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0 mos ft/-** .v |501 3.5 lno't'2 001 able Ijf1 lL 6.00 1.00 2.25 4.U0 Iff): 1.50 1.-75 3.50 6.00 2.00 10.00 2.75 5.00 8.00 14.00 25.00 4.50 9 00 15.00 Lc oo 9.00 15.00 25.00 40.00 15,00j 25.00! 40.00 75.00 Division 1'., JI. & l* & St. v. Ha'1waV* PASSKXOKB. ^pst. (lOing East. Arrive IVjwirt. Depart. 12:i5 a 12: JU a xa- iocomioMtio*. Q(iinsKMt 4:»M» ra .... G:UO a in WILMOT BKASCH. learM tor Wiimot at 9 a iT/irom VViliii"t at 11:55, erery i Wednesday »«l KOHTY orricr.Ks. Lowrs_lst Dist.John Martens. "d |)ist.,VV.T.Buriuatj,Lh.ni. Id I)ist.,Ww. Jennings. JohnD'Hi.k'lass. vV- Martens. ^,11'robate Judge-*-!'hoa. Bouck. S. Farley. u ,! enedict. liiart—J- L. Lock hart LXls-O, VV I'revey. vt c^v-.l. H. Owen, "br U U.C.Rose. |«urvfjtr-W. S. CrowL UIXV OI'FU'I'BS. iHenryS Volkmar. fr L. IKMI'K. ir-.\ng. Mittelsttedt -R, Rodgers teiicf—s. C. Junes joraev—'Tlios. L. Bouck leu—1st Ward—J A McBride, kr 2d Ward—VV Saunders, W 3d Ward—0 A Krlandson, K W |rsh&l, Street Commissioner, Building ctor and Fire Warden—J K Siiuuions. Ian—Charles Sutclitfe. FK ATE UNITIES. 1L ARCH MASONS, MILBANK. npf-r No. 15. Stated convocations Itud tourtii Thursday of each month. |p.iu. Visiting companions cordially A.BLBSKR, High Priest. GIBSON, JR., Sec. A A. M.-M1LBANK LOIXJK No. 20. Stated meetings at Schaler's Hall, on .Thursday evening ol each month. Ig brethren are cordially invito! to at- J. C. KSAJT, VV. M. niscEL, Secretary. fo-P.-SYLVAN LODGE No. 51. Beets every Tues lay evening at Scha wl. Visiting brethren cordially invi Ku. KMAMEL, N. U. AHDSES, Sec. _iND ARMY OF TUB REl'UBLh',— |Meeti-1very second aiul luurth Satur .|i. la. sharp, at the Court House, waits visiting our city are invited to is, VV. DitfUiJ," Commander. VITCH, Adjutant. W.-Me«'ts first and third Mon- pv mint^s til each month in MaSon. WuiRg brethren cordially invited, Recorder, .M. W AT SON, M. VV E.-SKDUVVICK DIVISION NO, M. Meets in Sfhaler's Hall, Milhank, the first and thini Sunday ol each C. MATTIIKWS, Clnel. TACF. Foss, Sec. MK OK RAILWAY CONDUCTORS— MilUuik Division N o. Meets at Ma I Hail every second and fourth Sundays ifl- All members ol the order cordial F11^. F. A. JOHNSON, Chiel Oonii'r. IHOESE, Sec. ami Treas. 0. G. T.—Meets every Monday eve sung at Court House and extends a iuvitatwu to visiting members. S. K, (xtuvutf, C. T. I® THOMAS, Rec. Sec. ^hukciiesT ITHOLK.:.—Service St. Lawrence uiurch every Sunday and holy day at rwa. m. ITEY. JOHN HEKMELING, L'riest. pT i*I. K. Church. l'reaching every punday at li 45 a. m. and 7 :'0 p. rrl» League 6::i0 p. ni. Punday school ''raver meeting Wednesdays at 7:30 J»v. J. C. SHKLLAHi, Pastor. ^JEK(iATU)NAL-R 11 Battey, po&tor. Services every Sunday at 10: Jf a JII and J. Sunday school V.l Y l'SC U Sun l^vtce3i,:3upiu. AN—Service oocasional—m the Norwegian language at tlie church at v" J- 11- STOHUK, Minister. |Pl|C0pAIJ__^prvj(,e in library Hall lirst 7-'J, -vot eitcl» iiainpH month at 10*:tr» a. m. "w P- w. REV .J M.MOBRIMK olliciat- Office at Watertown. 8. D., S r*t,y eiven that the iolloW- Settif'r is t1011anui l0u i- ,1rk '"I'-D notice of his HI to InjlL-£k i .... ... ...| P'Wl til llli-ll 1IWIII1- in inr lai ''na' l""ooi in supixirt 'o |»u 'iat said ot 0 HOME HAPPENINGS. be- prool will lie made circuit court at Milhank, S. rj ,ar3'»-•*», viz: Thomas Kijt ter«t-^* Wo- f,r l(ii. 1 e( the northwest tion 2(i, Township 1»0 north. .west. He ji.M,ies the hdluwing i) P^ve his continuoues residence Niaiii' ,tU,, vation Mlltj4k ol,said land, viz: Win. s Il ', uik's- p° !k,S rt Ht'nry '•"'ir",'' A iJ.j 1 Kohler, ol .Vul- Authony Carter, of Milbauk, C. G. WILLIAK8T Register. Christmas trees of all sizes at A. J. lileser's. The little six year old boy of Hans Glomstadt, of Mudison township died Saturday evening. The case of Ilenry Neill vs. the Advance company is being tried in Justice Jones' court to-dav. Miss Laura Bradford was reelected as teacher of the primary departmeat. at the last meeting of the board. The Catholic Sisters will give a school exhibition on Friday evening Dec.27th. at the opera house, to which all are invited. The State grange of Minnesota meets in Minneapolis, Tuesday the 18th• Melrose grange will be represented by N. I. Lothian. LOST -A gentleman's nnplucked ot ter gauntlet glove. The finder will be suitably rewarded by leaving at this oilice or at Chas. Belcher's in Big Stone City. Major iJiggs returned ..from the agency evening, and states that