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p, I 6 ,j| m. 1 11 ANY OTHER NAME. BFOWMR Absolutely Pure Lease of Common School Land Notice is hereby given that on March 21, 1913, all of tho un leased common school land in Roberts county, will be offered for lease at public auction be tween the hours of 10 o'clock a. and 5 o'clock p. m. at the Court house in said county. F. F. BRINKER, Economizes Butter, Flour, Eggs makes the food more appetizing and wholesome The only Baking Powder made from Royal Grape Cream of Tartar Commissioner of School (31-39) and Public Lands. Water! Water! Water! The best the world affords, Pure Spring Water by the wag on tank load delivered in cisterns at the Regular Retail Price, by the Water Specalist. Car loads at Reduced Rates. Phone Call 101. (82-35p) Horses For Sale A number of good horses Unong which I have two mthich vflQl make good family horses. Perfectly gentle, well broke, •ingle or double. (29tf) Nels Johnson. Schindler Bros, are receiving daily orders for their good Rob erts. Co. S. D., grown'and tested Seed corn. (29tf) NEW THE SEWING MACHINE OF QUALITY. HOME -SNOT •OLD UNDER WARRANTED FOR ALL TIME. If you purchase the NEW HOME yaw vM bw alife «int at the price you pay, tn41 Mt have an endleeE chain of repair». CWIAVWS käme waataeewtn* machine, write I iWüNioiifnchM AlMarliBMSwvlidii&L. tanp.1 Start In wan a IM No. Com Planter TtossMsss/i tereete you most. mm ease election of corn gives it •cenraerof droD attain of drop at tests show ten to lif The Japanese Bath, One (iI' lie nlost (U'tnilvd avuoimts of the .liii'.-iiii'si' luilli in good native ho tels whirli haw nut coinu under for eign in I! iK-i n- is given by Mi\ Staf ford liaiisHiiii' in iaii In Transi tion." 11 is ii11 in inly a ructangulai' Btruetnre of I, let in so that the top is about flush with tlie Hour, tilled with voiii water through a bamboo tube and healed by a lire underneath or by tIn' side. It startles us to read that the water is i.ncly chunked more tban oin or tu ii-c a day, so that from score to a hundred of persons may use the same I'.ut Mr uansome ex plains why this is not the dirty ar rangement it seems. "It would lie If the Japanese treated the bath as we do—that is to say. as a plaee to wash In—but lie does not. Ue gets into Iiis bath lot tiie purpose of raising the tempera'iiiv his body after lie has been thoroughly washed all over." Lundon Chronicle. First Lightning Rod. Nearly everybody believes that Ben Jamin I'ranklin was the inventor and constrnetor of the tirst llghtuiug rod. In this particular they are mistaken, as the tirst lightning catcher was in Vtinted by a poor monk of Bohemia, who put up tiie tirst lightning rod on the palace of the curator of Pruditz, Moravia. .1 line i.l. 1754. The appara tus wan composed of a pule surmount ed b.v an iron roil, supporting twelve curved branches and teriuln: iiiig in as many metallic boxes tilled with iron ore. The entire svstein of wires was united to the earth by a large chain. The enemies o1' the inventor, jealous of his success, excited the peasants of the locality against I,mi and under I lie pre text that his lightning md was the Cause of the excessive dry weather '.il the rod ki iI11 nd the n:\ eiitoi Imprisonr i"'iiii:iM' Handsome Trophy for Best Corn. The American Land aird Irrigation Exposition company, whose general offices are In the Singer building. New York city, is offering a handsome 1 trophy, valued at (500, to the farmer growing the best 30 ears ok Indian corn of any variety with the largest yield per acre. The corn must be grown in the United States. Rules and shipping instructions and partic ulars for making entry for the privl I lege of competing in this content car. be secured by writing Mr. Gilbert. McClurg, General Manager of the Ex position., Singer building, New York Easy to Answer. "Why to a burglar's tool called a 'Jim my?'" "For the same reason that a police man's tool Is called a billyh What else would you like to know about?"— Cleveland Plain Dealer. A Cosy Nest. When a sheep In Australia was being •horn a starling's nest with one egg was found in Its wool. Wisdom provides things necessary, not superfluous.