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-of CITY OF PHILIP VOL. IV. No 46. 8 s z s 8 8 8 IK Would you escape criticism? Then say nothing, do nothing, be nothing. When one attempts to bay a farm in any of the northwestern states, he is convinced immediately that dirt is no longer cheap enough to s«»rve as a byword. Stanley county seems to be lack ing greatly in candidates for coun ty and legislative offices, if one is to judge from the advertising columns of the newspapers. So far there i6 but one contest for county offiers, there being four candidates for the republican nom ination for sheriff. The demo crats are singularly quite, with their primary only a few weeks nwaj. For this year, at least, to be forced into a primary election seems to be nothing less than forcing useless expense onto the county. Political Show is Funny The political moving picture 6how in South Dakota is funny enough to tempt a man who climbed up on the fence early in the sea son, and resolved that the middle of May was early enough to be in the campaign, to break a good re&olu with a little oontempt. Take for instance the stalwart convention at Huron, which was widely heralded as a mass conven tion, everybody being invited. It simply meamt that the fellows who were most interested in the result would pack the meeting with their own adherents. It came out that there was really a little organized opposition to the plans of the scrappers, and it de veloped strong enough to give any thoughtful leaders a hint as to the general feeling. The meeting broke up and its attendents appar V*. ently left with two different un .deratandings as tp what had been ^accomplished, by the two different Oporto which were circulated by :v.diff«reot newspaper men. The ,x i. Ma. a,""4* STANLEY COUNTY FARM HOME PHILIP, ''scrapping" element went right ahead with their plans, expecting the other fellows to fall in, and some of them have done so, in a sort of half-hearted way, and some are still keeping mighty quiet. I Take as another example the in-' surgent, or "progressive" repub licans. (We can't seem to get that word out of quotation marks.) They had a t4oome-who-wilP meet ing at Huron another one, to which all were invited, down at Mitchell, and a third general gath ering at Huron, just recently. At these three meeings, at which no body represented any particular constituency, or was chosen by any particular con stituency to represent them, it was decided first, to meet the stalwart scrappers with a fight all along the line second, what the party platform would be third, who should run for the various nominations fourth, who should be manager of the campaign and fifth, who should not receive the official- o. k. of the faction, or, as one newspaper has tersely put it, what candidates should be knock ed in the head. We notice an insurgent news paper has recently charg ed Sam Elrod as having said, when he was governor, that the people did not want a primary election law. We don't know whether Govenor Elrod said this or not, but if he has watched the political movements in South Da kota, in the year of grace 1910, he certainly could have arrived «at no other conclusion. Here, under our present system, every question of policy, every plank in the party platform, and every candidate, which under the old convention lystem would have been recognized representa tives of a definite constituency to whom they were responsible, has been decided by self-appointed delegates to meetings called with out legislative authority, and with out any delegation from the peoqle 'li&LV.. Get In On The Ground at large to perform these acts. Wo may be living in in age of progress but we want to say that the old convention system, under t'ie "honest caucus htw" would come a good deal nearer getting the people represented in public affairs than anything we have seen since then.—Bigstone Headlight. Put 'Em All in Jail I hope to see our government run on a noble scale, when folks who don't agree with me have all been put in jail. I've scolded now for many years, I've threatened and implored, and people simply plug their ears, and went to sleep and snored. I've jacked them up by night and day, with logic as a goad, and though I showed the straighter way, they took the crooked road. I am the beacon on the mount, the lighthouse on the shore, and yet mon say I'm no account and that my head is sore,I am the captain of the deck, the pilot of the bark, and yet men hit me in the neck and say I am a shark. I am the guardian and the guide the watchman on the tower, and yet new harpoons in my hide are sticking every hour. I am leader of the troop, the hero in i ay, and yet men do not oare a whoop but go their sinful way. I am the preacher of the truth, an Ajax to our foes, and yet I see old age and youth put fingers to their nose. And so the world must gloomy be, and all reforms must fail, till men who don't agree with me have all been put jail Walt Mason. Reasonable Returns :'We are informed