STATE CONVENTION DELEGATES.
Republican County Central Committee
Votes to Do Away With Primaries.
The republican county central com
mittee met at the court house Monday,
Feb. 21, according to call of the chair
man and secretary. On motion the
chairman named a committee on cre
dentials as follows: H. Goddard, J. F.
Parks, and C. L. Conger, which com
mittee reported 32 committeemen
present and entitled to vote, either in
person or by proxy, every precinct but
one being represented.
A. S. Stewart moved that the action
heretofore taken by the central com
mittee for the holding of the primaries
be reconsidered and that the primaries
be dispensed with, and that the central
committee proceed to the naming of
delegates to attend the state conven
tion to be held at Huron, S. D., on
April 7th. Which motion pre
Upon invitation of the chairman
Capt. Seger, who was present as a rep
resentative of the democratic county
central committee, explained that his
committee had unanimously voted to
dispense with the holding of the pri
maries. On motion H. Goddard was
appointed a committee of one to act
with Capt. Seger of the democratic
"committee in the adoption of resolu
tions regarding' the doing away with
the ^maries March 21th. They made
the fc.^^ving Report:
Hot SpHngsj S. D., February 24,1908.
The commititee from the republican
county central committee and the com
mittee from the democratic county
central committee met and formulated
the following resolution:
Whereas there is not a sufficient con
test for the calling of a primary elec
tion to choose delegates to the National
conventions, to be held at Denver and
Chicago by the respective parties, both
democratic and republican there
fore be it
Resolved, That we, the representa
tives of the two political parties of
Fall River county, hereby agree to dis
pense with the primary election of
March 10th, 1908.
G. G. Seger, Democratic Committee
H. Goddard, Republican Committee-
On motion the resolution above re
ported was unanimously adopted, by
roll call, there being 32 votes cast in
favor of said resolution, and the pri
mary election for March 10th is there
by, dispensed with.
H.' Goddard presented the following
Believing \that the
have been advocated by President
Roosevelt have been wholly in the
interest of the 'people, and being de
sirous of having those policies carried
forward, the republicans of Fall River
county declare themselves in favor of
the nomination as his successor of the
man in whom President Roosevelt him
self expresses complete confidence
that his policies will be faithfully con
tinued Therefore be it
Resolved, By the Republican County
Central Committee of Fall River
county, that the delegates named from
this county to attend the republican
state convention to be held at Huron,
S. D., on April 7th,
to select dele
gates to the National Republican Con
vention, are instructed to use every
honorable means toward selecting such
stalwart republicans as delegates as
shall work for the nomination of
William H. Taft for president—a man
who has been strenuously tried in many
places of great responsibility and trust
and never found wanting.
Resolved, further, That we heartily
approve of the records made in con
gress by Senator Ivittredge and former
Representatives Martin and Burke,
and promise them the loyal support of
tbis committee at the coming primaries
Upon motion the resolutions were
adopted without a dissenting voice.
N. H. Dryden moved that a com
mittee of five be appointed to select
five delegates who will attend the state
convention to be held at Huron, S. D.
on April 7th,
and roll call demanded, which result
ed in a tie vote.
On motion it was agreed that the
matter should be decided by lot, which
resulted in favor of the committee.
The chair appointed as such com
mittee: N. H. Dryden. F. D. Hummel,
E. B. Jones, C. L. Conger and Herman
Mahler. The committee reported the
following names as delegates and al
ternates to the state convention:
N, Dryden, C. L. Conger,
E. R. Juokett, L. E. Highley,
Harry Goddard, E..B. Jones,
C. S. Manger, Herman Mahler,
A. S. Stewart, J. A. Stanley.
J. F. Parks moved that the delegates
and alternates reported by the com
mittee be and are declared elected as
the delegates and alternates to repre
sent Fall River oountv at the republic
an 6tate convention to be held at
Huron, S. D., on April 7th, 1908, which
motion was unanimously adopted.
There being no further business the
committee meeting adjourned.
S. E. WILSON, Chairman.
J. A STANLEY, Secretary.
Shakespeare Clubs Anniversary.
