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Peter No. 4610 F. fi. MORRISON. I I 'i Choice O. Mtiuu. Prudent 0. M. Quires, S«cy. and Mgr. «. C. Sumner. Treasurer STANLEY COUNTY ABSTRACT & LDAN CO. Real Estate Loans, Insurance, Conveyancing1, 8urety Bonds We Write Fire, Lightning, Tornado, Lite, Farm, Burglar and Idemnity Insurance We attend to Your Business: Recording, Pay in Rent, Copying Decrees, Buying and Selling We make a Specialty of Real Loan* and A l»«fracting Writ* us about it O U I E I i K E S O I K A K O A Invites the Patronage of Gentlemen GoWen Grain Belt and John Gund's "Peerless" Always on Tap GRADE OF WINES AND J. E. TAGGERT WANTED, LAND! IOO quarters of land in Stanley for cash. Must have low price. DALTON & VAUGHN, PIERRE, S. D. Home Land & Abstract Co, M- L. Paivells. Secret irv ami btmtieu Abstrytei Respectfully Solicits Your Business Fort Pierre, S. D. eaevnieieieiei«iei»ae«na»ieieiei«ie«iei«aeieiei« James A. Quigg U. S. Commissioner District of South Dsieota Receives Filings, Hears FinJ Proofs. Contests Filed Heard in Pierre and Chamberlain Land Districts. Philip, South Dakota List Your Land With Stanley County Land Company and you will see for yourself. v-i Farm Land and Stock Ranches Bought and SoW« List yswr property with ui. We have the buyers. Uve Stock for Sale. Special attention given to 11 tn: extenders, Filiig of C'onteneand Legal l*apen. Correspondence solicited. COTTONWOOD, SOUTH DAKOTA. Cullen's Millinery.. Right from our workroom in Pierre have been several shipments of the newest shapes, with flowers, foliage or feathers, of all colors. Our goods are fine and our prices are right. Give our Philip Store -it urn**** $r Taxes, Collecting Real Estate LIQUORS Will st and at my barn south of Philip for} the season. Pedigree paper* can be seen at the barn. TERMS: -tlu to injure mare in foal, $12.5o U »n8J"'e colt to stand and suck. Disposing' of mare or removing from coun ter forteits insurance and foal bill ItecLnne* due and payable at once, Crcre Witt be taken ro„prevent accidents but will not be responsible if lay oecero eea*-seir L. E. Goldsmlth.Ca.sh.Fori Ptcrrv Hunk H. A.HiHski.Cnsli.First State Hank of I'hilip Martin .!ohn.*n. 'asl. Hank of Kn.luka .I.E.rtterWk. Pres. He!rllei' State (tank 0 K. K. Muiran. Uetrtster of Ie»iK of Stanley otinf 2 A Jr -call y-.V'-i if. THE WILY COMEDIAN. His Mixup With Contract, a legal FN and an Opinion. There was a certain coifltc o|Nra comedian who made no end of money and who scorned anything like osten tatious recklessness In the spending of It. He was almost morbid on the sub ject, In fact, and there were those who said that he went to evening Instead of morning service so that he might have the use of the money he dropped into the bo* a little longer. This Is by way of explaining the grief which on e befell him In Cleveland. Somebody had played an engagement at a certain theater and had received a frigid reception, which stage people call a frost. The comedian wasn't go ing to run any risks. He wouldn't play at tho theater unless a certain amount of money was promised him. The manager of the theater offered a very large percentage of the receipt* but, oh, dear, no, the wily comedian wasn't going to be caught by such chaff as that. He Insisted upon a lump sum regardless of receipts. The sum was guaranteed, the contract signed. The comedian came to town and. stroll ing ns If by chance into the box office, asked how the house was selling. "Oh," said the ticket seller, "we sold every seat In the house ten days ago!" The comedian's blood boiled. "Would," said he to himself, "oh, would that I had accepted the percent age! It would have been double what I get now." It was too late, however, to rely on simple wouldlng to change matters, so he sought the foremost attorney of the town, showed him the contract and ex pressed his desire to bresk It and abide by the customary percentage plan. Before the attorney would con sent to express an opinion the que* tlon of fee came up, and the comedian handed him $500. The man at law then took the paper and examined It. "My dear sir," said he, "that con tract can't possibly be broken. I drew It up myself." It Is not told what the temperature of Cleveland according to the govern ment report was that day, but In the nr-ighborhood of that comedian things fairly sizzled.