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The Canton Leader.
Anna Lira. Editor and Proprietor. O. o. Gumommra. Business Muiier. For President in 1904: THKODORB BOO0EVXI.T. A Mother lias IilKhts. Slonz Falls Prese:—The case of Mrs. Farmer and her children la still a matter of great interest in the comninn itr of Canton, which is the home city of the Farmer family. Mrs. Farmer was declared inaane by the Lincoln connty board and her ohildren. who are father lea*, were thereupon turned over to the children's home in Sioux Falls. A higher tribunal reversed the finding of the Lincoln connty board of inaanity and gave Mrs. Farmer her liberty, as a sane peraon. This waa the circuit court for Minnehaha county. It appears that the law which depriV' ea thia auppoaed inaane peraon of her family does not return the family to that peraon when the charge of inaan ity ia removed. If thia ia the law, it ia an enactment which ahould be changed at the first opportunity. The purpose of the children's home management in retaining possession of theae children is to find for them other homes than their natural home and to leagally make them the children of peo ple who are not their parents. Mrs. Farmer wants her children and demonstrates her ability to care for She has not forfeited her ma 1 rights by lapsing into a condi tion of alleged mental irrieponsibility. She is legally sane. The children want their mother. They have demonstrated conolusivly that she ia the object of their effection and that it ia their de sire to be with her. If there ia in existence a statute which commands the separation of a family under theae circumstances it should be dishonored while it laatt and obliterated at the earliest legislative convenience. Our children'a home waa not. ereated for the purpoee of disrupting families. It's mission is to provide for the help less members of families already dis rupted. The Sioux Falls Press takes a correct view of the forcible removal of Mra. Farmer's children from her possession. Children'a homes are supposed to be for the can of children who have no one to care for them. Mra. Farmer is able to care for her three little girla, and no one will take auch loving care of them aa a mother. Hon. C. B. Lamkin of Inwood, tele phoned the LEADER Wednesday at noon that his majority for the legis lature in the Lyon-Osceola district was 450, a greater majority than waa ex pected, tad a deserved acknowledg ment of hia popularity in the district. He will make a good record at Des Moines the coming winter and will prove a hard working and 'valuable member of the law making body. The City of Panama has declared its independence and severe its relatione from the Republic of Colombia. Thia means anew state' which will embrace the country between Panama and Colon on the west coast of the little isthmus. Uncle Sam will be asked to recognize the new state, ..-V Tom Johnson of Ohio ia clear out of sight in the political soup. Tuesday's Election. The result in New York City was expected. New York city is demo era tic when the Tammany forces are united, and no one doubted the election of a Tammany mayor. Mayor Low's administration was not satisfactory to republicans because of various political dements which were united under the Low banner. The state ia safely re publican however, and will give ita electorial vote to Preeident Rooaevelt. The great republican majority in Ohio wipes out Tom Johnson's political ambition, and leaves that state safe for Roosevelt in 1004. The result in the other northern states finds the usual republican ma jorities, Iowa giving a very heavy re publican majority for an off year. The vote of Nebraska indicates large increase in the republican vote, while Kentucky stays in the demo emtio column: The result in Maryland leaves t^at state in doubt for 1904, and Maryland is always a doubtful state. It is demo cratic by 8000 this year. J. E. Paul, Grand Foreman of the Brotherhood of American Yoemen, ol Dee Moines, Iowa, accompanied by C. B. Paul, Medical director of the Broth erhood were in Canton Thursday guests of Dr. Rogers. J. E. tad C. B. Paul are the originators of the Yoemen order. The are bright pleasant gentlemen. —Present foresight means future to dependence. No trouble to save when your'e once started. You balk at the beginning—that's all. When you see the figures beginning to mount up in your pass book you'll need no further urging. Savings Department. First National Bank. A Good Name. From personal experience I testify that DeWitts Little Early Risers are unequalled at a liver pill. They are rightly named because they give strength and energy and do their work with ease —W. T. Eaaton, Boerne, Tex. Thousands of people are uaing these tiny little pills,in preference to all othera. becauae they are so pleasant and effectual. They cure bilionaness, torpid liver, juandice, aick headache, constipation, etc. They do not purge and weaken, but cleanse and strengthen. Sold by I. M. Helmey & Co. WOULD SHOOT A DEER. Son of the President Held Check by South Dakota Game Laws. in -h Invited to British Columbia. Dead wood, S. D., Sep. 7.-Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., who is spending his holidays with Captain Bullock in the Black Hilla, ia chaffing under restraint imposed by the rigid South Dakota laws, and the fact that he is the presi dent's eon. He is anxious to shoot a deer, of which there are many in the Forest reservation. They are protected by the game laws, and some are pretty tame. A few days ago two came stalk ing by the camp. Young Teddy with a rifle in hand could hardly restrain him self. "I wish I was not the son of the president, I would risk all the game laws in the United States and take a shot," was his remark to companions. AN INVITATION. Fort Steele, B. C., Oct. 1,1903. Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., Washington, D. C. Dear Sir: I enclose you a clipping from a newspaper which I jnst hap pened to pick up. Being a resident of South Dakota, am very familiar with the game lawa there. The laws are quite different here, and I extend to you an invitation to viait Gold River Camp. Will equip you with all the qualification necessary to give you acceaa to deer, elk, mountain sheep, bear and all other game in any month of the year. Game is very plentiful, and the latch-string hanga outside of the door for you any time. So come along. Reapectfully yours, D. S. GUINTER, Superintendent of the Gold Riving Min ing and Power Co PRESIDENT REPLIES. White House, Washington, Oct. 13. My Dear Mr. Guinter:—Tonr letter to "Ted" has just come. I want to thank you for your kindness. I do not believe that the boy can accept. I only wish he could, and that I could go with him. Sincerely yours, THEODOHE*ROOSEVELT. Mr. D. S. Guinter, Superintendent Gold River Mining and Power Co. Claimed He Bobbed Him. A man named Jack Riley who has been working for Ed. Moscrip near Harrisburg, gave up his job Monday. His successor is a man named A. J. Bowen, and they both occupied the same room Monday night. When Bow' en went to work Tuesday morning he claims Riley went through his trunk and took therefrom |06, a gold ring and watch chain. It was learned at Harrisburg that Riley bought a ticket for Eldora. Iowa. Sheriff Opsal was consulted and at once telegraphed the sheriff at Eldora who had Sheriff Opsal's telegram in hand when Riley reached the town. RUey waa placed under arrest awaiting Sheriff Opsal's arrival. The Sheriff left Canton Thurs day morning for Eldora and will re turn with Riley for examination. It was quick work. Riley passed through Canton Tuesday afternoon and he was arrested Wedneeday afternoon. High School Liecture Course. Next Friday evening November 13, Mr. John G. Scorer will deliver his celebrated lecture entitled: "A Gener ation of Jokers" in the opera house in Canton. Mr. Scorer has a aplehdid reputation as a lecturer. The Milwau kee News spoke of his recent lecture aa follows: The lecture was largely attended. Jokes and their antiquity was the sub' ject considered. The speaker ia master of his subject. His ideas are good and he presents them clearly and forcibly. His able treatment of his subject showa a vast amount of research and investi gation, beginning with 'the days of Adam and coming down through tin long, dark corridors of time. He proves that Solomon's aphorism "that there is nothing new under the sun," is as true as the realm of jokes as elsewhere. He ahowa that moat of the jokea current to-day ante date the daye of the author of the Proverbs that many of them belong to the misty labyrinth of the past. The lecture ana lecturer were worthy of the large audience that tnrned —The Milwaukee News. out Harlan House Fire. About 12 o'clock Monday night afire waa discovered in the kitchen of the Harlan house which proved to be a stubborn one before the firemen suc ceeded in putting it out. Mrs. Seely waa the firat one to discover that afire was in progress somewhere down stairs because her room was full of smoke before she became aware of the danger lurking underneath. She gave the alarm and the house was soon fall of anxious people seeking safety from the dence volume of smoke that filled every part of the back end of the boilding. County Treasurer Slade has a room on the opposite side of the ball from Mrs. Seely and he, too, was aroused by the suffocating smoke fumes that found an outlet in hia room from below. He got out of that room in a hurry and Bought the cause of the trouble. He was soon convinced that there was no immediate danger and returned to his room to se cure his effects. Preeident Overseth of the Farmers State bank was also com pelled to make a hasty toilet and de part in queat of fresher atmosphere. Charles Winter, manager of the bouse, was active from the first and the safety of hia guests was his first consideration. This done he proceeded to investigate the danger and found that the fire was in the rear end of the kitchen and conld be