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Palilc STANDARD Full Patent FLOUR When yon buy STANDARD FLOUR you get the beat. TRY IT. E. O. Hofstead, East Side of Court House. JPflLflGE TV ST A LIVERY STAPLE, (\W\m BROS, Props. Corner of 4th and Main Streets. We do a general livery busi ness and invite your patronage. Single or double rigs at a moments notice. DR. H. S. FISH, SIOUX FALLS. Eye Specialist. Visits Canton regularly. Watch local columns for dates. Finest Eye Glasses and Spectacles. E. A. Jones, Stenographer Typewriter and Notary Public. Office with State's Attorney Benedict. H. K. BROWN U.J.BROWN Brown & Brown, LAWYERS. —OFFICE— Corner Bro'ulway and 5th Streol. «c fcJ'. Kentner Elliott, AHorqey at Law, Office ABOVE POSTOFFICE. P. T. CUTHBERT A. B. CARLSON CITOERT & CARLSON, LAWYERS. 'Canton, S. Dak. Chas. O. Knudson, AUorqey ai Law. Office over Christopher & Olson. C. B. Kennedy, ATTORNEY AT LAW, CANTON. -Uitc and U. S. court practice. J. E. Corrigan, Plijsiciaii i$ii Surgeon. Office at THE RUDOLPH. ASA FORREST. JR. JOHN C. SOLEM Criminal Law. Civil Law. .Forrest & Solem, Lawyers. General court 'practice Land Titles. Conveyancing, Probating of Estate, Wills drawn. Collections, Con fidental agents. 200 East 5th St. Phone No. 19. Canton, South Dakota. Cyrus L. Wendt, Physician and Surgoon, Canton, S. D. Office in Wendt block 5th s*- R. Hetlesater, M. D. Physician and Surgeon. Office in Linn-Kennedy Block. House 148, call 2 Canton, Phone 0ffl(.e 148 can 3 So. Dak. J. F. DUSTIN, M. D. Fairview, S. D. PROFESSIONAL CALLS ANSWERED AT ALL HOURS, A. H. Rogers, M* D. Iloniwopiitliir Physician and Surgeon. General Practice. Specialty—Diseases of Children. Office in Linn-Kennedy Sloe! Car.tun, S. D. Residence, First south of Harlan House. F. P. SMITH, PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON, jrtice over Lincoln County Bank Canton. Residence 3 doors south of the Harlan House. FDR 5ALE, RENT OR EXCHANGE. Farmers and others can rise this col umn to advantage. Advertisements in this special column 5 cents a line. Farm tor Bent. A good farm for rent. For informa tion call'on 31- M. O. BERGSTOM. Special Bargains. One John Deer Spading Harrow. One Keystone Disc Harrow. One Ohio Corn Plow. One Marsells Feed Mill. The above goods will all' be closed out at a very low price. CLOUD BROS. & JOHNSON. Business House for Sale. The double siore building on the cor ner of Main and Cth streets, lots 44x 133, will be sold at right figure. Apply to ROBT. CONNELL, 22- In Feed Store. For Sale. Flour sacks 25 cts per dozen. Lard barrels $1.00, at the Qate City Bakery. 30-3 For Sale. I have 27 Chester White shoats for sale. 32 33. ARNE CHRISTOPHERSON. Fine Seed Corn. A superior grade of Golden Dent seed corn for sale. 33 45 E S. MAYNARD, Beloit, Iowa. An Early Rlin. A strong, healthy, active constitution depends largely on the condition of the liver. The famous little pills known as DeWitt's Little Early risers not only dense the system but they strengthen the action of the 'liver and re build the tissues supporting that or gan. Little Early Risers are easy to act, and never gripe and yet they are absolutely certain to produce results that aTe satisfactory in all cases. Sold by I Helmey & Co. Milling Wheat. Wanted immediately the best grade milling wheat at Beloit mill Highest price paid Beloit Mill. Firat Pub. Feb. ft. Notice. Notice is hereby given that the City Council of the filty of Canton will receive bids for the construction of the following line of sewer: Beginning at the man-hole at the intersection of Broadway aud Second Streets in the City of Canton, S. D., running thence north along the center line of said Broadway street one block to the point of its intersection with the center line of First street, one block, to the point of its Intersection with the center line of Lincoln street, thence north along the center line of Lincoln street, two blocks, to the point of its irirersei on with Elder street. The said sewer to be constructed according to the plans and speoiticatlons for the same naw on tile at the office of the City Auditor of said city. All bids must be in writing, accom panied by a certified check for SfiOO.OO, sealed and delivered to said Olty Auditor on or before eight o'clock p. m„ Monday March 17th, 1904, when said council will be in session for the purpose of considering same. The right to reject any and all bids is reserved. Dated this 3rd day of February, 1001 Attest: H. F. THAYER. W. S. INGHAM. Mayor. City Auditor. LEASE OF COMMON SCHOOL LANDS. Notice Is hereby given that on MaTch 15, 1904, &U unledsed Common School Lands in Liucolu county will be .offered for lease at public auction between the hours of 10 o'clock a. m. and 5 o'clock p. m, at the front door of the court house in said county. Dated at Pierre, S. D., January 9th, 1901. 