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V* I' i lv f^. V •SSVfcv».-B"i *&»*• I.«v S i It •. 1 I: •e K i 2v' I V. k-* K i ii v j* 4 »v xr^szz I, k-*t K & 5' &" & ys» *'*', &<„ MICKIE, THE PRINTER'S DEVIL fcUsXTfcfc\ mtsmtft HAAKON COUNTY NEEDS THRIFT MOST OF ALL When some one asked us to lend a a n i n e o s e v a n e o N a -j tional Thrift Week, itstirred us up with a vengeance. Subscribers may stop their paper we may get hung but we mean to say some things that ought to be said. Jn Haakon county we have quite generally dispised the man who is thrifty and blessed with saving habits, Sard h&V€ hci him Up t(5 public scorn. Here in the west our slogan is, "Come easy, go easy let us have a heIuva time while the money lasts." Any one who does not fall in with that belief is not a good fellow, nor a patrio^ and should be run out of the country. Y^t there are some thrifty folks Haakon county, some savers, a good many of them rough-handed hard-working Scandinavians, and these fellows are not financially embarrassed today. They may have little, but what they have is their own It doesn't belong to the banks or their collaborators. And we find no fault with these gen tlemen. Nor do we foolishly jump onto the banks.s Heaven knows where we would be at the present moment if it were not for oar banks. Yet the fllct remains that a good many of us would be better tn £L CD in •1-1 D3 O) rr CD 0 3 u tvj to 3 iO* Men's Underwear ... AT THE ... Segal Ciotiiing *Z£ $3.50 Merino Unionsuits off at the present time if they did not own our property. And the banks would be a good deal better off too. And right here we wiafe to add a farther remark. Ttie saving of money is not all of thrift. Indeed, we sometimes think that it is a small part of it. Keeping out of debt is a large share of thrift. We can't get on without borrowing, of course, in any country, much less in a new country like this. But in Haakon contv, it has been the i general plan to borrow just as much as we could at high rates of interest, and spread it thin over as much property as possible. We all admit that this is a ruinous policy, but we go right on follow ing it just the same. Every little while some fellow rises up and says that no one ever made a dollar in Haakon county .except on borrowed caoital. Some men have made money borrowing, but ten times their number have gone broke at it. Then it is a part of thrift to do things on a modest conservative scale. "Boring with a fig auger" has been the curse of this com munity. A A. P. SEGAL $2.75 "Jaeger" Fleece lined Union suits $4.00 Elastic Ribbed Unionsuits .... $4.25 Heavy Wool Unionsuits $4.50 "Dunham" Brand Unionsuits $5.00 "Nature's Fit" Wool Union suits .... $6.50 "Spring Needle" Wool Union suits Temporary Located in Basement Bank of Philip in man won't content himself with two thousand dollars worth of milk cows and hard work. He wants to be a cattle king and have a four thousand Z s t_o. 00 CM a cd i/i to "O VVNNM o a CD C/) 5 equity in fifty thousand dollars worth of cattle. That is the style of the country. Then it must not be forgotten that hard w rk is also a part of thrift. It is quite generally for gotten in this county. We want to fold our hands, sit on our— chairs, and make money easy. We want to buy a farm, sell it to an Easterner, and make a wad, with out improving it or turning a hand. Some of the real estate men can do that, but most of us are! not smart enough. Or we want to buy young steers at ninety dol lars per head and "watch 'em grow into money." So far we have not been able to find any ono that could make money out of that scheme. Then still saving, keeping out of debt, starting on a small seale, and working hard is not all of thrift. There must be headwork. And it mustn't be by the other felolw. If you let the neswpapers, and the lawyers, and town-folks generally do your thinking for you you will land in the poor-house. If you let the banks do your think ing for you—God help you He al on* knows where you will land. Every mother's son of us must do his own cogitating over his own problems. There is no other road to success. These are not all, but they are some of the cardinal points in the gospel of thrift. Save money, de posit it in your bank at interest until you need it, make progress slowly, keep out of debt just as much as you possibly can, work hard, and do a little thinking of your own*—that is the way to sue eras in II »akon county. But some one says that the task is too hard: i^ won't work in this country Haakon county is differ ent, and to make money out here you must do differently. Well, we didn't create these laws of thrift. They were made when the world was made just like the laws of gravitation, and they will be here, right here in Haakon county, Sou th Dakota, when the world ends, They are universal, and if they won't work here, then the sooner we turn the country back to the Indians from whom we took it, the better off we will be. Consider these things, brethren, and resolve which course you will follow. Chaiu-e your methods and say, or move. STANLEY COUNTY BOOSTERS 1TECHAS OIL BIG. It is apparent that this is not the only community that may ex pect oil devolpment with the com ing spring. Over in Stanley coun ty a drilling outfit has already been purchased and shipped. Witness the following from the latest issua of the Fort Pierre Times: As a result of the toru of the oil fields in Oklahoma and Wyom ing last J«ly F. G. Fischer, W. H. Frost and I. M. Geyer, Mr. Geyer has just returned from Lusk, Wy oming, where he purchased for the South Dakota Development and Refining Co., a complete new drillingt outfit, including the best standard rig, capable of drilling 4,500 feet, with new ropes and cables, an 84 foot derrick, oil, water and wagon tanks and such other equipment as is necessary in well drilling. Three cars will be used in trans porting the outfit to Fort Pierre, and work win be stared at once in frettting it in place and actual drilling will be started early in the spring. The exact location of the well has not been determined but it will probably be within 20 or 30 miles of For Ptierre. The 'Arrival of the rig will create new interest in our oil development and the company expects to get all of the heavy hauling done before the frost is out of the ground." We pay cash for what we buy nnd must By Charles Sughroc Von Nnnatt Unoa have rash for what we sell. Farmers Elevator and Seed House. 