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VOL. 6.     ST. LAWRENCE, SOUTH DAKOTA, FRIDAY, February 28, 1913.     NO. 24
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.

Pearl and Vicinity
Locals and Personals
Oyster supper by M.E. Aid tonight.  (adv)

Next Tuesday the annual township election will be held.

C. E. Reeves, of Harrold, was in town Tuesday on business.

In about two weeks the annual election of village officers will take place.

R. C. Rhode Island Reds eggs for hatching 13 for 50 c, or $3.00 per hundred.  Mrs. H. Clegg.

Mrs. Emil Finder arrived home on Tuesday's night passenger from an extended visit wiwth her sister and family at Wagner.

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

Oscar Bute, Jr., arrived last Saturday forenoon from Cary Station, Illinois, on a visit to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. O. H. Bute, in Hiland township.

Mr. and Mrs. Aloney, nephew and niece of Mr. and Mrs. August Peterson, of Pearl township, arrived from Illinois to them them, and also their uncle, J. B. Shaul.

The Odd Fellow and Rebekah members spent a few hours pleasantly in their hall Wednesday night in the participation of various games and light refreshments.

J. C. Wilson arrived from Green county, Iowa, last Friday night, where he has been for several weeks at the bedside of his aged father, who had been quite feeble.

O. H. Arends returned from Lewistown, Illinois, on Sunday's night passenger.  He intends to go to Colorado soon, and if suited with that section will take up his residence there.

Take Notice!   A can of cream without shipper's name was left at the depot this week and shipped by agent.  Owner can procure check for same by proving ownership.     C. C. Porter.

C. L. Starr is having sale bills printed today for a large sale on March 10, when 17 head of horses and 81 head of cattle will be sold;  also 7 good brood sows, farm implement, harness, etc.

Mrs. W. J. Thompson and children departed on Saturday's morning passenger enroute to the new home in Martin county, Minnesota.  They expected to stop off at Bryant, this state, for a short visit.

R. O. stone loadeded a car with stock, machinery, household good etc., this week and departed for Braham, Isanti county, Minnesota yesterday to take up his residence on his newly purchased farm.

Dr. G. H. Sessions, veterinarian after an absence of six weeks on a visit thru several of the New England states, arrived Sunday night.  He had not been back to the scenes of his childhood for about eight years.

M. D. Harris and S. G. VanZee arrived home Wednesday morning from their trip to Fairview, Montana, where they rented an irrigated farm, and, we are informed, Mr. Harris intends to go into the implement business there.

Jno. F. Smith had sale bills printed for a sale to be held March 1, after which he will go to California with his brother, who arrived here last Saturday for a short visit.  His brother owns a fruit ranch of 10 ares in San Bernardino county.
Earl Lindauer has the grip.

Frank Pitzer to move to Madison, South Dakota soon.

Walter Cook, recently from Idaho rented Dr. Wallis' farm.

Henry Pietz and wife spent last Friday evening at Noah Good's.

We had quite a snow Thursday and Friday followed by a cold snap.

Harvey Harris has rented the Mrs. Blackman farm near St. Lawrence.

Mr. and Mrs. Mason Ford, Mr. and Mrs. Hultman and Mr. Moore and family were Sunday afternoon visitors at Harvey Harris'.
Thirty yards of all wool ingrain carpet and a White sewing machine;  both articles nearly new.  Come quick. 
O. H. Ahrends.  (adv)

My team, harness and medicine wagon and stock of Ward's medicine and spices.  Will sell reasonable if taken soon as I wish to go to California.
T. J. VanBrunt.  (adv)
I am prepared to pay the highest market price for cream.  Call and see me next door south of First State Bank.
William Wilson  (adv)
South-East Hand.
Mrs. J. H. Greeno and small son Layton, left Thursday, a week ago for Rochester, Minnesota.  The little boy will undergo an operation for cleft palate.  As the unnatural opening in his case is quite small, it is not likely to be difficult to remedy.  Mrs. Greeno expects to be away from home two or three weeks, or, possibly even a longer time.

