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The time resisting qualities of all our goods is best proven by test Drop in and let us show you the merits of our ware. CEMcLANE Tfte Bad River 1'uohshed every Thursday at. PHILIP, STANLEY CO., 8. D. IIV THE- N E v s i i I NG and PUBLISH!!** Co •i-.i.i.i M. IHJRKEK, MANAGER A l. .'IN WAGGONER, Editor. ami matter March 2?. kt Philip. South Oak I fie isati Kiver News, of Philip, 1 an ley eoiint.v, one of the lest lit tle country weeklies in the state, visaed into the hands of Robert M. Durkee, last week. Bro. l'rewitt founded the paper four *ars ago and it found its way to tie front ranks of South Dakota urnalism in a short time, n'ingfield Times. A girl graduate thus described the manner in which a goat butted a boy out of the yard: He hurled the previous end of his anatomy against the lioy'a afterwards with an earnestness and velocity which, backed b.v the ponderosity of the goat's avoirdupois, imparted momentum that was not relaxed until lie had landed on terra iiima beyond the pale the goat's jurisdiction. F,x A postal curd [poll "fthe editor* of South flal iota by the Chicago Tribune, to presidential prefer• •iice for 1$!2, gave Taft 55, Koosevelt i»5, with a few scattering voles. The fact that Roosevelt's vote equals Taft*s shows how strong hold Teddy has on the people. If it were a sure thing that lioosevelt would accept a nomination in 1#12. he would be nominated mid elccted by a large majori If. 1 lie people believe in him blit 11 icy arc MiapieNHK of Taft. OMHf the latest i• Hurts in ley county journalism is the Chey enne Valley News, published at I avenport, an inland postoftice in ilie vicinity of Hayes. The second i-sue came to our exchange table i his week, and judging from ap pearances, the paper has a live ire attached to it in the person fOhas. M. E. Woodland. It is i.eat in appearance, unique in -t.yle, original in its get up and printed in a clear, presentable manner. Here'? wishing the new enterprise success ami a long life. We notice in the hist issue of P»ad liiver News, at Philip, that A. W. Prewitt, has sold out his inter est in the paper to his partner and is going into other business, liro. Prewitt left his place as foreman of the Onida Watchman several years ago, where he started a I taper and raked in a harvest of linal proofs. He is a good printer too, and being early on the ground the News has prospered. K. M. Durkee w ho has held a part inter est in the paper for sometime now becomes sole owner, and being an experienced hand the paper will no doubt continue to prosper. Blunt Advocate. A so called arithmetical is going the rounds of the papers. It is after this wise. 1 multiply *f by *5 and get #'25. I multiply .'»00 cents by 500 cents ami get 'J50,000 cents, equivalent to S'25i*». Now as $5 and 500 cents are of the same value, how is it that 500 cents multiplied by 500 cents is one hundred times greater than s5 multiplied by $5. The reason is very simple. You cannot mul tiply $5 by $5 nor 50O cents by 500 cents. What you can do is to multiply £5 by 5 and 5H cents by 500. and of course the multi plicand being the same value in both cases and the multiplier one hundred times larger in the latter case, the product is necessarily one hundred times greater. It wouldn't be a bad idea for the would be wise ones who are pro pounding this pu/./ler to learn the rule of multiplication, that you cannot use a concrete number as a multiplier-—Quinn Courant. We fail to see why some of the brethren should be so touch dis turbed over the various proposed county division projects. It looks to us like a mere business proposi tion. to be discussed and consid ered. and finally decided in a cold businesslike way. Why should we become unreasoning partisans for a two. three, or four county division! Why should we cease to reason about the matter and be gin sputtering in the fashion several newspapers have lately adopted? We have just finished reading two or three columns of stuff upon the subject of county division, If the writers thereof had any ideas they failed utterly to express them. In the main, they devoted their attention to villi lying the people of certain sections of the county which they deemed antagonistic to their schemes for division, and to tell ing their readers how one locality would combine with another to put through this or that plan for division. Not one word though about the probable increase or de crease of running expenses under the plans they or the others pro pose. Not a single sentence about tax levies, constitutional limita tions, tioating and bonded indebt edness and the like. Why? Why don't they explain how the coun ty commissioners, the sheriff's, or the register of deed^s office might be affected by the change? Is