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VOL VL No 44.
General 8 Insurance and Rentals We AND se Philip Auto Garage Agents for Morgan-Wright Tires and Standard Tire Protectors AUTO ACCESSORIES Complete line of machinery for repair work. Cylinder Oil 50c to 75c per gallon. Gasoline 20c per gallon. Livery Work, 25c per mile Fred M. Robinson, Prop. Special of Coats, Suits and Skirts, by A- E- Lucas, Pierre, on Saturday, March 30 Wash Goods English Cambric,36in. 12 l-2c Batiste, 30 in 12 l-2c Dress Ginghams.....18 l-2c French Ginghams 25c Apron Ginghams..•#•»*- 8c Brown Dress Linen 36 in White Goods 15 to 30c Calicoes Do Business not for the convenience of ourselves altogether, but I I I rather for the profit to our ves without too great an expense to our patrons and at the same time affording them a most convenient and satisfactory service. WE SOUGH Jk PORTION OF YOUR BUSINESS M. E. Phillips, Pres. Oscar Hargesheimer, V.-Pres. H. B. Fislar, Cashier. SECURITY BANKING & TRUST COMPANY HHHHHMKHHHHHHHHHHIIHffiHUlji ssfcf&ess W 8 s GROCERIES What 10c Will Buy ANY OF THE FOLLOWING: One can Wax or Green (cut) Beans one can Corn one tea tumble Mustard one Vienna Sausage: one large Mustarn Sardines one Big Sioux Biscuit. Com Flakes, Egg-o Ses, O A 1 in 25 lb., 50 lb., and 100 lb. Mcks A 1 per barrell, $2.40 H. A. KUMM Fefd Stable Dray Line I have reopened the old Philip Uv #ry barn on Railroad street and irill conduct a general livery and (warding stable business. Your pat* Tonage respectfully solicited. Office Aone Residence Phone 4-4-B DAVID LAMPERT Puffed Wheat, 3 for 23c Philip Weekly Review «R€T JC# A£*S, fSCST TOR HOME AND GOOD ill Old Trail Etching! E. L. Taylor and L. E. Schlott man were engaged in fixing up Mrs. Jordan's well Friday. Mr. Buswell returned from Pierre Friday. He reports Mrs. Buswell as slowly improving. Lydia Muters, Lena Schlottman and Jesse Lietz were out horse back riding Sunday and incident ally called at the Koehler home. Dr. Kyde, of Philip, was call ed out to the Muter home Thurs day last, to see little Claire Mut ere, who was taken quite sick. He P^hl'soon TiTe able to be out playifig with the other little ['oiks. Gene Jordan arrived home fron White river Sunday evening. Mrs. Kate Davis left Friday evening for a short visit at Ra mona, S. D. Sam Legler came down to Old Trail Thursday for the mail, ac companied by his pet pigeon, which delights in going visiting and horse back riding. A party of young folks were out riding Sunday and in passing by the Legler home, the pigeon came out and followed them, riding each horse in turn and finally perched itself on the head of one of the party, where it seemed quite content to ride. On their return the pigeon stopped at its home. You had better be giving an account of yourself, Sara. We thought you said you were al ways at home on Sundays and if that is the case how did it happei the pigeon was seeking other com panyt State Superintendent Lawrence is back from a visit at Fort Pierre and Philip. He attended a school officers meeting at the former place on. Monday night, which did not have so many out as usual on account of the very cold weather. At Philip there was an unusually large attendance, and Mr. Lawrence was deeply im pressed with the progressive and hopeful spirit shown there. Not a sign of discouragement was manifest, and the meeting was full of enthusiasm and the spirit of enterprise. The teach ers of the city gave a reception after the meeting that was delightful affair. The town has an unusual amount of musical talent for its size, and the high sehool chorus and male quartet and the city band contributed some fine musie.—Pierre Da kotsn. TheReww pol PHILIP, STANLEY COUNTY, 8. D. THURSDAY, MARCH 21, 191*. OPTIMISM IS WIDESPREAD Commissioner of Immigration Ha/ Traveled Over the State and Finds Prospects for a Big Crop Most Encouraging. Pierre, S. D., March 20—John D. Deets, state immigration com missioner, has, during the past three months, traveled extensi vely in every part of South Da kota, and has made it his busi ness to find out conditions as they actually are and he reports that there is a very widespread optimism among all classes con cerning the future most people regarding the partial crop fail ure of last year as a case of "darkest before dawn." This good hope for