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Enthusiastic Workers Busy In the Indepen
dent Campaign All Ouer the State
and County.
Special Reports From Worthing,
Brooklyn, Nurey and Other
REV WORTHIG, Oct.'25.—Special correspond
ence. At the republican rally in the school
house at this place last night, some fifty
men were in attendance. C. H. Sheldon
of Day county and our unworthy Canton
congressman made stump speeches for the
republican cause. Mr. Sheldon occupied
most of our attention extolling the beau
ties ol the republican party and telling
what great things Tariff, Tariff & C,.
had done for this country. In truth. Mr.
Sheldon's-whole speech was in adv ci cy
of the pmtective system and there was
little jtfffiWconsolatiuii l'or the lax ,bur
dciirM/i and,farmer in it.
Mv.'JEford said he was one ol those
men whekji'ftd been faven-d wilh a seat in
congress and he knew something hew
things were1 running. He "explained"
the stiver bill more to his own satisfaction
than to the satisfaction of his hearers,
anti declared that the independents were
a set ol lediculcus denepoguts who had
no lights and did not deserve support.
Your readers may better estimate the
strength of the republicans in Worthing
and the weakness of Messres Sheldon and
and Gilford's speeches, from the fact that
during the three Hours they occupied the
floor not a sign of a cheer greeted any
thing they said.
F. A. Leavitt, who was present, was
it called upon for a speech. Mr. Leavitt re
alized that this was not his meeting and
was somewhat backward about speaking
jt being called upon he told his views
silver bill in no unmistakable
He showed that all there was in
was arschome by which the
would realize some $8,000,000
on their silver and that ultimat-
as p:
ly silver would be demonetized instead of
coined in unlimited quantities. He called
attention to the cunning way in which
Gifford and Sheldon had evaded the, per
nicious part of the record of the republic
an.party and impressed his hearers with,
-the fact that this is the way they have
Isucceedod^iii 'T^iiSpkig tfaefofoi
ance ot the truth for years. Mr. Leavitt
also called attention to the manner in
which this old ring of politicians had suc
ceeded in squeezing the life out of the
people and are doing it today. Mr. Leav
itt denounced this kind of work in his us
ually vigorous terms and was cheered to
the echo. Mr. Leavitt is gaining ground
«very day around his own home as well as
elsewhere. The prohibitionists are unit
ed upon him as against the republican
Gamble, and his friends are bound to
elect him.
flo Ex-jurist Makes A Speech and
Roasts the Norwegians.
|:t. 24. Special? Correspondence:
The republicans held their rally of the
season here last night. Judge P. C. Shan
non, of Canton did the wind work. He
talked for three straight hours and said
nothing of any consequence excepting that
"the independent party is largely com
posed of ignorant foreigners who do not
know anything about our institutions,
and many of them do not know enough
about this country to know' who Henry
Clay was or anything about the grand
protective system which he advocated."
*!jij Uncle Jerry Gehon, who was present,
wanted to ask the Judge a question atone
point in his speech, but, the privilege
was arrogantly refused with the groterque
remark that this was a republican meet
ing and he did not want to be interrupted
by outsiders, The Judge's pompous de
meanor did not take among the republic
ans here, many of whom are farmers, and
he made-no friends for himself nor the
cause. ,.
eVoe Beceived With Open Arms—The Ever
ett Surprise Party.
LTN, Oct. 18. Special corre&pond-
Emma De Voe, state lecturer
of thceqiJSl sufferagc association, visited
Brooklyn townshig this week and Wed
nesday evening lectured on the subject of
womans suffrage at the Millbrook school
house. The meeting had been well ad
vertised and the attendance was very large,
the school house, which is one of the larg
est in the township, being packed full.
Mrs. DeVoe spoke lor two hours and held
lier heareis with unabated interest, fre
quently bursting out in storms of applause
that seemed to raisft the roof of the school
house. She handles the subject very
nicely and our people were favorably im
pressed with the 'lady. She received a
hearty welcome among us and her visit
will do the cause great good.
