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Census Developments Show States'
Great Growth in Population
The nation grows, expands, along
several lines, each having its own
story to tell, and the story of each
being essential to the completed
tale. China has population, so has
India, and each is striving in our
time to bring about conditions that
will balance numbers with achieve
ments. Population, its such, is
only one phase of American
growth. If there had not been
growth along other lines it would
not be a very pleasureable phase.
The presence of population having
been revealed by the count, the
next thing is to find out what this
population is doing toward its own
sustenance and advancement, and
what it is contributing towrard the
general progress of humanity.
Bulletins from the census bureau
containing the desirable facts will
be issued at intervals for some
time to come. One of the latest
of these has to do with manufac
turers in the west. It shows, as
might have been expected, tremen
doas growth during the ten years
that elapsed since the previous
census was taken. Every state
and territory shows an increase in
the percentage of capital invested
in the various industries. If in
three or four instances these in
creases are small, they are com
pensated for by the increased pro
duction of old plants. In capital,
of course, the percentage increases
are heaviest in the newer states
in the territories industrial under
taking had to be built from the
ground up. Thus the increase in
capital in New Mexico is 50 per
cent, in Oklahoma 141, in Arizona
128, in Wyoming 117, in Idaho
234. On the other hand, as inti
mated above, the percentage of
production increase is more evenly
distributed over the western terri
tory, except that it jumps far
above the normal in Oklahoma and
The group of states which in
cludes New Mexico, Arizona,
Oklahoma, Nebraska, North Da
kota, South Dakota, Missouri,
Wyoming, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa,
Kansas and Utah produces about
one-tenth of the national output of
manufactured articles. The manu
facturing concerns employ about
80,000 salaried clerks and about
600,000 wage-earners. The annual
pay rolls amount to about $375,
000,000 a year. While the growth
of western manfacturers has been
great, there is nothing to show
that it is of a character to disturb
or seriously to injure the industry
of any other section of the country^
It is a growth that is keeping pace
simply and naturally with a de
velopment that is national and
wholesome.—Christian Science
Showing Folks Back Home
In the June American Magazine
E jgene Wood writes a really won
derful article or story on "Hunting
a Job in the Wicked City." It is
extraordinary in its observation
and humor. Many of us have been
fe through what he describes. Fol
lowing is an extract:
"You pack your trunk and start
for The Wicked City. There are
lots of jobs there. True, there are
lots of people looking for them,
too. But then, genuine merit is
bound to succeed, and that's the
kind you've got, the sort with the
yellow label on it and genuine
blown in the bottle. You'll work
like the very dickens, and save up
your money and get rich, and then
you'll come back and show 'em.
You'll just show 'em.
*You'll show 'em. Yes, you
will. You cant show 'em in
Johnny cake Corners. Some day
when you don't know how many
you have got and your name is in
tha papers as often a* Chaunoey
M. Depew's used to be, you go
back home on a visit, and one day,
just for a cod you stop in and see
the man that tired you. First
thing he'll say is, 'Nothing today,'
and when you convince him that
you aren't peddling anything and
tell him your name, hell say, oh,
yes, he remembers you, and come
to find out, it isn't you but yonr
cousin he remembers. And after
you tell him with much detail what
house you used to live in, and your
mother's connections and all, he
says: 'Oh, yes. Why certainly.
I know you like a book. Well,
how's things with you? Who you
workin' for these days? You'll
show 'em."
Danger On The Mexican Border
We had hoped that by this time
the danger on the Mexican border
would be a matter of history.
Unfortunately, the leaders of the
insurrection can not control their
own men, and there is grave danger
that a condition of anarchy is
rising in almost every state of our
sister republic.
Too great praise can not be given
President Taft for his refusal to
intervene, or to declare war, or to
create such a condition of things
as will lead congress to declare
war. He has taken his stand firm
ly against intervention, and has
given good and sufficient reasons
not only for massing the army on
the frontier, but for holding it
there until until congress specifi
cally makes declaration of war.
