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I'llK NOKb'OIiK ' WKKMiY NKWS-JOURN , : KUIDAY , NOVKMIUUl ' , ) , l'KG ' )
NEW TOWN ON THE ROSEDUD
SHOWS GREAT PROSPERITY.
PRESENT END OF THE RAILROAD
A Hundred Men are Engaged In Get
ting the New Track Ready for Reg.
ular Train Service Grade Beyond
that Point Progressing Slowly.
St. Clmrles , S. D. , Nov. 2. Special
to The Mows : St. Clmrles la the busi
est town in the northwest. It Is the
oiul of the Kosehml extension of the
Chicago & Northwestern rnllronil , nnil
about 0110 hundred men uro nt work
hero In putting everything In readiness
for regular train service. The rail
road company have put down two
wells and have plenty of good water.
Owing to the scarcity of help the rail
road grade beyond this point Is prog
ressing slowly and It Is Indefinite when
the rails will reach Gregory.
At present St. Charles has one gen
eral store , one hardware store , one
saloon , thrco lumber yards , two el
evators are building , and one bank
and two restaurants , and everyone
seems to bo doing a good business.
The lumber yards cannot supply the
demand for material ns fast as It Is
There Is a demand hero for better
hotel accommodations and a livery
sind feed barn , ns they \ \ 111 soon bo
shipping grain and hogs fiom here and
will need better accommodations than
are now In sight.
From present Indications there will
be considerable building 1'oro all win
ter. The townsito company are sell
ing lots every day. The new St.
Clmrles State bank building promises
to bo one of the neatest buildings of
its kind in this section of the state.
Everything Indicates that this precinct
will go republican at the cMiiing elec
Milt. Webb went to Pili-ur Salur-
day to visit his mother an 1 i ( 'turned
John McGrall has purcliufaort the
John Conley farm and will take pos
session March 1.
Miss Myrtle Rice wont to Cripple
Creek , Colo. , Monday to car' ' for he-t
aunt who Is seriously 111.
A branch of the antl-horsethlef as
sociation was organized hero last Tues
day. Frank Tannohlll was elected sec
Mrs. A. H. Cropper and son returned
Saturday from a month's visit with rel
atives at Michigan City , Ind.
W. P. Rowlett , Fred Terry , Harry
Tannchlll and Marsh Pettltt have been
selected by the clerk of the district
court to serve on the election board
J. M. Sullivan of Beemer was here
this week looking after his farm In
terest south of town. The place is
occupied by Mont Johnson.
Wm. Splllner was here the latter
part of the week from West Point.
He possesses a farm here three miles
cast , which Is superintended by Chas.
Bruce Johnson , who has been in
Idaho for some time , returned Friday.
He thinks a man can make a small
fortune here this fall husking corn.
Dan Wingato and family arrived
here last week with two carloads of
personal property from Grayson coun
ty , Va. He sold his property there and
will locate here.
Otto Mueller was hero Friday from
Norfolk working for the railroad.
Win. Whltla and little son of Ano-
ka were visiting here Sunday at the
home of his mother , Mrs. Agnes Whlt
The Primitive Baptistb held service
at the creek west of the race track
Sunday afternoon and there were four
ladles and three gentlemen baptized In
the Battle creek stream at this meet
J. S. Barnes was hero Monday on
business from Warnorvllle.
Hon. F. J. Halo , accompanied by his
wife and son , Major , were here this
week on business from Atkinson.
Lambert Kcrhel went to Spencer
Monday for a visit with his brother ,
L. P. Kerhel and family.
P. S. Cnrraher was here Monday
from Newman Grove.
Herman Kurpgowelt is building anew
now barn 24x28 feet on his farm
north of town.
Henry Llnstadt was here Monday
A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Carl
Fred Dederman was here Wednes
day from Norfolk.
Tom RIcgle of Falrvlew bought a
ICO-acro farm six miles south , of J. A.
Moore , for the consideration of ? 8,650
The place Is now rented to Lawrence
nnd Thomas Dufphoy.
Ed. Osborn carries his left arm in
a sling on account of a bad sore on his
Postmaster F. H. L. Willis returnee
Monday from a three weeks' visit at
his old homo In Pennsylvania and ether
or eastern states. Mr. Willis reports
a very enjoyable time and a ploasan
Sam Lauvor of Maple Grove waa a
business visitor here Wednesday.
