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IMPORTANCE OF MISSOURI RIVER COMMERCE If There is the Call For It, Then Recommendation Will Be Made For Waterway Improvement—Riv er Towns Are Very Much Inter ested. At last the government 1b going to do something, toward navigation on the Missouri river. It isn't much, but it is something and -has sent a thrill of joy through: the hearts of the people of South Dakota who live along the river. About all this amounts to is that the engineering corps is to make an investigation of the territory to the river and if the conditions warrant further action, congress will be ap pealed to for an appropriation to deepen the channel so that it will be navigable for commerce. Here is the statement, made by Capt. E H. Schulz, of the corps of engineers, stationed at Kansas City: Under recent act of congress pro vision is made for preliminary exam ination of the Missouri river from Sioux City, Iowa, to Fort Benton, Montana. In order to act properly in this matter and to determine wheth er a survey is Justified by existing or possible commerce, the following information is requested as nearly correct as may be: What is the population of your cit? Total rail tonnage in? Total rail tonnage out? Show the five moist important class es of freight comprising the above in order of tonnage. Are there any iboats now at your city? If so, state names, tons burden, steam or gasolene, and what cargo and to what places. Depth of low water at your city. Js there any river commerce at all and how much? lis there any desire for river com merce and to ship what products? Any other information that is ob tainable will be gladly received. It is expected to make a preliminary trip over the river in April or May of this year. A WEEK OF CITY BEAUTIFUL ACTIVITY. Didn't the warm sun and the bal my air yesterday arouse within you every instinct that tells you that spring is here? Didn't you have an itching to just, loaif along out in the sunshine and luxuriate in its warm glow? Spring fevr symptoms were prevalent in many quarters. And didn't your wife begin to talk about liouseclean )hg and whether the front room would need new paper this spring. Another sure sign of the coming spring. And speaking of house cleaning, hasn't Aberdeen a bit of that'sort of thing to do this month The street sweepers are busy downtown and the business district presents a fine appearance through the work of the street department, bu this 'other work is what all of us can "attend to and must if we would have out city at its ibest. Let's have a Housecleaning Week when eve^y resident of the city and every owner of Vacant lots will make it a special effort upon his art to do a large share of work to make Aber deen ready for its visitors this sum mer. (Let's have a week when the spirit of the City Beautiful will have full sway. Aberdeen will! have the pleasure of entertaining more people this sum mer than ever before In Its "history. Thousands of strangers will be here to'attend the several great events which have been planned for the next few months, chief of which will foe the tHome-Comlng Weak, the May Festival, a number of state con ventions and the horde of Btrangers who will throng the city for the opening of the reservation dn the Every newcomer la going to look at Aberdeen with critical eyes, for many of them will he comparing the the city with home towns or will be •viewing the place with the prospect of future location here. Nothing so impresses the stranger In a city as the neatness of the homes and the lawns which surround them, the cleanliness of the streets and" alleys and the orderliness which always goes along with such conditions. The only way to ibring this about Is for everyone of us to take right hold and clean things up. Wihy not make the last week. in April House Cleaning -Week In prep aration for Home-Coming Week? n„ 1 1 V" A decision which is of momentous importance to unwelcome suitors was handed down in Magistrate Spink's court this week. He' says that a man's foot is not a deadly weapon. This is bad news to the man who is kicked out of the front door, to the man who is kicked on the front porch or to the unfortunate who is kicked anywhere else. 