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i! 8 used. sonal and attention to our customers as their interests require. We make it a We want each one to feel that they are free Agents for Morgan-Wright Tire® 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 5 Fred M. Robinson, Prop. BREAK IN THE DAM 18 SMALL Comparatiwely Slight Damage Was Done to the Government Dam at Belle Fourche Belle Fourche, April 24.—Con flicting reports have been sent out regarding the break in the government dam at Orman near here, on the Belle Fourche Ir rigation project but the fact of the matter is that there is no grave danger and the total dam age done by the high wind and storm will be $10,000. The wind whipped up the water into high waves which beat against the concrete blocks in the face of the dam, some times 15 feet high This washed the gravel from un der the blocks and caused some of them to slide down into the re servoir which contained suffi cient water to supply 100,000 acres. In all 250 blocks settled in several different places and caus ed alarm lest the dam should go. An examination by engineers showed that the damage done wai entirely temporary but it cannot be repaired until the board of re pairs meets here next week and makes the necessary arrange ments. Chief Engineer Davis of the Reclamation Service, Con sulting Engineer D. C. Haney and Supervising Engineer Walter will meet here to go over this work. In order to relieve any possible feeling of alarm, the water the reservoir was lowered by open ing the gates, and the pressure removed. The project will be eon pleted this year. FOR BREACH OF PROMISE Mcintosh, S. D., April 24.—In circuit court hers before Judge Clay Carpenter, a 50-year-old half-breed Indian, Louie Agaard, recovered $500 Ylamages from Julia Bear-at-Bay for trifling wit! his affections. Julia is also a halfj lieves in doiag bis duty. Interests A certified check is on« your banker gaarantaea by his endorsement across its face. It must, Jar law, be immediately deducted from your balance. Never destroy a certified check. Return it if If you are a customer of the Security Banking & Trust Co. you have assutanee of our interest in your business success. We make it a part of our business to give such point that every busiuess transaction Philip Auto Garage and advice will be of value and assistance. When we speak of the SERVICE rendered to customers we mean the best service—all that you reasonably expect from your bank. Our service includes hundred and one little details, all Of which go to make of our patrons SATISFIED CUSTOMERS. Have you had any business with this bank? We feel confident you will appreciate the service we can render. SECURITY BANKING & TRUST COMPANY Philip Weekly VOL VL No 48. PHILIP, STANLEY COUNTY, S. D. THURSDAY, APRIL 18,1112. with our patrons shall i i breed, but is young, wealthy and a widow. The testimony revealed that it was a fast and furious case of love at first sight. Julia caused Louie to part with a $175 dia mond ring, a $50 tailored suit, $25 worth of bracelets and a $12 plain gold band to be used at the ceremony. The happy Louie procured the license and with a large company of friends and a priest, journeyed to the small church on Little Oak Creek. Af ter six impatient hours of "wait ing at the church" an investiga tion was made and the bridal party learned that the faithless Julia had departed with and mar ried Charlie Looking-Back, a wretchedly poor, but swarthy, handsome, educated young buck. The now infuriated Louie gave chase and in the absence of Charlie, gave Julia a terrible beat ing. After a careful inventory of the damage to his laoerated heart, Louie concluded he was not yet sufficiently avenged and an action for breach of promise followed. Among the items of courtship expense enumerated by Louie was $150 for transporta tion "chasing around after Julia. The jury awarded Agaard $500 damages. A CONSCIENTIOUS ASSESSOR Pierre, S. D., April 24.—Thore is one assessor out near Wall whc attends to the functions of his office in a way to cause dismay to the honest tax payer. When he goes up to a dwelling and is greeted by three or four canines of all variety of value, and asks the owner of the property says, "Oh, none just a few Hanging around," Mr. Assessor draws his six shooter and proceeds to di patch the owasrless dogs. Ho says that he is not sore that ho will be re-eleeted, but that hm be- FIRST FOR JV£*S, BEST FOR HOME, AND OOOD FOR AL Ours not per time be to come to us In all natters where our experlenit satisfactory. Si REDSKINS AS CITIZENS Several of Them Vote for the First Time at Bennett Eke tion Chamberlain, April 24.