The Kadoka Press (Newspaper) - April 1, 1910, Kadoka, South DakotaTHE KADOKA PRESS.
VOLUME II KADOKA, SOUTH DAKOTA, FRIDAY, APRIL 1,1910 NUMBER 48
LANDS AND LOANS
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VAST SOUTH DAKOTA COAL
The recent official statement from
the federal geological survey, ap-
proximating the lignite supply of this
state, lying in the measures of the
northwestern counties, at 10,000,000,-
000 tons, has made South Dakotans
prick up their ears, and some have
turned their attention to a study of
the means for the commercial utiliza-
tion of this great resource.
Among those who have given atten-
tion to the problem is Colonel Patti-
son F. McClure, former immigration |
commissioner and now president of >
the Pierre National Bank, who has
gone into the subject with character-
istic thoroughness and has secured
samples of lignite and of briquets,
both of German and American pro-
duction, and all available information
pertaining to lignite and briquetting.
While the lignite, now accessible,
over the new railroad and to be made
more accessible by the constructions
of this year, is a wonderful gas pro-
ducer, and in the producer engines
generates power equivalent to the
best anthracite, ton for ton, it is for
domestic fuel that is at present most
needed, and it is to that use that
I Colonel McClure has given most at-
I tention. He believes it must be bri-
| quetted and that at present the Ger-
man process is most feasible.
For many years scientific men have
been experimenting to find a cheap
and practicable binder for lignite bri-
; quets, and the use of material has
been much hindered by lack of such
a binder, but the Germans have pro-
vided a process by which the necess-
ity for an artificial binder is eliminat-
ed. They grind up the lignite, sepa-
. rate the slate and non-combustible
matter, mix itand heat it and cast it
into briquets in a powerful press
which, by exclusion of the moisture,
reduces three tons of raw lignite to
one ten of briquets, equal in yalue to
the best anthracite. Colonel McClure
has secured samples of these German
briquets. They are oval, five inches
long, two and a.half inches wide and
two inches thick. They burn like
hard coal, heating red hot, become a j
glowing ember and turn into a clean 1
A German briquetting machine
costs $20,000, and will work up 250
tons a day, or a net eighty tons of j
briquets, which with lignite at 00,
cents a ton at the mine, willbe worth J
$5 a ton in briquets.
There is the proposition and the
prospects which are open to our peo-
ple. The equivalent of the best hard
coal at $5 per ton within the state
where the matter of transportation is
wholly within the hands of our own
people, and where the vexed ques-
tions of interstate commerce and long
and short haul cannot come into con-
Colonel McClure is to in-
vest capital in the enterprise and no
doubt many others in these times of
overflowing bank accounts will be
glad to join with him.
These considerations suggest the
negligence of South Dakotans in fail-
ing to secure full knowledge of our
mineral resources. Outside of the
Black Hills we know next to nothing
of what we possess in the way of geo-
logical riches. In this we are sorely
behind our neighbors of North Dako-
ta, who have for many years pursued
a painstaking examination of econo-
micgeology. Here we have in some
years supplied the state geologist with
$250, in others, with nothing at all,
and in years of great liabilty have
placed SI,OOO in his hands to exploit
our mineral riches. Whatever else
we do. we certainly should at the first
moment begin a careful and compre-
hensive survey.—Doane Robinson, in
Sioux City Tribune.
Weekly market report furnished by
Kadoka Grain Co. Corrected every
Blue Stem Wheat per bn... 02c
Velvet Chaff Wheat 88c
Durum Wheat.............. 75c
A. A. SHOOK J. P. CLARK
SHOOK & CLARK
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women and children.
I have just received a new and
complete stock of Rubber Goods
and will be pleased to have you
call and look over my stock.
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NAT STEVENSON, Prop.