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SHAPES IN ESTATE
MRS. J. SEARS, OF DESMET, FALLS
HEIR TO $80,000—LEFT BY ,.
HAPPENINGS OF THE STATE
What Is Going *On Hera and There
That is of Interest to the Read*
ers Throughout South Dako
ta and Vicinity.
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CAUGHT IN ACT OF ROBBING.
Hobo at Chancellor on Way to Penitei
tiary 24 Hours Later.
Chancellor.—Within 24 hours after
burglarizing a Chancellor saloon, a
transient who gives every evidence of
being a genuine hobo, had been sen
tenced and was on his way to the
Sioux Falls penitentiary, justice in
his case having moved with unusual
swiftness. A farmer who visited Chan
cllor at an early hour in the morning
to get some machine repairs detected
him robbing the saloon. The alahn
was given and the hobo was caught
near town. As the result of his pre
liminary hearing he was held for trial
in the circuit court. However, he de
cided to enter a plea of guilty before
Judge Tripp, who imposed a sentence
of one year's imprisonment.
Hurt in Train Wreck.
Geddes.—L. Bachelder, an employe
of the Interstate Power company,
working on the line now being extend
ed to Platte, is in the Geddes hospital
as the result of a wreck. The train
wrecked was an eastbound mixed train.
When five miles west of Geddes the
caboose and two box cars left the
track. None of the cars toppled over,
but ran for some distance on the ties,
tearing up some 400 feet of rail. Bach
elder, with other passengers, was on
the rear platform, and, when the coach
left the track, jumped. He sustained
three broken ribs and other minor in
juries. None of the other passengers
were injured beyond a shaking up.
Drys Meet at Mitchell.
Mitchell.—That the convention in
the interests of state-wide prohibition
to be held in Mitchell on September
8-9, next, is to be the biggest gathering
of its kind ever held in the state is
the statement made at the headquar
ters of the Anti-Saloon league in this
city. Ever since the legislature sub
mitted the constitutional prohibition
amendment to a vote in the fall of
1916, the Anti-Saloon league forces of
the state have been planning for a
monster gathering of the dry "co-'
liorts" and Mitchell was selected be
cause the corn palace, which has the
largest seating capacity of any audito
rium in the state, could be secured
Bold Bandit Robs Household
Grover.—While the members of the
family of Charles Wolfe, living on a
farm near Grover, were temporarily
absent from home a bold bandit en
tered the house and escaped with
goods and money. Two hired men
were on the place at the r.ime and
upon coming from the barn after do
ing the evening chores they met the
robber coming from the house. He
chatted pleasantly with them and then
left the premises. When they entered
the house they discovered the robber
had scured $33 in cash from a suitca? 3
belonging to one of them.
Western Newspaper Union Newt Service.
DeSmet.—A chance glance at a
newspaper story has resulted in John
Sears, formerly jeweler in the Sasse
drug store in this city, and his wife
establishing the right of his wife to
share in an estate of $160,000. The
newspaper story told of the death in
Chicago of an old man bearing the
same name as the father of Mrs. Sears,
and related that while he lived in
squalor as a miser, facts developed
after his death indicated that he had
accumulated a great deal of wealth.
Mrs. Sears, confident that the dead
man was her father, went to Chicago
with her husband, and information has
been received to the effect that herself
and sister had successfully establish
ed their identity as the daughters and
sole heirs of the dead man and had
been given $80,000 each as their share
of his estate.
Dynamite Celebration Costs Life.
Watertown.—Earl Frocht of Hazel
died here from the effects of injuries
received on the Fourth of July. In
order to make a bigger noise than that
of his neighbors, who were shooting
off giant firecrackers, young Forcht
took a stick of dynamite, fastened a
fuse to it, placed a tin can and a heavy
iron coalhod over them, and ttaen ran
to the doorway of his home after light
ing the fuse. A piece of metal struck
the young man in the abdomen, pierc
ing his liver. Two operations were
performed to save his life, but with
rS Sues Road for $50,000.
