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Gathered Through Various Sources, From
Different Parts of the Surrounding
pmunications From Worth
Grove, Yankton and
S Other Points..-.
WORTHING, Sept, 29.—Special Corre
spondence: Station Agent Henry was
called to 6ull a time or two this week,
to attend the sick-bed of his brother.
His son Ed did the station work during
Mr. Henry's absence—Your correspon
dent has been smelling wedding cake for
sometime look out for another wedding
in Worthing—There is evidently a good
prospect for considerable political excite
ment in our, town the next week. Mr.
P. A. LeayitV,_and P. F. Meyer are book
ed for a^JKo} here. Saturday evening,
7:30, DeVoe, state organizer of
Hie equanXfrage association, will speak
to us Sunday' afternoon and evening. Oct.
13, and Henry Bradshaw, A. J. Westbury
and Jere Gehon will be with us on Tues
day evening, Oct. 14, at about eight
o'clodk. While the hub city folks have
felt slighted in this matter for some
time, we have reason to feel satisfied now
and will accordingly prepare ourseSves to
give these meetings their proper atten
tion—Mrs. W. J. Henry has been reported
as being on the sick list for several days
thepast week but she seems to be around
again today—Mrs H. Johnson, accom
pained by Fannie and Charity Leavitt
and Miss May Henry, boarded (he early
tnin Saturday for the corn palace—Some
relatives, of Hon. H. J. Frank, started for
their home in Illinois, Saturday morning
after several weeks visit in tin* locality.
Have not learned their names—Worth
ing jfifs been well represented at the corn
A Feih^Jatemting Itemi Aw Leadar1!
MAFLE GROVK. Oct. 8.—Special Cor
ntipondence: Mr. C. Carpenter and son,
of Omaha, has been visitingat.Mrs. J. C.
Carpenter's last week and left Monday
for their home taking Mrs. Carpenter and
his grand children, Chester and Minna
with them. They will stop over at Sioux
-CSty^and see the cori'i palaoe.—Miss' Eliza
Mitchell returned from SIOKX City Satur
day where she has been visiting her
sister and seeing the sights .at the corn
palace.—There was a party ihcld at the
residence of John Turner 3ast Saturday
night, at which the young folks of the
neighborhood participated. Music danc
ing, and taffy pulling wasfche order until
a late hour. A general gooditime is re
ported.—Mr. Burey and Mr. Slocum
have been having a tearing :up of house
hold goods in order to have plastering
done and be ready for tlw winter—Mr,
and Mrs. It. Conklin spent part of last
lillioti attending an associa
and visiting friends—Mr.
:1 all his cattle last week and
having some comfort this
Winter which one cannot have with a
large drove of cattle, and now that there
is no money in, cattle, there is ino induce
ment for farmers to raise them.
TheiQreatest Political Meeting Ever Witnessed In
South Dakota,
YANKTON. Oct. 1. Special fJorrexpond
tnttr. Last Saturday the Independents of
Yauiiton county had a political ralley in
thisioity. A barbecue and speeches from
home aud visiting politicians were adver
The heavens were auspicious -and every
thing moved harmoniously. The farm
ers bcsgan to gather near the Milwaukee
depot about 10 a. m. By 10.30 the dele
gation from the east of the Jun river
could be..seen in the distance 184 tteanis)
strong. .Shortly after the delegation from
the nortli-appeared. with over 90 teams.
Then cawne scatlering teams from the
west. AH had banners with appropriate
legends. When nearly all had collected
at yi&appointed place. Iliey were marsh
aled b^F. Welby and his aids and parad
ed thrj^K&,(}>e streets of the city with the
band jmtwU&ftnd banners waving. They
were counted by our friends at different
jkiints oil the line of march and not .one
jQL but made out over '!00 teams in the grand
procession. 1*1 by the Mitchell band
which discoursed sweet music.tliey pro
l': ceeded to Hnrster's grove where the bar
becue had been prepared and stand, seats
and table had been erected. Here' five
quarters of beef, a sheep.' 208 loaves of
i-.--, bread and over barrel of coffee' was
served up to the hungry dt-owd. and every
thing was («ten up. Then followed
Lj^spceches by (Jen. Campbell. Wardall.
life1 Pease and Deway. with music by the
band and slee club.
