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The Bad River News Published every Thursday at PHILIP, STANLEY CO., S. D. PREW1TT & HAGUE, Publishers. ALVIN WAGGONER, Editor. Entered a* Second Class matter March 27 1906, at the poHtofllce at Philip. South Dak County Directory Treasuror Byron L. Clow Auditor— M. P. Kennedy Sheriff— Geo. Huston Uf Wtcr of i» i ls John A. McKillip Clert if Courts— A. C. Kicketts of Hrhools— Grace A. Heed State* Attorn«\v ,Julius II. Johnson County Judtf— H. M. Dinsmore Surreyor— Hoy H. Townsend Coroner— Dr. Clyde C. Winter Commissions rs— 1st dist., Will Hopkins '2nd dist., Kb. Jones 3rd dist., Thomas H. Tolton 4th dist., F. K. Morrison 5th dist., W. O. Hopkins Tragedy at Wasta The citizens of Wasta were Jiorrified to learn, upon awaking Tuesday morning, that Edward Morris, one of the loading mer chants of the town, had shot and killed his clerk, David Jennings, and badly wounding Mrs. Morris. Concerning the shooting the Rapid City Journal says: David Jennings lies dead at Wasta and Mrs. Edward Morris is wounded as the result of one of the most sensational tragedies in the history of Pennington county, which occurred at Wasta about one o'clock Tuesday morning. Hdward Morris, who lired the shots, made no eirort to conceal his part in the tragedy, and in sisted that his intentions were simply to shoot the dcspoiler of his home. Shortly after the shoot ing Morris surrendered himself to Emerson Vaughn, deputy sheriff at Wasta, and by hiui was brought to this city Tuesday morning. A preliminary hearing was held be fore Justice Worth and Mr. Morris was bouudovcr to the next term of the circuit court on the charge of manslaughter, but was released on bond in the amount of $3,000. Mr. Morris operates a general store at Wasta and since last May Jennings has been clerking for him. It is alleged that for some time he h:is suspicioned that all was not right between Jennings and Mrs. Morris, and that he de cided to put his suspicions to the test on Monday night. Monday afternoon Mr. Morris apparently made preparations to come to Iiaoid City on the train, leaving Wasta about live o'clock in the afternoon, but he never came to this city. Where he spent the tiina from Hve o'clock until the fatal bour is not known, but be tween 12:30 and 1:00 o'clock that night he quietly went to his home, whtah is about a quarter of a mile is store, along the rail Jjroad tracks. Arriving at his home, it is said Mr. Morris secured an en "Itranoe by raising one of the kitchen ^windows and then quietly went upstairs. Passing quickly into *ihe bed room usually occupied by himself and wife, it is said that while he held a 32-caliber automa tic revolver in his right hand he •truck a match with his left hand, mod there before him in bed were Jennings and Mrs. Morris. Whether two or three shots were it not known, for the shoot ing was the work Mm instant, wb» the light of the match Jetting. and Mrs. wen both wounded. i atrock in thf left the toilet severed the jrfcilt Mrs. Morris, in the flashy pert of ing profusely it is said that he offered to help tie it up, but Jennings refused and he then went for a doctor. Dr. MeKechnit re sponded quickly to the call but Jennings was unconscious from loss of blood when he arrived, and death followed in a few minutes, being perhaps a half hour after the infliction of the wound. Mrs. Morris was removed to an other room and given surgical at tention, and late Tuesday evening it was stated that there were no reasons to fear for her ultimate re covery. The body of Jennings was left in the bed until the coron er arrived, when he was removed to a vacant room in Wasta. Shortly after Deputy Vaughn, of Wasta, arrived in this city with Mr. Morris, State's At torney C. L. Wood filed in Justice Worth's court a complaint against Mr. Morris, charging him with murder. About eleven o'clock Mr. Morris appeared in court, with his attorney, C. W» Brown, and plead not guilty to the charge. The only evidence that was offered was by the state's attorney, who told to the court the story of the shooting us he had heard it. Mr. Morris offered no evidence and Justice Worth, after reducing the charge to that of manslaughter in the first degree, bound the defend ant over to the circuit court. The bond was fixed at $3,»00 and was at once signed by William Morris, of this city, and E. F. Held, who lives five miles down the valley. Coroner H. J. .Jackson, of this city, arrived in Wasta Tuesday forenoon and at once empaneled a jury, consisting of John Heed, Tom Welch and George Gunn. The inquest was held at the oflice of D. P. Thomas, and after view ing the body and hearing the testimony of Dr. McKechnie, the following verdict was rendered: "We, the jury, find that David Jennings came to his death from the effects of a bullet fired from a gun in the hands of Edward Morris." Edward Morris is about 