Sesquicentennial Highlights

Sesquicentennial Highlights By Cleo Erickson Excerpts from the Dakota Republican 1900 continued The Vermillion Auto Company agents for the famous Buick car are calling attention to their line of autos in this issue of your local paper.�?  It will pay you to look it over. The Standard Oil Company has sent out information that it has reduced the price of gasoline in South Dakota by two cents per gallon. Help your wife clean house! Make it easy for her by buying a brush and can of Perma-Lac a beautiful permanent finish for all articles of metal, wood or plaster.�? Check it out at Ole Iversonâ�?�?s store. Active construction work has commenced on the new city hall building. Roy Davis and Frank Wright went out to Collarâ�?�?s pasture last Tuesday afternoon and spotted a wolfâ�?�?s den. They proceeded with digging out process and succeeded in capturing 6 wolf pups about 2 weeks old. At the city council meeting on Monday evening, the contract for installing the plumbing system in the new building was let to Nylen and Richardson. Arden Clark purchased a new Buick automobile from the Vermillion Auto Company. It is one of the latest models, with a canopy top and one of the handsomest cars in Vermillion. Excerpts from the Plain Talk July 1909 The new lottery law in operation in this state has a strict clause as to raffling.�?  All forms are now considered a misdemeanor. This being the case, it is said that the stateâ�?�?s attorney would be compelled to proceed with a case when anyone lays before him specific charges of a violation of the law. We understand that the council room was the scene of a lively tilt between councilmen last Monday evening.�? The discussion arose over the proposition of letting the Methodist church have the opera house for four weeks, beginning the middle of February, for the series of revival meetings. Some of the members were opposed to this, as it would mean the cancellation of several shows, that have been booked, and this would not be fair to the booking agent. The matter has been taken up with M. W. Jencks and if he is agreeable the opera house will be turned over for the meetings. The printing of the new telephone directory has been completed and will be distributed in a few days.�? It will be greatly appreciated, as the old one, published a year ago, is pretty stale, so far as correct numbers are concerned. Got Rheumatism?:�?  Chamberlainâ�?�?s Liniment is all that is needed for quick relief.�?  Price 25 cents; larger size 50 cents. Our attention has been called to the crosswalks about the city, which are a great, many instances so far above ground that occupants of vehicles or automobiles are given severe jolts every time they pass over them.�?  The higher the crosswalks are above ground the better it is for pedestrians, but it is pretty tough for city people out for a pleasure ride, or for farmers hauling loads of grain and produce, to be constantly bumping up against these walks and run chances of having a breakdown as a result. WILLIAMS IN SIOUX CITY T. C. Williams, proprietor of the University Fruit farm of Vermillion. A war veteran, who drove the stagecoach into Sioux City in 1868-69, is in the city shaking hands and renewing acquaintance with old friends. â�?�?I know every kink in the road between Sioux City and Yankton, or, rather, did know them before the railroads came in and spoiled our fun,â�? said Mr. Williams. â�?�?I drove stage between those points and it is a great pleasure to sit down and think over the good old times I had during those days.�?  There was not an inch of railroad in the Dakota Territory then and the stage coach driver was the whole show.â�? â�?�?I say whole show, because the entire population of every village was out to greet the stage.�? Some expected mail, others express and still others friends, and I felt mighty good when Iâ�?�?d pull my team up at a station and watch the happiness the safe arrival of my charge gave the people.â�? â�?�?But those good old days have gone to return no more, but if I had my way I would prefer to climb into an old fashioned stage coach and ride to Sioux City than take passage on one of the trains.â�? Ever since the depot at Meckling was broken into on the night of June 28 and about $150 in money stolen, the Milwaukee Company has detectives working on the case.�? But thus far not enough evidence has been secured to warrant the arrest of anyone.�? The detectives, we understand, have proceeded on the theory that the burglary was committed by a resident of Meckling.�? They have had several local people in the sweatbox, but all to no purpose.�? Entrance to the depot was gained through a window in the freight house, and the thieves then broke down the door to the ticket office.

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