V. Old politicians here r-ay that they never
saw such a grand outpouring oi' themass
esoftln* people. while, the democrats
1^. im «**'1
and republicans tacitly acknowledge that
their old parties in this county at least are
broken up and their strength gone.
Moral—Lincoln county farmers should
go and do likewise and break up the reign
of Moody and Pettigrew.
Two of Worthing'! Well-known Ycnng People Join
Handi for Life,
Mr. W. E. Hanner, and Miss Cassie L.
Prank, both of Lynn township were unit
ed in marriage at the Presbyterian par
sonage in this city Saturday, Oct. 4. 1800,
Rev. Hill, pastor of the Presbyterian
church, officiating. The wedding was' a
quiet and unostentatious affair, as all cer
emony of this kind ought to be, and only
a few of the near relatives of the bride
aud groom witnessed it. At the close of
the marriage ceremony Mr., and Mrs.
Hanner took the Sioux City train for a
short wedding trip.
WORTHING, Oct. 7. Special correspond
ence. The news of the marriage of W. E.
Hanner to Miss Cassie Frank, reached
the many friends of the happy couple here
Saturday afternoon and caused general
expression of approval. It is a well mat
ed match. Mr. Hanner is one of the pro
gressive young men of Lynn township.
He is honest, enterprising and a good
worker, and he wilt make a model hus
band. Miss Frank, (now Mrs Hanner) is
the eldest daughter of Senator H. J.
Frank, of this place and an estimable,
and accomplished young lady, whose
large circle of warm and well-wiihiif
friends speaks ia her praise stronger than
several columa of newspaper comment.
rouxfoa AT wosnmro
F. Leavitt Bern* aai Feeling Iippy—The Sep
faUieaa Oust? Tledet
WOBTHISA, Oct. 6. Special Correspond
ence. Hon. F. A. Leavitt has returned
home from his trip through the northern
and northeast«rn part of the state and
feels more confident than ever that the
independents will carry the day in South
Dakota next November* In conversation
with Mr. Leavitt today, the gentleman
stated that on a close and careful estimate
.based upon a poll of the state and other
sources, the independents will carry at
least 30 counties by a large majority,
while five or not to exceed eight are re
publican aud the rest doubtful. He esti
mates that the state ticket will win bv a
vote rftngmg somewhere between 15,000
and 23.000. Mr. Leavitt states that it is
wonderful how people are leaving the old
parties and are coming over to the inde
pendent fold. They are doing much
more work, and that more thoroughly,
than in this locality and the entliusiain
is simply immense. The people realize
their situation their farms their chatties
and their homes, almost the very cloathes
they have oil their backs are plastered
over with mortgages or debts in some
torm, and they are beginning to see that
it is the pernicious form of government,
more than tl»e drouth or any other caused
that has brought them down to degrada
That Mr. Leavitt. is making a good fight
in this' campaign, his very enemies are
now admitting, and many of them do
not dispute that he will be elected wheath
er the rest of .the ticket is or not. He will
be elected, they claim on the simple score
of prohibition alone. The temperance
people feel that they have been imposed
upon in the nomination of J. It. Gamble,
one of the biggest drunkards in the state
and they feel exactly as liev. Jamiesou.
of Canton expressed it to THE LEADER re
porter at Canton after the Mitchell con
vention. "It is An outrage upon the peop
le. He is a defeated man." The temper
ance people will .not be duped in this
kind of manner, and Leavitt is their man.
The selection wade by the republicans
in llielr county conventiondoes not meet
with much satisfaction among the repub
licans here. Vxuy of them feel that
this is as complete .an imposition as the
nomination of Gamble ui*on the state tick
et and while niaay of us will swollow
the medicine' prescribed, yet there
are plenty of them who will say nothing
and vote mostly men on the independent
ticket when election day comes. Dona
hue, their nominee for the legislature
from this section, is regarded as incom
petent—he has never held an office above
school director, is awry poor scholar and
at best a very jxtorly posted man in mat
ters of economy and public interest. He
does not stand well in his own township,
aud while he may be a good man other
wise, the people do not consider litm a
.wis selection for.that place. The same is
tnu'of Moscript, and Sherman, of Norway
township has the reputation of a cut
throat machine agent and apple tree ped
dler in which vocation he placed himself
in such a position as to be snowed under
in November.
