The Kadoka Press (Newspaper) - April 8, 1910, Kadoka, South DakotaB //< \
THE KADOKA PRESS.
VOLUME II KADOKA, SOUTH DAKOTA, FRIDAY, APRIL 8, 1910
The above is the heading of a col- referred to is located in Penningten
unin article in the last* issue of the county and we don’t believe the Stai’-
Belvidere Times in which the Kadoka ley county commissioners are build*
Press is taken to task, and as polite- ing bridges outside of the county. It
ly as possible informed her readers is barely possible as the Times says
that the statements of the Press re- we could of had more county improve-
garding the restoring of Jackson ments here if we had asked for them
county and the resources and flnan- but the fact remains that we did not
cial standing of Stanley county were get them.
false, or as the Times says at least Between $25,000 and $30,000 paid
$350,000 off. each year by the residents of Stanley
The Times man admits that he is county south of the base line for the
“very dense” and “also isolated” support of the county and what v’e we
from sources of knowledge, and mere- show for it?
ly makes a guess in reply to the state- Any fair-minded man will admit
ments of the Press. The Press has the claims that a local government
not made a statement which cannot wi>l give us better service, and an
be backed up with the figures and we opportunity to spend our money
herewith attach the sworn statement where it willbenefit our people.
of the county auditor regarding the Jackson county can be established
assets and liabilities of the county without a cent of indebtedness and
in detail. can also be run with the same tax
Detailed Statement of the Assets and Liabilities of Stanley Count, from the
Sworn Statement of the County Auditor, for the Quarter Ending
December, Thirty-first, 1909.
Aiicti of Couaty in Detail Liabilities of Comity in Detail
School money loaned, secur- Total amountof school mon-
ed by mortgages & bonds $ 35650 00 ey received up to dates 55488 95
Unpaid tax, county funds, ( Warrants issued and in the
1592 to 1907 inclusive 70457 30 ; hands of County Auditor. 1757 50
Unpaid tax, 1908 12402 28 1 Warrants outstanding, rate
Unpaid tax, 1909 251993 42 of interest 7 per cent 148525 25
Unorganized, 1901 to 1908, Bonds outstanding.... 63500 00
inclusive 3256 57
Unorganized, 1909. 2018 10
Total liabilities $269271 70
Court house and grounds... 30000 00
Fixtures 5000 00
Cash in county treas 95272’31 Tol»'*•••?••* County $506,049.88
Totei Liabilities of County 269.271.70
Total Assets $506049 88 j Assets Above Liabilities $236,778.18
Of course the Times man willnot
take the county auditor’s statement
as the truth but would rather draw
long distance conclusions than to deal
with facts and figures. He may be a
little slow at figures but we doubt not
that by a little juggling he might be
able to perform a simple problem in
subtraction and the result would show
just as the Press previously stated
that the Stanley county resources
above liabilities as shown by the
above auditors statement were $236,-
Now the Press cannot agree with
the Times and we do not believe that
the county auditor would maue a
sworn statement of something which
was not true and why the Timesshould
doubt his statement we do not under-
The Times says, ‘‘ln other words,
instead of Stanley county having
heaps of money stored up itis actu-
ally in debt over $125,000.” The au-
ditor’s statement above should settle
that question. Continuing it, says,
‘‘lnstead of a nest egg to build a
court house, this new Jackson county
would have to bond for about $30,000
to cover its proportionate share of
the Stanley county debt and then i
bond again for running expenses.” ,
Such silly twaddle founded on non- <
sense without any basis whatever for
such statements. We wonder how
many of the Times readers willac- i
cept this statement of indebtedness '
when the facts prove the statement |
false and the county auditors state-
ment shows the balance just what
the Press said it was. Don’t take
the Press for this but go to the coun-
ty records and you willfind our claims
The Times takes exception also to
the fact urged by the Press that
very little county money had been
spent in Jackson county territory,
and attempts to show that some two
or three thousand dollars was spent
by the county for a bridge at Interior,
when as a matter of fact the bridge
leyy as at present and no hardship
will be worked upon her citizens not-
withstanding the claims of the man
The Belvidereites do not need to
worry about the Jackson county pe-
titions as the requisite number of
signatures was secured some time
since. Occosionally a man comes
along who wants to sign and of course
ho is given tin opportunity.
The question will be up to the voters
this fall. They will carefully con-
sider the proposition and vote for
their best interests. Those interests
lie in the establishment of a county
of our own south of the base line
w here the interests of all parts may
be looked after and the greatest good
to the greatest number will result.
