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WANTS
Wanted Position as House
keeper by experienced lady.
Country preteied. Not afraid
uf work. Miss Jennie Eakin,
746 N. Park Ave., Chicago,
Hi. (AustinJ 2-9 3-lj
Wanted to Trade for Land: Best
ivc i jum jngaio/i ii» the city. I
Located in best residence sec
tion. One year's rent at $15.00)
ij.A .iioinii Kuai ant ed. Ad-j
drags, Car of L«mmoil Herald,
2-2 4t
Wanted at once three quarters
»'na-. inttathnt- r» from
c'os -together.
-i i
.ipson,
Lemmon, S. L.
Wanted three farm* cheap for
\ish to use in exchange deal.
Also Have more money for farm
loans, (ias Engines and ma
chinery for sale, all time. The
YVilley Bros. Land Co.
HOTEL in thriving Reservation
point on main line of Puget
Sojid road for sale or for rent.
Hotel in best order and now
running. The pending open
ing of the remaining parts of
the reservation to settlement
will make this a rare busin-ss
ehariee of promise. Owner
must dispose of for reasons of
illness and advanced age Ap
ply Fr Wehrfritz, ^cLauglin,
S. D.
STRAYED from my place on sec.
8-130-92, Adams Co., about Dec
1", four cows and ?wo spring
calves. .Two cows red, one red
with white face, one tan red.
I am in the market for a few
horses that can be bought right.
Let m? know what nu have.
'•uilding separate ro-»m8.
••KM frH-M-M-M-M- M-! I-I-I- HI-
Transporting a
Treasure
Every Effort to Po»»«s ft WH
Made by Robbm
Bf ELMER GRANTBY
Copyright by American Prea*
cUtloD, lm. 5
i 1 1 i 1 1 1 n i i i n i
In tbe towo of Karakasb in western
China dwelt a cobbler called Wo Tun*
He cobbled show all day acd ID tb«
ereaing went to his insignificant home
and the first thing he did after reach
ing it was to toacb a concealed spring
In tbe wall, a tiny door Cew open, and
Id
a space not two inches square wag s
diamond tbe site of a hickory out Tfct
cobbler took the stone in bit band, ei
nwined it carefully, put it back io Iti
place and closed tbe door. Tbe c-»xt
morning before going to bis shop he
reputed this process hl« exami&a?k>tit
being made for tbe purpose of making
aure tbat the stone bad Lot been «to ea
Now. Wo Tung was not a cobbler at
alt bet a diamond merchant. He had
par' based tbe diam^Dj from a
to ion*-
One calf red, the other red
with white face. None brand
ed. Please noti'y promptly:
ROBERTO APP. Box 324, Ltm
mon, S
bi*
At F:-*t Srte iiank. JAS.
li. LEMMON.
i .ST AIR AN 7 and
r'ARuOR in G-ltystfire. Pot
er Co., S. D. to trade :'or Real
Estate. anty beai. best
corner in
best business
the
ihtt Minneapoib Dollar-Hotel
180 MCOEHN ROOMS
H:«ri of Diitrkt
1.00 SINGLE RATE St.OO
EUROPIAN. RATE »o« TWO PtKtOKI SI.SO
PHIVltt MTU AIIOTOIUT EITM i
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1 fizom
HAS HUT «HC COLD
W*TtO 3TC»M hTIT, C*S *»»0 CT*C
LIGHTS, P-OWCClA LAVJITOAV PAAOuit
FLOOR. AMD TtlCPMONC ttCiT^lCt TO O^-
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MOO* MMCI HOW COMF'L.CTCO.
own
Va!u-
•t $25 u. Ne.'ir.fjf. do nt
Cn• »ne Reserve f. to bf
n ssum
'..i. lown.
mi descnpt^jii section,
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Address
Reason
Act
Beath.
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Submit Your
Building Plans to
F. W. ECKER
Building
Contractor
General Contractor in
Frame, Concrete,
Brick and Stone
Construction.
Plans Drawn and Specifica
tions Furnished.
Box 382, Lemmon, S. D.
