O. H. Anderson of Redfleid was In
the city yesterday.
Dr. A. C. Clark of Frederick was
in town yesterday.
Samuel Iverson of Richmond was
in the city yesterday.
B. C. Waters of Sioux Falls was
In town on business yesterday.
Hiss A. Anderson has returned
from Mitchell, where she has been
James Leathert has returned from
Wahpeton, where he has been on
B. A. Thomas formerly of Aber
deen, has moved from Wllmar, Minn.,
to Trinidad, Colo.
John Decker and family have mov
ed to Conde, where he will locate in
the hotel business.
Today is ladles' day at the Com
mercial club. Host Finch has a big
smile and a bigger menu.
James Brearton went to Bath this
"morning on legal business for Taub
man, Williamson & Herreid.
Mr. Wilson and W. A. Eagleson
have returned from a month's visit
in various portions of Canada.
Mrs. Anna Stoutt, of Alta, Iowa,
and son, Henry, are visiting her sis
ter, Mrs. John Wilson, on the north
^Miss Hannah Hlnze of the Samari
tan hospital has gone to Mitchell,
where her brother is ill with typhoid
"-Mrs. Herbert Ives of Cresbard is
In the city for a few days the guest
of her parents. Mr. and Mrs. George
Rev. and Mrs. F. H. Brockmueller
are in Milwaukee, Wis., to attend
the general conference or the Evan
Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Blackwood of
Newton, Iowa, are in town. They
are contemplating the purchase of a
farm in Brown county.
*H. D. Wood has left for Water
town, and contemplates going into
the wholesale grocery business in
that place or Minneapolis.
Herman Gook of Sioux Falls is in
town for a few days. He reports
success with his new combined
thresher and separating machine.
(Matinee prices for "Qulncy Adams
Sawyer" will be 10 cents for all chil
dren under 5 feet in height all high
normal students 25 cents.
Adults 50 cents. ?f"
The Young People's society of the
German Lutheran Zion's church will
be entertained tonight at 8 o'clock
by Miss Ida Splett at the residence
of R. N. Jewett, No.,,.(08 South Kline
Born—At Huron October 1, to Mr.
and Mrs. Ben Darby,. a daughter.
Mrs. Darby Is well known in this city
she was Miss Frederica Schulze
before her marlage and lived here
for several years.
The ladies of l.he Presbyterian
church will hold a food sale on Sat
urday at the Red Front Grocery
store, where everything in the line of
baked goods will be for sale. They
solicit the patronage of the public.
The MacDonald Concert company
arrives in the city this morning.
This company of high class artists
will be the opening number of the
Aberdeen Star Entertainment course.
I Come to the opera house tonight and
hear a good concert. Plenty of sea
son tickets can yet be had. Single
admission tickets for this number can
also be secured at Gallett's store or
at the opera house ton.ight.
LEMMON LOT SALE
Lemmon, S. D., Oct. 4.—(Special
to the American.)—Yesterday was
a gala day for Lemmon. A special
train over the extension brought sev
eral hundred people from points be
tween the rivet1 and Aberdeen., the
occasion being the sale of the town
lots. Most of the visitors were busi
ness men who came out to look over
the new territory in connection with
various lines of business.
Yesterday the day was almost en
tirely taken up by the sale of lots,
which went fast and at good prices,
$1,200 to $1,500 being paid for
choice corner lots and others ranging
from $500 down to $200.
Today will be given over to the en
tertainment of the visitors, a pro
gram of amusements being provided
and a general jollification enjoyed.
JUDGE ELLIS STRICKEN
Judge R. E. Ellis was taken sud
denly 111 in B. B. Ward's restaurant
Monday evening. The judge was on
his way home at the time he was
stricken. Dr. Jackson was summon
ed and attended the aged man and
he was later taken to St. Luke's hos
pital In a carriage. The doctor says
the man was afflicted with general
debility. Yesterday an operation
was performed and It was said In
the afternoon that he was resting
very comfortably. His old age, the
judge being a man of 75, will have
a great deal to do with his recov
ery, but it is probable that he will
be out again In a day or two.
