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
the Regular Retail Price, by
the Water Specalist. Car loads
at Reduced Rates. Phone Call 101.
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
Co. S. D., grown'and tested
Seed corn. (29tf)
WARRANTED FOR ALL TIME.
If you purchase the NEW HOME yaw vM
bw alife «int at the price you pay, tn41
an endleeE chain of repair».
waataeewtn* machine, write I
Start In wan a
No. Com Planter
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."
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
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
"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,
ment that hills or
worked oat In
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
treated In a
tor oar latest
or ope» tire
Issetnn, *«». D»k
Portable 11.i That Clamp
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
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
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.
How to Clean Jewelry.
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
cotton saturated in the solution. As
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
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.
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
Walking Head Down.
A theatrical apparatus has been pat
ented to John
Frakes of Chicago in
series of vacuum cups open
former can walk head down
*""1, Bending Cast Iren.
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
feet and adapted to operate as closures
for the cups, so that by properly manip
ulating the controlling devices
mechanics know that
(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
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
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
producing a rail less liable to
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
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
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.
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.
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
Residence No. 205
Calls Answered Night or Day,
Leave All Orders at Maldaner's
Genera! Dray and Transfer
Furniture and Vi.tnn Moving
Uardons I'loweri and Harrowed.
BEN ECK. Prop.
öo Z«, if^aswr
Lands, Loans and
DRAT & TEAM WORK
3ISSETON S5 D.
I Alwtys Have a Flue Supply of
Fresh and Salt Meats.
OYSTERS, CAME and FISH
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)
Th Minneapolis Dollar-Hotel
200 MODERN ROOMS
Located in Heart of Business District
S I N E A E
COROPLAN MATE TOR TWO PERSONS $1.60
PRIVATE BATH AND TOILET EXTRA
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.
For Infants and Children.
The Kind You Han Always Bought
Heart Disease Almost
Fatal to Young
"My daughter, when thirteen yeere
eld, was stricken with heart trouble.
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
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