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1 i FARM DEPARTMENT Suggestions that will Result, We Hope, in Practical Benefit to the Soil Ticklers of Stanley County FIX UP THE FARM. We are in a "new" country, which means one that is just being developed. *We have great faith in it's future, and at any tiroe welcome the coming of investors, or those who will take on lands in our vicinity, which has been lying idle for long periods, 6&y. and under their management we ex pect to see^the virgin soil made to bring forth life, and wealth. We are all aware that when those around us are up and doing, and are prosperous, that it means an increase in values for us, without any apparent exertion on our part. To repeat, we welcome investors (not meaning merely specu lators), and we are glad when an ad joining tract of land iasses into the hanis of someone that will do some thing with it. Land snles hare so far been s'ow. There has been a dearth of lands offered for sale, but at the same time there lias been some transfers that through the county total a large acreage. There are things, too, be sides the quality of the soil, that will lead homeseekers to consider serious ly the proposition of investing. A test of the quality of the soil may show it to be right, and then the prospective purchaser wants to know how far he is from a railroad point, and market, the proximity of schools and churches, and he is more than apt to want to know something about his neighbors and how they have been prospering, l'erhaps there is someone on an adjoining tract who has a well arranged set of buildings, his land is fenced, his machinery is housed, there are comfortable quarters for his stock, and all the animals about the place look fat and slick his buildings are painted, and everything around him has its place, and is in that place. The puchaser to be takes in appear ances, decides that he won't be altogether alone in that territory if he does buy, and looks upon things generally as desirable. This place is under thifty management and will serve as a pacemaker for him. We have places in this county that are easier to sell land in than are others, though the soil may be just as good in one place as another. You may go up on the Hardingrove flats, we are told, and drive for miles through fenced lanes, and past the well constructed and well kept homes. One will snap up a chance to buy in that neighborhood, for appearances look good to him, and the soil stands any test to which it may be put. We dare say there are other districts where the same conditions obtain, and only cite the flats as an example. To be brief, paint your buildings, fix up your fences and get them straight with the world. Even a small place, if it is neat and welt kept, may help to get a settler on that idle quarter next to you. The It's a very old expression to say of the defeated candidate that "He's gone up Salt river." Few people know the derivation of the saying or even know that there is such a stream as Salt river. It is a fact however that this river empties into the Ohio about 20 miles below Louisville, after running through several Kentucky counties. The story is that when Henry Clay was running for the pres idency in 1824, he was going to Louis ville, to make a speech for the wind up of the campaign, but a boatman who sympathized with the other side carried him "up Salt river" instead of up the Ohio, thereby making him miss his engagement. The result was so close in that election that the choice was thrown into the house of representatives, and John Quincy Adams finally beat Clay, after an ex citing contest. It was a saying at the time that if Clay had not "gone up Salt river" he would have won the election—and the expression lias con tinued current ever since. ftesident-elect Taft has decided to accept no invitations to dinners and other functions during the interim between this and his inauguration. He has retired very much from the pnbUc gase to give himself up to a land agent may be a good talker but he can't tell it all,and the prospective purchaser accompanying has got to rely to some extent on the appearance of things about him. Clean up the place, and give it a "new dress." It will be worth your while. Have you contracted your "fange" for next year? Most qvery farmer looks forward to the day when he will be able to re tire and moVe to town. W« hardly believe this department will aid to a large extent in helping our readers attain that end, but will be amply rewarded if our hints will occasionally fall on fertile soil. Although the herd law is in effect it does not signify that Stanley coun ty is going to be depleted of its stock. We are moving toward a time whsn our county will have more stock than it has ever had yet. The dumb brutes will be better fed, will have shelter, and will demand a far better price than the average range animal. The farmer who attempts to make a success of his business without the combination of live stock will have a hard job on his hands, for cropping will gradually take the substance out of the soil and he will find that his land is nearer to being worthless each year. The only way to circumvent this is to use commercial fertilizers, and that is expensive. Better far braise live stock, and all that the farm I will stand. Generally, It woulu be far more profitable to feed every pound of grain to stock than to sell it on the open market even at high prices. "Standpatism, wlretheT in politics, religion, or agriculture, represents not so much a party or faction or doctrine as a certain mental