A do? poisoner is making things
unhealthy for Kadoka canines.
0. W. Torrence, of Pedro was
thrown by a broncho while riding
through the streets at Kadoka, and
suffered the fracture of a limb.
Guy Tlart, former publisher of the
^ort Pierre Fairplay, has purchased
flruno & Lynott's moving picture
business at the county seat.
Articles ofincorporation have b«en
#ed at Pierre for the second bank at
Midland, the Midland State Bank,
jrith a Capital of $5,000. The incor
porators are Frank P. Roll, W. C.
Xrog. John E. Hughes and F. J. Car
penter, all of Murdo.
I EXCHANGE GLEANINGS
HapLMMiiiijfs in County ml Stat*'— 4k
Some items are rehashed, some
credit where credit is
due, and JjJ
some are swiped bodily. A
A home talent play will be put on
at Hayes in the near future.
Gifts that Appeal
Such are the gift things that are to be found here. Beautiful con
ceptions of the Jeweler's Art and the Silversmith's Skill. Gifts that one
may be proud either to give or receive, and of a character expressful of
that Christmas sentiment which you mean to convey by the giving.
New Black Hills Gold Jewelry
Look over the new line just received of Solid Gold Black Hills
Jewelry made up in the beautiful grape leaf design in red, green and yel
low gold. We have these in Brooches, Waist Pin Sets, Scarf Pins, Collar
Pins and Rings. Fine examples of jewelers hand work.
You would do well when considering family presents to Inspect my
new line of the well known brand of Commanity Silver in their latest
and most classic design of "Louis XIV." Njthing better for the money,
richer or neater in the silver world than this.
1 welcome those looking for suggestions and am always pleased to
show goods. Each article sold guaranteed to be just as represented or
money cheerfully refunded.
The artesian lake at Capa. the only
one west of the Missouri, affords lots
of amusement to the young people
who like to skate.
"The herd law does't seem to cut
much ice," says the WokamaLeader.
It is expected that the law will get
busj and enforce Itself.
Angal Enoff, the section hand who
fell from a handcar at Teton and had
his head crushed, succumbed to his
injuries, and died at the Fort Pierre
hospital from cerebro spinal menin
Tli* pontoon fa the Milwaukee
bridge across the Missouri at Cham
berlain drifted onto a sandbar last
week, and froze there. All efforts
to move it were unsuccessful, and the
train service is tied up indefinitely.
The young lady who edits the Van
Metre Messenger is a philosopher.
One of her last week's items reads:
"Too many young people depend on
their father's money taking them
through this world, and their moth
er's prayers making ef«fjr thing all
right for the next."
1 HEAR YE ALL! I
The Reliable Jeweler
Dan Bierwagen was defeated for
the legislature in Stanley county, and
the Aberdeen News wants to know
what chance a man named Bierwagen
has in a county that gave a majority
of 800 for county option.
The local man on the Kryawt News
liked The Devil, and hopes "that
Bryant may have the pleasure of wit
nessing another play of this good
character soon." The character must
differ greatly from the name.
The Zeal correspondent to the
Pedro Bugle says: "The railroad
surveyors are setting stakes near here
now. The surrey follows Sulphur
creek as far as Tama and from there
on we are not sure where It goes."
Who has told us that the English
man is not progressive? That he
may know his error, we reproduce the
following, from an exchange: To
teach the prospective English emi
grant things he should know in order
to adapt himself to his future home
is the object of an imperial school
near London. At it the youngster
who has determined to follow fortune
across the seas is taught farming,
Once Only Cometh
in a Year
This time he unloaded the most
beautiful assortment of Xmas
Toys, Games, Dolls, Silk Initial
Handkerchiefs, Silks in all the
latest shades, Fancy Buttons to
match, all colors, Fancy Back
Combs, Gloves, Mittens, and
All the Good Things to Eat
Wishing you all a Merry Xmas
and a H*ppy New Year.
E. M.Larson & Co. i
Philip Weekly Review
PHILIP, STANLEY COUNTY, S. D.. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11,1908.
riding, shooting and
cattle and horses.
The Missouri river at LeBeau was
frozen over sufficiently tight to per
mit passage on foot across the stream,
forty two days in advance of freeze up
last year, and is the earliest ice
bridge to form on the river for sever
Some mean, cowardly cur made a
tour of the flat last night and where
he found clothes out on the line
appropriated all the union suits in
sight. Motto: Never hare but one
suit and keep that one 011.—Pierre
A six year old boy at Interior, while
helping his older brother carry a tub
of hot water, stumbled and fell,
thrusliug hin arm full leugth into
the scalding liquid. On removing his
garments lie skin peeled off his arm
nearly t^ the shoulder.
