The South Dakota Regiment arrives in their fair and favored state this week. Company A will reach Pierre on Saturday evening where a grand reception will be given at the rink, on the same evening. President McKinley and his cabinet, will meet them at Aberdeen and then run down to Huron where a short stop will he made. Excursions are being arranged and a large number of our people will take advantage of them in order to see the President and the home coming boys. Our people are on fire in anticipation of the return of the members of Co. A who enlisted from Okobojo and Sully county, the former each having relatives here. There homecoming creates a thrill of joy and gladness in every heart in the vicinity and everything will be done that can be, to show our appreciation of their safe arrival home. Saturday October 14, '99, will truly be a "Red Letter day day for the South Dakota and Sully county. The Okobojo boys returning are Frank Groseclose C. B. Green, Howard Boyles, Chris Melick, Will McNutt, W.H. Green and Jesse Owen, the latter will not be with the regiment but arrive later. We regret to state that a report is current, which we hope is untrue, that W.H. Green is being held in quarantine at Presidio hospital on account of being exposed to the smallpox. Calvin Barber, Newton Garner of Onida, and John Goddard, of Shiloh, are also with the home comers.
[Will did not have smallpox - it was malaria. SG]