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Dead wood, 8. D., Aug. 28—Nearly
1.000 people, lnoluding 0107 of the
pioneer men end women from ell parte
of the Blaok Hills, assembled at a
point three miles from this oity to wit
ness the unveiling of the monument to
Rev. Henry Weston Smith, the martyr
ad pioneer missionary of this oity, who
was slain on that spot by Indians in
1876. The event had been planned by
the Soalsty of Blaok Hille Pioneers,
who raised the necessary fands by
subscription and erected a shaft to the
memory of one of the oelebrated early
day characters of Oeadwood.
Addresses were made by Gov. Byrne,
Congressman Martin, Judge Rioe,
George V. Ayres, president of the
^pioneer soolety: Mayor Franklin and
Rev. O. Mackintosh. The ehaft was
anveiled by Miss Alloe Ayres, while
the Homes take band, of Lead, played
"America". Fifty automobiles con
veyed the audienoe to and from the
oity to the monument site.
Sioux Falls Postal Clerk is Placed Under
Sioux Falls, 8. D., August 28.—
Charged with abstracting money from
two decoy letters sent through the
looal poetofBoe, W. H. Tyler, a olerk in
tha Sioux Falls potto
by a deputy United States marshal.
As the result of his preliminary hear
ing before United States Commissioner
Conway the defendant was held under
a bond of $1,000 for appearanoe before
the next federal grand jury. It ap
pears that for some time money has
been pilfered from letters passing
through the Sioux Falls postoffloe.
An inspeotor was assigned to the oasa
and finally had his suspicions directed
toward Tyler, Shortly before Tyler
went on duty early in the morning the
Inspeotor, It Is alleged, mailed the two
deooy letters, both containing money
directed to persons in Iowa. The in
apeotor then seoreted himself in a room
overlooking the mailing room, is
alleged to have caught Tyler in the act
of abetraotlng money from the letters
lateretHaf Facta Aboat Doings at The
National Capital
Washington, O. C. August 28th.—
Japan's ultimatum to Germany, re.
questing the withdrawal of her battle
ships from Chinees waters or their
.disarmament, and also the relinquish
ment of her provlnoe of Klaoohow,
oauaed quite a atlr among oertain ele
ments who professed to aee grave
menaoe to the United States in the
action. The administration, however,
wae folly advieed of the contemplated
move and intende to remain neutral in
the matter as they have the asnuranoe
of the Japaneee government that
Klaoohow will be restored to the
Chlneee Empire.
The bill allowing foreign built ships
to register under the United ««*t+*
flag haa passed the 8enate in the form
in which it originally oame from the
house. The conference provisor allow
ing suoh ships to engage in Amnwn
ooastwlee trade being strnok out.
It Is rumored that an American
eyndioate la to purchase the fleet of the
North German Lloyd Line, which Is
.SSM-J^to)N..YOTk for
0*1 Solum Vrooman, the new as
sistant aeoretarr of agriculture, was
swora In during the week. Mr. Vroo
man la a Mlssoorian by birth and oon.
duota a large experimental farm near
Bloomlngton, IUlnois. He baa apent
ssveral years abroad studying farming
conditions in foreign oountrles.
predicted that congreae
will adjourn during the oourae of the
next three weeks. Many of the mem
beta will doubtless be glad to get home
enter the campaign for their re
The president has Issued an appeal
to citizens of
frain from
United Statea to re­
i—tHan fyn
of the foreign situation aa it is desired
to keep this oountry strlotly neutral
and to avoid anything that might give
offenss to any parties to the European
It now seems probable that the
government will purohase a number of
vessels to start the building up of our
merohant marine and toBfford faoili
ties for our exporters for shipping
American goods abroad. Congress will
be asked to pass the neoessary leglsla
tion to carry this idea and it Is more
than likely that a bond issue of about
$30,000,000 will be authorized to pro
vide funds to oarry out this polioy.
