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CLEAN •«i T*r IE Flowers QUALITY PURE Fresh cut every Saturday and Wednesday morning Flowering Plants i Daffodis, Narcissus, Pyacinths, Lillies, Tulips, the offerings of the season kept constantly on hand. Phone me your special orders, or leave same with Horr, the Jeweler. Small Selections may be had at Horr's Jewelry Store I handle the Miles City Floral Products Please telephone me Your O E Mail Orders will receive prompt attention. A. Gross, Florist. ...THE.. Empire Elevator Company T. H. HEATH, Local Arfeot Offers an exceptional fine SEED OATS 70c EARLY SOUTH DAKOTA YELLOW DENT CORN Guaranteed Germintation 90 per cent. per bu. $3.60 Extra Fin# Seed Wheat, raised in North Dakota. Inspection of these seed invited. Opening Up Saturday Morning, April 2 7 W. H. Rammer's Shoe Store and Electric Repair Shop. After a temporary absence, have decided to re turn and conduct a HIGH GRADE SHOE Store with the best repair department between and Miles City in connectian. I have installed the latest improved shoe repairing ma chinery, which will mend vour shoes with neatness and precision almost instantaneously. We have a large shipment of Men's, Ladies1 and Children's Shoes enrout. When they arrive we will have the Best Exclu sive Shoe Store in this vicinity. We wish our old friends and patrons to renew acquaintance and walcome all new patrons cordially. W. H. Kammer Shoe Store Payne Bld'g, Opposite Postoffio© LEMMON, S. D. Aberdeen Eighth Grade Examination. The final examination for pupils completing the work of the eighth grade in the schools of Perkins county, will be held Thursday and Friday. May 23 and 24. at the following places: Bison, Strool, Lodgepole, Lem fnon and Chance. All pupils now completing or who have completed the work of the eighth grade during the school year now closing should write this examination. i E. T. Vallin. Co. Supt. Teachers' Examination. Examination of applicants for Life, State and First Grade cer tificates will be held Thursday and Friday, May 16 and 17, at Bison. This examination will also be given at any other suit able place in the county where a sufficient number of applicants may desire to write, provided that the superintendent receives early notic° of such desire and the applicants interested pay the extra expense of holding such additional examination. E. T. Vallin, County Supt. of Schools. NOTICE. To the Socialists of Perkins County, South Dakota. Notice is hereby given that there will be a mass county convention of the members of tho Socialist Party i of this county held at Neadow at 1 ('clock P. M., April 29. '912, for ilit purnose of putting in nomination a I county and legislative ticket, electing' a county central committee and such other business as may properly come before the meeting. Clinton L. Williams, State Com mitteeman for Perkins Countv. Lost or Stolen Bay mare, with black eet, mane and tail no brand w lite star in forehead flat footed A ab^ut 1300 lbs. Finder will ceive reward by notifying. John Madson, Res., 4 miles southwest of Haynes, N. D. P. 0.. Box 38, Haynes, N. D. STRAYED or STOLEN, Thurs day night from my place on sec. 1, Orange tp., Adams county, two bay mares and gray gelding. Mare branded, one on left hip. the other JB on left shoulder: gelding S on right jaw, 7 on left jaw. Reward. A. N, ROOK, o. Lemmon, S. D. STRAYED, about Feb. 15th, Bay mare, heavy with colt, wt. about 1150 star in forehead mane and tail similar color as body, branded EH on left hip. Reward. PleaseHD notify Christ Lemke, 7 miles northeast of Lemmon. HARTZELL FARM FOR RENT: 140 acres plowed, ex cellent soil well cultivated, in crop two seasons 2 3-4 miles west of Thunderhawk, S. D. Rent 1-5 in elevate, if less than 5 bu. per acre, renter keeps crop. Inquire of L. D. Winney. Thunderhawk, S. D. WANTED—Party to crop 100 acres of fine, black soil on crop plan or will rent outright. Ten i miles north of Thunderhawk. Has been under cultivation two years Address, The Lemmon Herald. FARM LOANS WANTED im mediately, from $300 to $500. prompt money. E. ,J. Morris. Seed Wheat and Seed Oats, best quality, for sale by Western Lumber & Grain Co. HOUSE and Lot in Lemmon for sale at a bargain. Enquire, P. G. Chapman, at Atlas Lbr. Co. See me if you want to make a loan on your farm. E. J. Morris. SEED POTATOES. Just received, a carload of extra fancy Early Ohio Seed Potatoes prime stock S. I). raise. Best in market, and carefully wintered. Get a few bushels for seed now, as they are going fast. If vol) cannot comr in iromil I \, make vour reservation In mail. THE GRAND LEADER. F. C. Totten PHYSICIAN and SURGEON Disease of the Eye, Ear. Nose and Throat a specialty. Glasses fitted. Office over Macomber Phtrmtcjr Lemmon, S. D. Mystery Lady The IJ She Contrived Carry Out a Hidden Scheme By EDITH CONNERS 1 am a dealer in Ktidhaud bonk* I buy those ihsr are soWi out when families break up their homes and In this way secure from time to time vol umes that 1 know to be rare, though the seller often Is Ignorant of the fact Nevertheless I am free to say that I don't take advantage of their Igno ranee, but pHy them a fair price for the goods Those rarities I keep Rnd now hare a collection that Is becom tng every day more and more valuable. One day a young woman come Into my •tore nnd began looking over my stock 8he attracted me at once by her ap penrance, her gentle manner, her soft feminine voice and traces In her covin tenan, e of some great grief. 