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Office: Second Floor of Collins' Drug Store
Miller, South Dakota
Phone Office, Red 55; Res., Green 55
Office on block west and one block north of the depot.
Office over Collins' Drug Store. Phone No. Main 16.. Calls answered day or night.

Miller, South Dakota
Practice in all Courts. Prompt attention given to all business intrusted to our care.
Practice in All Courts of the State ______
Judge of Probate Hand County, S. D.
Double service for single day. Two percent charged for first $509; over that amount one percent. Satisfaction guaranteed or no charge will be made.
Phone Green 143, St. Lawrence, S.D.

Locals and Personals
On Monday, February 10, 1913 A. R. Hannum's aged mother died at his home in Gilbert township on her 97 birthday anniversary.

Funeral services were held at the home Tuesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Cooper, pastor of the Miller Presbyterian church.

The remains were taken to DeWitt, Iowa for interment, and were accompanied to that place by Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Hannum.
Jane Thomas Hannum was born in Pennsylvania February 10, 1816, and died February 10, 1913.

She was married to William Hannum September 20, 1840.  She was the mother of four sons and two daughters, all of whom grew to manhood and womanhood.

Deceased was a consistent member of the Presbyterian church from early girlhood.  She was a pioneer in Iowa, and also in South Dakota, having come to this state in 1884, when her husband took up a homestead, and where her home has been up to the time of her death, with her son, Ross, and family.
Asphyxiated by Escaping Gas From a Hard Coal Stove.
Henry Williams, nearly 77 years of age, died from asphyxiation on Wednesday evening at 5:15 o'clock, remaining unconscious from early Sunday morning until death.

As near as can be learned, he got up about 4 o'clock, shook down the fire and went back to bed until his room warmed up.  This was his usual custom, and on account of his advanced age, he enjoyed rest more than an early breakfast;  but when he failed to appear at church in the forenoon, his son Charles went to his cottage close by, found the door locked, which was forced open and found his father lying unconscious in bed, with gas escaping from the stove.  Dr. McWhorter, of Miller, was immediately summoned, who did his best to revive him.

Deceased is survived by two sons and two daughters:  Charles and Alvin Williams, Mrs. Will Thomas, of  St. Lawrence, and Mrs. W. J. Davey of  Mitchell, who have lost a kind and affectionate father, and the community a noble, upright and conscientious citizen.
Henry Williams was born in Cornwall, England, March 31, 1836.  He came to America when 19 years of age, locating at Honesdale, Pennsylvania.  From this place he enlisted as a Volunteer in Co. E. 2nd Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery, serving with this and other regiments until the close of the war.

In 1866, March 31, he was united in marriage with Anna M. Jordon of Honesdale.  Moving westward they took up their new life at Mineral Point, Wisconsin, residing in this vicinity until 1883 when they again joined the ever-moving tide of immigration and located on a homestead five miles south of St. Lawrence, Hand county, South Dakota. 

Here they passed through all the experiences common to pioneer days of Dakota, remaining loyal to their new home and state during all the ups and downs of that well remembered period.  Later, when better times enabled them to do so, they took up their residence in Miller, where they lived until Mrs. Williams passed away, June 3, 1907.

Since that time Mr. Williams has lived part of the time with his daughter, Mrs. W. J. Davey in Mitchell, and the remainder of time with his son, C. H. Williams, in St. Lawrence.  He passed over the Great Divide from his home at the latter place, February 12, 1913, at a quarter past 5 o'clock in the evening.

He was an earnest worker in the M. E. church for a long term of years, and was in every way prepared to enter into the new life beyond the skies.

The funeral will take place from the M.E. church in St. Lawrence this (Friday) afternoon at 2 o'clock and the remains laid to rest in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
[St. Lawrence Cem 1 mi N & 1/4 E - csr]
Mrs. Clara Sorensen became a memeber of the D. of H. loge Tuesday evening.

Mrs. W. J. Davey, of Mitchell, arrived Monday night to be at the beside of her father.

Mrs. Roy Grommon, of Holden township, is slowly convalescing from her recent sick spell.

Miss Bertha King was a passenger to Redfield Monday morning and returned on the night train.

Mr. & Mrs. Howard Sedam, of Huron, were over-Sunday visitors at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. T. Sedam.

C. L. Starr cried a sale for Charles Fisher, of Holden township, Monday, and as a whole, everything offered for sale went at good figure.

The darkey show was too much for the boys we should guess as Clyde Loomis, Floyd and Willie Shephard have been sick since the event happened.

L. T. Jarmuth's father returned to Jackson, Minnesota, his home, on last week's Thursday evening passenger after a number of days' visit with his son and family.

Roy Grommon's mother, whose home is at Marion, Iowa, and who with her husband, has been visiting at her son's home, died last even of typhoid-pneumonia.

J. M. Magness reports that he sold a Shorthorn animal at W. J. Thompson's sale last week that brought $132.50, the highest price ever brought for a similar animal in Hand county.

