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y*s %r- iLr fg,~ E#'*' Hv BWF7 BLACK HILLS. Hull Northw«'st«rii- Va!« Klkliorn March 1st the Fremont Elkhorn & •sfr Missouri Valley railway ceased to ex ist under that name, being merged into the Chicago & Northwestern rail :v way. There are some changes in the officiary of the system and what was the Elkhorn line is the Nebraska & Wyoming division. Hot Springs' good friend, Col. J. R. liuchanan leaves the .A-?*"'.employ of the road, and in his leave -taking he issued the following bulletin: To all employes of the late Elkhorn, and especially those who have been identified with the passenger service: As the Fremont, Elkhorn & Missouri Valley Railroad, as such, has ceased to exist, and is merged into the North iw western railway, it is fitting that I should pass out with it, and so, after twenty-two years of official service, :»i from its feebleness to its strength and final mergence, my services close with February. I wish to earnestly thank ^all for co-operation in the past and now bid you all farewell. J. R. BUCHANAN. Whatever lines Col. Buchanan may Vi follow he has the assurance that hosts ii, of friends in the Black Hills will wish him the greatest possible success and happiness, lie will be missed. ja J. A. Kuhn becomes assistant gener al freight and passenger agent, and V. A. Hampton, who has for several years been the popular and efficient ticket agent at Dead wood and Lead, will be Mr. Kuhn's chief clerk. This is a just recognition of an energetic, alert and successful Black Hills boy,and friends all over the Hills congratulate Alex upon his promotion. We understand that J. M. Munn is to remain at the head in the passenger t,iS. department, for which all who know him and of his efficiency will be pleased. a W a a The Rapid City Government weather bureau has compiled the record of the weather for March for the past fifteen years. From it we may in a measure prophesy what to look for this month: Mean or normal temperature, 30 the warmest month was that of 1889, with an average of 40 the coldest month was that of 1899, with an average of 21. The highest temperature was 78, on 30, 1893 the lowest temperature was 17 be ^..low.jsero on the 3d, 1891 average date on which last killing frost occurred in in spring, May 1. Average precipitation for the month, 1.30 inchei average number of days with .01 of an inch or more, 11 the greatest monthly precipitation was 3.34 inches in 1902 the least monthly pre cipitation was 0.40 inches in 1901 great est amount of precipitation recorded in any twenty-four consecutive hours was 2.32 inches on 25 and 20,1902. The greatest amount of snowfall re corded in auy twenty-four consecutive hours (record extending to winter of 1884-85 only) was G.2 inches on 9, 1888. Average number of clear days, partly cloudy days, 12 cloudy days, 13. The prevailing winds have been from northwest the highest velocity of wind was 51 miles from the north on 22.1894. A Chance for Kiteuiiuit ics. The Belle Fourche Bee has figured out a new way for waltzing, so that rheumatics, and lots of us old folks may be counted in on the waltz. It says: "The little informal dancing parties given in the Gaiety from time to time are becoming immensely popu lar. The reason, possibly, is the inno vations introduced by some of the boys. Dave Broomfield has declared that "sitting out" a waltz is now more fash ionable than dancing, the only differ ence being you sit instead of dance. The man's right arm is around the girl's waist, while his left hand holds her right. Her left hand is placed upon his shoulder, while her head rest lov ingly on his manly "buzzum," and all they have to do is to sit and listen to the music. Now, that is something like it. We have always regarded it a nuisaiuio to have to gallop a mile or two in order to get a good hug. A room full of people, sitting around on sofas, hugging to music, is more gratifying. This gives the old rheumatic brethren another chance to waltz. Most men waltz, not for the dance but for the position, and while a man may lose his appetite for dancing, he has got to get mighty old before he loses his appetite for hugging a pretty girl. Belle Fourche is always up to date and this new dance is bound to be popular*here, for we have not found a man who is not willing to blow in a dollar on the deal. Yet many people wouder why we don't waltz/' Warning. Owners of stock running at large in city limits, take notice that they must take care of the same as they are destroying trees, or they will bo im pounded. JAMES DORNAN, A City Marshal. Ttnii't. Ov»r-l» the Thine. There is every indication that Hot Springs will enjoy a good season of business." With the building of the National Sanitarium there naturally comes that assurance to the solidity of the place that encourages everybody to do something apd .the impression has gone out over the country that Hot Springs