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IDVANCE VOL XX-NO 1FT n i V K O V -S e i a i s i e s By- E« uiid ThruH At M°. |fle last four day® of e»oh month .p ROSS THE DBNTIHT-HM the towm lj ov"rJohi.SoD-8'l..«htV..KMore, and is 4a first fifteen days oTeaOh month. «?nrtoDr *f^G. A»hton. will be "hip' Milbai*, fr«n» the 15th of '. month *he ,9t ®r"1,?e TH W° |11 work guaranteed- i vKD -Kron. th* «took yards in Milbauls "1 v .1 13. One l*«|e red dehorned cow, Krht'l'-i1**lbs send information to MaLbkd A PitUi"' ^TiXTKI)-1.1**)new bitwhels of old com. bushels of jorn, l,t**» bushels of ,'ey and 600 bushele »f 'tlLlA ". OaU. The Malskk A YBD—From my »teml»«t on the SB* IIT -JO Melrose township, about Nov. 13, j^litm-'nthsold calf, while and red, with Udhesct. Information w*" be rewarded. H. A. LIKBE. "FTOME HAPPENINGS. Wheat—No. 1, northern 58c. ISo.t 50c Xiss Netti® Green is making a short visit, with Iriends jjr A1 Diets returned last [Saturday from his trip to Fari I toult. Mr. Eugene Bleser came down trim Waubay to spend Thanks giving withrelatives. H. J. Benedict had the mis i fortune to lose a valuable .young horse last week by colic. E Squires has rented the the new house recently built by John Finn, on the north side. Methodist ladies received something between $14 Mrs. and $1 tromlheir apple social Tka.uka giving evening. Chapman of Melrose left Wednesday for a visit to Glen roe Minn., where her two daughters are attending school. Rev. H. Borchard preaches everr Sunday at 7 :.-J0 p. m. at the United Evangelical church iniufborn. Chapek, the Ortonville musician came up to assist in themusical part of the entertain ment at the Catholic fair. F.E. Granger, the court sten ographer dropped into court Wednesday, just to see that tilings were ruuning smoothly. Thanksgiving day came in with a failing temperature and threatening weather, but today there is as" little sign of winter K the fall has shown. Mrs. A Hevener and Miss Ethel McCollum took the east bound train Wednesday to spend Thanksgiving with friends in Minneapolis, where they expect lo remain for a couple of weeks. Mrs. J. E. Truran, wife of the county auditor, left yesterday with her two children for a visit to the old home at Shullsburg, Wis., where She will spend Christmas. At the union thanksgiving ser vices yesterday a special plea was made for a liberal offering, the collection to be sent to the childrens home at Sioux Falls. H. Schafer cut his hand quite severely one da}* lastjweek. He slipped and fell and putting out bis hand to save himself it struck a broken bottle, and a very bad wound was the result. Remember that the druggist Nelson is now located in Bouck s new brick block, where you are cordially invited to call upon him and see his very fine assort ment of druggist's sundries and holiday goods. The friends and patrons of the Milbank Steam Laundry who may find it more convenient, can leave packages at Fisher & Phelan's, but this arrangement will not interfere with Mr. Peterson making his regular trips as formerly. Judge J. W. Carter, who was district attorney in the old terri torial days when Judge Kidder was district judge, and the county seat contest between Big Stone city was at its height, has been doing business in the city during the week. The funeral of Louis Obitz, a young man 18 years of age, em ployed on the Betcher farm at Hartford, and who died of ty phoid pneumonia last Saturday took place last Monday, Rev. H. Borchhard conducting the cere monies. The remains were brought to Milbank to* burial Miss Laura Rodgers is spend-j hsniiFf'inkstri\ing bank trlends. :in Mrs. Elbridge Healy of Lura, has been spending a few days with Mrs. E. S. Healy. Miss Helen Wood entertained a party of young ladies at her home Friday afternoon. Landlord Fairehild made a trip to Minnesota last week to secure some blooded live siock for the farm. Miss May Phelan, who has been attending a sisters school in eastern Minnesota is home on a vacation. Mr. and Mrs. Wise, Alban 'township, have been enjoying Thanksgiving season with their friends at Appleton, Minn. Mr. C. M. Parson left Wed nesday night for Fairmont, N. Dak., where he spent Thanks giving with friends and relatives. L. Cunningham, a former resi dent of Twin Brooks and at one time county commissioner, now now living in Wisconsin, was out looking after his farm interests here last week. Mr. Jacob Sarff and wife of Kilborn, left Wedresday morn ing for a visit to their old home iu Dodtfe county, Minn., where they will probably spend the winter. The work on the hall in the Berkin building has been a bout completed this week, and the several lodges are moving their paraphernalia and furni ture to their new quarters. The Watertown District Min isterial meeting of the M. E. church will be held at Bristol, Dec. 5 and 6. A strong and helpful program has been arranged for, Rev. Watson of the Milbank church bei :g down for "Methods of Bible Study." Mrs. J. T. Jones of Minne apolis, who with her daughter, has been spending a short time with her sister, Mrs. Bell, re turned home Wednesday The young lady is in delicate health, and her trip to Milbank failed to help her as it was expected to do. Mr. John