The Epworth League's play, "The Coons", was fairly well attended last Friday night, which was followed by a basket social.  The receipts for the evening amounted to a little over $20.00.

Mesdames Miller, Breese, Goyke, McPhail and Shephard served lunch at the last regular meeting (last week Wednesday night) of the Rebekah Lodge, when Mrs. F. A. Abbott was initated in the mysteries of the degree.

D. E. Bond, the well known specialist of Mitchell, Sd., will be at the Hotl, St. Lawrence Tuesday, March 4.  Eyes carefully examined.  Glasses made that FIT.  Special attention to headaches and nervousness.  Crossed eyes straightened.  (adv)

J. S. Barrett, of Spring Lake township, drove up from his home Monday with his brother-in-law in time for him to take the train home Tuesday morning.  Mr. Barrett remained over night and took occasion to visit with the members of the Odd Fellows lodge that night.

Charles Roth, the newly-elected county commissioner from this district, "stood by his guns" like an old veteran when the board met Tuesday to open and consider bids for the construction of bridges in this county.  Every tax-payer should encourage him in his efforts to represent and safe-guard the interests of the entire county.

In mentioning the Ladies Aid program, which was rendered last week, we should have stated that Mrs. R. S. Shephard and Miss Anna VanBrunt assisted Mrs. C. H. Williams in entertaining the guests.  A 10-cent lunch was also served and every one declared they enjoyed the literary program and lunch very much, and all had their fortunes told equally well.

Miss Clara Loomis is on the sick list again.

Miss Lola Porter taught school Monday for Miss Bertha King, southeast of Vayland.

Mrs. Scott, an old friend and neighbor was up last week for a few days visiting Mrs. B. F. Magness.

M. O. Thompson accepted a position as clerk in George Fugate's store and began work there Monday.

B. F. Magness and J. B. Kintigh are at Walnut Grove, Minnesota, for the purpose of buying cattle for shipment to this station.

[James ? Jasper ? csr] Slack, of Harrisburg, a brother of Mrs. J. S. Barrett, of Spring Lake township, returned home Tuesday morning having visited over Sunday at the Barrett home.

For the benefit of our readers and tax-payers we will state that a resident from Buffalo county remarked that a bridge across Elm creek had been put up for $1,100.00 while three miles away in this county a much smaller bridge cost the tax payers of this county $2,000.00.  On this basis the tax payers of this county may spend a few proitable evenings in finding out how many bridges have been constructed in this county to date and figure up how much money could have been saved, provided contracts had been made with the company that put in the bridge in Buffalo county.  In figuring, conditions pertaining to plans, specifications, etc., would, of course, have to be similar in kind.

Vayland Items
February 13, 1913
Mrs. W. A. Mikesell spent Friday in Miller.

Sid Fritts was a St. Lawrence visitor Saturday.

Mrs. J. G. Lousnberry is visitng at Centerville this week.

Jim Nicholes visited with Nick Jackus at Blunt last Sunday.

Percy Case returned home Thursday from a visit in Lake Preston.

The debate last Saturday night turned out to be spelling match.

J. O. Dean, of Burdette, was in Vayland Thursday posting sale bills.

Mike Chandelas, of Rousseau, stopped over at Vayland last Friday night.

C. B. Gardiner went to Wessington and return last Friday on his motorcycle.

Mrs. Nels Nelson returned Wednesday night from an extended visit at Minneota, Minnesota.

Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Mikesell took in the motion picture show in Huron Wednesday evening.

J. G. Lounsberry was called to Sioux City, Iowa, Tuesday on account of the sickness of his mother, who is very low.

Miss Anna Summers, who was to speak on temperance last Friday night, was delayed by sickness, but sxpects to speak some time this week.

W. F Cook moved the barn which stood on the Dennison property to his farm near town Wednesday,  W. A. Bothwell moved the granary to his farm.  These buildings were purchased at the Dennison sale this winter.

Mrs. Jane P. Hannum passed away at 6 p.m. Monday, February 10 at the home of her son, A. R. Hannum, in Gilbert township.  Mrs. Hannum died on her 97th birthday anniversary.  The remains were taken to DeWitt, Iowa for interment, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Hannum.
Pearl and Vicinity.
Noah Good and family spent Sunday at Ree Heights.

Born, February 6, a son to Mr. and Mrs. David Nelson.

Born, February 8, a son to Mr. & Mrs. Walter Williams.

Born, February 10, a son to Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Miller.

Henry Pietz and wife spent Sunday at Earl Lindauer's.

Allen Jones and family were Sunday visitors at Dayton Week's.

Noah Good and family spent the evening Monday at Henry Pietz's.

Bert Humphrey and family were Sunday afternoon visitors at Chas. Moore's.

J. C. Wilson departed for Iowa last Saturday to see his father who is very sick.

Nora Horner, of Bates township, is assisting Mrs. Walter Williams with her house work.