'He can't make a charge of as sault with a deadly weapon if he be attacked with such a foot. No, not even if the foot be large and heavy and cruelly shod with a No. 11 shoe. Here is the report of the case by the American's official court report THE PAYNE BILL AMENDMENTS BRING OUT STORM OF VIOLENT TALK IN CONGRESS Washington, D. C.. April 6.— Wrangling, confusion, captious ob jections, personalities and language bordering on vituperation, marked the first day's discussion of the Payne tariff bill for amendment in the house of representatives today. The barley schedule came in for a lively discussion and when the bill was laid aside for the oay there were pendiing two amendments, one raising the rate in the Payne bill from 15 cents to 25 cents a bushel, and the other fixing the rate at ten per cent ad valorem. With practically a full attendance, the memibers were wrought up to a high tension and were prepared to fight to the last ditch for those things which their constituents were demanding. The entire day practically was consumed in discussing the lumber and hide schedules. Led by Mr. Tawney of Minnesota the advocates of free lumber in the house, went down to defeat by the narrow margin of six votes, follow ing the striking out of the counter vailing duty on lumber. An overwhelming majority was mustered against an amendment by Mr. Scott of Kansas taking hides from the free list arid fixing a duty upon them of ten. per cent ad valor em. The sum total of the days work, with the exception of the elimina tion of the countervailing duty on lumber, which was a committee amendment, was to leave the bill on identically the condition in which the committee reported it. This grants free hides and a duty of $1 per thousand on sawed lumber. FARGO VOTES TO BUILD FILTER AND LIGHT PLANT Fargo, N. D., April 7.—The people of Fargo, by an overwhelming ma jority, yesterday voted for pure water and the municipal ownership of the lighting plant after one of the most strenuous campaigns in the history of the city. The vote for the bond issue was 1,714 with 249 against. The Issue of bonds will be for $100,000, which, with about half that amount in the waterworks fund, will be used for the installation of a mechanical-^fit-1 tratlon plant, and the city council is authorized to consider the supply of electric power from Fergus Falls, according to the tender made by the power company there. LOW EASES FOR SETTLERS, CHICAGO, MILWAUKEE & ST ST. PATH RY 4 $ Low fares for settlers 6very Tues^ ay from March 23 to April 27, inclu sive to North Dakota and Montana olnts on th« new Chicago, Milwau ee ft Puget Sound Railway. Rates pply to Haynes, Hettinger, Bowman, fannarth and other North Dakota oints, and to Bator. Miles City For yth, Musselshell, Lavina, Roundup, larlowtown, Moore, Lewlstown and ther Montana stations on this new lne. Complete information free from your local agent. P. A. Miller, Gen ral Passenger Agent, Chicago. 233-5t Magnus Tempus. He—"I could hold your band by thfe hour." She (snatching it away)—"Well, this is my.mlnute hand.'??' .v-C -'v?ji' ', Kicking a Han on March 13 Is No Assault With Deadly Weapon •f* STUB'S -I & 'W er, phrased in the proper terms of the court of justice: "The case of the state vs. Philip Stroek came up before City Justice Spink Monday afternoon at C. Louis Allen's office. J. B. Rowland, acting states attorney, appeared for the complainant, Nick Bulgaard, and C. Lou 1b Allen was the attorney for the defendant. "The indictment stated that on the day of March 13, last past, the defendant, Philip Stroek-, assaulted the person of Nick Bulgaard "with a dangerous weapon but the test imony tended to show that Stroek only kicked Bulgaard, which being at variance with the indictment, the case was dismissed at the instance of the attorney for the defendant." HEIRS OF ENTRYMEN TO TTETP HOMESTEAD COMPELLED TO STRICT PROOF OF USE Washington, D. C., April G.—In a decision of the general land office It was held that In order to enable the heirs of a homestead entryman to submit commutation proof of his entry, they must show both resid ence on and cultivation of the land for fourteen months by the entryman or the heiirs, or partly by both. The same rule, it was held, applies In a case where commutation proof Is submitted by the widow of the entryman. Heretofore it has only been ne cessary for an entryman or an heir to show either residence on or cul tivation of the land for fourteen monthB. In another decision it was held that when an entryman sells his im provements on the land and relin quishes his entry in connection there with he is not entitled to make a second homestead entry under the act of congress of February 6, 1908. WHEN IS A MAJORITY NOT A MAJORITY IN LICENCE VOTE Goodwin, April 7.