DOWNIE k JACKSON. Editor* wd lro]'rs.
THL TOMAHAWK i:\III nKD.
Our offer to discuss the propriety of build
inga court house through the columns of our
paper has been accepted, and we give our
readers just what we expected would be the
cry ol some of the sore-heads wl^en the (jues
tion was brought up, We were aware that it
would be used, with a vain hope of influencing
votes, and thought it le»t to draw it out ami
give the people both sides of the story, and
here it is:
Mr. Editor:—You have so kindly offered tin
columns of volir paper to those who may wisl
to discuss the question of building a" court
house at Big Stone City, at tile expense o:
the countt, not to exceed in the a^mvatt
$4,000, 1 offer the following!
Now. if my memory serves hie fight, and I
think it does, last lull, iust before the con
testing election, your paper flourished heavy
upon the nohsenfce of placing the county
Beat at the center of the county, using fo'i
argument the following: That "the city ol
Big Stone had donated to the county a square
which was a suitable and appropriate place
lora court house also that enough money
had been promised by individuals of liig
Stone City to erect a court house suitable loi
so new a county.
Now, il those individuals who promised to
give so Ireely if the people would locate the
i'ounty seat at Big Stone City still have an
earthly existence why not cull oil them to
cash up, aiid see if their tockelf! are as liberal
as their mouth? were una nbt after the elec
tion is over sink into oblivion and leave the
county to build a court house at 15ig Ston
City, which would le used lor that purpose
hardly to exceed three yearS. If these indi
viduals have such a love lor the city, let them
stick to an agreement. I am told by persons
living near the center of the county that the
town fathers of Big Stone City agreed to helj
get the county Seat located at the center o,
the county alt'er,a lftilroad should be estab
lished there It look? to us now as there is a
cheering and alinost ccrtam prospect of one
being built there, that the point now is to
have the county to g« tlie expense ol building
in Big Stone City, and thus kill or cripple the
idea ol building anywhere else or trying to
wove the county seat. All of these promises
were made f) and on the other side enor
mous figures ol expense to build at the center
of the rountv were published, such as|l,ou.
for the building fall well enoYigh), but the
idea of $ tor a place to build it was onlv
to deceive those who did not consider the
quality ol liberality exhibited amoiif those
joor immigrants living near the center ol the
county. Think of the idea, $3,KJO! Just as
though any one of them would not give as
Ireely as did Big Stone Lity.
And now to the voters ol Grant county
Jjon't be deceived when you come to vote at
the special election in June. Vote fur the
interest of the count v.
As to our argument last Jail on the county
seat question we admit that wr used, sub
stance, that alleged by Subscriber, and we are
ready to verity every word of it. The county
records will show that the couivfy is and was
at the time allyde^i, to by Subscriber, the
owner in fee of a a entire square in this place,
valued at least at $3,000, the gift of one of the
town proprietors, when the county seat was
located here. This square was accepted by
the county and the deed duly recorded, which
passed it entirely out of the control of the
donor, and now a lew greedy individuals who
•ttotild like the county ««at located on their
Respective quarter sections are clamorous to
take back the only consideration they gave
for the $3,000 they have already received.
\Ve would ask Subscriber what he would
have done with this $3,000 worth oii property
it the $anty does not use it for the purpose
for wh ch itifcras delated and accepted?
There is no w\y in which the county can
return this gift-to its original owher without
a valuable confederation, a$ the county has
no power to make grants or gifts, and df it is
not used fOr the purpose for which it was
donated and accepted this coltnty has de
frauded oni oMIi citizens, and every citizen
Who casts his vcte against tli8. county's ful
filling this obligation makes himself a party
to the fraud.
Subscriber also calls lor the individuals who
promised to lurnish the money to erect a
court house on the square already donated.
