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VOL. I. NUMBER II.
s. A BIG TIME NEXT WEEK,
mcoln Connty Fair to Be Held Tues
day, Wednesday, Thursday and
Friday.
Other Interesting and Important Commun
icatkms From Various Farts of the
County.
TIIE LINCOLN COUNTY FAIR.
The regular meeting of &e Lincoln
County Agricultural society, which meets
at the fair grounds in this city on the
#th, 10th, 11th and 12th of this month,
ought to be the most successful ever held
in tjhis county. Crops hare beeu much
han usual thus giving our people
jndance of material to contribute
toWffTi making the fair a complete suc
cess, and the officers of the association
.have spared no pains to do their share
in making the fail' all that could be
pocted of a first class county fair. The
grounds have been put in fine condition
for the accomodation of live stock grain
vegetable, and everything which goes into
"the make up „of au agricultural exhibition
and from present indications there
nothing to hinder us frora having a fine
.exhibition.
THE ITUJJSS OF THE ASSOCIATION,
Which are in all cases of the most rai
sonableand liberal, character, will
rigidly enforced, and the officers of the
different departments are men who are
disposed to see that' everything is con
ducted in a fair and impartial maimer
For the benefit of those who have not re
ceived a copy of the premium list, THE
"LEADER.hereby reproduces as much of
premiums to be awarded as
oom for.:
'lion, 4 years old and over, first
$10, second, $5.
Best brood mare, with colt by side, first
premium, $0, second, $3.
Best filly.or gelding, two years aiid uu
der, first premium, $4 second, $2.
Best colt, one year and under twu, first
premium, $3, second, $2.
Best sucking colt. lksl. 83. second-.$3.
Best pair of matched mares or geldings
first, $5. second $2.50.
Bostp^r driving^iBfcOSvfgel^.HtgS in
arrafiss, ®5. second, $2.50.
Best team of mules ,in harness, first,
$10, second, %*.
Best short hcrri bull, three year* old
and over, first,$5, second. 2.50.
Best short horn bull, .two years old and
under four, first premium. $4, second,
$2.
Best short horn cow, four years .and
over, first premium. $5, second. $2.
Best short horn calf, first premium $2
second, 81.
premiums will be given for
excel.
JeiSJj'
varj^us^
the Hereford, Holstein,
!l Angus, Galloway. and
Eds of cattle.
•line of hogs, die best Poland
one year old and over, first
In tilt"
China hog
$5. second, $2.50.
Best Poland China sow, uue year and
over, first, $4, second $2.
Best pair Poland China pigs under six
months, first, $5, second. $2.50,
Same premium will be given for the
best Berkshire®, Chester Whites. Jersey
Red or Duroc" Jersey. and-several other
breeds.
A premium of $3 will be paid for the
0)est
sheep buck.,and $2 for second best,
(the same for the best and second best
long wool ewes, and same for lambs.
A splendid exhibition of poulljy is ex
ptcted and the list of premiums, while
HOC large, are ample to secure a large en
terance.
IK the machanical department. Iho best
display of farm machinery will gift, $5
and the best harvester in operation will
get the same.
Liberal provision has also been Biade
for premiums, on exhibitions in Horticul
ture, dairy products, Hour. feed «id
vegetables of all kinds. In the household
the ladv^ho bakes the best two loaves of
salt-railAUfeead will be rewarded with
a, prese •and the second best, 50c.
Ail othHknds of pastry will be equally
rewarded for first and second best. Crazy
quSIts, log cabin quilts, knittings, sew
ings and fancy works of even* variety
will have an opportunity to come here
and contest for the premiums of which
there are a large number.
THE RACES.
Arrangements have been made for a
grand exhibition of speed, to be a part of
each day's entertainments, and in several
o£ the races none but Lincoln connty ani­
mals
will be admitted, thus giving the
farmers
4 id is
an opportunity to carry off the
victory. This department has been plac
under the supervision of Mayor Zeller
therefore a certain success so far as
_magement is concerned.