E. F. Hans wont Wednesday to
Thursday was the day for Bryan to
show his bright face here , and there
wore seine people enthusiastic , but a
Hallowe'en wont on here quietly
Thrco extra police wore oil duty , and
still some of the boys were hanging
up Kiii on tup of the \nicrlcnn Hag
West Point Was Visited by Seventeen
I Members of Profession ,
' ( 'inning , Dodge and Hurt county
iph > Mlclaus met hi fall session at West
J Point Wednesday , bevonteon mem
bers of the profession attended and a
successful mooting resulted. The fol-
owing proguim was rendered :
Address of welcome , G. W. Crofts ,
"Summer Diarrhoea of Children , " F.
C. Clark. Craig. Discussed by W. L.
Crosby , Ucomcr.
"Toxic Amplyopla , " .1. J. Mctzlngor ,
' 'foment. Discussion general.
"What IB the Proper Place In Thor-
ipoutlcs for the Coal Tar Prepara
tions , " M. L. llllroth , Lyons. Dis
cussed by A. I' . Ovorgaanl , Fremont.
Paper , H. S. Summers , West Point.
Discussion general ,
"Surgery What Should bo Attempt
ed by the Country Doctor , " H. W.
Francis , Bancioft. Discussed by 13. J.
C. Sward , Oakland.
These subjects will bo discussed it
time permits : "Fees , " "Insurance Ex
aminations , " "Poor 1'nys and Collec
tions , " "Heady-Made Remedies , " and
'Spirits or Smoke. "
Public address , "The Relation of the
Doctor to the Laity , " H. C. McDonald ,
"Our Common Origin , " J. S. Foote ,
FARMERS. DELAYED IN THRESH
ING , STOP GRAIN FLOW.
ROLLING STOCK IS RUSHING
Congestion of Cars is Reported at San
Francisco , But All Roads are Hurry
ing Them Back as Fast as Possible.
West Cars Stay Here.
Uaihofid companies are making
l.crolc efforts u got cars to shippers
in Hie lemtur > contingent to Norfolk
ui.'l thr nev. niV of refusing to allow
en. a Irom thi' v.estem lines to go to
i'-.o i 'hniui , luis already assisted In
elk'ig ; the situation. Another point
las been gained by the railroad com-
mules because of the recent rains.
farmers cannot haul grain to market
because the roads are heavy , and that
vhlch is in the stacks is wet , and can-
iot be threshed.
But there Is a call for cars from all
over the northwest and It will Increase
n a few days. In North Dakota and
out west box cars are not available for
grain transportation. The big railroad
companies which have been adding to
their rolling stock during the past few
years , find their supply of cars ontire-
y inadequate , owing to the unusual
n-essuro of traffic.
Congestion at 'Frisco.
Every possible remedy has been ap-
ilied by the railroad companies to re-
lovn the situation. It has been
earned that there is a congestion of
cars at San Francisco , and all rail
roads are working together to get the
cars back from the Pacific coast.
Since the fire it Is said that 3,500 box
cars have accumulated near San Fran
cisco , and that the receipts are still
about 400 cars per day.
It Is reported that cars ordered from
the builders a year ago are just now
jeing delivered to the different com
panies. The Great Northern , Illinois
Central nnd Northwestern are getting
cars from the builders which should
iave been delivered thirty days ago.
Increase In Small Grain.
Remarkable increases in the pro-
luctlon of small grain are now said
to be more than ever responsible for
; he trouble the companies are having.
Nebraska and South Dakota offer ex
amples of the increased production.
Wheat , oats , corn and alfalfa await
the coming of the freight cars. The
figures compiled by the railroad com
panies of Nebraska crops glvo some
Idea of the tralllc which the railroads
will have to handle.
The total acreage In Nebraska de
voted to these four crops In 1903 was
10,539,400 , and in 1900 11,704,000 , showIng -
Ing an Increase of 1,215,000 , or be
tween 12 and 13 per cent , increase in
the area of Nebraska lands put under
the plow In thrco years 'operation.
A Certain Cure for Croup Used for
Ten Years Without a Failure.
Mr. W. C. Bott , a Star City , Ind. ,
hardware merchant , Is enthusiastic In
his praise of Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy. His children have all been
subject to croup and ho has used this
remedy for the past ten years , and
though they much feared the croup ,
his wife and ho always felt safe upon
retiring when a bottle of Chamber
lain's Cough Remedy was In the house.
His oldest child was subject to severe
attacks of croup , but this remedy nev
er failed to effect a speedy cure. Ho
has recommended It to friends and
neighbors and all who have used It say
that it is unequaled for croup and
whooping cough. For sale by Leon
ard the druggist.