R. Young of this city and Miss Mary Hambling were married by squire Bleser on Saturdav evening, Nov. 25, and Mr. M. Hambling and Miss Kate Sullivan, both of Alban township, were married by Rev. Father Wulf on the 27th ult., at the Catholic church. Among the civil cases in court last week that attracted consid erable attention was that with her Mil-j The Annual election of officers of John C. Kuapp vs. Christina H. Knapp and Agnes Harris, for the pos session of certain real estate, and in which the jury brought in a verdict for the plaintiff in all of the tin dings which they had to make. The case for the plaintiff was ably handled by Attorneys E. M. Bennett, of Sisseton, and J. J. Batterton, of VVilmot, and a very clear and forcible presenta tion of their cause was made both as to the law and the facts. The city schools recognized the close of the first three months term of school by invit ing friends and the public gen erally to a program of exercises last Friday afternoon at the school house. The several de partments had each exercises of their own, the high school mem bers presenting a particularly interesting program, which was enjoyed not only by the bers of the school, but by a large number of visiting friends of the school who were present. A very general feeling is preva lent that the schools are in ex cellent condition and are doing good work, a fact attested by the large number of nonresident pupils in attendance. There are now 391 pupils enrolled in the school, and with the steady in crease that may be expected there will be in the immediate future a pressing demand for more school room which will have to be supplied in some form. The citizens of Milbank may very justly feel proud of their school system and should take an active interest in keep ing it up to its present high standard. Monday evening, December 4. The famous Georgia-Up-to Date minstrels will appear at the opera house on Wednesday evening, Dec. t), giving one per formance only. This well-known organization contains a number of the most popular colored per formers, both male and female, on the stage. Among the num ber will be found Miss Carrie B. Wood, the colored prima donna aud comedienne the Black Her mann, a musician of exceptional cleverness John W. Dennis, parody singer and monologue artist Harris and Johnson, sing ers and dancers Fountain B. Wood, trombone soloist. Mr. Wood is the only colored man absolute master of that most difficult instrument. Mrs. Gus. Williams operetta sketch artist Harry Gilman, acrobatic comedi an the original Swanee River quartette also the Oak Leaf quartette. This is the only color ed organization carrying two quartettes and Zeda, the Human Snake in addition to the above fifteen. Other ladies and gentle men help round out an evening's entertainment that is sure to be a success. Odessa Tribune.—Arthur and Henry Diebold, of Hallock, are visiting relatives and friends in and around Odessa. Both the gentlemen look well and prosp erous, as if the northern country agreed with them first rate.— The following, clipped from the Salem (Ind.) Lepder, will be of interest to friends of the lady in this locality: Edward S, Kemp left last night for Chicago and Portage City, Wiecousin, and before his re turn to Salem, will wed one of Wisconsin's daughters. The bride elect is Miss Jennie Lock hart formerly of Pierre, South Dakota, and the wedding will take place at the home of the brides parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Lockhart, at Alloa, Wisconsin, on next Wednesday at noon. After a brief trip they will return to Salem and will lie at home to their friends at their residence on South Main street, after December 15. Mr. Kemp is proprietor of a book store at Salem, Ind., and the bride is well known to most of our Milbank people, among whom she lived for a number of years. Her Grant county friends unite in extending congratula tions on this pleasant event, and wish her every happiness in her wedded life. MILBANK. 8. P.. FRIDAY, PRC. 1," A O. 1T. w. Election. the A 0 n w win take place Every member requested to be present. All members of the Degree of Honor are requested to be pres ent at the next meeting Dec. 7, 1899, when the election of officers will take place. Miss ANNA CKOAL, Recorder. Church Notices. ladies of the Episcopal The Guild will hold a bazaar the after noon and evening of Friday Dec. 8, in the hall over Wood Bros, store. They will have articles, both fancy and useful, suitable for Christmas gifts. Supper will also be served. Telephone for Coal or Wood, Nichol & Crowl, the Coal and Wood dealers, wish to state that orders for fuel may be left at the Central telephone office, or those having phones may order direct. Prices or any information given by phone. athollc Fair! The Mr given by the Catholic ladies on Monday and Tuesday was a very successful one. and mem- on Tuesday evening a musical and literary program followed the supper, preceding the award ing of presents. The contest be tween Master Fred Port and Eugene Hagan for a bicycle was very close, the latter getting the wheel by securing $83.20, while the former secured $82.12. The watch was awarded to Miss Etta Bryant, who secured $83.62 