8he took down from the shelves different books, most of them on religious subject* I left her to examine them according to her own sweet will, but she was so at tractive to me that I could scarcely keep my eyes off her. She seemed as much Interested in the binding as in the other pnrts. I noticed that In the case of several of the books she looked oTer she slipped her thumb and fingers over the cover ns if to gauge its thick ness or smoothness, 1 couldn't tell which. She laid out five books separate from the rest, all on religious subjects, and asked me the price of the lot 1 figured It up. and she paid me without any ef fort to induce me to take less, but stip ulated that she should be permitted to brine any of them back within a week to be exchanged for such others as she might select I agreed to this, and she went away. I suppose a hundred persons might have come into my shop at different times and looked Into my stock with out attracting any especial notice from me, but this person excited an Interest that 1 was unable to account for. I presume It was her engaging presence At any rate, I could not get her out of my mind Possibly It was because I had met one capable of kindling In me that inexplicable feeling which Indl cates the dawn of love. Be all t-his as It may. I hoped that she would bring some of the books back for exchange that I might see her again. My hope was realized. On the sixth day after her first appearance she came again, bringing back a book printed In 1845 and bound with all the clumsdncss of that period The covers were alxiiit a quarter of an inch thick. The title was "Christian Advice to Young Men.' I remembered her having slipped her fingers over the covers of tho books, and her return of this one indicated that If she was buying the Iwoks for the binding she did not care for a thick cover. 1 made some attempt to engage her In conversation about her purpose in buying the books, but did not succeed In eliciting anything. On any other subject she conversed with me freely, and when got her Interest ed that sad look faded, to be replaced by an entirely different, expression. 1 gave her another book in place of the one she brought back and replaced the one she returned on the shelves. If she went away unconvinced of my kindly feeling for her it waa not my fault, for I showed her as plainly as I could that I liked her. What It was that Induced me, after she had gone, to take the book she had returned from Its shelf and look it over 1 don't know, unless it was the same feeling that induces a man to handle something that has been held by a woman for whom he has been Inspired with s|te-lal tenderness. At any rate. I ran over the pages and on a lower corner of page 10() noticed a singular mark It might or might not be a mon ogram: it looked more like a snake that had lied itself up in an untieuble knot, than anything else I had no reason to suppose that the young woman who had taken It away and returned it had placed It there, bu' I was unable to di vest mv mind of the Impression I hat she had Somehow the Idea was grow ing upon me that there was a mystery connected with her of which her book" buying was a part. I put the volume back on the shelf with a feeling of re gret that there was no reason to *up pose I should see her again or ever know her secret—that 1*. if there waa a secret A week, possibly a fortnight, elapsed when an elderly woman came In who represented herself as purchasing agent: I for a benevolent society whose object. was to furnish books for all persons 1 needing them, especially religious llf erature. presenting her credentials. which were genuine She ran* ickeil y s e v e s o w o e s o e o o I tended for persons of no great «du'8 i tlon. The only volume she asked foi was '"Christian Advice to Young M«n," i saying that it had been recommended to her for the use of the so-lety she represented I took It down for tier. and. without examining It at all, she placed it among the books she set apart to purchase rinslly she dlrect ed me to send the lot to the room* of the society she represented This purchase of the book that had been returned by the young womnri completely obliterated any fan. les I had conjured up with rejrnrd to Its con nection with a mystery Had It been bought by u tnnptctous person, bad that.person been wen to look for the snakelike mark In It those fancies might have gone on multiplying. but since it had been purchased In an ordi nary way I was bound to admit to my self that they were without any foun datlon whatever Krom that time on I dismissed them from my mud. But I did not banish from my mind the young woman who hat' impressed me That sad face of hers, those Madonna like eyes and, above all. the transition In her under my effort to Induce her to throw off what troubled her were ever »resent with me. Within a few days after the visit of the purchasing ngent. who should come In but the young woman who Is the subject of this story She said that after all she had concluded to take the volume called "Christian Advice to Young Men." When I told her that It had been sold a seared look, or a disap pointed