PVlALD VOL. XVIT. NO 30
VANCK VOL. X!V, NO 31
eats home happenings.
jersey Cow for sale.—Wood Bros.
Hr®. J. C. Elliot has been in the cities
S earring lb# week on business matters.
A special meeting of Security lodge,
.6"W T- O. U. W., will be held Monday even
next tor initiatory work.
J. D. Burkliardt has a car load of oil
al, just the tiling for all kinds of
ick, and especially for dairy animate.
Good second hand four Horse Drill for
JlQjj* sale. Enquire ot G. L. Wood at
The W. C. T. U. will meet with Mrs.
arney on Tuesday afternoon March 24
The ladies aid society will meot with
rs. Fanset Thursday, March 26. Every
"5?¥?!heinber is requested to be present for
lection of oflicers.
The friends of Mrs. Eliza Scbafer, of
watonna, will be pleased to learn that
te has lately received a peusion as the
'idow ol the late Henry Scbafer, a
The ladies aid society will have ao
taster Sale, April 2d, afternoon and
vening also a 15 cent supper will be
Mrs. W. Foster, of Minneapolis, nelce
it Mrs. W. G. Ashton enjoyed a short
•isit with Milbank friends the first of
Miss May Clark returned home from
Montevideo the first of the week where
ihe had been attending the seminary at
MiasSchnabel the dress maker, has re
moved tier place of business from corner
[Q^ljbuildiog opposite Emanuel's to the
rooms over Merritts store.
i Mies Delia Bos worth, the Milbank
tnu»ic teacher, has her rooms at the cor
||j!jner ot Fourth street and Second ave
rlj|(CaU and arrange for lesson hours.
Mr. Wm Berg, of Ortonville, Minn.,
and Miss Lizzie Weltnur. of Lac qui
Parle county, were granted u license and
were married the first of the week.
Miss Josie Fanset entertained her
young friends last evening, the occasion
being her nineteenth birthday, and she
was the recipient of two very pretty
souvenirs ot the gathering.
Regular meeting of Esther chapter,
O. E. S., next Monday evening and
all members requested to be present
and participata in the election oi
County Judge Owen received word
the first of the week that by application
:of the county board of insanity Mrs.
Amelia Fenner would be discharged
from the hospital lor the insane at
Yankton, as the had entirely recovered.
Mrs. E. S. Healy was called to Monte
video the first of the week by a telegram
announcing the serious illness of the
little daughter of her fiiend Mrs. A.
Mrs. Sarah Chapman of Kingston, 111.,
who has been visiting with Milbank
Iriends for some time past while attend
ing to her mill property interests at this
place, returned to hprIllinois home last
We have received cards annonncing
the marriage ot Fred D. Fitch and Miss
Marry F. House, at Albeit Lea, Minn.,
on the 19th. Fred's Milbank friends ex
tend congratulations and wish the
wedded couple every happiness in their
While Byron Davis of Melrose was
making a trip home from Brown's Val
ley the first of the week one of his
horses took suddenly sick and died on
the road, and Byron had to secure an
other horse to get home, and this horse
he afterwards purchased.
Messrs Erlandson & Johnson are now
receiving their stock of spring and sum
mer clothing for men and boys, and it
Will pay you to call around and ex
amine these suits. Undoubtedly they
iljLVC1 one ot the largest and finest stocks
of goods in -this line ever opened in
Milbank, and they are selling them at
prices lower than ever.
Money to loan on farm«» interest and
principal pavable at our Bank. Don't
renew your old loans till you see us.
The Farmers Rank of Milbank.
E. Emanuel has iust received a new
of Wall Paper, Picture Frame
Moulding, Carpets and Bahv Carriages,
.Which he is selling at right figures. Call
J. D. Burkhardt last week moved a
house from a farm about eight miles
west ot Wilmot to that city, and had the
building on the town lot the same after
noon that he started with it, moving it
on sleds and going across country with
out regard to roads. The house was
24 by 26 feet in dimensions and was
carried on sleds.