Can Health Be Bought in the Drug Store?
Mrs. Martha M. Allen. Superin-
tendent of the Department of Med-
ical Temperance for World’s and
National Woman’s Christain Tem-
perance Union. Paper Prepared for
the First International Congress of
Mothers, Washington, D. C., March
There is no more popular subject
with mothers than that of how to pre-
serve the health of their children.
But how’ few mothers have learned
¦ either for themselves or for their
i children the secret of right living
which ensues health! The great mass
;of the people seem to believe that
health is sold by the bottle at the
drug store, and that keep well, or to
regain lost strength, it is necessary
to consume more or less constantly
pills, powders, tablets, or various con-
coctions of alchohol and drugs sold
under such names at Peruna,Neuvura,
Bitters, or Vegetable Compound.
Much of their erroneous and mischiev-
ous belief is due to the false but al-
luring advertisements of proprietary
medicines which for decades past
have been set before the reading pub-
lic daily in the newspapers and mag-
azines.- But a part of it is undoubt-
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KADOKA, SOUTH DAKOTA.
We want 100 more quarters of Stanley County
Land listed by the time the snow gees off.I
edly due to the teaching and example
of a large section of medical profes-
sion which found it easier to prescribe
nillsand potions than to study and
apply hygienic methods of treating
The better class of medical men are
now thoroughly awake to the need of
a radical change in the t?aehing and
practise of medicine, and some of the
leaders are active In working for a
national department of health at
Washington, which shall endeavor to
lead the people out of the unhappy
condition in which they are now in
respect to the care and maintainanee
of physical vigor.
In the new health crusade the first
action has been to speak out against
the common belief in drugs as remed-
ial agents. Sir Frederick Treves of
London, surgeon of King Edward, re-
cently said at the opening of a hospit-
al that the time is rapidly approach-
ing when physicians will give very
littlemedicine but will instead teach
proper methods of living, so that dis-
ease may be avoided. The great Chi-
cago surgeon, Nicholas Senn, said
shortly before his death: “Preven-
tive medicine is the medicine of the
future, and the final triumph of scien-
tific medicine will be the suppression,
not the care of disease. We have
learned by long experience that the
most formidable weapons in fighting
disease are not drugs. We must give
to the siek careful nursing and hy-
gienic surroundings if we wish to se-
cure the highest possible percentage
Dr. Osler, an international author-
ty has also voiced this view. In speak-
ing of tuberculosis he said: “The
timc to cure consumption is before it
begins, by which I mean we insist
live according to nature’s laws and
thus keep well, but if we do acquire
the disease through violation of the
law, then return to natures law for
cure, and not to medicines.”
A New York physician of world-
wide reputation recently told of his
method of treating pneumonia. He
said: ‘‘Mytreatment consists in mak-
ing patients comfortable in bed, look-
ing after all the functions of the body,
and, above all, supplying an abund-
ance of fresh air. Since I have used
this treatment my deat h-rate has been
reduced one half. In typhoid fever,
drugs have long been cast aside and
careful nursing, with hygienic sur-
rounding, adopted. The same is true
of scarlet fever, measles, rheumatism
gnd many other maladies.”
Since many successful physicians
are laying aside drugs because they
can save life better without such
agents, wise mothers would do well
to imitate their example in such sim-
ple cases of illness as call only for
home care. Multitudes of mothers
have done their children great and
lasting injury by giving them mor-
phine soothing syrups and morphine
cough syrups, and whisky slings and
“rock and rye, and coca wines, and
various other drug preparations which
lead to nervous or digestive disturb-
ances ami sometimes to drug habits
or death. Dr. Harvey W. Wiley,
chief of the Bureau of Chemistry of
the United States government, has
said that over a million American ba-
bies have been killed by morphine
soothing syrups. The Massachusetts
Board of Health years ago warned
mothers against morphine in cough
syrups and soothing syrups, and said
that these preparations sow seed tn
childhood which will bear the most
pernicious fruit in adult life.
In many homes children have been
given for simple ailments such wretch-
ed nostrums as Peruna and Warner’s
Safe Cure and the various sarsaparil-
las, all but one of which contains
quite considerable percentages of al-
! cohol, with other drugs which are
dangerous to health. Most of the
sarsaparillas contain iodide of potas-
sium, a drug quite unfit for self-pre-
scription. The action of this drug
übon many persons is to bring out an
eruption upon the skin. This is taken
by the consumer as evidence that the
“badness” in his blood is coming out.