estinguisbed when the firemen got to work, and the firemen got to work with promptness. The fire had got into the petitions and was slowly working toward the roof and the roof of the part on fire waa covered with a heavy tin, which gave the department lots of trouble. It waa aome time be fore the blaze could be located and this waa done by rapid axe work. When the fire waa located and the ake men had made an opening the firemen aoon had it under control and out. It was a decidedly stubborn affair but the boys kept pegging away and saved1 the botel proper, which at one time looked as if it was doomed. Mr. Winter's loss on furniture, bedding and fixtures will reach between $400 and $600. The building belongs to the Judge Shannon estate and was insured in Mr. Skart vedt's agency for a much greater sum thaa the loss will come to. Attorney Joe Kirby of Sioux Falls is the admin istrator of the estate and will soon have the damage repaired. Mr. Winter's loss was fully covered by insurance. The Harlan house is one of Canton's famous old landmarks, having been built by Capt. Harlan years ago. It has had tbree escapes from distruotion by fire, and it seems the house is proof against thia manner of-removal. A great crowd*of people watched the firemen fight a gallant battle and come out victoreoua, and the fire boys are en titled to great credit for their aucceaaful work Tuesday morning. Some Opinions Expressed. Sioux Falls, S. D., Nov. 4.—To the Press: I waapleaaed to read your ar ticle in the Preas of November 8, "A Mother Has Rights." I think the "so called Children'a Home of thia city ia tnrned into a kid catcher, and thoae in charge ought to be called down. A man ia in poor' baaineas when he goea into court to take children from par ents to place in other homes, and then refuses to tell where they are. Not long ago they brought another mother into oourt twice within six months. I do not think, because a man or woman is poor, that they want to be disgrace fully taken into court simply because they have commited the awful sin of having little children to carry out the demands of President Roosevelt. The state has gone too far in passing laws on this subjeot. The people should have something to say in the interest of the mother or father. I believe that a poor mother is bstter than a good step mother and should be protected in her rights. Let the state buy clothes and books if necessary and assist the moth er, but never tear her idols away from her. E. J. Sharon. Communicated. Beloit, Wis, Nov. 8. Mr. Editor:—We have just read in your paper "The CANTON LEADER," the editorial on "Mrs. Farmer's child ren." Surely a great wrong is being done this mother and her dear little onee. Will the christian people Of Canton keep still and allow thia awful wrong to grow 1 Ah, no, the ohriatian mothers and fathers of Canton will in the spirit of Christ see to it that these little ones are returned to mother, who not only loves them, but whom they dearly love. Let the Christ spirit .come into her heart and she can control this temper. Through the influence of the chriat ian mothers of Canton this home, poor aa it ia, can become a place where the blessed Chriat will love to dwell. Who can meaaure a mother's love? Who of ua would not give our lite if need be for our precioua children. Thia is your opportunity mothers of Canton. Let not her blood or the blood of her child' ren rest on yon. Christ is pleading with yon to look after this, his weak child. May you listen to his pleadings. If we are truly His we cannot turn deaf ear to others in sorrow. Did that officer show any of the Christ spirit as he carried those children away? Did he speak kind words to the heart-brok en mother? Many are watching and waiting to see if the christian people will allow thia wrong to go unrlghted. Winter ia coming on after thia great wrong ia righted Canton will be ready for a revival. The unbelieving will feel and know the chriatian people not only profess but act, and Christ will bless all those who have sympathy for the'down trodden. Nothing ia impossible with God. May joy and comfort aoon come to that home, and the little ones return ed to^ mother. We thank you Mr. Editor for your kind words in behalf of a mother. A. Mother. Communicated. Canton, Oct. 31. Mr Editor:—We were surprised to read the article in the News in regard to the Farmer case. We have often heard the editor made false statements, bnt were loth to believe it until read ing the article yesterday. Doubtless Judge Jones will repent when informed by the editor of his mistake in releasing Mrs, Farmer after being adjudged to ne bv our august board, of inaanity. Talk about violating the law. I'd like to know where the law ia found which will permit a man to enter a home and steal children from their mother's em brace. If such a law exists it is time to have such a law repealed. In regard to the work which Mra. Farmer ia doing for her customers, I would aay, if Mr. Nash would interro gate Mra