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24th YEAR WM. ITINKICIIS, PILES $ Interest Paid on Time Deposits Brule County i: 5 REFERENCE. Any man we THIUTCWKU NFI.tl The Litchfield Manure Spreader pROF. ROBERTS, one of the most no ted agriculturists in the west estima ted $250 as a conservative figure for the value of the manure produced during sev en months on a farm carrying 4 horses, 20 cows, 50 sheep and 10 pigs. We might fill half a page with figures on the value of manure to the farmer, but the principal thing is to get it on to the soil so as to get the full value of it. The Litchfield Man ure Spreader does this. Hundreds of farm ers have foumd this out to their complete satisfaction. Let us show you the machine. The Ochsner Store DOG ON THOSE *77iey are* ceridih/y jgooctJ give them "value received,, in the wear. The patterns are most artistic and colorings superb. These famous carpets are sold here exclusively at Bowles' Furniture Store Kimball State Bank [lN'COItPOHATKI) I Does a General Banking Business We can sell you a draft that is good in any part of the world. We can give vou every accomodation consist f.nt with sound and conservative banking Fred Griswold Cashier 8uffalo, Chas Mix, Aurora and Housekeepers know when they get Their Money Worth out of a Carpet During the past 3o years millions of housekee pers have learned by ex perience that Richardson's Super= lative Carpets Real Estate. which will priiva very nttrnctivo to Home Seokors or investors. Terms all that can be desired. If you Imvo a town lot or farm to sell, call or write to me and if anyone can findyou a buyer I can If you have a froind who liao property to dispose of re f-jr him to vne. If ym want to buy apiece of property no oneserve you qnite bo wejl nan have fap.ndldt Qsa'. Estate for A. W. 11A N A V. PliES §2. fw- Collections a Specialty and Remitted on Day of Payment F. A. Reynolds. Kimball, S AFTER MORE WATER Council Considering Plans and Bids for Improving the Water System A half-dozen representatives of con cerns in the business of furnishing pumps, engines ana water-works com plete were in town Monday to lay be fore the mayor and council the claims of their respective companies. At the Monday night meeting there appear ed before the council J. E. White of the National Construction company of South Bend, lnd.: Barnes & Prende gast of Mitchell, contractors W. G. Buck of the Fairbanks & Morse com pany and Mr. Jones of Sioux Fall, re presenting the Thompson & Lewis Engine company. At the conclusion of the regular business meeting of the council each In turn set out what they had to offer Mr. White took the floor first and ex plained his system, He is the invent or of what is known as the air tank pressure system. His proposition is, briefly as follows: At a cost of $2000 he would put In a new 20 horse power engine, air compressor, duplex pump and air lift. The air lift system is worked by running two pipes down the well, one to carry the air forced down by the compressor and the other to carry the water out. This system is now being installed all over the country in place of using a pumping cylinder, which has to be constantly attended to. As our system is now installed, the water is forced into the elevated tank through the bottom bv a pumping jack, the 6-incli cylinder (about foiir feet long) being down about 75 feet In the well. An air lift would put the water into the tank at the top. The duplex pump which White pro posed can be used direct on the mains to give a fire pressure or sufficient torce for lawn purposes at certain hours daily, drawing the supply from the tank now in use. In case of fire the duplex pump and air compressor can both be run, one forcing the water out of the well into the tank and the pump taking the water from the tank and forcing it through the mains at high pressure. This is the system ui use in Mitchell except that they have a storage reservoir instead of a tank. BUT, if for any reason the engine should balk—as any gasoline engine is likely to do any minute—the tpwn would be in no better shape to fight fire than today. Here is where Mr. White's particular invention comes in —an air compression tank. For about $1000 additional, or approximately $3000 all told, he will put in the out fit described and a steel boiler-shaped tank 8ftx36ft, holding 10.000 gallons of water and 5,000 gallons of air, the tank to be set on the south side uftthe engine house and enclosed within it by a lean-to. This tank would have with it an extra air compressor. It would be supplied by the duplex pump taking water from the elevated tank and when loaded will force a stream from a three-quarter inch nozzle- at GO pounds pressure for one hour and fifty minutes independent of the en gine and duplex pump, in case the en gine could not be started or was out of order. The advantage of having a constant pressure on the mains and a ready supply of water at high pressure is so manifest that the consensus of opinion among the council and citi zens alike seem to favor the addition al cost. This is the system in use at Armour, though they have two steel tanks—not having an elevated tank for extra supply as we have. In case of a fire the air compression tank can be supplied right along bv both air and water, keeping up the pressure indefinitely. Barnes & Pendergast of Mitchell proposed to put up an elevated tank holding 10,000 gallons (the present tank holds 50,000) 80 feet high on a steel tower, a ten horse power engine and a new pump similar tc one in use, all complete for $2900. The other reprentatlves present were ready to sell an engine or pumps, or any part of necessary machinery. At the request of Mayor Parker, a citizens' meeting of business and other prominent taxpayers was held at the engine house Tuesday evening to listen to Mr. White's-qroposition, and to hear from any of the other water works folks from abroad. Mr. White talked for an hour! of so, outlining the advantages of his system and citing I those in-use and elsewhere .and the experiences of different towns with their plants. The council named Mayor Parker and the lire and water committee, Aldermen Ochsner *nd Berry, a com mittee of three to receive bids and specifications. This tne committee will do. the first work being to draw KIMBALL, SOUTH DAKOTA, FRIDAY, MAY 5. 