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iietor -I •fa. VIII. OS, ••O CTONE CITV. 'VCS, ire r, s, ves, line- II '. Robinson baa returned from he Luc ft are going to have another stone M. Brewer Bold his trotting stallion -F t, to James Moulton, of liig Mono iy. Jmloe R. Gold lS doWD to Sioux OB tees. Euud of the Wave has gone to Seville on business. »nry Morrill has been laid up with liumps foi a week. N.J. Parcher wnl family are raov bto the Down it* Icuse. Johnswt lias t$^d into he house erly occupied by Franz Mueller, fv. Robinson married Mr. Olson, to 01sm, both of Qrtonville,last wee k, tjfnry Glaiser has given tip the St.. I'lea hotel and Mr. Cameron of Apple and has taken charge of the liouse. po. Yon Eschen writes from Spokane that be ban had all the work he fid do during the winter at 50 a day. ngf W. Thorndiue is taking down what ia left of the Geo. Kline house up ilU [lake, and will use the lumber t" an addition to his house. ?rs. Nelson, of Red Wing, Minn., wiii ,ure in the n piinK'April M. £. church Saturday th.. on woman r1non-partisan Iklderman HU 111-t aplf ast ist 1(j tin" I Vali-Ittleone, If rave. Hig Ston« City Cm net Hand will i Y»n attendance }Cl E Xkhe Ladies Aid Society of the M. roh will hold a basket social at the Charles ball, Wednesday evening. jTlTT '11 2nd.' There will be a drill exhibl i by 12 joung ladies of the Ortonville Corps. Everybody invitel. r^TT7(tr. James Dougherty, of Do 1'ere. i., and a brother-in-law ot John Ternan, is InoKing aroninl !Jig Stonn |"0 nstaip with 'he intention of locating Mi toon U he nei'iires a suitable frirns. ere ia plenty ot room in Hig Stone ^.voahip for just fmeh ni«n as Mr. ugherty, and ihe more that come ter it will b" for all coil' erned. N*M«|urli»an Caurii^. caucus was u-M in St arlea hotel. Saturday eveninguj which R. Gold was fleeted chairman and K. Morrill Becretary. )n motion a formal ballot wns taken mayor, which resulted in 15 votes J. C. Craig and 1V! votes tor K. M. onett, and Mr. Craig was declared the ioeof the caucus. The toiiuwing Ijieera were then nominated 1v ucela luion: for polloejustice—A. W. Movius. for acbool treasurer—Casper llatz. ward.---H.F.Thompson* School director first ward- C1. N. Por P» Alderman second ward—J. .T. Schiess* /ftnhnnl director second waid—F. W [J [lorndike. :ar. The following non-partisan city central tnmittee was also unanimously elected W. Thorndike A. W. Moviua F. J. atz. CITY I:M:CTIOS. The result of the election for city Been, which occured to-day is aa tol w«: Mayor—£. M. Bennett OL. S. Craig Alderman fir*t ward—R. F. Thomp 22, Paul Ty^p i~, 8chlea»^p aldcrmi a and F. W. borodlKe as school director from the Ksond ward, II. Porter as schooldirec from the first ward, A. W. Movius as Slice justice, and Casper Hatz as school "M^artr were elected without opposi OH, lhs"1 jibik- A!bee, March .11, lyO. School opened to-day with Miss Ada plough u teacher. Tho dance here turned out pleas ntlyas usual. Although there was oi a very large attendance a good Iffte was enjoyed by all. The new blacksmith shop is in full I ll'laat. Come ami try it. \J We have a harness shop now in the Id drug store,with Mr. Cluisieraffer- tLP liOH as proprietor. The infant son of 0. Garv caused inite an excitement by getting a dose *f gasoline which was left within his «§Cb. It was a «lose call for the but he came out all right ia- 0. Gary will erect a new barn back •f Ws hotel and then will be able to lg arei':*oeoininodate II teams that may wish to Maty Tuttle acts as waiter -s fcrthe Albee bouse, now is the time 'y JO oome to get a dollars worth of fun, m$ half dollars worth of grub all for stitranlf-five cents. & McBride of this citv has made U liettraaganients With (Jold & Co. of Big: itOM City. whereby the famous run ling borse Snow Ball fonnerlv of this jliflrtaf the county, will be found at it place in our town for breeding itrjttse*. I)oo .Tohx, Tonmbip orIi*tri« System. Iiedfield Journal: Our state constitu-1 tion says the legislature shall provide a uniform school law for the state. The legislature failed to do so. No harm is likely to refcult Irom the failure, inas much it will afford an opportunity for the people to discuss the question liefore I, 1 1 nr* r\t utwitlin* luiriu I «J 11 FA the assembling ot another legislature. Theoretically the township system seems to he an admirable one, but in its prac tical application it does not meet with general favor. It has proven to be too exjwjnsive-in fact, the natural tendency of its operation is UJ entail heavy expense. Human greed is largely the same the world over. Under the town ship system the school tax levy is uniform in the township. Naturally each sub-district wants to utilize