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Lei us figure on your bills and demonstrate to you that our Prices are Right. Mutual Lumber Company, C. R. Morn/row, Tress. CANTDN Phone Mgr. Phoij® 49. Bank in Oldest County Bank County Bank O. K. BROWN, Cashier. O. A. Rudolph, E. Wendt, C. A. South, O. A. Rudolph, E. Wendt, C. A. South, j^wThe Old Reliable. Established in 1871. J. JESs -5*r- Make Farm Loans on the most favorable terms. Write Insurance the Bet I Companies against Fire, Lightning, Tornado and Hail. Sell Ocean ^Steamship Tickets by all tlie Leading Lines. Make Abstracts Under Bond as Provided by Law.«~ G. SKARTVEDT, Canton, S D. County. the Interest allowed on time deposits, and short time loans a specialty T. H. Helgerson, Ed. L. Wehdt, Directors. T. H. Helgerson, Ed. L. Wehdt, Directors. REPUBLICAN STATE CONVENTION To the Republican Electors ot the State of South Dakota. In accordance with custom and in pursuance'of a call issued by the Re publican National committee and by the direction of the republican state central committee of the State of South Dakota, a delegate convention of the republicans of the State of South Dakota is hereby called to faeet in the City of Sioux Falls on the. 4th day of May, A. 1904^at 12 o'clock for the purpose of electing eight delegates at large and eight alternates at large to represent the state of South Dakota in the republican National convention to be held in the City of Chicago, in the State of Illinois, June 21, 1904, and also for the election of a republican national committeeman in and for the State of South Dakota, and for the further pur pose of nominating candidates for the presidential electors, congressmen and state officers to be filed, at the election to be held in November following, and tot the transaction of such other busi ness as may be properly considered. The nominations to be made are as follows: Fonr presidential electors. Two candidates for congress. A candidate for judge of the supreme court from the first district. A candidate for judge of the supreme court from the second district. A candidate for judge of the supreme court from the third district. A candidate for governor. A candidate for lieutenant governor. A candidate for eecretary of state. A candidate for state treasurer. A candidate for state auditor. A candidate for superintendent of public instruction. A candidate for commissioner of school and public lands. A candidate tor attorney general. A candidate for railroad commis sioner. The state committee has recommend ed that no proxies be allowed in the state convention and that the delegates and alternates present cast the fall vote for each county. The ratio of representation will be as follows: One delegate at large from each county and one additional delegate for each fifty votes, or major fraction thereof, cast for Hon. Charles N. Herreid, republican candidate for governor at the election of 1902. The" representation to which the several counties will be entitled nnder this call is as follows: Aurora It Hyde 8 Beadle.. 26 Jerauld 10 Bon Homme 26 Kingsbury 25 Brookings 32 Lake 23 Brown... 35 Lawrence 59 Brule....' 14 Lincoln 36 Buffalo... 3 Lyman 10 Butte.: 9 Marshall 16 Campbell.. 13 McCook.. 30 Charles Mil 36 McPherson 13 Clark..... 30. Meade.... 11 Clay 39 Miner 13 Codington 30 Minnehaha 57 Custer 9 Moody 34 Davison 19 Pennington ,.18 Day 29 Potter 6 Deuel 19 Roberts 28 Douglas 14 Sanborn 15 Edmunds „...13 Spink 26 Fall River 10 Stanley 5 Faulk 11 Sully 6 Grant 18 Turner 32 Gregory 10 Union 28 Hamlin 16 Walworth 10 Hand 14 Yankton 30 Hanson 12 Hugbes 10 Total 1,014 Hutchinson. 23 Dated March 8th, 1004. By order of the Republican State Central Committee.' FRXNK CRANE, Chairman Rep. State Com. E. A. WARNER, Secretary. A Splendid Victory Over in Brule county a combination of democrats and Crawford republicans had men in every precinct for three weeks previons to the canvention to or ganize the country for Crawford and against Col Greene, bnt when the day for action came Col. Greene carried every precinct in the county and utter ly defeated the most vicious and re vengeful combination ever organized in the state ThoBe who are familliar with the many bitter fights over in Brnle county, say that the recent con test was the most vindictive and un scrupulous combine ever put up to de feat any man in any connty, but Col Greene defeated every combination pat np. In Chamberlain 40 "strangers" were imported to carry the city against the gallant republican state leader and member of the national republican committee, bnt the sweeping victory in every precinct indicates that Col. Greene is thoroughly loved by the hon est republicans of his county. In the connty convention there was not one single voice against him, and the action of the convention was the moat striking evidence of his popularity. Col. Greene is one of the strong men of the state, a born leader, and a man President Roosevelt loves. He'was a gallant sol dier in the civil war and now com mands.the third regiment state guards men. Rnral mail carriers are to have their pay raised from $600 to $750 a year. This is a step in the right direction, bnt the pay is not high enough yet. With the machine on top what will Lincoln County ask for two years hence. 