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VOL. 6.     ST. LAWRENCE, SOUTH DAKOTA, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 1912.     NO. 11
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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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OSTEOPATHY
ESTELLA WOODRUFF, D.O.
Office on block west and one block north of the depot.
ST. LAWRENCE, SOUTH DAKOTA
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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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H.J. BUSHFIELD
ATTORNEY-AT-LAW
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
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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A Specialist in South Dakota Eleven Years

Dr. J. E. Doran
A Noted Physican and President of the Original United Doctors of Minneapolis, Minn.
Will make his next regular visit to
Miller
at the Vanderbilt Hotel
Monday, December 16th
ONE DAY ONLY
Hours. 12 a.m to 7 p.m.
Consulation and Examination
Free on this Trip.
   
   The great and good work of Dr. Doran in the northwest during the past 15 years has gained for him a standing that places him in the high ranks of Specialism and merits him the most implicit confidence in every vicinity he has visited.
   Dr. Doran's laboratory is conceded to be the largest and best equipped in the Northwest. According to his system no more operations for appendicitis, gall stones, tumors, goiter or certain forms of cancer. Tubercular glands, piles and diseases peculiar to both men and women, diseases of the stomach, intestines, liver, blood, skin, granulated eyelids, nerves, heart, spleen, kidneys or bladder, rheumatism, dropsy, ulcers, weak lungs and those afflicted with long-standing, deep-seated chronic diseases that have baffled the skill of the family physician, should not fail to call.
   Dr. Doran with Laboratories Boston Block, Minneapolis, Minnesota, for the past 15 years is one of the Original United Doctors, you no doubt have heard of him, possibly know him personally through treating you, or some of your family, if not, ask your neighbors about him. He relies upon the recommendations of his patients treated to bring him his practice, which has grown to be very extensive.

Some of His Patients:
   Mrs. K. A Holverson, Manchester, S. D., cat. of stomach and gall stones.
   Henry Johnson, Irene, S D., piles.
   Mrs. W. P. Manning, Fairview, S. D., chronic kidney trouble.
   Getrude Kaffar, Worthing, S D. tumor removed without knife.
   Tennis Garburg, Mt. Vernon, S.D., cat. of stomach.
   A. S. Beeney, Lily, S.D., cancer of lip.
   R. P. Brooks, Fedora, S.D., stomach trouble.
   Lars Gronseth, Brandt, S.D., stomach trouble.
   Mrs. W A Dexter, Trent, S.D, goitre.
   Mrs. J P. Carmichael, Willow Lake, S.D., stomach and female trouble.
   Mrs. Mary Barrett, Miller, S.D., stomach trouble.
   Andrew L. Parsons, Stickney, S.D, eczema.
   Martin Dunham, Viborg, S.D., cured.
   Olga Jacobson, Clark, S.D, cured.
   Mrs Henry Ponton, Clark, S. D., cured.
   
   Married ladies must come with their husbands and minors with their fathers
   Financial reference: Dakota National Bank, Aberdeen, S.D.
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Honest, the above advertisement and announcement is exactly the way it was printed in the paper.  I couldn't have made this up, even if I had wanted to!!
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Locals and Personals
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F. L. Sedam attended the dance at Vayland last Friday night.

Mrs Jos. Shephard, of Redfield visited relations here the latter part of last week.

Chas. Corson, of Genoa, Ill, was in this vicinity for a number of days since our last publication of the News.

Henry Williams came up from Mitchell last Saturday forenoon and, we are informed, intends to spend the winter here.

R. E Fitzgerald is baching it while his wife and little daughter are at Blunt on a week or ten days ' visit with relations

Mr. and Mrs Sid
[Eva] Fritts, of Vayland, visited over Sunday at the home of Mrs. Fritts' parents, Mr and Mrs R. T Sedam.

