-r ~Y r"^
Council Vot«s on Mxioudintf L* raiic»iii\
"At the'meeting of t'ua city couuo.il
Monday evening the matter of extend
ing the franchise of I.Sao Water, Liirht
A Power Co. for a period of twehu
years beyond the term of the present,
franchise, or until L02 j, was brought
up ami an ordinance passed its first,
reading granting such oxteubi-.ui. The
present, franchise expires in eight,
years luuw, in lido, when the city
might at its opt ion purchase the pin lit,
We understand there will be a special
meetm# of the council Thursday eve
ning, -pt. 11, -.hen the matter will
come up for final disposition.
A Hiiili-oitd .Surveying Outfit.
Yesterday a surveying outllt came in
on the regular morning train, and the
oar was switched off" hero. As soon as
possible the car was unloaded, and the
surveyors left for the line between hero
and the Missouri. The reporter was
told that the surveyors belonged to the
Northwestern, was also told that they
were Milwaukee people, and there you
have it. They were surveyors, and that
in the main thing—.just who, will come
later.—Rapid City Journal,
Seriously ljjur il by Dyir.tmite.
Mike Murray, who who was engaged
at the Pringle stone crushing plant,
was seriously injured Wednesday by
the explosion of a charge of dyamite.
He had drilled a hole, placed the dyna
mite and just attached the fuse when
it prematurely discharged. He was
brought here ou a hand-car and taken
to the hospital, where Dr. Hargens
dressed his wounds, which consisted
of badly lacerated eyes, one being re
moved Thursday morning and the
other beiug in a serious condition and
a badly lacerated shoulder, arm and
hand, so that he will lose two fingers.
He was exceedingly fortunate not to
be blown to atoms, but it was a sad
catastrophe for him anyway.
Tliroutili Trains Hast, on it. & M.
Realizing the increasing traffic which
taxes the local train to its utmost ca
pacity, the Burlington railroad will to
day install a new train from Fdgemant
east tlint means through traffic for all
Deadwood passesgers. The innovation
has been fought for by the local office
for some time and will be welcome
tialip*. in ho Jr.-nii.s (jiroot !y to
A DKSTIU'CTI VE ISLAZE
t'lm-k in l,ow«»r Town ltuviis—
Ijiihs Will $1 0,000,
Shortly after midnight of Sunday
the large store of Vv. J. ALagowau was
dj.-ccvered on fire. Following a quick
al::-:n, three hose Hues were soon play
v.-. ou the flames, but the fire had
gained such headway that they pro
duced no fr.ffeot. Observers claim that
the heat was so fierce the water reached
the building but was evaporated us
soon as it touched the (latr.es. In fact
but little water reached the gutter at
As the flames reached into the build
ing an explosion occurred which shook
the entire town. Splinters flew in all
directions and windows were shivered
over a block away. Not a window
glass was left whole in the front'of the
City Hotel opposite. Harry Thomas
and family, living in a small cottage to
the rear of the building had luckily
made their escape and saved all their
The lire had gained such headway
before discovery that nothing could be
saved. A big stock of grain and feed,
an immense stock of hardware and
stoves. and a large and carefully se
lected stock of furniture, were totally
destroyed. A carload of feed and a
large consignment of other goods had
just been put in. Several other cars
would have boen in but were delayed
in transit. Mr. Ma.?owan carried in
surance to the amount of $5,000, but
states that this will not cover more
than half the loss, lie has not yet de
cided as to plans for rebuilding and
for replacing the stock.
Nothing has been discovered as to
the origin of the fire, various theories
beiug advanced thereto.
A First ClHhS lllacksmitli.
For first-class horseshoeing and gene
ral repair work go to Roy Calkin's
shop, he having secured a first-class
blacksmith aud horse shoer from Coun
The best and cheapest coal for all
kinds of use. It comes in lump, egg
and nut sizes. Soid only by Buffalo
(Jap Lumber Co. and Cable Dray line.