Owen Elliott, living in northeast Bates township, also went to Rochester, Minnesota, last Thursday.  He has been a sufferer from an ear ailment for a number of years, but which until quite recently did not seem to warrant being considered very serious.  As acute symptoms have lately been developing, he thought best to secure expert treatment.  As Mrs. Greeno is his aunt and has much confidence in the Rochester practitioners, he decided to accompany her and his little cousin.

Some of the church-going people of southeast Hand are becoming a little weary of some of the misbehaviors presisted in by a few persons who, charitably speaking, are making themselves somewhat conspicious examples of the fool and his folly.   The writer is not going to say that they or their acts are contemtpible, for he doesn't think so; but, really, they are to be pitied. Moral deficiency is simply a phase of mental shortness; and those who are mentally short are in need of suitable exercise to start and develop in them a healthy growth of character.  As some of the afore-mentioned persons have laid themselves liable to a hundred-dollar fine, there are some other persons who are beginning to think there is at hand a fair opportunity to set some non-thinkers athinking.

[I read it -  I typed it -  I'm still shaking my head!  csr]
Those County Bridges.
The Miller Sun and St. Lawrence News took at shot at the County Commissioners last week on the question of their recent contract letting bridges to the Iowa Bridge Co.  These criticisms by the two papers, which Commissioners overlooked in their recent selection of county papers, may be purely disinterested and all for the public weal, but---an intelligent public is asking why were these criticisms not forthcoming the year before and two years before, when the Commissioners contracted with the Iowa Bridge Co. to furnish the county bridges---and also named the above papers as offical papers!

The County Commissioners, of course merely complied with the law.  They did not make the law.  They advertised for sealed bids and let the contracts to the lowest responsible bidders, as the law says they must do.  THese bridges may not be worth the money;  the various companies may be in a trust;  there may be better and cheaper material to use, but after weeks of public advertising for bids, the Iowa Bridge Co. was the lowest bidder, and got the contract.
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In the above article, taken from the Miller Press, the writer thereof, in an endeavor to put an argument, sets up a "straw man" in order to have something to knock down, and his principal cry is that the board proceeded in a legal manner when it advertised for bids for the construction and r epairing of steel bridges in the county.  The News in its article did not question the legality of the board's action, nor is "an intelligent public asking why were these criticisms not forthcoming, " etc.  The "intelligent public" read what the News had to say intelligently, and knows that its report of the meeting was substantially as given in the the News as will be seen by perusing the following extract taken from the county board proceedings:
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Public Sale.
Having sold my farm, I will sell at public auction on Section 24, 110-70, [Cedar township - csr] commencing at 11 o'clock a.m.
Thursday, March 6, 1913,
(The original date of this sale was March 4th.  It was changed on account of the 4th being township election day.)

the following described property:

Forty-four Head of Horses---consisting of one imported Percheron stallion, "Revelateur", No. 48758, 12 years old, weight 1850.  "Revelateur" is a classy individual and has been used for service for about 7 years;  1 gray 2-year-old stallion, weight 1500;  1 black mare 10 years old, in foal, weight 1850;  2 bay mares well matched, 9 and 10 years old, in foal, weight 3600;  1 brown mare, colt by side, weight 1350;  1 buckskin mare 9 years old, in foal, weight 1300;  1 3-year-old bay mare, in foal, weight 1300. 1 3-year-old bay mare, in foal, weight 1300; 1 3-year-old black mare in foal, weight 1150; 1 3-year-old roan mare, in foal, weight 1200; 1 sorrel mare 9 years old, in foal, weight 1200; 1 brown mare  9 years old, in foal, weight 1200; 4 bay mares 9 years old, in foal, weight 1100 each;  1 bay mare 11 years old, in foal, weight  1000; 1 2-year old black geling, wight 1150; 4 2-year old bay gelding, weight 1000 each; 2 bay yearling mare colts, 1 brown yearling mare colt, 1 iron gray yearling mare colt, 14 weanling colts -- 9 mares and 5 horse colts; 4 Spanish jennets - large ones, 7 to 9 years old.