C. H. Banning's auction sale Monday is reported to have been a good one. Horses, as well as cattle, brought good prices.

Geo. Bogue, who has been engaged at farm work in this section the past summer and fall, departed Sunday evening for Dubuque, Iowa.

Nels Christensen, of Harrold, stopped off here on his way home Monday to show some gentleman his residence property, with a view to trading it off.

J. A. Dixon and family, of Pearl township, arrived on Tuesday's night passenger from a three week's visit in Nebraska and Iowa.  J. B. Kintigh took them home that night in his auto.

Mrs. M. O. Thompson left on Friday's evening passenger enroute to Larchwood, Iowa, to visit relations. Her husband preceded her a few weeks ago and is engaged at husking corn.

Dr. Estelle Woodruff, accompanied by her sister, Miss Alice, who teaches the Andrews school in Carlton township, went to Mitchell Monday morning to attend the state teachers' metting.

Mr. and Mrs Frank Pitzer were passengers Sunday evening enroute to Madison. Mr. Pitzer went down to look at a tract of land for which he is trading in some land in owns in Hughes county.

Mrs. Laura Woolis and children, of Corydon, Iowa, who visited at the Rush homes in Holden township, returned home on Monday's evening passenger, accompanied by Clifford Rush, who will make an extended visit.

Albert Thompson and family enjoyed a short visit from his brother, and brother-in-law, Jas. Ager, of Omaha, Neb. They returned home Saturday. We are informed that Mr. Thompson's brother has rented the farm now occupied by Geo. Dennis in York township.

Monday evening Emil Finder discovered that his safe had been robbed of between $35. 00 and $50. 00 in bills. In order to afford ventilation he was in the habit of leaving the front door of his meat market ajar and the screen door locked. He found the staple loosened in the morning when he unlocked the door, but had not had occasion to open his safe until evening.

F. A. Abbott, of Cary Station, Ill., who has been farming in Illinois the past couple of years, arrived here Monday with his car load of emigrant goods. His family got here last Saturday. He informed us that they would reside in town during the winter and in the meantime fit up his farm in Spring Lake township and haul out his goods preparatory to moving onto the same. Their many friends will be glad to learn of their return to Hand county.

Mrs. J. B. Kintigh and children are visiting relations in Pleasant Valley township.

The dance on Wednesday night was one of the best attended that has been given in a long time.

The Presbyterian Aid society gave an oyster supper Wednesday afternoon from 5:00 to 8:00 o'clock.

The Misses Bertha and Frances King were passengers enroute to Mitchell Sunday morning to attend the teachers' meeting in session there this week.

George Ford, who is brakeman on the Great Northern with headquarters at Wilmar, Minn., arrived here last Friday forenoon to visit over Thanksgiving.

F. A Altenow expects to hear soon that a good, strong flow of water has been secured in the artesian well being put down on his farm southeast of town. A depth of 1270 feet has been reached according to latest reports.

We are in recipt of an announcement informing us of the marriage of Mr. E. Lloyd Walker of Lemmon, to Miss Mabel E. Mitzimberg on Sunday, November 17, 1912. Lloyd's many friends here will join with us in extending most hearty congratulations.

Mr. and Mrs. S. E. Rowen and Mrs. M. E. Rowen and daughter departed on Tuesday's evening passenger enroute to their new home at Caldwell, Idaho, by way of Omaha.  M. E. Rowen left Wednesday with their emigrant car. Merl and Ira Rowen and Clarence and Flloyd Martin also departed for Idaho.

Mrs. Myers, of DesMoines, Iowa, who had been visiting at the home of her mother, Mrs. Pennock, returned home on Sunday's evening passenger.
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A Very Painful Accident.
   