—The Anti-Sa loon league of South Dakota is be hind injunction proceedings against the board of Goodwin township, to enjoin the granting of saloon licenses in the town until such time as a ma jority of all the voters of the town ship declare themselves in favor of license. At a recent annual election a ma jority of the voters who cast their votes declared in favor of the issuing of licenses for saloons. However, all the voters of the township did not vote, and the Anti Saloon league has" raised the ques tion that, under decisions of the state supreme court, licenses cannot be is sued unless a majority of all the vot ers in the township or town declare themselves in favor of it. This is a feature of the license system which haB never before been raised, and which has not specifically been ruled upon by the state supreme court. Heretofore It -has ben understood that the term "a majority" means a majority of the votes cast, but the Anti-Saloon league will endeavor to have a majority in the case of saloon licenses defined as meaning a major ity of all the voters in a particular city, town, village or township in which a vote is taken upon the ques tion of license. .J- ./•-'Jj ,' jA 4" PREP. COURSES AT STATE UNI. CUT OUT FOR HIGH SCHOOLS Vermillion, April 7.—Announce ment Is made that the first year pre paratory department at the Univer sity of South Dakoa will be dropped next year, and that the second year preparatory work will be dropped the year following. There is no longer a demand for preparatory work at the leading edu cational institution for the reason that at the present time In almost every town of any size whatever In the state the high schools have two year courses. K* LICENSE WINS IN CLOSE iw EJECTION AT YANKTON Yankton, April 7.—In a close tity election this town went for license by 341 majority. The republicans elected E. T. White, (mayor L. M. Yeatman, jus tice J. 'H. Balmat and James Todd, aldermen. The democrats elected S. S. iBuckwaJter, treasurer William Jencks, marshal D. A. Dealey, asses sor C. J. Novanty and B. E. Pickett, aldermen "f ABERDEEN DEMOCRAT, FRIDAY, APRIL 9, 1909 1 MILWAUKEE'S MILES CITY NIGHT SERVICE DOES WELL ON INITIAL RUN New Schedule Probably as Near Through Service As There Will Be For Some Time As Track Can't Bear Fast Heavy Trains Yet—Lo cal Hotels Find Gain on Account of the New Trains. Aberdeen's new train into the west went out over the Milwaukee road Sunday evening and the the first trip in from Miles City made arrival Monday morning. The first trips each way proved the instant popularity of the new service. In the sleeper westbound every berth was sold out of Aberdeen Sun day evening and Monday morning's train brought a generous delegation from towns along the line as far as Leonmon. It is probable that when the through service Is put on thlB new train will become part of the schedule of the Pioneer Limited, as at present it makes the closest con nections for the through service to and from Chicago and this city and west to -Miles City. Leaving Miles City, where coast connections are made by transfer, passengers for the east connect at Aberdeen with the morning train to Minneapolis and thence have an over-night run Into Chicago. Returning the Pioneer Limited leaves that city at 6:30 in the evening and connects In the Twin Cities with the Aberdeen train at 9:30 in the morning and gets to this city in the evening and to Miles City at 2:40 the next afternoon. It is not likely that through ser vice will be In actual operation over the Milwaukee extension for some time. Although the rails have been joined and the golden spike has been driven, still there is much work to be done -in ballasting the track. Until this is completed and haB had a fair chance to settle there will be no at tempt made to put on the fast trains to cater to the Pacific coast travel. When the company announc es its schedule it must be able to keep it. There has been much wonder just how this