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Hot Sprint,'* Need* Advertising, Ornunl /.itI ion mil Action. That Hot Springs needs some com plete advertising literature, as well as an organization to snpply it to the people, is becoming more uppareut every day. Scarcely a day passes thdt does not bring inquiries for some in formation about Hot Springs. People at a distauce want to know about everything that naturally interests health or pleasure seekers. They de sire to know if they cau get furnished rooms for light housekeeping if they can rent furnished cottages what board costs at private homes, at hotels aud boarding houses how much baths cost. if the waters cure certain and various diseases what about the climate does the wind blow much, and so on. Then there is another class that makes inquiry about business op portunities aud openings, if certain business places are represented here, or if there are not openiugs for more. We have before us one letter saying "are there no chances for getting board at private houses in Hot Springs, or are there nothiug but boarding houses, hotels aud bath houses there, as one would infer from the railroad folders?" Another letter inquires: "Will you kindly inform me to whom I should write relative to treatments and board at, Hot Springs?" Now it is apparent, to us at least, that there should be some head to whom such inquiries might be handed, from whom complete answers would go in good illustrated literature. Hot Springs has nothiug that covers the points mostly inquired about, and our people are sitting back aud waiting, aud hoping, for the railroad companies to do all t.lio advertising for them. But while the advertising done by the railroads is very line, and reliable in every way, many people who sec4t in formation have a notion that any advertising done by railroads is done to further their own interests and to work up passenger business. Of course that is true in one sense, but it does not mean that all statements made in railroad folders are not re liable. There is no finer or more reliable advertising matter gotten out by anybody than that by the railroads. Yet Hot Springs is neglecting its own interests and shirking its duty by not getting out literature of its own and having its association secretary equipped for distributing it. There should be prompt organization—or ^re-organization—to this end. This is the very time -better than any time of the past, better than any time in the future—to get at this important matter. Men who have their money and their interests in Hot. Springs should con sider this question and not trust to luck to get people and business here. What, but thorough advertising is ever going to attract people here? The newspapers are doing what they can— and without very much encouragement from some business men—but they can not do all that is required to let the world know what advantages we posesss hero as a resort. If Hot Springs is to grow it is because it is principally health resort, and by bottling up what we know about it aud closing ourselves up like clams aud depending upon the people living in other states finding out about us as best they can by beg ging for information, is a mighty small way to try to make a popular resort, of this place. There are people here who have never even so much as supplied a '2 cent postage stamp to an envelope to sen.'l out a folder giving information about, Hot, Springs who will sit around all summer and borough up in the winter ai find fault bivause there are not more arriving, and then probably kick because the men who have more push and enterprise thau they get. the business that, comes. It is an actual fact that you can take a stroll along the street and llnd some men kicking .. because it is -quiet and dull" -the "don't believo we're going to have much of a season anyway"' fellows— who have never turned their hand over or spoken a word, or written a letter, or mailed a folder, or advertised in the newspapers, or done a single thing to iis Hithy help make Hot Spriugs known outside »i one sorrel mare, branded on of the county. It is a happy thing for the town that there are only a very few such men—but two or three are too many. If those who comprehend the situation and realize the necessity of doing something will get together and do what they know should be done there is no doubt but what the results of concentrated, orgauized efforts would soon be materially felt aud thousauds more people brought here annually. As a newspaper the STAR of course believes in advertising, but unless those who are regarded as the The new Franklin hotel at, Dead wood is said to be the fiuest in the state, which makes it quite a temptation to go up and s:*o it. Of course the women of the Federation are the finest, in the state and therefore they are attraction enough to induce one to go to Rapid when they gather there. 