A game of base ball has also been
jfifjanged for Wednesday afternoon. The
ftir begins Tuesday morning, September
and all enteries for exhibition must be
feade -^fore six o'clock, p. m., of that
EiflBfcors should make their en
teries at as early a date as possible. The
following are the officers of the various
departments:
I. N. Martin,'superintendent of horse
department.
F. S. Moulton, seperintendent of cattle
department.
W. U. Parke, superintendent of swine
department.
John Iverson, superintendent of sheep
department.
James Madden, superintendent of
poultry department.
A. A. Arnold, superintendent of impli
ment department.
J. Richards, superintendent of horti
culture and Farm products
department.
Mrs. G. "W. Martin, superintendent of
household department.
Mrs. O. R. Isackson, superintendent
of rextile fabacts department.
Mrs. N C. Nash, superintendent of
floe art department.
J. M. Zeller, superintendent of sporting
department.
Miss Lizzie Wimer, superintendent of
Juvenile, department.
The fair will last four days, and TIIE
DAILY LKADEK, will be issued at 7
o'clock each morning to keep the attend
ants posted oil the progress of the exhibi
tion.
W0ETHING- AFTEE THE G0URTH0USE.
The First Step. Undo Towards Removing tko
County Seat to Thait Place.
The Worthing county seat agitators
have enactod the second (chapter in the
war upon She town of Canton for fcke
county seat and it is probable that this
question will be added to the political con
test now .about to begin. A petition,
supposed to be signed by over half fthe
legal voters of the county, has been jflac
ed on file.atthe county auditors office and
the board of commissioners are wrestling
with it today. Auditor Cooper says that
it is his Opinion that the petition h*.s a
sufficient-number of mames to bring the
question to a vote this fall, but there
seems to lie some question as to wfiather
the names on the petition all represent
legal voters. It is the duty of the board
to investigate this question and iif it is
found that a majority of the legal'voters
of the county have-signed the document,
the board will instruct the auditor to
issue a proclamation submitting the
ques
tion to a vote of the people this fall.
.GAJST'T STAHD THE TIGXET.
AH ia Not Gold That Glitters In the Bajrablican
Fold.
WORTHING. Sept. 1.—Special Corre
xpondr/nce-. If the feeling in this locality
is to be taken as a criterion, the,action of
the republican convention 3ield at
Mitchell last week, has practic k!Jy sealed
the doom over the head of the .»epnblic
an party in this state, in Lincoln county
at least. -It has became an assumed fact,
that the Humiliation of John R. Gamble,
of Yankton, to fill the place of U. S, Gil
ford in rt-lie next congress, assures
the electiou of F. .A. Leavitt The
prohibitionists will not support :a man
who is not a'temperate man, at least, and
it is wellknow.ii that Mr. Gamble is a con
Finned drunkard. This-will undoubtedly
give Mr Leavitt the vote of the proliibition
people on thif-, side of tli-s Missouri. Your
correspondent is informed that the pro
hibitionists of .this part of the county
will vote for XLr. Leavitt to a man, and
a great many others, who were formerly
radically opposed to liim,.arenowop«n in
their declaration to vote afiid work for his
election. Their.reasons for this are good
and .sufficient—but all bated on the same
grounds—they .do not 'propose to be
bulldozed into supporting a, set of men
foresee whose nominationihas been dic
tated by an infernal ring. They lutve
the good seuse to season thai if the ring
that has ruled in tke republican party liar
many years, is struMg enough to control}
the party conventions in spite of tlie ex
pressed wishes of tine people, iLt. has be
come to dangerous to be entrusted with
the public welfare. 'This fact will give
the independents a great many 'votes—in
this township, at least—of men who have
always been strong republicans smd who
even now say they will cling to tfee party
hereafter if U,does the fair thing by the
people, but they cannot stand a deal like
the one put up at the Mitchell conven
tion. Your correspondent Jias made some
efforts during the past few days, to ascer
tain the correct feeling among the people
toward the Mitchell ticket and he finds
that go where you will, you find the senti
ment changing for Leavitt, prohibition
and women's suffrage. Said a well post
ed young Norwegaiu republican to me
yesterday "The moneyed element will
make a strong effort to carry the election,
but you will see that it can no longer be
done. The people have put on their
thinking cap and money will have no in
fluence in this campaign—they are going
to vote as their consciences dictate, no
matter what their parly affiliations may
be. Yes, Mr. Leavitt has a strong -fol
lowing among the Scandinavians, and
their vote amounts to niiderable." The
greatest indignation at the result of the
111
.w r:
A Faithful LEADER in the Cause of Economy and Reform, the Defender of Truth and Justice, the Foe of Fraud and Corruption.