new train service would af fect Aberdeen as a center for the travelling men. On this first trip out it has proven a distinct advantage, although it has been claimed that It would take men away from the local hotels to spend £he night mak ing for western towns. Sunday just he reverse was true. Aberdeen en tertained at one of the hotels a par ty of five men who had come to the city to spend the day waiting for the night train. Under the old sched ule these men would have had to ride all day Sunday In order to reach the points they had to make by Mon day morning. The night train brings about the same results, gives them a day in this city and takes them by night to their Monday ap pointments. •With the new train a new mail service was inaugurated. A new car with a mail clerk goes as far as Sel by and a pouch mall from there to Miles City. A through car service Is a" prospect of the very near fut ure. BABY'S SOJOURN ON EARTH ENDS AT KLITZ HOME iMr. and Mrs. William Klitz mourn the dath of their Infant child, which occurred at 4 o'clock Monday after neon. The baby boy was named Rowland and was 22 months of age. Pnuemonla was the cause of his death. The many friends of the fam ily sympathize deeply with the par ents in their bereavement of the little life which has been so quickly ended. The funeral takes place at the home Wednesday afternoon. WELL HOW IS THIS FOR A SOUTH DAKOTA WIND Freight Caboose Blown From Track and Overland For a Mile Where It knocks Down Homestead Shanty. Ambrose, N. D./ April 6.—A ca boose was blown off the Soo track and carried over a mile on the prairie, finally ending up against a clalmholder's shack, demolishing the building and frightening the occu pant, who fortunately was not in jured. The American invites comparison. THE CEMENT THAT IS ALL CEMENT HASKELL TRIES TO BALK TRIAL Oklahoma's Governor Charged with Fraud Besists Case Coming to Hearing in Federal Court. Tulsa, Okla., April 6.—Governor Charles N. Haskell, when called be fore the federal court yesterday to answer to indictments charging him with fraud in connecton with Mus kogee town lot cases, made a hard flight against the case coming to trial. Judge Marshall of Utah, who is presiding, heard extended arguments by both sides in the matter of Has kell's demurrer and likely will ren der a decision tomorrow. Governor Haskell's attorneys be gan their fight by asking that the indictments be quashed, charging Special Attorney General Rush with -misconducting the grand jury in quiry which resulted in- the Indict ments. Jt also was charged that the grand jury had been llegally drawn, that a stenographer had been present in the inquiry and that incompetent testimony had been the basis of the indictments. These allegations were vigorously denied by the government counsel. A great crowd attended the open ing of the trial. People came from all parts of the state to see the un usual spectacle of a governor on trial for alleged fraud. BAD MAN DIES WITH HIS BOOTS ON Tries Tormenting by Slander and Victim Slashes Him With Knife— Assailant Freed of Blame. Belle Fourche, April 6.-^-tTn a drunken effort to raise a disturbance George Godfrey, for years a noted tough character of Deadwood known as "Savey," finally meta tragic fate. Godfrey was at Sundance, Wyo., near where lie hjas a ranch, and was on the rampage. He entered a saloon and soon got into an altercation with William Vine, an old man, by abus ing the latter without reason. Vine stotd the torrent as long as he could, and then whipped out a knife and went after bis tormentor. Godfrey was terribly slashed and cut, and died a few hours later as the result of his injuries. Vine, who is past 60, was arrested, but released on the finding of the coroner's Jury that he acted In self defense. Godfrey tnoe served a term In the South Dakota penitentiary for using brass knuckles, and Is usppos ed to have had knowledge of sev eral crimes committed in the Black Hills. SIOUX FALLS ENTERS EACE. Sioux (Falls, S. D., April 6.