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LOH V.. v -i 'Uid I e Child,, fUgs ail kinds a-tske and il and rj plac s HOll ehig PI EEP ids Lilt ck V VOL. XVIII. NU 17 VOL, XV. X» SIt in A I. visi# C. i». Kailmn QQING KA.ST, hilly-- .. ..18:2fi a ui .... 1«:80 a iu ... 1 :W iHy CX. Sunday «x. Sunday going WEST. .. |,y 3 04 a ^ilv'rx. 'Wuduy, Arrive.. 4 25pm .Daily a ni SISSKT'IN MM:. 7. 00 a 11 :!t5a in .. .. II :MO MI 1 :-',u a in 11 ?i 12 :t» iu rim Monday*. W. i week lineedaye, and RNNICIIES. 5UKti.\TIOSAl- CHMiCIl- Hev 1'nsior. Public Worship, S-:i! "ioid p. "i. Sunday school 10 1 p. m. Y. P. .s. ('. K. 6:15 iv'cuiil'. Wednesday 1 :S0 p. in. Saturday ,v: in A hearty invi services i? hereby extended to -in tin city will be cordially wel- IptlHsT KPtsi ol'Ah ciirucii Stilitmth moniiiiL', lmHO, Proaeh icaiuL'. Salibnth School, 12tn upl. Bible ClHi«, bv »f!inin: Ktiworth I.eiiiMie. Sablmth itur K' hi'iir-Hl, Saturday evcnii.ir IiUl's:) director. The Methodist ifti i'f Miilmnk, cordially invite ill ih services stranger* iu the s W( icoiue. All *eat» are free. Williams, Pastor. hrr Chapter No 'JO. Stated meet •citiid .'Hid Kouilh .Monday of each •onic I'imII. Mits. HF.TTIE Kcrek, W. UOWES. vci-n Tlijt ^tnn* atid Milbank, a imp. finder return In A I). !)iet* ME HAPPENINGS. Ti!':rs. iy 01 cts. 'u* of Banquet lamps at Stone 11 Nelson of Stockholm, was sMiJicink friends last. Friday. ..Jock of I5ig Stone, r. whs can- city Wednesday selling etch- •ebom the eve and ear pedal in Ortonvillo, December 29th lueive. the jeweler, has an elegant i'al, pearl, garnet, moonstone, rings, also plain and engraved i.i Ilanous left on yesterday r-train tor Minneapolis, where n to work on the Minneapolis is «t his trade as engineer. Wheat check Mo. on St. iSlevatnr, Milbank, payable to oitte, fur .04. All persons ned against. purchasing such 1 til i li es A 3L AuorsT Wo ITT F.. lind pigg.'rs •were arrested on issued, by Justice I'asco last Two of ihem gaye bonds of «neir appearance at district '•one was taken to Sheriff W i 1 Htelrv. sitnian brothers have recently I the future a I. Stockholm form- ,fl hy Aug. Denkncr, and the vv.ll hi' plu'jod in the hands ot a the Headman's who has had Ili e in a !St. Paul store. Collie PETERSON iM ot heeu family for WATER TOWN. VIHITINP WITH MR. John A WEEK 11 e or !jisc ro the first of Opinion. RETURN- THE WEEK. is Miss A COMPOSITOR IU THE OFLICE OI K. Mtllikin, representing the AViley IJlVc) Stock Commission a of SiouK City, was in town lily, and the RU est of G. W. Merry, man. who ships much of his this firm. In the legislature ot /•Milhken Wil ,n s a stale senator ^auHi county. ^noiincenu'nts are out for the of Mr. A. It. Mcrritt and Miss 'litli o Wednesday, December u 'e home of Mr. and Mrs. i. A. in this city. The couple wi'l ^'iie to triends after Jan. 10, *t where Mr. Merrilt is emplov 'e^r«g business. the maetingj called bv °f education at the school JHght to consider the necessity School room. The board de all itvx-pnvers and patrons of ,J°1 be present and talk the niat "r*«o that desirable ajljon may be The Now Girl at Stone & Sullivan's is making a, big hit. Couie and get u ticket on her. Very appropriate hri-thuia presents can be made with platitKH. Call at Kddy's gallery. Albert lthenke, of Twin Brooks, was slinking hands with his Milbank triends Wednesday. Ijadies' Caps, Coat, and .Jackets' Childrens coats and Jackets at cost ut Stonk uc SCI.LIVANS. Fi. Emanuel is having the Btone haul ed preparatory to placing a foundation under his furniture building, which he intends to have done in the spring. The damp, foggy weather of the past week was followed by a northwest wind yesterday ami indications of colder weather. J. W. Marter.s was in town Wi'dnes day receiving congratulations of friends on the arrival of a chipper little dairy uiftRl at t) is farm home. The chrcken-pie supper oiven by the ladies aid society last evening in the Conright building was largely patron ized and an excellent supper served. Mr. and Mrs. Chan. II. Keith added another little olive branch to their fam ily tree on Sunday last. Mother and daughter arc d'iiiLr Herald-Star. n ee'y.