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ma- "OQl ach GOVERNOR VESSEY PROCLAIMS Thursday, November 30th, Day for Annual Thanks giving as The beneficent hand of an all wise Providence has again brmight us to that season in custom, a day is proclaimed and set apart as a day of prayer and praise. Throughout various sections of the country the year that is dying has been one of unusual drouth and portions of our state have •been numbered among the suf ferers. Be that as it may, the cause for our Thanksgiving are still manifold. The temporary cloud of depres sion, resultant of the adverse weather conditions of the past season, is passing and through its shadows appears, undimmed 'and unfailing, the crystalline star of constant hope. We yet con tinue to enjoy in full measure those rights and privileges, the way for the attainment of which was paved in the long ago by the Pilgrim Fathers, who inaugurated our National Thanksgiving cus tom, and for this our hearts may well be truly grateful. ft is evident that intellectually and morally our citizenship has made marked advancement and although progress may be slow it is, nevertheless, sure, and, little by little, the vital facts of true living are being better recogniz ed by our state's people. Therefore, 1, R. S. Y'essey. Gov ernor of the State of South Da kota, in conjunction with the proelamation of the Piesident of the United States, hereby appoint as I lunik-giving Day, Thursday, November 30, A. D. 1!»11, aiul recommend the day to the entire citizenship of the state as one of rest from the us ual occupations and pursuits, to he dedicated by South Dakota's people to thanksgiving and de vout prayer to Almighty God, in becoming appreciation of His mercies and the blessings of peace ami progress received from His hand throughout the year. For the continuations of the earth to our need, for the temperance, cheerfulness and content of our homes, for the maintenance of the public health, for all these •and other blessings, let us render thanks to Him, praying that out of His infinite mercy and good ness He may continue to lead us on our way. In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caus ed to be affixed the Great Seal of the State of South Dakota. Done at the Capitol in the City of Pierre this 2nd day of November, A. D. 1911. R. S. VESSEY, Governor. By the Governor: S. C. POLLEY, Secretary of State. Crouch Line May Be Sold Rapid City, Nov. 8.— Persis tent rumors that the Burlington railroad intends securing the Crouch line from here to Mystic and extending west, has also brought to light the activity of the Milwaukee railroad in the same direction. The Milwaukee plans to take the Crouch line, extend west through the Wyom ing coal fields to Harlowton, Mont., a point on its coast line 160 miles east of Butte, and will then have an almost direct line from Chicago, through South Dakota, and also a line through Omaha, and through Sioux City via Manila, la., and Mitchell, S. D. tThe Milwaukee is now build its steel bridge at Chamberlain, has been laying heavy steel rails on its South Dakota line, and is now enlarging the cut at Sage Creek Pass, 30 miles from here, all of which is taken to mean that the Crouch line is the means by which it hopes to connect western South Dakota with its transcontinental line. MAINE IS STILL "DRY" Final Count Gives State 758 Ma jority for PProhibition' Augusta, Me., Nov. 7.—Maine returns constitutional prohibi tion, Governor Plaisted late last night decided to accept the cor rections in the vote from four towns cast in the special election in September, thus reversing the result as indicated on the face of the first official returns. Returns on election day, Sep tember 11th, indicated a majori ty of about 300 against the re peal of the prohibitory amend ment, but later the official re turns showed a majority of 26 for repeal. It was found by comparison, however, that in four cases the figures of the town clerks were reversed from the early returns and in each case the clerks claim ed the error to be in the official figures. After a hearing on the subject the governor and council ook the matter under considera tion and the result was the an nouncement last night that the state retains constitutional pro hibition bv 758 votes. Ends Coast to Coast Flight Pasadena, Cal., Nov. 7.—Avia tor Galhraith P. Rodgers suc cessfully completed his ocean to ocean jaunt across the Ameri an continent by soaring into Pasadena, the goal of his journey. He dropped from an altitude of several thousand feet-to a grace fill landing at Tournament park. Figured from his actual flying time of three days, ten hours and four minutes in traveling -1,231 miles, his rate of speed was 51. 