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Prosperous We have many arti cles in our store which would add erreatlv to ywir Personal Appearance Good taste in dressing denotes t^ood judgment in Business No matter what you pay for your merchan dise the design and per sonality of your selec lection is what counts after all. This is truth Wv as* u/m FF We are showing many exclusive patterns in all lines. Individuality in your dress and per sonal adornment is good form. Our prices enable ytra possess changes in your dress that will greatly add to appearances. Don't you always no tice the clothes other people wear? Well other people will notice yours just the same. Many good opportunities have been lost because of a carelessness in personal appearance Think it over. Remember your piano votes. The ft ULl EL Busys,orc With Tiny Prices You Can Make Yourself Happy By getting your blacksmithing of C. I have the largest stock of Iron and Wood in town in fact everything that is carried in a first-clasg Blacksmith shop. We can make you a newplfOr lay or shoe your horse on short notice. Yours for business C. C. JAMES Thomas F. Long, Pres. Ed. Schnose, Vice-Pres. Frank Strohbehn, s FIRST STATE BANK WAGNER, S. D. Capital, Surplus and undivided profits $25,000.00 DIRECTORS: mas F. Long Frank Strohbehn V.J. Pel rik Ed. Scnose B. F. Morgan Jakob Buus J. W. Eggers All business consistent with sound banking solicited U. S. Depository for Postal Funds American Fence Always in the Lead No other woven wire fence is as good a fence as the American, and no other woven wire fences are sold as cheaply by the pound. can't be undersold and you can't ft better fence than the American J. H. Queal & Go* C. Jame*. Get the weight per rod of any of the so -called cheap woven wire fences. Why na* fcww all around your farm with the American extra heavy steel woven wire fence, 47 inches high, pig tight, horse high, and bull strong, when you can buy it from J. H. Queal & Co. for only 34c per rod,and 39 ia. high for 31c a rod? Why use barbed wire and have your stock killed or crippled when you can buy American Woven Wire Fences for nearly the same money? Any style of American fences only about 3c per pound. This is for the specially drawn hard spring steel galvanized wire, manu factured into the best fences DEMOCRATIC MEETING MONDAY A meeting of the democratic county central committee was held at Lake Andes Monday afternoon, upon call of the chairman, A. Amundson. James H. Exonof Wheeler was elected chair man of the meeting and appointed a committee on resolutions who present ed the following' resolutions which were adopted, after considerable dis cussion "We, as democrats of Charles Mi* county, South Dakota, this day assem bled, do hereby declare our allegiance to the principles of the democratic party, as advocated by that great statesman, Wm. Jennings Bryan, and as enunciated in the platform adopted at Denver in 1908, the state democra tic platform of 1910, and the resolu tions adapted at Pierre on January 81, 1912. "We are firm believers in the principle of direct and responsible gov ernment, by the people, arid favor the election cf United States senators by the direct vote of the people. "Realiizng that our United States government should have as a head offi cial a man who represents popular and progressive government: "We commend the candidacy for president of Hon. Woodrow Wilson and urge all democrats to support him in the June primaries, those delegates who are favorable to his candidacy, one of whom is our fellow citizen, Hon. Geo. L. Kirk of Platte, S. D. "Knowing the continual growing tendency toward extravagance shown by the republican party in our state government, we are heartily in favor of a curtailment of state expenses to bring all taxes within he limits of the constitution. "As a furtherance of this economy we endorse the candidacy of Hon. E. 3. Johnson of Yankton, S. D., and urge all democratic voters to support him in the coming primaries and work for his election in November. 1912. "We commend the official services of Hon. K. F. Morgan in the state senate, and the county officers, name ly, L. W. Rffle, F. J. Kaberna, Jos eph Lindquist and W. F. Brazzill." Raajactfully submitted V. A. Welcher, J. L. Minahan, L. E. Corey, Committee. The meeting was well attended and very enthusiastic as to prospecU for democratic success in the coming elec tion. No endorsements were made with reference to the can Relates for county offices. DEATH OF MR. KNIIGHT. Our community was saddened Sunday by the news of the death of Thomas W. Knight, which occurred at the home of n.is son, C. w. Knight, after an illness of t*»ree weeks. Mr. Knight was of English and Scotch ancestry, born at Waterville, Maine, January 10th, 1842. He re ceived his educaton jn the Waterville schools, and, living in a land of puri tanical standards, doubtless the les sons learned in early youth, added to the natural strength and firmness of character, which enabled bim at the age of nineteen to join the great army of "Boys in Blue," who went fearless ly forth