MAILS WEIGHED ON TRAINS
All malls are now weighed on
board* the trains in order to aid in fix
ing the charge for the carrying of
them by the railroads. For six
months all mail has to be weighed in
the postoffices, and this has been in
progress for some time now. One
month of these six the mail has to be
weighed on board the trains also.
b. Jlo optataa
(Chicago, October 5 to 19
Over/$50,000 in prises for the best corn exhibits will be given at the National Corn
Exposition. These prizes will include farms, pianos, buggies, dinner sets and watch
es. Over $16,000 in cash prizes will be given for the best ten and thirty ear ex
hibit^^The Exposition will be held in the great Coliseum Building, Chicago, and
will tap the largest and most elegant exhibit of the kind ever held. The decorations
done ooat $30,000. Afternoon and evening concerts will be given by the Illinois
Jlavnl Baaerve Band.
roomfort and convenience see that youjr ticket to Chicago reads via the
:Kee 6 St. Paul
WHAT PROMINENT BUSINESS
MEN THINK ON MATTER OF
Some Favor a Municipal Plant, While
unsleeping oars unex-
mthis oonpany for complete information about sites
Others Think Private Concern Is
Best—All Say Electric Lights Are
Needed at Once.
The American for the next few
days will publish interviews with a
number of local business men in re
gard to the lighting proposition.
Some of the well known men seen
yesterday said they preferred not to
say any more about the matter, and
that they have spoken from time to
time upon the subject, and that their
opinions expressed were of little use,
and so they have reached a stage
where they do not care whether the
city is iu darkness or not. They said
if the city does not care, and pre
fers to live in darkness, so be it
but that Aberdeen will gain a re
putation. because of the disposition
shown by the citizens goes without
saying. Others said that regardless
of what they might say for publi
cation it would not perfect matters,
as it seemed to be the choice of the
municipality that the city remafh In
The purpose of the American in
holding these interviews is to give
the council and citizens in general
an idea of what some of the well
known, men of Aberdeen think about
the matter. Mr. S. W. Narregang, of
the Narregang Insurance agency,
when interviewed said:
"I am in favor of an up-to-date
electric light plant being installed in.
this city, and am willing to see
any kind of a franchise given to any
person or persons that will put up
the money, with a ten year limit,
the city reserving the right to regu
late the rates after the first ten
years. Any man that will get down,
and figure this electric lighting bus
iness out, must come to the conclus
ion that there will be very little pro
fit to the owners of the plant for
the first five years after the instal
lation, and in my opinion there will
be no money made under ten years.
The competition of the two plants
will hold prices to the minimum,
and I am willing to take my chanc
es on this plan rather than to con
sider at this time any sort of a deal
ABERDEEN DEMOCRAT FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4, 1907.
whereby the city would own and op
erate such a plant, although I am
greatly in favor of the city con.trol
ing, for the public good, all insti
tutions or corporations that derive
benefit from the public. The public
needs protection at all times, and it
is the duty of all cities, states, or
nations to guard the rights of the
people but to leave us in darkness
any longer is not only a disgrace but
shows woeful mismanagement some
place. The citizens have a right to
demand that some action be taken,
and we make the demand now."
Later Ira O. Curtis, one of Aber
deen's most prominent ^attorneys,
said when, asked for his views:
"I am In favor of a municipal
ownership jjlant. I believe it couid
be put up and maintained by the
city at much less expense than by
franchise. If the city should seek
to surround the issuance of a fran
chise by conditions aiming to pro
tect the people against exorbitant
rates, it would be difficult to get a I
corporation to accept it, and I would
not be satisfied to see the city give
a franchise to any corporation with
out such safeguards, in any event.
It occurs to me that if a private cor
poration can make money out of the
lighting proposition, the city could
just as well save the taxpayers such
as would result in profit.
"I believe that some of the con
templated improvements in the way
of power could be enlarged at small
additional expense, and include there
in the necessary power to operate a
lighting plant. We are very much
in need of light for the city at this
time, and the question should be
solved as soon as possible."