The green ribbon In honor of St.
Patrick and old Ireland was quite gen
erally displayed last Tuesday. Al
though no particular observance of the
dav was made, toward evening the band
played a number of airs on the street,
and a green tea was given by the tius
teesof the Congregational society in the
Berkiu building. In the evening a
number of young people of the city gave
a masquerade ball at the opera house.
Col. A. B. Smedley received his com
mission from Governor Sheldon last
week reappointing him as a member of
the state board of regents. Colonel
8uiedlev is thoroughly familiar with the
duties of the office and the necessities
and requirements of the several edu
cational institutions of the state from
his long experience as regent, having
served in this capacity for the past eight
years. His present appointment is for a
term of six years.
Spring moving has commenced some
what earlier than usual this year among
some of our neighbors, the past week
Henry Scbafer having moved his family
from the home on Fourth avenue to the
N. J. Schafer place on corner of third
street, and Fourth avenue, while Mr.
Sandford now occupies the house vaca
ted by the Schafer family, and E. Eman
uel moves into his own house in the
third ward recently occupied by Mr Sand
ford. Mr. L. Conright expects to move
his family to the rooms over the store op
The Roberts county convention was
held at Sisseton Wednesday, and the Id
lowing delegates were elected to the
L. J. Lundloff J. A. Rickert
Anton Foss Sam Finl^y
L. S. Hougen A. Christiansen
1). Jouson A. H. Ingersoll
1. Lewis G. W. Mosher
Casper Kennedy John Gordon
b. B. Turner.
The convention was enthusiastically
for MeKinley for president, and in
structed the delegates to that effect.
Mr. Burt Pritchard, of Osceola town
ship, suffered the loss of his farm home
by fire last Saturday. Mr. Pritchard is a
widower with four children, the oldest
of whom is 11 years of age. He has a
straw-burning stove, and while out at
the barn, the building iip 6tairs caught
from the stove-pipe, and before he could
get to the house the fire was beyond
control and he had only time to get the
children out of the house. Mr. Pritchard
is considered an honest, hardworking
man, and the loss is a severe one to him.
One of his neighbors, Sandy Crawford,
circulated a subscription for him last
Monday and collected funds to help him
We made reference last week to the
fact that a suit tor damages for false im
prisonment was likely to be inaugurated
byC.W. Martens against Arnold Jur
gens, but since then the latter has effect
ed a settlement with Mr. Martens, pay
ing him a thousand dollars and the
costs of the case in order to get him to
drop his suit for damages.
The affair has been an expensive one
to Mr. Jurgens. and it may yet prove
equally as expensive for the attorney
who resorts to the disreputable methods
that were shown up in this case, where
the most barefaced perjury had to be re
sorted to to make a showing for a case.
We predict there will not^be w many
"arrest and bail" cases in the future as
there have been in the past.
Miss Nellie Smith, of Corona, sister ot
Mrs. A. Rickert and of Miss Kate Smith
the county superintendent of Roberts
county, died on Monday morning last
after a very short illness, having been
taken down with a cold which developed
into cengestinn. Miss Smith was a
teacher in the Roberts county schools
and was highly esteemed by a large
circle ot Iriends, who were rudely shock
ed lo learn of her sudden demise. The
remains were taken to Lake City, Minn.,
Tuesday, accompanied by Mr. A. Rick
Wanted—Girl lor general housework
will pay good wages. Enquire of G, L.
Wood at Farmers Bank.
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MILBANK, S. D., FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 18%.
U U A K I E S
A Ltcaft Leavuc Organised In Mil
bank. Object and W«rk off tt»e
A union meeting of citizens was held
at the Congregational church Sunday
evening last, and the large building was
filled to the doors with an audience that
pretty generally indicated its sympathy
with the object of the gathering. The
meeting was addressed by Iiev. S. F.
