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--^sseitwiSe ml IS' I' fi j! 'j I ?r a 11 I '3 •M I ft if J| fill s&ri. Fi .fel T-1 -V- llilr mW Vrfsyn TP iv\* v-* rr-%^-- FOUR ABERDEEN DEMOCRAT GEO. B. DALY, Editor Published Every Friday by THE ABERDEEN PUBLISHING CO 114 1st Avenue East Sintered In the Postofflce at Aberdeen, S. D. second class matter. Subscription Price—One Year $1.00 ABERDEEN, S. D.,Feb. 9,1906 Electric Light Status The city council held a special meeting last night and, among other things, took up the munici pal electric light plant proposi tion. The conclusion arrived at was to communicate with* Mr. Harris, the Chicago capitalist with whom the city had made a deal for the sale of the bonds, asking if he would take these bonds to the amount of $28,000. It will be remembered that the attorney of Mr. Harris was of the opinion that the present bonded indebtedness of the city would permit the issue of only $28,000. If the latter amount can be floated on the same favorable terms previously offered, then a new proposition to bond for $28, 000 will be submitted to a vote. The question as to the advisabil ity of holding a special election for this purpose or wait until the regular city election in April is under advisement. On one hand it is feared that it will be difficult to again get out a large enough vote at a special election to meet the legal requirements. Others say if we are to have an electric plant why delay the matter six weeks when a special election costs but $60. Governor Elrod, in is announce ment of his candidacy brags, in the garrulous way charac teristic of this light weight gov ernor, of all the kinds of republi can "he is, but, as the caustic Yankton Herald remarks, he ne glected to state that he is a Kit tredge republican. It is this last kind of republican he is that de fines his true status before the people. The thin trick of pro claiming himself a Roosevelt re publican, while he is the servile tool of a railroad ruled machine which dominates the republican party of this state will not fool all the republicans all the time. Burke and Martin are playing the same game. They are instruct ed to vote for the rate bill in the house as their votes would not defeat it anyway, and so the peo ple may be fooled into believing that the organization republicans are' not solid against the presi dent. Their dearest hope is that the b»ll may be staved off and talked off in the senate so that even Kittredge may not have to show his hand. J. D. Reeves, ex*-state auditor, in bis paper, the Groton Indepen dent, makes an exhaustive re view of the assessment since statehood of the railway property of the state and other property in general. It hardly can be ex pected that the general taxpayer will agree with his conclusion that railroad property is taxed on a valuation of 46 per cent of it commercial value, while general property is only assessed at 25 per cent of its commercial value. The result of figuring on a thing of this kind generally depends on who it is that manipulates the figures. The Santo Domingo treaty can not be majde a democratic issue. A corporation democrat in the senate was never known to voice true democratic sentiment. The -Softeners a democratic senator bolts the crafty Gorman's cau cuses the dearer he will be to the hearts of South Dakota demo crats. Senator 'Patterson's re mark that "twenty senators are not the democratic party" will meet, with a hearty response among the rank and file who.have no other feeling toward the sen ate than deep-seated distrust Iowa Takes Initiative A resolution to submit a con stitutional amendment providing for the election of United States senators by direct vote of the people has passed the house several times, but has always been pigeonholed by the senate. Now the other method provided in the constitution for submit ting an amendment will be re sorted to. The move is started in Iowa, the reform storm center this year. Article of the constitution provides that congress shall, up on the application of the legisla tures of two thirds of the states call a convention for proposing amendments. Senator Lewis has introduced in the Iowa sen ate a joint resolution authorizing Governor Cummins to invite the governors of the several states to commission five delegates from each of their respective states to meet sometime during the present year