as much of the funds as any other sub district wants as tine a school building, as good apparatus, high priced teacher, etc. This frailty, or whatever it may bo called, of human na ture is aptly demonstrated in every legis lature when the question of appropria tions is under consideration. The repre sentatives of the localities in which state institutions are situated vie with one an other in securing large appropriations. It would not for a moment do for one ot tliese representatives to return home with relatively a smaller appropriation lor his institution than is awarded the others. To do so would simply mean political il uot social ostracism forever thereafter. Under the independent school district svstemthis get-all -you-can principle does not apply. Each district absolutely con trols its own affairs. It levies its own tax. It may have a tine building or a sod shanty, as it pleases. It fixes the sal ary ot its teacher. In short, it is a less expensive system. We must have one or the other in some form modifica tion. Which shall it tie? A Department Heporl. ment in rural circles throughout the »rld is indicated, but it is less severe here than in other countries. Though prices of implements, utensils and fabrics are also low. the farmers' interest account is utiredu«ed, and his mortgage harder to lift. The main cause of low prices is re ferred to the inexorable law of supply and demand. Wheat and corn are cheap b.-causa of overproduction. Immigra tion hns increased he population 5,000, OOI.I in ten years. The inter continental acres have been carved into farms free to natives and foreigners, opening millions of n res to culthation. liailroad exten sion has stimulated production and over whelmed the east with western products Mr. Dodge says that while then- is an excess of a few staples like w heat, there arc ir.nulTr.'ient suppbe« of ninny other necessary products, and a total absence of scoies of others which should furnish profitable employment to rural labor. There is a too narrow range of cropping, diversification is essential to agricultural salvation. There are import* costing two hundred and forty millions ot dolia.s per aunuui of agricultural products which should be produced here. These are sugar, animals and their productions, fi bers, fruits and nuts, barley, leat tobacco, anil wines. The statistician treats oi what ho characterizes as the folly of wheat growers, insisting on going to the antipodes for binder twine, while a mil lion acres of flax fibre is wasted in ad joining fields, and when they could grow hemp enough in six months to biud the wheat of the world. This is, he says, ex coeded only by the twin folly ot cottwn growers, who are wild to go to India for (jute, when ??wsi o u n it will grow in their cotton fields as readily as weeds. Depression more intense will result, it is predicted, it farmers continue to restrict their efforts Another serious cause of depression he says, is the exorbitant share ot farm ers products taken by middlemen and carriers. The army of dealers in futures spent it would mean the extinction disturb the natural flow of trade, check mendicancy and pauperism. exportation by a temporary rise, to be followed by lower prices and greater ilrct tuitions. Speculators depress prices I when garners are full, and IK om them when farmers have nothing to sell, as at present. The community is infested with pestilent swarms of non-producers, The curse of speculation blights and consumes the result of honest industry. Leeches fasten on every product of labor and suck from it the life blood of profit. Men who produce nothing, who neither toil on farms nor spin in factories, are absorbing the wealth of the country by combinations without conscience and service without equity. It is suggested that farmers may he compelled to retail their own fruits and vegetables, sell their own meats and manufacture their own floui. For Sale. 150 bushels pure German millet seed which must be sold. A. .1. LIL.ESEE. tWTHE liKUFT FIRST, MILB.1XK .4X1 RAXT "COCXTY XKXT. W. C. T. U. Department. "For God and Home and Native Land MKS. M. W. LYON, Editor. It is most earnestly desired that the citizens o Milbank, will attend the lecture to begin on the 1st by Mrs. Nelson, on the BufTrage question. This is but a beginning of the work which will be done here in that line during the coming months before the October election, ami it matters not whether we are suffragists or other wise the question is before us, and we do well to study it. carefully in all its phases. KCONOMHS ASK 1 \T l.M I'KKA N I.. Even those most conversant with the evils of intemperance hardly esti mate aright their magnitude. In this period of the world's