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State historical Social For Girls We have dolls and doll's buggies and cradles and beds, tables, cupboards and dressers, dishes, both tin and china. SQUANDERING COUNTY FUNDS Stock Growers News Upholds Misappropriation of County Money by Officers Bro. Norby, of the Stock Grow ere News, in a lengthy article con sisting mostly of re-printed matter from the Bad River News, accuses i us of having a bad attack of tiie "grouch," and while he admits that practically everything we said was true, be believes the offi cers of the county and the commis sioners have been unjustly crit icised and are performing their various duties with the same care ful judgment and business sagaci ty they would use in conducting their private affairs. We don't believe that any private parties would have spent #1,700.00 on the Little Bend Project, nor would they have spent $8,000.00 for an expert accountant to go over their books to locate $50,000.00 misap propriated funds, without making a strenuous effort to recover at least a part of it nor would they spend $2,000.00 for election print ing, supplies, etc., when they could get the same work done at one-half the price. You will find, Bro. Norby, that the grouch of which you speak, is felt by resi dents all over the county, and is growing in volume till a mighty howl will be heard down at Fort Pierre demanding a decent and honest administration of county affairs. Of course, it is easy to figure why Bro. Norby does not want the county officers exposed, for from them comes the bread and butter which he eats, and the owners of the Stock Growers News wax fat while eating from the county feed trough. In all pro bability, the News has already se cured the order for printing the election supplies for 1912 no bid ding, no fuss or feathers, no chunce for lunest competition to enter the field and yet the News will try to tell us that the county officials ire on the "square." Papers Served on Justice May Papers have been served on Justice N. VV. May notifying him to appear before Judge Hughes at the county seat on Wednesday, December 20th, to show cause why he should not be prohibited from holding justice's court in the city of Philip. The action is the result of proceedings brought about by our City Justice of the Peace, William Brandon, who holds that Justice May is trespassing on his rights as city justice and has no right to hold his office within the city limits of Philip and outside of the township in which he was elected. The fact that Mr. Bran don gives bonds for $500, while Mr. May is only required to give a #200 bond, is indicative that the intent of the law is as Mr. Bran don contends and that Justice May has no right to hold court outside of the jurisdiction of his own township. Is Patriotism Waning? Is patriotism on the wane? Are we losing our respect for the "stars and stripes," under which thousands of our forefathers have fought, bled and died? Does that grand old rag mean as much to you and I as it did to those who planted it on Bunker Hill and gave their lives to free our country from British rule or those who perished on the battle field that our Union might not be cut in twain? We believe it does, and we believe the spirit of patriotism surges through the veins of the present generation with as great a force as it did with the first attack of the British at Lexington or after the first gun was fired on Fort Sumter. But the common people of the United States are not going to fight the wars of the rich. If they want wars, let them fight themselves. The time is coming when the working class will not be pitted against each other that the rich gluttons may protect their ill-gotten gains. When the labor ing m«n casts aside the overalls and dons an uniform of blue, to go forth into battle, IMI will know the bad river news VOL. VI. NO 41 PHILIP, STANLEY COUNTY, S. D., THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14, 1911 ONE DOLLAR A YEAR Headquarters for Holiday Goods! Here you will find everything in the Holiday Line, presents for both young and old. It will be a pleasure to show our goods whether you buy or not. Just come and see and be convinced that this is the place to supply your wants. We have ladies' handkercheifs ranging in price from 5 to 75c initial handkercheifs for both men and women We have an elegant line of men's neckties and holders, mufflers, hdkfs. For Ladies we have collars and pins, gloves, linens, fancy work, satch els, fancy collars and hand painted china. Denton C. Crowl Coming We are pleased to announce that Denton C. Crowl, the second num ber of the lecture course, will be in Philip on Wednesday, Decem ber 20th, to fulfill his engagement. Mr. Crowl was unable to be here on the 8th, but fortunately we are able to secure him for the 20th, and judging from the favorable press reports from all parts of the country he has visited, the people of Philip and vicinity will be given an opportunity to hear one of the best men that have ever visited this part of the state. Kadoka Press: We understand that two more irrigation projects are to be numbered among those along White river. Fred Sears is now installing a plant on his ranch south of Belvidere and Chas. W. Sears is soon to begin the work of installing a plant on his ranch south of Kadoka. Stock Growers News: Miss Rosa Scott has purchased the lease of the Majestic Theater in I this city from Dan Brown and the show will be under her manage ment in the future. The Majestic has a reputation of furnishing good moral entertainments for the people of Fort Pierre and those who are acquainted with Miss We are Still Making: a Reduction on Our Ladies' Misses' and Children's Coats and Furs We have a fine Line of Candies and Nuts, all new goods. The best way is to come and see for yourself. We guarantee that you will go away satisfied. R. WILLIAMS whether it is his country he is fighting for, or the protection of the treasures of the bloated mil lionaires, who incite war that their pockets may bulge still further