   Jas. Hostetter was thrown from a hay rack partly loaded with sheaf oats and from the fall the kneww cap on his rightt leg was injured by the tendons tearing loose. The injury is very painful and will keep him confined to the house for about four weeks.
   He had his mule team attached to the wagon and as they had not been at work for some time, started to run. Mr. Hostetter grabbed for the lines and got hold of one which drew them toward the barn and turned the wagon so that it tipped over.
   He was making preparations to move back to Illinois shortly, but his injuries have forced him to delay his trip for some time.
[see Nov. 15 edition - his wife had died Nov. 9, and was returned to Illinois for burial. csr]
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LODGE DIRECTORY
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TURTLE VALLEY LODGE NO. 61
I.O.O.F.
Meets every Monday night at 8 p.m.
C. W. MILLER, N.G.
F. C. CALLSEN, V.G.
J. L. WALSH, Secretary
J. L. FLINT, Treas..

Visting brothers always cordially welcome
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REBEKAH LODGE NO. 124

Meets First and Third Wednesday Evening at 8 o'clock in Odd Fellows Hall.
MRS. FAY THOMPSON, N.G.
MISS ADDIE WELCH, V.G.
MRS. IDA FLINT, Treas.
MISS EMILY FLINT,  Fin. Sec.
MRS. HELEN HULTMAN, Rec. Sec.

Visiting brothers and sisters are cordially invited to meet with us.
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A. O. U. W.

Meets first and third Thursday of each month

F. A. ALTENOW,  Master Workman
H. CLEGG,  Recorder
G. SMITH,  Financier
Visiting brothers cordially invited.
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DEGREE OF HONOR
Meets Second and Fourth Friday of Month.

MRS B. F. MAGNESS, C.O.
MRS. F. A. ALTENOW, L.O.
MRS. H. CLEGG, Rec.-Fin.
MRS. H.O. WALKER, Treas.
Visiting members are always cordially invited.
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If you want to buy, sell or trade you will do well to see Frank Pitzer, the land man.
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Money to loan on Hand county land at all times. Rates reasonable. Prompt settlement.

First State Bank - St. Lawrence, S.D.
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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.
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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
Yours Respectfully,
F. A Altenow
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Prof. H. M. Gage, A. M., dean of Huron college , will deliver a lecture on "The Choice of Hercules" in the Presbyterian church, Saturday night, Nov 30. Prelude by local talent. Single admission 25c. Don't miss it. (adv.)
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Victoria Lyon concert company will appear December 7.  (Adv.)
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S. S. Roberts pays the highest market price for cattle and hogs and receives them at any time.
Phone him at St. Lawrence. (Adv.)
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TAKEN UP---One black and white yearling steer with horns. Owner can have some [same ? <g> csr] by proving property and paying for cost of keeping and advertising.
John  E. Fisher, Rt. No. 1,
St. Lawrence, S.D.
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36 weeks'tuition free to one from each county. Enter any time. Board and room $2. 60 per week. Catalog free.
Humbolt College, Humboldt, Iowa. (adv.)

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DAKOTA STATE NEWS
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MILLER---The city's new light plant is running satisfactorily in the cement block building just erected. Two oil engines of 60 and 35 horse power are used, though not at full capacity. Fifteen street posts of five lights each are being put in to give additional light to the town. These posts and cluster lights will be nearly 14 feet high.

MILLER---Funds have been raised with which to have
cluster lights placed on each side of the principal business street of Miller.

WOLSEY---On January 1
[1913] a new rural mail delivery route will be established from Wolsey to the farming region east of town. Several hundred farmers and members of their families will be benefitted.

IROQUOIS---This place claims the distinction of being the only town in the state which has a mounted police force. City Marshal Linton has provided himself with a bicycle, which he will utilize in the performance of his duties and in making a swift response to calls for the police.

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WEALTHY MILLERITE IS PROSTRATED BY PARALYSIS

Miller, S.D., Nov. 23m 1912----His right side paralyzed, W. H. Waters lies at his home here in a dangerous condition. He is probably the wealthiest man along this line of the road, estimated to be worth $250,000. Last fall he made an investment of $75,000 in Montana land. He was in the banking business at St. Lawrence, in the early '80s, but later came here and engaged in the same business, which he followed for several years. He bought land and held it, which made him rich. He is close to 70 years old.
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R. S. SHEPHARD'S

Dray Line
ST. LAWRENCE, S.D.