8 miles an hour. lie left Shcephead Bay. Septem her 17 Peculiar Accident At Klwood, in the northwest portion of Stanley county, horse thieves have recently been ply ing their nefarious vocation, and the homesteaders have been stand mg guard over their stock, to prevent its disappearance. John Beckwith, a homesteader, was on guard one night recently. He fell asleep in the saddle and in some manner his shotgun was discharged, killing his horse. He was thrown to the ground nad quite seriously injured. Rather a peculiar accident. pakotagrapte Sioux Falls—At a meeting of the Kittredge memorial com mittee the plan of having pre pared an oil painting of the late senator was changed, and it was decided instead to have made a marble bust and install it in tin capitol at Pierre. H. Daniel Web ster, formerly of Sioux Falls, the well known sculptor, who made the Beadle statue, was present it the meeting and was given the contract for the bust. Lead—Securing a box of matclw es, 2-vear old Viola Junell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Aug ustJunell, sucked so much of the phosphorus from the heads into her system that she died 10 hours later. The baby's act was not discovered until her agony commenced, and although every thing possible was done by the physicians summoned, they were unable to alleviate her suffering until death ensued. Philip Weekly Review FIRST FOR*NEWS, BEST FOR HOME. AND GOOD FOR ALL FOR DEVELOPMENT OF COUNTY Work of Organization That Meet in Philip Nov. 17th About two months ago a meeting of the Fort Pierre busi ness men was held at the court house in this city and it was de cided to give a banquet, to which delegates from all parts of the county were to be invited. The banquet was held and as a re sult of that meeting thousands of acres in Stanley county will be placed under irrigation. The talks at that gathering and the trip to the Millet-Sumner-McPher son tract showed the people what can be accomplished and visitors went home imbued with courage and determination to make this country one of the best in the state. It was resolved at the above gathering to effect a county or ganization which would have for ts object the promotion of any scheme which will tend to the development of Stanley county. Consequently a meeting was call ed at Kadoka during lite fair and a large number of people were present and much profit was de rived by this getting together mid talking things over. "In Un ion there is strength." It was decided that if the people of (his county would unite and work harmony they could accomplish much and steps were taken to perfect a permanent organiza tion along this line. The third meeting was held at Midland, Oct. 25, and despite the had weather some thirty farm •is and business men were presen md the organization of the Stanley County Development League was perfected. The build ing of dams and the conservation of moisture was the subject of most interest to the majority of those present and it was felt that •f the whole county could be ..nought under one organization with auxiliary organizations in each township there would be no task too great to be undertaken. If it is desired to have tile county take up the work of dam building an organization of this kind wouk lie of inestimable value, as it would have the backing of tin' en iire county and what the majority citizens demand would have to be granted. Much good was ac complished at the Midland meet ing and another meeting was call i'd for the 17th of November at Philip. It is desired that delegations from all parts of the county be present at this meeting and that it be made the greatest gather ing of citizens ever held in Stan ley county. There are proposi tions to be talked over which are of interest to people all over the county and it is desired to find out whether or not the major itv are in favor of voting a county tax for the construction of dams. Hold township meet ings and talk things over, then send someone to Philip to repr sent you. If the county paper! will let the object of this meet ing be known and urge their read *r$Lto act, they will be doing the greatest thing they ever did for the county. Let it be known that Stanley county is a live one. —Fort Pierre News. VOL VI. No 25. PHILIP, STANLEY COUNTY, 8. D. THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 1911. Whole No. 285, State House Grounds Under Ir rigation Pierre, S. D., Nov. 8.