Pierre.—A damage suit for $50,000
has been commenced in the circuit
4" court of Haakon county by Peder E.
'f$ Pederson against the Pierre, Rapid
ia City and Northwestern Railway com
||I -5SS pany. Pederson, as an employe of that
-f§g company, while on a handcar was run
down by another party of employes of
the road on a gas car. In the colli
sion Pederson was thrown under the
gas car, and his spinal column was in
jured in such a manner that his legs
were paralyzed, and he is unable to
SEEM8 TO BE MUCH MARRIED.
Suit Brought Against Woman Said to
Have Had "Experiences."
Deadwood.—In an effort to prevent
Mrs. Theresa Galos, now of Charles
Mix county, this state, from continuing
as administratrix of the estate of one
of her husbands, George W. Kephart,
a well known Sioux City attorney who
has been here investigating the case,
will bring an action in the local courts
for an accounting. Attorney Kephart
has been digging into the marital re
lations of Mrs. Galos with the result
that he has found four mhrriages with
in the past few years knd several di
Alleged Wife Beater.
Belle Fourche.—During a quarrel with
his wife here, A. H. Raltz, well known
pool hall owner, is accused of shooting
twice at her and later kicking her in
the body and stamping on her face.
Raltz met another man in town and
took him to the Raltz lanch and then
accused him of paying too much at
tention to Mrs. Halts. In the melee
that ensued, Mrs. Raltz received two
painful but not severe bullet wounds
and was then assaulted. Raltz was
arrested iind released on bonl. He
is said to have been under the influence
of liquor. Up to five years ago he was
a saloonkeeper here but put his money
into sheep. Mrs Raltz bears an excel
Gas Tank Explodes.
Lake Andes.—While returning from
a fishing trip the gasoline tank of a
railway speeder on which Section Fore
man Hess of the Milwaukee railway,
and his wife and others werd riding,
exploded and Mrs. Hess was blown
bodily from the speeder. When the
car was stopped it was directly over
her and had to be lifted from the
track in order to release her. S?io
suffered serious injuries, while other
members of the party were bruised
Dies Result of Kick by Horse.
Magnet.—Leo Ekroth, the 16-year
old son of a homesteader living in this
section of Tripp county, died in an
Omaha hospital as the result of in
juries received some weeks ago when
he was severely kicked by a horse. One
of his legs was badly shattered by the
the kick. He was unable to
withstand the shock of the operation.
When news of his death was received
his mother was seriously ill in a Co
Must Have Been Drugged.
Aberdeen.—A man presumed to be
William Thope of Wallace, I/la., was
found in an unconscious condition in
the Milwaukee yards here. The man
carried a gold watch in which the
name of Mullan Thope was engraved,
but had no money oh hb^person, and
had apparently been drugged. He was
taken to a hospital, where he died a
few hours later, without regaining
First to Raise Apricots.
Mitchell.—To Albert Lester, 1219
East Second avenue, belongs the credit
of being the first in this vicinity, if not
not in the state, to raise apricots.
Eight years ago Mr. Lester secured the
seed from Illinois, and this spring his
twenty trees were bearing blossoms.
The fruit is now ripening, and soon
the Lester family will be enjoying
hbme grown apricots picked from their
Jumps on Fork Handle.
Clear Lake.—Garrett Prange, a mem
ber of the board of county commis
sioners, was seriously hurt and had a
narrow escape from death as the re
sult of jumping on a pitchfork, the
handle penetrating his abdomen to a
depth of several inches. When picked
up he was unconscious, and it was be
lieved he was dead. He 1B a large
man, weighing 240 pounds.
Boy Wounds Sister.
Langford.—Agnes Holt, 10 years old,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. August Holt,
residing seven miles east of Langford,
was seriously wounded by her 12-year
old brother when the latter fired a
shotgun, the charge striking the girt
and inflicting serious and possibly fa
tal wounds. Thirty of the shot struck
her, one penetrating the left lung and
lodging in the backbone.
