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The Canton Leader.
ARTHUR LINK. Editor and Proprietor. S. G. GLBNDINNING. Business Manager. It looks as if there would be money for everything but a twine plant The legislature ia beginning to get steam np, and it took half of the ses sion to do it. The frenzied financiers are too bnsy shooting off their months to do any pis tol practice. When captains of finance get ready to pat out Lawson's fire they can draw the water from their stock reservoirs. Freedom from despotic rnle has al ways come by revolution through blood, and it seems as if Russia is to follow in the bloody path to freedom from inherited rule. Dora Maria Francisco O'Reilly De Camara, Countess of Buena Vista, is suing to recover the hereditary Hav ana monopoly of elaughering cattle. A name like hers would make a great sign over a slaughter-house. It is good that thetandard of hones ty is high among women. If they con tributed as many get-rich-quick people to thievedom as men do there would be no business until the laws of commerce were entirely changed. The revolution that seems to threaten all government in the Russian empire will be watched by the ruling classes in Europe with a degree of self interest unknown since the great French revo lution that brought a Napoleon out of the street to a throne self erected Emperor Nicholas of Russia is not the man for the hour. In the face of revolution he moves away. If the Russian people can find a leader who loves not glory above duty, who loves liberty above all else, popular govern ment will come to a country that needs it. The Sioux Falls Weekly Cataract, Geo. Kingsbury, editor, is meeting with all kinds of opposition, but George "keeps pegging away." He is pouring hot shot into the ranks of the men whom be regards as responsible for the miserable condition of the city, and he is evidently making it uncomfortable for some of the grafters. George is backed by men who would like to see Sioux Falls redeemed from graft and grafters. The Mitchell Clarion says: "The appropriations asked for by the varions institutions of the state for their sup port for the coming two years amounts in the aggregate to $1,196,700. This does not include the Northern Hospital for the insane at Redfield, the Soldiers Home at Hot Springs, and the State House, besides legislative expenses, salaries of state officers, etc., etc.,which will run it beyond the two million dol lar mark. The assessed valuation of all property for the year 1004, was |214, 000,000. On this valuation a levy of two mills for general fund state tax was made which will raise a revenue of $428,000. To this can be added the transfers from other sources aggregat ing approximately $300,000, making the total revenue of the state $728,000 for the year, leaving a deficiency of nearly $300,000, which with the de ficiency of $400,000 already existing will make a deficiency at the close of next year of $700,000. There was no deficiency levy made in 1904, and if the appropriations asked for are passed by the legislature it will require a two mill deficiency tax levy in 1905." Don't Bob tbe Old Soldiers. The grand army veterans of Sioux Falls are up in arms agains a bill intro duced in the legislature which compels old soldiers who enter the state home to turn their pension over to the com mandant. Tbe purpose of this bill is an insult to every veteran who earned a pension by risking his life for his country. There is no law to compel an old veteran to part with his pension, and the various excuses offered in ex tenuation are unworthy of a patriotic citizen. The poor helpless men who are forced to gain a soldiers home should not be asked to surrender their badge of honor to the keeping of any man. The people of the state do not aek it, good government of the home does not require it, "sobriety will not be improved by it, and no good purpose will be ser ved by such an imfamons law or rule of a home board. Such a law will say to the old veteran who is forced to seek shelter in the home. You can come in but you must surrender your pension you have no right to be a judge of what you may do with the pittance won by blood and wounds and hardship on the battle field, you are unfit to handle the little money a generous government gives you as a mark of honor you can have a home but you must surrender your pension. To one familiar with the entire' sub ject, no just reason can be advanced for such a great wrong. Let the old veterans enjoy the privilege of handling their own pension money during the brief period that many are destined to enjoy the privilege and the honor. The purpose of such a law carries with it power for arbitrary government and regulation beyond the knowledge of any legislative body, unless that body contained men familiar with the man agement of soldiers homes. We are in favor of giving aboard of management ample power to govern the home and enforce its regulations, bat are opposed to this taking of pensions, and when the writer was in command of the home he never found any trouble in regulating both men and pensions. Many of the men without families deposited what little money they had In the banks and others gave the com mandant their money for safe keeping. Men with families