VOL. 6. ST. LAWRENCE, SOUTH DAKOTA, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 1912. NO. 7
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
Office: Second Floor of Collins' Drug Store
Miller, South Dakota
Phone Office, Red 55; Res., Green 55
ESTELLA WOODRUFF, D.O.
Office on block west and one block north of the depot.
ST. LAWRENCE, SOUTH DAKOTA
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
OFFICE OVER FIRST NATIONAL BANK
Miller, South Dakota
Practice in all Courts. Prompt attention given to all business intrusted to our care.
MILLER, SOUTH DAKOTA
Practice in All Courts of the State ______
Judge of Probate Hand County, S. D.
State's Attorney For Hand County
Real estate law a specialty. Estates probated and titles cleared up. Office four doors south of postoffice.
MILLER, SOUTH DAKOTA =======================
B.F. & J.M. MAGNESS
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
Mrs. Alvin Williams and daughter are visiting in Minnesota.
Mesdames Moore and Lindauer were callers at Lloyd Traux's Sunday afternoon.
The D. S. C. club is planning on a Halloween party at the home of Mrs. Lindauer.
There will be a big dance at the Vayland hall Friday, Nov. 8th.
Mrs. R. H. Jones visited in St. Lawrence the first of the week.
The box supper at the McGuire school house was well attended.
Mrs. Nels Nelson was a Miller visitor over Saturday and Sunday.
Ora Carr expects to move to Wetaskiwin, Alberta, Canada in a few days.
Both the republican and democratic rallies held at the Vayland hall were well attended.
Roy Halladay left for Laurel, Neb., Sunday evening, where he expects to stay for a couple of months.
B. A. Ice of Rochester, Ind., is making an extended visit with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Ice.
Jem Chandeles, a section laborer, left for his home in Greece Friday morning where he will take up arms against the Turks.
T. A. Sweet left with his car load of emigrant movables last Saturday morning for Manchester, Ia. Mrs. Sweet left Friday night. We are sorry to lose such worthy citizens and wish them success wherever they may locate.
Locals and Personals
Mrs. A Krauth's sister from Blunt visited her this week.
H. Roth returned Wednesday afternoon from Madison for a brief vacation.
A 7-pound daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Flint Tuesday morning.
Clyde Ice received a new motocycle Tuesday and was trying it out on the streets.
Earl Perry, of Pearl township, is enjoying a visit from his uncle from Ogle county, Illinois.
Rev. G. Isaac received a cablegram last Saturday from Wales which announced the death of his father.
We are in receipt of a card from A. Krauth of Washington, D.C. He sent best regards to his many friends here.
M. D. Harris arrived with two car loads of cattle a few days ago, which he bought over west of the Missouri river.
Chas. Roth departed for Chicago on Saturday's evening passenger, summoned there because of the serious sickness of his mother.
Leon Thorn, accompanied by M. D. Harris, who made an extended tour over the west part of the state in his auto, arrived home Saturday evening.
In stating last week that F. A. Altenow would handle farm implements another year we should have said that he will sell the McCormick line instead of the Deering.
The social committee of the Christian Endeavor society entertained the members of this society at the Altenow home last Saturday night. A royal good time was reported.
B. F. Magness shipped another car load of horses to Pennsylvania last Saturday and a car load of stock hogs to a farmer at Iroquois and on Monday he shipped a car load of cattle to Doland.
Capt. J. T. Bailey and wife departed for Bloomington, Ill., their old home, Tuesday morning, where they will visit for some time at the home of their son. Before returning home they also intended to visit in Iowa and possibly in Nebraska.
We printed sale bills for Chas. Kramer last Saturday, whose sale will be held November 4. Sixteen head of cattle, 28 head of of hogs, 9 head of horses, 175 chickens, hay, millet and farm machinery will be sold He intends to move back to Clinton, Iowa.
J. H. Scoville suffered the fracture of his right leg near the ankle last Sunday. Wm. Walton was driving his car up to the northeastern part of the county with Messrs. Scoville and Danburg, who were to begin a large job of plastering in that section Monday. In going around a weak culvert on a side grade, Mr. Scoville jumped from the car, thinking it was going to turn over and weight is supposed to have helped to tilt the machine over on its side. Neither of the other two occupants were hurt.
