if I did.'1
•f '"dU i*' iv
jit the other day. They've got a dandy stock of lum
(rw ber—all under cover. It, looks fine.' They use a
X, fellow right, too—give him a square deal all the way.
Don't want to deal'with any better firm: couldn't,
FOR- TWO WEEKS
We wilL offer Special Mid-Summer Bargains.
Every day something almost given &W&y.B^JMf!
O E O O A E I
From the Potato Bugs by using
|re carry the ,best grade in all siie!package!f
PHARMACISTS' %tu Phone 1546
Swdiy Hons—12 •. •. to 1 30 p. m. and 5 p. n.to7p.m.
WE HAVE FOR SALE
Tie Hedger residence at the corner of Lincoln Street and Ninth
Avenue, frontage 75 feet with fine house entirely modern In every
respect. Water.gas, sewer, bath room, hot water furnacc and good
tWWi ,••- ^/s :t.'. '••.'•. ".•'••• ,v-
The Howard cottage^ at the. corner of Kline Street «nd Nicollet
Arenne, 142 feet fronta^e on Kline Street, 100, feet deep, water and
in the house and sewer ln etreet, and ele(ant large trees. The
market for llne realdenoe or pii-to-date apart-
entirely modera with gas, water, sewer, hath roonls, and
steam furnaoes .on hoth eldes. A lot ol llne treeS' Bach half of the
vest Income paying ^ropoeitlon in the cltjr.
•Mlt *S«P®t locations in the, city
iPMtti r'^v jji
Avenue east. Large dou-
Hoaw is BOW renting for
present lease expires. The
wm z.:Ms --:,r:X- w^.:^.
aim to assist our custom
Our complete line of
up-to-date goods is fullggof
suggestions to every house
wife., See our line of early
garden vegetables. Phone in
your order and it will receive
our most careful attention.
Did You Hear What Bill Derr Told His Wife
"I've decided to build a house. Going to quit pay
ing rent and have a place of my own. Been think
ing about it ever since I went past the yard of the
«nd 14S feet
water. gas and eew*r In the street.
erecting houses to
l«ts (or sale in all parti
propertjp Is a good ,%£. prices.
HOWARD & HEDGEI
the News ali^the Time
At' tlie county library board meet
ing held yesterday in County Super
intendent Jorgenson's office the regu
lar routine business was transacted
which consisted chleffy of choosing
the new books for the county school
libraries for this year.
The books, a list of which is print
ed below, ate from a list made out
by the state superintendent of
schools. The amount at the dispo&
al of the board for the purpose of
purchasing these books was $609
which represents the revenue collect
ed from the tax of ten cents imposed
^ipon each person of school age liv
ing in the county. ililiiii
The list is as follows:
Books of Cats and Doge.
A Boy on a Farm.
A Child's Garden of ,yerses/i=-'j
With Pencil ani Pen.^jT
Little Brothers to the Bear.
Jones' First Reader.
Jones' Second Reader.
Early Cave Men.
Gaines, Seatworlc and Seat Train
When First "We Go to School.
Classics Old and New First.
Classics Old and New Second.
Boys of '76.
Stories of the Sunshine State.
Cortex, Montezuma, Mexico.
Counting Up the Sunny Boys.
The Bird Book.
Children of the World.
Discoverers and Explorers.
Five Little Peppers and How They
Four American Naval Heroes.
The Ship of State.
Brocks and Brook BaEins.
The Golden Fleece.
Heroes of History.
From Trail to Railway.
Joey at the Fair.
Nature Studies on the Farm.
Stories of American Flag.
Story of King Arthur.
A Christmas Carol.
Crickett on the Hearth.
Epoch Making* Papers.
Evolution of Dodd.
Toilers of the Sea.
•How to Know the Wild 'Flowers.
•Biography of a Prairie Girl.
Industries of Today. .•
Among Country Schools,^
Among the Lawmakers.^'*
Aunt Jenny's Will.
Ben Hut.- 'v 'v
The Evangeline Book.
Pizarro or the Conquest of Peru$Ji'
Rape of the Lock,
Story of Ab. 1
Source Book of American History.
World and Iits People—South Am
Wild Animals I Have Known.,
?. Readings in Folklore.
A Summer of Saturdays.
Geographical Influences In Amer
The Wide World,
Famous Men of Greece.
The Louisiana Purchase,^
Tales From Soott.
Four Great Pathfinders.
