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uia DR. W. C. HULL Veterinarv Surgeon and •ff. All diseasos of domestic animalo successful ly treated. Injuries skillfully handled and cured where cure can be effected. riicititi:. s. i. Pepsin and Iron Tablets O.V/C AND DIGESTIVE• Digest what You Hat. Make Rich Red Blood. YOU FEEL STRONGER EVERY PAY At VII Druggist.* or by Mail, I'ostpnirt Per Box 500 H. M. STRAIGHT & CO. PIERRE SOUTH DAKOTA HILLSIDE MARKET PHONE 1-5-0 JB HAS NOW ON SAI.Ii A KI LL LINK OF rilOH'E Fresh and Cured Meats, Fish, Sausages, Poultry, Pickles, Etc. I pay highest market price for buller, eggs, fat stock, poultry and hides. 1 solicit your patrennge. Pleasant Drive, near Pierre Street MONEY TO LOAN ON IMPROVED Ff\RM Lf\NDS WM.'C. NOTMEYER PIERRE, S. D. 7\ OF THiS STORE Everything- in our store is of good quality- Our goods will surely appeal to those who appreciate right things. We make a point of buying nothing below a price which will insure good quality in FRESH GROCERIES FRUITS AND PROVISIONS You will find here a full line of goods, including all goods offered by any dealer anywhere. I sell upon a pos itive guarantee that goods are right. F. E. BRTT1N. Phone 2-3-3 The Leading Grocer. D~ntist -2SJ No Vacation. Call or write Pierre Business University PIERRE, SO. DAK. so/mm GROUND FHKD gives better results in most cases than whole grain easier digested less required. We have it in auv form or mixture, prepared in our own mill. Fresh and Entirely Free from Inferior Grain A full linu of all other kinds of feed carried in stock. Give us a trial. W. Fvl. SFvli 1 DR. HATTIE JOHNSON OSTEOPATHIC PHYSICIAN All chrouic anil acute cases treated successfully. Womens and child rens diseases a specialty. suiic 3 Hyde Itlock After 5cfioof What? Why not learn Shorthand or Bookkeeping ENTER ANY TIME PIERRE HAY & FEED COMPANY 1 Phone 1-2-3 Pierre. J||. I note Realty market everywhere holds up well under adverse conditions. The South Dakota National guard again hears the bugle calling from Camp Roosevelt 011 the shores of Lake Kampeska. The hottest city in the country on Sunday was Rocklesse, Cau., which shows that thare is something in this reciprocity movement, after all. Eugene F. Ware of Kansas, fa mous as a writer and who was Unit ed States pension commissioner und er President, Roosevelt, died at Colo rado Springs. Laud owners near Belle Fourche whose holdings come under the gov ernment irrigation dam have peti tioned congress to extend the time of payments for the water privilege. Senator Gamble denies that he is out of South Dakota politics. Maybe the senator is unaware of it, but everyone out this way k.nmvs that he is out, and dowu and out at that.— Brookings Register. The wheat, oat and barley harvest is fairly under way in the southern part of the state—the earliest on record, being three weeks in advance of the usual time. The yield of all grains is light, but the quality is fine. It is announced from Wat-ertown that Wilbur S. Glass will be a candi date—as usual—this time for the United States senate. Wilbur never gets anywhere, but he is always among the starters aud takes the dust. Joseph F. Smith, president of the Morman church appeared before the sugar investigation committee aud admit-tee the Morman church itself is in the sugar business for the bene fit ol' the Morman people. Representative Baker of Califor nia, democrat, introduced a resolu tion providing for an investigation of the public land laws by the adminis tration to determine whether settle ment of the west has been helped or retarded by the present law. The announcement that former President Castro is now in Venezuela in disguise, if authentic, probably means there will be some lively times in Venezuela shortly. Castro has dis played his nsiiiil sagacity in remain ing quiet until after the Mexican revolution had been successfully car ried out. The candidacy of C. II. Dillon of Yankton for a seat in congress has been formally announced in the Yank ton Press and Dakotan. Mr. Dillon is considered an able and a strong mau with a wide acquaintance throughout the southern section of the state. It is expected by his friends that he will prove a formidable can didate. In Syracuse, New York, threehundred union machinists, employed by three type-writer companies in that eity went on a strike, for the reason they were refused ten hours pay fer nine hours work. Not one of those men would be willing to pay for two pounds of butter if but one was delivered, and yet they demanded pay for work that they never performed. The 40,000 odd rural free delivery car riers