The Shakespeare Club never allows
a year to pass without in some .manner
celebrating the anniversary of its
organization. The event this year was
given Monday night at the commodious
home of Col. and Mrs. A. B. Connor,
the guests of honor being the gentle
men who by their family connections
have beoome sort of honory or honored
members for occassions like this. It
was one of the happiest of all their
many social functions. At least to the
male attaohees of the olub it was an
evening of much pleasure. The de
licious four course supper was served at
7 o'clock, 21 people being seated about
the tables, which were handsomely
decorated with the olub oolors, white
and gold. The "daughters of the club,"
the Misses MoRoberts and Osmotherly,
served. The crowning feature of the
supper was the placing of the birthday
bake upon the table with its decora
tions of fifteen lighted yellow candles
probably emblematic of the fifteen
brilliant members of the club, as well
as of the fifteenth anniversary.
Following the supper Mrs. Bradley
in a few choice words presented Mrs.
Connor with beautiful amithest ring,
as a token of regard and appreciation.
Although evidently quite overcome by
surprise Mrs. Connor was equal to the
occasion and responded in her usual
dignified and pleasing manner—with
most grateful acknowledgements to
the members of the club for their gift.
As toastmistress .Mrs. Bradley was
most fluent and happy. ''The Policy
of the Club" was capably responded to
by Mrs Connor, and Mrs. Brelsford
wittily told of "The Club Woman's
Upon leaving the dining room the
gentlemen were escorted to the "art
gallery," which consisted of silhouttes
of the members of the club. Some
were easily recognizable, while others
kept the men guessing for some time.
Mr. Hedrick captured the prize by
oorreotly naming eaoh sillhoutte.
Charming musio by Prof. Magee and
solos by Mrs. Hedrick enlivened the
oocasion and made a fitting close to an
altogether delightful evening—another
memorable milestone in the life of the
The Library Question.
For some years Hot Springs has
kept up a library and reading room,
expense of which has been met by
private subscriptions, donations etc.
Recently a resolution asking the city
council to bring before the people for
a vote the subject of a levy for library
purposes has been presented. Tbis
resolution was tabled, much to the re
gret of many of the people of Hot
Springs. Just why the council did
this the writer does not know, probably
the old excuse, economy. They surely
should be consistent, and while pro
viding for pitfalls and places of temp
tation should provide something of an
opposite character.—Rapid City Journ
Big Gathering of Hotel Men.
The Northwestern Hotel Men's
Association has decided to hold its
annual meeting at Deadwood in July.
This association is composed of the
principal men in that line of business
in the states of Minnesota, Iowa, Ne
braska, North Dakota and South Da
kota. They are the managers and
proprietors of the very biggest hos
telries of those states and have here
tofore held their conventions in only
the larger cities. Their determination
to make Deadwood their next place of
meeting is an evidence of the energetic
work of Mr. Hamilon and the growing
reputation of that city as a place of
interest and entertainment. There
will be no less than one hundred dele
gates to the convention and most of
them will be accompanied by their
wives and families.
It is hoped and expected that they
may visit Hot Springs during their
ELM CBEEK SCHOOL.
Report of Elm Creek school, Disct.
No. 1, for month ending Feb. 14, 1908,
No. of dayB taugh^ 20
No. of pupils enrolled 7
No.-at*days attendance.^*-... ...*. 135
No. of days absence 5
Average daily attendaoe 6
Neither absent nor tardy, John Ha
gen, Gilbert Hagen, John Erikson,
LAUBA V. ELLIS, Teacher.
Short Order Lanoh Counter.
Is kept by Joe Chow, where you can
get a fine lunch at any time. Opposite
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The best coal for all kinds of use.
It comes in lump, egg and nut sizes
86.50 per ton delivered in town. Sold
by The Silkenson Lumber Co. Phonell
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UP TO THE OWNERS.
Academy Will be Located Hene lf Offer
A Mitchell special of the 21st says:
An important meeting was held at
the office of (he Dakota Wesleyan
University Wednesday afternoon.
The Hon. E. W. Martin, of Deadwood,
and the Rev. R. H. Dolliver, superin
tendent of the Black Hills mission,
were here as delegates from the Hills
country, for a conference with the ex
ecutive committee of the University
They ^pent the most of the day in
canvassing the details of a matter
whioh has been under consideration
The outcome of the meeting was a
definite deoision to go forward with the
Black Hills academy, work to begin at
once. The Rev. E. E. Hunt, the agent
of the Dakota Wesleyan, returned to
Rapid City with Mr. Dolliver today,
and work will begin. They propose to
raise $25,000 before July 1st, and it is
understood that something like $7,000
of this money is already subscribed.