the coming season has been expressed in many ways. Throughout the state there promises to be the largest area in crop ever sown. In the trans-Missouri country, which wr struck hardest by last year's hot winds, the applications for county distribution of seed grain has amounted to thousands of dollars in every county. Even last fall thousands of acres of winter wheat was put in, which is reported to be in a most flourishing condition and last year many of those with faith in the country continued to culti vate their dry fields throughout the summer, knowing that they would be in better shape to har bor the moisture when it came. In some of the eastern counties new drainage enterprises have made ready for the intensified cultivation of thousands of acres of, wet lands. For instance, in th the town, the clitch 'has* t£"erf structed at a cost of $31 per acre assessed against the land drain ed, a sum per acre much larger than donding companies usually will make bids for. This drain age will increase the value of the land from nil to $100 per acn Irrigation has taken hold of central South Dakota in a wond erful manner and the coming season will see at least 15,000 acres of new land under water .iceompanying which will be the establishment of pickle factories ruid canneries. C. L. Millett, of Fort Pierre, the pioneer in this work, says that there are 200, 000 acres in Stanley and 100,000 in Hughes and Sully, which can be irrigated. In the four days, March 11 to 14, the state engineer's office granted permits to irrigate 964 .47 acres from the Bad and Whit* rivers to four different parties, and this record is nothing unus ual. The state will construct a $100,000 building at Brookings and one to cost $50,(XX) at Aber deen. The S. & S. packing house will begin the building of a mam moth plant at Sioux Falls costing ultimately over $1,000,000. There a general construction of smaller buildings. In January the third state con servation congress instilled the gospel of state progress in many and next week's "State Build ers'" meeting at Aberdeen prom ises to be a record breaker, with predictions as to attendance run ning as high as 2,000. Everything points to the biggest year in the state's history. GETTING BUST LaFollette's Real Friends South Dakota Under In structions Will Put up Ticket Huron, 8. D., March 20.—Peti tions are being circulated by the state LaFollette organization nominating a full list of dele gates to the republican nationa convention and the list will be if itiij *T filed with the secretary of state when the legal requirements have been complied with. A motto that will not link the name of LaFol lette with that of any other per son will be adopted. These steps are being taken in compliance with the wish of Mr. LaFollette, who telegraphed to the head quarters here that he "could not consent to any combination on delegates or the printing of the name of any \»ther presidential candidates upon tickets or peti tions" in connection with his name. He took this position from the start, in all the states, and he asks his friends in South Dakota to do what they can to relieve him from the appearance of inconsistency put upon hira by the ticket and motto makers at the recent conference at Sioux Falls, who declared for "LaFol lette and Roosevelt Principals." A Lafollette representative will visit all sections of the state mak ing up the new delegat# ticket, which will be duly filed. GREAT QUARTET IS COMING Meistersingers, Last Number of Lecture Course, Will Sing April 1st The Meistersingers, a quartet of young men, will appear at the Grand opera house Monday even ing April 1st, as the last num ber of the lecture course. The members of the quartet are all singers of more than ordinary ability, and have won hign praise from presB and public vherever they have appeared. The program will be a rich and aried one, and the price of ad mission to those who do not no one can afford td misi-nr. •hot Daily Record, of Siloarn Springs, Ark., says of the quartet:: There is not a dull moment or an uninteresting number in the entire program of two hours. It has been a long time since Si loam Springs had anything in the ine that equaled the Meister singers. Their quartet work was superb, no matter whether it was in comic, pathetic or sacred musi( These music makers are trained to