The friends and neighbors of Samuel
Everitt and family presented them with
a happy surprise party on Friday evening
of last week.' A large number of Broolc
l3rn township's best people, young and
old, were present and received an affec
tionate we)come at the home of Mr. Ever
ett. The evening was spent in pleasant
conversation, games etc. until a late hour.
•The party was arranged by the people of
Brooklyn as an attestation of their respect
and good will and wishes for the family
of Mr. Everett, who will, we regret to say,
leave this locality next week for the Pac
ific coast. While their departure will be
generally regretted, the best wishes of
Brooklyn people will follow Mr. Everett
and family to their new home.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Martin, old friends
of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Wimple and others,
are visiting for a few weeks in Brooklyn
PAEii.ii AX'il) OOiltiKLSSMAN.
l'wo fiusiti'jig Independents Piay Smash With
Kepubiaicn fialiy.
NUREV, Oct. 20—Special Correspondence:
Judge Gilford, K. C. Stabeok and-Steam
bi at King Sinionds held forth at the
Hiiguess school house in this (Norway
township last Saturday evening with
sample ol the republican rallys now be
ing peddled all over the ccunty. Jar
Stabeck, opened the meeting with a
speech -in which lie extolled the republic
an party and all it had ever done for the
people. He made his speech short and
sweet to give way for Judge Gilford who,
he said was fresh from the halls of con
gress and could leliihore about the good
the republican party had (tone recently,
than he could. Judge Giffordthen spoke
for two hours, and made a first rate re
publican speech. The principle thing he
said was that the republican party had
the credit for all the ligislation favoring
the people that had been passed for many
years. He also said that iu the true
sense of the word, Mr. Loucks, the inde
pendent candidate for governor, was not
a citizen of the United States, and in the
event of war in this country he could
claim protection under the British gov
ernment. The most remarkable thing
about Mr. Gifford's speech was that in all
his lengthy argument he failed to say a
word that brought forth the sign of an
applause or approval.
After the Judge had closed his dis
course, J. M. Wahl and Jere Gehon, two,
stalwert independents were loudly called
LEADER, I received a sample copy of
your paper containing the proceedings of
your Independent county convention and
noticed with pleasure that you had placed
W. H. Goltry on your ticke for county
superintendent of schools, a position
which he is well qualified to fill by reason
of his long experience in the school room
for while a resident of this county he
taught successful terms of school in the
best districts including the city of Elk
Point, Voters need have no fear of Mr.
Goltry. Yours for the cause,
ifr Jk^u
The Old Party Poroes Forsaking the Old Bets for
the Independent Fold.
RUNNING WATER,Oct. 18, Special Cor
respondence. The iudependent party
movement is progressing finely in this lo
cality considering the fact that the
greatest obstacle in its way to overcome
is the prejudices of the people. But it is
gratifying to see the forces of the old par
ties forsaking the ruts of the democratic
and republican ranks and are coming over
one by one, slowly but surely, into the
new party fold and that is right "for ye
need not fear to put the new wine into
new bottles" and the best laws that were
ever made were laws repealing old laws.
Running Water will give a good majority
tor the independent ticket. Robert Bol
lard, republican candidate lor attorney
[Continued on fifth page.]
A Faithful LEADER in the Cause of Economy and Reform, the Defender of. Truth and Justice, the Foe of Fiaud and Corruption.
The Huron Campaign Managers Resort
ing to Counterfeiting Their
Corruption Fund.
The Pierre Capitol Building Saves South
Dakota Twenty-five Hundred
Dollars per Year.
The last faint effort of the now doom
ed town on the Jim to meet her financial
obligations is one of the worst frauds
ever attempted to be perpetrated upon the
people of the state. Having run short of
funds with which to carry on her corrupt
campaign, Huron has now had printed an
immense lot of scrip, representing over tico
million dollars. This scrip has the same
appearance as a bank not or any paper
money, and purports to be redeemable at
its face value if Huron gets the capital.
