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DECORATION DAYSERVICES SERVICES AT BOTH HOMES ON NEXT MONDAY CONG.GANDY WILL SPEAK SPECIAL PROGRAMS AT SANITARIUM AND STATE HOME TO HONOR SOLDIER AND SAILOR DEAD Deooration Day will be observed in this city with special programs at the Battle Mountain Sanitarium and State Home and also with a program at the city park. At the State Soldiers Home the Grand Army of the Republic will have charge of the services. They will meet at the Home at 8:00 a. m. and march to the cemetery. There they will use their ritual service and also have a short program in decorating the graves. They will then proceed to the Battle Mountain Sanitarium for the remainder of the program at this place. Following is the complete program at the Sanitarium: Program At 9:30 a. m. the procession will form on the avenue in front of the Admin istration Building in the following order: Sanitarium Band. Firing squad and colors. Governor and Staff. Sohool children and Womens Relief Corps. Members of the Home. Jack Foster Camp, No. 3, U. S. W, V. G. A. R. Post and mtnibers of the State Soldiers' Home. Citizens on foot. Carriages. The line will move to the cemetery where the following exercises will take place: "The King of Love My Shepherd Is," Gounod Sanitarium Band Prayer, Rev. Charles B. Clark, Chaplain Strewing of Flowers By the School Children Memorial Salute Firing Squad T.ips Bugler After the strewing of the flowers the line will reform and march to the Band Stand. Kxercise* at Hand Stand "March Pontiiioale," Gounod Sanitarium Band Prayer. Rev, Charles B. Clark, Chaplain "Songs of the Heroes," Lampe.... Sanitarium Band Gettysburg Address .. Rev. Franois X. Hausler, Chaplain ''Daughters of America," Lampe.. Sanitarium Band Address Hon. Harry L. Gandy "Blue and Gray," Dalbey Sanitarium Band Benediction ..Rev, Francis X. Hauesler,Chaplain In the afternoon at 1:30 p. m. the school children and ladies of the W. R. O will meet at the city park and will decorate the waters of Fall River in honor of the sailor dead. After short program at which time Congressman Gaudy will make the principal address, a procession will he formed which will march to the Evergreen cemetery where the Spauisti War Veturaus will use their ritual service in decorating thu graves of the soldier and sailor dead. Practically all tin business houses will close for the afternoon. G. A. R. OFFICERS Ctias. S. Blodgelt, of Rapid City, Chosen State Commander for Coming Year The state encampment of the G. A. R. and W. R. C, held at Rqpid City last week was a very successful affair despite the very bad weather. At the olose of the meeting the following of ficers were elected for the ensuing ear: G. A. It. Officers South Dakota G. A, R., department officers 1915-1016. Commander, Charles S. Blodgett, Rapid City. S. V. Commander, H. D. en tings Pierre. J. V. Commander, P. Patton, Groton. Official Stufl' Assistant Adjutant General P. V. Fitzpatriuk, No. 414 New Yorfc st., Rapid City. Assistant Quarter Master General. Jamda fct. Chase, 71G Second street, Rapid City. Patriotic Instructor, B. Murray, Hot Springs Instraotor General, E. M. Thomas Huron. Chief Mustering Officer, J. B. Geddia, HuroQ. Medioal Director, J. H. Smith, Dcp't History Fal.o. •, Chief of Steff, H. H, Delong, Canton, Judge Advocate General, Abe Van Osdel, Mission Hill. All official communications to be sent to heatf quarters at Rapid City addressed to Assist Adjutant General. BIG ATTENDANCE ASSURED This Year's Tournament Promises to Be a Record Breaker Belle Fourche, May 28th. Judging from the applications for reservations that are being reoeived here daily from firemen and their friends throughout the state, the attendanoe at the Annual Tournament here the week of June 7 will be a record breaker. Arrange ments have been made for a special train starting from Elk Point, Sonth Dakota and Miller, South Dakota sends word they will have a special oar. Many other cities, both east and west of the river have signified their intent ion to send large delegations. A num ber of these people are making their first trip to the Black Hills and the famous spirit of hospitality of this Bection will be exercised to the fullest extent to show them the many scenic wonderments. Local oommittees have provided ample facilities for adequately taking care of all who come and the slogan: "See the Black Hills first" will be oarried out to the letter. EXHIBIT AT FAIR South Dakota Will Have Good Exhibit at San Francisco The exhibit representing South Da kota at the Exposition at San Fran cisoo was shipped last week and it is expected it will be placed and ready for visitors before the first of June. The state has a space sixty by thirty feet between the two east entrances off the Court of Honor in the Palace of Agrioulture. There will be writing tables and chairs for the convenience of South Dakota visitors and they are invited to make it their headquarters and may have their mail addressed in care of the exhibit if desired. South Dakota people are cordially invited to make appointments to meet friends there and to ask for any servioe at the exposition whioh can be given. It represents the state and