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Black Hills.
Waahlngton, D. C., Sept. 18 —When
the resolution of Mojority Leader
Osoar W. Underwood, to revoke all
leaves of absence whioh had been
granted to members the house and
direoting the sergeant at arms to dook
all those who shoo Id be absent for any
oause other than sickness of themselves
or families, oame op for a vote one of
the few members who voted against it
was Charles H. Barke. representative
from the Seoond distriot South Dakota,
who is the repoblioan whip of the
hoaee and the nominee of his party for
the senate. Mr. Barke defended his
position in a vigorous speech on the
'The question of how a public offloial
ought to discharge the duties of his of
fioe, and especially a member of con*
-grass, is a matter of his constituency."
Mr. Burke said. "It is not a question
of just how many days he may have
been absent from the sessions, or
whether he may have missed a few
j.roll calls, but it is what be aooomplish
^es and whether be represents the sen*
timent of his constituency upon pub
lio questions. If he is neglectful of
his duties and indifferent with regard
to questions that may arise in which
his ooustituency is interested, he will
promptly be reoalled, and therefore,
there Is an adequate remedy where
members fail to perform their duty."
Speaking of his own absences from
the house, Mr. Burke said:
"I was away from Washington for a
short time during this session, en
gaged in making a campaign for the
senate. It was with much reluotance
that I absented myself even for a
short periodi and I proposed to my
opponent, who is a member of the
senate, that we both return and leave
our oonteet with the people, believing
that it was our duty to be here. If I
had voted for the Underwood resola
tion, whioh in effeot directs the ser
geant at arms to withhold the salary
from some member who is now away
beoause of a contest in his distriot, I
would oertainly without delay return
the treasury the salary that aoorued to
my oredit during the time I was away
and I cannot see how any man who sup
ported the resolution, who may have
absent at any time, oan do otherwise.
I hare been a member of this house
nearly fourteen years, and during that
period I have not only been in Wash
lngton, but upon the floor of the bouse
the greater part of the time during the
sessions. It did not require any reso
lutlon to suggest to me that I ought to
be here when congress is in session
beoause I have too high a regard for
the responsibilities of my position, so
that I do not need to be told what my
duty is. During the past two years I
was compelled to be in a hospital on
three different occasions, for a period
of over one month the first time and
two weeks or more at the other times
and so particular was I in wanting to
be here during the sessions I arranged
It eo that I did not lose a single day
from attending the sessions of the
house, being on the three oooaeions in
the hospital, twioe between the sessions
and onoe during a holiday reoet
With the ezoeption of an ah—noe for a
short time last winter, during my en
tire servioe I have rarely ever been
•blent except when away on business
of the house or on aooount of illneea,
and sinoe my return last winter I have
only missed attending two sessions of
the house."
hjw All Over The Stale Are Beestieg The
Aafestara Prefect
~Js (Bj Oka*. A. Hjrstram, Saeratarj)
to gratifying Indeed, to note the
hsarty support whioh the proposed ir
rigation amendment Is reoelving thru
oat the Mate. The leading papers are
with us In thla oampaign, and have not
only opened their news oolumns, bat
have editorially dlsoueeed the merite
of this amendment, urging its adop
tion. Among, the state papera that
hare oome oat aJifawmty for this lege mil.
anendment are suoh leading eta'
build era in their several localities, as
tse Argus Leader, of Sioux Palls, The
Aberdeen Daily American, The Water
wn and Huron papers, the Mltohell
Republican, and the Pierre dailies, all
st of the river where our most im
portant work must be done. West of
the river, of oourse, the Dead wood and
Rapid Oity dailies together with prso
tioally all the weeklies in the territory
affeoted,have already fallen into line
and are boosting our educational
It is to be noticed that this amend
mant, modeled after the drainage law,
plaoes the expense ofoonstruotion only
upon property reoelving the benefits,
and not upon the whole ooontry, as
some have supposed. It is just and
fair in every way, and only propoeee
to permit property holders legally to
osmbine bonding themselves for the
oanstrnotion of projects which Individ
aals could not handle and the govern
ment would not bother with. The
state can under no oonditions under
take the work. This is forbidden by
onr state constitution. It must all be
done thru irrigation districts.
