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VOL. IV. NO. 18.
The Great Empire of Stanley Harry Burns, who is running a steam breaking outfit near Ottum wa, has turned over about 1500 acres of sod this season, some of it east of the Missouri river, but most of it in Stanley county. Midland Mail. The ball game here next Satur day promises to be one of the hair raising variety. Philip has a good team, but if they go into the game with the idea that they have found something easy, they are liable to find themselves mistaken. Prac tice* and good management is developing the fact that we have had, all the time, some good base ball timber right here at home and didn't know it. Baseball fans are sure to see a good game here Sat urday.—Midland M# tltnd they did.) Fort Pierre is dry. That's what the noise meant Wednesday night, said jollification listening so loud and lasting so long that the town nearly burned up yesterday morn ing while the people thought the wake was still on. But there's crape on the saloon door, and a bunch of memento headaches in town yesterday. Marshal Keyser has a more economical bath than the famous champagne bath which the Frenchmen use. He takes a shower of Sioux Falls Brewing Company's best at 1:30 a. m., followed by a brisk walk to the city refrigerator and a rub-down. He says its great.—Fairplay. We were informed that the Tolly Maupin saloon at Hayes, was burned Saturday night. Light ning is said to have been the cause of the blaze.—Midland Mail. The improvements in Midland this year are of the most substan tial kind and go far towards mak ing our little hamlet put on cosmo politan airs. The Bank of Mid land is putting up a building which would be a credit to a much larger town. The Faragher block is on the same order while the Sanders store building and the Hayes lum ber shed and the numerous other buildings under construction con tribute much to the town's ap pearance. This fall we are in hopes of building a school house large enough to meet all require ments for several years, and have it as modern as possible under the circumstances. As soon as lots in the resident addition to the town are put on sale, several modern houses will go up. Here we might incidently ask who said our boom had died out?—Midland Star. A petition is being circulated to change the location of the Old Trail post office to Miss Miller's home, and to install Miss Miller as post mistress. If the petition is successful a store will doubtless be established in connection with the office.—Old Trail Herald. As a result of the Old Trail school meeting Saturday after noon, a site has been selected and a suitable building procured to be made ready for the fall term. The names of 82 pupils were sent in and various other arrangements made so that it begins to look as though one of the homesteaders' greatest difficulties is to be settled in this vicinity.—Old Trail Herald. W. A. Hopkins of Hayes was in town the first of the week and informed us that £b Jones, was not so seriously sick as was re ported, a fact we are glad to note. He is now around as usual on the reservation.—Midland Star. The Sansarc creamery is doing a good business these days. They are now making about 9000 pounds of butter a week and several new cream routes will be established in the near future.—Hayes Home- Harvest will be commenced in another week. A number of bind* ere are being purchased and this community will soon take on th© appearance of an old faruiinff country.—Hayes Homestead. At the annual meeting of the board of township supervisors on Monday the regular business of presenting and allowing bills WHS gone through with the usual non chalerice and time honored jokes. At the same time it was observed that something was pending tluif was far beyond the common. A suppressed excitement could b© detected quite easily, and without effort. When all other business was completed a mass of docu ments was" produced by Clerk Saunders and one of the hoard asked for a complete reading of the contents. These proved to le a series of letters addressed to the township board, asking that no license should be granted to any one for the selling of intoxicating liquors at this point, inasmuch as it was a menace to the advance ment of the Indian, who is now in a critical period of his transition from a tribal savage to that of a civilized, self-respecting and self supporting citizen of our great and progressive commonwealth. These letters were chiefly from the government