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VANCE VOL. XIV. NO 45 \KEN i r.--IMack mure colt about three vi'iirB^ld Owner can have same by claim 'property and paying expenses. JOIIR JOHNeOU. HOME HAPPENINGS. Wheat —Thursday— No. 1 Northern No. 2, 42c, Screen Door6 at E. Emanuel's. (,o to Watson's for an A No. 1 Pump. Aaliton the Dentist's Milbank office ill he closed from July 2d until July tli. L. Robie returned from her t#i0 Minneapolis hist Saturday. Miss Ilaney of Goodhue, Minn., is "siting with Mr. John Walch and fam ui tins city. Tho Eastern Star will have their pie ]c at Simpson Park July 1, instead Of Hartford as at first announced. Ho you want, clothing? We are mak- a special reduction in prices for a iort time. Erlandson & Johnson. Sheriff Joseph Ilodgers of McLeod Co. i., was shot to death by two tramps ii he was about to arrest Wednesday •. Joseph Zimmerman, formerly of the Evangelical church at Big ii.r City, was a caller yesterday while n hi* way to his h.ime in Groton. He •a.- htjen attending the camp meeting. -t Screen Doors 95 cents at Wood 5ri»s. Attorney Geo. S. Kix haB been enga HII to deliver the fourth of July oration K- villo, and the patriots of that place an he assured of a stirring and patriotio aadr.-ss. »st Fri lay night thieves went to the rp.nary of O. Aklrich and took about 20 hi^lmls ol wheat. Others in the neigh borhood ience have also had the same exper as Mr. Aldrich quite recently. Mrs. T. J. Law and Mrs. J. A. Iiisken and son Law Kisken,of Shullsburg, Wis.» visited with Mrs. J. E. Truran Monday iiid Tuesday, and Mr. Abe Law, of Clear Lake drove up to Milbank and fpeut Tuesday with these friends and the Truran tauiily. Prof. W. W. Girton rode down from Wihiiot with Sup't. Aldrich Friday, hav ing completed a very successful two week*' work conducting teachers' insti tute at that place. Prof, (jirton was recently elected to the chair of C:vics, Arithmetic, Hook-keeping and Elocu tion nt the Slate Normal School at Madison, S. D. 'The three tramps who broke info Paul Trap's harness and shoe store and took about a dozen pairs of shoes, were ar rested at Ortonville, and States Attorney Lockhart induced them to come over the line without a requisition. They were tacen before Squire Radcliff of Bis Stone, and were sentenced, one to 20, one 2.) and one to 30 days in the county Jail, and tliey are now serving sentence. One of the speakers at the populist con vention said ?he party didn't expect to jle.it a president this fall, but look out •°r them four vears from now. In the campion of 1892, it was what we would doiulijO*!." Populist promises are like the mirago of the desert the cool springs inviting shade are always a little "•yond and just out of reach of the thirsty traveler, DO matter liow lar he g69. Prot. John Aldrich. of the depart ment of Zoology and Phvsiologv of the Idaho University, will have charge of •he work in Physiology at the Teachers' Institute, Ju]y'c-18, at the lake. As Prof. Aldrich will be visiting his parents •h this county it was found possible to ©n£age him for this work. He will be supplied wiih illustrative apparatus, and will present subject in the most ap proved methods. He will give one or !w° lfl'ks nd his (irant county friends will con gratulate him when they learn that he as reached this ecstatic state. A great many people are tak'nff ad *!]iR£e nf the big reduction In clothing Erlandson & Johnson's. A" kinds of granite ironware at Watson's. fltewari. have an overstock of mowers *Uich we shall close out for 839.00. WOODBBOS, OI,D SiriTl.l U'S TII DIIX, A Picnic Dinner and (General iootl Time. The association of old settlers held their seuii-antiual meeting at the court house lust Friday, with a picnic dinner, at which four or five long tables were tilled by the old settlers attending and their families. After dinner, Mr. I). Staats was made secretary pro tem, and President Cunningham announced that an informal program of exercises would be introduced by the audience joining in siugiug America. The program con sisted of remarks: "How to make our reunions enjoy able"—by Judge Owen. Recitation-"The District School"— iss Verna Crowl. Remarks—The Progress of Grant County—-II. 8. Roberts. Reading—Mark'i'waiu on Farming— Miss Jessie Stearns. Reading—The First Settlers, Story Clara Thirsk. Remarks—'Jrowing up with theCoun ty—James Corskie. Mexico -An interesting talk by Mrs. S. E. Hartlett on Mexico and its people. Judge A. L. Abbott and Hon. JN. I. Lowthian also responded to a call lor a talk. The matter of purchasing dishes to be used jointly with the Relief Corps was discussed