—Washington Star. COAL AS FUEL tt Was In Us* a* Far Back at the Tim* of King 8olomon. The first mention of coal In the an nals of mankind occurs In the Bible. Proverbs xxvl, 21, as follows: "As coals are to burning coals and wood to Are, so Is a contentions man to kindle strife." This was written about 101(1 B. (3., Owner. 2 at the time King Solomon came Into power. Tart of his dominion was Syria, and ancient coal mines are worked In that country today. Ths'e are several other refereuces to coal In the Bible, all of a later date. Tools and cinders have been found near the Roman wall, Indicating that the Brit ons were familiar with the use of coal prior to the Roman invasion In f4 B. C. The first actual reeord of a coal transaction Is the receipt for twelve curt loads of coal written by the good ubbot of Peterborough, A. P. 852. Y«'Srs before the Christian era coal was in common use In China. Anthra cite coal is powdered, mixed with wet clay and rolled Into balls. These are dried In the sun, and the poor use this fuel In little hand furnaces precisely as they did centuries ago. Marco Polo speaks of seeing In 1275 "a kind of black stone in Cathay that Is used to burn better than wood." Marco Polo's countrymen refused to believe the traveler's tale. The earliest historic mention of coal In the United States is by the French Jesuit missionary father Hennepin, who in his Journal In 1679 speaks of traces of coal appearing on the banks of the Alnols river and makes the site of a "cole mine" on the James river, near Richmond, the first mine opened for the market. In 1706 anthracite was discovered In the Wyoming valley and a sample of the coal sent to Thom as and William Penn In Loudon.—Car rlngton Phelps In Metropolitan Msg* tine. How Oermany Deals With the Wetter. Germany has a law that provides that if It can be proved that a man is earning a sufficient wage to support those dependent on him, but that he Is dissipating that wage by vicious hab its, he can be declared a minor, and be Is then treated as a child. His em ployer Is told that the wage must be paid not to the man, but to a guardian appointed by the magistrate of the district in which he lives, who uses it for the support of the wife and chil dren In England a man who could not get his wage might refuse to work. In Germany the police would tee that he did bU work.—Progress. tier Opportunity. The man hater bad Just announced her engagement "But you always said that men were horrid creatures," said her friends. "So they are," replied the bride to be, "and here's my opportunity to pun ish one of them." They all agreed that it was real no bis of her.—Philadelphia Led8|f. The Eternal Marathon. "Man," declared the old fashioned preacher, "is a worm." "And." said a man who bad been married three times and who was oc cupying a small space in a rear pew, "woman Is the early bird."—Chicago Record-Herald. Expensive Education. you think you could learn to love me?" asked old Gotrox. "Oh, I don't know," replied Miss Youngbudd. "How much are you will* lug to spend on my education?"—Chi cago News. 1 n •'V i"« 4 ROOSEVELT IN AFRICA Hunting the Rhinoceros flp Frederick R.Toombs COPYRIGHT, ieO«. BY AMERICAN RR£» ASSOCIATION ONELY remnant of once proud mas ters of the wil derness, the Af rican rhinoceros has inherited the consuming desire to avenge persecution of long lines of ancestors, leading back to reirioto ages. So he has become the implacable ene my of man, of fellow Jungle dwellers and of himself. lie Is the bullheaded pugilist of the unknown depths, and he will try his muscle against any liv ing thing, growing fat on the lust of deadly combat. Equipped by nature with a protect ing hide tougher than leather and Inch es deep, with muscles like steel bands, with bone to carry overpowering weight, with legs that have trip ham mer force, a neck like the prow of a battering ram, fear Inspiring horns that rip and tear toughest anatomies, the rhino presumably realizes that he ^w»iisflaay.Qsp THE TWO HORNED RHINOCEROS. was predestined to be a fighter pure and simple, and It is his chief