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The Sisseton weekly standard. (Sisseton, Roberts County, S.D.) 1892-1929, January 15, 1909, Image 2

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"Deep down In the nature of every
proper.y constituted man is the desire
to own some land." A writer in the
Iowa Stale Ilogister thus tersely ex
presses a well-known truth. The ques
tion Is where is the best land to be
had at the lowest prices, and this the
same writer points out in the same ar
ticle. The fact is not disguised that
the writer has a personal interest in
the statement of his case, and there is
no hidden meaning when he refers to
Western Canada as presenting great
er possibilities than any other part of
the American Continent, to the man
who is inclined to till the soil for a
livelihood and possible competence.
What interests one are the arguments
advanced by this writer, and when
ituriy analyzed tlso conclusion
reached that no matter what personal
interest the writer may had. his
reasons appear to have the quality of
great soundness. The climatic condi
tions of Western Canada are fully as
good aa those of Minnesota, the Dako
tas or Iowa, the productiveness of the
soil is as great, the social conditions
are on a parity, the laws are as well
established ana as carefuiiy uiiMtu ved.
In addition to these the price of land
is much less, easier to secure. So, with
these advantages, why shouldn't this
—the offer of Western Canada—be
embraced. The hundreds or thousands
of settlers now tlere, whose homes
were originally in the United States,
appear to be—are satisfied. Once in
awhile complaints are heard, but the
Canadians have never spoken of the
country as an Eldorado no matter
what they may have thought. The
writer happened to have at hand a few
letters, written by former residents of
the United States, from which one or
two extracts are submitted. These go
to prove that-the writer in the Regis
ter has a good basis of fact in support
of his statements regarding the excel
lency of the grain growing area of
Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta.
On the 29th of April of this year W.
R. Conley, of Lougheed, Alberta, wrote
a friend in Detroit. He says: "The
weather has been Just fine ever since
I came' here in March, and I believe
one could find If he wanted to some
•mall bunches of show around the
edge of the lake. There is a frost near
ly every morning: at sunrise it begins
to fade away, then those blue flow
ers open and look as fresh as If there
had been no frost for a week.
There is no reason why this country
should not become a garden of Eden
the wealth is in the ground and only
needs a little encouragement from the
government to in dace capital in here.
There is everything here to build
with: good clay for brick coal under
neath, plenty of water in the spring
lakes, and good springs coming out ol
the banks."
Mabel's Wish.
thero it's too nervous."
Small Mabel—Mamma, they
cream at a creamery, don't they?
Mamma—Yes, dear.
Small Mabel—If I were to buy some
tan at a tannery, mamma, do you
think they would throw in a few
Neurotic Jelly.
Little Wilbur was eating luncheon
with his mother. Presently she no
ticed that he was eating his jelly
With his spoon.
"Wilbur, dear," she said to him,
"you must not eat your Jelly with
your spoon."
"I have to, mother," he replied.
"No, dear, you don't have to. Put
''your jelly on your bread."
"I did put it on my bread, mother,"
said Wilbur, "but it wouldn't stay
A Domesticaed Princess.
The kaiser's new daughter-in-law,
who is a sister of the duchess of
Saxe-Coburg and a niece of the kai
.. serin, is a very domesticated girl. She
is not specially good looking nor is
'i she very smart, but she is exceed
lngly amiable and capable. She has
all her Imperial aunt's love of home
and has been carefully trained by her
In all her views. Like her sister, the
grand duchess of Saxe-Coburg, the
Princess August is typically German.
-f|-, and prefers German fashions, Ger
man literature, music and food. As
& a inatier of fact, she has never been
out of her native land and cannot
speak any English. It is the kaiser's
wish that all his sons should choose
Gorman wives, and so far they have
'.'redone so—Lady's' Pictorial.
elT&cf Good Health from Right Food.
'It's not a new food to me," re
marked a Va. man. In speaking of
"About twelve months ago my wife
was in very bad health, could not keep
anything on her stomach. The Doctor
recommended milk half water but it
was not sufficiently nourishing.
