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A Hundred Thousand Dollar. Cleared In
Few Week*—Like Miuiy Sf beu»e» To
day. It Was a Big Swindle I1-o'uiou
line Art Association.
Quo dismal afternoon during the fail of
KG three friends, all of whom had been in
the armv and whose peeuuiary con.litiou
11 wy
I* described by the expressive epithet ..f
"busted," were louugiug in the reading room
if a then very fast London club. One of
them prueeeded to propound the jerplexiiig
question as to what his friends considered
would IHS the termination to their present
financial eml»arra.ssnients.
"Our subscriptions will be due shortly, aud
heaven oulv knows where the stuff is to com©
from, is I feel certain my uncle won't stump
up. lie has oa many previous occasions ex
pressed his emphatic opinion that under the
circumstances it would be more becoming for
mo to obtain some employment, instead of
swelling, as he ohin^cs to Ciill it, alout the
West End. and I am really afraid mou affaire
with the Jones-Browu^i.i is off."
He had got so far with this exciting subject
when one of his companions interrupted him
Iu his usual jerky stylo. "I saw brother Lid
last night. He "says he has struck a good
thing at last. W ants only a little ready to
make a fortune. 1 suppose, however, it is a
wild scheme which will never come to any
thing. He asked me the silly question if 1
could get any one to go into it with him.
On the principle of the drowning man
catching at a straw. Uie gentleman who bad
expressed the very reasonable doubt as to the
forthcoming of the club subscriptions pro
poi"*l, with his habitual extravagance, thai
they phoul take a cab d»»wn to the Temple
and inter f'ew Mr. Bill, who was a barrister
without any legal business.
The proposition WAS curried nem. COB.
That abominable mode of conveyance, a
London omnibus, was substituted for a han
som, and in half an hour Elm Tree Court waa
invaded by three thirsty and impecunious
"We hear," said the spokesman of the
party, "that you have got the idea of the
ceuturv. Let us kuow all about it, as if it is
any god I can find a fellow to lend me some
n*oey to put into if
llr. Bill compressed I us lips with that abom
inable judicial affectation so common am'ng
young luwyerg, and remarked with as much
gravity as if he were ojiening au address to a
jury in a m\jrtler case:
"You »te thot tho British public imagines
that It is fond of art find pictures, and all that
sort of ihiug, and nine-tenths don't know a
print from an engruving. Now I projKv to
Bell Latkisocr's and Wiikie's and works by
other popular painters. However, a bait is
wanted to make tliem bite. I therefore in
tend to itsue a coupon, which will look in
tensely important, redeemable within a cer
tain date, entitling the sender to the Is-nefit
getting what 1 choose to call an engraving,
and which ou the face of it appears to be a
marvel of cheapness. The idea is original,
aud it's not. I don't know whether it came
to me in an apocalyptic dream or whether I
overheard somebody talking about something
the niUH- nature. If any of you can rain©
A hundred pounds it will be enough, as I can
maku arrangements with a friendly advor
tising agent to do the needful in that diroo
tlon, which will be the principal outlay."
The matter was discussed far into the fol
lowing in«ruing, and the result was that with
a very slender borrowed capital the London
Fine Art. association started oti its gay career
a few days after. From the very first it wu
a remarkable financial success, as the money
flowed in through the- post so quickly that it
proved economical to pay a man to sell the
postage stamps without discount to the trades
people. i
The outlay was a trifle and tho profits at
least 400 per cent. The principal aim of the
association was stated to be from time to
time to issue genuine works of art in order to
cherish and foster among the middle and
lower classes that love of real engravings
•which they so much prii». It was further i
stated that it was earnestly hoped that the
eystooi would entirely supersede the spurious
imitation of engravings.
The advertisement generally filled a col
umn, and informed the public-that the asso
ciation having the exclusive right would,
previous to destroying the plate, issue at the
cost of production a limited number of genu
ine copyright engravings from the original
fcteel plate of such and such celebrated pict
ures. Then follirwed a very elaborate de
scription of the picture, and the very import
Ant coupon with full instructions that it
should be cut out and sent with a postoiflce
order for various sums, as the case might be,
accompanied with full address to secure safe
deliver}1, for which special arrangements had
been made for its transmission free of charge.
