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HOT SPRINGS WON FROMJORMAL LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL WON INTER ESTING GAME OF BALL GOOD CROWD ATTENDS FIHST GAME OF SEASON ON GROUNDS IS FAST AND EXCITING HOME The Spearfish Normal base ball team with a bunch of faithful rooters oame down last Saturday from the northern Hills and opened the base ball season h»-re with the locals before a good sized crowd at Athletic Park. The game was called at two thirty and from the size of the Speartlsh bunch and the way they wsrmed up on the diamond it looked very much as tho the local youngsters were in for a drubbing. In base ball as in many other games size isn't essential and when the dust clear ed away after nine innings it was found that Hot Springs was the winner by a score of thirteen to twelve. The battle: Eaoh team scored one run in the first frame. Seeright for the locals making the oirouit largely on errors by Speartlsh. Both were blank ed in the second but in the third a little heavy cannonading by Speartlsh caused two men to cross the plate. In their half of the third Dudley for the locals flew out, Parks walked, Seeright got a hit advanoing the runner, East man got a Texas leaguer scoring Parks but Seeright was thrown out a 6eoond ru the play. Persson then came up for a home-run smash scoring Eastman ahead of him. Boore four to three. In the fourth Parke, vho had been sick for several days previous, was re plied in the box by Hunter after four Bpeartlah runners had crossed the pl«te and the latter succeeded in stem ming the tide. The looals in their half of the fourth went, out in one, two, three order. Neither side scored until the seventh when Persson crossed the plate for the locals. Spearflsh garnered two tallies iu the eighth whioh made it, look very much as tho home boys were beaten but suoh a slaughter as oooured in their half put a very differt aspect on the game Seeright got a hit, then Eastman duplicated the stunt, then Persson got his second home run of the game, Magowan tlew out, then Hunter and Bruce both scored after slamming the ball, Volin was thrown out at second after getting to first on an error, Dudley scored after hitting for two bags when Seeright got his second hit. Eastman tlew out ending the in ning. Score ten to nine in favor of the looals. In the ninth SpearAsh tied the score after one was down and took the lead a few minutes afterward when Stearns and Strouse soored. Three men then went down in a row. With their bat tiug eyes still in fine shape Perssont Magowan, Hunter and Bruce for Hot Springs eaoh hit safely, the last swat bringing iu the winning tally. It was a dandy game despite the free hit ting and one well worth witnessing The hitting of the iocals is perhaps due largely to the coaohing of "Tubby" Holden, who bus a reputation for swattiug but whoHe running bases is too much in the same spot. The lineup: Spearflsh: Reddiok, cf Foley, Walton, 1st Vloriey, Bunney, 3rd McNisb, s* VV.-iUgh, If Stearns, 2nd Stronsp, f. Ho1 Seeright, rf Eastman ss Pen-son, cf MagowBii, 1st Hunter, 3rd band Bruce, If Volin 2nd I)udl»y, Parks, and 3rd Umpire: Dailey STATE MEETING Elks Will M°et at Yankton cn June 9th for Big Time Special, Yankton, S. May 21: The biggest and best meeting of Elks ever held in South Dakota will convene in Yankton nu the 9th of Jane. The oa OH-i in will hf the annual convention of South Dakota State Elks' Associ ation. The e.-muiir.ee appointed are work ing li^rd to make this convention a notable success Entertainments and attractions of m«rit have been arrang ed, Including base ball games, vaude ville, lia'ids, dancer, and many other things Special trains have already been chartered for Rome of the dele gations. Sioux Falls and Sloax Oity will send speoial trains, with bands and Elk base ball teams Mitchell and Aberdeen will also send big delegations Watertown and Hurou, it is under stood, will come to Yankton with a big bunch of Elks. The Black Hills lodges, which include Lead, Rapid City and Deadwood, will turn loose a good share of their autlered herds to attend the convention. It is not definitely known what cities will seek the 1916 convention, but it is understood locally that the convention here will have several invitations, and the tight to land the I91G meeting may prove one of interest before the con vention. EAST AND WEST TO MIX Teams From All Parts of State to Compete at Belle Fourche Belle Fourche, S. D. May has long been a friendly strife between the populace east of the Missouri river and those west of the river in South Dakota for supremacy iu matters both political and soolal. This state of uncertainty has caused the different state leaders, politicians in particular, a great many sleepless nights. This condition of affairs was taken into serious consideration by the State Firemen's Association this year and it is their purpose to clear the at mosphere once and for all In order to make the deoision conclusive the committee in charge have deoided that a friendly contest of the national past time would prove the most popular. It has therefore been arranged to stage a baseball game on Monday afternoon, the first day of the annual tournament, the players to be chosen from the flre tneu present and no tiremen from east of the river will be