with the spoils of the fight. Let the monkey kings and their sons, shoulder a musket and take their place on the tiring line, where! bayonets Hash, swords gleam and cannons roar, where blood is spill-j ed and men give up their life, and let no money consideration save' their precious necks then will there be no more war. Scott know that the reputation will, at least be maintained. She contemplates a number of im provements such as a vocal quar tett, orchestra music and special features from time to time. At tend the Majestic once and you will go again. BIG PROJECT TOO EXPENSIVE It Would Cost over Sixteen Mil lions of Dollars to Develop Power at Little Bend The preliminary observational report of Westinghouse, Church, Kerr &Co., the engineers employ ed bv Hugh, Stanley and Sulley Counties to examine the Little Bend power and irrigation pro ject with view to its practicability, is at hand, the gist of which is that the proposition is practical from a physical engineering stand point, but that it will cost too much to construct to be profitable. The report in detail showed that the lands to be irrigated were located at an altitude of about 400 feet above the river, and in extent were limited only by the amount of water available. Special men tion was made of the Fort Bennett flat near the mouth of the Chey enne with 12,000 and, the fiat above Fort Pierre with to 10,000 acres available. lie low along the stream. large 8,000 Both The report showed that the dis charge of the Missouri at Pierre was about 10,000 cubic feet per second. At "Little Bend" it is possible to create a fall of water of 14 feet. It has been previously supposed that a greater fall could be secured but the report shows that while the difference in the surface of the water at either end is fifteen and one-half feet that one and one-half feet would be lost by the slope of the water i through the cut. The head of 10, 1000 cubic feet per second falling 114 feet would create approximate ly 12,000 horsepower, or sufficient power to pump 200 cubic feet per second to a heighth of 400 feet. This would amount to 144,800 acre feet annually, but allowing for evaporation and loss it would furnish power enough for irri gating 64,000 acres. To make a channel sufficient tQ divert 10,000 cubic feet per second across the neck at Little Bend woultl require a cut with a bottom width of about 300 feet, a depth of water of about 10 feet, with side slopes made on a ratio of one and one half to one. The channel would have a length of approxim ately two and one-half miles arid at the best location in the divide the maximum depth would be about 2.50 feet. The construction of the channel would require the excavation of about 30,000,000 cubic yards of material at a cost of *10,000,000. The report con cludes: It is physically practicable to utilize this power in the irrigation of approximately *4,000 acres on the highlands of Hughes and Sul ly counties, situated about 400 feet above the river level. The first cost involved in this propos ed development is so great as to make the project financially im possible. The Fairplay. Patronize Home Industry There has been a good deal said about patronizing home industry and we farmers are brought over the coals if we send an order to the catalogue houses when our home merchants or manufacturers will sell us as good merchandise and cheaper than outsiders (freight considered.) We are told that the money sent out of a town never returns but goes into the coffers of trusts and big corporations and the home merchants and manu facturers are left to hold the sack. This is true and the merchant is justified in making a kick if we farmers send away for goods that can be duplicated by our business men in prices and quality, and our motto in the future should be "Pa tronize Home Industries." We should help our merchants and manufacturers in their respective callings. This will build up our town the farmer will have a good market for his produce and every thing will be much better for both. Now Mr. Merchant, we farmers are not the only transgressors. The good Book says "Pluck the beam out of thine own eye so that For Boys We have toy ai n s, wagons, blocks, tops, guns and games. you Can see more clearly to pluck the mote out of thy brother's eye. When I came to Philip last week and visited most of the merchants and feed stores, to my surprise all of these dealers had in a large stock of flour from Minneapolis, Canby, Huron and Watertown, which they seemed to be pushing. Is this patronizing home industry? A few enterprising business men of Philip put their hands into their pockets and helped to build this mill and elevator, as fine as any in the state, and a good miller has been making this flour and it is selling at ten cents per sack cheap er than other brands that have to be shipped in. The women are not objecting to "Stand Pat'1 flour but the merchants are not pushing it enough. In discussing this question, «n the corner, one corporation lover remarked "what are you oldsoddies kicking about?". We are selling the best flour on the market and at a fair price." I said, "My dear sir we are not kicking at the quality or price but we object to your trying to put out of commis sion an industry that we farmers are depending on for a market. The prospects are fine for a good crop of fall wheat hence we should all pull together and keep our industries going, so as to hav* a good market here next fell. A Farmer. Stock Growers News: Hugh Jeffries has purchased the Kllete Billiard Parlor, at present located under the Cavanaugh saloon, and will move it to the building form erly occupied by the Klondike and Eat restaurant. Hugh says ht will couduct a good orderly plaqt. and one in which any one magr spend a few hours of recreation and those acquainted with Hugh know that he will do just what he says he will. There will be a dance at the Grand opera house tomorroll evening and music will be furnish ed by the Jud Pepper orchestra. You all know what kind of a time to expect when Jud furnishes th® stimulator.