"A friend of mine told me one day
to try Grape-Nuts and cream. The re
sult was really marvelous. My wife
soon regained her usual strength and
to-day is as rosy and plump as when
a girl of sixteen.
"These are plain facts and nothing
I could say in praise of Grape-Nuts
would exaggerate in the least the
value of this great food."
Name given byr Postum. Co., Battle
Creek. Mich. Read ,'The Road to Well,
vllle," in Pkgs- ."There's a'tteiumT
jtsbs sutii rs£»A«
I. 1*W,.fmll,.* .Warn
The Last Homecoming.
Its dead master had been taken to
the hall—the big, old place standing
in its wide, wooded grounds on the
outskirts of Wildfell, that had shel
tered long generations of his name
in the great, somhre dining room the
laces of dead-and-gone Humes looked
down from the broad gold frames on
»h« pnn«l«d walls on a figure that
might have hean carved out of mar
ble, with features so calm and untrou
bled that it was difficult to associate
them with a violent death. In the
darkened house the servants moved
with hushed tread and spoke in whis
pers, as though afraid of disturbing
the dead man's last sleep.
The police had been telegraphed for
from Fellsgarth and Dr. Sprent sum
moned, immediately on the discovery
of the tragedy the little group stood
talking in lowered voices in the room
where the dead man lay. Bonholt
Hume was not one of the group—the
new master, as he now was, of the
hall the ijlace was entailed, and he
was the last of the family.
No one had been surprised at Bon
holt Hume's marked reluctance to en
ter the chamber of death, or his re
fusal when the tragic news came to
identify the dead man. His strong
affection for Philip was a matter of
common knowledge in the village it
seemed not unnatural that he should
shrink from the ordeal of so painful
a sight, even if to Dr. Sprent his
dread to look upon the dead face of
one confessedly so dear to him was
somewhat inexplicable.
"The face is quite calm and peace
ful, Mr. Hume: there is no sugges
tion there of his violent end to shock
you. And although the poor fellow
must have been lying there three
weeks the snow has arrested the
processes of Nature marvelously,"
said Dr. Sprent. who had looked
upon the face of deaths too
often for it to have any terrors. He
could not understand or sympathize
with the shrinking fear the poor hu
man clay could inspire—least of all
in any one to whom the dead had
been dear.
But Bonholt Hume drew back, white
and trembling, with horror in his face.
His nerve seemed to have utterly
'No, no!" he cried. "I couldn't
bear it—I want my last recollection
of him to be as I saw him last, gay
and so full of life—I couldn't bear to
see him as he is now."
And he had stopped Dr. Sprent when
the latter was describing the nature
of the wound that had caused Phil
ip's death, as though he could not en
dure to hear the details. His manner
was. almost hysterical.
'I knew it—all along I feared some
thing like this!" he broke out agi
tatedly, addressing himself more to
the superintendent of police, who had
ridden over from Fellsgarth, than to
the doctor. "His strange disappear
ance so soon after his encounter with
young Lathom—we know it was that
night lie disappeared—it must have
been that night he met his end, my
poor Philip, who hadn't an enemy in
the world—except Jack Lathom! And
even If Philip did repeat to Lathom's
father rumors that are said to have
been mir taken, he was only doing
what he conceived to be his duty—
nothing to warrant young Lathom's
almost tigerish attack on him that
night. If only the constable who
separated them in the road had wait
ed, as he ought to have done, to have
prevented any possibility of Lathom
returning to finish his quarrel
Dr. Sprent- interrupted the excited
tirade. He had been listening with a
deepening frown of impatience before
he broke In:
'Hume, you are talking unwarrant
ably." His eyes were bent sharply
on the white-baited man. "One would
think you wanted to fix the crime on
young Lathom you are neither judge
nor Jury, remember." It was not often
that the doctor's genial voice was so
stern. "The idea of the lad having
had a hand in this Is preposterous.
You imply an inference that is infa
mous and without any foundation—
at least, so far as anything is known.
