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9i OFFICIAL PAPER of CITY OF PHILIP VOL V. No 20. There are several politicians within the county that are 7T- I S A fooling with jH)ison. It is hardly necessary to itemize a little feeling of the public pulse is the proper antidote. Our democratic friends are con vinced this is their year, and have opened a campaign of gumbo throwing that puts the spring pri mary campaign to shame. The organs of that party are highly elevating just now. Election is just a little more than thirty clays away. This is an ''off year" campaign, and still the local issues are becoming so welldelincd and of such importance that the vote within the county promises to be very heavy. State issues will probably be over-hadowed by the prominence of local matters. So far as the different candidates are concerned the Review has no hesitancy in endorsing the nominees of the republican primaries as against our friends, the enemy. Most of the boys are candidates for a second term, and every one in that class is deserving yea, verily, one good term deserves another. This pajer can again say with good grace, "Take "er straight, fellows." For States Attorney Alvin Waggoner, of Philip, re ceived the republican nomination, at the primaries, for the above otlice. He has practiced in this county ever since he was admitted to the bar, is a young man of recognized ability and of good moral character. The democratic nominee is an old man who was admitted to the bar in this state in October, 11H3, and never had a case in circuit court until the recent miserable attempt to discredit Judge Dins more, and he proved himself uttei l.v unfitted to occupy so important an otlice as states attorney. 1!. 1). Walker, the independent candidate was admitted to the bar in duly, ID 10. ile has never had a case of any kind in this state and we know nothing of his ability. The above are the three men you have to choose from at the Novem ber elections. Now if you were to employ an attorney for your pri vate affairs which would you choose Use the same judgement in selecting an attorney to protect public interests, and we have no need of predicting the outcome of the fall elections.—Hayes Homestead. The Homestead has expressed Kick! Kick! The more the boy kicks and scuffles the more you feel like kicking at the way it wear* out his shoes Don't Stop the Boy's Kicking but you can stop your own kicking by getting him a pair of RED GOOSE SCHOOL SHOES FOR BOYS FOR GIRLS These shoes are made of the best leather, especially select ed. They are made on good fitting lasts and will not hurt the feet or injure their shape. There are cheap shoes, but none better H. A. KUMM This Issue contains articles on County Division that are "Heart Interest" Philip Weekiy PHILIP, STANLEY COUNTY, S MONEY TO LOAN ONGC much in a few words. We have a tli ree-cornered light for the office of states attorney. Two of the candidates, we dare say, don't know what the inside of Stanley county's court room looks like in any way. They are arrayed against a young man who has absolutely proven, as a lawyer and as a man, that he is worthy of the trust of the people, ami that he will conduct the office in an economical and business-like way. The friends of Attorney Waggoner will see to it that no mistake is made in the selection of the county's legal hend. Can Iowa County Be Maintained on It's Probable Revenues? Not frequently but occasionally some timid taxpayer ventures ail inquiry regarding the probable in come of the proposed Iowa county and the liklihood of the proposed county's expenditures being within that income. An examination of this question will probably be worth while. The assessed valuation of Stan ley county for the present year is in the neighborhood of nine million dollars. It is not possible to de termine the exact assessed valua tion of the proposed Iowa county, The Review of Reviews of Stanley County" I). but it is approximately five million dollars. According to the last state audi tor's report there were HI counties of the state that had an assessed valuation under Ave million dollars. I So our query naturally resolves it self into another. If SI counties of the state have an assessed Valu ation of less than tive million dol lars, would Iowa county, with a valuation of tive million dollars, be able to sup|H)rt a county organiza tion The answer is obvious. Among the counties of the state that havea lower assessed valuation than the proposed Iowa county may be mentioned the following: Auro I ra, Bride, Buffalo, Butte, Perkins, Harding, Camplwll, Clay, Corson, Custer, Deuel, Douglas, Fall River. Hamlin, Gregory, Hanson, H.