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Black Hills.
On board 8-S- "Canoplo". June 13, 1914
June twelfth, nineteen hundred
fourteen, we arrived at what is some
times called the land of nowhere, np
aide down. The Azores oonsist of nine
rooky islands 2000 miles from Boston
and 1000 miles from Gibralter. These
with the Maderia, may well be called
the stepping stones from the new
world to the old. It is well for the
traveler who crosses for the first time
to make use of these stepping stones-
Crossing from New York to Liver,
pool one leaves one great oommeroial
center to enter another. Not so via
Mediteranean route. The Azores are
wholly European in oharaoter, but one
has only a glimpse of this oharaoter,
the islands are small, tl)e time is short
and the traveler passes on to get an
other squint at the same thing in
Maderia, henoe a gradual entrance to
the novelty of the old world.
These islands are volcanic peaks
rising out of the ocean. It is interest
ing to study their lava soared sides,
and kuow that you are standing on
mountain tops. Nearly evry foot of
their surface is cultivated, fields of
mtlzs, sugar cane, grape?, peas, beans.
pine apples in hot houses, some
bananas, give the plentiful, bare footed
population plenty to do.
We returned to the ships, rowed in
in small boat?, litetally laden with
flowers. The oala lily here grows wild,
and suoh beauties.
The botanioal gardens are little short
of marvelous. One feels that he has
revealed the land of enchantment
Everything delights the eye. The
songs of countless oanaries delight the
ear. It is a land where "every prospect
p'eases and only man is vile".
Another day of sailing over calm
southern seas almost unruffled, from
which the phosphoresoensA gleams
forth at night, and early the next
morning. We are landed at Maderia.
These are the Azores on a larger scale,
and the people, the more dependent
upon the tourist.
You are taken up a mountain some
3000 feet and just for fun dropped
down a toboggan slide. Then calm
your excited nerves by a ride in an ox
chariot gay with ore*tone trimmings,
thru streets narrow and crooked, flies
buzzing a lazy, if not delightful, lulla
by, dirty little beggars running, or
rather walking, by your side saying the
one word "Monies", Isn't that novel?
It was a festa day in the church, we
followed the prooesslon some distance.
The priests were chanting, the band
playing, people following in their best
attii'e. Flowers were thrust upon us
from all sides, roses, lilies, pansies,
magnolias, popies, azalies, rhododen
drums, and many I do not., know the
names of. Our chariot was on runners,
not on wheels. The streets are paved
with black cobble stpnes very Bmoolh,
which make this mode of transports
tion the easier. We bot some Maderia
embroideries and returned to the boat,
on next to the last tenden.
Gibralter is less European. To be
sure there are many Moores and Arabs,
but "Tommy Atkins" is everywhere,
and he speaks a more intelligable Eng
lish that do a bevy of southern girls on
board this boat
The great rook has been likened to
the orouching form of the British lion,
nor does it take any stretoh of imagina
tion to see it. His rook hewn 6ides are
perforated with galleries where cannon
w* placed which oommand the
Straight. These oannon oan shoot into
Afrioa a distance of ten miles, but the
real keeper of the peace, is a fleet of
British War Vessels, in a sheltered
harbor within a curve in the rook.
Vessels may slip past the oannon but
they mast beware the fleet. The old
Moorish Castle whioh commanded for
y* nine centuries is still in a good state of
preservation. The whole plaoe has
been English sinoe 17G4, and it appears
that it will remain so everlastingly
The French tried daring oar Revola
tlonary war, to take it, but failed. No
attempt baa been made sinoe. Before
entering the Straight, we saw in the
ujWUi $• ', i„
distance the Cape of Trafalgar. Near
fought the buttle whioh kept
England mistress of the seas.' Here
Nelson gave that laconic exhortation,
"England expects every man to do his
duty and it was here, doing his duty,
he gave up his life. We shall see the
monument erected to his memory in
Another day of oalm sailing. We
have .not seen whit could be called "an
ocean wave" on thi9 trip, and we are at
Algiers! Land of the Mohammedan
Arab and Moor! A city of 250,000 in
habitants, there are many wealthy
English men living here, but they are
uot to be seen.