at Des Moines, or some other place, for the pur pose of insuring action on the part of enough states to compel Congress to take action in calling Ibis convention tosnbmit amend ments to the constitution, includ ing the one above mentioned. A splendid fight is being made for a compulsory primary law in Iowa, the legislature of which state is now in session. The law is almost certain to pass as Governor Cummins, whose de votion to the cause of the people seems unbounded, has his forces well in hand and thus far in the session he has met with uniform success. The bill will likely pass with the provision for nomi nation of state as well as county officers. Senator La Follette's first bill introduced in the senate shows that he is still hot on the trail of the corporations—it's an anti-pass bill. Growing Water Li Ilea From Seed. Many of the choicest water lilies, even tlio magnificent Victoria regia, may be grown from seed. For many years the seed of this lily, when brought to this country, failed to ger minate. It was finally found that by bottling the seeds in the water of the river in which they grew they could be trans ported safely from the waters of the Amazon to the far west. Here the Illy is usually grown with bottom heat, as it Is very tender. Seeds started In pots In a temperature of 90 degrees will ger minate in about two weeks and may be planted out in the open air when the nights have become warm—usually about the 1st of June—and will bloom the same summer, but cannot be car ried through the winter, but must be started afresh each season, either by the purchase of plants or the sowing of seed, the latter being, of course, much more economical, as seeds may be pur chased for few nickels apiece, the plants costing as many dollars.—Amer ican Homes and Gardens. «»e For Old Shoes. Janitors collect the shoes cast away by tenants and send them to auction rooms, where they are sorted into piles marked "Men," "Women," "Children." Several poor people made fair bids, but the auctioneer did not seem anx ious to sell. Finally a man pushed his way through the crowd and offered 10 cents apiece for the whole lot His bid was successful. "I was killing time with talk waiting for that fellow," said the auctioneer afterward. "He always pays high for these shoes, and he does not want them for wearing, either. He wants to beat them out for the leather In them. He gets what material there is, puts It through a process and makes stamped imitation leather novelties, such aspic tore frames, bags, pocketbooks, pen knife holders and even chair backs and seats. He finds a ready sale for these novelties and gets a good price for them."—Shoe Retailer. Blenaln* the River. In the little Balkan state of Rou mania It has been the custom from time immemorial for towns by the river Danube to keep the Christmas feast by a peculiar ceremony called "blessing the river." This used to be carried out on a scaffolding erected on the frozen river, but owing to an acci dent, when the ice broke, and hun dreds of people were drowned, It Is now held upon the bank. The people wear turbans of colored paper and car ry long, white wands. Some are dress ed to represent Bibilcal characters. The service, conducted by priests, lasts about half an hour, and then the Ice la broken• and a small' wooden -cross thrown into the water. Then people rush into' the icy river after this em blem, and the person who secures it.Is supposed to be assured of great good for the coming year. Hie SPORTING Sidney -4s,*V* k$4M$ ABERDEEN DEMOCRAT, ORLD Greateitt Amerionn Swimmer. Charles M. Dnniels the sensational iwimmer of the Now ()r'i DUIOU'N Athletic club, recently won new fame by estab- CHAHLKS M. DANIELS. llshing a new world's record for 100 yards. He covered the distance in 67 3-5 seconds. The previous record was 58 seconds. Daniels is now rated as the fastest of mers. all American swim Henr German Game For Women. Schlagen ball is (lie newest game for athletic members of the fair sex. It comes from Germany, where it occu pies the same position as hockey does In this country. At present schlagen ball is very lit tle known, and the Battersea Poly technic is the only place where it is played. Miss Morse, the instructor in the gymnasium, introduced the game, believing it would be a welcome change from hockey. Schlagen bail is a cross between rounders and baseball, and