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tBill Representative Burke, as chair man of the committee on Indian affairs, tried to prevent the adop tion of the Sabath amendment, but the house seemed to be under the influence of the democratic-insur nt combination. Mr. Burke will e a strenuous effort, however, have this amendment rejected Irhen the bill goes into conference id is hopeful of being able to win a majority of the house to his lews by that time. Kent jbakc to h. kh fver jV€ v® The house spent two hours today jfiiscussing the prohibition section *f the Rosebud-Pine Ridge bill, jirhich provides that reservations to be opened to settlement shallbe dry for twenty-tive years. Mem here representing the big brewery districts made a vigorous effort to ^Jiave the prohibition provision stricken from the bill, but could up only a few votes against tills restriction. A.i. oat intsrsat. DR. C. J. LAVERY Stanley' county's pioneer physician and surgeon, and one of South Dakota's most public-spirited citizens, who is a candidate for representative from the legislative district. Opening Reservation Passes House ,,, ...j, Hfepresentative Burke, of South Dakota,'I-succeeded in passing through the house the billlast week opening to settlement 1,500,000 acres in the Pine Ridge aud.Rose bud reservations. A similiar bill was passed in the senate b.v Sen ator Gamble,".so the opening of this land is assured now. The house adopted an important amendment to the Rosebud-Pine Ridge bill, however, permitting persons to register for this land before the clerk of the courts in counties where they reside. If this amendment is accepted by the sen ate persons desiring to register for reservation drawings will not have to make the trip to registra tion towns in South Dakota, and it will end a highly profitable in dustry in that state. The amend ment was adopted on motion of Representative Sabbath, democrat, of Illinois, supported by several •members from Chicago, three Wis consin insurgents and Representa tive Ferris, democrat, of Oklaho ma. bis all kthds oTreal property for sale or town lots cheap.' UK ®°nth How She Gained a Homestead (The following sketch is published through the courtesy of McCall's mag azine, which publishes the article in its June number. The article will be of interest to our readers not only on account of the wide reputation of the author, but for it's local color as well. It may be added that the sketch, as it appears in McCall's is accompanied by half a dozen illustrations as well as some technical information regarding homestead entries of public land which we have not reproduced.) When first told that my friend Clara Smith had gone to South Dakatato homestead Isimply threw up my hands. She! a delicate little woman, accustomed to the refinements of city life, how could she ever stand the hardships of a pioneer! But when a few years later she visits me, learn the whole story. "Whatever made me think of such a thing? I'll tell you. To begin with, cousin John had been out through that country on busi ness, accidentally learned of this tract, on the verge of 'The Bad Lands', at the base of the Black Hills. So, when he came home, and we got to talking about it, he proposed we get up a party and take up a section between us. Vonie, ray niece became enthusias tic, and a friend of her's, a school teacher wanted to join us, so we four finally decided to make the venture. I, the married woman could chaperon the two girls, and it was a sort of family affair any way. First though, we all had to go out to Chamberlain, the place to 'file' on the land. We took up a hundred and sixty acres apiece and we were particularly fortu note in our location owing to i beautiful little creek that made unusually desirable. As the gov it we filing to prepare for a home, came back east and got. ready our new experience. "Then early in the spring, started out again taking the Mil wankee & St Paul to the end the lloe, which at that time was of Presbo. There men met us with Vonfe liked to a big wagon* and piling our log- night, igageup behind, w^.sst pot for much to do~-wyqftdT* up about The weather cleared, our goods came and we realy got settled. As I was to cook for cousin John, our two places were as near possible (each one had to live on his own claim, you know), but the girls found the most desirable places for their homes on a slight eleva tion about a mile away and nearly half a mile apart. We all used tents for the summer though. "Talk about 'dry Dakota!' The thunder storms were dreadful for a while. We had so much rain the first summer that the roads were almost impassible, and once I was literally 'stuck in the mud.' Of course it made the mosquiotoes bad for a time, and once I remem ber, after a hard rain, that Vonie, in going from her place to her friend's a short distance, found her fresh white waist completely turned black with the pests! Though often obliged to go to bed with our clothes wet strange to say we never took cold, "Gardens were started as soon as possible and I never saw things grow so fast anywhere. Soon we had plenty of vegetables, and al though we had little fresh meat, we always had plenty of chickens, eggs and milk. Later in the fall we had the pleasure of attending at Kadoka, the first fair ever held in Stanley county. That fair showed how rich Dakota land is, for there was the finest display of products imaginable, all raised on 'sod'—the first turning of the soil, ''Each of us girls did enough work on our own place, of course, to meet the requirements of the law, and in the fall, when the shacks were finished, enjoyed greatly get ting them ready for the winter. We put up the pictures we had brought from home, hung curtains at the windows (there was one at each end!) and covered our cots with couch covers and fancy pillows to hide our beds. You