Attacked by Angry Bull.
Wecota.—William Marsh had an ex
citing experience while driving cattle
near here. He was without warning
attacked by a bull belonging to a farm
er. The animal charged the horse on
which Marsh was riding, striking it
with such force that the horse's neck
was broken in the fall. Marsh escaped
with a sprained wrist.
Horse Stealing Charged.
Sturgis.—Arthur and Josh Guffey,
Max Pieffer and Chick Mason, arrest
ed on the charge of horse stealing,
were arraigned before Justice Payne.
The first three named were placed un
der a $1,000 bond each and the last
named $1,000 to appear for a prelim
inary hearing here August 24.
team has disbanded for the season.
There were two reasons for the deci
sion to disband. One was the diffi
culty experienced in securing games,
.and the other the expense of support
ing the team with four hired players
on the pay roll.
A meeting of about twenty-five
young men of the city of Lead resulted
in the organization of a militia com
pany. Dr. Decoe was chosen president
and DMtlABcesche as secretary.
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MEWS OF SOUTH DAKOTA
Western Newspaper Union New* BenM.
Burglars have been quite active in
Ora E. Taft, Tama, la., has been
appointed field matron at Rosebud In
dian Agency, S. D.
The Garretson fall fair and festival
association has decided to hold the an*
nual fair on September 23.
Frank Wagner, who conducted a
hotel at Lily for thirty years, died of
heart disease at Wallace, this state.
A binder ran over Albert Tucker, a
farmer out of Madison, and he had a
narrow escape from being inetantly
Kicked in the head by a horse he
was handling in a stable at Terry.
Alex Carlson, an old timer, was fa*
Sioux Falls is soon to have a botani
cal garden of no small importance it
the plans being prepared by the board
of education go through.
Cottonwood is eight years old this
summer, and as a suitable observance
of the event Wednesday, August 18,
held an anniversary celebration.
Burglars traveling in an automobile
are thought to have robbed the B. W.
Andrews jewelry store at Watertown,
getting away with about $700 worth of
watches, rings and stick pins.
William Summerside, ot Pierre, one
of tAe pioneer residents of Hughes
county, died in Minneapolis from heart
trouble, he having been taken to that
elty in hope of securing relief.
Thousands of residents of Bon
Homme county will attend the annual
celebration and picnic of the old set*
tiers of the county at Tyndall, which
will be held Thursday, August 26.
The Kimball married men played
baseball at the fair grounds against
the single men. Score was 16 to 13
in favor of the single men. The game
was for the benefit of the Kimball
Paul Weiland, jr., the son of a prom
inent farmer near Scotland, was found
near the Milwaukee tracks uncon
scious and bleeding profusely. The
theory is that the young man tried
to commit suicide.
The Lead Commercial club has start
ed a "buy at home" campaign which
is meeting with enthusiasm, at least
on the part of the merchants, who aim
to put the right quality and price on
goods to induce people to buy at home.
Chance is an inland town in Perkins
county, far from a railroad, yet the
Farmers' Co-operative company cream
ery churned 16,000 pounds of butter in
the month of June and paid out large
sums of money to homesteaders in the
vicinity for cream.
As E. J. Placek and his family were
driving toward Pierpont in their auto
they were attacked by the intoxicated
occupants of another auto which
passed them. The men were fined
heavily in court for their pranks, but
declared they were just in fun.
The Interior authorities have offered
a standing reward of $200 for informa
tion which will lead to the conviction
of any bootleggers who attempt to op
erate within the limits of the town
ship. The authorities are determined,
if possible, to prevent the illegal sale
Lars Larson, postmaster of Lyons
and a prominent merchant of that
place, died of typhoid fever after an
illness of several weeks. He was one
of the best known settlers of that re
gion, having been born on a homestead
near Baltic in 1875. He 1B survived
by a widow.