Some of the people in this vicinity
are not so slow at enforcing the herd
law. One party, who owns a big
bunch of trespassing cattle himself,
corralled a few of his neigh tor'scat tie
and forced him to pay heavy damages
before he would release them. Ottum
wa correspondent to Midland Mail.
The citizens of Capa want a bridge
aeross Bad river, and the Hustler ad
vises the commission that is going
down to the county seat of Lyman
county to demand their rights, to "go
prepared to stay until the new bridge
is a matter of record on the minutes
of the proceeding of the oountjr com
Mrs. Weed, county superintendent
of schools, arrived from Fort Pierre
last Thursday morning and drove
out north to visit the schools. Four
years ago, when Mrs. Weed was elect
ed, there were only six schools in
Stanley county. There are now one
hundred and thirty. That is certain
ly a good record for a superintendent,
and a woman at that.- Midland Mail.
CANADA NOW GETTING* HERS
Crop Y&nu, Hard Tines, He., ef
Ortonvilie Herald-Star: "A former
resident of Montevideo, now living on
a homestead nea Daysland, Alberta,
writes that a heavy frost August 29,
^nearly ruined their crop, and that
hard times prevail all over the pro
vince. Wheat grades No.4 and sells at
50 cents per bushel, and 20 cents for
oats. The letter winds up by saying,
"there is no money here, no wages,
and no crops." The Canada bubble
burst long ago."
This is a common experience of new
ly settled localities. It is almost
identical with what South Dakota
had to endure some years ago.
After the first flush of the boom
settlement, and the pioneers' small
capital is spent, there comes a time
when everything looks blue. The
settlers have no resources, because
they used what they brought with
them, and had not been there long
enough to accumulate more.
Then comes the time of hard luck
stories and destitution, more or less
true, alright, but the weird tales are
exaggerated to make interesting
st ories, and sent out over thecountry,
Just as the above is by some fellow
who lacks the nerve to stay with his
chosen location and tight it out to
The same things and Yen times
worse, were published about South
Dakota twenty years ago. Today
every grafter, every traveling fake,
every begger and every easy money
artist, who can, is either now touring
South Dakota, or has it on his or her
list, because—South Dakota's pros
perty and production of new wealth
has been unequaled in any one of
Uncle Sam's states, old or new, for
the past seven years.—Miller Press.
Marked For Death
"Three years ago 1 was marked for
death. A grave-yard cough was tear
ing my lungs to pieces. Doctors fail
ed to help me, and hope had fled,
when my husband got Dr. King's
New Discovery," says Mrs. A. C.
Williams, of Bac, Ky. "The first
dose helped me and improvement
kept on until I had gained 56 pounds
in weight and my health was fully
restored." This medicine holds the
world's healing record for couglis and
colds and lung and throat diseases.
It prevents pheumonia. Sold under
guarantee at all druggists. 08c add
91.00. Trial bottle free.
Verified account blanks, usen in
every school district, can be had at
the Review ofticf.
Mr. Roosevelt will, under the rules,
be prohibited from killing storks
while in Africa. An unnecessary re
striction this, for there is no other
man who lias done so much ta en*
courage this bird's operations
The national congress convened for
the short term at Washington Mon
day. The first days session was of
short duration, but work was com
menced in earnest Tuesday. Among
the important things scheduled is
action on the post al savings bank bill,
which will be brought up In the
senate the coming Mondsf.
Mr. Bryan is to spend some time In
Mexico studying the railroad ques
tion under President 1 lar.'sscheme of
nationalization. He has never
abandoned his belief In government
ownership, but simply posponed the
issue until a more opportune time
than has yet appeared. Possibly he
intends to take a ehance with it in
The hint that lloosevelt might
later be sent to the senate, from New
York state, has brought up the ques
tion whether an ex-president has ever
taken any part in legislative affairs.
Yes, in one ca£e—that of John Quincy
Adams, who served as a representa
tive from Massachusetts for 17 years,
from 1831 to 1848, and who actually
died at his post in the capitol, in the
latter year. It is difficult toconceive
of Roosevelt as a grave and reverend
senator, but he is such an adaptable
man that without doubt he would
make his mark in that character, and
perhaps he would goad the senate
into taking a little faster pace than
it is used to.