Mi:s
Steel
Public Stenographer
Lessons in Shorthand
and Typewriting
Room 12, Land Office Building
rtjtl
in India for a *hi«l ot its re®i Tt'ue
the rs^ah beinc aeed
it by tbe way
ingesulty i&adeqoate mod
e«j hinj for
ICE REAM
ik-jt
town
in
state, connected
with
Groeerv and Baicery.
same
k«ot
aoxe ooc
tbmder
'tu»3. Umse.f
-Wit door to tbe cobbler liT«d a
ma&. Thiiig Fang, so poor tba* b* ami
Li* famlJy were starving (fot e**
tbls
feLow told Wi Ton* ?h«'
rb'&'.rf'n were dylag by ooe. ?a-i
he ••n«idert»J it t--tt*-r that be *b,'.:d
tftat they might !T* He bad
I offers a arom of taoaer by a man
demised ?o eie*n:ted tj tike tw
plj^. acd be was about to acceft tb*
offer tt"o 1 ting, tbir^king rbat a ma
so desperate would, if any one co«?d.
carry his dismond tbrongh
V.
ou these animals tb«- lower grade of
Chinese subsist, but be mannged to
get rii e »*iiugb to k»ep bis srrengl
without the other luxuri**,
On tbe third d:ty after he bad set
out he WHS «tp?ed by a band of rob
bers. the lender of whom «aid to him:
"A runm-r bus brought us word tb.'it
you are the bearer of a valuable dia
mond. Deliver it to me or die:'"
"What absurdity is this:"" cried
Ching Fang. "My family are *tarv
Ing. 1 could not bear to see them die.
so 1 left them and am going through
the country, begging ray way
But the robbers paid u attention t-
his words. They ti»k bim into a
wood and. beginning at his bsir. es
a mined erery p«n of bis body anU
clothing. Stripping hitu. they held up
bis clothe*, feeiine etery pan a:?d rijv
ping oien any m» that ghl con
tain tbe srem The thick soles of hi*
shoes they cut into bit*. No diamond
was found Not satisfied with their
search, they tokl bim that if be woo
not wm! the place where be bal bid
den it !he? would kiii him. erea
fors^ed fc:m to kne** with hsnds
tied beh:t»d his hack, asd one »f tbeta
ratted a swo-rd oTer him Btt be sut
aiTTed to a'. this without
a
this (xn
of mdjr past,
and had crosvfl tbe border into Ciuua
tntendmg to Uke it to F'etiog
with
by -r.
word, and
tbe roM»m. cootIik^j rfeat be did
ba*e
tbe
diiaKwd.
desisted
and et
hlff! go.
Tbotjgls lb* poor mi wms l«ft with
bis kbe* bsdiy tors sad bis sbae*
bf went oa w-tb a
^••arr. for b-- fe?t tbat »v» w-»rse tt-.*
tbari
t* put
bad
''pos Sim.
'y
oce ex i*
from
Wu Tung was as subtle mt bis «M
rntes He sent a man «ot bear.nr a
•iuymal ln««id of tbe diamond wiiii
tbe ei ue so careful:? «iieeai«l Jbt
lie tlwngii! t». one would ftd It If
wa* u* dHu-v*vered be woaid thet
tbe Tf-ai sti'Ue by mefse* pe:
bidden in tbe same way Bat tbe i#y
after tbe bearer started be returned
wiUi-»at tbe ctrystai He d:spat' -~~i
aiiotuer with a different deTi -e. t«ut
were wat tix.*
"Hier
too, was sfriit baick witfc tbe «ame et -r
ri*Bf-e After aeDdiag surert diSTe-rei.t
perwus to make ibe*r
party, w
bad r^ffT^-j Isfornji.t'OB ^•••o'.ee1 J
him. nnd i: afte* a raref-. fiesr
asade up asiads that be bad bo»o
seot as a blisd to
attm attend n
tbe re*: beerer of tbe treasTsre.
wbo was tifc-.ag aar-tber route. So tte
traret^r «tet oat agst s. au= eiEK^nr-
*g»«i Bnt
fe-sring tbat
if tbo«e wh
fr
tbe
to t»d
diaiaoad fa. r-,
ai:t-er
person
osi ti»e same
qaest :hey w-aM
»top bis
agaiz.
tr«re*3 nigbt and
fcis feet
tt-sts te
were
so
go
s«re be
farther
eou'«l
wit
bom
a rest.