At the end it was stated that the usual retail
price of the engraving was about ten times
that asked by the Pino Art association.
Under the»e auspices England was flooded
with copies of well known paintings by cele
brated artists.
As many years have now elapsed it will be
no breach of confidence to state that these
prints, for that is What they amounted to,
were obtained wholesale from a gentleman of
the Hebrew {wrsuasion. lie had in his pos
session the old and well worn plates of the
original engravings, and was well satisfied
with his part of the contract, which was to
supply the Fine Art association with copies at
three cents apiece. The association retailed
them at an average of thirty cents, and, cal
culating all expenses, had a profit of twenty
flve cents on every copy sold. The harvest
lasted for about three months and netted
over one hundred thousand dollars, rvhich
was divided amongst the partners. As was
only to be expiated, severe competition set
in, the coujxm system being extended to a
variety of uses, so. well satisfied with the re
mits, the Fine Art association retired from
business.—Philadelphia Saturday Review.
The Age uf Man.
Many foremost scientists have declared
that the natural term of life of every anhnal
is five times the time required for the full
growth of its skeleton. In man this oocurs,
the bones ceasing to grow and becoming
united at their ends to the small terminal
epiphyses in his 21st year. Tho duration
indicated by nature, then, as properly that of
the life of man would be 105 years or, as
figured by Professor Owen, lttJ years and
a few months. A French writer, forcibly
and probably with scientific truth, says:
"Men do not usually die they kill them
selves." Hufeland thought it to be in man's
power to live to 300, and Haller to 150. As a
natter of fact, however, centenarianism is
•spy rare.—Boston Herald.
A citisen ot Addison, Me., has the remains
,o€ an ancient walrus that was washed out of
A clay batk near his home. The bones were
at least fifteen feet underground, showing
ittat the animal must have died many years
A reporter for The Chicago Journal men
tions an incident which will probably explain
to many readers the meaning of something
they have probably many times seen without
ever thinking to ask for an explanation.
While passing aloug Dearborn street yes
terday I saw a crowd watching the placing
in position of some euormoua panes of glass
Ui a handsome new building. The glass was
the best French plate, and the workmen han
dled it as carefully as if it were worth some
thing mora than a week's wages. The task
of putting it in place was no sooner com
pleted than one of the workmen gral»led
jiot of whiting and with a big brush daubed)
a lot of meaningless marks ou it.
I thought It about as silly a thing as a man
couid do, and with the usual curiosity of a
reporter, asked the foreman why he al
lowed it.
"Why," said he, "wo have to mark them
that way or they'd be smashed in no time."
My look of amazement doubtless prompted
him to further explanation, for ho said: "You
Ree the workmen around a new building get
in the custom of shoving lumber, etc.,
through tho open sash liefore the glass is put
in. They would continue to do it even after
the glass is iu if we didn't do something to
attract their attention. That's th» reason
you always see new windows daubed with
glaring white marks. Even if a careless
workman does start to shove a stick of timber
through a costly plate of glass, he will stop
short when his eye catches the danger sign.
That white mark is just a signal which says
i 'Lookout you'il break ma if you are not
A Dmdly Serpent.
There is in India a little serpent, only a
few iTiohfti long, calle«I echys carinata, which
is so horribly venomous that its bit. is capa
ble of causing death iti two or three secondts.
Not a single case is known of recovery from
the bite of echys. where the snake has struck
its victim on the bare flesh, without any fab
ric intervening but in most instances the
sufferer has been paralyzed with in reuse ag
ony almost instantaneously, the bhyd lias
coagulat*d in the eins and a «pa«m of the
heart has terminated the existence almost
before any remedy could be even attempted.
Kdfiai- L. U'akeman in Pittsburg Dispatch.
Too Cheap.
••Papa," criwl a little 7-year-old, "I want
some money to get'1
"Don't go any further," he interrupted,
throwing down a coin.
The child came slowly up to him, after
pocketing the money, and barely touched his
cheeic with a kiss.
"Humph," ejaculated the parent, "from
the kiss you give I should judge that you
don't appreciate it very much."