is going "to have a "boom." But from that horrid nightmare of an unhealthy "boom" may we escape. The people Jof Hot Springs do not want a "boom." They want a good, substantial growth, such as is justified by reason and by the demands. There are now business places enough in Hot Springs to attend to the wants of 5,000 people— and these business men would not have any trouble in transacting the business either. Nearly every lino of business is represented. If not, it is because business has not justified it. Tbe STAR would bo the last to cool the ardor of any one who has high hopes for the town. To us the prospects present a most roseate hue, but we are here to stay and desire that whatever may be done here shall be for the lasting bene fit of the town, so that when the fiutter that may be created by this first spurt shall have quieted down the town shall bo ill better and stronger condition, and with the prospects still brighter than when this now hope and these new ambitious were aroused. There is going to be a healthy demand for real estate this season in fact there is al ready some real estate changing hauds, and we look for an increasing demand as the season approaches. We look for a large increase in our population— many being attracted here to reside without expecting to engage in busi ness, realizing that it is an exception ally fine place to reside. Besides the building of the National Sanitarium there are many other buildings con templated, among them three stone cottages for the State Soldiers' Home. All this work of itself meaus the em ployment of many men and will create considerable business. But, as we stated, there are plenty of business places here to take care of it, and a great deal more. Those of Hot Springs enterprising business men who have held the fort are entitled to whatever benefits may come now that there is to be more business aud we hope that these same residents will be loyal to each other and the town's best inter ests and not unduly encourage the multiplying of enterprises here for which there is no demand, and which by increasing in number would barely make an existence possible for each. We like the motto, "Patronize home industries." We also like to see citi zens loyal to home enterprises and in dustries, and to the citizens who have helped make the town what it is. A glad hand and welcome should await all who may come here, unless they pur pose to engage in a business for which there is no evident demand. A few splendid, prosperous merchants are better for a town than a whole raft of miserable, unsuccessful and unpros perous ones. We prefer to see those who have been here and borne the brunt of pioneer days together and have contributed toward accomplish ing something for the town, prosper and flourish together rather than any who may come and be here for a season. It is the "stayer" who deserves success. The summer bird is often nice, but they don't contribute to the keeping up of the city or county. Some towns make the temporary outfits pay a license, because they will pay taxes in no other way. When the autumn breezes come again the summer bird will fly—but during the busy season he has been here and taken away business from the man who pays taxes aud oth erwise contributes to the progress aud permanent upbuilding of the town. Tlie Cossrovcii Are All ltijlit. The musical entertainment given at city hall last Saturday evening by the Cosgrove Concert Co., was much en joyed by a good-sized andience. Their orchestra renders excellent music, while the special selections by individ ual members are good, Mr. Havener's cornet solos and Mr. Stetler's xylaphone solos being especially pleasing. The solo singing by Miss Strayer was a feature that was missed, the lady being reported sick. School K^ftort. Report of Minnekahta school for the month ending Feb. 27, 1903: Number enrolled 10 Days absence 21a4 Days attendance 178'.^ Average attendance 9 Nuuber cf days taught 20 iN" sJ%v («.<p></p>SPRINGS „v .i -4 ALICE A. THAVERS. Teacher. The Omaha Evening News reaches Hot Springs next morning at 7:15 and is only §2 a year. Try it. ?r* vw^ 1 Spf ?"4 Last Tuesday was the tenth anni versary of the organization of the Shakespeare club. The ladies have upon many occasions planned and most successfully executed an enjoya able program upon their anniversary dates for the pleasure and edification of their less fortunate husbands, who hive no social clubs. This year for various reasons they had decided to quietly celebrate the event by them selves at the pleasant home of Mrs. Dr. Jennings, where they would enjoy their regular program for the week about "Hebrew Musicians." But Mrs. Jennings concluded that it was not in keeping with their happy custom to thus bar the husbands from enjoying the occasion with them and she accordingly early in the week pledged each male member of the Shakespeare club family to secrecy and then invited him