30-38. C.J.BACH, Commissioner of School and Public Lands* BO YEARS' EXPERIENCE TRADE MARKS DESIGNS COPYRIGHTS AC. Anyone sending a sketch and description may quickly ascertain our opinion free whether an Invention Is probably patentable. Communica tions strictly confidential. Handbook on Patents sent free. Oldest agency forsecuringpatents. Patents taken tirouph Munn & Co. receive special notice, without charge, in the Scientific American. A handsomely Illustrated weekly. largest clr* cutation of any scientific journal. Terms, |3 a year: four months, Sold by all newsdealers. MUNN & QQa3ft1Broid-viy,Newfork Branch Offlce. fitt St. Washington, C. THE LATEST Wheeler & Wilson HAS ADVANTAGES CONTAINED IN NO OTHER SEWIN6 MACHINE. It combines great speed with light running and tilence, sewing three yard* ot gosdawhite other machines sew two. It makes a stitch on heavy goods that Is elastic and strong and will nol packer the liehest materia]. It has a practical set of steel attachment* covering a large range of work. Not "hew cheap." but "now good" should bo your guide In buying a tewing machine. satisfied without fits! giving the Do not be 'HO. atrial. II»ear deal* dees Ml bsaflle them send lor catalogue. WHEELER & WILSON MF6. CO. 72 and 74 Wabash Avo. CHICAGO, ILL. A Great Musical Treat. Dode Fisk's concert and dance orches tra, has been secured for Canton for the evening of Feb. 23, and the music and dance lovers of the city will be delight ed to patronize this magnificent aggre gation. It is expected that the concert will be held in the opera house, and the dance at Banquet hall The price of admission to the concert will be 35c, and price for the dance will be decided later. This musical organization will be remembered as the one which furn ished music for the inaugural ball at Pierre last winter, and those who had the pleasure of being present on that occasion pronounce it to be the very best organization of the kind ever ap pearing in South Dakota. Those on the guarantee do not expect to make anything they merely hope to come out whole on the deal. For a Big Hunt. Inwood Herald: There are vague rumors afloat that the chief sportsmen of Inwood, Larchwood and Canton may hold a big hunt in the near future down in the bluffs along the Sioux Riv er. It has been several years 6ince an organized hunting contest has taken place and without doubt considerable interest in such an undertaking could be aroused among the who are fond of that sport. A Door Holder. Mr. C. D. Morris of this city has the agency for a patent door holder that holds, and prevents slamming of doors and breaking of glass. It is one of the most useful things in a house. No sud den gust of wind will disturb it. Has sold hundreds. He will put one on yonr door for 25 cents. 32- The Baptist Ladies Aid Society meets with Mrs. James Lewis this Friday afternoon, Feb. oth. Ernest Madden of Worthing, came down Tuesday evening on business, re turned on the early morning .freight Wednesday. Among the sick people of the town it is noted that W. A. Stavk is confined to his bed with a serious attack of measles. Ole Kittelson, a former Lincoln County resident, orders his LEADER changed from Moscow, Idaho, to Clark son, Washington H. D. Fitch, George and Joe Millett, were up from Eden township to take in the corn and grain contest and at tend the farmers' institute. A card from A. C. Austin, who with his wife is spending the winter out west, states that they have gone to San Francisco from Reno, Nevada, where they will remain indefinately. The LEADER Job department has just turned out some big auction sale bills advertising a sale at the Roedrich farm one-half mile souih of the