allowed to play with the west of the river team and vice versa. Mayor Hiokey of this city will pitch the first ball to President Bangs of the State Association, there by expressing Belle Fourohe's welcome to attending tiremen, and in order to carry out the purpose of deciding the states supremacy, Mr. Ralph No tt, of the W. S. Nott Co of Minneapolis, will umpiie the game, thus assuring a perfectly square deal. The future progress of the 6tate absolutely hangs on this game and the Committee has been assured by the big league man agers that they will not, under any consideration, rent any of their players to either of the contesting teams but will doubtless have soouts on the ground looking for new material for their own use. Every precaution has been taken and in the words of Jack Johuson "may the best man win," and the outcome will truly be the survival of the Attest. LOW ROUND TRIP FARES Enjoy Sight Seeing and Visit Your Friends in Eastern Cities Tickets on sale June 1 to September 30,1915, via the Chicago & North West, em Ry., to Detroit, Niagra Falls, New York, Atlantio Oity, Boston, Philadel phia and other points east of Chicago on the Great Lakes and Atlantio Ooast Region. Be sure your tickets read via the Chicago & North Western Ry. and you will secure unexcelled train service over a double traoked system equipped with automatic electrio safety signals all the way. You arrive at Chioago in the palatial new passenger terminal. Direct oon nections with fast trains on lines east, Wide choice of routes east of Chi cago, favorable stop overs, liberal re turn limits. Full particulars may be had upon ap plication to any ticket agent, Chioago & North Western Ry. J. L. MERIDITtl DEAD Highly Respected Resident of This City Died Last Saturday John L. Meridith died Saturday noon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Pearl Sells, in lower town, aged seventy-seven years. The deceased oame to Hot Springs about Ave years ago and since that, time has made his home with his daughter, He was the grandfather Miss Pearl Sells, who conducted the photo gallery here for a time and who is now located in California. Some two or three years ago the de ceased suffered a stroke of paralysis from whioh he grew steadily worse, Anally becoming bedfast and for the pa6t year has been practically helpless until the end oame. The remains were shipped Sunday morning to Groten, this state, bis old home for burial accompanied by his daughter, Mrs Sells $25 REWARD Twenty Ave dollars will be given for the person who will return to their home at Minnekahta, one large bay and one dark iron gray gelding, both Av* year* old branded Sever bar on right shoulder. Their range Red Canyon and adjacent country. Mrs. Frank Lyman, Minnekahta. Black Hills. Hot Springs, South Dakota, Friday, May 21st, 1915 21: There feeling of 10T SPRINGS WILL CELEBRATE NATION'S BIRTHDAY WILL PROPERLY OBSERVED A BIG TIME ASSURED SPECIAL ATTRACTIONS WILL BE SE CURED FOR TWO DAYS PROGRAM The committee appointed by the local fire department and the Commer cial Club report that after visiting the business men of the city it is the un animous desire that Hot Springs prop erly oelebrate the nation's birthday with one and perhaps a two days pro gram. This oity is an ideal place for people to oome to oelebrate and every event of this kind hereto fore has been an unqualified success. A flue sports program will be arrang ed with good purses and a number of speoial attractions will be secured. The committees are already in touch with some features, that should they be successful iu seouring them will be the biggest drawing cards ever offered at a oelebration. Further par ticular* and a program of eveuts will be announced later. GRAND LODGE WILL MEET HERE Odd Fellows of the State Will Meet in Hot Springs Next Year A telegram to John Mueller from D. K. Batohelor, W. R. Morgan and T. B. Dings, who are attending the South Dakota Grand Lodge meeting of the O. O. F. at Mitchell this week, states that they have secured the meeting for Hot, Springs for the year 191G. This is indeed good news to the people of this oity. WATCH WILL BE AWARDED. First Watch In Pony Contest Will Be Award ed at the Morris Grand, Saturday. Every three weeks during the pony contest whioh is being conducted by some of the inerohants here, an Elgin gold watch is awarded to the utestant, boy or girl, having the highest number of votes at that time. The first of these watches will be aw mded on Sat urday evening at the Morris Grand. Only one watoh may be awarded to any one contestant but the votes for the watoh also count on the pony. WON'T TELL AGES Published at The Only Carlsbad ol America. BE Ages Women Really Do Balk at Giving Their to Census Man Pierre, S. D., May 21.