to come to her home at 5 o'olock p. m. Friday—but not a whisper of their coming must reach the ladies. Three days to keep a secret from their wives! But it was easy. The men were prompt and in a body marched to the home of the hostess. While Miss Kellar and Miss Metcalf were so charmingly interpret ing the music of the great composers the bold men entered the home. The surprise was absolute and complete. Not a man had betrayed his trust. After cordial greetings and the fiutter of excitement had subsided, the ladies and gentlemen were paired for dinuer by the distribution of cards containing names of Shakespearean characters. There were twenty person who partook of the most delicious repast. It was a happy event—for the gentle men at least—for the clever planning of which Mrs. Jennings received many compliments. Appropriation for Wind Cave l'ark, A Washington special says that an appropriation of 82,500 was obtained for Wind Cave park. Another item says: Representative Martin accompanied Capt. Eullock to the interior depart ment this morning, and a conference was held with Secretary Hitchcock re garding the management of the new Wind Cave reservation. It is desired to spcure an appropriation of 82,500 for the purpose of erecting certain fences around the entrance to the cave. Sec retary Hitchcock is engaged in the preparation of a general set of regula tions for the government of the new reservation, aud expects to promulgate them early in the spring, so that they may become, effective before the sum mer flood of visitors to the park sets in. DOWIE'S GREAT CRUSADE. Zioniat Leailer'M Plans For ReliKloun Conquest of New York. John Alexander Dowie, the founder aud general overseer of the Christian church in Zion City, near Chicago "who, is planning a religious invasion of New York, states as follows in a signed let ter to the New York Herald what has already been determined upon in con nection with this mission: The Madison Square Garden has been leased for fifteen days, from Oct. 18 to Nov. 1 Inclusive. Accommodations have been already se cured for fully 1,000 persons. Arrangements are being made for the transportation of a Zlon restoration host excursion from Zion City on Oct. 14, which, it is estimated, will not consist of less than 2,000 and may possibly reach 4,000 persons, including Zlon's white robed choir of from 300 to 500 singers. Arrangements are also in progress for excursions of the members of Zion resto ration host from Cincinnati and Cleve land, Philadelphia and Boston and from other points. Beyond the presentation of simple truth and the exercise of simple faith and hope and love there will be no features In this mission of a foolish or fanatical or what is usually known as "sensational" nature. We expect only, what we have always done, the good will of the masses of the people, and especially of the poor, the sick and the sorrowful, whom we have always sought to reach first of all. We do not expect, and would be very chary in accepting even if it were offered, any help from the churches as they are now organized. We shall bear all our own expenses, ev ery member of the Zion restoration host bearing his or her share, and^the Chris tian Catholic church In Zion will from Its storehouse provide the rest. Free will offerings only will be received. No charges of any kind will be made, and the mission will be absolutely free to all well disposed persons who behave in an orderly manner, for interruptions of any kind will not be permitted. Our message is one of peace "to men of good will." We have no personal wrongs to avenge. Dr. liuckley not excepted, and we desire the good of all. Our fight is against evil and only Inci dentally against evildoers so long as they will cling to their sins. Published at The Only Carlsbad oi" America. HOT SPRINGS. SOUTH DAKOTA, FRIDAY. MARCH «, 190.1 A lilrlli-Duy SurprlKO. Our supreme and intense desire is the salvation, healing and cleansing of all and the restoration of all to God. A' Notice Is hereby given that the Minnekahta Bath House now has regular hours. From Nov. 25, 1902 to May 1, 1903, will be open at 0 30 a. to 9 p. in., except on Sundays and holidays when it will be closed at 12 noon to 5 p. in. and otosed again at 7 p. m. 31-tf W. M. BARR, Mgr. *i)fgjpj? PUItLIC 8CIIOOI. NOTES Interesting Items Supplied by the High School Student*. Pupils anxiously await the coming of their report cards. The seniors have begun work on their commencement play. The Freshmen are using the scroll in the study of general history. A final test on McMaster's primary history was given to the fifth room last week. The Seniors finished geometry last Thursday and are now reviewing geo graphy. The sixth room had one tardy this this week, but their punctuality was perfect. George Fenner of the fifth room left school Tuesday as his parents expect to move away soon. School closed early on Friday as it was the last day of the