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Hot Springs weekly star. (Hot Springs, S.D.) 1892-1917, June 04, 1915, Image 1

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Black Hills.
Despite the threatening weather of a
few days previous, Monday was an
ideal day, the weather man doing his
beat to make Decoration Day this year
one on whioh every one of the old boys
in blue an well as the children and
people of the oity could turn oat to do
honor to the soldier and sailor dead as
well as do honor to the old boys in
blue who are still among us. Perhaps
the largest crowd that has ever been
out on a similar oooasion wa9 at the
State Home early in the morning
where the graves at the Home ceme
tery were decorated by the A. R.
and ladies of the W. R. C.
At 9:30 a m. a procession was form
ed at the Battle Mountain Sanitarium
headed by the band and all marched to
the Sanitarium cemetery where appro
priate servioes were held. One feature
that is deserving of special mention
was the fl*g drill of the little ohildren
at this cemetery in charge of Mrs. O.
B. Clark.
De'pt History ...
Upou their return from the oemetery
a special program was carried out at
the band stand consisting of musio and
speeches. The principal speech of the
day was by the Honorable Harry
Gandy, recently elected from this dis
triot ai our congressman. His address
wt»i as masterful an effort as has ever
baen listened to by a Hot Springs
audience, His subject was War" giv
ing a history of what this great
commonwealth has undergone during
the past three hundred years or slnoe
its birth. The point he made was that
in all her troubles this oountry has
come out a bigger and a better people.
More especially did he dwell on the
war of the rebellion and stated that
although beaten in the rebellion the
people of the south responded as read
ily at the oalj of '98 as did their north
ern brothers and that sinoe that time
both sides were as firmly united as tho
the campaigns of 'G1 to '65 had never
been fought. One good thought was
that while honoring the departed herose
we should always keep in mind the
ones still among us whose span of life
is rapidly coming to an end.
At 2:30 p. m. servioes were held at
the oity park at whioh time the waters
of Pall River were strewn with flowers
ia honor of the unknown 6ailor dead.
Tae oity furnished musio on this oc
oision and Congressman Gandy also
made a short address. A procession
was then formed whioh marohed to the
Evergreen Cemetery where services
were held in charge of the Spanish
War Veterans. Practically all of the
business houses were closed duriDg the
Fourth Unit of Belle Fourche Project Opened
to Homesteaders
A public notice issued by the secre
tary of the Interior announoes the
opening of the fourth unit of the Belle
Fourohe irrigation project, South Da
kota. According to the notloe the
lauds will be available for homestead
entry on and after June 8th. This unit
contains 10,190 acres of public land di
vided in 15G farmes ranging in size
from 40 to 80 acres of irrigable laud.
The lielle Fourch irrigation projeot
embraces about 100,000 aores of land ia
Butte and Meade counties. South Da
kota. The irrigable farms have a gen
eral elevation of 2,800 feet above sea
level and are surrounded by a vast area
of open grazing oouutry affording some
of the finest live stock range in the
west. In the irrigated portion of the
valley the soils range from sandy loam
to day loam. Praotically all the crops
of the north temperate zone are grown
h-re, inoluding apples, oherries. plums,
and small fruits, and the vegetables
sod cereals of the northern latitude.
The main crop, however, is alfalfa, and
the mo6t profitable industries are
dairying and stock raising.
The markets are the nearby mining
towns of the Black Hills region,
Omaha, Sioux Oity. Minneapolis, St.
Paul, and Chioago. The phenomenal
growth of the oities and towns of the
valley has increased the demand for
farm products and served to maintain
good prices.
To secure oue of the farms the entry
man must proceed as follows: After
making ohoice of the farm unit he de*
sires he will make formal homestead
entry at the land office at Belle
Fourohe, accompanying same by a cer
tificate from the projeot manager show
ing that water right application has
been made and the proper water right
oharges deposited. He will be re
quired to pay down five per cent of the
construction oharge of $40 per aore of
irrigable land. For instance, if his farm
unit contains 40 aores of irrigable land
his initial payment will be $80. The
remainder of the construction oharge,
$38, per aore, may be paid iu fifteen an
nual instalments, the first of whioh
does not beoome due for five years
after filing. The first five of these pay
ments shall be $2 per aore each, and
the remaining instalments $2 80 eaoh
per acre. Nointeiest is charged on
deferred payments. There is an annual
operation and maintenance oharge.
For 1915 this oharge is seventy-five
cents per aore, whioh allows the settler
one aore foot of water. Further quan
tities will be furnished at the rate of
sixty oents per aore foot. This oper
ation and maintenance oharge is not
due until Maroh 1, 1916
Included in the Belle Fourohe pro
ject area number of large ranohes, the
owners of whioh have obligated them
selves to subdivide their holdings into
small farms. These lands offer excel
lent opportunities for homeseekers of
means who are not qualified to take np
homesteads on Government land. The
lands are for sale at prloes ranging
from $25 to $75 per aore on easy terms.