3-tf 25 per eent dicount on all blank-! eta at Wiliams. 8 t* OtSY m\T WU. "WV kOS'S o££5 THVS^ RAPID CITY ADOPTS MANAGER SYSTEM Although South Dakota has for several years had a law which per mits the adoption of he city mana ger plan of city government which has been used quite extensively in eastern cities, it remained for Ra pid City to first adopt the plan in this state, which it did at an elec tion last week by a majority of more than two to one. Under the system, the city hires an expert in city government at a competent salary, and turns over to him the management of the city's affairs which he is supposed to handle ex actly, as abusiness institution. The board of commissioners exercise nly supervisory control much like the directors of a corporation. In passing we may remark that our neighbor has had a somewhat checkered experience in adopting various plans of city government. About twelve years ago Rapid City operated under the aldermanic Brand New Arrivals Crackers and Cookies ITEN and SUNSHINE BRAND You should see our assort ment of fresh A N Y O O K E S Just Arrived— Itens Animal Cookies hushels of them Have you tried the SUNSHINE KRISPY CRACKERS in 3 &-4 lb. caddies We also have ITENS Soda crackcra in 7^4 lb. caddies All size package goods in both brands just in RICE We would like to SM more people using this healthful and economical food. Have just received several hundred pounds direct from car load ship ment and are making a price just half what it was a few month^ ago. We guarantee this a good, clean, whol3 grain BLUE ROSE RICE. 0Ni*y Per Pound Vv\VV NOO \K\fcsfc\Vfc Vt, fcOSS? A £\ZWfc:$9 F\^PAvrc\u3 ~tue\u OJOW SYkT\OK£SN \U\XU k fcV)£9ER ST^U?1? flf?4 plan, two council men having been elected from each ward. In 1909 the comimssion form of govern ment was voted in and five com missioners were elected from the city at large. This form resulted in a number of factional quarrels and several recall elections were held. Being unsuccessful fhe at tempts to recall the board mem lers of one faction set out to vote on a three commissioner plan, (which was no more or less th^tn a recall and the taxpayers voted in favor of the adoption of the three comimssioner plan. This plan wms voted on in 1915, and the citizens came to the realization that the best interests of the city demand ed less factional fighting and more harmony. There were no recalls inder the three comimssioner plan, until the City Manager Plan was I brought up, and this served afe a recall of the plan and not of tthe commissioners directly, although the commissioners will automat ically retire with the election of Only a few Groceries have taken a decline as yet and occas sionally some have the nerve to raise but as a whole we be lieve the lines that have been steady are now holding their breath, ready for the tumble and we are watching our stocks and quotations carefully, ready to quote you lower prices just as soon as we can buy lower. We try to keep our Grocery Stock as complete as possible under the circumstances and always fresh and clean. TRY US. "We guarantee our stock as we advertise and be lieve our prices are right for quality goods. Next week we are adding more bulk goods such us powder ed sugar, etc. Don't miss coming in and noting our prices. Mew Prices on Fresh Coffee We believe the coffee market has hit the botlom of its slide down ward. These coffees are fresh and woquote following prices oa aieel cut package goods— HARRINGTON HALL 50c WHITE HOUSE 50c ROYAL 15c JUNE BRIDE ."... 40c THREE STAR Didn't Know It *was Ever in Style rc COMET 30c No. 1 SANTQS PEABODY, whole bean, 10 pound sacks ..... .$2.85 We have added to our fixtures a thirty six drawer Sherer grocery counter enabling us to handle bujlk goods to much better advan tage and have ordered accordingly. Due to arrive the last jif, the week several hundred pounds of bnlk coffce at a price really remarkably low No. 1 Pcabnry, who!e bean 30c lb. Snap Peabury, whole bean 25c lb. These prices are half what they were a few weeks ago on bulk coffees. Two New Soap Prices WHITE FLYER LAUNDRY SOAP 4 BARS for 25c WHITE COCOA HARDWATER TOILET SOAP 3 BARS for 25c E O The Genesee Food Co. manufact urers of JELLO have announced NEW PRICES so that JELLO is now retail at 2 for 25c In Stock i Strawberry Raspberry ,' Lemon Cherry Chocolate Orange —-JEFFY JELL—2 for 25c Flavors Lime Pineapple Range Mercantile Co. G. L. Dorothy, Prop.- Njoeur cvrc o? ML£ ewu-mft 7" c5t(rWPo9 new board of directors. At the recent election a proposal •Lo adopt a municipal court system vJ iS ii "U! I 1 Iy i Y o COMING 1 T0 tiltm Shelled Pop Corn that has proven* very good One reason it is sure is the amount we sell insures goods in fine condition. This is our second large shipment since January 1. TRY IT! PRICE 3c I If Gem Theatre Fw IN "The HEART of a CHILD" January 281ii-29th 20c ALSO COMEDY 50c POPCORN that Pops' Per Pound. Also have corn en the cob at— Per Pou*d Guarantee it pops Good NUTS We try at all times to keep a fresh supply of good grrade NUX& in stock for your choks© This week we have— No. 1 Soft Shell California Walnuts at per lb 35c Large Washed Brazil Nuts at per lb. 40c Drake Almonds at per lb 40c Fresh Roasted Fancy Pea nuts at per lb. 20c 4*'