CteiEg Fsig tra^e-ed
rj*.
as a
beggar
tlB be rea- tred StKbas. wbere be found
foods
tbat
bad bees
tus jc.a'
forwsrdwl by
i{aL
asd..
dee^ej
be'rg so
Sis
far from
t»a»e that be be. ef«-d
DO
one would
saspc bs» mission from this point, he
hl3*d f-OBTe'yaiKesi. Nererthe-e^a (.'ht
ta a very large cocnrry. and to rea
Peking be mcst traverse nearly the
*bo breadth of it At la^t
be
Pekhig I!np
Cbing Fang said he wwe'd try to
thini of some method of oo'wittin
tbe »bug» and, going to hla bouse, laid
tbe matter before hia wife. Wee K ng
Thing Fang wa* not a bright man at
all, but Wee Sing was a rery lDgenS"us
little woman Bewides. here was a
ohan -e to aare her hasband from th»
necw«ity of being beheaded Never
tbe ess It to^jk her a week to bit upon
a p!?n tbat proml»ed su cess
As »on a* "he h.id propped it Ching
Fang went to the cobbler and told bii
thBt
h*
.i
be would undertake to deliver tbe lia
mood in Peking, but that he would
not be rendy to start for several
month* and that meanwh'ie Wu Tung
mu«t keep bis family from starving
Wu Tung agreed, provided Cbing Fnng
would eommit his plan to hlrn. wb**re
U(x.n the latter placed his lip* agamti
the fornter s ear aod whispered tbe
secret.
"Done," said Wu Tung and banded
him a hundred taela to bind tbe bar
gain.
Three months from that day Cblug
Fang, after eiecutlng papers tbat
would put his family at Wu Tung-*
mercy In rase be prored dishonest,
wi*}, nothing but the clothe* he wore
set out upon hla journey. He had been
very secret as to his interviews with
his principal, but knew full well that
he had been observed He was walk
Ing on a road not far from bis starting
point when a man caught up with him
ami entered into conversation Chine
Futig felt assured that he was aftei
the diamond, but chatted with him
freely The man said he bad menu
*lth which to aleep at an inn and In
vlted his fellow traveler to ahare bN
bed with him. Chlng Fang assented
with evident thankfulness sln»'e he
ariied no money for his Journey and
would otherwise have been obliged t.
hleep In tbe open air So the two stop
ped at an inn. and the stranger order
ed some supper, of which they both
partook, then went to lied.
Ching Fiing slept soundly, and when
he awoke the next morning the stran
ger had disappeared. Cbing Fang's
lathes were scattered about, giving
••vidence that tbe man bad
through them.
ar-
rlv«J at tbe capita! and. going to ac
its. sett «d himself to await the
com
m* of tbe merchant.
Wo Trr.g was already on tbe tray,
for tbe payment of tbe funds Chlng
Faaflr bad r«- eived at gucbau was re
xr»ed to him. and be started in his
rea cbara ter of merchant by frc
inented r»ju*e-(. for he feared that be
mli'bt be stopped by persons suspect-
bore the
mad«- a confidant of him, telling blrn I 'f Peking he met Cbing Fane
tliat if be sncceeded In doing so hf-
would give bim a quarter of hi* profit,
wbi'-h would enable him to live like a
oalw#b for tt»e rest of hla life Tung
would support bis family during hi#
absewe
diamond
When
at a pta'-e that had been agreed upon
before tbe latter started, and tbey pro
ceeded to tbe deposition of tbe dia
mond
Tbe first thing necessary was to re
more it from its hiding place. They
"-aIied on an American surgeon who
treated the fami y of the American I
minister and other foreign residents at
i tbe capital and imparted to him their
s* ret Tbey were ^ondu-ted to an op
eratlng ror.m. where Ching Fang
stretched himself on a table, and the
surgeon proceeded to make an Incision
in bin right arm. Then from between
the mtsrle# he tor.k out the gem Be I
fore f'hing Fang left Karakash a sur
ger»r» had made an In'iMp.n, placed tbe
diamond in It and treated the heal
ing so carefnliy that no scar was left
Though the messenger's body had been
"-arefully examined by those seeking
i
,be
gone
Though Ching Fang bore a diamond
worth many thousands of dollars. h»
had not the wherewithal to buy food,
for money would have been taken
from him. He begged, he stole, he
used every conceivable means to sat
isfy his huueer and keep enough
rtrength to travel. Now he would
Keai- well bidden bad It been
letween two muscles that no luuij.
was made
Wben the surgeon banded the treas
ure to Wu Tung the latter put it in
his fHK ket. paid a good fee. and tbe
two riilnameu went to their inn. the
i mere bunt to write a letter to the man
I ager of the em[eror's household. In
i forming bim tbat a diamond WES to he
bad tbat would te one of tbe finest of
bis majesty's jewels. The lettn
brought a representative from the pal
ace, wbo after examining the article
made an offer for It that was accepted
by its owner
Meanwhile Wee 81ng and ber ob'l
dren had been maintained at Wv
Tung's eipense |tut she knew that
this support would end if her busbnnd
was not successful in his que^i ni"1'
knowing the dangers be must pass. sh.
had but little hope of ever seeing bim
I again.