This unit has many advantage to the
homeseeker It is looated in the vicin
ity of the rapidly growing town of
Newell on the Chicago & Northwestern
Cloudburst East of Rapid City Does Serious
R«pid City, June 4,—E E. Porter, of
Quinn, brought the news of the death
by drowniug of Mrs. Harry Smith, her
father, and an adopted daughter. They
lived at Climax, near Grindstone, and
the accident ooourred Wednesday
night. High water in the nature of a
oloudburst struck them in the night
and washed away the house. Mr.
Porter did not know whether the
bodies of Mrs. Smith and the daughter
had been recovered or not. Mr. Smith
and his father-in-law, Mr. Kirkpatriok
were oaught in some trees and almost
chilled to death, in fact Mr. Kirk
patriok became so ohilled that he fell
out of the tree into the water and thus
lost his life. Mr. Smith managed to
hold on until he was rescued whioh was
several hours later. They were old
timers there.
Several other shacks were carried
down stream by the high water. In
Pino basin three small houses were
washed away, among the number being
those of Mrs. George Soott, of this city,
and her sister.
A Ford Every 16 Seconds During April at the
Ford Factory
The production of 46,510 Ford oars in
the twenty-six eight-hour working
days of April, means a new oar about
every sixteen seconds. Of oourse this
is a new record even for the Ford
Motor Company. But the remarkable
feature of this splendid manufacturing
achievement is tho ract that eaoh car
that came out of the assembly lines of
the factory and assembling plants at
intervals of sixteen seoonds and glided
away under its own power was made, iu
the minutest detail, with all the in
finite oare and perfect design and the
laboriously tested materials whioh th«
Ford progressive efflctbnoy alone has
made possible. While it requires about
two mouths to build a Ford oar the
special equipment and methods as
sembled a complete Ford oar as above
stated every sixteen seoonds.
Mr. and Mrs. Judd were visitors in
Oral, Sunday.
Ben Baohman made a business trip
to Oral, Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Willioughby were
Hot Springs callers Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Glispie took dinner
with P. Hamelstrum, Sunday.
Mr. E. E. James and Mrs. B. Reigler
was Hot Springs callers Tuesday.
Paul McFarland and H. C. Knuepple
made a business trip to Hot Springs.
Mr. and Mrs. W. Canfleld and eon
were callers at the Reigler ranch Sun
The Fairview Cemetery Assooation
held their annual meeting Tuesday and
eleoted officers as follows: H.
Graves, president W. Reigler. vioe
president C. Graves, secretary V- W.
Willioughby, treasurer.
George Coons, of Oral, was in the
oity the first of the week with a paper
securing signers for the purpose of or
ganizing Fall River county farmers
under what is known as the Smith
Lever Bill to promote general exten
sion and county agent work. His
aotivity along this line was the out
oome of a meeting held at Oral last
Saturday at which time this movement
was started. At the time of his visit
here he was seouring praotically every
farmer he approached and will soon
have the required number to perfeot
the organization, Mr. Coons wishes
to state however that it would be im.
possible for him to see all the farmers
and that any one desiring to beoome a
member oould either wire or write him
at Oral.
C. A. Miohaels, of Belle Fourche, dis
trict agricultural agent, for western
South Dakota, will be at Smithwiok
on June 9th and Oelriohs on June 10th
with Mr. Coons and will later visit Hot
Springe, Edgemont and Ardmore, It
is neocssary to complete the organiz
ation before July 1st in order to re
oeive state aid.
For the benefit of those who perhaps
did not read the artiole recently pub
lished in the Star regarding this move
ment we will give the following portion
regarding the Smith-Lever bill:
Bow Counties May Organize Under tlie
New Smitli-Lever Kill
Last May, a bill, known as the Smith
Lever, passed the United States Con
gress oarrying an appropriation of four
million dollars. This Bill states spec
ifically that the money is to be used
for extension and oounty agent work.
Out of the four million dollars Smith
Lever fund, the state of South Dakota
gets this year, sixteen thousand dol
lars, and next year twenty-two thous
and dollars.
This fund increases year by year ac
cording to the population of the state
inoreases. Eaoh year the Government
turns the money over to the state to
be used fcr agricultural extension pur
Stttte Smith I.^ver Fund
Senate Bill No. 258, introduced by
joint oermi.W.'in on agriculture in
brief statu": That the State of South
Dakota appropriates the sum of
twenty-five thousand dollars for July
1st, 1915.to Julj I-.*, 1916, and for the
year, July 1st, 19:c -o July 1st, 1917, the
sum of thirty th-.xisHud dollars. This
fund iB to be u^erl for general extension
no 1.1 ^Kr. A
Published at The Only Carlsbad ol America.