—The new oounty of Haakon, formed last fall from a portion of Stanley county, is the first to send in census returns. A considerable porti of the returns of READY FOR BUSINESS. that county were receivee yesterday by the census department, it being an un usually prompt return, bs the enumer ators only began on May 1 to take data. Gaieties of the enumeration daily continue to drop into the census di vision. At Brookings, the enumerator asked a woman her age. She replied with asperity, "It's none of your busi ness." "Do yon refuse to say asked the ottioial, "I most certainly do," snapped the woman. "In that case 1 shall have to guess at it," said the enumerator "I'll put it down at 52." "Don't you dare write that down," ex claimed the horrified woman "1 was just 3G the 11th of last March." "Thank you," said the enumerator, as he moved away. SUCCESSFUL MEETINGS Revivals at the M. I:. Church Closed Tues day livening. Revival services whioh have been in several weeks at with excellent results, closed last Tuesday evening. Rev. BeardHley, of Stur^is, assisted the pastor one week. One Sabbath eveu ing Rev. 0 F. Holler of the Baptist ohuroh and Rev. D. D. Tallman of the Presbyterian ohuroh eaoh dismissed their evening service and came over with their congregations in a fraternal way to enjoy the revival services. Mrs. Joseph L. Sliarur of Anaheim, Cali fornia, who has l.een agisting Rev. II. L. Case in these meetings a major part of the time is an excellent leader, a flue solo singer of strong personality a fine chorus leader and withal a splei. did preacher. She has made a host of friends in her work among us and leaves for other fields of labor without any ill will or ill feeling that is said to sometimes to follow the work of evangelists. Mrs. Sharar has the dis tinction of having successfully served a charge as Methodist pastor so fully understands the needs of the work of a charge progress for the past the Methodist ohuroh BOUGHT BUZZ WAGON Editor Goddard Now ilas Little Ford That Runs Right Along. Harry Goddard, editor of the Edge mont Express, will no longer wear out shoe leather like the most of the scribes in this section but has advano ed to a higher plane and will hereafter be numbered among the plutes. Harry was in the oity Monday in company with Herbert Bartlet.t and returned home that evening with a new Ford car which he bad purohased thru Mr. Bartlett of the Hot Springs Motor Company. When South Dakota editors get so they ride in their own cars the newspaper prospect isn't so bad after all. Any way we know of no one who is more deserving of the luxeries of life than our friend Brother Goddard. Here's good luok with the buzz wagon. Don't fail to see the three reels of motion piotures showing what the Modern Woodmen of America are do ing, at the Morris Grand on the evening of May 23th. Three thousand feet showing the "Man who oame ..back, cr the stay at the Sanitarium I'Miiinii/ij —Williams in Indianapolis News. WEEKLY STAR. VISITSPROJECI MEMBER OF CONGRESS FROM NEBRASKA HERE LAST WEEK INTERESTED IN IRRIGATION IS A MEMBER OF THE IRRIGATION COMMITTEE IN CONGRESS LIKES ANGOSTURA PROJECT Congressman Moses P. Ivinkaid, of O'Neill, Nebraska, was in the city last Friday visiting his numerous Hot Springs friends and while here he was taken by auto to visit the reservoir and dam site of the proposed Angostura Ir rigation projeot near Casoade. Congressman Kinkaid was a class mate at Ann Arbor of the late Judge G. M. Cleveland, of this city, and in com pany with L. E. Cleveland, C. T. 0. Lollich, chairman of the irrigation committee of the Commercial Club, and Attorney S. E. Wilson, in the Cleveland machine the party drove to Casoade to the Noerenberg ranch that afternoon. Here they visited the gov ernment gagiug station and the "Nar rows" and the Congressman expressed himself as very much taken with this projeot. Being a member of the ir rigation committee in Congress he has had opportunity to hear a great deal about the different projects and he ex pressed himself that this one was the best and oheapest that had been brought to his notice. The large ir rigable aoreage at the minimum cost of about thirty dollars per acre impressed him as making this project one of the first to be taken up. As Congressman Kinkaid is interest ed in Fall River county the people here may rest assured that they will have a friend at Washington when this matter is taken up. HOW COUNTIES MAY ORGANIZE Speech of C. Tot"l A. Michaels in This City on May 12th. By 0. A. Miohels, District Agricul tural Agent, Belle Fourche, South Da kota. How CountieH May Organl/.e Under tlie New Hmitli-Lever 11111 Last May a bill, known as the Smith Lever, passed the United States Con gress carrying an appropriation of four million dollars. This Bill states speo iAoally that the money is to be used for extension and county agent work. Out of the four million dollars Smith Lever fuud, the state of South Dakota gets this year, sixteen thousand dol lars, and next year twenty-two thous and dollars. This fund increase!, year by year ac cording to the population of the state increases. Eaoh year the Government turns the money over to the state to be used for agricultural extension pur poses, State Slulth-Lever Fund Senate Bill No. 258, introduced by joint commission on agriculture iu brief states: That the State of South Dakota appropriates the sum of twenty Ave thousand dollars for July 1st, 1915 to July 1st, 191G, and for the year, July 1st, 191G to July 1st, 1917, the sum of thirty thousand dollars. This fund is to be used for general extension and county agent, work. County A^ent The plan of organizing a oounty for oounty agent work is as follows: 1. Circulate petitions in every town ship of the county, and after Afty free holders, representing at least one-third of the townships in the county, have signed and agreed to pay two dollars, you are ready to organize. 