That is said to be the reason this drug
is placed in the nostrum.
Malt extracts are used quite extent-
sively by people who would nor drink
beer, yet most of these preparations
are as strongly alcoholic as ordinary
ale or beer. Analysis has shown that
they are not aids to digestion, as rep-
resented; in none of them was there
found the slightest diastatic power.
Cod-liver-oil preparations are much
believed in by a large class of people,
I Vinol being a special favorite. Yet
, Vinol in its printed circulars admits
that it contains no oil. The commit-
tee ->n pharmacy of the American
Medical Association says: “A pre-
paration claiming to represent cod-
i liver oil' which does not con
tain fat is fraudulent.” They <x
amined Waterbury’s Metabolized
Cod-liver oil aud Hague’s Cordial
of Cod-liver Oil. The latter is claim-
ed to “represent 33 per cent of pure
Norwegian cod liver oil,” yet in nei-
ther of these preparations did the an-
alysis find oil. They found ancohol,
sugar and glycerine, none of which is
of tained in cod-liver oil.
It is hard to convince people that
most of the proprietary medicines
largely advertised are useless, and in
many cases harmful. This is because
they feel better for a time after tak-
ng a dose. They do not understand
that the improved feeling is due to
the benumbing action of the alcohol,
or morphine, or whatever drug is used
nor do they know that if they have
auy disease this beumbing action is
only hiding the symptoms; it has no
It is possible to care for the health
of children that no serious illness will
ever invade the home. The writer of
this paper reared four children, and
never had anything worse than mumps
and measles attack one of the four.
Hot lemonade and orange juice were
the strongest medicines she ever ad-
Cert ainly health cannot be purchas-
ed at the drug store, nor does it exist
in any bottle of liquor or box of pills,
nor will these restore health when
lost. Nature alone has power to htal.
proper food, exercise, fresh air, and
plenty of sleep are natures restora-
This is the season for planting seed,
and ’tis also the the printer’s time of
need. Sow radish seed; and lettuce
too, and pay the printer whatever is
due. Go build yourself an onion bed
and remember the printer must be
fed. Sow several rows of early peas
and pay for last year’s paper, please.
Dig up the earth ’round each straw-
berry vine and if you want the Press
drop us a line. Plant some potatoes
to put in the hash and remember the
printer is short ot cash. Fix up a hill
or so of beans and with ye editor di-
vide your means. Of watermelons
y< n'll need a patch—the editor’s pants
needs one to match. Pay up your
subscription, then plant your corn
and you’ll raise a good crop as sure
as you’re born. Apologies to the
Notice of Town Caucus.
Notice is hereby given that a caucus
will be held in the Opera House of the
town of Kadoka, 8. D. on Monday the
11th day of April A. D. 1910 at 8
o’clock p. m. for the purpose of plac-
ing in nomination the following offic-
ers to be voted upon at town election
held in said town on the 19th day of
April A. D. 1910, to-wit:—
Three Trustees for a terrfi of one
One Town'clerk for a term of one
One assessor, for a term of one
One Town Treasurer for a term of
One Police Justice for a term of
One Towm Justice for a term of one
Dated this 29th day of March A. D.
J. A. Jones, Chairman.
Otto Sharon, Town clerk.
Notice of Town Election.
Take notice that the annual election
for the election of the various town
officers within and for the town of
Kadoka, Stanley county, South Da-
kota, willbe held on the 19th day of
April A. D. 1910. The voting place
of said town shall be at the Kadoka
'lTie polls of said election shall be
kept open continuously from eight
o’clock in the forenoon until five
o’clock in the afternoon of said day.
The officers to be elected at said
election are as follows:
Three Trustees for one year.
One Treasurer for one year.
One assessor, for one year.
One Town Clerk for one year.
Ohe Police Justice for one year.
One town Justice for one year.
A petition having been thretofore
duly sighed by twentv-flve legal free-
holder voters of said town within the
time and in the manner provided for
by statute, stating that a vote is de-
sired upon the question of granting
permit to sell intoxicating liquors at
retail within the corporate limits of
said town, such question willbe sub-
mitted upon separate ballot conform-
ing with the general election laws of
this state at said election.
Dated this 2flth day of March A. D.
By order of Trustees,
J. A. Jones, Chairmar.
Otto C. Sharon, Clerk.
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