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8 8 S Amber Cane Kaffir Corn Your LFred 1 GUFNEY'S Best Early Varieties SEED CORN i Philip Auto Garage I 8| Agents for Morgan-Wright Tires and Standard Tire Protectors ALSO SEED CORN From other Reliable Seed Houses Barley Wheat Oats Shelled Corn Philip Mill & Elevator Co PHILIP, SOUTH DAKOTA AUTO ACCESSORIES Complete line of machinery for repair work. Cylinder Oil 50c to 75c per gallon. Gasoline 25c per gallon. Livery Work, 25c per mile I I I I I I I I I I I I I I 1 ITTTinTT Interests A certified check is one your banker guarantees by his endorsement across ita face. It must, by law, be immediately deducted from your balance. NeTer destroy a certified check. Return it if net used. If you are a customer of the Security Banking & Trust Co. you have assurance of our per sonal interest in your business success. We make it a part of our business to give such time •Bd attention to our customers as their interests require. We make it a point that every busiuess transaction with our patrons shall be satisfactory. We want each one to feel that they are free to come to us ID all matter* where ear experience 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 inelades hundred and one little details, all of whiehffo 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 I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I IT M. Robinson, Prop. VOL VX Ne 51. PHILIP, STANLEY COUNTY, S. D. THURSDAY, MAY 9, Philip Weekly Review FUtST FOR NEWS. BBST FOR HOME. AND GOOD FOR AL I Milo Maize Alfalfa VOTE FOR N. W. MAY FOR REGISTER OF DEEDS i s Ours "Those who expect to support Chess Leedom for representative should insist on him getting a nev set of teeth before he goes to the legislature ne$t winter.''— Bad River News. Dirty Durk, Lavery's man, takes exception to Chess Lee dom having lost some of his teeth. You can't help it, Durk, your pie-eating propensities lead you to such remarks. But don't judge your neighbor by your own abnormal appetite for pie and pop. Chess will give his pie to his constituents, while your legis lators will share theirs with Lav ery, hence your hunch to ad monish about good teeth. Township poll books for at the lentw offlee. DOC AND THE ILLE6AL BONOS T&llowbelly Can Do Some More Explaining—Doc Wants Coun ty to Buy Port Pierre Out ''Now we are getting down to the meat in the cocoanut. Gum Shoe Joe and a number of other Philip citizens have been ex ceedingly peeved ever since the Stanley county court house was built, that Fort Pierre took the initiative and helped provide the county with adequate office room together with fireproof vaults or its records. "The fact that Dr. Lavery was mayor at the time and took a very great interest in the pro ject caused a personal Boreness which those individuals have tried to attribute to anther tilings but now we have the real reason for their opposition. "But Joe says that Dr. Lavery had his bank made a county de pository by this same board which he owned and used the money to buy the bonds. "Does Joe know the truth a bout that deal? If so, why does he not break the bonds and tell the truth for once ?''—Fairplay. We have spoken the truth about the matter first, last and all the time. We don't care who were county commissioners, we don't care who were the Fort Pierre alderman at the time, or who was states attorney or who \va« city attorney. Had either of iliem taken a thought they would have known that Doc Lavery had ran the city of Fort Pierre into debt so far dur ing his progressive adininis tration fiat a bond issue big en ough to buy a yellow dog would have been illegal, because Fort Pierre was beyond the limit al lowed by ^he constitution of the state. Lavery says further that Mr. Millett offered for the bonds in question 88c on the dollar and later 95c on the dollar. The facts are that the Millett bank made one offer for the bonds of par and accrued interest, the same as offered by Lavery's bank. Mr. Millett's offer was made with the provision that his attorney would give a written opinion that the bonds were le gally and regularly issued. The attorney declined to render such an opinion and stated that the bonds were not legally issued. We have not charged Lavery with not knowing these facts.. lie knew them all the time, and was holding his breath for fear some one would find it out and put a linger in his pie, before he could manipulate a deal where by he could get hold of enough of the sinking fund and pile it up where his bank could get it and buy these warrants and wait until Doc could unload them He had it in mind wi**»n he double crossed Scotty Brown, and elected Fred Rowe, so that the genial Fred might introduce a bill which would legalize this bogus bond issue. The bill was passed all right, but the bonds 'haven't been sold. The deal was so rotten that even an act of our legislature failed to clean it up. We have before us a statement issued by Doe's bank, in which they claim assets in the shape of bonds to the amount of $13,853.57 We don't know for a certainty, but would like to bet someone a dollar to a doughnut that they art Doc's worthiest old bonds,. i v» MOTHERS' DAY PROCLAMATION However busy mankind is or may become, at some time or oth er, during the strident day or peaceful night, the quiet spirit Reminiscence enters the soul, and as wthoughtfully peer through the shadowy vistas of retrospec tion into the dim regions