2. Call a meeting of the signers of the petition, formulate a constitution and by-laws as to the purpose of as sociation and elect Ave or seven direct ors out of whioh body elect a President, Vice President, Treasurer the secre tary may be chosen from membership .'I Incorporate with the Secretary of State. liefer to Senate Bill No. 258 Section lines ten to twenty eight, 1 Present the petition of the free holders to the County Commissioners and ask for levy from general fuud?. (This levy cannot exceed 8100 00 per township.) 5. Ask state leader for plant bureau funds. C. Make a deposite with the State Treasurer to get sixty cents on eaoii dollar turned into the State Treasurer, 7. County board of directors with consent of state leader hire oounty agent. 8. Remember that for every dollar Vol. 30 No. 5 that the oounty organization turns into the state treasurer, that the state treas urer will leturn to the oounty board the amount of money turned in plus sixty per cent of that amount. Couuty .\K«nt. FuikIh To illustrate how oounty agents funds oan be seoured by county or ganization. Paid up membership, 200 mem bers at &2.01) $ 400 00 County Commissioners Levy.. 1200 00 ."lGOO 00 County deposite with state.... IGOO 00 Received sixty per cent of S1G00 900 00 United States bureau of plant industry G00 00 rTioiToo Il»t» ItanHitH Tluti tlit KiirtiierM Call Derive From bounty Agent Work County agent work has been a grand success wherever it has been tried out. County Boards should pay oounty agents good salaries for no good man who is thoroughly trained along agri cultural lines will work for a small salary. The success of oounty agent work depends largely upon the oonnty agent himself so oounty boards shonld be sure that the oonnty ageut they se leot is familiar with the different lines of work that they wish him to carry out in the oounty. County ageut work, like a good many worthy and commendable undertak ings, has its so-called enemies. Men who wantonly oriticise and knook county agent work are as a role ignor ant of the true nature of it no one should condemn a thing until they fully understand the nature of it. Some feature of oounty agent work may be of little value to one farmer, yet on the other hand it may be of great value to dozens of other farmers in the oounty. For example: A oow testing association may not be of value to a farmer who has no oow, bat will be of a value to a large number of hia neighbors who have cows. This very same farmer may raise alfalfa seed and to him an alfalfa seed grower aBsooia tion would be of greater value, for he oould market his alfalfa seed through the association thus getting a better price for it than he oould have seoared through his individual effortn. In the oounty agent, the farmers have a representative through whom they oan tranasaot their business he oan be their marketing and selling agent and chief advisor along agricul tural lines. In other words he ia the business agent of the farmer and may be likened in a business way to the seoretary of a town Commercial Club, lie oan organize farmers associations, such as clubs, farmers' live Btook breed ing assooiations oow testing associat ions oorn breeders association, alfalfa shippers associations hog growers and shippers assooiations, and other live stock shippers assooiations potato and fruit growers assooiations. For ex ample, let us take an organization like a oounty hog growers and shippers as sociation and see how it oan beoome a great value to the hog growers of a oounty. Its greatest valne will be to the small hog growers. The oonnty agentiWill know how many hogs eaoh farmer has for sale one farmer may only have three or four and others may have Ave, ten, Afteen, twenty aud fifty for sale. Now the oounty agent oan re quest the farmers, who have hogs for sale, to briDg them into town on a cer tain day, and perhaps he oan get enough to ship two or three oar loads at once. In this way the farmers oan always And markets for their hogs and get good prioes for them. This plan of co-operative shipping uuder the direction of a oounty agent has been worked out in a number of our western and eastern states and has proven a big suooess. So why oan it not prove a greater suooess in the counties west of the river. Similar systems oould be arranged for marketing potatoes, alfalfa seed, in fact any farm produce oould be mar keted in this way. The oounty agent also nan assist with district and oonnty fairs, and get up oounty exhibits to show at the state fair. lie oould or ganize boys' and girU' industrial con tests, such as oorn and hog growing and ohioken contests. The ooanty agent oan run a bureau of exchange through whioh farmers oan bay and sell to one another, and a labor bnreaa where farmers oan apply for hired help. In other words the ooanty agent oan rnn a farmers' board of exohange. So it will be well for the farmers and business men to look into ooanty agent work and thoroughly study the nature of it before oondemning this move ment. Manager Parks, of the Morris Grand, has been giving his patrons four reels of piotures during the past week and will ooutinue to do so. Eaoh program is made up of some of the latest and best piotare plays on the screen today and are more than worth the small prioe of admission.