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VOL. I!T. NO. 47
Tiie Great Empire tf Stanley Bart Johnson has accepted a position with F. B. lie wo, General Manager of the Great Wostern telephone Company, He depart «1 Aleutian evening for Philip to begin work.—Nowlia Tribune. Wo stop the press to inform our poople of the accidental death of tohn Beck* who was run over in the yards by a switch online at Chicago- Wednesday, Mr. Bock will be remembered by oar peo ple as he was our first stition agent here. His claim las just over in Surveyors draw to the tugrth of us.—Cottonwood Eepub lican. A Rural Route is in pro.tpeeb northeast of town. it. K Jew ott call ed at the Press office Wednes day and gave out the information that he was going to take the H»ttor in hand was sure that one hundred patrons could be secured us the proposed line. The post -dfcc officials have been request ed to secure proper blanks and Mr. Jspvett will then circulate the peti tions and the route will doubtless be established in the near future. This is a laudiblo enterprise and should be encouraged by the peo ple of this locality as well as by every resident of Kadoka.—Kado ka Press. While on their way to 1 lain view from Wall last week the lam lir of Chas. Boltz met with what might have bee® ft fatal accident and was quite title us at ll was. They had put a small oil stove in the wagon to make it more com fortable for the wife and children. When in the vicinity of Mooneyes road ranch the stove exploded and saturated the contents of the wagon with the, burning oil, The lady and children escaped with slight injuries while Mr. Bolt/ had a leg broken aiu^ was taken into the home of Mr. Mooney where he is getting along as well as can be ex pected. All the personal effects belonging to the party were burned also the wagoa, Mrs. Boltz ac companied by & driver pa-sed through town Thursday on her way home.—Pedro Bugle. A telegram from Warren Young, who is at Dead wood at tending the convention of the State Federation of Commercial Clubs, states that C. L. Millett, of this city, was unanimously elected as President of the State Federation for the coming year. Mr. Millett is certainly well tittod for this position and is located near enough to the state capitol so that he can keep in touch with doings in the legislature and present the views of the business men on various matters of legislation, the chief one at this session being the im migration bureau appropriation. —Stock Growers News. The board of county commis sioners adjourned last week, to meet again in March. They failed to appoint the official papers lor the year lUOi), and there is some good legal authority for it that they cannot now make, any ap pointments of official papers until next year. There have been cases of this nature up before and the courts have held that w hen a cer tain time was set for the commis sioners to make the appointment it must 1)0 made at that time or not at all. The law requires this matter to be attended to at the first meeting in each year. This may mean that the same papers must hold over in order to make the publications legal.—Ft. Pierre News. The Fort Pierre Creamery has moved its ice-house so as to make room for a refrigerating plant and a shed for the storage of ice cream tubs. A cold storage plant is be ing put in that will keep a carload jD mi wgr CQ* £l—wnL of butter at a time so that ship ments can be mide at the carload rate, which will result in the sav ing of considerable money on freight. This will also enable them to handle a larger ice cream business this coming season than last year, which business proved to be a good money maker. The creamery is doing a good business for this time of the year and the prospects are good for a record breaking run in the spring.— Stock (i rowers News. Art Richardson has bought the Marietta Livery Barn in Philip and will move his family to Philip in the near future. They arc esti mable people and their many friends in this conimunity regret their departure,—Pedro Bugle. Writing a New Yen review in the Dakota Farmer, Doane Robin son makes some striking state ments of the volume of farm pro ductions in South Dakota in 1(J08. He says the farm products of South Dakota for the past year loaded upon wagons, two tons to the wagon and allowing '25 feet to each rig would make a procession reaching from New York City, across the continent through San Francisco and on across the Pacific to Honolulu. The products actu ally shipped out of the state would till a train of freight cars extend ing from Sioux Falls to Chicago. The cash value of our productions for the past five years would pa.