CANTON, SOUTH DAKOTA, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 1890
Mitchell convention is felt among the
Norwegians here, They are naturally
very sensitive as to their independent
principles and they feel that they have
been imposed upon in this instance. Some
take the action of the convention as a di
rect stab at the Norwegians, and on the
whole, they are turning away from the
old party in battalions.
PIEBBE GAINING AT EDEN.
How the Sentiment ii Changing Toward the Geo
graphical Center.
EDEN, August 30.—Special Corre
spondence: There area great many hearty
supporters of Pierre, the geographical
center of the state and by all odds the
proper place for the capital, and while
the Huron campaigners have all made
their boast of having a mortgage upon
the vote in this part of the state, especial
ly upon the Farmers' Alliance, it is
just now in order to state that if Huron
is reposing its confidence of success in the
vote of the Farmers' Alliance, it will be
the worse defeated town in the
state that ever aspired for capital honors.
THE LEADER representative has mingled
with the members of the Alliance a great
deal the past two weeks, and he finds
that Pierre has some, of its best friends
in the Farmers Alliance of this
locality. Among these are many who
were formerly strong supporters of Huron
and Sioux Falls. I- called upon a prom
inent leader in the Alliance of -Fairview
township a few days ago for the purpose
of securing an interview on the capital
situation in his township.
"I suppose you are as uswal solid for
Huron for ihe capital?" quiried the cor
respondent. "No, I'm Rot," was the
prompt and emphatic reply. "I voted
for Huron and done all possible to locate
the temporary capital at All at place last
fall, but ZPierre is my choice for the
permaneBt location. Yo& may be some
what surprised at this bat I have good
and sufficient reasons, fa the first place
a great Change has take® place since, the
last election. The reservation is
opened with hundred of settlers on it:
Pierre built a temporary capital building
for over $15,000 and donated it to the
state, that will serve us for years a -con-!
sideratias wd~can't afford to throw away
If you vote fSSr Huron' how and she gets'
it, the state will put up a new buHdin
costing-fit least S100,Gv)0 a-nd probably,
is opinion. Pierre Lsjgain
ingfriendsdaiiydow.il in my towaship
and I tlzsak she- will .earily carry th*1 day
on Novo».iber 4 ."
FAKI-IEES VA&EH0USE AT EDifS
It Commeitws Baa ness thh'.Wook and WiSCMako
Things Hem,
EDK.K.:#ept. 1 •—.SpwL-.il Coi-rnxp/it/Ji' nre:
The Farmers Warebeo.se company iave
completed all ar.rangeuhdits to comui«nce
the business of hiaudliujg grain about the
middle of fthe present iw«k. Their ware
house is -.nearly completel at this writing
and the scales are being put into place.
All other details necestury to comm« ice
immediate,operations h&ve been carried
out. It isiiinderstood thu a buyer feas
been eiigagui to takechajge of the busi
ness but theiname of the jfntleman cot Id
not be ascostouned. The'business mea«of
the town are looking focS-h with much
hope to the jgyeningot thesrew enterprise
as heretofture^t! great (leal -of graiii aod
other .business has gone to other placet
that will nowioome to this point. Tltt
company i«.a HStrong concexr. having
membership ttf about 100 atf the lxist
.farmers int&is locality, and wsSl no doubt'
•do a big business. The company will!
