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Perkins County, South Dakota Treasurer—H. H. Aldrich. Auditor- H. P. Benjamin. itegister of Deeds---C. L. Carlson, (.'leek of courts- -Archie O. Parker. States Attorney -Ainos Stanlej. .Sheriff--John Anderson. Surveyor--Borge H. Borreson. i Sunt, of «.*».•«• 1* K. Vallin. Physician ir. O. W. Hie)ps. ,ni} •ou.iMlssiuDers—O. fc. Leiu* moil, iuilKm:L. T. Larson. Lodge pole Geo Duffy, Daviston iteese Dillon, Bixby A. W. Anderson, Coal Springs. OFFICIAL DIRECTORY. Adams County. N rtli Dakota Vudi..a"- Walter r\ Kelley Treasurer--- Norman llurnson. itejfister of Deeds Otto A. Jacobson Clerk District Court -A. C. Brown. Sheriff- G. W. Krause. States Attorney—Henry Moen. County Judge Jacob Sonderall. Supt. of Schools Kose iWarner «'ounty Surveyor Howard H. Horr. Public Administrator--J. D. Barone. County commisiioners Islihst., Udmuud Ward, Chairman. Postoftiee. Orange. N. D. 'M*t Kdv. ard liamstad. Heltin i D. i cist, Joshua Davis, Ileeder, N. i H'T M. .). 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V u 1 ca n ite Distributers Lemmon, So. Dak. Seed Speltz at Green's. 210 acres of good land close to Lo.wi lot rein cviiiie in and see. Oscar N. Sampson, Lemmon. Have vour shoes repaired by Doc Williams, the Shoe Surgeon, opposite First Sta*e Bank. Of fice Hours, 12:01 a. m. to 11:59 p. m. F. C. Totten, Physician and Surgeon. Macomber Bid*?. Early Ohio Potatoes all you want at $1.50 per bu. at E. E. Green & Son's Fted and Seed Store. Get them now. FARM LOANS, Farm Loans Always. Quick service. Oscar N. Sampson, Lemmon. Secure your Cabbage, Tomato. Pansy and other garden plants at Martens Feed Store. F. C. Totten, Physician and Surgeon, Macomber ROOT VICTORY NOTOECISIVE Does Not Mean Ultimate Suc cess of T§r's ter Nomination. PMMIff OF HORSE APPEARS GREATER Present Kixup So Complex That Almost Anything Is Lia ble to Happsn. Chicago, Tune 20—While the elec tion of Senator Root an temporary chairman of the Republican rational Convention Is conceded to ha^e been Taft victory and con ededly Strengthens the conservative position bb to the presidential nomination. It Is not by Hny means thought to have settled the question of Taft's ultimata success. Taft'r nomination was regarded as more probable than it was before and Roosevelt's less probable. But the probability of a dar" horse nomination was greater than It has been at any previous time during the convention. It takes 540 votes to (toot has 558. The Taft leaders, talking privately, admit that Taft cannot get the full Root strength on the first ballot. How far be will fall short is proK lematical. Bight Maryland delegates who vot ed for Root are under Roosevelt In structions and will vote for him on 'he first ballot. Seven Illinois delegate! are In the mme position. There are at least t'our or five scattered delegates who voted for Roof who will vote for too-.". Hit. Assuming that the twenty all told these Roosevelt vote* vhkl war* needed to give Hoot 558. Taft's vote on the first ballot will fall two short of the 540 necessary to nominate. Ou the other hand Hawaii cast Its si* votes against Root, but probably will throw them to Taft on th nomi nation vote. This would give Taft 544 or four more than needed. Narrow Margin Apparent. When the bitterness of this Taft Roosevelt feud and the almost super human efforts by the ablest politi cians in the country to win over In dividual delegates is considered, the •in'row margin Jy whh the tl": ujitna In tfee race la ap parent. While In a mixup as complex as this almost anything is iqss)ble It is generally conceded that about the least likely possibility is Roosevelt's nomination on the first ballot, If the delegates who made up the temporary roll are seated by the credentials committee. Should there be no bolt and should the first ballot result In no nomina tion the contest from that time for ward will be anybody's fight. One feature of the situation which may have an important bearing on the result is the growing feeling among both Taft and Roosevelt dele gates who still cling to their party loyalty, that the fight for sui remacy has gone to such lengths that the nomination of either would result in tn absolutely fatal split of the party. While on the surface of things party loyalty seems to be at pretty low ebb the fact remains that aside from the warring leaders the majority of the delegates—most of whom are office holders—are at heart more Interested in party success than in the nomina tion of any particular candidate. Root Talked of as Dark Horse, An interesting overnight develop ment was the dark horse talk for Elihu Root among the conservatives. Root's speech as temiorary chair man was the effort of his life and those who are close to him are saying that while he is loyal to Taft he realizes that the latter's nomination is at le«st a difficult proposition and that when he made his speech he was Inspired by the thought that his own nomination might be won by It. The collapse of the Roosevelt plan of battle came a few minutes after the convention was called to order—due largely to absence from the floor of the commander In-chief of the pro gressives. The crux of the situation rests with the Roosevelt men. The real Taft leaders quietly but