Huntley, who is secretary ot the fctate
league and also of the Non-Partisan
Prohibition Union, who presented the
necessity for a union of the forces that
desire cleaner and better government
and enforcement of law, stating that the
evil foices were already and always or
ganized as is evidenced by the trusts,
monopolies, liquor dealers and brewers
associations that are always alert to in
fluence legislation and demand that their
own interests be served at ».he expense
of the public. The speaker asserted
that recent experience in all of the large
cities, where corruption had been run
ning rampant, had shown that when an
organized effort on the part of the
Christian citizens was made they were
more than a match for the forces of evil.
New Yoik and Jhica^o had both given
splendid examples of this fact, and in
the fojmer city the enforcement of the
Sunday law indicated what could be
done when the respectable portion of a
community unitedly exerted the power
which they held. Mr. Huntley stated
the constitution ot the national league
1. To reveal Jesus Christ as the Sav
ior of the siate and nation as well as the
2. To make Christian principles oper
ative in public
3. To unite ttie followers of Christ in
consistent, harmonious and aggressive
action for these purposes.
METHOD:—To federate the Christian
forces in every town, city or county with
men ot convictions and courage in the
lead, ail co-operating on state and na
tional lines, and all striving to achieve
the following ends viz:
1. To prevent by PEKSONAI. EFFORT,
the nomination and election of corrupt
candidates and enactment of corrupt
laws in city, state and nation.
2 To secure fidelity on the part of
officers intrusted with the execution ot
3 To exterminate the saloons as the
greatest enemy of Christ and humanity.
To oppose by all honorable means the
repeal of the 24th articie of our state
4 To preserve the Sabbath.
5 To purify and elevate the elective
0. To promote the study of social
wrongs and the application ot the rem
7 In general, to seek the reign of
whatsoever things are true, honest, just,
pure, lovely and of good report.
After the speaker had concluded liis
address he requested those who were in
sympathy with and were willing to or
ganize a league to rise, and their names
were signed to the constitution and a
meeting called for organization the fol
On Monday evening additional name8
were added to the league roll, and Rev.
O. Williams, Rev. J.
Randall, Dr. C. E. Daniels and the presi
dent of the W. C. T. U. were appoiuted
a nominating committee to present a list
of officers, and the committee reported
the following, who were inanimously
President—G. A. Wood
Vice Presidents—M. S. Keliff, Nor
ton Randall, Mrs. L. P. Abbott,
Corresponding Secretary—Mra. G.
Recording Secretary—W. W.-Downie
Treasurer—J. W. Burgan.
After adoption of the constitution and
essesi the ]c!lgue ailjourne
meet Tuesday evening, March 24th. and
the meeting vviil be held at the court
house on that date.
The character and object of the Chris
tian Citizenship League in very fully aud
clearly eet forth in the following docu
ment published by the national society:
What it is.
It is the application of the principles
of Jesus Ghrist to public affairs.
It is a recognition ot the tact that all
needed power for the correction of public
evils lies in the bands o! Christian peo
It is a crystalizing of Christian senti
ment into united activity agaitnt the
forces of evil.
It is greater than the temperance work
greater than all the movements against
crime, vice and corruption, because it
Includes them all, and lajs foundations
of righteousness upon which all moral
teforms must rest.
What it is not.
It is not an attempt to bring the
church into pulitics, or to combine
church and state.
It is not tn attempt to form any new
political party, or to help or hinder any
It is the people of God standing unit
edly against public evils.
It is the "light"—the "salt"- practi
cally applied, for expelling the darkness and thai a copy of them be sent to the
and"corruption from the politics cf this family of deceased.
exclusive, but on the con
trary, welcomes the co-operation of all, of
whatever nationality, sex, or creed, who
desire to stand for things which are
right in the Bight of God.