Ths bureau of engraving and print*
ing has taken on 380 extra hands to
help out in printing the $400,000,000
emergency ourrenoy. The employee of
the bureau are working in twelve hour
shifts, the work continuing both night
and day. The printing of this vast
number of bills will establish a new
reoord as It Is to be turned out in six
weeks. At the time or the Spanish
Amerioan war it took ten monthe to
turnout 500,000,000 whloh was the
reoord up to that time. Three thous
and five hundred employees are en
gaged in this work.
A plan Is being contemplated to pro
vide Washington with a comprehensive
system of munioipal markets in an
endeavor to bring the cost of living
within the means of the ordinary in
dividual. It will be neoessary, of
oonrse, to gain proper leglalatlon from
congress before suoh a scheme can be
put into effect
Aooording to a statement given out
by JohnS Williams, controller of the
ourrenoy, the financial condition In
this oountry is again about normal.
This report is based on statements
received from varioue seotions of the
oountry showing that the emergency
measures adopted by banks are now
being resoinded.
(By Chas. A. Nystrom, Secretary.)
So many questions are asksd about
irrigation, and whether the issue has
gone by default, that a few explana
tions might be |n order. In the first
plaoe, the question is as much alive
today as ever. Thie dry year haa moat
forcibly brought home to every man in
this semi-arid ssotion the absolute
need of Irrigation. Even government
men, aa a eolas tons, have said that
this dry summer would hurry on the
government's aotion on the ditch
proposition. We would, however, pre
fer some less painful and expensive
way of bringing our great needa to the
attention of the powers that be.
It is believed that the high cost of
living, rising by leaps and bounds
sinoe the outbreak of the great Euro
pean war, will, if anything hasten
favorable aotion In our behalf. It will
be neoessary to bring every available
area under cultivation to supply the
constantly increasing demand for food
stuff. And farsighted statesmen from
the floors in Congress are advooating
liberal appropriatione to this end.
Statesmen are educated along lines of
conservation as never before. The
bitter opposition of ten and fifteen
years ago has largely passed away, and
anew era haa dawned. We have every
reaeon to hope for early aotion on our
projeot, as eoon as other pressing mat
tare have been disposed of in Congress.
In oonnsotion with this, It Is well to
remember thst Director Newell of the
Reclamation Service, writee us that on
his next visit to the Weet he will go
over the Angostura projeot in detail,
and that he will advise us of his 00m
Ing. State Engineer Derr haa expressed
a desire to be with Direotor Newell at
•uls ttino*
Mr. Newell In July stated to Engi
neer Follanebye of the government
geological eurvey. that without doubt,
thla would be the next projeot to be
taken op by the government, for It waa
the beet large projeot now projected
in the entire oountry. It waa only a
queetion of time. "waeoniya
The apparatua installed in the
Cheyenne river at Waata for measuring
the flow, of the atream, haa been at
work during the past month, and haa
ahown an ample flow of water. The
apparatus originally Intended for
Edgemont, but on repreeentationa
from our Irrigation
ohanged to the reeervolr site to tirh
the flow of Cascade and Hat creeks, It
la understood, will be Installed during
the next few days. Theee two guages
wUl not only reoord waterflow In the
Cheyenne, but will ehow bow much
water will oontinue to flow oast Vuta
In oaae all the water above the reeer
voir eite la Impounded for irrigation
purpoaee. Our friends on the lower
pouree of the river were getting ner
voue over the proepeot of being de
prived of their water rights along the
eo1 far have tended
to allay their fears. Than will be an
abundance of water at all ttmee for
them, even ahould we take tba entire
flow above the reservoir.
The third annual tournament of the
Blaok Hills Tsnnls Association oloeed
last Saturday and was a big suooeaa in
every way. The matches were all in.
tereetlng and In most oasee olose. The
oourta were in the best of shape, the
entries numerous and the crowds good.
The weather man really outdid himself
in serving up ideal weather. However
it is well to state that the suooess of
ths tournament ie due largely to the
efforts of Attorney Hedrlok who had
charge of the program and the aooial
aide of the tournament was made
equally attractive by the ladles of the
looal association.