history when economic science is approximating more closely to absolute accuracy than ever before, few students ot its pro blems have justly measured the waste of material and production caused by the use of liquor. In the city of New York with its adjacent suburbs of Brooklyn and Jersey City,there lives a population of at least three millions of souls. In the inetropob itself W,00, saloons are licensed, in Jersey City,. l.WO, and in Brookhn four times tint uumbei. These are situated in the busiest and most accessable portion of the three cities. That they are centers of contamination,plague spots of wretchedness, hot-beds of crime and vice, need not be here stated. It is the economic question with which we have now to deal. These 14.000 dens of corruption, more frequently than otherwise, are situated upon street corners, so that the average frontage of each must be more than twenty-five feet rather than less however, let tnis be the basis of calculation. We then find that if these saloons were extended in i stiaight line side by side and touch ing each other, there would be a row of groggeries stretching .'Jao.ntiu feet •r a trllie more than sixty six and one-quarter miles in length. This is Washington Dispatch: Tic* prevailing depression in American agriculture i treated by Statistician J, R. Dodge in tne March report of the department of agri- j„st about two-thirds the distance be culture. The prevalence of low prices I New York and Philadelphia. i» noted, and the feeling of discourage-i J' 1111,1 iuation let us i of one end of this row ami draw it up facing lend and with it. tMiil ,l|i(1 ,parallel )iU lllel On an average it is estimated that fifteen dollars a day is spent in liquor, in each a less amount and they would tail. Conseqiitntly.Sr'i.iiod are annual ly spent in each saloon for rum, gin, brandy, whisky, absinthe, ale, beer and the wines. Multiply this by 14.- 000 and we have an expenditure of seventy-six millions and six hundred and fd'y dollars every year, forstroim drink alone in the metropolis and its suburbs. This gives an average of twenty-live doliars for every man, woman and child within the specified area. That this estimate must be rather less than above the truth, is evident. ••Stylish" saloons, like that at the lloffmau House, do business amount ing daily to hundreds of dollars, era aids victims. ce*-d ?(5.00. But never mmd these dumb, gaunt ,, .. wraiths we are dealing not with emotions, but with .statistics. Let us to answer: 111 •tcad ot the paltry sum of fifteen dol lars. Therefore, the average expen diture lor liquor must be more than twenty-live dollars. Now at the least computation four fifths of this population, embracing the majority ot women, all the child ren and all the total abstainers among men, never patronize the saloon. Therefore the remaining non-abstain ers, one iiftb in number, expend on the average one hundred dollars an nually for stroiH: drink. That is just so much taken out of the necessities ot life and expended on luxuries(?) Let us suppose this 5r7(5,rtaO,O0O applied to the rent, food, fuel and clothing of the class from which it is chiefly drawn. Wlint. would that mean? It would i'n an the abolition of dire poverty It would mean wholesome vlep.ntments, nourishing food and decent clothing. Pnjerly of It would also m**au the rearing of childern in decency so that the next generation would be far above the present. It would mean the beginning of a new era. Wideir.ng our observation from the metropolis to the entire country, we lind that 200.000 saloons withdraw 400,000 men from productive indus tries and absorbout-nght Sloo.oOo.iHto. These stupendous facts tell their own story and draw their own moral. Let us suppose these millions of dollars spent for benelicence, for the building of beautiful homes, and for the endowment of schools devoted to science, art, industries, education and religion! What might not be the status of the Tni'ed states could this money only be withdrawn from the endowment of paupers, lunatic asy lums, hospitals, prisons and potter's fields! What stands in the way of this change? What, excepting a want of compre hension of the first principles of Christianity? What except, that, that MILBANK, GRANT COUNTY, SOUTH DAKOTA. FKIDAY. APRIL 4. 1S1K). NO. 3o ignorance which is the root of Hellish ness, and selfishness which is the root ot greed, and greed w hich is the root of politics, still control the civil ization of the nineteenth century.