of in nocent childhood or happy youth, there glides into our mind's eye the image of the one around whonr will ever cliug many of the soft est and sweetest memories of life—our mother. She it was, in the days of our childhood, whose kind words and gentle acts garnished with grace the home we then knew. Hers were the smiles that lighted the way when it seemed most dark and fearful and from the heart of Mother emanated the love that shielded us from the tumult of the world, nurturing, guiding and governing until we went fortl alone from the family roof-tree. Mother! At the simple word long slumbering memories of oth er days awaken and the heart is again like unto that of a little child. Ambition is forgotten the mountain tops fcof In acknowledgement, there fore, of the world's illimitable debt to Motherhood, I have issu ed this Proclamation setting aside the twelfth day of our beautiful memorial month of May as* Mother's Day and earnestly request a wide and appropriate observance of the same throughout our entire State IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the State of South Da kota at the Capitol in Pierre, this 1st day o| Hay, A. D. 1912. R. S. Vessey, Governor. By the Governor: Attest: S. C. Polley, (SEAL) Secretary of State. THAT "LEGAL AUTHORITY" "If Joe will take the trouble to look on Page 242 of the Poli tical ('ode of the State of South Dakota, he will find considerable "semblance of legal authority" for the action taken at that time, for, under the heading, "Bonds to Aid in Building Court House," Paragraph No. 1394 reads as fol lows Whenever a county seat has been located at any incorporatec city, and the county^ has no court house, it shall be lawful for such city to assist such county in building the same. Provided, That the question of such assistance, J. ftr 1912. Wkofeff*. 161 and the accumulated interest. Now Doc Lavery wants Stan ley county to buy out the in terest Fort Pierre has in the court house, and incidentally un load a white elephaut that Doe's bank has on its hands. life for which men strive are unknown gold is but the light in the eyes of a mother and love is all in all This is the history of your moth er and of mine and in apprecia tion let us pay our meed of trib ute to tin' infinite care, the deli cate confidence, the beautiful af fection, and gentle admonition with which she has imparted to us the principles of life. If your mother is yet with you, surround her with that atmosphere of af fection and blessing which is in dispensable to the mother heart, if she has passed to that farther bourne, cherish her memory with sacked sorrow. and the amount of the same, shall first be submitted to and author ized by a majority of the electors at an election called for that pur pose." While yon an hunting for an excuse to offer the voters for the court house steal, Doc—you and Tallow-belly get your code and go over to your back office, or political incubator, and turn to section four of article 13 of the constitution of the state of South Dakota. Read it over to each other, and then if you can't get the reason why through your ivory domes, ask some ten year ol school boy and he'll tell you what's the matter with your old court house bonds. SIOUX VALLEY FLOODED Five Inches of Rain in Four Hours at Brookings Brookings, S. D., Mayy 3.— The region hereabouts was visit ed by a record breaking rain last night, the precipitation measure ment for four hours being five inches. Earlier in the day there was a heavy rainfall and the two visitations have flooded the low places. In Brookings basements were filled with water and the property damage will be several thousand dollars. Between Brookings and Aurora six miles east of here, from a mile to two miles of Northwest ern railroad track was washed out, a bridge carried away ami several miles of track made too weak for safety, making it neces sary to send all trains via Water town. A large lake has been created a short distance east of Brook ings and the Sioux bottom west of town is seriously flooded. Mail' farmers were compelled to move from their homes to higher ground and take their live stock with them. In extent and the aggregate of damage inflicted, the visitation was the most des tructive since the settlement of this pari the state. LIVELY BLAZE ON THE TRACK Oil Train Catches Fire on the Mil waukee Line Near Presho Kennebec, May 8.—A wreck on the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul five miles east of Presho caused an oil train to catch fire. The center of the train. 22 cars, was detached and eight ears of gasoline burned on the track. The caboose and seven cars of gasoline and six of kerosene were saved. They were shipped from Casper, Wyoming, by the Continental Oil company to Terry and Three, Forks Montana. The wires are down and the track out of commission. SOME "HIKING" A missionary by the name of Rev. A. C. Miller, living in Pierre South Dakota, and working main ly on the west side of the Miss souri river, we think, holds the South Dakota record as walker, either for rapid pace or long dis tance. During the past two years he has walked each year in per than 2,000 miles, many times from 45 to 50 miles per jaj\ He swings along at about 4 to 4% miles to the hour. The most rapid time is about 40 miles in hours. The farthest in one day 54 miles. He has been known to walk 40 miles on Sunday, preach ing three times while he- rested* —Midland Mail.