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ViA MM-IStdi'l A.W. BRrron In l»Ht a C. Pteanm 1 V arddift F. L. Cameron Imbeds and Co, clerk A. 1'. Baillv 4&te.V- A• L. AlilK.tt .Geo. A. Kim*' S J«brne •bools. .V. S. 3om*n US i of the pence—at large, I). W Frev r, w. Keller, 2nd dist., J. A. Munro £^»tf«rge, B.8. BarUett 1st jlcLyniRii imd dist., 1). M. Uilitt lifffy Fariiliuin. pJfE HEI.EK BALfll. jrtonTile and Hi* Stone City, every aeoept Bundav) f.t mzbr.-— .. km! fnf les. T.trrH wanted. bnquire oi Keeker. l^OCAl l.ACO.^i It'S. Jllrad, our fall sample (if rlothi. a«e than. CAWAH.D K BTKVKNSON. Bros. luiveft Steam Thresher lor tMoynB' igh's wheat went 18 ul&«f J&ty, tlif proprietor of the Souse, Milbank, was ill town f- Br XHUtffttetion of a good road to 0t is* matter that should be dtoat once. L. Holmes returned last sday eveningbringing his wife nilTWitL him. «h sup] iy of confectionery at ^nv©pies'I'Mig Store. u want i good wool blanket go edge's. kMonr I.F.P itertiv l»t*i new home last Mondry uipanywith the families tt» mpJuinnt'd gentleman. fUni and Joyslin of Minno I'R PfeSl i up Tuesday for a few ).T. iiay lit tr» It iiJlitr4 JW'S- •st IS*"' With the gun, and accom W. Thorndike, and Frank started next day after the Wtifi 1 walnut and oak bed room •Or Si .«• ilirt cheap at the furni F. J. Monroe &, Co. buffalo coat go to Jack Ilimer have rented one ings adjoining the hotel ove their general store n as completed, and Jack tlic boot and shoe man their present quarters af of next month, s, u large assortment at El- Of tjie nuisances of Big Stone, liUge number of cattle that are |lo run at large during the «ting li'ivne among the gar torniieiiis. A little more 1'-!' of those owning v tftu s v, ith gardens, and ex lie owners of the animals. 'awaiV Stevenson's and ecu remnants of lace— I'lUMin different patterns. "ivorn. the new hardware thai he has already dispos- l!l' °t Iiirt stoves, and the ,,H'ev 'v,jmi(i i Its Removal W. M. KVHUK A. .1. Hlwr Alex Mfudows 1 »rriii Trio, touching IX-M rfflfcUedholm.^ K'WUr and Hart l!SeitBay View at 1 p. in., arriv 'iufflHUT Round trip i '. the furniture man, I jip to Watertown tke first of *k. V •ominenced stopping '.y morning at the new Herrington started for the Pacific coast, ,'ike his future home, has just completed tits for Mr. A. J.Bles !ie received a $ 100 lot. e. late receiver at land ollice has been Court Commissioner »f Dakota. if r. Mr. McGivern'viS" new hardware store, ly mon tie will ine poj' is The Liw A|«in*t Them. But They Hold a .Hcptlni and lcci£e «n Hcoioyal. We have several times before this had occasion to call the attention of the public to a little gang of £«d?-wor shipers, who haye Iccatcd in Grant county, and whos3 chief business since their arrival here hf.3 been to lvach out with ever greedy hands af ter the flesh pots of c^ce. Fr.iling in their efforts in this direction, the are continually foisting themselves before the public as the leaders of some pretended public measure, but always with the same e id in vi«w— their own personal advancment. "We have given the name3 of the pa-riots so often that it is not necesuary to repeat them again, suffice it to cay that they are commanded b.7 A. J. Bleser, the owner of the Grant County Review, who Hi r.bly seconded by '.he young man who writes the 'cc&ls for that paper and a few othe~ T-ortiuee. It will be remembered that thL iittle gang fancied that th^y saw a chance last winter of stealing the county s«at, and with all possible g^cr?cy dis patched their agent to Yankton for the purpose of secretly getting a spe cial act passed to help ther cut In their little schemes. The p'ot TP.S nipped in the bud, »nd the liti'.e psrty came home empty handed, and thoroughly disgusted with their is sion. Since their defeat the le-dois have had time tc recuperate from their disheartening failure, «ud a few evenings ago a n-ei se^per was '-eut in to Mr. Bleser to attend comty neat meeting. I)r. line—who har earned u very unsavory repulation our signed considerable annoy- new aiiy time by ]'lu-chase. Jl"l'r"ved Wilson, and all oj l.'I'f s leii'''! *'Wdnrd dewing nm- •e l«n M^l.'awurti .Stevenson's. V1'-' any uianuJactun* vou BIG STONE CITY, DAK., FRIDAY Troubling Some of our Headed Trie litis at Milbank. of '»te in the criminal courts of tt.' county— vas dispatched to St. Pa-it for l«*gal advice, but as Ike informat'en vrhich he received there was not at all fav orable to the schemes of the plotter." it was decided to hold a meeting and decide what was best to bo done in the premises, and as the county re?t couldn't be removed without Mr. Bleser's permission, he was according ly requested to be present. The meet ing easily decided that the county seat should bo removed, but]the great trouble was that the Territorial legis lature last winter dofinod what a gen eral election was and as a vote on this question could only be taken at a gen eral election, the plotters knew that no vote could be legally taken this fall. For the beneiit of readers we copy the original law on this subject, and also the amendment passed last win ter, from which any sane man ean readily see