-~(Jr mvi.le A general house-c'ennitig in munici pal mat'ers lias been instituted in Minneapolis, and indictments for the city clerk and a number of aldermen, who havi* been boodiin^, have be^n issued. Mr. E. A. Peterson, the young man who tor some time preached at Strand ing and who is a student at the Gusta vus Adolphus college nt St. Peter, Minsosoia, is going tc spend the Christmas bolides with his triends in the vicinity of Strand berg. We have in stork for the holiday irnde, a beautiful iine of ladies' aad gentle men's watches. We never misrepre sent our goods, but will sell you a lirst class time piece at a cloe price and guarantee to eive yon perfect satisfac tion. Mkh.mkk, the Jeweler. Thos Fitch returned the first of the week from Flandrcau, where he hail been to attend the funeral of Mrs, Martha Kit-ch of that ciiy, his brother's wife. The lady was ^uite well known to and highly esteemed by many of our .Milbank people as a member ot the or der of the Eastern Star and the Woman's Kelief Corps, both of which orders were represented at the funeral. The editor has just received the an-' nouiuiemeni of the approaching wedding of nephew in Michigan, and u tsw months ago had a similar epistle lrom a neice residing iu the same state. As wo have recollections of both neice and nephew when they were infants, these announcements come to us as a very forcible reminder of the flight of years, which we could hardly realize were it not for these and other like causes for reminiscence. tianta Clause is making headquarteis at Kusl's this year, where an immsuife supply of conflciions, Christmas trim mings and holiday goods is mi display. Besides the loads of tempt intr confection a y Mr. Rust's jewelry department has recently been replenished with an invoice ot jewelry and plated ware of the best qualitv, which only needs to be seen to be admired. You can secure something ot beauty and value tur a holiday present from these goods. The chuich societies have recently been making very important and desirable improvements in their houses ot wor ship. The Congregational people have beautified their edifice with new and handsome pulpit lurniture and chairs for the choir, adding greatly to the ap pearance of the interior of this commo dious church. The Methodist ladies have also been making some necessary and very important improvements in tho church building, having had the painters ar.d iper hangers at work for the past two weeks leco.ermg the entire interior. The work is now about com pleted, the ceiling having oeen painted and the walls papered, giving the whole insido a bright, cheery and comfort ible appearar.ee. MILBANK, S. D., FIJI DAY, DEC. 18, lS'.ii Frank Young fell on the ice one day the first of the week and serious1}' injur ed his leg. Mesmer, tlie jeweler, bus a most com plete assortment of emblem charms, pins aud buttons suitable for Christmas presents. Mr. and Mrs. II. Blake, of Minne eapolis, accompanied by Mrs, Brown are visiting with Mrs. Blake's brother, Mr.G. W. Merry, and family iu this city. Mesmer, the jeweler, is showing the latest designs and popular styles in ladies' and gentlemen's watch chains, brooches, lace pins, sleeve buttons, scarf pins, shirt buttons, neck chains, lockets. The Methodist and Congregational Sutidav school children have been re hearsing find practicing for the past week or two for the Christmas exer cises that are to be given Christmas eve in tho respective churches, and the little folks aro looking forward to the event with great expectations. A halt a dozen or more exoban^es art* truthfully saying: It is a fact that many good items are lost to newspapers