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Turner County herald. (Hurley, Dakota [S.D.]) 1883-19??, August 19, 1897, Image 1

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Loucks says he lias lost faith
the promises of democratic
politicians. He says fusion is
.J* :i,
played put. s.
Coxey, he of marching' fame,
has been nominated by the popu
lists of Ohio .as their candidate
L. M. Shaw of Crawford Co,
was nominated for governor of
Iowa Wednesday by the republi
can convention at Cedar Rapids.
The American tin-plate mills
are making shipments to foreign
countries, 500 boxes of the best
grade having recently been sent
to Italy.
The whaleback steamer Colum
bus is to be used in the Klondike
trade. She will be fitted to carry
1,500 passengers and a year's pro
visions for the same.
The secretary of the treasury
says that there is $22.53 in circu
lation for every man, woman and
child in the United States—and
this conclusion is based upon an
estimated population of 77,000,
000.,^- ,- 5
if 'JL—
The South Dakota Statfe Fair,
which is to be held at Yankton
Sept. 27, 28, 29 and 30and Oct. 1,
promises to be the best exhibition
of the kind ever held in the state.
Business men of the Cement City
have given a $6,000 guarantee
for the payment of all premiums..
The London Spectator has been
reading the riot act to the United
States and says the people of that
country tvill not longer ignore
the "indiscretions of Secretary
Sherman" and that "if America
does not keep a better watch over
her politicians they will have her
into a conflict with this country,
whereof no one is able to see the
end." mwmm
0' rf.
Centerville Journal: A year
ago we heard much about the in
justice of requiring the farmers
to pay debts contracted when
wheat was a dollar a bushel, with
dollars for which they had to
give two and three bushels of
wheat—the debts were doubled
and trebled thereby, and it was
nothing short of robbery! Now
those same innocent victims, when
it comes to paying the debts con
tracted last year when wheat
was worth 35 cents a bushel,
ar'n't saying a word about pay
ing- them on the wheat standard
—or any
price of wheat has advanced more
than 100 per cent, they are very
willing to pay "value" in the
recognized units of commerce
without regard to the compara
tive value of wheat. How like
common mortals mo
are, anyway.
other standard but the
standard. #Now that the
of us saints
MitcHellRepublican: When the
South Dakota Grand Army boys
'"march in the streets of Buffalo
during the national/ encampment
they will attract no little atten
tion from the arms which they
will carry on that occasion. It
.consists of a spear suni-ounted
with an ear of corn and a minia
ture sheaf of wheat and a small
streamer with "South Dakota"
printed on it to "show where we
come from." This idea origin
ated with Capt. J. II. Hauser, of
.Aberdeen^.'who last year made
500 of them and presente/i them
to the ^tate department.' They
were carried in the procession at
St. Paul and 'here wa^ nothing'
wljich so attracted and^held the
attention of/iithe people as di
.this spear. .yWhile thooe'is noth
i»g pfdrticul£tl3^ handtcaife abeut
the sjtear, yet tyith an immense
aumber put together in a parade
they attract a great deal ot atten
tion. It can safely be counted
upon ttjat South Elakot^ vill be
a well advertised sta^e fit the na
tional encampment.
The Vermillion Freeman, pop
ulist, contains the following well
merited notice: "J. D. Elliott, U.
§. District Attorney aud Chair
man of the Republican state
committee, was associated with
Col. Jolley in the Wamsley trial.
We were glad to see Jim. We
remember him as plain honest
Jim when we neighbored and
went to school together, when we
played together tire plays of boy
hood. A little later we remember
him occupying a room in Crock
Russels' empty saloon building,
batching and going to school.
Jim was bent on getting an edu
cation and all honor to his
am it on
reached maturity we here in Clay
county ran him for County Super
intendent of schools, but he was
oh the losing side but this did not
dampen his ambition. In 'S2 he
began to read law with Col. Jolley
and shortly after entered the
office of Gamble Brothers. After
that five left for Nebraska and
lost '.rack of Jim until we met
liim here at the trial. We again
repeat in Common school parlance
that we were "awful glad" to see
and shake hands with Jim and we
may here add that the Republi
cans of this state could not have
put their political destiny in more
honest hands than Jim's. Though
there be a political chasm be
tween us, Jim, our hand reaches
over in friendship and wishes you
unstinted success in life's noblest
Prom Our Resular Correspondent.
WASHINGTON, D. C., AU?. 13, 1897.
There is a serious question, of
veracity between Hon. John Sher
man, secretary of state, and a
number of prominent newspaper
men of Washington and New
York, concerning certain utter
ances of Mr. Sherman on the
assassination of the Spanish Pre
mier and its probable effect upon
Cuba,, and on the general attitude
of England towards the United
States, which were published as
Mr. Sherman.