—Solon. er attach- le lea. ment that hills or table In- tarnished ex- Increaeea theaddp by the worked oat In ree directly ikssalltt# aa«« ngaidmaf Comeln and see us We bare tat briefly of the strong fea tures-stove. Or dropias poet card, and we will promptly send detailedjpreeip tree. Deere an of toe hiebest stand satisfy the most exactl ir latest subject^ treated In a tor oar latest botsi Rtckert- Ophelm Co. ringle disc or ope» tire Issetnn, *«». D»k iNG. Portable 11.i That Clamp C'v-r btantipipes. Ingenious portable lire hydrant heads, especially designed for high pressure lire service, are U'C! in Haiti more. The heads are carried on the hose wagons or auto trucks of 1 lie ile partinent along villi tile hose amloih tire lighting apparatus, i'lius vul\ comparatively small number of mi heads are required to eijuip I y, system, while the .standpipes hydrants to which tliey aTe i- .. tached may run up Into the I ho- Two grab handles are provideu. ::i. one man can readily lift the head aie drop it into position on tiie IhMi n.\ drant when the cover of the latter ha been removed. A latch securely locks the head in position, and it is claimed POItTABI,H FIRE HYDRANT HEAD. that the connecting of the portable head with the flush hydrant can be ac complished in much less time than it takes to connect the usual host coup ling to an ordinary tire hydrant. The portable head, complete, weighs no mure than 110 pounds and has five openings, of which four will receive two aud one-half Inch hose couplings, while the tifth. which ripes from the top of the head. Is fitted for a three inch hose coupling or for direct connec tion of a monitor nozzle to be used when the fire Is sufficiently near to be played upon from the position of the hydrant. The valve levers, by means of which the pressure of water passing through each connection is regulated, are clear ly shown In the illustration. Substitutes For Pneumatic Tires. It Is safe to say that no subject lias received more careful thought and at-' teiition from inventors within the last year than the tire problem. But not one of the scores of recently patented devices is quite equal to the plain ar tillery wheel fitted with pneumatic tire. Most of the devices employ springs to take up the jar between the tire and the aile and use solid rubber or simi lar material for the actual tread of the tire. Ingenious as many of these schemes are. they are bound to be less serviceable than the pneumatic tire, due to the number of moving parts which are subject to wear and break age. Furthermore, there is a great tend ency to rattle and jar whenever a small obstruction is met by the tire So. although the problem of substitute for pneumatic tires has not been en tirely solved, much work Is being done, and it is apparently only a matter of time until we may expect something even better than the present pneumatic tire.—Scientific American. Oil From Rubber Plant Seeds. The vegetable oil used in making pa per umbrellas in Japan is pressed out of the seeds of the rubber plant. Tills oil Is made in the various Islands fa mous for oil and seeds from these plants. Sandy ground is favored for the cultivation of the plant, and the oil Is extracted from the seeds by presses. The yield of seeds is estimated at twen ty bushels per acre. The annual pro duction throughout Japan amounts to 350.000 bushels, from which over a gal lon of oil per bushel is extracted. The oil before It Is used Is boiled and then cooled until It can be applied by hand to umbrellas with a piece of cloth or waste. No machinery or tools are used In applying the oil. When the oiling Is complete the umbrellas are exposed in the sun for about Ave hours. This oil Is also used In making the Japanese lan terns. artificial leather, printing Ink. lacquer, varnishes, oil paper and paints. How to Cool Hot Bearings. Newly babbitted bearings are some times Inclined to run hot. In a case of this kind, after scraping the box well to make the shaft fit closely tn the box. use some good light oil mixed with common sulphur. Sulphur contains Just enough grit to grind the babbitt smooth, but will not injure the shaft Other material having a grit should not be used, an It is liable to grind a shoulder on the shaft Should the bearing run hot after using the sulphur and oil then use white lead and water—a very cooling mix lure. Keep the shaft running and pour whit«1 'lead and water Into the bearing until It finally cools. Never shut down the machine while the bearing is hot. as the babbitt will eon tract and stick the shaft. 