officials who have charge of the Indian affairs in this locality. They were supplement ed by a few from other sources. The question was thoroughly dis cussed in all its phases until the hour was so late that it was decided to adjourn to July 10th at eight o'clock a. m., with the matter still undecided —Interior Index. Hotel Burns at Ft. Pierre. At an early hour yesterday morning the fire bell rang and the news quickly spread that the Shannon House was ablaze. Josph Kirley and his son Char ley, were sleeping in room No. 22, when Mr. Kirley was awakened by the falling of some object to the floor, which proved to be a hall lamp which had evidently ex exploded. He quickly gave the alpm, which was not heeded with the usual alacrity on acoount of the hideous racket which had been going on all night, those who heard Mr. Kirley's cries of tire thinking that it was only another drunken roys ter lamenting the awful thirst which would overtake him when nexi he should awake. In a remarkably short time three powerful streams of Missouri riv er water were doing battle with the flames the principal object l)e ing to save the home of Mr. and Mrs. P. A. Cavanaugh, which joins the Shannon on the west, For half an hour neither side scor ed, the fire having a little the best of it, but the firemen finally got two heavy streams playing upon the rear of the building where the flames were fiercest, and a small hose to working on the inside, and at 5:30 the conflagration was sub dued without spreading to any of the adjoining buildings. Fire brands flew thick and fast for an hour, but a close watch was kept, W. J. Darcy doing good work at the Episcopal church with a small hose. Practically the entire contents of the hotel were ruined by fire and water, the furnishing bein the property of Mrs. Ricketts, who seems to be under an unlucky star, having lost a hotel and con tents years ago by fire and later sacrificed nearly all her earthly belongings in the flood of 1905. This loss is partially covered by insurance. The building is the property of James Philip. For Sale—30 bead of young broke milk cows. J. J. Berry, Philip, S. D, Tragic Death at Cottonwood Mrs. J. P. .lohnsn, living four milos south of town, while build ing fire with kerosene this even ing at about seven o'clock, causing the stove to explode, had her clothes catch fire and was severely burned. She was at home alone her husband being away doing breaking, and expecting company for the evening started to build a tire in the stove by putting in wood and a cup full of oil. An explosion followed and her clothes caught fire, putting her in awful danger. She ran to a water tank and threw herself into the water thereby putting out her burning clothes but not until she was bad ly burned. The house and all its ccmtents burned to the ground. She was brought to town by tM9 neighbors and Dr. Heinemann, of Philip, was call, who arrived The Bad River News Official County Paper PHILIP, STANLEY COUNTY, S. D.f THURSDAY, JULY 8, Unci* N«v«r Did Panoy That Breed of Hen. What a Water System Costs. Edwin K, Mather, the manager of the Dakota Engineering Co., of Mitchell, was here yesterday and gave the town hoard his estimate on the cost of the water system for Kadoka. The system, according to the plans and specifications which he has drawn will according to his estimate cost the town *8175 His estimate fur parts are as follows* Pump house arrdrradrfrrery $1390 New wells 250 Mains from wells to tank.. 2070 Distribution mains and six hydrants 1940 Tower and tank, 76 foot tower and 18x20 foot tank. 2520 Making a total of .. .. $8175 lie also made an estimate of the cost of fire department equipment consisting of hose, hose cart and etc., at $525. These estimates he stated were very liberal and he gave it as his opinion that the con tract could be let within the estimate. In this system a wood en pipes is specified to take the place of the regular cast iron pipe and is put in at about half the cost of the latter. This wood pipe is made of Washington fir and is wound with w ire which makes it strong. Pipe of this make has been found to bo in good condi tion after a use of from twenty five to forty years and is the best cheap pipe 011 the market. The engine and pump will be a com bined affair, there being several good ones on the market which are much cheaper and better than buying them separate. Tbe en gine specified was a five-hosre but the board may decide to increaae the size. The board will at once advertise for bids in order to get the system under way and com pleted before cold weather sets in. This system will furnish our town with a complete system of water works which will provide a plenti ful supply of the finest water for domestic use as well as fire pro tection.