in the United States are to receive salary increases as a result of a decision reached Monday by Postmaster General Hitchcock. The order will provide for the disbursement during the current fiscal year of $3,000,000, which will mean an increase of $100 over the pres ent salary of $900 for all carriers on standard routes. The governor of Wisconsin has signed a legislative enactment that authorizes the state to engage in the life insurance business under the management of the state commissioner of insurance. Wis consin proposes to keep in the state the money expended on life insurance and prevent its accumulation in the hands of the big interests of the national fin ancial centers. Senator Cummins failed in his effort to amend the Canadian reciprocity bill so as to remove the duty from meat products, the vote in the senate stand ing 14 to 32 £g&inst, a bare cjuoeuiii. Mr. Cummins did not consider the de mana for a vote as fair procedure, as several members of the senate intended to speak 011 the subject. But they were not there to claim their rights and the majority was able to push the amend ment to defeat. The packers won the (lay by a sharp trick. PIERRE. SOUTH DAKOTA, THURSDAY, JULY 13, 1911. /, HILLS FOREST FIRE A forest lire burning just west of Deadwood on a hill within the city limits, became so menacing that resi dents living near the top of the hill moved their family effects and for a time it was thought the tire might come over the ridge of the hill. Many of the homes in Deadwood are built 011 the hillsides surrounding the basin in which the business portion of the town lies, yet forest fires have threatened them little in the last few years. The present lire has burned through an area of about 200 acres of good timber. It was started by a hot air balloon which came down in a pine tree. FUNDS ARE EXHAUSTED Sheriffs over the state who took prisoners to the penitentiary for the last part of the fiscal year just closed will have to wait for their pay until the ne^t legislative session, as.the appropriation for that purpose was exhausted, with bills amounting to about a thousand dollars unpaid. The. legislature would not accept the estimates of the auditor's department of $3,000 but reduced it to $2,000 with the above result. The economy ap propriation committee also cut $00.15 from the deficiency appropriation for that purpose asked by the depart ment, and two bills to that amount will not be paid for work done in the fiscal year ending June 30, 1010, and and will have to wait until another session comes around to get their pay. STATE FIRE BOYS Lead, July 8.--The old officers were re-elected by the South Dakota Fire mens' association which closed its twenty-eighth annual tournament here today, There were contests for both vice presideut and treasurer, but in each instance the Black Hills contestant was defeated The officers are: President,.). W. •_ \r*., I !I lit iirst V1CG pitrSiu6111-, Frank Purdy, of Mitchell second vice president, John McBride, of Lead treasurer, A. A. Grant, of Yankton secretary/Henry Mussman of Chamberlain. A summary of the races and events follows: Championship hook and ladder, won by Rapid City Scotland second. Green hook and ladder, won by Scotland Central City second. Ladder climbing, won by Plainer of Scotland. Chief's race, won by Rouch of Rap id City. Foreman's race, Boyce and McMa lion both of Rapid City, tied for first. Firemen's race, won by Ley of Lead. Green hub and hub wet test, won by Pierre. Ladder climbing after 100-yard run, Dotsou of Pierre first.. Single coupling, won by iieymer of Clear Lake, Wagner of Mt. Vernon second. Corn, llax and potatoes are making a splendid growth. The only thing South Dakota has ever failed to pro duce is a total crop failure. LOOKING AT GAMBLE, MAYBE Arlington Sun: Some politicians who are under a cloud because poli tical scandals are said to be verv con versant with the bible. That may be true, but the great essential is to follow the teachings of the bible. If that were more fully done politicians would stand higher in public esti mation. GUS BACH MENTIONED Parker New Era: While the voters arc looking around for the best guber natorial timber they should not over look honest, efficient, courteous Gus Bach of Turner county, an ideal can didate, an official with the best kind of a record as state land commission er behind him. 1CVC.O J1UL/1 The question which seems to concern this country particularly is how to obtain the most luxuries with the least work. Some of the five-hours-a-day fellows have fifteen-hours-a-day wives, which help out a good deal in a family