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ss ^sfe. &>:%, SSI®: The Canton Leader ARTHUR LINN. Editor and Proprietor. O. G. QLENDINNINQ, Business Manager. For President in 1904: THBODO&E ROOSEVELT. It's amusing to read the arguments of many editors in favor of Pierre, who have been kicking at the capital loca tion for ten years past. The location of the capital at Mitchell will be a blessing to the people of the state and no Pierre"sympathy" can fool the peo. pie any longer. Pnt the capital in the center of population and the question is settled forever. Editor W. H. King, of the Parker Leader, has bought the Parker Press of Mel T. Hoyt and has consolidated the two papers under the name of the Presa-Leader. Harry l£ing is a live energetic young gentleman and made of the stuff that gets to the front He is going to issue a semi-weekly and make things hum. When the writer was publishing the old Dakotan in Yankton in the 70s, "Lank" 'Hoyt was a good chunk of a boy and always around the printing office. One day he pi'd a case of type and we gave Lank a stick and set him to work setting up the pi. He did his job well and from that day onward he grew into one of the best job printers in the country. Never mind the pi story, Harry, here's success to you and your Press-Leader. Hon. A. L. Van Osdel!s "Historic Landmarks" in course of publication in the Yankton Gazette, makes very inter esting reading and contains beautiful pen and ink sketches of characters con nected with the history and develop ment of the northwest that will prove of great historic value in the future. In fact Mr. Van Oedal's history or"His toric Landmarks"of the great northwest will be the only general history of the northwest ever written. Much has been written at different times of our great northwestern empire, but it has re mained for our old friend to put every thing into a continuous chronicle, which will make one of the most read able books ever published. Mr. Van Osdel has been preparing for this great event for many years, and future historians will thank him for the great work which he has given years of study and research to produce. He is one of the best pen and ink artists in the country as his advance chapters clearly demonstrate. It is no secret among the senators in Washington that when Senator Hanna was given the chairmanship of the Pan ama Canal committee, be declined in favor of Senator Kittredge, but Sena tor Kittridge positively refused to ac cept the honor. Senator Hanna said that owing to his poor health he would be unable to do the work required of him and insisted on Senator Kittredge accepting the chairmanship. Senator Kittridge said to Senator Hanna "Yoa must be chairman of the committee and I will try and do the work," and Sena tor Kittredge has been looking after the Panama Canal business ever since, and when the treaty was ratified by the senate, Senator Kittredge had a bill all ready to introdnce for the govern ment and control of the canal country, and President Roosevelt presented our distinguished Senator with the pen he signed the treaty wiih. Senator Kit tredge may not be ^assigned the chair manship of the commntee, but he has earned the distinction, and if the wishes of the late Senator Hanna are respected our distinguished fellow citizen will become chairman of the most import ant committee in the senate. The pre sentation of the treaty signing pen by the President to Senator Kittredge would indicate that he is recognized by the President as the father of the meas ure. Senator Kittredge has won honor for himself and his state and South Da kota is proud of him. *. State Superintendent Nash delivered an address before the meeting of state •uperintendents at Atlanta, Georg ia, on February 23, on inter-state recog nition of state certificates, extracts from which we publish in this issue. Prof. Nash's remarks will be read with interest by all lovers of advanced edu cational methods between stateB. To Prof. Nash belongs the honor of striking the first blow in behalf of interstate recognition of teachers certificates, and through his efforts at Atlanta the red tape of the musty past will be served and common sense methods adopted. A committee of five state superintendents favoarble to interstate recognition was appointed to forward the movement among the states, and Prof Nash is a member of this committee. An educa tional system that will not recognize a state certificate from another state is behind the times. "English newspapers and English in fluence in continental centers is doing everything possible to make Russia be lieve that the United States is secretly helping Japan. This is done to create a bitterness between old time friends, and ultimately draw the United States into an English—Jap alliance. Eng land has played this game before and has never failed to strike at the United States when opportunity offered. John H. Sogn of Norway township, is a candidate for register of deeds this year, and his friends are confident of his nomination Mr. Sogn is one of the most popular young gentlemen in the county and is thoroughly qualified to discharge the important dutiea of the office. Norway township is solid for John. Correct, Sir, Correct. Elk Point Courier:—Congressman Burke has been requested, in a numer ously signed petition, to call on the Republican Central Committee of Hughes county to call a mass conven tion