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local Boxers In Four Round Mill Saturday night "Scrappy" iCirkland, a bantam weight, fought William Thompson, a middleweight, four rounds in a no-decision sparring exhibition ?t the skating rink in one of the chverest mills that has been in Lemmon in rtcent kland is a classy scrapper, larvellous speed and a dan gerous upper-cut that undoubt edly would have floored his op •vmont a finish fight. i impson, as an amateur, considerable ability as a .:iperbut he was unable to covered and Kirkland landed a large number of short arm jabs to the head and solar plexus Out of the four rounds, Thompson took the first, Kirk land the second, the third was a draw. and Kirkland took the fourth, driving Thompson to the and,forcing him into clin during the entire round. large crowd of fans were nt, snd they were so well pieced with the exhibition that it is planned to stage some more matches in the near future. Webster Richest Town In World number of the towns of the hwest have come forward fall with the claim that they 2 the larges per capita of 1th of any tow n in the union. N. was recently lonor, with a per cap in the form of bank $7&3.59. But js, the statements in Webster show deposits of $1,505,194.4. ster, sccording to the state has a population of 1040, upon this basis, Webster le have an average of $917. the bank fur each person e city limits, man, woman, •hild. Webster has no man* uriiig or mining concerns, s situated in the midst of agricultural section. Gralanola Presented Friday Evening day noon of this week, the Id "Trade at Home" con loses and the ballots will "inted and the machine giv vay Friday afternoon or i n e e n i n o n e of time necessary to the large number of bal- Sampson, IraH. Van iir.d Henry Finbraaten been requested to act as ss in the contest and the will be counted in the Red Pharmacy positively com ing at one o'clock on iP,e Friday noon. far as the Herald has been 'rued the contest has been a »s in every way and we are pleased with the results. amount of enthusiasm »en shown throughout and umber of votes that have issued is in the neighbor hood ..f 20,000,000. 'TV Herald management has whatsoever as to the of contestants and has ans of knowing who will ^he lead, but whoever wins lhe ^r«*fanola, we give it to them the best wishes of the sea son. A Live Weekly Newspaper, Published With The Interest Severs Connections with First State Bank C. W, Hose who has been con nected with the First State Bank for several years, as Cashier, has presented his resignation to take effect on January 1st. Mr. Hose has not definitely decided as yet as to what his fu ture bnsiness will be but un doubtedly he will remain in Lem mon and deal in real estate and insurance. No one has been appointed to fill the vacancy caused by his resignation, up to the present time. Cbeei Road With Smiles The Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul railway has launched a yuletide "cheerfulness" and "be courteous" campaign among its 65,000 employes. "Cheerful ness" cards will be handed to the employes before the new year, and every station will dis play at least one of the Christ mas cards. Here are some of the sngges tions for cheerfulness. "Learn to laugh. Learn how to tell a story. Learn to keep your own troubles to yourself. Be courteous. Courtesy first means safety first. "Learn to stop croaking. Learn to hide your pains and aches under pleasant smiles. "Don't cry. Tears do well enough in novels, but are out of jtfuce in real life. "Above all, give pleasure. Any good thing that you can do or any kindness that you can show to any hurran being you had better do now, for you will not pass this way again. South Dakota To Advance Primary South Dakota must hold a special primary election on April 4, 1916, if the republicans of the state are to be represented by delegates in the national con vention, the date for which was fixed by the hational committee for June 7. Under the new primary stat ute substitued for the Richards measure by the last legislature the first Tuesday of June, 1916, which is June 6, was fixed as the date for holding the regulsr election. As national political convention delegates a e nomi nated at this primary by law, as well as party, county and state candidates, it is obviously im possible for republican electors to designate their party dele gates, have the vote officially canvassed and certified and have such delegates present at the convention tne next day. The primary law further pro vides that a special primary elec tion shall be called on the first Tuesday in April, which would be April 4, in cases where nation al political conventions are call ed to meet at a date too early to allow delegates to be chosen. This provision is contained in ar ticle 84 of the new statute. In asmuch as the republican elect ors would vote only for national convention delegates in the spec ial primary, it is probable thai the other political parties will hold their elections simultane (eoatioued on pa## a-id T. In The Lemmon Herald Lemmon, Perkins County, South Dakota, Wednesday, December 22,1915 To You From The Herald ^HTIE wish at this time also to thank our many patrons, advertisers, subscribers, and others, for the liberal support and en* couragement given us in cur efforts to make this tfat best and Iivest weekly in the Dakotas. 