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VOL. IV. NO. 27.
Reservation Openinf The general land office has pre pared the following rules and regulation regarding the registra tion and drawing: 1. All persons qualified to make a homestead entry may, on and after the fourth day of Octo ber, and prior to and including the twenty-third day of October, 1909, but not therefore or thereafter, present to James W. Witten, superintendent of the opening, at the city of Aberdeen, in the state of South Dakota, by ordinary mail, but not in person or by registered mail or otherwise, sealed envelopes containing their applications for registration for lands in any or all of said reserva tions, but no envelope should con tain more than one application and no person should present more than one application for lands in the reservations. 2. All applications for regis tration must be on forms furnished by the general land office, and they must show the name, post office address, age, height and weight of the applicant and be sworn to by him on or after October 4 and prior to and includ ing October 23, 1909, before some notary public designated by said superintendent. 3. Applications for registration must lie sworn to at the following places and not elsewhere. Appli cations for land must be sworn to at either Aberdeen, Lemmon, Le Beau, Mobridge and Pierre in South Dakota and ait Bismarck in North Dakota. 4. Persons who were honorably discharged after ninety days' ser vice in the army or navy of the United States, during the war of the Rebellion, the Spanish-Ameri can war, or the Philippine insur rection, or their widows or minor orphan children, may present their applications for registration, either in person or thru their duly ap pointed agents, but no person can act as agent for more than one such applicant, and all applica tions presented by agents must be signed, sworn to, and presented by them at the same places and in the same manner in which other applicants are required to present their applications. 5. Beginning at 10 o'clock a. m., on Qctober 4, 1909, at the city of Aberdeen, in the state of South Dakota, and continuing thereafter from day to day, Sundays except ed, as long as may be necessary, there shall be impartially taken and selected induscriminately from the whole number of envelopes so presented such number thereof as may be necessary to carry into ef fect the provisions of this procla mation, and the applications for registration contained in the en velopes so selected shall, when correct in form and execution, be numbered serially in the order in which they are selected, beginning with number one for the lands within each of said reservations, and the numbers thus assigned shall fix and control the order in which the persons named therein may make entry after the lands shall beoome subject to entry. 6. A list of the successful ap plicants, showing the number as signed to each of tbem, will be conspicuously ported and furnished to the prees for publication as a •utter of news, and a proper notice will be promptly mailed to teeh person to whom a number is —igned. T. Beginning at 9 o'clock a. Apil 1, 1910, and continu ity Umiiftir on auch dales as wwtotimibg the secretary of Hn interior, persons holding nwn* laflfaH^'fta thana Ai i be permitted to yl— (or lile their declaratory state ments in cases where they are en titled to file declaratory state ments) at the land office for any land district in which their num bers entitle them to make entry, in order in which their applica tions for registration were selec ted and numbered, but no person can present more than one applica tion to enter or tile more than one declaratory statement. 8. If any person fails to apply to enter (or to lile a declaratory statement if he is entitled to do so) on the day assigned him for that purpose, or if he presents more than one application for registra tion for lands within the same reservation, or presents an appli cation in any other than his true name, he will forfeit his right to make entry or filing under this proclamation. 9. None of the lands opened to entry under this proclamation shall become subject to settlement or entry prior to the first day of September. 1910, except in the manner prescribed herein and all persons are admonished not to make any settlement prior to that date on lands not covered by en tries or filings made by them under this proclamation. On September 1, 1910, all of said lands which have not been entered under this proclamation will be come subject to settlement and en try under the general provisions of the homestead laws and the said acts of congress. 