Q*U«tk» LEADER Cfi*
VOL. 14. NUMBER 12
SIOUX WHEY HARDWARE & IMPLEMENT CO.
ff&' This is the Timfe
Having a surplus of Binding Twine on hand, it
will be closed out at cost This bargain in twine
will last but a few days. First come, Eirst served.
Sioux Valley Hardware & Imp. Co.
M. Bainnm, T. WIMTAD, 0. R. Motrwow,
Viae Pres Beej. Treas.
f| The Reliance has outraced
Tne Shamrock III
but we can
Drices and quality
.v AND CARPETS
4 HMtftil U40MM t»
yd JM Jew Fill
To choose from, at prices that will astonish you.
General King's Blander.
General CharlM King, the brilliant
writer of weetera fiotion, made a atopid
andfoollah aawrUon whea be intimated
that the eastern eoldien, that ia aol
dien from the original thirteen atatea.
are not a match for western aoldten,
and if report* an true, he intinuited
that the courage of ihe eastern soldier
may be questioned. Of oonne a man
like King who never fought anything
bat scattered bands of Indiana and saw
a few skirmiahee in the Philippines,
more knowledge of a genuine war
than the average soldier of the frontier
garrison. Had King been at Gaines
Mill. Savage Station or Malvern Hill,
the Second Ball Ban or Cedar Moan
tain, Antietam, Gettysburg, Fredricka
burg, the Wilderness or the Bloody
Angle, or at the second Gold Harbor,
where some IS,000 eastern soldiers
found rebel ballets in a little over thir
ty minutes, charging rifle pits andi Lse'e
artillery, he woald have seen some real
war, besides there was a fair degree of
fighting around Petersburg, bat King
saw none of it. He don't know what
war la He stupidly tries to make the
world's record a lie. No finer body of
men ever fought and died than the
Army of the Potomac, and it haa re
mained for Captain-General King, a
bantling of the frontier army posts and
sutler's stores, to rise up and question
the courage of one of the grandest and
bravest armies that man ever command
ed, and that army was In the main
composed of eastern men. We have
reason to doubt the courage of a man
who. in the faoe of history, will give
voice 4o auch ah outrageous slander as
that which King ia charged with.
We have seen no denlsl of King's
cowardly charge and have reason to be
lieve he made it boastlngly.
At the opening of the civil war the
western soldier had some advantage over
his eastern brother from the very nature
of hia daily life and surroundings, but
the western man was of the same blood
as his eastern brother, and in due time
the armies of the east and west became
veterans, men who when occasion de
manded charged into hell time after
time and never flinched. Every man
who faced the terrible and uaeleaa
alaughter at Fredericksburg knew it
was certain death to advance on Marye
heights, but he went and kept on going
until 12.00C had been alain, and the
bloody elope was oovered with the dead,
dead than then was living in the
hut charge over the. dead, bodies, and
Me Ohm•/ ftMMty Mtf
Jauuary 1st, 1904, this finn changes hands. The firm is now composed of C. M., D. F. & J. G. Laxson. My brothers have disposed of their en
tire stock at Earlville, Iowa, and have concluded to retire from business, and I have concluded to buy their interest in the stock here at Canton, and
iu it is much easier to coUnt the'cash and more satisfactory, we have concluded to sell every article in our e'ntire stock at —.
tkakw/ A-rr #*&:
that's when J. G. Laxson takes entire charge for himself.. Never in the history of Canton have you had the opportunity to buy Up-to-Dat^, not old
shop worn goods, at the price we are going to sell them. We are going to sell you this stock inside of the next 4 months, or all we can of it.
Changes hands to
J. G. LAXSON
January 1st. *We would be pleased
to have all that owe us call and settle
before that date, as all accounts due
Laxson Bros, must be settled before
January 1st, 1904.
Mtform, tk§ 0*f—dir of Truth cm4 Jmthi, tht
OANTON. SOUTH DAKOTA. FRIDAY. SEPTEMBER II. 1903.
The One Price, Up-to-date Clothiers,Canton (1 I O I
King questions the bravery of such
men. The eastern soldier of today is
no leas brave than his brother of forty
All Kinds of Fakes.
Canton must have a reputation
abroad for being easy, desd easy, for
every kind of unfortunate, unless It is
the blind, haa been around begging in
the past two weeks. First came a
oouple of young women, abort legged
or (long heeled—hard to tell which.
Then came a man with a apine out of
shape-disjointed or spliced—something
doubled him up in the copper mines of
Mlnnssota where no copper's tound.
Then came a man without feet. We
don't believe he cut hia feet o£ to go
begging, like the fellow who blisters
his arm, bat he finds a very easy way
to earn a living, like the short legged
help a girl when ahe'a
down. There was nothing down about
the girla. They have juat acquired
cheek and gall like the men and are
using cratches to help their short ex
tremities. Then a big tall bewhiskered
man cam around. He had crutches—
all have cratches—a cripple without a
crutch wouldn't do—a crutch is the
open sesame to the pocketbook. The
big tall man with crutches must have
been a abort atop in hia younger days
from the way he went up ataire in the
Miller block in queet of nickles. An
armless and legless combination is due
soon. Some are deservingr-othera are
not, and life's to short to investigate.
