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BEYOND THE PIONEER STAGE Liberty-Loving People Have All the Liberty the Heart Can Desire Under Canadian Laws. The New York Commercial of April 19th contained an Interesting article on conditions In Western Canada. The following extracts will prove instruc tive reading to those who contem plate moving to Canada. The writer speaks of land at $8 to $18 an acre. As a matter of fact, there Is very little land that can be had now at leSs than $18 per acre, but when one considers the productive qualities of this land It Is safe to say that in two years" time there will be little avail able land to be had at less than $39 an acre. Already the free grant lands in the open prairie districts are becoming exhausted and the homesteader has to go farther back to the partially wooded areas. This Is no drawback, however. Some pre fer t' 's land to the open prairie. A recent publication, issued by the De partment of the Interior, Ottawa, Canada, and which is forwarded free to applicants by mail by any of the Canadian government agents throughout the United States, says of the newly-opened districts: Water Is always abundant, wood and fuel are plentiful and the soil that ©an grow the poplar and the willow as well as the rich grasses that are to be found there can be relied upon to produce all the small varieties of grain with equal success. The New York Commercial article referred to .deals more particularly with condi tions along the line of the Grand Trunk Pacific, but what Is said of one line of railway may with truth be said of the land and the conditions along both the Canadian Northern and the Canadian Pacific. The article says: "It would be no exaggeration to say that practically all the land along the entire dis ance traversed by the Grand Trun Pacific system is capa ble of fu. wishing homes to those who engag In farming. The lands are of three classes. They may be desig nated, first, as having special adap tation to the production of grain second, as having such adaptation to mixed farming, of which live stock will form an Important feature, and third, as being mainly adapted to the production of live stock only. On the third class of lands the area is not very large, of the second It is much larger and of the first it Is by far the largest. "As soon aa mixed farming shall be generally adopted, land that may now be obtained for from $8 to $18 .per acre, and even lands open now to free homesteads, will sell for $50 to $100 per acre. This Is not an ex travagant statement. In natural fer tility these lands fully equal those of the American corn belt. In vari ety of production they excel them, and yet the latter sell for $T00 to $200 per acre. In addition to the grain crops now grown of wheat, oats, barley and rye, much of the land will grow winter wheat when properly preDared. Eighty per cent, of the land will grow clover and alfalfa. A still larger percentage will grow field peas, and the entire tillable area will grow good crops of the cultivated grasses, timothy, brome grass and western rye grass. With these ele ments what can prevent this region from becoming the main source of food supply of the Empire and Im perial dominions?" Special stress is laid upon the edu cational conditions. The writer says: "The foundation of the social fabric of the agricultural country may be said to rest on the efficiency of Its school system. Liberty-loving peo ple have all the liberty the heart can desire under Canadian laws. In this regard Western Canada has a system of education based upon the best that can be obtained from the United States or Eastern Canada. Its school system and regulations are second to none. Every boy or girl has a school house brought to his or her doorway. The government Is most liberal In its support of higher education. In Win nipeg, Saskatoon and Edmonton are to be found excellent colleges and uni versities, so that the problem of higher education is solved. The pro vincial agricultural schools, located at Winnipeg and Saskatoon, give practical courses In scientific farm ing, preparing graduates to take up the responsibilities of farm life. "The newcomer settling In this favored section will find the social conditions far beyond a pioneer stage. He will find helps on every hand. In stead of his going to the 'juiiiplng-off place,' as is often supposed when thinking of Western Canada, he will find himself surrounded by wonderful opportunities for social advancement in a new country fraught with prom ise." He Was Innocent. Johnny Williams had been "bad" again. "Ah, me, Johnny!" sighed his Sun day school teacher, "I'm afraid we shall never meet in heaven." "What have you been doln'?" asked Johnny, with a grin.—Harper's Month' iy- The Night Shift. Positive Wife—John, why do you talk in your sleep? Have you' any idea? Negative Husband—So as not to forget how, I suppose. It'B the only chance I get!—Puck. MEN'S PLUMED HATS APPEAR Downy Adornment for Masculine At tire fa the Greatest Departure In a Century. Chicago.