as.trans lated the name means "strike ball." The players are armed with a wooden 'schlage," some two feet long, with which they have to strike the ball when bowled to them. The game is played on an open space seventy yards long by fifty wide, and no hits are allowed beyond the bound ary. There are eight players on each side, but during actual play only one of the side which is "in" is on the field, although the whole side has to run to the opposite end of the field and back when a hit is made. Tolnts are scored by runs,* catches and hits, points being scored by their opponents if one of the running side is hit by the ball before she has crossed the boundary. Schlagen ball is a game eminently suitable for women, as it has all the excitement without any of the danger of hockey. Standing Won From Latlinm. George Standing, American profes sional racket champion, successfully defended his title In a match with Pe ter Latham of England, the world's champion, at the New York Racket and Tennis club recently. Standing won by three games to love in thirty minutes of the fastest rackets ever seen in the United* States. The scores were 15—5, 15—10 and 15—10. A purse of $3,000 went with the title. Standing hardly failed to improve an opportunity, Latham only getting four aces from him on misses. Standing got eleven aces by opponent's misses. On aces by service Standing gained only nine to thirteen for Latham, but the Englishman could not do as well as Standing In volleying, and the Ameri can gained twenty-three aces by plac ing balls that could not be returned to eight by placing for Latham. Stand ing was accurate in fast service and volleys and excelled in footwork. Progeny IK Sold. The largest sale of trotting stock at private sale made for many years was consummated at Santa Rosa. Cal., re cently, when Sterling R. liolt of In dianapolis, Ind.. purchased twenty-five head of the progeny of Sidnev Dillon, the sire of Lou Dillon. The sale was made through Millard Sanders, the driver of Lou Dillon when she made her unequaled record, who is a promi nent horseman of Santa Rosa. Eleven of the animals are unnamed yearlings. The money involved in the transaction approximated $16,000. Rmcinir Auto Weight Standard. Chairman Robert Lee Morrell of the racing board of the American Automo bile association says that perhaps the weight standard for racing cars may be changed next year but, at any rate the American Automobile association will have, more weight as the national governing body. Umpire John O'Brien. John O'Brien of Lewistou, Me., the W®H *"own f°nner second bas'euiau •Who did such excellent work on the England league staff of umpires last season, has been appoinied to and has accepted a position on the staff of 1906, for which the league is to be congratulated. -7 '.•/ ,even Cleveland Men SlWu Secretary Barnard of the Cleveland baseball club has received signed con tracts from the following players- Bill James Jackson. "Nig" Clark, in! gerton and Pitcher Montwood. the n dependent twiner from Plymouth a FEBRUARI ». FRIDAI, HEAVEN. I.ORPi.d "t "«?r Om ,un, SWilrvrnr Wa« Cot. Mount Oini, on the border between western China and Tibet, has the long- est staircase In the world. On top of the mountain there stands a Buddhist temple, around which gather some of the holiest traditions of that and which Is made a Mecca to the HI- ncso. To facilitate the ascent of Its slippery sides some 'JO.uoo steps have been cut In the mountain, forming a single flight, up which the pilgrim toils. Because of its Inaccessibility few Lu ropeans have ever visited the spot, but a number of travelers have ascended the stairway and are positive that it Is no legendary myth. There Is a legend that In e-irller times the pilgrim was forced to ascend the mountain without artificial aids until the monks conceived the plan oi requir ing every pilgrim who would gain es pecial benc-iit of his Journey to ciu a single step. SPORTS OF THE BLIND. Plenty Ainiiwment 1'or Tl«u»c WIki Are Hcreft of With closed eyes two young men in the blind asylum were playing chess. The board they played on had the black squares raised and tbe white ones sunken, while the black pieces were rough and the white ones smooth. "Give us this handicap on account of our blindness," said one of the young men, "and we will play as quick &nd accurate a game of chess as anybody. Give us checkers ami a checkerboard constructed on the same plan, and there, too, our playing will equal yours. "1 would rather be blind than deaf," he went on. "Blindness doesn't rob you of much. The blind are excellent an glers. They play a good game of eu chre or poker or bridge. They use cards that have embossed pips. "The blind are good runners, good gymnasts. In onr last sports the hun dred yards were done In under twelve seconds, and on the horizontal and par allel bars the giant swiug, the cork screw, the straight arm balance aud the finger balance were executed in a way that elicited salvos of applause."