confidently asserted that their opponents would retrain regular. They claimed to believe that much Of the froth and bluster over the tem porary roll was for the purpose of "getting right" with the people at home. The Taft chieftains insisted that regularity was a strong card in their favor to prevent a bolt, and they claimed that at the outside not more than one-half of the Roosevelt men would participate in any proceedings that would lay them open to accused of baing bolter*. Bought In London A Sterjr if "Retributive Justin" By CLARISSA MACK IE Although we com[osed the law firm of Harley & Rogers in the Spindle building, my partner. Jack lingers, and I had so successfully solved a number of little mysteries that we were often consulted on matters that really be longed to the sphere of the detective. i suppose that is how it happened that one fine April morning our office door opened to admit a tall, lank, dark man of past middle age. who gazed In quirlngly at us from melancholy black eyes. "Harlaf Rogersf* b* inquired po litely My partner arose and offered him a chair "This is Mr Harley." he intro duced me. with a flourish of bis arm, 'and I'm Rogers." "I presume it will be necessary to consult both of you." began the stran ger. producing a card which bore the name of Mr. Melancthon Thome, known to us by reputation as a rich man and an eccentric one. "Well, what can we do for yon, Mr. Thome?" i asked briskly, for it was our custom always to appear to be heels over head In business when as a matter of fact we bad not as yet an extensive clientele of the right sort— the litigant sort. I should say "1 have heard of your success in un raveling a number of mysteries, and I have called ujon you for similar serv ices." "Yes?" Jack's tone was alert, and I was agog with Interest. We dearly loved our adventures In "sleuthing." "I have suffered a loss." Mr Thorne frowned heiivily. and I con id have sworn a tear came into his hard eye "It is murder, downright murder!" We gasped This was something new. "Hum!" said .lack in a businesslike tone. "Give us the particulars, please." "Well, when 1 arose this rooming he was dead ou the floor." declared Mr Thorne. "Who was fiend T' we asked in jftni snn. 'HJii 1 furtively readied for the morning paper on Jack's desk. "l.'lysses was stone dead on the rug In the library. He sleeps there most of the time. He has the asthma, and it is a warm spot." "Ah. Ulysses Is -4r—your butUrF* ventured Jack. Mr. Thorne stared savagely at my partner "RutlerV Oood heavens, no. man! tie is uiy dog." A tear dimmed tlie other bard black eye of our new client "Yon suspect some one of killing your dog? ilave you an enemy—had your dog an enemy?" "1 suppose I have enemies—most rich men have them- but poor Ulysses could not have had one. I've owued hlui for years He was a pug, a thor oughbred and a blue ribbon winner in Uis younger days He was always of a kindly disposition and greatly beloved by all my servnts. Indeed, I had a butler who felt quite honored when Ulysses once bit him playfully on the calf of his leg." Jack's hand hid the smile on his face. "1 supjtose Hawkins felt no 111 effects from the playful bite?" he asked Mr Thorne shrugged a careless shoul der "1 believe he suffered from a slight limp after that, but ho always said he didn't mind as long as Ulysses didn't mean any harm In fact, 1 am positive the fellow didn't hold malice, for often after that 1 have come upou him standing in close proximity to Ulysses aud looking at him tlxedly kindly. I should say "No doubt." murmured Jack hastily "Is Hawkins with you now?" "No he has retired to a small farm outside the city He has a family of grown up sons and daughters." "You say you found the dog dead— you are positive he did not die from natural causes?" "1 called In a physician. He pro nounced it a case of arsenic poisoning." "Have you any Idea who might have done this thing?" queried Jack. "No. The servants iu the bouse are above suspicion." "Suppose we walk around to the scene of the—er-crime and look over the situation," suggested Jack, and I arose with alacrity to accompany them. Fifteen minutes later Mr. Thome's electric car discharged us before the door of his dignified stone mansion i. lie led us directly to the library, where a pathetic sight met our eyes. There, lying in state, wao the de ceased Ulysses. A white fur rag had been laid on Rogers and I took a survey of the room It was a handsome apartment, the walls lined with bookcases and the desks and tables littered with books and pamphlets, in one corner was a tyi»ewriting machine. "You have a private secretary?" ask ed Jack. "I did have one. but he left me re cently. I have been advertising for "Yes, and, gentlemen, remember that I exonerate ail my servants." he said solemnly. "Did you have any visitors yesterday In this room?" "Several young women came in re sponse to my advertisement for a sec retary." "Ah! Did Ulysses appear to object to the presence of any of them?" "Xo-er-l believe he was rather playful with one young woman She had removed her glove to show me a sample of her writing when Ulysses snatched at It and lild It somewhere. I was mortified that it could not be found, but the young woman was very gracious about it and said it did not matter In the