"\A"e (Vei for our friend ITokeiistad.
The pour devil has bei-n dry r.u- office
silire lie V,'»!S t'IIS.—itttt-t". tilMt he dotlt
know '.fiiut to do. In tiic opinion of the
people here, hi- v.- is cii-iV iUd !:y the dose
lie go! i:i Tin-:
WM. H. BALI...
nd the otitrhl
to havi- known it would.
Proposition to Hold a Grand Lumber Wagon
-Rally In Every County In South
A Silk Banner to the County Reporting the
Largest Number of Teams In
All over the country the independent
movement is resistlessly sweeping, and is
being dersively dubbed the lumber
wagon campaign by the kid-glove politi
cians who haven't the slightest use for a
lumber wagon except as a convenient ve
hicle to bring his obedient servent to. the
polls each year to do his bidding. But
those old wagons are loaded this year
with independent voters who refuse to
cringe under the party lash and deny the
right of gamblers, sots and usergysjto
rule or lead them.
The g. o. p. (generally out-plundering)
are getting seriously alarmed. First, they
tried insult falsehood and abuse. "Dem
agogues," "office-seekers,'' "alliens," "ob
structionists," were hearled at the leaders.
That only helping the movement they
tried ridicule, called it a trifling affair,
only a few sorheads and disappointed
office seekers, and predicted a complete
collapse by Nov. 4. But an independent
vote of 85,000 in Arkansas at the election
just held, and the rapid and enthuBiatio
wheeling into line of state after state, un
til now, less than fonr months alter the
birth of the mew party in Hunm, June 4,
thirty states have enrolled themselves
under the banner of equal rights for. all
and special privileges to none, lias alarm
ed and enraged them and now In one
breath they are imploring the prodigals
to return, pledging themselves to be good
hereafter, and at the next taunting them
as hayseeds and mudsills and styling
their heroic struggle against the embattl
ed mouopolist as a "lumber wagon cam
paign." Very well so be it. We accept
the sobriquet and are proud of it. Our
clothes may not be so fine or expensive,
our gannents not quite as faultless, and a
lumber wagon, especially an old one, with
a chattel mortgage on instead of a spring
seat, with the old farm horse or oxen
hitched thereto, may not be so orna
mental as a tally ho or phaeton, with a
81. 000 team and gold mounted harness
attached, but it is the best we have and
will answer our pur(ose this year. I
suggest that every county in the state
have a grand lumber wagon rally, with
flags and mottoes, about Oct. 28, 27 or 28,
and every farmer turn out early with his
faiqily all in the wagon, rendezvous by
township at 8:30 a. m.. and try to reach
the county seat by 11. and from one huge
parade, with band and glee -clubs and
barbecue and picnic and rousing speeches
inake gala day of it. Offer a prize ban
tier to the township with the most teams
in line. I will give a silk banner, the
glorious old stars and stripes, with "inde
pendence" emblazoned upon it, to the
county making 'the largest parade in pro
portion to its population, providing at
least 400 wagons are in the parade. Turn
out! 4_5et up the enthusiasm! Bring out
your horses and oxen, your four and six
horse teams and ten yoke of cattle on the
band wagon as we did in Iowa in '56,
whe*i Fremont and Dayton ran. Let us
show them once more that the farmers
know their rights and dare maintain
them. A. Wnrdalt. In Dakota Svratmt.
Ont of a Vote of 316 the PeerleM Olty Sets A Hun
dred and Seventy nine.