You ought to have more control over
With the curt rebuke he turned on
his heel. Without another word Bon
holt Hume walked unsteadily away.
Dr. Sprent's eyes followed him with
contracted brows. Such needs of ru
mors might do Incalculable injury and
wrong to Lathom. He felt angry and
a little perplexed.
He told the police the result of his
examination of the dead man. The
wound from the bullet that had been
the cause of death was such that it
was Impossible It could have been
self-inflicted. Suicide was out of the
question. And further, he expressed
his conviction that the position of, the
body In whleh the dead man had been
found was not that in .which Philip
Through a
Woman's Heart.
By Sidney Warwick.
.. -43/
Hume had fallen when the shot struck
"To my mind it is conclusively clear
that after he wns shot some one drag
ged him to the drift where he was
found to cancel the crime."
The sensation caused in the village
was intense. The news seemed to
have spread like wildfire. A little
crowd of village people had gathered
outside the great gates of the hall
grounds, exchanging speculations in
eager, excited voices, as they stared
curiously riown uie drive, there was
nothing to be seen except the house
with the drawn blinds, yet the mere
knowledge that behind one of those
darkened windows the dead man was
lying seemed to stimulate the morbid
fascination that the fact of a murder
exercises over some minds. The
crowd grew like a snowball.
Repeatedly to newcomers the story
was recounted afresh.
"It was Jim the carrier as found
him—saw a hand sticking up out of a
drift of snow, Jim did. He said it
made him feel fair creepy all over—
that almost before he knew what he
was doing he turned to see whether
there weren't something or some one
as the dead squire was trying to point
out. to him—the way the murderer
hail gone, maybe!" said one village
gossip with a horribly morbid relish.
"But lias ta heerd what they've
found in t'dead squire's other hand?"
broke in another eagerly. "It were
gripping a playing card—three weeks
under t'snow that card's been clutch
ed in his hand, for it's three weeks
since t'squire were last seen. I won
der now if that card had aught to do
wi' t'squire's death? Close by these
gates, as you might say, all the while,
as we've passed a score o' times, and
none on us dreamed of what' was ly
ing under t'snow!"
"Aye, and who knows whether the
chap as fired that shot isn't walking
among us, laughing and joking and
talking just like one of us, for all that
he has blood on his hands?"
And then a babel of eager speculat
ion as to who could have committed
the crime.
But it was the strange incident of
the playing card that excited Ui$
most comment among the village's
to whom such a sensation as this was
an event in the monotony of their
lives. It fastened on their imagina
tions—a playing card clutched in the
dead man's hand. An ace of hearts.
it. was the superintendent of police
from Fellsgarth who maije a curious
discovery about this card.
As he took it up, limp and sudden
with the snow, something seemed to
strike him. He passed his fingers
over the back of the card and exam
ined it with a sudden look of surprise.
"Did you notice anything curious
about that card, doctor?" he asked,
quietly. It had been Dr. Sprent who
removed the card from the stiffened
Dr. Sprent shook his head. His pro
fession had made him more interested
in the dead man than the card at
which he had scarcely glanced.
"Feel the back of It."
The doctor passed his fingers over
it as the superintendent had done. On
the back, he noticed, were several ex
crescences—tiny punctures, swollen
by the moisture of the snow into
"That's been a marked card." said
the superintendent. "-You know, sharp
ers often mark the back of the cards
by pin pricks, in precisely the way
that this has been marked. It's a
regular trick of the snide fraternity."
A marked card*in the dead man's
hand! How had it come there? The
superintendent seemed to attach im
portance to it ,as though he thought
it might furnish a clue. He took offi
cial possession of the strip of limp
As Dr. Sprent was leaving he en
countered the rector in the hall.
"What a terrible affair! You've
heard the details ,of course, from Bon
holt Hume?" said the doctor, as he
and Stephen Ruthen walked away
from the house. "It's a plain case of
murder. I understand that the police
are searching all about the place
where the poor chap was found, in the
hope of finding some clue. Mind you,
the body was dragged some distance
after the crime I'm sure of that.