Arrangements rapidly are being com
pleted for the annual fair, which will
be held in Kadoka on August 31 and
September 1, 2, and 3, under the atis
pices of the Jackson County Agricul
tural Fair association. The premium
list and race program call for extra
The death of a centenarian is re
ported from the Pine Ridge reserva
tion, in that of Mrs. Bush, an Indian
who had passed over a hundred years
as a resident on the Dakota plains. She
left as direct descendants one son and
three daughters, the daughters being
Mrs. Our Pail, Mrs. Yellow Bear, and
Mrs. Side Hill.
The authorities of Sioux Falls have
taken in charge Earl Derr, of Illinois,
who was found Intoxicated upon the
streets and on the verge of delirium
tremens. Upon investigation it was
found that he was also addicted to the
drug habit, and that his mind is un
hinged. He was examined before the
insanity board, and his removal to the
state hospital has been ordered.
Judge Hughes of the Sixth circuit,
at his late term of court in Hand coun
ty, allowed one man who was charged
with burglary to plead guilty to petty
larceny, after hearing the story of the
"crime," and placed the Offender under
suspended sentence, to work out his
fine which was imposed. Two others
who were out on suspended sentence
and their cases were continued, while
on two cases where horse stealing
was charged the parties asked to have
their cases continued over the term,
which motion was granted.
Arrangements are completed for
the annual stock show, which will be
held in Vivian on August 25 and 26.
O. K. Stablein, state insurance com
missioner, on an official visit to Aber
deen, announced that complaint would
be filed against a number of property
owners of the city, requiring the re
moval or improvement of a number of
buildings which are veritable fire
traps. Mr. Stabiein is traveling over
the state in an effort to reduce insur
ance rates in the state by forcing own
ers of "fire traps" to cease endanger
*ng the property ot their neighbors,
HOT SPRINGS WEEKLY STAR.
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The Army of
Is Growing Smaller Every Day*
LIVER PILLS are
not only give relief
UfeMtiM, Sick HMfccfceT SaBnr Skh.
SMALL PILL, SMALL DOSE. SMALL PRICE.
Genuine must bear Signature
W. N. U.p SIOUX CITY, NO. 34-1915.
In order to enjoy life a man must
be a little miserable occasionally.
Drink Denlson's Coffee,
For your health's sake.
All things come to him who waits,
but he is generally dead by the time
they reach him.
It's all right to save time, but some
people lose a lot figuring how they
can Bave a little.
If you wish to interest an audience
tell it a story about a bully being
whipped by a pale, studious and retir
ing young man.
Hazel—I don't like windy weather.
It plays havoc with one's complexion.
Almee—Perhaps you don't get your
complexion on thick enough.
s? His Stunt.
Flatbush—I see in the Indian army
all orders are given in English.
Bensonhurst—Well, If the colonel
wants some pate de foie gras for
luncheon, how does he order it?
Another Hunger Strike.
Patience—I understand Mr. Styles
has refused te give his wife money
for new clothes.
Patrice—What's she going to do?
"She's going on a hunger strike."
Angelina—And so you love me with
all your heart? Would you die for
Angelina—You wouldn't die for me?
Edwin—No mine Is an undying af
They were just about to get married
and were discussing the details of do
"But I'm afraid, dearest, we shall
not be able to afford a servant at first,"
he said, looking tenderly at her.
"Oh, Harry, whatever will the neigh
bors Bay when they see me doing my
"Why, darling," replied Henry, gen
uinely puzzled, "whose work do you
want to do?"
ORDER HAD HIM "IN THE AIR"
Boatswain's Mate Considerably Mud
dled by Command That Was
Entirely New to Him.
