BUDGET fit, Ji
COMMERCIAL CLUB LEVIES AS
SESSMENT FOR COMING YEAR
$4,000 IS NECESSARY
DEPORT OF THE BUDGET COMMITTEE
SUBMITTED AT REGULAR MEET
ING Of THE LOCAL CLUB
The directors of the Hot Springs
Commercial Club met in regular ses
sion at the olub rooms, Monday even
ing, March 22nd with the following di
raotors and stockholders present:
Henry Marty, J. Maroh, J. H. Gilles
«, 8. Beck, P. M. Stewart, E. P. De
uliu, P. P. Ward, George HansoD,
G. Kiiliuger, A. Clark, C. T. O. Lol
lioh, B. B. Adams, O. S. Eastman, W.
E. Daniels, P. Boyles, H. L. Braan,
Lawrence H. Hedriok, B. J. Giattly,
Dr. P. T. Geyerman, Dr. R. O. Mat
teson. Dr. H. O. Worthington, L. E.
Highley and A. W. Riordan.
President DeMoulin called the meet
in* to order and the minutes of the
previous meeting were read by the
seoretary and approved. A oommuni
ation read from the State Historical
Society relative to the taking of the
state census in May. The secretary
was instructed to communicate with
the several assessors and especially
with the Hot Springs assessor with a
view of having the oorreot census of
Hot Springs taken.
A oivic improvement committee was
appointed as follows: E. B. Adams,
J. H. Gillespie, L. E. Highley, Dr. W
J. Mo Roberts, and G. P. Dalbey. Also
home trade and market committee
of the following named gentlemen.
John Robertson, Fred Noerenberg,
Fred Schuler, Wm. O'Banton, Casper
Duennerman, Edward Hemmlnger, W.
N. Hunter, J. J. Maroh, W. M.
Knowlton, L. E. Highley, Grant Rob
inson and G. C. Smith.
The revision and ammending of the
budget as submitted by the budget
oommittee was next in order and was
carefully gone over by the directors and
discussed by all present. Following
is the report and the revised budget
for the year (six months) 1915 as adopt
ed by the board of directors. The
dates are from April 1st to September
let instead of the entire year as
To the Commercial Club, Hot
Springs, South Dakota.
Gentlemen: We. your Budget Com
mittee respectfully submit the follow
ing report relative to the raising of
funds for the support of the Olub for
the ensuing year. At the meeting held
February 8sh, it was the judgement of
the members present that the Club
should have a fund of not less than
$4,000 for the ooming year. While this
is a greater amount than we have ever
attempted to raise, it is less than sur
rounding towns of similar population,
•uoh as Chadron, Crawford, Belle
Fourohe and others, are contributing
to the support of their organizations.
In view of tbe fact that our greatest
source of revenue is from the tourist
business, the advertising and enter
tainment features are of vital import
ance and this is Burely the opportune
time to inform the public generally of
our natural advantages aB a health and
pleasure resort. With tours to foreign
countries an impossibility with the
world's greatest exposition now open
on the Pacific coast with crop and
market conditions favorable and with a
healthy wove of prosperity in sight, we
should have no hesitation in doing our
individual part toward making a su
preme tffort to secure the patronage
which is justly due us.
With this end in view, your oom
mittee has devoted a great deal of time
in consideration of an equitable man
ner of raising the necessary funds
The following basis of monthly pay
ments for the months of April, May,
June, July, August aud September,
will in all probability meet with crit
icism, yet, we have endeavored to be
absolutely fair and just and our only
aim has been to plaoe the business in
teresta of Hot 8prings upon an equit
able basis, in the belief that we are all
ready to do our part toward the gen
eral welfare of the city.
If we are able to seoure fnnds in
the manner provided, there should be
no oooasion for the passing of sub
scription lists for any purpose dvring
the ooming year. This manner ef rais-
ing funds always works a hardship on
the liberal minded public spirited busi
P. F. Ward, Chairman.
Attorneys: L. H. Hedriok, W. B.
Dudley, C. 8. Eastman, P. F. Ward, F.
A.' Little, 8 E Wilson, C, A. Wilson,
Ci« K. Junokett, E. B. Adams, E
Lewis, W. H. Wilson. $3.00 per month.
Abstractors. Fall River Abstract
Co. 83.00 per month.
Banks: Bank of Hot Springs,
Peoples National Bank, Stockmans
Bank, 815.00 per month.