were required to send nearly all of their money home. Any state soldiers' home can be man aged successfully without taking any pension money from the poor old men, and it is only done in states where the veterans are considered as having no rights and the honor of their war rec ord is only a memory. It will be an everlasting disgrace to the young state of South Dakota if the present legislature should pass a law compelling old veterans to surrender their pension money or stay out of the home and suffer. Most of the old vet erans were yoang men when they first came to the territory and have helped to make our grand young state what it is. Now some of them seek shelter in a home they helped erect and maintain, and on top of this the legislature is asked—asked by who? asked to pass a law that will bring these grand old veterans into a branded condition of mental irresponsibility and pauperisim. Who is it that is demanding such an infamous law It is not the old soldiers nor the friends of the old soldiers. The members of Joe Hooker poet at Sioux Falls, the largest grand army post in the state, are going to stand by their unfortunate comrades and see to it that no law is passed that will rob any old soldier of his just rights Every grand army post in the state New Abstract Office. Aimer Helgerson, who served the county faithfully for four years as register of deeds, and before retiring from office purchased the abstract business so long conducted by Thomas Thorson & Co., and for the past two years by Gudmund Skartvedt, Mr. Helgerson has opened an office in the John Isakson block, over the Chris topher & Olson clothing store, where he has a large and well arranged office, and where he will be glad to see all who deeire abstracts or other official papers in this line. Mr. Helgerson has a perfect and complete abstract of every real estate transaction since the organization of the county. He devotes his entire time to this work and can give prompt service. ANDREW JACKSON WIMPLE, BROOKLYN TOWNSHIP. Mr. Wimple is the first man in this part of the west to establish a seed corn breeding station, and made a wonderful success of his experiment last year. Corn and Butter Contest. O. L. Campbell of the Taylor Furni ture Company, will give a $5 rocking chair to the person winning the best score out of 5 ears of corn raised in Lincoln county in 1904. Bring in 5 ears of your best corn to the Taylor Furniture Store on 5th street, and Mr. Campbell will give you a number for your sample, and when the score is made, during tbe Institute, the party having the best score will carry home with him a fine rocking chair. Mr. Campbell also wants the ladies to bring in a pound of butter which will be scored and the best sample will get a fine picture handsomely framed. The butter to remain the property of the party bringing it to the contest. —Try a pair, of our $3.00 and $8.50 shoes for men. None better in town for the money. OPLAND BROS. A MATTER OF HEALTH Absolutely Pare HAS MO SUBSTITUTE should protest aganist this system of extortion, and every man who loves fair play will sustain the poor old vet erans in their fight to be men nntil they answer the final roll call. Judge Forrest received a notice by telegraph Wednesday form Superintendent Head of the asylum, that Uary Rowe, a patient from this county, died at 2 p. m. on Wednesday. Mary Rowe was from Fairview town ship and as far as known has no rela tives in this county. A HANDSOME CANTON HOME. RESIDENCE OF COL. A. REPP. Miss Nettie Herwick, propristoress of the Hotel is numbered among the sick. Chester Carpenter arrived here Jan 19, from DeKalb, 111., where he visited relatives. He failed to find any suit cases with a "full line of hay" in ths Sucker state. EM ward Bogue shipped to Chicago last Monday, a consignment of 303 eep Mr. Bogue is one of tbe pros perous farmers of Delaware township, and certainly a sheep man. Ferd Drey, of Delaware township, received trom Parker, S.D., last Sat urday by express, a large brood hog. This animal is a registered Jersey, aud we are informed that Mr. Drey de votes considerable time to the raising of high-grade cattle and hogs. W. L. West of Mitchell, S. D„ gov ernment inspector of cattle was in this city Monday. M. Johnson, the man who conducts the small grocery store with the large business, has rearranged his stock of goods, and also added a new line con sisting of staple dry goods. A very successful meeting of school teachers was held in the school honse last Saturday at which the following program was carried out: S Quotations from Shakespeare Points successful teachers alwavs ob serve ... Nellie Kuhns Why should we attend the teachers meeting? Nellie Reamer Extracts from Arnold's Reading, How to teach it? Tina Rogness Recitation in Principles of Percent age Conducted by Maggie Donohue Those who prepared on subject: J. B. Clendennen, Elizabeth Wagner, Hannah Aus, Lottie Opsal, Grace Kuhns. Composition Katherine Davies Classification and records G. H. Dean Business session Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Serr are visiting with relatives in Sionx City, Iowa. DEATH OF MRS. HENRY C. ASH. She Was tbe First White Woman Resident ot Yankton. Mrs. Henry G. Ash, one of the oldest pioneers of the state, died