and a motion to purchase such of these as the chairman and sec retary should decide upon to the amount of 810 was duly carried. Upon a motion unanimously carried Mr. Thos. Fitch and Mr. Tlios. Thirsk were appointed a committee to convey to Mr. J. W. Bell the sympathy of the old settlers association in his illness and the assurance that its members deeply re gset that he was unable to be present with them at their meoting. The association adjourned to meet on Thanksgiving day. JII:D. At Minneapolis, Jane 21,1896, Mr. John Erick BergquiPt, of iftaiil Count}", S. B„ In the 04tn year of bis Hge. Mr. Bergquist had gone to Minneapolis about two weeks ago to visit friends there, and in a few days was taken down with pneumonia, which proved fatal. Deceased was one of the early residents of the county, with a home near Labolt. He was the father of Mrs. Euiil Johnson, of this city, and of Mrs. A. Haukland, Mrs. Erick Englund and Mrs. Ole Kjelmyr, who are known here. Mrs. Johnson returned from Minneapo lis vesterday, whether she had gone on learning other father's illness. The re mains were brought here for interment in the Milbank cemetary, the burial taking place yesterday. Deceased leaves a widow besides the children named. Card of Tltanks. We extend our heart lei thanks to the friends whose sympathy und assistance were so freely tendered in our late bereavement, the loss ola husbaud and father. these on scientific topics, during the institute. Mr. Casper Hatz, formerly of Big Stone *-»y, and one of the merchants at that place in an earlv dav. but who a few years ago moved to Eureka, was a call er last Monday while on his way home 'rom attendance at the Evancelical camp meeting. Osper's friends will be pleased lparn that he is prospering at his Eureka home, having recently purchas ed nn adjoining building and made a ouble store for his increasing business. Abnut the only thing Casper needs to make him completely happv is a good *"°jnanto help him look after things. MRS. J. E. BERGQUEPT AND DAUGHTERS. WANTED—To trade a House and Lot for Stock of General Merchandise. 2\Y W.M.THOMAS. A Call. To all Friends of Prohibition: Ar rangements have been made for a grand, patriotic, undenominational, non-par tisan state convention ol all who care for the retention and eniorcement «f Prohi bition in South Dakota. This convention will be held at the Lake Madison Chautauqua grounds July 6 to 8.The best days ol the entire Chau tauqua season have been selected.^ I pou days will appear General Gordon, the celebrated temperance orator, Geo. W. Bain, Washington T. Booker, and other talent kuown and noted throughout the nation. Organizations of evry kind that are friendlv to the righteous principle oi Prohibition are strongly urged to be re presented by delegates or otherwise. Especially does this include every min ister and the officials or reprcsonatives of every Church, Prohibition Lmon, Christian Citizenship League, Womans Christian Temperance Union, or other moral reform organizations in the state. Reduced railroad rates can be obtaineu. For place of meeting, and for speakers and singers the convention will be at no expense whatever. For special rates of admission to the assembly grounds please address our office at Elk Point, S. D., encloein0 "cSSiurring in tbia call are many prominent citizens, representing every political aud denominational faith in the state, every young people s society the national vice Partisan Prohibition Union and ot the Christiau Citizenship League. A. E. CAHUAKT, Old BrUge Timber Sale. There will be a sale of old bridge lumber at the Shook Bridge, two and one half miles south east of Milbank, on Wednesday, July 1st, 1896, at two p. m. ®l)£ tieraU) SUnmncc. MILBANK, S. D., FRIDAY, JUNE 2fi, 189(». i»ops roMvi^e, The Acme of Political WUrtnm and Civic Virtue Join llund* to W'reM lie Cnuiitry from the Strong rip of Plu torracy. How are the mighty fallen! Why the "Rise aud Full of the Roman Empire" was not in it, if we compare the populist convention of last Wednesday to the enthusiastic assemblies that were wont a few years ago to gather tn council in Grant county, in the hey-day of the third party, when a good many honest men thoroughly be lieved that the new party had a lead-pi |e cinch 011 all the patriotism, political honesty and wis dom in the land. Time works wonders, and It has probably dawned upon the minds of many of these men who were sincere in their expecta tions that the new party was the political mes siah that was to lead them forth to a land of milk and honey, that perhaps the pages and statesmen of the past aud present were