1915 Crop Value Is Six Billions This year's principal farm crops were worth $6,270,465,000 at December 1 farm prices, the department of agriculture an nounced in its final estimate and review of crop production and values. That compares with $4,973,537,000 last year, $4,966, 497,00) in 191: 14.757,458,- 000 in 1912. With the wheat crop passing the 1,000,000,(100 bushel mark for the first time in the nation's history, corn reaching a 3,000, 000,0iM) bushel mark for the sec ond time, and a record crop of oats, barley, rye, sweet potatoes, hay and rice, the year has been an extraordinary one for farm ing. Prices paid farmers for Smallpox Epidemic At Wanbay It is reported at Webster that there are over a hundred cases of smallpox in Waubay and vi cinity, in the eastern end of Day county. It is charged that per sons afflicted with the disease have not been quarantined, and have been permitted to frequent public places while suffering froi.i th.a disease in all its sta ges. Dr. Park B. Jenkins of Waubay, superintendent of the state board of health, in the last number ol the bulletin issued by the board of health, opposes quarantining smallpox cases, on the theory that the quarantine encourages the people to refrain from vaccination, which Dr. Jen- i some crops have been higher ventive" of the disease. than in other vears because kins pronounced "a certain pre- of »«-unt ,, 'pronouncement, there is a tend the European war, and as a re ency gult, the value of some of the board of health for the outbreak crops is the largest ever recorded. of the contagion in Waubay. Northwest News Notes Pierre, S. D,. Dee. 18.—The and then start a new tow n supreme court Saturday, in an where their line crosses the Mio opinion by Justice Gates, rever- n^apolis & St. Louis. sed the lower court of Minneha* ha county in th*. case of Theo dore Kickland vs. George W. Eg an, holding against the conten tions of Egan. Kickland filed the original complaint in the present disbarment i -ceedings against Egan. Watertown was chosen for the I 1916 Convention of the South Gus Smith Cearnock, of Minne haha county, secretary-treasurer. Good roads was the chief ject of dission. of Ijr. Jenkins here to blame the state The returns show Dakota Assocition of County rath of Mobridge are in Min Commiss-i ners that held its first neapolis purchasing an electric annual session in MiVhtll last ligh ing power plant which will week. Invitations also were furnish power at Hettinger, N. presented by Mitchell and Sioux Falls The officers of the assocition were re elected. Wm. F. Brazzill, of Charles Mix coun ty, president N. L. Clark, of Lawerence county, vice presi dent C. sub Wallace, S. D., Dec. 18—Be cause the business men of Wal lace and the farmers in this com munity could not raise the bon us required by the promoters of the Duluth, Huron & Southern railroad, the facials of that pro posed lire have stated their in tention of running their right of wav two miles east of this place. The Development of Perkins County Dominating that Watauga Bannk Will Pay AH There will be very liile if any loss to depositors of the Watagua State Bank, which was recently taken over by the state banking department. This information comes from well authenticated sources and seems to be reliable. li. E. Pope, the present re eiver, of the First State Bank of Mcintosh, which was closed over a year ago, has been appointed examiner in the local institution. He has just sent out letters to creditors of the bank, and re ports that collections are excell ent. S. 0. Senators Well Placed lh the reorganization of the senate committees announce'] last Monday, the South Dakota members have been well taken care of. Senator E. S. Johnson, the new Democratic senator, is chairman of the commission of revolution ary claims He is also assigned to the committee on Indian aff airs, agriculture, immigration, woman sufferage, Pacific rail roads, pensions, claims, Univer sity of United States, industrial expositions and conservation $00 deer were kilted in South Dakota •his year. W. Herrick of Flint Rock has leased the Bison hotel from Mr. and Mrs George Williams, iand will devote their time to their large farm near here. and Joe Schmick D., sh rtly after the first of the year. Arthur Steeoernon. instructor in manual training and