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t'trran*. IN ills Tmvus (iiillicr MIMI Itiivr :i .luyini-. I iiii1n. Tlio oiirlitrtriitli meeting of t!io l!hiek Hills S ari 1 Snilovs' A-,soci ilion oil Tui'-'ili'.y, •'1 !h :siiuy hiid rhurs day was a very .Mi.joyatilo on\ altliou^h not so kii%'i'iy iitti'U'leil as was liopei! it would This i- aUrihutod to the fact t.lisit, a lar^y mi.joril'y of tlio lilaiiii liills vctoratis an wjiitoiuphitint' Koin^ to tlio (i. .V. II. encampment at Denver Sept. 1st, anil therefore felt that, they «onld liM 1 Hie two so near to ijetlier. The first public exercise took place Tuesday afternoon ut, the pavil- The rally at the Soldiers1 Home in the evening was largely attended. Tho aiu.sic by the Home orchestra was an enjoyable feature, and tho speaking by IJov. Klrod, Congressman liurke and Hon. C. (1. lieimelt was much appre ciated and enjoyed. Wednesday forenoon there way a re view of the National Guard. At noon tho Soldiers' Home served a banquet to the visitors, over two hundred participating in the feast of Kood things that were prepared, in cluding fruit, chicken, sweet potatoes, tfreon corn, and various other delicious things. It w:is a great dinner which was done full justice by the large num ber of liappy visitors present. The business meeting of the mem bers of the association decided to make Hot Springs tho permanent headquar ters—a compliment, greatly appreciated by the town. Capt. C. V. Gardner was elected president, and J. L. Denmau permanent .secretary. A .strong execu tive committee was chosen from vari ous portions of the Hills. The afternoon program at the Home was an excellent one, the address of l. r. Clark being very line the paper by Dr. A. 11. Connor on "The Flag" was exceptionally able, patriotic and inter esting. Tho singii'g and recitations were also greatly enjoyed. 'ihe camp lire at the Soldiers' Home the evening was largely attended, the chape!, hall.vays and porch being tilled to their fullest capacity. The music, singing and recitations were very tine, while tho remarks by the speakers of the evening were full of goodnature and praise for the deeds of the veterans i,f all the wars. The parade Thursday, the Hot Springs band furnishing the music, was participated in by quite a number, including the National Guard, march ing down through 1 he main streets and back. The meeting has been much enjoyed by the visitors, who speak in great priase ottlie manner in which they were treated. The \V. I,'. C. won great favor by supplying such elegant meals, 1 he \eterans think the Soldiers" Home makes a pretty nice place lor headquarters and say they couldn't be Straw Hats t-reatod better than they were there. To Dr. A. y. Stewart, as president of the association, and to -I. L. Dcunian, as secretary, should largely bo given the credit of the week's doings. '1'hey I have labored a loiih' time and most! earnestly to give l.lie vet.irans a good time, and had it not been for the (1. A. National encampment at Denver so s'jon they would have have had at least a thousand old .soldier visitors here. Marshal Kirtley and his aids, A. C. Forney and 1\ J. Dudley, conducted theirduties like veter.ms in the service. ion, where a huge number listened to al delegation spent Tuesday in Hot the address of welcome by Congress man Mart in, the response by ltev. Til den. and the address by Senator Clain ble, each being excellent—patriotic, interesting and eloquent. The .'on« TosMonal South Dakot-i's popular cougression- Springs- Senators Kittridge and am ble, and Congressman liurke, arriving on the Northwestern that, morning from the eastern part, of the state, join ing Mr. Martin, who came here the day before. They spent the day here with tho soldiers and sailors, speaking for their edification and talking and visit- H° ing with the veterans and many citi zens personally. They left early Wed nesday morning on a special train to Butfalo (Jap to join tho National Kail way Commissioners excursion train into the Hills. Will Srrvt* KWrt'.shntftilH. The local lodge of the Modern Broth erhood of America will serve refresh ments at their hall on Friday evening of this week. State Manager for South Dakota, W. E. Stegner, of Sioux Falls, will bo present and will have things of interest to every member to say. A full attendance is desired. A cordial invitation is given to all visiting breth ren to attend. her happiness never shall cease. LiI.I.I C. MOUCAX, KMII.