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4 3 Vf is A N 11 I I I 1 11 i. tion at an early date. Hyde Block. Pepsin and Iron Tablets TONIC AND DIGESTIVE. Digest what You Eat. Make Rich Red Blood. YOU FEEL STRONGER EVERY DAY At Vll Druggists or by Mail, Postpaid 50c Per Hox H. M. STRAIGHT PIERRE SOUTH DAKOTA PIERRE 1882 STILL HERE CORWIN D. 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 AGENCY P1GRKK, SOUTH DAKOTA. IS THE BASIS We can locate a limited a number upon Govern ment homesteads, near railway station. Ranches to go at a bargain. Some business and dweHinjr lots in Pierre, choice Wvalioue, offou- olio.'ii). A I O I A 1 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 CENTRALLY LOCATED CORNER DRUG STORE Paints, Oils, Brushes, Indian Curios and SOUVENIR GOODS. M. J, SCHUBERT, 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 be helped out by writing me their prices, terms and legal descrip J. DALTON, Oj & CO. OF ALL WEALTH And, if you get land before the advance in price* 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 is .j. BUY AHEAD OF THE BOOM. PfERRE» S' Watertown cast 1,524 votes at the re cent election there, and Aberdeen has 2,190 voters registered. It is noticeable that during this housecleaning period there is a mark ed shortage of suffragette news. The weather-wise man is the one who at sight of the lirst bluebird goes straight to the telephone and orders another ton of coal. The maligne.1 lignite of western South Dakota may yet be welcomed like unto a long lost brother if the coal strike is not settled soon. The battleship Florida is the fastest in the world. A battleship must al ways be the somethingestHit some given time before it goes to the junk heap. State Senator Harry L. Gandy. the Wasta newspaper man, and candidate for congress from the third district, is the li rst democrat to get his peti tion with the secretary of state. One Alaskan traveled 2,000 miles in order to vote. It' only the territory were made up of men of that stamp, there would be still more reason for marveling over its original cost. The state land department sold over 1,900 acres of school land in Davidson county at a recent sale, receiving for the same a trifle less than $100,000. This was an unifcually good sale. W. C. Gilmore of Revillo is plan ning to take a tour of the entire line of the Meridan Road, south from this state to the gulf, probably the lirst party to attempt a trip over the stretch. Mrs. Rose Weutworth Carr, form erly champion bare-back rider of the world, has taken charge of the llotel Dupree, at Dupree, as manager. She retired from the circus three years ago and lias been living on a ranch near Dupree since. Cherokee Democrat: A Sioux City firm yesterday wrote to a Cherokee bank to get the financial standing of the Cherokee state hospital. We have always maintained that there were more of 'em out than there were in. Friday, May 10, will be South Da kota day at the Home Products show in Sioux City, to be conducted May 0 to 11. Great preparations are be ing made tor the show, and exhibits are being gathered from surrounding slates. El Heraldo, Mexico City newspap er, has strong reasons for ignoring President Madero's permission to re sume publication. Editors in jail, business managers just ahead of the bloodhounds and the printers' devil has had time to take a bath. All in, as.it were. The speaker of the Arizona house, it is said, was formerly a railroad switchman. Even Mr. Cannon will admit that the training must have been a good one. It is very often a speaker's duty, privilege and pleas ure to switch. Providence is smiling upon South Dakota this year. The soil is in ideal condition for good crops—and Easter weather was also ideal. When Provi dence succeeds in pleasing the women and the farmers, every thing is exact ly as it should be.—Aberdeen News. The acquittal of the Chicago pack ers is a hard blow to the government's campaign against alleged violators of the Sherman anti-trust laws. \Yre have passed a great mass of legisla tion during the last few decades but much of it seems to have been poorly constructed. It seems to tail at the critical moment. Last fall many cattle men and set tlers reduced their herds, or wintered only a few head on account of the shortage of feed. Fine animals actu ally went begging for a buyer at bar gain prices. This spring conditions have changed and there is a decided cattle shortage, making prices high and demand brisk. Farming operations opened up gener ally last week over the central part of the state with the coming of warm fair weather. The work of seeding is being pushed along the lines of railway be tween Pierre and Huron, and Pierre and Red field, with indications for a larger acreage than was put in last year, as that part of the country showed a lot •f new breaking lut year. f- PIERRE. SOUTH DAKOTA, THURSDAY, APRIL, 1912 Jk, PROSPECTS ARE GOOD Occasionally one will me it a man who professes to see in the present situation prospects for a repetition of last year's condition. To us it looks very much as if conditions had start ed out for a good old fashioned crop season of plenty. A year ago farmers were in the tield as early as March (3, working with harrow or disc, and the wind was blowing the dirt in clouds. It was either a heavy wind from the south, or from the north almost daily during that month, In fact the wind blew from January to July with a let up no more than a day. There has been very little wind since the first of the present year, and the seven inches of rain that fell in September and October is stored in the ground at the present time. It looks to us as if conditions right now were better than for several years. Another fav orable circumstance is the fact that the states to the south of us, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas and Missouri have had heavy rains. It is when those states are dry that we have the burning sun, which burns c.ops from the top, and thaxe seems little prospect of such an allliction this year. It looks good to us. JUDGE DIGHTON CORSON Judge Dighton Corson, at present a member of the Supreme Court, is a can didate for re-election to the same posi tion in which he has served the state for the past 22 years. The Clark Coun ty Courier in an article discussing the candidacy of judges at some length, says: "Who would for a moment con sider the advisability of exchanging Judge Corson, the Nester of the bar of this state, for a man without experi ence upon the bench? Judge Corson has served upon the supreme bench since the state was organized, and with such eminent legal ability and judicial fairness that not only the members of the bar but the people of the state in general have approved and indorsed his opinions and decisions. During these years he has served the people of the state with an industry and integrity of purpose rarely equalled and never ex celled. We have yet to meet a member of the bar or a well informed citizen who questions Judge Corson's success at the primaries and election." THE BOOSTER Have you ever met the man who always knocked about high prices of land? Do you know him? Well, go and ask some one who knows as to his financial standing. You will find either that he is a professional mon ey loaner and that a dollar looks big ger to him than to most people, or you will find that he has not any financial standing whatever with those who do know him. Then go and ask about the fellow who always was an optimist, even prices were high, and you will find that he has property of his own sometimes more than he can easily handle, but he always has his share of property, and he is always sharing in the growth and progress of his community. The booster has about everything to gain, and not much to risk to loss. The knocker generally loses, and has not much to gain even when the wave of prosperity sweep over his commun ity. Boost and the world boosts with you! Knock, and you knock your own. WILL FARM IN STANLEY Willie liames has been visiting his friends and relatives in and around Menuo for about a month. He took a claim in Stanley county about four years ago which he still holds, be sides one that be bought not far from •where he lives. While here he pur chased seed grain which he shipped out last Friday, he left for his home where he expects to put out a large crop hoping for a favorable season. A young man who gets a piece of land of his own and holds on to it, is sure io succeed for land is becoming higher in price every year and in a jw years a half section will be worth quite a little fortune.—The Menno Herald. TO FORM PROGRESS LEAGUES The immigration department is preparing to call the local meetings for the formation of district develop ment and progress leagues, some time the last of April. The state will be divided into nine districts, each of which will elect their own officers, and decide on their area at this time. Watertown, Ipswich, Faith, Redfield, Mitchell, Deadwood and Yankton have been decided on, with the possibility of another meet ing at Sioux Fails or Madison for the wtof Bwtt Dttoto diitikt A SENSELESS FOREST BILL Consider these forests facts: The national forests contain nearly one-fifth of the standing timber of the United States. They protect the head waters of every important western river, and support for a part of each year one-half the sheep and nearly one-tenth of the cattle feeding on the western range. Dependent upon them is a vast irrigate ed tract, redeemed from aridity and semi-aridity by an investment of over $300,000,000. In these national forests there are $500,000,000 feet of mer chontable timber worth, if valued at only $1 per thousand feet, $500,000,000 —more than half the national debt. At present the government spends about $5,000,000 or $3,000,000 net to protect this timber. Spread over an area great er than all the Uuited States north of the Potomac and east of the Ohio river, is field force of about 2,000 men, whose duty it is to keep an eye out for fires. The force seems large, yet there is only one ranger to every 150 square miles. An intelligent man told that there is now pending before the house of repre sentatives a bill which affects the for est service, would naturally suppose that a wise body of legislators intended to remedy this wretched condition by providing adequate protection for so valuable a national resource. Incredit able as it may seem, the 1912 House bill actually reduces an appropriation, which has averaged about $500,000 an nually for the past five years, $275,000. It is difficult to believe that the senate will permit so senseless a measure to become a law, still more difficult to be lieve that the president will sign it, if the senate should concur with the bouse. To protect our national forests more money should be appropriated, not leas. Surely one man cannot adequately pro tect one hundred and fifty square milee of timber land. Surely on three cents an acre valuable timber cannot be ade quately protected. How can the build ing of roads, trails, bridges and tele phone lines so urgently required to get men quickly to the fires be carried on efficiently if congress ties the hands of the Forest Service? Just as good farm ing means building up the productive capacity of the land, not merely pre venting it from runniug down, so good forestry means not only protection, but also improvement. Congress apparent ly has nothing else in mind than the de gradation of national timber lands.. CONTROLLING 'EM Standard Oil: Dissolved. Oil up! Tobacco: Dissolved. Stock as high as ever and just as much alfalfa in it