cemetary next Friday, Feb 12. M. J. Blackford is the owner, and Col. Repp will cry the sdle. Puckett Bros, have installed a new cash carrier system in their big double store. The bookkeeper and cashier's desk is now located at the center and rear of the big store, and the new sys tem adds much to the metropolitan ap pearance of that modern place of busi ness. P. S. Puckett, manager, never misses an opportunity of increasing the capacity of his store, and he is always at the head of the procession John Johnson, the member of the Cloud Bros. & Johnson Hardware Co., celebrated his 4Gth birthday annivers ary, at his pleasant home west of town Taesday evening. A'large number of friends from the city went oat to assist in the observance, and the evening was spent happily-by all conoerned. Games of various kinds were played, and re freshments varied and delightful were served. The guests departed at a very late hour, wishing their genial host many happy returns of the day. Dr. Wendt has patented a great con venience, which will soon be found in all up-to-date barber shops. It is a head rest which can be fastened to each chair, and is made of medicated paper on which the customer's head will rest tfhile undergoing the shaving opera tion Each customer will be supplied with a new paper rest, which not only insures absolute cleanliness, but will also be a great saving in the laundry bill of the barbers. Oehmen & Ovre have one of these improvements in operation at their place of bnsiness. The Rev. Irl R. Hicks 1904 Almanac. The Rev. Irl R. Hicks Almanac for 1904 is now ready. It will be mailed to any address for 30 cents. It is surpris ing how such an elegant, costly book can be sent prepaid so cheaply. No family or person is prepared to study the heavens, or the storms and weather in 1904, without this wonderful Hicks Almanac and Prof Hicks splendid paper. WORD AND WORKS. Both are sent for only One -Dollar A Year. WORD AND WORKS is among the best American Magazines. Like the Hicks Almanac, it is too well known to need further commendation. Few men have labored more faithfully for the public good or found a warmer place in the hearts of the people. Send orders to WORD AND WORKS PUB LISHING CO 2301 Locust St., St Louis Mo. Wendt and Straw are meeting all competition in groceries, and we handle nothing but the best. 25- WENDT & STRAW 1 CHICHESTER'S SNGLISH SAFE. Always reliable. Ladle*. for la ask DrnnrM CHICHESTEll'S ENGLISH ItED an4 Gold metallic boxei. waled with blue ribbon. Take no other. Kcljiie Dnngeron Snbutitutlona and Imita tion*. Buy of your Druggist, or send stamp* for 4c. in Particular*, Testimonials and "Relief for Ladle*," in letter, by turn Mall* All Druggist*. re* lO,OOO Testimonials. Sold by Chichester Chemical Co* this piptr. Mallwi Saaare* flllLA* PA* —Tossini has the flneBt candles, nnts, fruits. The Hudson Tribune has suspended publication, and the estate will be duly probated. Mrs C. R. Monltou of Fairview, was a county seat visitor last week for a short lime. C. P. Hanson, one of the prominent merchants of Bridgewater, S. D. was in the city Tuesday. Charley Van Honten has rented his house in town and will put in the sum mer on the farm. Beautiful leather goods at the Palace Furniture Store. Hon. Coe I. Crawford and G. S. Hutchinson of Huron, were in Canton last week looking over the political sit uation. Mrs. J. V. Conklin is enjoying a visit from her brother, Byron Tibbets, of Ellendale, N. D. He arrived Monday, and will remain for several days. We note that J. A. Ulbergand N. C. N ash of this city have been appointed us trustees to fill some vacancies on the board of the anti-saloon leagne of the state, The friends of Simon Hanson were en joyiug his presence in the Gate City over Sunday. He is nicely located at Baltic, and is highly pleased with his position. The senior class of the Canton high school were warmly entertained last Friday evening by .a member of the class, Miss Bud Kinsley, and all were made to feel that it was good to be there. —The finest apples and the cheapest at Tossini's. Jonas Gray is acting as Deputy Clerk of Courts this week, while the clerk, Mr. Brady Beck, is attending the court matters. Jonas makes an obliging clerk, and hopes to show the pub lic that he is