The macedonian cry of "help the girl
when ahe'a down" is a winner, a dead
easy winner, especially when she puts
her machine poetry under your nose
Help the girl that's down is 9 beautiful
sentiment but it ia not in the same class
with the unfortunate girl who is voice
less and whose ears burn not when
naughty men say mean things about
her—she ia a ante winner when she's
handsome: Just think of a man saying
all manner of nice things about the
sweet faced, angelic form and lovely
feet of the oharmer and the- hears not,
while her bosom heaves like the rest
lass wave and powder and paint con
oealaa blush, and the naughty man
eaya lota of other things about the girl
who speaks not and heareth not the
dulcet tones when someone told her her
"pettiooat was coming off." The deaf
and dumb girl was the finest fake that
ever fooled a lot of embryonal mashers,
who will just go crasy if a real deaf and
dumb gUl domes along.
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ftavtf antf 0emvttM.
s^i From and after January First, 1904, *J VX LdASUn. S
Pay Up. '.Avoid Costs^.- ,Si
O. W- Kerr, manager of the North
Dakota Collection Agency of Fargo,
North Dakota, spent last week in this
city oollecting the claims of the de
funct Farmers' Mutual Hail and Cy
clone Insurance aasooiatlon of Water
town, South Dakota.
This company was organised in 1808
and was placed in the hands of a re
ceiver In 1000. Morris H. Kelley. of
this city being appointed receiver. In
July 1000 one hundred twenty-five
suits were brought in Jaatice Jonea'
court, C. N. Harris of this city sp
peering for the receiver. The case*
were fought by local attorneys and
judgment waa rendered for the com
pany in all esses that were nut settled.
Abont two-thirds of the cases were set
tled before judgement.
Mr Kerr has kept the sheriff's office
busy levying .executions on the balance
of the judgements taken. We are told
that where an aaaeasment was origin
ally 915.00, the claim has now grown
until it amounts to three times that
sum, which would indicate that law
salts are an expensive luxury.
There haa been a great deal of discna
aion all over the state as to whether or
not the members of this company are
liable for these assessments. Caaes
have been tried in the circuit court in
Roberta county and alao in the circuit
court in Brown county, and judgment
waa taken for the company. There
were also some cases tried in the circuit
court in Spink, Minnehaha and Lincoln
counties before Judges Campbell, Jonee
and Smith and the courts have held
with the company in all of the cases.
Moral: Beware of Travelling Insur
ance grafters, grocery men, peddlers,
etc, and patronize home industry and
do bnaineae with meu you know, and
when you get mixed up in one of these
concerns pay your money and take your
medicine as there is no money in law
r„, v1 TWCv
for attorneys —Aberdeen
Several hundred Spink county -farm
large number of auita were brought, in
en were members of this con
1900 and aeveral more recently. Attor
ney Bruell of thia city and C. N. Harris
of Aberdeen representing the receiver
and Sterling & Olark the defense. The
circuit court of this district having held
that the members were liable nearly all
of them have, settled, not however until
about one hundred suits were brought
and several hundreds of dollars cost
Lawsuits and fake mutual hail insur
ance are luxuries indeed Redfield
—I have a team of good work hones
for sale. ft-I TOM COLLINS.
—When in need of prompt dray ser
vice—delivery or by contract work—
telephone 128, and your wants will be
attended to at onoe.
We haiidle Hart Schaffner & Marx
Mens Clothing and Overcoats and
I 20th Century Boys Clothing arid
Overcoats. Two of the best makes
in the world. The only real new
Up To-Date stock of Clothing in
4 1 flWS*
CANTON, S. D..
A. R. BROWN, President,
O. A. RUDOI^B, Vice Pres.
|W| C. A. SOUTH, Secretary,
O. K. BROWN. Cashier.
ADVERTISE IN TOM
Largett Paper, Largttt
Circulation, 11.BO Ptr Y*ar
•1.50 PER ANNUM.
Our atock ia the moat complete and taken in detail ia the
most varied and interesting.
Every article haa it« own special merits. It can be pre
sented without a word of praise from as and and win
proval from all who appreciate high class V*
Here are area few itema telling a price atory.
About 40 pairs Mena Patent and 'Enamel $4.00 Shoee v-"
closing at $3.50.
About 60 pairs Women's Shoes Patent and Kid $3.00 -,.w
Shoes, closing at $2.0O.
Our fall stock ia about all in come and aee th^ latest^' -|C
BRAGSTAB & JOHNSON.
rnpritUrsiT "THE CM 8MB
3rd Dmr Wut if P. 0. c«nio9 s. p.
All kinds of wood work for contrac
tors. A full line of plain and
Sash, sash doors, window screens,:
mouldings, turning, scroll work, 'E
^interior finishing and
We alao have the sole right to make and sell the Matchless .-Window Screen
and Holmes Kitchen Ckblnet.
Satrum Bros., Canton, S. D./
OMwt tank in die totj.
Interest allowed on time deposits,
and short time loans a specialty
O. A. Rudolph,
C. A. South,
T. H. Helgerson,
Ed. L. Wendt,
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