One day a man stood at ber door
wbo. though he wore the rich dress of
ja mandarin, had the face of Ching1
Fang. And this singular creature was
smiling upon her. Then he took her in
his arms and the children oue ifiei*
another, kissing them all
"I do not need." he said, "to sell my
life as a substitute, for I am very rich
Wu Tung bns dealt honorably with me.
and. since he made a fortune for bim
self, my share is sniBcient to keep us
all In luxury so long as we lire."
"What n man you are." said Wee
Sing when he bad recounted his adven
tures. "to have survived such treal
ment and made us nil rich'"
"And what a wouian you are," he
replied, "to have such ingenuity ns
teil me the only way the fortune couM
have been concealed so as to tie carried
across the whole domain of China!"
That was the greatest transition from
poverty lo afl!ut*: ce on record. A man
so poor that he tniNf ell his life iha'
his family mit'lit live suddenly become
possessi-d of u juartcr of a million o(
B,f
I vegetable from a garden, now would
»Ual a (uousc. a itt or a ktttM. tor
FIRE LOSS MAY
BE TENMILLIONS
Larfe Section of Ronston,
hx^ Swept by Flames.
WHOLE CITY THREATENED
Pit* Fifhtcr* Succeed
In
Lad Deaper
Me Stand to Secure Control of the
i Conflagration—More Than a Thou
•and People Homeless and Several
Large Manufacturing Plants De
stroyed.
Houston, Tex.. Feb. 22.—Impelled by
fierce gale from the north fire ran
rampant through the eastern section
of this city, destroying property valued
at several million dollars and render
ing homeless more than a thousand
persons.
Several large manufacturing plants
were burned down, scorcs of homes
were razed by the flames and several
lumber yards, cotton warehouses and
compresses were wiped off the earth,
He
f^-npd most to be foikwed fr-:.
Kirabsb a ad serf to be stopped by
tbose to wbom Snfcvrma^loB of h'«
moTeroects ^sd t*en f-rw-njed. He
9cw t-:7ed That both tbese dangers
Bad hws pssss«I l&deed. be was wty
iayrt
a
rlew to arL'tog it to tbe emperor Bo?
he we1! knew that ii,« trai»spon*u.»i
of a vafus t.ie art*)* across tl*
wbok* of that rast territrT woyic L*
well nigb lmpoitsiMc Both tbe iwi n?
aod tlie Chinese ere Terjr rnnniiig. ai.-d
if It were known that be wms !rave:.j.j
with ao greet a treasure be wa*
Xot less than twenty-five city blocks
•re in ashes.
Tlie losses, conservatively, are esti-
1
mated at from $7,000,000 to $10,000.
XW*. 'i he greater part of this is con
fined to the lumber and cotton indus
tries Forty-five thousand bales of
cotton stored in warehouses and com- i
presses were burned.
Destruction of baled cotton and
manufacturing plants make up the
bulk of the bosses on which estimates i
are based. This reaches about $8,
9OO,0«.O. The cotton losses alone ex
ceed I?.000,000. Ixss on residences
and household effects may bring the
total to a much larger figure.
Le
day
for three days.
Fire Starts in Cottage.
The fire started in a cottage near
the Southern Pacific railroad tracks.
A roaring wind picked up the flames
and hurled them to neighboring cot
tages and boarding houses. In a flash
these structures ignited, shooting forth
great columns of sparks. Seizing
these, the forty-mile gale carried them
two and three blocks. Within half an
hour after the fire broke out a great
area of small residences was in flames.
The fire spread rapidly to manufac
turing piants near the cottages and
boarding houses in which hundreds of
workingmen lived. The flames spread
so rapidly that firemen for the time
abandoned attempts to check the
flames and devoted their energies to
warning householders. Possible loss
of life thus was averted.