Deadwood, S. D., July 16,—Tom
Nelson, for ten years sought after
with a reward of $1,000 hanging
over him, has been captured ly Sher
*ig- tMoses of B^llp jFourche and Joel
Farrell of 8undance and brought to
(his city to answer charges of horse
stealing. He was a most notorious
hone thief and head of a larjge gang
operating between Belle Fourc^ie and
Sundance for many years
renty-four steel telephone and
telegraph poles bought by ths city
for Uae on Main street arrived yes
terday pa£ wUl he unloaded today.
INFORMAL MEETING OF THAT
COMPANY AND PART OF
fcMv. sA .-•-, -.v. -w
Committee of Five Discusses With
the Council Informally the Present
Situation—Nothing Definite Was
The special committee elected by
the stockholders of the Groton-Fer
ney Telephone company at their an
nual meeting last June to confer
with the city council to see if some
amicable grounds could be reached
on which the company could enter
Aberdeen, met with the city council
informally Monday, and as a
result much oil was poured on the
troubled waters. The committee con
sisted of J. D. Reeves of Groton, W.
C. Evans, of Andovet, J. H. Bockler
of Rondell, Mr. Sehultz of Ferney,
and D. G. Stewart of Bath. The meet
ing CQuld not be otherwise than in
formal for the reason that there
'were not enough members of the
council on hand to constitute
quorum but as it turned out
quorum was not needed. All that
the committee wished to do was to
establish peace relations with Aber
deen'in the hope of being able-to
meet with its on some middle ground
at a future date.-1"4-^,||j
D. G. Stewart, of Bath, addressed
the city council first. He told of
the action of the stockholders of his
company in electing the committee
and introduced J. D. Reeves, of Gro
ton. Mr. Reeves said that the com
mittee wished to heal the' breach,
that already existed between the Ab
erdeen council and the company and'
to find some common ground on
(which to act in the future. All
that the Grotbn-Fer ney company ask
ed, he said, was to present a busi
ness proposition to the council in a
business like spirit. He then Intro
dueled Mr. Schultz of Ferney who
proceeded to take up the conditions
to which his company objected to
in the contract offered the company
by .,the city council at its meeting of
The first objection he raised was
to the condition which limited the
number of wires the company could
string into Aberdeen to two. The
mayor and the council interrupted
by showing that although the con
tract was first drawn thus limiting
the number of wireB, that it was the
The Man Without a Gouptnf^M
TER TEN YEARS
the council, after the con
tract was. given out for publication,
that-the company could have as many
wires as it wished.
The council then informed5'*' the
committee that the contract to which
Mr. Shultz referred was not the lat
est one drawn up by the city coun
cil. At a meeting of the council on
April 8th it passed an ordinance de
signating the streets that the farmers
lines could use in entering, the
method of erecting the poles and of
stringing the wires, etc., The only
respect in which the conditions
granted to all farmers' 'lines, accord
ing to that contract, could not be:
granted the Groton-Ferney was that
the latter company would have to
withdraw its answer to the suit pend
ing between the council and the com
pany over the injunction obtained by
the city restraining the company
from entering.„the city without the
council's' consent and permitting
judgment to be taken against it.
The gist of this contract was pub
lished in the Aberdeen Daily Ameri
can of April 9th as'was the contract
of March 11th. The'.secretary of the
company, however, did not notice the
contract of April 8th, but he did the
one of March 11th. Hence the com
mittee was ignorant of the change of
attitude taken by the city council
until last night.
E. T. Taubman, who was city at-:
toraey at the time the Groton-Ferney
company finrt desired admission to
the city, reviewed at length the his
tory of the misunderstanding be
tween the council and the company^
making the statement that at no.
time had the council been adverse
to granting the company the right
to enter Aberdeen lor a terminal of
fice, provided the company would en
ter upon^jbhe terms dictated by the
council, .which terms he said were
the. same as those made with the
£Muta Central. What the city op
posed, he said, was the duplication
Of the Dakota Central'* system in
Aberdeen by the. granting of a cjttin-
DEMOCRAT,. iilDAY, 19, 1907.
plete exchange In Aberdeen to the
Groton-F^rney. Mr. Taubm&n said
that Mr. Syxioground, president of
the GrotonrFerney, was responsible
for the misunderstanding that had
arisen between the farmers and the
council, charging him with wilfully
perverting the facts in the case.
After some further Informal dis
cussion the meeting was adjourned.
It isv probable that the Groton-Fer
ing, Water—He Will Secover.
$pV* SFi i$
ixiake some proposi
tion to the council later, although
the members of the committee said
last night that they had nothing to
offer at present^f^'
Hans Wangen was arrested Satur
day and brought before Justices Jones
on a warrant sworn out for him by
Albert Neuman, and charged with
brutally assaulting Robert, the 14*
year-old son of Mr. Neuman.
