••O CTONE CITV.
'. Robinson baa returned from he
ft are going to have another stone
M. Brewer Bold his trotting stallion
-F t, to James Moulton, of liig Mono
R. Gold lS doWD to Sioux OB
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.
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
M. £. church Saturday
th.. on woman
Hig Ston« City Cm net Hand will
i Y»n attendance
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.
caucus was u-M in St
arlea hotel. Saturday eveninguj which
R. Gold was fleeted chairman and K.
)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
for polloejustice—A. W. Movius.
for acbool treasurer—Casper llatz.
School director first ward- C1. N. Por
Alderman second ward—J. .T. Schiess*
/ftnhnnl director second waid—F. W
The following non-partisan city central
tnmittee was also unanimously elected
W. Thorndike A. W. Moviua F. J.
The result of the election for city
Been, which occured to-day is aa tol
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
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-
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
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
& 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
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,
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
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
-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,
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
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
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
bushels pure German millet
seed which must be sold.
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
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,
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'
iuation let us
of one end of this row
ami draw it up facing
lend and with it.
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.-
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
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,
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:
•tcad ot the paltry sum of fifteen dol
lars. Therefore, the average expen
diture lor liquor must be more than
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
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
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
What stands in the way of this
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.—
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
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.
The pay of
with it. We .sh,il!|
then have a street slightls moie
than thirty-three miles long, adown
.i- oitiei f()ji0W8
tor may be paid by the tiny, not to ex-
the cost of these dens to those 1* Give christian name in full and ini
who support them. ttal of middle name, surname
census eriuiuer itnr is an
every living person, nts
for everv death, 2 cents lor every firm,
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
«. Age at nearest birthday. If uod-r
one year give age in months.
7. Wfiether married, single, widowed
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 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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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—From Life, Pencil Sketching, Etc
WrcORXHR .MAIN SI KEHT A S E('() N I) A V EN I E.
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property. Low rates, no bonus.
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Office in Court House.
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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
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.
30. It the home or farm is owned by
head or member of family, and mort
gaged, give the postoffice name of owner,
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irig purchased the coal interest of Mr J. A. l'ickert we como before the
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FITCH & HILTS,
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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
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I was a constant sufferer from dyspepsia
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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
come a stranger to our household. I
believe it to be the best medicine on earth."
I'. K. MeNulty, Ilackiuan, Bummer St.,
Is a certain cure, when the complaint origi
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SO reduced that I was untlt for work. Noth
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Of which restored me to health and strength.
I take every opportunity to recommend this
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•ores, aud the like, take only
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Price ft tlx bottln, i. Worth $S a bottle.
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