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The Madison daily leader. [volume] (Madison, S.D.) 1890-current, September 15, 1894, Image 4

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Mter Than a Savings Bank.
Is an in vestment in Real Estate,
ifc fcannot be stolen, neither can it
be destroyed by fire. It is a sav
ings bank which never breaks, and
pays large interest to its deposi
tors. It has been truly said that
real estate is the basis of all
wealth, and he or she who possesses
it, be the quantity ever so small,
has something tangible on tvhich
to rely in times of adversity, as it
always has a fixed value, which
cannot be said of perishable prop
The owner of a piece of real es
tate is the owner of a
or that out of which he or she can
make a home at pleasure, and the
time is not far distant when the
owner of a home will be independ
ent indeed as well in this country
as it now is in foreign countries.
Every person expects to be the
owner of a home sometime, but
he masses of the people let the
opportunity for securing a home
pass unheeded, and soon prices and
terms of payment are beyond their
reach, and the consequence is they
live and die without a home, as
poor when they leave the world as
when they entered it, never having
acquired a portion of the earth as
their own, when a little exercise of
good judgment at the opportune
time, and a small outlay, would
have secured to them a good home,
and the money which they spend
for rent during their lifetime
could be applied to the comforts
and enjoyment of life, or laid by
for a "rainy day."
They who arrive at the "shady
side" of life
are indeed to be pitied. Contrast
the condition of the person who
owns his own home with the one
who rents. Which will you select?
You can have either condition it
remains for you to decide. The
wisest and most prosperous people
in this country are purchasing all
the real estate their means will
admit of, and are advising their
friends to do likewise. A very
intelligent and wealthy old gen
tleman who resides in Illinois, and
who has traveled extensively anf
been very observing, wrote us a
few days ago, and in his letter he
^Real Estate in your section of
fcdiiiitry must very soon be in ac
tive demand at much advanced
prices, as all of the good, cheap
lands are gone, and your lands
must command prices equal to
those of thestates just east of you,
and your cities, especially such
businsss centers aa Madison, must
gfrow rapidly ftnd city lots advance
value accordingly. I look upon
investments in real estate in your
locality as the best that can be
made at this time."
Opinions coming from men of
this character are vf value and
should be heeded.
If the possession of a home were
not within your reach, how earnest
would be your wish that it was,
and how great your anxiety to be
the happy possessor of a piece of
his earth you could call your own.
While there is now a most favor
able opportunity for securing such
a home, do you know that this op
portunity will soon disappear, and
you have not improved it by
purchasing, you will ever after re
gret it. If you iwre a single person,
buy not only for a future home,
but as an
JBvery dollar deposited in a city
lot or a farm will be there for you
when needed for your own use, ano
will earn many more dollars by
The foundation of many a
fortune has been lain by
the purchase of a city lot. If you
have a family, then by all means
yon want a home. If you wish to
live in the city, buy a lot, or more
than one if you feel able, and com
mence at once to improve it by
planting trees on it if nothing
more, and building on it as soon
practicable. Yon can make a
loan for the purpose of building if
yon own your lot. If yon are a
fanner and expect to retire soon
Mid secure a farm, or come to the
wn for the purpose of educating
jour children thvn you certainly
want one or more city lots near the
college. Better secure them while
they can be had c* *he
now offered, and you will then have
them when yon need them
and have a better selection
also than you will have later on, as
well as the advantage of the present
If yon have been renting ft
house in the city, stop a moment
and think how much you have
paid out in rent, and if you have
been renting long you will soon
figure out that you have paid out
enough for rent to build as good
or a better house than you are rent
ing, and still you have no home of
your own. Why not put this
money into a
in which you will feel a. natural
pride, and have a permanent and
pleasant home for yourself and
family in your declining years. A
little etiergy on your part will do
it Start at once bv
If yon are renting a farm figure
a moment what you are paying out
annually for rent and how soon
this rental would buy a farm here.
What you pay out in rent in two
or three years in Iowa or Illinois
would buy equally as good a farm
in South Dakota. Stop renting
and come out and buy a farm of
your own and feel the independ
ence of
Don't delay this until next year, as
very much advanced prices for
South Dakota real estate, which is
sure to come, will soon prevent you
from buying, and your opportuni
ty of a lifetime will be gone.