—For the first time the state house lawn irrigation system has been put in operation. It consists of large reservoir or settling tank into which is run water from the state gas well. There it is allow ed to settle and loose its gas, and D»Pt of Iliac is forced into mains and sprinkl ed on the lawn by the ordinary hose and sprinkler. The experi ment is of more than local inter est, for its success will demon strate the adaptability of gas artesian water for irrigation pur poses, large quantities of which are annually wasted. A large part of the lawn has been mulch ed, sanded, spaded and planted to blue grass. SWILL PRESIDENTIAL VOTE More ^.han 1,000.000 Women Will Be Eligible in 1912 Washington, Nov. 8.—Almost 1,000.000 women will be eligible to vote for president of the Un ited States in 1912. Those women are to be found in the six west ern states which have already granted equal suffrage. The number of women in each state who are eligible to vote is .ibout as follows:: California, 500,000 Colorado, 760,000 Idaho, 48,000 Utah 65,000 Washing ton, 120,(XX) and Wyoming, 35, 000, or a total of 928,000. May Have Trouble With Mail Contract There is a story in circulation which is not confirmed by rail oad officials, to the effect that the Northwestern railroad is in an argument with the governnieit growing out of its abandonment of the day train between Pierre lid Rapid City. It is alleged that in the contracts with rail oads for carrying mail there is stipulation which requires rail •oads, in case it intends to aban don a train on which mail is ear must give the postoffice de lartment ninety days' notice and hat the Northwestern in taking off the day train between Rapid 'itv and Pierre did not comply »ith this condition. The other part of the story is hat the government has notified he Northwestern to restore the service within a specified time md if this is not done there may ic a forfeiture of all mail con tracts on all Northwestern lines where the mails can be otherwise landled. —Deadwood Pioneer Times. Suicide in Pierre Jail Evan Knutson, who was being leld in the Hughes county jail at 'ierre for the authorities from the state asylum, after he had been adjudged insane, Sunday look a small rope which was used in raising one of the jail win lows for ventilation, and tying me end to the cell and the other •nd about his neck, by lying dowr ivith his face close to the floor nanaged to strangle himself. The rope was less than two feet long. Knutson was one of the old time residents of Hughes county, lie moved with his family to Oregon several years ago, and returend last fail. His several children mve lK\n living with friends. Two in Great Annual Events Chicago The International Live Stock (Exposition, December 2 to 9 ind U. S. Land and Irrigation Exposition, November 18 to Dec ember 9. Don't fail to attend For full particulars apply to Ticket Agents, Chicago & North .V'osteiu By. 25-2t $5.00 REWARD To the party giving me infor- *'*wn mation of the person or persons who entered the Griffin house on the northwest quarter of section 20-3 N-19, and removed one new pair of Mandt bob sleds. Call on or address C. E. Mower, Cotton wood, S. D. °n TRANSFER OF STATE LANDS State to Soon Have Title Compact Tract in Hills to Pierre, Nov. 8 -N. M. Han son, of the state land department is back from a trip to the west •rn part of the state, where he has been looking after the de tail work of closing up the trans fer of state and government land in the trade of all state school amis in sections 16 and 36 in the liiferent townships in the Black llills forest reserve, for a eoin act body of timber in the name of the state. This work has been under, way for nearly ten y'ears in its preparatory and othei stages, and the state department opes to get the whole matter lea red up before the beginn ing ot 15)12. The first move in his direction was made by C. J. Bach who took the first steps nit was not able to get far be yond the stage of bringing it to he attention of the national gov rnmeiit. The work,was carried ilong through the four years in which O. C. Dokken was at |the Head of the department, but his nope of seeing the transfer com pleted while lie was at the head of the department was met by iisappointnicnt by slow action on lie part of the government. It is a new departure in managemen if lands in forest reserve states, md when completed will be a iiasis for similar action in other such states, which meant that no move was made until it had •ecu studied in ull its phases and jossibilit ies. On tiiu taking up of the work oy Coiniiustiioncr Blinker at the legiuiiing of his term, he found much it to do but has been pushing along, and Mr. Hanson he deputy lias had charge of a iol ot the details. The result is tiuit the state will release ill its school sections in the for est reserve, and receive in lieu these .scattered tracts, a com pact body of land east of Custer, which contains a lot of fine tim ber and the state will have a con servation problem of its own to work out. On,account of charac ter of the state lands ou all tim ber land trade would not be made, and the state will take a tew sections in the Sioux Reserve in the Short Pine vicinity to bal ance the difference. Mr Han son, having made the selections of that class of lands on his last trip. Todd and Washabaugh County Lands Next Chamberlain, S. D., Nov. 8.