One Hundred Twenty-nine Head of Cattle -- consisting of 50 calves -- 30 steers and 20 heifers;  40 coming 2-year old steers;  15 good fresh cows and springers, 20 head of 2 and 3 year-old heifers;  1 Black Poll registered bull;  1 Hereford bull coming 2 years old; 2 Durham bulls of good quality.

Machinery, etc.  Ten sets of good work harness, 1 saddle, 1  3 1/2 inch Rushford wagon with 150 busel tank box - nearly new;  1  3 1/2 inch Rushford wagon with triple box, 1 3 1/4 inch wide tire truck wagon, 1 10x18 hay rack, 1 good bobsled, 1 Success manure spreader, 1 top buggy, 1 12-ft. Deering push binder and header with new flax dropper attachment, 1 Deering corn binder, 2 8x16 header boxes, 1 6-ft. Deering mower with dropper, 1 6-ft. McCormick mower with dropper, 1 10-ft. Deering hay rake, 2 hay buckers, 1 Deering swing hay stackers, 1 11-ft. Superior grain drill with grass seed attachment, 1 10-ft. Superior pressure disc, 1 10 ft. corn weeder, 1 2-row 4 shovel Dempster corn plow, 1 4-shovel walking corn plow, 1 14-inch Deere gang plow, 1 16-inch iron beam Deere walking plow, 1 16-inch. wood beam Deere walking plow, 1 14-inch Moline walking plow, 1 14-inch wheel plow, 1 18-inch Fuller & Johnson breaking plow, 1 24-ft. harrow, 1 Fuller & Johnson corn planter with 160 rods of wire, 1 Fosstin fanning mill (No.22) nearly new, 1 corn sheller, 1 4-ft. slip scraper, 1 LeLaval cream separator, 100 feet of 1/4th-inch wire cable, 1 grindstone, 1 100-lb. anvil, one portable forge, and other articles too numerous to mention.

Seed Grain consists of oats, wheat and 12 bushels of good seed corn.

Terms:  All sums of $10 and under, cash.  On summs over $10 time will be given to November 1, 1913, by purchaser giving note bearing 10 percent interest, with approved security; no property removed until settled for.
Free Lunch at Noon.
Daniel Walsh, Owner
.B. F. & J. M. Magness, Auctioneers
E. F. Waite, Clerk

Public Sale.
Having sold my farm and unable to handle my stock, I willl sell at public auction on Section 1, York township, 9 miles north and 1 miles west of Vayland, and 7 miles north and 6 miles east of St. Lawrence, South Dakota
Monday, March 3, 1913
beginning at 10 a.m. the following described property:
19 head of horses --one grey mare in foal, 4 years old, 1250; one grey mare 3 years old, 1150; one grey mare 3 years old, 1200; two coming 3-year-old geldings, one sorrellfilly coming 2 years old, one grey filly coming 2 years old, one grey mare 4 years old in foal, 1250;  one grey gelding 9 years old, 1200; 3 coming 1-year-old colts, two bay gelding 6 and 7 years old, well broke; one bay gelding 5 years old, 1200; one brown mare 3 years old, 1200; one grey mare 3 years olld, 1200; one brown gelding 3 years old, 11;

73 head of cattle -- 2 registered Durham cows with dalves by side, 2 grade Durham cows with calves by side, one roan cow with calf by side, 7 coming-2-year-old heifers in falf, 15 coming-1-year-old heifers, 4 coming 2-year-old steers, 38 coming 1-year-old steers,  1 registered Poll-Angus 4 years old, two grade Herefords 1 year old, and one grade Durham 1 year old.

Ten young sows in pig.