The streets are fairly jammed with
Arab and Moor bi ight with red fez and
gay trousers, scattered among these,
the woman in white garbs, flitting about
like so many ghosts, rather soiled
ghoBts, increase the feeling that we
have entered a world unknown.
Here we visit gardens of marvelous
tropical beauty. Again we look out up
on a wonderful panoramic view beauti
ful almost beyond the power of pen to
described. On the other hand we
enter the old Arab town, squalid, filthy,
streets so narrow that a man could not
lie down cross wise in them. Man,
woman and child, dirty, siokly looking,
lacking in annimation forgetting every
thing exoept to beg. Buildings of
stone tower above these narrow streets.
It is like being in a corridor of some
awful prison.
Yet narrow as these streets are the
inhabitants use them for parlor, dining
room, and work room. Here they 6ell
their fruit, vegetables, and trinkets
of all kinds. A glimpse at the interior
of their homes reveals rooms as small
and as dark and uninviting as the
streets. 1 could only think of rat holes.
Algiers is worse than a three-ringed
circus- We gazjd in dumb, open
mouthed amazement, and could not
s»e it all. The streets in the down
town part are so crowded that, our
driver made progress only by standing
up and yelling at the mob to open for
him to pass. Venders and beggars
followed by our side, often riding on
the carriage steps. In the shops the
keepers are as keen to sell. They begin
by asking double what they will accept
for an article, and will take any kind
of money, tho the Italian' is least
desited. The bartering is confusing,
for it is impossible to know the value
of an article. The only way to strike
bed rock" is to offer a price he will
not take, and then work up as^he works
down. But Alas! This takes'time and
ime is what the tourist does not have.
We visited a mosque with its pulpit
under the main dome, its praying ring
covering.most of the floor It is other
wise quite empty. Water is in.-the hall
where the worshiper wabhed before
The Moorish men are good looking,
keen, clear-cut, dark. The women,
wrapped in their soiled white sheets,
and uncanny face cloths are anything
but attractive. A poor man has one
wife, a rioh man has four.
Our boat sailed for Naples at 10 p. m.
Rows of electric lights ringed the
harbor, and sparkling lights of all
colors moved about in it. Delightful
of oourse, but not a small part of the
delight came from the fact that we
were leaving Africa, returning to the
land, as the Mohammedan expresses it
the land of the Dog of a Christian.
My little party are all well, happy
aud'send greetings to all our friends in
the little western town most attractive
°8, E Estelle Carrier.
Will Hold District Meeting at M. E. Church
Next Sunday the Woman's Foreign
Missionary Society expects to have
delightful gathering in Hot Springs at
the M. E. church. There will be pro
minent women speakers present from
various parts of the state, and the
Black Hills district will be especially
well represented.
The program will begin promptly -at
11 o'clock a. m., and the principal
"peaking at that service will be by Mrs
J. P. Jenkins, of Mitchell.
Again in the evening at 8 o'clook the
women will have a very interesting pro
gram, covering numerous topics of
much interest to all.
Among the speakers during the day's
servioes will be Mrs Jenkins, of
Mitchell, Mrs. W. E. Hartung, of
Spearflsh, Mrs. W. M. Cox. of Rapid
City, Miss Faith Hunt, missionary, to
Central China, who will exhibit
collection of curios.
It is expected that some, interesting
featores will also be brought before
the Sunday school in the morning.
This meeting promises to be very
entertaining and interesting to all and
the public should plan to be present,
*11 being most cordially invited
iliehoH nt
Mitohell, S. D., July 10:—The state
bull moose conference, whioh was
soheduled to be held here Monday,
failed to materialize. Only a few of
the faithful arrived, and Chairman
Van Meter announced that the con
ference would be held at a later date.
whioh time the progressive state
ticket will be completed and plans
made for the fall campaign.
