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Going South
Freight, except Sat 10:30pm
PasB., except Sunday 7:05pm
Going North
Pass., except Sunday 8:50am
Freight, except Sunday 11:30am
Going South
Passenger 6:20am
Freight 8:00am
Arlve From the South
Freight .....6:40pm
Passenger 8:15 a
Going East
Freight to Ellsworth 7:10 a
Passenger to Chicago 10:15 a
Arrive From East
Passenger 3:20pm
Freight 5:45pm
Going East
Freight to Morton 7:00 a
Pass, to Twin Cities 9:00 am
Pass, to Twin Cities 10:45 pm
Going West
Pass, to Aberdeen 7:00 am
Freight 2:00 pm
Going East
Acommodation to Tracy 6:00 a in
Passenger to Tracy 9:15am
Passenger to Tracy 9:40pm
Going South
Acommodation to Brookings. .3:30
Passenger to Brookings ...o:45am
Going West
Pass, to Pierre and Oakes...7:55am
Acommodation 11:15 a
Pass, to RedfieldAberdeen. .8:45
Chicago & North Western
A satisfactory route tor the exten
sion of the Northwesern railroad
from Its present terminus In Wyom
ing to the Pacific coast is the aim of
the surveyors who have been busy for
several weeks In the interior of Wy
omlng, according to reports reaching
Aberdeen from the Plnedale and Eden
|,i -r territory.
The surveyors are laying out a line
-west from Lander through South PaSs
and the Eden valley, crossing the
Union Pacific in the vicinity of Gran
ger and thence running west
Nebraska and South Dakota offl
ciala of the Northwestern-profess ig
norance of any Buch move,' which
-would presumably be handled direct
from the Chicago headquarters in any
The "story isTStfen credence "be
"cause of continued reports of new
trtefflo arrangements oil transconti
nental business, thereby the North
western 1B being displaced in Union
Pacific favor by the Milwaukee. It
-was recently announced that tho
Njorthwesteiro and Northern Pacific
"were considering a plan for an Inter
change of business through Billings,
Mont. Railroad men figure such an
interchange could be made a tern-:
porary means of breaking with the
Union Pacific, pending the completion,:
«f the Northwestern's own line
^Jrhe Northwestern railroad exhibit
w: the South Dakota state fair probab
ly drew mjbre attention than any
other exhibit in the fair grounds. At
all times of day mtmy people ..were to
l» seen watching the miniature trains
SB they made their way around the
•circular track. The entire system
Was operated and lighted by elec
Minneapolis, gepit* 14—TJhat' the
.-year 1913 will witness great activity
in railroad operations in South Da
kota cannot be denied' when official
annouftcfementls made, by the several
rtrnnk Uses entering the state as to the
amount of Improvements to be done
-during the year.
The splendid erop condition liFthe
•I^tats has had much to do'in bring
ing about ttM decision on the part of
the railroads, but a still greater fac-i
tor- which baa assured the proposed
extensions "and improvements is the
i'' trie&dl^feellng which exists between
.-the'i-alfroadg.and the people of South
tt'lfe Northwesit-
tiwlvthey' alone,
$ on/e 2*0
seed grain
*r atm^r'seed wfa^
at,'*{fttoe pact# It
road haul'
Siowg that
From the Different Railroads
state at reduced rates. Then too, tho
people of the state hive, iu a largo
measure, come to realize that the rail
roads are a valuable asset to the stats
md are a potent factor in the develop
ment of the state, la short, it is a
case of the people and the railroads
getting together on common ground
for the purpose of giving each other
a square deal.
New Extensions.
Information obtained from officials
of the several roads revteal that
among the many improvements plan
ned, the following are assured: North
western railroad extension of the
line from Iroquois with the Doland
and Groton branch at Doland, (ths
right-of-way for this line has already
been purchased,^ The proposed line
from Hitchcock to Onida will be
pushed to completion as rapidly as
possible, as a large amount of ma
terial is already on the ground. An
other important extension by the
Northwestern railroad, is a line ruu
nlng from Norfolk, Neb., to Winner.
S. D. This line will be extended
through to connect with the North
western line at Newell.
The Milwaukee railroad is already
engaged in the work of double track
ing their main line road to the coast
from St. Paul to the Missouri river.
