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Professional Cards
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
Sunday, February 16, 1913, this community lost another one of its aged and most highly respected citizens, when death relieved "Grandpa" Loomis from a long period of suffering, at the age of nearly 80.

Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock, Tuesday afternoon, in the Methodist church, the arrangements of which were under the direction of the G.A.R. members, six of whom were pallbearers.

Rev. J. L. Walsh delivered a very beautiful and touching sermon, following which Rev. Starr read the obituary and closed with a short, but splendid eulogy

The remains were conveyed to the I.O.O.F. cemetery, noth of town, and consigned to their last resting place.
William Augustus Loomis was born in Clinton county, New York, March 20, 1833, and departed this life February 16, 1913 at 20 minutes of four, at the age of 79 years, 10 months and 26 days.

At the age of 17 he moved with his parents to West Williams, Ontario, Canada, living there until he enlisted in the Union army of the great civil war in 1862, in Co. H., 1st Michigan Engineers and Mechanics, remaining in the service until the close of the war.  He was with Sherman in that memorable March to the Sea.  In his last year of service he was appointed as Corporal of his regiment, which office he held at the time of his honrable discharge at the grand review in Washington.

He was united in marriage to Rebecca Mackey January 14, 1866, moving at once to St. Clair county,  Michigan, and lived there until the year 1883, when he moved to Hyde county, South Dakota, taking a claim in the township that bears his name, his family coming out the following year.

They moved to St. Lawrence in 1891, where they have since resided  He united with the St. Lawrence M.E. church in 1906, and remained a faithful member of the Church Militant until called to the Church Triumphant.

He leaves to mourn his departure a loving wife, two sons, William of California, and James A. of St. Lawrence, besides many relative and friends.

He Giveth His Loved Ones Rest
He giveth His loved ones rest.
He giveth it, oh, so sweetly
As a mother would hush to rest
The babe she softly pillows
So lovingly on her breast.

Forgotten now are the trials
And troubles that them weep
For, folded in fair green pastures,
He giveth His loved ones sleep.

He giveth it; friends the dearest
Can never this boon bestow,
He touches the drooping eyelids
And placid the features grow.

Their friends may gather around them
And foes around them press,
But guarding them safe from danger,
He giveth His loved ones rest.

Weep not that his trials are over,
Weep not that his work is done,
God grant we may rest as sweetly
When our work like his is done.

Till then we will rest securely
In the tho't, that His was is best,
And rejoice in the sweet assurance
That He giveth His loved ones rest.

(Handed in by Mrs. M. Harris)
Card of Thanks.
We hereby extend our heartfelt thanks to the many friends who so kindly assisted us during the late sickness and burial of our beloved husband and father.  Your kindness will ever be remembered.
Mrs. W.A. Loomis
J. A. Loomis and family
B. F. Magness informed us that he had sold a party 200 head of cattle yesterday.

M. D. Harris and S. B. VanZee departed Tuesday morning on a trip to Montana.

Paul Drew arrived from Jamestown, North Dakota Sunday forenoon for a week or ten days' visit here.

Z. H. Taylor departed Tuesday for Fairview, Montana, to take a job as barber at $21.00 per week.

Mr. and Mrs. os. Shephard and baby, of Redfield, visited St. Lawrence relations for a number of days.

Mrs. R. C. Dean and little girl departed on Sunday's evening passenger enroute to Oklahoma for a visit.

John Munsch, we are informed, has rented the J. B. Shaul farm northeast of here, and will move onto same as soon as Mr. Starr vacates the place.

Money to loan on Hand county land at all times.  Rates reasonable.  Prompt settlement.  First State Bank, St. Lawrence, S.D.  (adv)

Charles Grommon left on Saturday's evening passenger for his home at Marion, Iowa, with the remains of his wife.

W. J. Thompson departed last Saturday with his car load of emigrant goods, enroute to his new home in Martin county, Minnesota.

The lecture delivered last Friday night by Dr. Seaman, of Mitchell, entitled, "The Call of the Heights," was reported to have been splendid.

Mesdames Rider and Musser, and Mr. Winans, of Highmore, old friends of the W. A. Loomis family, attended "Grandpa" Lommis' funeral Tuesday afternoon.