Hhu caught hold of his hands, and looking
squarely into his eyes, solemnly said:
"Do you expect a ten dollar ki.su for fifty
centsf1—-Atlanta Constitution.
Casting Hands in IJoaton.
If any one in Boston will take the trouble
I to step into the modeling shop of Paul A. I
(iareo, on Province c(jurt, be will see a wil
dernews of hanls in plaster suspended from
the walls and ceilings. The casts are of all
sizes, from the tiny hand of a baby, the deli- i
eate, slender hand of the young girl, tho
fuller, stronger hand of the mature woman,
to the powerful, muscular hand of the man.
They are a eurions and interesting sight.
Now and then there is a dainty foot and
ankle ami sometimes a finely formed arm up
pears.—Boston Advertiser.
A Shell or Silver.
The most striking feature of the big Lenox
Lyceum is the sounding board that rWs from
the* stage. When the many electric light* are
turned on tneir reflections upon it prixiuce a
brilliancy tliat is almost glaring, and at first
positively painful to the eye. One appears to
be staring into u shell of gleaming silver
streaked with gold. This sounding hoard is
made of solid aluminum, a metal which some
years ago would have been considered too ex
pensive to be used in any such quantity.—
New York Bun.
A Watch for the lillnd.
The Swiss watchmakers have invented a
watch for tho blind. A smali peg is set in the
middle of each figure. When the hour hand
is moving towards a given hour tlir* peg for
that hour drops. The owner, when ho wants
to know the time, finds which peg is down,
and then counts back to 12.—St. Louis Re
An Astronomical Peline.
A own of Morgan county, O., h«s a cat
which Is known by the neighborsa-s the ''solar
spectrum." From the tip of its tail to the
I end of its nose there are distributed all the
colors of the. raiu!xw. Its nose shine* like a
I carbuncle, and there are several shades of
violet ou the fore legs.—Chicago Horald.
Some Choice.
Protediug the GU«. fj
Embarrassing. I
Children sometimes tell the truth at ths
roost inopportune moments, much to the dis-1
comfort of their eiders, writes a eorresiond
ent, who relates that a lady of her acquant
ance, whoso home was charmingly managed,
1 had two roguish, irrepressible boys.
One uf:» moon this lady hail comfianv. She
was particularly anxious to produce a favor- i
able impression and took great pains for this
purpose. Hhe prepare! an elaborate supper.
The guests and family were gathered about i
the tea tj*ble, when on* of the boys surprised
hi# mother by exclaiming during a lull in the
conversation, "Tell you what, ma, we don't
have such a supper's this very often, do wef
There was a momentary pause: the liosws»
blushed, and then said with a laugh: "No,
Johnnie, this is a company supper." The
reply and the little laugh prevented any feel
i ing of awkwardness.
After supjHjr the company retired to th« I
parlor, where the lamps were lighted, and!
here that artless boy fired another shot at hii
i mother's weak armor.
"Oh. mahe cried, "you've borrowed Aunt
Sally's new lamps, aint ouf
If" annoyed, the mother did not betray it
but making a smiling grimace to her guests,
she said: "It's no use trying to shine in bor
rowed plumes with my boys."—Youth'sCom
Krabryo Geniu»e».
Young inventors have become alout as nu
merou.s as jicnits of late. This is ail aspiring
age, and money figures very largely in the
day dreams of our youth. So much has been
said about the income- of Edison and other
preat inventors that youim jiersons of tal
ent no longer relieve their overburdened
mi mis by driveling verse or reciting copious
extracts from Shakespeare's "Hamlet" or!
