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1V4?¥,ir$*v'fif'r' vik Dry 'A, —HAVE JUST— Opened and are putting in place a new, fresh and complete stock of Drugs, Chemicals, Medicines, Druggist's Sunderies, Toilet Ar ticles, Perfumes, Books, Stationery, School Supplies, Paints, Oils, Glass, and other lines to numerous to mention. We have also se cured the agency for the Celebrated Mas ry's Liquid Colors, the best in the world. Special attention given to our prescrip ion department by competent registered pharmacists Main St., Canton, S. D. $100. REWARD. E. WENDT, —DEALER IN— Magnificent Stock of New Ms. -One Hundred Dollars— I offer a reward of $100 t© any person who will prove to m» that there has ever l)een brought to this city, as large a stock of dry goods as I have received this fall Nearly everything has been bought from the manufacturers at cash prices and we -will sell everything as cheap as the cheapest. To encourage cash trade, we will give a fine large life-like portrait of yourself or ^.ny member of your family, free with every $25 worth of goods bought at our store. Opposit© NEW CLOTHING. & —WE HAVE— Opened aNew Clothing store in the store room formerly occupied by W. C. Putnam. New Firm, New Goods, New Prices. Having purchased our entire stock di et from he manufacturers, we will sell at the very lowest figures, for spot cash. We invite the public to call and examine our stock and get our ^prices. We have no snide, shoddy or shelf-worn stuff, at a fancy prise. We guarantee good goods at reasonable prices, realizing that, in these days of hard times, the clothing merchant as well other dealers, must content himself with close margin of profit. Remember Us Before Christopher & Olsen. —DEALER IK— LUMBER We carry a complete stock of al.l kinds of Lumber, which we purchase in the best market. We are prepared at all times to fur nish as good grades for as little money as any other dealers. Our stock of coal is also complete and prices as low as they can be made. We also carry Cord Wood, Stove Wood, Posts Lime, Cement, etc. Office and yard east of the city scales. ts 4mm -St Y«!, *&••'*"• ifl HELMEY & KELMAN, E's $100. E. WENDT, OoTj.rt House, South Dakota. as a Buying. dCOAL I -TV \VK V'- ",'5 v:: jiff If? •*4 W a' FARM, FIELD, GARDEN. INFORMATION OF PRACTICAL VALUE TO PROGRESSIVE AGRICULTURISTS. Bow and When to Bamit the Potato Crop—When to Store and When to Sell the Tuber*—Methods Practiced by a Successful Ohio Cultivator. The annual questions are now being aaked: "At just what stage should po tatoes be dug?" "If dug early, will they keep?" "How shall we dig, by hand or by machinery?" "How and where shall store for long keeping?" Divers answers are given to these queries, (or the simple reason that no one set of answers will suit all conditions. Mncb may be learned, however, from the ex perience and observations of one practi cal and successful grower, and these are jirst what are herewith presented to oar readers, being a condensation of the methods of Mr. T. B. Terry, of Ohio, as •tHted by himself in his manual on po 5i!t culture. Lr Terry begins to dig as soon as the potatoes are ripe earlier if there is a de mand for them. When harvested and Rtorvrl early be lets the potatoes stand on- t-yt-r night in the boxes or on tha and get perfectly cool. Then he MIVearly in the morning. Up to wii 'ii'i few years Mr. Terry believed, many other formers, that the four .'i fork in the hands of an experienced wns the best digger. Continued runents. however, with several of over 500 harvesting machines in the 'ivi ket have df.-ide.l him to substitute a lw horse implement to do the digging us jilace of that man with his four tined fftf.'c Me fipdsthe.se horse power har tern, while by no means perfect, a »voUl rfnl step ahead of hand digging, A HI .' nliletu accomplish with them at ',• I fifteen times as much as with the 11nEe concludes his experiences with potato diggers bj' saying. "I think they 10 their work as well as the mowing machine cut grass during the first ten •ears of its manufacture." It need \-trdIy be explained that horse power in the harvesting of potatoes pays best on large areas, and it is not advisable for *mall growers to buy expensive machin ery when the work can done by hand. Many farmers keep potatoes through the winter in piles in the field, covered with straw or earth. Mr. Terry prefers selling his crop in the fall rather than running this risk. He often stores in the field temporarily, in which case he pats abont fifty bushels in a pile. His plan for long storage is placing the tubers in a cellar with a floor built especially for the purpose. This floor is placed two art three inches from the cellar bottom, and is provided with ventilators from this air Bpace up through the tubers. On such a floor potatoes may be stored six feet deep without trouble. Where only a few tubers are to be stored these maybe kept in barrels, boxes or bins: but even then let the packages be kept np off from the cellar bottom, so the air can circu late under them. The cellar must ot course be kept quite dark and at a low, even temperature. Where largq qnanti ties are stored it will pay to regulate tb« temperature by means of a thermometi and an oil stove Mr. Terry lays great stress on the