There is a very considerable
portion of the American people
who are anxious for war with
Mexico. Some of the land pro
moters would be very glad of
an opportunity for exploiting and
settling up the great estates in
which land is held in the best part
of Mexico. They fear that their
raw material is largely used up in
the United States, and a chance to
colonize Mexico «vouki be ft god
Then there is a large class of
people interested in the manu
facture of materials used in war,
in the building of ships, the manu
facture of cannon and other file
arms, and all sorts of ammunition
used in war. If war were declared,
every factory of this kind would
be working on full time and there
would be a marked revival of these
industries! of which they are in
Then we have a class of politi
cians who would welcome anything
which would divert attention from
the problem of working out the
reforms on which the people are
determined. The Spanish war
put back the work of reform from
five to ten years and foreign war
which would give our people some
thing else to think about would
enable a lot of hoary abuses to re
main untouched.
Then again, there is a large
amount of property owned by
Americans and American corpora
tions in Mexico. Wre have a class
of men who look upon property as
more sacred than human life itself
and they would regard the con
quest of that country as exceeding
ly desirable, as it would furnish
them an opportunity to exploit the
mineral resources, as the land
speculators would like to exploit
the land. Agiin, we have a lot of
pure jingoes, who are always spoil
ing for a fight, provided somebody
else does the actual fighting.
Against all these classes the
president has stood firm, and in
this he is backed up by the best
men in both houses of congress,
and by the conscience of the
Ameican people. Nothing he has
done during bis entire career is so
praiseworthy as this stand that he
has taken for fair dealing with
Mexico, and particularly so be
cause some of our own citizens
were more anxious to see a battle
than to protect their own lives,
and have been accidentally killed.
•HRTalace's Farmer,
Philip Weekly Review
Representative Introdnees Measure to
Facilitate Final Prodtl
Washington, May 24.—Repre
sentative E. W. Martin has intro
duced the following bill:
"Be it enacted by the senate and
house of representatives of the
United States of America in con
gress assembled, that final proofs
on homestead entries shall be sus
pended only for good and sufficient
reasons under the law, and upon
protests setting forth the grounds
thereof and in every case where
final action on homestead proof is
thus suspended, thje entryman
shall, within thirty days after such
suspension, be served with notice
stating the grounds thereof, and
shall be entitled to a hearing there
on within three months after the
said suspension: provided, that the
secretary of the interior may in
cases of alleged fraud or con
spiracy, by written order in
particular cases, suspend action on
final proof a reasonable time with
out notice, if it be shown to his
satisfaction that such course is
necessary to the just and proper
administration of the public land
What is Possible
Southwestern Washington has a
little community known as Gray's
River, which stands as an example
of what a group of energetic farm
ers can do, although confronted
with adverse conditions. Virtu
ally, it is shut off from the outside
world, for its only means of trans
portation is a small river steamer
that plies the twenty miles to
Astoria, Oregon, whenever the tide
will permit.
These people wisely concluded
that their hopes lay in marketing
concentrated products, to consist
almost entirely of butter, eggs,
dressed veal, poultry and pork.
The combination of the dairy cow,
the hen and the hog has made good,
and helped to build a community
of contentment and prosperity.
The same forethought that guid
ed them in the selection of pro
ducts to be produced has been
manifested in the advancement of
their dairy industry. One finds
them almost unanimous in the
raising and breed of dairy cattle.
They have built up their dairy
herds by the use of pure-bred sires
of their chosen breed. In the pur
chase of sires, it has not been a
question of price so much as a
question of efficiency. Sires of
proven merit have been exchanged
within the community, and their
period of usefulness thus very
greatly prolonged.
In order that every cow may be
made to pay a profit, many of
them weigh and test the milk from
each cow, and weed out the unpro
fitable ones. And to further add
to the profit from their limited
resources, and to conserve the
fertility of their soil, they are
growing clover and making good
use of their barnyard u anure.
As a result, one finds substantial
and well arranged barns, comfort
able homes, with many modern
conveniences, and a contented and
happy people.
