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JE^ is ST 4 Wy |p- Fv1* m*? rw£ N w: £f*. I &• tA i ^t\ sur V h' fcvA r~._ Iv f'' v $i- --jj' ts' i m •Kit Si 5^. #1' 1- MjC k-$,-' & & irt* &+. ?"n i 6*' sfc I" fk IS 1 pv WJ 9* & ilr^ If1~ isrt. £-.-<p></p>Ht**' Hp ... llrj' w i1 #'. -f k I E&' pr ./ i*-.* ifo:' iff w* *-r,4 v. Ai A \,£ i"r llfcv-'n' :«•.» School District Muddle The Plum Creek school district ia in ui awful mix up. The board purchased a building and had the fixtures moved into it. Wednes day a special meeting of the resi dents of the school district was htld, the fixtures moved into an other building and a. committee ap pointed to see to the erection of a new school house. Inasmuch as the call for the special meeting stated only that a building com mittee was to be appointed one member of the board claims that the people who moved the lixtures violated the law and left today for the county seat to see the state at torney about having them arrested. There has been a factional tight in the distriot for some time and this is the outcome—Hayes Home stead. I*»lie Jlmmle Benthine made a business visit at Dupree the latter part of the week. John Griffith itft lor Midland Thursday. Harold Sechler left f«r the Hills Wednesday. He expecto to be away about a month. Mr. and Mrs. Eb Jones returned to Dupree Sunday. D. A. McKIIMp Mr. Laughlln came down from Tu pree Monday night to cast his vete at Tuesday's election. He returned Sunday to Dupree to stay until freez ing weather stops the carpenter work. The ladles of the Sorosls club met Thursday with Mrs. Leui Elsiiere. It was decided to give a banquet at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Eishere Thanksgiving in honor of the hus bands and beaux of tlieclub members. Owen Cavanaugh, one of the elec tion Judges In the Mllesvlile precinct, went to fort Pierre Wednesday with the ballot box. He was taken to Philip In S. B. Perrin's auto in time ta catch the noon train. Carl Hood went to Pnlllp Sunday and will bring back Mr. Barnhart's piano, which will be place41o the •ohool house in distriot No. 84. Mrs. McKlnney and Mrs. Graham served an elegant midnight luneheon to tke Judges and clerks of election. In faet all the spectators present at the time were invited to the feast. Mrs. I. N. Eishere went to Philip Thursday for a visit with Mrs. B. W. Wltherspoon. Mrs. Susan Cavanaugh underwent an operation Wednesday at St. Mary's hospital In Pierre. At last reports she was recovering nicety. Mrs. O. J.Graves writes from the flfcnatarium at Anamosa hat she ex pects to return to the Hardingrove oountry about Nov. loth. It was demonstrated election da at Mlteeville that a Sterling county man will extend a hearty handshake •van to an opponent. All that is •MipiMrjr to proeure this is to ad vertise that a latter of Introduction la farrtwl by the opponent. The beartlneM of Ue hand shaking will 4epend largaiy on the nature the pantsnu af the latter. SV#- fterre music Miss Shirley Towns Is In taking Instructions la TOCal under Mrs. Gird. from Bogle Maupin came down Eagle Bitte to spend a few days with his family. Bogle has opened up a meat market at the above named town and report* a fine business. Is In Midland after freight for Robinson. Eustace and Scott Robinson have opened up a large general store at Eagle Butte. George Carson was over from Cherry Creek Sunday. Miss Dessle Howard Is enjoying a visit from her mother and two broth ers. Xdward Griffith received a message Wednesday telling of the death of his father at Jelice, Tenn. He left at once to be present at the funeral. Henry Singleton left a few days •go for an extended visit In Iowa. Mr. and Mrs. Tolly Maupin passed through here Saturday en route to Dupree, where they will make their fatare home. Homer Cochran, of Manila, was a Leslie visitor Friday. E. H. 8purllng Is In Pierre week. Hardlegrove Happenings 3?he elub ladles who served lurwfc «t Mllesvlile election day cleared ll.85. Mr. and Mrs. Ezra Heyl left Wed nesday for Watertown, S. D., for an extended visit wilh relatives. The farmers' Institute meeting held Saturday In Milesvllle drew a large and appreciative audience. Both speakers were good demonstrat ors and very convincing in their arguments. 