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The Kadoka Press (Newspaper) - June 5, 1908, Kadoka, South DakotaTHE KADOKA PRESS. VOLUME 1 A GOOD LOCAL PAPER. Hm, or can have, more to do with building up a locality or neighborhood than almost any other factor than can be brought into service with that ob- ject in view. We all know what a live, good natured, clean local paper can do for a village or tbwn, but we refer here, more particularly, to what it can do for the country around the town, and for the farmers individually in that country. When a community is benefitted and built up, the town to which it is tributary is always equ- ally though more indirectly benefited. The local paper should reflect the whole country tributary to it, and as a Washington paper says, be one of the best circulars of information that can be mailed to parties asking about j the country. It gives the good and 1 bad features of the locality better than any person can write in a des- criptive letter. There are stories of success or failure in the news items and advertising columns, which tell tales that many home readers would ¦ not detect. There is a volumne of in-1 formation to the prospective home-1 builder in the legal notices, the school reports and church announcements. I The time tables of the railroads and stage lines present live object lessons. Nothing is overlooked in the columns of the newspaper, Every community is judged from afar by the character of its citizens. There are scores of details that go to make np the good and bad features of a locality. To be in a proper position to invite new residents, the people must be active, energetic and indus- trious. There must be indications of peace, plenty, and prosperity. The hand of welcome must be extended in a manner that the stranger may know that he is not treading on for- bidden ground. A live local paper can also run an exchange list, a sort of want column, something like the one the Dakota farmer carries for the benefit of its readers, and when a farmer needs an extra hand, in place of spending a half day going to town and back, only to find “a fellow who wanted work” had just left town without it, both man and fanner would have been brought together. The farmer often aenda far off for animate, seeds and other things, which are for sale and could be seen within a few hours drive from his own door and on the very farms where they are bred and grown. Encour- aging reports of what others are doing in improvements, crop yields, good salea of stock, poultry, etc., all help build up a neighborhood, and when sent away to friends tend to fill the place up with good settlers too. By all thia, we do not mean “boom- ing” in the usual sense of the word, nor misrepresenting conditions, tell- ing all the good things and denying all the bad ones. This is fraud and deception of the wont kind and has done more harm than it ever did good. Experiences in how to over- come the bad things is much more helpful, besides being far more frank and manly. To be sure to get the most out of a local paper, the whole community must support it, not only with paying for it, but by sending it the helpful items of news, and encouraging ex- periences and sales referred to, and by saying a good word for it and for as many people and things as possible for its columns. In turn, the paper willalmost invariably be kind to the people and as far as possible not bring discord and bad feeling into the family or neigborhood by recording i the bad things which occur in place of the good and beautiful ones. It is true that too many local papers show their weakness, bad temper or disposition by berating a rival sheet, long and often—even some of our otherwise great dailies stoop to this or become personal and bitter in poli- tics or lawsuits. We are glad to say, however, that this class of local pap- ers are the great exception, and it is easy to distinguish them, when sub- scribing, from the good natured, helpful, strong, local paper, which bends every energy to interesting, ' brightening and building up the homes into whieh it enters. Sometimes a paper to do the most pood, must be plain and outspoken, KADOKA, SOUTH DAKOTA, JUNE sth, 1308 LOOK! It Is Now JOHNSON & MOORE. Don’t Buy Until You Get Our Prices, and Know What We are Paying for Produce. Yours for Business, Johnson & Moore and if the slough west of town is im- passible most of the time, it may be necessary to beardown pretty heavily before the trade already diverted to another town is brought back to the place it belongs to. If the hilly roads on the other side are so stony or gull- ied that it is dangerous to travelers after dark, or the rubbish of the town is being dumped along the roads lead- ing to it some pretty sharp things may have to be said before things are as they should be. But as a rule, the good natured paper, cheerful even when main street is burning, is the one that gets there in helpfulness and the one that should be patronized and helped in return. If all our farm- ing people will take hold and in every little way that occurs to them, help their nearest local paper to reflect the pleasant, good and interesting things of their neighborhood, they will be surprised how much better papers they will have and what a source of helpfulness they can be.— Dakota Farmer. Willard News Items. T. J. Hoon was called to his fath- er’s bedside in Indiana, last week. Otto Sharon was a Willard visitor Tuesday to pay hie last respect* to , Carl Chaney. The Willard ball team crossed bats with the Jack Rabbit Draw team on the Cottonwood diamond. The score was 14 to 12 in favor of Willard. Miss Mamy Ward gave a school program ana to say it was fine is put-1 ting it mild. Miss Ward is sure one of the best teachers in Stanley county. RAILROAD PROPERTY LOCATED. The systematic stealing which has been in progress ever since the Mil- waukee company put in their supply yards at this point about a year and a half ago has received a sudden "jolt,” as it were, by the presence in our city of Detective J. W. Cowan of the Milwaukee company, who has been here for the past two weeks. Mr. Cowan has during that time been carrying on a quiet investiga- tion and as a result has been able to locate a large amount of the property which has disappeared from the yards in this city and along the right of way. Wire, poets, ties, bridge material, and in fact all manner of material has been taken. To show to what extent this thieveing had been carried Mr. Cowan stated that at one time enough material for five depots was unloaded here and some time later when the construction