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VOLUME 17. NUMBEK 19.
Farmers and Horsemen.
Are your horses afflicted with
heaves? If so you should at ouce pro
cure a bottle of Luers Heave Drops, a
sure cure for Heaves, Short-winded
ness, Coughs and Indigestion. For
sale by A. G. Noid.
Cyrus L. Wendt,
Physician and Surgoon,
Canton, S. D.
Office in Wendt block 5th st.
A. R. BROWN H.
Brown & Brown,
Ooruer Broadway and 5th Street.
F. T. CUTHHERT A B. CARLSON
(JITHBERT & CARLSON,
Canton, S. Dak.
ASA FORREST, JR. JOHN C. SOLEM
Criminal Law. Civil Law.
Forrest & Solem,
General court practice Land Titles.
Conveyancing, Probating of Estate,
Wills drawn, Collections, Con
206 East fith St Phone No. 19.
Canton, South Dakota.
Chas. O. Knudson,
Attorijey at Law.
Office over Christopher & Olson.
F. P. SMITH,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGECP
Office over Lincoln Couoty Bank C&nton.
Residence 3 doors south of the
J. E. Corri«au, M. D.
Office over Farmern State Bank.
John P. Brastad
Physician and Surgeon.
Occupies former office of Dr. Holmgren
Phone 244 Canton, S. D.
C. B. Kennedy,
ATTORNEY AT LAW, CANTON
State and U. S. court practice.
R. Hetlesater, M. JD.
Physician and Surgeon.
Office in Syndicate Block.
I House 35,
A. R. Jaiuiesoii
Practice in all courts.
Office over Postofflce. Canton, S. D.
John AijJersoij A Son
J. J. ANDERSON
Licensed Erabalmer and Funeral
W. J. Byrnes
Undertaker and Funeral Director.
CANTON, SOUTH DAK.
DR. C. D. TUTTLE,
Deputy State Veterinarian
Office Over Sioux Valley Hard
House Phone 205
Office Phone 237
0. L. Campbell
Calls answered day or night.
Taylor Ftarijlttare Co.
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Grand Wedding lteceptiou.
Judge and Mrs. Gifford held a wed
ding reception last Friday evening in
honor of their son, Bailey, and his
bride, who arrived from Minneapolis
on the day previous. The hospitable
home of Judge and Mrs. Gifford has
witnessed many brilliant events but
nothing, we believe, to surpass that
of Friday evening. Old friends and
young friends of the groom were pres
ent in great numbers to congratulate
the "Canton boy," and his sweet,
lovely bride, for Bailey was born and
raised in Canton.
The guests, numbering over a
hundred, were received by Master
Rudolph and directed to the dressing
rooms on the second floor, and at the
head of the stairs an orchestra was
Judge and Mrs. Gifford received
with the groom and the bride and
congratulations were extended with
a hearty good will so characteristic of
During the evening a delicious two
course lunch was served, presided
over by Mrs. Seelyand Mrs. Tillotson,
while Misses Maud Lewis, Mary Coop
er, Alice Conklin and Lucretia Ru
dolph dispensed delicious lunch to all.
Mrs. O. A. Rudolpn and Mrs. M. E.
Rudolph assisted in receiving the
The rooms were handsomely decor
ated with white chrysanthemums
and ferns, and all the were in perfect
harmony with the welcome home and
reception of the groom and bride.
The reception began at 8 and at 11
the guests departed after one of the
most enjoyable society events ever
held in Canton. The presents were
numerous and beautiful as well as
valuable, tokens of love and esteem,
which the young couple will cherish
in the years to come.
Mr. Gifford is engaged in the drug
business in Minneapolis, where he
was married 011 the 24tli of October,
and where they started for Monday
How to Test Seed Com.
Editor Leader: It is one of the hope
ful signs that promise better corn
and more of it to the acre, that the
selection and testing of seed corn is
advocated so widely today. When
one remembers the long years of the
past, wiien corn was stored and plant
ed like other grains out of the bin or
crib, and now hear the subject of
storing and testing it advocated from
the rostrum and by the press, we see
the time approaching when one
hundred bushels will be raised to the
acre where but thirty or forty now
are raised. In a former paper it was
claimed that a proper test was of as
much or more importance as select
ing the right ears. And why? Be
cause an intelligent man can tell if
corn will sprout or grow by looking at
it. The man who takes his seed out
of the crib feels confident of this or
he would not plant it. Then why
test your seed corn? If we can not
answer this question we do not grasp
the problem of more and better corn,
and any method that does not deter
mine more is useless. The testing of
your seed corn therefore must be to
determine if it has vital force and life
enough to bring to the fullest matur
ity the embryo ear that each grain
contains. This only can be done by a
method that is in harmony with
nature's laws, for she must be re
spected and obliged. Nature will re
cognize and approve favorable condi
tions that surround germ life even
before it is awakened into activity,
and it is just as sure to show disfavor
when conditions are unfavorable.