This so-called money is being passed -off
onto the farmers and the uninitiated in
consideration for work and votes for
Huron. This script is not and necer leitlbe
icorth any more than the paper it is printed
on—whether or not Huron should be the
capital. It is a fraud and a snare to
catch unsuspecting victims. Having
failed to float her $60,000 bogus school
bonds, Huron is compelled to use some
pretext for money and to keep UD appear
ances of meeting, he obligations in some
way. Think of it! Huron promises to
redeem two million dollars worth of scrip
if she gets the capital.. If we stop to'
and consider this a moment, the utter
transparency and ridiculousness of the
proposition is at once apparent. The as
sessed valuation of Huron, does'not now
for from the audience upon the floor and. reach two million dollar*. How can.she
xepuested^to.-replyipsy^^Tt0™*Tnillloti doflSrsT^iluron' is
«uow so deeply in debt that financial in
Wahl, in his usually enthuasnc way, said
that no one could expect a rusty hayseed
like himself and Jere Gehon to reply to a
polished lawyer and congressman, fresh
from the halls of legislation but he was
surprised to hear a man like Mr. Gifford
make the atgument'he presented here this
evening. He admitted that all the good
legislation that had been enacted in twen
ty-five years had been done by the repub
lican party, but in turn, all the bad legis
lation had also come from that party.
Mr. Wahl then proved that the beneficial
legislation passed by the republican par
ty was nowhere compared with the bad
they had passed. Mr. Gehon spoke but
a few moments and said that it was too
late for him to make much of a speech, so
he stopped after asking Mr. Gifford a
lew questions which he could not answer
The remarks of both Gehon
and Wahl were greeted with tremendious
applause. The meetiug was largely at
tended but nearly every one present will
vote the independent ticket and Mr. Giff
ord's speech has helped to induce them to
do so.
stitutions refuse to buy her bonds or give
her money on any securities whatever.
How will she raise two million dollars aft
er election if she can't raise one thousand
now? Would any man accept the paper
of a1 financial institution which he knew
was already bankrupt? Will any voter
in South Dakota accept payment for his
services in Huron scrip, when he knows
that Huron cannot pay her debts? Huron
cannot even pay the interest on her huge
indebtedness, and it is common talk
among her citizens that Huron will make
no attempt to pay up her immense debt
after election. Besides Huron has no
-more show of being the capital than has
Wolsey and ths Huron capital committee'
know this as well as anyone, and they
know they can safely promise to pay any
thing and every thing contingent on
Huron' success, knowing full well that
they will never be called upon to pay up.
It is more than probable that.if the mat
ter was looked into, it would be found
that the action of Huroij in issuing this
scrip is highly criminal. Beware pf the
man who offers you Huron scrip.
A Dasd for the Pierre Oipitol Biildin? Dapwite
in the Bank.
PIERRE, Oct, 28.—Special Correspond
ence: The Daily Capital publishes the
following facts cencerning the Pierre cap
ital building, which will fully answer
THE LEADER'S inquiry concerning this
The Sioux Falls Press of October 22d.
publishes the full text of a lease of the
capitol building in Pierre to the United
States, for the purpose of holding their
regular term of United States court.
The lease shows that the amount paid for
the use of the building is at the rate of
$2,500 per year. It also stipulates that
the lease can be discontinued at any time.
Judge Edgerton, in accepting the lease,
ctates that the building is conveniently
located, and suitable in all respects for
United States purposes. It was very kind
of the Press to print these facts, but that
papei1 has wilfully misrepresented the
matter in not stating that a deed (if the
building was. and is now, deposited with
one of the banks of this city, subject to
the order of the state of South Dakota.
The state has so fftr had the use of the
building for over one year without one
dollar ^.expense. She will never pay one
dollar fdr this fine state house, as the
deed wi|l be delivered to her as soon as
she can^jiccept the gift, which will be
when impermanent capital is located in
Pierre O||the fourth of November, 1890.