least." "You have not recovered the glove?" "No I haven't thought of it since." "Did you hire the young woman?" "No I didn't decide upon any of them. She impressed me favorably. She is employed in a law office at pres ent but Is dissatisfied with the situa tion. She appeared bright enough, but she had a bit of a Cockney accent that might grate upon me if I was com pelled to listen to it daily." Mr. Thorne polished his eyeglasses with fastidious care. "She was English, then?" "Yes." While my partner was talking to Mr. Tliofne I was quite busy looking for the dropped glove. I found it presently and examined it with interest. Its color impressed me at om e It was rather an unusual color in a lady's glove It was bright green kll, or, rather, had been bright green until the playful Ulysses had chewed it into a dull looking rag. There were traces of its original color in spots, and the glove appeared to have been new. The name of the maker was there—"Panwith. London" "I believe I have a clew, Mr. Thorne," 1 said, stuffing the glove into my pocket "I will return in fifteen min utes and without further explanation I left the house and repaired to the shop of a friend of mine, a chemist He made a test and assured me that the green glove I showed him con tained a deadly poison in the dye. "Would it kill a dog if he chewed It up?" 1 asked. "So dead that he'd never yap again," assured Pills solemnly, and 1 hastened with this information to the Thorne house. "As a matter of fact, then, my poor Ulysses committed suicide, for his own playfulness led to his death." lamented Mr. Thorne when I had concluded "Some one should warn the young woman of the deadly nature of the glove slie still retains I wonder if an advertisement inserted in the paper would be effective? Unfortunately. I have forgotten her name ami address." "Leave it to us, Mr. Thorne," I said confidently. "We will trace the young woman and warn her also we will write to the manufacturer of the gloves and tell him of this fatal accident" "Y'ou are indeed clever," said Mr Thorne amiably as he shook hands with us, "and you merit the reputation you have gained along these lines. Poor Ulysses will be interred at the dog cemetery tomorrow. If you gen tlemen care to attend"— "With pleasure!" we murmured In unison, and it was not until we were jut of sight of the house that I real ized what we had said. "How are you going to make good on the girl with the green glove?" asked Jack when we had stopped laughing. "I'll show you," I said proudly. "1 have remembered seeing another glove of this particular hne. Watch me!" Jack watched me closely as we re turned to the office and I entered my private room. I could hear Miss Daw son tapping the type machine in her cubbyhole of a ruom beyond I pressed the button that would summon her to our presence. She came, a large, fat, pink and white golden haired girl, who quivered like a blanc mange whenever she moved. "I have found your other green glove. Miss Dawson," I said without preface. "Oh, Mr. Harley!!" sbe gasped, los ing her pretty color. "Yon never did!" "Yes. The pug dog at Mr. Thome's snatched it from your hand yesterday and chewed it It may interest you to know that the dog died from the ef fects of the feast Are you related to the Hawkins who was formerly butler for Mr. Thorne?" She nodded. "He's my grandfather, Mr. Harley." "That's all, Miss Dawson—only there's a new pair of gloves coming to you perhaps we better make it a dozen pairs." Jack grinned appreciatively at me as she left the room smiling. "How did you ever bring her into the game?" he asked. I lifted my waste paper basket and bade him look into it There on the pile of paper was an almost new bright green kid glove. Stamped on the lining the maker's name was plainly legible. "Panwith, London," it read. "I noticed it there this morning, and the name must havestuck In my mind, because when I found the chewed glove there in the library I saw the name inside and fouxid my first clew to our first murder mystery. Miss Daw son had thrown this odd giove away." "Queer—queer as the devil, isn't It?" asked Jack. "Yes. all of It Think of the dog bit ing that old butler andMaming him for life, and then the girl, his granddaugh ter. going there and by accident wear ing these new gloves and the beast chewing one and dying. What doyou call It?" •'Retributive justice!** declared \my partner a table and upon it was the pug dog. Around his neck was a gold collar studded with turquoises a young woman to take his place." re sponded Mr. Thorne. turning from a sad contemplation of his dead pet. "Yon say you left Ulysses in excel lent health when you retired last night, but that you found him dead this morning?" Queried my part*tr LEMMON STATE BANK Capital and Surplus $12,000.00 General Banking Business. Interest on Time Deposits. Special Attention Given to Insurance Lemmon State Bank Taos CoiilNS. Pres. L. H. HAKG», Vice pres C. C. SlDERlOS, Cashier. Lemmon, So. Dak. Seed Coin and Potatoes: shipment and subject to stock being unsold. Prices named includ delivery f.o.b. cars at Fargo or AloorbeaU. Seemle** bags are extr at 21 cents each, burlap bays not charged with potatoes. Write for special prices on large lots. 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