Bath houses: Evans Plunge, Mam
moth Plunge. 815.00 per month. Sul
pbur Bath, Siloam, 85.00 per month,
Barbers: Bert Metcalf, B. G, Good
en, L. O. Sbffley, E. 8. Parsons, E.
T. Pieroe, 8100 per ohair.
Bottling works: Hot Springs Bottl
ing Works, 85 00 per montb.
Billiard and Pool: A. W Cobb, Geo.
Leak, Earl ParsonB, 81.00 per table.
Clothing, dry goods, eto I. H. Chase,
W. M. Knowlton, G. W. Montgomery,
E. Elsey, Phillips Dry Goods Co., 85 00
Chiropractors: B. J. Haas, Mrs. C,
Williams, 8500 per month.
Confeotioners: George Leak, J. N,
Jones, H. Cook, 83.00 per month.
Cafes: Olub, Rioher, Hawkins,
Silver Moon, Ole Tourniquist, 85.00
Creamery: Hot Springs Creamery,
85.00 per month.
Dentists: Dr. L. E. Eaton, Dr. R. C.
Mattlson, 85.00 per month.
Druggists: Walker-Hedriok Pharm
acy, 87 50 per month Hargens Drug
Co, 87 50 per montb L. E. Highley,
upper town, 87.50 per montb L. E.
Highley, lower town, 81.00 per montb
Morgan Drug Co.. 87 50 per month.
Funeral Direotors: C. W, Benson.
Joyce Undertaking Co., 87.50 ner
merchandise: The Hunter
Co., 17.50 per month.
Grocers: Co nnor and Co., $5.00 per
month Jay Crane. $5.00 per month:
A. Hummel, |5 00 per month
March, 810.00 per month Bruce & Son,
12 00 per month Kime & Co., $5 00 per
Feed stores: Moshier & Kime. 85 00
Garages: Hot Springs Garage, 815,00
per montb Central Garage, 5 00 ner
Hotels: The Evans and Annex, 835.00
per montb Hot Springs House, 820,00
per month, The Gillespie, 815,CO per
month The Gibson, 85 °0 per month
The Minnekahta, 87.50 per month The
Braun, 815.00 per montb The Valley
House, 85 00 per month Huebuer
House, 85 00 per montb Pall River
House, 82 50 per month Home Hotel
82.50 per month.
Haok and auto livery: H. Oldfield,
Albert Peteraon, A. L. Shannon, W
Taylor, A, A. Shoemaker, Isadora Shell,
Bert Underhill, R. A. Hummel. Vio
Peterson, 82.00 per month.
Hospitals: The Sisters, 87.50 per
montb Hargens, 85.00 per montb.
Hardware: P. J. Dudley, 86.00 per
Insurance: L. C. Eastman, G.
^?iith' H. g-Cleveland, O. A. 8tewart,"
Wilson & Wilson, Juokett & Adams,
82 00 per month.
Investments: Hedriok Holding Co
Stuart & Stanley, 82 00 per montb.
Ioe dealers: Frank Hesnard, 810 00
Jewelers: Blook & Fishman, 85 00
per month Sam Christensen, 85 00 per
month F. L. Gregory, 82.00 per montb.
Laundry The Evans, 81000 per
Hills, 82.00 per month.
Lumber: Giattly Lumber Co The
Wooster Co., 81000 per month.
Livery stable: The Keystone. 82 50
Landlords: J. A, Clark, U. S.
Robinson, E. W. Martin, P. p. Howard
Jno. VanSittert, W. J. Magowau W. P.'
Phillips, Stockmans Bank, Mrs. F."
Evans, M. E. Fiannigan, Reede'r &
Riordan, Jensen Livery & Stase Co
Harry Clark. 85.00 permonth
Merchant tailors: O. R, Poster, 83 00
per month F. M. Green, 85.00 ner
Millinery: MissG. Sohrider. 82 00
Meat markets: Bailiff Co.. Heinzer
ling $10 00 per month
Newspapers: The Star, Times-Herald.
•5.00 per month.
Physicians and surgeons: A. E Bel
'?.W8V Geyerman, O W Har«en«,
W. J. McRob$ft9f R. D, JoDuiofffl.
Walker, R. M. Wheeler, H, C. Worth
ington, i5 00 per month.