—Plumed hats for men are the latest. They have made their ap pearance in Chicago and have caused a great wave of excitement among the fashionable men of the city. They are the biggest departure in masculine adornment made In a century, and are so decided a change from the con ventional that leading hatters declare that a complete transformation in men's formal attire will be the result. The extreme styles in men's plumed hats will not become popular at once, say experts. Extreme styles never do. But observant persons have noticed that for several years many of the better dressed men of Chicago have The Plumed Hat, worn a ruffed feather just above the bow of their dress hats. Recently this feather has been made a trifle larger until the leaders of fashion have accepted it as permanent feature of the thoroughly up-to-date bat. The most striking of the new hats are In the shape of the foreign Alpine hat which comes In all colors and can be had with any style of trimming de sired. One shown is of a light pearl gray and trimmed with a dark green plume, with a light border of rich yel low. A Paris milliner would call it striking. The same style with a long green quille makes another combination be coming to many faces. The Alpine hat admits of almost unlllmited changes and will permit well-dressed men to show as much individuality In the mat ter of hats as women do now. The dent-crown Imported soft hat shown, with a novelty wing. Is of dark gray and comes in many pretty shades of brown, which will harmon ize well with the newer fabrics which the tailors have been Importing for spring suits. Wearers of the always formal silk hat will also be able to take advantage of fashion's latest caprice and will not be dented the privilege of ornamenting It. Dignified white and gray aigrettes and other more conservative feathery effects can be added to the latest French style with the flat brim with out defying the mandates of Dame Fashion. FOR CROSS-COUNTRY FLYING Aviators Gradually Turning Their At tention to More Important Phase of 8port. New York.—Cross-country flying is gradually attracting more and more attention on the part of aviators. This is, of course, as it should be. Mere racing around a track, for hours at a time, goes for nothing in Indicating Pierre Vendrlne of France. the value of the aeroplane. Gradually the short trips, so uncertain and dan gerous, have been stretched out, until now 150 miles in an air line is a com mon occurrence, made in a single non stop flight. On# of the most daring cross-country flyers is Pierre Ven drlne, whose feats have astonished France. In one of these cross-country Journeys be flew 181 miles and in an other 212. Recently he flew from Paris 'a Pau, a distance of about 500 miles. Bargains In Bright Dollars. Trenton.—Because many foreigners In South Trenton were parting at half price with bright, new, silver dol lars bearing the date of 1879, it has been necessary for some of the banks to announce that these dollars are net counterfeits. The cry was raised among the small tradespeople that money of this particular date was no good, and several strangers have been going about collecting them. SEEKS til INQUIRY REGISTRAR T. C. BURNS WRITES LETTER TO CONGRESSMAN BURKE. OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST From the Capital City, the .Various State Institutions and Dif ferent Parts of the State. Washington.—In a .communication received by Representative Burke. T. C. Burns, register of the-land offlce at Gregory, S. D., asks that- an investiga tion be made of the charges of George Silsbee, the Minnesota soldier, who in a letter recently forwarded to Repre sentative Davis made statements re flecting on the administration of Reg ister Burns and Land Commissioner Dennett. Silsbee charged in substance that he had been defrauded out of a claim on Tripp county laud in South Dakota. Register Burns comes back with a charge that Silsbee was used as a "cat's paw" by land vultures, and he asks that the case be placed in the hands of an inspector with instructions to make a thorough investigation. Representative Burke has called the matter to the attention of Commis sioner Dennett, and an inquiry will doubtless be made as demanded by the Gregory register. One New District. Sioux Falls.—If the reapportionment bill gets through congress this year, which is likely, there will be three con gressmen to be elected in this state instead of two. The E'.ate was divided into congressional districts by the 1911 legislature, and if congress passes the reapportionment bill, one will be elect ed from the First district, which Is bounded by the Missouri river on the west and the north line of the counties of Buffalo, Jerauld Miner, Sanborn, Lake and Moody on the north. The Second district consists of all counties north of the above mentioned line and east of the Missouri river. The Third district consists of all counties west of the Missouri river. Former Waste is Agricultural Paradise. Centerville.