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is on the route o e Yellowstone Park I Auto Trail Vol. 9 Crop Production For Sooth Dakota Huron, Special—South Dak ota's crops of small grain will this year exceed last year's pro duction by at least 45 per cent, is the estimate made in the gov ernment'reportjust issued by the bureau here. This is about 2 per cent higher than the estimate August 1. The most gratifying feature of tne report is the estimate of corn, which places the yield this year at 80,600,000 bushels, while last year the yield was but 78,000,000 bushels. In the estimate of Aug ust 1 the corn crop was placed at 75,000,000 bushels, the latter Hitimate being an increase of 5.0 per bushel. The total estimate of the small grain crops for September 1, in cluding spring and winter wheat, oats, barley and flax, is 142,182. IXK) bushels The estimate of August 1 was 140.120,000 bushels an increase of 2,062,000 bushels, Hie total yield of these grains for 1914 was 97,691,000 bushels, tbus making an increase this year of 44,491,000 bushels. The forecast on the potato crop llowed a slight falling off from the forcast of a month ago, the total yield being now placed at 5,910,000 bushels, while last month the estimate was 6,200,000 bushels. The yield last year was 5.070,000 bushels, the present forecast indicating an increase of 240,000 bushels of this crop. The forecast on the tame hay crop indicates an increase of 190, •00 tons over the yield of last year, and an increase of 187,000 ns over the estimate of last month. The alfalfa production has in creased from an estimate of 101 percent of full crop in August to 1 1 8 e e n e n i n e y e a average for this state is 93 per cent full crop. There are 110 per cent more hogs in the state this year than a year ago. All varieties of small grain are showing up exceedingly better now than they were on August 3. before harvesting and thresh ing had commenced. The preliminary estimate This month's forecast on the production of oats also shows an increase of 600.000 bushels over that of last month when the fore cast was placed at 54,000,000. Lwt year's yield was 44,165,000 bushels, 4.835,000 less than the largest estimates on last year's productoin. Barley is estimated to yield -100,000 bushels this year. Last month's estimates were 22, 600,000 bushels, or 800,000 bush els lower. The barlev crop in South Dakota last year amount ed to 19,550,000 bushels. The flax crop js also showing up better than it did last month, when it was estimated that the «P produced 319,000 bushels. This month's estimate is 3.250, WO bushels an increase of 60,000 bushels, while the September 1 forecast is an increase of 850,000 _________ Plow Fire Breaks Now, And Be Sale This is the time of year that fire breaks should be plowed. There has been less agitation on this subject in the papers of the state this season than any past season we know of and there never was the need of fire breaks that there will be this fall. One party having made a drive of about seventy-five miles remarked that he did not see a single fire break in the whole territory. This subject is one which should be given immedi ate attention. With the unusual crop of grass that covers the prairie this year there is grave danger of many people having ^reat losses from prairie fires. Railroad Man Ti Start Raising Stock L. C. Allen of Chicago, asiss tant general manager of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy railroad, has just purchased a large tract of land near Thun derhawk and will engage in the stock raising business on a large scale, it is understood. Mr. Al len spent several days in this locality, coining here in his pri vate car. Superintendent F. G. Hill, of the Trans-Missouri division of the Milwaukee road, has a fine large ranch near Thunderhawk, while several of the minor offici als and railroad men on the Mil waukee own farms of from i€t) acres up in that locality. of the production of winter wheat is placed at 1,932.000 bushels. Last month the estimate was 2, 000 bushels lower. Last year's yield was 966,000, this year's production being just twice as great. The September 1 forecast places the vield of spring wheat at 54.600,000 bushels, an increase of 600,000 bushels over the fore cast of August. This is a yield of 24.000.000 bushels over the production of 1914. bushels over last year's vield of 2,400,000 bushels. Crops in United States The September 1 estimate of crops in the entire United States shows a total of 5,594.115,000 bushels of grain—corn, wheat oats, barley and flax. This is an increase of 91,114,000 bushels over the forecast of August 1, 1915, and an increase of 694,280, 000 bushels over the actual pro duction in 1915. Last year's production of these crops was 4,899,934 bushel. As in South Dakota, the na tional potato crop shows a falling off during the past month, the decreased estimate being 25,000, bushels. This year.s crop is placed at 406.000.000 bushels while last year's yield was 405, 921,000, practically no material difference. The condition of the alfalfa crop is placed at 95.5 per cent, while the nine year average of full crop is 89.7 per cent. The September forecast shows an in. creased condition amounting to 3 5 per cent. Lemmon. Perkins County, South Dakota. iv The township fire guards should all be plowed, in order to make them effective a strip of grass should be mowed along the side of them and burned be fore there is danger of the fire spreading. In