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VOL. 6.     ST. LAWRENCE, SOUTH DAKOTA, FRIDAY, APRIL 25, 1913.     NO. 32
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Professional Cards
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PORT McWHORTER
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
Office: Second Floor of Collins' Drug Store
Miller, South Dakota
Phone Office, Red 55; Res., Green 55
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DR. G.H. SESSIONS, M.D.V.
VETERINARY SURGEON AND DENTIST
Office over Collins' Drug Store. Phone No. Main 16.. Calls answered day or night.
MILLER, SOUTH DAKOTA

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F.R. FISHER
LAWYER
OFFICE OVER FIRST NATIONAL BANK
Miller, South Dakota
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JOHN PUSEY
LAWYER
Practice in all Courts. Prompt attention given to all business intrusted to our care.
MILLER, SOUTH DAKOTA
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C.M. CARROLL
LAWYER
Practice in All Courts of the State ______
Judge of Probate Hand County, S. D.
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B.F. & J.M. MAGNESS
PUBLIC AUCTIONEERS
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.
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SPECIAL SCHOOL ELECTION CALLED TO VOTE BONDS
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Friday May 9, is the Date Set to Vote on Proposed Bonds Not to Exceed $13,000.00
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On Friday, May 9, the electors of St. Lawrence shcool district will be given an opportunity to vote on the question of issuing bonds to the amount of $13,000, for the purpose of purchasing a school house site, the erection of a building, and the equipment of same with heating plant, sets, and other necessary furnishings.

It is esitimated that it will require about $11,000 to build and equip a school
house commensurate to the needs of the district, including the purchase of a site.  That the material to be used in its construction shall be brick is the opinion of practically all who expressed a choice.

There are a few voters outside the town who are of the opinion that the town should establish an independent school district and stand the cost of a new building alone.  This the town is hardly able to do.  Furthermore, the erection of a neat, substantial schoolhouse will be a good investment for both town and township residents, for it gives every resident taxpayer the opportunity and privilege of sending his children here to finish their high school education without having to pay tuition fees.

The additional taxes to be paid annually by each property holder will not equal the cost of tuition for one term per pupil if sent to school outside the district.  Another thing to be considered is, that the non-resident land owner must stand his share of the taxes with the rest of us.  Further, the number of St. Lawrence citizens who own land in the township equals, if not exceeds, the number of residents who occupy their own farms.

Let "economy" be the watchword when it comes to the expenditure of school money, but let us not go to the extreme of being parsimonious. 
[How do you like that word?? ...csr]

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Locals and Personals
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A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Breese Tuesday night.

L. T. Jarmuth went to Sioux City, Iouwa on business Tuesday.

Mesdames Fitzgerald and Jarmuth were Huron visitors Monday.

B.F. Magness returned a few days ago from a trip to the Twin Cities.

Don Rock traded his automobile to C.L. Starr for several head of young horses.

Hans Callsen bought the old Wagoner house and intends to move it onto another lot.

The high school scholars are rehearsing a class play to be presented in the near future.

Mrs. Jos. Shephard and little son and daughter, Miss Verna, of Redfield, are visiting St. Lawrence relations this week.

We are in receipt of a card from Ray Shoop, sent from Wayburn, Canada.  He wrote:  "Not much doing here this spring."

M.D. Harris departed with his car load of emigrant movables Tuesday enroute to the eastern part of Montana.  His son Dwight, accompanied him.

C.C. Porter, our genial station agent, departed on Monday's evening passenger on a land-viewing trip through portions of Minnesota and Wisconsin.

George Issenhuth, the Huron architect, was in town Monday conferring with the school directors relative to plans and specifications for a new school house.

Rev. G. Isaac, pastor of the Presbyterian church, will deliver a sermon Sunday forenoon in commemoration of the 94th anniversary of Odd Fellowship.

Mrs. G. H. Kiddle and little daughter arrived a few days ago from an over-winter residence in Huron, where Mr. Kiddle is employed in the flouring mill.

Don Rock left on Wednesday's morning passenger bound for eastern Montana, where, we are informed, he has secured employment at the carpenter's trade at $5.00 a day.

R.S. Shephard arrived home Saturday forenoon from Portland, Oregon, after a sojourn of several months in that city.  He is well pleased with that section of Uncle Sam's domain.

A basket social will be given tonight (Friday) in Shaul's hall, under the auspices of the M.E. Ladies Aid society.  A short program will be given.  Everybody is invited to come.

Miss Bertha King's school closed last Friday, 3 miles southeast of Vayland.  A picnic was given by her to her pupils Saturday at which time ice cream and cake were enjoyed.