—Hundreds of acres of reclaimed bottom lands between this city and Vermillion are now verdant with growing crops. Al. Newton, a few miles south, will harvest a mon ster grain crop from these lands as follows: Wheat, 170 acres oats, 115 acres: corn, 135 acres flax, G5 acres. Other farmers along the line of this former waste territory will reap large returns this year from various crops. Seek Pardon for Hull. Sioux Falls.—Steps have been taken to file with the state board of pardons an application for a pardon in the case of Olho K. Hull, a young man who is serving a term of three years in the penitentiary for the robbery of a farmer named Billings in Aurora county several years ago. Hull now has served more than two years of his term. Brand Commission Meets. Pierre.—The state brand commis sion at its recent session cleared up accumulated business since the last regular meeting. They have practi cally fifty brands, showing that stock branding yet continues, even in the creamery section of the slate. Herd Law to People. Pierre.—F. M. Stewart, secretary of the Western South Qakota Stock Growers' association, came here with the referendum petition carrying about 8,000 names for the carrying of the herd law to the vote of the people at the next election Recommended For Pardon. Pierre.—The state pardon board has recommended a pardon for Christian Christiansen, sentenced from Clark county about fifteen years ago for life on the charge of having murdered his wife. Touching Hardships of Child. Hot Springs.—The 19-month-old boy of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Harmon was ser iously if not mortally wounded by his 17-year-old brother. He was brought to the sister's hospital here for oper ative treatment. The accident hap pened at their home 10 miles from Deerefield. The young man was handling a revolver in the same room where the baby was sleeping, when it exploded, the bullet striking the child in the leg above the knee. The ball crushed through the bone and up through the hip, coming out at the abdomen. Through a 10-mile drive, a railroad trip from Hills City and a wait over night for the return of the surgeon of the city, the child stood the pain without losing consciousness. The Northwestern is installing an oil storage tank at Hot Springs and coal will be unknown hereafter. The engines used on the stub between Hot Springs and Buffalo Gap have been fitted up for the liquid fuel and will soon be put In use. Rev. F. B. Barnett, rector of the Episcopal church at Mitchell, has been forced to give up his pulpit on account of a partial stroke of paralysis which affects the right side of his face, and is causing an impediment in his speech TO HONOR TERRITORIAL BIRTH. Program Which is Exciting Interest from the Atlantic to Pacific. Yankton.—The greatest interest if being taken in the golden anniversary of Dakota territory to be celebrated in Yankton June 11 to IS next, and this interest extends not only to all parts of the Daliotas but also to the New England states and to tle states on the Pacific, or wherever else former Dakotans may now be residing. This is evidenced by the letters received by the committee in charge from all parts of the United States. This being the case, the following program in brief of the week's doings will be of general interest, as it is the first given out by the committee in charge of the ar rangements: Sunday. June 11.—Union service at Congregational church. In evening sacred concert by Fourth regiment band of Watertown, on college cam pus. Monday, June 12, Governor's Day— Band concerts and general reception of visitors: speeches of welcome for the state, by Gov. Vessey for city, by Senator Gamble for the nation, by Judge Bartlett: other speakers will be ex-Gov. Jaune. the territory's first gov ernor Gov. Elrod and ex-Gov. Herried. Gov. Burke, of North Dakota, will also be amougst the speakers. Tuesday, June 13—The chief feat ures will be an auto trip to the histor ic spots of the neighborhood to the original camp of Chief Smutty Bear tile place where Lewis and Clark had their first council with the Yankton Indians, etc., etc. In the afternoon the Cuban Star baseball team, of Havana. Cuba, will play Charles Mix county, with music by half a dozen bands. In the evening an old settlers' campflre. Wednesday, June 14—Big parade of Yankton Indians, who return to their old home for a visit by special en gagement. They will be joined by a parade of fine business floats. Amongst the speakers of the day will be ex Senator Pettigrew, ex-United States Senator Power, of Montana: Hon. J. H. Shober and C. .1. Holman, who helped build the first house of Yankton town site, in 1S5S. Dewitt Hare, a Yankton Indian, will speak for the Indians who ceded this portion of the state to the whites. A second game with the Cu ban Stars and the big college event of the year, "Midsummer Night's Dream," given on the college campus, will finish the day. Thursday, June 15—Autos provided for guests and old settlers and histor ic points east of James