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^N( KNOLXJX.NO in. V K E E O N if Eve, Bar, Nose and Throat last four days of eacl. mouth. 8,ITON •Spt-cialiBt—Diseasas At Orton ROSS THE over Wertdell's refltaunuil ftjceutjv pied U Dr. t-a«. OENTIST-Has the rooms occu (1 will bi* in Mil- !)»ii'k"the"first fifteen d»ys of each month. THE DENTIST Office over Farmers Bank. Open every day. niT- tin Main strn't net ween Dr. Ashton'« fH,-,. and Mrn. '.ftrijjhfs millinery store, Uoiik fontiiii»iniE pnrehaee ticket and PTof'm v Kinder will l,- t,v re W. W. HKEVKreward,,1 O U Coroua, H. At'hott, Milbank, R, D. I). -K I'OWKH FOR SAl.E—Can be pnr "hawd cheap. Apply IO-UKO. *UDAV, evillo, S D. -•OOircOW FOR -Apply to A L, HOME HAPPENINGS. Wheat—Today—No 1, »3c No, 51c flax 92c. Wood Bros, display a fine line Silver and Nickel Plated Ware. Have you seen that fine dis lay of pretty dolls at Fisher & 'helau's. C. R. Hoi den, the South Shore otel and livery man drove over aturday with George Fanset, eturning Sunday. Morley, the well man, bored a ew well at the city hotel the 'rst of the week, getting a flow water at 29 feet. Mrs. E. H. Benedict returned onday from a week or two's isit at Clear Lake rieods in Minnesota. and with Mr. and Mrs. John Wright, of entworth, Lake county, 'isiting their sister, Mrs. ^orskie of Alban township. are F. Monday night was one of the old ones, the mercury dropping o 10 below, and there was lots i ozone in the ir next morning. Mr. and Mrs. Stinely, of Ap pleton, Minn., who had been en joying a visit with the family of Joseph Ede, in Alban township, returned home Saturday last. The ladies of the Catholic so iety will hold a social at the parlors of the St Hubert hotel on Thursday evening, Dec. 22, to which all are invited. R. J. Hicks was spending a day or two at home the first of the week, having been out for his company on a tour west of the Missouri. The residents in the vicinity of the Alban church are making arrangements for Christinas tree exercises with a program by the children on Christmas eve. A splendid line of Christmas goods at W. F. Rust's, including watches, chains, lockets, charms rings, gold pens and a varied as sortment of silverware novelties and souvenirs. having been guests of G. Stengel while attending the funeral of the young man Nehrenberg. A number of the Modern Woodmen fraternity on Tuesday evening drove down to Albee to enjoy a reunion with the wood choppers at that place and assist n lodge work. They report a great time and fine entertain ment by the Albee Camp. Rev. A. J. Lidstone, of Bristol, C. D. Burkhardt, one of the old-timers in Milbank, but who is nowr located Milbank this year accident to the plate srlass When teams are Useful Holiday Goods at Wood Bros. Highest cash price paid for po tatoes by J. H. lirannon. Messrs. John Strandberg, Jonas Dahlgren, and Axel Dahl berg of Strandburg, are in town today on a proving up mission. Wood Bros, found their 5 and 10 cent counter so successful last year that they have put in another carefully selected stock this year. Mr. Frans Croal will take the position vacated by George Bar ney at the Empire elevator. Mr. Croal commences work this week to get the run of things. The ladies of the Episcopal Guild desire to thank the public for their generous patronage Thursday evening. The net re ceipts of the evening were $124.15. Mrs. M. H. Wiseman is in Montevideo this week at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ho cum, the latter having been called to Wisconsin by the illness of some friend. Rev. O. Williams will preach on Sabbath morning on the ques tion, "Is Conscience a Proper Guide to Form Character by?" In the evening will preach the fourth sermon in the series on the Prodigal Son. Messrs. Amsden Bros, and C. C. Norton sold a bunch of 125 sheep that netted them $842.50 or £4.55 a cwt. As proof of the fact that sheep are all right just now Mr. Amsden states that in the fall of 1*94 he sold a better lot of sheep for £1.50 a cwt. Some twenty-five or thirty friends of Mr. and Mrs. Guthrie, of the City hotel, took dinner with the landlord and lady of that hostelry last Sunday, and thor oughly enjoyed a very fine spread of good things as well as the so ciability of the gathering. The ladies of the Episcopal Guild held their Christmas ba zaar in the Firemen's hall yester day and last evening. They had the room very prettily decorated and arranged for the occasion, and appeared