The j^lding is in every way suited for
a capi^building, and was erected by the
enterprising citizens of Pierre by public
contribfl(t|on. When the United States
court oQnfeials were looking for suitable
quarte£i||n which to hold their terms of
court, J^l^was found that the quarters
they dett|ed could be found in the capit
ol build|i)g and would in no way iuterfere
with the,flaetting of the legislature, as the
rooms they occupied would not be in use
when t||$||egislature convened. Of course
if the i|«p desires to cancel the lease,
they cap|«6 so when they obtaine posses
sion of thfbuilding, which will be the
minute llp.capital is permanently located
at Pieri^Kbr as soon thereafter as the offi
cials power to accept the same wil
do it is not necessary that the
lease sh|t£d be canceled., as the term oi
the Unitei States court will in no way in
terfere w-i fi the occupancy of the buildiiif:
and by tU 1 means the state will be the
gainer by 2,500 per annum, besides the
ownership and free use of the building
when iMsPb needed by them'. A
KepOrt'Of MecitiS'g of-tho-Canton District, Helt'
OcV?to 9.
The .G.ajfton o|rj&l^6f: the United Norwe
gian Lu,t»ran church1-held it's regular
tncetingdKUi'is place-October 7th., 8th
and 9tb:^jftd it may be of interest to the
readers oil®HE FARMERS LEADER to learn
somethvnaitf the proceedings of the meet
ing of te|ody.
First '^i Word, however, in explanation
of the Camon circle—During a great gen
eral conference, held at Minneapolis last
June, a tufton' was effected by the three
denominations known as the Augustana
Synod, Co^jfcience Church and the Anti
Missourlai^. According to this union
these thte^idenominations have united in
to one b^djf.- known as the United Nor
wegian Lutheran churdh.
Thisijiowerful organization has con
gregatiiA^lfi all parts of the U. S. and
the congregations lire foe convenience ar
r&nge<y$ujja:mnetccn distinct districts, or
Citsie^^jds) and the Canton Circle is
one «fj|iiijffrjfegteen.
ii mi
CldSf atteiiideQ bymembership as well
as the clergy of the different congregations
in each circle, for the purpose of religious
edification and the discussion of such
questions as may concern the membership
of the circle or to the church at large.
As might be expected, considerable int
erest was manifested in their two institu
tions, here—namely,• Augustana College
and the Orphan's Home, recently estab
lished at, Beloit, Iowa. After the union oi
the church, it was found most subserv
ient to the interests of the united church
to discontinue the Beloit Seminary and
thestudentsof that institution, who had
not completed their course, will continue
the same at Augsbury Seminary in Min
neapolis. But the management of the
church were not long in seeing that the
grounds and buildings of the former Be
loit Seminary were just what was needed
for an Orphan's home and to this end all
needed arrangements have been directed.
The meeting alsu heartily approved of the
work done at Augustana College and the
attendants pledged themselves to work fo:
the building up of an institution here
that will be a credit to South Dakota as
well as to the church and it is hoped that
the youth of Lincoln county and south
eastern Dakota will avail themselves of
this excellent opportunity to acquire an
education. Under the new arrangement
it is proposed to make the college equal to
any in the northwest. THE LEADER
would remind its readers that they would
advance their own interests by encourag
ing the upbuilding of the Augustana Col
The meeting of the Canton Circle wai
attended by over 300 members of the Uni
ted Lutheran Church.
Appointments of Independent Speakers in Lincoln
Eden township, F-iday, Oct. 31, at
Eden—Leavitt, Gehoi and Bradshaw.
Dayton township, Saturday, Nov. 1,
Wardwellschool house—Jamieson. Gol
try and Owens.
Springdale township, Monday, Novem
ber 3, at the Eckert school house No. 57
—Gehon. Owens and Goltry.
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 plalforin.
By the County Committee.
President Clark, oi' the Canton town
ship Alliance' announces that there will
be regu ar meeting Saturday afternoon
Nov. 1st, at one o'clock.
A ..teSSSSir
l"$F 3^^W#W
In an Interuiew He Gives His Opinion On
Criticisms^lUade In Certain County
He Has No Unfriendly Feeling Toward the
Republican Convention, But Cannot
Support Dunham.
There having been considerable talk in
political circles, since the late republican
county convention, with reference to C.