864 How to Clean Jewelry. To cleanse articles of silver, gold, bronze aud brass use a saturated solu tion of cyanide of potassium. To clean small articles, dip each one Into the so lution and rinse Immediately in hot water then dry and polish with linen cloth. Larger articles are cleaned by rubbing the surface with a small toft of cotton saturated in the solution. As cyanide of Ari *... «nv .uii Use of Hdf Cv'ni is Laiyely Restrict ed to Domestic Trade. Ant lira« iie cual was at one time an important factor in blast furnace prac tice. hut its use in that line of industry has now almost entirely ceased accord ing lo I-:. W. i'arUer of toi I nited Stales geological survey, as it has been .supplanted by coke made from bitumi nous coal. I he principal demand for anthracite will lie in the future, as It has been in the more recent past, restricted largely to domestic trade, for which such sizes us furnace, egg. stove and chestnut are required The breaking down of the lump coal, which was formerly a mar ketable product, for the preparation of the domestic sizes results in a much larger proportion of the small or unde sirable sizes, all of which are sold at less than the cost of production. All the profits on the mining operations must he obtained from the prepared do mestic sizes, for the revenue obtained from the smaller sizes, which are sold largely in competition with bituminous coal for steaming purposes, serves only to reduce lie cost of the domestic sizes. The conditions under which the an thracite mines are operated, the great er depths to which the workings are carried, the consequent increased ex pense of milling and the Increased cost of labor all contribute to make anthra cite fuel more and more a luxury. I Miring recent years the anthracite operators have adopted the policy of making an allowance of fit) cents per ton from circular prices for domestic coal purchased in April of each year, with an advance of 10 cents per ton for each succeeding month until the scheduled prices are restored In Sep tember. This has had a more salutary effect in steadying the anthracite trade than any other action taken by those controlling the anthracite industry. Its purpose is to encourage the purchase of coal in the spring and early summer, making the cellars of the consumers the storage places for the following winter and at the same time to cause the mines to be operated more regular ly. thus giving steadier employment to employees throughout the year. SHOTGUN INDICATOR. Automatic Arrangement to Give Alarm at Irrigation Ditch. A progressive farmer of the No I lister valley, in California, wishing to cut down operating expenses as low as pos sible, installed an Ingenious automatic shotgun alarm in connection with bis Irrigation supply ditch. The shotgun is mounted vertically on a supporting frame and its trigger Is IND1CATOK FOR IBBIOATION DITCH. attached by a curd to a Boat in the ditch below. If for any reason the water supply drops below its normal level the lowering of the float causes a pull on the trigger, and the consequent discharge of the gun notifies the farm er, even though be be engaged at some distant corner of his farm. He thus saves the wages of an extra man to watch the Irrigation supply. New Leadleee Storage Battery. A Swedish inventor has put on the English market a new type of alkaline storage cell. The plates consist of in active retainers which are loaded with active material, oxyhydrate of nickel mixed with graphite in the positives Bud finely divided alloy of Iron and cadmium and certain other substances '.n the negatives. This new cell much resembles the Edison cell not only in the electrochemical reaction employed, but in the fact that extreme ingenuity is employed In the mechanical con struction to obtain high space and weight efficiency and durability.