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VOL.1. NUMBER 42.
-i', jl Christopher & Olson, One Price We get the cash. statement. ••'if ^he rank of clothing. the ladder. r? fti ttoagodses. Ig&sk"- We have just received the finest line of 5 ready made clothing, that you ever put you eyg^on, and our goods are sold at the Closest Margin Possible. Every man can convince himself of the benefit of our system, and the truth of our We are anxious to convince you and can only do so with a trial, or a personal ex- amination of our good. 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— ito (toe Price cash clotting tee. Main Street, one door South of First Na tional Bank, Canton, South Dakota. HE GALLS ON THEM TOR AID. A Man Who Had no Need of an Independent Last Fall But now Calls on Him for Snpport. "Republicans, Democrats, Indepen dents, I would be pleased to have you call at my new warehouse, Beresford, S. D., and I will show you as fine a class of machinery, etc." This is a circular which Gust A. John son has been sending out to the farmers in the vicinity of Beresford. Why does he call on the Independents to show them his fine machinery? No, he wants them to help him make a living. But what did he do before election? Did he say he would be pleased to have the independents call on him then, so that he might explain to them that their platform was wrong? No, but he paced the streets of Beresford shaking his fists in the air, and declaring that there was not an honest man in the independent ranks, and that Loucks, Leavitt, etc., would soon go to the insane asylum. Mr. Johnson evidently thinks his con dition will be made better by sending out this circular, then there would be as much sense in ealling him dishonest as to say the independents were dishonest, as he does, because they believe a.change in politics will better their condition. If lie thinks it is dishonest for the farmers to do anything to help them selves prosper, how can he expect to sell them any machinery. If he persists in calling them dishonest he will soon find what a difference it will make in the sale of his machiuery. You see he does not only say that the independent party is dishonest but that every person in it is dishonest. Now would it not be a good thing for Mr. Johnson, if the independents would start a warehouse of farm implements so that Mr. Johnson, would not have to trade with those dishonest independents. Mr. Warner spent a few hours in the city on Thursday. Another car of emigrants from Ridge way, la., arrived at our depot this week. Ole Olson by the looks of things, in tends to help improve the country, as he has received a lot of horses, cattle and farm machinery. We wish him success. Our town is booming. The farmers are shipping out several cars of grain this week. Jas. Madden is doing the business for the company now. E. W. Mass is rushing out the hay to the Nebraska folks. He has some fine hay yet to sell. Our new lumber yard will begin to re ceive lumber this week and intends to keep lumber, stone, brick and all that is generaly kept in connection with a lum ber yard. A sociable at R. O. Donahue's was well attended Friday evening and a good time reported. Our old friend Jerry Woodley was in town on business Thursday, and reports everything lively in his part of the coun ty. Elmer-Bradfield was in the city this week buying onion sets. He catches onto married life readily. Our agents little girl has been quite sick for the last week, but we understand is better again and in a fair way to be out soon. Mr. Henry says business is picking up and keeps him busy and the grip has about done him up besides. H. J. Frank will buy stock at this place hereafter and farmers should give Mr. Frank a show, being a new man in the business. He expects to pay good prices. A. J. Leavitt was down from Sioux Falls this week on important business. Mrs. A. P. Wilcox has gone to visit her father in Iowa, who is very ill. Our lyceum closed last Saturday even ing with a splendid play. Miss Dickman played her part splendid. We are sorry to pen the death of Mr. and Mrs. G. M. Burrett's little daughter. We are in sympathy with the bereaved family. F. A. Leavitt is home and looking well and hearty. Chas. Bates and Son has arrived from Iowa and will make their future home at Worthing-. They bring some very lint horses with them awl we expect to fix up 1 !ir rmsrrsF-r** 1 (f»^»-¥jt" AN INDEPENDENT. WOKTHIHG WAIFS. The Correspondent From Worthing Gives us Some Interesting Items. Farmers sticking right at business and have a large crop sown already. Plenty of lagrippe reported throughout. "VVm. Pelton is about to complete his new postofHce. W. Dick is painting his new dwelling also putting in a large crop. Dr. Rosenbaum, of Canton, had been called a number of times last week to see our sick folks some are better while some are dangerously ill. 1 A Faithful LEADER in the Cause of Eoonomy and Reform, the Defender of Truth and Justice, the Foe of Fraud and Corruption. CANTON, SOUTH DAKOTA, THURSDAY, APRIL, 9, 1891. a track and have several fast horses training here for the state fair at Sioux Falls this fall. We welcome Mr. Bates and his son and still there is room. BBOOKLYN PARAGRAPHS. A Batch of News