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L.<p></p>PICT IV. bp fcri3 rH 02 CJT •3 a •xzrt c~u« ZJ rri bo A. o.*=» "rrJ c^=» £a» i T) V. s ft i 4' I IG STONE CITY THE of Grant County! Ye have Met the Enemy and He is Ours" jiotlier Nail in the Coffin of Corruption. and Greatest Failure in Milbank—The Failure to get the County Seat. STONE CITY ABLAZE WITH REJOICING, While Milbank is Buried ill the Gloom a Graveyanl. Oi l!! i €5 C» as C» W? pij o* o- i* THE COURT SAYS That William M. Evans Must Pack up liis Collar Bo* Bring: the balance of his Books to Big Stone City, the County Seat of Grant County. The Vote of the People and the Voice of the Law Declare Big Stone City the County Seat of Grant County. Special telegram to the HERALD. Vermillion, Dak., Feb. 8.—Decision in the mandamus suit of Shafer vs. Evans favorable to Big Stone. Con gratulations! & & O ?r- & o 3 O e* CO 3 I The above from a special corres pondent sets at rest the minds of the people relative to the county seat con test in this county. That Big .Stone would ultimately triumph in the un equal struggle for right was a foregone conclusion in the mind of everyone who heard the trial herein December.' The evidence produced in her favor then was overwhelming, Milbank fail ing to substantiate a single claim. The memorial to congress asking to have Big Stone and Traverse taken into the reservoir system of the upper Minnesota river, has passed thelegis t.ir« and has gone to congress to be incorporated in the appropriation bill now pending before that body. We have assurances from the whole de!e gat ion from this state that they will do all in their power to make it a success. The scheme as contemplated at present, is to build a dyke at the foot of Big Stone lake and thereby re tain the spring floods that now devas* tate the lower Minnesota, then cut a! canal between Big Stone and Trav-1 erse and dyke the foot of that lake,! putting in a lock, and dredging the Bois du Sioux to this junction with the Red River.and up to Fort Aber combie, where the stream is now nav igable. The two lake?, will give us a waterway of over seventy miles, and by dredging the river navigation could be had the whole length of the Red River. A goverment surveyor has already made a partial survey, and not only pronounces the scheme feasi ble, but pronounces one that would require but a small appropriation to carry through. That this scheme will receive prompt attention by con gress and that work will be commenc ed on the dykes next summer seems assured. The benefits that would be derived by the denizens of the upper Minnesota and Red River Valley would be simply enormous, as any one can easily ascertain by glancing at a map, and it behooves every citi zens of those valleys to lend all the aid possible in carrying through the good work already begun.—Ortonville North Star. BIG STONE CITY, DAK., FRIDAY, FEB. 9, 1883. NO. 2 "Gems from England" is a selection of forty or lifty pieces of choice mus ic, becoming decidedly popular, which Dyer & Howard 408 Nicolette Ave. Minneapolis, are offering to the pub lic at very cheap prices. "True Hearts" and "Whispers" tho samples sent us are perfect "Gems" and well worth the attention of the music lov ing world. Send for specimen pieces or catalogue. Fred. .Stein of Twin Brooks, was not a little astonished to find that his tax as assessed at the county seat here was $40 when on previous enquiry at the spurious otlice in Milhank they wanted to fleece him to the tune of fOO on the same amount of property. Mich is the difference between honest and corrupt government. When Judge Kidder has sufficient ly weighed the intricate law points .poured into his ears by attorneys i Tripp and Ennuett and the others, we may expect, in the language of Capt. Cuttle "an opinion as is an opinion." The people of this county are some what anxious to get the verdict, and if it won't interfere with the Judge's reappointment thev would be glad to have his decision sometime the pres ent century.—Milbank News Letter No doubt Grant county people are anxious for the Judge's decision and at the proper time will get it, or else he has departed from his heretofore remarkable promptness and punctual ity everywhere remarked upon by those who have had business before him, including the bar which is com posed of as able lawyers as there are in the west. The News Letter man need not worry his gizzaid about the reappointment of Judge Kidder for they have not the power to reappoint him, and consequently either the eastern or western portions of Grant county according to the way the de cision goes would be powerless to de feat it if the President should see fit to keep the Judge in his present po sition.