5" leadiug and progressive business men of the town believe in it, and carry out that belief, by helping advertise the town, the newspapers aud the news paper correspondents might a well lay aside their pencils—for they cnnnot be kept moving on idle smiles. Weilillng. Mr. James Hammel and Miss Isabella Groggins were married at the parson age by Rev. Mr. Urube of the Presby terian church on last Friday morning. Mr. Hammel is a well to do sheep man living in Wyoming about 35 miles from Edgemont. Miss Groggins just arrived from England, her home being near Liverpool. She and the groom were obildren together. Mr. Hammel had been in this country six years and the couple bad not seen each other in this time until Miss Groggins came on to be married. Gruhe in Demi. Thursday morning at one o'clock the youngest child of Rev. and Mrs. C. H. Grube died, after a brief illness of only a few days from malignant tonsilitis. The little one was a bright, beautiful boy about eighteen months old, and its sudden death has brought great saduess to the home and friends of the family. The funeral services will be conduct ed from the home Friday morning at 10 o'clock. In their sad bereavement Rev. and Mrs. Grube have the heartfelt sympa thy of their large circle of friends. Wv »i'o Invited. The STAT, editor has received two neat invitations which read as follows: "We will bo pleased to have yourself and lady attend the formal opening of the Hotel Franklin, Thursday evening, June fourth, 190:5. Ticket admitting gentleman aud lady, five dollar's." The other reads: "The President and Board of Di rectors of the South Dakota Women's Clubs requests the honor of your presence at the annual meeting to be held at Rapid City June 10 and 17, 190:5 Hot S|i'iiiKS (imi Cluh. club, This is now a fully organized with the following -officers: President—Etnil llargens. Vice-President—\V. J. Smith. Sec-Treas—E. R. Juckett. Field Captain—H. A. Gayhart. Executive Committee—E, Hargens, E. R. Juckett, H. A. Gayhart, W. E. lieeder and G. C. Wooster. They have planned to shoot once a week, aud will give a tournament here on Aug. 14 and 15, when a cup trophy will lie given to the best Black Hills club. This trophy will be open to challenge at any time. A gold medal will be offered to the best individual shot, in the Hills. The local club pro poses to make this an interesting tournament and secure the attendance I of a number of clubs in the Hills. The club here is to have a champions button, which will be worn by the R. .Tuokett, Henry Marty, W. E. shoulder weight about 1100 lbs. Information leading to her recovery will be well paid for. 4 SCOVEL BROS. ANew Tailoring K*tabli»liiuoat. o,s -..Robert Moehle, an experienced tailor, has opened a tailoring establishment in the buildiug formerly occupied by M. T. Holmes' tailor shop, on north River Ave. All kinds of gent's tailor ing do^e in a first class mauner. Give him a call. 8 r^s ..... HOT SPRINGS WEEKLY Published at A. S. STEWART, Mayor. Meuioriitl Day. Again memorial day will call upon us to assemble to pay our tribute of respect, love and veneration for the heroic dead. In order that the observance of memorial day may be what its great founder designed—a great rally day for the inculcation of patriotism—the Grand Army Post and the W. R. C. seeks the hearty co-operation of the Mayor and common council, the school board and teachers, to tho end that all classes, and especially the school children may 'be brought to par ticipate in the gathering. Let the influence of every good citi zen be exercised in discountenancing the desecration of this sacred day by public games or sports calculated to detract from its sacred character. On Saturday, May 30, at 9:30 a. m. the procession will be formed in two columns. One will go to the Soldiers' Home cemetery and the other to Ever green cemetery, where appropriate ser vices will be held aud the graves dec orated. At 2:30 p. m. all old soldiers', the ladies of the W. R. C., Spanish-Ameri can soldiers and school children are requested to meet in front of