\ the national debt. Iffi two years we sell enough to build the Bamim qanal. The Fence Bill. Fariasr& will generally ll® Inter ested in the fence bill now before the legislature, for the time has come in South Dakota when farm fences are a necessfty and an easy and direct method of securing partition fences a necessity. We have a fence law on the statute books adopted by the session of 1903, but it is cumbersome and ex pensive and does not apply in all eases, so that the necessity for a simpler and broader and lei-s ex pensive process is manifest. The Arnold hill provides that every owner of agricultural lands from which he derives beneficial use must maintain half of the parti tion fences abounding it. That each shall build and main tain that half of the partition fence which is on his right hand when he stands upon his own land and faces the line upon -vhich the fence is to be built. A legal partition fence is defin ed to be: Any fence upon which the par ties may agree. If they fail to agree a legal fence shall be a fence of live common commercial barbed fencing wires, securely fastened to sound posts, set sixteen and one-half foot apart each post to be at least six feet long, and set firmly at least two feet in the earth, at the ends and corners the posts are to be lirmly br aced to] prevent sagging. The lower w ire is to be six inches from the earth, the second fourteen inches, the third twenty-four inch es, the fourth thirty-six inches and the fifth forty-eight inches. Jf either party to a partition line fails or refuses to build his half of a legal fence the other may serve written notice upon him de manding that he erect or repair, as the case may be, the half of the line fence and if he fails to do so within thirty days the aggrieved party may build himself or repair the fence, and may secure judg ment for the cost of it, the cost of proceedings and an additional sum of $25 as liquidated damages, and the judgment shall be a first lien upon the land of the delinquent. With such a law upon the stat ute books it is not likely there will fr-t. -tT't* Stali' Tax State Honds Insane County County School County Koad County Sinking Douuty Institut® Dist ri«*t Schools. Townships lnl! Cities Rridire Cii y Road Poll HoimI Interest Sidewalk Nil! atres l.iiiuor license Redemption Salary Sale and T.ease of School Lands State of S. I). Permanent Tor a i.s Cash in county Fund Court House and Grounds Safes and Fixtures Bills Receivable Total State of The Bad River News Official County Paper PHILIP, STANLEY COUNTY, S. D., THURSDAY, JANUARY 28, 1909. Auditor's and Treasurer's Detailed Exhibit of Receipts and Dis bursements, County of Stanley, Quarter Ending Dec. 31,1908. Showing amount of funds in the Treasury and where deposited. e a s u e E i i It A I.ANCE Halanck OUllt (verdr 3S6 20 3.361 90 School Fund Sheep Inspection Sheriff's 1'Ves L*notvanized JudlclaI Library Entrineerlnt? Sewer Tax FI NKS WIIEltki DEPOSITED (•rower's Hank 11.597 50 National Hank ot Stock First Haul Fort iiank Hank mink First Plerfe Total State of Sorxn Dakota. Cocmt Subscribed and sworn to before me this 18th day of .January, 1909. A. (J. Ricketts Cl«r|NM|nrt». AUDITOR'S EXHIBIT County Auditor and ChMfc 300 00 County Treasurer 375 ut» Deputy Treasurer and Insanity County Commissioners. First Hist. 49 00 County Commissioners. Second Dlst. 66 00 County Commissioners. Third Dlst. 2V 00 County Commissioners, Fourth Dlst. 68 0u County Commissioners, Fifth I9M 49 00 District Attorney 303 00 Attorney by Order of Court Clerk of Circuit and County Co®®® 500 25 Stenographer 220 60 (iraxd.! urors' Fees I'etit Jurors' Fees S.628 80 Witness Fees, circuit ai&ft Court 856 40 Justice of the 1'eace 107 25 Jurors and Witnesses, JMtfnNTcv.rt Dstailed. IMt of Warrants Issued During Quarter AMOUNTS CSmABI Carried Forward 8,323 60 Assets of County in De1$$§ Total Am'l of School Money Loaned Secured by Mort wives and Fnpaid Ta.x, isy2 to l8tfn, Tor a i. I) it. iIai.ance (Amount Disburs- KCAKH 11 kckiitei ements This This Quarter Quarter :i.770 7fl 3,961 78 I rev lot s Quarter) 38 33 •85 70 n.itto :V4 1.671 2: 49 78 62 62 134 98 •dS7 55 19 10 30,711 76 38,351 62 33,822 82 Less Accounts Overdrawn Total Cash In (lands of 'PfVUMU'er 5.000 00 of Midland 2.111 13 I'ierre Hank 5,000 00 of Kadoka 3.2JI0 22 of I'hilip 2.553 41 ofCupa 3.000 00 state Hank of I'hilip $2,005 Currency and Coin Amount In Ranks (.'ash Item* Warrants and Vo Till Receipts Total ok STANLEY. (ieortre S. f'oste, Treasurer, belnir duly sworn, doth say that the alOTe exhibit is a tru« and correct statement of the financial condition of Stanley County, as appear* by Ids books. (leonre S. I'oste. Itrauirht Forward Physicians for I'oor I'(K ir Uelief Hooks and Stationary I'rintlnif and Advertising Flections Lights. Fuel and Repairs 50 Register of Deeds 300 00 Deputy Register of deeds and Clerks 347 50 County .Indue 150 00 Sheriff. Depui.vand Bailiffs 1.284 36 Superintendent of Schools 4t8 35 Coroner Coroner. Witnesses and Jurors Surveyor 196 75 Commissioners of Kulldliurs Itulldinir and Uepi Hrldifes Permanent School Hoard of Prlsonwrs: Wolf Bounty Janitor School uookii lleavlnir Plant Balance on Qm MUcol la neons i.i:w Fnpaid Ta.x. IsiKH'ounty Fund.f Unpaid Tax. 1900 County Funds Unpaid Tax, 1901 County Funds Unpaid 1'ax. IH02 County Funds Uupaid Tax. luo3 County Funds Unpaid Tax. 1904 County Funds Unpaid Ta.x. I9u5 County Funds Unpaid Tax. I'.UKi County Fund* Unpaid Tax. 190? County Funds Unpaid -lMas:SW-OUWarf 464 477 1.402 4.352 5,318 5,3«7 «*,100 96,9X1 I i 30,000 ("i 4,000 00 160.361 99 South Dakota, County ok Stanley. Total Overdr'n. Cr. iy.laid of Baj.ancs ipwrfer) Cash oh ird 1,843 75 307 57 5* Uj Id 03 S5,f5o 7.214 is 1,552 3.MW s:t 1.6*4 04 32 40 5.W0 4* 2,708 3.990 94 i 14 W 55 9t 8:.' 