B. Kennedy becoming anon-partisan can
didate for county attorney, a LEADER re
porter called at the office of Mr. Kennedy,
a_fpw days ago for the purpose of securing
an interview with the gentleman.
the Browns, who promised me support,
fulfilled his promise, and I have no qur
rel with the convention. I hold that
when a man submits his name to a con
vention and takes his chances with other
candidates for a nomination and fails
simply because the convention chooses
mother and in doing so commits no
fraud, a man is not justfled in disregard
ing the action of the convention hence I
would have no grounds on which to base
ah independent candidacy,"
"Some parties claim, from your article
written in the LEADER, that you are
waveriug in your fealty to the republic
an party. Is this true?"
"By no means. I am as good a republican
today as I ever was. The republican
party has settled many of the important
issues that any nation has ever made and
oas settled them right, and every repub
lican can feel proud of the history his
.jarty has made. However, new issues
nave presented themselves to the Americ
tii people for settlement and the most im
portant of these is that between labor and
capital. The capital lias been organized
iuto vast corporations, mighty trusts,
financial syndicates, and stock and pro
vision gambling boards of trade.
These great powers have the labor and
production of this country at their mercy.
It is to their interest, to wring from labor
all they can and give no just compensa
tion in return, These elements of capital
are in both political parties
and are exerting mighty influence, in
if not absolute control of these parties
so doing have precipitated a
struggle with labor. The laborer and
the producer of this country have been
contending for years with these mono
polies to procure justice, and the result
has been that they have become discour
aged and are leaving the old parties,
labor parties have been organized and
large numbers of republicans and dem
ocrats have gone out and joined them,
and this going out has weakened the in
fluence of the labor and producing ele
ments in the republican party. The
fact exists that these men have gone out.
It will not do to call them cranks, sore
heads, and office seekers. They are con
tending for what they believe to be right
in procuring- justice and it behooves the
the republican party, and every good
republican to examine closely the condi
tions existing between labor and capital,
and if these men have it just cause for
dissatisfaction with the repuoncan party
it is vitally necessary that the republicans
see to it that the just demands of the
laborer and producer are granted. If
not, the laborers and producers remain
ing with the republican party, will go out
The reporter found Mr. Kennedy at his and fiiid noihiiur in it
desk, sleeves rolled up ami hard at' work, II is.M'lfevideM ti,i
and join those who have left for the rea
son that their interests are identical.
Having studied these conditions I became
convinced' that the producer was right in
demanding lhat the government protect
him from the cheap labor of Russia,
India and other grain producing coun
tries, and that the proper way to do this
was for the government to provide for
the surplus food products and to do for
the producer just exactly what has«been
done for the silver men. This principle
is right and the near future will so de
monstrate it. The republican party
must take up this issue or its capacity for
usefulness will cease to exist."
"What do you think oi" the article in
the News criticising pour article with re
ference to the new silver bill reeen 'ly
published in TIIE LKADJSU
"1 h.tve lead the two-'o-.iumn criticism
thy "f r'piy.
•ish h.'is no int ..
into his easy chair with that characteristic
dignified demeanor which becomes himvo
well. "I have no desire or inclination lo
become a candidate for states attorn 'v,
ind while my friends have considered me
justified, and urged me to do so I have my
re as on or do in it
"Would you be kind enough to favor
THE LEADER with your reasons, r. Ken
nedy" asked the reporter.
'No. First, I never wanted the office
and I consented to be a candidate before
the republican county convention for the
reason that Mr. Brown stated that lie
ould not be a candidate under any cir
cumstances and he was very bitterly
opposed to Mr. Rudolph procuring the
office and requested trie to be a candidate
for the position, pledging me that under
no circumstances would he be a candi
date or permit the use of his name. Mr.