business to see that the designs of nature are not thwarted. Undoubtedly Mr. Roosevelt and his party would greatly pride themselves if they could bring down a white square Jawed rhinoceros, formerly found quite frequently In some remote sections of Africa, but now practical ly extinct. Some authorities state that the white rhino is the modern type of unicorn, though the unicorn as pic tured was a comparatively small and very agile creature. While he had a horn on his bead, he had almost noth ing In common with the white rhino, even If he ever existed outside of the realm of the heraldry exjK?rts. The black rhinoceros is the species invariably nut in unlike the East Africa, and, Asiatic relative, he has no tusks to supplement his horns in an attack. Huiiters look for him as he leaves his forest or jungle lair to eat leisurely on his way down the trail he has made to his watering place. Rhinos leave their hiddeu retreats about 4 in the afternoon, a fashionable hour for promenading with the Jungle ladles. Arriving at the drinking place at about dark, they go to their favored thorn feeding grounds, where they stay until iiiniiug. Acacia and mimo sa twigs arc rhino delicacies. They scrape the lower parts of these trees clean with their horns, the front horn being kept pointed and with a knife like blade by sharpening It on hard substances. The horns are not bone, but of closely packed horny fibers growing from the skin and connected with massive muscles. They are not fastened to the bone of the head or snout, but do not lack effectiveness on that account. The execution done with these horns Is impressive. The celebrated hunter Oswell was in a part of East Africa, near the Uganda boundary, which was alive with game. His mount was a fa vorite bunting horse. Seeing at some distance a large white rhinoceros with an uncommonly long horn, he rode to ward It. The animal noticed blm when be was about a hundred yards distant and began at once to advance toward him slowly, but threateningly. His horse stopped and stood as if petrified. When within a few yards the rhinoce ros made n dash forward, making a violent assault on rider and mount. Oswell regained consciousness on the back of a strange horse which was being led by one of his native serv ants. The rhinoceros had driven Its horn through his leg and through his horse's body and bad so completely apset both horse and rider that Oswell himself had been knocked senseless by a blow from his falling stirrup iron. Oswell's horse was killed, and the great hunter himself was kept pros trate by his wounds for several months. Even slight wounds are very slow to heal in the African climate. The natives prize the rhino's boriutf dearly. They make cups from them^ which, they say. betray the presence* of any poison in drinks. A well known German writer says, "If poisoned wins Is put into a rhinoceros horn cup, the cup will instantly spilt wide open.** The horn shavings are saved by the natives as an infallible for convulsions and a dosen other diseases. They eat the rhino's hump as a rare delicacy. Rhinos use these boras with appall ing effect on the unprotected abdo mens of men and beasts alike. Carl 25 Per Cent Discount on Town Lots I will give 25 per cent discount on lots in my addition to the town of Philip, for cash or exchange for horses and cattle* Special terms on application. Business lots and property* Residence property and farm lands at great bargains* Horses and cattle bought and sold. u t/ivi PHILIP LAND AND CATTLE COMPANY, A. J. Wray, Mgr. ItO Mm j, iiiy Lohse, professional big catcher for dealers, tells of a thrilling encounter with an African rhluo. "There is a particular class of train ed men who go after rhinoceros," says Mr. Lohse. "They must be expert trackers and fully acquainted with the habits of the huge, dangerous beasts they attack. "An Infuriated rhinoceros Is literally *bllnd with rage.' He puts his lie id down and runs In a bee line, knocking down everything that gets In his way If there was a stone wall In front of him he would siunsh right up against It. Some of my native hunters wound ed a female rhinoceros one day when the brute ran off. The men were secur ing her young when she suddenly stop