It is not so much a new organization
as a federation, a tying together of exist
ing forces, tor the purpose of making the
wid of God to be done on earth.
Ii is not simply a movement tor clean
streets, honest oflkiais, and well-enforced
laws. It is all that, but vastly more.
Christian citizenship maintains the
supreme right ot Jesus Christ to rule
municipal and national as well as private
lite. The city, the state, the nation,
should be governed by the principals
laid down by Him principles of right
eousness, ot justice, of unselfishness.
Upon ihe application ot these principles
depends the final solution of every pres
ent day problem.
Its plan is to educate concerning pub
lic evils, and to agitate for their correc
tion by the co-operation of all the forces
which make for righteousness, on the
common basis of supreme loyalty to
It believes our government to be ap
pointed ot God, and therefore too sacred
to be left in the hands of corrupt nieu, or
to be made a matter oi convenience in
tend ot a matter of duty by Christian men.
It believes that the dangers which
threaten our country arise less from the
strength or activity ot bad men, then
from the apathy, ignorance or cowardice
of good men.
Christian citizenship has a special
message to Christian men and calls upon
'hem to put their ioyality to Jesus Christ
into their politics, to serve liim at the
caucus and primaries, and vote as be
would have them vote.
It points every man, whether profess
ing Christian or not, to Jesus Christ as
the source and embodiment of wisdom,
whose guidance alone is safe, in public
or private matters, to follow.
Neither the Church nor the Young
People's societies can, in their organized
capacities, take political action but
every member of every church aud
society should be so well informed con
cerning public questions as to enable
him, intelligently and persistently, to
oppose corrupt political rule. In these
days, ignorance is a disgrace and apathy
Clark in tbc Toil.
As stated in last week's
VANCE, G. M. Clark has been arrested
in Mexico, and as soon as the necessary
red tape proceedings for extradition can
be gone through with will be
brought hack to Milbank tor trial. Thi3
will probably take a couple of weeks to
accomplish. Some of our Iriends doubt
ed the correctness of our information
last week, but when you see it in the
IIKKAM-AI)VANCE its about as the
Dutchman gave his son to understand
when he said: "Vhen 1 told you some
dings, dot vas".
At a regular meeting of the Board of
Education of the city of Milbank, South
Dakota, held February 8, 18UG, the fol
lowing preamble and resolutions were
Whereas, It has pleased the Giver of
every good and perfect gift to remove
from our midst our neighbor and friend
Frank W. Maynard and
Wherdas, The intimate reltiori8 long
held by Mr. Maynard with the members
of this Board render it proper that we
should place on record ©ur appreciation
of his services to the schools and his
merits as a man therefore be it,
Resolved, By the Board of Education
of the city of Milbank, that, while we
bow with humble submission to the will
of the Most High, we do not the less
mourn for our neighbor who has been
called from his labor to rest in that
bourne frcni which no traveler returns.
Resolved, That in the deai.li of Frank
W. Maynard we lose one who was al
ways active and zealous in the work
which he did with us for so long a time
he was an honest and upright man,
whose virtues endeared him not only to
the members ot this Board, but to all
Resolved, That the Board tenders its
heartfelt sympathy to the family and rel
atives of our deceased brother in this
their sad affliction.
Resolved, That thdie resolutions tie
entered upon the minutes of this Board,
Dated February 8,1896
8. S. LOCKHART
Consolidated April 11. 18S0
Republican caucuses were held Jatt
evening in the three wards of the city
and the intetest manifested indicates
that republicans are alive to their duties
and are determined to make this a re
publican year from the very foundation
tion of the political system. Delegate*
to the county convention were chosen as
First ward—J as. Brannon, Thos. Fitcb,
J. A. McBride, Alfred Nelson.
Second ward—E. 1. Ely, H. J.Bene
dict, W. W. Downie, C. E. Daniels.
Third ward—J. W. 3ell, A. P. Lind
quist, George Rix, George Merry.