Sntrx CITY Oct. 8 Serial mrre*ponl
ciire. An interesting feature ou a re
cent corn palace train, was a vote on the
location tA the state capital, taken be
tween Hknix Falls and Sioux Citv. Xear
ly (-very man on the train voted, and -MU
votes were «ast of which Pierre got 170
and Hitmu 137, Pierr -'s majority. 42,
As it is true that straws tell the way the
wind is blowing, this vote is regarded a
significant one. for there is no doubt that
every ballot cast, was cast the same as if
the location of the capital actually de
peuded upon it. Hence, it is regarded ax
indicating pretty clearly the sentiment of
the people on the question in the state,
more in particular, as the grater portion
of the passengers came from the eastern
part of the state the alledged Huron
stronghold. If the same ratio of senti
ment throughout the state east or the Mis
souri river, favors Pierre, of which then
is no doubt, Pierre will have atwuit 8.00U
to9,000 majority east of the river. Ad
ding to that, her (i.OOO to 7.000 majority
west of the river, and it may safely es
timated that Pierre will get a majority
ranging from 14,000 to 10,(100.
Farmers Meat Quit Voting PaitUan Politics anil
Voto Sv.tiis.
Frou'. ll'e Ji tiiii: i-I rinu rs:
I see the i-artisai: avers :n the State,
somewh i! incline:) -ry thi ,'.-'- are
intended to injure farmers' organiza-
4 Faithful LEADER in the Cause of Economy and Reform, the Defender of Truth and Justice, the Foe of Fiaud and Corruption.
tions and someof the leading agricultur
istfeof our State, by making false state
ments regarding their connections with
polltickl S&hemes and using the different
farmers' (Organizations as a running device
to accomplish certain partisan political
ends. One case is of a prominent farmer
legislator whose motives I am satisfied
are ptire and right, and who labored zeal
ously in the last legislature to secure some
legislation of the greatest importance to
the farmers.
He is. a^d always has been a farmer and
farmitig is his sole occupation, aud he is
therefore identified with the farmers in
interest, but he is assailed and slandered
because aijd only because he is acting with
the party apposed to that advocated by
the paperlhat slanders him.
Farinetf, stand by your organizations
and me*to§your own profession. Through
it and tjidh is our only salvation. There
has neve® been a time in this country
when farmers made any attempt to or
ganize but' what such vituperations were
hurled at them in order to destroy the or
ganizations and the interest that farmers
should t-aUfe one in another, with the sole
object to make ignorance predominate
among the farmers, so class rule would be
the order (and small class at that),, instead
of a goVernmeut of the people and by
the peoili| This political buncomb has
never dtorthe fanners any good and nev
er will, aiira the farmers must quit voting
partisan ntlitics and vote brains.
§elf preservation is natures first law,
and if the farmers expect to bring their
profession to a high standard, they must
protect it.and give it and those engaged in
it, the very best encouragement. The
farm p^t most of the taxeaf' and taxa
tion in tikis country at the present time is
without redreaentation.
Moody County Enterprise: Quite a
number of the republican nawspapers are
making themselves rediculousby their at
tem^t to iredicule that plank in the inde
pedent platform which declares against
alien ownership of land. It is true that
the constitution of South Dakota provides
that no distinction shall be made between
American citizens and aliens as to the
ownership of hind. The constitution of
South Dakota is not perfect in every re
spect,and was prepared ffve years ago.
Since that time facts
have been brought to
the attention of the public that have led*
nearly^} thinking men to see that great
evils atfcp^ the custom of allowing aliens
to own land in the United States. Con
gress has prohibited the alien ownership of
land'in the territories and the republican
neWs paper organs of South Dakota are re
minded that this act was passed by repub
lican votes. No alien can acquire title to
land in the United States under the pro
visions of the homestead law which was
distinctively thecreation of the republican
party. There is grave danger that for
eign capital may. in its eager search for
safe and profitable investment in the Un
ited States, become possessed of vast tracts
of land in the prairie states and farm
them on the tenant system which has
proven so grevious a curse in Ireland.
We want no British or other foreigy own
ers and landlords of American lands.
Appointments Independent Speakers in Lincoln
C'nnton township. Friday. Oct. 10—at
Dresback school house—Barnum, Brad
shaw and Westbury.
Norway township. Saturday. Oct. 11—
at the Rommereim school house—Gehon.
Westbury and Holter. Holtftr to speak
in the Norwegian language.
Lincoln township. Monday. Oct. lil—
at Center school house—Owens. Holter
and Westbury.
Worthing. Tuesday. Oct. .14—Brad
shaw. Westbury and Gehon.
Springdale township. Wednesday, Oct.
15—at Risty school house—Walil. Brad
shaw and Owens.