and sometimes a ten-hour-a-day man finds himself in possession of a no-hour-a day wife, which assures "dough cakes" for that family. Time was if a man a.nu hia wile" anu children were indus trious at some useful industry, aecord ing to the early "settlers, they would rise in importance as surely as cream rises on the top of a pan ef milk. Nor is the good old plan of industry and economy yet entirely untrustworthy, though growing more so as the years come and go. CONDITIONS NOT STRAINED It is notieeaDle that eastern newspa pers are publishing reports of crop con ditions in South Dakota in some of which it is stated that vegetation in this state is dead for lack of moisture. But, within two months the threshing machine will be telling a quite different story. Of this we are positive. While crop conditions in South Da kota are fully as bad as one could ever hope to see, there is no room or cause for worry upon the part of any friend residing anywhere upon this mundane ball that South Dakotans will suffer for the necessaries of life, or will even call upon more favored localities for help. And, it is even true that some sections of the country are in not so good condi tion as South Dakota when light is thrown upon the true crop condition. In portions of Minnesota, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Colorado the widespread drouth has materially damaged cereals, yet there is 110 general mention of this condition in the eastern press. In South Dakota, where the tales of drouth is enlarged upon by stock gambling newspapers, conditions are extremely bad only in localities. Practically no section of the state of South Dakota will have a total crop failure, while with timely rains during the balance of the growing sea son, corn will supply any quantity of feed for live stock. The hay crop is far short throughout the state, and it is also a short crop in every state west of the Mississippi river. It has become chronic with eastern people to associate all sorts of evils and calamities with South Dakota, and the Free Press desires to have it distinctly understood by its subscribers in the east that conditions could be much worse in this state. Farmers will not-feel the effects of the partial loss of the small grain crop if corn, alfalfa, flax and po tatoes mature as now promised. There is such a diversity of farming in South Dakota that everything cannot go to smash all at once. In localities whei'*.' crops may be lik ened to a failure, land prices are hold ing up well. Of course, the tender fel low is in all communities, and when not favor with a big crop, produced by lit tle effort, he is every ready to dispose of whatever he may have at a 'sacrifice and go elsewhere. But, the wise li.on stays by his holdings, and harvest time in 1912 is certain to find him upon Easy street and in possession of the most productive lands that ever reflected back the rays of God's sunlight. Let us hear less about short civ ps in South Dakota and more about what live stock and a splendid crop of corn will do for the average farmer. If King Corn holds his own to the end of this year as he has been doing his title to the championship belt will be permanently clinched. THE FARMER IN THE LIMELIGHT This is the particular season of the year when all attention turns to the farmer. He is, to put it real academ ically, "the cynosure of all eyes," only it is ears aud minds as well as eyes that are focused upon him. He has no difficulty getting a hearing with anyone now. In fact, he does not have to ask for it the other fel low is doing that. The farmer is the mau behind the closed, cushion covered door. The tables are turned. Outside in the ante-room are the banker, the mer chant, the railroader, the manufac turer, the farm laborer, aud even the automobile man. All alike are inter ested in the farmer's welfare, his prosperity. All are anxious for him to reap a rich and abundant harvest, to get the best priccs for his products and to come out with a balance on the right side of the ledger. All are interested this way, because each is interested iti his own selfish business interest. Just now, between the time of ripening of the grain and the glean iug, between the rain and the sun, between this..ujjcertainty and that— everybody sits watching the farmer, to see what, the harvest is going to be. Why all this concern over the crops? Because, after all, we are pre-eminently an agricultural people, with all the great maze and machin ery of commerce dependent in large measure upon that oldest of indus tries. Why does the neatly groomed man of fashion, who perhaps never, was 011 a real farm, greet you the tirst thing in the day with, "Well, i'd 11 £e to see rain the crops need it.'