'f* i 1 U "E a^nlinrf1 il|«a Bh Jooee came down After spend frieuds they .iHtaita their sister, Mrs. J. F. Hughes. A large crowd frem Leslie attended the funeral of little Richard Dildine, who was accident shot by his mother. Mrs. Harrold Sechler is visiting with her parents at West fork this week. I). F. t'arlin, Louis LaPlaot and Charley I (award, of Carlln, were in town Tuesday. John Kobb, Harry Mosher, H. T. Robinson, Thov Cendon and E. H. Spurling, of Cherry (.'reek, cane over to cast their votes for their respective parties Nov. 8th. Stanley Spurting is visiting friends in Pierre this week. Mr. and Mrs. .lame* Benthine en tertained Mr. and Mrs. T.J. Ms(iuire and sons, Thos. aed Gerald, I). F. Carlln and daughters. Bessie and Laura, at o'clock dinner Tuesday evening. The Leslie ladles' union aid will meet with Mrs. George I. Towne Thursday, Nov. 17th. A. W. Collins passed through town Sunday enroute to Kagle Butte, where he will engage in the hotel business. Powell ParagrnpliM. Mrs. Chas. Phares, of Centerville, Iowa, is here with her children to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clay, on Ku/.zani creek. The Bell Telephone Co. left four tons of copper wire to be used In in stalling a metallic circuit telephone line. Tom Polkenhorn is putting a foun dation under his house. J. F. Stephens is helping Chas. Carlson to haul his stuff out. Dan Bierwagen drove through here Kridaj going to kadoka with eight wagon loads of hogs lliut tie sold to Alex Yesaey, of Wessington Springs. A. L. Van Gundy broke thirty acres of land for Mrs. Geo. Morgan. J. A. Curington is having a cave built with cement walls and iloor, John isn't going to have anything freeze this coming winter. Howard Randies says they had a heavy snow storm lasting about an hour. We had a warm rain here. Word received from the state of Washington says that Mrs. J. W Steere, whose heme is ten miles north of here, has been called to Minneapo lis by the death of her mother. No, it is not "spices from the Orient," nor "balm ef a thousand Mowers," nor gales frem Arabia.1' To tell the truth, one ef the town dogs kilted a skunk, and furnished a feast for his friends. Mrs. O. L. Sootwell, of Cottonwood, is visiting her brother, Johu Hoiseth, and also her mother and Mister, who have claims north of Olney's ranch. One of our citizens found a snake In possession of his place of business. He is rat Iter nervous aoout snakes, and so his friends tried to quiet ills nerves by the most unheard-of stories. In one of these tales six snakes were seen to climb a tree live feet through to rob birds' nextM another about a snake who placed her young ones through a knothole into a shack while she went out and (ought another snake. Several told about finding rattlesnakes in their beds all of which was very comforting to our friend. Farmers' Institute This Week A farmers' institute will be held in the Grand opera house tomorrow and Saturday, under the direction of A. E. Chamberlain, state super intendent. The subject of dry, farming, tree planting and live stock will be discussed by Dr. H. K. Stoner, lion. W. D. Keeand Supt. Chamberlain. There promises to be a large at tendance at these meetings and much good is bound to result. Old Trail Etchings. F. S. Johnson and Pat Toomey were among the Old Trail voters. Lena Schlottman and Mrs. Berthers drove to Philip last Saturday,, Charles Schlottman is building a new barn on the postoftice site to ac comodate the horses Miss Miller re cently purchased at the Vallient sale. The F. A. Schlottman family have reeently purchased four more horses, and are likewise enlarging their stable room. Jess Lletz is fortifying himself against wtuter's chilling blasts by putting a new floor in the living room of his house, plastering the building, etc. F. A. Schlottman and Jacob Smith have been helping him for a few days Mrs. Buswell accompanied her hus band to the polls at Old Trail on election day, not to see that lie voted properly on the woman's suffrage question, but to help administer to the wants of the election board at dinner time. Harry Armstrong went to Philip ou the 16th to prove up on his olalm. His wife and little daughter accom panied him. Mike Cavanaugh and Perry Wofford drove out from Philip to oast their votes at Old Trail. Miss Anna Hill Is putting in her spare time and surplus energy sodd ing her elate*'• shtek, and la making a very artistic |fh *f It, ton. Mis. Harrj AnaaUong will go mmm north the last of the week to visit her parents and sister, Bone Smith and family. The Crahan .boys are building a dam. Charles Schlottman arid Harry Armstrong hauled lumber from Phil ip last week for Miss Miller's new barn. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Armstrong dined with Miss Miller on Monday. Our good neighbors, the H. F. Waltons. bade adieu to Old Trail as sociations en Monday of last week. They are now located on a farm near Flandreau, their former home. We shall surely miss them. Breezes from Ottnmwa (From the Ottumna) Will N. Butler, C. W. Phillips and Anderson shipped cattle Saturday to Chicago. Mr. Butler and Mr. Phillips after going to Chicago will look over the land proposition in Missouri. After which Mr. Butler will leave for the east to spend the winter and will visit his old home at Stanford. Ms. Since coming here eighteen years atro, tills will be Mr. Butler's first trip out of the county, a reputation almost without parallel with the exceptions of John Putnam who came hero while Dakota was yet a territory and has remained. ottuinwa Is again a town with one general store, Mr. Yickerman having purchased the 11. E. Dorothy & Co. store and will consolidate the stocks The deal was clesed the first of the week and the stock invoiced. H. C. Batty of Nowlin helped the store force invoice. The Rev. !rl R. Hicks 1911 Almanac. The Rev. Irl R. Hicks Almanac for 1V11, that guardian Angel in a hun dred thousand homes, is now ready. Not many are now willing to be with out it and the Rev. Irl R. Hicks Maga zine, Word and Works. The two are only One Dollar a year. The Alman ac is 3Tc prepaid. No home or ottice should fail to send for them, to Word and Works Publishing Company, St. Louis, Mo. Advertised Letters The following is a list of letters remaining uncalled for at the Philip, S. D., postoffice for the week ending Nov. Hi, 1910: letter Charley Koe Wm. Aldrich Wilson Dilon W. E. Krog O. Pfeiffer D. liotartson Card Dick Vaughan Parties calling for anjr of the above letters will please any "ad vertised," and give date. Albert W. Prawitt, P. M. PROBLEMS OF ROADBOILOING. Location of i Highway Most Be Planned Most Carefully. THE IMPORTANCE OF DRAINAGE Hew te Keep Water, the Greatest Enemy ef Reads. Off and Away From Them—Careful Attention Must Be Paid te Character of Subsoil In Preparing Road Bade. Important road oopstrucrtea prob lem* were dlacuased as follows by Dr. Joaepo H.vde l*ratt. state geologist of North Carolina and president of tbe Appalachian Good Roads association. (D SO addresft delivered by bim before the Appalachian Engineering associa tion at Winston-Salem. N. U.. on May 0 last: The location of a road Is really tbe only permanent part of a road, and therefore In determining upon the lo cation It must be very carefully work ed out. so that when once tbe road is constructed there will never be any question regarding any change tn its location. In constructing a road be tween two points the shortest distance la. of course, desirable, but it will of ten be found that "the longest way around la tbe shortest way home" and that tbe shortest distance between twt places is not tbe practical route for a public'rood on account of tbe excessive cost of constructing tbe same. We have often seen roads that were locat* ed apparently so as to make tbe short est distances, and tbe result has been ig* .'fmwam 1 Walpole & Kelly will pay cash for your land—see them that the ro:ii toiiowrd up out* Ul 'tu down MtmtiH'r n'^iinil^ss of tiow .***•( tbe rise or sluirp tin- (U'.sciMit. HoatJ.