The next man interviewed was
Chief McDiarmid of the local fire
department. He said:
The city really needs a lighting
plant. We are many years behind
some of the smaller towns, and what
we need is something done. We need
better lights and better service, and
with this the city will grow. Every
businss man along the Main street
will say that we need the plant."
J. D. Lavin, grand record of the
state for the A.O.U.W., when seen
in his office in the Telephone build
ing yesterday, said:
"I am in favor of a municipal
lighting plant. If we cannot have
this I would like to see some parties,
either local or foreign, build the
plant. A city the size of Aberdeen
needs such a plant. As It seems out
of the question for our city to have
a municipal plant on account of our
bonded Indebtedness, I am heartily
in favor of granting a franchise
which will safeguard our city's in
terests. I don't think that the city
authorities are responsible for this
open delay, and I think they have
done all they could do as prudent
M. & ST. L. DEPOT TO
BE OPENED IN WEEK
Although thq office force of the
M. & St. L. road has been at work in
its office in the new M. & St. L. depot
for more than a week, it will be
more than a week yet before the In
terior of the building is completed
sufficiently to be thrown open to the
public. However, it is near enough
completion to give the public a good
idea of what its appearance will be
The depot is the finest on the sys
tem, excepting not. even the Minne
apolis depot. It is built of dark red,
hard brick with white stone trim
mings and makes a very beautiful ap
pearance. The general waiting room
is gained through the*Maln street en
trance. Decorator Dall is now at
work on Its Interior, which, when
finished, will be very fine. The wood
work is finished in dark oak and the
celling and walk* are beautifully
worked in fresco designs. On the
north of the general waiting room
and on the northeast corner will be
the ladies' parlor, which wjill be fur
nished with beautiful furniture in
keeping with the general wood finish
on the walls. West of this, though
completely separated from it, will be
the gentlemen's|moking room. Both
these rooms are': finished with every
thing conducive to the comfort of the
On the soutfipiiile of the building
are the agent's Offices and to the West
is ti& express and baggage rooms and
the furnace room. Further west is
the freight -125 feet long.
This was conMMtered fully large
enough when thj»,,building was plan
ned, i?ut the great-amount ofhuslnes3
that Is now beln^tyne ..threatens to
demand an exteaWto' within^ two
WUL LOCATE, IS MITCHELL
Joseph 08waM=^5flH leave for
Mitchell Mondafgrains he
will lpjate to th*|k*®»aMng bual
LATEST MARKET REPORTS
St. Paul, Oct. 3.—Cattle—Receipts
1,000 unchanged, steady steers,
[email protected] cows and heifers, [email protected]
5 calves, [email protected] stockers, [email protected]
2.50 feeders, [email protected]
Hogs—Receipts, 1,800 10c lower
range [email protected], bulk [email protected]
Sheep—Receipts 1,000 active and
Chicago, Oct. 3.—Cattle—Receipts
8,000 about steady steers, [email protected]
7.30 cows, [email protected] heifers, [email protected]
5.75 bulls, [email protected] calves, [email protected]
8.50 stockers and feeders, [email protected]
Hogs—Receipts 16,000 market
steady to strong choice heavy ship
ping, [email protected] light butchers,
[email protected] light mixed, [email protected]
6.40 choice light, [email protected]
packing, [email protected] pigs [email protected]
$6.25 bulk of sales, [email protected]
Sheep—Receipts, 20,000 market
weak to 5®'10c lower sheep, $3.50
6.50 lambs, [email protected] year
lings, $5."[email protected]
Minneapolis, Oct. 3—Close: Wheat
December $1.04^4 May, $1.11
1.11% No. 1 hard, old $1.12 No. 1
northern, old $1.11 No. 2 northern,'
old, [email protected] 1.09 No. 3 northern,
Chicago, Oct. 3.
Oats—December, 51 %c May 53%
Duluth, Oct. 3.—Close: Wheat
No. 1 hard, $1.12% No. 1 northern,
$1.11% No. 2 northern, $1.08%
December $1.08% May, $1.13%.