— New York I'ress. Legal Notices Notice to Creditors Estate of Frederick VV. Wulter ami Josephine Walter, Ot ceased. Notice Is hereby given by the undersigned ml nili Istrator of tlin estates or Frederick W. Walter and Josephine Walter, deceased, to tlie creditors of and all pe'sons having claims Hiialust the said deceased, to exhibit them. with tlie necessary vouchers, within four months af ter the first publication of this notice, to the said administrator at his olllce In the cltv of Aber deen, In the County of lirown. South Dakota. Dated at Aberdeen, S. D„ February o, •/.. Sl'lTLKU, 1'JOG. Administrator of the estates of Frederick W. Walter and Josephine Walto', deceased. (1st pub) Feb. —last Mar. 2) Notice of Time and Place Ap pointed for Proving ol Will State or South Dakota. Countv of Hrown. ss. Iu county Coutt, within and for said Comity. In the Matfer of the Estate of John it. Dated at Abertee^s. D„ February Poss. Deceased. The State of South Dakota Sands Greeting to the heirs at law, devisees and legatees of John It. Poss, deceased. ..Pursuant to an order °f SH 0 mt, made on the 3rd day of tebruary A. 1906, notice is hereby given that Saturday, the 24th Jay of February A. D. itfOe, at 10 o'clock a. in. of said day, at the Court Koom of said Court, at Alter futility of Hrown, has been appolnt f(r Proving AeWill said John Jt. Poss, deceased, aud for hearing the application oft rank It. Poss for the Issu with th^u-niU of Letters of Administration with the will annexed of the enate of said de- aVd w,lt're any person Interested may appear and contest the same Dated February ftth, IDOfi. O. J. 1JUTE, County Judge. __i18t pub1, Feb Feb 23) Notice to Creditors hstateof Anna Hermg, Deceased. we .Is hereb «iVc» by 'he undersigned PuWJcatlin"^ofYhirnotlceT'jril^m.derstoed administrator the oltlce oU. O Curtis^ at N 1 W el IIK-K Notice to Creditors Kstote of Gottlieb Herlng. Deceased Mm? W?lierfn^Fxeeutorof^ilt'"! }1"',ersiKue lleb Herlng, deceased t^thini Sill"» Summons. geue Ahern, JeremlHh AL^ erly Elizabeth Ahern Ell?U wldow of John S Ali»rn WEprices of 5.19*, Administrator of the estate of I fM'uTTsc a»»Heriug, Deceased. i. u. (l.RJiss, Attorney for Administrator Hst publ Feb »-last Mar 9) ei^s,ate at °.f the estate of Gottlieb 1 O CIIRTmu /}?rlng' deceased. u. LLRUSS, Attorney for Executor »st publ Feb u-last Mar in' )eru'.Et|- Ahern, Frank Ahem JosejiMnoL- E"JwarU erly Joseplne Ahem P^ex,on* A W?1*00-FORM- r. Ahern, Rose sS„d,,c,oa8ei1. '"w AJiem, Mattle Aheru jov|H Ahern andJohn Aheru son? the said Joliu eru\ Frank AK aH aud.daughters of The State of South Dakota 8^1' 4®lenlants. Mary Ann Abern, Fu»in« A^(1s Gree'l«gto Ahern, Edward B. Ahern Vr?.!!' "'^errUah Fepnlne Sexton, formeriv u"(£, Ahern, Jo Elizabeth I'lerson, formeriv Aliern, Ellen Aliern, surviving wldouw.f Ahern, deceased, Edward F' S'"'Johns. Ahern iSS"*"0* Aheni, Mattle Melvin R. Baldwin, deceased, and the cre ditors of Melvin it, Baldwin, deceased. C. Sessions and EmUle Kivlnlus also all petson* unknon-n who have or claim to have any es tate or interest In or lien or incumbrance upon fendanits de8crlbea la the •hi. 8erve GUARANTEE to for Butter toes, and in return?!8 *1,™., you your Grocer i«agre« anybody. Bring in the orderth going to send to some catalog' we will fill it for you as chpa^ .^UsesJ cheaper if possible. Come CAMPBELL & sj '**2 -I®, SelectVour Valentines E Although the valentine^ of past years beautiful the manufacturers have never duced such artistic designs as we are year. We have a splendid line of the thS terns we have ever seen.. The line includes all different kinds from little ones to magnificent on in an el id an $2.50. ,.