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LA I ti i»! frf:' If •I It I 1 I 1 1 IMM4H tion at an early date. V-'X/, ,l)k'n Pepsin and Iron Tablets TONIC AND DIGESTIVE. Digest what You Eat. Make Rich Red Blood. YOU FEFrL STRONGER EVERY DAY At Vll Druggists or ly Mail, Postpaid 50c Per Uox H. M. STRAIGHT & CO. PIERRE SOUTH DAKOTA PIERRE 1882 STILL HERE CORWIND. MEAD Real Estate and Mortgage Loans Buys Notes and City and County] Warrants. Sells Choice Lands and Lots on easy terms. Quote what you have and write for information. CORWIN D. MEAD, Pierre, S. D. CHOICE FARMS $12 TO $20 HAPPY HOME REAL ESTATE ASEKCY PIERRE, SOUTH.DAKOTA ST. CHARLES HOTEL J. E. MILLER, Manager. Largest and Best Hotel in South Dakota Built upon a Modern Plan 244 Rooms Strictly Fire Proof Rate $2.00 per Day, and up IS THE BASIS OF ALL WEALTH And, if you get hind before the advance in prices you will have to hurry. Lands are certain to rise in the immediate future. We buy desire farms and sell at, small advance in price. Our advice us BUY AH HAD OF THE BOOM. We can locate a limited a number upon Govern ment homesteads, near railway station. Ranches to go at, a bargain. Some business and dwell ins lots in Pierre, choice locations, offciei cheap. CENTRALLY LOCATED CORNER DRUG STORE Paints, Oils, Brushes, Indian Curios and SOUVENIR GOODS. M. J. SOHUBERT, Proprietor. FARM LAND WANTED I have over 100 inquiries for prices on Central South Dakota farm land. Any Hughes, Sully or Stanley County land owners, who want to sell, can he helped out by writing me their prices, terms and legal descrip '"-I ni 'i1*"'v'-t Hyde Block. J. J. DALTON, l~ 4%: VOL. XXVIII PIERRE. SOUTH DAKOTA, THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 1912 PIERRE, S, D. Less than sixty filing nomination year's campaign. days remain papers for for this The man who complains that the world isn't giving lnm his dues would probably be pained if it did. All that Mr. Roosevelt meant, therefore, was that a president should have a little rest every eight years. Hon. ,J. (T. Bartine has announced his candidacy for re-nomination for senator 111 theStanley-Lymau district. Some Washington politicians say that Governor Hiram Johnson of California will be picked as Roose velt's ruuning mate. The North Dakota iusurgents are badly split, with two sets of delegate tickets already in the field. Her big sister on the south, ditto. The Roosevelt committee has final ly decided upon Senator Joseph M. Dixon of Montana as chairman of the Roosevelt campaign committee. Those restless spirits who are never satisfied unless they see something doing all along the political line bid fair to have their longings gratified. One may say, of course, that the United States can hardly afford to be defied by any of its little neigh bors, but neither can it afford to be distrusted. Sheriff Langer of Hutchinson coun ty has resigned, and the people down there claim this is the fir«t time in the history of South Dakota that a sheriff has resigned. Idaho, Nevada, Wyoming, Mon tana, Utah and Florida are looking into their phosphate deposits. While not as exciting as a gold rush this move may be more profitable. In the history of America, there never was a time when so many wage workers were receiving a wage that left them a margin so small as now in this day of great prosperity. Those Johnsons seem to be very much in evidence when it comes to selecting candidates. Now it is Gov. Johnson of California, who is talked of as a ruuniug mate for Roosevelt. With an eight foot ballot in Ne braska, and a nipe foot ballot in New York, perhaps ^ome people will quit poking fun at South Dakota's freak offering along that line. A flotilla of Italian warships Sat urday bombarded Bierut, Syria, kill ed sixty peaceful inhabitants and wounded many others. They also sank several small Turkish gunboats anchored in the port. The little town of Parkston, this state, has a canning factory, and what is more important, it is a pay ing proposition. At the annual meet ing plans were made to increase the output for next year. Valuations in Ireland are under going a revision for the first time in fifty years, and as usual the big es tates are fighting the revision as they will have to pay a more equitable proportion of taxes. Will Healey, late of Midland, has gone to Bennett county to engage in the real estate business. He intends to establish a newspaper in that county and may cheer many a lad in to the notion of voting for candidate Egan. It will be as well to keep in mind also that the constitution framed by the constitutional convention of Ohio will have to go to a referendum of the old-fashioned kind, the kind that has frequently upset badly the latest things iu constitution construction. It is reported in some of the state papers that the Brookings college has been purchasing supplies from Montgomery, Ward & Co. First thing we know some of these big mail order houses will be placing a choice lot of professors on their bar gain counters. The automobile dealers aren't worry ing about the effect of presidential year on business. What they are worrying about is whether the factory will be able to turn out enough cars to permit deliveries to be made before the pa tience of the purchaser ia exhusted*. TAXES PAID BY RAILROADS The figures iu the state railway department show that the different railway companies in this state paid last year local and state taxes to the amount of $1,8117,874,51. The heavi est taxes were of course paid by C. M. & St. P. and its branch lines with $359,500.15. The next being the C. W. with its different branches which paid in $813,7(10.39. Besides the state and local taxes the roads pay the government certain revenue taxes which add to the above, but there is 110 report which shows what amount