a turn, their voices harmoniz ing as one perfect instrument, an« their enunciation was clear and distinct. As the grand notes of horus after chorus swelled out, the audience was held enraptured "Mike" for State Treasurer At a meeting of the state cen tral committee of the democratic party at Mitchell a few days igo, it was decided to put a full state ticket into the field. Prob able candidates were suggested, among them being Anderson Miel el, cashier of the Bank of Philip, lor state treasurer. This action probably comes as complete surprise to the local man. It has been necessary in recent years for the candidates of that party to have the honor thrust upon them, a case of th ffice seeking the man. In this instance the office is certainly pursuing the right man, if must have a democrat. Wfeole No. 254. HANSEN'S ALFALFA PLAT* FORM From the Canton News Prof. Neils E. Hansen, of Brookings, the alfalfa expert, has promulgated in a recent bulletin what he calls his "Alfalfa Plat* form" as follows: 1. Hardiness against severe cold is a question of heredity. N( perfectly hardy alfalfa has ever oeen developed in the mild cli mate of southern Europe or southern Asia. 2. The "acclimatization of a tender alfalfa is a myth. Accli matization is a sieve that sifts out less hardy strains, but it does not put into the sieve any thing not there in the first place. 3. To develop a hardy strain of alfalfa from a plant coming to us from a mild climate is a ten thousand year job. Hence it is for nature, not man, to do such work. 4. We can get our perfectly hardy alfalfa only from climates similar to our own in extremes of winter cold. In other words, ac climation (nature's work), is impossible. 5. This platform embodies w& alfalfa philosophy, formulated after two and onehalf years of travels in many lands, on four continents and around the world it is so radical a philosophy that I do not expect people in gener al to agree with me at present But those disagreeing with these views can not name a single fully hardy variety developed fron the old alfalfa. To the foregoing platfoflil Professor Hansen adds: My pre sent belief is: (1) That we can make a perfect suocess of alfalfa udKuw,:- vn»rt, of South alfalfas will be proof against win ter-killing (3) That some of these alfalfas can be introduced as wild pasture plants on stony, rolling land too rough for culti utioii, thus adding greatly to their present carrying capacity Lor stock. Please remember: Land that an raise good alfalfa is worth $100, and more, per acre. Is it not worth while to make a strenu ous effort to get our alfalfa cul ture on a safe foundation? With all loss from periodical and par tial winter seed can be made an important industry, since the plant seeds better in regions like the western Dakotas than in those of great rainfall. 'RUSH" 18 ANTICIPATED Murdo, S. D., March 20.—A car load of autos arrived the last of the week and will be used by local business men and citizens in ariug for the passenger traffic between here and White River luring th land opening this spring. Several more cars have neen ordered and there will be iny machines here from neigh boring towns as well as from other parts of the state so there vvill it CHAPTER CLOSED Rapid City March 20.—-The granting by Judge McGee, of divorce to James E. Costello is the closing chapter in a romanc having* some unusual features In 1898 Costello was married at Scenic, near Rapid City, and two months later Costello returned home one day and found a note from his wife stating she ha left and would never return. Al though Costello engaged detec tives to Bearch for her, he has not been able to secure the slight est trace of her from that day to-this. he no shortage of cars when people begin coming this way Livery and freighting teams, too ire plentiful, from 20 to 80 teams having been employed to haul lumber from here to White River for several weeks past. Assessor "Hollers" Pierre, March 20.—The assessot of unorganized territory in the southern part of the state inti mates to the state auditor that unless he can get his pay more promptly he will let such assess nent "go to pot" for this year. His attention has been called to the penalty provided in Section 2224 of the laws of this Btate for failure of an official to carry out the duties impoesd upon him by law.