*4, "•V WOODWARD & RED »ny»l*lnt. le- 1 he State of South Dakota Sends Urwlliuc to the above named Defendants: iou are hereby summoned and required toap lieatand answer tbe complaint otthe plaintiff lp?1,1 'J16 ?.mce of hu0nfl!^s?ltl*'h?lSlalntoUp0aDakota, summoiw Show Cause, on Appli cation of AUer".surviving Guardian for Order of f"r,,nerly Hose Sai« ol Real Estate. Property of Michael KeUy (jf,j Inmnft |MS2&,S!d,S85» Scanl»n Aueiu, Fran* Ahum* Ahem, Josid abv*f. 5Ji3ied ?efemiant8: Aheru, the and required0to°apMarUandheri!by 8urr"noned plaint of the above ?nswer tha com. which complaint Is h!^ii£ a copy of with served upon you and l?ere your answer upon the a cony of Aberdeen, South Dako.ll SHt':at "office In after the service of thie in' thirty dava elusive of the diy of «pon yoiK? Plalm»f?.0?T,S8 b?MlibSefte}l0yn guardian of the ^pSjfcfoftfie i^TC said Interested In the ifti#?.of such real estate. cral, a'newsDai^nHnti?^MnSaen Oemo Brown county prlale1 IS®®""'"* ondpubllstiedtB said 8 For Firemen and Brakemen, Experience unnecessary imbi mall to your home. High wages guaranteed rapid promottai We assist you In securing a posrtlon as soon as comix-ten Pull particulars at once, inclose stamp. HI NATIOMAL RAILWAY Room Boston Block, Suniiiitius State or Mouth Dakota, County of Brown, ss. In Circuit Court, Fifth Judlelal OlrculL KreU E. Culver, I'lalntlff, v«. John Culver, Often,taut. The State of South Dakota Sends Greeting to John Culver, the above named Defendant: You are hereby summoned and required appear and answer the complaint ot toe above named plaintiff, which complaint was Hied In tlie oltlce of tbe Clerk ol the Clrcult Coutt tn and for Brown county. South Dakota, 00 the 20th day of January, IBM, and to serve a copy of our answer upon the subscriber at his office In the city ot Aberdeen. Brown County, South Da kota. within thirty day a'ter the service of this summons upon you, exclusive of tlie day of ser vice, aud If you fall to appear and answer tbe complaint within tbe tlmj aforesaid, plaintiff will apply to the court for the relief demanded in s.ilu complaint. Dated tills 20th day of January. 1008. 1. O. CURTISS, '1 Plaintiff's Attorney, '4- Aberdeen. 8. D. (Firstpub Feb. 0, last Mar. Xj Stiiamons state of South Dakota. County of Brown, sg. I11 Circuit Court. Fifth Judicial Circuit. S. W. Jacques, I'lalntlff, vs. Don O. MeKenzle, navlf McWilliams, Fred P. Wlloox, Kmtna M. Owen, surviving widow of M. J. Owen, de ceased. Minnie L. Owen. Mattle G. Austin, formerly Mattle •}. Owen and Rena L. Owen, turvivlni children of said M. J. Owen, deceas ed. hemg the sole heirs at law and next of kin of M. J. Owen, deceased, also the executors or administrators of M. J. Owen, deceased, and the creditors of M. J. Owen, deceased Kmma R. Baldwin, surviving widow of Melvin K. Haldwln. deceased, George Balwin and Uar roldlialdwlu. surviving children of said Mel vin R. Baldwin, deceased, being the sole heirs at law and next ol kin of Melvin R. Baldwin, (tecMsed, jdso the executors oradmlnistrators "ty V1 have 1 before 01 PHARMACY $80 TO $176 PER TRAINING SCHOOL loo, Minneapolis,! PROFESSIONAL MRS. E. J. SEA SOPKAN0 5 VOIC1C CULTtfl Studio: 114 First Avenue East ABEKI A. F. CRALL1 BLACKSMITH 210 SECOSU AVE.] New SHOP (DR. CHARLES F.Hj PUVSICIAX it SoM & Hccla, South Dal & JOHN WADE| TAXES 1'AID Hi '11 XOS'-WSD LECTIONS. I.O.A.NS. DKA L.I:I: IN IMI'KOI'BBJ AND STOCK BASflr Room 15. Northwestern. ABLKDEE,!).B| Clerk ot this ^'),*r,leen.ln the county of Brown, state or South DaKota.on tbe 1st day of February. 1908, anti *1)1lcl1, 1for ti Judgment quieting title to *1' adverse claims tl lu6111Ises described In tbe complaint (ii Bvl cou?iJr- t°:wl': Lot one (t), three (^.",?.even hf!? to nine 9), Br adway, Columbia. Brown County. sna to serve A copy of your to J- subscriber Aberdeen, South wltbln ttle ^n'P'e'ed service of this servile S J0"'excliiflve or tbe day of such iiiIimii.hiM .1 A?u fai' to answer said coin- puitit within that time the plaintiff will apply cornier' f°r the B. foru- Order to filler demanded lofilS Oated thts 1st day of February A. D.1S06. I. O.JDORTI8S. PlalnlUTs Attorney, Aberoeen. South Dakota. (1st publ Feb 8-last Mar 23) H. F. MARKHj PH1S1CIAX AND StTRGj Oltice at iesiden« Columbia, s. -ARM Steamship Tit Houses and _KOK SALE BarrettS' K„u,n 11-WellS' A 1 listing ler's Summer o-™1""?, n«i waukee is a d.suna dtP^ literature a»d gets i,aCt' .r Chicago I' xalu:U ddretf' Sent to Paswn8el ...x Chicago.