— With the Mellette and Bennett registration scarcely in the clear active operations have been com menced for the opening of Todd and Washabaugh counties. Major Me La ughlin, who has negotiated ill of the recent treaties for the opening of Indian land, now is out in Todd county ascertaining what terms can he made with the Indians for the unallotted land in the only remaining county of the Rosebud and for an addi tional county in the Pine Ridg» reservation. The bill for the opening of these two counties was introduced at the last session of congress, but final action cannot be taken on flic measure until the .consent of the Indians has been secured. It is the apparent intention to have the matter in shape for final ac of congrresa, and the formal opening probably will be scheduled for some time next summer. H* the coming session Big Packrat Stops Engiat Congressman E. W. Martin stopped over in the city yesterday and went out to inspect the Philip irrigation project near Ft. Pierre, says Wednesday's Pierre Dako tan. tThe experts expected to have the engine started and to give a demonstration yesterday, but were delayed by an unusual circumstance. Upon attempting to start the engine it was found that then' was something wrong, and upon dismantling some of the castings, a large pack rat was found crushed in them, together with a quantity of pancakes, bis cuits, tree seeds, leaves and a quart of wild grapes. No harm was done to the engine, but those who were present are wondering if the fact that Hf. Rat had made so ample a provision for winter is any indication of the severity of the weather coming. Experts in ratology may come forward and explain. MAVERICKS llapiemiigs in County andState Some items are rehashed, some given credit where cred it is due, and some are swiped bodily. White Owl—The big gray wolf is becoming numerous in this section and makes the long cold nights uncanny with his dismal howls. Mr. Yates at the Upper Fish ranch recently trapped two of them, but upon going to get them from the traps found only their feet in them. A neighbor had a calf killed in his dooryard in broad daylight. Rapid City—That residence on and cultivation of a home stead must lie made by the heirs of a elaimholder who dies be tore his residence time is up is the decision of the secretary of the interior in a laud case here The case was the contest of Will iam Batsch against the claim of the heirs of Thomas Brown. The .icirs did not live on the home stead for more than a year after Brown's death. Gregory—According to offi cial information Miss Freda Gud atli, of Fairfax, who drew claim No. 10 in the recent drawing, will not be allowed to file. The young woman will not be 21 until May 18, and the filing begins. April 1. Her number will be called the first day, and as the proclamation specifically states that all those filing must have at tained the age of 21, she will lose her claim, which, when pat ented, would have been worth from $8,000 to $12,000. Pierre—H. A. Lumlejr has left for Lexington, Ky., with a shipment of light harness horses from the ranch of which he |is manager, just east of this city. The raising of this class of horses has been the main feature of the ranch for a number of years, but all of that class of horses is to be cleared up, by shipment to Ken tucky, the car bcingg the first of over 100 head which will go to the Blue Grass state. The ranch will be farmed, by irrigation. Deadwood—What is probuMy the first proceeding under the national pure food act in South Dakota has been instituted by United States Marshal Bullock, who has seized 60 barrels of vine gar at Mitchell under a claim that it is misbraiided and adulte rated. The goods were shipped into this state by a Sioux City vinegar manufacturing concern and the owners of the property are cited to appear in the federal court at Sioux Falls and defend themselves. Mrs. Clarence McPeek depart ed Thursday night for a visit at the home of her sister in Letcher, S. D.