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VOL. iP ,(«: a 4^' &$& xxm. THE A $9 Max J. Kehr Of •.<p></p>Pierre Capital and Surplus, $60,000.00 The Pierre National Bank PIERRE, SOUTH DAKOTA P. F. mcCLCRE, President. LOUIS KKtIK, Vice President. J. II IQcKMOHT, A«Mt. Caslller. Special Sale In order to make room, for our spring stock of goods which is now arriving, we will daily place a large number of articles on our bargain counter, and these goods will be sold at ONE-Hf\LF of the regular price. There are Lamps, Clocks, Cooking Utensils, Stationery, Baskets, Toys, Trays, Pails, Jewelry, etc., etc. Come immediately in order to take advantage of the bargains before they are gone. Prices Cut One-Half! Cash only! Do not ask for time on this sale Hatch & Fisher. :.' .. PALACE STABLES A N TRANSFER LINE Elegant Closed Carriages, lighted and heated, at your service at all times for parties, making calls, or pleasure driving. Orders taken day or night. We meet all trains. Trunks and baggage transferred anywhere in the city, or delivered at the depot and checked to their destination. Rates on Application. We buy ancl sell horses. Telephone 9-4-A Missouri Avenue and. Fort Street. When you buy Footwear you will find it much to your advantage to purchase at E E S IV E S O E S O E where the purchaser never fails to find THE LARGEST STOCK BOOTS, SHOES, RUBBERS, OVFR SHOES, and, in fact, anything in that llrje Pierre, S. D. STOCK ...Mrs. IWina Bjoberg •iwm»MgMm£im-£Zisaam Ulceklv '^k&£ -_ ^Sfir BY THE ROPE ROUTE Godfrey Schmidt Ended His Earthly Pilgrimage. Tuesday morning a man was found hanging by the Uieek from a rope tied to one of the joists of the jbasement under the Hyde grand opera house. He was dead to all intents and purposes, as he had been hanging there since the night previous. Further facts developed that his name was Godfrey Schmidt, a Swiss, had been working at plumbing in the city for months. From letters found in his coat pocket it was learned he came here from Monroe, Wis., where a brother and other relatives reside. The former was wired the facts of the tragedy. Coroner Ilollister took charge of the body, and the jury impanneled returned a verdict that the deceased committed suicide by hanging. This is all there is to the story, except the rather unusu al way the suicide took to end his life. The rope was knotted in a peculiar slip noose about his neck, such as only a seaman could tie. lie had climbed up on a shelf in the basement, allixed the rope to a joist, placed the noose about his neck, and jumped oil'. Under him was a second shelf which his feet touched when found. He was evident ly dejirous of ending his life, that he drew up his limbs from intact with the second shelf until straugulation ensued. Nothing much is known of the deceas ed he left no statement as to why he took his life, but it is presumed he was despondent, and the eifects of drinking had unbalanced his mind. He was about twenty six years old, and claimed to haved an enlistment in the regular army. His bearing bore the latter state ment out. Net Earnings Were Large. The year 1900 will probably stand for a long time to come as the best year for prolits ever enjoyed by American rail roads. .Before it expired, however, there began a material increase in cost of operating which in spite of increased buisness is now tending to cut down net earning. The great expansion of buisness by the Pennsylvania company brought its total earnings for the year 1906 up to 295 million dollars, a gain over 1905 of nearly 30 millions. The expenditures increased nearly 20 millions, so that the gain in net earnings was about 10 mil lions. Similar statistics are reported on other lines. This year, however, starts out with reports week by week which show that in spite of increasing buis ness the net,earnings are likely to fall below 1900. This tendency is not by any means an unmixed evil, because it is due to higher wages and salaries in part at least. It indicates that those who earn the dividends are getting more for their services and those who receive them not quite so mucli on their investments. It is the second stage of au era of prosperity in which a fairer distribution of annual produc* tion is beiugjmade. Decision Sustained. The case of Delamater,:,against the state of South Dakota has.been decided by the supreme court of the United States in favor of South Dakota, con llrming the findings of the court of this state, from which Mr. Delamater ap pealed. The plaintiff, traveling for a Minnesotafiquor house, was arrested, tried and convicted in Potter county for selling liquor without a license and a line of $250 was