Tariff No. 72 Effective June 1st to September
30th Inclusive Recently Issued
New rates to the Blaok Hills have
been recently made and the people of
this city who have friends at any of the
points named below would do well to
acquaint them with this fact. The
following table gives the round trip
rate to Hot Springs and the ensuing
paragraphs are explanatory of the dif
ferent routes,
Aberdeen 8 17.20 $27.10
Brookings 17 35 26.10
Centerville 17.20 23.95
Oonde 17.20 26.95
Doland 16.30 26 25
Elkton 18.00 26.80
Elro«T. 17.40 27.35
Faulkton 14.20
Gettysburg 12.50 25.60
Groton 17.90 27 75
Huron 14 50 23 95
Lake Preston.... 16.10 24 90
Parker 16 40 23.95
Pierre 9.70 23 95
Red field 1550 25.40
Salem 16.40 i--1 23.95
Vilas 16 30 23.95
Watertown.. ... 18 35 28.25
Wolsey 13 90 23*95
Yankton 17.20 23.95
Route No. 1: C. & N W. Line to
destination, via Pierre, returning same
route. 30 day limit.
Route No. 2: C. and N. W. Line to
destination, via Pierre. C. B, & Q. to
Omaha, via Denver. C. & N. W. Line
to starting point. October 31st limit.
Government Undertakes Task on a Big Scale
Of Stocking Trout Streams
Plans to completely restock all trout
streams and lakes throughout the
lir\nl» r~i ~i...i .i
ilished at The Only Carlsbad
Hot Springs, South Dakota, Friday, July 10th, 1914
«f v.i* "W» p. *••*, fo,
national forests of Colorado, Wyoming
and South Dakota withiu a period of
nipe years, are well under way, as the
approval hy the fod^ral bureau of fish
eries of a plan of operation prepared
by the forest servioe. The bureau of
fisheries has promised to furnish the
necessary flsh fry for distribution to
the various forests, the shipments of
fry to be direoted to railroad stations
nearest the waters to be stooked so
that as many streams as possible may
be supplied from a central point.
According to the estimates of the
forest oflloers, approximately 20 million
trout fry of the brook, rain-bow and
black-spotted varieties will be needed
to meet the requirements of all the
waters adaptable to the production of
trout. Of this great number the
bureau of fisheries is prepared to sup
ply something over four and a half
million this year and a gradually de
creasing number each successive year
for a total of nine, at the end of whioh
time it is expected that the complete
restocking will have been aooomplished.
The estimates are said to cover 273
streams and lakes in the the states.
Slate Land Department Does Over a Million
Dollar Business for Fiscal Year 1914
Commissioner Fred Hepperle is clos
ing up the business of his department
for the fisoal year 1914. The earnings
of the department from July 1st, 1913
to July 1st, 1914 amount to $980,256 27,
being 816,201.91 more than for the flsoal
year 1913. Mr. Hepperle is putting
out his field force to look after the
unleased lands and with the objeot in
view of making the interest and inoome
fund reach over the million mark the
The department has collected and
loaned out the different counties o! the
State §389,273 87 for the permanent
school and endowment funds. This
with the interest and inoome fund
oolleoted makes the total collections of
the department for the year amount to
There has been 650 patents issued to
purchasers of school and endowment
lands for the fiscal years 1913 and 1914.
On Wednesday, July 1st, a premature
shower of rice fell npon the heads of
Mr. C. G. Williams, a Burlington fire
man from Shoridan, Wyo., and Miss
Grace MoElligott, a popular nnrse from
the Battle'Mountain Sanitarium. The
nuptials whioh are supposed to precede
suoh a storm had not as yet been per
formed, but the intervening twenty
four hours whioh kept the couple single
in name only were conveniently over
looked, and the conductor of the 5:55
south-bound passenger was compelled
to carry an unbilled cargo of cereal as
a result. A number of Miss McElli
gott's oo-workers, together with several
patients at the Sanitarium, assembled
at the Union depot to wish the young
people bon voyage on their journey
into the future.
Wanted: A woman to wash dishes at
the Braun. Good, steady, reliable
person wanted.