that ringside seats at the coming engagement between Messrs. Jeffries and John son will be sold to the eager pub lic at $100 each. Others, less de sirable but in the same township and range, may be had as low as $10. These prices, we doubt not, are fixed by careful eodtideration of 3 ilvl Philip Weekly Review The Review 0/ Reviews of Stanley County" PHILIP, STANLEY COUNTY, S. D. THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 1910. If you are in earnest about selling your land, we want to see you YOUR CHANCE LIES HERE Don't hesitate, Call on us or write W. E. REEVES LAND CO. what the traffic will bear, for this is one of those cases where com petition is eliminated. A hundred dollars is nothing to a real sport with a roll and, as the Standard Oil company would say, there is no principle of law by which you can compel the fight promoters to give a way the profits that belong to monopoly. If prize fights were necessities of life, and we had to see that fight or bust, so to speak, we could better appreciate the pecu liar advantages attaching to mono-1 poly. We have to have coal oil and sugar and woolens and steel, and such things, whether we like the price or not. Praise the Lord, we don't have to go to the prize fights. —Record-Herald. Rapid City Kid Jobbed The Old Man When the move was on foot to establish a packing plant in Rapid City, there was considerable dis cussion of the question of smells that emanate from such an estab lishment. The matter was very thoroughly threshed out, and peo ple were found with arguments E. C. DAVIS Decorating and Interior Finishing Headquarters at Wiaefelrter Hotel PHILIP, 8. 0. JN. Brainerd Post & Co. Handle a fine line of grocer ier, dry goods, hardware and a general line of merchandise. Goods new and of the bast quality. Prices right. Your Trade Appreciate^ Ash Creek, v .- First Door South of Opera House' T-** J, £jL 41 SEEDS A rvpt "r Hint Hie spring rush of buyers will soon be on. opened our real estate office in advance of the purchasers with whom we have been in touch during the winter, we want to add a number of tracts to our list—the more the merrier. Price your land at the right terms and we will sell it. I" SOUTH DAKOTA on both sides of the proposition some maintaining that the plant would not create an unbearable nuisance, while others held that no one would be able to live in the vicinity of the plant. Among one of the advocates of the "no smell" theory, was a man, who owned a son of the Buster Brown variety. The kid had heard the subject discussed, and in the course of time doped up ory •ttta one on the old man. The latter, one night several weeks retired shortly aft^r his wife had fallen asleep. When his head struck the pillow, his nostrils were af fronted by a most offensive odor, that was so well defined and en during that he found it impossible to sleep. His restlessness disturb ed his wife, who being annoved at her husband's conduct, pushed the old man out of bed. He crawled C.H.LEGGETT ITH Seeds Seeds the moisture we already have it looks as if crops of smitf3 grain, and indeed all early stuff ought to mature this year with very little rainfall. Everybody is hopeful, and we expect to see heavy planting. 'You will find us prepared as usual with the only complete assortment of Field and Garden Seeds in this sec tion of the country. The celebrated Garden Seeds of the Sioux City Seed & Nursery Co. still hold the lead and are as good aa ever. We have several varieties of best by test Seed Corn, both. home-grown Mid from the seed house* In view of the scarcity of dependable Seed Corn this year it is good to know where you can get good high test corn. We have a stock of the Kherson Seed Oats" and if you plant any oats this year be sure to plant some of these. They are a very early heavy-yielding oat with thin shell and solid meat, weigh heavy to the bushel highly recommended by the State Experiment Station. A full line of Alfalfa, both home grown and Turkestan Clover, Timothy, and all Grass Seeds Kaffir Corn and Sugar Cane Millets of all kinds Rape, Wheat, Oats, Speltz, Barley, Flax, and all Field Seeds. Onion Seeds and Sets in any quantity. Get all your seeds from jour own heme seed house. Let us call your attention to our line of Poultry Supplies, Cirri, Shelfc, Charcoal, Chick Foods, made by Sioux City Seed & Nursery Co.,—the best to be had. Blatchford's Calf Meal and International Stock & Poultry Food, also a full line of Feed and the best brands of Flour. Salt in every shape. We wish you a prosperous year. C. H. LEGGETT OFFICIAL PAPER of STANLEY COUNTY Floor! Whole No. 161 back to his place, cursing the packing company, and lay awake most of the night trying to deter mine whether he would have to move or undertake to force the plant from the neighborhood. After a sleepless night, crowded with fearful smells, he learned the next morning from his facetious son, that the latter had smeared the pillow with limburger cheese. —Dead wood Pioneer-Times. 1 i'