In all the naval services tradition is
strong. As Chief Boatswain McCar
thy, U. S. N., has shown in an article in
"The Proceedings of the United States
Naval Institute," the adherence to cus
tom extends to the manner in which
the boatswain's calls are varied for
different occasions, and even, in the
old navy, at least. It extended to the
way in which the officers gave their
The language used in passing words
was the vernacular of the Bailor rather
than academic English, and the officer
who did not know that usually got poor
results from the boatswain's mate, who
had his own ideas about passing the
word, and got muddled in interpreting
any unusual order.
On one occasion, the officer of the
morning watch gave this order:
"Boatswain's mate, scrub down with
rapidity." This was a new one, and
after causing the officer to repeat the
order three times, the boatswain's
mate became desperate. He grabbed
a deck bucket, and forced it Into the
hand of the nearest apprentice, whom
he started on his way with a push that
(ent the youngster reeling, and fol
lowed him with this shout:
"Go to the captain of the bold and
aal: him for a bucketful ot it! I never
heard of anything to scrub a deck with
but sand and lime, and I don't know
anything about these new 'soogy
moodgies,' anyway."—Youth's Com
Why We Eat Eggs.
"I am a firm believer in advertis
ing," said a great advertising expert.
"I Impute a great part of my own suc
cess to it."
Here the expert's sunburnt and
healthy face was illuminated by one of
his rare and charming smiles.
"When a duck lays an egg," he
Bald, "she waddles back to the duck
pond in indifferent silence. But when
a hen lays an egg her frantic cackles
make it known.
"The hen advertises.
"And that, my dear friends, is why
the world eats hens' eggs instead of
Not Easy to Do.
"Why 1B it that the dog is always
referred to as the most intelligent ani
mal?" asked the elephant.
"Because he knows how to get a
good living without doing any work,"
replied the horse.
The Venus of Milo explained.
"An endeavor to be neutral," she
said "arms are munitions of war."
Othello explained his jealousy.
"I thought she lost it waving a Chan*
tauqua salute," he cried.
When two cats fight in the dark
they merely scratch a match.
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"Hub of the Northwest."
II LIOIIOR AND DRUB HABIT I
AND DRUB HABIT
11*7-1 H*ra Strati, Steu City,
Senator Morris Sheppard ot Texas
remarked the other day that philan
thropy was not always actuated by a
beautiful and generous heart, and told
this story to back up hts statement:
One afternoon a bunch of congenial
spirits were talking about the various
leading citizens of the town when a
parsimonious party by the name of
Smith was smilingly referred to.
"Speaking of Smith," Interposed an
other of the bunch, "I met him yes
terday afternoon going around town
with a petition trying to collect money
for a poor widow that she might pay
"What's that!" exclaimed the
amazed crowd, all of whom knew
Smith. "Collecting funds for a widow's
rent! Whatch out for the millennium
at 6 a. m. tomorrow."
"Oh, no, it isn't as bad as that," ex
plained the other. "You Bee, Smith
owns the house that the widow lives
Olt His Guard.
A detective In a Y. M. C. A. lecture
in Duluth on crime detection said:
"Jhe criminal can't be always on
hiB guard, of course. Well, when he's
off his guard, then he gives himself
away, like the bank clerk, you know.
"A bank clerk was having his for
tune told at a church fair. The pretty
fortune teller, holding the young
man's hand in hers said:
"Beware of a dark woman!'
'Black Maria!' gasped the bank
clerk, and he turned as pale as death."
The mermaid Is perhaps the only fe
male creature, in the world that has no
kick coming. --.j-
On the other hand, the mare some
times makes the money go.
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Mrmn that wlU Imwm from mtoliiil koo,
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coadlUoa to b* TaoclaataO. Tkla la tcUfl*4
the AathoHtiM of North Dakota, who uS
year, and by «aar others.
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STOCK YARDS SIOUX CITY, IOWA
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tl? Par Win rear term*. Good land
will arow alfalfa. Ptne Bldce
try. South Dakota. BATaSAIDSTSK, Gordoi
CHARITY CLOSE TO HOME
8mlth's 8eemlngly Generous Action
Was Not Altogether a Matter of
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