—The Odd Fellows of Sioux 'Falls have de cided to make an effort to secure for this city the Odd ^Fellows' home, which the state organization of -that order is aJbout to establish in South Dakota. The board which has charge of the matter of selecting the loca tion for the home will open bids on April 14. Five other towns besides Sioux Falls are lni the field, namely: Hurley, Dell Rapids, Madison, Red field and Hot SprlngB. For several years the Odd Fellows of South Da kota have been contributing toward the fund for the construction of the proposed home, and this fund now aggregates between $30,000 and $40,000. Cement Has established a reputation for Quality. This Reputation will be maintained—why shouldn't it—a Cement that for the past quarter of a Century has proven itself to be the best possible to manufacture. For the innumerable uses that "Yankton" Portland Cement canbe put to, just detach this slip, fill in your name and address, mail to us, and we will send you our valuable little book "Cement and Its Value to the Farmer," without cost to you. 1 IMtr' Western Portland cement Go.. VanKton. s. D. V.V, PRICE -V AND QUALITY Price should be considered, and -it Is of great importance/ but when you are doing it don't forget the quality, .because $50.00 will buy a buggy and so will $95.00. Which one do YOU BUY? To you, Mr. Buyer, we are not going to tell 'WHAT WB HAVE DON® or what we are GOING TO DO RIGHT NOW. You are SPENDING YOUR OWN MONHY. We have previously explained to you our off-set or NO-CHOKE box which is widened Just in' front of the cylinder, allowing the MANURE TO LOOSEN UP before the cylinder strikes it. Isn't it reasonable to suppose that the cyl inder can dig the manure out of the box easier WHEN IT IS LOOSE than when It is packed like It will be In a box with straight sides? Our BTJJjL DOG cylinder has ten bars in it with Irregular length teeth. These teeth are SCREWED INTO THE BAR UNDER HIGH PRESSURE. It is impossible for them to get loose or drop out. They are diamond shape and pointed and there is a center head In the middle of the cylinder to keep the bars from breaking or warp ing. Isn't it reasonable to suppose that the more bars there are in the cylinder, and the smaller bite each onb removes from-tlre^load, the easier it will run and the better It will shred the manure? Our cylinder is hung BELOW' THE 'APRON and strikes the manure from UNDERNEATH just as it projects off the apron, cut ting the load from bottom to top. Don't you think it Will run lighter and do better work than one that sets up high and must "WALLOW" TH® MANURE OUT OF THE BOX? Did you ever see a bull dog take hold of anything when- he 1B In dead earnest about it? THAT'S THE WAY the cylinder takes hold of the load and NEVER LETS GO until the manure Is torn from the .box and prop erly distributed over the ground. The Litchfield Spreader Is the CHEAPEST MACHINE on the mar ket If you will take into consideration quality, durability and' the cost of keeping it up. Remember It Is -GUARANTEED FOR FIVE YEARS while no other standard machine Is guaranteed for more than one year. It any agent or canvasser for any other machines tells you he will guarantee it Just as long as 'the Litchfield, ask iilrii to give you a written guarantee SIGNED BY THE MANUFACTUR ER and tell him you won't pay for the machine till he does. ?See what he will say. The Litchfield Mfg. Co. are building a machine for the EX ACTING man—the PARTICULAR man—who esteems quality and is willing to pay a reasonable price for it. The old saying, "The best is always the cheapest" applies with particular strength to-the manure spreader, and this Is why a few dollars in cost, should not obscure the defects and the shortage in ope machine, or the prom inent points of superiority in another. A good manure spreader properly cared -for will last the ordinary farmer a great many years a poor spreader will have to be cared for continually and In place of being a satisfaction it is a continual source of annoyance as long as It lasts. Think It over. The rreeman-Bain Co. shipping to til than by selling *t nome. trair aeaungs. prompt cash returns.1 HIDES, PELTS, RIW FURS, WOOL «ETCs ust!uiiAMKy port, shipping tags and bow to obtain our Hunters' ft Trappers^Gnide. Wearethamostre. sponsible Hide and Fnr Honse la the H. W. «!•-.« ..... ANOERSCH BKO8.1 Papartmant M, DR. S. A. DARLING DR. HARRY R. DARLING DARLING BROTHERS DENTISTS iiyii^afPhone 1473 First National Bank Bld'g McQUAY ELECTRIC CO* Electrical construction, [Supplies, Fixtures and E Prices right and satisfaction guaranteed. O. L. McQuay, Prop Ave. East 119 Se J, 1st ABERDEEN, S. D. mm.