This work will cost several millions
cf dollars, the bulk of which will be
expended in South Dakota. The Mil
waukee will also extend its Armour
line to connect with its Rfesjcoe^
Orient line at Orient, thus tapping
one of the richest agricultural sec
tions of the state and also affording a
valuable feeder for its coast line busi
ness at Roscoe.
A new bridge across the Missouri
river at a point south of Chamberlain
Is also assured.
St. Louis Active.
The M. & St. L. have already sur
veyed several routes by which they
will extend tfieir line from South Da
kota Into Canada. Although several
routes are being considered, the one
north from Watertown seems the
most likely to be agreed upon, as It
will traverse a very rich agricultural
section which at the present time is
far distant from railway connections.
It has been stated upon the highest
authority that this railroad will build
a line from Aberdeen to Pierre, the
right-of-way for which was deeded to
them and the grade for same estab
lished some years ago.
Thus it appears that South Dakota
will come in for her share of railroad
building next year and that these op
erations will inark a new era In tho
upbuilding of what & already a great
agricultural state.
Paul Hovey of Watertown is in the
city today with a gang of men of the
bridge and building department, mak
inga few repairs^ about the ideal sta
tion.—Aberdeen News, Sept. 13.
A crew of Great Northern carpen
ters and painters are fixing up the
company's property in town this Week.
The' depot and oar houses have been
painted a shade of creamy gray with
green trimmings and the water tank
and windmill tower a dark green.—
South Shore Republican.
A Great Northern bridge crew
which- has been stationed here for
fl^yeral weeks departed on Wednes
day. 'Arthur Offiey went along with
them aB one of the mechanics.—South
Shore Republican.
The Great Northern sold 86ft' tick
eta to the state fair last week. ..At
Willow Ijakesi. on Willow Lakes day,
498 tickets were sold for the special
train whlcii ran from that city to the
state fair on, that day.
WlUow Lakes Tuesday night,
fire destroyed a. flat ear and a box cse^
belonging to the Great tforthern and
also burned a coal -shedbelonging
tov one of tk& fuel concerns of that
1 1
'l^ilyJi^pmi^Septtemli^ 25 tb^Oot
•bej§ 10, 1912/ inc.,. oneway second
Colonist tickets will be on sale
fce prlMipal\polrita in (klfewula
and the Nwth Pacific Coast via the
phlrt&gQ etoa? Northwestern' Xiao
imjjwtant points in
.dtofo* of
ronton. PavorabW litonoveri
'^ef^tt ^he North Ws
over 800 cars
I railroad
are thinfclftg 'ot
wxm&m wilt «n4 a
'at the new Jewlry
Avs Iw-iff®«
Author of'Th* CaUofthe WOO,"
"Whit* Fang," "Marti*
Eden." tic.
Illustrations by Dearborn Melvill
t.. cpyright, igro, by tha New York Hflrald Cr
{Copyright, igio. br UM HacMUlw Com
"Then re go on urging like Sam
Scratch," he said quickly. "Because,
you see, I've always noticed that folks
that Incline to anything are much
more open to hearing the case stated.
But If you did have that other season
up your sleeve, If you didn't want to
know me. If—if, well, if you thought
my feelings oughtn't to be hurt Just
because you had a good Job with me.
." Here, his calm consideration
of a possibility was swamped by the
fear that It was an actuality, and he
lost the thread of his reasoning.
"Well, anyway, all you have to do Is
to Bay the word and I'll clear out.
And with no hard feelings it would
be just a case of bad luck for me. So
be honest. Miss Mason, please, and
tell me If that's the reason—1 almost
got a hunch that It Is."
"Oh, but that Isn't fair," she cried.
"You give me the choice of lying to
you and hurting you In order to pro
tect myself by getting rid of you, or
of throwing away my protection by
telling you the truth, for then you, as
you said yourself, would stay and
Daylight smiled grimly with satis
"I'm real glad, Miss Mason, real
glad for those words."
"But they won't serve you," she
went on hastily. "They can't serve
you. I refuse to let them. This la our
last ride, and here Is the sate."
Ranging her mare alongside, she
bent, slid the catch, and followed the
opening gate.
"No please, no," she said, as Day
light started to follow.
Humbly acquiescent, he pulled Bob
Back, and the gate swung shut be
tween them. But there was more to
say, and she did not ride on.
"Listen, Miss Mason," he said, in a
low voice that shook with sincerity
"I want to assure you of one thing.