and moral type of character, a type that is reasonably well satistied with things as they are and sees no very urgent reason for a change." Thus writes the editor of a farm department in one of the state papers. In an agricultural way, we have but Tery few stand patters in Stanley county. In fact we do not know of any man who will not rejoice in the agricultural develop ment of the county. That it is bound to be one of the wealthiest sections in the state is the belief of the major ity of the men within Its borders. period of preparation for the presi dency. Well may he like Moses, Mohammed and others, withdraw for a while from the busy world to medi tate over what he is to do and plan a line of action, for it has been many a day since a new president has gone into office succeeding such a brilliant predecessor. Mr. Taft has enough good ceramon sense to know that, while he is committed to follow out the Roosevelt policies, he cannot be another Teddy. He will not try, but he is a man of enough ability to make his administration interesting enough not to seem a platitude after the seven strenuous years of the Roose velt regime. On the whole, the people in all sect ions seem to have confidence in Taft that he will be a level-headed man in the white House, as he has been In the Philippines and as secre tary of war. To be sure he has not, apparently, that pugnacious spirit, that restless energy that Roosevelt has few men have it but it is not an essential quality in a good president, and although the newspaper correspon dents and politicians may not often find the temperature at the White House up to fever heat after Mar. 4, 1909 the country will find that an able man is sitting In the executive chair. 't S'-L, V SOUTH MOIA RF.C06HI7.FD One of the New States is staking a Good Showing. The fact that South Dakota touch es some of the counties in north western Iowa, at first makes It appear as our nearest neighbor but when one gets over into the western half of the state he realizes that he is a considerable of a distance from home, because he has passed over the great farming country east of the Missouri, crossed that stream on a large new bridge at Pierre, the state capital, noted the thriving suburb of Fort Pierre and followed the Bad river for many miles toward its source away up in the very heart of what once was noted In the geo graphies as the Great American Plains. South Dakota is a large state and althouh it touches Iowa on the east it streches away to the black Hills where the richest gold mine in the world is yielding up its precious metal where the most profitable tin mines are found and where nature has been profused in contributing some of the most interesting scenery in the United States, puzzling scien tists in the formation of the Cave of the Winds and giving to the medical world the healthgiving waters of the Hot Springs. While Dame Nature was crossing over from the level, fertile prairies of eastern Dakota she paused long enough at Pierre to place in the bowels of the earth a great reservoir of gas and that eity not only finds it profitable to utilize ttiis product in lighting the streets and homes but the good housewife finds it conven ient and cheap for cooking and heat ing. To show how nature plans for variety it is only necessary to state that this gas is found in solution with the water from deep artesian wells and a process of elimination has been devised that makes the product superior to the real thing as it ex ists in Pennsylvania and several other states. There was a time not many years ago when a large section of South Dakota was in disrepute. Huron is now in the heart of the best agri cultural section in the* world. It was not always thus. Up to within nine years ago those trying to farm in that section had about the same fight with drouth that early settlers in north western Iowa had with grass-hoppers and they overcame in much the same manner—simply by sticking to it. Nine years ago the land in all that section was brown and barren. Quarter sections of nice laying land could be had for 9500 or less. People were heart-sick and dicou raged. Towns were abandened or forced to merely exist. But things are differ ent now. Plenty of rains visit that whole section and land with very moderate improvement commands from 935 to $60 per acre. As far as the «f» can mm, stretching awaj tgt.lfcp PHILIP, STANLEY COUNTY, S. D., FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 1908. y Bird's Eye View of Philip The picture is taken from the top of the Northwestern coal chutes and shows Railroad street, which faces the tracks. Running at right angles from this street can be seen a part of the buildings on Center avenue, the main business thorough fare of the city. The picture was taken on anniversary day, May 9th, of this year. It shows a crowd gathered abont the horsemen who have just finished th« potato hurdle race. Toward the further end of the street can be seen a few houses they are located in the Michael-McLane addition, which has witnessed a heavy building boom this summer, as has all parts of the town. horizon in all directloas are stacks of hay, wheat and oats and great corn fields while there are cattle upon a thousand hills, or would be if the hills were present. Thriving towns and cities dot the prairie, great farm houses and barns indicate thrift and prosperity and churches and school houses, the forerunners of civiliza tion, point to an intelligence and a morality that makes the great west the harbinger of those who seek the best condition in rural life. That