not all fools, but that they themselves might possibly be iu error. At any rate the bigoted intoler ance which once had such complete possession of our populist friends was far from being so ofl'ensiveiy apparent as formerly. While many of the old wheel horses were present the meeting lacked the enthusiasm of an old-time pop gath ering, and the dampness of despondency was plainly discernable, although a painful effort was made to inspire enthusiasm. The convention was called to order by chair man F. 13. Roberts, and upon motion Mr. H. S. Roberts was unanimously elected chairman and Mr. M. L. Keker secretary, Upon motion made and carried the chair ap pointed the following committees Credentials-J. M. Corskie, Dr. O'Ready. James Street, Thos. Thirsk, s. Seldon. Permanent Organization—A.. Young, J. V. R. Priest, Nels Johnson. Resolutions—-J. Huzzle, W. H. Koepke, H.8. Volkmar,JL. M. Kaereher, H. T. Rawson. While the committees were out the chairman suggested the propriety of firing up on a little populist oratory, anil Albeit Sharf was called for. Albert told the audience why he was a populist, and said that he would be willing to maintain its principles by shouldering his mus ket. lie also stated that he was a friend of lib erty, aud the editor felt like going up and shak ing hands with him on the spot, as we are also an old friend of liberty ourself and are always happy to meet auv of hisacquaintances, particu larly one who had been as chummy with him as Albert had. He told how all the money of Europe some years ago weut to Rome until the Goths rose up and drove the Romans, whom he declared w as the money power, out of the coun try. Albert made a good speech and as he is get ting well along in years we hope he won't have to go to the bloody battlefield and sacrifice him self, but will be permitted to pass his remaining days uuder the shade of his own vine and box elder, and we shall be the first to defend him against any plutocrat who may attempt to sur round and attack ium at his comlortable liome on the reservation. Mr. J. V. R. Priest was next called for. J. V. R. is one of the men whom one always wishes had got started right, lie is in dead earnest, and conscientiously believes he is dead right. With good motives but false theories he is a horrible example of how farestray a good man can go when starting out on a blind trail. But he wound off populism by the yard and with machine like precision until interrupted by one of the committees. Air. ISaker, of Blooming Valley, also proclaimed hia attachment to populism, but thought ho was more of a thinker thau a speaker, aud gettinj through before tlie committees came iu, Mr l'rieet was again called to arouse the latent patriotism that was about to slumber in the populist breast. But before the country was saved the committees came in to report. The credentials committee reported the following as delegates, and the report was adopted: Adams—James Street, C.Powell, S.C.Laoe, John Kvenberg. Alban-F. 13. Roberts, Spencer Selden, Win. Shook, P. M. Trowbridge, Wm. Caidan, H. S Roberts, Herman Kosso. I',ig Stone City- Not represented. Big stone Twp.—Nela Johneoa, John Beffer jnaii', lienrv Slioerinan. Bloomiug Valley—O. A. Baker. A. C. Peterson, August Hoolimd. A. P.J. Engstrom, R. Mui arky, Gus Dochow Fat-mi IIgtoa—Albert Sharf, C. Doohow, G. Ilinkclnmn. Georgia— llenry Kelson, Thos. Hagen, John Englund. Grant Center—John Bnzzoll, ThomaB Thirsk, W H. K'icpKe, Geo. B. Isliam, J.C. Stanford, C. 11. Rider. Kilboru—II. E. Wilde, W. M. Schuler, 8. K. Johnston. Lura—A. L. Dickens, E. B. Wright, Herb Healy. Madison—W. L, Schroeder, John Hedraan, Louis Schrocder, E. C. Morton, John Nord— Alternates: J. S. Johnson, R. A. Bandy, K. J. Twedt, C. Jonnson Andrew Nord. Mazzeppa—Nick Adolphson admitted to repre sent town. Melrose—II. T. Rawson. John Tillman, John Miller, A. M, IIagen, Flo Vcretagen. A. E. Van dusen. Milbank—First Ward: Dr. James O Readv, L. M. Kaereher, F. A. Croul. Second Ward: James M. Waison, Henry S. Volkmar. (Alter nates: Wm. Allen. 