LVM\\Vv -n
muvt sa
yvve made nt'
—Webster In New York Glob*
f-1'* v?* j'^l'Si
1 4 4
Without doubt the biggest and beBt
celebration that Hot Springs has ever
the 1914 observance of the
nation's birth. Advanoe estimates
were placed on the number that would
visit this oity on the 4th and 5th but
they were under the mark in praotioal
ly every instance. A conservative esti
mate plaoes the number of out of town
visitors at about three thousand. Sev
enteen ooaohes were used to bring the
people here the morning of the 4th be
sides the countless automobile parties.
Both days were ideal, the mornings
being dear and oool and later just
enough clouds to keep it from beoom.
ing too warm. The weather man rather
outdid himself when it oame to favor*
ing Hot Springs, Following the arrival
of the Northwestern from the south
bringing the Rushville band and con
tingent together with the Chadron
orowd and many from intermediate
points, and the Burlington from the
south and west with the Alliance,
Crawford and Edgemont people and
the Edgemont band, ooourred the
deoorated automobile parade at eleven
The maohinea formed in line at the
library in lower town and headed by
the two bands marohed up River
Avenue to the court house and back to
the oity park. A prize of forty dollars
was offered for the best appearing
machine and this was won by Clifford
Wilson with his Buiok. It was deoor
ated In white and was certainly a
beauty. As to the seoond prize the
judges had some little difficulty in
selecting a winner as the Jnckett oar
and the one driven by Jack Potts both
seemed equally good. Roy Juokett was
finally awarded the seoond prize of
twenty dollars. The Juokett oar was
deoorated with green trimmings and
flowers and the oooupants dressed in
Japanese Btyle. The Potts' oar was
very appropriately deoorated in the
national colors with an eagle sur"
mounting the top of the hood and
streamers leading to the front of the
maohine. The judges were: Mrs. R. B,
VanVoorhis, Miss Annie Casper and
Miss Mary Colgan, of Edgemont
Immediately following the parade a
band concert was given in the oity park
and later States Attorney Hedriok de
livered the oration of the day. Mr.
Hedriok's address was a masterly one
and obtained for him a hearty round of
applause at its oonolusion.
After dinner oame the sports pro
gram just opposite the Union depot
where a large amphitheatre had been
ereoted for the asoommodation of the
visitors. The first raoe was a free-for
all 100 yard dash and was won by Floyd
Kelly. Stanley* Fellows oame In
seoond. In the boys foot-raoe Rex
Lollioh won first and Clarence Bruoe
seoond. The greased pig was oaptured
by Percy Skinner. The bub and hub
raoe between Rushville and Crawford
was one of the prettiest raoes ever pull
ed off here. The boys got away to an
even start and orossed the tape but a
few feet apart, Rushville being deolared
the winner. John Mueller then gave a
life saving exhibition from the fourth
story of the Minnekahta Blook bring
ing out two little boys in fine style.
Quite a heavy wind was blowing at
four-tbirty when the baloon was
scheduled to go up in lower town. The
orowd however became a little Impa
tient with the delay after their arrival
on the grounds and in trying to please
them the aeronaut started to fill the
big gas bag. When nearly ready to
rise it scraped one of the uprights that
had been ereoted to hold it with a
result that the oloth parted and the
baloon was soon in flames. The orowd
then returned to the Minnekahta
Avenue bridge where the water fight
between Crawford and Rushville took
plaoe. The fight lasted fifteen minutes
with Rushville reoeiving the soaking
of their lives. The Crawford boys
were experts at this game and were
easy winners. After supper the re
remainder of ths evening was spent at
the bowery, the oonoert and dancing
-W "fv^4^ .a w'vni
Vol. 29 No. 12
on the veranda at the Evans.
The forenoon of the 5th was a quite
one but at two o'clock in the afternoon
the orowd assembled at the ball park
to witness the game between the Rapid
City and the dhadron nines. It was a
good oontest up to the seventh inning
but numerous errors behind Onrtis
gave Chadron a good lead whioh they
increased in the remaining two inning*,
winning by a score of nine to four.