I'm not Just trying to fool around with
you. I like you, I want you, and I
was never more earnest In my life.
There's nothing wrong In my Inten
tions or anything like that What I
mean Is strictly honorable—"
But the expression of her face made!
him stop. She was angry, and she'
was laughing at the same time.
Dede Mason had' quick, birdlike
ways, almost flitting from mood' to
mood and she was all contrition on
the Instant
"forgive 'me for laughing," she said
across-the gate. 'It wasn't really
laughter. I was surprised oft my
guard, and hurt, too. You .see, Mr.
Harnish, I've not been
She paused. In sudden fear of com
pleting the thought into which her
birdlike precipitancy had betrayed
her. ..
"What you mean is. that you've not
been used to such sort of proposing,"
"I Like You, I Want You and I Never
Was More Earnest In My Life."
Daylight said "a sort of 'on-therun,
'Howdy, glad-to-make-your-acqualnt
ance,: won't-you-he-mine' proposition."
She nodded and broke into laughte^.
In which he Joined, and which served
t« pus the awkwardness11 away, Ms
^gaUiered neart at Siis, and. Went -on
greater confidence wttk eool%
an! toHg&SL,^ r.9smctexc!S''
"There, you see yon prove my cass.
^ott've -had experience In each mat
tera. ,1 don't,doubt,you've had slath
ers ol "proposals. Well, I haven't, and
like a' fish pal of water. Beside*
this alnt a proposal, it's a pMlar
sittiatton, tU^'Bll, attd Pfii ltx
neV. Pve got enough pU& horse
'sesaa to know a mui aint supposed
.to «stte.f«prtagft «irlas a.r«f
son 'tor. getting acquainted .with her
»And there itrUerm^I was ia
hole?'Number I get ao*
Jfj*'tittalnted with mittfthe offic*. 1Nu».
ber two, you eay^Sbu won't s«s' me
oflt of the office to give num chance.-
Mumber your reM»«"'ls .tbat
tolta will talk..because yoa^rorfcjijjr'
Set o« to,.»ee ttet mean
allr»^t. NumberthereyOn a£|j
on one side the gate getting ready to
go, and me here on the other side
the gate pretty desperate and bound
to say something to make you recon
sider. Number six, I said It. And
now and finally, I Just do want you to
I reconsider."
He was such a boy, this big giant
of a millionaire who had half the rich
I men of San Francisco afraid of him.
Such a boy! She had never Imagined
this side of his nature.
"How do folks get marriedV he
was saying. "Why, number one, they
meet: number two, like each other's
looks number three, get acquainted
and number four, get married or not,
according to how they like each other
after getting acquainted. But how In
thunder we're to have a chance to find
out whether we like each other
enough Is beyond my sawee, unless
we make that chance ourselves. I'd
come to see you, call on you, only I
know you're Just rooming or boarding,
and that won't do."
"It's getting late now, anyway,"
Daylight hurried on, "and we've set
tled nothing at all. Just one more
Sunday, anyway—that's not asking
much—to settle It In."
She gathered the reins Into her
hand preliminary to starting.
"Good night," she said, "and—''
"Yes." he whispered, with Just the
faintest touch of Imperativeness.
"Yes," she said, her voice low but
At the same moment she put the
mare into a canter and went down the
road without a backward glance, In
tent on an analysis of her own feel
Life at the office went on much the
way it had always gone.
In spite of their high resolve, there
was a very measurable degree of the
furtive In their meetings. In essence,
these meetings were stolen. They did
not ride out brazenly together in the
face of the world. On the contrary,
they met always unobserved, she rid
ing across the many-gated backroad
from Berkeley to meet.him halfway.
Nor did they ride on any save unfre
quented roads, preferring to cross the
second range of hills and travel among
a church-going farmer folk who would
scarcely have recognized even Day
light from his newspaper photographs.
Rt found Dede a good horsewoman—
good not merely In riding, but in en
durance. There were days when they
covered sixty, seventy, and even
eighty miles nor did Dede ever claim
any day too long, nor—another strong
recommendation to Daylight—did the
hardest day ever see the slightest
chafe of the chestnut sorrel's hick.
"A sure enough hummer," was Day
light's stereotyped but ever enthusias
tic verdict to himself.