At the second ward caucus a "straw''
yote was taken for president and the
vote was unanimous for Wm. MeKinley
of Ohio, and the delegates were instruct
ed to vote and work to send MeKinley
delegates to the state convention. Be
fore adjourning the caucus gave three
hearty cheers for MeKinley, protection
and sound money.
All who are interested in Shoe DriHf,
will note what is said about them ill
another place. Anyone desiring inl.»r
mation in regard to the Shoe Drills will
lind it in this article. Bee Wood Bros.
ltenolution« l'pon the Death ttie
I.ate Olnf Suanton.
Resolution# adopted lv Security Dodge, No. 7,
A O. I'. W., March 16. IWi.
WIIKKEAI. It ha* pleased Ahnijrhty God in Hit
wisdom to remove lv death our esteemed brother,
wan son, therefore he it
KIHOI.VRK. Tlifit in the death of llrother Swanana
we have lost worthy brother and a faithful
RKSOJ.VKH, That our hearty SYMPATHY here
by tendered to the bereaved widow and ftumlv of
our deceased brother, in this, the hour ol their
afllictiou, and that we remind them that lie who
"tempera the wind to the shorn lamb"' look*
down with infinite companion upon the widow
and fatherless in the hour of their desolation and
will fold the arms of His Lovo around those who
put their trust, in him
KKSOI.VEI). That AS a mark of respect for onr
defeased brother, the charter he draped in niouJX
in*r for a period of thirty days
Itesoi.vFn. That these resolutions be spread
upon the minutes of tho lodge, aud a copy
presented to the bereaved family, and furuisbtd
to the local papers for publication.
IIJ.IAM K. ])alt,Y,
.) AMES (I LOCK II ART,
J. O. Knaff,
Mrs. A. W. (ilenn aud family expect
to move to Milhanii about April 1st,
where Mr. Glenn has an extensive farm
that needs personal attention. Mr. Glenn
will continue to run on the Milwaukee
south and will probably be obliged lo
spend most of bin spare time in this city
during the summer.-Aberdeen ^Newe.
We have parties coming to buy land.
Give us your descriptions, prices and
tonus at once. The Farmers Bank ct
The ladie9 benevolent society wid
servo a chicken pie supper for 15 cents
in the Berkin building on Main street,
Thursday, March trom 5:30 to 8
Take Sot Ice.
1 hereby warn any and all persons not
to purchase a certain promissory note
given by the undersigned to I)r. l)eliow
tor $35.00, and dated in February, ltfGC,
as the ^aid note was secuied by Iraud
and under false pretense.
Revillo, 8. D., March 2, 1S'J6.
Although there are those who still
claim that the Seeder is just as good as the
Shoe Drill, the number is less each vear. It
has been fairly deinunstrated that the
Shoe Drill is the best machine for sow
ing grain in the Northwest its general
use verities ttjis statement.
A better yield with less seed can be se
cured by the use ol the Drill.
The popularity of the Shoe Dril's in
the Dakotas, is due to the introduction
ot such machines as the
VAN HKI'NT fc WIT.KINS.
ol their superiority, three fourths of the
farmers in tliis part of the country use
one ot the above Drills. Should there
be any uncertainty as to the best Drill to
buv, just ank your neighbor.
These Drills are the best because
They sow any desired depth uniformly
They will not clog with stubble or
They work with less horse power than
other seeding machines.
Tliey work equally well in all kinds ©f
ground, wet or dry.
Strong winds do not interfere with
their work. The seed is protected un
til it is safely deposited in the ground.
In appreciation of the superiority «f
the above Drills, all the leading farmeis
in this County use them
4dvertittcrt l-etler I.IM.
Letters remaining uncalled for in ihe
Milbank Post Office March 18, 189C.
Gary Orlin E
In calling for any of the above please
say "advertised" and give date of adver
tisement. It not called for in til teen
days will h* sent to dead letter office.
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