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1L & ELDREDGE & CRAIG. |Dry Goods & Groceries, Boots and Shoes, Clothing. Eldredge and Craig, Flannels, Nubias? Scarfs, Buffalo Robes and Coats, Overcoats, Wool Boots and Arc tics—all Fall and Winter Goods. ELDREDGE & CRAIG. are now selling 20 per cent, off for cash Examine prices and convince yourselves. ELDREDGE & CRAIG All persons whom we have accommodated will please call and settle their accounts. ELDREDGE & CRAIG. Druggists and Stationers. Big Stone City, Dak. JII^AUSJTrandtVrs fkant (Cotmin §*m SfSSETON RESERVATION. When Will The Luuii Come Into Market. This question is almost everywhere asked by people .seeking new homes. It is believed by many that the treaty with the Indians there expires next July leaving that vast tract of rich lands to come into the market for pre emptions, when duly surveyed. This in a mistake. The treaty does not ex pire, neither will any of those lands be open for pre-emption by virtue of any suspension or annulment of annu ity to those Indians. The treaty se cures the reservation to them as a permanent possession without respect to time or contingencies. In 1872 the .Sioux sold to the goverment a vast tract of land in Dakota, compris ing all the region through which runs the Northern Pacific railroad and the Jim River valley, extending over not less than 10,000,000 of acres. The sum agreed upou was SHOO,000, to be in annual entailments for a term of ten years, to be about equally divided between the Devil's Lake Indians and the 8is.setons. The time expires next July. The? fulfillment of this con tract on the part of the goverment by no For Colds, Coughs, Bronchitis and all affections of the Lungs' take Ayer's Cherry Pectoral. BIG STONE CITY, DAK., FRIDAY, JAN. 5, 1883. NO. 20 Ml stock of the Sisseton reser-! vation to the goverment. Prior to thi:: sale, these very Indians (theSiss eion.s), had, in 1867, by virtue of the treaty, reserved so much for them selves—about million acres, constitut ing the Sisseton reservation, as a per pcuual residence for themselves and children, ar.d children's children from generation to generation. Iler.ce the land is thehs after next July, the1 same as before, and cannot be legally not rightfully occupied and possess* ed by the whites except by purchase from the legitimate owners. It will be remembered that the Sissetons were ourdefendersduring the terrible massacre of 1HS2 which favor the goverment recognized in the wording ol the treaty. They have made rapid progress in civilization, and are fast verging into a Self-sustaining citizen ship. JiutJ there is neglect some where in respect to securing patents for farms. But a very few have them. They aver that poor encouragement has been given them that the general goverment has nut promptly attended to iheir applications that they are put of, and put of under pretentious excuses that their rights are not re spected. Henco the witnesses in re gard to this all important matter. The real facts should be investigated ami the Indians encouraged secure faams and homes for themselves which no trespasser can invade or steal away. If they do not avail them selves of the chances and speedily, to », nothing is plainer than that their wild and idle lands will, by some con struction or change in law, be swal lowed up by the whites. The very destiny of American civilization de crees tlr»t every acre of land in our con tinental country will and must be oc cupied and cull ivated. .If such lands remain unfurrowed a few years long er. a powerful pressure will be brought to bear upon the goverment at Wash in gton, demanding the opening up of that territory to occupancy by the whites. Cannot our Indian breth ren sense this fact and sensing it, will they not hasten to avert a calam ity impending over them? Already a proposition is on foot to remove the Indians scattered on different reser vations to one reservaion. Any one can see this is not a benevolence but a covert plot on the part of land spec ulators to seize those lands and grow fat in speculation. This would be most cruel and unjust to our Indian friends who are very much attached to their Coteau home and are strug gling to do their very best to hold and improve them. The prevailing senti ment among the whites who sympath ize with the Indians and are helping tliem forward, is, to occupy and culti vate their wild lands and become com ponent jtarts of our citizenship by such possession, and find their rights in a common law and common consti tution. Our Indian friends however, begin to realize the situation more studiously than ever. They are not numerous enough to occupy the whole were each to secure a patent. Und^r the circumstances they are already discussing the feasibility and necessi ty of selling off an unoccupied strip of land to the whites, the better to main tain themselves. This arrangement would obviously contribute mutual advantage, socially fortify them a gaiust the encroachment of specula tors and more rapidly advance them in the industrial arts.—--St. Paul Globe. DOWN! DOWN They go! Another Crash in Now is the time to buy goods cheap. Closing out sale of our en::i Dry Goods! Clothing! C. L. HOLMES & I Prices at ii Hintts! the Boots and Shoes! Having decided to make an entire change in our business affairs the »ii.-i o e y e a w e o e o u e n i e s o k a e a y e u e i e s a n a w i n ter goods at COST OK LESS. Call early and secure bargains. Caward & Stevenson. Continue to make Special Inducements on all winter goods. From 10 to 20 pei cent, dis count from regular prices FOR CASH. OVERCOATS -A.T COST. AH other gQpds CHEAP! CHEAP! CHEAP CALL ASD SEE. Cornell Ave., Big Stone City. C. L. HOLMES & BRO. F. J. MONROE & COMPANY. The Largest, Best Selected and Most Complete Stock of FURXITUItE we^i of the Mississippi, consisting of Parlor and Bed Room Sets, A Large Assortment of Bed-Steads, bureaus, commodes, Wash Stands, Tables, Wood and Cane Seat Chairs, Mattress and Spring Beds. Mirrors, Pictures, Picture Frames, Brackets, WALL PAPER, and Ladies' Work Baskets and Table Mats. SEWING MACHINES, and School Desks tind School Furniture We are offering our stock at prices that defy competition. Give us n BIG fcTOXE CITY. I). T.