Dayton township. Tuesday. Oct. 10—
at the Slack school bouse—Owens, Brad
shaw and Westbury.
Canton township. Friday. Oct. 17—at
Math. Hanson school house—Goltry.
Barnum. Walil and WardwMl.
Monday evening Oct. 20—At Fail-view
school house. C'ooley, Gehon and Jamie
At any and all of these meetings an
invitation is extended to members of
other political parties to meet our
speakers and discuss the merits of the in
dependent platform.
Bv the County Committee.
Cot.l.KOtATK XlU'MAt. C'OI KSK. Fall
term opens September. 2'5 and continues
for thirteen weeks. In the 'Normal de
partment. special atienlit will be li'iven
to the trninlilf] nj' f.'iir/it r.i for our com
mon schools.
For particulars address the president
A. !!. TitVK.
p« -j^/W ^7/m
&.K-,-A«ii }/fft llf&Mii Iff
He Thinks The Leader Misrepresented Him
Because He Belongs to the Republic
an Party.
Ralph Beaumont to Lecture at Canton
October 18th.—Hearty Indorse
ment For Pierre.
report of that part of the republican
county convention in which I made the
statement as to the attitude of myself and
Mr. Brown, with reference to the nomina
tion for states attorney, you do me an in
justice in the manner in which you make
the report and-state some things which
did not take place, and in justice to my
self and Mr. Brown, I ask space to make
the statement in your columns just as I
did before the county convention so that
the matter will be before the people in its
true light
I stated in the convention that Mr.
Brown, in order to induce me to be a can
didate, pledged me that he would not be
a candidate under any circumstances and
would not permit the use of his name
under any circumstances. I stated that
Mr. Brown could not in honor and good
faith accept the nomination in view of
these pledges, and I should not feel
bound by the convention in person and ac
cepted the nomination. That Mr. Brown
was sent for and came before the conven
tion and asked that my statements be
repeated which I did, and he stated all I
said was true, but notwithstanding
these agreements he did not think that
they barred him from accepting the
nomination and he thanked the conven
tion for their nomination. This in brief
was what took place.
Mr. Brown did not state'that I desired
him to make his position known through
the press and that he had refused to do
so. What he did say was that he did sot
think it the proper thing to decline a
nomination until it was tendered and now
as it was tendered he saw nothing that
would bar him from accepting it. I
claimed from his own statements made
on the floor of the convention, admitting
the truth of his pledges, that he could
not in justice to honor and good faith ac
cept. He thought otherwise. So our
difference of opinions of what constituted
honor "and good faith, and- notr any dif
ference in the facts and I leave it with
the people to form their own judgment
as to whose conception of what consti
tutes honor and good faith is the nearest
The fact that you and I, Mr. Editor,
belong to different parties, may be a rea
son why you should color your report
so as to ridicule me. I do not think- that
is a good reason, for if we examine
our convictions with reference to the
issues of the Independent party we may
not be so far apart as might be supposed
iind in order to do justice to the members
of your party I will state, frankly my
position as to the six planks of your
Plank First: "First, we demand cur
rency to be issued by the general govern
ment, to be full legal tender to increase
in volumo with increase of business, to be
issued direct to productive industries,
without intervention of banks."
I find no fault with this plank and
agree with it that the time has come when
no notes should be circulated as money
unless they are issued by the government,
and if I fully understand the phrase "to
be issued directly to productive, indus
tries without the intervention of
banks," to mean that products should
be paid for in treasury notes instead of
bank notes, then I certainly agree with
Second, we demand railroad transporta
tion, telegraph, and telephone services at
actual cost: and that the government
shall own and oierate the same.
The only fault 1 sec with this .plank is
one, where the government should own
and ojwrate the railroads. If the word
control was used for, the words "own
and operate," then I could fully accept
the plank.
"Third, we demand the free and un
limited coinage of silver."
This is sound doctrine.
Fourth, we demadd the adoption o{ an
absolutely secret system of. voting, both
state and national."
Indisputably correct.