portion of South Dakota lying west of the Missouri river has been deprived of railways all these years, except the extreme portion in the vicinity of the Black Hills, until within the past two years. Now two lines extend across the state from east to west, the Milwaukee crossing the Missouri at Chamberlain and the Northwestern crossing the river at Pierre, the capital of the state. These roads are from fifteen to twenty miles apart, the former pass ing up the White river through the Bad Lands, and the latter following the course of the Bad River, both reaching Rapid City at the western extremity of the state. Since the completion of the Northwestern, homesteaders by the thousand have flocked to that country and within the past two years ail of the land lias been taken up on both sides of the railway to a considerable distance. That section of country is a great stretch of rolling prairie. Millions af acres are awaiting the advent of the tiller of the soil or of the stockman. The soil is fertile, abundant rains have fallen t'.ie past nine years, and as a grazing country it is not surpassed anywhere. The native grasses are wonderfully rich in meat producing qualities and cat tle, horses and sheep do well the year round, only shelter being pro vided for stormy weather. All that gives evidence of settlement in this vast domain, larger than all New England, is an occasional ranch or a little farm presided over by a pioneer homesteader and that word pioneer has a peculiar meaning when it is remembered that the oldsettlers have an organization at Philip and only those are eligible who have resided there at least two years, that length of time covering the period since most of the population landed in that county. It is predicted that the greatest wheat producing country in the world will be developed in that re gion within a few years. The soil is especially adapted to the raising of small grain although corn, alfalfa, potatoes and all kinds of vegetables do well. Corn planted on sod made a fine growth and matured fully before frost. Water can be had at a reason able distance and this great unde veloped empire in years to come will be one of the most fertile farming communities in all of the great north.—From Cedar Falls (la.) Daily Rfcordi It's settled. Democracy's para mount issue In 1912 will be "Elect a Democrat." "Christmas hints" are beginlng to appear in print. Most of us are re ceiving more or less gentle one* at home. Regarding Mr. Bryan's lamentation that he does't know "how it happen ed," we beg leave to explain that it didn't "happen." The people did it deliberately, on purpose, and with malice a forethought. It required a thousand guests, three orchestras, wagon loads of flow ers and lashings of good things for the palate properly to open a new hotel at Aberdeen last week. It was an event that is bound to linger in the memory of Aberdeen's four hundred and some odd.—Sioux City Trlbune. And the Review man had a "cornp" good for a ten dollar slice of that good time, but had, for obvi ous reasons, to send our regrets. Taft is going to call a special sess ion of congress, soon after his in auguration, for the purpose of re visiting the tariff. Whether the at tempt at revision will bring about a reduction on the schedules affecting trust made goods (most any of us can name a few samyles off hand) is a conundrum. But the standpatters will have to be brushed aside and something that will make a noise like real revision brought into being, else the democratic party wllll have more than a fighting chance to iswing in at the head of national affairs four years hence. At this winter's legislative session at Pierre steps should be taken that will insure a square deal for Stanley and other larje counties in the west ern part of the state on legislative representation. Here our county is, ranking six in point of population in the state, and entitled to one repre sentative, and hooked up to Lyman for senator. Is it fair? Is it JustV Of course, in a rapidly developing district like ours it is hard, even if fair play is Intended, to keep pace with it. But something should be done, and done this winter—not three or four years from now. Watched Fifteen Years. "For fifteen years I liave watohed the working of Bucklen's Arnica Salve and it has never failed to cure any sore, boll, ulcer or burn to which it was applied. It ha6 saved us many a doctor bill", says A. F. Hardy, of East Wilton, Maine. 25c, at all I Review A mother is the truest friend we we have: when trials heavy and sud den fall upon up when adversity takes the place of prosperity when friends, wlio rejoiced with us in our sunshine, desert us when troubles thicken around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts. The kind voice of mother has often been the means of reclaiming an err ing one from the path of wickedness to a life of happiness and prosperity. The lonely convict, immured in his dreary cell, thinks of the innocent days of his childhood, and teels that, though other friends forsake him, he still has a guardian angel watching over him and that, however dark his sins may have been, they all have been forgiven and forgotten by her. Mother is indeed a sweet name, and her station is indeed a holy one for in her hands are placed minds, to be moulded almost at her will aye, fit ted to shine-not much, it Is true, on earth, compared, if taught aright, with the dazzling splendor which awaits them in heaven. Home! How often we hear persons speak of the home of their childhood. Their minds seem to delight in dwell ing upon the recollections of joyous days spent beneath the parental roof, when their young and happy hearts were as light and free as the birds who make the woods resound witli the melody of their cheerful voices. What a blessing it is, when weary with care, and burdened witli sorrow, to have a home to which we go, and there, in the inidst of friends we love, forget our troubles and dwell in peace and quietness. Heaven! That land of quiet reet— toward which those, who, worn down and tired with the toils of eart h, di EXCHANGE 6LEANIH6S Si Haopenhw tn Oounty and StftU) o llcnu ire rehashed, Home flv •n oretllt where credit Is due. tiid •ome are swUx'ri itodiljr. 