—Kadoka Press. 0 here about 10:30 p. in., in his auto. —Cotton woix I Register. Later in the day other physicians were called in consultation and ev erything possible done to insure the stricken woman's recovery. Efforts of the physicians however, were unavailing, and the sufferer died Friday morning. A sad phase of the accident comes from the fact that Mr. and Mrs. .Johnson were married only a few months ago. They were a most excellent couple, and the husband has the sympathy of all the community. Kev. P. I. King, of Philip, con ducted the funeral at Cottonwood Saturday. Railroad Commissioners Asked to Land on the Milwaukee Railway People living west of the Mis souri river have started a petition addressed to the board of railroad commissioners asking them to take initiatory steps toward compelling the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul railroad to build a new bridge across the Missouri river at Cliamberlain. Ever since the pontoon bridge was put in, a* two or three seasons of the year the people out here have leen cut off from supplies from the eastern half of the state by the reason of the bridge either being out by high water at one season or by the ice at another time. A portion of the petition reads "that from three to six different times during the year the wooden bridge now in use by said company is torn out, which puts all freight traffic out of commission from a period of from ten days to one month, until again said bridge is repaired by the company and during this time it is wholly impossible to ob tain any freight on said road west of the Missouri river that when said bridge is in repair and used for all purposes of traffic it is even then unsafe and dangerous to the lives and limbs of all persons crossing same on trains of said company for the reason that this bridge is always more or less in a dilapidated condition, that it may collapse at any time with a train load of people while crossing the same, and to this end we petition said board."—Kadoka Reporter. Grand Excursion to South Dakota Hot Springs via the P. K. C. & Northwestern Line. Saturday, July 17, social train will leave Philip at 2:21 p. m. Round trip tickets on sale from this station $3.00. Good to return on special train leaving Hot Springs 6:00 p. m., July 18, or on any regular train on or be fore July 19 inclusive. A great opportunity to see the wonderful agricultural and busi ness development since the open ing of the new line between Pierre and the Black Hills, and to visit Hot Springs, one of the most picturesque health and pleasure resorts in the west. For full particulars, apply to ticket agents, The P. R. C. & Northwestern Line. Real Estate Transfers United States to fclla Davis, fWahlon W Rickert. Albert Waddell, John Fiedler, William Neary, Stephen 11 Carr, George McCordell, Marion Hopkins, Charles Rormann, Fredrick Love, Mary A Kelley, William Hol brook, Pearl Oldtield, Oscar Milene, Howard Lincoln Martin dell. Burt V Bellows, Hattie Bellows, Maud Bellows, Closs Bellows, Joseph Root, (ieorge E Stoner, Charles A Conklin, illiam II Koons, William Mulvey, William .1 Mulvey, Eva Cunningham, Agatus Bouwman, Victor Wolff, Louis Mulvey, Donald Uc Les Mulvey, Lloyd Parcel la,. Joe Fager, William Moss. Harry Heath and wf to Ralph Hansen, w d, its i & 2 30 Is 23. Si, Bruce Pmkn toJf&nH Parks w d, se 2 2s 22. Li I lie Buchanan and hb to Felland, w d, sw 11 3n 23. $1. Edward W'eiser to (ieorge Rulison, w d, sw 33 3n 31. $1. .1 Charles Russell and wf and Bernard Farrell and wf to Edward Merringan, w d, s hf ne 23 & s hf n hf ne 23 all In 20. *4000. Howard II llahn and wf to DC Main, w d, It 1 A 2 A e hf nw 30 2n 21. $2000. John llahn and wf to same, w d, It 3 Ss 4 & e hf sw 30 2n 21. $2000. John Saxton and wf to Abel A Saxton, d, nw 29 3n 26. $1. K Robinson and wf to Louis McDonald, w d, e hf se 22 2n 29. $1. Lizzie McDonald to Fred Mc Donald, w d, s hf nw w hf sw 22 2n 20. $1. Bennett and wf to W Gerow A Geo Philip, w d, It 4 A 5 b!k 27 Ft Pierre. $400. Beatrice N Carter to Bennett, w d, It 4 blk 27 Ft Pierre. $1. Jerome Earl and wf to Henry Roe per, w d, sw nw A w hf sw 26 A nw nw 35 2n 20. $1300. John Bodenstein to John I Howe, w (I, e hf A ©hf se 30 Is 20. $1100. Milwaukee