the Evans aud lead by the band march to the city hull whore the following ex ercises will be conducted: Graud Army Service Music Fireman's Band Reading, Lincoln's Gettysburg Speech Music Choir Recitation Mrs. Bickmore Solo Prof. Carter Address Rev. J. A. Sutton Flag Drill School Children Soug, "America" Audience Benediction All of our citizens and the people from the surrounding country are cor dially invited to be present at all these services and assist in making these the best memorial services ever held in Hot Springs. F. A. FASSET, person makiug the best record at their Kelly, the invited guests being their weekly shoots—the champion to wear husbands and the members of it until defeated. They propose to the Traveler's Club and their husbands^ arrange a handicap so that the best, Like all parties ever given by these aud poorest marksmen will have an clubs, this was a most delightful affair. MRS. JULIA SHARP, Com, One More Annual Event. The Shakespeare club gave their an nual party Wednesday evening at the beautiful home of Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Following an hour of pleasant, sociable equal chance in this contest. The members are enthusiastic over conversation, Miss Murphy rendered their organization and anticipate an two piano solos that were greatly ap interesting season. One thing they do predated. She is a most accomplished propose to do is see that the state musician, whose selections always game laws are enforced. p|eilse. Guy Bradley captivated his The following have already united heareis with his always sweet banjo with the club: Emil llargens, H. A.j solos, Miss Murphy accompanying him Gayhart, Ted Hummel. S. C. Lummis, upon tho piano. Prof. Carter sangtwo 1 excelleht solos—beautiful in senti- Rf-eder, W. S. McLiiuans. G. C. ment, pleasingly rendered. Mrs. Bick Wooster, L. S. Cull, W. B. Craven, V.j more recited in tragedy aud comedy, O. Kimball, W. J. Smith, W. L. Yaucy, greatly to the delight of all. Later in Jtihu Waldi hi. Riord.in and 1.1 the evening, upon special request, she B. Murphy. recited a German dialect number that was especially enjoyed. STKAYHO The gentlemen then secured their I iom our ranch, head of Hot Brook, partners for refreshments by guessing right the name of the lady whose profile was thrown upon a sheet that was suspend- ed across the archway of an adjoining room. This was rather a novel feature, The refreshments, consisting of chicken salad, sandwiches, cake, ice cream and strawberries, were delicious and ele gantly served. The evening was one of great pleas ure in every respect. Miss Earle, the efficient stenogrr pher who spent last season here, re turned Thursday, accompanied by her mother. They will remain all summer The Only Carlsbad of America. KL.' HILLS. HOT SPRINGS. SOUTH DAKOTA. FRIDAY, MAY 29, 1903.? VOL. 18. NO. 5. DECORATION DAY PROCLAMATION. Mayor Stewart Urge* Citizen* to a Proper Obnervation of the Day. It has become customary for all loyal citizens of the United States to lay aside their avocations on the day set apart by the Grand Army of tho Republic, May 30th of each year, for the decoration of the graves of those that died during the war, the unknown dead and onr comrades that have died since peace has been restored. Hot Springs should especially do homage to our dead as we have the state sol diers home in our oity and will soon have another institution erected es pecially for the treatment of the siok and disabled veterans of our wars. I therefore ask and request that all business houses will close their doors from 10 o'clock a. m. until 4 o'clock p. m. on the 30th day of May 1903, and that the day be devoted to honoring our patriotic dead. It is a festival of the dead and we hope and expect nothing will be done in our city on that day that will desecrate its high object. AMONG THE VETERANS Noteit and Incidents Picked up Among the Veterans at the Soldiers' Home,—By One of Them. It is a busy place about the Home just now, this writer counted eighteen busy men about the boiler house, on the road work and grounds yesterday and they are kept moving by the bosses. Archie Findlay, a Cuban soldier, is very poorly with tuberoulosis. He is making a brave end determined fight for life. All the old veterans sympathize with him and regret to see a young man fading away as he is doing. M. L. Burt left for Lead on Sunday's train in high glee. When he came here about two months ago he was hardly able to be out of bed a whole day