From onr Regular Correspondent of Brooklyn Seeding has been delayed in this vicin ity on account of frosts. The Scandinavians of Brooklyn are erecting a fine church. Messrs Carlson and Morse purchased 80 acres each of school section No. ic. Mr. Burrows who died, in Delaware township last Friday, was buried, Sun day, at Bonine's grave yard. Henry Cassavan has been in bed for about a week suffering from rheumatism. F. H. Knack started for Sioux City last Monday. One of Mr. Bertsch's horses ran into a barbwire fence and was badly cut. Smuggling Opium and Chinamen. Julian Ralph tells us in Harper's Maga zine how opium and Chinese are smug gled into the United States in propor tions that are a comiSent on official bar ring out at once*of cheap Chinese labor and expensive Chinese drugs. The smug gling goes on extensively through British Columbia. Of the boundary lines the United States and Canada are mutually supposed to police Mr. Ralph writes: Whoever would understand it must know that the entire northern boundary of our na tion, from the Lake of tho Woods to the Pacific coast, is a gigantic wilderness. The prairie, tho plains ot the western provinces and tho thick clustenfed mountains of British Columbia are repeated in our Minnesota, North Dakota, Montana, Idaho and "Wellington. Geological ly and naturally there is no difference between the countries the boundary line is an arbitrary mark. At intervals of a mile apart this other wise intangible division is established by means of surveyors' "monuments" that are imbedded in the earth, and stand slightly above it, each marked "B. A." on one side and "U. S. A." on the other. There are few settlements on tho line—al most none—and the whole region is practically known to men only as they cross it by the watercourses in canoes, or the far apart trails of the great grass plateaus and of the valleys between the mountains. There is no port of it over which a Chinaman may not pass into our country without fear of hinderance. There are scarcely any parts of it where he maynot walk boldly across it at high noon. Indeed tho same Is measurably the case ap .along our northern boundary—even upon the St. Lawrence—where smuggling has always been a means of liveli hood whenever varying tariffs made it remu -v Chinese cross the border from Canada into the Stated at the rate of 1,500 a year, which is not a great number, ex cept when we remember that it is pro hibited them to come at all. It is through the endless waters of the bays and inlets of Paget sound that most of them arrive. Bat six yean ago British Columbia contained 18^)00 Chinamen. Today there are between 7,000 and 8,000. Where are the other 11,000? Most of them have got into the United States by hook and crook. Of the opium smug gling Mr. Ralph says: Thw an thirty or forty linns of Chinamen manwfartnring It constantly in the two British Colombian cities, and one firm—not the largest admitted to me that they produce from two bundn-t to three hmndred pounds a month. There it scarcely a devisable manner at con cealment of the little cans in which the opium fcputup that is not practiced in smuggling this article over ocr border. It comes in barrels of beer. In women's bustles, in trunks, in sach ets, trader the loose shirts ot sailors, in boat loads by night, in every conceivable way. By coQutdon with steamboat and steamship cap tains, and through corrupt officials in oar own country, the greatest profits are made possible. Tho Next Great Novelist. Where is he? "When will he come? The world has waited years, but he does not appear. Or will the next great novelist perhaps be a woman? When George Eliot's literary lamp went out, the last really great English writer of fic tion disappeared. We have had none since. Hugh Conway came, but he was a flashlight. Then came Rider Hag another flash from the camera, and then darkness. Will Rudyard Sip ling be only a will-o'-the-wisp, too? Come to think, no nation has any great novelist now except Russia, semi barbaric Russia. Tolstoi alone of living miters of fiction can touch the hearts of all men, making them weep, smile or curse, according to their nature and up. Germany has none, France 1MM had none since Victor Hugo. In there is such a dearth of ab sents that now in sheer self de people are going back to the old Dickens and Thackeray. Even the taste for Cfcrida has palled on the popolar appetite, are told by book setters. We want raaUy gnat novelist, oae will unllast at least fear one who will wake all soul and inflaenrw hm his life, who will make him laugh and cry, and wonder and medi tate and dieaxa. Shall we ever have aoch an American novelist? HUBON, S. 1)., Feb. 10.—The Ctncagv and Northwestem railway have extended the time of half-freight rates on feed, grain and fuel for needy people in South Dakota until March 10. The rate was given last fall, but as many w'Jl need additional feed and coal, and also grain SOT seed, the company has made tfce above extension of time. city, and the GOODS! GOODS! GOODS! L. B. STRAW CO., CLOTHIERS, Have purchased The Largest Stock of gents Fmhiog Ms A Complete Line of all Kinds That has ever been brought to this Lowest Prices! L. 9. STRAW & co. Canton, gouth Dakota. $1.00 PER ANNUM fo-iJ&r "i