this section, and in Richmond where Beattie lives. The verdict was received with little sur prise by the community. Expressions of sympathy were heard everywhere for the aged father of the prisoner, a prominent merchant and highly re spected citizen. His grief today is heartrending. It was the theory of the prosecution that fear, lest his father might learn from the lips of Henry'B wife of his renewed Indiscretion with the Bin ford girl prompted young Beattie tj commit the crime and fabricate he.}: tale of a "bearded highwayman." Somewhat hopeful, yet bent down Us in sorrow at the awfulness, of thef|j| blow, the elder Beattie visited the|S|f prisoner today. The counsel has told tUf him not to lose the hope that they may yet save the boy's life. The sallow, wrinkled face of the old man stared vacantly into the morning sun light, as he uttered a prayer that this might be so. Beattie made a statement today concerning his conviction. The state-^ ment was a severe repudiation of Beulah Blnford as a girl from whomi he declares he vainly tried to detach' himself, and direct the imputationJ|$| that the Jury judged him more for his indiscretions than the tragedy itself, -f The Verdict. J1 Chesterfield Court House, Va-.Sept. 9.—Henry Clay Beattie, Jr., was late Friday afternoon adjudged guilty of murder in tjie first degree. The jury was out one htfur. Judge Watson told the Jury that if they found it necessary W call for any exhibits in the case they could do so and they would be sent to the Jury room. Henry Clay Beattie «#'imietly at bis place at the bar chatting: with his father. The jury retired'sifter 16 minutes id. walk about .the grounds. The' prisoner and counsel for boMi* sides had embraced the opportunity for, relief from the crowded court Continued on j'age 7.