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Vol.8 Two-Year Old Steer Weighs 1300 Pounds \Y. T. Beasley, one of Adams county's up-to-date far me s, shipped a steer last week that is undoubtedly one of the largest, for its age, that has been mark etcd this year. The animal, al though not quite two years old, tipped the beam at 1300 pounds and brought the producer $75. This steer was raised on the prairie grass of the Dakotas and had only been in the feed lot for a short time. It is only one more proof of the profit that is being derived from raising of livestock in this section. Chinook Wind Brings Relief On Monday morning the citi zens of this city were greatly surprised by a chinook wind, which blew over the snow cover ed ground with so much warmth that, even before the sun was up, rivulets of water were flow ing everywhere. By night fall the huge mountains of snow that were piled on all aides had diminished to about half size and a great many ba^e spots were be seen. Tuesday the warm wind con- 1 tinueu and at the present writ ing a greater portion of tht ground is bare, and the onl\ tsigns of the recent heavy snows are to be seen in the many pool* of vater and the muddy condi tions of the road. The warm weather has rejuv enated the business life of tht city and things are beginning to hum. Mobndge Trimmed By Local Quintette The bcal high school basket ball team took the boys from tht bridge town down the line on Friday night of last week and gave them an awful trouncing by the score of 40 to 10. From the time that the teams first appeared on the floor, it was apparent that the Lemmon team had the visitors out-classed. A: no stage of the game could an\ evide.-.cebe seen that the Mo Dridge uam had any chance of even making a good showing. This being the first year of basketball for the Mobrid^o eam' Cl"'uid not k Ahey *"utbe a™ UPexpected Wou,d a ver battle, but several of their did show a little class in ^sing and guarding. In shoot- n» baskets, however, they plain showed that they were nov- f( e8'. m'' ^e last five minutes 'Play the visitors made only madeethr?ea1' a"d mon bov in aU they last halfVfkfh f'IrSt Part of the 1 garn-e, the madp Lem" lr! a SDirit of bridl ^nf a monkeysM of the Mo- te-ssinc th^^' 00 simply '*':'hout it ground the floor IjS tf:, mp-t,ntf fora fjr'*of basket. rVil Y enes of maneuvers, came Tmr"on guards be S|jal for rho an a most -hot foj f^cov-erfr) made a V1.sit°ra- He took a gasket and never fcr^^he1i(tWasatthe wrong of :"0r -lhis week honors u um W1.11 tinger cornPfte team of thi i hi'gh school Jn* P-Hcf and the Place. !, team J'aee- uy ^om this Boost tK by SS? v ff Lemmon Herald is the only paper published in the Trans-Mfesouri Empire with Tow Will Project Meets With Approval Farmers along the entire main line of the Milwaukee, between Marmarth, N. D., and Mcintosh I)., are enthused with the prospects of a tow mill in this city, according to reports that are received here daily. Alfred Andresen, who is or.e of the chief instigators of the move and who is at the present time president of a like factory at Baker. Mont., has spent the past two weeks visiting the sur rounding towns and states, that he has received assurance from bankers and business men all along the line that they will do their utmost to see that the pros pective plant receives support and patronage in their localities, if the plant is built. The farmers around Lemmon should not fail to assist the Com mercial club in securing this big industry for this section. What it will mean to the community in time to come, cannot be esti mated. Its possibilities are un believeable. The war in Europe has cut down the supply of flax tow to such an extent that the thread from which the well Known Irish linen is made, has increased in price from 15 cents to $2.00 per pound. The major ity of the tow that is used in the manufacture of this linen has been imported, in the past, from Siberia and Russia. This supp'y being cut off, factories of Ireland and France have begun to look elsewhere for their raw product ind, natura'ly, their eyes are turned toward the United Statis. If the Americans take advantage of the opportunity that thegreat conflict of Europe offers us in this line, it will mean the re demption ot millions of dollars of what was formerly considered waste. Within a radius of 100 miles of Lemmon, there are in all probability 20,000 acres or more of flax straw from last year's crop that is wasting on the ground for want of some use. This, at the prices that are of fered by the proposed tow mill, would be worth approximately $100,000 to the farmers if the mill were in operation. If you are interested in eliminating this great annual waste, don't neg lect to be in attendance at the Commercial club rcoas next Monday noon. In an interview with a HERAID reporter the lore part of the week, Mr. Andresen stated that t^e financial supporters of the tow mill have put their proposi tion in more concrete form and gave us quite a lot-of interesting matter that we will attempt to give to our readers as we under stood it. The men who are to furnish the money for the proposed plant are willing to supply the neces sary capital, but, since they were unable to operate the