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Cemmon Berald: Formerly The State-Line Herald Published I't idays at LEMMON. SOUTH DAKOTA. ,1. K. I'AfM. OKIW1''. 1 Subscription "ft the year 11 h- post .natter Friday, 3an. 12, i^!2. Changing Our Name. Beginning with lhi-5 ssue this paper assumes another arae and hei i ig, an) pro os sh nceforth to be known as The L/emmon Her ald. Hitherto, and fyr over four and a half years this paper has labored faithfully for the upbuild ing of the community of which Lemmon is the commercial and social center. We believe tha' the goodly list of friends whom we have gathered about us are a guaranty that this effort has not been in vain, and guided by the thought that a state-line should be eliminated as much as possible in the daily intercourse of the public here, we feel that under the name The State Line Herald we have done something to make the pubiic on both sides of the line realize sincerely that there was much to bring us together into a unit, and practically noth ing sever us. However, timet are changing, and the old term "State-Line" has come to mean less than form erK A ie spi pe must iden tify itself more ue.initely, and The Hendd can do no less nor more than to identify itself wixh the little city which we have seen spring into beinr a 1 -tr ngth under our very ey ur/riHiid^ fn.s.i if:iv iV(• •egun i e r ters to ,' Thus hcre of re lance n i n A i n i y\th pl'ns'ir v decide upot naming this pap with (heir sugere e ex n the .• *-rif u i\ ,-t- M.'iitus i..«. o.., A». hope to continue to ignore as much as possible a state-line when it ia vi'i^ uio interests of arniiy oi readers, as much ho hs in th* years won* hy. But v,- arc j./!'ouu 1- euy oi ourcnoice we .t pe con inueto serve it too as much as ever aim ing daily to strengthen the bond of good fellowship existing be tween the city and its rural environs. To the many friends of the past we present greetings under our new name, and hereby ask them to stand wim and by The Lemmon Herald as much as in the past, assuring them that it shall ever be our aim to serve them as best we can. The Lemmon Herald. J. F. Paul Gross, Publisher and Editor. Bill Hohertyis to be commend ed for obtaining recognition for Lemmon at the hands of republic an party leaders at Huron. To be sure, the fruits of his recog nition must yet be obtained in a fight but we expect thai one of the good fellows who will help to vote in Taft for four years more of the White Honse, will hail from good old Lemmon town. The county couiiiii&moners oi Adams county have again decided to strain the credit of the county in order that there may be seed for the sower. Nobly done. Adams county may be proud of its board, the men who feel their part to stand by their constitu ency. ven to the last ditch. At present. thi» conditio! s favor- Wb* prepared for this season's crop, has been worked in the best man-' ner possible. The abundance of snow now on the ground insures' a goodly reserve of moisture.. The signs nre right, and it isj worth while to take the step. The county commissioners saw at their January meeting to:*aPanese fit, once more, and for the fourth tirne, to award the official papei to Tom Potwin. Fair play, and the principle of what is right as between man and man does not appear to have been matter oi moment in this transaction. Wt don't blame Tom for going after all he can get—but we, and with us a goodly number of people who believe in fairness, feel, tnat in setting aside the wisht. of Hon. Geo. E. Lemmon. the majority committed an act that cannot help but meet the disap proval of all who still bave re gard for right and honor. In face of the desperate de nand for seed grain, what ar the Perkins county commissioi. ers doing. Apparently nothing as yet Perhaps the Perkim county farmers don't want any seed grain this year? Or is it perhaps that the farmers have failed to raise their voice, to im press the 1'erkins county boarc with the necessity of taking steps for the furnishing of grain? li there is a demand for seed grair through Perkins county, that de mand should be voiced as plainly and emphatically as possible, and right now. We are not in formed as to the attitude of tht commissioners on this the burn ing question of the hour for Per kins county, but it is not to supposed that the board will act unless induced to d- so by public opinion, voiced in no uncertair erms. Let the Perkins county farmers get busy and make theii demand. The only thing that Till make these pa»"ts worth whilt to live in is crops, and if thest fail, the country fails. We have had two failures—and unles there be seed, we shall have a third. If the beautiful continues tt come down the rest of the winter as it has thus far, Lemmon wih nave ample opportunity to note whether or not its reservoir north .wn is worth while. The Faith branch has agai een closed to traffic, this tim over two weeks, on account o snow. An engine and rotary plow are reported along the lint in the ditch, and although tht company is making