- located as this out* are passable, but it team «n haul only from one-third one-tenth of wteit It could on a veil graded road. We have often roads that were iiiuddv a t:ood part of the year, and we have |. issol over them at different times of the daj without ever having seen the rays ot the sun Ntrike I lie surfaee of tile road If we had jiiveti thought to the reason we would |/i •:•.i• iy have Ion tiial tbe road was "d on the no.: Jt of a hill or in iitlii*i* heivv is This is u mistake that has oft n i» 'H made and is still hetti« made. i. v er.y road engineer should as far as po Slide avoid loratins.' a dtrt load on tin Dorth slopes of a hill or mountain uu len» It is absolutely necessary, and In that case the woods should he trim med up so that the sun's rays will lie given every possible facility to reach the road's surface and keep it dry. This does not apply as much tn ids that are to be surfaced with stum- In connection with the location of a road the character of the soil of which the roadbed will be made should be carefully investigated, for it will Im found that certain soils are very ditli cult to hold or to drain and make the maintenance of the road after it is completed and surfaced with some suitable material very hard and ex pensive. It will very often be found that certain soils are composed of ma terials that are naturally adapted to the construction of a roadbed, and building the road across them very materially lessens the cost of its con et ruction. In making a survey for a road be tween two points there may be two or more routes that will seem available, and one or more of these will have cer tain features that are more favorable than the others. Kach route should be carefully considered as to what rad lug would be necessary to brins it to the grade required, what will be the expense of the culverts and ditches necessary to take care of the water and what will be the cost of mainte nance. Another question in regard to the location which must tn given a certain amount of consideration is the number of people th.-:i will be bene fited by the road. All these questions must be carefully considered before uuythiug definite is decided regarding the location, and whatever localioti is decided Ufion it ought tn he a perma nent one. CHICKEN RACES. The Ridiculous "Hen Derby" Insti tuted by Sir John Astley. It Is said that the crowning triumph of Sir John Astley. that inventor of absurd contests, whose forte it was to arrange races between animals whirh nature apparently had made most un suitable for the purpose, was the ill STidition of the only races that ever took place between chickens. The story ts tiiat tile idea came U Sir John iring a visit to a friend wlv» kept a Inrge uumber of hens, lie uf ticed how rapidly the chickens used U scurry to their mother when food was thrown to her. This furnished the In genious Sir John with a clever notion, and at iue4«. he then being quarter®** at Windsor, lie .accordingly unfolded to his brother officers his plans for a great chicken race. He bought from a farmer a lien and a brood of chickens. li«n !i c5*-.-er wja to choose a chicken and mark it with a ribbon, so that he could easily recog nize it. The chickens were to be placed about fifty yards away from their mother, and whichever of them reached her first in answer to ber cackle wlicn food was thrown to her was to be ad Judged the winner. And so this ridiculous "hen Derby" (came off In the barracks at Windsor aud was witnessed by nearly the vhole brigade of guards, who traveled do\vn from London especially to see it. The race was such a success that it was arranged to repeat it the follow ing week. It might possibly have be come a regular institution and a ru Ing stable of chickens might have beeu added to the attractions at Windsor had not Sir John's chicken won on each occasion with such ease as to enuse suspicion In the minds of hi competitors. Indeed, it was found, it Is said, that In both races Sir John had selected a sturdy young cockerel who was much too speedy for his sisters When victory was a certainty for one particular competitor the contest, of course, lost interest, and so the chicken races at Windsor came to a sudden end.