1905 NO. SENN TALKS BACK Which Closes the Incident So Far as the Graphic is Concerned Editor Graphic:—I presume you now realize that mifortunes never come singly. One week you "pi" a whole form and have to fill up (the form) with "Budweiser", giving that bever age a free ad which ought to be worth quite a roll, especially in "The Only Strictly Moral Newspaper in South Dakota." Then the next week YOU are compelled because of your indis creet ebullition in saying 'Bully for Senn", to again inflict your readers and give free advertising to the Iona "Mutual Admiration Society," of one, towit, W. C. Hamilton. Inasmuch as this fellow has already been convicted of one crime in our courts, and is under an indictment for another, you will feel warranted here after in adopting the rule of the Lyman county papers, and make him pay in advance regular advertising rates for his self laudatory epistles. Iona, S. D. E. L. SENN. up specifications of what is wanted and advertise for bids. The principal trouble with the pre sent system is that the engine is much too light and the tank not elevated sufficiently to give a pressure. An other bad feature is that with any kind of an engine it is impossible to get enough water from the well with a cylinder pump, saying nothing of the work required to keep the cylind der on working order and the ever pre sent danger of its dropping down the well. To put up an elevated tank 75 to 100 feet high as large as the one in use would Involve an expenditure of $3000 or more in itself. An engine of sufficient size and other apparatus perhaps $2000 additional. The Farleys Return Mr. and Mrs. fr. M. Farley and children were in Sioux City last week on their return to Madison from a wjnter's stay on the Pacific coast. Mr. Farley leased his paper, the Outlook, with the intention of remaining a year at least on the coast—perhaps in definitely. But there were features ot the life not cxaotly suited to him which, together with the fact that the man to whom he leased the Out look has bought a newspaper of his own, induced the early return—which a whole lot of newspaper folks in South Dakota licpe will be perman ently. Don't You Get Gay, Deekln Among those to make a dig at the "only strictly moral newspaper in South Dakota" for using "Budweiser" as a filler to fill a sudden felt want is "Deekin" Bruce of the Elk Point Courier and in his same issue in which appears a half-page ad of "Peruna." In that "Budweiser" con tains only a small per cent of alcohol and "Peruna" is just poor whiskey with something in it to make it taste worse, we can't see where the "Dee kin" has the bulge ori us. Heavy Rains Tnls Week. According tc Obseryer Hose's gov ernment records mare rain has fallen during the first three days of May than for the entire month in 1903 or 1904—and it is still damp over head. The total precipitation tiiis week is 2.2" inches, of which 1.57 tell Wednes day. Heavy showers fell at intervals all day long, and at the noon hour the hardest shower was accompanied by heavy hail. Yesterday was cloudy and damp, with a cold west wind and some sleet. The rain was just what was needed to send the wheat and grass along, both of which have been retarded by a cold and dry April. The rains this week have boosted the aver age for both months combined above last year and the year before. Here is the record for the past three years. 1903 1904 1905 April 1.20 1.51 .08 May 1.53 120 2.27 2.73 2.71 2.95 As will be seen by the foregoing, if no more rains falls this month there is more rain for the crops than last year or the year before. But we are going to have a lot more. It was the dryest April in ten years The parcipitation in the extreme eastern part of the state, about .Sioux Falls, was but .68 of an inch, a short age of nearly 2 inches from the nor mal. The total shortage of moisture for the past six months is somthing like seven inches, we have some awful wet weather due us in the next few' months, and if average for the year is', made good before July 1 better goto raising ducks—or somthing that can swim. $25 Reward! To anyone who will name the who is spreading the gospel of Brule county lands farther and wider than 1 am. lam not only spreading he story of Brule county and her natural a ml cultivated lands from one end ot' the United Statas to the other but I am doing it all the time—in the dead of winter as well as when the birds begin to nest and the hun gry home-hunting denizens of the efete East begin to "sit up and take notice." It follows, therefore, that if you have any land In this county, or in Buffalo or Charles Mix, which vou want to put on the market at the going market price, I am the man you want to do business with. 1 can put your wants before hundreds of real estate buy ers, and if I can't sell the land it is only be cause the price is prohibitive. I want more lands on my list, and I want them right away. The time to sell land is when there is a demand fur it. not when you have got to chase a man a hundred miles ind choke it into him. I advertise your lands with no cost to you and keep it up until I find buyer If you are on the other side—a buyer in stead of a seller—I have the property right on my list and you can be dead certain of getting what you want at a price that is bound to make you some money. 1 relieve wants, bring comfort to the sad and downcast and dispel all clouds of land sorrow. Open day and night, and no trouble to show the goods. Address J. A.Stransky Lock Box 43, PUKWANA, South Dakota Ro sure and mention thin newspaper when you write. Don't Cook Your ..Face.. Over a hot cook stove when with more ease, pleasure, comfort and econ omy you can cook your meals over a Detroit or a Jewel gasoline stove. FOR SALE BY BROOKS & BRCHAN GERMAN AMERICAN LAND CO $1.50 Per Year in Advance We bay or sell Lands in Any Partrof South Dakota or Iowa. We will rent your land and pay your taxes For you. Write us regarding our prices on Lands. References furnished if desired, OFFICES AT Kimball and Platte, S. D., SiouxCity, Iowa, I. I .WEEKS, KIMBALL, S. D. A. D. JONES, SIOUX CITY, IOWA 120?