But many will say, "I have not
sufficient money on hand with
which to buy even a lot." Sup
pose you have not and there are
many of this class—yon can pay a
small amount down, and we will
give yon all the time you need on
the balance. You can pay a fixed
amount each month, or make pay
ments any other way to suit your
convenience, saving a little for the
purpose from your other expendi
tures, and before you know it your
lot is
and yon have not missed the mon
ey the amount of each payment
being so small. Had you not saved
and expended these small amounts
in this way, the chances are that
this same money would have been
expended in some trivial way and
you would have nothing to show
for it. Surely there is no
equal to a piece of real estafce, and
especially if that real estate is
sometime to be your Home.
It will surprise you when you
leok ewer our list, to see how
it will take to secure a fine resi
dence or business lot in this city,
or a beautiful farm in this county.
We own and control nearly all the
*-eal estate which we handle, hence
can give exceptionally low prices
and easy terms of payment. If
you only have a few dollars to
spare now, come in or write us, and
we will fit you out with a good lot,
or more than one if you want, and
arrange payments satisfactorily to
you. If you have only a few hun
dred dollars to spare, and want a
farm, come and see us, or write,
and we feel positive we can arrange
a deal to your satisfaction.
Madison, with her college, excel
lent public schools, churches, Chau
tauqua assembly, and other liter
ary and social advantages, hm a
wide reputation for being a
and Lake county with her excel
lent lands, a county in which the
majoritv of the fanners
and we shall do all in our power to
continue this condition, by pwing
whether in city or country.
Again we invite you to comeflthd
see us, or write us, and we will
convince you of the truth of the
statement which we made at the
beginning of this article, that we
will offer you an investment in
either city lots or farms, which
will be far "better than a
v, i i
Th«lr Novel ChHriifteriitlMi The
Sort of Mra They Like,
All is rapidly changing as r^arda
the girl or woman of to-day, who is
something very different from the girl
or woman of yesterday. The ujhto
date girl is aggressive, self-reliant, wtf
rsserthe, snaps her fingers at conven
tionalities, in spite of St PauTa pro
hibition speaks out in public p&ieiw.
has Ideas her own and refuses to
wear a Quaker bonnet or take a back
seat She makes her gowa gored at
*he hips to show her figure she cuts
lu ball dress low she comes Hone,
gm» alone, and carries a ticket for
Cl'cago in her pocket-book, all ready
for a brink for the land of divorces
or land of the Dakotas, in case her
husband doesn't mind his p's and
The voman of to-day, It has been sold
by a recent critic. Is what Is tritely
liLown as a "hummer," no matter in
what role she appears—wife, mother,
mother-in-law, sweetheart or society
girl. She has a "despise" for the aver
age man he is only good enough to
pay for her enjoyments, to take her
to the theater and then to supper. She
is mercenary to a frightful degree.
The man who has passed thrmgh her
hands is squeezed as dry as If he had
patsed'between the rollers of a elothes
wrin&er. The woman of to-day. some
say. has no soul. She sits bolt upright
at the theater with dry eyes, while the
men are whimpering around her. If
a man so far forgets himself as to
cry out in lmp isslonate tones, "My
darling, I love you!" she replies, coldly,
"Please, Mr. Callowead, dou't indulge
In any vulgar sentiment it is not fash
ionable." But Mr. Callowead was not
to be suppressed, and, being the ac
cepted suitor of the young lady, he
actually attempted to snatch a kiss one
evening, whereupon tills damsel of to
day drew back in disgust: "Fie! Mr.
Callowead." she ejaculated, "am I a
barmaid, that you should insist uion
kissing me?" The young girl of to-day
neither plays the piano, sings, nor em
broiders altar-cloths. She despises so
called accomplishments, and she does
not care a rap for a young man of
brains. What she does insist upon in
a niaujs figure, style, carriage—above
all, gH"Ml legs. He must have good legs,
so that he will look well when he plays
polo and takes part in athletics. The
girl of to-day does not say "limbs,"
but plain "legs." Fifty years ago wo
men were eternally pratijg about men's
heads. A man must have a fine head.
