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\KEN i r.--IMack mure colt about three
vi'iirB^ld Owner can have same by claim
'property and paying expenses.
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
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.
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
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
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
»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
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
Lockhart induced them to come over the
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
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
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
have an overstock of mowers
*Uich we shall close out for 839.00.
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
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.
At Minneapolis, Jane 21,1896, Mr. John Erick
BergquiPt, of iftaiil Count}", S. B„ In the 04tn
year of bis
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.
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
on scientific topics, during the
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.
trade a House and Lot
for Stock of General Merchandise.
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,
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.
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
Partisan Prohibition Union and ot the
Christiau Citizenship League.
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
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
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.
Georgia— llenry Kelson, Thos. Hagen, John
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.
Lura—A. L. Dickens, E. B. Wright, Herb
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
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.
-president for South
Dakota of the Christian Citizenship
League, all the
of the state Non-
Not represented.
Troy—Adalph l-iindquist, Axel Dahlberg, Mat
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.
State President.
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
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
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.
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
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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
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.
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,
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.
Cooper's Sheep Dip
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.

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