What are the conditions required?
A good strong, rich soil and the ex
clusion of light and air. These facts
are too obvious to need discussion,
either as they relate to animal or
vegetable germs. But we may re
mark that a strong healthy mother is
as essential to animal development
as are like quantities in the size.
Now let us carry out and apply this
figure. In starting the corn germ
into life and development do not
dwarf or blight it by placing it under
adverse conditions but place it in
good, strong, rich, soil and exclude
the light and air, for by reasons un
known to us. these conditions devel
ope all that there is in the corn germ,
not only that it will sprout or grow,
but how strong and vigorous it will
grow, by pushing out roots many
times longer than the upright stem
growth, and it will assure you what
your corn will do in the field ir you
meet the conditions there by prepar
ing and enriching your land and will
give it suitable attention and care.
Again as to the figure. Procure a box
six inches deep which in every sense
is a Matrix, fill it half full of good,
rich soil, the best you can get: on top
of the soil place a wire screen or net
ting with meshes three fourths inches
sqaure: in each square place three
grains taken from an ear and mark
the ear and square. Make a frame
with two inch sides that will slip in
side of this box, tack on the bottom
strong canvass and stay it from
side to side to keep it from sag
ging, put an inch of good, rich, soil
in this frame and slip it in on top of the
netting and corn. Keep it warm and
moist and you will have results that
will please you. B. H. Tripp.
Tlio South and tlie Thirteenth
Mr. Henry Peck Fry "of the Chat
tanooga bar," who is perhaps not
overburdened with other business at
this time of the year, has taken the
southern people as his clients in an
elaborate argument against the thir
teenth amendment. One of the side
lights of Mr. Fry's argument, which
will amuse if not instruct, is the
claim that the thirteenth amend
ment to the constitution is uncon
stitutional, and that, therefore, the
fourteenth and fifteenth amendments
are not applicable to the negro race.
lie holds that the question involved
in the civil war was whether a state
had the right to secede from the
union and that in the arbitrament of
war the south lost the decision on
that question. They had no right to
secede, therefore they were never out
of the union constitutionally. The
bearing of this upon the thirteenth
amendmnnt is that the southern
states were not asked to vote upon it
and the amendment never received
the votes of three-fourths of the
states, including the eleven southern
states which were in rebellion. Mr.
Fry claims that the mere fact that
they were in rebellion did not take
them out of the union for purposes of
amending the constitution. The
thirteenth amendment provided that
neither slavery nor involuntary servi
tude should exist except in punish
ment for crime. The fifteenth
amendment declared that the right
to vote or hold office should not be
questioned because of race, color or
previous condition of servitude. If
the thirteenth amendment was never
adopted, then the fifteenth could
have 110 reference to the negro. He
exclaims that the three amendments
were rammed down the throats of
the southern states and can never be
recognized by them, though as a
matter of fact, they have been up
held by the supreme court and their
validity is the same as that of every
other article of the federal constitu
The result of these amendments, in
his opinion, has been the solid south.
The repeal of the fifteenth amend
ment, in his opinion, would result in
the flocking to the republican stand
ard of a great many southern men of
the third generation who had no
hand in the war. His appeal is to
the men of the third generation in
the north to repeal that amendment.
A great many men in the north are
convinced that the wholesale thrust
ing of the ex-slaves into the suffrage
was a mistake. It would have been
better to have gradually admitted
them as they became educated. But
there is a fundamental difference be
tween the people of the north and
the south on this question. The
south is determined to forever bar
the negro from the ballot. No mat
ter what his qualifications, the negro
is not to vote because equal suffrage
holds up before him "the hope of soc
ial equality." This is the bugbear of
the south. The north, on the other
hand, will never give ear to a theory
of a permanently subject race, north
or south. The negro must be either
a citizen or a slave. The country has
decreed at a tremendous cost that he
shall not be a slave. The other al
ternate is that he must be a citizen.