Plumbers: J. Gillespie & Co. *4.00
»,er moatb Paul Rioher, $2.00 per
Photographers: H. B. Stevens, $500
Real estate & loans: DeMoulin Loan
& Investment Co 85.00 per month
Saloons: Evans Buffet, The North
ern, The Bodega, The Eureka,' $10 00
Transfer companies: T. W. Cable,
$4.00 per month Roth Transfer Co.
$100 per montb Transfer, Feed & Fuel
Co., $6.00 per month.
Theatre: Morris Grand, $10 00 per
Telephone Co The Peoples, $7.50
Water, Light A Power Co., $15 00 per
Blacksmith: Daniels & Allen, $2.00
A. Heidepreim, 82.00 per month.
F. D. Hummel, $2.00 per month.
B. M. S. VISITED
BOARD MAKES ANNUAL TOUR OF
W E RE WE E AS E
FOUR MEMBERS OF BOARD. INSPEC
TOR-GENERAL AND OTHERS
IN THE PARTY
The Board of Managers of the Na
tional Homes in the United States
made their annual inspection at the
Battle Mountain Sanitarium at this
plaoe on Monday and Tuesday of this
week and found everything in fine
shape. The party was oomposed of
Colonel Frederick J. Close and wife,
of Kansas City, the new president, (Jap
tain Thomas F. Brigham, of Buokileld,
Maine, the new vice president, Hon.
James F. Catherwood and daughter,
Miss Helen, of Hoopeston. Illinois,
Captain John C. Nelson, of Logans
port, Indiana, both members of the
board, and Major Moses Harris, gen
eral treasurer, of New York, Colonel
James E. Miller and wife, of New
York, the inspector-general, and II.
Spanier, of New York, obief clerk.
The other members of the board
who were unable to make this trip are
Major Wadswoith, of New York, Ex
Governor Markham, of Pasadena, Cal
ifornia, and George H. Woods, of
Dayton, Ohio, the last named being
the new seoretary of the board. With
the exception of Major Wadsworth and
Ex-Governor Markham, all the other
members of the board have but re
cently been appointed.
The party met first at Milwaukee
where the home there was inspected
and from there they next visited the
home at Ft. Leavenworth. They de
parted Tuesday evening for Safftelle,
California, to viBit the western branoh.
The party arrived here Monday
morning and after going over matters
at the Sanitarium during the day,
were entertained at the assembly hall
in the evening with speoial motion pic
tures and a musical oonoei and later
were the guests of Governor Matteson
at a reception given at bis home.
One fact that rather dampened the
spirits of the party was the illness of
the vice president, Captain Thomas F.
Brigham, who npon his arrival here
developed a severe oase of pneumonia
and is at present at the Sanitarium
under the care of Governor Matteson
and staff. He is reported somewhat
better at this time.
WELSH SINGERS WERE GOOD
Gave Concert at Sanitarium and Also Morris
Grand Sunday Afternoon and Evening.
The Welsh Singers, under the direc
tion of G. F. Davies, appeared Sunday
afternoon at the Battle Mountain San
Published at The Only Carlsbad ol America
Hot Springs, South Dakota, Friday, March 26th, 1915
DEEP SEA FISHING.
itarium and gave a musioai ooncert
that was exceptionally good. There
are thirteen members in the company,
all men of talent in the singing line,
That evening they gave a concert at
the Morris Grand. On both occasion's
they were greeted by large crowds who
were very enthusiastic over the pro
gram. The different numbers were
arranged with good judgement, afford
ing opportunities for the varied talent
of the members of the company.
While the numbers were all of a su
perior grade, there was but little of tbe
heavy material and enough of the
lighter kind to please every one. In
the solotf, duets?, trios, quartettes and
ensemble work, tbere appeared the ef
forts of true artists who are in love
with their caliiug aud appreciative of
the evidences of delight on the part of
the audience. They departed Monday
morning for the Northern Hills where
they will give a series of oonoerts.
TO BRIDGE THE MISSOURI
Special Committee Formulating Preliminary
Details.—Means Much to City.
Yankton, S. D,, Maroh 20.—There is
a well defined feeling among the bus
iness iuterests of Yankton that the
present agitation for a bridge across
the Missouri river will bring aotion and
results. Residents, of Knox and Cedar
counties, in Nebraska, are urging the
project and giving assuranoe of finan
Charles Smith, the seoretary of the
bridge committee, has issued the fol
"Owing to the great amount of work
that will first have to be done, proilt
ing from the past experience in such
matters, it has been decided that be
fore suoh a publio meeting is heid, all
matters pertaining to every phase of
the proposition be looked into afrd the
oommittee be thoroughly posted, so
that no mistakes be made and no de
lays incurred. For that reason the
publio will kindly be patient until this
information is collected.