fully competent to fill the office, even to making out marriage licenses. John Bray, who is now making his home at Hawarden, was in the city for a few moments the first part of the week. He hRd decided to make his home at Pipestone, Minn, but the deal fell'through, and be is now traveling for an eastern firm out of the Iowa town, —A new invoice of bananas just re ceived. Very fine. TOSSINI. Flandreau Herald: Miss Sadia Millett, of Lincoln county, a recent graduate of the Madison Normal, has been appointed 10 fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Miss Belle Ketchum, teacher of the 7th grade in the. city schools. Miss Millett began work Monday. Fred Barrow was down from Sioux Falls this week the gnest of his par ents. Mr. and Mrs. Ed Barrow. Fred is doing a big business for his company, the Singer Sewing Machine concern, and his Canton friends are always glad to know of his prosperity. —Pictures framed at the Palace Fur niture Store for one third less than reg ular price. The friends of Miss Emma Dahl will be pleased to congratulate her npon having secured a position with the Viava Mauufacturing company at Sioux Falls as stenographer. Miaa Dahl is fitted for the work, and she is sure to be a valuable help to her employers. John Isackson has added to his real estate holdings in this city by par chasing the A. C. Hnetson residence property on third street. It is one of the nicest locations in Canton, and he will make it ready for some one who wishes to make their home in our town. A letter from Miss Fannie Sheldon to a Canton friend is to the effect that that popular young lady has engaged to act as bookkeeper and stenographer for a large manufacturing firm at Los Angeles, Cal. She is delighted with California, and it is very likely that she will decide- to make that state her permanent home. We are making some special prices on the nicest line ot iron beds, steel springs (noiseless) and cotton felt mattresses. Remember we keep noth ing but the best and onr prices are al wuys eye-openers to the public. Drop in and see us. Sam Thorson, proprietor of the Palace Furniture store, Syndi cate block. On Saturday last the Edwards Wood & Company commission house closed their office at this place, and the oper ator, Mr. Hayes was sent elsewhere by his company. The people of Canton do not seem to take kindly to commission houses, and hence this proves an an profi'able location for operations in futures. The fire department will appreciate the efforts of Messrs Chraft & Hanson in their behalf. They are out with hand bills offering to give three per cent, of their cash reciepts this week to the city fire department, to assist in paying the expenses of the tournament which is to be held here in June. The scheme is a good one, and the gentlemen named are to be congratulated upon their enterprise and liberality. A representative of a prominent bureau says of Frank McClure Chaffee: "I have done advance work for many leading speakers of the United States, among them Bishop Vincent, Thomas Dixon, of Brooklyn, William Hawley Smith. Frank McClure Chaffee, and many others, and I have never known a man who gives better satisfaction than Chaffee does. I do not know of a place he has been where I could not secure a return date for him." Mr. Chaffee will speak at the opera house on the evening of Feb 11. This will be the last entertainment of the high school series Good warm rooms in connection with Berney Hanson's Main street res taurant. 32—3. Attorney S. V. Jones, of Parker, was in the city this week. Hon E. c". Erickson, of Elk Point was in the city Tuesday and W ednes day. Dr. Dustin reports the arrival of a girl at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Eli Bolien, Thursday morning. Prof. J. B. Clendennen resumed his duties as principal of the Worthing high school Monday of this week. John Solem went over to Inwood Tuesday to look* after some legal busi ness for the firm of Forrest & Solem. Julius Lindberg returned Saturday last from Parker where he has been for some months in charge of a drug store. His future movements are uncertain. There will be services in the Catholic church Sunday, Feb. 7th, at 10:30 a. m., Father Boley officiating. The public generally is cordially invited to these