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of Luis &nd VI. 6u 3111 IK i N ew :u hit ]d ll6 agon tias Bio aTjg eeborn & McGiverin, DEALERS IN JS AND STATIONERY. -A.t Hessiguie's Old Stand. MAIN STRET, BIG STONE CITY, Stock of Paints, Oils and Varnishes. LCE Articles, Perfumery, Toilet Articles, "—1 &c., at lowest prices. uu3 hi flnist assortment of Choice Candies in the City. carefully and properly compounded by anfexperienced drug- gist at any hour of the day or night. Hardware Store! v of Machine Oils, Paints, Varnish, and Brushes, 3H Steel Barb Fence Wire. Wood and Iron Pumps, gon maker's and Blacksmith's Supplies, including p|fj Cumberland Blacksmith s Coal. Iron aud Tin Work Dons on Short Notice. GREAT BARGAINS IX EVERYTHING. and See us before Purchasing. Mewing, Post & Oehler, treetf Big Stone City, Dak. £(AH.L.£]S BETCHKH, 3^' WHOLESALE k RETAIL DEAI.EH IX irdware and Lumber, •on, Nails, Stoves, Tinware, Paints, tib* Oils, Glass and and AVood j\ tutorial, &o. STONE CITY, DAK. Jovelty "Wood "Works! re making a specialty of Storm Sash Storm Doors, which we are manufac_ at the lowest rates. Call and get ou" s and see our work. Wood Sawed into Stove length at reas onable rates. of windows :n idu to order. BIG STONE. CITY, DAK. CITY l.ovI.ltVTI i:T. Official Report of Council Proceed). Big Stone City, Apr. 27,1885. Council met in its rooms at 8 p. m. present—His Honor, \Y. W. Downie, in the chair aldermen. Baker, Murphy Schafer and VonEscben, and deputy city eJerk. Minutes of last meeting read and approved. Report of license committee fixing the license on drays at the rate of S15 for one team, and $10 for each addi tional team, was adopted and passed. Council, on motion, instructed the marshal to compel parties to keep their yards clean and place hay and straw at such a distance from build ings as shall be deemed safe from lire also to remove all obstructions from streets. Special committee on salaries of city officers reported as follows: That the assessor receive S'45 per annum street commissioner, S2.'J5*per day pound master fees, one half of penalties collected clerk, per diem, lor services within city if 1.50 without •City £2.00 Fees—serving notices of election upon officers as required by law. 25 cents each serving notices of ap|K)intments and commissions upon officers or officially transmitting no tices to county officers, 25'cents each. For licenses and permits granted by the council or authorized by ordin ance 25 cents each. For filing any paper required by law to be filed in his office, 10 cents each. For jiost Jing up notices required by law or au jthorized or ordered by the Council, 25 :cents each. For lecording any order or instru ment, in writing authorized by law i.tnd by the council 10 cents for each I luo words. For any other or further services !authorized by law or ordered by the council and not herein enumerated, such reasonable fee. and compensa tion as the council shall agree upon, direct and order. Nothing her.'iu shall alTect or apply to any fees to city clerks authorized by law and not chargeable to city treasury. On motion above report was unani i mousiy accepted aud adopted. On motion, (he marshal was in istiucted to have pound repaired and 'made ready for use. Bonds of Alex. Meadows, as marsh al and street commissioner, with sure ties, approved. Special committee on council re ported decision that council occupy lower room \n the Monro building from April 15, Is85 to October 15, 1885, on terms agreed upon. Motion made and carried that the report be adopted and passed. Account of II. R. Jiurnell for $25.75 referred to commitle on Jinance. On motion, council adjourned to meet Monday, iv 4th, 1»85, at 8 o'clock p. ni. Jxo. S. Cka i«, Deputy City Clerk. Kunday School convention. The executive committee of the Grant County Sunday School associa tion met in Library hail. Milbank, April 18, 18.S5, Present— 1). AY". Diggs, chairman, J. C. Wood. W. M. Thomas, IL J. McGiverin and the secretary. Moved and carried that the semi* i annual association be held at Milbank, May lfith and 17th, 18f5. M. Thomas was appointed a committee on selection of place for the meeting of the convention. Moved that G. L. Wood, W. M. Thomas and Mrs. F. A. Johnson be a committee on entertainment. The committee then made out the following programme lor the conven i tion F»AT T'HI»AY. 8 v. M.—Song Service, 8:15—Opening prayer—Itev. J. L. Granger. 8:30—Address of Welcome—Presi dent Geo. A. Wood, 8:45—Responses—Rev. J. II. Mooers and Rev. G. L. Furrier. I Benediction—Rev. B. Seymour. St XDAY*. 10:45 A. M.— Sermon—Rev. ,T. J„. Granger. -Subject, -'.i'lie se of the Bible. 12 in.—The Model Sunday School— I). \V. Diggs, Pres. Terr. Assoc. 3 p. M.—I'raise meeting—Rev. II. A Marshall. 3:15—Reports of Schools, i 3:45—Verbal reports and questions. I Kl'-dion in' delegate to Territorial Convention. if BIG STONE CITY, DAK., FRIDAY, MAY 1, 1885. N() 37 4.—Addn •sses—Rev. ,1. B. Seymour, Rev. J. II, Mooers and Col. J). M. Evans. SVXDAYKVKNINO 8 p. M.—Praise meeting. 8:15—Address—Rev. II. A Mar* shall. Benediction. Rev. .T. L. Granger. The County Commissioners at their brief session the lirst of this month determined upon building an addition of eighteen feel on the rear end of the court-house, the full width of the building. A large (ire-uroof vault will be built in the middle of the addition divided into two parts. The Register of Deeds will occupy one of the new rooms thus built, aud the Treasurer the other. Iron doors will be placed on two sides of the vault opening into the two new offices. The new arrang merit will give additional room for the county officers, which is greatly need ed, as the business of the county is steadily increasing.