7at a» The vote in Stanley county was a whopper. The Milwaukee Is building Coal chutes at Kadoka. Work on the new church at Sansarc commences this week. There is talk of organizing an time literary society at Hayes. ,s Food for Thought Things Worth While Culled from the Editor's Scrapbook Mother, Home and Heaven Mother. Home and Heaven, says a writer, are three of the most beauti ful words in the English language. And truly I think that they may be well called so- what word strikes so forcibly upon the heart, as mother? Coming from childhood's sunny lips, it has a peculiar charm for it speaks of one to whom they look and trust for protection. old Street commissioner at Fort Pierre has been doing things to the streets. Stanley county is scheduled for a large number of new settiem in Uw spring. E. L. Senn, the newspaper "mag net," has drawn the Marietta Eagle into his fold. Fort Pierre should haw grain elevator and a canning factory, ac cording to the News. Things appear brighter since the hbze caused by campaign cigars has disappeared. The muskrats that predicted a mild winter have a great deal tlM. better of the argument so far. A creamery is assured at Sansarc. At a meeting held there last week enough stock wassubscrlbed to launch the project. A purse containing 9500 In currency and checks was found In the store at Milesville. The owner was located and the property returned. Dan Blerwagen went to Pierre the latter part of last week on business pertaining to the proposed new rail road down West Fork.—Milesville Citizeii. We'd Uk« to know If Pan lg pjp*r -q^r* gj W, '. «.•. */',* -*"3 .(If ,.* .W*4K I It is an inspiring hope that, whM we separate here on earth at the summons of death's angel, and when a few more years have rolled over the heads of those remaining, if "faith ful unto death,,' vie shall meet agfctn in Heaven, our eternal home, then to dwell and go no more out forever. Opportunity They do me wrong who say I oomeMI more When once I knock and fall to ONI you In For every day 1 stand outside you door, And bid you wake and rise to flgttt and win. Wail not for precious chances ptaaed away, Weep not for golden ages ttM wane Each night I burn the records of ttat day, At sunrise every eoul is born afala. Laugh like a boy at splendors that have speed, To vanished Joys be blind and duff and dumb My Judnments seal the dead past with it's dead, But never bind a moment yet to come. Though deep in mire, wring not ymr hands and weep, I lend my arm to all who say: can." No shamefaced outcast ever aankNfft deep But he might rise and be afaUMl man. Ifemiliar ^netatient Onr doubts are traltofft, And make us lose the good we eft might win, V By fearing to attempt.—Shakespeaf*. Hypocrisy is a sort of homage that vice pays to virtue.—Rochefoucauld. going to work up a relationship with the Midland, Leslie & Northwestern like Charlie Russell did R. C. & N. W? Grindstone reports a freak of na ture. A mule committed suicide at that place by jumping into a w*t9f» hole and drowning himself. Croup Cured and a Child's Life Sevei "It affords me great pleasure to add my testimony tothat of the thousand# who have been benefited by Chamber* Iain's Cough remedy. My ehild Andrew when only three years old was taken with a severe attaok of croup, and thanks to the prompt use of Chamberlain's Cough remedy his life was saved and today he Is a ro» bust and healthy boy," says Mrs. A. Coy Jr., of San Antonio, Texas. This remedy has been In use for many years. Thousands of mothers keep It at hand, and it has never beenknoWl to faii. For sale by all druggists. Philip Ijand & Cattle Co. Special* Two dwelling houses for rent. Business property for rent. Special prices on residence town lot# for sale or exchange. Horses aud cattle bought and Nii Bargains in real estate. A. J. Wray, Mtf* A Methodist Minister Reeommea|fc Chamberlain's Cholic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy "1 have used Chamberlaln'a Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy for several years for diarrhoea. I consid er it the best remedy I have ever tried for that trouble. I bought a bottle of it a few days ago from our druggist, Mr. R. R. Brooks. I shall ever be glad to speak a word in its praise when I have the opportunity." —Rev. J. D. Knapp, Pastor M. S. Church, Meles Grove, Pa. 8old by all dtujfgipUu V V K 4pt v* «k! i No. 17 rect their frail barks over the trouibl* ed waters of life, and after alongand dangerous passage, find it—safe in the haven of eternal bliss. Heaven is the home that awaits us beyond the grave. There the friendships fornied on earth, and which creel death hae severed, are never more to be broken and parted friends shall meet again, never more to be separated. n A i- ti V 1 The new school building at Fort Pierre will surpass anything of the kind in the state. It will cost about $30,00°. &"d is now well along In the process of construction. ^4'