at such time and place as he shall suggest, to ratify a delegation to ihe state convention which he shall select. This is a well earned recognition of Congressman Burke's efficient and re sultful efforts in Congress in behalf of his constituency. Mr. Burke will be renominated with a hurrah and re elected with three cheers and a tiger. New Rural Route. Owing to the change in Rural route no. 1, from Hudson west into Norway township, we learn that two miles of the west side of Norway has been in cluded in anew route from Beresford, and a number of Leader subscribers have been taken in the new route. The following names are transferred from Hudson to Beresford: John J. Rommer eim, S. A. Rommereim, L. N. Rommer eim, N. N. Rommereim, Ole Tuntland, Ben Sundvold, Erik Gubrud, Ole O. Tnndland, A. J. Rommereim, An drew A. Rommereim. There are other LEADER subscribers on the west side of Norway, but we have no notice to transfer them to Beresford, and shall await instructions from subscribers or postmasters. Those of our readers on the west side of Norway not included in the above list, will please notify this office as to their newpaper address To Patrons ot tbe Enterprise. —Wait for our new goods to arrive next week. I am in Chicago selecting all the very latest in fancy and staple dyy goods. ':7 H. E. THAYER. Want Good Milling Wheat. We are always in the market for good milling wheat at a little more than market price. Canton Milling Co. THE REC06NITI0N OF CER TIFICATES AND DIPLOMAS. Excerpts. From a Discussion by State Superintendent G. W. Nasb at Atlanta. "In union there is strength"—educa tionally, as otherwise—and we must unite our state educational plans into a tangible whole if what we attempt is to be recognized as in any sense a National System. To establish national stand ards of qualification for those who shall teach in our public schools will be of substantial assistance in effecting tbe desired unity. The topic under die cussion bears directly upon this general proposition, and is, therefore, of great importance to the'large body of Ameri can teachers who are well quipped scholastically for their responsible work. Shall the states of tbe union remain petty educational monarchies, separated by walls of law, and given merely to the worship of local institu tions, or shall they establish a national .standard of excellence—neither too high nor too low—to which all sections may measure np and thns secure suit able recognition? This seems to be the question, and the biased manner in which I have stated it indicates my view point. The query may be an old one—it may have been debated many timeti—and yet it is pertinent today. I am indoctrinated with the belief that we should have general recognition of state certificates and life diplomas. This concession should be made, no matter whether such credentials are based npon graduation from the ad vanced courses of accredited normal schools, npon completion of approved college and university courses leading to degrees, or upon passing examina tions in certain required subjects. The objector may advocate a less liberal policy. He may insist that teachers—regardless of training or ex perience—should serve successfully for a number of months in their adopted state before having original credentials recognized. But such contention seems to me untenable. It stamps as valueless everything except local examinations and experience, and discredits many courses and schools especially fitted to develop superior teachers. And, too, its tendency would be to eliminate en tirely the young blood. Is it just and fair to thns ignore advanced credentials and to require that a teacher shall be put to the test and serve as a probation ist? The law of comity demands that skilled teachers shall be permitted, without embarrassment, to pass beyond the boarders of their own common wealth. It was my privilege last summer to communitate with the stale superin tendents Replies to my letters indi cate a healthy sentiment in favor of interstate recognition of advanced teachers' certificates. "I believe in reciprocity along the line suggested, but regret to say that the laws of this state do not give the superintendent any latitude in the matter," is a typical answer. Several letters expressed a willingness on the part of superintend ents to make certain concessions to the South Dakota department, provided that, in return, similar concessions should be granted. One would reci procate on state certificates and life diplomas granted purely on examina tion another would agree to an ex change of courtesies based on certifi cates issued as a result of graduation from university, college, or normal school and still another would join in an indiscriminate recognition of state certificates of high grade. If one is to reciprocate along the various lines sug gested, a definate policy is impossible and exact justice to the individual teacher is out of the question. Superintendents, generally, recognize tbe need for legislation upon the point at issue and will, I believe, be willing '', ••"•\i'~ .•*•//-' '. .•'*• •?. ^.y*' S'.,' .. jv •*'.