Perkins and Harding Counties
Governor Crawford has issued his
proclamation for the elections in
Perkins and Harding counties for the
election of officers, and the selection
of temporary county seats. The date
is lixed 1'cr the 26t.li of January. Un
der the law for county organization,
the commissioners of Butte county
out of which the new counties were
carved, fixed the polling places, ar
ranging for ten precincts in Perkins
and six in Harding. As Perkins
county is seventy miles long and for
ty-five miles wide, and Harding
county fifty-five miles long and fifty
miles wide, this means that some of
the voters will have to go a long way
to cast their ballots. The voting
precincts fixed for Perkins county are:
Ada, Bixby, Moreau, Meadow, Seim,
Lemmon, Larson's Ranch, McClain
School House, Davidson and Dale.
Those fixed for Harding county are
Camp Crook, Grand River, Belle
Ranch, Clarksons Ranch, Cave Hills
and Slim Butte.
The governor will have to select
supervisors of election for each of
these precincts, all being men residing
outside of the counties, and these
men will manage the elections, and
the making of returns.—Pierre Capi
Preventics, the new Candy Cold
Cure Tablets, are said by druggists to
have four special specific advantages
over all other remedies for a cold.
First They contain no quinine,
nothing harsh or sickening. Second—
They give almost instant relief.
Third Pleasant to the taste, like
candy. Fourth—-A large box- 48 Pre
ventics at 35 cents. Also tine for
feverish children. Sold by Pioneer
The following letters remain uncall
ed for at the postofflce at Philip, 5.
D., for the week endJug Dee. 3,
Buraln, Miss Jessie
Creighton, Mr. J.
Myers, Mr. Henrjf
When calling for any of the above
please say advertised.
N. H. Wyckoff, Postmaster
Why pay more—when you can get
not only CO fine large cups of Dr
Shoop's Health Coffee from a 26c
package—but a Coupon on a 25c. sil
vered "No-Drip" Coffee Strainer be
sides? Look for the Coupon—1 put
them in now. The satisfaction is
besides most perfect. Sold by H. A.
THAT NEW RILING
Calls for Honest Intent in Making
Fred Dennett, commissioner of the
General Land Office, in September
handed down a sweeping decision in
regard to homestead entries. The
decision is probably the most import
ant that has ever come out of the
commissioner's office. His preeecess
ors have allowed the real intent of the
homestead laws to be lost sight and
until within a few months agoalmost
any kind of a showing made by a
homesteader would get the patent.
The writer has been in the county
five years, and has gained rather posi
tive proof that within that time
patents have issued to parties who
have not spent a week out of the
fourteen months from date of tiling
on the land. But the officials have
been tightening up from time to time,
and now it is up to the man who
wants a tract of government land to
earn the land in reality.
The decision Is made on an entry
in the Dickinson land district in
North Dakota. The entryinan tiled
in November, 1904, and in the follow
ing May established residence. In
June ins family arrived and lived on
tiie claim witli him until November,
when they returned to their old home.
A house was built, five acres broken,
and cropped, although the seeding
was done so late in the season that
practically no crops were raised. In
January final proof was made, and
the tract of land abandoned. When
leaving for the claim the entry man
went with the intention of making
preof as quickly and as cheaply as
possible. His every movement show
The commissioner holds that the
declaration that is made when filing,
that the entryman intends to secure
"a home for himself," should have
back of it the real intent to do so.
That the first intent of the homestead
law was to have the lands taken up
by actual settlers those settlers must
live on that land from five to seven
years, before obtaining their grant,
and at the closp of that period the en
tryman would stick to it. The home
stead law originally contained no
commutation clause, but was made
to allow those persons who had
honestly settled upon the public do
main, with intention of complying
with its requirements but who were
unable to do so, through illness, re
verses or disaster, to pay for the land
at the end of the fourteen months'
actual residence period.
Tiien the janin„' of the decision
is this: When you made entry, if you
were honest in your intents, you
meant to go out onto your land with
the intention of making "a home for
yourself," through five to seven years'
residence. Your actions and your
proof must show that you went out
with no mental reservation to gel
that land as quickly and as cheap!}
as possible, but that you went out
witii the honest intent of building,
and plowing, and sowing, and reaping
and of turning that prairie waste
into a productive farm with honor
and profit to yourself and your
The writer does not believe that
any great amount of entries so far
made will be cancelled on the
strength of this decision there will
be a few that will be used as ex
amples, but it would take a brigade
ol Inspectors working for months in
those districts where goverment land
is being settled upon, to make any
appreclable showing on the great
number of entries that have gone to
final proof is the last few years.
