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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
: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.
hrr Chapter No 'JO. Stated meet
•citiid .'Hid Kouilh .Monday of each
Mits. HF.TTIE Kcrek, W.
vci-n Tlijt ^tnn* atid Milbank, a
imp. finder return
Ti!':rs. iy 01 cts.
'u* of Banquet lamps at Stone
11 Nelson of Stockholm, was
sMiJicink friends last. Friday.
..Jock of I5ig Stone,
city Wednesday selling etch-
•ebom the eve and ear pedal
in Ortonvillo, December 29th
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
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
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
sitnian brothers have recently
I the future a I. Stockholm form-
hy Aug. Denkncr, and the
vv.ll hi' plu'jod in the hands ot a
the Headman's who has had
in a !St. Paul store.
VIHITINP WITH MR.
the first of
A COMPOSITOR IU THE OFLICE OI
K. Mtllikin, representing the
AViley IJlVc) Stock Commission
of SiouK City, was in town
est of G. W. Merry,
man. who ships much of his
this firm. In the legislature ot
s a stale senator
^noiincenu'nts are out for the
of Mr. A. It. Mcrritt and Miss
'litli o Wednesday, December
'e home of Mr. and Mrs. i. A.
this city. The couple wi'l
^'iie to triends after Jan. 10, *t
where Mr. Merrilt is emplov
the maetingj called bv
°f education at the school
to consider the necessity
School room. The board de
all itvx-pnvers and patrons of
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
Albert lthenke, of Twin Brooks, was
slinking hands with his Milbank triends
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
"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
And he waved to Jerry Hicks, engineer.
"Stop lcr! Ii'in her 'round!'' pays he.
"•What a cuesefl fool 1 be
Not to know tho lake was dry, and the
Hack her up! Pull out of here, or We'll lose
three thousand clear.
Make the plowing it volt never strike
Engine backed in with a twist, while the
iilackretl smoke n-booming On straitjhi
Jerry Fturied with ft jerk. "Pull her open:
Make her work 1
I'll row the gov'ia-r -belt to hell!"' yelled
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
Boiler hot and poppinir steam: Ilaily lettin:
loose a stream
From the oil-mii on tho straw. Twenty
Jerry fttivrma past Hie rocks tried the
"Bill her water'* ireUm^ low by the
Tried the pump, it wouldn't go: tried the
hot ii.ijec.tor, no.
"Him her di v lhen,'' Daily yelled. "Make
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«.
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
Pet, while th fmst
[ti the early licht
was iyiut: yet.
White and cle.'i/. we'd puT'ed from Jluii'
Aud liy Miii-np or about v,e had half a --t
Aud the old tiling hi nji wheat, l.u'.vl
Then the wind rose in tlu eouih, high and
hotter Woinan'a month
Full ot hair and boniiet-ytriiigc, as phe
•With a i and wati-r-pml taekm^ up
asiami-t the gale.
And we worKed and sweat nod ckon- in
Bailey standing on the lop by the pile of
levep, would mop
Out his eyes aud wat'h the ciond ro'liijj
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
the proper kind of an obituary when
you die. Como now!
Consolidated .April 11. IMHl
A SHOWER IN THE VILLAGE
This "Word Picture Soux-how AvrnUciiK
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
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
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,
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
The rain ceases, and tho sparkling
trees gently rhako themselves in tho
The shower is over. —Walte M. Kg
ginton in New Bohemian.
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
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
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.
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.—*
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