—An el ection just held for the purpose o organizing the new county of Bennett, which formerly waB a part of the Pine Ridge Indian reservation, was in some respects one of the most novel ever held in the west. Many of the Sioux Indians residing in the county were entitled to a vote, and took advantage of this, it being the first time they had ever exorcis ed the right of franchise. Under the coaching of the whit es who were stationed at the vot ing precincts they got along very well, only three or four defect ive ballots being casft in the en tire county. The sight of the Sioux warriors with a ballot in their hands preliminary to vot ing was an interesting one, and one which will not readily be forgotten by the whites who were witnesses. In thedr early man hood many of the sAder Indians were accustomed to wield the scalping knife, whticb now has been discarded for Ifee ballot. Many of the older frarniors, after being handed their ballots, look ed somewhat shamefaced .and puz zled. but under the advtee of their white coachers managed to acquit themselves very well in their first effort to cast a ballot Some of the more ambitious In dians were candidates for county offices and some of them, who wert the more popular among their brethren and the white voters had the satisfaction of winning out. One of them, Edward G. Bettleyoun, won the office of county auditor, defeating a white man. Oliver Turning Bear was a candidate for election to the of fice of clerk of courts, but suf fered defeat. Clarence Three Stars and Edgar Fire Thunder were elected members of the boarc of commissioners of the new county. Oscar Amiotte, a mixed "blood, was elected county coroner. Trou ble in Front, Charles Red Bear and Howard Bad Wound were elected justices of the peace, and now will be required to study law in order to "post up" so they can perform the duties of the office. Robert White Eagle was el ected one of the county consta bles, and will aid in enforcing the automobile speed laws and other laws within the borders oi. the new oouatjr. ., PIaaty of corn and sssd Ropd fttom oats WHY WE OPPOSE DR. UVERY Doc La very'a paper out at Milesville has gone amuck try ing to figure out why the Review the Republican, the Stock Grow ers News, the Interior Index, the Western Star, the Hayes Homes stead and several other papers in the county are working against Lavery and for Norby, and it asks someone to enlighten it. Her* is our reason, Mac, We have, known Doe Lavery for the past eight years. When we came to the county he owned the board of commissioners—-they held their meetings in his office. He used them as tools in building a court house in Fort Pierne without the least semblance of legal authority He had this same board make his bank a county depository and used the money so deposited to buy the bonds that built the cour* house. Then he and his dirty bunch double crossed Scotty Brown and eleated a democrat to the state senate, whose first job was to introduce a bill legalizing the bond issue that Lavery's bank bought with Stanley county money. That is how Doc Lavery has represented Stanley couney. Jiow he wants to ,c° to the house axJ foist upon the taxpayers of tliis county an irrigation bill urhieh, if it should become a law, vroald bankrupt a homesteader in the totality in which it worked make feasible the irrigation of a lot of valley land owned by l?ort Pierre constituents of the wily Doc. We are against the pill-mixer for the reason that he has had his snout in the feed t.iugh of this county from a time six months before it was organiz ed, when he stood on the east bank of the Missouri, waiting for the organization of die county, that he might collect wwne $2-r0 for setting a cowpuneher*' leg. We are against him because ever since he has made his living .off the taxpayers of this county in grafting one way or another. Just a few days ago, for instance at the last meeting of the board of county commissioners, Doc was detected and called down by a commissioner for charging a com) ty patient $121 for treatment at 1 i« hospital two weeks, and was given to understand tfcat wi.« n the county paid the bill for booking after its poor, that he was not to charge the patient ah*\ We are for Norby for the reason that he can't be handled by Doc or anyone else. We are not so de praved that we cant' admire honesty and support honwjt men for public office, Mix's opinion of us notwithstanding. We won't support a man of Doc's stripe an' gheosing in order to gwt county planting or to curry favor wfth the postoffiee department, thafl wi* j*«ght hold a $10 a month! job ikat we couldn't hold thxougl out* tlCciency. KERFOOT TO HAMLIN President of Dakota Wesleyaa University to Become Presi dent of St Paul Institute Mitchell, S D., April 24.— Word was received in the city yesterday that Dr. Samuel F. Kerfoot, president of Dakota W«vl«*yajs university, had been recommended by the committee selected for the purpose as the new president of H:imlin univer sity, St. Paul, Minn. The n^ws came as rathei.* a strong surprfce to the many hundred friends of the president, for they had little intimation that he was contem plating a change. It has been known to the board of trustees for the past ten days or two weeks that Dr. Kerfoot was be- ing considered *s s pos^ble ap jS. D. U pointee to the presidency along with some six or eight other can didates. A few days ago it was learned that all had been elimi nated but Dr. Kerfoot and the fi nal information came that the committee had decided to recom mend him to the board of trus tees as the successor to President Bridgeman, who retires at the end of the college year. It is stated that the recommendation is equal to an appointment in this case and that at the end of the college year Dr. Kerfoot will give up the work here. SCHOOLMA AM PROVES MIGHTY HUNTRESS Pierre, April 24.