—Sci entific American. Walking Head Down. A theatrical apparatus has been pat ented to John W. ivhlch a Frakes of Chicago in series of vacuum cups open former can walk head down row of cups. .* *""1, Bending Cast Iren. Few at Jheir bottoms are arranged in a row tnd controllable means are provided Cor exhausting air from the said cups and tor admitting air to them, and the performer has plates secured to his feet and adapted to operate as closures for the cups, so that by properly manip ulating the controlling devices the per along the mechanics know that cast iron (an be bent or straightened, a» the case may be, says Popular Mechanics. For example, take a piece of flat cast iron, place it on a level, solid surface and strike it lightly with a ball peen hammer. If this simple experiment la tried It will ite found, to the surprise of the experimenter, that metal of this :LEM. Danger lf .'.ilro..U Travel That Souuui tiw Eliminated. That a II wticci I.d III le rails Tonil :t i!:iliUii'oll colli!.i 11:1 iofl -m I'ilv ligly show ii Ii.v .-tati.-iics published in .lie clinch* i~u' ol Hie Kail» ay A^e .ia/ctte. The staieuieiiis of rail break age 11 iie lo Ha \v lieei are so astonish iim Iliai. ••oniinii Hon ,-i ic.-s aul lioi itn tive source, hex would I it' regarded Willi suspicion or accepted with the greatest re-erve. l-'or example, it is stated that in l-'chruary of I his year a shelled out steel tired wheel on a fast train in Ohio broke '.Hin rails in a sin gle run of Jin miles On it railroad line ill New York stale a fast train with a Hat wheel hroke nearly 100 rails. In .lannary a fiat steel rolled wheel on a Minnesota railroad broke nine ninety pound steel r-,'1« in a dis tance of tlnee miles, ai %l:i the same month two Hat steel wheels on differ ent trucks of a dining car broke "0(J rails on a South Dakota railroad. I »elective driving wheel tires have also had their part in the breakage of rails. It is staled that a locomotive with a defective tiie on one of its driving wheels broke more than 100 rails on one trip and an equal number on tlic return trio Some of the rails were found to have had inherent de fects. but in most cases a contributory cause was the extreme brittleness of the rails, a subject to which railroad managers and steel rail manufactur ers are now giving attention with the aim of producing a rail less liable to breakage The Mat wheel problem, however, is a more ditlicuit one. as it has been shown that one application of a brake, causing a wheel to slide on the rail, may produce flatness Constant watch fulness is the only safeguard that ap pears. and the safety of railroad pas sengers depends to a large extent on the thoroughness with which this Is employed. High speed and heavy trains put a tremendous strain on wheels and rails which they are not able to withstand under certain condi tions. Here Is the great danger spot in railroading which must be eliminat ed before railroad travel can be re garded as reasonably safe. SWEEPING HARBOR BOTTOMS New Syetem of Finding Obstructions In Ship Channels. Nearly a hundred pinnacle rocks, an cient wrecks and other ocean bottom obstructions that have for centuries taken their toll of human life and dol lars in ship disasters have been discov ered in the past few months by the United States coast and geodetic sur vey at harbor entrances and In much frequented waters of the United States through tho use of the new wire drag. This simple device, simple at least In its operation, has saved aud will save uncounted millions of dollars and num berless lives. Already It has been usert to sweep the entrances to the Panama canal on the Pacific side, in preparation for the opening of this great waterway, and one dangerous rock obstruction, heretofore unfound and uncharted, has been discovered. This was in the path way of shipping through a main ap proncli. Had it been found by the cost ly expedient of running a great shiji upon it the world might have li.id .