con venient and economical use of bushel boxes, provided with hand holes in the end. for marketing early potatoes and for handling the crop in the field all throngli the season. At the end of the season, when the boxes are filled for the. last time, they may be carried into the cellar and stored away full of potatoes. Presorrlng Egg* for Market. An even temperature and protection from the air are the leading features in the preservation of eggs. The pores of the shell must be stopped for two rea sons—to prevent evaporation and the consequent drying up of the contents of the shell, and to prevent the entrance of the air, which in due course of time ad dles the eggs. Of the various plans for stopping the pores the most popular and effective modes will be considered. Liming is the most practical and ef fective method for preserving eggs in large quantities. This method consists in placing the eggs as soon as gathered from the nests in barrels, kegs or v?ts, suffi ciently filled with a preservative mixt ure of lime water to cover them. The eggs are left in this lime water until they are required for use or for sal 3, when they are carefully dipped out into open crates, washed and drained. The milk of lime is mad* by dissolving quicklime in water at the rate of about one. peck of lime to eight gallons of water. Salt and a small quantity of cream of tartar are often added. Say one and a hatf jxrends of salt and five ounces of cream of tartar to eight gallons of lime water. Tht lime water should be run through a sieve and the hard lumps either crushed or removed. Where smaller quantities of eggs are to be preserved for family use the French plan of anointing fresh eggs with a mixture of olive oil and beeswax works welL In eight ounces of hot olive oil dissolve four ounces of beeswax, and rub this over the eggs with a rag: then pack the eggs, broad end down, in wheat bran and keep in a cool place. Correspondents have reported success with the plan of packing eggs, broad end down, in dry salt. Other? pmear the eggs with linseed 011 and pack,in wheat bran. Preserved by whatever method, it is imperative that the eggs be fresh when packed, and that the packages be kept in a cool place, where the temperature will be even as possible, says The New York World, au thority for the foregoing. Manuring in the Hill. Henry Stewart compares manuring in the hill to kindling a fire with wet wood by the help of kerosene. There is a vigor ous flare up at first, but when the oil is consumed'the fire dies out. or slowly smolders among the wet fuel and makes no heat. But with a well manured soil an extra application in the hill or drill with the seed, and well scattered around it, it is like afire of dry inflammable fuel, lighted with the oil, which stalls quickly and spreads rapidly through the fuel and' yields a great and continuous heat. STRAIGHT FROM THE SHOULDER. A Lecturer of the Farmer*' Union in 3U* •ouri Says Some Things Plainly. Between the monopolist who owns a railroad and his brother who owns mill ions of untaxed wealth producing United States bonds the farmer or the honest working man is like Him who died on the cross between two thieves. The mo nopolist has no conscience,. Corpora tions are soulless. Avarice has taken the place of brother hood, love for gain has deadened the heart of that which is government, and unless the farmers, the producers, the builders, the real owners of this country, organize, throw party and party preju dice to the devil, and work together as neighbors do when a house is on fire and helpless ones in danger, liberty and pros perity will continue to belong only to the rich who are now working for caste and the establishment of a titled aristoc racy, to be recovered only after a season of riots, predatory wars against capital and a revolution which will drench this country again in blood and finish the work of demoralization so rapidly going on. "We have no sympathy with the bond holder. He is a drone in the hive, the father of millions of political evils and damnable wrongs. He is the cunning thief whose mission is robbery. He is the treacherous master whose poison is the gold given him by thoughtless ser vants. As he comes up the plow holder must go down. The prosperity of the idle man is the impoverishment of the one who lives by industry. The man who pays taxes should make the laws, and make them to protect himself and family. Then let him who is agreed be come a tax payer, a brother in business, a co-operator and a help in time of need. Therefore, God speed to all who will help tear down the walls built, by monopolists to protect the rich and en slave the poor. Capital can always take care of itself. If men of wealth will use wealth to rob, to buy wicked legislation, to increase the power to tax those who are already over taxed, let them suffer and be taught that liberty does not mean license, and that the millions equally with the millionaires have rights which the votes of honest men properly or ganized for co-operation will ever he able to protect. The real wealth of America is in its soil, its mines and its honest manhood. Let this trinity be developed no matter how many creeds, churches or parties may fall, or bondholders and monopo lists be made bankrupt. That man who is of no benefit to his neighbor is not de serving of protection, and when he"raises his hand to strike a freeman or to bribe law and justice let him be put under foot where he belongs.