month and re ports were to be made out. Supt. Cobb asked the pupils of No. 6 this question: "What is the best thing you ever saw one person do for an other?" The following are some oT the answers: Lucile Thorpe—To see your friend stand up for you when everybody is against you. Clara Daniel—The kindest thing I ever saw one person do for another was one night I was stopping at a farm house, and about 8 o'clock in the even ing a boy came in who had doue some thing unapproved by his father and had been sent away from home. As it was storming very hard, the man of the house took him and kept him all night. The next morning he went with the boy to his home and received par don for him from his father. Bennett Wooster—Once there was an old woman going along the street that was very slippery she was carrying a basket of potatoes that she had pur chased and was carrying home. She had gone all right for about two blocks until she came to where there had been some water poured on the walk she slipped and fell and being very old she could not get up. But just then a boy driving a horse came around the cor ner and seeing the old woman helpless and cold laying on the walk he stopped and got out and helped the woman into the buggy and after picking up the potatoes he drove her home. VALUE OF A "BIG FRONT." How George W. Perklnti Became One of J. P. Morgan's Partners. This story dates back a bit, but it is worth telling, as it proves how a "big front" will coH5.it, says the New York Evening World. It concerns George W. Perkins of J. 1'. Morgan & Co. Mr. Morgan, convinced of the fact that he needed another partner, asked Banker James Stillnian to recommend a man. Stillmnn immediately named Perkins. George W. Bacon of the Morgan Arm knew Perkins and indorsed Mr. Still man's choice. Perkins, who was then employed by the New York Life Insurance company as chairman of the finance committee at a salary of $25,000 a year, accepted an invitation from J. P. to call on him at his oflice. Ignorant of the purpose of the appointment, he chatted with the magnate about the advisability of preserving the Palisades on the Hud eon and stuck to it until Mr. Morgan blurted out: "I don't care a snap about the Pali sades. What I called you here for was to offer you a partnership in this firm. I'll give you $250,000 a year and a per centage in the profits of the business, which will equal that amount. That makes $500,000 a year. Will you take it?" Expecting to receive an instant ac ceptance, Mr. Morgan was surprised to hear the response: "I'll think it over." "Don't hurry," said J. P. sarcastical ly, and the incident appeared to be closed. About a week later Mr. Morgan re ceived a letter from Mr. Perkins, in which he declined, with thanks, the kind offer of a partnership. Deter mined then to have him at any cost, Mr. Morgan wrote to President McCall, begging the latter to let him have Mr. Perkins on condition that he also re tain his post in the insurance company. An agreement was reached by the big men to share the services of Mr. Per kins, so that he now holds a $500,000 a year job with Mr. Morgan and a large salaried position with Mr. McCall. Notice to Stockmen. There will be a meeting at Hot Springs on Wednesday, March 18, to elect officers and arrange for spring round-up. All interested please attend. 46 C. E. MCCLELLAND, See. Notice, You can get meal tickets 22 meals 85.00. Room by week 81.50 to §5.00. Board and room 85.00 to 812.00 a week by di-y 81.00 aud 82.03. Steam heat Bath house in connection. HOT SPRINGS HOTEL. ,*, ,» ', WEEKLY'STAR. l| 1 Embroideries, Ginghams, fl And all the New Fabrics in Sum fl mer Wash Goods now open at ...Chases SCIENCE NOTES. A body weighing one pound on earth would weigh twenty-seven and a half pounds upon the sun. The highest mountain in the moon is at least 35,000 feet in height that is 6,000 feet higher than Mount Everest. Vanadium is a rare metal which oxi dizes in air with great dificulty, melts at 2,000 degrees aud becomes red hot in hydrogen. Perfectly transparent bodies are only visible by virtue of nonuniform illu mination, and in uniform illumination they become absolutely invisible. A transit of Venus occurs only four times in 283 years. It is most impor tant to astronomers because it gives them an opportunity of measuring the distance of the earth from the sun. The sun and the earth are both prac tically spherical in shape, and the earth is evidently only a small, cooled oft or frozen sun. The sun has a shell of glowing metallic clouds the earth has a shell of solid opaque rocks and metals. A Hard Hearted People. Filial piety finds no place in Tibet an character. It is no uncommon thing for a sou to turn his father, when too old for work, out of doors and to leave him to perish in the cold. The superstition that the souls of the dead can, if they will, haunt the living drives their hardened natures to gain by the exercise of cruelty