At the big manufacturing plants and
cotton compresses city firemen and
Tolunt^ers had organized to fight the
onrushing flames. Walls and roofs of
the plants were watersoaked. This
was quickly licked up by the advance
guard of sparks and when the great
columns of hissing, roaring flames
reached the factories, these structures
succumbed with less resistance than
rows of the cottages.
Organize for Final Resistance.
As hour after the fire began its ad
vance the firemen organized for a final
stand at Buffalo bayou, a small stream,
which, if passed by the fire, meant the
destruction of the entire city.
As the crackling flames swept on
ward toward the bayou banks, hun
dreds of streams of water were thrown
into t*
nm.
At some of the narrower
portions of the stream, however, th
flames leaped across and for a while
it seemed the city was doomed, but
the more substantial buildings did not
afford the tinderlike fuel previously
encountered The fire flphters had won
their desperate battle.
Thousands of persons were driven
from their homes and in the cold of
the relentless norther they suffered
from exposure. Relief work at once
was set under way, however, and food
and clothing provided for the refugees.
Many persons were hurt during the
fight with the flames but so far as can
be ascertained there were no casual
ties.
i
The burned nrpa is at lca«t a mile
and a half long and at points a quar
ter of a mile wide. It was swept clean.
FAMILY OF FIVE TO PRISON
Colorado Man and Four 8ona Given
Long Terma.
Walsenburg. Colo., Feb. 22.—His
members of the notorious Baldwin
gang, which has terrorized this din
trict for months, were sentenced to
the penltentary by Judge Hunter of
the district court. They were charged
with robbery. Five of those sentenced
are members of one family. Thev urn
John Baldwin, who was s«nlt*n«d
from six to ten years, and hl« four
sons, the latter receiving sentenciM of
four to ten years each.
Harry Hill, a member of the gang,
whose testimony largely was reepon
sible for the conviction of th« men,
was given a live to ten year s«niuii«
Conduotor Knds Hla LI fa,
Glendive, Mont. Fab. tf
O'Connell, well known oil lie in
clfic conductor, coininlli I aiib |ij« b*
shooting. Mrs. tK'onii II, »ho liud
been awakenwd by tbe full of lti« body
found her husband lying dead lit the
doorway bet*em ihu builuitom «nl
kitchen. No cause for (lit du*4 is
known axnept It wu« (In. j«»uh ,( |JJ
health, as lie bad Insult lot
Mvuti mr»
If
ifitu
LEMMON STATE BA
Capital and Surplus SI2,000.00
General Banking Business.
Interest on Time Deposits.
Special Attention Given to Insurer
Lemmon State
THOS. COLLINS Pres. L. H. HAEGR. Y..- i
C. (J, SlOiiRIUs, Gisltier.
Lemmon, :j
Business Men
The new Town of Lawther, Morton County, N.
offers good openings for various lines of busing
pecially to men who can talk German. WanteJ
Physician, a Druggist, a Meat market, a .,
Snop, a Hardware store, a Harness shop, Furmt
store, Elevator and Newspaper.
We have secured a very fafr wlieat and Oa
and the flax crop is the best. Prospects are s
for good business.
For information see or write
William
Lawther, P. 0., Elgin,
Bank
Hunt
Heil
Lemmon Furniture
and Hardware
Offers during the new Year 1912 its complete Stoc
Furniture, Rugs, Bedding
Hardware, Stoves, Etc.
Everything for the
3 YOUR STATIONERY....
done at
will receive the very best profession!
al thought and care, if you
THE HERALD PRINT SHOfl
Lemmon, S. D.J
No job of printing to small or simple
or too intricate but what we shall
glad to figure with you.
It. II. POMKItOY
AlM'TloMKKK
HUM Or Wi LLN MM
Mouth
Whlll VMIH Hl|| on Rml
$*»{ imiII
N. Da
Co.
Hons
AT LOWEST PRICES.
T. NICKISCH.
Undertaking and Embalming.
Funeral Directing and Suppl
have
CORN-SEE
TREES
DMIU U
work of art and full of
S»# (ia| Corn on front
tin
I'lltiMi •Iwt ji I iitiiiivtih'M
MmIH HI. lie
SllXjiS:
WILL'S PIONEER
HOUSE and NUR
OSCAR H. WILL & CO.
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