We had intended to publish a statement this week over the signature of Mr. Douglass, republican candidate for county commissioner of this district, in which he could make a satisfactory statement to the voters as to his position on certain questions in which they are interested, but up to the hour of going to press he has not sent in such statement. His opponent, Mr. Roth, however, is gaining votes right along for the reason that he has given evidence of his intention to rightly represent his district by looking after its affairs in a business-like manner, without the advice of those who are only interested in getting their snout into the public crib.
Stanley Cox arrived home Sunday night from Oakes, N. D.
Clyde Keyes sold his large drove of shoats to Fritts & Roberts.
Mrs. Krauth intends to have a sale on either the 18th or 25th of this month. Watch for date next week in the News.
Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Hudson departed on Tuesday's evening passenger enroute to Milton Junction, Wis., to spend the winter.
Eli Gates, who had a new barn built and a windmill erected on his farm in Holden township, has returned to his home in Minnesota.
A Halloween party was greatly enjoyed Wednesday night by a number of little Ruth Porter's school-mates at her home. Minature pumpkin pies formed a portion of the bill of fare served to the little folks.
A large and appreciative audience listended to the second number of the lecture course, which was a lecture by H. V. Adams, his subject being "Grapes of Gold." The lecture was reported to have been fine.
Jas. Milne of Holden township is home again after a visit in Chicago and in the state of Iowa. He reports the farmers as prosperering despite the high prices.
We glean from the Aberdeen Daily News that C. F. Shephard of Lemmon, son of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Shephard of this place, has been proffered the position of engineer of the heating plants of the high school and ward schools in that city, which gives him jurisdiction over the heating arrangements in all the school buildings in that city. He was engineer at St. Luke's hospital for two years, but at present is engineer of the electric light plant at Lemmon. Charley's many friends in this section will be pleased to hear that he is prospering.
Hon. J. M. King went down to Vayland Tuesday evening to participate in the democratic rally and looked after his political interests
HAND COUNTY NEWS
J. L. FLINT
Editor and Publisher
Entered at the Postoffice at St. Lawrence, South Dakota as second-class mail matter.
Offical Paper of Hand County
Subscription $1.00 Per Year
Morning services every Sunday at 10:30 o'clock. Sunday School at 11:30. Evening service at 7:30 o'clock. Christian Endeavor at 6:30 p.m. You are always welcome.
Rev. Isaac, Pastor
(Too late for last week.)
Rev. Mr. Wines, of North Dakota, preached in the Bates Free Methodist church Sunday.
Rev O'Connor, former pastor of the local church, took his departure for Kennebec, Lyman Co., Wednesday. Tuesday morning the reverend gentleman's household goods were hauled to Wessington Springs, but he and his wife drove overland by way of Chamberlain to his new field of labor.
The small-pox scare in south-east Hand and the adjoining counties of Beadle and Buffalo seems to be abating. Mr. Woodruff, who had closed his school and gone to his home in Rose Hill Twp., appeared at the old stand, ready for business last Monday morning, and it is hoped that THE EPIDEMIC that seemed to be threatening us shall disturb us no further.
Henry Johnson, the young Wessington Springs Seminary student whose mishap with a motor-cycle at Vienna was mentioned in the News some time back, has so far recovered from his injuries as to be able to return to his school work. He spent a few days with his parents in Bates Twp., but autoed with his brother Oscar and other relatives to Wessington Springs Sunday.
Rev. O. W. Butterfield, former pastor to the Methodist churches of Miller and St. Lawrence and now Prohibition nominee for governor of this state, spoke on campaign topics at the church in Bates Twp. last Friday evening. The writer did not hear the speech, but, knowing Mr. Butterfield to be an orator of more than ordinary ability, feels sure that the not overly large audience reported to have heard him were certainly repaid for coming out. Of course, to the Socialist the Prohibitionists' plan for doing away with the drink evil looks about as feasible as moving the Rockies on a hand-sled. It would seem that after more than forty years existence as a political party, yet casting less than a quarter-million votes, they would wake up to the fact that the only way to come in really and truly out of the wet is to get from under the cloud of the profit system. Their platform and the "contract" of the Progressives are so nearly socialistic that the removal of a few coin-warped competitive planks and the substitution of some good, solid co-operative timber therefor would bring them into the only party that isn't guessing at a cure for the drink or other similar evil.