strenuous ef forts to clear the track, each succeeding blow fills the cuts as full as ever. Complaints have been entered against the rail road, it is said, for failure to open the branch. This action wil possibly haye a result similar V that which met the complainants living along one of Jim Hill's? branches. Jim was telegraphed a long protest, in which he was threatened with the government fine of $50,000 for his failure to open the road. Whereat Jim answered, he would be only to giad to get off that cheap, as even his attempts to open the line had thus far cost him a great deal more. UWu The State Insurance Departroeni wishes to jfive publicity to a lelegran, received from the Superintendent oi Insurance of New York, relative to the loss by fire sustained In the Equit able Life insurance Company of New York City. The telegram is to the ef fect that the damage done has been exaggerated and that the securities and policies are intact. The officers at e meeting the situation courageously and slate that there will be little disturbance of the regular business. The surplus is adequate to protect all policy holders and they need not be concerned about their insurance, as there will be no loss to the policy holders. For Sale or trade first class restaurant in Lemmon doing ^cood busines. Uood reason for call or address care ol neanu. JAPANESE STRATEGY. Ingenious Tactic# That Marked bor. Before the capture of the hill the fired ln'° ti'e tow° and the harbor with an alarming and puzzling accurucy, although the gunners never saw their target. After a time the Russians learned that a Chinese fisherman was particu larly fond of a certain spot in the har bor. They watched him. If a shot fell beyond a particular ship be moved his boat in a corresponding direction. If a shot fell to the left the simple Clil nese found the fishing better in that direction. Apparently he hud no mis sion in the world except to find the best fishing ground. Finally it dawned upon the Russians that his movements could be observed by Japanese flekl glasses. Fishing in the harbor was prohibited, aud the Japanese fire weut wide. After a time the shots began bitting their marks with the former accuracy The Russians looked for Chinamen They found one. lie liked to wade Into the shallow water, apparently looking for crabs. He had a white bucket and a black one. If a shot fell Khort or went beyond the mark the white bucket moved in sympathy. If It went to the .right or left the black bucket was affected only. If a hi was made the buckets came together PosslWy It was by using the simple Chinese that the Japanese succeeded in mining the entrance to Port Arthur harbor. On April 13. 1004, Admiral Makaroff came out at the head of his fleet, his pennant flying from the I'etro palovsk. The flagship struck a cable that connected three floating mines One mine swung to port, two to star board. In a few minutes Makaroff and his ship went down. The fleet turned and fled Into port—Scientific Ameri can. ORNAMENTAL DRESS. Tha Kind of Clothes Washington, Washington at his receptions in Philadelphia was dressed in black vel vet. His hair was powdered and gath ered behind in a large silk bag. Hi hands were incased in yellow gloves He held a cocked hat with a cockadt on it and its edges adorned with a black feather. He wore knee and shot buckles, and at his left hip appeared a long sword in a jolished white leathei scabbard with a polished steel hilt. John Adams on the day of his Inau guration was dressed in a full suit of pearl colored broadcloth, and his hair was powdered. Chief Justice Dana oi Massachusetts used to wear in wintei a wblte corduroy surtout lined with fur and held his hands in a large muff The Justices of the supreme court ol Massachusetts wore until the year 1793 robes of scarlet faced with black vel vet in winter and black silk gowns in summer. At the beginning of the last century powder for the hair becam* unfashionable, tying up the hair w:» abandoned, colored garments went oil' of use. buckles disappeared, and knee breeches gave place to trousers —New York Press. Int*rtit*d. This Ls a real conversation. It migb have taken place almost anywhere In the city, so why should we tell real names? "Do you know, dear," says Mrs. En nywun, "I think we are paying alto get her too much for our church pew. considering its location." "Do you think so?" replies Mr. Enit wun. "Well, we must attend to thai at once. Er—where is It located? 1 want to make a note of It." "No. 68 C." "Yes—how stupid of me. And—ab what church Cleveland Plain Dealer. WfehfMMM of Wslnuts. "The percentage of food In walnuts,' says the London I^ancet, a high med leal authority, "is very high. They are very rich In fat. coutainlng as mueh as 03 per cent, while the proteins amount to nearly 16 per cent. It has been calculated that thirty large wal nut kernels contain as much fat as two and three quarter pounds of lean beef, and yet the walnut is often used as a supplement to a square meal!" Not Much Difference. Tommy-Pop, what is the difference between table d'hote and a la carte? Tommy's Pop—At a table d'hote, my son. you take what the waiter brings you without ordering, while if you dine a la carte you order first and then take what the waiter brings you.