10. The secretary of the interi or shall make and prescribe such rules and regulations as may be necessary and proper to carry this proclamation and the said acts of congress into full force and effect. It Alight Be Worse Misfortunes are thick in this vale of tears, the moans of the sorrowful come to our ears the law of hard luck seems the govern ing law, and a package of grief is the prize that we draw. But if we could cut out the weeping and sighs and quit pumping brine from our water-logged eyes, we'd soon find our troubles and sorrows disperse, for there's nothing so bad that it couldn't be worse. It's well to reflect when you're burdened with care, and trouble comes down with his feet in the air, that others have suffered as deeply as you, and raised just as much of a hullabaloo, and others have found that a bundle of woe is easy to lose if you only think so. From the day you are born till you ride in the hearse, there is nothing so bad that it couldn't be worse. One day I was ranting around pretty glum for a felon was hold ing the fort on my thumb the surgeon came in with his saw and avowed that I was a baby for yell ing so loud "I sawed off the leg of your brother," he said, "and never a whimper came out of his head." Oh, it's true as you live, that (excepting this verse) there is nothing so bad that it couldnt be worse.—Walt Mason. The "Only" County Fair We forgot to acknowledge the receipt last week of a compliment ary ticket for the fair to be held at Philip, September 7, 8, 9. This comes as a kind of surprise as not being in receipt of one for the fair to be held here for which we hare done a lot of advertising free gratis, we could hardly expect one from Philip. We have no doubt that the fair printing waa divided equally amon^ the two newspaper offices at Philip and the press all over the county invited to attend. It shows that the Philip fair management do not let personal spite and enmity stand in their wejr when it oomes to Better of fqoftre dialing.—Keoolpn itopprt- The people of Riffel township are not letting the grass grow under their feet in the artesian well matter. A petition to the board of supervisors of that town ship is being circulated, asking that a special election be called to vote on the proposition to bond the township for the purpose of buying an artesian well outfit to sink wells for the township, or for the land owners in the township at actual expenses of operation. Here is a scheme that is sound, and we predict that it will not be long until other townships in the county will do likewise. The plan is to hire an expert to oper ate the machinery in putting down the first wells and have some one in the community work with him until familiarity with the machine is acquired, after which the town ship will be independent on the water question. Ottumwa is mov ing in the same direction. If that plan is generally followed it will not be long until Stanley county will of a verity "blossom like the rose."—Midland Mail. Hon. J. G. Bartine, of Oacoma, J. R. McLain, J. T. Zavitz and A. J. Johnson, of Murdo, have for the past week been investigating the merits of the Cheyenne reser vation in order to be prepared for the land opening in October. They are on their way home. Midland Mail. The contract has been awarded to Winston Bros, by the North western railroad for building twenty-nine miles east from Belle Fourche on their new extension, and work will begin at once. This extension will be completed yet thu» fall, and the prospects are that early next spring a line will be constructed from Wendte, on Bad river twenty miles west of Fort Pierre, running up Lance creek to the divide west of Sansarc and from thereto Leslie, at which point it will connect with the ex tension from Belle Fouche. A branch line from Philip north to the Hardingrove country is also contemplated, so we are informed by an official who is in position to know.—Stock Orowers News. The Bad River News Official County Paper PHILIP, STANLEY COUNTY, S. D., THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 19O0 The Great Empire of Stanley The yields of small grain as re ported by A. Hughes who is threshing north of town are good. The spring wheat is yielding from 14 to 22 bushels per acre while oats are running from 25 to 38 bushels. The grain he reports is all of splendid quality. Mr. Hughes has improved his machine by the addition of a self feeder which he put on yesterday. From threshing reports the yield of small grain in this locality is equal to yields anywhere and far better than is reported from many the localities east of the Missouri river. Kadoka Press. Seed Corn Day We have had the best season for maturing corn early, that we have had for several years. Corn will be ripe Sept. 10th this year, that some seasons would not get ripe till the 20th or 25th. Corn that is not ripe Sept. 10th this year should not be planted in this state. The first question we should