Following is a list of the entries for
the different events:
Mens doublee. Rapid City: Hewlett
and Fulweiler Sharpe and Haafke
Peck and and Schroder, Dead wood
and Murdo: Baggley and Lange. Pine
Ridge: Ross and Landman. Balls
Fourohe: Bennett and MoOutoheon.
Hot Springs: Glattly and Stewart,
Warner and Adams, Whalsy and
Walksr, Crew and Cleveland, Joyce and
Matteson, Altman and Shllllnger
Hummel and Hedrlok.
Mens' singles. Rapid City: Hewlett,
Fulweiler, Peok, Sohrader, Haafke,
Philip: Bielskl. Belle Fourohe: Ben
nett, MoOutoheon. Murdo: Lange.
Dead wood: Baggley. Pine Ridge: Ross,
Landman. 8turgia: MoNinney. Hot
Springs: Hummel, Crew, Cleveland,
Walker, Whaley, Joyoe, Matteeon,
Shllllnger, Taoy, Spelgelberg, Hedrlok
and Adams.
Ladlss singles. Rapid City:
Kelley, Miss Wentzy. Pine Ridge:
Mrs. Bates. Belle Fourohe: Mre.
MoOutoheon and Miss Morgan.
Murdo: Miss MoGill.
Mixed doublee. Rapid City: Miss
Kelley and Hewlett, Miss Wentzy and
Fulweiler. Murdo: Mies MoGUl and
Lange. Belle Fourohe: Mrs. Mo
Outoheon, and MoOutoheon Mies Mor
gan and Bennstt. Pine Ridge: Mrs
Bates and Ross.
Most of the flnals were played off
Friday and Saturday of last week and
the winners and prizes were:
Men's singles: Hewlett, Rapid Oity,
1st, $50 silver loving cup, the Evane
Hotel trophy Bielskl, Philip, 2nd, pair
solid gold ouff links, F. H. Oavauaugh
trophy Hummel, Hot 8prtngs, 3rd,
gold plated safety razor, F. J. Dudley
trophy Fulweiler, Rapid City, 4tb, box
of Vasa cigars, Lashbaugh & Garvey
trophy Lange, Murdo, 5th, pair of
tennle shoes, E. Elsey trophy.
Lsdiee singles: Miss Kelley, Rapid
Oity, 1st, 125 silver loving oup, W. J,
Smith trophy Mrs. Batee, Pine Ridge,
2nd, eolld gold bracelet, Walker-Hed
rlok Pharmacy trophy: Miss MoGill,
Murdo, 3rd, jswell oaae, tba Hunter
Company trophy.
Men'e doublee: Hewlett and Ful
weiler, Rapid Oity, let, two 125 allver
loving oupe, the Evana Hotel trophy
Bennett and MoOutoheon, Bella
Fourohe, 2nd, 15 sUk shirt, G. W.
Montgomery trophy, and aix pair of
h0##' Mioka,'s
Men's slnglss consolation: Bennett,
Belle Fourohe, 1st, novelty Sletaon bat,
W. M. Knowlton trophy Rttss. Pins
Ridge, 2nd, hammer, Glattly Lumber
Oo. trophy.
Mens'double ooneolatiod: Ross and
Landman, Pine Ridge, let, aeaaon
ticket to Evana Plunge, Evana Plunge
trophy and ploture, J. L. Marooux ft
Son, trophy Sharpe and Haafke, Rapid
City, 2nd, Indian war olnb. R. A. Hum
mel trophy, and Rooheeter ayrnp
pltoher, Connor ft Co. trophy.
Man winning largeet number of
gamee: Hewlett, Rapid City, leather
pillow Blook ft Fishman trophy,
l«dy winning largsst number of
EITw nl!iKeU,y' Ol'r, toilet
••t, W. Morgan trophy.