—Mrs. C. 11. Scott, a Stanley county school ma'am who is teaching in the northern part of that county, had somewhat an exciting experience a few evenings ago on her return from her school duties. She was accompanied by a pet dog, and a wolf crossed the trail a short dis tance in front of them. The dog gave chase and soon had the wolf backed into a wire fence corner making a fight for its life. Mrs. Scott soon joined in the excitement, and with a loose fence stake helped the dog at very op portunity, and soon had a wolf scalp of her own gathering on which to collect the bounty of fered for such animals, and at the same time showed the kind of stuff of which piunver safari ipa'ams are made. MAYQR OF 8TURGIS SHOT DOWN Mayor Enraged farmer Shoots Dead Than Cuts His Taroal Sturgis, April 24-—'ttecause of a fancied grievance, Richard Stahl, aged 35, a farmer, Jiving near Piedmont late Saturday at't« noon shot and killed Mayor Elme Ladd of Sturgis. He surrendered and a little while later cut his throat from ear to ear and died in a few minutes. |add, who was about the same age as his assailant, was talking with attorney, in the latter's office wfoep the infuriated farmt entitled a»d fired four shots from a big caliber gun. Ladd was struck in the feet# fry the second shot. No one witnessed ti»e phooting as the others ran before £he fir ing commenced. Ladd was the cashier of thfc defunct Meade county bank at Sturgis. He was born and rais ed here and held in high esteem. The bajik trouble is not believe \0 have had any connection with thrt shooting Stahl being crazed over financial troubles on his ranch. Both men leave wives and .iiuall children. CLAIMS LARGEST BOY „Sioux Falls, S. D., April 18.— Tl* Butte valley district in Greg jry ew/nty claims among its resi dents Up largest boy in the en tire state *f South Dakota for his age. 'JRiff name is Jacob Schi/nmerhtMsn .and, before com ing to South 'Df^ota, he was a resident of Kansas. The young giant is 15 years osf.age, stands 6 feet and 6 inches i* £eight and weigJis lift pounds. H*i also has oiomous strength, fliis luring eq ,mi to that of two ordinary taen. EGGS FOR HATCHING J"lym»uth Rock—Park and Thompson atrtsin Buff Orphing tois—1Oraoger strain White OrpJiingLon—Keller-straff strain Tlteae are the Jtest all around strt ii*» of poultry in the United States. Eggs $1.00, $1.50, $2.00 for 13. E. D. Stoddard, Pierre Whole No. 258. CHANGE MADE III LAND LAWS Through the passage of the en larged homestead bill, the three years homestead bill, and other measures which have for their purpose more liberal treatment of citizens who desire to secure a home, on the public domain, it is believed that the tide of emigra tion to Canada will be somewhat checked. In all of the public land states there has been dissatisfaction for a number of years over the man ner in which the public land laws have been administered. It has seemed as if the intent had been to harass the settler to such an extent that he would abandon his claim and let it revert to its original condition. Then came the cult of the conservationist, who sought to- prevent the passing of title to individuals or corpora tions altogether, and who wanted, and still wants to create' a vast rent roll for the government, the idea seemingly being to give a bureauracy control and to extend its power and authority. Now there is a very natural re action. The government having disposed of its choicest public lands, it becomes necessary to make more reasonable regulations in order to induce the masses to get "back to the land." En couragement for the farmer is al so coming about as a result of the extensive work of the Agri cultural Department at Washings ton, and the activities of its trained scientists who arc work ing in all portions of the country to help solve the problems of the farmer and fruitgrower. Beside all this, Congress is beginning to look with a tuore kindly ey/• on the needs of extending such pro tection as is afforded by the tariff to the farmers. At one time the latter seemed to be with out the pale. Now the farmer, who made his voice heard when the Canadian reciprocity treaty was under discussion, has com pelled the country to notice him, and in the future he will find littU trouble in getting Congress to isten to his petitions. MAVERICKS t»pei Sor Some items are relia^lied, Nome ifivwi credit wh«re cred it is due, and some are swiped b'riily. I Mayniis K. Kastliouse, of Ot, tuinwa, is among those recently admitted to practice law in the tate. 0 A Cottonwood man has secur ed the contract for fencing the experimental farm, the work to legin at once. Tubular flee) posts will be used. The people of Kadoka are mak ng the preliminary arrangements for parking a tract of land d)» nated by the townsite Mfnpany for that purpose. George W. Egan last week favored the towns along the Mil*, waukee with his gracious presens and slipped a few words over his silvery tongue at them. If y^b have been laboring unde' the misapprehension that the unus ually bright smile George Philip is wearing is due to winning a particularly difficult law suit, or to some delinquent client coming through with attorney's fees forget it. George, Jr., arrived at the Philip home last Sunday and all are reported hapfy *B4,4p ing nieely.—Fairplay.