Theodore Roosevelt in an address in
New Orleans last week took oooasion to
give conservation of wa'/er resources
and irrigation of western Isnds a big
boost. It was originally thru mo6t
atrenuous efforts on his part that the
raolamation servioe oame into exist*
aaoe. He is really the father of the
federal reolamation policy. Well do we
remember how bitterly this measure
was fought. While this bitternees has
largely passed away, there is still oon
slderable opposition in the halls of
oongress, especially from the south.
This oropped out the other day when
the house tried to tie the hands of the
reolamation servioe. Republican floor
leader Mann and Senator Burton seeme
to be our bitterest opponents.
It is estimated that $400,000,000 bae
been spent in the United States alone
on irrigation projeots, most of whioh
have been conetruoted by private
parties. While mistakes have been
made here the same as in any other
business undertaking of any magni
Uade, the general results have been
very satisfactory. When dollar land
or ten dollar land oan be made thro
man's labor and foresight to yield an
annual Income of ten, fifty or a hun
dred dollars per sore, and sell on the
market at one hundred to a thousand
per acre, we muBt admit that Irrigation
is worth while. It is true, that many
projeote in the past have not been
entirely successful. But the reasons
for this is apparent. Unaorapuloas
promoters have in glowing terms
advertised that a little money with
some land and water woald produoe a
veritable eden. Many oity-bred men
late in life, or inexperienced artisans,
or farmers, flooked in, built homes,
plowed some land—and went broke
They did not realize that it would take
both time, labor and expense to sub'
due the soil and learn bow to irrigate
Of oourse suoh men failed to make
good, and they gave the government no
end of annoyance and irrigation
black eye. In no other business would
men have suooeeded any better under
slmiliar conditions. Where men went
at it in a business like way, and mar
kets were not too far away, they
invariably suooeeded. Tbis is the
history of irrigation.
At the Buffalo Qap fair the 22ad
and 23rd, each forenoon irrigation
meetings will be held. We are endeav
oring to secure experte to addrees the
crowds. It is hoped that one or two
government men will be with us. In
addition, Ben M. Wood, the good roads
leoturer will speak, and also explain
the irrigation amendment. Jodge
MoGee, Harry L. Gandy, of the l^nH
Office, Judge Rioe and others are
expeoted to discuss Irrigation ques
tions. At these meetings all partisan
politics are taboed.
Elmer Hayes is attending school in
John Robertson ie attending the fair
at Huron, tbie week.
Quite a large orowd from here
attended the fair at fidgamont.
Mr. and Mre. J. O. Hayes attended
oharoh In Hot 8prings, Sunday.
Mrs. Will Atkinson Is visiting her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Miller, for
few days.
Mrs. Millar and Mrs. Atkinson
visited the school Monday afternoon
and at the Thompson home Taeeday.
The Farmer's Club will have
ohieken pie soolal at the olab house
September 25th. Everybody invited.
Lower floor, six rooms, fornlehed
desired. Rooms for light housekeep
ing. Weeping rooms. Bath room with
bat and oold water. All rooma eleetrte
lighted. See Mra. A. B. Connor, Col
tWf V*J
An unusual anniversary oooasion was
oelebrated at a reoeption given by Dr.
and Mre, O. B, Clark on Monday even
ing, September 14th, at their home on
Sanitarium Hill, as that date marked
the olose of Dr. Clark's fiftieth year in
the ministry. The veteraD minister ie
Methodist, but among the orowd of
guests at the reoeption every ohuroh
was represented and there were many
who, though not members of any sect,
were glad to honor the good Doctor for
hie long term of servioe. The rooms
were beautifully deoorated with flow
ere, yellow being the prevailing hue, In
token of the golden anniversary. A
spirit of hospitality and good will per
vaded the gathering during the even
ing and the laughter and conversation
of upwards of a hundred people made
it seem as if the genial ghosts of all
the pleasant evenings in Dr, Clark's
long oareer had oome baok to vieit him
a body. A seleot musical program
was scattered through the evening
piano solos by Mrs. Hummsl and Miss
Mary Dolliver, a aong by Mrs. Northup,
and two violin solos by Oliver Guy
Magee. Rev. Dr. Matteson or Rapid
City, Distriot Superintendent of the
Blaok Hills MethodUt Distriot, voiced
the congratulations of Methodism in a
brief addrees, while Rev. Oharlea P.