fact it is getting dangerous to even do this work, but at any rate the fire guards should be plowed and made ef fective at once. Fire guards should be plowed around hay stacks and farm property, other wise there is likely to be some thing more destructive than a hail storm to the people of this section of the state. This subject seemingly has been given less attention this year than ever before at a time when it should be just the oppo»ite. I The Lemmon Herald i: The Paper of County-wide Circulation The Man Who Wins The man who wins is an average mas Not built in any particular plan Not blest with any peculiar luck Just steady ami earnest and full of pluck, When asked a question he dofs not ''gUM«''— He knows and answers "No**-or "Yes" When set to a task that tbe rest can't do. He buckles down till he's put it through. Three things he learned: That the man who Mies Finds favor in bis employer's That it pays to know more than one thing well That it doesn't pay, all he kaons to tell} For the man who wins is the man who woriWi Who neither labors nor trouble shirks. Who uses his hand, his head, Gas Well At Baker, Montana Reports came down here the latter part of last week that the Baker gas well had gone dry. but later reports were to the effect that the man. that had drilled the well di# not own the mineral right on the land, they having been retained by the Northern Pacific Co., when they sold the land. When gas was struck, the land owner went to St. Paul in hopes of purchasing or ieasing the mineral rights, but upon finding this impossible he had the rods drawn and the well plugged up. Be it as it may, it has been amply demon strated that there is some kind of a gas supply under the broad stretch of gumbo to the west of us, and the chances are that another well will be put down in the ne»r future. -Marmarth Mail. The first frost to visit Perkins county, was recorded Tuesday morning when the thermomet e e a e 2 8 o w a extent the late corn and flax has been damaged can not at this time be estimated, neither can we state how large an area was covered. The indications are. that it was general, tho' parts of the country may have escaped. Co. K., S. D., I. & Co. K. first mustered in as Co. C. Separate battalion South Dakota National Guards March' 15th, 1911, L. P. McNulty cap tain, Dr. P. Dunn 1st, lieutenant, and Elmer F. Sheets 2nd. lieu tenant, attended camp maneu vers at Watertown. in 1911-Camp Roosevelt attend camp at Sturgis South Dakota, Fort Meade 1913. Transferred to the 3rd battal ion as Co. K., in 1911, and attended national manuevers at Sparta, Wisconsin in 1914. Elmer F. Sheets promoted to grade of captain in May and given command of Co. K. At tended manuevers camp at Red field. Camp llagman 1915. Company is made up of good, solid material from the country as well as the town. Through the good will of G. E. Lemmon, the company have very good quarters. JH* eyes. The man who wins is the man "ho tries. Saturday OoMip. Wednesday, 8eptemberL Mobiidge Canning Factory In Operation The Mobridge Canning factory started operations September 1st canning their first lot of toma toes. Thirty women and ten men are employed at this time. The most of the tomatoes thus far handled are grown in this immediate vicinity, and are prov ing of excellent quality, being large and sound and very plenti ful. Inquiries from wholesale houses in this territory are com ing in offering to handle the product of tne factory this sea- William Hild, manager of the factory, expects to keep running from six to eight weeks, hand ling an average of 75 bushels of tomatoes per day. When the factory closes down, he will open a green house in Mobridge for the supplying of flowers for the western trade, which up to the present time has been forced to rely on houses at Aberdeen and Minneapolis for their supply of rioweia. Frost Recorded Silence Rot Tuesday Morning i Wanted By Gazette We surely do not ask either Lemmon or Hettinger papers to retrain from boosting the splen did crops that the farmers in this section are raising as we know that if they are looking for good crops they will find i hem right here, as there is no better soil to be found in the northwest than that within a goodly radius of Haynes. We simply mentioned that an omis sion had been made that had been noticed by readers of artic les namely the more definite location of the farmers, as it is customary in news stories to give the address of the party under discussion. So what we meant to suggest is not silence but a little more definitenss. The fine alfalfa field of Mont Monroe mentioned a short time ago in the Lemmon Herald is within a mile and a half of Haynes and Mr. Monroe is one of the promi neut business men of Haynes as well as a successful farmer and sheep rancher. We were glad to see the publicity Haynes re ceived in the Adams County Record last week, as we are fully aware of the value of newspaper advertising,—Haynes Register Gazette. Anyone having rooms for rent will kindly notify the Palace Hotel, who will secure roomers during the Inter-State Fair. Make your own price on the rooms and telephone or the Palace. eall at 15, 1915. Many Horses Sold it French Inspection Hie French Inspection of horses at e Stock Yards in [jemmon last Thursday was high ly satisfactory to ail parties con cerned and resulted in the sale of forty three head of horses to e e n u y e s a i e s ran«ing from the Heavy Artillery type These horses were made up of the offerings of