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VOL. I. NUMBER 39.
iKfn K:: One Price We get the cash. statement. 1 3 amination of our good. the rank of clothing. the ladder. uses. ti: W is*-v I tional Bank, We have just received the finest line of ready made clothing, that yon ever put you cyea on, and our goods are sold at the Closest Margin Possible. f: Every man can convince himself of the benefit of our system, and the truth of our We are anxious to convince you and t* can only do so with a trial, or a personal ex- We are not occupying a small place in We are wide awake and at the TOP of Our bargains are striking hard, and our prices cutting deep in the flesh, of long Our styles the latest, coupled with our cut prices will peal the scales from the eyes of the people, till our bargains will shine like the sun irresistible. Christopher & Olson, -Proprietors of- Price Main Street, one door South of First Na* Canton, South Dakota. 1 Faithful LEADER The Last Acts of the Fifty-First Congress The President Thinks an Extra Ses sion Not Needed. Queer packages are constantly being received at the government departments, but a queerer or more gruesome one than that containing what purported to be the ashes of a union soldier, some scraps of blanket, brass buttons of the uniform and a battered bullet, which several days ago came through the mail from Yicks burg, Hiss., is not remembered. It was sent to the war department under the mistaken impression that the sender would be entitled to a reward of $35, Mr. Blaine is the proud possessor of a testimonial endprsing the reciprocity treaty with Brazil and hoping that simi lar ones may be negotiated with other South American countries, which is sign ed by more than 300 New York mer chants and importers, representing an invested capital of more than $60,000, 000. The administration seems disposed to take a little rest after the long tug with Congress. Mr. Harrison has gone ,to Maryland to shoot wild ducks, Secretary Foster has gone home and Secretary Proctor has gone down South, while a large number of the more or less distin guished jurists and patriots who arc willing to serve their beloved country as judges, at $5,000 a years, of the newly created United States Circuit Court, are left to cool their heels in Washington hotels and boarding houses until the pre sident returns. There are nine of these judges to be appointed, and the number of applicants—and they are not all repub licans—already very large, is daily, I might say hourly increasing. Commissioner of Indian affairs Morgan is out in a long and somewhat labored argument against disarming the Indians, that will certainly make him unpopular with most of the whites living in the In dian country. He is what seems to be an uncalled for reflection upon the whites of South Dakota, whose governor had asked for the disarming of the Indians in that state: "Should the arms they now possess be forcibly taken from them, there is nothing either in the law or in the habits of the people surrounding them to prevent them from arming them selves anew at the earliest opportunity by purchasing from the whites all the arms and ammunition which they are able to pay for." An official order has been issued by the war department authorizing the enlist ment of not more than 3,000 Indians in the regular army. Since congress adjourned the Alliance senators and representatives are devoting their time and attention to becoming ac quainted with the methods of transacting business in the executive departments of the government, and I shall be greatly surprised if some of the present red tape how-not-to-do business methods do not get a complete showing up in the next Con gress. These Alliance men are investiga ting in the right way. They are visiting the departments with their eyes and ears open, without making themselves official ly known, which gives them an oppor tunity of learning by actual personal ex perience the difference with which the average department official receives or dinary citizens and Senators or represen tatives, a difference which the average congressman never knows, because of his anxiety to have everybody he meets know his official position. Postoffice department officials express $ W&3 in the Cause of Economy and Reform, the Defender of Truth and Justice, the Foe of Fiaud and Corruption. CANTON, SOUTH DAKOTA, THURSDAY, MARCH, 19, 1891. THE FIFTY-FiRST CONGRESS. The News From the National Capital as it Effects the Interests of the West ern Farmers. WASHINGTON, March 18. Correspondence: Senator Pettigrew, who at one bound obtained a national notorie ty last fall, by reason of his being one of the three republican senators that voted against the McKinley tariff bill, has some very decided opinions on the question of Canadian reciprocity, which he does not hesitate to proclaim. He said: "I was very much interested in the Canadian elections, and I am very much pleased to know that the conservatives are on top. Why? Because their success settles for for sometime to come all prospects of re ciprocity treaties with Canada. I am op posed to reciprocity with Canada because it would make every Canadian farmer a competitor on even terms with American agriculturists along the border. What kind of a trade would it be for as to give them a market of 64,000,000 of people