the promise of the dying that they will not return to earth. As death approaches the dying per son is asked, "Will you come back or will you not?" If he replies that he will, they pull a leather bag over his head and smother him if he says he will not, he is allowed to die in peace. —Edinburgh Review. A Very Ancient Snake. The African cobra ranges from Egypt to the Cape of Good Hope. That it was known in northern Africa thousands of years ago is shown by its familiar ap pearance in Egyptian hieroglyphics. Near Cape Colony it is almost extermi nated, and its destruction is much pro moted by that curious and valued long legged hawk known as the secretary bird. Six or seven species of cobra have been distinguished, three of wliich be long td the Indian region. Not Yet Ripe. The physicians were holding a consul tation beside the cot of the man sup posed to have appendicitis concealed about his person. "I believe," said one of the surgeons, "that, we should wait and let him get stronger before cutting into him." Before the other prospective operators could reply the patient turned bis head and remarked feebly: "What do you take me for—a cheese?" —Baltimore American. Used to Cramped Quarter*. Husband (inspecting house and lot, with a view to purchase)—The lot is ab surdly small, my dear scarcely big enough for a flower bed. Wife (fresh from flat)—Er—couldn't we have a folding flower bed?—Smart Set. Why the Preacher Failed. "So the Rev. Mr. Goodley was a fail ure at that church, eh?" •"Yes, he tried to bring the congrega tion into harmony with his ideas in Itead of bringing his ideas into harmo ny with the congregation."—Exchange. Personal. Editor—You must try to cultivate a rein of satire. Contributor—IIow can that be done? "Well, study yourself."—Life., ifWH7*SV/r-«'v* ^»1 «.V-4^.^ 7:^ ^J.^-'. i#\ VOL. 17. NO. 45. You are invited to see our New Spring Line of I—clCGS, Where They Sell Cheap CHURCH NEWS, _/ ST. LUKE'S CHUBCH. Sunday school at the church, 10 a. m. BAPTIST CHURCH. Sunday school 10 a. m. Preaching service at 11 a. m. B. at 6:30 p. m., evening service at 7*30 Ihursday evening prayer service'at cdU p. m. All are invited to these services. iriTfh® mUrch, 18 8ituated on College Flat. We welcome strangers to these meetings. THOMAS M. COFFET, Pastor. CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH. D. T. JENKINS, Pastor. Sunday school 10:00 a. m. Morning service 11:00 a. in. Evening service 7:30 p. m. Prayer meeting Thursday evening :30 p. m. Church is two blocks south of p. o. All are cordially invited to attend the services. PRESBYTERIAN CHUBCH. Sunday school 9:45 a. m. Morning service 11 a. m. Y. P._S. C. E. 6:30 p. tn. Evening service at 7:30. Prayer and praise service Thursday evening at 7:30. The church is two blocks from Union depot. All visiting strangers are cor dially invited. C. HOWARD GRUBE, Pastor. M. E. CHURCH. J. W. MORRIS, PH. D., Pastor. Sunday school at 10:00 morning service at 11 Epworth League at 6:30 cvtning service at 7:30. Thursday evening prayer service at i:30 p. m. "The Saloon Devil in Hot Springs will be the subject of next Sunday evening's discourse at the Methodist church. Come and hear the truth. Dr. Morris will begin a course of ser mons on Prophecy next Sunday morn ing. The discourses on consecutive Sunday mornings will be as follows 1. Piophecy in the Light of Modern Histoiy. 2. Prophecy and the Jews. 3. Nebuchadnezzar's Dream. 4. Prophecy and the Kingdom. 5. The Signs of the Times. The second quarterly conference for the year was held on the 23d ult. Re ports showed a good degree of general prosperity. The pastor's salary was advanced this year two hundred dollars over previous years, and is paid up to date. The Ladies' Aid has raised money enough to furnish the parsonage, and' will continue their good work by help ing with a few coats of paint and other repairs. There have been about a dozen ac cessions to the membership of the church within the last month. A gen eral church social will be given soon. Rev. C. B. Clark, D. D., superintend ent of the Black Hills, reports general prosperity throughout the district. The field was never manned by stronger men in thte pulpit. Dr. Clark is de servedly popular all over the mission, and is a preacher of unusual ability. Tragedy Averted. "Just in the nick of time our little boy was saved," writes Mrs. W.Watkins of Pleasant City, Ohio. "Pneumonia bad played sad havoc with him and a terrible cough set in besides. Doctors treated him, but he grew worse every day. At length we tried Dr. King's New Discovery for Consumption, and our darling was saved. He's now sound and well." Everybody ought to know, it the only sure cure for coughs, colds and all lung diseases. Guaranteed by Emil Hargins Druggist. Price 50c and 81.00. Trial Bottles free. FOR SALE—Range—960 acres of deed ed land on Hat Creek—also 90 head of cattle and 1400 sheep. Apply to John 3 unk, Edgemont. 47. v!