Boomers Lift Quarantine
Pierre, S. D., May 24.—The
county seat contest in the new
county of Mellette, to be organized
Thursday, May 25th, promises to
be a warm one between the towns
of Wood, White River and Ogal
lala. Agent Wood, at Rosebud,
took occasion, on account of a few
cases of smallpox among Indians
to declare a quarantine against the
reservation, and thus shut out the
boomers for some of the county
seat towns. This raised such a
storm that the heat waves reached
as far as Washington, in one
direction, and to Pierre, in another,
resulting in a quick raising of the
quarantine, and all the. hoomers
have free access to the county, and
are pushing their towns for all
they are worth in the race,
Crawford's Unique Position
IpA speech in the United States
Senate Senator Crawford, of South
Dakota, if correctly reiorted, took
a unique position. His subject
was the bill for the ratification of
the reciprocity agreement arranged
by administration with Canada,
which he opposed. He declared
that the permanent purpose of the
measure was to place print paper
and wood pulp from which print
paper is made on the free list.
Monopoly has heretofore been
deemed a social privilege, pro
cured through the favor cong
ress, is the special privilege.
The sufferers from the exactions
of the especially privileged manu
facturers have been made to ex
change places with the privileged
class for seeking to secure the sub
stitution of reasonable prices for
unreasonable prices.
They would impose upon mono
poly by paying only as much as
the goods are worth, instead of a
great deal more than the goods
are worth. From such imposition
Mr. Crawford would protect the
And Mr. Crawford was sent to
Washington to represent the ad
vanced thought or the times—to
champion the progressive demand
for relief from the exaltations of
such special interests as the print
paper and wood pulp trust, and
other trusts.—Huronite.
Sizemole Make? His Get-a-Way
Russell Sizemore's presence is
greatly desired by the Stanley
county authorities. He drove
away from his place northwest of
the city last Wednesday night,
without telling ,his acquaintances
of his destination, and so was not
there when Sheriff Coyne went out
to place him under arrest Friday.
A warrant has been issued
charging Sizemore with a statutory
crime and since his disappearance
cards have been sent out to the
sheriffs of the northwest offering
$50 reward for his arrest and de
tention. His alleged victim is a
fourteen year old girl who lives
with her parents near Willard.
That he will be able to keep out of
the officers way very long is not
believed, since there is only one in
existence that will answer his des
cription. He is thought to have
driven south and taken to the
reservation country beyond In
The Waterworks System
Work in the construction of the
waterworks system is nearing
completion. The men with the
shovels and picks are on'the last
stretch of ditching, that from the
tower north to High street. The
men who are putting up the tower
are also nearing the end of their
work. Coyner Bros, secured the
sub-contract for erecting the
power house and have a cement
structure nearly completed. It
will not be many (toys until the
pump is started.
Decoration Day Address
Attorney Alvin Waggon3r, of
this city, has accepted an invita
tion to deliver the address at
Sturgis Memorial Day, in connect
ion with an elaborate program
that has been arranged there for
the day. The knowledge that
"Wag" is some orator is gradually
becoming known over the state.
The buildings on the F. M. Saclf
ett ranch, seven miles east of
Hayes, were destroyed by fire Sun
day of last week. A broken win
dow pane had been thrown onto
the ground near the barn and the
sun shining on one of these pieces
of glass caused the tan*
Leg Broken When Thrown from
Vehicle—Taken to Home
stake Hospital
E. H. Kerner, editor of the
Pilot at Ash Creek, was the victim
of a lamentable accident Friday
evening, resulting in injuries that
will take weeks to heal. He was
returning from the office at Ash
Creek to his homestead a few miles
northeast of Grindstone. A wheel
of the buggy in which he was rid
ing struck a washout and he was
thrown out, landing on the ground
in such a manner as to break his
left leg, a comiwund fracture of
the bone about six inches below
the hip being the result. The ac
cident hap i»ened about four o'clock
and he was found about nine
o'clock by neighbors. He was
taken to a ranch nearby and Dr.
Heinetnann telephoned for. The
injured man was given immediate
attention, taken to Cottonwood
and from there to Lead, where he
was placed in the Homestake hos
pital. The break is a very bad
one, but Dr. Heinemann assures
us that the patient is getting along
very satisfactorily and there are
no prospects of serious results.
The Loot Of Ancient Relics
The Ark of the Tewish covenant,
the seven branched candle stick,
and the tables of the Jewish law,
according to a newspaper story,
have been stolen from the Mo
hammedan Mosque of Omar and
are now on a yacht bound for
Great Britain.
It is one of the tragedies of the
Christian religion, that all the
physical vestiges of its sacred
shrines should have fallen into the
hands of a heathen faith.