If you were one of the 100 shrewd
est want advertisers In this city you
would probably have an ambition to
bo among the llrst ten. It will take
you but a few months to crowd Into
the "first hundred" after that the
"climbing" Is harder.
"Ho that works without tools Is
twice tired ; " and ho that "looks
around to llnd things , and does not
read the want ads. , Is twice weary
and Increasingly poor.
JACKSON BROTHERS SURE OF
SUCCESS THIS TIME.
BOOM TOWN FOR NEW OPENING
When Trlpp County Is Thrown Open
to Settlement , Dallas Will be What
Boncstccl Was to the Rosebud Open
ing Railroad to Go There.
Gregory , S. D. , Nov , ' ! . Special to
The News : The Gregory National
bank that was to open HH doors for
business this weuk luis bought the
Hank of Gregory , owned by Johnson
and Gardner and will take possession
next Monday , The stockholders of
the Gregory National are men of good
business ability and well llxod finan
Complete arrangements have been
made for the town on the Trlpp coun
ty line west of horo. The surveyors
went out yesterday to survey the site
.ind the town of Dallas will move
( hero. The new town will bo six
miles west of Gregory and being on
the extreme border of the land now
open It will bo the best ( own at the
opening of Trlpp county. It Is under
stood that the railroad will at once
build on to this town. The Jackson
brothers are the promoters of this
now enterprise. They were the promoters
meters of Dallas and when the road
missed them they were not disheart
ened but pushed on ami this lime they
are at the terminus of the road and
are sure of success ,
Last night at Gregory there was a
big republican rally. Philo Hall ad
dressed the audience. This wound up
the campaign In the new part of the
county. It Is generally conceded that
the republican tlcokt In general will
bo elected. There were some who put
an Independent ticket in the Held but
.they will have little force.
COST OF SPLIT LOG DRAG
Experience of Iowa Farmers of Inter
est to Nebraskans.
In the summer of 1)01 ! ) the people of
Sac Oily Iowa , experimented on twen
ty-six miles of road , using the split-
log drag , says a "good roads" circular
Issued by the passenger department of
the Union Paclllc. Farmers were al
lotted sections of road to bo dragged
after every rain , and paid for it out
of ti fund contributed by the citizens
of Sac City. These roads were so
much improved during this single sum
mer that horscmon abandoned the race
track , said to bo one of the very best
In the state , and speeded their horses
in preference on the roads Improved
by the use of the drag. The farmers
were paid in proportion to the time
expended , and the average cost of im
proving and maintaining these roads
was $2. ! ( ) per mile , In our judgment ,
it is quite possible to have the country
roads In any part of the state of Iowa
or adjoining states , where the rainfall
Is over twenty-llvo'Inches , improved
nnd maintained and put in better con
dition than country roads have over
boon known to tie at an expense not to
exceed $ ! i.OO per mile per year. Con
cerning the work of the drag in Sac
county Mr. H. II. Fitch writes :
"In the winter of 100II-1 , when Mr.
King visited our county , he explained
to the farmers who attended our insti
tute the simple and effective method
of making good , solid dirt roads by us
ing the drag. A great many of our
farmers made drags in the spring and
went to work with them according to
Mr. King's directions. The result has
been most satisfactory. In some cas
es the road supervisor failed to com
prehend the need of using the drag
when the road was still moist and
permitted it to become so dry that the
drag failed to do its work well. But
this was to be expected. Wo now
have roads near Sac City orcr which
the continuous hauling of heavy loads
after heavy rains fails to sink the wag
ons into the road bed of common clay
more than the depth of the wagon
tiro. Regular use of the drag has put
a roof on these roads impervious to
water. Jackson and Cedar townships
have three of these drags and wo have
four In the town of Sac City. Where
these are used the roads remain in
good condition Indefinitely. Even
when we have a continued spell of
nasty , damp weather , they do not got
soft to any great depth. Every person
who has had an opportunity to observe
the roads where the split-log drag has
boon used must be convinced that It
will do the business and give us good
nnd serviceable roads without money
and without price , save the small
amount of labor required. "
The amount levied for township road
purposes In the civil township of six
miles square In the state of Iowa is
from f 1,000 to $2,000 , probably averag
ing ? lnoO per year. The amount
levied In the entire state for the year
1004 for township road fund was $1-
749.i95.23 : ; county road fund , $559-
409.12 ; for county bridge tax , $1,917-
423.fi3 ; total road taxes , $4,250,228.18.
