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VOL. I. NUMBER 41.
r**» :'t *. IK* i*v statement. 4 V, f" s. I?ff:gppsi r^® fhe OIK Price amination of our good. tfie rank of clothing. the ladder. time houses. jp5*.-.? tional Bank, ,m We have just received the finest line of •-,. ready made clothing, that you ever put you t- ./ •'.- eyes on, and our goods are sold at the |. Closest Margin Possible. We get the cash. 5 Every man can convince himself of the benefit of our system, and the truth of our We are anxious to convince you and cai3|Pjfely 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— One Price cash cktkiig imse, Main Street, one door South of First Na Canton, South Dakota. :.-, T-s—-v- pil Jl**^ "Ml' 1 A Faithful LEADER in the Cause of Economy and Reform, the Defender of Truth and Juatiee, the Foe of Fraud and Corruption. CANTON, SOUTH DAKOTA, THURSDAY, APRIL, 2, 1891. WASHINGTON NOTES, The Newe From the National Capital aa it Effects the Interesta of the West ern Farmers. Our Correspondent Tells What Our Of ficiate are Doing in the Capital City. WASHINGTON, March 30.—Special Cor respondent: Somebody is going to be dis appointed about this reciprocity business between Canada and the United States, and it will not be Mr. Blaine. The Cana dian officials haye not helped their cause any by getting the British government to bring the reciprocity negotiations between this country and Newfoundland to an abrupt close, by declining to allow that colony to negotiate a seperate treaty. Mr. Blaine knows that he Jias the whip handle of Canada, and has intimated very plainly. I understand, the British minister who has been trying to pave the way for the Canadian commissioners to negotiate a reciprocity treaty, that un less they can come hear prepared to nego tiate from an American standpoint, they might as well not come. "That is just the point exactly," said a western sena tor, Canada wants our market a good deal worse than we do hers, and she must calculate to take that fact into considera tion, there can be no dickering. If Blaine doesn't get the best of the bargain he will simply decline to take it at all, and then what will Miss Canada do. Commercial ly speaking Canada is in our power, and she must accept such terms as we may be disposed to offer." It is a mistaken idea, that many people have been led into from a lack of trust worthy information, to suppose that all of the men elected to the fifty-second con gress, by the Farmers Alliance, are un educated. Just the reverse is true. Sen ator Peffer, of Kansas, while not well up in the dead language and classical lore, is nevertheless an educated man and as authority upon matters relating to the United States government, and its do mestic affairs, he has few superiors. Representative John Davis, from the same state will be one of the best educat ed men that will sit in either house of the fifty-second congress. Indeed he is so close a student that he has earned the title of "crank." But he is the kind of a "crank'* that the country can always find room for. He is the originator of the idea of state agricultural colleges, and the author of the bill passed by the Illi nois legislature establishing the first one of those colleges in that state. He will be heard from in the house, and any member that tackles him under the im pression that he doesn't "know beans" will get badly left. Nearly all the states entitled to pay ments under the direct tax act have ap plied for and received their checks from the treasury department. Hayti, the black republic, according to private advice received here, wants to get under Uncle Sam's protective wings, if the old gentleman has any such appurten ances. In return for a cooling station upon the island which the United States has long been desirous of possessing, the Haytians want the United States to as sume a protectorate over the island. The impression here is that the price is too high. 'We have quite enough trouble With the blacks we already have without attempting to care for any more," is the way a gentleman from the south, puts it. No more silver dollars will be coined after July 1, owing to the fact that the silver law enacted by the last congress authorizing the secretary of the treuury to discontinue the coinage at that time, with discretionary power to resume when ever it becomes necessary to redeem the silver certificates. The 4,500,000 ounces of silver bullion purchased each month thereafter will be paid for in treasury notes. The mint will put in a big part of its time for quite a while after the first of July in recoining the mutilated and abraded fractional currency now in the treasury which amounts to several mil lions of dollars. The total number of silver dollars now in existence is 397,000-, 000 of which 67,000,000 are in actual cir culation, 306,000,000 are represented by silver certificates in.circulation, and 34-, 000,000 are held by the treasury for which no certificates have ever been issued. The return of the Hearst special train from San Francisco has started anew all the gossiping stories of the enormous ex pense of congressional funerals, and of the outrageous actions of those who at tend them. The expence part is suffi cient for a change, and if public opinion counts for anything, as it usually does, one will be made. The accounts of drinking, cardjplaying and other disgracej ful things in connection with these fun erals appear to be either entirely without foundation, or grossly exaggerated Sena tor Faulkner, who was one of the com mittee, said in. answer to the telegraphed stories of dunking, etc., on the Hearst train: "I can say without reservation demeanor ancji conduct of every member of the party, so far as it came under my observation was marked by the utmost dignity, courtesy and good behavior. As for the bottled that so much has been said about, they were mainly apollinaries or congress water bottles. "VVe drank this bottled water in preference to the alkali water of the plains. WORTHING WAIFS. The Correspondent From Worthing Gives ns Some Interesting Items. Seeding has commenced. A large amount of wheat will be sown. Operator Hanner has pone to Scotland to work a few days. Eugene Frank and Henry Gerber re turned horn® from Sioux Falls, where they have been going to school. Chas. Marker, of Canton, has been visiting with A. O. Streeter last week we learn. A ten pound girl has made its appear ance in the family and Charles and Kate are jubilant. The mother is doing well but Chas. is somewhat under the weather. Dr. Smith has been called to see a number of sick the last week this vicinity. u. Our Literary entertainment Saturday evening was*a grand success. Some ex cellent songs .were sung by our young folks. The question for debate was de cided in favor of the negative. Our literary class meet on the first Saturday in April. There will be one week's vacation in our school, after which a three months term will be commenced by Miss Dick man our present teacher. Our school is a grand success this winter. The blind man'B show was quite well attended and a nice book and a beau tiful pen-knife was presented to a young lady and gentlemen. Plenty of ducks and geese flying, but water is scarce. James Woodley has moved onto his farm. A Mr. Miller has rented the Martin farm just north of town and will move on there this week. E. W. Mass and H. J. Frank are ship ping out some nice hay. Will Sick has his house near completed what next we are unable to say. Herb Martin was in town a few hours this week. Henry Cooper and Mr. Gimmell spent Sunday in Worthing, and took the down train for Canton. E. W. Mass took a fly trip to Sionx City on Monday. Our blacksmiths arc pounding out work at a good rate. 9. J. Frank is visiting this week at H. J's from Nebraska, we learn he is a very prominent gentlemen. We are about two have anew lumber yard and coal house here. A large firm is looking the city over with that idea. Come along we will do our best to help you out in locating here. TMwkan Eumiiation. A public examination of applicants for teachers certificates will be held at the Canton Public School Building on Tues day, April 7th, 1891. Examinations to begin promptly at 8:30 a. m. Supt. supplies paper. Respectfully, J». '.-Vv ..• ., ,v. ."1 .••:•.•• .• ,'.<p></p>W^^'W0X::Mf i.^1- city, and the H. B. LCKD. CALL AT MALLO^Y for all lands of legal blanks. TS" /i! '. .v. v- .: .•'•*•««-? _• :^cv ••'. \V -V' •:.• •..• GOODS! GOODS! GOODS! L. B. STRAW! & CO., CLOTHIERS, Have purchased FnhiRg A Complete Line of all Kinds That has ever been brought to this Lowest" Prices! L. D. SWW & C«- Canton, goutlx Dakota. -j: 1 '$1' Wy |f:tlfS|S»iS^ $1.00 PER ANNUM