services. Rev. S E. Koons of LaPorte City, Iowa, will preach in the Presbyterian church next Sunday morning and even ing, Feb. 7. All sre cordially invited to attend these meetings. Dr. Dastin has spent several days in the city, and has held down the office chair in Dr. Roger's office, while the latter gentleman was attending the musical recital at Luverne.' This office acknowledges a call from the Hon. Ezra W Miller, of Elk Point, during the absence of the editor. Mr. Miller was here attending to some legal matters before Judge Jones. The firm of C. Gray & Son has dis solved, and Wilbur Kinsley has pur chased the interest of the senior mem ber of the firm. That business will be conducted in the future by Gray & Kinsley. The Knights of Pythias lodge trans acted work in the rank of esquire Mon day night. Ed. Martin was the victim, and the boys do say that after the goat had finished with Ed. it was a question for a moment whether or po that popu lar hotel olerk would survive the shock. A Japanese tea will be given by the Sunday school class of Miss Nellie Brenner on the afternoon of Feb. 6. The function will be a delightfall one, and will be held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Woodley. The public is cordially invited, and the price of ad miseion will be but 10c. Remember the date and place. Andrew Messner, banker, town^ite owner, and general all around business man of Kenneth, Minn was in the city Tuesday and Wednesday, looking after some business matters which re quired his attention here. Mr. Messner says they were enjoying a veritable boom at his town until the hail storm of last summer, and as Kenneth was right in the midst of that devastating visitation, things are at a standstill for the time being. Hon Chas. E. DeLand,, of Pierre, was in the city for several hours Tues day. His mission was not made known to the writer, but as Mr. DeLand ever was a Pierre boomer, it is safe to say that he was looking around to see after the interests of that city in a capital way. Mr. DeLand is one of the very prominent attorneys of the state, and has been a resident of Pierre ever since that town was set down on the map of the territory of Dakota. The Grieg Sangforening announce that their regular annual concert will be given at the opera house on the even ing of February 24. The "Grieg" is one of the very popular institutions of the city, and when they elect to give an entertainment they are always sure of a crowded house. The program will be ready for publication within a few days, when we will take pleasure in producing it for the benefit of our read ers. Meanwhile bear in mind the date, Feb. 24. Messrs. Opland Bros, of this city, having been receiving funds for the fire sufferers of Aalesund, Norway, mention of which was made in last week's LEADER. Up to the present time they have succeeded in collecting something lil^e $100, and have forward ed to the Scandanavian at Chicago about half that amount. The funds so collected will be telegraphed from Chi cago, so that the sufferers may get im mediate benefit. Messr^. Opland are to be congratulated upon their prompt efforts in behalf of suffering brethren Peter Peterson, the young fellow who has been so many times in the hands of the officers of the law in this county and elsewhere, was bronght to ?anton Tuesday night from Hudson, in charge of deputy sheriff and city mar shal, Thos. Thackery. This time Peter is very likely to secure a berth in the state institution at Sioux Falls, as he is charged with shooting at the city marshal of Hudson. His case will come off at this term of court, and he will no doubt have several months to ponder upon the seriousness of trving to put bis might against the majesty of the law. The council met in regular session Monday evening, but it was a meeting devoid of any considerable interest to the public generally. The regular monthly bills were allowed, and the mayor instructed the fire committee to look after the matter of fire escapes for public buildings. Especially is it urged upon the public to see that all doors where public meetings are held, shall open outward in order that there might be no trouble for the crowd to escape in case of fire. The .matter will be thoroughly discussed and looked into by the city government, and an ordin ance will be drafted by the city attorney to cover all points not looked after by state statutes. It isn't how'much cream a woman puts on her face but how much Rocky Mountain tea she takes in side that brings out real beauty Hollister's Rocky Mountain Tea complection stay. 35 cents. Tea or tablets. I. M. Helmey & Co. ..