numerous horse owners in this section, as much as $800 going to one individual. There will lie another inspec-v tion within about one month from the date of the last inspec tion, which will be duly advertis ed in these columns beforehand, and by posters sent out to the v a i o u s o s t- o i e s A n y o n e having horses i'or sale at the present time should legin to get them ready for this inspection. The prices are very good and any horse that is reasonably well broken and of proper age and sound will be sure to pass in spection. It is a waste of time to offer for inspection, any horse under five years of age or over ten, or one that is poor in flesh I s o u e u n e s o o a these horses have a long journey ahead of them and that a horse in good fair flesh when started from here, will carry no excess flesh upon his arrival In Europe. Special Features At State Fair If the program of. the State Fair at Huron this week is any criterion the 1915, exposition will surpass all previous fairs in every respect and set a high precedent for the future. There are many special and new fea tures in addition to the regular program, including free attrac tions before the grand $115 to $170. for.to get it out of t»,« "waV/oSr aim in reprinting this news item is to impress upon the minds of the farmers of this section, that no more dangerous uractice can be employed than to carelessly u n v u o s a w s a k s stand during races. Special features of the stab1 fair include: Grand exposi tion of 1915. automobiles in machinery building great dis play of Indian agencies and schools in horticultural building, huge tractor show and plowing demonstrations on 250 acre tract gaint roller coasier and scenic railway giving a mile ride, two days of .sensational automobile races featuring six of America's speed demons two days of aerial insanity flights by Art Smith, world's premier aviator and loop the loop artist: five days and nights of auto polo games be tween champion Hngli*h and American teams: three days of harness and running races in $10,000 speed program one day of motorcycle races South Dako ta half century auto race for purse and silver loving cup $5,000.00 program of Pain's fire works every night featuring many new 1915 creations in most modern pyrotechnics open air free vaudeville midway carnival shows and band concerts by Fourth Regiment band and visit ing bands. August Finger, Shenkberg's traveling salesman, who has been visiting and transacting busings in Sioux City for several days arrived at h?nee Tuesday after noon. While in Sioux City Mr. Finger purchased a new rd car, which he drove from Stoux City, here. -Chance Record. 1 LE.vl Thr Commit**' Con tor of the a n s i s s o u i V K i e mm No. 15 Most Disastrous Prairie Fire We publish below, an account of a very serious loss by fire to prominent Brown county farmtr, the fire originating rom the smoldering ashes of an old srtaw stack that Mr. Zoellnerhad burn ed earlier in the week, in order More than half of I he disastrous prairie fires of the middle west can l»e traced to straw stack burning. Since there is much more straw in the country this fall than usual, its disposal should be a matter of careful consider ation. ho not burn it in any careless manner and it is a great deal better not to burn it at all, Groton Independent: Burning old straw stacks proved rather an expensive experience for C. f. Zoellner last week. A Unit two wceksfago, and before the grain had ripened he set fire to a straw stack which had HIOOII in one of his fields since last season. It burned down and it was supposed that there was absolutely no fire left in it, but. such proved not to lie the case, for on last Thursday after harvest ^vas completed and after things had ample oppor tunity to thoroughly dryout, the wind started it again. This re sulted in its spreading in the field, and with the strong breess which was blowing it nave prom ise of becoming a regular prairie tire. To the north. Mr. Zoellner had wheat in the sh'K-ks and stilt north of that on the Von Wald place, e e was u more which joined on this, all of which \yas threatened to destruction. However, quick work in plowing fire break saved the grain with (he exception of twenty acres which was in the shock. This was destroyed with a Ions of be tween four and five hundred bushels of wheat. Mr. Zoellner is of tha opinion that another time he will wait until after threshing is over before he starts burning up his straw stacks. The Herald At Tbe State Fair In gathering in everything that would 'end to boont this sec tion of the state at fh^ big state fair held this w^ek at Huron, F. A. Finch, who together with Allert Hoffman, is representing Perkins county, took one thous and copies of the last weeks' edition of the Herald" with him for distribution among the fair vinitors. It is particularly gratifying to the "Herald" man agement, to receive recognition of this sort in our efforts to extol the virtues of this section of the state. We have, we are now and expect to continue in the future, spending more money in this line than any othf*r paper in this section. A comparison of our columns with that of any Other paper will be convincing profit. It followg then, that when vou patronize the Herald, either by sunscription or adver tising, that large percentage of vour investment is in turn used for the i»'Hsting of this sec tion in which you live. If you have friends in the east, sub scribe for rhe Herald and have it sent to them.