4 Faithful LEADER in the Cause of Eoonomy and Reform, the Defender of Truth and Juetioe, the Foe of Fraud and Corruption. CRAWFORD ALREADY BEATEN, May Become an Independent Democratic —Fusion Bolter Candidate lor Governor. Sioux Falls Cataract: Evidence is rapidly accumulating that the Craw ford movement is jnst beginning to take force in this state nnd that the men who are behind this movement are determined to seenre control of the pol itical machinery of Son Dakota. There is money behind the movement and should the effort io nominate Mr Crawford for governor at the republi can convention fail, he will become the candidate of a separate and destinct organization from the republican party and enter the campaign upon the plat form which he has advocated and there will be funds in sufficient amount at his disposal to make his candicacy for midable. This is not a suspicion. The Cataract has the information front a source which cannot very well be questioned and which is reliable. R. O. Richards of Huron, who is Mr. Crawford's chief lieutenant, will ex pend $20,000 of his own money in the effort to elect Mr. Crawford and Dr. Klavenis of Brookings, president of the Scandinavian league, will put in as much more. Mr. Richards is wealthy and his family are possessed of consid erable fortune. He has political ambi tions of his own and it is asserted by people who are in position to know that he is at liberty to draw upon the larger fortune for campaign funds. It is the plan of the Crawford party to put the republican parly in the state on record in the forthcoming conven tion and to make a herculean attempt to have Mr. Crawford nominated for governor. Failing in that he will be come an independent candidate and will have the support of a large number of old line populists in the state. It is also asserted that a certsin element of the democratic party favors the idea of indorsing Crawford for governor and that if this can be accomplished com pensation to the democrats will coma in the way of appointment to certain state offices of democrats who have espoused the Crawford cause. Should the republicans show too strong a front at the convention the idea of having Crawford nominated by a pe tition will possibly materialize and the democrats at their state convention will endorse his candinacy and not make a nomination for governor. By follow ing out this program it will be possible for ex-Senator Pettigrew to endorse the Crawford move and become once more identified with the republican party. This plan will have the support of certain newspapers in the state and will be sprung "upon the people soon after the republican convention is held in this city next month, It has been practically announced that Mr. Hearst will not be nominated for the presidency by the democratic national convention and that Judge Parker, who is said to be the ideal of the democratic trusts will be the nomi nee. The failure to nominate Hearst will make it possible for a great many South Dakota men who are now posing as democrats to indorse the Crawford movement and the combination against the republicans will be complete. The Scandinavian repnblican league is re ceiving new members every day. This is the story which'comes from a Scandinavian in Sioux Falls and he probably knows whereof he speaks. He has been asked to become a member of the Scandinavian league and for cer tain reasons has dsclined. Ipswich Democrat: Some day the state will own a capitol buiding in keeping with its vast resourses and wealth, and if it should be located on tie red clay banks of the Big Muddy at Pierre, how many ciiizens of Edmunds county would ever get a chance to see it? People coming or going from the south or east must pass through Mitchell and the tax payers wonld at least have an oppor tunity to get a glinpse ot the build ing they helped to erect. For selfish reasons we would of course prefer to see the capital located at Aberdeen, but if we can't do that let's do the next best thing, and this is vote to locate it where it is most accessible to the people of Edmunds county and the great majority of all the people of the state, at Mitchell Emery Enterprise: Pierre capital boomers are endeavoring to convince the people in the eastern portion of the state that the capital ought to re main where it is, in Pieire, because it will help settle tip that portion of the state. Why is it not settled like other portions of the state while having the advantage of the capital being located there? A gentleman from the east wrote his cousin here and invited him to come and invest in South Dakota land, telling him thai he visited our state, had been at Pierre, thinking that the capital wonld be located in the midst of the