as eyer! Packers: Acquitted. Pork and lard up! Sugar barons: Jury disagreed. Su gar up! Have we anti-trust laws? We have 20-year-old ones. Auy trust magnates jailed? No. What has "controlling the trusts" cost? Hundreds of thousands. j-tlflW Who pays? We do. What's the answer? Let Uncle Sam do it as competition. OUTLOOK MORE CHEERFUL The cheerfulness in financial circles, as manifested by the buoyancy of the stock market, has presented a curious contrast to the development in indus trial and political circles. A partial explanation may be found in the change for the better in the steel trade and the strength of the copper industry. An other is the continued ease in the money market, and a third is the natural tend ency of the American public to look up on the optimistic side of a situation. SOME TEMPERED REMARKS Congressman Randell of Texas said in a house speech last week that he did not wish to hurt anybody's feelings—he merely wished to observe that "nearly every member of the house is in the employ of some interest or subject to some influence, and what holds true of the house is equally true of the senate." Not that he wanted to offend any mem ber of congress. It was something he thought the public ought to know. W. G. Bierd of Minneapolis, vice president and manager of the Minnea polis & St. Louis railway, paid'a glori ous tribute to this great northwest of ours, stating that it was the best of any part of our continent. Here men are free to give vent to their ambitions and desires. In the north, south, east, or west, there is nowhere the same opportunities for making life worth living. He adm'onished his hearers to stick to the land of their birth, to pay no heed to the lure of the great cities and densely populated east. Here is where we all ought to live, and here is vban wc all can bfehapfy. l«- -g'i- I s& Si rftM & *. NO- 49 '•H&'v.? S WITH A FLOWER AND A FLAG Col. Thos. H. Brown commandent ot the Grand Army of South Dakota, has issued an official order asking the pub lic to observe Decoration day in con nection with the G. A. R. posts. In a number of places the posts have, be cause of the advanced age and infirmi ties of the members felt compelled to surrender the management of the ob servances of younger hands and we feel sure that the public can be everywhere depended upon to make the annual cel ebration even more general and earnest than before. Too much cannot be done in honor of the memory of the boys in' blue and it ip a real privilege to the young men men of this time to lead in commemorating the valor of their dis tinguished fathers. ARE SELLING MUCH LAND The officers of the department of school and public lands are meeting with great success iu the sale of sur-" plus lauds. Three counties have' been visited. 2432 acres were dis posed of in Douglas at ail average of $53.20 per acre, netting $129,886 I960 in Davison at $50.00 per acre, adding-' up to $99,184 while 880 acres in Au-' rora brought $49.90. These large sales at these prices indicate that there must be a good deal of loose money laying around these counties. NOMINATIONS BY PETITION With the approach of election time the state legal department is being called upon to settle questions per taining to the acts of franchise, one being the status of the unorganized counties in relation to primaries for the selection of party nominees for county offices. The law fixes the uumber of names allowed upon peti--' tions at not more than five per cent, and not less than one per cent of the' party vote cast for governor in the county at the last previous election. There is no other basis flxed. Now as there was no vote for governor in any of the counties organized since the last general election, there is no basis on which to fix the number of names which should appear upon a petition, and the attorney general's department holds that so tar as coun-!|* ty officers are concerned in such^ counties, they must become candM dates by petition at the general eiec tion, the same as they did at the elec-v''i? tion for organization, and after a vote'^* for governor is secured they can come*"' under the primary. 4 LAFOLLETTE DELEGATES Huron, April 8 —-A. B. Blake, sec*^" retary of the state LaFollette club, left Huron this morning for Pierre to file the straight LaFollette ticket of delegates to the national republi-'^ can convention. The following names have been filed: At Large—Wm. S. Elder, Dead wood Charles A. Laseth, Lake Pres- 5 ton W. S. Bowen, Huron A. R. Brown, Canton. District delegates— $$ First District—II. A. Ustrud,. Sioux Falls Louis Berven, Center ville. Second District—George H. Fletch er, Aberdsen L. T. Jarmouth, St.* tr Lawrence. Third District—Julius H. Johnson,'^ Fort Pierre W. E. Kobinson, Rapid'jVj City. EG AN TO BE IN PIERRE MAY 2 George W. Egan will deliver an ad-* dress at the opera house in Pierre,^ Thursday evening, May 2, at 8 o'clock. ,pf Here is an oprortunity to hear the next governor of South Dakota. LA FOLLETTE TICKET FILED The Richards--LaFollette straight-"^ delegation to the republican national convention was filed Saturday, consist ing of W. S. Elder, Deadwood Chas. A. Alseth, Lake Preston George H. Fletcher, Aberdeen W. S. Bowen, Huron H. A. Ustrud, Sioux Falls A. R. Brown, Canton J. H. Johnson, Ft. Pierre W. E. Robinson, Rapid City Louis Berven, Centerville L. Tri Jar muth, St. Lawrence. EGAN FOR GOVERNOR We have considered Mr. Geo. W Egan's private and public record and have studied the administration' _• which South Dakota has had for a number of years and have weighed and considered the qualifications of' the men who are competing with Mr. Egan for this honor and are fully convinced that he stands in a class by himself and should have the sup. port of every independent newspaper nhich baa not been influenced by i'