If the south could once make up its
mind to deal justly with the negro,
to give him his rights individually as
he showed himself capable of exercis
ing them, some progress might be
made. But the south does not con
cede anything, and so the debate is
Do Your Trading at Home.
The Leader learned from a couple
of gentlemen who were seeking bar
gains for their wives, and after pric
ing goods in Canton stores went to
Sioux Falls to save a little money as
they expected but were badly taken
lft as the sequel will show.
One party looked at a cloak in The
Enterprise store which was marked
$15. This party went to Sioux Falls
and paid $18 for an exact duplicate of
Mr. Thayer's cloak. Another party
priced an article in the Puckett-Pid
coe store which was worth $19, and
this party went to Sioux Falls and
paid $26 for a similar piece of goods,
and the gentleman who made this
purchase was decidedly hot when he
came back and found out how he had
been duped. He supposed he was
getting something better than the
Canton article. lie said he was now
satisfied that he could buy better
goods for less money in Canton every
day in the year than he could in
Our merchants can buy just as
cheap as the Sioux Falls or Sioux City
merchants, because they pay cash.
The reason our merchants can sell
cheaper than the merchants in near
by cities is their expenses and taxes
are less, hence our merchants can sell
for less money than the other fellows,
which they always do, and make a
Those Sioux City and Sioux Falls
merchants stick it "onto" the visitors
just as far as it is safe to go because
they know they have come to buy
and won't go home empty handed.
4 Faithful L£ADCR In the Oaute of foonomy ana Reform, the Defender of Truth and Justice, the foe of Fraud and Corruption.
CANTON, SOUTH DAKOTA FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 1906.
Then they come home like the $2(3
man who went to Sioux Falls and
kick themselves for their folly.
The merchant with whom you do
your trading the year round is where
you get a square deal every day in the
week. When you go out among
strangers to trade they take you in
good and plenty because it may be
the last chance they will get to skin
These are disagreeable facts and all
who have tried it know we are stat
ing the truth, and there are other
Canton parties who have had such an
experience as the man who went to
Sioux Falls and paid $7 more than
the same goods would have cost him
The same is true of clothing. Our
Canton clothing dealers are carrying
as line goods as any man wants to
wear, and the Canton prices for simi
lar goods offered in nearby towns is
from three to nine dollars a suit
cheaper. As a stranger you go into a
Sioux Falls or Sioux City clothing
store and those dealers will make you
believe they are giving you a $30 suit
for $25, and we will bet a new hat
you could have bought the same
goods in Canton for $20. We have
seen the men and outside goods and
know the home prices. You get tak
en in because you are a stranger, and
strangers stand 110 show in a strange
A buyer can always get a square
deal in his home town and if he buys
something that don't suit or fit he
can get his goods changed or money
back, but he can't afford to go to
Sioux Falls or Sioux City to correct
an error, it costs too much. Stick to
your home merchant if you want a
The Canton stores where dry goods
are sold are up to date in every par
ticular, and the quality of goods and
prices will prove the truth of our con
tention that you can save money by
buying your goods at home. Don't
go to Sioux Falls and pay your way
up and back and get soaked like the
man who paid $26 for goods that he
could have bought at Mr. Puckett's
It would take 100 bushels of corn to
the acre to keep up such extravagance
Cashier Cassill of the Hudson state
bank was a Canton visitor Sunday.
Remember the Chicago Glee Club
will give the second number of the
citizen's lecture course at Augustana
Chapel Friday evening November 2.
Don't miss the big game of foot
ball Friday between Parker and Can
ton high school teams in Canton.
The game will be called at 4 p. m.
—Apples and Pears for everybody.
Fine winter apples 65 and 75 cents a
bushel. Pears $1.75 a bushel and 50
cents a peck. Grant Lines, opposite
Taking all things into considera
tion the Proliitition meeting held
here last Saturday afternoon was
well attended. There were over a
hundred present, and those present
seemed to be well pleased with the
R. K. IIafsos and family moved to
Aberdeen Tuesday, where Mr. Hafsos
will live in the future. He is one of
the best and most successful contract
ors in the state, and finds that Aber
deen will be more central as a resi
dence town. He sold his lioine in
Canton some time ago and concluded
to make a change before building.
He called on the Leader before leav
ing and wanted to be remembered to
all his friends.