President Nicholson and Mr. Martin
were appointed a committee to make a
definite offer for the property of the
Black Hills college at Hot Springs.
If the offer is taken up within fifteen
days the academy will be located at
Hot Springs if not, the campaign wil 1
go forward as before, but with the"
understanding that the academy will
be located somewhere else. The meet
ing between the committee and the
agent of the old college property will
occur early in the week and it is ex
pected that a final deoision on the
location will be reached before March
This new academy will deeded to and
will thus be owned and controlled by
the Dakota Wesleyan University, and
will be in the nature of an affiliated
preparatory school in the Black Hills.
It will, do only' work of preparatory
grade, but iu addition to the regular
courses preparatory to oollege, will
have courses in music, art, elocution,
business, normal courses for teachers,
and may eventually put in some other
oourses such as manual training,
elementary agriculture, etc. It will be
under the general direotion of the
president of the university, but its
immediate detail management will be
by a resident principal of the academy
and a local executive committee con
sisting of the members of the board of
directors of the Dakota Wesleyan who
reside in the Black Hills, the principal
of the academy, the president of the
university, and the superintendent of
the Black Hills mission, whoever he
may be—at present it is Mr. Dolli
It is understood that the §25,000 to be
raised will suffice to prepare the build
ings for the opening of the academy
free of debt, and provide for 'the run
ning expenses during the first year when
the attendance will necessarily be
small. The meeting also voted to be
gin a campaign for the raising of $50,000
endowment for the academy just as
soon as this first $25,000 is raised.
A committee consisting of President
Thomas Nicholson, J. T. Morrow, R. H.
Dolliver, E. W. Martin, and J. O.
Dobson, was appointed to have in
charge the campaign, the work of
raising the money to begin at once.
It is hoped that the new academy will
be opened by September 20, 1907, and
certainly not later than January 1,
The Ball Has Started.
In this issue of the STAR will be found
some political announcements of can
didates upon the republican ticket.
Under the new primary law about
the only method for candidates to
properly get their candidacy before the
people is by announcing themselves
through the newspapers. These will
be published until the primaries in
June for $5. The race is free for all—
the people decide who their candidate
Mr. Sage announces himself as a
candidate for county treasurer. He
will soon sever his relations with the
railroad company as agent. He is
probably one of the most competent
men in the county for such a clerical
position and is-besidea true and trusty
—and withal a popular gentleman.
E. R. Juokett announces his candi
dacy for judge of probate. He is no
stranger to the offloe, nor to the people
of the county. He made an exception
ally careful and painstaking oounty
judge before. He is one of the active
stalwart republioans and always takes
an active part for the party.
For sheriff A. D. Goddard makes his
announcement. He has resided in the
Hills for 13 years and in the state for
24 years, has always been a republican
and is an excellent citizen in every
way. i. &
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Delightful "At Home" With Whist.
The leading social event of last Week
Was the delightful at home evening of
Col. and Mrs. E. T. West at their
beautiful home on Sanitarium Hill
Saturday evening, Feb. 22. Whist
being the special feature of the even
ing as announced in the invitations
brought together a surprisingly large
company of lovers of the game.
The spacious home was most ap
propriate in its environments for a
Washington's day entertainment
National oolors, potted plants and out
flowers werp effectively used through
out this house, while the punoh table
in the library, presided over by Mrs.
Maj. Tucker, was decorated with- the
proverbial hatchet. The soore cards,
decorated with miniature American
flags, were in oharge of Miss Denman,
score favors being won by Mr. and Mrs.
E. R. Juokett and Mrs. Wm. Shapland.
The lunch served at prettily appoint
ed fables throughout the dining room
and drawing room further displayed
the exquisite taste of our charming
and patriotic host and hostess.
The guests departed at a late hour
wishing that such events might be
more frequent and pronouncing Col.
and Mrs. West ideal entertainers.
Over The Dead Line.
On next Sunday March first the new
ruling of the Postmaster General goes
into effect requiring weekly newspa
pers to cease sending copies of the
paper to subscribers who are more
than one year behind on their sub
We have sent statements'to all sub
scribers who were near or over this
dead line of time limitations, in
some oases, sending the second bill
also the past ten days.