every day by modesty of people who hesitate to tell tlie editor matters concerning themselves. The right thing to do is to stop the newspaper man on the street or any other place you may happen to meet him and tell him th.ij, you were away on a visit, that you had relatives visiting, you entertained friends, tbal you have been doing good. If you have done anything mean of course keep that to yourself, for there ur3 others who will teii that. CaUii(lar«. The 11 :.:i:ald -A hvam'k has a supply ot small calendars for 1.85)7, wiiii an en graving that is a work of ait and pretty enough to hang up iu tlie parlor. You will get one of these by making a payment on your subscription or asking for one if you have already paid up. Felt Shoes and Slippers at S to.nk «Jc Sri,i,ivans. 4d V«TI is«'l l.i-lH-r I.IM. Letters remaining uncalled for in th Milbank Post Oflice Dec. ]i, 1SS.H). Ian. Cumpbe.ll I'eates, Mies Aedmaii, Iaa t-nderhill, Klin Miller, 1 eo. y. Willt-on. Allits In calling foranyof the above please t«ay "advertised" and give date ot adver tisement. If not called lor in fifteen days will be sent to dead letter olbce. GKO.C. 11)1)1.kbuook, P. DEAF AND DUMB. What It Meanr. to I!o Cot Off From Speech nul lli'ariiig-. To bo deaf is to be unable to hear, and to be dumb ia to be unable to talk. The lack of hearing is remedied by teaching the child to use his eves and •understand either signs or the motions of the lips, and the lack of speech is remedied by teaching the child to use his vocal organs or his h: nr]s to make others understand, and, behold, the task is accomplished, and he is "just like other folks!" Not erne, thought is given to language, to the wonderful medium of exchange by means of which the busi ness of life is carried on, that is sup posed to come by nature, or instinct, or uiiracle, but never by teaching. A cultured lady, a literary woman, said to me once, after seeing some deaf children and hearing them go through certain vocal exercises which included every elementary sound in the English language: "Now, if these children can make all these sounds correctly, why don't they go right on and talk? What hinders them?" She was a bright wom an, and wlieu a very short explanation had been given her the reason flashed upon her, and she said: "Why, what a fooilam! I see! They'vegot something to say, and tho mechanical ability to say it, but no language to say it in." And in that one sentence she expressed the reason for being of all the institu tions aud Rchoejls for the deaf in tho ooantry. "No language to say it, in," that ex presses the condition of a deaf child's mind before ho is taught very well, but perhaps "and no language to think it iu" should be added. Let the readdr try for himsi If and see how much con eccutive thought he can accomplish Without words, and if with his mind trained by years c,f intelligent thinking he can do little until the words come, let him imagine, if he can, the state c*f a mind cut oft from language.—Mabol E. Adams in Popular Science 2Jonrhir. ISuiiad of Bully's Ri£. Yankiou la/.otte: Who ever lived on a South Dakota farm that will not en joy the following picture from the versatile pen of that South Dakota literary wonder, Will Dillman. See the thrashers out at the frosty dav-break with "half a setting out at sun up" ob serve the woman with her mouth tilled with hair and bonnet strings, tacking up against the rising gale, lrom calf teed ing. See old liaiiy standing on tlie top of the separator mopping the dust and perspiration from Ins eyes, and then the on coming of the pniirie tiro and the excitement ami danger of the race, with the great hulking thrashing rig for safety on the plowed land Plato says that Homer wrote only .is an imitator, not knowing by personal experience of war or the arts of which he wrote, but Wiil Dillman is no imitator. He has lived every experience ot which he writes. The farmer boy, the cow herd. The "Jerry Hicks Engineer" from the time he was tall enough to reach up to the throttle valve, driving the straw burning traction engines over the coteaus ot Grant county with the unconcern with which the ordinary fanner boy drives a wagon. And then the trained observa tion with which he grasps every inci dent. Hamlin Garland alone has observed Dakota lite with the same tidelity. but with a difference, Garland saw and w«is depressed. Dillman sees and is exhiiarated. Garland made hi. observAtions when the gloom of deep dark .