crews came along hardly enough to build one depot remained. Railroad material is of a different class of goods than is usually sold in ' the local market, and hence is easily j located. Mr. Cowan visited several offenders at their homes and secured i a settlement, which, while not alto- | gether satisfactory to the company, made the offenders pay dearly for the material. Others hearing that Mr. . Cowan was here came in and made settlement. There being no less than ' thirteen who settled and there are still more to hear from. The leniency shown the culprits at this time is not a guarantee that fut- ure offenders will be similarly dealt with. The company is determined to stamp out this stealing and offenders in the future will be summarily dealt with. In this instance a number of the parties might have been sent to the penitentiary and would have lost their claims had the company insist- ed on pushing the cases, but owing to the circumstances the cases will be carried no farther. MORE RAIN. The heavy rains of last week were followed on Sunday night and Mon- day by one of the heaviest rains of the season, it being variously estima- ted that between two and four inches of rain fell. Be that as it may the creeks west of town were the highest this season and were absolutely im- passible Monday evening, but the next day were all right. Two bridges on Franklin creek were washed out, one near Chas. Holcomb’s {Mace and the new township bridge near the old Scotty Brown ranch. Numerous other bridges were damag- ed but those mentioned were the only ones reported as out. Crops are look- ing fine, especially small grain and a few days of warm weather will put corn to the front. Potatoes promise to be an extra crop. Garden stuff has been rather slow but is coming to the front rapidly. Crop conditions are certainly favorable. r ¦<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<*<<<<<<<<<<<<<<» ft ft * ft * ft * ft ? & * c i * 2 .....If you are looking for a loan on y0ur..... .....farm or have any money to invest 0n..... .....Gilt edge First Mortgages, CALL IN Ifyou want Insurance on your stock .....house, household goods, fife or hail or cyclone or tornado insurance, CalL.... Real Estate, and Farm Loans, Insurance and Investments F. E. Reidinger, the Land Man BUYS, SELLS and DEALS IN DIRT Dealer in Farms, Ranches and Relinquishments. Don’t let yourself be Decoyed. If yon want to buy or sell your property and get a square deal, call or write to E. Reidinger Land AgencyF. REFERENCES: luwa State Nat’l Bask, Fmt National Bask, Situ Gty, lawa. Of Tyndall, Sa. Dak. Kadoka State Bank Bank af Kadoka Kadoka, So. Dak. Kadoka, So. Dak. NUMBER 5 SAD DEATH AT WILLARD. A sad death occured at Willard last Monday afternoon when Carl Chaney was called to his reward. He had. been in apparently good health up to, within a few days before his death. In fact while he had been complain- ing for a few days he was up and ar- ound until the morning of his death. Monday morning he was worse and ¦ about noon Mr. H. P. Clark, hie brother-in-law, was dispatched for a doctor but before he returned the end, had come. • Carl A. Chaney died at the home of his sister Mrs. H. P. Clark on Mon- day June 1, 1908 of an abcess of the liver. He was born in Lyons county lowa in 1879, being twenty-nine years of age. He moved to Douglas county South Dakota with his parents in 1885 and made his home there until Jan. 23, 1906,when he settled on a claim near Willard. He was sick but a few hours when the God who gave him life came to claim his own. He leaves to mourn his death, father and moth- er at Armour, 8. D., and two sisters, Mrs. Allen Spaur and Mrs. H. P. Clark of Willard. The remains were shipped to Ar- mour for interment, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Allen Spaur and Mrs. H. P. Clark. The bereaved ones have the sincere sympathy of numerous friends in their hour of sorrow. CEMENT IN STANLEY COUNTY. A movement of grjjat consequence is on foot to develop the cement in- dustry in this country. The place of operations is at Interior, where with- in the past week the first steps were taken in arrangements that may lead to the erection of a permanent plant. Interior is located in the heart of the Bad Lande and in the heart or one of the finest cement deposits in this country. Samples of the marl, shale and limestone were long ago sent away to the chemical labatoriee of several of the large cement oonoems of the country, and the analysts ha» shown that the deposit in the Bad Lands is of superior quality. Chem- ists and geologists say that the in- gredients necessary to the successful manufacture of cement are all found there in great quantities. Eastern capitalists are interested in the Interior field, and if a plant can be put in and operated at a figure that will permit competition with other plants, the project will likely bo well under way before the snow files. Several years ago there-was a move- ment started to put in a cement fac- tory at Fort Pierre. Investigation, however, showed that, although the Missouri river shale was very suitable for the manufacture of this product, it was not possible to obtain the nec- cessury limestone. The same difficul- ty was encountered last year at Rapid City. Considering the fact that the Bad Lands are full of limestone de- posits, it is not likely that any trouble will be encountered because of scan city of that material. The cement factory established several years ago at Yankton has been very successful, and has always turned out a product of high quality. There seems no good reason why the cement industry should not flourish in the southwest corner of Old Stan- ley.—Philip News. Weta Grewing Rapidly. Weta is a town, twelve miles west of Kadoka, on the Chicago, Milwau- kee & St. Paul Railroad. It is nioqly situated in a beautiful vplley lying along the north bank of the White river. The land around ie very fertile and ie now mostly taken np by peo- pie who have pppae here to make it their homes. Wpty has a large reser- voir of water, sidings, water tanks and a store, presided over by Edward Freeuiole and his wife, who tykes pleasure in studying the wants of their patrons and euppiyfog theta. We expect soop to have a pobtofltoe and a comtyodious depot. A party from Chicago will bp here shortly to put in a tourist liptol pnd tyvnry stable. Every apttler Ip this valley la break- ing from ten to forty acres for crop this season and the moot of Which is already planted and coming up uioely. Next week we willgive more item; l ised news,

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