to be doing a thriv ing business. G. E. James' big colored com edy, Georgia Up-to-Date, will ap pear at the Opera House Sat. Dec. 17th. Don't fail to see the great attraction. Secure your seats early. Brilliant, pretty Creole girls, Southern melodies, dancing and grand opera, all to make the show a success. The Aberdeen News states that it has information that a large immigration of Russians will go into the country tributary to Eureka early in the spring Messrs. A. Henkelinann and T. B. Semrau, of Correll, Minn., returned home Saturday last,! it. says that £1,000 heads of lain ilies will settle in the rough country towards the Missouri river. Hon. A. G. Somers, of Lura, was in town for a short time Wednesday and Thursday. While Mr. Somers has made no active canvass for the speaker ship of the house, since his name has been mentioned he has re ceived a number of unsolicited promises of support, and will go came down last Tuesday to attend I into the contest with a good solid the funeral of Ira Abbott, Mr. Lidstone having been the pastor of the family at Twin Brooks. Mr. A. A Abbott, a brother of the deceased young man. nowr residing at Madison, S. D., was also in attendance at the funeral. backing, fully equal to that of unv other man yet mentioned for the position. About noon Wednesday the team of Wall ice Leavitt, in charge of James Shevlin, who left them standing unhitched for a moment down near the lumber yard, took a start and ran up at Harlem, stopped town, and coming down Main off with his brother John, Mon-j street in attempting to make a dav while on his wTav home from a short tui n, ran directly into the cities! Mr B. says that lie the window of Wood Bros, hard notices more improvements in wTare store, on the north side. than in any of The pole of the vehicle struck his previous visits. the large plate glass, and broke In connection with the recent in Wood Bros, store, a word of warning to persons with teams would be timely. Too much care cannot be exercised by parties tying their teams on the street, as the plate glass and windows all along Main street are pretty generally in easy reach of a frightened team that should make a jump or two. thus one oi the windows into small I pieces and cracked another. The members of the fire com pany have commenced making arrangements for a grand ball to be given at the opera house Fri day evening, Dec. 30 th. The party will be the event of the season, and as the proceeds of the ball are to be used for the purchase of a more convenient site for the hose house on Main hitched to I street, the boys desire that the sidewalk it would be the everyone shall purchase tickets, part of wisdom for the driver to whether they dance or not, and see that they are fastened se- thus assist the firemen in their curely. I undertaking. Buy some ticket. Free car fare to La Crosse, one mont'i rial free, free instruction in physical training with useofgym nasium, 90 percent, of graduates now employed are a fewT of the inducements offered by the Wis consin Business University of La Crosse. Send for catalogue. Who does not like sweet sing ing? Not a song sung in French or Italian, but good old Southern melodies, interspersed with late topical song's, coon songs and a grand medley of comic opera to go home on. You can't afford to miss the newest and brightest thing this season— Georgia Up to-Date. Among the large assortment of novelties and toys appropriate for Christmas gifts is a fine variety of Albums that is well worth your attention, at Fisher & Phelan's. The Odd Fellows of Sylvan lodge on last Tuesday evening elected officers for the ensuing year as follows: N. G—Franz Wendland. V. G—J. D. Burkhardt. Sec.—S. M. Pasco. Treas.—G. L. Wood. Trus.—W. F. Rust. The Rebeccas at their meeting last week made the following election: MILBANK, S. D., FRIDAY, DEC. 1«, 189K Wood Bros, display a fine line of Silver and Nickel Plated Ware. Mr. Ben Siers, an old soldier, and one of the early settlers in the county, as the result of an accident a few years ago, has had more or less warning of the loss of his mental faculties, and with the advice of his friends wan talc en to Yankton hospital a week or two ago, with the hope that his malady might be checked. N. G—Mrs. Geo. S Rix. V. G—Mrs. J. P. Jones. Sec.—Mrs. W. F. Rust. Treas.—Mrs. J. D. Burkhardt. At the regular meeting of Gen, A. A. Humphaey Post, G. A. R. No. 42, held Dec, 1st, the follow ing officers were elected for the ensuing year: Com.