But to-day all is changed. He n.ay
be pencil-headed and have the hands of
a smith, provided his legs are straight,
strong and shapely. A careful mother
relates that shortly after the last big
foot ball match her parlors were over
run by young men of ihe most ex
traordinary type. They looked like
prize fighters it. dress •.•oats, with short,
thick necks, and ureat. broad shoulders.
One in particular attracted her atten
tion—a young Hercul *9. whose knotted
muscles were ill hidden beneath the
snug-fitting broadcloth of his evening
suit. He was rude, almost boisterous
in manner, and took liberties wkh the
young ladies and the queen's Englteb.
"Good gracious, girls!" exclaimed the
careful mother, "who is that vulgar
ian? "Why. mamina, how you talk!
That's Jack Figgery,
The Kia« Mm Mee«U. X:.
Gaswell—Mr. Beflevue Is a man who
weighs his words.
Dukane—You mean the old fellow
who is
hard of hearing?
"Weil, if he weighs his words, be
must use 'Hey!' scales."—Pittsburg
Of the Rtgkt Mental Capacity.
"What has become of Ramble's two
"The one he spent a fortune on In cot
le^e is now the captain of a foot ball
"And the poor, weak-minded one?"
"Oh. he has written several very pap
ular jilays."—Chicago Inter-Occam
Am I*a*eattal
Sana's son has a wonderful Tnttaoice
over him.* Bangs goes to church reg
ularly now."
"How did he persuade his father
"Well, you see, he's only three months
old, ^and it was either go to church
or take cars of the baby."—Chicago
Turned down white linen collars are
very fashionable for young ladies, par-
tSeuhu'ly If they have clear enough com
plexions to admit of the severe plaia
foot ball slug­
ger. Isn't he divine? Look at his
Terr Hcarlr Pwrteet.
A recent enactment In Belgium has
made it obligatory for brides to have
their "marriage-lines" gorgeously bound
In gilt-edge morocco. This Is consider
ately done-or, in other words, done for
a consideration—by the municipalities,
who have now taken to binding up a
quantity of more or less useful InfoSp
mation with the documents. There Is
a summary of the Belgian marriage
laws, a rough and ready lesson on the
treatment of children, and a table with
spaces for a catalogue of the issue of
the marriage. The table contains room
for twelve children to be
we may take it that that number is
the extreme limit tolerated by Belgian
burgheis in a well conducted family.
The manual seems only to need the
addition of a few choice receipts and
a hint or two on the best means of
obtaining divorces in order to defy crit
'Your husband
.to TUT.*e the art­
istic temperament," said the lady who
was calling on the recently married
young woman.
"Io you think so?" was the response,
with a happy little smile.
"Yes. I should think he might hare
made a good painter."
"I never saw him try to paint," re
plied the little wife. "But he can
whitewash beautifully." Washington
Stome 'Original Comment on a Dny kt
Turbulence In (he Hoa»e.
He was a "cowman," anybody could
see that with half an eye, says the
Washington Star. His sombrero and
lf.ng hair, his suspenderleis trousers,
Which were in evidence through his
open v»st and coat, told thtit, even tf
his pietum-que use of the English lan
guage had*not given him away. He
gaztd curiously down at the unhippy
animals in the national bear garden.
It was one of the turbulent seignorage
session days, when oratorical pyrotech
nics made the fetid air lurid.
."They're uitllin' pretty bad," he said
to th« lady who wemed to have him
in hand, as the tangle "n front of the
speaker twisted around the tellers. "Do
you reckon they'll »tainjede? It's shore
a mixed herd. Hereford* and Polled
Amriw. long horns and short some
scrub*, too, I No Mavericks,
all «f 'em
reckon." The
lady toM hiiu th n» were a few mug
I don't tiftt* mnrwntrrp mwh no
bueno they'll git plenty creased be­
they git away. Some man'll git
his twine on 'em, yon can bank cm
that." Just then he spied the father of
bis country hauling back on the wall.
"Who's the old duffer In the opery
togs?" he nsked, pointing to the por
trait. The lady, who is a "daughter"
of the days to which the "old duffer"
mentioned belonged, was horrified at
the irreverence of the question, but she
told her escort that it was Washington.
"I allow he has got in mighty queer
company, along of his bein' dead sot
on promulgatin' the truth, if it took a
leg. They don't mind him much, no
how." The ceaseless racket of the
gavel with which the chairman was
beating a tattoo on his desk caught the
cowman's attention next.