Tba buslneee meeting of the aaeo
olation waa held at tba Evana hotel
Friday evening and the following offl.
os» were ohoeen: F. fl. Bennett, of
Bella Fourohe, re-oleoted prealdent
W. F. Haafke, of Rapid Oity, elected
•ioe president Lawrenoe H.
of Hot Springs, secretary and treasurer.
Mr. Hedriok was also selected aa
tournament manager for next year. At
the suggestion of the secretary It was
deolded to have a ground manager for
the 1915 tournament whoae duties it
would bs to look after the drawlnge,
ran off the matohes and have charge
of the program and F. R. K. Hewlett,
of Rapid City, wae ohoeen for thle
poeltlon. It was also voted unanimous
ly by the association to remove all
territorial limit on entranoee and make
the tournament open to the world.
All those in attendance at thla year'a
tournament were more than pleased
with their treatment and with suoh
exoellent oourts, many forms of enter
tainment, etc. it waa the general ex
preeeion that next year'a tournament
would double and even treble thle one
In entries and attendance.
Leals Gortson Will Do Seuational Stunts
at Edgemont Fair
The Fall River County Fair Manage
ment announoes a very important
ohange in their program, whereby they
seoura Louis Gortson, who is positively
the sensation of ths hour.
Gortson does the aerisl tango, the
argentine wiggle and glvea other dem.
onstratlons of fanoy flying, and is the
btggeet surprise In exhibition flying
thie season.
Tba machine that ie used by Gortson
is a genuine Ourties Military type.
Mr. Gortson Is a oharmlng little fellow,
and will please the orowd far beyond
their expectations. Ha la aooompanied
by his mechanic and by his acting
manager, Mr. Weaver.
The management elnoerely believes
tble will be one of the moat sensational
aota ever shown In this part of ths
WUl Nasie Delegates to Good Roads Congress
at Atlaata, Georgia
Mayor Rlordan. of Hot Springs, has
bsen requested by the Hon. A. B.
Fletoher, Prssldsnt of the Fourth
Amerioen Road Congrees and 8tate
Highfcaf Engineer of California, to
name three delegates to attend the
eessions of ths congress at Atlanta,
Georgia, during the week of November
Forty-seven great organizations ars
taking part in the congress under the
leadership of the Amerioan Highway
Association and the Amerioan Auto
mobile Aseoclatlon. In his lsttsr to
the mayor, President Fletoher oalla
attention to the fact that practically
every state highway commissioner will
be present and take part in discussing
the important problems of road oon
struotlon and malntsnanoe, and that
some of the foremost men in publio
life will devote their attention to the
great queetion of federal aid to road
Improvement, In an endeavor to work
out a polioy which may be submittsd
to the congrees of the United States
with the support of ths organized road
movement of Amerioa. An important
move bearing upon state lsgtslatlon
will be made at the session to bs hsld
under the ausploes of the Amerioan
Bar Association, at which a joint oom
mittee, appointed at the 1913 congress,
will report progress in compilation
and suggeetod revision of state road
laws. The oraatlon of a commission
participated In by eaoh state to work
out a revielon of the road laws will be
urged. Tba National Civil Servloe
Reform League will hold an exceeding
ly important session on the merit
system In road administration.
President Fletoher calls attsntlon to
the exhlblta to be made by the United
States government, the statee, and
more than hundred of the leading
manufacturers at the oongrees, whloh
will illustrats every known method,
material and equipment for road con
struction and maintenance. He urgea
that the oity and oounty be officially
represented, aa the oongrees Is In
reality a training school where a very
great amount of ueeful information
oan be obtained thru attendance at
lectures with leading epeoiallata In
road and etreet work, and the collect
ing of tba many instructive bulletins
whioh will be availabla for distribution.
The hsadquarters of the oongrees art
in ths Colorado building, Waahlngtco
D. C., in ohargs of I 8. Pennybaokerj
executive aaoratary, and the expoeitton
ie in oharge of Cbarlee P. Light, busl
nsss manager.
Lower floor, elx rooms, furnished as
desired. Rooms for light housekeep
ing. Sleeping rooms. Bath room with
hot and cold water. AU rooma electric
lighted. Baa Mre. A. B. Connor, Col.
lege HilL I9t2.