director of athletics in the local schools, was taken by Marshall Kairnes Friday evening to his home at e n o o n i e W i s o n s i n e young man had been acting queerly for some time and it was thought advisable that some thing be done for him. license a re Hia mental condition £-rew worse on the way home and v,*e undei^ stard that since farriv r.g it l.ia home his condition has grown even more serious. Mi. Steen erson made many frienda while at Hettinger who sincerely hope °«'uniy tref-u ci uw» that he imqr i»e restored to °f ^ee of national resources. Senator Thomas Sterlinc con tinues as a member oi the com mutes on public lands, at of fices and post roads, civil service and retrenchment, coast and in sular survey, conservation of na tural reserves, pensions. Miss issippi river and mines and min ing. His ne* .issignments are to the committees on immigra tion and District of Colombia. Good Many Delay Securing License Several applications have b*en made at ihe county treas urer's office for automobil licen ses but when the number of au tomobiles in the county is n* si ered i: is evident that a large number of owners contemplate storing their machines after the first of the year or e ne toeing put to ihe u ubb'of producing a re ceipt ior a license application whenever they meet an officer of the law. kee There are no doubt m*»ny yet who are not familiar with a'l the provisions of the automobile law. 1 he principal featuies regard ing as follows, in sub stance: On the first day tf January, 1916, all operators of motor ve hicles will tie required to display the new numbers thereon or pro duce for the inspfc'iou "f offic ers, promptly uimn demand, a receipt showing that an applica tion has been rr.aoe to the coun tv treasurer for a new. All number. Th?se numbers cost $3 (Hi for the automobiles and $2.00 for motor vehicles. Dt'-ders numl»ers cost $5.00. dealers witi he required have, not only a dealer's original number, but will b»' require i to ditplsv a duplicate nirit'r on each i.idi'Jrn*l vet icle operated by such d"«Ur the cut licate numl e: s to 1 e f' ta'i eii r« ol healQi.-~!4MM County Reecrd. (eon*inu on page 8) No. 29 Delinquent Taxes Sold Urder Hammer The sale of delinquent taxes for the ear 1914 was held at the nirt room Monday of this week. Fewer buyers than us ual attended this sale but all of the tracts of farm lands were sold. Early in the day a dis pute arose over an agreement to take turn about in bidding for certificates that led to a number of tracts l»eing bought on a bid of eleven and one half per cent interest but the bulk of the cer tificates were taken at the max imum interest rate twelve per cent. E. F. Jones of Sorum, A. L, Blakelv of Chance, John Foster of Coal Springs and W. D. I iongwood of Cole were among the out of town buyers although several concerns that have been handling Perkins county certifi cates were represented by local parties. The sale continued un til ten o'clock in the evening be fore all the tracts were sold. The majority of the town lots in Lemmon were not bought and were bid in by the county as has been done for the past two or three years. Bison Courier. School Funds Are Being Apportioned Pierre, Dec. 16. The depart ment of school and public lands is sending out the December ap portionment ot the interest and income fund. The amount ap* portioned is $2lK,OK7.10 on a school census of $17.'5,085. being $1.26 per pupil. The amount apportioned is $'',!£1.U2 oyer the December ap- portio unent for 1914. Approximately $8,000 of the amount was collected under the head of trespass on state land. A large amount of interest de linquent on school land contracts fr years prior to 1911 has been collected this fall through an ef fort of the department all of it. to Sees Great collect Future Ahead Mo*.ridge, Dec. 20.-With the announcement that the Milwau has actually put into service eltciricaliy uriven engines on the rnoui ain division in Mon* tana, Idah ami Washington, .»nd plan lO' XUnd ihe electrifi cation of the rod 4 on as far east as A -ed» en. 1) should the pro j. ct ptovt fei.sab e, Mobridge fin .t-etl pl.ied in a position oi k' ai jh.jx.i tance on the Mil* waukee i-y- tern. Should ti.e Trarif-Missouri and Has in^ & Dakota divisions of the road eie tiilnd, Mobridge will be the |Ki-.t where the pow er vul be generated. Withmal* eOicti u k, lh officials have dam ne.i the eri rivr at this point on many occasions, but should they decide to run their mammoth engir es by means of ele tticitN in this section, the Old Moauy would be dammed at this point with steel and con crete, and nn enormous power gerera»e/l w h"'h would mean urr tld b"i efia to this city, as it would an easy n the cure th |a ment matter to s*» CO- pany's ort* surplus P0W» dicing I set of manufacturing establishments to kc&te bene where i ower would be cheap.