"Richard III," but they have begun to peter
along with electricity, or tinker with metals, i
or endeavor to penetrate the s^-eret of per
petual motion, or to accomplish some other
wihl and altogether absurd and impossible
thing. You have no idea how many embryo
geniuses there are flitting about the streets,,
or wearily measuring cloth, or weighing but
ter for the modest stipend of from to $8
per week.—St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
Miibank Drav Lnu*
Moving Pianos, "rgnos. funmi
Pro:i pi Attentio:.
y ION ttulx.E,
in Pn?ti) !ii. HuiL.li
yA N K
Cash paid for Hides and Cattle,
attention paid to
in Crayon, India Ink and Water Colors
specialty. A tine lino ot Albums «md i
Picture Frameg,
Babies Pictures taken Instanta­
0^*At Ortonville Monday nnd Tuesday
ot efi.'h wpek. Gallery here open all the
Open for Business
special attention glv«Mi lo Horse Shoeing
and Plow Repairing
General Blacksmithing
of all kinds done on short notice
E U S S E o
Fourth Avenue North of M. K. Church.
everything i
pr iii y
ort, neatly
regular pr.ct
'.Ioiie at
Abstracts of Title.
flltat fllarlieu
Dried, Fresh and'Salt Meats
Caghllighett Price Pat!/,,?• Hide*
and Cattle.
Fresh and Salt Fish, Game and
in theirseason.
and LIFE
Richard Moj'tell,
Miibank, South Dakota.
Attorney at Law
I'll pay you in time."
"Thanks, but that kind of money wont pay I f\ 17' "1 rp "Vf CJ
y rent or cloth*
my children. rJI take it LB S AJJ-J Xj V/ CT
cash."—Epoch. I
i\ A j'l ii, nil
itit foiiniy will be U»a«ed lit public
linn lo tiie highoHt bidder, at ih«
at dor of lie court bouse in said
rily. The leusintr will bo conducted
the Oouuty Superintondenl of schools.
S i leasing will bo held between tlie
'ars of 10 o'clock a. m- tiud 5 o'clock
ui. each day till all tracts of s« hool
ds have been offered for lease. Hach
bidder whose bid is accepted, nuiht a*,
once deposit the amount ot his hid with
the county Treasurer, taking his receipt
.«reior. If the ieaao is not approved!
!y the Governor the money will be re-j
inrned. The following is the list if I
I school lands in Grant-county to be ottered:
Sections ami liii, Tow null ips 11W, 11^,
112t ami 121. North. lJange.s 1", 48, 40,
:.V'..-d ami 52
,-ftirrisu'i lhfendant:
GruLt v
One Minnesota 'hief #i inch cylinder Seperate'
So 1I544 coillpb'te with all belts and seive ale:
Other attaehno. ntf, o n: Four Wlteel Mounter!
Iluree Power complete with till (••eepn, »r»re«,
illLDANK, DAKOTA unit other ».tt!u hinent*, u.s"o one Koiiitei-n llorn
tiooti work guaranteed, hnlargeinent
,, (nam and attachments complete
u „laKnirMH-
Ci'iu'r of Set
and Public Idtai.!
ST.\ i:' fl D.YKO
u N N
co-partnero uj UUBIUV-O nijiii linj
firm mime and stylu uf W
Nitiiuis ami »ui i'lmuufl'e
I »..k.,
To Ileal Estate in Grant count
promptly turnislied at legal rates
Register of Deeds, Miibank,
,T .t v».-v,.ns0u liefoudant
i ^thte »f South Dakota
(JUIfoi tl
i "ton are ncreliv unmuiotied atai n
ih fi*aiph.ii.t ef W Nirb'i" aird
hi.i th •»Hiii j'tain'irti", which ii8 filed in til-*
re i if the I'ierk of the ir'uiu"nurt within atxi
iO'Ui! ('(liinty. in llie City "t Miihnnk,
utti Dakotii. itid tc"s"i r-.e ti rony of your m.
v 11.1 ?«nl lenituaml «i. the ril.er at his
,!tu-e Hi the city of Milliuuk, Mai th Dakota, with
I in thirtv itso s a'fn the ie-r\ic«-of ihin s-uinniDi
xipun «'-i, In? w t.f !:.• nay rsiee, and if
iLe IRV »f »tiuary
BroN A.