A man who oan dlspoea of his
troublae for a oonsldsratlon is a geniua.
On Wednesday morning at the home
of the bride's parents on Bluff Avsnue,
at the unoonventional hour of six,
Miss Annie Myrtle MoRoberts became
the bride of Dr. Samuel Jesse Hanks.
The vowe were spoken before Rev. D.
D. Tall man, of the Preebyterian
ohuroh, only the nearest relatives were
The bride was attired in a oharmlng
gown of blue ohiffon orepe.
The marriage ie a asquel to a college
romanoe whioh began eeveral yeara ago
at the Denver University, where Dr.
and Mre. Hanks were classmates.
After the ceremony a wedding break*
fast was served Immediately after
whioh Dr. and Mrs. Hanks left by
automobile for Sylvan Lake at whloh
plaoe they Intend spending a part of
their honeymoon.
Dr. Hanks Is at pressnt oonnsoted
with the Guggenheim mining interests
at Hurley, Arizona in the oapaoityof
corporation surgson, and It is thsre
that he will take his bride.
Hot Springs oan 111 afford to loss so
capable and oultured a young lady, and
yet we are glad that she oan extend
her Influence and oarry her many ao
oompllshments with her Into a new
field, where we hope she may reoelve
the same appreciation and eeteemaa
has bsen aocorded bar In hsr home
Mrs. Hanks was the guest of honor
on Monday at a lunohson given for her
by the Shakespeare Club, and was at
that time elected to become an honor*
ary member. She was also a member
of the looal Drama Olub.
Aa oity librarian, Mrs. Hanks gained
the warm friendehip and admiration of
many, and her unusually thorough
work in thla position will oontinue to
tie an example and stimulus to her
Surely all the oltizens of Hot Springs
join in wishing Dr. and Mrs. Hanks
muoh joy and prosperity in their new
Mrs. Henry Marty Delightfully Entertained
Lady Friends at Her Home Satarday
Mre. Henry Marty delightfully enter
tained a large number of her lady
friends at her home Saturday, the
oooaslon being in honor of her birth
day. The ladies arrived in the fore
noon and apent the entire day in a
very enjoyabls manner. At noon a
sumptions dinner, aa only Mrs. Marty
knowahowto prepare, was served to
ths guests. At five o'clock the ladlee
departed after wlehing her many more
auoh birthdays. Those preeent were:
Meedamee True Parsons, George
Leaob, Lew Englebert, George Hum
mel, J. F. Parka, J. G. Rloher, A1
Dearduli D. G. Somarlndyok, John
Mueller, Mat Bingham, A. L. Shannon,
W. A. Rankin, F. D. Hnmmel, D. K.
Batohelor, John Fuson, J. E. Cleaver,
G. Warner, Ohaa. Rloharde, Mre
Klme and Mra. Layman.
Well Kaewa Hat Spriags Man Passed Away
at Hargeas Hospital Saaday
William J. Oavanaugb, perhape one
of the moet widely known men In the
Blaok Hills, died at the Hargena
hoepital In tble oity, Bunday morning
after an extended Illness. He had
been In the hoepital for the paat week
and the end waa not unexpected.
William Oavanaugb waa born in
Prinoa Edward Ieland in 1858 and died
in thla oity, Sunday August 23rd, 1914,
aged fifty aaven yeara. The deoeaaed
oame to the Blaok Hills about twenty
yean ago and being above the average
aaa bualnesa man eoon aocumulated
oonalderable property. During the
gold rush In Alaska, Mr. Oavanaugh
disposed of his lntereeta hare and
departed for the north with about
$60,000 In money bnt due to unfortu
nate droumatanoee loet practically the
entire amount. Later be returned here
and again built nphla fortune bnt
being open handed and geoaroua
hearted to a fault a good share ofthls
has gone to hslp some needy person.
For the past few years he hae been
broken In health and welcomed the end
that he knew must soon ooms.
