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I yX^ WtV ^S-W88J ^3 ^/*fc *v "^b 4&i *T*r* fvcl 'V I VOL. -4 lt xxvni Vfo 2 W pt V? 1 H. M. PIERRE DR. W. C. HULL Veterinary Surgeon and Dentist All diseasos of domestic iiiiiinalosucceBSful ly treated. Injuries skillfully handled and cured where a cure cun be effected. PIKKHK. S. I). Pepsin and Iron Tablets TONIC AND DIGESTIVE. Digest what You Hat. Make Rich Red Blood. 5 YOU FEEL STRONGER EVERY DAY At Vll Druggists or by Mail, Postpaid 50c Per liox STRAIGHT & CO. WM. C. NOTMEYER PIERRE, SOUTH DAKOTA. ABSTRACTS OF TITLE AND INSURANCE. Have several well located city homes for sale on easy terms, might consider an exchange. What have you to offer? Phone: Office, /-8-6 A. Residence, 2-3-8 F. Quafitu Is The Keunote OF THIS STORE Everything in our store is of good quality- Our goods will sureiy appeal to those who appreciate right tilings. 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 BRTTIN Phone 2-3-3 The Leading Grocer. No Vacation. Call or write DR Pierre Business University PIERRE, SO. DAK. GROUND FEUD gives better results in most cases than whole grain easier digested less required. We have it*in any form or mixture, prepared in our own mill. N Fresh and Entirely Free from Inferior Grain A full linu of all other kinds of feed carried in stock. Give us a trial.« PIERRE HAY & FEED COMPANY '5 Phone 1-2-3 Pierre. EUROPE AN, HOTEL *»«&!#* 'tjp :-V M„r *Vc. v* SOUTH DAKOTA BHMS9I HATTIE JOHNSON OSTEOPATHIC PHYSICIAN All chronic and'acute cases treated successfully. Womens aud child reus diseases a specialty. Suite 3 Hyde Uloc-k After Scfioof What 1 Why not learn Shorthand or Bookkeeping r~m ENTER ANY TIME 1 Ill Cliapelle Street^,' C. J. NEUHAUSER, Prop^v Board by the Day and Week Good Accommodations S1.00 PER DAY, •«l*rf«d M*iy PIERRE. SOUTH DAKOTA, THURSDAY, There is always the one point of ad vantage on Governor Harmon's side, that his party is likely to be tempted to try to take Ohio away from Presi dent Taft. A mountain lion, measuring seven feet from tip to tip and weighing 150 pounds, was killed near Sturgis last week. The animal is thought to be twenty years old. One of the drawbacks that might attend a certain possible presidential nomination is the temptation there would be in it for the organization of Harmonica clubs. President Taft, after his western t' p, practically said he believed the republican party would lose out in the nation next year and there would be a democratic president. Brooks' comet is again develping a tail. It extended over twenty-degrees when last seen. It remains to be seen how many columns in extent the pre sent tale will developed r. J. Scliarner, of Leramon, has concluded not to run for congress against Mr. Martin in the third dis trict because he is unable to stand the cost of a campaign. The government is paying out $1-4, 0CO interest on trust funds to Indians at Cheyenne Indian agency today, which will mean lively times at that agency lor a f*w days. The owner of the Dakota Freie Presse, a German newspaper publish ed at Aberdeen, having been moved to that city from Yankton, has sold a half interest in the paper for $25, 000. The republican secretary of state of .Nebraska has declined to permit the name of Dan V. Stephens, demo cratic nominee for congress in the Third Nebraska district, to appear on the populist ticket on the ground that the populist convention was pot regularly called. The auto registration for October shows a falling off for the close of the season, as only 121 new machines were registered for the month. A lew are coming along these November days, but the registrations will be light until spring comes again. The slice of winter that has been unloaded on the northern latitudes during the current week invaded southern latitudes as far as Texas, where a blizzard deposited six inches of snow. The cool wave served as reminder of the near approach of the season of icy inconveniences. The remark, "We will have peace though we have to light for it," is a queer expression, but there is much more truth than poetry in the para dox that peace is won through war. It is strange, too, that when people elsewhere are coming to realize the horrors of war and clamor more lor the blessings of peace, should be the time for armed conflicts aud iusur rections in various parts of the world. While in St. ernor Paul, last week, Gov Vessey practically made the necessary steps to place South Dako ta in the list with an exhibit on the governor's special which tours the east in December. It will be neces sary to raise about fifteen huiidred dollars for this, but most of it has been pledged, and there is no ques tion that the funds will be ready for the occasion. .