Allowing a road on every section line ,
the mileage would bo about seventy-
two miles. The average voting popu
lation of each township In Iowa Is
about 200. If half the voters pay the
poll tax of $ .1.00 per annum , the poll
tax nlono , If properly expended for the
proper use of the split-log drag , will
moro than cover the expense of sur
facing the roads In the state of Iowa.
The amount to bo expended In other
states will , of course , depend upon the
poll tax levied. The mileage and ru
ral population In these states would bo
approximately the same. Therefore
wo IblnU II I i it . .if ( piopiisltlnu to
thai Hie pull tax of S.I 00 per pull
cinn ilir miliniMinviil lu'ii'liui ' ;
.mil iiiiilnlt'iiniire nl all roads uhr'v
tlu > pii'lliuluary dllchliiK iiiul gradim *
lii'cii dune and I ho vi'Kolulilo m.il
KMoru nut of tlic Hull by road IIM
tintin' hint ( wnnly to llfly yoni-H. HIIIH
pulling It In wioh condition Iliul I be
can be iiMpil to the greatest nil
If thin In correct , tlicn the
whole amount of the IIINOH levied n
real estate and personal property oould
ho dovolod to bridging , to Improve
ment of the gradus by culling down
and Illllug , nnd to permanent commit
culverts. When ( his work Is once
done , bridges nnd oulvorlH bolng per
manent , the road tax would be reduced
at least one-half.
SOLID STEEL CAR.
Photograph of Fine New Car Delong.
Ing to Southern Pacific , Issued.
A fine photograph of the Southern
I'aHlle's now stool oar , No. 1801 ! , Is
being Issued by the Union I'aellle
Southern Paellle No. ISOfi Is of all-
steel coiiHlnictlon and was built at
the Sacramento shops of the Southern
Paoltle company. The under frame
and upper structure are built of steel
shapes , while the Inside llnlsh with
the exception of colling , Is of beauti
ful mahogany panels which have boon
core-fully selected with I ho object of
producing an attractive Interior.
The usual upper dock has boon aban
doned nnd an elliptic-shaped roof Is
used In connection with Cottier voutl-
hitors. The cur Is sixty foot long over
end sills : H foot 8 Inches wldo over
side sills. The height Inside from
Moor to colling at the sides Is 7 feel
1 % Inches , and al ( ho center. ! ) feel
2'/j Indies. It bus a capacity for seat
ing seventy passengers.
The four-wheel trucks have wheels
Inches In diameter and the axles
have journals 5x1) ) Inches. Total
weight of the oar Is 107,1011 pounds ,
'his It about Ki.OOl ) pounds heavlei
than the standard sixty-fool wooden
coach as built loduv. This extra
weight taken Into consideration with
the sloel construction is Indicative ol
the extra strength and safety ull'ordoi :
the traveling public In those ears.
The car Is equipped with uxlo light
ing system and also with I'lntsch gas
lighting. There are 1(5 ( Incandescent
lamps of S and 12 c. p. and ten l-llame
gas lamps. The car Is heated by steam
and equipped with Frumveller hoator.
The floor of the car Is especially
strong , being made up of successive
layers of steel , wood and asbestos.
"What throe know will soon bo
known to thirty , " and the "want ad.
bargain" you may locate in today's
paper will bo found by others , too so
you should "get busy. "
Excursion tickets will be sold by the
Illinois Central , to the points , and at
rates , as follows1
Tickets on sale commencing Novem
ber 1 , 1906 , and dally during the win
ter , with long limit , to Hot Springs ,
Ark. , Vlcksburg , Miss. , Gulfport , Miss. ,
Hammond , La. , New Orleans , La. , Ha
vana , Cuba , Colon , Panama and many
other points In Mississippi , Louisiana ,
Florida , Cuba , Porto Rico , Texas , Mexico
ice , Arizona , Colorado and California.
Write for rates and free folders or
booklets about any of these points.
ONE AND ONE-THIRD FARE ON
Cedar Rapids , la. , Iowa State Dairy as
sociation , Nov. 7-9.
Albert Lea , Minn. , Celebration fiftieth
anniversary of Dano-Norwcgian Bap
tist churches , Nov. 15-18.
OPEN RATE OF ONE AND ONE-
Home-vlsitors' excursion to certain
points in Indiana , Ohio and other east
ern states on sale Oct. 19 limited to
Council Bluffs , la. , reunion army of the
Tennessee , Nov. 8 and 9.