58 07 3 2.MMS 37:! 9U 2,719 27 '.W 00 tH kW Kltt 2.) •H 50 2.834 ','C 46 fel 54 1Z24 75 252 29 t.om 72 78 64 1IHS 46 :. f»o 6 40 77 46 83 79 1.282 14 5.936 36 1.685 31 1.721 03 68 01 546 Mil 28 IH III 887 1(1 X27 4d 1 34 70 18 is,wo w 88 :)5,158 II 2« 56 AMOCMT* S.:i23 06 185 00 266 00 568 32 179 98 37 00 1.408 18 188 00 All 00 I NO oo 882 48 1.8(H) 00 91 80 1.308 86 Total 1 iU Liabilities of County ia A uditor 674 6,'tW OeM Total Amount of School M«n«y Received up to Date MtMfc Warrants Issued and in Hands of MtMfc Warrants Outstanding (Rate of 1 nte rest If&gOG 85 Bonds Outstanding Ipoo 00 M. P. Kennedy, Auditor. t»elmr first duly sworn, doth say that the Treasurer's exhibit hereon 1s a true and correct Statement of the financial condition of Stanley County, as ap pears by his books, and that the Auditor's exhibit 1h true and correct statement of all war rants drawn on lie treasury during the uuarter, and that the statement of assets and liabili ties is true and correct. Subscril)ed aud sworn to before me this Isth day of January, 19(19. A. C. RIcketLs Clerk of Courts. be much line fence trouble in South Dakota. Everyone will know his rights and his liability, and to attempt to evade the latter will mean only additional costs. It quite dispenses with the old fashioned fence viewers, who were a product of the day of rail fences It is not necessary to pay fence viewers to determine the condition or quality of five w ire fence as de fined by this bill, and tho useless expense is eliminated. From the State House Pierre, S. D. Jan. 27, '09. Bad Itiver News: Two more weeks of legislative work have joined the great major ity. Among the more important acts of special interest I mention the senate discussion of the North Carolina affair, which really be came quite exciting and furnished the tirst ripple of discord that has found entrance into the placid waters of the present legislative bodies. In the heat of the battle some personalities were indulged in, but were quickly withdrawn and par dons begged and all was again harmonious and lamblike. Sena Total 196,385 80 M. P. Kennedy. tors Dillon, Bates and Seward in dulged in some flights of oratory taking the asthetic side of the question, saying in flowery speech es "take back their cold we do not need it." Curtiss and Byrne just as strongly asserted we did need it and it belonged to us, and we were going to keep it. Dillon spurned tho idea of the University using this tainted money, obtained by fraudulent tactics of unscrupu lous money sharks of Wall street, abetted by some of our own ambi tious politicians, lie says we've but one honorable course and that is to return it to North Carolina. Many of the senators seem to con cur in this idea. If it is finally de cided that the money is really too badly tainted for state ase 1 think I shall ask the privilege of using it out in Stanley county to build dams and take the risk of the dam water being tainted. The way Senator Dillon seems to feel about it I think he will favor some such dam project as this, as his whole system seems to be getting tainted with it since coming into close proximity'to the state treasury. Appropo to this subject I want to say that if not presuming too much for in ordinary Stanley county homestenrlrr. would sug gest that these flights of oratory which bring the burning tears of shame to the eyes of some of our more asthetic, theoretic citi/.ens and cause the cry of tainted money to o-o abroad through the land should be taken with a grain of allowance for oratorical effect and the solid facts in the case consid ered from a strictly business standpoint, which I think will es tablish the fact that this money is honestly ours coming to us through gift of securities that were good and valid and sustained by the highest tribunal in the land. The money we received for these gift bonds is no more taint ed and we can as honestly use it for the purpose it was given as we can Carnegie's money for tho pur poses he gives it. If it ever gets up to the house to decide I feel sure the matter will lie viewed in the same light, that any other busi ness proposition would. The burn ing tears, the blush of shame and the mawkish -asthcticism will be left in the settftte where it origin ated. The election of state senator passed off quietly and without un due excitement. Morris of Minne haha county presented the name of Hon. Coe I. Crawford to the house in a masterful and dignified speech, very fitting for the occa sion. Ziebach of Buffalo county presented the name of Andrew K. Lee. The, vote stood 94 for Craw ford, 'J for Lee, Fowiep of Dead wood absent. In the senate Craw ford received 38, Lee one ab sent. Uu to date there are something over 