\ M. GIUITKX, We are Broke! on SiZESin anum ber of lines of men's and boys' Light and Medium Weight SUITS Only one or two of a kind left. These can go at prices that will surprise you. MIl'KOVIiJlUXTS AT Till': HOS1K. Myfrytliinj* Vossible HOIK1 for tlie Com for! of tlio Old Soldiers. A .Journal reported visited the Sol diers' Home at Hot Springs the first, of the week, and found many changes had taken place since the last visit was made there- about twelve years ago. Many improvements have been made there this year, and it has kept every thing in a muss all summer, but no one seems to mind it because they real ize how nice it will be when everything is done. The main building has been replas tered throughout, the parlors have been remodeled into a chapel, and two smaller rooms have been made into parlor and sitting room. Cottages have been built for veierans whose wives are with them, and the hospital has been improved. There are a num ber of other improvements that have been made this year, which makes the me J. E. TIIACKKEY, Sec'y. Resolutions of .Sympathy. "Alas! how changed that lovely flower That blooms to cheer my heart, Fair Meeting comfort of an hour. better than ever. The trees have grown to be fine look ing, and shade the walks beautifully. Beautiful tlower beds show the care of intelligent, hands. The old system of She is not lost, just ''gone before:" the same are dished out and sent to the day by day are her beauties unfolding fumilv dining room on a dumb waiter ire they will daily increase, f,() die floor above. The menu consist- in lli an 1 free from al! sorrow and suffering ,] Half Price. at Here is where One Dollar is as good as Two. W. M. KNOWLTON, Manager. I. H. CHASE (1 C\unu CuAMKH, Committee. Tciin. Very l.ow Rates I'hattanoojia Via the Northwestern line. Hxcursion 1 tickets will be sold Sept. 1-1 to l'i inclu sive, with favorable return limits, on account of Anniversary of liat.tle of I Chicamauga. Apply to agents Chicago A Northwestern K'y. Iti =iiillillllliilll^ meat, potatoes, corn, bread and butter, relishes,tea, cofiee, sauce, break fast foods, cookies, sugar and milk, and salt and pepper "mixed." Of course all of these did not appear at each meal. They were served iu the usual order according to Marion liar land or some other caterer's long estab lished usage. At each meal there were a couple of kinds of soft food, mush and milk, rice, oatmeal, hominy, grape nuts and others, so that if one's tools for mastication were not, iu good Z_.. trim there was always something mur ishing and eatable anyway, I '•n,e writer met several she had known jjp I in Vermillion in her younger days, and all expressed themselves as well satis kvjM fied with their surroundings. Mr. and jjftS Mrs. Wyrick are nicely located in a Ml,|cottage, but they take their meals at jMj? the I lonie. It takes something to get a meal at the Home, too. When they have bis ikg] cuit the cook makes five hundred, and iH'lj when baked potatoes are served the vegetable man prepares five hundred also, and other things iu proportion. A rig holding about ten people goes to town four or five times a day, so that the inmates of the Home have an op portunity to ride whenever they want to do so. But with all gj® But, with all these comforts the old g(3j soldiers get lonely and days seem long. Hpj) They are showing their age, too, white |fejj hair and feeble footsteps being the 4y rule. Every year the ranks are thin ning, and but a few years are left to the fily youngest, of them.