Following is the box score:
Rapid City Kb po
Curtis, 5....1....1....0...0...1'
James, 1 b....5 1 1....9...1...1
Boland,2 b.. .5....0....0 2...1...3
Young, ss 5....0 ...1....0...1...3
Jones,3 5 1....1....0...6...1
Dennis, 4... .0 1 16. .2.. .2
Marsh, rf 4....0....2....0...0...0
Thomas, of...4 1....1 .. 0...0...2
Stein, If 4 0....1....0...0...0
Total .41....4....9...27..11..13
Chadron Mb po
Fitzgerald, 2 5. .0...1... .2....2.. .0
Loewenthal lb 5.. .1.. .0....4....0.. .0*
Weymouth, 1 5.. .2.. .2....0....1.. .0
Farwell, rf 5.. .2.. .0... .0... .0.. .0
Beeler, ss 5...0...0.,..1....1...3
Herz, 5.. .1.. ,0„ .17... .2.. .0
Coffee, 5...1...1....2....1...1
Gibson, of 5.. .0.. .0... .0.....0.. .0
Wilson, 3b 4...2...1....1....0...0
Total 44...9...5...27... .7...4 gs
Soore by innings:
Rapid City....00 1-0-2-00-10—4
Chadron 2 0^0-0 0 41-2—9
Two base hits: Cartis, Dennis, Marsh,
Fitzgerald, Wilson. Btruok oat: by
Curtis, 9 by Jones, 3 By Coffee, 17.
Hit by pitoher, Boland, Beeler. Wild
pitoh Jones. Umpire, Daily.
Notwithstanding the faot that the
baloon burned on Saturday, Thos.
Daily, who had charge of this pari of
the program, seoured another baloon
from Deadwood and the asoension
billed for Sunday was pulled off at
about seven o'olook that evening. It
was the prettiest asoension ever wit.
uessed in the Hills. The wind whioh
had been blowing all day died down
and everything was perfeotly oalm
when the aeronaut gave the signal tor
the men to release the big gas bag
whioh was filled just south of the
library In lower town. He asoended to
a heighth of perhaps twelve handred
feet when he out loose with his para
chute. He alighted just one blook
south of where he left the ground.
This oonoluded the list of attraotlons
billed for the oelebratlon and there Is'
no doubt but that it was the best ar.
ranged and finest oelebratlon ever at
tended by the many visitors. That
was the universal expression.
A faot worth mentioning was the
good behavior and good order that waa
maintained during the two days. Not
a man was arrested for disorderly oon
duot and everything moved along in
fine style.
In oonolu9ion we wish to state, and
this is an opinion expressed by practi
cally everyone in Hot Springs, that this
orowd was the biggest and best ever
entertained at a celebration in Hot
Springs and perhaps in the Hills. Al
so that the faot that this large orowd
was here is due to the efforts of O. A.
Stewart, J. C. Whaley and Thos. Daily
who had oharge of the publiotty depart
ment and the program. The lion's
share of the credit should go to Mr.
Daily and this opinion is shared by the
other two members of the oommittee,
as it was bis work of advertising this
oelebratlon that did the work. Every
town tributary to this place that did
not celebrate was properly billed and
inducements offered that got the
orowd and what is more they oame.
This work was done at a minimum oost.
And when the first baloon burned it
took Mr. Dally but a short time to se
cure another so that no one would be
disappointed. His work of seouring
this orowd only goes to show that
advertising properly plaoed and worked
will do wonders in getting visitors for
this city. Once here we have amuse
ments enough with our plunges, con
certs, Wind Cave, eto. to properly en*
tertain them and with hotel servioe
seoond to none In the west.
The fire department is to be congrat
ulated on their work In oarrylng oat
the program in most Instances very
prompUy. Altogether It was a oele
bratlon long to be remembered by
those who were fortunate enough to
spend it in Hot Springs.
Theannaal plonio of the Society of
Blaok Hills Pioneers will be held on
Wednesday, July 22nd, at Whttewood.
The annual plonio of the Deadwood
and Central Oity fire department will
be held on the same date and at the
same plaoe, Geo. V. Atbes, Pres.
Julius Dietken, Seo.
Wanted: Girl at Evans ranoh. Two
In family. Mrs. John Evans. lOtf

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