to fight their country's battles. He was a member of company E, Seventh Maine Cavalry, enlisting in 11861, and at the expiration of bis term of service, enlisting and serving until the close of the war. Tie was married in 1867 to Mips Hattie Thomas, and came to South Da kota in the early days of 1868, where, in Lincoln cpunty, he nomesteaded and commenced the battle incident to pio neer life in all new countries. A life of continuous hardship, re quiring courage and patience of a high oiden In 1880 he left the homestead and engaged in the hardware and im plement business, which he followed until 1895, when he sold out and be came a traveling salesman for five years for the Champion Harvester Co., and since then haa followed no partic ular business. He was taken sick March 23d, and died on the 13th of April, aged 70 years, three months and three days. In all the relations of life Mr. Knight was a man highly respected for his thorough integrity of character by all witn whom he came in contact, and hiB death, like that of every man of sterling character, is a loss to the community in which he dwelt. Mr. Knight is survived by bis wife* son, one Drother and one sister. Funeral services conducted by Rev. George Hoover, pastor of First Bap tist church of Wagner, held at the house at 6:30 in the morning of April 15th, and the remains then taken on the morning passenger to Alcester for burial. The bereaved family have the deep est sympathy of their many friends in Wagner and yiciiUty HI tfeair aad be bereavement. CARD OF THANKS. We take tnis public means «f ex tending our heartfelt thanks to our many neighbors and friends who so kindly assisted m: daring ottr bereavement. -J-M. C. Knight and faaily COYS' CORN CONTEST A boys' Corn Contest will be con ducted this year by the Charles Mix County Corn Growers Association and the County Superintendent of schools. This contest was aunounced hi a letter sent to the teachers about a month ago, and the names of a good many boys desiring to enter the test have been received by the ty superintendent. Any boy between ta» and eighteen years of age, who live in Charlea Mix county, may enter the contest. The boys enrolling in the contest will be divided into two classes. The first class will consist of all boys between ten and fourteen years of age. Each boy in this class will be required to plant not less than 200 hills nor more than one acre.. The second class will consist of all boys between fourteen and eighteen years of age. Each boy in this class will be required to plaut not less than one acre nor more than five acres. Liberal prizes will be offered to each class of boys for the best ten ears of coin. A complete list of the several prizes will be announced about the first of next October. Enrollment blanks are being mailed to the boys whose names have been sent in, and enrollment blanks will be sent to all other boys as soon as reeeive their names and postoffice ad dresses. No fee will ha charged for enrolling. Each boy will be required to furnish bis own seed cora and to test it betore planting. Prize corn on uot be giown from poor, irregularly shaped ears. The *eed should be selected from the very besi. ears that can be secured. As much attention should be given to the selection of good ears for seed as to the selection of the ten ears for the exhibition content. Corn grown in, 1910 is said to be much better for seed than that grown last year. A dozen i good ears will be enough to plant an acre. I Next in importance to good seed is i a well pul'.erized, rich seed bed. An early, fall-plowed field whero alfalfa or clover grew last year would be, perhaps, the best seed bed for corn. A field wnere more than two crops (either corn or small grain) have grown sinre the field was fertilized would not produce prize corn, even if ail other conditions were favorable. Cu'tivation or pulverization of the field should begin at once and should continue until the corn is above the ground. The pulverizing and har rowing should be done often enough to keep the surface of the seed bed in a dry, pulverized conditicn, thus pre venting evaporation and saving practi cally all the moisture in the ground for the corn. This pulverizingof the ground surface of the seed bed should be dene whether the field be fall plowed, stubble or cornstalk ground. If the field will be plowed this spring it should be harrowed at least twice immediately after plowing. The prize winners in the coin ano composition contests for last year will be published S» aaxt week's papers. All boys wishing to enter the con test should send their names and postoflice addre ses to J. B. Murphy, Platte, S. D., as soon as they read this notice, unless that has already been done by their teacher. Rayactfally, J. V. Murphy, County Superintendent. HIGH COST OF LIVING OK COST OF HIGH LIVING. WHICH? Have you been bit with HARD TIMES? Have your crops been short? Has the cost of living exceed ed your income? Have you been un able to meet your obligations? Un able to borrow money or renew your notes? If so, there are reasons for that