that a voto taken this fall will be illegal and void, whatever its result may be Sec.7. COUNTY SEAT CHAWOH BY TWO-THIRDS VOTE.] Whenever the inhabitants of any county aredesirous of changing the place of their county seat, and upon petition being present en to the comity commissioners, by two-thirds of the qualilied voters of the countv, it shall be the duty of said board, in the notice for the next general election, to notity said voters to designate upon their ballots, at said election, the place of his choice and if, upon canvassing the votes so given, it shall appear that anv one place lias two-thirds of the votes polled, such place shall be the countv seat, and notice of such change shall be given as hereinbefore provid ed in the case of the location of county seats of counties. The amendment passed last winter is as follows: ANNUAL AND OKNERAL ELECTIONS MCFINKI). An act to amend section 2, chapter -1. of the political code. Be it ?n»ctei} by the legislative assembly ol Dakota Territory: That section 2. chapter 21, of the political code, be and the same is here- Vv amended by adding at the end thereof the following proviso, to-vut. Provided, that all the elections held in the odd numbered years snail be termed annual elections, and all eke tSois lielU in tUc even numbered years shall for the purpose of distinc tion be termed general elections and all officers appointed in the organiza tion of new counties shall hold thei respective ollices until the next suc ceeding general election unless other wise especially stated in their com missions-:. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage and approval. Now the reading of the above qu ot a- tion will convince anyone that no le gal vote can be taken on the county seat question this fall, and the action cf these men in circulating a petition asking for a vote on this question, will only result in bringing expense upon the county, and entangling'it in costly litigation, for it is not to be supposed that the people of the coun ty will for an instant permit this qv.estion to be setUed other than in a legal mannor—-by a fair bailot ar*1 a stra'ght count—as laid dora by the laws of the territory, nnd whj^n this is done and not till then, can any change be made in the location of the county seat.. The whole gist of the matter is thatthr parties who are urging on this election know full we1! that it must soon be guttled in their favor or it never will be, and that the possible hance which they imagine they now nossess of securing the removal will ntxt year have entirely disappeared, and henci? their anxiety to have it dis posed of at once, either by ?e^a! or illegal means. Their action in circu lating the petition shows conclusive ly that thev a^e bound by no sen?e of justice, and that they are willing to make the attempt to carry their own schemes in ihe face of the laws -f the Territory, and at avy cost to the peo ple, but they wi11. iiud 'n^his case, as they have heretofore, that the people the county will insist upon a iair »-ote for the settlement of this ques tion r.t the time protidtd by law, and thnt the policy of bull-do zing the thine through without the rign of law for their proceedings, will be properly resented, even at the jcost of expen sive litig'i.ion. Geo. A. Kline, our county surveyor, returned hotio Mondrj night and left fcr Minneapolis 'Wednesday morning on railroad business. The corn crop o* the county is in excellent condition. nd proves be yond a doubt that, our county is well adapted to t'. o ra'sitig cf this cere.il. The protracted meetings held by Missionary Randall at Ortonvillearea success. A committee of citizens of Big St?n? v*re appointed to act in connection with that meeting, and a cordial invitation given to attend the Union meeting which will doubtless be continued in Big Stone at its close. Al. Caward, of the tirrnof Caward 4 Stevenson,returned last Saturday from his Eastern trip, where he had been for the past two weeks select ing and purchasing his fall and winter goods. Mr. Caward visited his old home in Iowa while absent and ho came back m*»re than satisfied with his Dakota home and business. Mr. S. C. Jones, the jvugilistic edi itor of the HERALD, has purchased Wheaton's Island in Big Stone lake, and has already taken up his residence in that paradise. Mr. Jones paid 31,000 for the place,in order to have a safe retreat from the angry subscrib er who may be often noticed hanging around the HERALD ollice with a club inquiring who wrote that article. Collins and Caskets at F. J. Mon roe's furniture house. Messrs. Darius and Frank Cable and F. W. Thorndike have just completed the construction of a neat little row boat 10 ft. long, which will bear com parison with any thing on the lake for beauty and easy handling qualitcs. The tasty appearance of the craft and its completeness in every respect, re llects considerable credit upon the skill and ingenuity of its builders. The Press & Dakotian has a sample of grass thirty-live feet long, which was cut on the Missouri bottoms. What a boss place that would be for lazy man to picket out his cow wouldn't have to move her ail sum mer.