The murder seems to have been abso
lutely motiveless. Who could have
done It? Surely no one in the vil
The docf&r paused for breath. The
rector seemed to have nothing to say.
"Bonholt Hume is tremendously up
set—only natural, of course," went on
Dr. Sprent, who was fond of hearing
his own vplce. "Though, mind you,
I was never disposed to swallow im
plicitly alt I have beard about the
almost fatherly affection of Bonholt
towards Philip. Or, if so, I doubt if
Philip returned It particularly deep
ly. I've heard him say—but that's
neither here nor there. Bonholt's a
bundle of nerves. He refused, with
a display of fear almost childish, to
go into the room where the poor chap
lay. There was a sort of cowardice
about his attitude, as it seemed to
me," the doctor added, impatiently.
Dr .Sprent was »ne of the very few
people with whom Bonholt H.me has
never been a favorite.
"Sprent, I want you to call in at
the rectory as you pass," Stephen
"Why, you don't mean Miss
Yanstone was so much better this
morning, though I wasn't sure it was
quite wise of me to let her go down
stairs so soon."
"l.'nf'ii'tunatcly she heard of this—
this terrible thing. Burrow blurted
out the news in her hearing," said
the rector, liis eves were troubled.
"She fainted away. We got her up
strlrs—but she hadn't came back to
her e||' when 1 came out to find you."
"That's bad. Any excitement's the
very worst thing for her now."
The two men walked to the rectory.
The doctor eame downstairs, looking
very grave.
"I'm going to send over a sleeping
draught. I'll look
Throughout that afternoon Stephen
diil not go near the sick room. Dr.
Sprent sent over a sleeping draught
for Olive the nurse told him that It
had taken effect and that the patient
was sleeping heavily. Dr. Sprent
can again that night.
"She's i:sking for you, Ruthen," he
said, after leaving iiis paiieiii. "Only,
it's better you didn't see her until the
morning: it would only excite her.
I've promised that she shall see you
in the morning, if she's better. A
great pity she heard about this case.
She seems to take an excessive inter
est in it—curious how people in an
abnormal state of health will excite
themselves unduly."
He paused then added abruptly:
"I'm afraM that nurse isn't, as dis
creet as she might be. One would
hardly have thought she could be such
a fool, but she has actually been talk
ing to the patient about the murdered
man. I spoke to her pretty sharply—
gave the woman to understand she
should never nurse another case of
mine. 1 feel I ought to tell you this
that I'm going to say Rutheu. She
told the patient that it was thought
in the village your sister and poor
Hume were likely to make a match
of it. Miss Vanstone asked me quite
excitedly if it were so. What a fool
that nurse 1st"
Stephen looked1 at the doctor with
a startled face. What a terribly com
plicated knot it wasr He ought to
have stopped Burrow—and what in
credible thoughtlessness had pos
sessed him to leave unlocked that
drawer where the revolver was? It
had been open scarcely more than an
inch the glint of the barrel must
have attracted Olive's attention.
Hearing Burrow's excited words she
Had instinctively associated that
weapon with the tragedy.
And the nurse could hardly have
been guilty of a more unfortunate in
discretion in coupling Hilda's name
with Hume's to Olive. But it was a
relief to know, as he did know, that
Hilda had never cared for Hume. His
fear of such a possibility had impelled
him more than a week ago to put the
question to his sister. Hilda had
laughed and told him that she had al
ready refused Philip Hume, and would
never marry him under any circum
It is claimed by men who have had
enough experience to know that the
mechanical picking of cotton, without
doubt one of the most important agri
cultural problems of the day, is about
to be solved by the newly patented
machine described in this article.
Modern machinery has reduced the
labor required to produce a bushel of
corn from four' hours to thirty-four
minutes, and wheat from three and a
half hours to ten minutes, but up to
the present time cotton is being picked
by hand as in the beginning, notwith
standing the efforts of scores of in
ventors to devise a practical cotton
picking machine.