• Two buffalo, seen at Pierre in a sa loon by thousands during the capitol fight, and since then placed in the rotunda and at different places in the statehouse, have at last been given a final resting place in the west end of capitol basement, where they will be protected from the curious seeking locks of buffalo hair, by a stout steel fence. Despite frequent "hands off" signs, without protection, it was dif ficulty to keep them from injury. Wagner seems to have won over Lake Andes in the Charles Mix coun ty seat fight. That does not mean that Wagner is assured of the county seat but simply that Wagner will ap pear on the ticket against Wheeler at the next election. It requires sixty per cent of the vote cast to remove a county seat, and owing to the peculiar Bhape of Charles Mix county any of the good towns along tbe Platte line have a big fight on their hands to land the neceatarj sixty pec eeut. "SI DRY THOSE TEARS Aberdeen American: Wheiv the state found that it would have to raise 1,500 by public subscription to be represented upon the famous gov ernors' special train to go through the east, Aberdeen was called upon for one-third of the required amount. Immigration Commissioner Deets came up for the money yesterday aud he got it. There, is a moral in this incident that when he came to Aber deen he got the money. Other cities in the state who have been deploring the sad fate of Aber deen, sorry for it because of bad crops aud other catastrophes may now take heart and dry their tears ol pity. Let them take note of this that ^'hen the state needed money for a public enterprise it came to Aber deen for one-third of all that was ex pected from the whole state and got the money. If any other city gives as much as $100 The American would be glad to chronicle the news. POLITICAL CHATTER There has been a good deal of politi cal chatter over the state in regard to a third candidate for United States senator, all based on the proposition that the straightout LaFollette backing was not satisfied with the position of Thomas Sterling, who had refrained from taking a decided position on the presidential situation. But the latest, rumor coming along progressive lines is to the effect that within- the next week Mr. Sterling will declare himself openly for LaFollette, and with that declaration the search for another can didate will cease so far as the ultra progressive forces of the state are con cerned, and unless some new factor comes into the campaign, will jnean a straight fight between Sterling and Gamble for the place. COMMISSION HEARINGS The railway commission has tiled the following dates for special hear ings: .November 21 at Aberdeen, pe tition for side track November 23 at Sturgis, telephone connections be tween the Belle companies Novem ber 22 at Deadwood, application of the Adams Express company for re duced rates on freight November 24 at Pierre November 25 at Sioux Falls, petition of Marshal Oil com pany for lower rate on returned oil barrels. CRIME IS INCREASING. It was an appalling fact drawn out before the National Prison Congress, thatjmore murderers are committed in the United States than elsewhere, and so many more as to make comparison almost out of the question. Is life valued more highly in England than in America? Is crime regarded more lightly in America than in England? Evidently we not only exagerate the technique of the law, but we are too free with our paroles and pardons, and too generous with the benefit of doubt to villians caught redhanded. It will never quite do to let the law lose all its terrrors for the evil-doer and hold forth no incentive for the good citizen to stick to the path of rectitude and righteousness. SCHOOL FUND LARGE According to a trial balance recent ly made there is 801,027,016.09 in the state school endowment fund. Com missioner Brinker feels that it will reach a round hundred million ulti mately. There is 3,000,000 acres of school land yet unsold. This fund is loaded to various municipalities and counties at 5 per cent. There is very little loanable money on hand, and applicants constantly exceed the supply. INSANE MAN SUICIDES Evan Knudson, aged 48 years, from Everett, Wash., confined in the coun ty jail pending acceptanceof commit ment to the hospital for the ius&ue at Yankton on the ground of melan cliollv insanity, induced by domestic trouble, strangled