.Durum—No. 1, 94 %c No. 2, 92c
October, 93c November, 95%c De
Flax—To arrive and on track,
$1.32% October, $1.30% .ovem
ber, $1.29% December, $1.24 May,
Oats—To arrive and on track 49
Oats—To arrive and on track 49 %c
New York Money.
New York, Oct. 3.—Money on call
strong at [email protected]% per cent ruling
rate, 5%, closing bid 7%, offered at
7% per cent time loans firm 60
days, 6 per cent 90 days, 6% per
cent six months, 6 per cent.
Wednesday, October 2, 1907.
1 northern wheat $ .95%
2 northern 92%
3 northern 88%
4 northern 80%
Rejected wheat 73-%
No. 1 flax 1.08
No. 2 flax 1.05
Rejected flax 1.00
No grade flax 95
No. 3 barley 80
4 barley 7 6
5 barley 70
1 feed barley .66
2 feed barley .62
3 feed barley 58
Dealers claim this is an open mar
ket and that they are paying [email protected]
over card price.
HIGH SCHOOL DEFEATS NORMAL
The seventh grade of the high
school defeated the seventh grade of
the normal in a fast football game
yesterday, the score being 5 to 0.
Up to the last five minutes of the
last half neither side was able to
score. Turner made a 30-yard run
and put the pigskin on the normal's
10-yard line, and Fry, in a terrific
center smash, carried it over for a
touchdown, bu.t failed to kick goal.
^SiPICKPOCKET TO JAIL Wi
George Williams was yesterday
fined $50 and given 25 days in jail
for going through Tim Warren's
clothes while the latter was asleep at
the Milwaukee depot.
TAXES PAID FOE NON-RESIDENTS. COL
3UECTIONS. LOANS. INSURANCE.
DEALER IN IMPROVED FARMS
AND 'STOCK BANCHK8
Room 15. Northwestern Bank Block
ABERDEEN, S. DAK.
NOTICE TO CBEDITOBS
Estate of I. Hunsberger Deceased
Notice is hereby given by the un
dersigned administrator of the es
tate of I. Hunsberger deceased,.to the
creditors of and all persons having
claims against the said deceased, to
exhibit them, with the necessary
vouchers, within six months after the
first publication of this notice, to the
said administrator at his residence in
the village Of Columbia in the County
Of Brown, South Dakota.
Dated October 4, 1907.
Administrator of the Estate of I.
W. J. RAWSON,
Clerk of Courts.
By P. B. BUNSNESS, Deputy.
(First publication OcWfcer 4Mast
publication, October .25
118 3rd Avenue West
Office Phone 1238
Residence PLone 1180
Columbia, 5. D.
A large line of Stationery supplies. Tablets, Envel
opes, Papetries, Inks, Ink Stands, Pens, Paper
Napkins, Doilys, Lunch Sets, Sealing Wax, Letter
Files, Letter Clips. A complete line of Dennison's
Largest Assortment in Brown County.
scriptions. All drugs used strictly
standard and fresh.
No Guess Work. No Substitution.
YOURS TO PLEASE
A. F. CRALLE
Dealer in Edison, Columbia and Vic
Only Exclusive Phonograph Parlors in South Dakota
11-2 Block East First National Bank, 216 2nd Ave. E.
Might just as well
O S A S
Come right out and say it
Is Aberdeen's Home Addition
Large Lots only $2s0 to
I N O N & O
Cold Weather Thoughts
Do you remember how that water-pipe froze last winter? Plumber
said a little lumber would have prevented that Had to paper this
spring because of a leaky tin oof, didn't you? "GENASCO" would
have saved that. Burned about three more tons of coal than, you
thought" you would during the winter, too? Storm doors and win
dows would help some. 1MMV
It Pays to be Prepared 'V
and we are the people who can prepare you.
Hollandsworth-Hart Lumber Co.
OABFENTEB and BUILDER
wlir(k general ooatrMtlng. Our motto, honart priee» aad
work.^ Any and all work la my line dons with nMtnew and
•16 UiimIb ftmt Fhoniim MrRMlTCMt. 13.
This cut repre
sents the new
graph and equip
ment which will
be on sale Sept.
16th. Price $25.
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