—New York Hem Id TURNER'S AMBITION. The Great Painter Achieved It Years of Self Sacrifice. Turner could uoi bear to sell a fa vorite painting. He was always mel ancholy after such a transaction. "I lost one of my children this week." he would sadly exclaim. At a meeting at Somerset House It was din-lded to pur chase his two great pictures, the "Itlse" and tbe "Fall of Carthage." for the National gallery. A Mr. Griffiths was commissioned to off« £5.000 for them. "A noble offer." said the paint er. "a noble offer but uo. I cannot part with them. Impossible." Mr. Griffiths, greatly disappointed, took his leave. Turner ran after him. "Tell those gentlemen." he said, "that tbe nation will most likely have tbe pic tures after all." Loug before this Turner had matured a purpose which continued to be his dominant Idea while life lasted. This was to be queath to his country a Turner gal lery of pictures and to amass £100.000 to build and endow an asylum for de cayed artists. It was for this great object that he denied himself all pleas ures that cost money, all luxuries, ills resolve, ouce made, could not be shak en. On one occasion be was offered £100.001) for tbe art treasures locked up In the "den." "Give me the key of the bouse. Mr. Turner." said a L|v T™1 Trhr- i money." "No, tliank yu." replied Turner. "1 bave refused a better of fer." And that was true. By his wil he bequeathed £1 lO.tMN) to found an asylum for poor artists born in Kn^r land and a magnificent art collection to his country. This latter bequest was. however, coupled with the con dition that his "lllse and Fall of Carthage" should be hung in the Na tional gallery between Claude's -Sea port" and "Mill."—London Graphic. THE MAIL ORDER HOUSES. fhey Inoculate the Business of the Home Tradesman With Hookworm. If your business does not approach that of former seasons you may as tribe the reason to the unprecedented season, the curtailment of crops, tbe mail order houses or a varied assort tnent of conditions, all obtaining "out Side" of your store. It is not uncommon to find in almost any town at auy season a merchant who complains of "poor" business, while just across the street or around the corner his competitor will tell you that business Is "tine" and tile pros pects excellent for a splendid season. These everyday oci uiretices call forth the suggestion that possibly the complaining merchauts are affected with a "business hookworm" which causes them to view everything through dark gmsses. Why should there be pessimists and optimists sell ing merchandise side by side on tbe same street in the same towuV If ex Isting conditions are favorable for a tine" business for the one merchant how is it that business "gloom" per vades lhe store of the other. Th trouble will be found ou the "Inside and not on the "outside" of his store There i* a "business hookworm" lurk ing in some or all of the departments of the establishment. The scientists tell its the effect of the hookworm on the person, and the complaining mer chant's business seems to be affected in a similar manner. if you want to get rid of the busi ness hookworm the remedy Is as sim ple as that for the physical hookworm. Try a libera! dose of newspaper adver tising space, intelligently administered, aud you'll Ami that the feeling of slothftiliM'ss will be supplanted by that Mvely feeiing which makes ycu happy. THE LESSOR OF ONE WOMAN Wow Yard In Bac1 of the House of Mrs. Dennison In Scranton, Pa., It Utilized During All the Seasons ot the Ysmt. There Is a study in contrasts In pack yards, and i» demonstrates what may be accomplished by tbe expend! hire of sum*" effort uud a little skill lo floriculture Anybody with a back yard, uo matter how lillputiau in size or how steep, may have a ureity little flower or vegetable garden, lu many large towns and cities there has long been a successful movement for the beautifying of that traditloual eye sore. the back yard, where most people appear to think all kinds of rubbish ami debris should be piled up and displayed iu a conspicuous manner. Flowers aud vegetables in the back yaiU keep the young folks—and the older ones, too—out of mischief, and a housewife who has to care for a few plants has not much time for gossip ing and conferring with gossipy neigh bors over the rear fence. Aside from tumug this highly beneficial effect a yard full of nice things is most in structive It takes people back to the soil and gives them something more to think about than the ordinary work aday matters of prosaic life. As a rule, those Intel ested tn land culture not only take their work seriously, but find lu It one of the greatest pleasures of life iMiriuc au investigation of towns and cities for