-loads fell low over the land. Dill- man goes out in tho sun shine and cares never a straw though the wind blows a li.'iie: And he waved to Jerry Hicks, engineer. 1 "Stop lcr! Ii'in her 'round!'' pays he. "•What a cuesefl fool 1 be Not to know tho lake was dry, and the crick. Hack her up! Pull out of here, or We'll lose three thousand clear. Make the plowing it volt never strike lick!V Engine backed in with a twist, while the spigois hifsed. iilackretl smoke n-booming On straitjhi across. Jerry Fturied with ft jerk. "Pull her open: Make her work 1 I'll row the gov'ia-r -belt to hell!"' yelled the boes. How ho made tier jtunp and bound! llow she climbed across the ground! And tho fireman t»tiiJUnts istmw lit to kill.! And thi! pitcher,* isimnt blind with the smoke and dirt behind Aud we sailed across the field, down the hill. Boiler hot and poppinir steam: Ilaily lettin: loose a stream From the oil-mii on tho straw. Twenty rods! Jerry fttivrma past Hie rocks tried the tiiay-hiiiRi&fr cocks "Bill her water'* ireUm^ low by the god«!:* Tried the pump, it wouldn't go: tried the hot ii.ijec.tor, no. "Him her di v lhen,'' Daily yelled. "Make ht'r dir!" Close bt bind the tif-ader blew red-hot ciudi-rs in the crew And ve made the plowing aafe with the Millinery at cost at STUN K A SCLI.IVAN«. Won't. When you receive the notice of tlie amount dm« on your subscription to this paper, as you uiKloubt-edly wili if you have not already, don't- throw it aside aud forget all about it. That doesn't help us pity our bills. Don't cuss the editor atul say, "well that's a pretty small amount for hiin to worry over". Kemember he has hun dreds of just such accounts, which in the aggregate means t-» him business success or failure. Don't think because the editor has perhaps waited one, iwi, or three years. I it has been becan.se he is a wealthy plutocrat who had money to throw at ithelnrds. He has been paying lor ink, I paper, help end a thousuue' other ex i penses ail this tune. i i I Pet, while th fmst [ti the early licht was iyiut: yet. White and cle.'i/. we'd puT'ed from Jluii' llieht Ill-lure Aud liy Miii-np or about v,e had half a --t iiiitr out., Aud the old tiling hi nji wheat, l.u'.vl and roar-. Then the wind rose in tlu eouih, high and hotter Woinan'a month Full ot hair and boniiet-ytriiigc, as phe run •With a i and wati-r-pml taekm^ up asiami-t the gale. And we worKed and sweat nod ckon- in the sua. Bailey standing on the lop by the pile of levep, would mop Out his eyes aud wat'h the ciond ro'liijj near. Till a HCorehiug head-lire broke through the innifh with ttunie ano (rnoke: Finallv, don't be a clam, but step up I it) the c.'i,.fain'sdeck and nettlo or send us the amount, and we shall rejoice with you while you live and give you I the proper kind of an obituary when you die. Como now! i Consolidated .April 11. IMHl A SHOWER IN THE VILLAGE This "Word Picture Soux-how AvrnUciiK Pleasant Memories, Ov. the whole village that jm!']:: reigns which only a Sunday in t-umni can produce. It is noaring the no u hour, and there is a glare of sunlignr everywhere. The quiet of the street- se^ns to intensified as one approaches the corn-. i' where the small stone church stand alone. There is a service going on in Eide, and the rolling music of tho organ faintly wafted from within reaches the deserted streets