all may feel a personal interest and proprietorship in it. The Commissioner of Immigration will be in charge for a month and then other South Dakotans during the en tire season. The exhibit consists principally of corn and grain, the latter shown both in the bundle and threshed. The main deoorationB are by Will Kearney, one of the artists who makes the Corn Palace attractive. The prize winning grains from Spink, Jerauld and Butte counties at our late state fair are to be shown and also a collection of minerals furnished by the Black Hills people. The limited time and funds will not permit 6uch an exhibit as it is possi ble for South Dakota to make, but the Immigration Department has tried to arrange a showing of the resources and activities of the state, and invites South Dakota people particularly to visit it. ANNUAL SCHOOL ELECTION City of Hot Springs, South Dakota. To the qualified voters of the Inde peudent Suhool District of No. 10, Hot Springs in the couuty of Fall River and state of South Dakota. Notice is hereby given, that on Tues day, tbe 15:h day of Jme, 1915, being the third Tuesday in June, the annual election of said district will be held at the regular polling plaoes in the city of Hot Springs for the purpose of elect ing oue member of the board of edu cation for the term of one year, two members of the board of education fVr the term of three years. The polls of said election will be opeu at twelve o'clock, of said day, and olose at five o'clook, p, m. of the same day. Dated this 21st day of May, 1915, Lillie M. Connor Clerk of Board of Education. By authority of the Board of Edu cation. 3t-6 T. J. Willis, of Rapid City, was a business caller in Hot Springs, Tues day, Mr. Willi* recently disposed of his job printing plant to William Bo land and Hersohall Miller, both boys former residents of this place and they have already taken possession. They area couple of bustlers and will make good. On Sunday morning &t the First Baptist Church, the pastor will preach a second sermon from the First Epistle of John In the evening "Some LesBonB From the Minor Prophets." The par ticular subject will be "Jonah." Rev. Obas. F. Holler. Minister. 602 Uni versity avenue. IH1 OFHCERS HERE SPECIAL TRAIN OF A. 0. U. W. AND DEGREE OF HONOR ARRIVE FROM RAPID CITY YESTERDAY HOT SPRINGS ENTER TAINED TWO HUNDRED DELE GATES AND OFFICERS A special train arrived in the city yesterday at ten o'clock from Rapid City carrying in the neighborhood of two hundred of the delegates of the A. O, U. \V. and Degree of Honor where they had been during the fore part of the week attending a state con vention of the orders. With the del egates were some of the superior or national officers, The trip was made here primarily for the purpose of showing the national committer of the Degree of Honor the city for the purpose of getting their approval in looating the proposed national home for this order iu Hot Springs. The train was met at the depot by the local band and members of the order as well as members of the Com mercial Club and the state and nation al officers were escorted to the Evan» where they were guests at dinner of the Commercial Club. The other del egates of the order after dinner were given an opportunity to visit Wind Cave, the plunges and other plaoes of interest. Following the dinner a short pro gram of speeches were listened to at the Evans. Hon. S. E. Wilson acted as master of ceremonies and af ter extending on behalf of the citizens of Hot Springs a cordial welcome to the visitors introduced the following superior and grand lodge officers in the order named: Mrs. Frances Buell Oleson, of St. Paul, Minnesota, Super ior Chief of Honor of the Degree of Honor Mrs. C. M. Dilger, of Rapid City, Hot Springs' best booster for the Home Mrs. Fitzgerald, the newly el ected grand ohief of the state L. J. Thomas, Grand Workman of th« A. O. U. W H. C. Sessions, of Sioux Falls, Past Supreme Grand Master, A. O. U. W. and Dr. R. D. Jennin^, of this city. At 2:30 p. m. the grand lodge officers of both lodges were taken in autos about the city to the different points of interests and closed their afternoon program of sight seeing at the Battle Mountain Sanitarium. At 5:50 p. m. they departed on their special train for Rapid City aui from there will return to their respective homos. A short resume of just who the sup erior grand lodge officers of the Degree of Honer are aurl what they have done for the order is given below: Superior Lodge Ollicern Degree of Honor Mrs. Francis Buell Oleson, Superior nSIHjM tm Published at Tlie Only Carlsbad ol Amer Carlsbad ol America. Hot Springs, South Dakota, Friday, May 28th, 1915 THE BOTTOMLESS PIT. Ohief of Honor, of St. Paul, Minnesota, is universally recognized as one of the most talented and enter prising fraternal workers in the United States. She is also active and iniluential in club work and was in strumental in uniting the various clubs of her home city into a federation. She is the prime mover in the home building project now so prominent before the Degree of Honor. Mrs. Elizabeth E. Allburu, Superior Recorder, of Sionx City, Iowa, has the honor of holding her present position since the