it possible that these leaders of pub lic opinion do not feel quite quali lied to discuss the problem intelli gently and so indulge in senseless twaddleHie writer has not taken any great share in the coun ty division discussion either in these columns or among the peo ple. for the very simple reason that he doubted whether his stock of information was sufficient to carry him very far in an argument that might arise. Naturally, he would be grateful for any logical and reasoning newspaper discus sion that might be offered. But unfortunately most of the news paper articles we have seen have not been of that order. Later on it is possible that the writer may give this subject a little thought and gather the materials for a somewhat careful and logical dis cussion of the Matter. Just at present he has other matters, among them a term of court, to ward which to direct his attention. So the county division discussion mus* get along without our help. Likely the two county, three coun ty, and four county advocates will keep thing* warmed up M«C can pitch in anv time. The bad tire in Murdo should l)e a warning to the citizens of Philip. Kverybody remembers that awful flood of Johnstown. Pa. The peo ple were repeatedly warned of their imminent danger. They were warned so many times anil no catastrophe oceured, that when the dam did give away, and the on coming Hood swept down upon them with its awful death and de vastation. they wouldn't believe the rider who rode in breathless haste, crying "flee for your lives the dam has given away" and they answered "the same old gag." but was it? Before listening to the com plaint of your children about the general liendishness of the teach ers and getting all worked up and excited over it, it is better to re flect a little. Remember your one or half dozen cherubs drive you crazy about half the time, and bear with the teacher w ho is mak ing for you intelligent men and women out of an unpromising raw material as you were twenty or thirty years ago. Kemember that besides your boy. who. of course, everylnxly knows is an angel, she has to contend with that awful boy of your neighbor's and you know full well what a terror he i&—Wokama leader. Auction Sale 1 will sell at public auction. 8 miles south and one mile west of Philip in 34-ls-20e on March H. a number of horses, cattle, machin jery. buildings and house ho I 1 lHin let that poor horse limp.: goods. Jud Pepper, auctioneer Get hiui shod at Cowie's. 50-52p W. P. Eichelsdorfer. Commercialism vs. Art Many theatrical managers are speculators, and have no interest in the profession, apart from the money they get out of it. They employ the cheapest talent ob tainable, and give any old kind of a show, and very often "get the money" by their fake methods of advertising. On the other hand, there are a few of the better class managers who take a pride in their profession, and are much inter ested in giving the public artistic performances, as they are in getting the money to be derived from it. Manager Frank Cir. King belongs to the latter class, and in presenting Chic Perkins and her associate players in "The Leading Lady" and "The Little Prospee tor" offers the public two delight ful, refreshing and artistic per formances at the Grand opera ihnii^o on Mar. 9 and 10. Annual Township Flection Sujiervisor E. J. Morgan. John I hmlev.v .. Jb'jxU Williams. Jess Case J. 1. Shade. Joe Pete District No. :i J. Kalph Lee 28 31 Town Clerk W. L. Church Treasurer F. i Pohle Fred Eeioier J. J. Berry J. E. Wyckoff »?ufttiee ol't he Daw: Mayer... Will. Boorta 43 14 42 16 *21 Head iHcr.^'ci District lk. I Addional Locals Call on Kelley, the barber, if you need a shave or hair cut. GlTTirS CANDY at llargcs heimer's only. 32 No. '2 12 District Mo. I Lou Johnson.. IH REBUKING k BORE LIKB TMI WORM, OLD GCNTLK MAN TURNED AT LAST #NNMptlofMaiMftrfrilffrov*d CondKia* Kateed High Hope* In Llttentr, Until th* Last Sentence of HI* Taftfib a hot*] noted for Ha 'baths for tb* cur* of rheumatism cam* a worn an. who at one* made th* acqualn tanoe of every pernm, apparently for tb* sale purpoee of telling them hei Imaginary aflmeota, bearing them tell about their own. and discussing at Sr**t Inith tb* curat!re properties ot tb* sprlnga. She mad* a particular vtotlm of as old man, who, bains of a somewhat retiring, silent temperament, was *z tr*«nely annoyed by ber questions and oft-reheated tales of woe. JluaHy, one morning, when he waa taking a sun-bath on the terrace BUT rounded by a few congenial acqualo tances, the woman approached. Inflict ed upon htm a renewal of h*r tire some conversation, and exhausted bla patience. His opportunity for revenge came quickly. "Mr. Ladd," said she, settling weak ly Into a chair, "we have had so many pleasant discussions about our