They are still in existence, and would readily
comply ttitli thrtr agreement if they could
get sufficient assurince that they will not be
'fobbed ol their investment, but being aware
cf the fact that a move is being made by the
finrie parties ttho were at the head of the
o^ier contest, to remove the county seat, they
fery wisely decline to place their money in
jeopardy, as did the donor of the square. If
they should erect a building upon the prop
erty of the county it would become a j»art of
the realty and could not be Veuioved, and if,
as Subscriber and his friends ould have it,
the county Seat should be removed, they,
like the donor of the square, would be vic
-tims of misplaced confidence. They did not
agree to make the investment without a con
sideration, and that consideration was that
,the c^ltity seat Should l»e permanently located
at thij v'.ice' and not that they should for
ever alter ^.a':'e to exCrt themselves to save
their investment. &ubscrfl>et is one of the
very men wfio Sre continually agitating the
county seat question, and w'e think thia call
for private individuals tj build the couit
house comes lroin very' joor quarters, when
this iact is known. We1aslc the gentleman
what he ^would do with tli^s $1,000 it it was
added to the $3,000 already invested? Would
he not exert his influence, to yeuiove the
county seat, and appropriate this monev also
loi a use tor which it w*as not intended Is jt
,*ny less a crime for the people to commit a
robbery than lor an individual' This wdUld*
Certainly look to us like robbery, when t)*!
very uve^i •tv'ijo are organizing and making
every preparation to remove the county seat
would rec^iv^ additional donations and ap
propriate thVm to a use lor which they were
not given. If the jjounty erects its own
building upon the ground, already given for i
that purpose they wit qnly julnl^n nnphed, Tucsihiys ^1 each w^k, ai^d. on Thursdays at
contract which they inade a.. th* time t^liey
accepted tluit square to erect thereon build-'
ings suitable for the county business. They
fuilv understood at the time ot acceptance
that that was their jiart of the contract. Now
before they make any other use of the gift
let them comply with this implied agreement.
It is a settled fact that we are in need of a
court house some place, and that immediately.
The county is already joying rsnt for a room
lor the register of deeds, and there are .several
others who are entitled to office room, and
are liable at anv day to demand it of
the county, The county treasurer oc»
cupies his own office, lor want of
one furnished by the county-, and oan, if ha sees
lit, make the county |*y a reasonable rent for
every day he occupies it. The Judge of pro*
bate is entitled to an office, the Sheriff, the
Coroner and the Clerk of Court are all entitled
to offices, and if the county does not furnish' ^^''ola
them they can do so themselves and make the ijavid/la.stmau.
•ounty pay for it. And still Subscriber wishes
the county to hold on, under heavy expenses,
until they see ifthere isn't a possibility of hav
ing the cotiiity seat removed. It would pay
he people of this county better to build a T)T] AT T] Hip
would like to figure on his coulity seat scheme.
we wait until every individual in the coun
ty is ready the county will have expended an
amount in rent equal to that required to build
the necessary buildings.
Han ford Com in ii ii it-it ion.
Kditors Grant County Herald.
But few people know what a delightful
place 'Haltford is. I had heard that it yvai
sheltered lroin thfc bieiik jritirie winds bv
beautiful grove of heavy timber, and it was
all in ah a ^etv desirtlble place. I gave very
little credit to those reports, aa I had learned
from experience that western people o'ften
exaggerated tilings, so I decided to see lor
myself. After looking the place over, I can
truly say that not halt has been told. The
town lies oti a jmint of land extending into
Big Stone Lake, giving a view of the lake for
nine utiles eitlrt* way. Making eighteen
miles of water--a liner view I hav* yet to
see. The townsite is lovely—altout twelve
feet above the sMrfaceof the water, embracing
about 300 acres, all covered with native tim
ber. Inland the town is protected by a half
ircle of high, picturesque blutft, rising to a
ight of nearly .00 leet, with several jiasses
for roads. The land back of th« "t*?wn i be
ing rapidly 'taken up by' uWual settlers—
mostly industrious Amercans, who will im
prove and not speculate. A daily steamboat
will land here during the season, making
travel and freight cheap. Enterprising and
shrend mVn are lacking the town, and have
ontidence that at W. early day it will be a
rising, Rowing place. We have one good
general stoN», where anything from a pajer
of pins to a sewing machine cin be purchased
as low as at any of the cities. I 1o\lnd Mr.
H. W. Mclntire, its proprietor, busily en
gaged wrapping up the n* cessaries of life for
several customers. I got good lodf-'ug at the
hotel, and ^as greatly entertained in the
evening by imne host's son, with his violin.
Mr. J. K. Hart is the gentlemanly proprietor
of the town, lie has i host of men clearing
the streets, burning brush, trimming groves,
grading, etc. A fine brook ol cold water runs
by the Motel. It is fine water power, and
exj»er^ say iV^'ill rii£ at least ..three run of
y ear round. Parties are negotiating
for tl purchase. It will be a l»onanza for
somebody, V3 it is in the center yt as line a
wheat garden as can be found, ai.d the ex
pense to utilise the^power will be nominal.