The .great difficulty which has bar
red success, and which it is claimed
this machine has gained a victory
over, is the fact that cotton, unlike
ceroals, does not ripen uniformly, and
therefore cannot be harvested indis
criminately. Only the ripe cotton must
be taken, and the plant with its leaves
and green bolls must be left unharmed
after the machine has passed through.
Such a demand would seem, at first
thought, to be a foolish appeal for al
most human intelligence in a mechan
ism of steel, yet all tests seem to posi
tively prove that the machine can do
this. In the demonstration rose bush
es have been run through the machine
without harm to full-blown roses or
buds. Sticks of oak wood three and
four feet high have been set in among
plants and the strippers ran through
the rigid sticks and the yielding, pli
able, growing plants equally well. This
Is possible because the movement of
the pickers is perpendicular, and it ts
because of this perpendicular move
ment that the machine is expected to
be a success- where other machines
have failed.
Returns ef the Week",
Washington, Jan. 6.—The business
3f the senate yesterday consumed less
than an hour, nearly half of which
was devoted to the consideration of
nominations in executive session, of
which a large number were confirmed.
A motion by Senator Gore of Okla
homa to print the inaugural address
es and the proclamation of emancipa
tion by President Lincoln in the Con
gressional Record in celebration of
the centenary year of Lincoln's birth
brought Senator Bailey of Texas to
his feet with an objection to the print
in again to-night, ing of the proclamation of emancipa-
She seems very excited—unduly ex-j tlon. Further discussion was stopped
cited. Do you know if she and the by a reference of the entire matter to
dead man were acquainted?" he asked, the committee on printing.
"I—I think it possible," said the Transacting business without even
rector, turning his face away as he the semblance of a quorum, the house
of representatives yesterday passed
several bills of a miscellaneous char
acter, but of little general public im
Washington, Jan, 8. The postal
savings bank bill was before the sen
ate yesterday and many amendments
were proposed to It, some of them
requiring the deposit of postal sav
ings funds in state as well as nation
al banks. It is expected that the vot
ing on amendments a further His.
cussion of the measure will be re
newed today.
The only incident, worthy of note
in the house, and which caused a
good deal of amusement, was a brief
discussion of the forthcoming African
hunting trip of the president. Inci
dentally there was a reference to the
famous so-called Anatiias club. The
whole debate hinged upon a news
paper story stating that Maj. Edgar
O. Kearns of the army was to accom
pany the president, and that in order
to do .-o he had been put on the re
tired list with increased rank. The
matter was brought up by Mr. Mann
of Illinois In connection witfh the con
sideration of a bill authorizing the is
suance of commissions to officers who
retire with increased rank. The re
mainder of the day was devoted to
the consideration of a number of mis
cellaneous bills and resolutions.
Washington, Jan. 9.—Characterizing
the action of the president in directing
the attorney general not to prosecute
the United Steel corporation for the
absorption of the Tennessee Steel and
Iron corporation aa another "arbitrary
and lawless act of the chief magis
trate." Senator Culberson of Texas in
troduced a resolution in the senate
yesterday instructing the committee
on the judiciary to report at as early
day as possible whether, in the opin
ion of that committee, the president
was authorized to permit such absorp
Mr. Culberson at considerable length
discussed the president and insisted
that congress had the right to give di
rections to a head of an executive de
partment under certain conditions.
It had been on the tip of Hilda's Texas senator was not properly repre
tongue to add her news about Jack
Lathom and herself, only she had re
frained. Jack was to prove himself
before any one- knew of their engage
"You'd better go up and see our ex
citable patient. Ruthen, for she'll only
excite herself the more if you don't,"
Dr. Sprent told him the next morn
ing. "I understand the abnormal in
terest she seems to take in this affair,
and I wish to goodness she'd never
heard of it."
(To Be Continued.)
Senator Hopkins declared that the
senting the president and said that
Mr. Roosevelt had not approved the
action of the steel corporation, but
that he had merely "not felt if bis
duty to oppose such action."