"Who's that thar 1KSS?" he asked.
The lady gave the desired information.
•Well, he don't sense his business
none or he'd stop that iniUin' right now.
Judgin' from the rings in his horns he's
old enough to know that when the herd
gits Its nose in the air you kaln't stop
'em. Why don't he pull his gun and
thcot Into the scenery some and git
their attention? They don't mind Lim
no more than tf he wasn't In the land
scape. Whatever air th vn two luna
tics a aimln' to do pa win' of the air
tl'nt a v ay
This as Ir. Bland and Mr. Peace of
Colorado began to exchange compli
ments iu'"oss the unrvr. The lady ex
plained that that was part of the usual
pleasantries of the harmonious body.
"Well, If I was a rid in* herd on 'era
I'd dive 'em the rope and let, 'em fight
it cut. They'll get the herd uneasy
•if th\v keeps it up much longer.
Whocp! There goes the snubbin' post!"
he exclaimed, as the mice made Its
regular half-hour sally into the midst
of the howling mob. "I reckon some
body'll git tlirowed now or the shoot
In' '11 begin. It don't seem, nowadays
right to waste good lead a shooting
of 'em up. They'd better corral the
whole hinged business in the lunatic
asylum. It wouldn't leave no achln'
Just then the house adjourned, "I
cou'd have told the blamed fool as
was a rldin' herd that lie couldn't hold
'em If he didn't sing to 'em or some
thin' to stop their millin'." And then
he coidd not understand why every
body around who had been listening
to his comments laughed at the idea
of the dignified Mr. Hatch of Missouri
singing to quiet the demoralised mem
ber!# of the house.
Gtrla Who Sell Their Batr.
"Do we have many girls come to sell
their hair? Well, I should say so but
we don't make a business of bpying on
account of the cisks we would have to
run. I have had girls come to me and
offer to sell their hair as it was on
their heads. No, they don't get good
prices—11.50 to $2.50 being as much
as I ever gave. I know of one case,
however, where a well known society
woman took a fancy to the hair of
a young lady she met accidentally, and
she paid the highest price I have ever
known for a head of hair. The young
lady In question had a luxuriant growth
of golden brown hair, and one day she
was approached by this lady, who was
compelled to use false hair, who said
to her: 'Miss If at any time you
desire to part with your hair you can
find a customer In me.' The young
lady was In need of pin money at the
time and,said: 'Well, I am not partic
ular about keeping It now as It is a lit
tle too light for my taste.' So she
agrwd to have her hair cut, and in
payment received $8.50. If girls could
always get such a sum for their flow
ing locks there would be a great many
more short-haired young ladies about
the city."—A wig maker, in the Pitts
burg Dispatch.
of Rata aa4
An experienced old housekeeper In
charge of a large downtown mansion
with few orenp.-Hits is noted for a queer
manner of tidying up each room daily,
between intervals of thorough cleaning.
Sometimes she merely changes the
chairs about In the unused rooms or
transposes articles on the mantelpiece,
or, taking a broom, circles It once or
twice around the floor. The result Is
absolute freedom from mice and rats.
v n a
:8he says she learned years ago irom a
frontier hunter that all such animals
avoided places which, to their acute
senses, showed signs of reeent disturb
anoes. He informed her that always
before lying down at night on the prai
rie he stuck his hunting knife In the
ground and drew It entirely around tl»e
place where he was to sleep. A snake
or any other dangerous prowler would
stop as soon as it came upon the fresh
:ly disturbed earth and beat a hasty
treat—Philadelphia Record.
Interested 1» Him.
tlftss Fosdlck—Tell me all you know
about that Mr. Richard you Introduced
to nie.
Mis# Gaakatt—Mr. Richard? Oh,/»
mean that tall young B*n DMBk
Miss Fosdiok—Yea.
Miss Gasket t—His name lan't Rich
ard. It is Dickey.
Miss Fosdlck—But, you pee, I am not
well enough acquainted
call him Dickey.
Tine Wonderful Skill of the W
Cat it tip..