«Jso handle coaiL
IN TEE HESEAFTEE.
Mi*. Fred Kundert Eads a Life of Si&ring,
Biresford.
IJ-EitESKOUD, Aiigust, 28.—Speefal Cor
respondence-. Mrs. Fred Kundert, resid
ing a few miles from this place, in Pleas
ant township ended a life of long and
patient suffering at die residence of Mr.
B. Schmidt in this city at an early hour
last Tuesday morning. Mrs. Kundert
had been an invalid for many years, and
a few days before her death, had
been taken to town in order to better
undergo medical treatment for the cure of
her ailment. "While she had been sick a
long time and her case was practically
hopeless, she passed away more, suddenlv
tlian was expected. Her funeral took
place from the Methodist church in this
city yesterday, and was attended by a
large concourse of friends and rela
tives. Mrs. Kundert was a faithful
member of the Methodist church and
WM generally esteemed as a model chris
tian woman. A husband and two child
ten are left to mourn her departure.
EKS
MODERN ELDORADO.
Teeming With Wealth and Grandure
r-lts Rapid Developement and
Promising, Future.
Prof.Bailey'a Black Hills Lecture—Interest'
as a Novel, and Instructive as
a
Cyclopoedia.
TIU&VrOXDBHLAKI) OF SOUTH DAKOTA.
Iii-'spite of the heat, Prof. G. E. Bailey
hel4 the close attention of his audi
ence at Bedford Hall Tuesday evening,
while he described the marvelous re
sources of the Black Hills. The Hills
contain gold, silver, copper, lead, tin,
graphite, asbestor, mica, zinc, iron,
coal, oil, salt, timber, building stone
of eyery variety and description, cement,
fire?,: clays, brick clays, and a host of
other minerals. The interior is covered
with-the finest body of pine timber west
of "Wisconsin and Minnesota.
FJ|, fifty miles around from the foot
hill 'lhe farmers have an abundance of
rain fall and raise good crops without
irrigation.
The Hills are becoming famous for
their blooded horses and cattle claiming
that they can equal Kentucky in raising
fine stock. The towns are full of life
and push, priding themselves on secur
ing everything in the way of electric
lights, street cars, etc.,that the larger
eastern cities boast of. The region is far
advanced in educational matters having
the State Normal school at Spearfish the
State School of Mines at Rapid and In
dian school at Rapid a Methodist college
at the Hot Springs, and several Catholic
and public schools.
Ii is impossible to reproduce in print
the professor's description of the
marvellous wealth of the "Belt Mines"
ait Lead City, one forgets to write in lis
tening to the rushing stream of facts and
-figures, descriptions of prodigbus wood
piles, narrow-gague railroads, concentrat
ing works, pyvite smelters, and the
mighty mills with their 860 stamps crush
ling 2,500 tons e? ore per day.
•The Hills produced last year $3,407,177
of gojd /nd silsver. One of the most in
•W-r0^n^]io¥BkiK*s""of'thecleCture was" ill
description of the tin districts, the Har
ney Peak and Nigger Hill. They are the
twice, that amount. Can the ^opiej ^'-rj^st tin mkies, the widest and richest
stand this now? I understand the areas-
ury is about empty DOTT. besides a Jarge
debt.
SecouS, as to location, Huron is near
est center of opulat-ieat now, "but (she is
fast losing thisi point also. Pierre is.gain
ing at TLM sam rate ithut Huron is loos
ing anden a few years, she will the
center of evei ything pertaining it.? the
cupitahqsuestic n. lean also say than'I. ami
not alewe in
in the world. The Harney 'Peak com
pany have S'jeani hoisting works, and
compressed air drills in some twenty
camps. They are building SO miles of
'railroad to faring the ore to the mills. A
:1,000 ton niiil will start in the spring.