always ask of an ear of seed corn is "Will you produce corn that will fully mature?" The next is, "Will you grow?" It is really more important that we should gather seed corn early a saeeon such as we have had, than a .more unfavorable season. Farmers naturally select the larg est' ears for seed. Generally JVftaking they are the largest in the4Md because the last to get riper-~tbpj grow longer. If this is eeminued for a series of years, the eon gradually gen to Matur ing later. August 28th this year we hac traces of frost in some parts of the state. The writer has twice within ten years sfeen the corn at Yankton killed by frost before Sept. 10th. We should always plant seed corn that will an ordinary season produce corn that will l»e out of the way of frost by that time. The only seed that will do this is the ears that are ripe by that time or before, a season such as we have just had. Let us gather all the corn we can Friday Sept. 10th and Satur day the 11th this year. Select the ears that have pro duced the most corn that is ripe. The ty|»e varies with different varieties, but generally speaking, these will lie found to be ears trying in length from not to ex ceed 7 inches in the north, and in the higher altitudes, to u inches in the South, and carrying their size well to the tip of the ear. As a rule the pointed ear has very shallow kernels near the tip. Get ears with the tips and butts as well covered as you can. Select ears from good strong stalks, and that grew about the height from the ground that you prefer. The ears that drop over are to be preferred to those that stick up straight. Don't pick more than you can hang up. Care it must have. The best way we have seen to care for it is to stretch some wires in the top of the crib, or a machine shed, any place where there is plenty of dry air, and a good roof. These must be stretched tight. Then take a piece of strong twine (binder twine is good) about 12 feet long and tie the ends to gether. Slip the hands through and straighten out like you used to hold yarn to be wound. Holding the twine bring the hands near together and let the boy lay an ear of corn in the two pieces of string. Catch this be tween your feet, slip one hand through the string held in the other hand, crossing the twine, lay in another ear cross again till string is full. Then pull the string in one hand through that in the other, and hang on the tight wire by use of a wire hook which you can bend. Before hard freezing weather, put this corn in the attic, on some place where it won't freeze. If you haven't a place that wont freeze, have a dry place, where the temperature will le steady. Don't hang over grain in a bin, nor over stock, nor where there is much moisture. One good ear will plant a row 35 rods long. Save the seed corn. Farmers' Institute* Range Stockmen Having Trouble in Pennington County Some one has shot thirteen cattle belonging to John Hart, six being killed, and others will die. It is presumed that the shooting was done by settlers who were in censed at having their crops des troyed. Sheriff Hewett came down from Rapid City and went down into the neighborhood where the shooting occurred to investi gate the matter. While the evi dence points pretty strongly in the direction of certain parties it is not considered strong enough on which to base an arrest. The Conrant regrets this happening, but it is no more than it has ex pested. It is^ against human na ture to remain inactive and see onp^s crops eaten up by range even if they have the legal to run at large. We pre just such trouble when the tare refused to enact a herd met winter and we we ear that there has not been •took shot—Quian Coeraak No Proof to Wives Rapid City. S. D., Sept. 2. That the government is making it harder all the time for people to secure title to land is shown by decision recently received at the United States land office. Hack of it all the reason is apparent, for the government is trying to conserve the land for bona lido settlers who will live upon it and cultivate it. It has been noted in the land office that many filings have been made by residents of all of the larger towns and cities in eastern South Dakota, Iowa and Nebras ka, including many from Rapid City. In many instances these filings are made by merchants, trade people, and in some cases by professional men. The decision just rendered by acting Commissioner S. V. Proud fit, of the general land office, is wide in scope and comes at an op portune time as a warning to peo ple who attempt to get title to the government land for speculative purposes. In the case in ques tion a photographer filed on n claim and after the stated time submitted his evidence and at tempted to prove up on his claim. Commissioner Proudfit finds the facte in the case to be as