the betterment of back yards oue that was a pleasure to the eye and a credit to the city of ScrantoQ. I'a was the rear yard of Mrs E Dentilsou There is quite a plot of ground lu the rear of her house which was a sight to make tbe spirit rise up and rebel when she first saw- it. There were old tin cans sud boots, and weeds sprouted IB much confusion Rut (hi iuon ail this. We can fill your every want in ready made clothing, suits, fur coats, overcoats, sheep lined blank et lined, duck and corduroy coats, sweaters, shirts and overalls, in fact anything in ready-made clothing and gents furnishings. For dress shoes we carry the fam ous Beacon brand, none better. Call and see us. ED. URTON One Price Clothier Safe and Reliable The Sane Way s Are Perfection Oil Stovu*. For comfort and economy, especially in tli uminier seawon noth ing can compare with them. Be sure and see them Procure a Fuller Johnson gasoline pumping outfit from us. Ready at any time, the proposi tion of securing water for stock or any purpose is solved at a nominal cost. Some of Our Leaders .Mtf! Deere Machinery, all kinds Dodd & Struthers copper cable ghtning rods Invincible Refrigerators U. S. Cream Separators Masur's House and Carriage Paints and Oils Severin & Wheeler Railroad St, Philip, S. I). •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••a Sluggish livers and bowels are the cause of nearly every disease. Cleanse your system, regulate the bowels and liver to healthy, natural action by llollister's Rocky Mountain lea. The surest remedy known to to start you on the road to Wellsville. Pioneer fliMoiacy. CONTEST NOTICE. I.. E. Goldsmith.Cash.Fort Pierre Bank It. A.Klclskl.Cash.First State Hank of Philip 2 Mai tin Jobnmn,Cash. Bank of Kadoka LA. I'ion-.. Castiinr BatvtJ *re State Bank 2 Home Land & Abstract Co., M-1. Pircells, Secretary Mid Bonded Abstracter 5 Respectfully Solicits Your Business Fort Pierre, S. D. If you are going to build on your farm and need money see Bielski Farm Loan Co. for a loan and insurance. Ocimrtinenr of the Interior. Uulted State* Land OffloP Pierre. S. D. Oct. 26. 1910. A sufficient contest affidavit having been fllt cl In this office by Elsie V. Laiurhlin. con testant, walnst, homestead Entry No. 11578, Serial No. 07tW4 made Nov. 8. 1907. for of S\V4 Section 5. Township 6N Range 20 E. B., Hills Meridian, by Joeeph Blinder, Com« st e. lu which it is adetted that all entr.mao has wholly abandoned ai I tract of a-id for more than six months last past: (hat thouirh saiil entryman has a small house on said 1ml ad i sir.all amount if br aklnf, he has nev cultivated the same and has never complied with the law relating to the Improvement and cultivation of and residence upon homestead entries: that entryman has doue aothiuir more than make occasional visits to said tract dur ing the past two years, and that same ts in an abandoned condition at this time, said parties arc hereby notified to appear, respond, and offer evidence touching said allegation at 10 o'clock a. m. on December 20, 1910 before the lirvUter and Receiver at the United States Lmul office in Pierre, South Iakota Tha said contestant having In a proper affi davit, filed Oct. at, ItHO. set forth faeta which show that after due diligence personal service of this notice cannot be nade.it la hereby ordered and directed that such notice be riven by due and proper publication. SiMieitieieieHHieMfltHitNHWMNHieMieitiei" John U LotkWt, other Veterinary Surgeon Dentist s Do You Realize That Philip has one of the very !j best barber shops ia the state, We refer to the i I "Up-to-Date" Barber Shop 1 You are assured a hearty wel come, courteous treatment and the best of workmanship. !j L. A. KELLEY At Philip every Wednesday Permanent address COTTONWOOD, S. 3 DR. BASSETT D. Phone at residence For Sale Sixty acres of land adjoining the town of Philip, eight acres plowed, two and a half acres In alfalfa, three wire fence around the entire tract, five room house fenced in with about an acre woven wire fencing, two never falling springs, well of soft water ten steps from kitchen door, hen house 10x50 and poultry yard, barn for six horses, cave 10x20. A snap for some one if taken soon. Jfcfi. Myrtle Dupree. Sttf Fhilip, 8. P.