The incident took place night be
fore last. Toung Neuman with
other boys was sitting on gie side
walk on the north side when Wau
gen and his wife walked by. They
were followed by a little dog and
when one of the boys, not Robert
Neuman, scared the dog in some way,
Waugen turhed and struck Neuman
in such a manner as to inflict a
dangerous injury" to his eye. At pres
ent It is not certain just how seri
ous the injury ,l£ but it is regarded
as dangerous to the sight of the eye.
Dr. Alway dressed- tbe injury and
says there is a hemorrhage of a blood
vessel in the optic cority.
Justice Jones considered the case
a serious one and sentenced Wan
gen to five days' imprisonment or a
fine of ten dollars and costs amount
ing in all to Bixteen dollars and for
ty cents. Waugen paid,
KENNETH, SON OF THE MANAG
ER TERRIBLY SCALDED BT
Was Standing on the Floor When the
Men Were Scrubbing Oat and Re
ceived Contents of a Pail of Boil
Kenneth Kinsler, six years of age,
son of Manager E. A. Kinsler, of the
Aberdeen creamery was terribly
scalded about noon Sunday at the
Creamery. He was standing on the
creamery floor while it was being
scrubbed out, and, unseen by one of
the men was allowed to receive all
the contents of a large ptul of boll-.
Ing hot water on his body.
From his hips to the soles of his
feet he was frightfully burned the
flesh being blistered so deeply that
it merely bangs to his limbs. He
was taken to his home, 520 First
.avenue east where he now is receiv
ing medical attention. Late last ev
ening he was reported by his par
ents to be :doing as well as could be
expected, though he had a high fev
er. While the boy's recovery is prac
tically Certain,-- his suffering is in
tense and it will be many weeks be
fore he will be about
Man Working On Pavement Is Se
W veteiy Bonwd,'
A workman named Thompson, em
ployed by Contractor McCrystal in
spreading the tar solution on the new
paving, was very painfully injured
.Friday morning while at work.
With another workman he was en
'gaged in'canying pails of the boiling
tar to where it was/being spread.
His hand became stuck to the handle
of his'pall, and when,, the other
workman let loose the pail fell to the
ground, and as Thompson could not
let go, the boiling liquid'was splash
ed al) over his arm, which W.ss terri
bly burifer by the tar, which Quickly
hardened and rendered It difficult to
be treated. He Wll^ ba Jjiabl^ to
work for some time. x'$
.ifeadj- Just wes^.
Postmaster William's place, has one
the. countr. It is liberall-
NELSON MET HIS DEATH
The Inquest Was Entirely in the
Hands of Brown Coimty 'Offloials
None of the Officials of Walworth
Connty Appearing—Very Little
New Evidence Brought Oat.
The jurors npon their oaths
do say, that said Christ Nel
son came to his death by rea
son of ballet wounds npon his
body oaased by a ballet shot
from a revolver held in the
hands of one Taylor a railroad
employee who is otherwise on*
known to this jury, and which
shooting was done feloniously
and witfe intent to canse the
death of him, the said Christ
Nelson, on July 10, 1907, in
Walworth county, S. D., wMeh
death occurred July 12, 1907
in Brown county, 8. D.
In testimony whereof the
said jurors have hereunto set
—H. F. STEVENS,
—M. S. WILSON.
"*The inquest over the body of the
late Christ Nelso nwbo died, at St.
Luke's hospuai nthis city last Fri
day morning, was held Saturday at
the undertaking rooms of W. H. Wil
son with the above menttoned ^eeult.
Justice W. O. Jones officiated as cor
oner and States Attorney Van Slyke
conducted the examination of the
witnesses for the states attorney of
Walworth county. Much Interest
was shown in the proceedings, the
rooms where the inquest was held
being filled with curious on-look$rs.
The coroner's Jury was comprised
of A. Neuman, H. F. Stevens and M.
S. Wilson, -f|
The first witness called was E.' C.
Sheppard, the owner of the saloon
where Christ Nelson worked and in
front of which he was shot by Tay
Xow. He testified that the body over
which the inquest was held was that
of Christ Nelson who worked for him
and who was shot on the morning of
July 10th in front of his place of
business in Glenham, S. D., and who
died- in this city on Friday morn
ing, July 12th. Mr. Sheppard did
not know of his own knowledge any
thing about the murder of the clr
cumstanc?s that led up to It. To the
court M*r. Sheppard said that he
heard the shots fired when he- was
still in bed on Wednesday .morning
and jumped out of bed and saw men
picking Nelson up. He thep teeti
fle^. that he dressed rapidly and then'
proceeded to" see that the wounded
man was cared for. He then test!
fied to the fact that Nelson was
'brought to this city that afternoon.