1). B. Kichols.) Third Ward: M. L. Ecker, W. G. Ashtou, A. 8. Young. Osceola- -president for South Dakota of the Christian Citizenship League, all the officers of the state Non- Not represented. Stockholin—Not Represented. Troy—Adalph l-iindquist, Axel Dahlberg, Mat Abrahamson. Twin Brooks—H. II. Green, A. A. Story, John Storm, F. L. Stewart, L. Cunningham. Vernon—J. V. R. Priest, S.R.Taylor, F. E. Putnam, James Corskie, E. L. Gary, C. Freder ickson, A. Tuttle. Committee on permanent organization rccom. mended that the temporary organization be made permanent and the report was adopted. The State President. the JOHN W. LEOGETT, following resolutions were presented by committee and adopted, the free homestead resolution being directed to oe included by a special vote, having been at first pmitted by the committee. RESOLVED, Town Clerk. That we reaffirm our al legiance and devotion to the cardinal principles cl the Omaha platform. RESOLVED, that believing that tie •'crime of "73," demonetizing silver is mainly respoasib'e tor the deplorable condition in which we find the ooantry today, resulting in increasing business lailures from week to week as shown by the reports of the commercial agenries, the ciosiug down of nulls ami factories, the throwing out of employment ot hun dreds if thousands ot laborers, the de preciation in values ot property, aud especially of agricultural products, and causing misery und want which drive men to crime aud suicide—believeng, we say, that the demonetization of silver is mainly responsible for all of this, we demaud the restoration of the law which existed for eighty jears prior to 1813 pro viding for the free coinage of gold and silver at the rato ot 10 to 1 without awaiting the action of any foreicn nation. RESOLVED, That believing that the People's Party stands for the best interests of the industrial masses—morally, financially and otherwise, and that in order to be able to enact our principles into statute law it la necessary to con centrate aud combine all forces that are working for tho emancipation of the in dustrial classes from the grasp, greed and avarice of corporate power, we here by declare ourselves iu favor of a union ot all lorces upon these lines, and that delegates elected by this convention to the state convention be instructed to vote tor delegates to the national con vention who will use all honorable means to bring about a union of voters upon the silver question and such other questions that are deemed of vital im portance to the industrial classes. RKSOI.VED, That we demand honesty, purity aud economy in the administra tion of state affairs. Resolved, That the delegates to the state con vention are instructed to work for tho adoption of plnnk* in both State and National platforms, favoring the Free Home Bill now before con gress, A motion was mad,: and carried to elect the fourteen delegates by ballot, one at a time. The following were placed in nomination: W. II. Keopke, II. S. Volkmar, W. L. Schroeder, Dr. James O'Ready, James McRea, O. A. Baker, A. Scharf, Stephen Street, F. IS. Roberts, M. L. Ecker, John Kyenberg, H. 11. Green," P. M. Trowbridge, II. T. Rawsou. As it appeared no other nominations wete to be made a motion carried to elect by acclama tion. Some objection was made to this as one delegate asserted that it looked too much like old party tactics, but a great fear was upon those who wanted a ballot, aud the thing went just as was inteuded. 13y motion the delegates present were instruct' ed to cast the full vote of the county. It wa« here that anew feature of convention work was introduced—that of voting upou resolution und afterwards debating it. The old worn-out custom of discussing a question aud then voting on it is all well enough for the cor rupt old parties, but for stutesaien who have the whole theory of correct government at their finger-ends the system was considered ridicu Ions. The new plan was adopted when Dr. Ashton presented a resolution that the delega turn be instructed to vote and work for II. S. Volkmar as a delegate to the St. Louis convention. The chairman put the motion for a viva voce vote, and the ayes and noes being given the chair said he believed the ayes had it. This was the signal for a discus sion of the question, and Editor Volkmar took the floor to tell why the motion which had been carried should prevail. Ilia principal reason for desiring to go was so that the populists of Urant county could get their news of the conven tion pure and uiuleliled, and not through the corrupt channels of the associated press. This was a worthy motive and most of us felt that if we were assured that the city of St. Louis would be thoroughly cleansed and disinfected from the effects of the late republican convention, it would bo safe to let him go with the hopo that he would return to us as pure and spotless as we had sent him forth. At the conclusion of hie touching discourse one of the delegates on the negative side arose to state that it was not be cause he had any objection to the person named, for they all loved with an umiyiug love the sweet and guileless editor who soothed their restless spirits with fairy tales ou