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
"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
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
He Was Innocent.
Johnny Williams had been "bad"
"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'
The Night Shift.
Positive Wife—John, why do you
talk in your sleep? Have you' any
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
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
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
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
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
OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
From the Capital City, the .Various
State Institutions and Dif
ferent Parts of the
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
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
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
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
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
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
Sunday. June 11.—Union service at
Congregational church. In evening
sacred concert by Fourth regiment
band of Watertown, on college cam
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
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.
ROBBERY AT TEA COMMITTED
BY MEN NOW IN CUS
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
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
The South Dakota Jewelers' associa
tion is scheduled to hold its annual
convention at Mitchell the latter part
of June. The association has 150
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
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
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.
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*
Compound, but th*
clerk did not wank
to let me hare It
he said It was no
ood and wanted ma
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.
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*
The Professor—An ordinary, brick
will absorb a quart of water.
The Pugilist—Then my brother's
The Professor—What do you mean?
The Pugilist—He never absorbed
that much water in his life.
"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
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
fine mansion, she said in
when you have
"Young man, over there across ths
street there's seven million dollars!"
A food with snap and
zest that wakes up die
Sprinkle crisp Post
Toasties over a saucer of
fresh strawberries, add some
cream and a little sugar
't v. Convenient
"The Memory Lingers"
SoM by Grocers
FOSTUM CZRBAL CO., Ltd.
Baitla Craak. Mich.
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