— Union Signal Taking tlir t'ciiiuw Lake County Independent: [n two months the enumerators of census will be ready to go their rounds and aB they appear at the door of residences will be met with doubtful response. The unso phisticated look upon the enumerator with an air of "It is none of your busi ness. What are you prying into our pri vate affairs for You are an assessor in disguise." No, good people, these men are only taking the census, the enumeration of the people, the whole country over. They are required to ask you certain questions which we give below and you are bound to answer them conectly under penalty. Be frank with the enumerator and an swer every question promptly. He is not an assessor to make use of your answers for purposes of taxation. He is sworn on oath not to tell or divulge a single trutl ful answer you give him. Your informa tion given him cannot be used against you to increase your taxes. Therefo o answer readily and truthfully, giving e erythiug at its full value or correct data The United States is divided into 17£ supervisor districts with Mr. l'orter at their head as superintendent. Sou*.h Da kota has two supervisor districts one containing the counties east of the Mis souri river and the other, west. Of the eastern district. Rev. A. Wakefield, of Aurora, Brookings count\, is supervisor. He will appoint about '200 enumerators to take the census who will report their work to him. No enumerator district will contain more than 4.000 inhabitants, and all the work must be done during the month of June, commencing June ".2d. If the enumerator's district is in a city, his work must be finished in two weeks. The enumerator must be a resi i dent ot his own district if one can tie tound in the district able to the work lake hold and not an assessor. I S.UOOIIS The pay of with it. We .sh,il!| then have a street slightls moie than thirty-three miles long, adown II .i- oitiei f()ji0W8 tor may be paid by the tiny, not to ex- ,lprf iir« ,ht the cost of these dens to those 1* Give christian name in full and ini who support them. ttal of middle name, surname 11. his larked. o census eriuiuer itnr is an or every living person, nts for everv death, 2 cents lor every firm, i:» which Hit shadowy forms, de-j every veteran or veteran's widow, 5 spaaing.broken hearted.gaunt, wasted cents. In special cases, a special enum and hopeless, the ghosts of the druuk- cents for every factory SO cents for Motions. P™ ared 2. Whether a soldier, sailor or marine during the civil war iUnited States or confederate) or widow of such person. ,'i. Relationship to head ot family. 4 Whether white or black, mulatto, quadroon, octoroon, Ch inese, Japanese or Indian. f. Sex. «. Age at nearest birthday. If uod-r one year give age in months. 7. Wfiether married, single, widowed or divorced. 8. Whether married during the census year (June 1, 18W, to May !S1, lS'JO). 0. Mother of how many children, and number of these children living. 10. Place of birth. Place of birth of father. Place of birth of mother. Number ot years in United States. Whether naturalized. Whether naturalization papers have been taken out. 16. Profession, trade or occupation. 17. Months employed during the cen sus year (June 1,1889, to May 31, 1890,). 18. Attendance in school (in months) during census year (June 1, 1889, to May 31,1800. 19. Able to read. 20. Able to write. 21. Able to speak English. If not,the language or dialect spoken. 22. Whether suffering from acute or chrouic disease, with name of disease and length of time atllicted. 23. Whether defective in mind, Bight, hearing or speech, or whether crippled, maimed or defornif d, with name of de fect. 24. Whether a prisoner, convict,home less child or pauper. 25 and 26. Is the home you live in nired, or is it owned by the head or by a member of the family 27. If owned by the head or member of family, is the home clear from mort gage or incumbrance? 28. If 'the head of the family is a I farmer, is the farm which he cultivates] i hired, or is it owned by hiai or a member of 12. VS. 14. 15. family? 29. If owned by head or member uf i family, is the farm free from mortgage Best store room in Twin Brooks for rent. Good location, terms easy. 27 ft A. L. ABBOIT & Co. ISI I III THE BANK OF MILBANK MILBANK, SOUTH DAKOTA. his is the oldest Hank in E,i: in Dakota, otablished 1*79, and operating under the above title since 1881. In addition of doing a general Hanking business, we loan money on Farm so curities paying the mortgagee from 7 to 8 per c«*nt. per annum, no charge lor cot lecting and remitting interest,or looking alter the loan luring its life. Out of hundreds ot thousands of dollars loaned by us, no investor has ever one dollar of principal or interest. Wo sell exchange on all eastern cities and on every foreign country in world. Pay taxes for non-resident property owners. Collect at reasonable rates, and remit proceeds the same day. Do the largest Fire