finance and led them as a shepherd leads his sheep through the green pastures of populism, hut he believed the party should instruct for principles and not for men. This caught the convention and there is no tell ing what would have happened or how long the debate would liaye lasted as there was no '•previous question," to get a move on itself, if one of the delegates hadn't woke up and explain ed that he didn't believe it was a good plan to vote ou a question and then debate it. There was more sound logic in this than there is in many other populist propositions, and upon motion the boys adjourned to think it over. BIG ST0312 LAKE ASSGItlBLV. Annual Meeting of the Aasociatlon Director* and Officers. The annual meeting of the Big Stone Lake Assembly Association was held at the grounds last Tuesday, a good attend ance being present und general interest manifested. Alter hearing the reports of the several oltieers, whicn were all of a highly satisfactory character, the fol lowing officers were elected for the ensuing year: President—J. C. Wood. 8ec. aDd Treas.—S. Ii. Gold. Executive Committee—Andrew Wolf. Henry Fahxner, S. K Gold. Finance Committee—Rev. E. Movius. W. F. T. Bushnel), F. W. Consolidated April 11, 1810 xoTin:Fiioifi I'.OAUOOF 'fil I l.ustCall To Ckaii and 9»isin fect, or Manic ill Be Itone By ProrrsNOl l.aw, MILBANK, S. D., June 15, 1W36. At a meeting of the Milbank Hoard of Health at the ottice of the president, there were present, Dr. H. G. C. Rose, President, II. W. Bailey, Secretary, and llenry Hollands. J. \V. Johnson ab sent. After some discuseion aud hearing of complaints, the following resolution was read aud adopted: WHEREAS, It appears that the notifi cation given to the public by publication in the local newspapers, requiring a general disinfection and cleaning tip of all the cess-pools, vaults and otlal from stables, has iu a great many c:ises been omitted or ignored, and no effort what ever has been made by many to bring about a sauitary condition of their premises aud WHEREAH, With an unusual precipi tation ol moisture the heaps ot decaying vegetable matter, cess-pools and vault.*, under a warm summer sun, aro destined to be the source of virulent disease germs which will generate, fructify und multiply, and with the winds carried jn to our residences, loi.^e in our clothing, as well as our own organ'/ation, to the detriment and possible destruction Ot the lives of many who are dear to us aud WHEREAS, Feeling the deep obligation which rest upon us as conservators of the public health, and wishing lo avoid be every possible means in our power an epidemic of a serious nature (which otherwise is sure to come under uusani tary conditions) and not wishing to work a hardship with any one, or to demand any thing unreasonable or unjust, feel ing that every individual is inttre te i we make this last call and appeal tor you to do your duty to yourselves and others. Therefore, be it RESOLVED, That all delinquents he immediately notitied of dereliction and non-observance of the iaw, and that they are hereby ordered to take immediate steps to rectify the same, and if after a reasonable time it Is not done, to haye it, done by due process of law. GO TO ISazarene. The affair sot the association are in good condition, and each year the institu tion is becoming of greater importance. Six new cottages have been built since last years meeting, and ten more are lo be built this year. The price of lots on the Gibaoo td it ion has been advanced to *125. H. G. C. HOSE, M. I). 11. W. BAILEY, President, Secretary. Senator Pettigrew's bolt may tempo rasilv disturb matters in the state and his friends in this locality regret the action, but there are many republicans who believe that the action of the sena tor will prove a good thing for tho party. In localities where sound money senii inent has prevailed he has been a load instead of a help to the party, furnishing its enemies witti ammunition to destroy it. His influence as an open enemv will certainly be less destructive than it would be for Lam to remain within the party and stab it with voice and vote. There are free silver republicans wrho believe that there are other issues as well as the silver question before the people, and these will remain republicans notwith standing Pettigrew's bolt. S°N STRICIININE, PARIS GREEN, INSECT POWDEH MOTH BALLS AND Cooper's Sheep Dip AT C, A. KERN, FOR YOUIi Harness, Collars, Saddles, Whips, Blankets, Fur and Plush Robes. The Largest Stock of Modem Times The Lowest Prices in Hard Times. Remember I am here to stay, and can please you in Goods and Prices.