himself Saturday night by hanging face downward from a post of the bedstead in his cell, us ing a piece of clothesline rope, not three feet in length, used to raise the jail window. The findings of a cor oner's ]«ry was that "death was caused by bis own hand." Mr. Knudson resided in this county in the early nineties and, it is said, was an industrious, honest man. He moved with his family to Everett, Wash., in 1898. He returned to this county abput a year ago his wife is a resident of Everett at this time. Funeral services were held Tues day afternoon from theDotson under taking parlors. Interment was made at Riteiside cemetery. -^v.jf-v^t i'xrtif^t---j* 5 f-» -I NOVEMBER 9, 1911. '-S3jlf",v f» W •iif^/5? *-*S *v BURKE TO BE RENOMINATED George W. Egan, candidate for gov ernor and publisher of the American Republic, pays Chaa. II. Burke men torious compliment, as follows- Charles II. Burke, the present member of Congress from Pierre, has resolved to succeed himself and is asking the nomination in the second district. Burke will win! I have no doubt whatever of this fact. I have never supported Mr. Burke for congress and have not been altogether insmypathy with the positions that he has taken on public questions, but there are some tliiugs that he is. entitled to have credit for and 1 have felt so much unjust criti cism myself in South Dakota that I am resolved to give every man full credit for what he dies. Charles II. Burke has many splen did traits and qualities. Perhaps the most important oC these is the ele ment of being absolutely square with the people aud everybody else as to his position on any qnestieu that comes up. lie does not side-step, nor does he try to carry water on both ahonldprs. Mm is what in r.allnd "The Oldline Republican," believing (Irm ly in Republican organization and having little use for so-called Pro giessives and he does not hesitate to tell them so. Mr. Burke's constitu ents and everybody else know where he stands on all questions and in this he differs from some of his associates in ollice from South Dakota. Another thing in Burke'is favor is that he has sense enough to know that, as a member of Congress from South Dakota, he is simply a hired man of the citizens of this state and is always ready, anxious and willing to serve his constituents in any way in his power. Li.' Let me stale a practical illustration: Into my ollices come a great many old soldiers for consultation and soci al visits due largely to the fact that I am a sou of a veteran, and very much interested in the welfare of the hproes of the Civil War. One of these of whom I speak, being very much crip pled up, complained of theomount of pension that the government was giv ing him and I volunteered to take the matter up with the authorities at Washington, with a view of having his pension increased. did so and Charles 11, Burke was the only one I could get in touch with who seemed to take any interest in the welfare of my friend. Mr. Burke busied himself faith fully and conscientiously. lie would tell me, when I would hear from him and what he would do aud things would be done just exactly as he sug gested. Faithfulness, speed aud dili gence marked his conduct when I ap pealed to him in the name of one in need and while this may seem like a small matter to some, to me it meant a good deal and 1 appreciated it, and because of his promptness aud inter est in the welfare of this old soldier, I was then and am now willing to look over a good many things in r., Burke's political creed aud give him the benefit of the doubt. I hold no brief for Mr. Burke, nor am I mak ing any arguments in his behalf. I am simply stating that he has a lot of good qualities and my candid opinion is that he will be nominated and elected without much trouble in the second district from South Dakota. LAND DIFFERENCES SETTLED F. F. Brinker, commissioner of school and public lauds, returned to Pierre on Friday from the western part of the state, where he has set tled all points of difference with the government forest service regarding the payment by the government in lieu lands for school land located within the reserve. Iustead of sec tions 10 and 3»5 iu each township as at present, the state will be given a block of land of equal size in the eastern bills, south of Harney peak aud east of Custer. Mr. Brinker says that it will include some of the finest timber iu the entire reserve. The state will maintain its own forester, for which the last legislature pro vided, who will work in conjunction with