Holler of the Hot Springs Baptist
ohuroh, in a few witty, hearty rt marks,
epoke for the other denominationa of
the town. The guests were Berved with
ioe cream, oake and coffee in the din
ing room by Mrs. Magee, Miss Theresa
Clark and Miss Mary Dolliver. Dr.
Clark received a number of gifte which
will long remind him of the happy
close of his half oentury in the min
istry, one, an elaborate and beautiful
correspondence equipment, being given
by a large group of Hot Springs friends,
while many other friendly tokens were
received from individuals, both in town
and at a distanoe.
During the last month, Dr. Clark
has, with Mrs. Clark's assistance, pre
pared and aent out several hundred
letters to old friende whom he haa
known in the eeveral oitiee of Booth
Dakota and Iowa where he baa served
The ohanges of the yeare have aoat
T*lie Only Carlsbad ot America.
Hot Springs, South Dakota, Friday, September 18th, 1914
tared these people from Maine to Call*
fornia, but the instant and hearty re
sponse they have made to Dr. Clark'a
letters show that the time has little
effeot upon true friendships. The
soores of letters which the Dootor haa
reoelved from old.associates, many of
whom he has not seen or heard from
for decades, have revived in his mind
a host of pleasant memories of past
labors and triumphs that add not a
little to the satisfaction he feels in hie
long, olean record in the eervioe of his
Minnas of the Commercial Club Meeting
Held Monday Eveninf
The following minutes of the meeting
of the direotors and stool holdere of
the Hot Springs Commercial olub held
at the- olub rooms were submitted by
J. P. Riordsn, secretary,
Olab met Monday evening. Those
present were: Henry Marty, G. I.
Warner, J. Li. Oillespsie, F.). Dudley-
T. C. Lolliob, A, W. Riordan, Thoa.
Daily, E. Juckett, J. J. Marob, Rev.
Fr- P. X, Hauesler, J. Richer.
Minutes of previone meeting reed
and approved. Communication from
Ohadron inquiring the number that
woald attend the fair read. The fol
lowing committee was appointed to In
terview the people of the oity for the
purpose of determining the number
who would make the trip: A. W. Rior
dan, Thos. Daily and George I. War
ner. Several other communications
were read and referred to oommittees.
After the regular list of bills were
allowed the meeting adjourned.
The Miltonian Literary Society Held Its First
Meetiflf Monday
The Miltonian Literary Sooiety held
its first regular meeting at the high
school building Monday evening, Sep
tember 11th, 1914, and the following
program was rendered:
Address T.O.Tacy
Address Pres. Frank Mueller I lnetltutlona
ThetMt and Gravel ...........~
Rolf Kime and Roy Williama
Piano Solo Irene Hummel
Historioal Sketoh Mary Marty
Football Talk Ross Magowan
Critice Report, business meeting and
Following is the list of officers for
the ensuing term:
President, Frank Mueller vice-presi
dent, Elele Heidepreim secretary, Flo
Barnes treasurer, Mary Marty execu
tive committee, Helen Bean and Roy
Williams proseouting attorney, Rolf
Kime reporter, Dean EaBtman, ser
geant-at-arms, Ralph Turner and
Robert MoOarthy.
Knight Templar oross. Between the
Hot Springe Hotel and the postoffloe
Wednesday morning. Reward for its
return to Dr. H. O. Worthington, Med
ioal Block,
Subsorlbe for the Hot Springs Star.
New York Herald.