-J Commissioners' Proceedings. Canton, S. D. Jan. 29, 1904, •The County Commissioners met as per adjournment. Present (J. I\ Schiager, chairman Wm. M. Cuppett and County Auditor. Bids for bridges were received and opened as follows: DesMoines Bridge & Iron Works. SteeVspan 20 to 40 ft. $10.50 per lln'l ft. 40 to 50" 12.00 50 to 60" 12.80" above 60" 13.50 Tubular piles 24 in. diameter $7.25 per lineal foot. Tubular piles 30 in. diameter $8.25 per lineal foot. Tubular piles 36 in. diameter $9.00 per lineal foot. Cedar piles furnished and driven 38 cents per foot. Clinton Bridge & Iron Works. 30 ft. bridge per lineal foot $ 8 00 35 ii 9 50 40 ii ii (s 10 50 45 i* ft a (i 10 60 50 it 11 75 60 12 50 Cylider tube 24 in. per foot 7 10 30 in. 8 10 Web bracing per square foot. 70 Canton Bridge Company. 30 ft. and under per lineal ft. $ 7 42 30 to 40 ft. i( it 40 to 50 ft. 8 15 ii 8 50 50 to 60 ft. 9 10 60 to 70 ft. (i ii 10 30 Tubes 24 in. in. per foot 0 00 30 in. in. ii 7 25 L. H. Johnson. Spans 36 to 40 ft per lineal foot $10 60 40 to 50 ft. 11 75 50 to 60 ft. 12 90 60 to 70 ft. 13 50 70 to 80 ft." 13 75 Tubular piers 24 in. in per ft 7 20 30 in. xi in 8 15 36 in. xi In 11 90 Web bracing per sq. ft. 75 John Gilligan Bridge Company, 30 to 35 ft. steel spans plan 1 30 to 35 ft. 2 36 to 45 ft. 1 36 to 45 ft. 2 50 ft. steel spans plan 1 50 ft. 2 56 to 65 ft. steel spans plan 1 56 ft. steel spans plan 2 70 ft. 70 ft. 2 80 ft. 1 90 ft. 1 100 ft. Steel legs per foot Steel piles per foot 24 in. steel tubes 30 in. 36 in. Solid steel web in tubes per sq. ft Steel hand rails per ft. $ 6 49 5 29 7 89 6 39 8 39 6 49 8 89 6 89 9 69 7 99 10 50 10 90 11 00 3 45 2 00 5 99 6 90 8 29 43 70 Steel caps for steel span, per cap 12 00 pile bridges" Oak or red cedar piles driven, ft Fir lumber put in place per Pile bridges, superstruct. per ft J. A. Crane & Son. Pile bridges per foot $ 4 85 Extra piling per foot 39 Extra fir lbr. put in place per 38 00 Steel bridges Plan No. 1 per ft 8 90 ii 2 per ft 8 35 ii 3 40 ft. per foot 9 50 ii 4 50 ft. 10 65 It it it it (i 5 60 ft. 11 95 6 60 ft. 12 20 7,70ft. 13 90 8 70 ft. 14 20 9 80 ft. 16 40 10 100 ft. per foot 18 70 Cylinder tubes 20x3-16 in. 4 00 ii 24xi in 5 20 it 30x3-16 in. 5 25 it 30x£ in. 6 00 it 36x3-16 5 95 ii 36x£ in. 6 SO it 42x3-16 in. 6 55 t« 42x£ in. 7 60 Steel web per foot 60 50 18 in. steel lattice rail per lin. ft. John W. Towle. Plans A, Band C. Plan Aper lineal ft $ 7 50 8 10 1140 Plan A No. 2 8 10 2 8 90 2 11 40 A 3 8 50 3 9 60 3 11 70 A 4 9 00 4 11 40 4 12 70 5 13 20 6 15 00 24 inch tube 8 50 30 inch tube 8 60 Pile bridges per foot 5 00 Lumber in place per 34 00 Piles in place per lineal foot 40 Hewett Bridge Co. Pile bridges per lineal ft 5 00 Steel bridges 32 to 40 ft 9 75 42 to 50 ft 10 25 51 to 58 ft 10 40 00 to 68 ft 10 60 68 to 72 ft 10 90 75 to 80 ft 1100 82 to 90 ft 1120 92 to 102 ft 11 45 Extra lumber per 30 00 Steel web in bracing per lb 05 Steel piles driven per lineal ft 1 00 8 in per lineal ft 1 25 Tubes 2 ft diameter, per ft 6 00 30 in 6 50 36 in 7 00 Board adjourned to meet at 8o'clock Saturday, January 30, 1904. SATURDAY, JANUARY 30, 1904. Board reconvened as per adjourn ment with all members present. The John Gilligan Company of Falls City, Neb., being the lowest bidder is hereby awarded the contract for build ing steel bridges for the county during the ensuing year. J. A. Crane & Sons were awarded the contract for building pile bridges dur the ensuing year. The following claims were allowed: John W. Towle bridges and repair work $551 01 II. Loomis, mdse. for Co. farm 44 14 Balance of bill of Drs. Wilson & Buck for medical services given Sam Wheeler 20 33 Wm. M. Cuppett per diem 14 10 G. P. Schiager 14 40 Adjourned to meet March 15,1904. Attest: G. P. SCHIAGER, CIIAS. KUNDERT, Chairman. County Auditor. CORRESPONDENCE Itiverslde. A. Syverud and wife and little daughter visited at the home