Funeral services were oonduoted
from the Odd Fellowe hall Wedneeday
by the Elka lodge of Lead, of whioh he
was a member. States Attorney Hed
rlok made a few very appropriate
remarks on the character and good
worka of the departed.
The remains were laid to rest in the
Evergreen cemetery.
When the Sheehan English Opera Company
Comes to Morris Grand, Saturday Ang. 29th
We will have an opportunity of hear
ing a combination whioh asldom pre
sents itself, that of hearing the world'e
most popular operas by an aggregation
of stars, suoh as has rarely If ever be
fore been gathered together in this
oountry, Heading this remarkable
aggregation Ie Joseph F. Sheehan, the
greatest of all Amerioan tenors and
surrounding him Is an all-star aggre
gation of world renowned artists.
Condition of State Treasary as Shown in
Annual Report Issued Recently.
The State's Trsasurer'a office Is
busily engaged In the compilation of
the data for the forthcoming annual
report of that offloe.
A. W. Ewert. the treasurer, being
questioned oonoerning the finsnoUl
oondition of the State and particularly
In referenoe to the ourrept revenues
statsd as follows:
"I havs made a careful analysis of
our finanoes and I find that we dosed
the flaoal year on June 30th, 1914, In
the best financial oondition alnoe the
beginning of the etatehood, notwith
standing the fact that we rateed the
direot state tax, under the one mill
levy made in 1913, $159,305.46 less than
was raissd under the four mill levy for
state taxea made in 1912.
On June 30,1913, we had on hand In
the General Fund a oaah balance of
1385,925.94, and on June 30, 1914, our
cash balanoe was 1383,874.91 to whloh
should be added $21^14.13 of cash In
transit whloh should have arrivsd bs
fore dosing the books on that date,
making a total of 9385,089.04 as the
actual oash resources available at the
end of the fiscal ysar juat pasaed.
We have no registered General Fund
Warranta and thla oash balanoe, to
gether with the current revenuee that
will be paid in, will probably leave us
on a cash basis throughout the entire
It had been declared by some that
the one mill tax levy, made In 1913,
would not be aufflolent to meet the
appropriatione and that there would be
a larger deficit at the oloae of the year
but that statement la emphatically die
proven by the fact that we were out of
debt and had $385,000.00 In oaah to the
good at the beginning of the fiscal year.
Furthermore, It ia fair to assums that
If a one mill tax levy ia made for this
ensuing year It will bring in not lees
than the amount derived from the 1913
one mill levy, and the other eouroes of
revenue should bilng In approximately
the same aa laet year when the total
revenue from all aouroee amounted to
Out of theee revenues the total ap
propriations to be met ia $1,333,474 00
This would leave us ovsr $350,000.00 of
a aurplus at ths olose of the fiscal year
ending June 30th, 1915, whloh amount
added to our oash balanoe of $385,000.00
will give us $735,000 00, a aum suffi
cient to pay off completely the $410,
000 00 of Revenue Warranta outatand
ing that were lesued and loaned to the
Oapitoi Building aooount, and atlll
leave a snug working balanoe of
$325,000.00 to begin the next flaoal year
Thla utterly refutes the olalm that
the one mill tax levy would bs insuffl
olent and aubetantiataa the olalm that
notwithetanding the lowering of the
amount of direot atate tax, the re
venues would prove more than suffi*
olent and enablea ua to discharge the
Capitol Building debt until auoh a time
until auoh a time aathe oapitoi landa
can be advantageously disposed of,
when the General Fund will be re-lm
Malaria begins with a ohlll and enda
with a fever. Love begins with a fever
and ends with a ohlll.
Wahtbd: A girl for general house
Inquire of Chas. Stewart at the
Stookmens Bank. tf.
Cook wanted: Who will board the
men working on the fence oonatruotlon
at Wind Cave park. Phone 619. tf
Minnekahta Reetaurant property on
MlnnokahU avenne for aale or rent
undergoing repair. Inquire
Wrlftay at Fatoa Barber ahop

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