suf ferings and yet not half so pleas ant as they might have been, because I* b**s so frightfully racked with th*** terrible pains Why, I looked Into th* glaas this morning, and you bar* no idea how pal* I was! I scarce ly knew myeelf. But what I wanted to aak you was this: What do you think at th*** baths? Have you any faith In th*m. And this climate par ticularly, and this air?" "Madam," r*pll*d th* old man, "I cannot speak so surely about the batha, but ther* la no doubt about the climate and the air. I can truthfully say I Caai at hom* h*re. Why, when I ftrst cam* h*re I weighed less by more than 60 pounds. "I could hardly raise an arm above my head. I could not sp*ak an intelli gible word. I never l*ft my bed with out being lifted from it by strong arms, and my hands wore so useless that could not pick up a knife and 'ork. Most or say days I sp*nt half i-onsi'lous or asleep upon my back, md I d)d not take any Interest in the fonvfrsatlon of my nurse. •You can see now that I have a lit Me hair. When I came to this town 'here was not a spear of it on my h»-ad I needed attention night and lav I was so weak and h*lpl«*s that a child of four years might have chok ed me to death without its being in my itower to reaiat That waa whan I first came here." "Oiackms!" cried the woman, ex rftedly. "Ton give me so much hop*! **ow long have you been h*r*? When HI you fint oouer aa*w*r*d th* old wa Paul Kruse of Eiboti waa a busi ness caller in Philip Wednesday. The h. A. S. of th© Presbyter ian church have postponed their meeting this week Friday. Why don't somebody build some o u s e s o e n i n i i I n quiries every day for houses and none to be had. Kent in Philip is about as high as it is in Chicago. K. M. Waddell has sold the II. Durkee. Dr. lleinemann. and the J. M. Tot man quarters which he recently purchased. K.J. White, senior member of the lii*m of White & White, passed through Philip on the midnight passenger Tuesday night, called to Mitchell at the bedside of his .son Ralph who is dangerousiv ill with pneumonia. It Won't Leak. John Hums recently from south of Huron, has rented the K.van ranch north of Philip. Mr. Burns has shipped in a bunch of pure bred Poland China hogs and will engage extensively in that line of Block raising. Mrs. Alice Matherc»f Spereeer. Ia,, will preach in the M. K. cllurch every evening this week, and amrning and evening on Sun day. A cordial invitation is ex tended to all to come anil hear her. Scenes of Venice arp duplicated in Philip this week. Water in the str eets, water on the side walks, water in the cellars. Just now water is not a scarce article in South Dakota, ('. Orel* tttrfved M(iM»|f from Crown Point. Indiana, and will e* tahlish residence on a claim about nine miles northeast on Medicine creek. He shipped a carload of household goods and machinery and expects to start right into farming as soon as possible. These arc the kind of men we like to see *tt!e in tibia neighborhood. On account of the fact that White river forms the boundary of an Indian reservation for most of its course, it is a hard proposi tion to secure the construction of bridyes across the stream. One of the plans provided for crossing that stream near Kadoka. consist of a strong steel cable which is fastened to large cottonwood trees »n each side of the stream, and on this is swung a large basket frame from pulleys. The rope attached to the basket is an endless one. and operates on a windlass on one shore, and by this the "ferry" is operated. The basket will hold everal passengers, and it is swung at a high enough elevation to carry it above flood stages of the stream- It Won't Leak. The annual township levy was fixed by the voters of Philip town ship this year at approximately seventeen hundred dollars. This will, according to the figures fur nished by the county auditor's office make a levy of about live mills, The township is about seven hun dred dollars in debt, and will prob ably pay out this year. Thefinancial condition is not bad, in view of the fact that the township run more than one full year at the start with out any income. It may le said in favor of the officials w ho have had charge of affairs that this is the only township in the county that during the past two years has made a levy and assessment that was accepted by the Northwestern railroad and the township taxes of that company paid in full. Pleasant Valley Township Election The voters of Pleasant Valley township met at D. W. McLaugh lin's and elected township officers as follows: 3 year supervisor, C. M. Moyer 2 44 F. J. Kobinson 1 P. C. Sorensen Clerk. J. W. McPherson Treasurer. D. W. McLaughlin Assessor. W. T. Fitzgerald Justice Peace. Ernest Clements Constable. Butler Urevig •J road overseers, J. D. Riddell and Clark Paul.