"It is the desire of the oommittee
that this bridge be builded along the
broadest lines possible that it shall be
the pride of every man, woman and
ohild in Yankton oounty—a bridge
built, owned and operated by oitizens
of this county, so that any benefits de
rived from it shall be ours and our im
"A great deal of time and energy will
be put into getting facts and data cov
ering every single angle of the proposi
tion, so that when it is put up to tbe
people everything will be plain and
clear out, so that everybody knows just
what is to be done and how we are go
ing to do it.
"It will be so arranged that not a
dollar goes into anything but the
bridge. Tbere will be no promotors'
rake off, because we are going to do
the job ourselves. When we say 'we,'
it means every man and woman in
Yankton oounty, assisted by our good
neighbors in Cedar and Knox ooun
Joe Gormon, who is held on a murder
oharge, and who has been suffering
from the effects of a gun shot wonnd in
the head, was operated on at the Sis
ters Hospital Monday morning for the
purpose of relieving pressure on the
brain which has caused epileptic fits.
—-Reynolds in Portland Cr«gonian.
JOE PETTY RESIDENCE BADLY
DAMAGED BY FIRE
WAS PARTIALLY INSURED
CONTENTS OF HOUSE SAVED BUT
BUILDING GETS BADLY SCORCHED
BEFORE FLAMES ARE SUBDUED
The residence of Joe Petty in lower
town had a narrow esoape from com
plete destruction by fire Monday fore
noon when an old mattress lying on the
northeast side 6f the building oaught
on fire and started the flames to climb
ing along the 6idewall until the roof
was reached. The roof was a mass of
llatnes before the Are wasjdisoouvered.
The volunteer department made a
reoord run and soon had a stream of
water playing on the blaze. Others
assisted in removing all the furniture
from the building and as soon as a hole
oould be out in the roof the blaze was
soon under control.
However the building was badly dam*
aged both from lire and water and be
fore it will be habitable will have to be
replastered and a new roof and part
of the side wall replaced. At the time
the Are was desoovered, Mr. Petty was
asleep in the building.
The building and contents were both
insured, nevertheless the loss to Mr.
Petty will be quite heavy. Until the
building oan be repaired the family will
oooupy one of the residences owned by
NEW HOMESTEAD LAWS
Two Laws of Special Importance Affecting
South Dakota People.
Two laws of Bpecial importance to
South Dakota passed during the last
days of the G3rd congress are Publio
No. 209, bouse resolution 1C98, and
Publio No. 279, house resolution 12919.
Both are amendments of the original
enlarged homestead, or 320 acre act of
February 19, 1909, 35th statutes, G39,
whioh applied to the states of Colo
rado, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah,
Washington and Wyoming, and to the
then territories of Arizona and New
Mexico. Subsequent acts have added
Idaho, California, North Dakota and
Kansas to the list of states to whioh
the enlarged homestead act is applica
The lands whioh may be entered un
der the original aud amended acts are
uon mineral, non-irrigable, unreserved
and unappropriated, aud without mer
chantable timber thereon. Tbe act
permits of an original entry of 320
acres of land of the oharaoter de
Publio No. 299 extends the provis
ions of the original and amendatory
acts to South Dakota, tbe original bill
having been amended in this respect
at tbe instanoe of Senator Sterling.
Tbe aot permits a homesteader on
lands of such oharaoter, who has not
made final proof on the 1G0 acre traot
first entered, to make application for
an additional 1G0 acres contiguous to
his unperfeoted entry. It is uot re
quired that the lands subject, to entry
under this aot shill have been pre
iously designated by the seoretary of
the interior before application for en
try oan be made but the applioation
must be supported by corroborated af
fidavit of tbe applicant in duplicate,
showing that the land applied for is of
the character contemplated by the en
larged homestead act. Tbe applica
tion will he received by the register
and receiver of the land dial riot in
whioh the land is located and actiou
thereon suspended until it shall have
been determined by tbe seoretary of
the interior whether tbe land, entry of
which is applied for, is of the oharaoter
contemplated by the aot. During suoh
suspension the land described in said
applioation will be segregated and not
subjaot to entry until tbe oase is dis
posed of. If it is found that, the land
is of the oharaoter contemplated by
the aot, then tbe application shall be
allowed otherwise it, shall be rt jaoted,
subject to appeal.