Last year /the United States imported
$83,000,000 worth dMin. To make this
•at home it would require «n army of
'150,000 men. It would veyuire 8(i0,000
tons of iron- 1,500,000 tons of coal :i0Q,
.000 tons of limestone betxles immense
quantities Vf charcoal, lead, tallow, sr.l
.lisric acid, «tc. The deswijition of tiie
coal veins Csom 10 to 40 fe?t thick was
listened to-roith interest by our farmers.
'The Ililis.-can supply the Dakotas with
ekeap coal a/id coke for all time toconne.
"The professor describ»3 the present
condition atk£ possibilities*.f the reserva
tion. The Bills have grown from noth
ing to their j^resent state of prosperity in
inahirteen wrars. Theywfell soon have a
population o!f over 100,000. The trade is
now control!.#'! by Nebraska railroads.
Mr. Bailey in -closing showed fully the
advantages t© our farmei* of secur.in,
t'neeJieap codilof the Hills, mud the value
of tte miningstegions as a siarket for our
farm products.
Plaoe the capital at Pierre.anrl the staj-e
will HJt bo lop-sided but a magnificent
empire rich in agriculture ill Hie east and
miner* Is in ties-west, bound together by
their ns utual infcrests.
The2?rof's. ai-ility as a w«ard painter
ueeds in praise, ^jlis descriptions of the
scenery, the canj»ns, peaks aud moun
tains mfcst be lieiicd to be appreciated.
COUt'TY INSTITUTE AFTERMA TH.
y^ijgrH^Hllils
(A? L/i*t
.-itttertdilute, and Pn'tredingx of
Week iff Si c. Institute.
The Lincoln count?- Teachers Institute
Cksed its eighth amm,al session last Fri
day afternoon, and so far as we have been
able to learn the teachers ro to their re
spective homes feeling that the session
has been tine of the most profitable they
have rwer enjoyed. The instructors seem
to haw been well chosen aud the most
intense interest seemed to prevale
throughout. Except in the matter of
attendance Superintendent Isham ex
presses himself as entirely satisfied, and
considering the fact that attendance lias
never been made compulsory, that a
week's institute was held last March, and
that it came at a busy time among the
farmers, he feels this is no serious ground
of complaint. Evidently the institute
should be sustained, a very large per cent
of the teachers come from the common
school and are unable to take
special train
ing away from home at a normal school.
The institute come* in with a body of
training instructor* and at a nominal
mss±
expense largely supplies the deficiency.
To make this new system of fitting
teachers successful, however, the public
should give it all possible encouragement,
and school boards should discriminate
against those who neglect to improve its
advantages. It is a mistake to suppose
the stay-at-homes do not need the in
struction, in most cases they are weaker
in teaching ability and are less ambitious
to satisfy the public demand than those
who are prompt and profited in attend
ance.
As was previously announced the in
stitute was organized in two divisions
and two instructors were given work at
the same time, by this plan, all were kept
busy. Professor Hood had the advanc
ed language work covering grammar and
composition for his morning work and
in the afternoon, United States history,
commencing with the Revolutionary
period, and during the last three-quarters
of an hour each day talked on the theory
and art of teaching. Professor Spafford
taught both classes in arithmetic and
writing and the A class in geography.
Miss Barber taught language and
reading for beginners and second reader
pupils, also physiology and the effects of
stimulants and. narcotics, to both divi
sions. Miss Hattie Taylor gave daily
lessons in elacution to both classes, and
the superintendent taught the division
iti United States history and elementary
geography, besides keeping the machiuery
of the institute in good running order.
The session was animated by two of
the most interesting and instructive
lectures ever delivered before a Canton
audience. The first was delivered at' the
Presbyterian church on Thursday even
ing, Aug. 21 by L. G. Pinkhan, state
superintendent, and the second, by Prof.
B. T. Hood, the conductor of the insti
tute, at the Methodist church. Both
lectures were largely attended both by
the teachers aud the citizens of the
town.
The following is the entire enrollment.
The figure placed opposite the name in
dicates the number of days of attendance:
DIVISION A.