Heretofore all pas.sengt.-rs from Head- 1
wood ou No. 1"2 iu the afternoon for
points east, l.a.o frqtu-ntiy beu I
obliged to lay over at Kdgemont to
av-ait the arrival if the 1 hrough train
from the west if the latter was late,
Bv the new arrangement this delay is
done away with. A new train, which
commences tonight, and which is to bo
known as No. 11, will leave K.lcemonti
at, 8:1.") each evening for Omaha. In
case the through train from the west is
late t.liis train will await the arrival of
the Deadwood train and will leave im
mediately upon the transfer of passen
gers. No. I I will rrive in lodgement Nori hwestern Ky.
from Omaha and eastern points at 11 :t0 -wS
a an I it a a is go In vi a id
only as far as iJroken Bow. Xeb., but' Vr'Tr '.'
east, and west necessitated the change. I cures when all eibo fails. '!.» cents.
Pioneer-rimes, i. Kmil Hargeus.
Northwestern line. Excursion
tickevs will be sold sSepfc. 11 to 1 inclu
sive, with favorable return limits, on
account of Anniversary of Battle o!'
Chieamanga. App'.v to agents Chicago
Ib'ilMer-- Km Mountain IV .i pvs
New Fall Goods::
Mens' Si Boys' Suits & Overcoats
Hats Caps Underwear Shoes
st-nV oil rise 'Visoase and
W. M. JCNOWLTON,
Munsing- Underwear, always the best
Dress Goods Outino- Flannels
I. H. CHASE
HOT SPRINGS, SOUTH DAKOTA, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8,
Dentil or 7.1 rs. D. C. Shirley.
Last Sunday morning shortly before
nine o'clock Mrs. D. C. Shirley died at
her home in this city. She had been
an invalid for some time and her death
was not unexpected, although it was a
sad blow to the husband and family.
Sarah Ann Anderson was born in
Heart county, Ky., on Oct. 15, 1837.
She moved to Harrison county, Mo., in
85."), and was there married to D. C.
Shirley April G, IB.'iG. With her family
she left there in 1875 and settled in
Harrison county, Iowa, near Mo. Valley,
where they lived nutil 18S3, when they
came to this county. To her were born
eight children, five sons and three
daughters, all of whom survive hor. At
the age of 2"2 she was converted and
united with the Christian church at
Eagleville, Mo., being baptised in a
creek which flows near that, place. She
united with the First Baptist church
of this place during the pastorate of
Rev. J. F. Catlin, and remained a faith
ful aud efficient member to the time
of htr death.
Funeral services were conducted
Tuesday from the Baptist church by
Rev. P. M. Smock, aud were largely at
tended by neighbors and friends. The
W. R. C. officiated at the cemetery.
The STAB joins with the community
iu extending sympathy to the mourn
W, G. Flat's Fine Crop ProxpectH.
E. S. Weldon of W. G. Flat is enjoy
ing a visit from his brother, R. H., and
brothers-in-law,John aud Asa Thomas,
(the two latter being brothers of our
townsman Ike) all of Mondamin, Iowa.
They expeot to return home Saturday,
Mrs. Weldon accompanying them for a
visit to her old home. "Scott" says the
Flat is just going to break the record
this year. They are harvesting a boun
tiful crop of everything. It is estimat
ed that there will be 20,000 bushels of
small grain threshed ou the Flat this
fall- The neighboorhood has pur
chased a 83,000 threshing machine, so
that they will co-operate in doing their
own threshing. Corn is just as flue as
can be aud is about matured. Then
they have great quantities of potatoes,
pumji. is, and all sorts of vegetables.
This has of course been an exception
ally wet year, but the farmers are fast
learning how to farm iu this semi-arid
gion so hat they usually raise a good
crop anyway. Of course they are look-
How are your kidneys? It is danger
ous to delav when the kidneys are sick,
Kidney-Elies ere the uw..t wonderful. lng confidently forward to the big gov
enre for all kidney and backache com- eminent irrigation project, from the
Try them. cents. Emil
Chaining, pressing and repairing douo
at. I-'. W. Cai.iers, opposite Gillespie.
i: i.'aa!' Te r,n.