—Vermillion Republican. •'THE BATTLI: OF THI: BOOKS. Alden, of "Literary Revolution" memory, is raising again the hopes and enthusiasm of teose who pelight in books. A few months ago his en emies thought, and his friends feared, that his enterprise had met with irre trievable overthrow but here he is again with "a larger catalogue, of better books, at lower prices than ever before." Ilis semi-weekly Elze vir Magazine is certainly a most I unique, charming, and marvelouelr i cheap collection of gems of literature. It gives, for instance, Tennyson's "Enoch Arden." Wilson's "The Sea Serpents of Science," Farrar's "The i Burning of Rome," living's "Rip Van Winkle, Goldsmith's "The, De serted Village, and the Traveller," pach complete, for only two cents a "Life of ashington Irving, by the poet R. II. Stoddard, for 6 cents: Bun yan's "Pilgrim's Progress," complete, tinly illustrated, for ten cent and nu merous others like in character and in price. If you think it incredible, send a postal card and a specimen copy will be sent vou free. His monthly magazine, Choice Literature, at 25 cents a year, contains the choic est selections from the foreign maga zines and reviews, in amount nearly as lunch as in one of the four-dollar magazines, and it is printed in excel style a copy of this will also be sent free upon application. Besides nu merous other publications. he is issu ing a series of cyclopedias, each de voted to a special subject, such as cy clopedias of History, Biography, Poetry, Fiction, Religious Literature, Choice Prese, Wit and Humor, etc. of teese he has something over thirty volumes ready for delivery, and many others to follow soon. Specimens re ceived at this office show excellent workmanship in every respect mneh superior to the average of the publica tions of the American Book Exchange. He wants a club agent in every neigh borhood, and will send catalogues with large indncments free on re quest. Address John B. Alden, Pub lishfg* 18 Vesey street. New York. The Doctor* ttocret Probably no new development will more surpriw the public, than to learn the secret ot Huecess of certain leading physician*. When they have a difficult ease ol throat or lung desease that batBtes their scientific skill they perscribe Dr. King's Discovery for Consumption, Coughs au4 colds, having it disguised iu a perscriptioo bottle, with their own directions and name attached. The patient is mred, and they get the credit. —Tribune. Trial bottles tree. Large sise fl.00, At A. W. ftesaecote'a Drug St**. *T Big Stone Lake and the Resent, tin ii l.utirts. Accompanying the report of the en gineers on the improvment of Bif, stone Lake published in the IIKRA:." of Jan. 28, we sent a letter to Dr ic gate Pettigrew, calling his attcntie to some leading features omitted the report, also asking him to do some thing for the relief of the settlers o: the Reservation who are about to an additional price of 50 cent* pi acre to the goverment for their land In reply he sends us the following: I have looked the whole matter and they are entitled to such relief. Y ours, 11. F. PfcTTlOREW. 1 House of Representatives. Washington, Jan. 30, li* ETS. IIEUALD: 1 read your Ictti in relation to Big Stone Lake ar. the report I sent you with much terest. Tie improvement should i made and if I were in Congress next sion 1 would leave no stohe unturned t'. secure the immediate improvRrnentO' Big .stone Lake. I will introduce v. bill to relieve those settlers on the lands west of the lake from payii'y the additional 50 cents |H.*r acre. Newipapvr Chan-re*. The Carter Bros, again assun.i control of the Conton Advoeat* Harmon retires. Conklin of the WaterloWft New has rendered himself ?o odious his support of the bolt.t f,i and thei" canvassing frauds, that for the good of the paper he has been forced to resign, and W. O. Eraser assumes its management. W. A. Morrill of the Aberden Re publican has sold out. Tho Gary Inter State will either sell out or get out. It has a brighte prospect farther west. MILHANK, Dak., Feb. 6, 1.183. Editors of the Giant. County Her aid, Big Stone Citv, J!ak.- Gentle men: In your issue of the second mat appears the following paragraph: "The second faiiuiv of lh»* week re ported from Milbank is lhat of th«) lirm of Williams & Garver, hardwarv dealers. Particulars not known." The statement is a lie and is whol ly without foundation. Inasmuch as you have been falsely informed w i request in justice to ourselves that you publish a contradiction of tho statement and further that you fu liish us with the na ne of your Inform ant. We understand thai if you re fuse to so furnish us the name c-i! your informant that you thereby tako upon yourselves the burden of proo. and the responsibility of the state ment. Respectfully yours, WILLIAMS & GARVBP. The above explvus itself. From the gentlemen's own statement, the leport appears to have circulated without foundation and we cheerful ly give place to tho correction. We know nothing of tho firm but are g! 11 to learn that amid the general crash and wreck of business houses arour them, these gentlemen stand aoiid. As to the responsibility attending tlio giving or withholding the nsmea oi our informant they lake a differed view of the province of journalist than we do not that we cannot givv such for in this case the subject w:u a topic of common conversation on the streets but that we hold it as the privilege of a uewspaprr to notice the current tuyit»s events of Uu week, without having to explain the source of its information to every ene who happens to 1h? oifended. Doubt less the mistake arosse from con founding the name of this reliable lirm with some of the many which have failed in Milbank the past two weeks. Do not buy cheap medicine cn the score of economy. The be.ut are none too good for the sick, and are the cheapest. Such are the Cherry Pec toral, the Sarsaparilla, and ulhei standard remedies of Dr. J. C. & Co. Th«y are worth A) bl*H all they and should be in every bom*.