Charles DeGratf, 5 Chas. Liuington,
Emma Eillis, 3 Susie Gray, 5V
Redecca Gelioil. 10 Nellie Abbott, ftj
Amy Allison, 4 Orrie Allison, 4
Maty Smith, 7J --^IaydeC. Taylor, -8J
Xina Nash.!) Mrs. Copeland, Si
C. Dicklman. 10 Eliza Mitchell, 0
Cora Martin, 8 Mary Schrimev, 7^
Muttie Pease, 5 Myron E. Ingalls, 3
Lizzie Whitlow, 3 Florence Dresbach, 2
Bell Pelton, 7* E. S. Beck, 3
Oliver P. Ashley, 4 Lewis Yath. 3
Lizzie Wimer, 21- Helen Tibbetts, (ii
Mrs. Herman. 2 Hannah Sheldon, 2
DIVISION E.
Clara Thompson, 10
Molla Teterud, 10
Martha Hilden,
Anna Tossland, 0
Hannah Nordvett.S
Ida Lunder. !H
Cathanka Lee. S)V
Betsy Nelson, 10
Joanna Donohue. 0J
Einnia Dunlap.
Minnie Keller.
E. J. Holler, 9
May Crowley, 8
Ella Whitlow, 3
Nellie Parker, 5
Cora Parker, 5
Gunda Jacobson, 81
Julia Spencer, 0
Nellie Norton, 9£
Mary Donohue, 91
Jessie Shore. 8
Minnie AViggin, 4
Ella Eriekson. 0
Kittie Ingalls. 4
Julia Jaoksen, 4£
Nellie Mendeuhall, 5
Mary Pierce, 2
C.Y
Julia Elsier, 71
Nellie Munger,
Lilly Tliickett. 4
Amy Hayes, :H
Rudolph Kalil, 4.}
•WORTHING WAIPS.
An InterBsiing Budget of Nrv/3 From tho Hub
City.
"Wou'HliXf Sept. 2.—Special Corre
.*p»tdefw:0\\Y grain buyers here are pay
ing a good price for grain and produce of
all kinds is coming in quite lively.... W
B. Wail, of Lennox, shipped two car
loads of wheat from Mr. Holsey's farm
this we-ek. Mr. Pattee, of Canton, su
perintended the same There seems to
be a hush in political affairs just now,
pending the schemings on the part of the
republican ringsters to capture the town
ship caucuses to be held for the coming
county convention... .Miss Maj- Henry
lias been visiting friends at Canton this
week Mr. Cooper and family of Can
ton, were in town last Sunday It is
rumored here that there is a probability
of the Milwaukee road being extended
westward from Chamberlain thisfall.
PSOI'ESSOS HUBLBUBT
Aid Ilia Wonderful Troupe of Trained Horses and
Bogs.
From the PalnesvlUo. Ohio. Journal,
It is very seldom that a more striking
illustration of the domain of human over
brute intelligence is seen than that fur
nished by Prof. Hurlburt and his mar
velouslv trained horses, donkeys and
dogs. During the present week
three entertainments were given at Ex
celsior rink, and at each one the large
building was crowded to its utmost ca
pacity- with delighted and astonished peo
ple. When his first announcements were
first scattered through the town the
Journal was inclined to look upon them
as of the usually exaggerated style of ad
vertising indulged in by traveling com
panies. But after attending the per
formance one comes to think that as a
matter of fact the statements are fully
borne out by the exhibition actually
givea. Prof. Hurlburt'a is not the Oral
]Continued on fifth page.]
$1.00 PER ANNUM.
POLITICAL M0SSBA0KS.
The older the writer grows, the more
he is puzzled to account for the exist
of what are so properly called
backs," especially political mossbackg.