and a nervous wreck. When he left he was as spry as a boy and had gained over 20 pounds in weight. Merrick Moore came dowu from Hermosa and went to the hospital. He is paralyzed on one side and in very bad condition generally. Moore was a Mexican soldier, so his age is a factor in his case that can't be overcome, yet Dr. Somerville will patch him up if careful nursing and close attention will do it. Cap. Allison is gardening and is Investigating the market prospects. He says he expects to have as much as five bushels of lettuce, a bushel of radishes and other articles correspondingly large to go into the market with. If a glut occurs in the market, put a brake on Cap., for he is the maiket breaker. The sermon by Rev. Dr. Clark on Memorial Sunday is the talk of the boys, all saying, "it was the best I ever heard." Surely it was a masterly effort, and does one good to listen to such burning words of patriotism and eloquence. About 40 of the boys were marshalled and went under the leader ship of Col. Lucas. As your corres pondent stood and saw them pass with bent form, limping gait and furrowed cheeks, I could not but think, "are those the men whom I knew 40 years ago as sprightly and beardless boys?" Yes, they are the remnant of that class. Not so active, but just as brave. Many of the boys believe a kind Divine Providence has watched ovir us this year. It was known to the management the boilers in the heating plant were in an unsafe condition when we entered into the winter. But by careful and constant attention of Eugineer Daly he was able to keep them going, they leaked and were ailing all the time. The great fear was that an explosion might occur at any time and do incalculable damage and destroy precious lives. Who can tell what might have happened? But fiually a week ago instead of an ex plosion with its train of damages find casualties, the boilers flatted out. On tearing away the jacketing it was re vealed that the heads of the boilers were checked, cracked and rotten. It seems impossible that they should have held out until warm weather came. It. is not to be wondered at when it is recalled that for thirteen years the boilers have been in constant use every day, when the life of the same is 6 to 10 years. Now they »will be repaired, reset and made as good as new, and with the addition of a new boiler, the plant will be the equal of any in the state. The work is being pressed as rapidly as possible to com pletion by the time the new comman dant arrives on the ground. All considered we feel as if Providence spared us a calamity. Monday evening a camp fire was held in the chapel with Mrs. Farr aud Rev. C. B. Clark as guests. Mrs. B^arr made a very instructive and entertain ing address, one full of information and loyal good cheer to us. She was followed by Mrs. Dr. Connor who very pathetically mentioned the fact that thirty-nine years ago in this month her husband's father was shot dead in struggle over a battery taken from our men and which was recovered by Capt, Lucas' regiment and Comrade Connor's regiment who were brigaded together. As the battery was hauled back by hand after its recapture Capt. Lucas placed Comrade Connor's body on one of the cassons and brought it back to Union lines in safety from the field -fiually held by the enemy. Who can wonder that a strong bond exists between A1 Connor and Capt. Lucas, After this reference, which was new to the most of us, she delivered tribute to our flag, closing with a reci tation of a beautiful poem. .• y-V r.Av Comrade Clark's matchless style. Sometimes the boys laughed and some times they cried. Every word was devoured as a hungry man eats bread. It was a treat such as rarely comes to us. No man in the state can hold an audience in wrapt attention as can Comrade Clark, for we believe he has not a peer in the state. At the close, by request, Capt. Lucas exhibited a Confederate flag captured in 1864 by his company in a hand to hand contest between a batallion of five companies of his regiment and about an equal force of the enemy over the possession of a line of rifle pits, also the sash worn by the Major commanding the assaulting party, who was mortally wounded. Tho old flag is pretty well preserved, considering thirty-nine years ago, since its capture. The lower right hand corner is torn and shredded where a piece of 6hell passed through it and six minnie bullet holes show the storm in which it was encompassed. It was a sad' re minder of a terrible