the federal service only in re gard to fires. I THE GRAY WOLF The big gray wolf is becoming numerous in the vicinity oi White Owl and he makes the long cold nights uncanny with his dismal howls. Mr. Yates at tbe Upper Fish ranch recent ly trapped two of them, but upon go ing to get them from the traps found only their feet. A neighbor had a calf killed in his door yard in broad daylight. NO. 27 TROPHIES FOR SOIL PRODUCTS Growers of choice grains, grasses, fruits and other soil products in the American Northwest will be reward ed for their trouble in furnishing fiitmples to their states, ssctional or Commercial Club exhibits at the St. Paul Land Show according to an an nouncement made by the Land Show management, stating that forty haudsome sterling silver trophy cups, valued at $1,000 have been offered by the St. Paul Association of Commerce and some enterprising business firms. To secure one of these cups the Northwestern Laud Show does not require the exhibitor to go to the trouble uor ex pence which is usually necessary to win a prize. All the grower has to do is to furnish tlife sample to those in charge of the stat6 exhibit or the Commercial Club which has charge of the display of a parti cular section at the show to be held in St. Paul Dec. 12 to 23. These are some of the trophy cups offered at the St. Paul show by the Association of Commerce: Cup for the best state exhibit, open to Minnesota, North and South Da kota, Montana, Idaho, Washington, Oregon and Alaska. Cup for the best sectional exhibit from American Northwest. Cups for best half bushel Minneso ta wheat for best bushel of potatoes grown in Minnesota for best ten ears of corn grown in Minnesota and the best bushel of oats growu in Min nesota. For North Dakota cups are offered for the best bushel of wheat and the best half busbel of flax. In South Dakota the cups are for the best half bushel of wheat and the best ten ears of corn. Clias. W. Clark of Montana has of fered leu cups for various Montana products and the St. Paul Associa tion of Commerce will give a cup for the best half bushel of oats grown in the Gallatin Valley. Cups are offered for the best bush el of apples grown in 'Washington or Oregon aud for the beBt sample of al falfa grown iu either of these states. In Idaho a cup is offered for the best five boxes of commercial apples. The Great Northern liailroad offers a cup to the person who furnishes the best samples for a stale exhibit in each of the seven states, while the O'Donnel Shoe Company of St. Paul offers a cup for the b»Bt bushel- of winter wheat growu in the American Northwest. Through Jno. C. Kelly, Manager, the Sioux City Tribune offers a hand some silver trophy cup for the best showing made from an acre of Alfal fain South Dakota. With the White House virtually on rails, many of the commonwealths will be able to claim the chief executive as one of their temporary attractions. MR. RICHARDS TO TALK It. O. Richards of Huron is likely to draw a large audience when he speaks in Pierre on Tuesday evening, November 21. The meeting will be held at the Grand. Following Senator Crawford's at tack upon Mr. Richards'SHd his pro posed uew primary law, at Miller, Mr. Richards issued a challenge to the senator to meet him in joint de bate on the subject in the principal cities of the state, but it is under stood that Senator Crawford declin ed alleging pressing business in Wash ington. Mr. Richards will appear, however, on the dates specified. The subject is of general interest, as the people will vote next fall to accept or reject the measure. Last winter the state senate passed the bill, and it came neat passing the house, but the legislature finally de cided to submit it to popular vote. If a majority of the people-vote "yes" on tbe bill next November, it will be come a law, replacing, the present primary law by a practically new and novel primary system, while if they vote "no" the bill will faUiv As the law is lengthyrand^. will not be published in the newspapers, plat form discussion is about the only way the people can gain a knowledge of the proposition. They will have little opportunity to consider it for themselves. MUST COMPLY WITH ORDERS At the regular meeting of the state board of health held at this city, Fri day tbe drinking, cap order was 9Ui'| for discussion, and the -superintend ent was instructed to ptish'iett ease* with prosecutions for failnr* to mn|k, ply with the board order/ 'The mp: erintendent was also instrneted $o publish a aaarteiiy fed afterti* flmt' fTiiiiiMitf -t-'