Farmer in regard to prices, instead of listening to the goesip which is so prevalent he would soon discover hia mistake in hia assertion that Mra Farmer chargea 12 50 for work that other dreasmakers charge aix dollars for. All that we ask is that each may have justice given them, which surely is not an unreasonable request. ID Mrs. S. CHICHESTCR'S KNQLISM SAFE* Al were reliable. AITIJIIWIMM, MjBm CHICHESTER'S RED tad Ml meUUio bosw, waled with blot rlbboa. Take l^vfereu BvMtttlia le etker. Bcfiue w4 Iadta- «IMM» fieref jevDncr^tOrwod4«.la tnni MalL lessee TMtlaonlala. Soldhf all DruggMi. Cfcbkaater CWale.1 C«, HN. FSUA. rZ HARRIET MAY DUNLAP t? M. E. Church, Friday Evening, November O. The following extract tells how Mra. Dnnlap ia appreciated wherever ahe appears: West Salem, Wis., Oct. 18,1908. Aa city superintendent and prinoipal of high achoola for the paat fifteen years, I have had abundant opportunity to hear many noted and able elocutionists and impersonators, but hone that pleased me more than Mra. Harriet M. Dnnlap Mra. Dunlap has a style and stage presence all her own, and al though a graduate of a famous school of oratory, her presentation of a selec tion is not in the usual school of ora tory style, but far above it. Most elocutionists eopy etyle. Mra. Dunlap creates and originates. She is a true artist. There is nothing mechanical in her work. It is full of life and true to nature. Her audiences are not merely entertained, but instructed. I consider it a high privilege to be able to spend an evening with Mrs. Dunlap on the stage. B. F.OLTUAN, Sapt. of Schools, LaCrosse Co. A Great Play. "The New Fast Mail," by Lincoln J. Carter is one the beet samples of stage mechanism that the stage affords and will shortly be seen here at the Canton opera house on Saturday evening Nov. 7. The eteamboat race during an ex. Citing moment down on the Miaaiaaippi by two large river boate, with sparks a-flying and amoke pouring out of their huge funnels is one of the chief features of the piay. The story, telle the following: Walter Weat, in hia infancy, is kidnapped and sent to an old.Italian, who aubetitutee hia own child later on. Thia later child ia brought up as Hiram Martin's own offspring and turna out to be a thor ough rascal In the meanwhile Walter returns, secures employment at Mr. Martin's bank, and is succeeding nicely until Philip, the bogus son, finds out who Walter is and forges a note in or der to work his downfall. Walter is al' so charged with murder and is forced to fly to Chicago, where he is confined to a dive kept by Philip's own father, but ia finally traced by Samual Sleuth, detective and rescued. During the me, lee Philip escapes, but is later trapped on the old suspension bridge, and dur ing an encounter with Sleuth ia thrown into the whirlpool. By Far the Best Thing for the Hair. A Gettysburg Real Estate Man Tells ot Dr. Hold's Wond erful Hair Tonic. Gettysburg, South Dakota, Aug. 22,1903. DR. A. G. NOID, Canton, & D. Dear Sir:—Herewith find draft for |3.35. Please send me right away 8 bottles of your Antiseptic Dandruff Cure and Hair Tonic. Thia ia by far the beat thing for the hair that I have ever tried and I have tried many prep arationa. Two of theae bottles are for friends'who are getting it on my recom mendation. Yours Truly, FRANK D. TEALL. THE LATKST .. peeler & Wilson IAS ADVANTAGES CONTAINEOII 10 OTHER SEWING MACIIIE. kl- It combhus great speed with light nontag and alienee, sewing three yards ofgeeds while other machines sew two. It makes a stitch on beery nods tbst Is elutlc end strong and will not packer the U^best material. cheap.' guide In baying a sewing nechloi satisfied without first gffiag the :!*no. a total Bysardssln doss as seed lot catalog**. WHEELER & WILSON MFO. CO. 72 and 74 Wabaah Ave. OHICAOO. ILL. Mfeiw *"U to* mtwmr LEADER'S Tie Leak's Prize Cm Herewith is a picture of the Buggy which the LEADER will give to any Lincoln County Farmer who brings to the LEADER Prize Corn Contest The Best Bushel of ."'''A't-:V'. Corn Raised in This Year The decision to he made by competent judges to be selected at the Lincoln County Farmers Institute to be held in January next. The corn will be scored under the rules adopted by the Iowa Homestead. Bring your corn in sack or box to the LEADER office, where it will be stored and numbered as received. Select your best corn and Tbat Retails f« BUGGY a For Oats and Wheat. The merchants of Canton have arranged to pay $50 for the first and second best bushels of wheat raised in this county this year. And $50 more for the first and second best bushels of oats raised in Lincoln county this year. Joseph Millett, of Eden township, will also pay $6 in three prizes to boys not over 18 years of age who will bring to the Lincoln County Farmers Institute the first, second and third best 25 ears of corn raised in Lincoln county'. The prizes will be $3, $2 and $1. Detailed information of the contests will be published later. fes ,i '.wV ill '•0 1