4 -""J
The remains of Lloyd M, Ferguson,
who was killed near Loa Angeles, Cali
fornia, Sanday, September 6th, when
an aato la whioh he was riding went
over an embankment, arrived via the
Burlington, Taeeday morning and the
funeral waa held from the homo of hie
brother In-law, L. E. Hlghley, Wednes
day afternoon at two o'olook oonduoted
by Rev. D. D. Tallman, of the First
Presbyterian oharoh. The remains
were laid to rest in the Evergreen
Besides a wife and two year old baby
daughter in California, the deoeased
leaves a mother, Mrs. M, E. Ferguson,
three brothers, William, of thie oity,
Dee T. also ot thla oity and Harvey, of
Hot Springs, Arkansas, and two sisters,
Mrs. L. E. Highley and Miss Marie,
both of this oity, to mourn his untime
ly death.
Lloyd MoBride Ferguson was born
in Hot Springs, 8oath Dakota, Febru
ary 29th, 1888, age 26 yeare and alx
montha. He attended the publlo
eoboola of Hot Springs, graduating
from high sohool In the class of 1905.
He attended the Iowa University at
Iowa City and Creighton College at
Omaha, reoelving high honors at both
j"* Vs J,
Ha baa made bla home
to' LAS Aageles, California, for ths
paat five years, following his ohoeen
profeselon. pharmacy.
The pall-bearers were Loa Cleveland,
aolaaa member, Ward Stanley, Ben
Potto, Tom Eastman, Jack Lessard and
William Hodson.
Regarding the aooident that ended
fatally for him the Loa Angelee
Sunday Times has the following:
"One man was killed and six men
and three women Injured yesterday,
the viotima of five different aooidente
in and about Los Angeles,
Two of the oasaalitiea happened at
Santa Monloa and one at Venloe while
one at Whtttler and another In thle
oity oompleted the list.
The man who lost hie life was Lloyd
M. Ferguson, a druggist, who lived in
the Batohelor Hotel at 318 Weet Fifth
St. He met hie death at an early hour
yeeterday morning when a powerful
State racing maohlne In whioh he waa
riding with two companions plunged
over a thirty foot embankment from
the road a mile from the month of the
Santa Monloa oanyon and was wreoked
at the bottom of Las Floras creek.
Nooneeaw the aooident and only
with the leoovery of the dead man's
friends will the story of the fall bo
learned. It Ie believed however, that
the oar skidded in the road
plunged to the foot of tho embank
Those riding with Ferguson were
O. MoMasters, also of the Bachelor
Hotel, and Roy Sunberg of 211 Horizon
Avenue, Venice. The oar belonged to
MoMasters. The men were returning
from a trip up the mountain eeveral
miles up the ooaat, and were traveling
it is thought at a high rate of speed. A
mile from the mouth of the Canyon
MoMasters, who waa driving, attempted
to take the aharp tarn. The rear
wheela, skidding, carried the heavy oar
to the edge of the golf. Before any of
the oooupanta oould jump to aafety the
maohlne tumbled over the brink and
rolled to the bottom. Fergueon waa
pinioned beneath the wreckage, while
MoMasters and Sunberg managed to
extrioate themselvee. All three were
anooneoioas. A party of oampere dis
covered the tragedy and lifted tha
Injured men and their lifaleaa oom
panloninto another maohine later in
the day.
MoMastera and Sunberg were roehed
to the Santa Monloa hospital. Both
are unconscious, MoMasters suffering
from a dislooated kidney and Injuries
to hie epine and Sunberg seriously
hart with a fractured pelvla bone,
internal injuries and ooncosalona.
Ferguson oame to Loa Angelee from
Soatb Dakota. Hia former wife livee
with fter parent* at Long Beach."
Preseat Ataiaistratisa Makes Eceaeaqr
Shewlaf ie Leviesfer StateParaeses
Ptorw,8. D, ftept. 18.—O. u. HNif, I
-'•tataaxKlto boHttftax owuata-
Vol.29 No. 22
sloners, in an interview today, declared*
that the "taxation" issue raised by
Diok Riohards is the one most favor
able to the present state administra
tion, beoause South Dakota has the
best reoord of any state for low state
taxee. Sooth Dakotana pay less state
taxea than the people of any other
etato in the union that has a tax levy
at all. A few states, such as New Jer
sey, where the big national corpora
tion have their home, derive enough
revenue therefrom to run the itate.