Baker plant during the past season and as tney have approximately $40,0» tied up in this factory, which will be unable to operate until another crop has been raised they must have definite inlorma tion as to how much flax will be seeded in this territory during the coming season. They must also find out h^w many farmers are willing to contribute, this year, (and this year only) l'j tons of stiaw for everv ten acres seeded, to be delivered any tii-.e before Febiuary 1, 1917. Last year's crop of straw will be ac cepted on these same terms. The price will be $4.00 per ton for this sport this attending these games. Continued on last page The I-emmon Herald Lemmon, Perkins County, South Dakota. Wednesday, February 16,1916 44 Black Sheep" From their folded mate* they wander far, Their ways seem harsh and wild They follow the beck of a baleful star, Their paths are dream-beguiled. Yet haply they sought but a wider range, Some loftier mountain slope, And little recked of the country strange Beyond the gates of hope. And haply a bell with a luring call Summoned their feet to tread Midst the cruel rocks, when- the deep pitfall And the luring snares are spread. Maybe, in spite of their tameless days Of outcast liberty, They're sick at heart for the homely ways Where their gathered brothers be. And oft at night when the plains fall dark And the hills loom large and dim, For the shepherds voice they mutely hark, And their hearts go out to him. Meanwhile, "Black sheep! Black sheep!" we cry, Safe in the inner fold And maybe they hear, and wonder why, And marvel out in the The people of Perkins counly are beginning to realize their wisdom in following the advice of the HERALD in 1014, in select ing the men who were to have charge of the county's affairs. The call for warrants that has just been issued by the treasur er's office, shows that the indebt edness of the county has, in one year of tha present administra tion been reduced in the sum of $30,000. This reduction means that at the present rate Perkins county will be completely out of debt in thr.?e years. Two years ago, it was proposed to bond the county for$0,000 to pay the warrant indebtedness and now the entire amount of outstanding warrants is cut down, to *27,133.76. The platform upon which the' present officials of Perkins coun ty made their campaign, was that of efficiency and economy and that their promises have been fulfilled, is ro be plainly seen by the present financial conditions of the county. Every man that was supported by 'hej HERALD in the campaign of 1014 has diligently and faithfully ful filled his duties as an official, and has been conservative and eco nomical to the utmost degree. Even those who oppesed the present officials and sneered at their promises that the affairs of the county would be conducted with greater economy, cannot help but comment upon the great reduction of the floating indebt edness of the county. Following is a clipping from the Perkins County Signa1, one of the most bitter opponents of the present administration of the county offices: On page five is published the quarterly statement of the county, which at the present time shows a pretty healthy state of affairs. The last call for payment of Per kins county warrants which cold. —Richard Burton. Perkins County's Debt Reduced By $32,000 a was called a few weeks ago vas for the sum of $32,'MO, which reduced the outstand ing warrant im.'ebtness con siderable. On January 1st, the amount of warrants out tanding, was in the amount $50,047.73. On the other •and, the county has on de posit in the different banks the county $110,000.0". The county is not quite so ankrupt as some people seem to think. The Bison Courier, which in its issue published on the 12th of N ember. 1914, lerated the vvers of Perkins county for vot ir:ir for the present offi ials and air' prophesied dire misfortunes iii /.ore for the affaiis of the c^mty in the hancis of "incom p. ients," also has discovered that it was possible for the new aiiministration to "relieve us fiotn a great variety of ills." Following is a (op.v of the ar ticle published in the issue dated N vember 12, 1914, and also an article published in the issue of F'.-oruary 191G: Note the re »s:it of Editor Reed's "watching with interest the efficiency and nomy of the new administra ti'»n." The defeated republican icket in Perkins county was nade up of men exceptional ly well qualified for their po sitions, able, clean, industr. ous, each clearly entitled on his record to a second rm. The victorious democratic ticket was one made up from the ranks of the disgruntled minority republicans and such democrats as coj'd ba prevailed upon to allow their names on the ticket. Not a democratic candidate was chosen on account of I is fit ness frr office. Most of them were practically, if not total ly unknown to the v rs of the county. A fictitious name on the democratic ticket would hate run juat Many subscription rate of only $1.00 per year. Should Lemmoi Support A Whether or not the city of Lemmon should supptrt a band, is a question that has been 'dis cussed by a large number of the local business men during the past week. According to a new law that was passed at the last session the