\de, 11 ughes, .Jerauld, Marshall, Meade, Miner. Roberts, Sanborn, Sully, 'liipp, Walworth and Union. These counties manage to get along, and most of them manage to get on with a much lower tax levy than the present county of Stanley. There seems to be no good reason for supposing that the proposed count.v'vf Iowa Would not get on equally well. With our present tax levy still in force the proposed county of Iowa would, upon its estimated valuation of tive million dollars, be able to raise $05,000 for all county purposes each year. There is not a single one of the above mentioned counties that, according to the last state auditor's report, raised that amount of money for the year 1908-9. Hughes county came nearest with $63,753.07. In fact, fortyeight counties of the state managed to get along with county revenues of less than $65, 000 during that year. Twentysix counties managed to get along with less than half that amount. So it is likely that, should the assessed valuation of Iowa county fall as low as four million dollars, it could still raise sufficient revenues for oounty purposes from a levy much lower than that being inflicted up on our taxpayers at the present time. Let no one vote What It Costs to falling off may be THURSDAY, OCT. 1910. Run Stanley County No one can successfully argue that the present county of Stanley rests lightly upon the burdened shoulders of the taxpayers. Its assessed valuation is among the very largest counties of the state, and at the same time the total county levy is among the highest |also. Time was when the high i taxes of the county were to the fact that our attributed assessed tion was low. The it valua- assessed valua- tion of the county was then not above two and a half million dol lars now is nearly dollars and ten million yet there has in said has a higher been no the county levy. It without fear cessful oontradiction of suc that Stanley connty other county levy than of any equal assessed valu- ation in the state today. The last state auditor's report shows that the total county levy for Stanley county for the preceed ing year was 115 mills. Only four counties of the state had high* levies Custer, Meade, Fall lviver and Hughes—all counties with a mere fraction of our assessed valu ation. Comparison of our eouuiv levy jj with that of other counties east In against Iowa county under the belief that the revenues of the new county would be inadequate. They would be larger than those yf Stanley eoun ty tive years ago and double those of the county eight years ago. The levy could be cut one-half and the revenues would still be larger than those of twenty tive counties of the state. Give Iowa county an opiortunity to show what it can do. nearly all the counties, how ever, where there appears a stories.<p></p>Review Read and Reflectl W A O east of I which! many of our readers came is not without interest. Here are a few of them: Beadle 0 mills, Bon Hon me S.7, Brookings 3. Brown 4, Charles Mix 4, Clark 3, Ciay Codington 5, Davidson DM.V! 0.4, Kdmunds 4 9, Gr:Uit&.5, liui 5.3, Hanson.'), Hyde 7, Jerauld Kingsbury 5, Lake 5.9, Lin coln 5.-, McCook 4.5, McFherson: 4.7, Miner 5.5, Minnehaha 5.*,, Moody 7. Potter 8, Roberts 5.5, Sanborn 7.5, Spink 4, Turner 4, Union and Walworth 7.9. lu a word, our rale of taxation for! county purposes is in arly every instance two or three times that of the counties eal of the river. high levy, this is due to the fact that the counties were, at the particular time for which the above figures are given, making heavy levies for loan, interest and sinking funds in cleaning up bond issues. This was true in Hughes county, where a levy of 6 mills was made for that purpose. A better view of the situation can be obtained by a comparison of the levy made for the general fund, for it is from this fund that all the general and ordinary ex penses of the county is met. A comparison of the levies for this fund will therefore throw the clearest light upon what it actually costs to run Stanley courtty. The same state auditor's report shows that Stanley county for the year preceeding its issuance, 190H 9, levied 0 mills. No county in the state made a higher levy. Only four others equalled it Butte, Hughes, Meade and Sully. Other representative counties east of the river in comparison with our levy of 6 mills for general county purposes, show levies as follows: Beadle 3 mills, Bon Homme 3.5, Brookings'2, Brown 2.4, Brule 5, Campbell 3.4, Charles Mix 2.5, Clark 2.5, Clay 3, Codington 1.75, Davidson 3, Day 4.5, Deuel 3, Ed munds 1.5, Faulk 3, Grant l.H, Gregory 4, Hamlin 1.8, Hand 3, Hanson 3, Hutchison 1.8, Hyde 4.75, .Jerauld 3, Lake 3.2, Lincoln $, McCook 2, McPherson 2, Miner 8, Minnehaha 2.5. Moody 4.5, Pot ter 4.5, Roberts 3.5, Sanborn 4.25, Spink 2, Turner 1.5, Union 8.5. and Walworth 3. It is interesting to compare the assessed valuations of some of the above counties having the lowest levies with that of Stanley county for that year: Stanley county $7, 587,^30 Turner—which has the lowest county general levy of any county in the state—$7,9X0,125 Hutchinson $8,524,735, Hamlin $4,795,377, Grant $5,651,972, Cod ington $7,700,122, Edmunds $5, 441,005. The fact is that Turner and Codington counties with the lowest levies in the state and Stan ley county with the highest have practically the same assessed valu ation. In these counties of wealth, every dollar equal of property in Stanley county pays just four (Continued on last [euLl i U Al, AIJV KH 1 ISKMt.N t-% *«L s $9 '.