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It Pays to Look
We have many arti
cles in our store which
would add erreatlv to
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
u/m FF
We are showing many
exclusive patterns in
all lines. Individuality
in your dress and per
sonal adornment is good
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.
ft ULl EL
With Tiny Prices
You Can Make Yourself Happy
By getting your blacksmithing of
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
Thomas F. Long, Pres. Ed. Schnose, Vice-Pres. Frank Strohbehn, s
Capital, Surplus and undivided profits $25,000.00
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
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
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
"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,
"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
"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,
The meeting was well attended and
very enthusiastic as to prospecU for
democratic success in the coming elec
No endorsements were made with
reference to the can Relates for county
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
The bereaved family have the deep
est sympathy of their many friends in
Wagner and yiciiUty HI tfeair aad be
We take tnis public means «f ex
tending our heartfelt thanks to our
many neighbors and friends who so
kindly assisted m: daring
-J-M. C. Knight and faaily
A boys' Corn Contest will be con
ducted this year by the Charles Mix
County Corn Growers Association
and the County Superintendent of
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
Each boy will be required to furnish
bis own seed cora and to test it betore
Prize corn
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
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.
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
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*
WEEK ENDING MAR. 27, 1912.

first in rotes
flecond in vottft
third in vote#
fourth in votas
fifth in votes
fllxth in votes
Seventh in votaa
in vots#
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*,
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.
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
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.
t-r, Vs
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.
Kj \r
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,
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
•i rr£
Yours very truly,
E. E. Dinsmorfc.
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*
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.
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.
A -J
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
*j r*_ t-fc.
u. ti. rwrfics*
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
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.
For Sale.—fw*
2 farm
la box an
apring wagon* CsS a*
for fnfwnnafr*vBfc
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.

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