conditiou. Have you studied those reasons? Do you blame the government, the seasons, or the country? Don't you think that it is barely possible that you were partly or entirely to blame? Do you know that the crops in this community were nearly up to the usual average and prices of products correspondingly higher than the commodities you buy? Are you sure that your income has been insufficient to provide jou and your family with a decent living, and not that you have lived beyond your income? In your epxenditures did you assign "necessities" and "Ihk- uries" to their proper places? Have you always provided for hecessities before expending for luxuries? Have you speculated by making investments on the strength of uncertain expecta tions? Did you always buy your goods where you got the most for your money? Did you not throw away money trying to save by] buying in ferior goods? Did ycu not buy things you did not really need, juat because you could do so on credit? Did you to recent know that by requiring a merchant extend you credit you do injustice to yourself and all honest buyers as well as t,hp merchant, and aid the "dead beat" in preying upon the honest man? Did you know 'hat you can save [candidate for re-election to money by borrowing at 12 per cent in order to get 7J per cent discount on your purchases? If vou can answer above questions to your own satisaction, you can by i o means be classed with those suffering from hard times, unless you have been a victim of unusual adversity. The fellow who growls the loudest at hard Ttimes, shortage of crops, snortage of con- nconey and shortage of everything else, coun- is the one who has spent bis crop at I the maximum per acre, before he piantea the seen. Who bought an automobile, but could not afford a manure spreder, a crcam separator, a hog shed or a hen house. Who bought his wife a piano, but could not spare the money for a kitchen range, a sew ng machine or a washihg machine. Who spent his cash in pool halls, bowling alleys and picture shows, and bought his groceries, dry goods cloth ing and hardware on credit. Who cusBed the merchant for "high prices," but never attempted to take advantage of cash discounts. Who spent so much time calculating the number of bushels his corn would yield per acre, that he had none left to cultivate it the third time. The above is a word picture of the ardent exponent of "hard times," ana hi* home is not alone on the farm. You may find bim among merchants, professonal men, mechanics and labor era, but wherever found he carries calamity with him and transmits it to all who come in cor.tact with him. Now, don't angry if some ot these random shots bit dangerously near your home, but take it as a gentle re minder to correct past mistaaes. We know whereof we speak. We speak from experience, bought and paid for dearly and we give it to you free of charge. We have been hit with hard times. We have made SOME of the mistakes and are seeking to correct them. We have ceajed to speculate on those wonderful large crops. We are content with much smaller but cer tain profits. Our cash system of cash rebates is just and sensible. We are not offering more things for nothing", but are giving our customers the ben efit of savings in labor, interest aod loss of accounts. Our system does nottjf appeal to the gambling instinct of man, but it does appeal to the good! i business judgement of the conservtive buyer bent on paying for what he gets and getting all that he pays for. The discount of 7i per cent on small pur chases may seem trivial, but will sur prise you on the amount of your one year's purchases. Should you see a dime, a nickel, or even a penny in tbe street you would certainly step out of your way to pick it up. So why should ou ignore the opportunity of picking up this sure and easy money? If vou are so overcome with "pros perit" that these rebates are too tri vial to claim your attention, leave them to your little boy or girl to look after and watch their little savings bank fill up. They will keep you re minded not to forget the "cash slips" and ou will provide them with a source of income whic'i may seem small to you, but large to them without any extra expense to yourself, besides cultivating their desire for saving—«o If you are in the habit of sending away for goous to save money, just write out the order and hand it to us with the money and we will be pleas ed to duplicate it without any extra cost to you. Never fear that by so doing you might "bust" Sears, Roe buck& Co. up, and thus destioy com petition, as there are plenty of others with less sense, to keep them in busi ness. But if you are doing it to beat us out of the profit, why, we hav* no thing further to say on the subject. We are not askirg you for your sup port because we live in the same town you do, or belong to the same lodge* or vote the same ticket, or tend the same church, or because your cousin married our couBin. We are asking for your buisness because we can give you the best service for your money. This is a plain business proposition between you and us, and if you be lieve that we win do as we say, kindly remember the place when in need of anything in Harware, Harness, Paints and Oil*, Wind Mills, Pumps, Tanks, Pipe and Fittings, Gas Engines, Tin Work, Plumbing and Heating. Our goods are first-class and our worts tbe best, and we will at all times be pleased to serve yon* STEDRONSKY BROS* STANDING PIANO CONTEST WEEK ENDING MAR. 27, 1912. 