40 years of age and has been for years one of the prominent and respected citizens of this county. He has been a resident of the vicinity in which Wasta is now located for the past twenty years and by hard work and careful management he has accumulated considerable property. He still lives on his original filing and has a comfort able home there. He is a brother of Mrs. E. F. Held and a half brother of William Morris, Mrs. F. M. Murphy and Samuel Morris. Mrs. Morris is about 32 years of age and is a daughter of .John Lewis, of this city. She has al ways borne a good reputation prior to this affair. She and Mr. Morris were married about ten yens ago and have three children, the olilest being seven years and the youngest but a few months old. David Jennings, the dead man. was about 35 years of age, five feet, nine inches in height and weighed about 160 pounds. He had a short mustache, was light complexioned. had light hair and blue eyes. While not a hand some fellow, yet it is said he was good looking, an 1 was quite a favorite. He came to Wasta from Sioux City last May, and but little is known of his previous life, al though it is said that he comes from a good family and was a married man, but had not lived with his wife for about four years. News of his death was wired to relatives, but so far as is known nothing had been heard from them at a late hour Tuesday night. While much has been read of late of the "unwritten law," yet this is said to be the first time that it has been called forth here, for it is now apparent that the defense will seek to justify the shooting by standing on a law that is high er than the law of man, The tragedy U certainly deplored by the citisens of the city and comity, and the final outcome will W Mr. Morvjp ft watched with unusual interaet. Mr. Morris did not lack for leiPota jkha shooting, nor iitok lor them now. Ills! Real Estate Transfers TTtilled States to Beone Tweed Sydney Harrisson Peter Lynch Lillian McCarthy Kathrine McCarthy William James Rufus Pike John Loftis Evert Jan Van Rees Homas Hoy George Enders ('lay Gilreath Martin Swenson Susie Swenson Marie Fialft Paul Noeller Alfred Clement Peter Muckey Cornelia Billings Edward O Hotter Carl ,J Hotter William Carley Edgar 11 Wilson Samuel Talkington Clias Gafl'ney Ralph Jennings Beny Vannebo Robert Duggan Alfred Roy Greenhalgti Lucy Morris Christine Hansen Bertha Ilanscom Otis E Yeoman Win Jetfers Win A Sheerer Jacob Kratechvil Fred Brundt Willihed Lundell Erisley Weimer Ella Cleveland @t al to Lubiens, w d, se qr 5 108 78. $2800 Minnie Friese to Billest Dyvig, w d, s hf ne qr & s hf nw qr 4 4n 18. $1400. John Huff and wf to Wm llertzman and wf, w d, a piece of land beginning 28 rds south of the nw corner of sec 26, 6n 20 and ex tending southward a distance of 33 ft, thence eastward a distance of 330 ft, thence northward a dis tance of 33 ft thence westward 330 ft to the section line. $25. David Crippin to Will E Conroy, w d, the n 75 ft of Its 26, 27, blk 46 fronting on 5th ave Ft Pierre. $150. Julius Wickertto Ethel Parcells w d, hf int in Its 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 A w 12| ft of It 19, Its 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, blk 9 Ft Pierre S D. $1. Ira Taylor and wf to Gil reath, d, Its 1, 2 & e hf nw qr Is 24. $1600. Lubiens and wf to Oramel Cleveland, cd, seqr5 108 78. $1 James Philip to Julius Wickert, d, Its 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 & w 12* ft of It 19, Its 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40. 41, blk 9 Ft Pierre, S D. $1. Johnston Jeffries and wf to Julius Wickert, d, Its 34, 35, 3f. 37, blk 9 Ft Pierre. $1. Marion Tompkins to Edward Connell, w d, nw qr ne qr 13 2s 24. 1387.50. Andrew Wray and wf to Ethel Wray, w d, It 11 blk 3 An drew Wray's addition to the town of Philip. $1. Same to same, w d. It 4 Mk 1 Andrew Wray addition to town of Philip. $1. Same to sane, w d, commenc ing at the sw corner of the nwqr ae qr IS In 90 thence e 496} ft thence n 800 ft thence w 200 ft, tbeooe a 800 ft rafting a tract Cop,a«ht 1908 The Howe of Pnn mlni— v Harry lthoades Western Town Lot Co to Man E Wait, wd, itU town of Philip. $100. Western Town Lot Co to Kate Ryan, w d, Its 11, 12 blk 5 town of Midland. $125. Jacob Baumann to E Reiding er, w d, an undivided hf interest in and to It 11 blk 5 town of Kado ka. !