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Treamuvr Byron L. Clow Andlioi— Chas. M. Price 8 her 1 IT- Geo. Huston FtaarlHler of Dwdt John A. McKiflip Clerk of Court*- A. C. Ricketts 8up». of Schools- Grace A. Reed 8t*U»» Attorney Juli us Hv Johnson* County Judg* H. M. Dinsmore Surveyor— Hoy H. Townsend Aiiiwor Frank L. Normnn I Coroner— Dr. Clyde C. Winter CommlMionen— 1st dist., Will Hopkins 2nd dist., Eb. Jones 3rd dist., Thomas H. Toltofp 4th dist., F. E. Morrison 5th dist., W. O. Hopkins PHILIP TOWNSHIP Supervisors— F. E. Morrison S. R. Beber R. F. Robinson Clerk W. L. Chuigfl, Treasurer— A. W. Prewitfc Assessor— J. J. Berry Road Overseers J. Ralph Lee, Dist. No. S Joe Pete, Dist No. 2 Dennis Fahey, Dist. Nik 4 J. W. Airey, Diet No. 1 Justices of the Pesee— John Dunlevy £. F. Walden TorH or"ftnuf Frank M. Rood A. Kumm D. Rainay C**- A.S. Andaraoa Wnmk 8. 8chwart* fTttlE. Waipok 'X A, Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer THE BEER CP DUALITY A teviMge that is right a good beer•• pure, perfectly aged and wholesome? k is some/' thing more than merely a delightful tfeverage^it is a tonica tissue and body builder* Be sure I© ask for it at the BLUE RIBBON SALOON Corner Center Ave and Railroad Street, A Fkw Line of Wines, Liquors and Cigars H. PECKHAM Psychology of Religion If we would trace our religious instincts back- to the childhood of the race, we would come to a time when the mind of primitive man had so far developed as to look with some degree of reasoning in telligence at the various phenome na of nature. At this stage of de velopment no other phenomena would so surely attract his atten tion as the tremendous forces of nature. The force of the wind, the ocean's swell, the earthquake, the volcanos etc, would be so far beyond his own strength that to him at least it would be infinite power nature is constantly develop ing the lower to the higher and by and by the mind of our primitive ancestors has become so far devel oped as to look at organic life with some degree of intelligence. He sees the perfect adaption of organs to the functions they are to per form. He sees the harmony with whieh they act to develop or at least to maintain life. Here is intelligence far beyond his ability to comprehend to him it is infinite intelligence. With infinite power and infinite intelligence manifest in the uni erse instinctively he will try to put himself in right relations with power. This is religion. Man's efforts to put himself in right re lations with the powers of the uni verse. I do not know that it matters much by what name you call this intelligent power. Perhaps the word God is as good as any for we aH understand the word means good and we all understand this power is good but we must care fully avoid confounding this with the gods of the ancients. It is not the love of the Greeks, the Jupiter of the Romans nor the Jehovah of the Jews. These are but figments of tkfr imagination of men who tried to give atributes to the infi nite energy. "Father of all, in every age, in every clime, adored by saint, by savage and by sage, Jtfcftvab lave our Lord." "Canst thou by searching find out God? Verily no No man can know more of God than there is an intelligent power in nature. Yhrfeilft TMKVAST OMOprahend the Mtoilfct Kvtry nanfe conception of lbs infinite energy will accord with the development of his own mird. No man can have a higher conception of Gol than his own highest ideal. The God of the barbarian will lie a barbarian. As the man develop towards civiliza tion and enlightenment, his God too will ad vance. The new religion will be better tlian the old. but that too will become old and in its turn lieconie an incubus to prevent the incubation of a newer and bet ter religion. This religion ever follows but never precedes advance ment in civilization. The efforts of any man to put himself in right relations with the powers of the universe will be guided by his conception of the infinite energy. We may never know what the first efforts of primi tive man were but as far back as history or tradition goes he was giving sacrifice. Perhaps the rude cave dwellers gave of the fruits of the chase. When man had become so far advanced as to lead a pas toral life, living in tents and roaming wherever he found feed for his flock and herds, we find him- offering animals. Human beings were some times offered up, prisoners of war and even their own children. The early Jews sometimes offer ed human sacrifice. Japtha offer ed up his daughter because he thought his God had given him victory over his enemies. Solomon built a temple that was a veritable slaughter house. It is said he sacrificed "sheep and oxen that could not be told nor number ed for multiude." Rather beats Chicago slaughter houses. What a way to put themselves in rela tion with God. At first it seems the sacrifice was in the nature of a gift by which they hoped to gain the favor of their imaginary God but gradually there grew up a be life in vicarious atonement and sin might be atoned for by the shed ding of blood. Ridiculous as this seems to right reason it is anomaly hard to account for that men and women in this age of enlightenment will listen to and accept this sama doctrine of vicarious atonment and that "without the shedding of blood there can be no remission (of sin.)" And yet this