Tuesday at at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C.H. Bates, aged 75 years. Mrs. Ash was tbe first white woman resident of Yan kton, locating there with her husband in 1859. Only six months before the townsite of Yankton was the chief camp of 2,000 Sionx. In 1877 she left Yankton and has since made her home in the Black Hills. She leaves a hus band, two daughters and three sons. Mrs. Ash was one of the most genial kind hearted and motherly woman the writer has ever met in Dakota. Dur ing the days of pioneer life and Indian scares she was never discouraged, but encouraged all by her fearless, happy, cheerful disposition. She was a noble woman, and loved by all who knew her. Breezy Worthing Items. Worthing, Jan. 25, 1905. Did you see the sun-dogs in the Ori ent Wednesday morning and again in the Occident in the evening? Explain ye men of the school of Nero. Lock box two ought please, "we' have lost our key. E A. Wadsworth returned to Lang don, N. D., January 18 J. A. Gilbertson and wife left here January 18, for a three weeks visit in Fennimore, Wis., the paternal .home of Mrs. Gilbertson. The man from N. D. I came, I saw, and I cashed in like a man. The man from Iowa. I came, I saw, and I stayed, for I held a royal hand. Married. Miss Ida Twedt, daughter of Gander Twedt of Norway township, was married to Carl Jacobson of Woon socket, at the home of the bride's par ents, Wednesday January 25, by Rev. Nummedal. Mrs. Jacobson is one of the sweetest young ladies in Norway township, and a «host of friends will join the LEADER in extending congrat ulations to the bride and groom. Mr. Serr is assistant cashier in the Peoples Security Bank and during his absence, the general utility, and ver satile Perry Parke might be heard say ing: "Ot yes, I know Mr. Carnegie Mrs. Chadwick. Two and two were four yesterday, and so is he. Judge Davies held court here Tue» day and disposed of a very important law snit. Our accommodating P. —after noon man—Henry Gerber.Fred Gerber, Jr., and "Bob" Irwin boarded the east bound passenger for Sioux Falls. Fri day afternoon, ostensibly to attend a meeting of Royal Purple Encampment No. 1. I. O. O. F., but as the hen (poultry) show was on at the Queen City last week, it is quite feasible that they saw Tom Thumb, the 24 ounce bantam, in battle royal with Big Buff Bill the 7 pound cochin, and other mills of like interest. Arthur Tate, C. M. Wiggin, and H. Boomgaarten, drove overland to attend the big Odd Fellow meeting at which Post Grand Chief Patriarch Blow of Dell Rapids was a visitor also. Hon. Millard Huff returned from Pierre last Monday in response to a message of the illness of his house keeper, Mrs. Mae Carrier, who on Monday underwent an operation for mastoiditis. Dr. Slaman of Lennox and Dr. Kerr of Worthing are in at tendance. and at this writing the patient is resting quietly. Although the weather was extremely cold, 28 numbers were sold at the Annnal Woodman dance held here last evening, and all report a most enjoy able time. A most excellent supper was served in the Reamer restaurant, and all who partook of it, nnite in say ing that Mr. and Mrs. Reamer are in born purveyors. Norris Harp orches tra furnished music, and they were certainly in their element last night. It is rumored that a new clnb dance is to be started using the M. W. A. hall. Pete Peterson had a very successful sale, on bis farm last Monday. Col. Repp of Canton did part of the talking hence we can account for moat of the success. Mr. Peterson is in poor health and will immediately move his family to Hot Springs, S. D., at which place he thinks the olimatc conditions will restore his health. C. W. Johnson will have an auction sale, Thursday. Feb. 2nd, 1905. He has decided to quit farming and enter the employ of the C. M. St. Paul Ry. as section foreman. John Berens will do the talking and Henry Bradshaw the writing. Floyd Straw left here Saturday for a visit at his former home, Cherokee, Iowa. Junior League Program. The following program will be given by the Junior League of the M. E. church. Saturday evening January 38, beginning at 7:30 o'clock: March. Greeting Song. Motto. Prayer. March. Exerci»e—J. E. Song—Mission Workers. An Explanation. Primary Class in Geography. Recitation—The Beet She Knew. Exercise—His Lambs. Song—Beautiful Hands. Recitation—Missionary Mother Goose. Song—No. 930 Church Hymn*l. Advanced class in Geography. Reverie—Sing-Mu-Giang Song—Ocean Wave. Exercise—How to Save the World. Solo—Pleading Voices. Recitation —The New Arithmetic. Exercise—A Prayer Chain. Recitation—An Affliction. Collection. Givers 8oug. Good Night. Tbe Coming Revival. Rev. A. S. Dean and wife, evangel ists, will assist in the special revival services which begin next Sunday night. Jan. 29, at the M. E. church. The Christian people of Canton are in vited to assist in these meetings regard is of denomination. Rev. Dean is a good preacher and bis wife is a fine singer. They have iust concluded a successful series of meetings at Parker. A few more singers are needed for the ohorus. It will be a favor if all who can help us in the singing will give their names to the committee: Mrs. C. B. Kennedy, Mrs. C. L. Wendt and T. T. Smith. N. A. SWICKARD, Pastor. mr A Moment, Please! I Want