follows: In his proofs he alleges that he established a. residence August 0, 1907, by moving his family on his claim that he personally came February 20, 1908 that his wife has made it a continuous residence since August 6, 1907 that he has been absent two or three months at atime. one time six months at work in Sioux City, la., that he has photographer's instruments at Sioux City that his wife was ab sent at Sioux City three weeks in the winter of 1908 and again three weeks in the summer of 1908 that le has two acres broke that he las raised no crops that his claim is in the middle of a large pasture and he is unable to fence it." MUST ACTUALLY RESIDE. Of several cases cited in his 6ndings of the law points Com missioner Proudfit says: "Resi dence under the homestead laws must be established by the person al act of entryman. Residence on a homestead must be in person and cannot be by proxy even by a member of the entryman's family. Residence under the homestead law cannot be established by the acts of another. Constructive residence cannot be allowed where the entryman moved his family on the land within six months from date of entry and settled there in house previously constructed, not personally coming to the land for some two months later. A mere pretense of cultivation does not satisfy the requirements of the homestead law, and proof with facts to show a bona fide compliance with the law in the matter of cultivation must be re quested. "In the case under considera tion, residence was not established by claimant by moving his family onto the land August 6, 1907, and not prior to February 20, 1908, when he came personally to the land, and his residence is therefore insufficient to permit commutation of proof. "It also appears that there has been no cultivation, or preparation for cultivation beyond breaking two acres within a pasture, with out any apparent intention to cul tivate any portion of the same." The proof is foundto be insuf ficient rad the land restored to the government Real Estate. Transfers United States to i Peter A Graber Heoiy E Pinnecfcer & Frank Fort -ssB. ONE DOLLAR A YEAR LaUm Hall Arthur Allison KvaC Knighy August Fridriah John W Harrington Carl Egge Roy A Foster Kdward Taylor Thomas Ja/.ek Albert Houck Eliza Savage Benjamin Stiles Margaret Molloy Annie Hanson I'etra La Croix Nygard George Stroll been Kichard Wickham John Feick Marshall Ivatta Fred II Schemmer Mamod Beraney Mohmid Chamie Andrew Anderson Kmma Rogers Horace Tyson William K Edwards Ralph Culver John Schultz and wf to A Zron, w d, sw 15 3n 24. $1. Vance Van Ixian to A Ander son, w d, w hf sw 5, ne se, se ne 6 In 22. $2000. Smith and wf to S E Jor dan, w d, se sw 15, w hf ne, ne nw 22 3n 21. $2500. John Buehler to Birt Boyd, w d. Its 3, 4 & se nwf sw ne l| 24. $1. Fred Jarman & wf and Jerry Jarman & wf to Marden, w d, Its 13 blk 1 Nowlin. $1. Peter Jacobson and wf to same, w d, It 12 blk 1 Nowlin. *50. Walter Fazendin to Nora O' Donnell, w d, se 96 4n 21. $1600* Nicholas Conner and wf to James Dillon, w d, Its 4, 5, 6, 7, sec 27 It 1, 2, 3, sec 28, It 1, 2, 3, sec 33 It 1 sec 34 twp 3s 22. $3200. Fannie Gates to Sagesen, w d. It 13, 14 blk 4 Russell add Philip. *450. Carrie Knapp and hb to George Decker, w d, se 19 Jn 19. $3000. John Jones and wf to George Decker, w d. It 4 sesw 19, On 19 $1500. Milwaukee Land Co to L. Senn, w d, It 10 blk 2 Belvidere *175. W West to Leonard Holel, w d, sw 28 5n 27. $750. Same to Clara Holel, w d, nw 33 5n 27. *730. Lloyd E Maxey to Rood, w d, se 17 Is 21. $1. Cornelius Courtney to WR Hudson, w d, sw 2 2n 23. $1600. Thomas Opheim to Alonzo Krause, w d, nw 35 3n 20. *1. Charles Hill and wf to same, w d, sw 23, nw 26 3n 20. $4100. Hussen Sheronicke and wf to Admad Sheronick, w d, sw 29 5n 24. $1400. Leonard Hohl and. wf to W West, w d, sw 28 5n 27. $1. Clara Hohl to same, w d, nw 33 5n 27. $1. Alice Eukel & hb to Jesse Bassett & Heo W Corneveaux, w d, It 1, 2, 3, 4, sec 19 In 24. *1600 Jennie Inman and hb to Edwards, w d, It 6 blk 1 Kadoka. $275. Peter A Graber and wf to John S Schroder & wf, w d, nw 13 In 25. $1400. Western Town Lot Co to Ida Peckham, w d, It 6, 7, blk 4 Philip. $225. Wm Hollmer to Margaret Hollmer, w d, nw sw 13, e hf ne, ne se 14 3s 22. $1. Elmer Worden and wf to Emma Castle, w d, se 26 Is 25. $1. Amanda Stoughton to Chas Walker, w d, sw lln 21. *1500. Teophil Nassif Eskaf and wf to Chamie Bros, w d, n hf of It 4 blk 7 Kadoka. $1. Eugene Aldrich and wf to Fred Arnold, w d, Its 2 blk 3 Gem add. Philip. $300. r\ Willehed Lundell toCharke Jacobson, w d, sw 99 6n 25. $1160. Geo Moles to A A Hwae^ mann, w d, Its 1, 2, 3, 4, ft, blk & Its 13, 14, 15, l*. 17, 18, blk 3 Highland add Philip. $1800. Sarah Fugato to Joeiah Ptifete, w d, w hf se, e hf sw 9* te •100. Albert Soheineat wf tie*