organization of the Superior Lodge of the Degree of Honor in Buf falo, New York, in 1S9G. She is a prom inent fraternal worker in her society and has been a representative in seve. ral sessions of the Fraternal Congress of the United States. Dr. Jennie Murphy, Superior Medi oal Direotor, of Yankton, South Da kota, was promoted to her high posit ion in recognization of her efficient work as medioal examiner for South Dakota, which position she held for several years. She now has charge of the assistant medical examiners over the entire jurisdiction. Mrs. Kate Session Holmes, Chairman Finance Committee of the Superior Lodge and member of the Executive board, of Verdon, South Dakota, was Grand Recorder of South Dakota jurisdiction, which positiou Bhe held from the time of its creation until two years ago when the benetloiary depart ment was merged with the Superior Lodge. She is very popular in her home state and occupies a place of prominence among the members and officers of the Superior Lodge. Grtind Lodge Office™ of South Dakota Among the distinguished visitors •present were the following Grand Lodge officers of South Dakota: Regna C. Fitzgerald, Grand Chief of Honor, of Watertown Past Grand Chiefs of Honor, Mrs, Maude Hyde, of Webster. Emma Thayer, of Brookings and Mrs. C. M. Dilger, of Rapid City, Mrs. Maude Paine, and Mrs. Belk, of Henry. A. O. U. XV. Representation There were several distinguished of ficers of fhe A. O. U. W, Supreme Lodge, which is the oldest fraternal sooiety in existence in the United States and the one which has blazed the way for all the others. Among these were H. C. Sessions, of Sioux Falls, Past Supreme'Grand Master, a most faithful aud efficient worker in the order, and a man who has visited the city on previous ooaasions. L. J. Thomas, Grand Master, H. Neil], Grand Recorder, Henry Englesby, Overseer, B. F. Lindknegal, Inside Watohman, Dr. MoNutt, Past Grand Master. Belle Fourohe, S. D. May 25th Dis trict Agricultural Agent Mr. C. A. Michels who has headquarters in this city, is anxious to oo-opeiate ^ith the farmers west of the river in every way possible either in the organization of their districts in order that a oounty agent may be secured or in the matter of solving perplexing farm problems, This is a service that is yours for the asking. Nobody is to blame but your self if you don't get some good out of Mr. Michaels presence. —Evans in Baltimore American. I WEEKPROGRAM CLASS OF TWELVE GRADUATE FROM LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL EXERCISES LAST NIGHT GRADUATES GIVEN DIPLOMAS AT MORRIS GRAND. A LARGE CROWD WAS PRESENT A olass of twelve were graduated from the high sohool and reoeived their diplomas at the Morris Grand last evening when one of the final events commencement week was held. This year's olass is oomposed of Her bert Kime, Carl Hunter, Leonard Dudley, Stanley Parks, Leo Volin, Arthur Persson, Helen Cleaver, Mar ion Lessard, Mary Little, Jessie Wood cock, Louise Jennings and Alta Mont* gomery. The principal speaker of the evening was Professor Miller, of the State College at Brookiugp, and he gave an excellent talk to the young people who are now entering on the more ser ious duties of life. The other events of commencement week whioh have kept the graduates busy were the baooalaureate sermon on last Sunday at the Episoopal ohuroh by Rev. Edward d'Argent. Write-ups of the other events of the week which have been handpd in are as follows: Heubuer House llnnciueta Literary Society Monday evening at the Heubner House the High School Literary So oiety held their second annual banquet whioh was attended by forty-two of the forty-eight members of the society. The banquet was served in the style that all expect at the Heubner House and the appreciation of the students burst fourth In "Nine Rahs for HeubDers" at the olose of the function. Following the banquet Mis9 Marie Juokett, as president of the sooiety introduced Mr. Riohart who respond ed to the toast "The Banquet" in his usual genial manner, ending by bring ing down the house with one of his stories in such a manner as to be ap preciated even by the one on whom it was told. Herbert Kime then responded to "The Seniors" and Bpoke in appre ciative terms of the sohool, student friends and faculty that the seniors were leaving, Next followed Flo Barns on 'The Seniors-to-be." She presented a olever paraphrase of Ten nyson's "Death of the Old Year," ap plying it to the passing of the senior olass. Arthur Eastern with his usual chivalry responded to "The Girls" with ''God bless them! How oould we ever get along without them?" Helen Cleaver was then introduced to toast "The Boys" and responded with an appropriate poem compliment ing both those who were to leave the sooiety by graduation and those who were to remain as members. Dean Eastman in response to •'Athletics" reviewed the athletio situation and predicted a good year for Hot Springs for 1915 10. Miss Brown was uext introduced as being from Missouri,and with no at tempt to deny or explain the impu tation, responded in poetry to "The Students." Mr. Hunt theu respond ed to "Partings" and emphasized the fact that- though parting septrated friends it can