1M 34 IE* 8ft 8» first in rotes flecond in vottft third in vote# fourth in votas fifth in votes fllxth in votes Seventh in votaa n sm 8 It fght 7? in vots# 524 138 .1 r,*V, jtfSjl? 4, nth in votes tenth in votes •leventh in votaa twelfth in votes thirteenth in votes: jfeiorthteenth in fifteenth in votes fllxtaenth in votes j|eventeenth in votea |ichteentii in vote*, Political Announcements COUNlY JUDGE I hereby announce myself as a can didate for the nomination for County Judge of Charles Mix County subject to the decision of the republican voters at the June, 1912, primary. If nomi nated and elected 1 will give the peo plea conscientious and careful admin istration of the affairs of that office. FOR STATES ATTORNEY. 1 hereby announce myself a* a the office of States Attorney of Charles Mix County, South Dakota, subject to th« will of the Republican voters of said County as expressed at the June pri maries. an To the Voters of Charles Mix Cooaty: I hereby announce myself a candidate for the office of Sheriff of Charles Mix county, subject to the will of the re publican voters, at the June primariea to be held on June 4th 1912. "J 'k 'fV P. A. HOSFOilD. t-r, Vs ..i ,#•* AMBROSE B. BECBL FOR CLERK OF COURTS. I hereby announce myself as a candidate for re-election to the offiee of the Clerk of the County and Circuit Court of Charles Mix County, South Dakota, subject to the will of the Re publican voters of amd County as ex pressed at the primaries on the 4th day of June, 1912. fHl '/Vv Kj \r J. E. CRAK8J COUNTS SUPERrNTENDENT. 1 To the voters of Chares Mix County: I hereby announce myself as candi date for County Superintendent of Schools of Charlen Mix Courty, South Dakota, subject to the will of the Re publican voters, as expressed at the June primaries. Rasectfully submitted, J. W BUEME1&* COUNTY TREASURER. To the voters of Chrles Mix Count}!: I hereby announce myself as candi date for County Treasurer of Charles Mix County, South Dakota, subject to the will of the Republican vot ers, as expressed at the June pri maries. Thanking you in advance, I 'rf1 •i rr£ Yours very truly, E. E. Dinsmorfc. COUNTY JUDGE. To the voters of Charles Mix coon^y: 1 hereby announce mysef as a candi date for re election to the office of county judge of Charles Mix county, subject to the will of the republican voters of said county, as expressed a*, the Junu primaries to be held on the 4th day v£ Jane, 1812. -T. F. Wai* SHERIFF. i* AUGUST MARTY,^ FOR COUNTY hereby AUDITOR. as a I hereby announce myself candidate for the office of county ditor, subject to the choice of the re publican voters at the June, 1912, primaries. —H. H. Monlux. FOR REGISTER OF DEEDS. I hereby announce myself a date for the office of Register of Deeds of Charles Mix County, South Dakota, subject to tbe will of the Repub:can voters as expressed at the June pri maries. —P. E. BROWN. To tfto Vbters of Charles Mfx Cbuttty*1 I hereby aq^ounce myself as a can didate for representative from Charles Mix coontv in the next session of the legislature, subject to the will of the republican votters as expressed at the primaries to be held on the 4tb day of June, 1912. plex questions that the legislature of^| this state is called upon to decide. However, I am perfectly willing to •, guarantee to the tax payers cf thia' „. county that, if nominated and elected!* to this office, I will go to Pierre un fettered and unbound and my soe aim will be to work for tbe best interest /f of the tax payers of Charlies ix coun- "./'••f ty and South Dakota. Respectfully, i .At REPRESENTATIVE, A -J v In making this announcement I can truthiully say that lam doing so at tbe earnest request of fiends, and in -t becomingg a candidate for this impor tant office I fully realize the responsi bility and am aware of the many com 1"' *11 3 *j r*_ t-fc. u. ti. rwrfics* SHERIFF. I hereby reapecfully announce mi self as a candidate of the republican! party for the nomination for the office of sheriff of Charles Mix county, avH re ject to tbe will of the voters of tber party at the June primaries. If nomi nated and elected to tbe office I will' ,r%: discharge the duties faithfully a«dt-,v":" without fear or favor. ik IRA STEELE. 1 TREASURER. I hereby announce myself as a can didate for the office of county treaa-' urer of Charles Mix county, subject tw tbe will of the democratic voters* as expressed at tbe primariea of be bekt June, 1912. KNUTE K. LANGLAND. COUNTY JUDGE. For Sale.—fw* 2 farm la box an apring wagon* CsS a* for fnfwnnafr*vBfc vA, art*-* i femby announce myaelf candidate for the office of twfy judge, subecv to tba will of tbe 4MN|fe cratic voters, as exprssawd tottaiftiia primariea, 1912.