the requisite number of signatures had been obtained to the treaty before he left. The matter will be presented to congress, and there is no doubt that will be ratified. A criminal suit has been commenc ed ia the justice court against a num ber of parties in Alban township, who a short time ago got loaded up with sour beer aud attempted to torce an entrance into the house of a widow lady living in the neighborhood. Mrs. Lawrence George, of Alban, while in the city last Saturday, was attacked with hemorraghe of the lungs and was taken to the home of Joseph Fansett. Dr. Daniels has been attending her, but as yet it has not been considered safe to remove the patent to her home. We are reliably informed that suits will bo commenced to collect the de linquent assesments of the old Grant County Mutual ins. Co., by the trea surer. as soon as Mr. Lowthian returns from St. Paul. Tnose wishing to set tle can do so at squire Jones's before suit is commenced. Geo. Merry returned from Sioux City last week, where he had taken a shipment of cattle, lie says Sioux City is a much better market for cattle than the twin cities, and if direct rairoad communication could be obtained with the former, it would add to the value of every head of stock in the county. Mr. Hob. Major, when he had start ed out for Ortonville last evening about dusk, was thrown from his cart and for a short time left senseless. The horse took fright at a dog which ran out, and suddently shying tluew Mr Major from the cart aud galloped off. The horse was recovered t: is morning about four miles east of town, with the vehicle slightly dam aged. The committee appointed by the city council to go to Milwaukee aiudt adjust the waterworks difference, re turned this evening, and report that they met a very kindly reception from General Superintendent Erling, and found him willing to make a sat isfactory settlement of the matter The new agreement annuis the old contract and provides for anew one, to commence with the new year and to be renewed annually. The old m debtedness is to be reduced fiom $5,000 to S'S.OOO, and the city to pay between S500 and £C00 for its water privileges, the company to provide a day engineer at the pumps, and ha\e a man from the round house make regular trips to th pumps during the night. Our limited time forbids giv ing further details of the contract^ i ut the above are the main points of it The committee state that the re ports of removal of the division are totally unfounded, as they could learn nothing of any such intention on the part of the company. Scrap iron purchased at James Lockliait's black smith shop. MILBANK, DAK., TUESDAY, DEC. 17, PERSONAL.. August Schmidt, the Ortonville butcher, was in town to-day. Key. Battey and wife, who have both been on the sick roll are again able to be around. Emil Johnson was confined to the house with sore throat lust week, aud his little daughter i3 troubled in the same way. Miss Sophia Tobin leaves this week for Milhank. Our young ladies are scarce and we do not like to part with thetm, but our loss is Milbank's gain. —Andover Gazette. Prof. Prevey returned Thursday from Nebraska, accompained by Mrs. Prevey, who although not entirely recovered from her recent illness, is much improved. China cups and saucers, water set lamps, &c., appropriate and handsome for Christmas presents at likser's drug store. Double Tracli and sill steel Haili» A UcllKhttuI Kxcnr*ioii. The following "train ordei No. 1" has been issued by Sedgwick Division, No. 313, B. of L. E. for a terpsichor ean trip New Year's eve. To YOCKSKLF AND LADIF.?.—Ilun from your home to opera ouse extra dance between »:30 p. m. ai.d 3:U0 a. m., fo 1 music by Slawson's or chestra: meet at the old Durham ho tel for refreshments at 12:un m. Flag against long trains approach crossings with caution, and look out foranotuer party following n»sxt year. Be particular to enjoy yourself. The trainmen on this run are: II S. V oik mar, J.J. Ryan, Henry Port, Mike Don r, Ed. Dure, Harry Hol lands, John Bohan, Jas. Laughlin, Geo, Middlebrook, Thus. King corn mittee on invitations and II. E. Com 'fort, Chr.s. Matthews, Wm. Edding ton, committee ou arrangements. Handsome Christinas presents of silverware, vases, plush goods, al bums. &c., at Bleser's drug =tore. The east bound mixed tram on the Manitoba railroad was wrecrke last Tuesday about two miles east of S Hith Shore and just over the line of this county, by the breaking of a tiange on the locomotive