-—N. H. Goslyn. S. V.—H. J. Benedict. J. V.—N. I. Lowthian. Q. M.—R. T. Rodgers. O. D.—H. M. Reade. Chap.—D. J. S. McGiven. O. G.—J. S. McCann. Surg.—A. S. Young. Trustee for 3 yrs.—Wm. nings. Jen Delegate to state encampment —H. J. Benedict Alternate—J C. Stanford. Milbank lodge No. 20, F, & A. M. elected officers last evening as follows: V/. M—W. W. Downie. S. W—M. L. Ecker. J. W—F. W. Meehau. Treas.—W. B. Saunders. Sec —John Trunin. Trustee -Getrgo Mitchell. The installation will take place the evening of St. John's day, Dec. 27, and will be open to the families of the craft. Six Acrei* of' Milbank Driving Park l'or Sale. Six acres on east end of Mil bank Driving Park, along creek, for sale. For particulars apply to Emil Johnson, committe. Tlic Deadly Cigar. The sudden death of William M. Singorly, editor of the Phil adelphia Record, adds another to the countless victims of the dead ly cigar. Dr. Bernardy, who was Mr. Singerly's family phys ician visited him the day before his death and found him then in fairly good condition, with no weakness or pain, expecting to go down to his office the next day But the end carne suddenly, and without a wTord the strong man fell back dead. The ex plauation of the sudden death which will apply to thousands of similar cases, is given by Dr Bernardy as follows: "Mr Singer ly was an inveterate stnok er, and for years had suffered from what was know as a 'tobac co heart.' I forewarned his family that some day he would die suddenly in just the way he has. He knew- that his heart was weak, but always laughed at the thought of danger. The end has come, however, in just the man ner I had predicted and ex pected."—The Christian. A Dau^lilcr OF llie Itevolution. Zumbro Falls (Minn.) Independ ent.—The Bulletin, Norwich, Connecticut, publishes an article stating that Mrs. Eliza Bailey, mother of Mrs. Robert Disney of this vicinity, is soon to be recog nized as one of the daughtersof the Revolution. It reads as fol lows. "Sarah Riggs Humphreys Chapter, D. A. R. of Derby, is to realize one of the ambitions of every chapter in the organization and that is to enroll one "real daughter of the revolution,that is amember whose father was in the revolutionary war and aided the cause of American independence. The lady is Mrs. Eliza Bailey of taken from earthly life. lie was Milbank, South Dakota. Mrs. Bailey is approaching 84 years of age, having been born on February 4,1815. She is the daughter of Hezekiah Wheeler, who enlisted in the Continental army from Stafford Springs, Tolland Co. Her application for membership was presented at the last meeting of the Chapter. With it was that of her grand daughter who resides in Shelton. Although living in the West, Mrs. Baily wishes to join the daughters in the state from which her father enlisted and she selected the Derby chapter be cause it is the one with which her granddaughter is going to as sociate herself. Hezekiah Wheel er, her father, enlisted in the Revolutionary war when but fifteen years of age, but did not go into the army until he became sixteen. He then served six years until the close of the fight ing. He died Oct. 81, 1828, after that his widow drew a pension from the United States govern ment for twenty-seven years." Val ay tank ay shall go an get ma Best Garl an see des hare sho. Broder he write ma he saw dam an he say da bane all rite. He say, You vatch for des Here show, "Georgia Up to Date, "an ven da come to Milbank you go oup an larf. Creamer)' ICeport. Following is creamery report for the month of October, 1898: RECEIPTS. Batter Sold, (5H86 1bb.) $117* 0T Balance and Drafts 4 t« DI8BUBSEMKNT8. Expenses $ lttft 50 Sinking Fund 40 9? Paid Patrons 944 63 $1182 10 1182 10 We received 117,580 lbs. of milk which made 4,929 lbs. butter fat. The average test was 4,2 per cent per cwt. ot milk. Official Canvas*. PIERKE. s. D., Dec. 12.—The final totals oil state officers and amend ments are: Phillips (Rep.), 3G,94N Lee (Pp.), 37,319 Kean (ltep.), 38, IH5 Robinson (Pop.), 34,494 Roddle (Rep.). 38,065 Sparling (Pop.), 33,911 Reeves (Rep.), 38,519 Smith (Pop ), 34,150 Scliainber (Rep.), 38,541 Tay lor (Pop.), 34,213 Pyle (Rep.), 38 701 Palmer (Pop.), 34,147 Collins (Rep.), 38,717 Kintz (Pop.). 33.459 Eastman (Rep.), 38,434 Scollard (Pop.), 33.956 Smith (Rep.), 37,829 Tompkins (Pop.). 