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The Lemmon herald. (Lemmon, Perkins County, S.D.) 1912-1917, May 24, 1912, Image 1

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Divide Your Expenditures
by wise economy add 10 your satisfaction by starting
a savings account multiply your happiness by adding
a little each month to your savings.
You Won't Miss
the spare dollars if you put them into a saving
funa. But you will miss them—and miss them
sorely—when the "pinch" comes, if you have
allowed them to slip away. The refrain which
every successful man dins in his ears is: "Save,
save, save!"
You'll not need to worry about your future if
you have a substantial savings account back of you.
A dollar starts you here.
United States Depositary
to Fifteen Bushels
More Corn per Acre.
prin ir!bQt.
Is the result of planting the same number of kernels to
each hill. This can be accomplished by the use of the
Deere No. 9 Edge Drop
Corn Planter
Accuracy in the drop of a corn planter it the most iir
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"nighty smali acreage of corn by useing a kind that does
drop accurately.
The Edge Drop on the Deere No. 9 has patented feat
es and these features that the other fellow can't use puts
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Another Point I*eere
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No. 9 is free from the frappy
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rs which soon cause grief and trouble, and means loss of
and money. Very often the loss of just one day in the
Id at planting time means a loss, more than the price of
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We invite Your Careful Inspection at our Store
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Wholesale and Retail
We handle a complete line of
the very best SEED such as
Seed Corn, severa varities, Grims, Tur
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of Alfalfa seed Bromus and West
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Lawn seeds Silver Mine seed
oats wilt proof Flax and Millet.
We handle NORTHRUP KING & Go's, celebrated
Sterling brand garden and flower seed. Also a limited
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Early Ohio Potatoes,
Correspondence invited:
E. E. Green & Son
East 2nd Stree. Lemmon,
Vol. 5 Lemmon, Perkins Gounty, South Dakota, Friday May 24,1912.
Doc Smith Wants
His Ten Plunks,
The Lemmon Herald
Mitchell, S. D. Jkiay 22,1912.
lo ine bUHor ol JLeminon Herald
Dear bir:
In the issue of May 1st of the
Perkins Co. Signal 1 notice the
following: "lne iact Kaiiroau
Commissioner Smith is lavoring
frank LeCocq tor memDersmp
in nis ooard is reaon enough wny
the voters oi tne state should not
support mm. 'bmiin, mmsell,
is tne railroad representative on
the board and ne is probably
looking fur Company.'' "He has
been sadly alone with Commis
sioners Kice and Robinson on the
1 would not signify this abso
lute falsehood by noticing it were
it not lor the fact that 1 teel that
.my friends are entitled to the
following information and amu
nition in case thev are quesioned
on the subject and for the futher
reason that I do not desire my
friends to be injured by any such
unkmd and unwarranted attacks.
I refer particularly to "Smith,
himself, is the railroad represent
ative on the board 1 challenge
the proof of the above assertion.
The record of the railroad com
mission is an open book to the
public. The board has been un
animous in most of its decisions,
in the White Butte case I dis
In the earlier stages of that
case I assisted all 1 could but
when the board called upon Mr.
P. W. Dougherty, special attor
ney general in charge of all rail
road litigation, for an opinion and
when he filed an opinion that the
board of railroad commissioners
had no jurisdiction, then and not
until then, did 1 refuse to spend
the money of the state to prose
cute the case. Even after the
opinion, as the records at the of
fice will show, i did arrange a
conference with Mr. E. D. Se
vvall, Vice Pres. of C. M- & P.
S, Ky., to meet him in Chicago
and see if we could not secure
bv diplomacy what the Special
Attorney General was of the o
pinion we could not force by law.
The decision of the court su
stained the opinion of r.
Dougherty and myself. I will
say that instead of being "Sadly
alone" 1 prepared assisted by
Mr, C. C. VV'itt, engineer for the
board and moved the adoption of
the freight tariff schedule which
was unanimously adopted and is
now being held up by injunction
in the federal court. 1 selected
the lowest schedule of express
rates in the state then reduced it
oU per cent and offered it at the
board meeting for adoption and
it was unanimously adopted and
is now in effect. Had Commis
sioner George Rice decided to be
come a candicate for re-election,
Honoiabie Frank LeCocq would
not have become a candidate and
did not announce himself until
advised that Mr Kice would not
be a candidate. 1 also state here
publicaly that had Commissioner
Kice decided to make the race
for nomination he would have
had no more loyal supporter than
myself for the reason that I know
him to be an honest, able and
concientious man. For the same
reason I pledged my support to
Honorable Frank LeCocq. I ser
ved with him six years on the
board. He was honest, able and
concientious. The records show
that during his administration
the passenger fare east of the
Missouri river was reduced from
four to three certs per mile that
west of the river the passenger
fare was reduced first from five
to four cents per mile and later
from four to three cents ber
mile, their present basis and that
the freight rates were reduced.