The writer has lived long enough to wit
ness their growth from the tadpole condi
tion, but is puzzled to know why and for
what purpose, God has afflicted the
world with such a worthless, useless im
mitation of the human race? In his
younger stage of growth, the old mos»
back is one who gets his ideas and opin
ions ready made, just as he gets his mis
fltting coat from the slop-shop, and yet
lives on, year after year, the poor fool, in
the delusion that he is a thinker, when
he only thinks that he has been thinking.
This class appear on the stage whenever
questions of any kind are discussed
among men, but prominently they con
stitute the mental surfdom of American
politics upon this race of intellectural pau
pers, reposes the confidence of demago
ues and the assurance of scheming vil
lains, who seek official positions only to
rob the people.
Do we have, these mental mendicants
in South Dakota? Yes, we have them
here in swarms, though everybody don't
detect them at sight. We have a -great
number of them growing in the vicinity
of Canton, and the writer knows several
who have reached the condition of full
grown mossbacks. These men started
out in life, as infants, having the average
amount of brains, but in their manhood
(this word is used in a very restricted
sense) they have depended on others, who
had a few more dollars than they, to cut
nd make up their opinions until their
brains have become so flabby by disease,
that if they were boiled down in a glue
factory and the scum of self-conceit skim
ed off they would not make, the ordinary
mucilage of the ten cent stores.
During the years intervening between
the polliwog state and the incr'usted
mossback, these things are vigorousjvoters
but don' tseem to care
.what they vote for
provided it is called democratic OF repub
lican in late years it is mostly the latter.
They differ from the parrots ouly in this,
if their bosses should tell them to lay
eggs on election day, they would spread
themselves and try it, but they could not
do it. It i&Jthesa. voting bipeds tfyftt arrow,
and thrive on the filthy saliva aud vomit
in which many of the partisan papers of
South Dakota have been sopped and mop
ped and soaked for the last two or three
months, simply because men have as
sumed the right to begin to think their
own thoughts and vote for their own in
terest—simply because a large uui&'oer of
farmers and laborers have made the dis
covery that clams would have to be sup
plied with at least a little additional abil
ities in order to make statesmen and legis
lators, and that because an angleworn
has just a little longer tail than usual, it
is not a great sea serpent, or huge- levia
thvui of the political deep.
The writer was a soldier, and it makes
him red-hot to hear some of these old
partisan coats justifying themselves in
being mossbacks, because they "fit rebs:
and copperheads" when they were young-.
Of all fools, the most contrmpuible foo'l
is a fool with gray hairs, and if any body
can see wherein having "fit rebs and cop
perheads" lends dignity to gray haired
stupidity, let him speak out.
One of these old mossbacks lately met,
on the. streets of Canton, a young man
who has thought thoughts in political
economy that would kill such an old fos
sil quicker than lightning killed Kemmler
and because that young man had not en
tered the school of mossback-hood. as he
has done when "of age," he delivered the
following cliaracterestic mossback ora
tion: "Look at my gray bars. Iv'e tuck
in this hull subjec' I fit rebs and copper
heads in the war. and I fay you are only
a sucklin' and ye've learned all ye knows
of these d—d rebs and copperheads
around here, and I can just whip the
hull biling of em." It is useless to state
what party this old idiot is voting in, but
everybody may not know that all his
"fightin' with rebs." was emptying slops,
as a hospital detosl, and while not him
self makingsimilar slops, for other dead
beats to carry out, he readily sought
other scavenger duties, anything but
"fightin' rebs."
The above is an illustrative specimen
of the mossback contingent, and he had
much better have kept his dirty mouth
off of may kid. A. FOUKEST, SK.
HIGHLAND HIEROGLYPHICS.
Another independent in Highland. H«
came to Sivert Alness Monday and en
gaged board and lodging for 21 years to
come. He is a bouncer aud Sivert 5s
justly pro.ud.
Mr. Ole Olson accompanied by his wife
was up from Lodi, Sunday, visiting his
brothers Rev. E. and Halvor Olson.
The Worthing boys have been caJT
vaHing our township lately in the inter
est of their, would like to b«\ county seat
fight. They are hustlers and met wit*
filisacceak
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