^gNew wealth comes from the farm. A crippled crop means conse quent deformity of industry and trade. This turning of the thought so exclusively to the farm, even if it does appear gelfish, denotes that couraging fact as to the source and character of oujr prosperity ^^'rersgaccasga NO. 10 ON CASH BASIS NOW The report of condition of the state treasury for June 80, showed $421,146 in all funds, of which $109,281 was in the general fund. It is estimated that this will carry the treasury on a cash basis until the receipts come in from the September call, and that for some time longer, indicating that the^ state will continue to run on a cash basis well toward the first of next year, and if the September call is equal to carrying demands over to December, the cash on the call of that month will mean a continuation of the cash payments. For June the1" disbursements on the general fund reached #70,058.46, and the disburse ments from the common school in come fund, which goes directly to. the schools was $487,986. The game fund shows $18,888 on hand, and this will go to the general fund in case a test suit which is to be brought, in the supreme court sustains the contention of the state auditor that there is no specific appropriation of that fund for the game department. to 30, the interest on state funds which had been paid into the fund, since the taking of the depart* ment by State Treasurer Johnson, had reached to $84,150.79. BROTHER WAS IN IT A Washington special, carried by the Associated Press, says: "Secre tary Fisher of the department of the iuterior, told President Taft at the White House today that he could not find in the records in the land office a letter from Itichard S. Ryan, the Guggenheim agent, to Secretary Dick inson, implicating Charles P. Taft, the president's brother, in the Con troller Bay scandal.' "The house committee will hear' the evidence of Fred Dennett of the United States land office and a Miss M.F.Abbott,who due UD the scandal.'.' APPRAISING STATE LAND State Land Commissioner Brinker, with Frank P. Glasnerof that depart ment have gone to Onida, to start from that place over the proposed line of the Northwestern road from Hitchcock, to place appraisal prices 011 the state lands crossed by that line. I-I. O. Refuen, another clerk of the department, has gone to the southern part of the state to take up the work of appraisal of the lauds which will be leased for agricultural purposes next year, and in that work several men from the department will be kept busy for the rest of this year. Advices from the winter wheat sec tions', in the southeastern part of the state, iudicate that the yield will be better than expected. The harvest will show many fields which will yield thirty bushels to the acre, it is claim ed. The straw is short, but the heads are there, and are well filled with grain. The railway commission of this state has been notified that the joint meeting of railway commissioners at St. Paul to consider safety devices which had been set for July ^iUl 12, St. Paul, has been postponed to the 27th of the month, which will mean a re-arrangement of their schedule for the month. OPENING LANDS TO SETTLEMENT Chicago Record-Herald: Accounts of the conditions in the Duluth land office suggest that the United States government has yet to learn how to make a distribution of iands opened to settlement without causing dis comfort to prospective settlers and charges of inequity in the allotment. It is five or six weeks yet to the open ing of the Fond du Lac Indian reser vation, but men and women are camp ing in the corridors of the building in which the land office is situated, try ing to hold places in the line for reg gistration. Several times the line has beeiLbroken un- onlv_ established, and those who lost places near the head are threatening to hring^- suit. The government seems to hav^iS abandoned for this opening the lot-sb? tery plan used in the opening of the^s. Cherokee strip, the Rosebud reserva tion and other openings in recent^.^ years. Many complaints.were caus-|t ed by the drawings, but not so many^f& lawsuits as followed the memorable? rush into Oklahoma on the appointed: day. Though neither method seema^ to be satisfactory, it is difficult to da vise au improvement. The lottery, conducted beyond any suspicion of. .... fraud, seems the fairest plan,, yet tried, though it entails moch discom fort and expense in the requirement! of local registration. But oanoq: atjtll HI .'tfJ at I '•m .iW SM"~"