The Crusaders of the Dark Ages
made a good try for the recovery,
of this treasure. It was more
needed at that time when the ex
ternals that appealed to the eye
were more necesary than they are
Even if any of the old Jewish
and Christian antiqities could be
recovered, there is no way of de
termining if they are genuine. The
fragments of the true cross that
are carefully preserved and vene
rated would make a big wood pile.
We have not the least doubt
that many of the so-called sacred
relics are genuine, since it has
been the custom of mankind in all
ages to preserve such mementoes.
But never again will any human
leing be able to distinguish the
true from the false and future
generations must depend on pro
ducing the fruits of religion, not
on its external husks.
According to George W. Egan
this is what is the matter with us—
and isn't it awful:
With the male majority of this
country baseball is no longer a
mere diversion. It is swiftly at
taining the extent and proportions
of a national obsession, a psy
chological and pathological condi
tion amounting to almost an epi
demic racial neurology. There's
no cure for it largely because no
body wants to get over it once the
insidious infection has penetrated
his system. There is no ebb to its
overwhelming tide, no resurgence
to its uncontrollable ebulliency.
It spread over the Kingdom of
Nippon far faster thanChristianity
itself and even now the jeople of
England are rapidly succumbing
to the ineradicable bite of the
American baseball bug.
''Name Broker" is s New One
Among the many callings and
trades is a new one, or at least
one that has recently come to our
attentiou, which is known as the
"name broker." it is the business
of this man to collect the names of
"easy marks'' all over the country.
Men who may be successfully
victimized in mining projects can
be easily induced to purchase
worthless stocks and bonds, or
furnish some of the capital neces
sary to organize an alleged in
surance company. The lists are
as a general thing made up of
persons who have recently inherit
ed small fortunes. We had heard
of employment agencies who call
themselves "brain brokers" and
offer for sale the service of men
and women of ability but until re
cently advised by reading Ml
article in a current magazine we
did not know that there are ear
tablishments that traffic solely
the cupidity of others.
Semi-Centennial Anniversary
Memorial day this year will' In
in commemoration of the semicen
tennial of the cruel war. There is
comfort in the fact that the battle
fields of the republic have been
covered by so many years, and that
meanwhile so many wounds have
been healed. But there is deep
solemnity in that other fact that
so many graves are opened to
receive, as the months pass, the
scattered remnants of the veteraiV
who fought the best they knew.
Happenings in County and St ate
-{ioiiie items are reliashed,
some tfiven credit where cred
it is due, and some are swiped
E. L. Senn has sold his paper
Murdo—The Pioneer— to the pul
lishers of the Coyote, of that little
city. This leaves Murdo with
only one paper—but that
is a
mighty good one.
County Game Warden JL
White went to Fort Pierre Tues
day where he received the ship
ment of Chinese Pheasants that
had been alloted to this county.
Applications had been sent in for
fifty-four of these birds, but State
Game Warden Bancroft allotted
but nine pairs to Kj^nlny
—Kadoka Press.
Col. McClure called our attention
yesterday to a shipment on the
Northwestern road that was cer
tainly unique. It was a car load
of bees being shipped to a man at
the mouth of the Cheyenne river.
The two car doors were open and
the bees were going in and out just
as though they were at home.—
Pierre Dakotan.
it seems that our old friend,-A.
J. Runyan, has got himself into
the clutches of the law, through
the bootlegging route. At Yank
ton recently a place he was running
was raided by the officers and
number of thirsty ones who were
seeking after the wherewith to wet
their whistles were fined and Kufr*
yan was ordered to leave town.—
Midland Star*
On the admission that they had
tied a 2-inch pipe with baling wire
on the Northwestern railroad
tracks near Whitewood, the two
Jacobson brothers, aged 8 and 11,
were arrested by detectivcs and
face the reform schooj. But for
the fact that a hand car preceded
a passenger train the latter would
have been wrecked. The boys say
they were only playing
It is stated in a St Louis news
dispatch that Bishop Johnson, of
diocese of South Dakota, has been
elected coadjutor bishop of the
diocese of Missouri, a position that
gives the right of succession to
Bishop Tuttle's place. It is pre
sumed that this election will take
him away from South Dakota.
He came to this state as Bishop
Hare's assistant and suooeeded to
he bishopric when. Bishop Hair*
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