The newspaper men, who are
among the most prominent in the
business, declare that Mr. Sher
man used the language they
quoted, while Mr. Sherman de
clares most emphatically, bdih
verbally and in a signed commun
ication to a local paper, that he
did not. This controversy has
revived the talk about age telling
upon the faculties of Mr. Sher
man, which.was quite prevalent
when he left Washington several
days before the adjournment .of
congress. It was his personal
friends who first began to talk
about his failing memory. Mr.
Sherman is now in his seventy
fifth year, but the world is full
of men older than he whose men
tal faculties are at their best.
It is queer what different yiews
are taken on the same thing.
When Secretary Alger took
charge of the war department .he
found a system under which the
watchman of that department
made daily reports of the goings
and comings of the clerks and
promptly abolished it, believing
that better results would be ob
tained by putting -the clerk^ on
their honor. Now the abolished
system.: of the waif- department
has been adopted by the treasury
department. .p
There is no doub^of the ^od
•intentions of Sectary Bils£ in
fesmej^hatv -Oifficiat-)warning4' to
the KiondikeVbouud public,'*rli£ch
was published this Vebk. Nor is
there any doubt that all the dan
gers enumerated in that warning
exist, aye, and more but who
ever heard of a man with the gold
fever in his veins being turned
aside by warnings of danger
ahead of him.
Senator Hansbrough, of N. D.,
was in Washington this week,
but he wasn't worrying about
political or other public matters,
as he came to see Miss Chapman,
to whom he will be married next
Monday, in New York.
In view of the large sums of
money the Cramps have received
from the government in the shape
of premiums for speed in excess
of the requirements in the war
vessels they have built for the
government there was much sur
prise in Washington when they
filed a suit in the Court of Claims
against the United States govern
ment for damages aggregating
$1,736,149, which they claim to
have sustained by reason of delay
and defaults on the part of the
government in furnishing the ar
mor. plate and plans while the
battleships Massachusetts, Iowa,
and Indiana, and the cruisers New
York, Brooklyn and Columbia
were being constructed by them.
While congress has nothing to do
with the court of claims, it is
probable that members of con
gress who think the Cramps liaye
been exceedingly well treated in
all their dealings with the gov
ernment will have something to
say about these claims next win
ter. p|
1 The Sioux Falls Press and other
papers who follow its lead, have
been censuring the state board of
equalization because the majority
thereof would not follow the lead
of Goy. Lee in regard to the tax
ation of railroad property. They
have even attacked Attorney-gen
who, in his own
eral Grigsby,
defense, says:
Governor Lee insisted that the
statements of the roads as to value in
their complaints be made the basis of
assessment, disregarding- all other evi
dence. It seems tnat I haye been
criticised for not supporting his motion
to that effect. I did not support the
several motions and could not because
that would haye fixed the value of each
division and each branch of each road
at the same sum utterly disregarding
the law requiring the earnings of each
division of each road to be taken into
consideration. And I say now, that if
such an assessment had been made the
taxes on railroad property in this state
would have been totally lost for this
"One other important question arose
—the statute requires* that the return
made by each railroad should state the:
value per mile of each diyision and
branch. This requirement was not ful
filled by any of the roads. They
claimed that the blanks sent out did
not provide for it. The statute also re
quires the board, in case any railroad
fails to make the proper return, 'to pro
ceed to assess such railroad property
on the best information obtainable and
shall add 25 per cent to the assessable
value thereof.' This statute is man
datory. I made the motion to add
per cent to the value fixed by the board
on each diyision and each branch of
each road according to this statute.
Mr. Roddle stated that theconstitution
iluy of that law had been questioned
and moved that before the motion was
put the attorney genneral should pre
pare and submit an official opinion.
This motion prevailed. After examin
ing the question I was compelled to
hold that it would not be safe to pror
ceed under that statute. My opinion is
in writing and on file. I£ in that opin
ion I have erred thetr it might with
some reason be claimed that I took an
indefensible position. But let no one
come to that conclusion without exam
ining the authorities On 'the question.
"Whi^&I disclaim having had any
having attempted to make
any record for political purposes it will
be foucd on the record that I moVed to
raise the ae&e8Bsment,of one liofe from
$4,500 per jnile and that the
gove^jpr's vote d^&atad tbe: motion.
Thaft^then movt^W assesfe 3$i»e road
$4,200 pet mite the mo*
iota pre-',
vailed* the ^oyerabi? voting no. Ao§*
I yoted for/aid the governor against
every raise that was made."