&00. Fred l'rusha to Musel, w d, se qr 27 7n 25. $2000. Peter Lynch to Anna Lynch, w d, ne qr 28 5n 26. $1. Joseph West and wf to E Foote, w d, nw qr 23 2s 20. $1. Watson and wf to Julia Ward, w d, begin at a point 975 ft e of the sw qr corner of the townsite of Philip S D, being 40 rods due south of the nw corner of sec 24 In 20 thence south 165 ft, thence w 25 ft to point of be ginning. $200. Suit Cases to Oxfords 200 ft by 300 ft. $l. Same to same, w d, It 6 blk 3 Andrew Wray's addition to town Philip. $l. Wm Casey to Ira Thompson, w d, sw qr 22 3s 20. $2000. Cornelia Hillings to N Dozier and wf, w d, Its I, 2 & s hf ne qr 2 2s 23. $1200. Thornton Robinson and wf to Fred Hlock, w d, swqr se qr 10 3n 20. $600. Fannie A Hoag to Main, w d, sw qr 13 Is 20. $1, Edward Alden and wf to Re becca Kopp, w d, e hf sw qr & Its 3, 4 19 4n 21. $1. John Misar and wf to Josefa Bouza, w d, nw qr 14 2s 22. $1. Thornton Robinson and wf to Fred Hlock, w d, w hf sw qr w hf nw qr ne qr nw qr n hf se qr & ne qr sec 15 & w hf nw qr 14 3n 20 $7800. Western Town Lot Co to Frank Roll, w d, It 2 blk 2 town of Midland. $450. Daniel Young and wf to John Ratcliffe, w d, blks 73 & 66, Its 6 to 13 inclusive, also Its 17 to 23 inc. in blk 87, Its 3 to 14 inc. in blk 36, Its 1 to 6 inc. in b)k 33, Its 22 to 28 inc. in blk 50. Its 15 to 34 inc. in blk 81, Ft Pierre S D. $1. Emil Thode to John E Taggart, wd, i int. in It 12 blk 6 town of Philip. $1. Harry Gould and wf to Ft Pierre Bank, w d, se qr sw qr 5 & ne qr nw qr 8 Aw hf ne qr 8 6n 22. $1. Norman Heath and wf to E Leach, w d, sw qr 28 Is 25. $1150 Albert Rowley and wf to Nor man Heath, w d, sw qr 28 is 25. $1090. George Yeaman and wf to Harry Yeager, w d, se qr 9 2s 22. $2300. More Local. Messrs. A. Trumbo and C. A. Meyers of Powell were in town Tuesday on business before Com missioner Quigg. There will be a meeting of the Business Men's Commercial Club Tueaday evening, February 2. A number ef important matters are Suits Suits Now is the time to buy 8 winter suit for almost half priaa In order to make room for our new spring line, we will sell you the best suit you ever bought at from $10-$15 Come in and See The mostComplete Line of TRUNKS SUIT CASES and OX^ FORDS that has ever been shown in this city SL25 to Trunks PHILIP CLOTHINGCo to be brought before the meeting and a full attendance is desired. H. A. Kumm, Pres. A proposition has been made to the town council of Presho to in stall an electric light plant. (ius Frietag of Powell left last I week for Harrold where he will' go into the land business with his uncle. Lost.—Marlin rifle reloading outfit, either in Philip or on road to Rattle Snake buttes. Return to L. C. Kronen or Win chester hotel. tf Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Merrigan returned Tuesday from a three weeks visit with relatives at Beres ford and Elkpoint. On their re turn they visited a brother of Mr. Merrigan at Fort Pierre. The appointment of John L. Lockhart as register of the land office at Pierre was confirmed by the senate today. Mr. Lockhart takes the position made vacant by the resignation of Albert Wheelon. Miss Helen Hill returned last week from a six week's visit at Springfield. She was accompani ed on her return by Miss Mable Hildreth who will spend some time looking over the country with a view of locating on a home stead. The following is said to be the correct formula for dancing the 'barn dance' which is said to be the latest craze among the trippers of the light fantastic toe: Put your arm gracefully around the girl, make a noise like a cow, taking three steps to the water trough. Then eat a small amount of bran mixed with a couple of hops and a bale of hay, walk as nearly like a chicken as possible, turn a hand spring, kick like a balky horse and smile as if you had earned a barrel of steck food. Seat your partner and get another. jpch Cows For Sale I hive just received a car load of eastern milch cows. Every one a good milker. Prices reasonable. These cows are for sale at my ranch one mile so$th of Philip. M. V.PeckACo/^ tf $5,°° $375 to si0,°° Local Time Card GOING EAST Arrives Leave* No. 514-T 11:50 p. m. 11:50 p. M* No. 504* 12:08 p. m. 12:28 p. la. No. 42§ 12:46 p. m. 1:30 p. IS* ^Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. GOING WEST Arrives Leaves No. 503-T 4:04 a. m. 4:04 a. m. No. 501* 3:51 p. m. 3:51 p. m. No. 41§ 11:40 a. rn. 12:50 p. m. Daily except Sunday. Daily §Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Local Market Prices paid in Philip. Butter Eggs Potatoes Cabbage Onions Oats Wheat Speltz Flax Hay Corn 25c per lb. 30c per doz. $1.00 per bu. 4c per lb. 3c per lb. 50c per bu. $1.25 per cwt. $1.25 per cwt. $1.10 per bu. $5.00 per ton. 60c per bu. Money to loan ott pat ented land. Quigg sells land. Personal experienqe witl. a tube of ManZan Pile Remedy will con vince you it is immediate relief for all forms of Piles. Guaranteed 50c. Sold by Pioneer Pharmacy. To 1 rade I* or quarter section ofland in Stanley county, a $2000 own property southwest Iowa. Good lively town with 3000 in habitants. See L. C. Crowell Philip. ft S.IVE MONEY ON YOUR GARDEN AND FIELD SEEDS AND GET THE BEST FROM C. If. IjEGGELT AT FORT PIERRE, MIDLAND AND PHILIP. tf A pill in time that will sare nine is Rings Little Liver Pill. For biliousness, sick headache, constipation. They do not gripe. Price 25c. Sold by Pioneer Pharmacy.