—S. B. Myer in Journal of Agriculture. The Mutual Benefit Association. The Farmers' Mutual Benefit associa tion is an exceedingly strong organiza tion. Its headquarters are at Mount Vernon, Ills. It is only three years old, and in the state of its birth alone it claims a membership of 100,000. It is regularly incorporated, and in its appli cation for a charter, Sept. 1-, 1887, un folded its plan and purpose in these words: "The objects for which the Farmers' Mutual Benefit association is formed are to unite the farmers of the state of Illi nois and of the United States in all mat ters pertaining to the interests of their calling to devise ways and means where by they may more effectually promote their general welfare to improve the means of agriculture, horticulture and stock raising to adopt and encourage ouch rotation of crops as may improve rather than impoverish the soil to de vise and encourage such systems of con centration and co-operation as may di minish the cost of production and of farm life and farm operations, and to se cure the best possible returns for farm productions to provide for the exten sion of the benefits of said association by organizing and chartering subordinate associations in such manner as may from time to time bo proscribed by the rules and regulations of the association." A Proof off Sincerity. Carrington Phelps, chairman of the state central committee for Minnesota, according to The Pioneer Press, "is said to be a bright young man, and has been for the past few weeks a practical farmer. Before that he was a banker at Morris, and not long ago was president of the Stevens County Farmers' Alli ance. He was turned ont of the county presidency of the Alliance at the insti gation of President R. J. Hall, who did not deem it proper that the Alliance in that county should be ruled by a wicked banker. Mr. Phelps then retired to a farm he owned, severed his connection with the bank and became a granger pure and simple. This change of heart on the part of Mr. Phelps has met with a speedy reward, and he has been chosen chairman of the state central committee of the Alliance. It is believed by prom inent members of the Alliance that Mr. Phelps' experience as a banker will prove' of immense service to the Alliance in the matter of raising and handling cam paign funds.'" The Senate Petition Box. It is expected that congress will at an early period provide for the publication, of all petitions which may be presented to the senate in the form of a daily peri odical, something like The Congressional Record, nnder the appropriate title of "The Senate Petition Box," for gratu itous distribution to those who apply for it, it being the intention to let the people know what is wanted of congress and who wants that something, together with the full postoffice address of the pe titioners. It has also been said that it would he a good plan to have another publication for the house of representatives under the very appropriate name of "The House Petition Box," so that its peti tions could reach the public instead of being buried in pigeon holes in the sev eral committee rooms of congress.—Cor. National View. Croekery and a complete line of Canton, ment. Give us a call. CANTON. THE OLD RELIABLE GROCERY, A C. MILLIMAN, Proprietor. I keep everything new and fresh—the choicest goods in the market. A $10 Encyclopoedia free with every $20 worth of goods. Opposite Court House, CANTON, S. D. —SOLD BY— O. RUDOLPH CANTOX, S. D. Agent for Lincoln sounty. THE EAGLE DRUG STORE. lias Removed to the Bedford Unilding. Formerly occupied,by th* post office, where 1 have opened larger stock of Drugst Paints, Oils, brushes, and everything in the drug line llian I had before. Also carry Three, Five, Ten and Twenty-five Cent Counter Ms. have enlarged my quarters and put in a new stock of goods, and am now better prepared to suit my old customers than before. I also invite the attention of new trade, from all parts of Lincoln county. Come in and see me. I will treat you well and sell you as much if not more for your money than you can get elsewhere. A. AJ Come in and see how much I can sell you for ten cents. I G. (Jonlectionery and Provisions. NOID, —Just Arrived from the East— CHAS. CHRISTOPHER is Home From CMeago, And has opened the largest stock of Dry Goods ever brought to Canton. Have marked everything down to rock bottom figures. Call in and see the New Goods! New Also new kinds of goods in every depart JUST ARRIVED From the East. Fresh Stock of Drugs Groceries —JUST ARRIVED.— We wish to call the attention of the farmers of Lrncoln county and adjoining counties, as well as the citizens of Canton, that we have put in a complete stock of Drugs, Oils, Paints, brushes, toilet fancy articles, perfumery and dye stuffs also all kinds of PATENT MEDICINE kept in stock. Prescriptions promptly and carefully filled both day and night, by C3-. S. I-ieirisoriL We also carry a complete stock of STAPLE and FANCY GROCERIES, Crockery, Glassware, Queensware, Lamp and China ware. South Dakota. Styles! New Prices! HANSON BROS. SOUTH DAKOTA- A-'