outside, liowsof houses with closed blinds and unoccupied doer steps meet the eve. on every side, ami down a nairow lane near at hand a £rehly painted barn gleams hotly iu th fierce sunshine. Three or four pigeons have fluttered to the roof and are sun ning themsilves and softly cooing. Near the door of the church a hors** and buggy stand, and now and again the animal, bothered by flies, stam and splashes in the shallow puddle ten der him. A dog trots lazily up tho street ami stops on his way to chase and bark a: few belated sparrows. One of the piget u Gtalks with dignity across the roof, aim another Cutters into tlie air with a Whirring sound and disappears. The sound oi the organ has died qu: i-1 awav and only the distant- clucking oi a disturbed hen breaks the quiet. The sun light-seems to have taken on a dark, shade. A sharp gust of wind sweeps up and down the street aud rushes through 'bo foliage of tlie sleeping trees. The spar rows that occupied the street are not slight. No living thing is to he seen, an i the newly painted bain, that a mom- .t ago looked scorched aud blistered, seem. to have taken on a cooler tinge. Tin breeze has ditd quite away, and tin re. is a moment of supreme stillness. Then a dull, sullen sound that seems like the roar of a distant train steals upon tlie air. It comes again, and there is no mistaking it—it is thunder. A flurried bi n runs across the lane and disappears behind a board just as three large- drop^ mark the dust covered side walk. Drops are tailing everywhere, and as they increase iu number they de crease. in size. There is a gentle palter on the sidewalk, on the house top*, through tlie trees, which becomes more and more hurried until it generates into a steady rush of falling rain. The lunc jEcap.e is almost shut out from sight. Slowly and by hardly perceptible de grees the steady rush becomes a patter, and the sun, with sudeicn brilliance, changes each urop to a glistening ia mond. The rain ceases, and tho sparkling trees gently rhako themselves in tho sunlight. The shower is over. —Walte M. Kg ginton in New Bohemian. Tho Noa«. The imse is intended for breathing, the mouth for speaking and eating. Who has ever seen a horse breathing other wise than through his nostrils? Minute fcientilic investigation has revealed the fact that th'-1 number of peeiple who breathe through their nostrils are be coming gradually but surely fewer liumb'-r. The consequence is that (Jiu nostrils decrease in si/.e, while it has been found that the prevailing nosy is quite an inferior organ to that of :r forefathers. Doctors at the present time are fje quently asked to operate on nose and to enlarge them. Their owners have found that they elo not fulfill their func tions as well as they useel to. It is U ginning to be feared by scientific people that if matters grow much worse we shall lose the use of our nasal organs entirely. It is a well known physiological fact that unused muscles and bones gradual ly disappear. Fish who live iu the dark, for instance, or the mole, who re sides underground, become blind. Thus, if we cease to use- our noses for breath ing, they will cease to exist. They will become superfluous!—-Pearson's Weekly. Clerical Dunces. It is to be feared that clergymen who have entered the church through theolo gical colleges are wretched scholars as a xule. The bishops have lately found it necessary to insist on an entrance exam ination on general subjects before ad mis-'ion to a thc%o!ogieaI college can be granted, and the r. suits have been de cidedly startling. The requirements are almost ridioule:usly elementary—a cou ple of books of Xenophon's "Anaba I'.is,'* some quite easy Latin, two books Euclid aud so forth. Nevertheless, it is stated that a large number of candi dates for orders are so grossly ignorant that they have been unable to get through this exceedingly ca^y ordeal.—* London Truth.