There are eight states that assess
property at full valae, as la done in
Soath Dakota by requirement of the
etate constitution. Here Is the list
and the amount of atate taxea paid in
eaoh for every 91,000 of valuation:
Tax rate
State per 91,000
South Dakota.
New Hampshire
Chlo a...................
The New Hampshire taxpayer
16 timae as much taxes as the South
Dakotan Ohio 10 tlmea as muob Ver
mont 17 times as muoh, and Wisoonain
nearly 12 tlmee aa muob.
Minnesota asaeeses at 33% per oent,
and takes 927 74 of every 91,000 for the
eupport of the atate government. That
Is equal to a rate of 99.25 at a par valu
•tion. At tha rate paid In Iowa, the
taxpayers are paying 93.68 for eaoh
91,000 of fall valuation tor etate takes
This is nearly four times ths amount
paid by South Dakotana. In propor
tion to 91 of taxation in Soath Dakota,
Nebraakana pay $1.56. North Dako
tana pay 91.35 and Wyoming oltlz us
pay 9150,
Execativc Chambers Pierre, Soath Dakota
Souvenir Day
There haa been a general and insist
ent .demand that the atate be repre
sented at the Panama-Paolfio Exposi
tion. This dsmand haa dome from-all
aeotlons of the atate land from people
of all oallinge and olaaaae. Beoause of
this demand I appointed a commission
to oonslder the advlaability of provid
ing for eaoh representation by erecting
a building and oonduoting an exhibit
of the state's resouroes. f",
9 1
1 20
16 00
10 00
3 50
17 00
11 80
After holding some meetings and
oanvaasing the situation thoroughly*
the commission haa reaohed the oon
oluslon that auoh representation is de
sirable and feasible, and that with the
oooperation of our oltizens, approxi
mately fifty thouaand dollars oan be
readily raised to finance suoh repre
Aa a means of providing part of this
fand, the commission haa provided
oertain beautiful and attractive souve
nirs, to be plaoed on aale at the differ
ent banka and other plaoea thruont
the atate, and sold atone dollar each,
thaa giving every oitizen an opportuni
ty to oooperate, by a small oontribu
tion at leaat, in placing on the exposi.
tion grounds a building and exhibit
whioh will attract the aame favorable
attention that the other etatee of the
union are to receive, and bring pride
and gratification to our people. To
further the aale of theee souvenirs and
thua aid the. general plan, the oom*
mlselon requeets me to deeignate a
souvenir day.
Aooordingly to promote the purpose
herein Indicated, I hereby designate
Saturday, September the 19th as Sou
venir Day thruout the atate of South
Dakota, and ask the good people of
the etate on that day to buy and wear
at leaat one suoh souvenir and con
tribute by eo muoh to the final auooess
of the enterprise.
Done at the oapitol In the oity of
Pierre, this ninth day of September, A.
D. 1911. (Signed)
Frank M. Byrne, Governor.
Atteet: By the Governor.
Frank Glasner, Seo'y of Stats.
Oure Ie a plaoe where you oan guard
agalnat the oold weather that la boand
to oome. Oan le a servioe you are
boand to like. We bare the best faci
lities in the oity for doing yoar oiesu
tng, pressing and repairing, dyeing,
renovating and remodeling. We have
none bat oompetent men In oharge of
eaoh department and oan give yon fall
value for your money. Wo oan make a
ohange In last winter's euit or oveieoat
and poeltively guarantee tho job, And
then we know you will like oar prioee
aa the volume of the business bas
made ua ooma down a little in our
prloea. Have that old favorite garment
aent today and be thoroughly renovat
ed for the oold weather. Phone 133
and we will oall for anything you may
have to be renovated. Dig oat that
old favorite hat and let ae pat eome
new life in It and It will do for this
Oat of to
orders eolMted
and obargee paid on* way on work

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