KT i
Whersa", default has been mide in the cowli
a eel tain Chattel Alortga^e hearilii ilat.
lie ::r.i dav
.'.-red hv'(
if September l^y, executed arid de.
u?tav 1(. Redman and Ueo. VV Pr:
av hsi
M'ortgagor* to The Minnesota Thresh
Manufacturing Company of Stiii*ster Mimieeotn
I af worttiiii.ee, and died ill the ottke of Keirister
Deeds of tli-- county of Uruiit, lerr:tory o
Dakota, now State of South Dakota, ou the lit),
D. 1I*MI, at o'clock A M.
i.nt ciamirdto be due nj.
on the uniebieUriefe seeiired by ?aii! itiortirai:*
the date of thi!» notice is Two Thousand Thi't..
One Dollars and Twenty-five cent* J'J.i'31 .'£'
i day of October A
And w t,rn t!
And w hereun, by reason of such aet'auit hav.
by order of sa niort^airee. taken pt!sse««.nn
the personal property described there.n town:
i.eit for Ki.pt..
a and sepa.otor a »o two in imrrt i wat.-r tank-
AiiL'ii': Kedman, tii- mime beinu of thi* proper!
descri!.eu in said i«rti at(t' and
Whereas, the nature of the default aforesaid
a failure lo pay tho indebtedness secured.by sa.d
Mortuase a psrt of which in past due when I
said Mortgaue becomes operative and in (u..
force, and whereas thi said Minnesota Thresh'r
Manufacturing Coinpf»tiy is slUi the owner ate'
holder of si»:d Mortgat'e.
Notice is h«*reby given, that by virtue of tie1
power in said Chattel Morttrasre contained ai.
i in pursuance of the statute in such case mud
un provided, said mortgage will b- foreclosed
tie sheriff or his deputy of said (irant oui.ty,
tie sale at the front door of the post office in tl
Viltiire of IteviUo, iu said («rant (Hutily
Saturday the vh nd day of March lsyo, at oi
o'clock p. m. at public auction to the highes
tudder foi cash of the said persoi.ul property
#o mil' li thereof as may be necessary to pay tl
debt secured by saitl .Mort^a^e and iiitereat' ai
reAsonatil" expenses.
Dated at Kevillo, Sutith Dakota, this 10th da
of March, l^'.io.
Iieputy Sheriff of Urant
Att'y, of Mortgages,
[First publication March Tth, 189o
Whereas, default has bet n made ui !h* it.di
lion* of a mortcage containing power of aie
which has been duly recorded, jfiveii by Carrn-
Man-on and John K Hanson ther husband i
Mortuauors, to Anders I.ind'|!H«t, Morttfag'-e,
dated October Mrd and morti «triii^ Lot Five
15) and the East: Half of Lot Four (I) in Block
Twenty -One r»lj, in the tirst Addition to Miibank
Junction, in (irant Comity South Dakota. Maid
„Mort JIIT'. was recorded in the Kegi-Ury of Deed"
of said (irant County, on the tird dav or Octot»
IKH8, at U :.ro o'clock A M. in Book 11, of Mort
gage®. ou Pune 13(1.
Deiauit lias been made in the payment of the
principal and interest secured by said niortiraue,
and the power of sale has become operative, and
no action or proceeding has been instituted at
law to recover the debt thereby secured, or a
part thereof. There is claimed to tie due on sn
Stort .'aiie at this date the sum of One Hundred
and Kortv-Two dollars and Seventy-One cents
Tl i
Notice is hereby given that said Mortirsue will
be foreclosed by Mile of Miid premist-s at public
auction bj the sheriff of sttid countv, on Monday
the *21 st day of April IHlio, at lo o'clock A. .V ., at
the front door of the Court House iu said county,
to pay said debt, interest, attorney's fee,anddis
bursements allowed by law.
Dated March 3rd., 1W».
ANDERS P. Lmii^risT,
fi. C. JoNBS, Attorney for Mortgagee.
Fast Mail Line with vestibuled trains ne
tween Chicago, Milwauke, St. Paul and
Trans-Continent route between Chicago,
Omaha, Council Bluffs and the Pacific
Greajl National Route between Chicago,
Kansas City and St. Joseph, Mo.
5,700 Miles of Road reachir all pi incipal
points in Illinois, Wisconsin,Minnesota
Iowa, Missouri and Dakota.
For maps, time tables, rates of passage
and freight, etc. apply to the nearest sta
tion agent of the Chicago, Milwaukee &
St. Paul Railway, or to any railroad
agent anywhere in the World.