Rudolph being objectional to a great
many of the temperance people of the
county, I consented to be a candidate,
relying upon the honor and good faith of
Mr. Brown. He saw fit to be a traitor to
his pledge, faith and support and the re
sult was that he was-nominated. The
convention.did me no wrotfg every man
but was received wilh'th :t. degree ,.f «».:• lelligentcoiMpt^h^usiori,''' ,.f this silver
diality characteristic of thatgent'emaii. jam! .-U: •ihyVii.gh• hutnifeslV a '.deplorable
"Mr. Kennedy" queried the ve..i!i:iev, I i:idc:r- -.or,- f-K'' ij.,wi'A'!g.vV of. tbe''"f)dSi
"I presume \ou ht|,veuoobjection to s.t vT- I'ditfo'h's. \viiieh i.his-/?•!:'%er law cmiti-si'"
ing toTIIE LEADER wheath.n- or not'
1 hive time nor do.J wish to occupy,
iu tend to be an independent, candidate for your spao^ut"
replying to. -This article
states attorney?" '•. er'iliaii t'. B4v"in addition-u' what I s..id"
lo, I.have not" said ho. leaning b«:k
said he. leaning b».ek
iii.my former article thai this silver i.-iw
provides'thai 'fli.e' sr!'v- »r certificate' issued
by the'goverimienf are payable in coiil'.
Tile Kecrei.ii.-y of -the. 'treasury construi's
this.to mean gold or silver and directs
'that I hey be paid in gold i'.so demanded
of is is on be ha
gold bugs of Wall street will hoard all the
gold they can draw from circulation and
then present the silver certificate to
the treasurer of the United States and
take all the gold there is there. The gold
being thus cornered it is not attainable to
satisfy contracts made payable in gold
coin, and silver will be at a discount and
practically demonetized." \, 7
"Have you read the criticism made by
the Leiinox Independent with reference to
your candidacy for state attorney, criti
cising you for avoiding the payment of
"Yes, I have read it, and as usual I re-'
gard Peters criticism as beneath my con
tempt and would not notice it were ir not
that people might accept his falshoods
for the facts. I never stop to indulge in
controversy with Pete for the reason that
I cannot get down in the mud with him.
With reference to my taxes I will say
that I have always paid the highest taxes
of»any man in the county. With refer
ence to my claiming to be worth $75'0d0,
I never made any such claim, and Pete
simply lies. In 1888 I claimed that my
indebtedness should be deducted from the
assessd valuation of my bank stock. The
city and county board denied me this
right. I appealed to the District court
and Judge Garland said that I was entitl
ed to such deduction and made an order
directing the county board and treasurer
to grant me this right, which, by the laws
of my state, I was entitled to." In 18891
again claimed a deduction for my indebt
edness. believing that the board woulb re
spect the decision of the District court,
which they saw fit not-to do. I again ap
pealed to the District court and Judge
Aikens ordered that the comity board and
treasurer allow my claim, it being the
law of the state.
I certainly should not be the subject of
censure 111 asserting.legal rights approved
by these courts. Peter insinuated, that
my affidavits were false. Nobody has
ever questioned them. The only Contro
versy has been with reference to the law
and not the facts, for nobody disputes
them I returned all the property I had.
I have got tired of Peter's continually
charging that I have dodged the payment
of my taxes and this is not the first time
he has libeled me. I will now bring him
into court in an action for lible and give
him an opportunity to 'show before the
court snd jury wherein I have avoided
the just payment of my taxes or made
any false affidavit. A jury of twelve
men will report the fact by their verdict,
and for all time to come, these malicious
charges ot my avoiding taxation. I have
paid, for the last three years, an average
of $GOO a year taxes and I dont propose
longer to endure such malicious false
hoods. Of course I realize the fact that
a judgement against Pete will not be
worth a cent but it will establish the fact
that I pay my taxes and that Pete lies.
"It is reported that you will not support
Mr. Dunham for state senator?"
"That is true. I cannot support Mr.
Dunham for the reason that uo republic-.
an is bound to support him. Two years
ago he was a candidate for probate judge
before the republican convention and for
lack of votes he failed to get the nomina
tion. and then bolted and ran independent
and got gloriously sat down on. He is in
110 manner qualified for the position, and
the republicans of Lincoln county will
see to it that he does not procure it."
All ladies interested in the amendment
giving the right of suffrage, are requested
to meet at the school house at'nine o'clock
Tuesday morning, Nov. 1.
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