of this federal tax is applied to South Dakota. FILING PLACE DESIGNATED White River has been designated by the secretary of the interior as the filing place for the lands in Bennett ana Melette counties, to be opened for entry in April. After considera tion of the claims of the various towns that sought to be designated as the tiling point for the llosebad lands, the officials came to the conclusion that White River was more conveni ently located than either Murdo or Gregory, Chamb?rlain or Dallas. The secretary declined to attach Bennett and Mellette counties to the Gregory land district. The land will remain iu the Cham berlain district as at present. While tilings will be made at White River, entries will be made at Chamberlain, as required under the law. POLITICAL COMEDY. Detroit Free Press: Mr. Bryan says the light in the republican camp has humorous aspects. Here and there it does show signs of being "a comedy of errors." STRONG IN POLITICAL BATTLE Madison, Wis., March 1. —United States Senator LaFollette of Wiscon sin, in his magazine, publishes a signed statement in which he is still a candidate for the republican nomi nation for the presidency of the Unit ed States and will remain a candidate until the national convention in Chi cago has created the republican nominee. THE SOURCE OF WEALTH "The man who owns the land is the man," says the laird of Skibo. By this utterance the actual founder and biggest single bondholder of the world's biggest trust admits the truth of the doctrine of Henry George. The ultimate source of all wealth is the land. The steel trust, licensed by special privilege to charge purchas ers of ita wares millions and millions of unearned dollars, holds its domin ating power through control of the laud that contains the ore supply for the future. Mr. Carnegie knows that the Lake Superior ore lands which the steel trust values at $700,000,000 could not have been tied up as a basis for con trol of tlte industry had they been subject to a laud value tax. Holding the land and its resources, parceling it out for profit as oppor tune times for opportune purposes, 20th century money kings seek to es tablish a control over other men not one with less absolute than the rule of mediaeval despots. Truly "the man who owns the land is the man," aud Mr. Carnegie be lieves in having just as f„-w of him as possible. WARNED NOT TO ENTER Washington, March 2.—The gravity of the situation in Mexico caused President Taft today to issue a procla mation virtually warning American citizens to refrain from entering that country and those now residents'tlieie to leave when conditions threatened to become intolable. The decision to issue such a warning was decided at a special meeting of the cabiuet. The proclamation was augmented by a telegram addressed by the state department to Ambassador Wilson in the City of Mexico, The ambassador was instructed to inform Americans in peril there to withdraw across the border, leaving tbeir effects in the care of the nearest United States con sul. Copies of the telegram were sent also to consular agents. The president's utterance it was explained was in no sense a recogni tion of the revolutionary movement in the sister republic to the south. Neii her was it to be looked upon as a declaration of neutrality. It was eeclared the utterance was solely a warning to Americans to avoid any thing that might savor of partisan ahig iu the existing state of affaire* 11 *-r«y: "n-\ SfE sis SlBI SCHOOL LAND PROCLAMATION Washington, March 4.—To provide for carrying out an agreement under which South Dakota school lauds will be exchanged for National Forest lands of equal area and value. Presi dent Taft has signed a proclamation which makes it possible for the state to select immediately 00,145 acres from the Harney aud Sioux National Forests. This will permit of indemnity se lection by the state in place of school lands lying along aud within the boundaries of the Black Hills Nation al Forest, which will become part of the forest. A board of three on which Supervisor Paul Kelleter of the Black Hills National Forest has represent ed the Department of Agriculture and F. F. Brinker, Commissioner ol the Department of School and Public Lands of the State of South Dakota has represented the state, with Seth Bullock as the third member, has made a careful study of lands and the areas now relinquished by the Gov ernment. Field parties have gather ed data for every section involved, with result that the lieu areas are known to be a fair exchange for the school lauds to which the state re linquishes its claim. RAILROAD DOCTORS MEET A meeting of the Division Safety committee of the Northwestern road was held here Friday, attended by Drs..Workman of Tracy, Foxton ol Huron, and Hollister of l'ierre, who, after a business meetiug were given a tain on the safety of rail transpor tation, by R. C. Richards, general claim agent of the road, who is also at the head of the general safety committee of the road, with iieao quarters iu Chicago. WOOL SEASON STARTS Belle Fourche, Mar. 3.—The wool season of 1012 started early, with the first shipmeut to a Philadelphia house by M. J. Smilly and Fred Fuller, the former sending 15,000 and the latter (3,000 pounds of wool. The price was 1(5± cents. It is believed that the present season here will be good. FIRST TO SPEAK IN PIERRE Hou. Dean Sterling, republican candidate for United States senator will deliver an address at the Graud, in this city, Tuesday evening, March 12. Mr. Sterling is one of brightest minds iu South Dakota, aud withal an entertaining speaker. No matter what your political belief, you can not afford to miss bearing what the graud old man has to say upon poli tical issue. DID NOT WANT TO TIE HANDS New York, March 5.