ONE FARE PLUS $2.00.
Homeseekers' Excursion Rates to cer
tain points In Iowa , Minnesota , Wis
consin , North and South Dakota , Al
berta , Manitoba and Saskatchewan , on
sale each Tuesday until and including
December , 1900.
Homeseekers' Excursion Rates South ,
Southeast and Southwest on sale first
and third Tuesdays of each month un
til and Including November 190G.
LESS THAN ONE FARE
One way , second class colonists' rates ,
to certain points In Montana , Utah.
Idaho , British Columbia , Alberta ,
Washington , Oregon , Arizona nnd Cal
ifornia. Tickets on sale dally until
One-way , second class colonists rates
west and southwest , to certain points
in the states of Nebraska , Colorado ,
Wyoming , Kansas , Missouri , Arkansas ,
Louisiana , Oklahoma , Indian Territory
and Now Mexico , on sale first and
third Tuesdays November to March in
Vlcksburg , Miss. , dedication of Iowa
monuments in National Military park ,
Nov. 14-1C. Write for frco illustrated
circular giving program , rates and
Chattanooga , Tenn. , dedication of Iowa
monuments In National Military park
Shlloh , Battlefield , dedication of Iowa
monuments Nov. 23.
For particulars ns to date of sale
rates , etc. , apply to any Illinois Centra
ticket agent , or address the under
H. J. PIH3LPS ,
Division Passenger Agent , Dubuque
Points iii Miimi'Hotii , North Dnltotu and Iho Uaimdlaii Nnrtliwi-Ht Tick-
HH on Halt * every Tuesday ut mm faro phm $3.00 for Ilin round trip , good rn-
tinning twunty-onn tluj'H lioni ditto of mile.
Trains louvo Onmlm ut HH : ( ) H. in. and HtU : ! p. m.
Hati'H and full piuticiiluiH nt ( Illy Ticket Olllco , MOU Karimiu St. ,
Omaha , or wrlto
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District Passenger A ent ,
GHANA , NBIJR.
Ask for a Ticket East 9I
on "The Milwaukee"
Insul Ilia ! it rosul from Omahato Chicago
I Chicago , Milwaukee ( Si St.
9 Paul Railway
0 Leave Union Station , Omulia 7.55 a. in. ,
I f > . 'lf ) p. in. or S 515 p. in. Arrive Union
9 Station , Chicago , ! ) . ! ! ( ) p. in. , 8.515 u. m. or
t i "ri i > a , in .
Through train service lo Chicago from all
points on the main line of the Union I
9 I'acilic Railroad.
9 Fo A.
General Western Agent.
1524 Farnivm St. Omaha , Neb.
AND Iron Movmtain
Offer The Following
Very Low Redes
To Certtvin polnti In the
WEST AND SOUTHWEST
EVERY FIRST AND THIRD TUESDAY DURING 1906
Special Homeseekers1 Tickets ai Less Than ONE FARE FOR THE ROUND TRIP
Final Limit of Tickets 21 Days , With Stopover Privileges
On the Same Dales SPECIAL ONE-WAY COLONIST TICKETS
WILL BE ON SALE TO CERTAIN POINTS IN THE
WEST AND SOUTHWEST
AT ALMOST HALF iHEi REGULAR ONU-WAY RATE
TinBO Tickets will be limited to continuous passage , no Htoixwersto bo
all tickets nuirkoil "Hucond-clai-s not in standard fdco
allowed ; to - - , good | ing
Go see the wonderful prosperity of the Country offer
ing the greatest opportimities on earth.
For further Information , maps , folders , etc. , address
T. F. GODFREY , Passenger and Ticket Agt. , Omaha , Neb.
H. C. TOWNSEND , Gen. Pass , and Tkt. Agt , St. Louis , Mo.
TOM HUGHES. Traveling Pass. Agt. , Omaha , Neb.
Feeling NeJ\ire's :
Throw aside the cares of every day life and hide yourself amid the
eternal hills of the
The Midland route "hits the bull's eye of the world's scenery. " Spe
cial rates all summer. Best line to Salt take and Pacific coast points.
Elegant dining cars , service a la carte. Through Pullman observation
Send 15c In stamps and get a handsome 9 x12 %
color reproduction of Charles H. Harmon's fa
mous painting of the Sovcn Castles. "Fine enough
for a wedding present. " All Midland agents or
Colorado Midleurvd Railway
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