34,431. Equal suffrage was lost by 3,284. The initiative and referendum secur ed a majority of 7.333, and the state dispensary system secured a majority of 1,643. Only about 40,(XX) votes were cast on any of these proposi tions. The certificates of election for all parties have been signed and de livered and the contest over the governorship will be inaugurated at the time Lee takes possession of the oflice for the new term. OSCEOLA Dec. 14, The School in Dist. No.l is prepariug tor a Christmas tree this year, All are invited. Miss Nellie Rowan is visiting at (Jraceville. Mian. H. A. Lathrop will soon be able to resume his duties as teacher again. We were very sorry to see Wilmot de leated by iSbse'on ou the county seat. Mr. Lawerence Roche of Marvin is stopping with Thomas Harrison this winter. Frank Btiles is assisting bis brother Chafl. in tbe Store at Marvio. Died. At the home of his parent* Mr. tod Mrs. A L. Abbott in Milbank, i i., on Sunday, Dec. 11, 1SU8, of inflamatiou of the bruiu. Ira W. Ab bott, aged 1* \«'Hr8 and 9 moutlis. Death is nearly always an unwel come visitor, and in the above case it has its peculiarly distressing features. A bright voting fellow, just touching the years of early manhood, blessed with physical vigor airl the joyous enthusiasm of young life and with a character forming on the better lines the hope and pride of his parents, whose staff and comfort in their de clining years he gave every promise of being. Such was Ira Abbott, the young man who was last Sunday seemingly well and hearty on Thurs day, attending school during the day and in the evening was with young friends at the church entertainment. In the early morning he woke up and complained of an ear-ache or pain in the head. Remedies were applied and a physician was summoned, and it was believed he was improving un til Saturday evening when his case became serious and a council of phy sicians was held. Every effort was made to relieve him but it was with out avail, and shortly after nine o'clock Sunday morning he expired. The funeral occurred last Tuesday afternoon at the M. E. church, of which society the young man was a member, being also connected with the Sunday school and Epworth League. He was an attendant of the high school, and his associate pupils, in company of the teachers attended the funeral exercises in a body, the pall-bearers being composed of six of his class-mates the choir furnish ing the music on the sad occasion was also composed entirely of these young friends and associates. Rev. O. Wil liams preached ail impressive ser mon from First Corinthians—15-54 57, to a large congregation of friends who turned out to express their sym pathy with the father and mother in their great bereavement. The pupils of the public school, the Epworth League and the W. It. C. each laid a tribute of beautiful ilowers on the casket of the deceased young man, and a general feeling of heartfelt-sym pathy has gone out to the worthy parents, who are among the early and well-known residents of the county, and their bitter grief is more or less the burden of the whole community, among whom they are held in the highest honor and iem Thanks. We wTish to say to the many friends whose sympathy was so generally exhibited to us in acts of kindness in our recent be reavemeut, that we are unable to express to them the gratitude we feel for all their kindly sym pathy, but most sincerely thank them all. A. L. ABROTT A. M. ABBOTT. Farmers Iimlituto. While the attendance at the farmers' institute held at the court house last Wednesday was not so largely attended as it should have been, a very inter esting session was held, and a profitable discussion of two of the subjects on the program was had. The interest manifested on this occasion by those present and the manner in which the subjects were discussed and dif ferent points brought out indi cated something of the advan tages to be derived from these meetings, and how interesting and profitable they can be made if a general attendance is secur ed. The president, Mr. Patridge, stated that owing to his illness last winter the regular meeting was not held, but that it rested with the farmers themselves whether they would keep up the institute. After the constitution and by laws had been read by the secretary, Mr. Bailey, they wTere adopted as printed in another column. The first paper under dis cussion was one by Mr. C. H. Hevener on the "baby separa tor, "or the advantage of using the seI)arator at homBi Tlle Herbert Franks is working for Walter paper js printed in another col Harper. jumn. It w?as quite thoroughly Nothing funny in being sick all discussed, and was ably sup the while, troubled with constip plemented by the experience of ation, dyspepsia or liver comp- Fred Krueger, who had used a laints when you can easily be home separator while taking his cured by taking Dr. Sawyer's cream to the creamery, and had Little Wide Awake Pills.