N. W. Jacobs exhibited a live grasshopper Tuesday which he found that day --- a harbinger of spring --- eh, what?  Later:  The temperature fell with a trace of snow fall Wednesday.

We understand that C. L. Starr will move onto the place just west of the Scharf farm, midway between St. Lawrence and Miller, and will also put in a crop on his farm near Ree Heights.

Tuesday afternoon as Mesdames Pitzer, Magness and Miller were returning from the cemetery a passing motocycle caused the horse to shy and Mesdames Pitzer and Magness were thrown out.  Mrs. Pitzer was somewhat bruised, but Mrs. Magness escaped without a scratch.

The Epworth League held their monthly business meeting Tuesday night at B. F. Magness'.  Little business of importance was enacted, except approving of outstanding bills and authorizing the treasurer to pay same.  After the business meeting the evening was spent in playing games, etc.
Vayland Items
Bert Rose was a Wessington Visitor Monday morning.

Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Rose were Miller visitors Tuesday.

F. M. Hackett has bought the McVay place just west of town.

Miss Hattie Conner spent Saturday morning in Wessington.

Miss King, who teaches south of town, spent Sunday in St. Lawrence.

Miss Richards, who teaches the Otto school, spent Sunday in Miller.

Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Lounsbery
[Lounsberry ? csr] returned from Sioux City last Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. Sid Fritts and Clark Sedam Sundayed at St. Lawrence.

John Halladay left this week for Wayne, Nebraska where he expects to work this summer.

Mrs. R. Higgs, of Huron, visited with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Smith, over Sunday.

Mr. Halladay, who resides with his son Mr. Roy Halladay, is reported quite ill with dropsy.

Ed Russell sold and delivered a team horses to F.M. Hackett last week, at Lake Preston, South Dakota.

Jacob Sande has left the section and returned to Huron.  Edward Hiatt took his place on the railroad.

The Shanard Elevator people have shipped all their grain and do not expect to buy any more grain until next fall,  but still have coal for sale.
South-East Hand
The literary at the south-east Bates school last Friday night was well attended.  The debate, "Resolved, that Washington was greater than Lincoln" was decided in favor of the affirmative.

At a sale just across the line in Beadle county Monday afternoon, almost everything sold rather well, cattle in particular, bringing
[$ can't read] apiece and up.  Horses, too showed that better prices from now on are likely to be the rule.

Well drillers putting down a well on the Jensen farm in south Bates township are reported to have bored into an air or gas 
[pocket ?] from which a draft issued hard enough to eject dirt and stones from the well.  At latest reports, air or gas was still flowing upward but with considerably diminished force.

John Hosman, who had been taken to Chamberlain about ten days ago for treatment at the hospital there, died Sunday afternoon at that place.  He was suffering from acute brain ailment, causing delirium, when taken away.  A comatose condition supervened, and from this he never rallied.  The funeral will take place in Wessington Wednesday.  The bereaved relatives and friends have the sincere sympathy of the neighborhood.
My team, harness and medicine wagon and tock of Ward's medicine and spices.  Will sell reasonable if taken soon as I wish to go to California. 
T. J. VanBrunt   (adv)

Uplifter With Gigantic Undertaking On Hands
Pierre, S. D. Feb 14 ---- M. A. Shuster of Miller, has appeared as a lobbyist with a long string of interests attached.  He is here for the organiztion of better education, better clubs, better business, better Christianity, a better democracy and better society.  He wishes to embrace the civic center idea in his work, the university extension propositions, the farmers' institute idea, etc., that they may be brought within reach of every family and home in the state.

Others lately registered are A. J. Shunk, Aberdeen, elevator companies; A. J. Shunk, same place, Northern Casualty company; J. A. Jones, Huron, National Surety company.
Outgrowing their present church, the Methodists of Wessington Springs are planning the erection of a $25,000 church building to be equipped with a Y.M.C.A. room, gymnasium and a reading room.  The Congregationalists are also growing and will buy the Methodist church.  They in turn have arranged to sell their building to the German Lutheran church.

Henry Williams, a prominent pioneer of St. Lawrence, was overcome by coal gas and has been unconscious for three days.