Sesquicentennial Highlights

Sesquicentennial Highlights From the Plain Talk 1912 continued Thompson-Lewis Company has the following automobiles for sale. Ford, fully equipped $740.00 Flanders, fully equipped $900.00 E. M. F., fully equipped $1235.00 Hudson,  fully equipped $1650.00 Rambler, fully equipped $1800.00 Someone walked off with $29.00 from the till at the Milwaukee Depot when Mr. Sullivan, the agent in charge, went to dinner at 12:15 and returned at 1:00 o'clock.  The thief had evidently been keeping tab on Mr. Sullivan and knew just when to strike. The Mystery Is Solved:  An employee of the Milwaukee Company confessed to tapping the till at the depot.  The gentleman may be sent to state's prison for one to five years. We are firmly convinced that oiled streets are just the thing for Vermillion and hope that next spring the business men will arrange for oiling Main and Market streets.  It will cost about $5.00 per lot per season for the oil. You should have the baby's picture taken at Lawton Studio. It will be an easy matter to cross the Big Muddy during the remainder of the season.  W. J. Seiler is now operating his ferry following the inspection of the boat by a gov't official.  The landing on the Vermillion side is 4 miles south and 1 mile west and on the Nebraska the anchor is dropped at Lime Creek. BIG FEED:  Come and stuff yourselves on roast pig, apple sauce, rolls, coffee, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, cabbage salad, jelly, pumpkin pie and cheese.  A real southern dinner for 35 cents. The manager of the merry-go-round at the fairgrounds refused to pay his license.  After being allowed to run one day, and attachment papers were served by Sheriff Patridge on behalf of the fair management. A Sunday Agreement:"We the undersigned photographers, hereby agree upon our honor that we will not keep our studios open on Sundays, or take sittings thereon. This agreement is written in multiple, one copy being held by each party thereto." Signed:  W. H. Lawton, Wm. Michels, F. Koster "In the Heavenly Father's name, I do hereby name my place and farm in Spirit Mound Township, "Roosevelt Valley Farm" in honor of that true American, Teddy Roosevelt and in honor of these hard laboring, true American women who are fighting for equal suffrage."  This was the way Knud Simonson put it in telling us about the name adopted for his fine farm north of the city.  Mr. Simonson is one of the oldest homesteaders of Clay County and South Dakota, having located on his farm in Spirit Mound Township April 18, 1868.  He is a true blue republican, but it goes without saying that on November 5th he will cast his ballot for the Roosevelt electors. The receipts of the fair were large enough to pay all expenses.  This is encouraging and no doubt means a bigger and better fair next year. For Sale:  An Ideal Vacuum Cleaner in first class condition.  Inquire of Mrs. G. W. Collins. When you buy flour get SPLENDID, at the feed store. The official report states that $2,277.00 was paid for the forty-six desks for members in the Senate Chamber at Pierre, or nearly $50.00 each, and that another $678.00 was paid for the forty-six chairs that go with them. Safe-crackers are again aboard in the land and it behooves every country merchant and postmaster to look well to the funds in his keeping.  At the Burbank post office last Monday night yeggmen entered the post office sometime between midnight and morning and after blowing off the safe door with nitroglycerine took from the strong box about fifteen dollars in currency and silver.  They also secured a few postage stamps.  It was just a year ago to the day that the Burbank post office was entered and the safe door blown off.  The work at that time was rather amateurish but the act last Monday night was no doubt committed by professionals. The canning factory in Vermillion is no more.  A deal that closed the first of the week, the stockholders in the canning factory, transferred their interest in the building under the hill to Totten & Thompson, proprietors of the Vermillion Seed House.  The Vermillion Seed House has come to be recognized as one of the best in the northwest and the increased business necessitated larger quarters.  Thirty thousand catalogues will be issued this year, of forty pages each to be printed by the PLAIN Talk. Totten & Thompson will soon install a freight elevator at their seed house just under the hill.  They will then be in shape to hoist seed corn to the second story floor and carry it to whatever bin is necessary. Twelve electric clocks are now in operation in the city and hereafter it will be no task to obtain the exact time of day or night.  Six were installed at the University the first of the week, and one each at the Helgeson Pharmacy, Republican office, Post office, First National Bank and Waldorf Hotel. (Where is number 12)?  The university museum gratefully acknowledges the loan of the skins of two hundred South Dakota birds, from E. H. Sweet of Spearfish.  Ex-mayor Ferry of Vermillion has donated a genuine Sioux War Bonnet.  The museum is now in better shape than ever before.  We urge students and citizens to pay this department a visit.  Apply at Science Hall.

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