Hot Springs, South Dakota, Friday, June 4th, 1915
and county agent work
The lleut'lits That the Farmer Can Derive
From County 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 oounty
agent himself 60 oounty boards should
be sure that the oounty agent they se
lect is familiar with the different lines
of work that they wish him to carry
out in the oounty.
County agent work, like a good many
worthy and commendable undertak
ings, has its eo-oalled enemies. Men
who wantonly criticise and knock
county agent work are as a rule ignor
aut oi the true nature of it no one
should condemn a thing until they
fully understand the nature of it.
Some feature of county 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. Far example: A oow
testing association may not be of value
to a farmer who has no oow, but will be
of a value to a large number of his
neighbors who have cows. This very
same farmer may raise alfalfa seed and
to him an alfalfa seed grower associa
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 secured
through his individual efforts.
Interesting Program at Last Spring Meeting
of Travelers Club
The Travelers Club had a most de
lightful sooial meeting at the hospit
able home of Mrs. F. T. Evans, last
Friday afternoon. A very enjoyable
muaioal program had been prepared,
consisting of "The Spring Song" by
Miss Mary Dolliver "Total Eclipse"
from "Samson," Mrs. B. J. Glattly
"Come Unto Him" from the "Messiah,"
Mrs. Dolliver and Mrs. Glattly "Senta
Ballad1' from ''The Flying Dutchman,"
Mise Belle Stewart a reading, "Martha
by the Day," Mrs. Carrier and 'One
Fine Day" from "Mine Butterfly" by
Miss Queena Stewart. All numbers
were so pleasing that in eaoh case the
preformer was forced to respond to an
encore. Mrs. C. B. Clark, in a few well
chosen words, then, presented Mrs. W.
M. Knowlton, the retiring president,
with a handsome out-glass dish, as a
small token of esteem and appreciation
of her faithful work during the eleven
years in whioh she has presided.
Delicious refreshments were served,
following whioh, the Club was called to
order for a short discussion of the pro
gram for the next year. Club then ad
journed for the summer months.
Guests for the afternoon were: Mrs,
W. A. Morris of Red field, Mrs. Estelle
Carrier, of Rapid City, Miss Caroline
Gillitte, of Sioux Falls, Mrs. F. M.
Stewart, Mrs. Luoas, Mrs. Benson, and
Miss Mary Dolliver.
Wheat at $2.00 per hundred pound*,
bulk, at the yard for chickens and
other purposes. Not too late for mil
lett and cane seed. The Wooster Com
pany. tf
—Rehsa in New York World.
Last Friday afternoon was high
school Field Day and for the purpose
of helping to swell the high school ath
letic association fund and also to en
joy a half holiday practically all of the
business houses of the oity olosed
from two until four-thirty o'olook and
business men and others betook them
selves to Athletio Park where they wi'
nessed one of the best ball games ever
seen on the local diamond. The game
was between the local high school and
the high sohool team from Chadron.
The grandstand and bleachers were
filled to overflowing and with the Fire
men's band to liven things up between
innings the afternoon waB a grand suo
oass. And to make it still more grat
ifying the local boys after nine hotly
contested innings were viotoriouB.
The game was oalled at 2:30 p.
Obadron going to bat. Stanley Parks
was on the mound for the locals and it
may be well to say here that he pitoh
ed a game that plaoes him on the reo
ords of the high sohool as one of the
best moundsmen they have ever had.
In fact to use a slang phrase as a high
3hool pitcher "he had it on most of
the semi-pro pitchers seen here."
In the first two innings Chadron sc
oured five runs, a unsurmountable ob
stacle 60 it seemed for the locals to
overoome but after a few errors due to
nervousness they settled down to the
business at hand and prooeeded to
overhaul the visitors whioh they did in
the fourth. From that time on until
the end of the ninth it was a case of
first one and then the other side being
in the lead and the crowd was on tip
toes all the time.
In the first half of the ninth, Chad
ron broke the tie in the soore and se
oured a two run lead but Hot Springs
oame in from the field for their last
time at bat with 6very confidence that
they oould still win, and win they did.
The first man up for Hot Spring went
out via the strike-out route. The next
men secured a base on balls and from
that on there was nothing to it. Two
•ingles and two base hits by Leon
ard Dudley, one of the heroes of the
contest, and it was time for the class
yells. Score: Hot Springs 12, Chad
ron 11.
The game was a dandy, free from any
discordant or rowdy actions, a clean
contest from start to finish. The boys
from Chadron are a fine, manly lot of
fellows and oar own boys, a team to be
proud of.
Three New Members of the Board of Edu
cation to be Elected.