—Kapid Cit.y Jour- Wfii jiU The lMoscop.. pra The International liioscope Co. that comes to the opera house next Tuesday jp! and Wednesday, August -22-23, must g(8j not be confounded with the many pic StfjJ ture shows seen here before. The m\ English Bioscope is the most perfect gy instrument iu existence for the pro sffl lotion of life motion pictures. The scenes of the Bioscope are presented without the usual flicker and vibration so commonly seen in exhibitions of the kind. The management guarantees the best satisfaction or refunds the money. Prices 10, 25, 35c. SFV^rppli HOT SPRINGS WEEKLY STAFL I-*iibliKliel at The Only Carlsbad oi' America. BLACK HILLS. IIOT SPRINGS, SOUTH DAKOTA, FRIDAY, AUGUST 18, 1905. VOL. 20. NO. 17. detailing the inmates for dishwashing, done much toward making the encamp- cleaning, gardening, and the like has been done away with, and all who wish are given work and paid for its per formance. During she past summer there has been so much doing around the Home that there has been consid erable work for all who were able to do it. Tho commandant, Col. T. M. God dard, is well liked at the Home, and he certainly has the welfare of the institu tion at heart. Mrs. Goddard is a pleas aut, motherly, womanly woman, who takes great pains to make the old vet I erans as happy as they can be under the circuaistances. The young people of the Goddard family are bright and I pleasant, and all are fine musicians, and they use their talents for the pleasure of the inmates of the Home as well as for themselves and their How soon we're called to part." These words of the poet are very fit ting the loss of the dear little daughter visitors. of Brother and Sister Richer. The! Quartermaster and Mrs. William sweet bud grew and filled the home Heed are very well liked, and they with joy and pride then suddenly God should be, for they do their best to jok the bright blossom from the bosom make the place a home in reality for of dear mother earth, and left but. a those who are compelled by force of if sjnse of its absence to tell what its circumstances to live in such an insti preseuce was worth. jtution. The members of Naomi Kebekah The food is excellent and well pre lo Ige extend to the family of Brother pared, which can be vouched for by the an Sister Richer their sincere sym- writer, for she ate three meals there. pithy in this their great sorrow, and Fverything is prepared in the Home bid them look to Him for consolation I kitchen, and .after the old soldiers are who alone can comfort,. seated and waited on, then portions ot A 1 National Hallway Commissioners, The excursion train of the National I Association of Railway Commissioners will reach Hot Springs over the Bur-I|« liugton road Friday evening between'^ six and seven o'clock. They have been enjoying the past two days at Dead-U| wood and Lead, and a trip through the Hills. They will spend Saturday here until when they leave for the west. It. would be very nice if the band could be out to greet the train upon its arri val here. Dr. Smith, of Sturgis, was elected president for the ensuing year at the meeting at Deadwood, a compliment which will be appreciated by the state of South Dakota. ltlarU Hills Kattuliou National Guard. The three companies of National Guard from Custer, Sturgis and Spear fish have been encamped here during the week, under command of Maj. McLaughlin. They have been put through a pretty rigid course of drill work, and with the music furnished by the baud from Lead made a very inter esting feature. Adjutant-General Knglesby is very much liked and has ment of the Black Hills batallion pleasant as well as beneficial. terms." I here As ti Federal Appointments. A recent, Washington special says •'A general policy as to federal appoint ments was determined upon by the president, and his cabinet at their semi weekly meeting. At the conclusion of the meeting it was announced that for the present, at least the uniform policy would be to retain incumbents in office during satisfactory service. This policy will hold, it was stated further, entirely irrespective of the length of service of the incumbent. The policy announced is to apply generally to all departments of the government. It is in precise line to the determination reached and announced some time ago legarding postmasters, that it, would make no difference whether the incum bent had served one or two or more Ollit'ial (i, A. II. Train to Denver. The G. A. K. veterans of South Dako epted the special invitation of the