—Philadel phia Record. Likely Enough. "Jobsly brags that he la a self made man." "I thought he was a little baggy at the knees."—Baltimore American. To make pleasures pleasant shorten them.—Uwtrfe* fills ton. Shoe repairing neatly and promptf ly done by C. L. Williams one door north of Hotel Royal, t-: Farm loans wanted on first mort gage, from $300 to $800. in§ 8iege of Port Arthur. Much of the slaughter that^ marked the siege of I'ort Arthur centered about •the capture of what was known as 208 I lleter hill. The Japanese wanted that I I #uiinenee, not to plant guns on it. but to observe the position of the Russian jrarships anchored in i'ort Arthur bar Prompt attention given. Apply E. J. Morris, Lemmon, S. D. tf A good furanee heated, furnished room for rent. TILLOTSON. See our new line of rockers and upholstered furniture A fine assortment, suitable for gifts, just arrived. Braden's. For County Treasurer of Perkins County. To the Voters of Perkins County: I have decided to be a candidate for nomination to the office of county treasurer at the primaries to be held next June. Han cock and Adams Wore. John Hancock, thiu in person, six feet in stature, was very foud of orua mental dress. He wore a wig when abroad and a cap when at home. A man -who visited Hancock one day at noon in June, 1782, describes him a^ dressed In a red velvet cap lined with tine white linen, which was turned u] two or three inches over the lowei edge of the velvet a blue damasN gown lined with silk, a white sill stock, a white satin embroidered waistcoat, black satin small clothes white silk stockings and red morocco slippers. I believe that my lontr association with the business affairs of the count} and the experience pained thereby, having been a member of the board of county commissioners since the county's organization, qualify me to properly discharge the duties of the office: and I pledge myself, if nominates and elected, to do so to the utmost of my ability. L. T. Larsen, Lodgepole, S. Listen Everybody! Miller Art Co. are going to give you an op portunity of a life time for Photos. Now you can have that long wished for photo taken. Beginning Saturday, Jan 6 and continuing for 15 days, we will make photos at the following prices. Just think of it the $3.00 and $3.50 styles at $1.50 per doz en, the $4.00, $4.50 and $5.00 styles at $2.50 per dozen. And we also have a coupon proposition for you to investigate, and re member the first come the first served as when the present sup ply of mountings are exhausted. I we can not duplicate these prices. So come early. Remember we give you the same high grade of We guarantee that Copenhagen Snuff is now and always has been absolutely pure snuff, that it complies with the laws of every State and all federal laws. American Snuff Company, 111 Fifth Ave., New York. If in Doubt as to your Christmas Gifts, Visit Macomber's Drug Store Where Santa Clans has established his Lemmon Depot. See his Fine Display of Toilet and Manicure Sets, Perfumes Albums, Books, Writing Paper, Dolls, Games and Toys of all Kinds Richest Variety in the City of Leather Goods, Brass Goods, Art Pieces Edison and Victor Talking Machines And the Largest Line of Records West of the Twin Cities. In doing your Christmas Shopping, be sure and Examine the fine and varied line at A. G. MACOMBER & CO., Druggists finsh you have always had fr our studio. Remember the place and date. Miller Art Go., Lem mon. S. D. The First State Bank has been appointed a postal savings de positary for this city. While Postmaster Doherty has not gathered in any large amounts through the government's sav ings bank plan, yet the sum de posited thus far compares very well with any similarly situated communities. Rev. J. B. McKeehan an nounces that the week night meetings at the Baptist church will continue for all week, and cordially invites the public to attend. There's Quality in the Goods We Handle and supreme satisfaction will be yours, if you replenish your pantry from our stock. Besides the regular stock we carry the en tire line of Swift & Company's Products These Speak for themselves. Give them a trial, and let them talk their mer its to you W. LAWYER Meat Market Main St. Postmaster William H. Doherty left Thursday for Huron, to at tend the state conv ntion there in the interests of the Taft cam paign. After the close of this interesting meeting he continued on to Sioux Falls, where he took part in the Dry Farming con gress, sitting there the early part of this week. Two cars Alfalfa Lay, to make a trial. Secure some at Green, s Feed Store. Phone orders for soft water ice in sleigh load lots to Herald Of fice. Prompt delivery. 4. W. Heltzell. Miss Kossman returned Monday from LaCrosse, arriving on one of the delayed trains just in time to resume her work at aefeKOol.