Land Co toSchwenk Barth Brewing Co, w d. It 3 blk 8 It 10 blk 5 Kadoka. $490. Same to same, w d, It 2 blk 2 Stamford. $275. Same to same, w d, It 9 blk 2 Belvidere. $275. Western Town Lot Co to Robertson Lumber Co, w d, Its 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 blk 6 Mid land. $800. Sigvart Hanson to Andrew Waltner, w d, sw 24 5 21. $1. Truels Madson and wf to Magness & Howard Ellis, w d, ne 18 3n 29. $1. Henry Kirchhoff and wf to John Little, w d, sw 1 3 30. $1. The Midland Co to Geo E Ston er, w d, se nw A w hf ne & nw se 25 2n 24. $1. I A Grady and hb to Fel land, w d, n hf sw &8 hf nw 4 4n 25. $1. ieorge E Stoner and wf to The Midland Co, w d, nw se 26 2n 24. $1. Earl S Smith to Edward Cowen, w d, It 2 blk 1 town Cottonwood. $1400. Augustine Cacek to Vincent Cacek, d, nw 27 2s 24. $1. Peter Jacobson and wf to A Dohn, w d, It 7 blk 1 Nowlin. $50. Same to same, w d, It 8 blk 1 Nowlin. #50. Same to same, w d, It 4 blk 2 Nowlin. $50. Same to same, wd, It 9 blk 1 Nowlin. $50. Vincent Cacek and wf to Alex ander Vunkcr, w d, nw 27 2s 24. $2700. Hesseiu Salam to ONE DOLLAR A YM w d. It 3 & 4, e hf sw 80 6n %. 91. Edward S Soper and wf to Eugene Jones, w d, se 27 6n 96. $1800. Charles Meyer and wf to Christoph Wieland, w d, It 9 A 7, e hf sw 6 2s 19. $2700. Martin Mohney and wf to Arthur Barnebey, w d, w hf ne e hf nw 27 4n S&0. 13200. w Lewis to A E Godfpey, w d, s hf sw 26, s hf se 27 5n 90 A nw 31 5n 21. *4500. A E Godfrey to W Montgom ery, w d, s hf sw 26, s hf se 9T ftH in 5n 20 A nw 31 5 21. $1. W Snodgrass and wf to Irvin A Wirt, w d, ne nw A a hf nw AW se 29 5n 31. $1800. Peter Jacobson A Ellen hie wf to Harry Dorothy, w d. It W blk 2 town Nowlin. $60. Crawford and Gamble The course of the two senator* from South Dakota is disappoint ing to the Tribune, which gave them its support and, we doubt not, to the great body of the re publicans who gave theti their victories in their state. The disappointment to the Tri bune lies in the apparent oonfae ion of mind of Senator Crawford as to the charaoter of conflict he waged in South Dakota and the same issues extended national field. His course in the to indicate a clear of the irrepressil tween himself and thcee with and those opposing, him them, a conflict in which' could be no compromises* onljr un conditional surrender. He fee*ed the latter there, and we doubted not that, on the wider field of na tional politics, he would that th» conflict identically the which had fought to a finish their battles in South Dakota. He failed to realize this and, like hie colleague, has, on the greater issues of the conflict there, aligned himself with the tories. We refer specifically to the contest on the woolens and cottons schedules. oonprehaMiw ible When Mr. Crawford arrived la Washington he stated in an inter view that he was not prepared to express an opinion on the que** tions involved in the special eva sion, but that, generally, he would line up with Mr. Taft. In this he was justified by tbe campaign speeches of the president that, promised furtherance of the poli cies of his predecessor end re* demption of the party pledge* of tariff revision downward. But be seems to have put his judgment ifi presidential keeping without reser vation of right of judgment 00 the presidential action. He he* very evidentially accepted Mr. AJdrich as representing the presidential attitude toward the tariff an# docilely followed Aldrioh. It it not of such stuff that valuable eeee» tors are made nor by such ptianc? that battles for the right are woo. There are those, of coarse, wbe will blame Senator Gamble rather, more than Senator Crawford,w&o will be more disappointed to Sena tor Gamble's course than in that, of Senator Crawford but The Tribune feels that it ie expecting, too much of Senator Gamble, to expect him to leed Senator Craw ford on the issues created Iqr the junior senator, in his long earn, paign for the Senate. But Paps tor Gamble must meet the re* sponsibility for disappointing state before that matter sen be presented again to Seoater'Crew ford. He is. therefore, cattedl m on to take care of himself, ne had to decide before he allied him self completely in thie. iusMvMe with Senator Aldrich, wfctthsr it is any \ooaear neeeasery tmMm to distinguish between the Inter ml Of7 a South Dakota and Island constituency. He prepared to show to South electors that they were all' mnmm in the ousting of Kittiwlf* the substitution of ChMrfoad*t~-r Mhmad Salam, I Sioux City Tribune. 3-hr