not destroy the friendfhip that each treasures up and takes with liim Miss Mildred Bean then responded lo "The Faculty" and in an earnest and able way expressed the ntimeut of the student body toward thefaoulty. Mr. Taoy responded to the last toast,, "The Miitonian Literary Sooiety." by impressing on the student member the fact that initiative counts for move ttian any other factor in sucoess in life, and that the real value of the so oiety was that it was an organization managed by the students themselves. Mr. Herbert Kime furnished a violin solo, Mi Mary Dolliver, a piano solo and Miss Cleaver a vocal solo. Each was muoh appreciated and heartily en cored. Muoh Credit is due the management of the Heubner Uouse for the success of the banquet, aud muoh hearty appre ciation was expressed by those who participated in it. CIUSH lireukfant at Cleaver'S Tuesday morning at 8 a. m. the senior olass enjoyed their annual olass breakfast at the Cleaver home. The decorations, place oards, and flowers were in harmony with the colors of the A A VoL 30 No. 6 iilnaa and very delightful four OODna breakfast was served. It is the sentiment of students and faculty that the olass breakfasts at Cleaver's are among the most enjoy able of oommenoement affairs. On Wednesday evening the Junior Senior banquet at the Hot Springs House was one of the most enjoyable of the week. The spread was simply tine, an assured faot whenever Mrs. Nicholson has charge of saoh an af Tair. The decorations were the olass colors. This afternoon (Friday) is high sohool field .day and the high sohool base ball team will cross bats with the Chadron, Nebraska team. The local baud will be on hand to furnish muBio and as all the stores have consented to« close for the afternoon a big orowd will be the result. This evening the final event of the week will be the Junior-Senior Prom at the I. O. O. F. Hall. RAPiDCITY TEAM WON Local Hifh School Base Ball Team Met De feat Last Saturday In one of the best games of ball ever played on the local diamond the looai high school base ball team met defeat at the bands of the Rapid City boys last Saturday afternoon before a fair sized orowd of euthusiast fans. The soore at the end of nine hard fought innings was five to three in favor of the visitors. Hunter was on the mound for the locals for the first four innings but due to a little wild ness, whiish is something unusual for Carl, be was replaoed by Stanley Parks, who gave an exhibition of pitching that was simply line, allowing the visit ors one lone soratoh hit during the rest of the game and allowing bat one score in that time. Both boys are above the average high sohool pltohera and but for the faot that Rapid City has a bpnoh of heavy hitters and a little of the usual base ball laok the soore would have been even smaller yet. This is the first game that the looal team have lost this season. OLD PIONEER GALLED Father of Mrs. E. T. Peirce Died at Her Home on Last Monday Morning. Ira L. Williams, one of the old pio neers of the Black Hills, was oalled by death on lant Sunday at the borne of his daughter, Mrs. E. T. Peiroe, after a lingering illness of several months. For the past few years the deoeased has been quite feeble and was almost totally blind and has been a constant care. At the time of his death he had reached the extreme old age of ninety* five years being born in Canada in 1820. His earlv life wa9 spent about the Great Lakes and in Michigan, coming to the Blaok Hills about thirty-five years ago. Funeral services were held from the Pierce home on Tuesday afternoon oonduoted by Rev. d'Argent. of the Episoopal ohuroh and the remains laid to rest in the Evergreen cemetery. FERHIN GIVEN LIFE TERM. Henry Ferrin Gets Life Sentence in Colorado for Complicity in Murder Case. Sheriff E. T. Clark and Night Watoh Ed. Brown returned yesterday morn ing from Uolyoke, Colorado, where they had been summoned as witnesses in a murder trial in whiah Henry Fer rin under the name of Harry Rose, and Henry S. Sohenegge under the name of Bill Thompson, were tried for the mur der of the cashier of the Holyoke bank last fall. Both men were former Soath Dakota residents, Ferrin having lived iu this vioinity for a number of years. Scbenegge, who really did the shooting plead, guilty to the crime and turned states tvidenoe against Ferrin, The jury after deliberating for twenty-eight miuutes returned a verdiot of guilty and the judge sentenced both men to the Colorado peuitentiary for life without recourse to pardon. Both men were in Hot Springs last fall and had a gun fight with Sheriff Clark, Night Watoh Brown and Ohief McCraoken after stealing guns from Dudley Hardware and saddles from the Keystone Livery. At that time they made good their escape and the next heard from them was in Colorado the scene of the murder for which they were recently sentenced. ANNOUNCEMENT Monday, May 31st being the day set apart for observing Memorial servioea in the oity of Hot Springs, I would re quest that .all our people refrain from all labor on that day as far as practi cal and from all games and sporta and take part in the solemn and patriotic ceremonies. A. W. Riordan. The Weekly Star f1.50 per year.