Dr. Rock was the next witness
called. Hfe testified that he attended
the wounded man while he was in
this city.:He described the wounds
caused by' the bullets, saying that In
Ills opinion, under the circumstanc
es that existed, the shot in the how
els was enough to cause death. He
said that dLeath was due to general
peritonitis due to a gun shot wound
in the abdomen. £he doctor testi
fied that- at time examination of the
wounded man the night he' was
brought to Aberdeen lie found two
wounds upon the body, one on the
right'arm Just above the elbow Joint,
passing through the biceps muscle.
The other wound was to' the
the right of the outer border of the
right rectus muscle entering the as
cending colon which It 'perforated
and shattered" completely. ,Th« bul
let then passed directly back through
the loin muscles and came out on
the surface of the hip about °'an
Inch and a half below the crest of
Dr. Rock, thpn tesUfied that Nel
was in the hs«t of health others,
witness. He ttftlfied to. b^Ing:, at
Glenham at th| ^me of the
Jlsi stood within a rod of Taylor at
of a doubt'
THE HAND OF
a .... -gg«jp»freKaus .w... r» ... g-t-^.y-g. IifcTlM IB ?ira
the man wh^phot Nelson**
ind by the'edu^t and testiiw tftafc
nelson had told him aV short time
beforevhls death tbat„fayl^ wa .th^
man who did the shopdiiK sth!|t
ed his death..
Will Ttfcct on July 22 to Ass«m Tele-
SQUTH DAKOTA CITY IS STBUCX\.
phone Companies ~tad on iftly
29 to Assess Railroads'' i^
Pierre, S. D„ July 16.—(Special jl
the American.)—^Under the law of
last winter it was the. intent of the
state board of equalization and as--"
eessment 'to place the assessment on^
railroad property xOt the- state early
in tbig month. but the railroads came ,f.'\
in with the pies that it would be Im-
The meeting the flreit of tne month^ A
was adjourned over andfthe ouft fixed .j1
by law for tomorrow vfiUb'be ad
Journed to the 28th., The board wlll^'f
meet the 22nd 'to" place the assess-/ A
ment on telephone and telegtaph-"}^'',,^M
will take up railroads^"'%i'
the 29th. The work of ta^ettsment
railroads?wiU be: much mors «ompU9^.
under the new law than the old, sdrf'.'
tbe board will probably be in session -l ,'s,
from the 22nd until late in ATigust,^^'^
city was too far away, from the
quarters of the company, which
urates the creamery at Ghlcapo, Mr.'
Kinsler sald that both he and the,
company were immensely pleased
with ihe buslnesli of this branch hut
that its comparative isolation fro^
Chicago rendered it impracticable
to continue in business longer as a
branch of ?the Chicago company. So,
the sale of the business was made.
Mr. Kinsler will locate in either
Iowa, Illinois or Wisconsin not hav
ing definitely decided on a location.
His mahy friends here will hate to
see him leave
BY ONE AND DAMAGED I*
Many Houses and Bains Destroyed i- 'svjiJ
Bat Aside From This the Damage
St. Paul, Minn., July '14.—A sped
al 'to the Pioneer, JBr.ess. Jrom .Mit^j-
A tornado swept over
s#ep't overstiwnorth- 'j*
western part of this city at 81^.'^,^
o'clock last "evening^ Jn the vicinity' 1"
of Mount Vern^^to the west of here,
a number, of^fa^uses and barasrwere 1 s*
swept away. In the -northwestern
part of the city* houses were com-'
pletely swept away and barns demcl-^
ished. No.lives were lost, occu-*.j
pants of the destroyed bulld'fngsihavv!
ing taken refuge in cellars, "A small'
quantity of rain fell, with s6mey^tai}i^,'X~ Jf'?
but the hslljid no ,.damage^ to" ^thjilvX
BOY GOES INSANE '2^
Garretson, S. D.
7ohnion, a^fed 20, b»»ine
insane. -He came jto 'llarrSfaon
Jftfng the4Ut^^®|b ,^|fc:n^
possible for them to prepare thiir re-v^*s^,^
ports as required by the time de-^*^- .*
manded, and,the assessment of that
class of ,prp^iy^^ill.jo pyer ,until?H? .v jf1
BOUGHT BY GEH0N? %J
The Aberdeen Creamery company jjm
has just sold its business and prop^Vw^^(
erties to ^artln Jli Gehon, proprietorij 'J»*1***!•
of the Gehon creamery and comtais^^ I
sion house on First avenue east
the new management w^ll take ove^*
the business on August 1st.
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