••" '"":i•"'' We Sell the Best Stock Food on Earth and Can Prove it. Try our Indian Cattle, Hog and Chicken food. Results will prove our claims. Warehouse South of Postoffice. to urge the passage of wise laws bearing upon the situation. The standard of education in South Dakota is high, yet .we shall gladly raise it, if need be, so as to secure recognition under iuter si ate comity. If practically uniform laws governing the issuance of limited state, and life certificates shall be se cured and if then, in generous mood, the State Superintendents shall exer cise their rights under such laws, one of the barriers to real educational pro gress in America will be removed. Death ol Einll Syverud. Einil, the youngest son of Mr aud Mrs. A. L. Syverud, age 21 years, died at tbe Syverud home east of Canton on the Iowa side of the river, Friday last The inimediate cause of death was consumption, and the young man had snffered much of late. He realized that the end was near and was prepared to go. He waa a member of Company "E." Third Regiment Dakota Guardsmen and was highly respected by his com rades, and twelve members of the com pany under command of Capt. Berg at tended the funeral and acted as an es cort. Rev. P. H. Tetlie officiated at the funeral and the body of the young citizen soldier was laid away in the Lutheran cemetery northeast of Canton, there to await the great muster on tbe other shore. Mr. and Mrs. Syverud and family have, the sincere sympathy of a large circle of friends over the loss of their son. How's Your Seed Corn? The LEADER has devoted a great deal of time and space to the question of improved farm conditions iu Lincoln county during the past three years, and it will continue along this line with the hope that much good will result from its efforts. The recent corn contest during the County Institute convinced all who gave the matter consideration that there was much to. learn about seed corn. Some of the best posteh farmers in the county learned something new about corn and how to tell good corn from bad' corn on a scientific basis. The question of seed corn is one of the most important that can be consid ered at this time. In two months farm ers will be ready to plant corn and dnr ing the intervening time every effort should be made to secure the best seed possible. Those who got the benefit of Prof. Cole's instruction should be able to se lect seed such as they ought to plant, and those who failed to attend the insti tute will labor at a disadvantage. One farmer remarked the other day that he was going to shell his corn and weigh the product ffom each cob, and if it weighed light he waa going to reject it no matter how good it looked. This is a good test and one that will proye beneficial. It is claimed that light weight seed will produce light-weight corn. This is the time to select your seed corn, don't wait to the first of May. Go after it now and keep after it until you are satisfied that you have got the best seed you can find. Don't hesitate on the question of price. Five dollars a bushel is cheap for the right kind of seed as compared with 50 cents for any scrub variety. The prize corn put up in the LEADER buggy contest has been sold to Cleud Bros. & Johnson, and they will have it for sale to those wanting something fine. Married At tbe M. E. parsonage on February 23, Chester A. McFarland to Laura M. Patterson, of Hawarden, by Rev. N. A. Swickard. At the M. E. parsonage on Feb 27, Arthur P. Crane to Gertrude C. An drews of Beresford, by Rev. N. A. Swickard. At the M. E. parsonage on March 2, Frank McDonald to Jennie* Connor of Beloit, Iowa, by Rev. N. A. Swickard. Ole Olson at the Opera House Sat urday night, March 5. STOCK FOOD 60MPM. & Chapman, Proprietors CORRESPONDENCE Hudson. Herbert Fitch was down from Canton between trains Monday, called to the bedside of bis mother who is suffering from pneumonia. She is slightly im proved at this writing. Miss Helrna Anderson is improving rapidly from a severe attack of pneu monia. F. B. Cable shipped four car loads of fat steers to tbe Chicago market Mon day. Frank accompanied them as far as Sioux City to see that they weren't delayed there as his other shipment was. Hudson will vote on the liquor ques tion again this year and a hard fight will be put up on both sides. Last year licence carried by only seven votes, while today the uncertainty of the situ ation holds betting at a standstill. .'The Dode Fisk Concert Co. at the Iverson last Wednesday evening was largely attended and the Fire company who had the concert and dauce in charge realized a small amount after the hundred dollar guarantee was paid. Mr. Moffett and family loaded a car with household goods, farm machinery and live stock Monday and departed for North Dakota where they will make their future home. P. H. Hall and C. F. Johnson re turned Monday from their western visit and report having had a fine time. James Keene and T. A Fallgetter were down from Fairview Tuesday evening to attend A. F. & A "M. lodge Mrs. Titus is very low with pneu monia. Mr. Harwood and family are moving to town this week and will occupy the house with Mrs. Titus. Mrs. E Brock and daughter ar rived home Tuesday after several weeks visit with her parents at Sioux Falls. State Lecturer Ives will be in Hudson March 10 and 11 and address the A. F. & A. M. Brethern. Clyde Carpenter has broken up housekeeping and taken up board and room at the Panama hotel. Nellie Lloyde will occupy the rooms Clyde vacated'. "Oh gentle balmy spring, Thy breezes how we dread, For though thee kiss the flowers awake, Thee make the freckles spread." Harrtsburg. March 2, 1001. Harry Darling went to Vermillion Thursday