Homesteading so far, has been a
Snap pioneering has- been a picnic,
compared to what it was thirty years
ago, when settlers would often have
to drive an ox team from seventyfive
to a hundred miles to the nearest
store and trading point. The land
that is still awaiting the homeseeker
is of such character that a man can,
with comparatively little expense,
make a good thing from it right from
the first crop season, if lie is hard
working, and has a little capital.
Witii the present facilities, one can
not conceive of a situation in which
a settler would lack the common
necessities of life. So long as the
sun shines and rain falls, if he is in
dustrious, and uses his head, he is
assured of a living. He may within
a short while place himself in an in
dependent position in strong contrast
to the thousands who stay within
the confines of the city, and who fail
to provide in their youth and st rengt
for the time when opportunity might
be less plentiful. We commend the
foresight of the thousands who are
coming out In the new country to
begin anew in a life that gives such
great promise of opportunity and
success, it requires courage of the
highest order to sever the associations
of years, but many are doing it witli
great satisfaction and profit to them*
The new ruling is a good thing. It
will stop the passing of the land in
to the hands of those who expect,
while they return to their old haunt*
after offering final proof, that thair
neighbors will stay and boost the
value of their land it will put an
end to speculation and It will bring
us actual settlers, men who will stay
with us year after year and help to
put this district to the front as ona
of the best wealth producers in the
Watch for wedding bells ia ttw
r. and rs. Bernhardt transacted
business in Mllesvllle Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Denham were
business callers at Milesville Satur
Mesdames Hood and Padget visited
Monday with Mra. J. H. Loobey at
llarry Iiood and Mary Klatoh
attended the dance given Friday
evening at John Sorenson's new house.
Miss Harriet Christie made final
proof Monday on her homestead he
fore Commissioner Nash at Marietta.
Rogers & Stanton, of Milesville, re
cently putin some dry goods in oon
ncction with their stock of groceries
The Milesville social club will give
a ball Friday, Dec. 11th, and aremak-
ing every effort to draw a large crowd
and furnish a good time.
Miss Rnowles wasadepartlng pass
enger on Wednesday's stage. She hast
gone to Cedar Kapids to spend th«
holidays witii friends and relatives.
Frank Peek was saying goodbye
Wednesday to Haringrove friends.
Report says he has gone to Iowa to
spend the holidays at the parental
Mr. Wenzlnger recently purchased"
a fine Durham-Jersey cow for 165, and.
some prize winning Buff Cochin
chickens of H. D. Armstrong, south"
east of Milesville.
Work on Miss Cora Wall's residence
north of the Grove, is being pushed
rapidly to enable the family to get
comfortably domiciled before severe
cold weather approaches.
Messrs. Hatnill and Miles, who have
fine homesteads adjoining the town
site of the flourishing town of Miles
ville, made final proof en tne same
Thursday at Marietta before Com
A fine two story residence has Just
been completed on the James Spring
er ranch soutli of Hardlngrove. Mrs.
Springer is one of the new arrivals oa
fie flats, having recently come from
Pennsylvania to join her husband,
who has resided for some time in this
A Milesville young lady has taken
advantage of leap year by advertising
in the Topbar Ranger for a life part
ner. If it really pays to advertise in
a country newspaper, the young lady
should be swamped with proposals,
judging from the number of bachelors
residing on claims in the vicinity of
the fair advertiser.
That Stanley county land la both
desirable and scarce Is demonstrated
by ttie fact that two homestead entries
have recently been made on land ly.
ing almost entirely within the break*
of the Cheyenne river. Neither en
try contains over twentyfive acres of
tillable land. The parties may have
been reading the article lately pub*
lished under the heading Land
Panic," wherein it was stated that
in twenty years time at the rate our
population was increasing, thepropor. ..
lion of land lor each individual would
not exceed four acres. At any rate
the value of land in this vicinity la
increasing beyond the most sanguine
expectations of two years ago. At
that time good relinquishments wer«F
rejected at even $150, which today
could not be bought for less than Sloan
acre, and real estate men who have
investigated the prospect of buying
either relinquishments or deeded
land through here, report that nearly
every homesteader on a good quarter
section of land is holding the sam^
lor sale at prices ranging from $15 to
&>o ari acre, and many refuse to eve* ...
consider $25 an acre for improved
homesteads. With the exception of
railroad facilities, our part of Stanlej|
county lias nearly all the advantage^'*
of eastern states and we have onlj?.
just begun. Watch our smoke llv^
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