impo ed. He took the case up to the federal supreme court, claiming that the license law of the state, as itt applied to his case, was a violation of the constitution, being an interference with interstate commerce. The federal supreme court affirmed the verdict of the state court, imposing a fine of &250. Along the Way to Wealth. Socrates, when taken by hjs disciples to au exposition held in the city of Athens, exclaimed as he beheld the array "How many things there are in the world that 1 don't want!" If the popu lation of the world were made up of the barefooted philosophers foreign trade,would perish. In this commercial age the restlessness of a people's wants is the mark of their progress, and noth thing succeeds in provoking the wants more than advertising. It is rather as tonishing to the traveler abroad to find that Italy is the most persistment ad vertiser in Europe and a glance at its material advance in the past five years shows that the proportion of its increase in the industries exceeds that of any other nation abroad. Europe is beginning to follow in the steps of Japan as an advertiser, and the Sunrise kingdom got its billboard ideas from America. Worshipers at Budd A. 1 w* WJ s^, ,,.„... PIERRE, SOUTH DAKOTA, THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 1907 A -1,.<p></p>Tree hist tempies invariably? wash their hands in a'fountahi before making their supplications. Formerly the priests hung towels there. Now the merchants of Tokio and other cities furnish the temples with free towels, reserving the privilege of printing their advertise ments on/5thein, The whole world is beginning to advertise, and Europe par ticularly offers a line field to the adver tising genius of America. 2FOR ANOTHER TERM President Roosevelt May Ask For Second Nomination. E. \V. Martin of Deadwood seems to have been chosen by the president to cairya message to the people of this state concerning a third term. At least Mr. Martin visited the white house just before leaving Washington for his home, taking with him a carefully pre pared statement of his views concern ing a third term for the president. This was submitted to Mr. Roosevelt and upon leaving the white house, Martin handed the statement to the newspaper correspondents for publication. This is taken in Washington as being done with President Roosevelt's approval, and has occasioned a great Hurry in po litical circles. The Don't Spoon. Washington, March 7. —The South Dakota patronage muddle had the 'cal 1 at the white house yesterday, the presi dent holding a conference with Senators Gamble and Kittredge, Representatives Hall and Parker and State Senator W. G. Cook, chairman of the republican state central committee. The presi dent expressed a desire to have the sen ators get together on patronage matters and they said they would try and do so. The president made it plain, however, that he would give the appointment of Uuiled States Attorney to Gamble. The president wants to see harmony of action between the ssnators on registers and receivers of the land ellice and In dian agent, these three places now be ing on the carpet. Legislature Long on Learning. The Legislature's munificent appro priation of two hundred thousand dol lars for the University of South Dakota reveals in good measure the popular feeling that of late has been generating in the State toward its leading educa tional institution and it is an index that the people are beginning to realize that the State has a fuuetion in instruc tional matters that must be guarded and developed. Under healthful ad ministrative management,—such as the institution enjoys at present,—it is safe to predict that the State will never again allow its University to suffer any decline in growth, prestige or resources. The effect of the Legislature's fairness and generosity will meet with due re ward: it means the higher and freer education of more of South Dakota's youth, and it means the greater import ance and prominence of South Dakota's State University. Dowie Is Dead. No man or women born is altogether good or altogether bad. Always aud lorever, while human nature is human, good and bad will be hopelessly tangled together in every mother's son. That is one of the unalterable rules of the game a rule from whose working this man Dowie was not exempt. Dowie was a good man, but not ail good a bad man, but not all bad a charlatan, but not all a charlatan a seer of visions, but with a brooked cast in his spiritual eyes. That is to say, he was of flesh aud blood. The threads in the fabric of his life were ill assorted aud badly broken but that is none of our affair now. Fraud and