His lifelong fear of woman had orig
inated out of nonunderstandlng and
had also prevented him from reaching
any understanding, Dede. on horse
back, Dede gatheHng popples on a:
summer hillside, Dede. taking down»
dictation In her/ swift shorthand"
strokes—4ll this was comprehensible
to him.. But he did not know the
Dede who so quickly changed from
mood to mod, the Dede who refused
steadfastly to ride with him and then
suddenly consented, the Dede in
wliose eyes the golden glow forever'
inixed and waned and whispered
.ts and messages that were not for
ears. In alt such things- he saw
glimmering profundities of sex,
iknowledged tlieir lure,: and- acqept
them as Incomprehensible.
But through It an ran the golden
read of love. At first he had been
'i«ratent just to ride with Dede and .to:
fie on comradely termR with her but
tile desire and .the need tor her In
creased. The more he knew of her.
higher was hlsf appraisaL Had
been reserved dud haughty with
him,- or been merely* a giggling, sim
pering creature of a'rwoman. lt would,
liave .-been different. Instead, she|
amazed him with her simplicity and
wholesbmeness, with her great store
of comradelineBS. The latter was the
Unexpected. He had nevjsr looked
npen,woman in that way. Woman,
the toy woman, the harpy woman,
t^te-necessary wife and mother of the
race's offspring—all this had been his
expectation and understanding of
woman. But woman, the comrade and
playfellow and Joyfellow—this was
what Dede had surprised him In. And)
the more she became worth while, the
more ardently his love burned, Un
Consciously Bhading hls voice with,
caresses and with equal unconsdous
ness.flarlng up signal fires In Us eyes.
Nor was she blind to It, yet^ like many
women before her, she thought to play
with the pretty fire and escape the,
consequent conflagration."
"Winter will soon be coming on,"
She said regretfully, and with provoca
tlon, one day, "'and then' there wont
be anymore riding.'*
"But I must see you la the
Just Ute same," he eried hastily, __
She a|«0k her head. -r'5' J'
"£ve been pretty good hed«9l#red
"I leave lj to •you tt Ifeaven't: If*
been '^fetty narJ, too, I caftleTl you.'
You JUSt think it over. Not onoe bave
I sald word about- love to yoo, and'
me loving you all the time. Tbafs
golng tsome'jfor, a man th%ty utod ft*
having his em way. ^^ft'.eomejrbtt-,
of a riuhei Men It comes to travel
ing. ^reckoil I'd rush God Almlghtly,
if it came to A rape nvfer the lce. And
yetrfejlldn't phv,j[pu. guess thto
farf »-an Indication ofliow mndlt I
do want yo& lo,
bi|en qte(i|t. and good,
tnisdeiaealck at tliM,
quiet,' Jt havent tmkmMk W
-e. -fm not asking
He shrugged his shoulders. "I dont
know, and 1 aint going to take
chances on it now. You've got to
know for sure whether you think you
could get along with me or not, and
I'm playing a slow conservative game.
I ain't a-golng to lose for overlooking
my hand." '.
This was love-making of a sort be
yond Dedels experience. Nor had she
ever heard of anything like It.
"So you see," he urged, "Just for a
square deal we've got to see some
more of each other this winter. Most
likely your mind ain't made'up yet—"
"But it is," 'She interrupted. "I
wouldn't dare permit myself to care for
you. Happiness, for me, would not lie
that way. I like you, Mr. Harnlsn,
and all that, but It can never be more
than that."
"It's because you -don't like my way
of living," he charged, thinking in his
own mind of the sensational Joy-rides
and general profligacy with which the
newspapers had credited him—think-'
ing this, and wondering whether or]
not, In maiden modesty, she would
disclaim knowledge of It.
To his surprise, her answer was flat:
and uncompromising.
"No I don't"
"I know I've been brasb on some of*
those rides that got Into the papers,"]
he began his defence, "and that I've
been traveling with a lively crowd—"
'I don't- mean that," she said,
"though I know about It, too, and:
can't say that I like It But It Is your I
life in general, your business.. There!,
are women In the world who could
marry a man like you and be happy,
but I couldn't And the more cared!
tor such a man, the more unhappy I'
should be. You see, my unhapplness,.
In turn, would tend to make him un
happy. I should make a mistake, ar.d
he would make an equal-mistake,
though his would not be BO bard on'
him because he would still have his
Business!" Daylight gasped.