The "trianner in which slate ia mined
and out up for purposes to which it is
applied is a process that is known
only a few people in this country, i
principal sources being in upper New
England and east-em Pennsylvania. It
is not taken out of shafts, but it ia quar
ried ont of big holes in the earth. Some
time ago, when the writer was at Ban
gor, Pa., he was invited to go down
into one of these quarries, about 200
feet deep and overhand on a rope, but
he declined the invitation, as I think
most inexperienced persons would da
The slate is blasted ont in huge blocks
and is hoisted out by steam and turned
over to the men who know how to re
duce it to the proper size. Huge blocks
of it are taken in hand by these work
men, who cut a notch into one end of
each piece. Then they take a chisel and
a mallet, and they are so skillful in di
recting their blows that they can split
the blocks of slate in almost any way
they please. If you watch the slab on
which one of them is working, you will
see a little hair lino running through it,
and presently the block will fall apart
on either side of this mark. The work
men will make this line go straight
through the middle, or to either corner
just as he likes. I do not know just how
he does it, but he invariably accom
plishes what he sets out to da
The smaller pieces thus produced are
taken in hand by another set of men,
who split them up into sheets of the
proper thickness for roofing slate. This
they do with a long bladed instrument
About the shape erf a putty knife, but
many times larger, and if you saw
them do it you would marvel how they
got the sheets only one inch thick and
split it 82 times. The usual number of
divisions is 16. These sheets are taken
and cut into squares by maohinery.
Wherever there are slate quarrios you
will find a great many Welshmen, for
the best slaters pome from Wales. Boys
follow the trade of their fathers, and
there are whole families and settlements
who know no other means of earning a
living.—New York AdvertisMt
Miss O. F. CRAWFORD, of Limaitonf,
writM: "For years 1 suffered monthly from
periodic pains which at
times were tut acute aa
to render iife a burden. I
befrau usinjf I)r. Pierce's
Favorite Prescription. I
used seven bottles in aa
many months and de
med so much benefit
from it and the home
treatment recommend
ed in hi« Treatise on
Diseases of Women, that
I wish every woman
throughout our land,
suffering' in the same
way, may be induced to
give your medicines and
treatment a fair trial."
"Favorite Prescrip
tion is a iMVWerfui, in­
itial CuAWTORO.
Tigorating tonic and a soothing and strength
ening nervine, purely vegetable, perfectly'
harmless. It regulates ami promotes aii tl o
proper functions of womanhood, improves
digestion, enriches the blood, dispels aches
and pains, brings refreshing sleep, and re
stores health and vigor. For every "femaia
complaint," it is the only remedy so sura
that it can be guaranteed. If it doesn't
JOB have your money bask.
The Greatest
Lsst •eaaon THTK HUll delighted tfaon*
with its"
all over the Lnited tstates-
Head-to-Foot" Boy's Outtlt
only one pair o! pants.
Wfll *0
tetter yet
The Hub's
Boy's Outfit
the fall season contains as
One Double Breasted Coat,
One Stanley Cap to Match,
One Pair of Pint Ckux Shoea atid
a e n o a *ii ehurizea prepaid for §'*.75 or ('. O.
wt()i 0
Alfk A writ"
kin to
Patr$ of Knee Pants,
Ifttf itilt the price will remain the same,
RetnernbtT, the cloth Is all wool, t'.K work
manship and trlinmln js ilrst-elass.evuryt
strictly guaranteed—and your money bacK
should you w:mt It..
tiend for samples of cloth, or better yet, 1 'St
us send you one of the Head-to-Foot Outfit*.
examination before pay-ll
merit, jtrovlcied gl.ODon account is sent with
tto frdvr.
Largest Clothing Store in the
Right Arm Paralyzed!1
Saved from St. Vitus Dance.
"Our daughter, Blanche, now fif
teen years of age, had been terribly
afflicted with nervousness, and hadi
lost the entire use of her right arm.
We feared St. Vitus dance, and tried}
the best physicians, with no benefit.
She has taken three bottles of I)r
Miles' Nervine and has
pounds. Her nervousness and symp*
tomsof St. Vitus dance are entirely
gone, she attends school regularly,
and has recovered complete use of
her arm, her appetite is splendid."
MRS. R. II. HT LLOCK, Brighton, N. Y.
Dr. Miles' Nervine
Pr. Miles" Nervine is (sold on & positiyf
guarantee that the first bottle will
All drutcgists sell it at 11,6 bottles for |f. o#
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