Cheyenne river, which will cover this
section of country, and then they can
smile and bid farewell to trouble and
worry, from fear of drouth. Laud-in
their vicinity is increasing in value
quite rapidl ?. Mr. Weldon farmed in
one oi' the best, sections in Iowa for
ten or twelve years, but. says this is
the best, crop he ever raise.!.
S ie e.
minister who used similes
id ':i.-in:.: home to the rouu'i
aro'.-.r.d him the truths l.e
i:~?:-:-s v/as once denonne
gratitude of nan for all the
conf'Tred on him by I'rovi-
"My friends." he said, "look at file
liens when they drink. There's n.it
a la- them but lifts its i:oi in tlir.uk
fv'nes'-, even f-.v the v,-titer that is sae
eo-nnson. fill, t!i.-st we were a' liens!"
»o I "or Onr
"I.awd." prr.yed the old colored dea
con, "plcese give us in uis vrorl' whar
we livin' :it all de erity "-ve kin
stand, but w'ea we gits dizzy wid it
en es ter ceieliratin' too much ties
sen:1, 'long old P»r'er Trouble ter make
us sit siidily in de boat, en we'll l.e
r.":g.h(y thankful!" Atlanta Constitu
J?:i!»i:nv a SIiow.
"Did you 'v.-r see such an ostenta
tious display of wealth?"
"Never! One would think thoy •were
really rieli."— r.rooklvn Life.
In Its Fwvor.
"Divorce is certainly a serious evil."
'"Ves, but not an uumiti.gaicfl one. It
furnishes an interesting topic c-f con
filfrj versation."— Puck.
Thinks of Her Cooking.
"Absence makes the heart
"You bet—absence and hotel meals."
SPRINGS WEEKLY STAR
I^tiblisshed. at The Only Carlsbad of America.
In looking for amusement,
I-Iere Is some good advice—
Prepare to have hay fever
If you have got the price. ».
Memory Faiicd Him.
"I have never tasted lobster."
"Don't yon remember that time you
bit your tongue?"
There is nothing so pleasant as re
ceiving a letter, unless It happens to be
OJIITTED FKOM T. YST WHEK.
T^ocalx Werfi Til Type liut Ov«
erltxikeU in Alakin^ Up The I'aper.
Next, Monday is Labor Day—a real
Awnings are being placed over the
windows of Central Block.
Mrs.- Minnie Nicholson will leavo
Friday for Denver and the Portland
Mrs. Dr. Jennings returned the first
of the week from her visit to Sylvan
Mrs. Jennie Bradley entertained her
Sunday school class at her home Wed
A big crowd went out over jthe Bur
lington Wednesday evening, a great
many taking in the excursion rates to
Rev. C. H. Grube went to Edgemont
Thursday and will remain there over
Sunday attending the Black Hills
Mrs. Theo. Cable and children and
Mrs. J. W. Bentley aud children were
among the large number who went to
Denver Wednesday over the B. & M.
Dr. and Mrs. Beck, and Miss Beck
go to Broken Bow, Neb., this'week for
a visit to relatives and old friends, and
the doctor needs a little rest and re
creation. He has a skillful dentist to
attend his office while gone.
J. J. March will go to Denver with
the children Friday evening. At that
place they will jjineet Mrs, Maroh, who
has been visiting the Portland exposi
tion and coast points as far south as
Rev. Dr.Dobson and wife, of Mitchell,
spent Thursday in town, en route to
their home at Mitchell after spending
a week in the Hills. Dr. Dobson was a
former resident of the Hills, being
pastor at Rapid City in the 80's.