in return for an opportunity to sell goods to 5,000,000 people? If reciprocity was in operation England would move the factor ies to Canada and enjoy all of the advan tages without carrying any of the burden. If Canada desires annexation we will ac comodate her, but the people of the Uuited States don't want any reciprocity where the balance is so tremendously on the other side." wrytw themselves as very much pleased with the experimental free delivery service which is now being tried in thirty vill ages and small towns and which is to be extended to twelve more the first of April, and they predict that the re sults will be so satisfactory that congress will provide for its permanent maintenance all over the coun try. The celebration of the patent centen nial, whicli is to be held here in April, promises to be a big thing in its way, and from present indications it will be largely attended. BEPUB1I0ANS NOT UNCOUTH. The Republican Bosses Still Deluding the People of Our Country. "They," the Kansas legislature, "are an uncouth conglomeration."—Republic an papers. Note the fact, you who are still deluded by republican pretense of friendship for the farmers und laborers, that just as soon as the representative of these classes appear in any legislative body, the bitter, vindictive tools of the g. o. p., stigmatize them as an "uncouth conglomeration," or similar expressions, and ply them with every possible epithet of contempt: thus showing'that the most servile ass knows his master's crib, and is willing to earn his husks. The standard definitions of "uncouth," are unfamiliar unusual strange odd unseemely clumsy awkward boorish. These definitions cannot apply to any as sembly of republican legislators for they are perfectly familliar with the dirty work their masters, the monopolists, ex pect them to do, and it is the most umal thing in the world for them to do it. They are never odd. for there is perfect uniformity amongst them in schemes to sell the interests of the people to the grasping shylocks for the highest offer they can get, and there is nothing strange in their passion for public plunder. They are never unseemly, for after thirty years of republican crookedness, it is the most seemly thing under the sun that tjjiey should predominate in any assembly where the pebple are to be robbed by piratical legislation. They are not clumsy and mekicarfe for monkeys in a menagerie never exhibitjiiore agility than they* in climbing to fcy roost their managers bid them, and no trained dogs were ever more nimble at the crack of their master's whip. They are not boorish for they are the most refined and affable liars that were ever elected by deception and fraud. No, their is no element of un couthness in these fellows, from Jim Blaine up and up and UP to the remains of the-late, lamented, Mr. Sitting Bull. These epithets of contempt, which repub licans are so fond of applying to the in dependents are never very expressive of truth, but being born of an undying love for the laboring men, such as Vanderbilt and Jay Goulds, they furnish good texts, or pretexts, for "jacking them up" once in-a- while. Every movement in the interest of hon est industry heretofore attempted, has been bleaten, not by argument, but by ridicule and sarcasm and the same tactics are being applied to the independent party. Now I propose that we change ends with our weapons and tucking our daggers by their handles, meet these fel lows on the ground of perfect, republican "reciprocity." To show how fair republicans fight, I will quote two little extracts from a lead ing paper of the party, the editor of which I have known for years as a news^ paper man of marked ability, but who has never been able to crush that web weaving spider of the mind, prejudice. The extracts quoted are from adjourn ing paragraphs. In commenting on the work of the late South Dakota legislature, after speaking of -the abilities of the law yers of the senate the editor says, "In the house, however, not only was the ex perience lacking, but the great mass of the members are unfit for law makers in point of natural ability and educations." A blind man could see the animus of this criticism they were the farmers' repre sentatives, and must get a republican side-winder. Again I quote from the next paragraph, fit will be found that the laws which have been passed will bear comparison with those made even by the best legislature Dakota has ever known." Now this last declaration is either not true or the above criticism is prompted by pure, partisan prejudice, which is probably the fact. A "great mass" of non-ability and ignorance never made intelligent laws. Just think of crediting a "great mass" of ignorance with making and passing a complete and comprehensive school law for the state. Oh, pshaw! further comment is not nec essary, unless a suggestion is in order, that Fitteredge, Krencli, Joshabaugh, Welville and Molley, of the senate, made and passed all the laws. L. Meybery from Minnesota has moved onto G. Gerber's farm east of town. A friend of Mr. Boomgardner. I 9 I 1 GOODS! city, and the :-rh. •. •r &V.:*v A Complete Line of all Kinds 91.00 PER ANNUM GOODS! GOODS! L. B. STRAW CO., CLOTHIERS, Have purchased 9 That has ever been brought to this Lowest Prices! L. B. STRAW & CO. Canton, South Dakota. u.:,i '-•vw It wmI