Insurance business of any agency in Eastern Dakota. fPQ| Milbank in situated in (iiant County, in the famous Whetstone Valley, the garden spot of ail the Dakotas. and bordering on the Sisseton Indian Reservation, which will b" opened to settlement in the spring of lH'JO. Milbank will he the outfitting point tor settlors taking homes on its fertile acres. With the coming of statehood lands will tie materially enhanced in value. South Dakota has entered the L'nion with l'rohibition in her Constitution, and this will attract the very best clj»ss of immigration from the East to her fertile prairies. We have for sale Rome of the finest lands in the State at. prices that will afford the purchaser a handsome advance within a short time. We refer, without permission, to Hank of Now York. N. B. A. New York, »r Securit) Hank, .Minneapolis. Minn. Correspondence Solicited. SARGENT & DIGGS. Perring and Kirk PHOTOGRAPHER Fine Crayon and Oil Painting -Any Size I S~\ 11 P.Vfm-nc —From Life, Pencil Sketching, Etc V-/K1 WrcORXHR .MAIN SI KEHT A S E('() N I) A V EN I E. CHEAP MONEY. §50.000 to loan on Farm and property. Low rates, no bonus. LCH-VICS 0"0 3-IIT Insurance in first class companies J". XJ. Office in Court House. Ayer's Pills, which, while thorough in action, strengthen as well as stimulate the bowels and excretory organs. For eight yeara I wr.s afflicted with con stipation, which at last became so bad that the doctors could do no more for me. Then I began to take Ayer's l'ills, and soon the bowels became regular and natural in their movements. I am now in excellent health." -Win. H. DeLaueett, llorset, Out. Wlien 1 feel the need of a cathartic, I take Ayer's Pills, and And them to be more Effective than any other pill I ever took." —Mrs. B. C. tirubb, Hurwellville, Va. For years I have been subject to consti pation and nervous Iradachr-s, caused by de rangement of the liver. After taking various remedies, I have become convinced that Ayer's Pills are the best. They have never tailed to relieve my bilious attacks in a short time and I am sure my system retains its tone longer after the use of these Pills, than has tteen the case with any other medicine I have tried."—H. 8. Sledge, Weimar, Texas. i incumbrance? 30. It the home or farm is owned by head or member of family, and mort gaged, give the postoffice name of owner, Ayer's Pills, rnr.PAR*T BT Dr. 3. C. A.YEB A CO., Lowell, Mtu. Sold by all Dealers fn Mcdleine. COAL FIRM IVII! irig purchased the coal interest of Mr J. A. l'ickert we como before the pnl-li'' soiiciiinir a share of your patronage. We carry the l»"-t quality ot coal ia the market, and all grades at reasonable prices. Wo guarantee in quantity and quality. ORDERS TAKEN AT OFFICE ON THE STliEETS FITCH & HILTS, PROPRIETORS. The Use Of Harsh, drastic purgatives to relieve costivo ness is a dangerous practice, aud more liabli* to fasten the disease on the patient than to cure it. What is neeued is a nifdioine that, In effectually opening the. tiowels, corrects the costive habit and establishes a natural dally action- Such an aperient is found iu ot the Kn- A lClUlCS Interior views taken at night by Hash light. The only real, genu ine artists in the oitv. (.let vour Pictures from natural artists. Babies Pictures Taken Instantaneously. Pkrkixg & Kirk,Milbank, S. D. City COZ_j_j Oo mm* Oil FOR DYSPEPSIA, Ayer's Sarsaparilla la an effective remedy, as numerous testimo nials conclusively jjrovo. For two years I was a constant sufferer from dyspepsia and liver complaint. I doctored a 1OI»k Uine and the medicines prescribed, In nearly every case, only aggravated the disease. An ajx.thecary advised uie to use Ayer's Sarsaparilla. I did so, and was cured at a cost of §5. Since that time it has been my family medicine, and sickness lias be come a stranger to our household. I believe it to be the best medicine on earth." I'. K. MeNulty, Ilackiuan, Bummer St., Lowell, Mass. FOR DEBILITY* Ayer's Sarsaparilla Is a certain cure, when the complaint origi nates in impoverished blood. I was a great sufferer from a low condition of tho blood and general debility, becoming finally, SO reduced that I was untlt for work. Noth ing that I did for the complaint helped me BO much as Ayer's Sarsaparilla. a few bottles Of which restored me to health and strength. I take every opportunity to recommend this medicine in similar cases." —C. Evlck, 14 E. Main St., Chillicothe, Ohio. FOR ERUPTIONS And all disorders originating in impurity the blood, such as boils, carbuncles, pimples, blotches, salt-rheum, scald-head, scrofulous •ores, aud the like, take only Ayer's Sarsaparilla PRF.PARKn DV SB. J. O. AYER A CO., Lowell, Xsu. Price ft tlx bottln, i. Worth $S a bottle.