Minneapolis Tribune: Tho recent
leeting, in Minneapolis, of the Asso
ciation of American Colleges and Ex
periment Stations, was of great edu
cational importance as well as social
interest. Some of the papers will at
tract much attention for the facts of
general interest which were presented
therein. Ffom an economical stand-1
point probably none were more import
ant than one read by Prof. Richards of
the University of Nebraska on the
Calorimetric determination of the
Heating Value of Corn.'j
In explanation, Professor Richards
said that persons in Nebraska became
anxious over the condition of the fuel
market in that state. Questions were
accordingly sent to nearly all the rail
way stations in the state making
inquiries in reference to the consump
tion of fuel in the respective commun
ities. The replies received were
surprising. Prom many counties they
were, in effect, that yery little coal was
being sold to the farmers. In a few
cases villagers and city residents wfere
actuaUy buying corn of the farmers io
ie used as a fuel instead of coal of the
fuel dealers. The answers to the in
quiry led Professor Richards to insti
tute some experiments to determine
the relative value of corn and coal
as a fuel and the results, of the experi
ment formed the basis of the paper
referred to. In the paper it was shown
that in many of the western states,
where corn is cheap and coal is expen
sive, the former is in most cases the
more economical fuel and that in
Nebraska and some of the other western
•states it is very largely burned in place
of coal. The coals on the western
market will give up an average of
about 11,500 British thermal units per
pound, while yellow corn on the ear
will liberate 8,040, showing that the
coal gives up only 1.43 times as much
heat as the corn. At this rate Lacka
wanna anthracite costing $8 per ton,
would be no more economical than corn
per bushel. Corn at from 10c to
15c per bushel wilcost no more as fuel
than many of the soft coals ranging
from $3.50 to $7 per ton. Experiments
on the heating value of the yellow corn
^raiu and the cob separately showed
that the heat of combustion of the for
mer is 8,202 British thermal units and
of tho latter 7,214. Thus an acre of
land will produce corn whose fuel value
is equal to from 1 to 2f tons of coal, not
counting the heat to be obtained from
the stalk, etc.
Or putting the results in another
way, we learn that in a crop of corn
yielding 30 bushels per acre each acre
crop'is equivalent to .8 of a ton of an
thracite, and fifty bushels is the equiv
alent of 1.4 tons of anthracite. Also
when anthracite, taking Lackawanna
as a standard, retails at $7 per ton, corn
is worth 17c per bushel as fuel and
ana when Lackawanna retails at $8 per
ton, corn is worth 20*c. With coal in
Nebraska somewhat higher than in
Minnesota markets and corn selling as
low as 8c per bushel one cau readily
see the great economic advantage to
t-he farmer in burning his corn instead
of coal, for he thereby sell his corn at
about 20c per bushel instead of the
market price, 8c Attention need
hardly be called to the prospective im
portance of the corn field as a source of
,fuel supply throughout the entire corn
belt of the country. Tho corn is said
to burn with a yigoroUs and intense
flame thereby burning out the lining
of furnaces and stoves with greater
rapidity than coal or wood, yet that is
a matter which the construction of'the
furnaces and stoves may to a consider
erable extent overcome. When this is
done, the farmer can insure himself of
a yearly supply of fuel by raising from
10 to 15' acres of corn. He thus becomes
still more independent of the coal baron
and the middle man than he is at the
present time.
There is a sentimental prejudice
against burning corn, but ft is sure to
disappear when tho economy, of it is
once recognized. There is this to be
•said in favor of burning corn, too—that
vou can burn up the product of an acre
planted in corn and the next year
raise anoth'er supply of fuel on the
same ground, but when you burn up a
ton of coal you can't raise another ton
where that one grew.
Eyery one knowing themselves in
debted to Turner County for Personal
Taxes for the year 1896 or prior years
will saye costs by paying the same at
the ofiaceiof County Treasurer before
Sept. I5th.rext, as I shall sfter that
date profefced to collect all unpaid per
sonal tares by distress.
~*S /r-" .'
The Man who is Raising a Bio Crop
Don't You
Need a Little
f—• I
We have got a full line, come knd.
see them.
For your Darn or your
granaries, corn cribs or
house? We have some
n*ce ma^clie(i
County Treasurer.
's If you waat to bUy4 a goc$ se^inginar
(Shine cheap, call at tbe Herald office
Sind see what» bargain yoii can get.
C. J. EACH, President.
UiiAUCH, Vice-pre&ident.
for use in your house
and granaries, and a
lot of plank—just the
the thing for barn
floors. Lots of good
fencing, too. In fact
all kinds of lumber and building material. If you
need anything in the lumber line, you can save
money by buying it now.
Lumber, Lath, Shingles,
3 No matter what, you can get more of it for less money
right here from as than you can anywhere else
Don't think that because we are not in a large city
}K that we can't give you bargains. We can give you
better bargains than the city fellows can because our
expenses are less. Come over and se,e otir bargain,
counter prices.
SI.00 —tME—
It. W. Pit ATT, Ass't Cashier.
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