150 bills before the house and over 1X) senate bills. Fourteen bills have passed the house, two reported on unfavorably by com mittees and one voted down by the house. This was a bill to pub lish the names of all persons re ceiving aid from the county in the newspapers. The bill was thought to be uncharitable and unneces sary. Only two bills have passed the ordeal of both houses, one be ing the bill for payment of mileage and per diem of officers and mem bers, which seemed a very popu lar hill and unanimously passed both houses. The other was a bill pertaining to the divisionof Butte county, which required immediate action so that the organization of the new counties might be com pleted. Several bills have passed both houses that are practically alike but are not concurred in as yet. One of these, the two cent passenger fare bill passed the senate without a dissenting voice, but raised some discussion in the house, many feeling it a mistake to pass it but also feeling bound by party platforms to vote for it. Will say that your member from Stanley did all in his power to de lay the passage of this bill until a later date, so that a more thorough understanding arid further consid eration of the bill might be had but was voted down and the bill passed with only three members opposing. So the day is near when you can go farther and pay less than you now do. Your Member of the House. What The Railroads Are Doing On Paper Watertown, Aberdeen and Le Beau are torn up with jealousies oyer the benefits to be divided when the big reservation is thrown open. Do not worry kind friends before that event a railroad will run directly from Pierre into tke heart of the promised land and this good capitol city will be the open door through which the set tlers will travel.—Dakotan. Presho, S* p., Jan. 18.—Presho ONE DOLLAR A YEAR is having a building boom. Car penters are in great demand. It is generally believed that the Mil waukee road is preparing to run a line from Presho to the state capi tal. The North-Western hut alsp run stakes from the south through Presho to Pierre. Three cars c?§ surveyors have been working the railroad yards, and althen( nothing definite can be ascertained it looks very much like the road meant business.— Free Press. i There is to be a pretty race ii the spring between the Northwest ern and the M. St. L. to jet first into the heart of the reserva tion country. The Minneapolis company has the shortest distance to make, being already upon the border of the strip of LeBeau, but it will require seventy-five miles of road to command the situation, while the Northwestern will need one hundred miles to reach the same points. It is not impossible the Milwaukee will build south from the vicinity of Hump Butte, a spur down into the ceded lands* which will ultimately eonneet witil the White River line at Presho.— Pierre Dakotan. It is- said to be settled by the Northwestern railway, that a northwestern branch will be start ed as soon as the earth is work able, leaving the main line at the mouth of Lance Creek, west of Fort Pierre, and following up tbf course of that stream making over the divide to the Cheyenne at Left lie and thence up the Cherry Creek Valley, strike the Moreau just west of the reservation line, giv ing the Northwestern pre^y full control of the reservation regioa to be opened. It is said to be the purpose to have the road com pleted in time for the opening. There are one hundred an 1 nine townships in the region to be opened, or fourteen thousand eight hundred and twenty-four home steads of 1()0 acres each, after de ducting the school lands. With a road from Pierre directly into the heart of the rich region there will be something doing hereabouts when the opening comes.—Rapid City .lournal. Goodell—Slaughter Word was received this morning that Win (ioodell, one of our old inters on White Willow creek just south of town, and Mrs. Slaughter were united in marriage at Rapid City yesterday. Mr. Goodell is well and favorably known throughout this county. Mrs. Slaughter though not so well known is very much liked by her neighbors. We all join in aa4 wish them smooth sailing and a happy journey through life.— Wokama Leader. The News joins their many friends in wishing them a long and happy married life. Shadow Social and Dance The ladies of the Catholic church will hold a shadow social and dance at the Ryan ranch, six miles north east of town, Saturday evening, Jan. 80. Music by the Sizemore orchestra and card playing for those who do not dance. A good time is assured to all who attend. Ladies are requested to bring lunch for two. Plenty of barn room. I can handle your real estate for you. Of course I can't sell every body's land in one deal, but the right man will be looking for your land at some time. I will do my best for each one who will Hat their property with me. T6 GK me a trial. Remember Eastern buy ers are after cheap land. tf H. B. Fislftr. A three act comic opera "Hii Highness, The Bey" will oocupy the stage at the Grand Saturday evening January 80.