Plltil MEDICINES I
Paints, Oils, Varnishes and Brushei
AT THE DRUG STORE.
Patent Medicines, Condition
i v i
AT THE DRUG STORE.
Cairdfei antf Netion^
AT Trtg DtvUtJ "STORE.
Piyes and Tobaccoi
AT THE, DRfG
L'etfer Paper, Note Papei1, Bid Pape*, fihreU
AT THE DRU® STQRB^
Blank Books, Pocket Books and Pcfrltl
AT THE DRUG STORE
Having had over seven years expe
rience i^ahe Dr,ug and Dispensary b'usines in
most aee'Vac^. utinj nothing but the purest
drug«( and at'prices to suit
Jill LiUMl C8..
Big Stone (.'ity, Gran*. County, Dakota.
I will sell the Jackass, Rob Ko'v, lor'casfc or
on time, or will take £»ock in tra«4i\*
A. W. MOVIUS.
WII.L STA.ND AT
ins. near this city, 'On
the FARM OF 11 K.N RICH IIACKK, near
(•irant Miiter^and the remainder ol the wtiek
at lldfi^ntli G?rber ti* thp Yellow Hanks in
this cCiOty I
HEtMUTH OERBKR* I
Tree Claims, from $50 upward. One 1Q miles
out splendid piece, not a loot al waste land
on it, Fifteen rods from water.
Other* further out will be sold at a bargain
Homestead eight miles out, with wood and
water, and house 14x'2'2, will be sold cheap.
Some good improved homestuad* for sale
Deeded landed within three to four miles
of town wanted.
1 will herd all kinds
(•rant County, Dak.
lollar jer head. References,
i stock this season at
Cattle tor one
S. 1'. (Hidden,
3C-5 GEOROE S. CARTKIOHT.
I). W. WGGS,
Court HotuJe hi which to transact their busi- flElilj DU 1
A 1 E AUIlilll Ulj
ness for the two or three years that Subscriber
Foil SALE.—A Splendid farm, 160 acres,
fronting on Big Stane Lake, in Grant County.
CO acres ol litie timber, 40 acres under plow,
house'20x*24, barn, \e., will le sold cheap
lor cash, either the pre-emption right or
FOR SALK.--Homestead proved tip, at the
toot of the Dakota hills, i!5 miles from city.
Sixty live acres heuvy timber, with good
substantial log house, barn, &c.
MONEY TO LOAN on deeded land.
County orders wantedi Will pay the mar
School orders bought for calht
School District No. HI, Grant county, will
receive bids lof building a lriUne school
house 1-SxUti, 10 leet hi^h,all complete—seats,
stoVc, tJut-buildinc—to be flniSlua in June.
The building istole hvaied Hit Sec. 11, Tjv
1'20, R. 50, td be ^4id in Kitlds of district.
Bids open till Mav lOtle, 1HS0. Address Wm
Green or Alotizo Wardell. Twin HfookS, Grant
county) D. T. AbUNZO WARDELL,
Came iilto my enclosure on or about the
30th day 01 Mafclv, iywn, seven eltray sheep
The ow'ner is requested to prove pMjici'ty, pay
charges and tuke tlieui awav.
J. K. IIART,
l*?g Sttne CTty, 1) T.
NOTICE. FOR *IA_"BY fCATION.
iAnd Office at Sioux Kails, I). T.,
Marcji '^9 18SO.
Notice is liereby gi^en tlu^ the foflowing
named Settler KaS til^d notice -,( his intention
to make final 'prcfof iY» support of hie claim,
and secure final entry Uiwevi, ajuLth^t
and amuel Currier, .of Twm^}|r^K»V^jGrant
county, D. T.
L. ROHIK, Proprietork
One half niiln west ft what, is calleL «^ra
Coffin & Ihiquist,
Hows ANb jj^Vi-ins,
Cl'LllVAT0R* AND D0HHLK SHOVELS,
.... 1L0\Y REPAIR!N*(i A srt-J-l/'i.fY,
the East, we are prepared to compound phy
sicians ptrstrijit/oift and recijes with the ttt- New Mdd'IJoards anu Sliears |A»,ton, GtOnnd,
Polished ami Hardened.