look, 1 conld not tell which, passed over her face. But when 1 In formed her who had bought It. though she endeavored to conceal a look of re lief or pleasure, she did not succeed Then 1 knew that the book was con nected In some way with the mystery which Interested me. She was leaving my store when I caught at a method of finding out more about her. I asked her for her name and address, telling her that I wished It that 1 might mall her my book circulars. She hesitated, as though she did not wish to give them, but finally did so. 1 lost no time in walking past the number she gave and found the space occupied by a IIv ery stable. She had given me ft wrong address. It is needless to say that thl* deep ened my interest In her. Some time passed before I saw any thing more of "my mystery." a* I now began to call her. Then one day she came In. and the moment I saw her I knew that there had been a great change in her. The sad expression had left her face and had leen repine ed by one that I could only Interpret as a newly acquired hope. She pre tended that she came in to look Tor more books, but I could see by the way ahe picked them up and immediately laid them down that she was not In terested In them 1 determined on a bold stroke. "You don't wish to buy any books today," 1 said "You have come In here with an entirely different object You have leen using my stock for some especial purpose. That purpose has been either successful or partially so You hnve known from the first that you have had my sympathy. As sured of this. It has been hard for you not to trust me. Something has oe curred that you wish to tell me, hut you have not quite made up your mind to give me your confidence. Lo M. and 1 promise you that you will not repent the act" "How in the world did you ever di vine that?" she listed, with mingled surprise and pleasure In her c\pi-s sion. "A little bird told me." "There Is no reason why 1 should not now explain everything. would have been a fool before this to trust any one. Tills is the story: My fattier has suffered a great wrong. He was a bookkeeper and cashier for a mercau tile firm. Certain funds were embez zled by a member of the firm who con trived to cover up Ills tracks by mail ufucturlng certain evidence again my father, who was arrested, tried, convicted and sentenced to state prison for twenty years. "Our only hope was to enable itlui to escajie, and 1 took that work upon myself. I was permitted to visit him In prison, and br told me that he h..l laid out a pinn by which he might re gain his liberty, but it required a saw with which to remove steel bars, i at tempted to struggle ono in to him. but was detected. Since then I have ne\ »*r been permitted to visit him without some one watching me while near him But I communicated with him through others. When 1 carried the books away with me from your store I took one, "Christian Advice to Young Men." with very thick covers. Then I removed enough of the Interior of the covers to enable me to insert, several thin steel saws.'" "Ah." I exclaimed. "I SOB It all! Hut go on with your story "1 dare not le Implicated in sending the book to my father, so i learned ot a society organl/.ed to furnish re,id.tig matter to prisoners and got a to recommend It and tell •where a copy could be bought. Before ^returning lue volume to you 1 placed In It a mark on the one hundredth pw which ni.v father had leen Instructed to look for to designate a book with-saws in Un cover." "Again I see!" I remarked. "Well, to shorten a long story, my father obtained the saws, cut the bars of his cell and escaped. He has gum where he is not likely to be found thing his Jailers found to let them know how he :tt tils tools -'Christian Advice to Young Men. from the cov ers of which the saws had been takeji." Thus ends the first and by far the most Important chapter of my story. The second has to do with something different from the siibjf matter of the first I helped the l«ok buyer to gain evidence that finally convicted tiie man of the crime for which her fatlwr was sent to prison, and the latter r* turned from hiding to a if .-ear again in Ills accustomed haunts Ills daughter has long been my wife and snys that from the first she felt tlBit If I discov ered anything wrong In the book she contrived to send from my store to the prison I would never give her away In this she was right, but If is to be remarked that I did not have an op portunlty to h«-r The volume with the saws concealed in its rover was oo my shelf for a number of day*. bat I knew nothing of their presence there. LT, n G. H. L. Simmons U. S. Commissioner FILINGS. FINAL PROOFS, CONTEST HEARINGS BISMARCK DISTRICT Offiie at Selma. DICKINSON DISTRICT Office at North Lemmon P. 0 LEMMON, S D. Box 346 Homestead Add ress N. STOWERS LE.GREEN&SON Whult'sal" nnd Retail —SKKDMEN— ()flcr a complete stock »l the very best Seeds, such as Seed Corn, Turke stan, Grimm's, and and other varieties Alfalfa, Millet Seed Bromegrass, Spelt/ Onion, and all other Kinds of Field and Garden Seeds. Alfalfa Hay,$18 Upland Hay $15 FEED GRIND'G On Short Notice. We handle all Kinds ot Feed and Grain Ceresota and Snowflake 1' lour Graham, Rye, and Buckwheat Hour Wholesale and Retail. Corcewpondenct* Invited. Third Str. F., Block east of First Nat. Bank LEMMON, S. I).