impostor or ministering angel, either or both, this may be count ed upon In his case as iii eveiy other. The good that he did will endure, and the evil will pass away. So will it be with the rest of us, inevitably. We need not worry about it. Surely it is better to believe that the ugly, disligur ing spots will all come out in the wash of time. No matterl This man who was alive is dead. With God be the rest! Wanda Ludlow in The Warning Bell For a Wright vavicious little come dienne, Wanda Ludlow, the new star brought out by Harry Gordon successor to the firm of Gordon & Bennett, one could not ask more while yet for three years in her teens she is accordej the highest praise by the critics throughout the country aud is said to possess a lasting magnetism upon her audience and her engagement in this city on Sat urday, March 16, is looked forward to witb pleasure. 7 6 S WVTf ,-^JSds i.. CLOSING ADDRESS Senator Goodsell Made a Happy Speech Before Going Aaway. In the course of his closing good-bye words Senator Goodsell said: "1 wish to call your attention to our present condition. We are hungry, cold aud poorly clad. Our Cook has been gone for a long time and bur Cooley re fuses to work. Our Carpenter has failed to provide us shelter, and we have nothing to Byrne. The seventeenth of March is ap proaching and our Weaver has not fur nished us a suit of Greene. But thanks to the failure of the Anti-Treating Bill, they cannot say. what we shall drink, but what we ftfay, therefore, we will drink and be Merry. We may be con sidered a little Laxon .words, if so wo will pass it up as a Goodsell. There being only one nationality among us namely, the Welch, it is not surprising that our relations are con genial, and now when the Bel! rings out the old May we depart with happy remembrances of many friends, and a duty well done. Postmaster Demanded About Face. Special to Sioux Falls Press: The mail carrier on the line west of Midland has made complaint that he was held up by F. E. Olney, of the Olney postollice, and compelled to return to that oflice after leaving it a half mile. He claims that his schedule gives him a wait of seven njinutes at that oflice, aud when he arrived at the office, of which a daughter of Olney is postmaster, he waited half an hour for the young lady to secure and distribute the mail. She failed to make auy move in that direction, and alter the half hour was up the carrier gathered up his mail sacks and started ou his trip west* After going a half mile Olney overtook him on a horse, and with a drawn re volver compelled him to return to the office, where he waited another half hour ou the pleasure of the young lady, after which lie was allowed to proceed on his way. The carrier was hostile over the treatment he received aud says he will lodge a complaint against the rancher for his actions. For Sale. I am offering my plumbing business for sale. Call or address, O. Westlund, Pierre, S. D. Antelope Herds Increase. A writer says while the law protects antelope in this state, such protection would be of little avail in much of the country west of the Missouri river if it were not lor the fact that the ranchers themselves look to the prevention of the slaughter of animals. Under that protection reports indicate that a num ber of bauds of the animals are locating themselves. Several with from twenty to thirty in a band are reported to be on Bad river, near Philip, this winteri probably having come out of the Bad Lands, wlieie they make their summer pasturage. One man who has just come in from the Grand river country reports seeing a band of more than 100 on that stream a few days ago. He claims to have counted 120 in the band, and that they were spread over a hill top, aud he knew that some of the band were out of sight. With the protection which is now being given them these animals should in a tew years again be aumer our in the western part of the state. And, after all, when the time came for "Elijah" Dowie to go, no chariot of lire was there. PROMISES FULFILLED The Legislature Incorporated Law All Pledges. 