war between brothers. Altogether the evening was one of pleasure and enjoyment and we feel grateful for the presence of Mrs. Farr, Mrs. Connor and Rev. Dr. C. B. Clark. Rev. E. E. Chivers, of New York, formerly Gen. Secretary of the B. Y. P. U. of America, now Field Secretary of the American Baptist Home Mis sion Society for North America, together with Rev. C. O. Woody, D. D., of Portland, Ore., General Superintend ent of Baptist Home Mission Society for the Pacific Coast District and Rev. N. B. Rairden, of Omaha, Neb., Gen. Superintendent of the Western Dis trict, will be in Hot Springs next Tuesday June 2nd. A special meet ing will be held at the Baptist church Tuesday night beginning at 8 o'clock. These brethren will make addresses at that time, Dr. Chivers being the prin cipal speaker. Not often do we have so rare an opportunity to hear such widely distidguished men. There should be a full house as everybody is invited. The postofflce will be closed decora tion day (Saturday) between 10 o'clock a. m. and 4 o'clock p. m. Mrs. France, the lady who was injured by being run over by the horse that bolted the race track, is slowly improving. Miss Alice Francis and family expeot to leave in a few days for their old home a' Mazon, 111. They are an excellent family and will be missed here. Sheriff Potty has three prisoners in vil now—a crazy man and a criminal from Eilgemont, and Joe Willets wto has been adjudged insane and awaits the arrival of officers from the state asylum. Frank Dornan came over from Edge mont Thursday morning on the belated Burlington, bringing a man named Cody, who has been sentenced to 60 days at hard labor aud imprisonment in the county jail for crimes committed against law and decency. S. Christensen, a son-in-law of C. A. Peterson, has moved to Hot Springs from Newcastle and has rented the Cromwell bouse on College Hill, re Then cently vacated (by Geo. Thorpe. Mr. Comrade Clark was introduced by Mrs. Christensen is an expert jeweler and Lucas, who acted as president of the has bought out N. J. Hedstrom's busi evening. It is unnecessary to say .that ness. The transfer will probably be a rich treat to us was served up in made June 1st. High Art" Clothing For Good Dressers. That is insured to be worth your money, now ready for your inspection in a large va riety of paterns and grades. MEN'S SUITS $ 5.00 TO $20.00. ...Chases "H ..<p></p>STAR. -. I F0"V -V ••'. .• Where They Sell Cheap CHURCH NEWS, BAPTIST CHURCH. Sunday school 10 a. m. Preaching 11 a. m. B. Y. P. U. at 7 p. tu. Preaching 8 p. m. THOMAS M. COFFEY, Pastor. CONGREGATIONAL CIIURCH. D. T. JENKINS, Pastor. Sunday school 10:00 a. m. Morning service 11:00 a. m. Prayer meeting Thursday evening 7:30 p. m. Next Sunday morning Prof. Carter and others will sing in the Congrega tional church. Do not fail to be present. Rehearsal Saturday night. 7:30, at the church. Rev. Jenkins wili preach at Minne kahta Sunday afternoou at 3:30. Church is two blocks south of p. o. All are cordially invited to attend1 the services. METHODIST CHURCH. REV. J. WALTER MORRIS. PII. D., Pastor. Sunday school at 10:00 morning service at 11 Epwort.h League at 7:00. evening service at 8:00. Rev. F. W. Straw, D. D., of Dead wood, will occupy the pulpit next Sun day morning and evening. Miss Schaub will have charge of the Junior League at 3 o'clock. Thursday evening prayer service at 8:00 p. m. Junior League at 3 o'clock. PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. Rev. Mr. Grube will speak on the following subjects on successive Sun day evenings: SOME MOUNTAINS OF THE BIBLE. 7. Carmel or the Test of Faitb, June 7th 8. Calvary or the World's Redemption, June 21st. Ascending Savior, 9. Olivet or the June 27th. The usual morning services, Sunday school at 9:45 and morning service at 11, Christian Endeavor at 7 p. m. Special music by the choir morning and evening. Visiting strangers will receive a cordial welcome. Church is three blocks west of the union depot. All are cordially invited C. HOWARD GRUBE, Pastor. Two Houses for Sale. One house, 6 rooms, pantry, two closets, and cellar the other has 4 rooms, closet, pantry, two cellars a wind mill and water tank near the house good water handy to irrigate the garden chicken house and two barns. Situated in Cold Brook. For further particulars inquire of Niok Whitwer. THE OLD RELIABLE TAIL H0 POWER Absolutely Pare THERE IS NO SUBSTITUTE a VI '-J -3 x" .5 Jn ::'-K y*. _* SMSM :®|1 "-i & -4- :V it/"-* -,