can hardly imagine how attractive our littlg homes looked! The snow set in that season on Thanksgiving and lasted until March. The winter weather was whole section, thus getting one lovely, and although intensely cold we never suffered in the least. Our little buildings 12x12 feet, were warmly lined and we eactj, had a nice sheet-iron heater. The air was very clear and I never saw ernment allows six months after such beautiful sunsets, such bright stars. Owing to this clearness of for the atmosphere. I have frequent ly (during the warm weather, read we my- paper outdoors at 9 o'clock at night! We always saw each other ©very day, and we hid plenty of magapaeagid newspapers late Into the The Bad River News PHILIP, STANLEY COUNTY, S. D., THURSDAY, MAY 8,1910 our one hundred and ten mile ride over the trails of the prairie. "We rode all that day, and late in the afternoon reached 'the road house' where we were to stop for the (light. Ut had no doors and only curtains to separate the cots It would have made a good stable, and as a matter of fact, in the middle of the night a cow walked in and stood by our bed! "The next afternoon—Sunday— we had dinner out in the open, and few hours later reached our des tination in a big storm, wet through and through. 4Home' was simply tent, set over a platform, and owing to a washout, our furniture did not arrive for nearly three weeks. I did the cooking, using small dugout as a kitchen, and we ate all our meals out of doors off tin plates—many a time in a downpour too. Just imagine! Fortunately cousin^ John had procured a good cow and some chickens beforehand, and we had brought some groceries from Chi cago, so we always had plenty to eat, but you may know it was not served with much ceremony. 4 '&'4 •A* 9? g- w wish us noon and come over 'Good morning!' "Our neighbors were from all over the United States, and two ladies from Massachusetts had claims quite near us. When our bridge washed away, people came from eight to ten miles around to help rebuild—the men doing the work and the women getting up the lunch. It was a regular pic nic. 'Did we ever get lonely?" Not a bit of it! "At first we had to go quite a distance for our mail and often when the roads were bad we would be three weeks without letters, but now we are able to get to the post office every day. The whole country built up surprisingly fast, however. One hundred and ten miles of rail were laid that first winter, and in the spring when I had to make a little trip east, instead of spending two days and a night on the trails—as when I went out—1 could get a train only nine miles away! Moreover, although I had been there less than a year, and had paid all government fees, my entire expenses amounted to less than $500.00. You can guess how sur prised I was then when I was offer ed $1,000.00 cash for the place. 'Did I take it?' Indeed not! It's worth as much to me as anyone, and besides—it's my homestead." Her"eyes grew dreamy, and for a moment she -was silent. Then she added: "When I think of the struggle some women have to get along, I wonder that more do not strive to be free. Many have a little money laid by.1 fcWhat IJ did anyone could do. Perhaps they just don't know how." Egan Speaks Here The eloquert and tousle-haired one from Minnehaha county held forth at the opera house last Sat urday evening. He came like the wandering prophet of old to preach his gospel to the common people and incidentally he took occasion to boom his candidacy for the re publican nomination for governor. As usual pjgan had a good audi ence, and there can be no doubt that some of his most vicious thrusts were heartily appreciated. Joe Kirby, A B. Kittredge, 1 ick Richards, Governor li. S. Vessey, and many others came in for a warm scoring. Then there was the usual platitudes about the com mon people, the common people that Mr. Egan loves so well. Egan's trouble with the bar of his county, the Kaukmann case, the O'Grady case, and his disbar ment by the supreme court of the state were dwelt upon and fully rehashed from the Egan point of view. Taken altogether Mr. Egan told the people his troubles and talked about himself for a good two hours, and wound up by con fidently assuring the crowd that he would be the next governor of South Dakota whether they wanted him or not. No one can deny that he made an eloquent appeal and that he won a lot of sympathizers. Men next morning were outspoken in their admiration of the man. Of course 55,000 TO LOAN OJ4 Farm Lands! R.A.Bielski OFFICE OF Bennett & Bielski PHILIP, S the loudest howl of approval came from certain democrats, who see in Egan a weak candidate for the republican party, and hope to slather him with Chauncey Woods, of Rapid City, and thus wedge their hungry way back to the feed trough. But just the same, Mr. Egan's spectacular stunts won him supporters here just as they are all over the state. He is a factor in the present campaign, and dont you forgot it. We can't believe that he will be nominated, but he will deliver a suprise to some of the politicians of the state that will give them a foolish look for seven full days. Governor Hughes Appointed w the Supreme Bencfe Gov. Charles E. Hughes of New ork has accepted the appointment as justice of the supreme court of the United States to succeed the late Justice D. J. Brewer, tender ed him a few days ago by the pres ident. He will enter upon his new duties the second week in October next. He will remain as governor until that time. His nomination will goto the senate where it will probably be confirmed without delay. It was reported once that Hugftar would not accept on account of the depletion of his private fortune and that it would be necessary for him to return to his law practice# I have some more good cockrels left to head your pens with. Better hurry before they are all gone. Jake Weber.