New irahdles *»id Ueatnfl Jiut fn. A^ey^ral
Business done. All work Warranted
to'fjive s- vti^actioij
OI TON /ILLK/MNN
All kinds bf Ro# And SaV. It^ats bti^lt 'rti
IsHort notice and satisfaction gaaran^.e
Big Stone City, D. T.
SASH, Doolts AND
Bio #to»b CifV, April 2* 1880.
Parties wishing to locate a?id transact busi
ness in a thriving, new town on Bi« Stone
Lake should visit Hartford, about 13 miles
from Bif Stone Citr, on the DrtkCta side,
where a numlier of the different branches ol
trade could do ii profitable business. The
townsite is located On the lake, surrounded by
a large liody of tlttlber, a'lrt Will le the market
for a large sectlort of ri,'ch farming country,
which is rapidly settling tip. and the nearest
town is 15 miles distant. The town lias a
a good lainTing", and an excellent mill
power can be obtained', aiid no better busi
ness locations are offered lA .ltl'e West. For
further information inquire of
A. J. Ciefk of District i out.
proof of hi* witnesses yyiil bf.jnade letore
A. W. MOVIUS,. of, Bi« St• He ,City, a
Notary Public iy and for Grant county, D. T..
May 4th, ISHfi, at 3 o'ciyfik'p m., and. he will
anjiear liHote Ine Register or Receiver OI the
United States land office at Watertown, D. T.,
on Saturday, Vt'e ttth di^y. of May, JSMO, viz:
CHARLES J,. CARhl(,'Ktui'derhis pre-emption
filing No.. l'2,4t|L, 'or 1,h NK qr Sec 2, Tp 1'2(J,
5o, and he name? tr.' lollowing witnesses to
prove bis continuous residence upon and
cultivation ot said tract, tfz: Joseph Wilkin
son Frank rCftinereir. George AKCameron
Center Prairie, Grant County, I). T.
Alto agent for the Northwestern Railroad
Confpamy'a lands ol Grant County. AU^ands
sho»-ii Irtsevf charge, IxHli prairie and tnubor.
Also a fpll lin« of Groceriw. Come and
see me. Sigft'of the red flag. Imy3tn 1
Ortonviiie, ivtin n.
V I I O K N I K K &
WHOLKsALK AM) RKTAII. I»H.\I.Kli IN
Tijirgost stock west of Minneapolb
i S O E
W E S E S K K I Y O v
And Defy Competltiot,
Give vi» a o«,il
BLIOSKK k KVANS
Retil Ksiiiii' Lund and Collcclinii \m\(\
Will locate Homesteads. Pre^emjitiolis^ ftnd Tree-C.
FINAL PROOF PAPERS
A\ten^ion ii'vi Vi 'contested ^and Cla^
Plats of vacant lands or ahy informat«o^ in regard to lands irt tlftnt *c»sri'»'
A. E. DEARIiOl!
'DEXLKR iN ALl. KlNrS
Fire, lifc_ tiiict 'hail Insuram. iigoWs. aT.ii rfftinty sin^'c.10"!
Hccdcr jiiid I )rill.
J. 1 CASE THRESHERS,
Hay Jfcikes, Plw\ Sulky fjaDow Pulveri/ifis Harrow, il
tone Citv, GVtint Oo.,*i). T.
.. 'MB OFFICE 11 REAL 'ESTATE
!IIU miFIll IlE-inil. MEM Wit'UUIS tf
Surveying a specialty. Hofrestead, Tree "culture and •Pr"
titfa papers 'not only |)ropai ed, but warranted o be corre^
ALL KINDS OF' vh'H MACH INKH Y»
^8 rfeceiviig attd keeps always on a ifipge' assort
Xj "CJ 3VC BEB)
Mitlts. Sasb, Doors and
BIG STONE .CITY, I). T.
»n(l all tlf:
&a on n
jOd r"s» U'ic!
Bii? Stone ('ity, I
E A E
rHli^f *t S.
All diapers relating to la'i\i\ rrtillefi. cortiertly prepared aftA protrt^ly atten^fd
feenml ajel^y for the Sale Of Btg Stdne City HVisineS» Resident- I.o's
,i) -'k i
|tl LliO Stl'll
[U :ARAS TIN
lit lieins .V
lc well ti
Sa ny mc
N WILLIAMS, Jr.,
'l«ife ttf prtonville,) -ji
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