truck, lhe iengine-auda number of cars loaded with wheat were hurled down the embankment and crushed into a mass of wreckage. The engineer. James P. Haines, of Heading. Pa„ fireman John Kivlaham, of McGregor, la., and a brakeman named Hooney were instantly killed and ground into an unrecognizable mass. Coroner Hose land Sheriff Benedict were sent for, but deemed an inquest unnecessary under the circumstances. About twenty-live or thirty old soldiers with their families enjoyed the army fare and other exercises of the camp lire at the court house last Saturday. The principal business transacted was the election of officers for A. A. Humphrey Post, for ensuing year, which resulted as lows: Commander—Thomas Fitch. S. Vice—A. A. Story. J. Vice—Joseph Thomas. Quartermaster—II. J. Benedict (). 1).— Geo. Felton. (j.—n. j. L. McGivern. Ch iplain—V. VVarrin. Surgeon—L. II. Shields. Junior League. the iol- On Monday evening last our report er's attention was attracted by sounds of hilarity from the M. E. church. The interior was found very liberally supplied with children of the Junior League. Gradually the overflowing spirits quieted and the large company were soon singing, led by Mr Bergan, with Miss Emma Carrick as organist. Several "fathers aud mothers in Israel" had provided a feast, after which came a very practical and well rendered literary entertainment in which the young gentlemen and ladies acquitted themselves with great credit. "Fall in" was the final order, and in a moment, with a Chautauqua salute, old as well as young were keeping time in march and song to "We're marching to Zion." The prob lem of how to entertain growing youngsters seems to be solved by the Some very pretty Chiistmas trees at A J. Bleser's, also ill kinds of children's toys. »./• M. N. Johnson, a defeated candi date for tha U. S. senate irom North Dakota, says that when it was gene rally supposed he was going to be elected he was offered 825,000 cash and a SI0,000 consulship if he would allow the railroads to name the dis trict judges. Mr. Johnson doesn't say whether he refused because the amount of cash was'nt large enough or the consulship did'r.t suit him. Some men want the whole railroad when they have anything for sale. Governor Mellette and Ex-auditor Ward are lighting a wordy duel, with such choice expletives as "liar," "braggart," "coward," etc.. for weap ons. The boya have evidently forgot ten that they are not now living in a wild and wooly territory where they can indulge in ouch a bill of fare with out giving the public the dispepsia. Ward accuses the governor with hav ing ardoned Oswald, the North Dako. ta murderer, through corrupt motives. While no one who knows Governor Mellette for a moment believes that he was actuated by any such motives, yet the incident brings into promi nence the liability to abus« which this pardoning power is subjected, anil the necessity for some restriction upon its free exercise. We understand that a libel suit is to be institued against one of our city papers for asserting that a young lady appeared at the recent carnival in a dress "shirt" and a silk hat. Now we don't like to encourage libel suits against newspapers, for we can tell when our own tura will come again, but it does seem as if reportorial in quisitiveness was being carried too far when it burrows down into a min ute description of a lady's underwear. We're a married man, and can with stand the shock which the reading of such a description causes, but the edi tor should remember there are many guileless young men in Mitbank, whose modesty he should take into msideration when he thus deter mines to brave public opinion by describing unseen things. For our part we don't believe in going behind the returns in a woman's make-up. The Woman's National Industrial League, appropos to the late Silcott embezzlement arc out with a set of resolutions recommending that women be appointed as disbursing officers where large amounts of public money are handled. We believe the recommendation to be a good one, and suggest that the experiment be tried before all our democratic officials get over the Canada line with what there is left of the personal property of the American eagle. True, the tirst offense of this kind was commit ted by a woman who was too anxious to go into the fruit business on her own account, and which resulted in loading us down with a mortgage we havn't been able to lift since, yet it happened so long ago, and the offense has been