legislature, the city can be taxed for the support of a musi cai organization of this kind. Of course, it is stipulated that the band must be one that gives pub lic concerts and entertainments. For the band to gain the support of the city, however, it is neces sary for a petition to be circulat ed, requesting that the matte* be brought to a vote. The HERALD is under the im pression that such a petition will be circulated within a short time and we hope that there are none in the city that would not gladly atiix their signature. The propo sition would not require special election, butcould not Ite brought up at the next regular city elec tion, thus eliminating any ex pense. Whether or not the proposition is favored by the majority,should ot- determined at the next cit election and we hope that some one will at once start the circu lation of the petition. Last year the HERALD started ui agitation for a band that re cited in a few of our citizens tting together and giving con certs on the street and as far ve can learn, did not ask for more than the necessary expens :s. It can nardly ite expected ihat these men will devote their time to giving concerts and prac ticing unless there is some Blight emuneration. and as everyoru is aware, every band concert night last summer, the streets Aere lined with people that came out to hear the music, which is indicative of the fact that the ci izens want a band. as strong as that of any of the candidates. The vote® which elected the democratic ticket, were not votes for the indiv.dual candidates, but votes against the court house bunch." Those votes against the republicans seem to have been secured by the Ramsland --Cooper I,'-m mon Herald write-ups and circulars, and the personal camp ign of their tools put ting out the old-fashioned campaign dope of misrepie sentations and abuse, which has heretofore met with lit tle success in this county. people said: Could the Herald publish such statements if they were n-it true?" Not stopping to ana lyze those statements to see that they amounteu to noth ing but inferences of "graft" against a bunch. No certain man was charged with spe cific graft so as to form a basis for a libel suit. Had such a definite charge twen possible, the Htrald would have made it. In DeWitt precinct, Mr. Wick ware received one vote to Mr. Bunn's one hundred and thiee votes, although their respective claims upon the office of treasurer and their-abiliiy to propeily run that office are in the obvers• ratio. The same nay said of each oth»-r p^»r of candi dates. This is a poor way for the voters to secure ser vice and lower taxes* No. 37 Fast Train Has Valuable Cargo Thursday morning a train of 21 express cars passed through Lemmon at a speed of sixty mi'es an hour, carrying a cargo of silk that was estimated to be worth $3,1 KM), (KM). These silk trains are becoming a common occurance on the Mil waukee, but as far as can be learned, this is the largest ship ment that has as yet gone over the road. The train traveled as the first section of the Olympian Flyer and stopped only at coal ing stations. Leg Crushed by Cake ol Ice George Corbett was seriously n.iured on Friday of last week when a cake of ice, which was emg pulled up a 30-foot chute, ecaire loosmed and in falling caught his right leg between it and a bob sled. Both bone3 in the leg were broken and the point of a pair of ice tongs, which Mr. Corbett was using, was driven through his foot. The entire leg beiow the knee was badly bruised and it will be several weeks before he will be able to be out. At first it was thought that 'orbett would lose his right foot, but unless complications set in amputation will not be necessary. orbett was just in the act of adjusting another cake of ice at theloltom of the chute when the tc ngs slipped on the cake that fell and it was impossible for him to vet out of the way of the rapidly falling catapult. We believe in popular gov ernment and the "rule of the people" but we deplore the rule of Ramsland and Cooper and the Lemmon Herald through the people. We 1 e!ieve that the people already appreciate the fact that the outgoing ad ministra tion will confirm them in their growing fear that they have made a bad m'stake. In tne meantime we shall watch with interest the "economy" and "the "effici ency" of th» new adminis tration which \i to relieve us from a great variety of ills including high taxes and a !a% e part of the costs inci dent running a $12,000, O'X) business.- Nov. 12, 1914. County Treasuter A. Bunn is calling in 53.2,000 of out stat.ding warrants. This sum will cut the warran indebt edness down by a half, so that, without any more seed grain deals the county prob ably will be out of debt with in a few years. The war rants outstanding January 1, amounted to 03^.70. The county as aiound $110,000 of ihe various funds deposit ed in the tanks of the coun ty drawing interest. The $10,000 of unpaid seed grain notes have been turned over to the sheriff for collection and the commissioners trans ferred $14,300 of the seed grain fund, $2,368 of the in terests from deposits and $2,^59, the profits of the reg ister of dee Is office, over to the county general fund. Perkins couniy is in pretty good shape. -Feb. 3, 1916.