Honest, folks, the above paragraph is just the way it was written in the paper! I couldn't have made this up! CSR
For Sale, Lost, Found, Etc.
If you want to buy, sell or trade you will do well to see Frank Pitzer, the land man.
Money to loan on Hand county land at all times. Rates reasonable. Prompt settlement.
First State Bank - St. Lawrence, S.D.
LAND FOR SALE OR EXCHANGE - 560 acres near Royalton, Morrison Co., Minnesota. For sale at $20.00 an acre, or exchange for Hand county land.
Address, Box 44, Vayland, S.D.
TAKEN UP - Five head of calves: two black heifers, one white-faced heifer, one white-faced bull, and one red bull. Owner can have same by proving property and paying cost of keeping and advertising.
-- Jacob Pietz,
St. Lawrence, South Dakota.
J. W. Coquillette and J. D McCool have organized the Miller land company and will also have money to loan at the lowest possible rates. They are getting out a list of farm lands, and those who have property to sell will do well to get in on the list.
All those knowing themselves to be indbted to the undersigned will please call and settle as soon as possible, as we have carried many accounts for a year and over, and the time has come that must have money. It takes money to pay our bills. Please give us a lift as soon as possible
F. A Altenow
I will sell at public sale, on the N.W. 1/4 of 4, 113-66, 10 miles north and 1 mile east of Vayland, S.D., Wednesday, Nov. 6, 1912, beginning at 10 a.m the following described property:
Nine head of horses, two head of cattle, eight shoats, about 45 acres of corn in field, about forty chickens, about 45 tons of good hay, farm machinery, etc.
For further particulars see bills. (Adv.)
H. D. Lewis
Times Are Hard
In order to help the farmers as well as ourselves, we will give a discount of 50c on each size plow lay made by us from Dec. 1 to Feb. 1. Sorensen & Murphy.
City Meat Market
Fresh, Salt and Smoked Meats, Fish, Game and Oysters in season.
Cash paid for hides
ST. LAWRENCE, SOUTH DAKOTA
Our Certificates of Deposit Earn You Five Percent Interest
Convenient -- Safe -- Negotiable
First State Bank
St. Lawrence, S.D.
F. D. Green, Pres.
F. A. Altenow, Vice Pres.
L. T. Jarmuth, Cashier
L. Siegling, Ass't. Cashier
C. L. Starr,
Live Stock and Farm Sales a Specialty.
Terms One Per Cent.
YOUR BUSINESS SOLICITED.
Wm. J. McPHAIL,
Contractor and Builder
All Kinds of
Building & Repairing
Shop and Screen Work A Specialty.
GIVE ME A CALL
~ ~ VOTE FOR J.C. WILSON FOR COUNTY TREASURER ~ ~
A BIG CLOSING OUT SALE
Consisting of My Entire Stock of
Dry Goods, Men's Clothing, Ladies' and Misses' Cloaks,
Men's and Boys' Hats and Caps Groceries Shoes Hardware Stoves Harness Piano and Cream Separator, Iron Beds, Springs, Mattresses and Other Furniture, and thousands of other articles too numerous to mention.
Here is where your 70 c-a-bushel wheat will buy from a dollar to a dollar and a half's worth of goods. We haven't the space to quote many prices here, but will give a few, as follows:
[This is nearly a full page ad - I won't quote prices here. CSR]
On account of too close confinement to business I have decided to close out my stock of general merchandise. I have contracted for another year to handle the McCormick Harvesting machinery and will be glad to have your trade in that line. Now is the time to lay in your winter supplies at a small cost. In addition to the above prices I will give, gree of charge, to the first 150 customers a nice silver sugar shell with a $5.00 purchase of goods
This Closing Out Sale is Strictly for Cash, and Begins
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25, 1912.
Do Not Miss This Opportunity of Laying in Your Winter Supplies at a Small Cost.
You Need the GOODS and I Need the Money.
I now wish to thank all my friends and customers for their liberal patronage in these many years, and wishing you all the best of health and success through life, I am respectfully yours,
F. A. ALTENOW
ST. LAWRENCE, SOUTH DAKOTA
R. S. SHEPHARD'S
ST. LAWRENCE, S.D.
Special Attention Given to All Classes of Work in Our Line.
Phone Number Red 97.
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