The 94th anniversary of Odd Fellowship falls on Saturday, April 26.  In the evening the Odd Fellows and Rebekahs will meet in the hall to celebrate the event by the rendition of a program, consisting of short selections, readings, songs, etc., follwed by light refreshments.

We are in receipt of a picture sent out from the Agricultural college at Brookings, which is a panoramic view of the state college campus, showing students, faculty and most of the buildings.  Any boy or girl can get one of these pictures by writing to the Agricultural Editor, Brookings.

J.B. Kintigh returned to Minnesota again after a few days' stay with his family.
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INCREDIBLY LOW
DAKOTA DEATH RATE

Pierre, S.D.,  April 18 --  There were 15 more marriages in South Dakota during the year 1912 than in 1911, as shown by the report of vital statistics just finished.  There were 174 more births in 1912, and 618 less deaths, although South Dakota's death rate is exceeeedingly low in comparison with other states.  As a matter of fact it is so low that the bureau of the census in Washington refuses to believe that the report can be accurate.  Divorces also decreased, there being 85 less than in 1911, and naturalizations increased, being 112 more than in 1911.  The totals for the two years are as follows:

Births....................
Deaths..................
Marriages.............
Divorces...............
Naturalizations.....
1911
12,646
  4,753
  5,001
    602
 1,778
1912
12,820
  4,135
  5,016
    517
 1,890
Over 25 Years Ago
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(From Tribune, Feb. 18, 1888.)

Horace Wood, Esq., had a revisit of his birthday, 57 years, celebrated in elegant style, at his home, on last Wednesday.  Everything was in harmony with the occasion, and a large circle of friends were there to wish him many happy returns of the event. 

Among those present were:  John Cuthbertson and wife, John Baldwin and wife, F. Gerbard and wife, Mr. Walworth and wife, E.J. Lewis and wife, P.T. Derflinger and wife, R.T. Sedam and wife, C.E. Mudgett and wife, Wm. G. Edwards and wife, and Messrs. Pollock, Vocht and Holsopple. 

Mr Wood being a chapter mason, as well as the other gentlemen--excepting the three who are not as yet favored with a spouse--took the matter in hand as a chapter affair and made a right royal success of it
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DAKOTA STATE NEWS
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MILLER - Linden Ludlum, a farmer 30 years old with a family, was killed yesterday by being kicked by a horse.

FAULKTON - Farmers burning stubble in the vicinity of Faulkton started prairie fires which did considerable damage.  Six miles east the barn of Charles Hogg was destroyed and pastured lands owned by W. C. Frederick were damaged.  Two miles west a dwelling house owned by Peter Reider was totally destroyed and pasture land owned by John Gebhart was burned over.

CHANCELLOR - Death came suddenly to Mrs. John Tellinghausen, Jr., a prominent resident of Chancellor.  While seated at the dinner table she suffered an attack of heart failure and died almost immediately.  She had been sick a short time before, but was supposed to be better.

HURON - Mrs. Donald Montgomery dropped dead at the family residence of heart failure.  Her husband was called to Iowa yesterday on business.  His wife being the only person knowing his destination, efforts to locate him have been unsuccessful.

IPSWICH - For the first time in its history the liquor question was not voted upon at the late election.  Sentiment is so strong against the proposition that those interested could not get sufficient signers.

IROQUOIS - Clifford Ritter, a farm boy, saw a large eagle swoop down to the carcass of a dead calf in a pasture and crawling up on the eagle, shot at it, with the result that he injured one of its wings to such an extent that he was able, after a hard struggle to capture the huge bird, which measures 7 feet and 2 inches from tip to tip.

PIERRE - Governor Byrne has granted paroles to Earl F. Mitchell, sent from Hanson county; Obediah Miller from Minnehaha, and Charles E. Bailey from Roberts county.

MITCHELL - Lincoln Warner, of Kimball, confined in the county jail here, made an attempt to escape by digging out through the basement wall of the court house, where the jail is located.  The noise aroused Deputy Sheriff Owens who discovered Warner in the act and threw him into a cell for the balance of the night.  Warner was recently sentenced to two years in the penitentiary by Judge Smith on a statutory charge.

HITCHCOCK - Several hundred residents of Hitchcock gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Kingdon, Sr., highly respected pioneer residents, to assist them in suitably observing their gold wedding anniversary.  A peculiar feature of the wedding was that Mrs. Kingdon's maiden name was Kingdom, her marriage changing only the last letter of her name.  They were married in 1963.

HOWARD - At a recent lection held at Howard, Mrs. V. H. Webb was elected a memeber of the school board, the first woman ever elected to the office here.

MADISON - George Dirksen, aged 12, picked up in the street what is believed to have been a dynamite cap.  While examining it the cap exploded, injuring his left hand to such an extent that two fingers had to be amputated.
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