—Milbank Review. Ortonville Headlight, At a regular meeting of Frank Batr Post, G. A. R. Wednesday Eve., Win. Jay of Ortonville ami Samuel Dunnell of Big Stone City, were mus tard in as members of the G. A. R. The Post is now in a very flourishing condition financially and otherwise. Frank P. Blair Post will commem orate decoration day at Ortonville in the forenoon and at Rig Stone City in the afternoon. 1" I it* committees at both places are hard at work making elab orate preparations fur a proper observ ance of tin day. An invitation will be sent to the Beardsley Post to unite wiLh the Ortonville I'ost and join the ceremonies of the day. The enterprising new firm of Brown & Godfrey are engaged in an order for. one thousand stereoscopic views of Ortonville and vicinity, lor the Rev. Mooers of Hig Stone City who on his proposed lecture trip in the east, will have them for sale. It is thought'.hat 1 the one thousand is only the begining 1 and that a much greater number will be in demand. A NOVKL Sen KM F..—Big watermel ons are the boast ol Dakota, and like others ot its products prove it to possess a wonderful soil. .John A. salzer, the Northern seed glower, has offered $25 in gold for the largest water aud musk melons grown Irom seed of his celebrated Egyptian Reel and Atlanta Constitution varieties. The publishers of the UAKOTA FA mi nus intend that these pi ize:» shall come to Dakota, and so have made the offer to all their suberibers, old or new, of a ten-foot Duplex Wind Mill aud a No. 1 Fanning Mill to that subscriber raising the largest w.^er and musk melon respectively from the above seed. I'hese two packets of seed (worth 30 centsy aud the DAKOTA FAUMKU tor one year will be sent to any one remittihg Sl.ou, the regular subscrip Tion price, to the publishers, DAVIS A, Bt sHXKLL, Huron. Dakota. Travaro is to have an eight roller flouring mill. Win. Krieger. a prac tical miiierof Wisconsin, has had tins point in \iew for some time. He came up last week and alter thorough ly examining the liver, found that an immense water puwer could be had with little expense and concluded to immediately commence the erection of a mill. Articles of agreement were drawn and signed, by winch the town gives a handsome bonus. Work is to be commenced within a month, aud the null completed by November 1st. As the building of the mill and the dam would be too much work lor one season, Mr. Krieger will use steam power until next season when be will complete his water power. Thus the mill is an assured fact.—Travare Sun. ol' lo-«lu People generally, and even those who may be.termed steady readers and close observers, luue but a faint, ception of he magnitude and inlluenet* the press of this country has attained From a careful xainination of the advance pages of the 1**5 edition of the AMKUK AN NKWSI*AI«KII IMIMXT or.Y, issued May 1st, by ieo. I*. Rowell &. Co.. of NKW VOUK, it appeals that there are 14.14i newspapers and peri odicals published in the I'uited states and Canada of these the V'nited Mates has I2.y73, an aveya ge of one paper for every 3.8in persons, in 1.HS4 the total number of newspaper was le.-s by .YJ.'J than at present, and \«hile the gain this year is so marked as in some previous years, it is still con siderable. Kansas sb^ws the greatest increase, the tiutubcr being 7s. whip* Illinois follows with a grain of 77. It is curious to notice that New York.' he scone so much political activity during the Jaxt campai4Mt should have only about oiie-ttnrd as many news papers as the Stale of Pcwsy i and prosperity of different sections of the country, especially the Territories the number of new papers loi ins an interesting study, and niav well occu py the attention of the curious. Peculiarly Vain-Able. March Numtxr of the Northwest. "The weekly 1'ioneer I'ress cmt li'i^ a caretully prepared summitry of all the news of the week, and in its liter i ry. agricultural, domestic and general department is arranged with care an discrimination for the 1 e icfit of iw many thousand nations throughout the country. Especial attention is de voted to news and events more lmni diately connected with the develo nient of Minnesota and the No 11 west, a feature that makes it pecu liarly valuable for circulation Big Stone City, Dak. outside of the Northwest. The sulncript.ion price of the Weekly is only one dollar a year, postpaid. A trilling sum for so large and excellent a paper." The "constantly tired-out" feelinj so often experienced is the result of impoverished blood and consequent enfeebled vitalitv. Aver's SarsapanIIa feeds and enriches the blood, increases the appetite and promotes digestion ot the food, and the assimilation of its strengthening qualifies the system being thus invigorated, the feeling rapidly changes to a grateful sense of strength aud energy. Thorndikc & Wahlrus, Dealers in FRESH FISH. Ail orders by mail promptly attend ed to. Sew Boot nil slot Store Xext door to Jackson Bnliler'n old stand. REPAIRING AND MENDING. All work and goods warranted, and repairing (lone free if not as represented. E66S TAKEN IN EXCHAN6E FOR SHOES. JOSEPH BERGMAN Knight & Dean, Have on lutnd $501,000 Hawes & Gibson, Time, I, 2, f), 4, 5, rt, 7, S, 9,10yearn. J»« t«re*t H8 low as the lowest. Money Iur n is lied to p:iy lor Pre-emptions ami Coiiiiuiite lloniesteiels. No Delays. Persons ean get their the «hme ilay they »pplv. Print*))*) attd Interest payable at .ililkink, Dakota. Ilnwes .S (iibsui) iirt* :oitloi?if6ed to uet o tinte loans. 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