ped and rushed toward them. The hunters were taken completely by sur prise. One of them was caught by her horn and thrown over twenty feet in the air. He dropped to the grouud a corpse, for the rhinoceros had dlsem- boweled him, her horn cutting him as cleanly as a surgeon's knife." Clumsy looking as the great brute Is, Gordon Cummlng, the daring big game hunter, says "a horse and rider can rarely manage to overtake It." An other famous African adventurer writes, "He Is not often pursued on horseback and chiefly because his speed and endurance are such that it is very difficult to come up with him, to say nothing of the danger attendant upon such a course." Probably every one knows of the singular attendant which the rhinoce ros has. It is a little bird called by ornithologists Bupbaga afrienna and known to hunters as the rhinoceros bird, or the "indicator bird." This lit tle fellow clings to the animal's hide by means of its long claws and elastic tall, feeding on the Insects that infest the leathery skin. In doing this It ren ders great service to the huge brute, 1 a ii. k trifling one as compared to Its other duty. It acts as sentinel to warn Its movable feeding place of approach ing danger. While It Is eating it Is ever on the alert, and at the earliest sign of the hunter It flies in the air. uttering its warning note, which Is hare a singular way of hunting the rhino. They dig a hole near a tree to which i ever quickly heeded, the rhiuoceros starting off at once In the direction taken by Its watchful friend. Mr. Cummlng states that when the rhi noceros is asleep and the bird, hearing the approach of the hunter, fails to awaken him by its voice It will arouse him by picking the delicate inside of his ear. The thick bide and the small brain of the rhinoceros render blm difficult to kill with a rifle. Some of these ani mals when slain are found to have from two to seven or eight heavy bul lets under their skins, which they may have carried for years. The small brain is very difficult to reach with a bullet because of a thick, bony forma tion that surrounds it, so the wise marksman usually aims at the chest, so as to penetrate the lungs, or at the back of the neck to sever the verte brae, causing the heavy head to sag low down with Its own weight. Suda nese await a favorable opportunity in a melee with a rhino and sever the vertebrae with a dextrous sword thrust or hamstring blm, cutting the tendons of both hind legs. As a rhino, like a hippo, can make good progress on three legs, doable hamstringing Is necessary. African natives, having no firearms. i v*-1 V CHAKOE OF AN INFURIATED* Kill NO. they know he comes regularly. Over the hole they lay a bamboo trap Which looks like a spokeless wheel. Over the trap they lay a noose, and to the other end of the noosed rope they tie a log weighing 300 or 400 pounds. When tbo rhinoceros comes to his fa vorite tree he gets his foot In the trap, and when he struggles to pull his foot out he draws tight the noose. He then makes off at a gallop, dragging the log. The natives track him by means of the marks which the log leaves, aud when, tired out. he lies down to rest •cores of them attack him with spears. Surprisingly quick on his feet, the rhino would be doubly dangerous if his eyesight were not poor and Ills range of vision limited pretty much,to straight ahead. Hunters of quick wit have on numerous occasions saved themselves by making a quick turn to one side from his path, escaping his vision. And blindly ahead charges Mr. Rhino, in such a rage that on striking a tree head-on he has been known to halt and lunge at it so heav ily that he has broken his own neck. Oft, on a savage quest of balm for wounded feelings, he has charged at a caravan, going through It from one end to another, scattering white men, natives, ponies and baggage in every direction, and as suddenly disappear* lng. in snorting glee, Into the hidden recesses of his haunts. An Englishman who recently re turned from an African exploring ex pedition relates that on a starry night when in camp a tremendous noise waf heard in a neighboring thicket. As he jumped to his feet a rhino bull four teen feet long plunged through the askaris on guard, cunie