—At N. i found it a most profitable ma J. Bleser's. chine. The great benefit being Consolidated April 11. 189(i in securing the fresh warm milk for his calves. Geo. Isham gave his exper ience with his silo, constructed this year and used for the first time, and in which he has some 28 acres of corn preserved. Mr. Isham gave an interesting and quite complete history of his silo as to cost and construction, and had a specimen of the en silage in a bag, showing its con dition as he is feeding it. He was well satisfied that the silo was an economical and profitable way of providing winter and spring fodder for his cattle. The next meeting of the insti tute will be on the second Wed nesday or 11th of January, at 1:80 p. m. sharp. The program will consist of the two papers not reached for want of time at this meeting and two additional ones, and will be as follows: Po tato Culture—A. M. Hagan How to Pay the Mortgage—-J. D. Reeves Calf Raising—Fred Krueger Wheat Raising—H. W. Bailey. A question box will also be in use. The Kahy Separator. Paper read before Farmers' Institute, Dec. 14. There are advantages and dis advantages in getting and using a baby separator. First I will say I have run a separator three years, and while we don't think we knowr ail about them, we think we have learned something about them, and will name first some of the disadvantages, be ginning with the first cost as that comes first. Now that seems to be a stunuer and really seems to be more than all the butter will bring in one year, but you must stop and carefully consider the length of time they will last— 50 years, running twice a day, 8C5 days every year, and that every time you put milk through it, it is making money for yon. Of course the amount it will save depends on your methods previ ous to using the separator. That you may each know how much the separator will save you, I will give the following: "The increase over setting in pans is 50 per cent. over setting in cans in colel water, 20 per cent. in setting in improved creameries with ice, 10 per cent. the price of butter is raised from 2 to 4 cts. per lb. the feeding equality of the skim-milk is wertb twice as much as milk set in pans or cans, or taken to creameries." After you once have a separates (if you like dairying), you will find it so much ahead of the old way, you will soon forget the first cost. The next greatest objec tion is running the separator men will buy harvesters, mowers, drills, plows and all kinds of machinery and expect to run them with some kind of power, but when it comes to a separator they think it ought to run itself. Or they must think it runs agreat deal harder than it dejes. The capacity is given of each machine so you may know how fast they will separate, and as to power re quired to run them, I will say I never yet have had one person that had a word to say against the pewTer it teiok to run them, where I have seld or had them on trial. In regard to time it takes to separate, I will say that with the "Humming Bee" on an average it takes about 4 minutes per cow. In regard to washing, it takes about 8 minutes to wash ours. Now will it pay patrons of the creamery to have a separator md separate their milk at home and take the cream to the crejain ery? I will give you my way of sizing it up, and you can judge for yourselves. We will figure on a basis of 4 per cent, test for milk, 20 cts. per lb. for butter, 10 cts. per cwt. for hauling. One cow ought to give 25 lbs. per day 800 days, which will amount to $7.50 for hauling the milk for one cowand for 10 cows would amount to $75. I consider the fresh, sweet, warm milk will make at least $3-difference in every calf on 10 calves would be $30, mak inga total of $105. The cost ef a separat to do this work would cost $50 leaving a balance of $55 the first year after paying for the separator, the second year yeu have the $105 clear and so on for 50 years. The price of but ter dees net cut any figure with this estimate, it is always the same. Will it pay? That is for you to say.