river visited, together with ancient mounds, pa rades, Indian dances and music, with a "living" American flag, are other events of the day. Friday. June 16, Old Settlers' Day— Civic parade of societies, firemen, In dians, etc. The big feature will be the great historic pageant oir the college campus in the afternoon, when five "episodes" will be given the arrival of the French in Dakota, under Veren drye in 173S the Mandan village on the Missouri the meeting of Lewis and Clark with the Sioux on Yankton's situ in 1804 the arrival of the white settlers in Dakota in 1S58 the meet ing of the first legislature in 1862 the outbreak of the Sioux War in 1862, illustrated by attacks by real Indiana on emigrant trains incidents of the Sioux War "The Ballad of Sergeant Ross," written by Joseph Hills Han son, and grand review of historic char acters taking part in episodes. Saturday, June 17—Will he devoted to renewing old acquaintance, with music and in evening general merry making. The wonderful interest in the week has been shown by a paid up member ship in the Yankton County Old Set tlers' association of over 500 members. A constitution has been adopted, its main features an annual picnic and at tendance of members at the funerals of all old settlers. Are Dumped, in Heap. Mitchell.—One hundred young men and women went down in a heap on the stage of the Gale theater on the occasion of the presentation of a can tata in connection with the Minneapo lis Symphony orchestra. Raised seats in four tiers had been erected on the stage and the singers had taken their places to give their selections when the platform gave way, precipitating the men and women to the floor below. The highest seats were 10 feet. The underpinning had become Insecure and with the heavy weight the staging broke. The plat form had been used in rehearsel during the morning. The platform went down slowly, which in a measure minimized the force of the fall and prevented any serious accident. With the exception of one or two of the women, injured but slightly, no one was hurt. There was a great mlxup of chairs, women, men and boards and it took some time to extricate the mess so that the concert could go on. It happened just at the start. The contract for the construction of the new high school building at Ver million has been awarded and the work of excavation for the basement is In progress. It is hoped to have the building completed before winter. With the cessation of hostilities in Mexico, the big cattlemen are prepar ing to bring up stock from old Mexico ranges to put on the ranges in the vicinity of Wakpalya. W. S. Parkin Is bringing up about 4,000 head, and W. I. Walker will have several trainloads. Committees have been appointed and are making preliminary arrange ments for the twenty-fifth annual e®» campment of the Lake Madison Veter ans' association, which will be held at Colton, northwest of Sioux Palls on June 13, 14, 15 and 16. THREE IMPLICATED ROBBERY AT TEA COMMITTED BY MEN NOW IN CUS TODY. HAPPENINGS OVER THE STATE What is Going On Here and There That Is of Interest to the Read ers Throughout South Da kota and Vicinity. Sioux Falls.—At first It was sup posed that five men were implicated in the robbery of the Farmers Savings bank at Tea the other night, but the authorities now are convinced that only three men—those captured in Sioux Falls—were concerned in the robbery and accordingly the search for the two supposed fugitives has been abandoned. In addition to the $612 found in the possession of the three men when they were arrested here, quite a sum was found on the ground near Tea at the spot where one of the robbers fell, leaving only about $400 which has not yet been recovered. In some quarters It is believed this amount was buried at some point between Tea and Sioux Falls, while others believe the money was given to a confederate of the men after they reached Sioux Falls. It is scarcely probable that the money missing will be recovered. Although the prisoners have steadily refused to give their names or any other information concerning them selves, two of them have been identi fied as former prisoners in the Sioux Falls penitentiary. One of the fellows, apparently the oldest of the three, has been identified as Ed Gordon, who served four years on a sentence im posed in Nebraska at a time when federal prisoners from that state were brought to the Sioux Falls peniten tiary. The other who has been identi fied completed a six months' term for grand larceny November 1, 1910. The three prisoners will be com pelled to pass the summer in the Lin coln county jail, as a term of state circuit court will not convene in that county until next September, and they cannot be tried until that time. SOUTH DAKOTA NEWS NOTES A postal savings bank will receive deposits after June 27 at Yankton. The time for the session of the Cod ington county teachers' institute has been set for June 17 to 24. A baseball association has been or ganized at Alphena and a team placed in the field, with Dr. Burns