Tbe original homestead aot, and aots
amendatory thereof, permitted an ad
ditional entry only in oases where final
proof had not been made upon t.he
original entry, but Public No. 279
changes tbe law in this respeot and
permits any person who has submitted
proof and who still owns and oooupiee
the land entered to make an additional
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entry of land contiguous to hie first
entry whiob, with his first entry, shall
not exceed 320 aores. It will therefore
be possible for a number of home
steaders within the state on lands of
the oharaoter described in the enlarged
homestead aot and who have already
proved up but are still living on their
original entry, to make entry of con
tiguous land to the extent of an ad
ditional 160 aores.
Regulations under these acts have
not yet been issued by the Interior De
partment but it may be advisable for
anyone who contemplates making
either an original entry of 320 aores or
an additional entry, to make the neoes
sary application to the Register and
Receiver in the district in whioh the
land is located at the earliest oDoor
These aots do not apply to Indian
reservation lands whiob, under exist
ing law relating to the disposal of snob
lauds, have been are disposed of at
appraised prices, but only to lands sub*
jeot t,o entry under the general home
Eighth Grade Examinations to be Held Earlier
This Year Than Usual
Unlike previous years the State De
partment has authorized two final
eighth grade examinations, for this
year. Formerly but one was held oc
curring some time paBt the middle of
An earlier examination has been de*
oided upon for the purpose of giving
pupils attending school in whiob tbe
term ends earlier than May, a better
opportunity of suooess.
The first examination will be held
April 1st and 2nd. The seoond ex
amination May 20th and 21st. Pupils
desiring to take the first examination,
will write at one or other of the follow-''
ing plaoes namely: Ardmore, Edge*
mont, Oelrioh or Hot Springs.
Teachers of the eighth grade pnplls
so writing will not be allowed to con
duot the examination. Helen Brelsford,
WINNIE STRUM DEAD
Youngest Daughter of Mr. and MM. Prank
Tbe funeial servioes of Winnie
Strum were held from the home of her
parents, Mr, and Mrs. Frank Strom,
Monday March 15th, conducted by E.
P. DeMoulin, of tbe Christian Soienoe
ohuroh. Tbe servioes were attended
by a large number of neighbors and
friends and also many of tbe eobool
mates of the deoeased as she was very
popular. Interment was made in the
Bvergreen oemetery. The deoeased
was a sufferer for over a year and the
end came peacefully on Saturday,
Maroh 13tb, aged twelve years, one
month and five days. Besides a mother
and father she leaves one sister to
mourn ber death.
Train Kills Tramp in Edgemont Yards Last
Edgftmnnt Enterprise: A tramp was
run over and killed in the Burlington
yards Wednesday night aboat 8:30
o'ciook. Coroner Gordon Killinger
came down from Hot Springs Thursday
night, and an inquest was held with D.
E. Winter, J. T. Hewitt and Jack Tidd
as jurors. At this hearing, wbioh took
on much the nature of an Inter-State
Commerce Commission inquiry, it de
veloped that no one knew how tbe ao«
oident occurred or had seen the man.
He was trespassing on the private
prperty of the railroad and was killed
—that's all. It is supposed that his
name was Walter Barrington, and that
bis father is a wealthy resident of
Wolverhampton, England. The jury
returned a verdiot of aooidental death
Architect J. P. Eisentraut, Formerly of This
Place Organizes New Firm
J. P. Eisentraut and P. H. Bartbolz
have formed a partnership and will
open an office in Room No. 9, of the
Elks building, as architects. The firm
is commissioned to draft plans for a
modern three story 65x65, bank and of
fice building for Merchants' Loan &
Trust Company. The plans call for a
structure of granite, sandstone and
press brick gravel roof, stone oornioe,
skylights, struotureal iron, oak finish,
tile wood floor, eleotrio fixtures, offloe
lavatories, water closets, fireproofing,
plate d. s. glass, metal lath, hard plas
ter, store front, metal windows, side
walk lights, corner beads, grilles, heat
ing, vapor, marble and mosaic, plastio
ornaments, ventilators, roof, elevators,
one electric, H. P. boiler, motor gene
rator.—Rapid City Daily Journal.
1000 tons of good bay for sale. Alf
alfa, timothy and. native hay. Write or
wire R. A Watt, Upton, Wyoming. 3t-48
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