so frequently condoned by our marrying her daughters and ac knowledging a family relationship that we don't feel like bringing up this old matter agairst her. Should the ladies prove no more trustworthy than the sterner sex, there would still be an advantage in the fact that be fore absconding she would necessa rily take the regulation time to "tix up" for so important a trip, and the coherts of justice might thus be en abled to swoop down upon her before she could get across the border with the boodle. Dont fail to attend the school ex hibition in the opera house Friday eve ning Dec. 27th, given by the children of the sisters school. Tcaclier*' Institute. The ninth Teacher's Institute for Grant countv will be held in the couit house in Milhank. commencing Tues day Dec. 3 1 and continue four days. Teachers are hereby notified to at tend. PREVEY, Co. Supt. Grunt Co., S. I. ISO. 18 u i sr vnnoM. December. 14th. Jas. Farnham, of Appleton, Minn. nephew of It. Farnham of this place* visited friends here last week during a vacation in his school. School No, 3, in charge of Ceo. II. Plant, is large and prosperous, twenty six pupils being enrolled. It is reported that indications of oil and coal have been found a well on the farm of II. Krueger. Miss Addie Warring has finished her school in Stevens county, Minne sota, and returned home. The infant daughter of So!. John son was formally christened last In day, He v. A. Kngdahi officiating. ALBEC. Dec. 10 th, 1889. Alfred Tennyson leaves Tuesday for Minneapolis, where h© will remain until spring. Mrs. Plimpton has returned from Minneapolis. The average of our population is kept up if some people do leave. It is a girl at Gus. Sonnomores this time. There will be a school exhibition at Hevillo, Friday evening, Dec. 20, and a kind of a soldiers reunion and a general good time Friday Dec. 2, aud a show Tuesday evening Dec. 17th. The country is coming to life again. P. S. Devino has gonefteast but ex pects to return soon. We will say again for the benefit of those who are in doubt about itr that the dance here will be Christmas night, not Christmas eve. The dance at Geo. Friday s turned out pleasantly and an immense time was enjoyed by all. While well diggers were drilling a well on E. Iloxsey's farm about 5 miles north west of this place, they struck what seems to be a vein of coal at. a depth of 204 leet. A sample of it has been sent away to be analyz ed. All indications are that it is genuine coal. ]J() .1 11N. A. J. lileserhas a wonderfully largo assortment of dolls, which he is sol ling at cost. Tax Sale It riilicales, The following communication to the Sioux Tails Press introduces a plan that looks like a practical im provement over the methods* siuw :n vogue for selling lands it tax sales. The principal features are 'Piist—At the tir.-L Lax s.ue alter the passage of the bill, lands or lots should be sold to the party offering to pay the taxes lor the lowest iate of interest, the purchaser receiving a certificate covering the whole of the land taxed. The present method is. to sell to lhe party offering to pay the tax lor the smallest part of the land taxed, the certificate drawii 30 per cent interest. Under the proposed law the rale of interest would not ex ceed 12 p'-r cent in any county, and would Las as low as S uci cent in this county. Second —At each sub.-* the laud or Jot should be st an unmount as would pay i hat ye«ir and d.» 1 issued the previoo,-. i-.ii. sin pllfy he bookf, as iin i only one eertiliviate oui .i«. I• ut *,ah* i..i lor such 111* tax for certificate '1 ui:-. Would woiiid be any me. ecuiu ulated -h a liguro Third— W hen th'- a taxes had reached so hi hat no new bids could be obtained, then a deed should issue to the holder td the certificate oil his pacing the current year s tax, I'nder such a law no deed would is sue uutil the full value of the land had been paid in taxes and interest. The ordinary 100 acres of unim proved hind would not go to tax deed under such a system lor lrom thirty to forty years. There would be no question under such a law but that the taxes would always be paid to the county treasnrei. The book keeping would be much sim pler, the interest paid would h« re duced w o -thirds it 1-ast. and bur. Very few tax deeds would v be i- 1,1 11have submitted this measure to many men who •understand tin' tax laws, and they have wit hour, excep tion approved i:. V "ir- v. i v 'rul .. MI :.VIN -n v Cse liiesei's Florista lor cl.Mppei hands.