as manager and Karl Aisenbury, captain. The program has been completed for the 21st annual session of the Lake Madison Chautauqua association, to be held June 23 to July 13. At a mass meeting of citizens it was decided that Clearmont should have another field day on June 14. These events have become very popu lar. The South Dakota Jewelers' associa tion is scheduled to hold its annual convention at Mitchell the latter part of June. The association has 150 members. The Aurora County Fair association has elected new officers as follows: President, R. J. liggleston vice presi dent, J. D. Frazer secretary, L. A. Mabbott, treasurer, J. E. Morris. A petition is being circulated at Bancroft asking the board of education to call a special election on the prop osition of Issuing $G,000 bonds for the erection of a new school building. Members of fraternal societies at Onida have taken steps to organize a stock company to erect a combined lodge hall and opera house, something which Onida has needed for some time. The work of installing a new muni cipal waterworks system at Gettys burg Is being pushed rapidly. It being the Intention to have it compuleted before the summer is very far ad vanced. At the town lot sale of Lantry, Dewey county, a new town on the Cheyenne branch of the C. M. & St. P. railroad, a total of 37 lots were sold, the highest price paid being $355, and the lowest $105. The town trustees of Albee have purchased at considerable cost a great deal of fire fighting apparatus, and Al bee will in the future have good pro tection. A movement Is now on foot to erect a fine town hall. Hunting wolves with automobiles has become a popular sport with the automobile owners of Leola and other towns In McPherson county. Recently several wolves have been rounded up by auto hunting parties, and wolf hounds have put the finishing touches to the animals. The ladies' auxiliary to the South Dakota Medical association will meet at Pierre June 14, 15 and 16. This organization Is new in the state, be ing organized at Hot Springs last Sep tember at the time of the state meet ing of the doctors at that place. John S. Cole of Denver, an expert in dry farming, was the chief speaker at a big farmers' meeting held at Ard more, when a grange was organized. Mr. Cole spent 10 days examining every part of the county, to select a suitable spot for location of a govern ment experiment station. SHE GOT WHAT SHE WANTED This Woman Had to Insist Strongly* but it Paid Chicago, 111.—"I suffered from a fe male weakness and stomach trouble, and I went to th* store to geta bottl* of Lydia £. Pink* ham's Vegetable Compound, but th* clerk did not wank to let me hare It he said It was no fo ood and wanted ma try something else, but knowing all about It I in. sisted and finally got it, and I am so glad I did, for it has cured me. I know of so many cases when wo. men have been cured byLydia E. rink barn's Vegetable Compound that I can Say to every suffering woman if that medicine does not help her, there ia nothing that will."—Mrs. Janetzd, 2008 Arch St., Chieago, 111. This is the age of substitution, anA women who want a cure should insist upon Lydia E. Finkham's Vegetabto Compound Just as this woman did, and not accept something else on which th* druggist can make a little mor^ profit. Women who are passing through this critical period or who are snfferin* from any of those distressing Ills pe. cullar to their sex should not loge sight of the fact that for thirty years Lvdla E. Plnkham's Vegetable Compound which is made from roots and nertML has been the standard remedy for fe» male ills. In almost every community you will find women who have been restored to health by Lydia E. Pink. ham's Vegetable Compound* 80METHINQ ELSE. vi*/ IJ&. qtbuMOS The Professor—An ordinary, brick will absorb a quart of water. The Pugilist—Then my brother's no brick! The Professor—What do you mean? The Pugilist—He never absorbed that much water in his life. Appalling Excuse. "This is the fifth time you have been brought before me this term," said the judge, frowning severely up on the prisoner at the bar. "Yes, your honor," said the prisoner. "You know a man Is judged by the company he keeps, and I like to be seen talkin' to your honor for the sake of me credit." "All right," said the Judge. "Officer, take this man over to the Island and tell them to give him a credit of 30 days."—Harper's Week!*. Very Select. The landlady was trying to Impress the prospective lodger with an Idea of how extremely eligible the neighbor hood was. Pointing over the way at a fine mansion, she said in a when you have hushed whisper: "Young man, over there across ths street there's seven million dollars!" Breakfast A Pleasure Post Toasties with cream A food with snap and zest that wakes up die appetite. Sprinkle crisp Post Toasties over a saucer of fresh strawberries, add some cream and a little sugar Appetizing Nourishing 't v. Convenient "The Memory Lingers" A i'} SoM by Grocers FOSTUM CZRBAL CO., Ltd. Baitla Craak. Mich.