We are grateful to the many who
have settled up back accounts aud
paid in advance and with muoh regret
we have been compelled to stop some
The law requires from now on the
stopping of subscriptions as they pass
the year limit, so if you fail to receive
the paper any more you know what
the reason is and you know how you
oan get it again. Call in and we can
effect a settlement somehow so it will
not be necessary to stop the paper.
Newspapers sent when payment has
not been made are not complying with
the law and are subject to loss of sec
ond olass mail privileges and the pub
lisher is liable to a minimum fine of
8100 for the first offense.
At Opera House Next Thursday.
The Black Hills Scenic Theatre Cir
cuit will on their next appearence pro
duce the special attnaction of Wag
ner's masterpeice—the great opera of
Parsifal. This is the highest priced
moving picture in existance aud is col
ored from begining to end. In this
Bubject you will be carried back to the
magic and mystery of the middle ages.
You learn of Kundry, Klingsor, the
magician, and Parsifal himself as well
as of the Holy Grail and Sacred Spear,
on which Wagner founded his last
and greatest opera called, "Parsifal."
Another special feature of the show
is the classical and sacred song, "The
Holy City," illustrated by a moving
picture while it is being sung.
Heretofore this big attraction was
played at high prices of 50, 75 and $1,
but as it has now been placed on the
Black Hills circuit it will go on at the
low and regular prices of 10 and 20 cts
reserved seats 10 cents extra. If you
want seats or be sure of even getting
into the hall at all, reserve them early
at E. Hargens. One night only.
The visitors to the library steadily
increase. Februarys list is far ahead
ot any other month since the summer
Many make use of the new enoyolo
pedia and it is just what was needed as
an up-to-date reference.
The library items each week are
identical in both papers.
The number of library members -for
1908 is now 96. Hope soon to see it
Apples"20ot cherry and 'pear 35ct
plum 25ot all good hardy, home-grown
stook, 2 and 3 years old, delivered at
Hot Springs. Please mail your orders
as I have no time to solicit. Order
Cascade SpringB, S. Dak.
COfYIKHTtlv Tne tUkTKII IlkowNtO
G. W. Montgomery,.
REPORT OF THE CONDITION OF
THE BANK OF HOT SPRINGS
OF HOT ^SPRINGS, S.D.
S AT THE CLOSE OF BUSINESS, DEC. 3, 1907
Loans and Discounts. J153,255.16
Cash and Exchange 94.567.75
MADE TO THE PUBLIC EXAMINER
,v STaTE OP SOUTH DAKOTA I
County of Fall Elver
THAT THE AMOUNTOF GOODS
W^LTIUR GARMENT BNT ALL
HAVE THE QUALITY AS WELL
AS THEQUANTITY: CTFETHER
WITH STYLE ANPFIT
AND VARIETY! V/ELLVOU
SHOUUD SEE 1HEM
Why so much good cloth is wasted because it is.not made up
right we cannot understand. You know- that a g-feat part of the
good cloth that is made is mistreated by being put into illshaped.
suits. Fit is a thing that we look to when we buy our goo,ds.
Might you not just as well go to a store that has good fitting
goods? Clothes that fit feel better, and good clothes that fit make
a man feel better. Come in and we will show you."
Undivided Profits, net
1 *247, 03.22
Smith, Cashier, do aotomnly swear that the foregoing is a true and correct state
ment or the financial condition of the Bank of Hot Springs at the close of business
S in 1
1907 to the best of my Knowledge and belief,
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 7th day of Dec., 19(17.
ELMER R. JUCKETT, Notary Public.
The ruling of the Postoffice Depart
ment requiring newspapers to con
duct their subscription accounts
upon practically a cash basis forces
the STAR as well as all newspapers
to comply, We'desire 'toTget the
delinquents to pay up quickly and
as an inducement have made ar
rangements whereby we can offer
the Northwestern Agriculturalist as
a premium—free to all who pay in
advance for the Star for a year.
This will be only for a limited 'num
ber and a limited time. It must be
done at once. You get the finest
agricultural paper published twice
a month at Minneapolis for nothing.
Subscribers are required by the post
al laws to be cut off of the list any
way if they become delinquent [for a
year, and now why not acquire the
cash in advance habit and get t.hi«
benefit. We Willi apply this to all
cash in advance subscriptions since
Jan 1,1908, but subscribers can not
get this benefit together with other
reduced publications—for they I all
cost us extra money,
G. C. SMITH, Cashier.
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