—Colonel Roose velt has given out a letter, written to Frank A. Munsey on January ,16, in which he said that he was not a candi date he did not desire to tie his hands so he could not serve the people if they demanded it. Colonel Roosevelt says this letter clears him of bad faith toward Taft. HEAD OF THE LAST BUFFALO The head of the last wild buffalo was sent to the Northwestern Taxidermy at at Rapid City last week known to have existed in South Dakota. The head was purchased by G. H. Jaynesof this city from some Indians living along the Cheyenne river. The head was that of a cow and was sent there to be mount ed. It is related that about five years ago nineteen buffalo were roaming wild in the vicinity of the Cheyenne river. Bat they were killed, one by one, until only the cow remained. She was killed a month ago. POWER PLOWS ARE HELPFUL A half dozen new power breaking plows have been bought this spring by farmers near Miller. They will be used largely for putting in'the crop, besides plowing the ground. There will not be so much breaking with them this year. Several farm ers expect to put out 1500 acres each, including corn, of which there will be nlore planted this year than ever before. BODIES STILL IN RIVER Wheeler, Mar. 1.—No trace has yet been found of the bodies of Charles Durham and his wife, who wert drowned while driving across the Missouri river to their home on Pease island, four miles dbwn the river from Wheeler. The parties of search ers, organized when their prolonged absence created alarm, found their platform spring buggy in an airhole, and the drowned horses yet attached. x^s NO. 44 POLITICS REDIVIVUS Sure we all knew the Colonel couldn't stay out of the fray. And it all adds to the gayety of nations. Already the sight of his hat in the ring has incited all ot the other poli tical camps to intense activity. Such a cannonading as is going on trom all the campaigu headquarters in Wasuiugtou. Now the Colonel's voice will be added to the din. With so many candidates in the field on both sides it really looks as if it were a very open season for huntsmen in the Presidential preserves. And it's hinted that the woods are simply full of dark horses which will emerge at the first sign of a deadlock in either convention, ready to run around the bunch aud get under the wire first. Some of the best guessers among the politically wise think, however, that no dark horse will win out in either convention. SEEING 'EM ON CHEYENNE The Indians of "Sioux City" day school, near Cherry Creek on the Cheyenne River reservation are much exercised over the suicide by shoot ing Cloud, a strong Congregational ist and president of the Indian Y. M. C. A. who is supposed to have taken his life because of the order of the ludian court to turn over the proper ty of his deceased brother, Johnsou C. Cloud, to bis sister-in-law, con trary to the brother's death bed de sire. Since Mr. Cloud's death the Indians have seen many ghosts. Daniel E. Chasing, an official interpreter, sees spooks every time he goes out at night, and the other night a band of them invaded his room, and from the sound appeared to be dancing. Miss Maggie Mally also was comfronted with a spectre. C„* MEXICAN SITUATION. It would seem that the feeling of ap-' prehension regarding the danger of American intervention in Mexico is even keener down there than it is here, in view of the semi-official threat that if intervention does take place, eyery American in Mexico would be assassin ated. Thats a bad threat but think of the retribution which would overtake the assassins. However, there's no de sire on the part of this country to get embroiled with_Mexico. and if such a thing should happen, it would happen regardless of threats or fear of conse quences. GOLD MINED BY HOMESTAKE Lead Call The report of the Home stake Mining company of Lead, ISouth Dakota, from June I, 1910, to Decern, ber 31, 1911, has reached Lead. As the fiscal year for the company is hence forth to be the calendar year, the an nual report wasTpostponed last June so as to bring it up to the first of 1912. During the period embraced in the report 2,356,770 tons of ore were milled, producing $8,915,605.35. There are broken in the mine and remaining in the stopes 1,885,2*77 tons of ore. and also enough blocked out, but unbroken, to supply the 1,000 stamps for 20 years. During the period covered by the re port, 30,343 lineal feet of drifts and 1,725 feet of raises have been excavat ed, in dividends, $2,074,800 have been distributed. OLD LAW APPLIES The presidential predictions in re gard to this state have been based largely on the theory that the rule of seiection of six delegates by districts, and four at large would be followed. But the filing of the first list Tuesday is one of ten delegates to be selected b" the vote of the whole state, and an examination of the primary elec tion law indicates that while it was amended at the last session to pro vide for the selection of congressman by districts, the amendment did not go far enough to carry it with the se lection of delegates to the national convention by any such method, and the result is that the department of the secretary of state will hold that all the delegates must be selected by a vote of the party followers of the state at large. This will eliminate any possibility, or at leaBt any likeli hood of a divided delegation. The whole delegation is more than likely to go to'one or other factions as a whole. The only likelihood of break in this is the possiible filings by individuals as candidates for dele gates outside the regular lists under mottoes, which may effect the returns' as those individual candidates if they get into the field may swing enoopfc votes from the regular lists as Jewe mottled delsgfttian^ 1 1 7ff Mb "M Erf. ii '&Yr $1 V" S sim tt.