through the small herd of cattle the party had, broke the backs of two cows, gored a pony to death, collided with a terri fied cook, throwing him high in the air, landing thirty feet distant, and with a final effort demolished the tent from which the leaders of the expedi tion bad precipitately fled a moment before. Of a sudden the rhino was gone in the darkness, several shots, hastily fired, having no effect. A seasoned forester, who procured dangerous animals for years in Africa for Uamum's circus, tells the writer that be would rather tnckle a lion or an elephant any day than a rhino. "I captured Barnum's first rhino*}, eros, and (hat animal cost hliu more than any four lions or tigers he evef owned." the hunter said. "I sent home lions, giraffes, elephants, buflV loes and hyenas, but It was a whole year before I got my first rhinoceros The natives had killed one occasional* ly, but such a thing ns capturing one alive had never been heard of. "After falling to make a noose strong enough to hold a rhino my next move wan to seek a point on a path several miles from camp and erect a barri cade. This barricade ran to a V shap* ed point and was made strong enough to hold an elephant. If a rhinoceros took that path he would follow it to the last inch, and when In close quar ters we would be on hand to tangle him up. When a rhinoceros uppeared at the barricade he halted to sniff tlit air. Then he lowered hjs In nd, charg ing down the path. "1 thought we had him, but be struck the logs and rocks at the point of the V with the power of a wild lo comotive aud battered through, leav ing blood and chunks of his bide on every side. "I hadn't been fn Africa very long when I found out that the elephant played second fiddle. We were hiding at a water bole one day to watch ths direction taken by a troop of nine ele- pbants when a bull rhino appeared. He stood in the open and took a long survey of the elephants. As thef caught sight of htm they crowded to gether as if alarmed. The rhino got ready and with a loud snort came charging down. Among the nine was an elephant nlmost as big as was Jumbo, a phenomenon among African elephants. The rhinoceros made di rectly for the big fellow, struck him on the left shoulder, knocked him lntp the pool and fell over him. The othef elephants ran away, and, though thd big fellow ought to have been able to overcome a pair of rhinos, be ran away from this one, closely pursued. "On one occasion we had captured a cub Hon In a pit and were engaged In getting him into a cage. Within half a mile of our cntnp a lion, a lioness and a cub had lain up in a thicket for the day. Our captive was of this family, and bis loss put them In a fighting mood. A roaming rhino got their S'-ent. and our people saw him charge Into the thicket. There was a row as he un» covered the lions, and he emerged In chase cf the lioness and the cub. while the lion was on his back seeking to claw him. He brushed his rider ff against a limb and then drove ths three far out of the neighborhood." ma n 4 i 26 lb. sack 50 lb. sack 100 lb. sack z Anything in Dnptv^.* We are not socializing any one line, b«t aim to keep anything you may need. Souvenir Goods We have something espec ially nice in Philip Sou venirs. Gall and investi gate. Prescriptions Carefully Compounded Pioneer Pharmacy F. G. SCHWARTZ, PKOI-. Jod Pepper AUCTIONEER Calls Sales Any where. Dates made at both Philip banks. Philip, s. a Sold by C. H. LEGGETT Ft. Pierre Midland", Philip At/as Lumber Go Sell dimension lumber, lath shingles and all kinds of building material. W«* have large sheds in which out material is stored and i kept in good condition. Call on us. I M. E. Tone & Sons i Contractors Hi Builders.... Anything in Wants a share of your bitai-n ness. Is in a position and has the facilities for prompt service/ Let your wants be known to him. wo -"'ft sr 4 TV U Going to Build? If so, See O N O Y PHI LI /!f4S^S£S£S22££££2^££SSSS3B3Stt£B$ S. M. KYDE Physician and Surgeon Mbeaeea of the Eye, Ear, Nose and 'i' Throat a Specialty, y' Office end residence' North Centeif' Street. Phone 34 BLATCHFORD'8 CALF MEAL i r" "•V-sK.: •"W .if •feV 3 That Una Give us a change to figure A. O. Putnam 1 THEDRAVMAX- •r?