Mr. and Mrs. Allen Jones entertained a few of their neighbors last week Thursday evening.

Alvin Williams and Mrs. Will Thomas were called to St. Lawrence Sunday to see their father who was overcome with coal gas.  He died Wedneday evening.

There is to be quite a lot of changing around in this neighborhood by March 1.  Henry Pietz will move north of St. Lawrence, Mr. Haef will move onto the place vacated by Mr Pietz;  Walter Williams will move to the state of Washington, and Jas. Patterson will go on this place;  Will Thomas will move onto a farm northwest of Miller and Mr. Lorbeer will move onto the place vacated by hm; and Charles Moore will move up to near Orient.
Rev. Donoghue, of Wessington Springs, held regular services at the Bates Free Methodist church Sunday.

Laayton, the youngest son of J. H. Greeno, is now on the high road to recovery from the severe attack of acute bronchitis mentioned in last week's News.

Carl Woodruff who has been attending the Free Methodist Revival Meetings in Bates Twp., also helping J. H. Greeno about the farm of the latter the past couple of weeks, returned to the shadow of his own vine and fig-tree Sunday evening.

James Posey reports that Mrs. Posey has undergone the expected surgical operation at Pierre and is getting along nicely.  He further states that rates for private room and special nurse's services are very reasonable at the Pierre hospital.
Revival Meetings are over in Bates church.  Rev. Cheavers contracted a severe cold, which made it very difficult for him to preach, so he departed for his home near Wolsey last Friday.  Rev. Patten had already been called away, thus leaving Rev. Donoghue to do all the work alone.  This he did not feel to be the best, so closed the meetings.
South-East Hand.
The undersigned will sell at public sale on Grant Boles' place, 6 miles southwest of Miller, Sec. 6-111-68 Tuesday February 18, 1913, 17 head of horses and mules, 50 head of cattle, and a lot of farm machinery.  Free lunch at noon.
Boles & Fugate
Public Sale.
A Caloric Meeting.
The county commissioners met in the sounty seat Tuesday to open and consider bids for the construction of steel bridges in the county for 1913.  Representatives for several bridge companies were present, and also an usually large number of taxpayers, who evidently wanted to learn how their hired hands performed when such a proposition came up for consideration.

Charles Roth from this district made inquiry as to who had drawn up the plans and specifications for bridges, and was informed that those of last year were being used.

Commissioner Roth was of the opinion that the proper parties to draw up the plans and specifications were the county commissioners, and remarked that as not one of them was competent to do such a thing, a wise plan would be to hire a civil engineer to perform the task.  This suggestion caused the voters present to nudge each other and make comments which actually caused blushes to mount to the very top of the polished domes of the county dads.

Mr. Roth made a motion to the effect that a civil engineer be employed to draft plans and specifications before the question of allowing bids be taken up.  A painful silence took possession of the other members of the board which lasted for about ten minutes, when Mr. Roth remarked he had not expected a second to his motion, when Commissioner Andrews plucked up enough courage to second the motion.

A vote was taken.  Roth and Andrews voted "yes," and the other three commissioners remained silent.  Finally the meeting was adjourned until Thursday morning at 9 o'clock, when the Iowa Bridge Co. was awarded  the contract.
Whereas, our Heavenly Father has called to be with Him our beloved sister, Pearl Arends, be it

Resolved, That St. Lawrence Rebekah Lodge extend to the bereaved father and brothers our since sympathy in their sorrow.

By her death you have lost a kind and loving daughter and sister, whose absense can never be filled; we a kind and faithful member whose loss we deeply feel.

"One by one we lose the handclasp,
That so warm a welcome gave;
One by one the voice is silenced
In the stillness of the grave;
One by one their names are written
'Ceased from labor, Home at last."

Be it further Resolved, That one copy of these resolutions be sent to the bereaved father and brothers, one copy be published in the Hand County News and one copy spread upon the minutes of the Lodge.

Jessie Kintigh
Ida Jarmuth
Ethel Ice
J. O. Dean will sell at public sale, on the old Burdette farm, commencing at 10 a.m., Thursday, February 20, 1913, 23 head of horses, 33 head of full-blood cattle consisting of cows, heifers and steers;  also a lot of farm machinery.  Free lunch will be served at noon.  (adv)
Public Sale.

Miller, S.D., Feb 10 --- Six cows, four horses and other property were consumed in a fire which destroyed the large barn on the McClure place in the north part of Hand county.
A Pleasant Surprise.
Mrs. Peter Hartmann was very agreeably surprised Wednesday night when the following friends and neighbors came to participate in the celebration of the 48th anniversary of her birth:
Mr. and Mrs. R. T. Sedam
Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Swab
Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Cox
Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Wilson
Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Goyke
Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Burton
J. B. Shaul

The evening was spent in social chat and in playing cards.  A novel and sumptious repast was enjoyed -- mush and milk.

Besides hearty congratulations Mrs. Hartmann was the recipient of a very pretty table spread.