333 Into Sioux City Tribune: The progres sive republican organized of South Da kota has carried out its promises to the people with better spirit and greater ability than the most sanguine friends of the reforms considered could have anticipated. No such record has been made before b.v any legislature and whatever may come in the future, the republican party of South Dakota has laid a foundation for a career which it will be impossible for political oppo nents to ignore. There area few peo ple interested in the «tate, a few news paper men among them, who hold that the republican party is something else than the reform party of this winter's record, but they will find themselves as completely out of tpuch with the party hereafter as if they were following the banner of democracy. There is but one place for republicans in South Dakota and that is behind Governor Crawford and the splendid administration he has ushered, in. sa '.3®£v& aSE#" *vT V$- & Smoke and flames were issuing from the roof, and for a time it was thought the building would be reduced to ashes but the strong work of firemen soon bore evidence that the fire was under control. The.lire had its origin upon the sec ond floor, and in the apartments occu pied by John R. Nye and was confined to the ceiling, and is thought to have been kindled by a gas jet, which was buring. Mr. Nye has been ill for some weeks, but stood the excitement like a hero. RiWhile the damage was mostly from the water, it falls pretty heavily upon Mr. Gifford, whose goods, in store and basement, were deluged with water. Mr. Nye is a loser to a great extent. The stock of the former is insured for ®2, 000, but his loss outside, of insurance, will reach H&3.000, perhaps more. Mr. Nye's loss is not covered by any insuiance. Other small losses are re ported. Able Judge Good Lawyer. Capital-Journal: Judge fGaffey, the ex-judge of this district, feels some what elated over the fact that the United States supreme court'has just sustained a decision which he made in his court at Gettysburg, and one which at the time was direct opposition to the ruling of a number of other circuit judges of the state In like cases. The case at issue was that of State of South Dakota vs. ay.DeLamster. ,s The Great Clock at Rouen. The ancient city of Rouen, France, owns the very earliest specimen of the larger varieties of the ancient clock makers' triumphs. It was made by Jelion «le Fol.iius and was finished and set going in September, 1389. So per fect in construction is this ancient time recording machine that, although It has been regularly striking the hours, halves and quarters for centuries, it is still used as a regulator. The case of this early horological oddity is six feet eight Inches in height by five Inches broad. For 325 years it continued to run without a pendulum, being provid ed with what the old time clock makers called a "foliot." An HoneHt Man. Hiram Stroode for the seventh time was about to fail. He called in an expert accountant to disentagle his books. The accountant after two days' work announced to Hlrapa that he would be able to pay his creditors 4 cents on the dollar. At this news the old man looked vexed. "Heretofore," he said, frowning, "I have always paid 10 cents on the dol lar." A. virtuous and benevolent Bion spread over his face. "And I will do so now," he resumed. "I will make up the difference out of I my own pocket." The One Thin* He Dreaded. Mrs. Benham—Are you afraid to, die? Benham—I wouldn't be If I felt sure that I wouldn't meet your mother.— New York Press. Trachers'Examination. The regular examination for teach ers will be held Thursday and Friday, March 21 and 22, at the County Super intendent's oflice in Pierre, beginning at 8 o'clock. Candidates for State and First grade certificates will be allowed to continue their writing on the 23rd, if necessary. .Yours truly, The Coming Encampment, y. Huron, March 11.—Gen. N. I. Low thian, commander department of South Dakota, G. A. R., has issued an order, which confirms the action of the coun cil of administration, locating the next annual G. A. B. encampment. for this state at Huron, June 4, 5 and 6,1907. Local members of theorganization have already begun preparations the meeting and will end^ipr to make it one of the beat ever heltl in the state* tvoaJlfc. tl NO. 48. A MIDNIGHT FIRE Building Occupied by E. F. GlfTord Dainnucil—k.oh" on Stock 1m 'W. Hcavr The fire alarm was blown this morn ing at 1:30, and a few minutes later a How of humanitv could have been seen going in the direction of Gifford's gro cery house, located on Pleasant Drive. As is usual, a large number of the local fire were first to reach the building, and with everything in readiness the-laddies had a stream of water shooting to the roof of the building with all the promp neas imaginable. twl1 MSI J1 t^ MX HViSt $1 II fa jjS vvt "i ,»v 4 If Mh' & s* ii N -ij 1 «F expres- Long Minutes. "Are you ready, dear?" "In one minute, darling." "Matrimony does not dispel all our illusions," he muttered as he lit a cigar. "Before we were married I thought every moment I had to wait for her was an eternity, and so lfs turned out to be."—Baltimore Ameri can. 5 1 II I 1 j, 'tjM S-'S'ts! IDA P. HATCH.