Although technically under consid
eration in the house of representa
tives, the District of Columbia appro
priation bill was sidetracked while the
members indulged in general debate.
This took a wide range, the proceed
ings opening with a defense of the
rules of the house by Mr. Olmstead of
Pennsylvania. His remarks stirred
up the subject and gave the insur
the leadership of Mr.
Gardner of Massachusetts, an- oppor
tunity to air their grievances.
Washington, .Tan. 10.—After having
made him the target all day for criti
cism, with here and there words of
commendation, the house of represent
atives last night, by a vote of 212 to
i!5, rebuked the president by tabling
so much of his messages as reflected
on members of congress in connection
with his recommendations regarding
the secret service detectives, and also
declaring it to be the sense of the
house that, they shall decline to con
sider any communications from any
source which is not in its own judg
ment respectful.
Chamber Is Packed.
In anticipation of the report, the
effect of which was to administer a
rebuke to the president, there was one
of the largest attendances of members
of this session while the galleries at
all times were filled to their capacity.
In a forceful speech, Representative
Tawney of Minnesota, who was charge
ed by the president with being mainly
responsible tor the legislation limiting
the operations of the secret service,
replied to the allegations. He de
clared that he had been unfairly rep
resented in the president's message,
and read extracts to show that,
whether intentionally or not, he had
been misquoted.
In the 8enate.
The senate yesterday passed a bill
providing aondltions under which the
thirteenth census will be taken.
Senator Culberson's resolution in
structing the committee on the judi
ciary to report whether the president
had authority to permit the absorp
tion of the Tennessee Coal and Iron
company by the United States Steel
corporation was adopted.
The senate at adjourned.
Many Women Think They Are
Doomed to Backache.
It Is not right for women to be al
ways ailing with backache, urinary
ills, headache and other
symptoms of kidney
disease. There is a way
to end these troubles
quickly. Mrs. John H.
Wrght, 606 East First
St., Mitchell, S. D.,
says "I suffered ten
years with kidney com­
plaint and a doctor told me 1 would
never get more than temporary relief.
A dragging pain and lameness in my
back almost disabled me. Dizzy spells
came and went and the kidney secre
tions were irregular. Doan's Kidney
Pills rid me of these troubles and I
feel better than for years past."
Sold by all dealers. 50c a box. Fos
ter-Milburn Co., Buffalo, N. Y.
A Trust.
Little William had planted some
castor beans in the back yard, and as
usual they grew very rapidly. Every
day he would take note how much
they grew. One day, while William,
his father and mother were seated at
the( dinner table, William became si
lent and thoughtful, and after looking
a long while at his mother, then at
his father, turning to both in turn,
he remarked: "Mamma, you're not
growing only me and the castor
The following formula Is a never
failing remedy for colds:
One ounce of Compound Syrup of
Sarsaparilla, one ounce Toris Com
pound and one-half pint of good
whiskey, mix and shake thoroughly
each time and use in doses of a table
spoonful every four hours.
This if followed up will cure an
acute cold in 24 hours. The ingre
dients can be gotten at any drug store.
Those who feel their own pulBe
often enough are bound to have a
fever some day.
Beauty may be "skin deep." but I've
seen a lot of it that didn't strike- In
that far.
That is LAXATIVB BROMO QU1N1NH. Look ttm
the signature of B. W. GROVE. Uaed the Worla
oter to Cure a Cold in One Day. U6e.
Most of the average man's laughs
are inspired by his own alleged wit.
Bad Taste in
the Mouth,
Appetite Bad,
Head Heavy,
A general feeling of being tired and
worn out—unfit for business or the
duties or pleasures of life.
Is that the Way You Feel
If it is, you should know that
famous tonic laxative,
Lane's Family
(called also
Lane's Tea)
will give that perfect internal clean
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All druggists sell it in 25c. and
50c. packages.
Positively cured by
thes? Little Pills.
They alto relieve Dl»
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digestion and Too Hearty
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SAIZEH SEEP CO.. Box W. Ls Crons, Wli. I
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