to visit his brother Clay who is attending the University. Dr. Wendt was' up from Canton Saturday to see L. P. Meinzer who is "under the weather"this week. The Epworth League held a very en joyable social at the homeof Mrs. Sarah Kinyon last Friday evening Helga Hanson is visiting in town this week. Mr. and Mrs. Thompson and Gib Everson of Inwood were over attending the funeral of Earl Everson. Attorney Knudson was np from Can ton on legal business Friday. Rev. S. H. Shurtleff is conducting revival meetings at Dayton Hall this week. Ben Hanna and Tom Perry were over from Shindler Friday. E, S. Beck was in town Friday, and E. S. is looking happy. Hon E. Moscrip returned from Spooner, Wis. Saturday he was accom panied by Mrs. Chas. Davie and her three children. Mr. Moscrip reports three feet of snow at Spooner. Webb Goodale and Watt Brown each shipped a car of cattle to Sioux City Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Buchanan were over from Shindler Saturday visiting at Mr. Kissengers. Mae Davis was in Sionx Falls Satur day morning. Lelah Everson was ip Canton Satur day. Howard Baxter and Ed. Wardwell were county seat visitors Saturday. Dr. R. S. Steenson received news of the death of his father at Pittsburg, Pa., Wednesday, but on account of his active practice here was unable to attend the funeral. A banquet was tendered Howard Baxter at the Cheney house last Wed nesday evening. The gentlemen as sembled at the hotel at 7:30, and after Mr. Ellens had presented Mr. Baxter with a silver Loving Cup, they played whist until 11:30,. when an elegant six course dinner was served. After din ner cigars were passed and several speeches were made. Mr. Wardwell was toastmaster. Messrs. Waldo, Ver non, Kehm. Cheney, Wasem and Stone back each responded to toasts. Plates were laid for about 20. The banquet was certainly a success in every. Jack Cogan returned from Dubuque, la, where he has been visiting his par ents. The Yeoman held a meeting Friday night at tbe hall. Several new ones "Rode the Goat." JSarl Everson passed away at 2:40 Sunday a. m. after au illness of nearly six mouths, the most of which time he has been confined to his bed. He was born Sept. 16, 1890. The t'uneral took place at the M. E. church Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Rev. Shurtleff officiating. There were many floral emblems sent among which was a large bouquet of cut flowers from the school. The remains were interred in the Har risbnrg cemetery. This being the first of March consid erable moving is going on: Will Kooi ma to a farm near .Canton Fred per acre!hd "r *r Nichols to town where ha has pur chased Lyman Nettleton's house: Mar tin Jacobson to the old Joe Chapman farm T. Knowlton, Jr. of Canton onto the old Warner farm, and John Jacobson onto his father's farm. Miss Hoagland was called home Mon day on account of the serious illness of her father. E J. Straw of Canton was in town Tuesday morning. W. H. Wasem was in Canton Tues day. The mother of Mr. A. Wolf, died at the home of Mr. and Mis. Adam Wolf this Wednesday morning at 10 o'cloctt age 72 ears. Th« funeral will be held Thursday p. m. at the M. E. charcji Rev. Shurtleff officiating. Have You Indigestion? If yon have indigestion. Kodol Dys pepsia Cure will cure you. It has cured thousands. It is curing people every day—every hour. You owe it to your self to give it a trial. Yon will contin ue to suffer until yon do try it. Then is no other combination of digestanta that digest and rebound at the time. Kodol does both, Kodol cnres, strengthens and rebuilds. Hold by I. M. Helmey & Co. —Birds work for man from the first glimmer of light, Rocky Mountain Tea works for man kind both day and night, That's why it is famons the world o'er and o'er, It will not let you turn over and take another snore. I. M. Helmey & Co. CHICHiaTCR'a CNOLISH Bargains in Fan Lands! Some of the Best Land in the State. Two good farms in Highland Township (improved), $50 p6r acre. One good quarter in Brooklyn Twp. (unimproved) $45 per acre. °ne improved farm in Canton Township, $65 per acre. This farm joins the Asylum land, only one and one-half miles from town. An improved section in Kingsbury county, only two miles from town, cheap and on easy terms. Improved farms in south east North Dakota, small pay ment down, balance extended over ten years at 6 per cent. Company will put twenty-five cows on each quarter for five Ve 6 Se°tion (improved) for land!"1"*8 wanf1 Write o1rS"eSmade- 11E» and U| wullio bow. awl*) «"•«•rtbtwa. TikiM atker. Bcflia Haaatrwu Sakatttatfaai ad Imlff ttoR*. Buy of JNR DM all Drufgi •Um this paper. Puur.ch.aser one-half the increase and thre fourths of ci earn. This is better than renting. Ranches and improved farms in Hand county. Improved farms in Brookings county. 475-acre improved stock farm in Sanborn county. Plenty Cirr hidings, 160 acres fenced. fto north of Fulton, Hanson Co. About 80 acres under cultivation. Price $2 320 ^res north of Platte, $15W^acre. Tn aA B(radle late. Mil Counties, $10 to $25 per acre. In Hand, Potter, Campbell Counties, S and several counties in North Dakota, $6 to $12% 'per aere. A fine section Brule County, $14per acre. $55 00 Der L-PP1'w-n 4 merc^ant^se and miles meAt consider a smaller farm as part pay- from Canton, in Lyon County, Iowa,"$46.00 income property wanted Letme knOT what E. TILLOTSON, Canton, S. D. Office in Court House.