General Manager. Gen.Pass fc Tkt.Ag
|3F"For information in reference to
Lands and Towns owned by the Chicago
Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway Company
write to II. G. llaugan, Laud Commis
ionerMilwaukee, Wisconsin.
fatrlies, Clods, Jowflrv
K. I
\V. 1". Kl'ST.
Acorn Stoves,
Garland Stovi-s.i
Acorn Rangt
Iron Pumps
VBU fai' to answer *AN.i euinpiauit ithm the titne
ufuri'Miid. the pi:imtit1 will take judgement
sitauift ymi for the fiun of'I'wo lmtidnd aid
thir y-f-rx-en do lars ntiil eighty two cenlf, with
interi «t iliereoii at the rati
nuum from tiie ciMh day
and dllMiUMetlleUts *i
a'.turuuy a fue uf fifty tlolli
Plaiiitiff'* Attoriicy.
Miibank tirart Co Sonth Dakota.
To 4 .) ^tcvelifoli, the above iiumed defendant.
Take Notice- That the .lnplatnt it) this act air.
v. ih flied Hi the Oiliee of the :lerk of the Circuit
Court at MilbaiiK. in the county of cirant, in the
ate of South Dukota.osj the iir«t tinv ofFehrtiarj
to. Anil you are flirtaer Imtllied that the abuse
nimons 18 hereiiy served upon you by puhhi'a
f.uli jiur'i'.Biil lo ami by virtue of un order to tint!
effe' of Hon n Andrew *,.) udtreof t«aidcourt,
winch ower wau dated the lata day of ebrnarj
WW I mid Hied in th« office of said i-lerk of said
Wood Bros
Farm Machinery, Lump-
Smooth Wit
Feed Mills,
—Everything in the
i«Su.eeo83or to (. [,
Moiinitli llnralfr. Hers all
Combined Seeders and IT'""
Boss Harrows, Gang P!
Fanning Mills, Corn Pit
Wind Mills, Wagons Wood
Hats, Caps, and Underwear.
i n e o o
Clothing, Overcoats Etc.,
Departments full and completers"*
Goods carried over from last yC
sold Regardless of Cost
Erlandson &
Have always In Htock a full line of the old standard and tlffl#
ZlGolil Coin and the Peninsularr
IW GUARANTEED to be up to^STANDARD with any stove in
The Cedar Rapids Wood Pump, Brass Valve Sj
with which the pump can never leak its priming. These pump® M®
teed to give the best satisfaction. A full line of
ALO VOL- lit-. N°
*ANCK VOL. vtll,
Hardwood Lumber
Garland Ranges,
Gasoline Stoves
Barbed W ire
Teed Cutter,
Roacl Carts,
Gasoline Stoves,
alsten cents per
for etchguh«emei
ie Tabic H. A.
A. nt.
loing West.
Ive. Depart.
i m— 3t*25&
y e
^mmoditlon tef'i
arrives from
dsy. W«laesds
REV 11
ht Ta««a«y. T'»l
etary ot State
e Auditor—1
/f /X erinteudento
mLB ML W^iVflLl Jj, PiuktlftlHi
Btant buieiii:
Gilpin Sulky Plows
T. Free, YanV
Srney Gea«ra
nit s—O. B
tiding Jud:
^r«on, F»pt 1
*jnd Distitet
fcot Suptem
ad Ciroai'
rd Circuit—
I iirifl rookingt.
rth Oirouit
Ji Circuit—
.agerty, AV
ilie Exau'
Iroad Co1
ron. Chair
r, A. D.«1
i. Robioeo)
TTfiied State1
vey or Qe'
ted $tate
wood, a
Cook & Heatine Stov^
iiBoibT ZF"CT:M:£=S
They are prepared to do all kinds of job work such as repairing stoves
or anything in the hardware line. They carry a full LINE OF GENfcKA
WARE. With such lines as mentioned above, and are going to sell
Prices that are Bound to Establish Tra1
1, ot Cam
ator 31i
nty and
rkot Cc
it 8«b0(
the Hi»r*

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