** Wr FRANCIS P. RYAN Francis P. I!.van, nominee of the Iein eral ft* Patty for County Treasurer. The subject ol 111is sketch ^as born in Iowa Fails, in the good old state of Iowa. where he was reared to manhood. Heing of the impressive type, thai blaze the way lor t'uiuru generations, auibilious and indust rious. alter coinplet nig a eourse in the Cellar Rapids Iowa business College in which he graduated with high honors, and hearing of and realizing the great pos.Mbilit les hat abound in the young state which is now his home, he turned his face westward, and for a number of years has been prominent ly identified with the business and farming interests of Stanley County. While at the present lime engaged in the very important position of accountant in the liank of Mid.ami, he, In common with many ottiers, lias undergone the joys and sorrows, hard ships and plea ant ries incident to the holding down of a homestead north of Midland. In June, Moil, he quit the life known only to single blessedness, and became a bent diet, being united in marriage toCrace A. Orris, and but a short time ago became 1 he proud tat her ol a bright little daughter, and this happy famiy is nicely sit uated in a very commodious cottage which they have recently erected iri Midland. The office of county treasurer is the most important In many spects of any office in county affairs, and realizing this, the Ieniocrats selected Mr. Ityan as the one man pre-eminently titled, both in book keeping. education and sound, sa!e, judgement to hold lids important trust, it seems indeed that nature itself lias fitted Frank Ityan for tills important position, as his knowledge of bookkeeping, and his large experiences in business and people have made it seem that there could not have been or can lie any wiser or betler selection made. His econ omical, conservative and varied business experiences gat tiered, as it lias been by actual experience as well as otherwise insures tiie tax-payers of the very besl service that, it is possible to obtain. Coupled with all those necessary qualifications, Frank Ityan is a splendid, upright, christian man and ol whom it can fx truthfully said, counts his friends by his acquaintances, as there is not a man inStanley County, who knows Frank ilyan. that does not highly respect him and value his friendship and vet his companionship, for Frank is a com panionable fellow, whose honesty and integrity is beyond question, and w hose warm handshake and winning smile throws sunshine around hose w it w bom he comes in cont act. Sueh in brief, is a glimpse of tne man, who aspires to the ttiee ot County Treasurer of Sl.nuey Coun ty, and who cordially and earnestly solieits'the support, of the people of this great and big county. Frank ityan did not seek the nomination for this office, but, the demand came trom every part of Stanley County that he accept it, and reluctantly consented to make the race, after be in/ repeatedly d"manded by his friends, regardless of political affilia tions, to do so. Ihit having given his consent, like, everything else lie does, does it well, and he now solicits your support at the November election, pledging you, if honored bv tiie people of Stanley County by an election to thi» otlice, that he will put fortli the very b.'St efforts ill him to giv* the people of Stanley County a business-tike administration of county affairs, and at the very lowest "possible expense. So when you step into the billot butii next Nove nber, regardlM* of what your political aiflliatlms in ay bij, vjte for Francis P. Ityan. times the taxes a dollar pays in Turner or lgton counties. Before these figures the argument that Stanley county taxes are high U'cause its valuation is low vanish es into thin air. In 190K-1K)) Stanley county raise *73 ,353.60 for county pui poses. Only four counties in the state raised larger sums—Butte, Lawrence, Minnehaha and Yank ton. None of these counties mater ially exceed Stanley county, the amounts raised being practically the same. Butte county was at that time suffering from the same page) For County Treasurer Here to tbt way to do it: FRANCIS P. RYAN DR. F. H. BORST DENTIST Office hour* to 12:1 fe»§ New oltlce on W. Pine St., cpposlt* new P. 0- building. Phone 70. PHILIP, S. 1, SEE RAINEY Before Placing That Order U& Auction Bills His Styles Get Result* ,4%. ,Y. •WW OFFICIAL PAPER of STANLEY COUNTY Whole No. 178 re *r 3 $ •y| 4f? f-v liwft*' ..'.Mr..