of O. E. Holler last Sunday. Louis has become interested in western real estate and next summer will find him proving up a fertile piece of land on the trans— Missouri plains of Dakota. Knut Thorson has rented the H. B. Hermanson farm in Highland Center and while Mr. Hermanson goes to Brookings county in quest of greater wealth Knut will see to it that the old farm is made productive to the limit of agricultural science. Mr. Thorson is also holding down a claim out west. The cold wave was bad but the "bad colds" which it left in its wake are even less agreeable. Last Saturday evening on the invita tion of Misses Georgia Byers and Ids Olson, the youth and beauty of Grand Valley, Highland and Riverside as sembled at the Jacob Briggle home stead where the numerous carriages formed in line and whirled rapid ly off to the pleasant home of Rev. E. Olson. Here a genuine surprise was in store for the youngest daughter, Miss Helen, and the evening was one of continual amusement followed by re freshments. Theodore Torberson then rose and in well chosen words an nounced the object of the gathering aud presented Miss Olson with a suit able present as a token of the good will of her many friends. Let us hear again from the Highland correspondent. The LEADER should bristle with news from so enterprising a community. Fairview. February, 3, 1904. Brother Craig of the Eagle has been away on a visit to his brother who lives near Alexandria. In the mean time, J. W. Jones has been the presiding genius at the irieat market and Buege* Bros, have been running the paper. Takes about three or four men to run Bro. Craig's many lines of business when he is away. Dr. Dustin has gone to the Poultry Show at Mitchell. We are informed that the doctor expects to go into the fancy poultry business this spring. T, R. Rosier, Jr has bought a new three hundred egg incubator and is going to raise chickens for market. Bert Helder's children are coming down with the measles. None of them are seriously ill, however. W. E. Butts, T. A. Fallgatter and John Horihen went to Sioux City last Monday and when "T. A." got off the train the next day he said'he was "all in" and he looked the part. Tuesday night he went to Hudson to take his second goat ride and hasn't been seen since. The City Council anticipates appointing another marshal to look after the present incumbent. J. W. Glenn has gone into the stock business since the preacher and doctor have both gone out of town. Jack says with so many cows and pigs and chick ens on hand he doesn't have time to visit with John Horihen any more. Ira Bartholomew, our popular sta tion agent is considering a proposition to go to Platte in the spring. We will be more than sorry to lose Ira and bis estimable wife but if they can do better we are glad fo"r their sakes. Harrisburg. Feb. 3, 1904. The Epworth League held a very en joyable social at the hall Friday even ing. E. S. Beck was transacting business in the burg Saturday. Mrs. Chas. Kundert and Mrs. Harris of Canton came up Thursday for a few days visit with Mrs. W. J. Byrnes. Several of bis school mates tendered a surprise party on Artie Kehm Thurs day evening after school. Hon L. S. Tyler returned to Sioux Falls Saturday. Jno. Everson marketed several loads of fine hogs here Saturday. The "Ys" report a very interesting meeting at the home of E. J. Hart Monday evening. Dr. Steenson returned from Pittsburg Pa. where he was called on account i)f the serious illness of his father. We understand some chicken thieves were caught Thursday. They were only boys and left their tracks in the snow. We think an example should be made of these boys before they do anything worse. Mrs. W. J. Byrnes was in Canton be tween trains Saturday. Axel Lind and Sam Parker of Gran ite, la. were in town Saturday. Wm O'Connor returned from Chicago Saturday. Mr. A. Messner of Kenneth, Minn, was looking after his interests here Monday. Jno. Wasem of Woonsocket was visiting his brother W. H. Wasem a few days this week. Wasem & Baxter shelled and sold their corn this week. J. S. Stoneback went to Sions City with a car of hogs Sunday, retftrning Monday. W. M. Hillwell was on the streets Saturday. We are glad to see him arovnd again. W. J. Byrnes is filling his ice house this week.