Peace has at last been effected be
tween Japan and Russia, President
Roosevelt being euccessful in his ef
forts in that direction. Japan makes
concessions from its former demands
and will not askj Russia to pay an in
demuity or. give upjher interned war
Roy Ness went to Merrimau, Neb.,
Weduesday night to serve as North
western ugaufc for a time, the regular
agent being laid off by sickness. This
leaves Chat-ley Sage with double duty
to perform, and just as the monthly
reports, the circus aud lots of other
important events are upon us.
Gentry Bros.' circus is here Thurs
day aud it looks pretty good from the
outside—although we go to press too
early to tell about the trained animals
and other attractions. The little folks
and lots of big ones are all excited over
the event and it will bo a big time for
Miss Edith Bradley entertained a
number of young people Tuesday after
noon in honor of her guest, Miss Dodge.
It was a "left handed"' party, mid those
present wrote answers to conundrums
with their left hand. Miss Ames se
cured first prize and Miss Denmau
•second. Delicious refreshments were
served and a delightful time was on
joyed by all.
Judge G. Jones returned the first
or the week from hisr trip to Omaha,
where he enjoyed the Mid-West tennis
tournament and got mixed up in some
pretty lively contests, winning out. on
his first bout with one of the crack
players the tirst day. The humid at
mosphere down there was a severo test
on one from this "arid locality, which
together with Ed's lack of practice al
most incapacitated him after.the first
day. But when he did play he put up
an elegant, fast, game, so much so that
the Associated Press] gave him com
mendable mention in his defeating the
first man he met. There were G7 en
tries, champions from all over the mid
dle west. He says he never saw such
fast tennis playing as he did at this
tournament and he greatly enjoyed
himself there. The Omaha people ele
gantly entertained the visitors.
When planning a business or pleas
ure trip from Chicago to Buffalo, New
York, Bostou or auy eastern point, you
should investigate the satisfactory
service afforded by any of the three
express trains operated by the Nickel
Plato road. Colored porters are in
charge of coaches, whose duties are to
look after the comfort of passengers
while en route. Special attention shown
ladies and children, as well as elderly
people, traveling alone. No excess fare
charged on auy train on the Nickel
Plate road. American Club meals,
from 35 cents to 81, served in Nickel
Plate dining cars. One trial will result
to your satisfaction. All trains leave
from La Salle street station—ony depot
in Chicago ou the elevated railroad
Joop. Call on or address, John Y. Cal-,
ah an, General Agent, 113 Adams street,
Room 298, Chicago. 9-30
VOL. 20. NO. 20.
Can I Buy my Fall and Winter!
Supply of Clothing, Under-"
wear, Blankets, Quilts, Flan-S
I nels, Shoes, Hose, Notions,!
Etc., to the best advantage? At
E A I
E. ELSEY, PROPRIETOR.
Dry Goods Clothing and Shoes.
Minnekahta Block, Hot Springs, S. D. I
Is the best thing we have to offer,
Other inducements are of secondary
Upon this basis only, do we solicit your patronage.
HOI SPRINGS NATIONAL BANK. Rot SDrlnflS, S. D.
f\. 0. Hull, Pres. G- D. ttorras, Cashier. J. M. Cleveland, Asst. Cashier.
The opportunities for buying to ad
vantage are never so great as "between
seasons." If it's summer goods you de
sire, our lines are still quite complete
and we are offering great bargains to
avoid carrying them over. If you want
fall or winter goods, by buying now
you get the pick of new fresh goods
unsoiled by handling. Our stock of
new Fall Goods is most complete and
the patterns are unusually attractive.
Like the man in the picture, embrace
the opportunity, and call and let us
show you the many bargains we have
to offer you at this bargain season.
If you can't find what-you want anywhere else, come to us. We have it.
ITHE FARGO MERCANTILE CO.
ONLY 68 HOURS!
between HOT SPRINGS and
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:
Genera! Agent, Deadwood-
G. F. SAGE,
Local Agt, Hot Springs
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