-in other horror. Through the old method of sound in: with a lead and line it was iuipossibii to lind rocks, wreck spars and otlivi similar obstructions, because the lead even if it struck these bodies, standing perpendicularly in the water, would s!i| from them and find a bottom level maybe twenty or a hundred feet below With the wire drag even the point ot an abandoned or lost kedge anchor can be found immediately. The new dras consists of a long wire carried horizon tally through the water and kept taut and evenly stretched at any given depth by an arrangement of weights and buoys. Before the advent of the wire drag the annual average toll of the sea in ships was approximately 1.03S—about 400 steamships and well over 600 sail ing vessels. There is no accurate count of the lives and dollars lost Vessels only damaged are not included In the list. How much of this has been saved or will be saved can only be estimated. Blankets of Bark. Blankets grow on trees In Ekuador, and while the idea of an all wool, fresh from the forest, bed covering might give insomnia and a backache to the child of civilization who likes to snug gle comfortably under several layers of down and wool, the natives find It all right, as in fact It Is. When an Ecua dor Indian wants a blanket he bunts up a demajagua tree and cuts from It a five or six foot section of the pecul iarly soft, thick bark. This Is damp ened and beaten until the flexibility of the sheet is much Increased. The rough gray exterior is next peeled off and the sheet dried in the sun. The result is a blanket, soft, light and fairly warm, of an attractive cream color. It may be rolled Into a compact bundle without hurt and with ordinary usage will last for several years. Unbreakable Glass. The strengthening of glass in recent French experiments consists of a thin «beet of celluloid between two layers of gelatin, each covered by a sheet of glass. Perfect adhesion is given by submitting the whole to a heavy pres sure. The comiwund glass is perfectly transparent and when struck a heavy blow with a hammer, stone or other object Is simply cracked locally, with no flying about of sharp fragments. RUTHN HAY Chiropractor If you have tried everything and failed find health, try Cihropractor (spinal) adjust ments, and get. well. Office in Swedlund's building. Hours to 12 A. M. arid 7 to 9 P. M. William Glasier, #1. D. Physician and Surgeon OFFICE OYER REXALL DRUG STORE Office No. 146 Phone: DRAY $1.22 Residence No. 205 Calls Answered Night or Day, Leave All Orders at Maldaner's ECK'S TRANSFER LINE MD nOKSt A Genera! Dray and Transfer Business. Furniture and Vi.tnn Moving Uardons I'loweri and Harrowed. BEN ECK. Prop. öo Z«, if^aswr Lands, Loans and INSURANCE MURRAY BROS. DRAT & TEAM WORK Rhone NO. 91. 3ISSETON S5 D. I Alwtys Have a Flue Supply of Fresh and Salt Meats. OYSTERS, CAME and FISH in Season Hie Up-to-date Meat Market W. F. Miller, Prop. Fine list of first-class improv ed farms for sale. 0. E. Lien, Sisseton, S. D. (6tf) JiOT Th Minneapolis Dollar-Hotel 200 MODERN ROOMS Located in Heart of Business District S I N E A E $1.22 COROPLAN MATE TOR TWO PERSONS $1.60 PRIVATE BATH AND TOILET EXTRA COMPLETE SAFETY AUTOMATIC SPRINKLERS AND FIREPROOF CONSTRUCTION (INSURANCE RECORDS SHOW NO LIVES EVER LOST IN A SPRINKLED BUILDING.) EVERY ROOM HAS HOT AND COLD RUNNING WATER, STEAM HEAT» GAS AND ELECTRIC LIGHTS. AND TELEPHONE SERVICE. SEVEN STORY ANNEX IN CONNECTION. CASTOR IA For Infants and Children. The Kind You Han Always Bought Bears the Signature of Heart Disease Almost Fatal to Young Girl "My daughter, when thirteen yeere eld, was stricken with heart trouble. She was so bad we had to place her bed near a window so she could get her breath. One doctor said, 'Peer child, she is likely to fall dead any time.' A friend told me Dr. Milee' Heart Remedy had cured her father, so I tried it, and she began to im prove. She took a great many bot tle«, but she Is spared to me to day, a fat, rosy cheeked girl. No one oan imagine the confidence I have in Dr. Miles' Heart Remedy." A. R. CANON, Worth, Mo. The unbounded confidence Mr. Canon has in Dr. Miles' Heart Rem edy is shared by thousands of others who know its value from experience. Many- heart disorders yield to treatment, if the treatment is right. If you are bothered with short breath, fainting spells, swell ing of feet or ankles, pains about the heart and shoulder blades, pal pitation, weak and hungry spell* you should begin using Dr. Miles' Heart Remedy at once. Profit by the experience of others while yoe may.