Special Attention Given to All Classes of Work in Our Line.

Phone Number Red 97.
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Wm. J. McPHAIL,
Contractor and Builder
All Kinds of
Building & Repairing
Shop and Screen Work A Specialty.
Satisfaction Guaranteed


GIVE ME A CALL

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C. L. Starr,
AUCTIONEER

Live Stock and Farm Sales a Specialty.


Terms One Per Cent.

Satisfaction Guaranteed.

YOUR BUSINESS SOLICITED.
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City Meat Market
EMIL FINDER
Proprietor
Fresh, Salt and Smoked Meats, Fish, Game and Oysters in season.

Cash paid for hides
ST. LAWRENCE, SOUTH DAKOTA
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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

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PUBLIC SALE
   The undersigned will sell at public auction on Sec. 13-110-68, 12 miles south and 1 mile east of Miller, S. Dakl., Tuesday, Dec 3rd, [1912] at 10 o'clock am, the following property:
   Twenty head of horses, 32 head of cattle, farm machinery, hogs, chickens, 95 tons of good hay.
   Free Lunch at noon
Murphy Bros. Owners.
C. L. Starr, Auctioneer.
F D. Greene, Clerk.
(Advertisement)
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OFFICAL PROCEEDINGS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
Miller, S.D. Nov 12, 1912
   Co, Board met as per adj. Members present Erichsen, McMurtry, Andrews, and Scott. Board was called to order by chairman Scott.
   The Board canvassed the returns of the election.
   On motion Board Adj until nine o'clock Nov 13, 1912.
   Nov. 13, 1912. Board met as per Adj. The Board allowed each Judge of Election $4. 50 per day and each Clerk $4. 50 per hay and 10 cents per mile and $3. 00 per day for returning the Poll Boxes.
 Amounts allowed in each township:
[snipped - csr]
   Application of Chas. E. Bowman for a school loan of $1000 was on motion laid over.
   Application of Wm. Crume for a school loan of $1000 on the S.E. 1/4 of Sec. 5-109-70 was on motion allowed.
   Application for a school loan by Phil Cotton for $2000 on the N.W 1/4 of sect. 11-109-68, on motion allowed at $1500.
   Application of W. S. Thomas for a school loan for $1500 on the N.W. 1/4 of sect. 2-115-67, on motion
allowed.
   Application of J M. Severance for a school loan for $1200 on the west 1/2 of S.E. 1/4 of sect. 21 and N. 1/2 of the NE. 1/4 of sect. 28-112-69, on motion allowed at $800.
   Application of M. A Shuster for a school loan for $2000 on the S.E. 1/4 of sect. 34-115-68 on motion allowed at $1200.
   On motion board adj. until one o'clock pm.
   Board met as per adj. and the following claims were allowed:
Iowa Bridge Co.
   for steel bridges------------------$2356. 68
Brown & Saenger
   election supplies--------------------442. 49
J. A. Bushfield
   offical printing & job work--------327. 85
Dan Healey
   offical printing & job work--------176. 50
Hand Co. News
   offical printing-------------------------46. 50
Geo. D. Barnard Co. supplies--------57. 64
D. T Brenner Co draying---------------3. 00
H. C. Carl repair work -------------------2. 15
State of S.D.
   referendum pamplets---------------207. 00
Dak. Cen. Tel. Co. phone rent------- 17. 50
Estee Merc. Co.
   supplies for Jarner poor person--- 15. 95
E. A. Linsay Co. draying--------------   2. 15
W. H. Lane
   quaranting for small pox-----------262. 33
J. J. Morris sheriff fees---------------431. 55
Amount allowed for road work
   in Harrison Twp.--------------------188. 85
R. S. Mead
   stamped envelopes & express--- 28. 21
Mitchell Pub. Co. supplies---------- 10. 30
D. A. McCoy kindling for sheriff--   2. 00
News Printing Co. supplies---------  36. 15
Chas. Odle Frt., postage & express 19. 20
   On motion board adj. until nine o'clcok Nov 14, 1912.
   Nov. 14th, 1912 board met as per adj. and the following claims allowed:
Thomson & Duthie coal for co.----258. 40
Thomson & Duthie coal for
   Mrs. Berger---------------------------  27. 40
Perkins Bros. co. supplies-----------   7. 75
May Rudd Frt, postage & express- 22. 37
Thos. Stratton job printing----------  17. 50
Zion Office Supplie Co. supplies--   11. 25
   Petition of S. L. Wiland for an abatement of $31. 80 for taxes assessed against him for the year 1911 on lot 12 block 13 Re Sub Atlantic Add. to the city of Miller was granted as the same was an erroneous assessment.
   Petition for an abatement on personal property of Mary Rule and John Ferrill assessed against them in the year 1896 and 1892. Interest and penalty was abated if the principal was paid.
   Petition of C. R Beals for an abatement of $5. 26 assessed against him in the city of Miller for the year 1910 was on motion granted as the same was an erroneous assessment.