"Fifth, we demand the most rigid econ
omy consistent with the safety and digni
ty of our state and nation, in the adminis
tration of every branch of our govern
Nobody could .successfully refute this
"Sixth, we demand thepassageof laws
prohibiting tin- alien ownership of land
and that ct.ngns. ikc steps to obtain
lauds owned by aliens. vi!il foreigi* syndi
cates ami that lands now held by corpor
ations in excels of Mich as is actually
used and n- t-.i'-d by 1 hem. lie reclaimed by
the government' and held for actual set-»
tiers only. .r
This is undoubtedly the true policy for
our government to pursue, providing
always, that the saucily ot contracts and
vested rights be alwayssacredly protected.-
The time has come when the laborer
and the farmer must contend tor their
rights. My view has always been that
the battle between capital and labor could
be best fought out within the ranks of
the republican party but if I am mistak
en with relercnce to the battle-field, that
it is necessary for the laborer and the1'
farmer to leave the old parties and go out
and contend for their rights by making
direct issues of their own, I shall certain-'
ly be true to my convictions. All my ed
ucation, all mv interests all my.tenden
cies are with the laborer and the tarmer,
and while insisting that list ice should be
done to all classes, that unless the laborer
and farmer lealously guard their own int
erests, they certainly will not be looked
afterbythosewhose interests are 111 oth
er directions.
I believe that the agitation of the labor
question and the rebellion ot the farmers
and laborers against the old parties was
powerful in bringing about the recogni
tion of the interests of the farmers in the
tariff schedule with reference to the re
duction of the duty on binding twine and
also for the retention of the duty on flax
With this statement, Mr. Ed
itor, of my attitude toward the issues,
raised by your party, you can readily aee
there isn't sufficient difference owarrant
us in saying harsh things of each other.
Miss A. Tillotsoti is visiting friends at-.
Earlville la., for a few days.
J. Hutchinson of Hawarden was doing
business last Saturday here.
James Wright., of Calliope was up on
business Saturday.
Every dny your scribe sees three or
four teams coming from North Dakota
where cropeshave been a failure this
R. J. Carpenter and son of Council
Bluffs, is visiting with relatives and
friends for a few days.
J. M. Montgomery is visiting friehds
at Seward Neb., for a few days.
$1.00 PER ANNUM.
Ralph Beaument, at Canton, Saturday,
Oct. 18, at !i o'clock.
John Hewitt and wife of Mississippi
are visiting his brother Duncan for a few
Sammie Engerboon is clerking for D.
Carpenter, for a few days.
Ed Olson Sundayed at Inwood aS
H. M. Solem, departed on last Friday's
train for Minneapolis whe»* ne is going
to attend school this winter.
Our mill is turning out lots of flour
these davs. 'r 1, 4
V.- 4 i'a.t Vr t-o'
Fred Bomer of Eden was on our streets
J. A. Carpenter station agent agent at
Buck Grove, is visiting his parents and
other friends for a few days.
L. J. Walker of Akron came up Sun
day evening and returned Mcnday morn
Henry Smith, who was visiting at
City returned home Saturday.
Remember the Beaumont lecture at Can
ton, October- 18th. 2 o'clock.
Bernhardt, who openly expressed her
contempt for Americans to a reporter
not loai nce, is fair type of most of
the foreign acton, ringer* aud show
people who com* among us, get all the
money they ever do get worth ipsiMin
of, and then go a way and ridicnle ua.
Bernhardt is not the first foreign the
atrioal person who has said that her a*t
every time aha visits America V?
with lead vulgarians. Bsra
ys her Msada even tell her tWt
MM canght that horrid "Yankee
twang* alter her return ftem
us. If this is true, and if it is
true what the others say, why, then, let
as get.rid of both oar nasal twang and
oar vulgarisms. It is about time. Shall
not free and independent Americans
with plenty of mon«y be as refined and
hare as sweet voices as anybody else?
A number of most shocking suicides
have occurred in the past few weeks,
with details too horrible to particulsr
ize. If people will hurl themselves into
eternity with all their sins upon their
heads, if they will stain their families
with lasting disgrace by suicide, let
them go about it in a more agreeable
manner, choose some way that will not
at oqce curdle the blood' and nauseate
the stomachs of their surviving friends.
The laudanum route is always open.
Ijvalph Beaumont speaks at Canton.-''
October 18th, at 2 o'clock.
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