A Sioux City dry goods house is
flooding Canton with postal cards
telling of the great bargains people
can get there. Don't be a sucker
and spend five or six dollars going to
Sioux City to buy something that
may not be as good as you can get at
home for less money. This house ad
vertises $40 goods for $15. That's
enough to catch suckers but thinking
people know that no man ever sold
$40 goods for $15 or $20 or $30. These
figures are only made to catch stupid
Taken as directed, it becomes the
greatest curative agent for the relief
of suffering humanity ever devised.
Such is Ilollister's Rocky Mountain
Tea, 35 cents, Tea or Tablets. I. M.
Ilelmey & Co.
Fine Winter Apples
65c and 75c
$1.75 a Bushel
50c a Peck
Miller Building, opposite
President George E. Henderson, of
the Bull River minnig and power
company, has gone to Bull River, B.
C., accompanied by Mrs. Henderson.
President Henderson will remain in
that country until the big flume is
completed and then the development
of that splendid water power will
come along fast. It is the opinion of
those who ought to know that there
Is plenty of gold in Bull River and
the turning of the water into the big
flume will expose it and give the com
pany a chance to get rich fast. Every
body wants Geo. Henderson to suc
II. E. Thormodsgaard of Norway
township was a welcome visitor Tues
day morning and a renewal subscrib
er. He was accompanied by Lars
Iluser. Mr. Thormodsgaard gets his
mail by rural route from Alcester,
and he finds much cause for com
plaint. lie says that some weeks he
doesn't get his Leader before Monday
and sometimes as late as Tuesday.
Of course this is absolute carelessness
on the part of the postal authorities
somewhere on the line. The Leader
leaves Canton for the south on Fri
day as regular as Friday comes and
should get to Alcester in time for
Saturday's rural mail delivery. There
is no excuse for this carelessness.
T. Hugh Clancy is down in Illinois
at his old home at Hebron, where he
has been assisting his father some on
the farm and assisting others to get
married and getting ready to rbturn
to Worthing. T. Hugh has been an
awful busy youth because it was im
possible to get farm help and he had
to do about three men's work for a
month. lie will soon be back in
Worthing. We copy the following
item from the Hebron Tribune:
"Through the courtesy of T. TTilgh
Clancy, who secured from the Mil
waukee railroad company rates and
sleeping car reservations, and planned
the wedding trip for Mr. and Mrs.
Woodrich, which includes Chicago,
Council Bluffs, Omaha. Denver, Col
orado Springs and Pueblo, returning
home over the Union Pacific via Kan
sas City, Mo., and the Milwaukee to
Chicago and Armsby, is due the com
fort of the trip, but the climax was
reached when F. A. Miller, general
passenger agent of the Milwaukee
railroad company, issued a special
order to stop train No. 142, which is
not on the Armsby time-card, Tues
day morning at 11:25, for the especial
purpose of permitting Mr. and Mrs.
Woodrich to board the train. This
speaks highly for the rating of Mr.
Clancy with the Milwaukee road, and
for the well-known courtesy of the
In every clime its colors are unfurl
Its fame has spread from sea to sea
Be not surprised if in the other world
You hear of Rocky Mountain Tea.
I. M. Helmey & Co.
Letter From Fred Keidel.
Under date of October 25, Fred
Keidel formerly of Lincoln county,
writes the Leader from the Califor
nia Soldiers' home, where he has
been for a few months renewing his
health and resting.
He describes the beautiful home
provided for the old veterans and
tells of the handsome surroundings
and flowers and comforts.
He says the home canteen is doing
an immense business, beer being
bought by the car load and the old
veterans spend their pension money
freely. The old men are dying fast
and don't seem to care as to the fut
ure. "It makes one sad," he says,
"to see the gallant defenders of the
union in old age thus hurried onward
under the influence that destroys
both body and soul. It makes me
sad to see such a condition, and the
man who favors an army canteen
stands for the ruin of his brother
and the destruction of his soul."
The California home might be a
veteran's paradise instead of what it
"Remember me to all old Lincoln
county friends and after December
10th, send my Leader to Alliance,
California, as I will be back at my
home soon after that date."
Wanted: Men in each state to
travel, tack signs and distribute
samples and circulars of our goods.
Salary $80.00 per mo. $3.00 per day for
expenses, Saunders Co., Dept. S. 46-50
Jackson Boulevard, Chicago. 16 19
I have used Berigan's Lump Jaw
Cure and recommend it to be good.
I had a steer that had as bad a case
as I ever saw three months ago. I
used the medicine at that time—only
one dose, and now it is ready^for the
L. E. KNOWLTON.?/?•'
Canton, S. D. Sept. 1905.
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