   Petition of Ward McVay for a refund of $2. 40 for taxes assessed against him in Vayland on motion rejected
   The following claims were then allowed:
Ed. Andrews mileage & per diem--- 21. 55
C. F. Erichsen - same------------------- 17. 30
John McMurtry - same---------------- 17. 50
Henry Scott - same--------------------  19. 20
   On motion Board Adj.
Henry Scott, Chairman
Chas. I. Odle, County Auditor
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COUNTY OFFICERS

Commissioners:
Henry Scott, Chairman, Ree Heights
Jas. T Bailey, St. Lawrence
J. McMurtry, Wessington
Chris. Ericksen, Miller
Ed. Andrews, Howell

Auditor - Chas I. Odle
Register of Deeds - W. L. Davis
Treasurer - R.L. Mead
Clerk of Courts - Will Morrow
Attorney - F.R. Fisher
Supt. Schools - Miss M. Rudd
Judge - R.C. Anderson
Sheriff - J.J. Morris

CITY OFFICERS
Trustee 1st ward - C.H. Williams
Trustee 2nd ward - J.M. King
Trustee 3rd ward - A.L. Fritts
Treasurer - L.T. Jarmuth
Clerk - M.O. Thompson
Assessor - J.B. Kintigh
Marshall - H.C. Carl
Street Commissioner - M.O. Thompson
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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
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Methodist Church
Services every Sunday morning at 10:45; evening service at 8:00. Sabbath School at 12:00. Epworth League meets at 7:00 o'clock p.m.  Junior League at 3:30 p.m. Midweek prayer meeting Thursday at 8:00 p.m.  W.F.M.S. first Tuesday of each month.

Everybody is cordially invited to attend. J. L. Walsh, Pastor
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Presbyterian Church
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. Issac, Pastor
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OUR BIG CLOSING-OUT SALE IS STILL ON

AND GOODS ARE GOING FOR LESS THAN AT THE BEGINNING OF THE SALE.
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We have sold a lot of goods and still have a big stock left.
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When you can save from 20 cents to 50 cents on the Dollar you can not afford to go elsewhere to do your trading while this closing-out sale lasts.
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COME AND SEE FOR YOURSELF AND BE CONVINCED.

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IF ANYONE WISHES TO GO INTO BUSINESS
I will close out the whole stock and fixtures and am ready to give some one a good bargain. I mean business.
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THIS IS NOT A CLEANING=UP SALE, BUT ABSOLUTELY
CLOSING OUT, and ALL Goods Are Going Cheap!
F.A. ALTENOW, = = St. Lawrence, S.D.
 
 
Note:
This is the last 1912 paper available.
CSR