Every Reader of the Leader to Read this What is 1905 Going to Moan to You Financially? Don't you want to begin the year 1905 by doing something that will reward you well in DOLLARS? That will increase in value as each succeeding year passes, besides pro ducing a good home for yourself and family, and a generous bank account? Then ask yourself this question, you who are renting high-priced land: Is Jan. 1, 1906, going to find me well enough rewarded for my labors, after the owner gets his share? You whose farm is mortgaged for half what it is worth: My equity will buy me a good farm in North Dakota: hadn't I better sell out here and get a farm of my own, so that my labors will be for my own interests entirely, and not to pay the interest on that mortgage? You who are looking for a safe investment: Where can I find abetter or safer investment than in LAND with a good soil and sub-soil, pure water from 15 to 30 feet, well watered by streams and springs, well grassed where coal is abundant and free for the digging where sturdy, industrious farmers are thickly settling and modernizing the country where wheat, corn, flax, oats, millet, hay, speltz, brome, and root crops are grown successfully and with an excellent yield? Will not such land, in a few years, double and more in value? Think it over, accept the above as facts which I can prove to you, and if interested call and see me at Gudmund Skartvedt's office in Canton, or drop me a postal, making an appointment, and 1 will Qall and see you, and show you maps, samples, photographs (many Canton people in these photo graphs), and give you full information concerning the Wm. H. Brown Co's fine farm lands in Morton, Stark and Hettinger Counties, North Dakota^ which can be had from $5 to $12.50 an acre and on easy terms, if desired. Land which has been seen and pronounced good by over 40 people from Canton and vicinity, most of whom have invested for actual settlement. I will gladly give you their names, and you may call upon them for their opinion of the land, and if they were not fairly and courteously dealt with by us. I can make you an inexpensive trip to Mandan* Morton county, or Richardton, Hettinger county, North Dakota, and show you these lands, and you should go soon if you wish to get a chance in the last of those good FREE GOVERNMENT HOMESTEADS, for they're going fast. Very Truly Yours, J. B. Slosson, Traveling Representative for Wm. H. Brown Co. P. O. Canton, S. D. GUDMUND SKARTVEDT, Local Representative. Coming Auction Sales. N. C. Shore has an Auction Sale announced for Thursday, Feb. 2, at his farm three miles south of town. Sale begins at 1 o'cloek. Mr. Shore has some fine horses for sale, and cows giving milk will be sold, as well as a large number of young cattle Some with calf. 85 head of shoats will be disposed of, as well as farm machinery, chickens, hay and corn in cribs. Col Repp is the auctioneer. Bills printed at the LEADKR office. Lee M. Stevenson who lives on the old Martin DeLong farm, two miles west and two and a half miles north of Canton, will hold a big auction sale on Wednesday. Febru ary 8. Sale begins at 11 in the fore noon, and a free lunch will be served at noon. He will sell 10 head of fine horses, 16 head of cattle, 10 head of Poland Chinas, a large amount of farm machinery, harness, hay, chickens, etc. Col. Repp is the auctioneer. Bills printed at the LEADER office. Farm For Sale. 160 acres fine level black farming land for sale. Four and a half miles northweet of Canton, 130 acres under plow. Price and terms right. For particulars address. »D. F. Quinlan, 2w Woodstock, 111. The Lincoln County Bank CANTON, S. D.. A. R. BROWN, President, O. A. RUDOLPH, Vice Pres. C. A. SOUTH, Secretary, O. K. BROWN. Cashier. We Want Merchant To put a bright, clean stock of general merchandise in the new store building at Mott, Hettinger county. North Dak. This will be the first store. Moti is located on the Cannon Ball River, a never failiogspring fed stream. There is a coal vein close to the town and in every direction from it. We have this summer located' over two hundred farmer settlers in the country tributary to the town and will locate several hundred more within the next few months. The older settlers in the adjoining townships have raised this year from 15 to 27 bushels of wheat an acre and other crops in proportion on the same kind of soil as we are now selling at from f8.50 to $12.50 an acre. We will sell the store building at cost pric.) on easy terms to the right man. The size of the building is 24x48x18 feet, 2 story and basement and a brand new furnace heater. A fortune awaits the man who $etg this and three lots and two home libquishments only 1£ miles I Hettinger county can be next year and Mott will be tk seat, because it is favorably located and is central for the large settlement now there and for the land we will con tinue to colonize. For further information concerning this excellent business opportunity, see J. B. SLOSSON, Traveling representative of Wm. H. Brown Co., P. O. Canton, S. D., or G. Skartvedt, Local Representative. Oldest Bank in the County. Interest allowed on time deposits, and short time loans a specialty O. A. Rndolph,. E. Wendt, C. A. South, T. H. Helgerson, 1 Ed. L. Wendt, Directors.