sama doctrine of vicarious atonement and the shedding of blood is the very foun dation of orthodox Christianity. Indeed in this matter of sacrifice christians have out generaled Caesar, for not satisfied with the sacrifice of sheep and oxen or even human beings, they have made a sacrifice of their God himself. Strange indeed, I say such crude ideas can .vet be tolerated. But tin' clouds are breaking and the 11rue is not far distant when such antiquated (-rudeness that-has been ii inded down to us from a barba rous age will be tabooed as not only unrational and untrue but fjtcreligious. We will come to know the only atonement we can make for sin is a sincere repentance and trying the best we can to un do the evil we have done. "God i a spirit and he that worships liitn must worship him in spirit ami truth.'' A. L. Potter, Cottonwood (From the Republish Rev. Otto .1. Scheibe of Pekin. 111., has been retained by the local Congregationalists to act as pastor for them for the coming three months. Herbert Johnson has secured the contract for building the seed house on the Experimental Farm. This building will cost in the neighbor hood of $1500 and is only one of several more which will be erected within the next year or two. The Kingsbury Lumber Co., have sold the lumber for the building now to be erected. Charles N. Boyd b&S ap pointed census enumerator for the following townships: Big Buffalo, Brady, Cedar, Cottonwood, Grand View, Interior, Little Buffalo and Riverside. Mr. Boyd passed a very creditable examination. He has had experience in this line of work before and that he will make a good official goes without saying. State Veterinary Hicks of Mil bank was in town on Wednesday and ordered a horse shot which had the glanders. l)fc flfcssett conducted the funeral. George and Harley Woodley were called by telegram to Worth ing this evening on account of the sickness of their father, 'iranda Woodley only left Cotton wood Tuesday and at tiiat time he was feeling quite well. Just as we go to press word is received that Mr. W oodle.v died this morning. l)o not fail to look over the statement of the Cottonwood State Bank as it appears elsewhere in this issue. The total resourses have reached over the 4*100,000 mark and the depositi over $80,000. Ever since the present manage ment has had charge of this insti tution it has forged ahead and now any citizen can mention the Cot tonwood State Bank without being afraid of having someone tell him about the growth of like concerns in our surrounding towns. We are up along with the best of them and far ahead of several. A gentleman by the name of Kramer in some manner fell from the east bound passenger Thursday night about six miles east of town and laid out all night until picked up by the passenger crew this morn ing (Friday.) He was brought to town and put under the care of Dr. Cowen the railroad physician, and it was found that he was seri ously hurt internally. He will be sent to the hospital at Pierre. Notice of Annual City Election Notice is hereby given that the annual City election of the City of Philip, Stanley County, South Da kota, will be held on Tuesday, the 19th day of April, A. D. 1910, from 9 o1 clock A. M. to 4o' clock P. M. on said day, at the office of John Dunlevy, on said Center ave nue in said city of Philip, for the purpose of electing the following officers: a mayor, two aldermen from each ward in said city, a city treasurer, a city assessor and a city justice of the peace, and to vote on the following questing, "shall in toxicating liquors be sold at retail". The following persons have been appointed as judges of said elec tion: H. J. McMahon, Edward A. Lins and A. S. Anderson. Given under my hand this 4th day of April, 1910. A. S. Anderson, (snsii) City Auditor. 18 Cafrs df the (test €iraf of Lumber To be found'on the coast, in Idaho and the south. Fir and western pine. No. 1 dimen sions sized and straight! Idnho white pin© boards and shiplap. Wr drop siding, ceiling and flooring. One full car white pine finish. 'One full car white pine flooring. lied cedar siding and shingles. One full car of yellow pint flooring, finishing and ceiling. Qfcrload of paper, red. blue and black. Fresh lime, Acme cement plaster, the best made in the U. S. Portland cement, brick and evervthing needed to build a lirst cli® Mso plenty of coal now to keep it warm. Philip Lumber Co. Farm Machinery! Now is the time to begin making your plans for the spring work and get in the best possible position to take advantage of all the good weather while you can. Don't wait to borrow your neighbor's, but come in and let us show you through our line of agricultural implements. The Monitor Double Disc Drill Seeders are worthy of inspection. Tubular Steel Harrows meet all the requirements for service, and are light and durable. Sulky Plows, rod and mould board, and stubble plows. Economy Disc Harrows E McLANE The Hardware Man LET US FIGURE YOUR BILL We know we can save you money. We Guarantee both our PRICES AND QUALITY of Lumber, All we ask is a chance to show you that what we claim is true Chas. A. Knudson, M'gr. L. E. GOLDSMITH, Cash. Fort Pierre Bank MABT1N JOHNSON, Pres Hank of Kadoka Home Land & Abstract Co R»t—tfully R. A HIELSK1 L. A. PI ER, Cashier •••irfnra SolieM Your L. PARCELL Sec'y and Bonded Abstracter. FT .I'lERBE, S, I*.