Three new members of the board of
education in Distriot No. 10, Hot
Springs, are to be elected on Tuesday,
June 15th. At the present time two
tickets are in the field. The one is
oomposed of Mrs. Rose P. Knowlton
Mrs. Elle B. Dolliver and Dr. Leslie
E Eaton. The first named is a candi
one year to suooeed C. S
Eastman, resigned, and the other two
for three year terms, Mrs. Knowlton
is a well known educator as is also
Mrs. Dolliver and both are among the
finest ladies iu the city. Dr. Eaton
was a member of the board of educa
tion at Sturgis before or ming to Hot
Springs and is thoroughly familiar
with this line of work.
The other ticket in the field is oom
posed of John Mueller, candidate for
the one year term, Leslie Jensen and
E. R. Juokett, candidates for the three
year terms. Mr. Mueller has been a
patron of the schools here for years
and is progressive in echool matters
Leslie Jensen is a graduate of the
looal high sohool some few years ago,
is one of the managers of the Peoples
Telephone Company and a ideal
young man. E. R. Juckett needs no
introduction to the people of the oity
as a man who takes particular interest
in school matters. He has been
patron of this sohool for a number of
years and as a booster for Hot Springs
sohools and the city itself has few
The two tickets comprise sis of the
Amounts Which Will be Distributed to Hills
Towns by State
The following amounts are dae the
various Hills towns maintaining volun
teer fire departments, being apportion
ed ou a basis of 2.5 per oent of the fire
insurance paid by eaoh town. The
amounts will be sent out by the stats
insurance department:
Ardmore $ 24.83
Belle Fourohe 317 23
Central City 8.49
Uayvllle 48,88
Hot Springs 328.7G
Rapid City 657.42
Spear fish 140 85
Sturgis 164.53
Terry 3034
Caster C7 53
Dead wood 1050.70
Edgemont 138,87
Lead 851.15
Whitewood 37.63
The total amount that will be dis
tributed among the various towns and
oities of the state will amount to 126.-
Drs, Geyerman and Wheeler have
reoently purchased for the Medioal
Blook a new intervnpterleBS x-ray ap
paratus, whioh they expect to have in
operation in about two weeks, or as
soon as the special transformer and
service lines oan be installed to supply
the powerful current required for its
The citizens of Hot Springs and
oountry tributary are fortunate in
having aooess to equipment of this
kind as it is unexoelled in effloenoy by
any manufactured.
A. F. Ililbourne
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Vol. 30 No. 7
best people who oould be seleoted to
serve and any three, no matter from
whioh ticket, will give their very best
efforts to promote the welfare of the
school ohildren of the oity.
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and Miss Jennie Carlin
Wedded Wednesday
A. F. Hilbourne, who haB acted in
the capacity ot clerk of the commissary
at the Battle Mountain Sanitarlam,
went to Edgemont, Monday evening
and Wednesday was married to Miss
Jennie Carlin, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. M. O. Carlin, of that plaoe. Both
Mr..Hilbourne and hie bride have been
residents of this oity for the past three
years and are very popular with the
younger set. Following the ceremony
the happy oouple departed on the
evening train for Beatrice, Nebraska,
where the groom's parents reside. They
will return to this oity aboat Jaly 1st
to make it their future home. The
many friendn of Mr. and MrB. Hil
bourne will wish them a long and
happy married life.
Des Moines Men Have Secured Large Kaolin
Deposits Near Ardmore
F. E. Wood and F. A. Buroh, of
DesMoines, Iowa, were in the oity for a
few days the first of the week looking
after business matters. These gentle
men together with Mr. Prather, a for
mer Hot Springs man, are members of
the DesMoines Refining Company,
whioh was reoently organized for the
purpose of treating Kaolin or what Is
better known in this seotion as Fuller's
earth. When treated by their prooesB
it makes, the best filter for impure
water known today and already these
men have contracted with the oity of
Des MoineB for its use. They have just
seoured a lease on about two thousand
aores of land adjtoent to Ardmore
where large deposits of this earth is to
found and this traot together with
their holdings near Buffalo Gap will
give them an unlimited amount of the
raw material. They expeot soon to
erect a faotory or kiln either at the
Gap or at Ardmore.
The mail route started Tuesday with
Bernard Gilchrist as carrier.
James Simpson olosed a very suc
cessful term of sohool Friday, May 28.
Mrs. Renek and neioe, Eva Wizon,
and lady friend of Custer, are visiting
the J. C. Hays family.
William Soule, Floyd Trumble and
Miss Elizabeth Renz, have made home
stead filings in this vioinity reoently.
Elmer Hays, after attending sohool
in Ouster the past term, arrived Ban
day to spend the summer with his
A larger orowd than usual attended
the club meeting Friday evening. Noth
ing out of the ordinary was offered for
attraotion, but active members and in
teresting efforts has brought oar olab
up to where it is. The ladles olab holds
their uieetiugs the same night 4a aa
adjoining room.

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