Farm machinery, etc. -- 1 P. & O. 10-ft. pulverizer, 16-in. disc;  1 new 7-ft. pulverizer, 16-in. disc;  1 26-ft. pounder harrow, 1 6-shovel and 1 4-shovel John Deere corn plow, 1 6-shovel Gale corn plow, 1 John Deere 2-row cultivator, 1 Deere corn planter with 160 rods of wire, 1 Deering 5-ft. mower, 1 McCormick 6-ft. mower, 1 Thomas 10-ft. hay rake, 1 Jenkins automatic hay stacker, 1 new hay stacker, 1 new hay bucker, 1 old hay bucker, 1 3 1/2x10 Stoughton wagon with new triple box, 1 3 1/4x10 Deere & Webber wagon, 1 3 1/4x10 Fish Bros. hay truck, 1 low wagon hog rack and springs, 1 John Deere 14-in. gang plow, 1 Moline 16-inch sulky plow, 1 14-in. walking stubble plow, 1 manure dump cart, 1 seeder attachment for John Deere pulverizer, 1 garden drill and cultivator, 1 dehorning rack, 1 grass seeder, 1 hand corn planter, 1 Hero fanning mill, 1 Advance smut mill, 1 hand corn sheller, 20 Bus. flax seed, 10 Bus. of millet seed, 20 Bus. White Dent seed corn, and other numerous articles.  Northing is for sale until March 3, 1913.
Free Lunch At Noon.
Terms of Sale:  All sums of $10 and under cash;  on all sums over $10 time will be given to October 1, 1913, purchaser to give approved note bearing interest at the rate of 10 percent per annum.  Settlement must be made according to terms of sale before property is removed from the premises.
H. A. Biddle, Owner
C. L. Starr - Auctioneer
L. T. Jarmuth - Clerk
Dakota News.
ORIENT - Fire destroyed the large barn on the farm of Luther Ladgwick, near here, together with four horses, six cows, three calves, 21 pigs and over 200 chickens and ducks, the loss reaching over $3000.

MILLER - W. A. Loomis, pioneer veteran, aged 81 years, who formerly lived at Highmore but who has lived at St. Lawrence the last few years, died and was buried in the G. A. R. cemetery here.

[No way, Jose!! He was buried in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery north of St. Lawrence.  (See HCN Feb. 21, 1913)  G.A.R. members were in charge of his  funeral arrangements, and 6 G.A.R. members acted as pallbearers. He was not 81 years old, but 79 yrs, 10 mos, 26 days, to be exact. He had resided in St. Lawrence since 1891 - approx 22 years, which to me is  more than "a few years"! -- csr]
MILLER - While driving along with a funeral procession, Mrs. Pitzer, of  St. Lawrence, was thrown from the wagon by the approach of a motorcycle which scared the horses, and for a time it was thought that she had been killed, but recovered later from the accident.

[Oh brother!  Again, see HCN Feb. 21, 1913 edition. This is a repeat from last week's HCNews....
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. [Quite a different story, eh? csr]
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Motion was made by Chas. Roth that all the above bids be rejected and new plans and specifications be drawn by an engineer, and placed on file in the county auditor's office.

Motion was seconded by Andrews and the vote stood as follow:
Yeas -- Roth and Andrews.  Nays  -- none.  Motion was carried.

February 12 being a legal holiday the board adjourned until 9 a.m. Feb. 13, at which time a motion was made and seconded to reconsider the motion, which carried, all but Roth voting for it.
- - -Mr. Roth is reported to have favored employing a civil engineer to draw up plans and specifications, but we do not know whether he put his motion in such a way as to have it appear on the records of the proceedings of the board.

If the law compels the commissioners to award the contract to the lowest responsible bidder, will the Press explain why it is necessary to affix the following clause to the "Notice for Bids"?  "Board reserves the right to reject any or all bids."

Further, when a newspaper is selected as an official paper, does it imply that it must not criticize the board, whether its actions be right or wrong?

Commissioner Roth's contention may not be entirely correct, but a great many taxpayers in the county are of the opinion that it is, and expect to elect more commissioners like him just as soon as the terms of thse now serving expire.
W.A. Loomis tombstone - SL Cem. Photo by CSR!