I want to say that the Attornev
General's office hap fought the
two cent passenger fare as hot
and concientious as it was pos
sible to do. They employed the
best obtainable accountant.those
employed by Minnesota and nine
other states in rate oases and who
are now employed by the Inte
state Commerce Commission in
vestigating the Express com
panies. fully showing that they
were competent and had th^rn at
work in Chicago for months on
the Chicago and Northwestern
Railroads paying them seveial'
thousand dollars anb upon oath1
on cross examintion they testified
that for the year under examina-!
tion that Chicago, Northwestern
R. R. Co. had a deficit in their
local l'reigh earnings in the state1
of over a Hundred l'housand Dol
lars. This was a hard blow to
the Attorney General's office
when coming from the state wit
In brief, to explain Mr. Pot
win's animus, 1 want to say that
during my campaign two years
ago 1 was introduced to him by
Mr. Ed Lemmon of Lemmon. 1
solicited the support of his news
paper. He told me my record
was alright bu* he could not sup
port me for the reason that I was
a Stalwart. He did say however
that he would not shut me out
of the columns of his paper:
thereupon I handed him a Sioux
City Journal and asked him how
much he would charge to copy
the article refering to me. He
said ten dollars I handed him
a Ten Dollar Bill and it was a
greed that it should be published
about the middle of May. At
the state republican convention
in July following he told me that
he had mislaid the paper and did
not print the article, but that he
would send me his check for Ten
It never came At the freight
rate hearing in Lemmon some
months later I spoke to him a
bout it, saying I had not received
the check yet. He said "You
will get it." But the check nor
the money has never been re
turned. There are concientious
and honest progressives but the i
class of reformers of Mr. Pot
win's kind never try to reform
their own morals but generally
accuse others of all the sins in
the Decalogue.
Very truly,
W. C,. Smith.
Egan Receives
Enthusiastic Welcome
George \Y. Egan, the people.s
candidate and choice for governor
of South Dakota, spent Sunday
afternoon and night at Lemmon,
and it is safe to assert that no
man ever entered the portals of
the city who was made more
enthusiastically welcome. The
citizens had been looking for the
staunch representative of the
people's cause, it appears in order
to show him by word and deed
that Lemmon may safely be
underscored on the Egan map as
In the evening over four hun
dred people gathered at. the
Armory opera house, to listen
with reverence and rapt attention
to Mr. Egan's lecture: "The
Trial and Crucifixion of Jesus of
Nazareth." They were well re
warded, for the lecture may well
be pronounced the mod masterly
effort ever given here From
first to last the speaker held the
attention of his hearers, and a
hush like of disappointment seem
ed to hold the people when after
an hour and a quarter, the speak
er closed, to be followed by ap
plause spontaneous :»nd genuine,
which the hearers could not with
hold despite the significance of
the dav and the solemn import
of the iheme
Mr- Egan travels in an auto,
and is accompanied practically
all the time by Mrs Egan. Sat
urday he spoke at various points
in Perkins eountv. and parties
who heard him at Bison are en
thusiastic in their statement thai
his address there political in its
character was a sweeping sue-'
cess, swaving a Inrge audience
with the force of his areument
and the fevor of his appeal These
and many other signs show that
Perkins county will this election I
speak up in no uncertain terms
Tor Eean as the republican can
didate for envernor-
Mondav evening friends of
Mr. Ecran's cause organized an
Etran club for the purpose of
aiding more effectually in "e^vinc
the cau«5e of Mr Eeran Friends
of the dourhtv governor-candi
datp are aslvpd to tret in touch
with Rraucrht. chairman,
and Otto Rodonbour. Meretary
of this organization-
The First
National Bank
The First National Bank
Lulled Stales Depositary
Society Events.
Mr. and Mrs. Otto Rodenbour
presided at an elegant six o'cl ck
dinner given in compliment to
Wrs. Harriet 1). Drew, of Le
Mars, la, on Sunday evening.
Covers were laid for seven guests
and the menu was served in three
courses. A very enjoyable* vis
ing was spent in music and e i
versation. The invited guests
were Mrs. Drew, Mrs. Wilson,
Miss McDonald, Mr and Mrs
A. Ingalls and daughter Lois
Marie and Mr. and Mrs. Oscar
N Sampson.
The pretty home Mrs Otto
Rodenbour was opened on itfct
The Lemmon Herald
I: stahlishcd
June 8th, HX)7.
J. F. Paul (iross
Publisher and Editor.
will co-opcratc with you. Our service to commer
cial lines of business will be appreciated by those
business men who require the service of a thourough
ly progressive, yet safe and conservative institution.
Every department is as arranged as to be of easy
access and benefit to the patrons. Officers are al
ways glad to confer with those requesting counsel
and will be glad to meet you at any time at their desk.
Smith, Pres. Lemmon, So. Dak.
A Good Place to
Do Your Trading
It's worth a .good deal to have a
store in wnich highest standards of
qualities are always upheld, selling
reliable merchandise at a small mar
gin of profit and always showing
new goods. We are setting the pace
lor a trade center, always doing a
little better, always trying to please
our Customers.
No. 50
4 Cans Sugar Corn
3 Cans No. 3 Tomatoes
4 Cans No. 3 Plums
2 pkgs. large size Wash Powder
3 Cans fancy Stringless Beans
No. 3 yellow free Peaches
4 Cans half-pound Salmon, a snap
Evaporated Raspberries, per pound
2 packages Grape Nuts
Seeded Raisins per pound
All Piug Tobaccoes 3 cuts
Smoking Tobaccoes 3 packages
Large size Corn Cake with Pipe
per package 12 cts
25 cts
25 cts
38 cts
38 cts
25 cts
15 cts
25 cts
30 cts
25 cts
10 cts
25 cts
25 cts
Saturday afternoon to seven
the instructorsof the High S II
for a "Button Hole The
hours were spent merr
,• plans
for their coming vacation, and a
genuine good time enjoyed The
house was ptetiilv de wifb
lilacs and at tlv the
afternoon the ed a
delicious buffet In.,. on assisted
Mrs C. B. Strang The invit
vited guests were Misses Powell
IDmvan, Rossman. McDonald,
Borresen, Reeve and Wallen
The Altar Society of St. M:tr\
vhurch will be held at th' home
,.i Mrs Colahan on Thursday.
May 30. All members and friends
are cordially invited to be present

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