citizens of Cheyenne, Wyoming, to attend a reception in that city dur ing the afternoon of September 2d, spe cial arrangements having been made for their entertainment. A special train from the eastern part of the state will run via Omaha and the Union Pa cific railway, arriving at Cheyenne at 1:150 p. m. of the 2d and leave that eve ning for I enver. a ]|11V(, a( In order that Black Hills veterans may have an opportunity to attend this reception at, Cheyenne to which the entire South Dakota delegation is in vited,arrangements have been made to run a special train from Lead to Den ver via the Chicago it Northwestern railway leaving Hot, Springs at!) p. m. ou Sept. 1st and arriving at Cheyenne at noon on the 2d. After the reception the entire South Dakota delegation will leave for Denver ou the special train the evening of the 2d, all South Dakota delegates arriving at Denver together in one solid train. This will give the Black Hills veterans an oppor tunity to view the beautiful scenery along the North Platte and Chugwater rivers between Oriu Junction and Cheyenne and also enable them to join the eastern South Dakota veterans. The Northwestern will be the only line that can take you by way of Chey enne and attend this reception and enter Denver in one body with all South Dakota veterans. The train will consist of standard and tourist sleepers aud day coaches. A very low fare of S7.G0 for the round trip has been made from Hot Springs, S. D., and less from intermediate points with limit for return until Oct. 7th, which will afford ample opportunity for many pleasaut side trips. Inquire of t,ha nearest Northwestern ticket agent or of Mr. Geo. G. Dennis, Deadwood, for further particulars aud sleeping car rates. They will be pub lished later. I hereby designate the abovo special train the otlicial G. A. R. train for Denver for Black Hills veterans. Secure your sleeping car berths of Capt. D, G. Grippen on or before Aug. 25, to make sure of obtainiug the same. (Signed) 1 200 J. B. WOLGEMUTH, Department Commander. By C. A. MARSHALL, ^ide-de-Camp Special excursion traiu with tourist sleeping cars, will leave Omaha Aug. 25 for Hot Springs, Deadwood and I Lead, rate, Omaha to Hot Springs, $10 to Deadwood and L9ad, 815 for the round trip rate for tourist sleeping cars half the regnlar rate. Tickets good returning until Sept. 10th. Parties in the Hills having friends who they wish to take advantage of this low rate should notify them at Qnce. .w. ^conservative Met!**, 3©©8@8©©®s©ss®©8»8©s©©&©€-®®s®€eseess©sc3^ The Directors of this Bunk are strong believers in wM-ma i'.-v /^rvV'.V:/ the policy of Conservatism. They are willing that the Bank should forego a possible profit, rather than accept business involving undue risk HOT SPRINGS NATIONAL BANK, not SDrinyS, S. D. fl. 0. Hull, Pres. G-D. Horras, Cashier. J. Nl. Cleveland, Asst. Gashier. ONLY 68 HOURS between HOT SPRINGS and Portland, Oregon, via the ..Northwestern Line.. Leaving Hot Springs at 9 p. m. connecting with Overland Limit ed at Cheyenne at 11:05 p. m. the following evening, arriving Port land 5:25 p. m. third day. Twelve hours better than any previous time by any line. For information as to rates, etc, to all coast points, call or write: G. G. DENNIS, Genera! Agent, Deadwood- AT HOT SPRINGS THURSDAY, AUG. 31, FAMOUS SHOWS iiUNITED! Only Big Railroad Show Coming this Year, America's Largest and Most Complete Show Presenting Many New High Class Features. PERFORMING DOGS AND MONKEYS'ZUUonnHORSES 50 MONKEY COMEDIANS 50 3 HERDS OF PERFORMING ELEPHANTS 3 SPECIAL FEATURES THIS SEASON: See the Troupe of Musical Ponies, ONLY ACT OF ITS KIND IN THE WORLD. TME NORMAN FAMILY --FIVE IN NUMBER-- ACROBATS AND INDIAN CLUB JUGGLERS The Vonasmite Japanese Troiroe --SEVEN IN NUMBER— THE HIGHEST SALARIED JAPANESE TROUP IN THIS COUNTRY A BABY CAMEL Al ITS MOTHER SEE THE RUNNY CLOWNS ^EVERYTHING NEW THIS SEASON —NOTHING OLD BUT THE TITLE Two Performances Daily-Afternoon and Evening. Watch for Graivd Free Street Parade Daily at It a. m. A Brilliant Array of Beautiful Magnificence. r* 3H £3 I j§ G. F. SAGE, Loca! Agt, Hot Springs To Be Seen At Each and Every Performance.