'What's wrong with my business? I
play fair and square. There's noth
ing underhand about it, which can't
be said of most businesses, whether of
the big corporations or of the cheat
ing, lying, little corner-grocery men I
play the straight rules of the game,
md: I don't have to lie or cheat or
ireak my word."
Don't you see," he went on, "the
"hole game Is a gamble. Everybody
gambles In one way or another. The
farmer gambles against the' weather
and. the market on his crops. So does,
the United StateB Steel Corporation
The business of lots of men is straight
robbery of the poor people. But I've
never made that my business. You
know that I've always gone after the
"I missed my point," she admitted.
"Wait a minute."
And for a spaoe they rode In si
lence. ••..A
"I see It more clearly than I can
state-It, but It's something like this.
There in legtlmate "Work, and there's
work that—well, that- isn't legltlmater
The farmer works the soil and pro
duces grain. He's making something
that Is good for humanity. He actual-'
ly, in a way, creates, something, the
grain that will fill the moutha of the
"And then the railroads and market
riggers and the rest proceed to rob
him of that same grain,'.*- Daylight
broke in.
•"There ain't much difference be
tween playing halfway robber like
the railroad hauling tUat farmer's
wheat to market, and playing all rob
ber and robbing the robbers' like' I do.
And, besides, halfway robbery is' too:
slow a game tor me to sit In. You
don't win' quick enough for me."
"But what do you want to win for?"
Dede demanded. "You have millions
and -millions, already why can't you
do good, with all your money
Daylight laughed.
"Doing good with your money I
Aint it tunny, to go arpund with brass
knucKles and a big club breaking'
folks' heads and taking their money
away from them until I've got a vile,
and then, repenting of my ways, going
around and bandaging up the heads,
the other robbers are breaking? I
leave it tQ you. That's what doing good:
with money amounts to. Every once1-,
In a .while some robber turns soft
hearted: and takes to driving an am
bulance. That's what Carnegie did.
He smashed heads In pitched battles
at Homestead, regular wholesale head
breaker he was, held up the suckers
for a few hundred million, and now
he goes around dribbling it back to
them. Funny? I leave It to you."
.- He rolled a cigarette- and watched
her half curiously, half amusedfc Hlsi
replies and harsh generalisations of a
harsh school were disconcerting, add
she came back to'her earlier position.
"I can't argue _with you, and yon
know that. No matter how right
-toman is, men have-supb-a way about
them—weU, what they,'say sounds'
tnelst convincing, and yet thg .woman
Is still certain they are^v^t#. Btft
.therevlfjvone thing, t^e'"'weative Joy
and it's a higgler $y tbad" uk&Oani-:
bllng,-- Haven't you ever'ntllrwfiis
3 ourSelf—a" log eaten up1 trifle Vbu
,kon, or a canoe, or'niftf of soptttttag^
And don't you -remeitJber "satuH
fled yon were. "ba%}. goo& Mp felt
while ,y,ou were dding Stter yod
Obad it 4oneIT
'Inisir-wltiSfdie nssedatl^i ^'tecalV
i.ed. He M# the. '-desert# iflil|.on
rbrif beaj^'by Oie -i|
4V 0»« log dabtntf wareboi
spring up, and aU structi
,WMS6ber't ,tN»
But, a**
M? Do yon ii
»upv- iw
OfWS-«»e a&^od
pasture of a
V& '"f
Northern Paclfic Ry,
One- Way Fall Cotbnlst Tic*#*
Round-Trip Homntttktr* Tickitwtn
Mioaoota. Dakota.
8t. Louis,
Kansas City,8tPaial,
Minnfpollt. Direct
connections from
Ask far free Ut«nitiin
about the Northwest
Land of Fortune sad
ftill particular*.
L. P. Gellerman, District PassV Aflent^v.
Fourth and Broadway. Stsq St. Pwl,
will greatly add to the
pleasure of touring
Include a case in your
"Leads Them AIV*
Iheo. Hamm Brewing Co.,
Acencies Everywhere
In the interent of the State, vote
"YES"' for the proposed .Party. Pri
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the official spoils,system. .It makes
principles Instead,of persons the la
suc. It provides heavy penalties for
buyUg votes. It iglves yen ,a popular
vote on party endorsement of PoBt
Masters.- It makes
{or majority rule.
It limits the use -of 'money ^,by the
candidates^ nit gives the poor man
a show. It provides a conservative
party recall. It establishes represen
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Don'tiiall to
It vplll appear first on ^he'baltot.
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