finest poriion of the state, but finding it on the end of civilization with only one road running into the town, he would not look at any other part of the state and cotild not be in duced to invest in South Dakota. CANTON. SOUTH DAKOTA. FRIDAY. APRIL 22, 1904. SI.50 PER ANNUM. PIERRE IS NOT THE RIGHT PLACE Pierre the Geographical Center ol the State ot S. D. Fairview, S. D. April 15, 1904. Yes, Pierre is tha geographical cen ter of the state, practically speaking, but when yon have said that, yon have said it all. Just pick up a map of South Dakota and follow me for a few minutes, and you will see that Pierre is not.and never will be the geographical center of population. The counties east of the Missouri river tributary to Mitchell are as follows: Brown, Marshall, Roberts, Day, Grant, Coddington. Clark, Spink, Deuel, Hamlin, Beadle. 'Kingsbury, Brookings, Moody, Lake, Miner, San born, JeranldfBuffalo, Brnle, Aurora, Davison, Hanson, McCook, Minnehaha, Lincoln, Turner, Hutchinson, Douglas, Chas. Mix. Bonhouime, Yankton, Clay and Union. Thirty-four of the most thickly populated counties in the state. The counties east of the Mis souri river tributary to Pierre are: Campbell, McPherson, Wallworth, Edmunds, Potter, FaulK, Sully, Hughes, Hyde and Hand—only 10 counties. I hear Pierre says that this is not a fair representation of facts that Brown Marshal, and all those Counties in the North East part of the state are tribu tary to Pierre. This is not so, as all of these Counties have to go to Wolsey to get to Pierre, and you will see that Mitchell is several miles nearer Wolsey than Pierre, and besides the road from Wolsey to Mitchell is very seldom blocked, while from Wolsey to Pierre is nearly always blocked,if there is any snow. So much for the east side of the river. We will now trace the west side and we will figure on the basis that the C. N W. Ry. and the C. M. & St. P. Ry will each build across to the hills. Then you wonld have the following counties tributary to Mitchell: Lyman, Gregory. Tripp Meyer, Washa baugh, Lugenbeel, Washington, Shan non, Fall River and Custer—ten coun ties, and Pierre would have Stanley, Pennington, Lawerence, Meade, Butte,\ Armstrong, Dewey, Boreman and Schnasse, nine counties, making a total of 19 counties tributary to Pierre, and 44 counties tributary to Mitchell. The 44 counties represent a population of 375,000 while the 10 counties Represent a population of only 75,000, meaning five sixth of the state tributary to Mitchell I heard some one say that if the Capital is kept at Pierre, this state of affairs will not exist long. I say that it will, and even grow worse. Just ex amine thoseconnt ies tributary to Mitchell and you will see that these counties will add 5.000 population to the state every lime the counties tribu tary to Pierre add 1,000, so it would be only a few years before nine-tenth of the population would be tributary to Mitchell, and I am, sure that any one who will squarely and fairly look this question np will say I am not far from right, and will cast their vote for Mitchell next fall. A voter and tax payer. A CAPITAL STRAW. Three to One For Mitchell in Territory Claimed by the Pierre Boomers It's only one of the many straws that are moving, around among the people in the gentle spring breezes, bat is a straw that will develop into a veritable land-slide for Mitchell by the time elec tion day comes aronnd. Here is the item as it appeared in the Flandreau Herald: A straw vote was taken on the train from Sioux Falls Thursday. Of the 108 passengers, who were voters of the state, 81 were for Mitchell for the capital and 27 for Pierre, or an even 3 to 1 in favor of removal. The vote was taken 'by a Pierre promoter, and the gentlemen voting were chiefly delegates returning home from the democratic convention in Sionx Falls. We were informed upon reliable authority that the delegates in attendance at the con vention were in a majority tor Mitchell, in fact some state that the majority was two to one. This included the large Black Hills delegation which was carried free to Sioux Falls over the North-Western road in one of the best trains obtainable. Canton township held their cancus last Saturday and instructed for Craw ford and Prof. Nash. Will the county convention do as well 1 The Hanson County Republicans have organized for the purpose of giv ing their united support to the repub lican party organization of the state. They do not propose to have their county organization made a catspaw for Mr. Crawford. The Hanson County republicans are moving in the right direction There are five republican candidates for governor, men who believe in up holding the party organization, and all are able and popular, and the man selected for the position will be a cred it to the state. Lieutenant Governor Snow is from BonHomme county, Sam Elrod from Clark, Major McDougall from Marshall, Hon. O. C. Berg from Spink, and Col Greene from Brule". 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