while her contestant Miss Katie Kamps, secured but $65.78. James Heffernan was awarded the horse and buggy. Other awards were made as follows: Frank Roder, doll Fred Philleo, lamp, Grace Madera, prayer book Father Wolf, crazy quilt Thos. McKernan, bible A. Mittle steadt, foot stool Mrs. F. Mee han, pillow cases. The receipts of the fair were about $600. CIKCI I corirr. Jury In Iflllls Cane Disagree and Defendants are Discharged. Among the civil cases not dis posed of last week when we went to press were: H. A. Park and F. F. Grant vs. W. E Robinson, Coroner, J. H. Cownie and L. G. Hermann and Carrie C. Schultz. Judgment for defendants. Casper Hatz vs. Julius Brandt, for trial. Continued. Frederick E. Mather vs. Wm. Shaw and Nettie Shaw. Judg ment for plaintiff. Minnie Larkin vs. Hiram W. Larkin. Giveu to referee. John Morley vs. John Hauser and Jacob Scheuer. Verdict for plaintiff. James H. Stearns as receiver of the German American Loan and Trust Co. vs. Jacob Sarff, Margaret Sarff and H. E. Morrill. Verkict for plaintiff. THE MILLS CASE. The case of the state vs. Frank H. Mills was called with States Attorney Rix and S. J. Donnelly of St. Paul for the state and T. L. Bouck, Bert Gamble and H. H. Potter for the de fense. Attorneys for the defense made objection to the jury, on the ground that legal notice had not been served upon the county treasurer, who is one of the officials composing the board that draws the jury, and who was away from town on the day the jury was drawn. The objection was sustained and a new panel of forty jurors was subpoened, and after examination the following were accept ed as jurors in the case: Wm. McFarland, C. H. Dochou, John Koehle, Albert Bohn, N. I, Lowthian, Christ Fransen, Archie Green, Louis Reubin, Charles Farber, F. J. Paddock, G. W. Boyd, and Byron Grinnols. The evidence in the case was prac tically the same as was brought out in the Robinson case, and was all in yesterday morning. After the pleas of the attorneys and the charge from the bench the jury took the case to their room after 4 p. m., and were locked up until after the same hour today, when they reported to the court that they could not agree upon a verdict. The court then upon motion of the states attorney, who stated that the case had now virtually been tried twice, and that he had no hope of making it stronger in the future, was dismissed, and the defendants discharged. Humors in regard to the division of the jury are that the body stood nine for conviction and three for acquittal. Milbank, S. D. Nov. 11,1899. Messrs. Wood Bros., Milbank, S. D. Gentlemen: The Aer motor Geared Mill and pump, etc., you have just erected for me, is all right, and I am well pleased with it. I ground and pumped water last week wrhen other makes of mills would not turn their wheels during the whole week. I would not be without it for three times what it cost me. It is very much better than I antic ipated and I think it is a Jim Dandy in fact I have never had anything that pleases me so well. 1899. Yours truly, CHARLES FOSS. Have you examined the splen did line of goods at Nelson's drug store, particularly adapted for holiday presents. It will be a good thing to step into the store now and make selections before the jush of the holiday trade be gins. Word was sent down to the sheriff Thursday that there was an insane man barricaded in house in Blooming Valley near the Day county line. Deputy Sheriff Crawford and Policeman Sam Merry went up there and with a little strategy capturecl him and brought him to Mil bank. The fellow had been making great threats, and was armed with a shot gun, revolver and a razor, and is quite violent. The man's name is Naas, and un til recently he had been living in Day county. For Over Fifty Years. MRS. WINSLOW'S SOOTHING SYRUP has been used for chil dren teething. It soothes the child, softens the gums, allays all pain, cures wind colic, and is the best remedy for Diarrhoea. Twenty-five cents a bottle. George Washington Aguinaldo has about concluded to retire from the track. \s a runner, history fails to show his equal. Most of Aguinaldo's so called cabinet and congress have sur rendered, add the Filipino rebel lion is a thing of the past. The difference in conditions be tween the present time and 1896, when the free silver "idear" was gettiug in its work, is observable even to a populist. A. W. Petterson, Yankton's absconding county treasurer is said to have been one of tin •'good fellows," who wouldn't let any one else pay for the drinks when he was around. Among the other improve ments of the Sioux Falls Argus Leader is the enlargement of the paper to seven columns. It is now enabled to publish the full day aud night associated press dispatches, covering twelve columns, and equaling that of any paper with a South Dakota constituency. But it is as a gatherer of statenewTsthat the Argus-Leader excels, and its new Hoe perfecting press and and type set ting machines enable it to distance its competitors in the matter of late news. The Sisseton Banner of Nov. 10th has a fine write-up of the town, illustrated with pen and ink views of the business street and many residences, churches and other public buildings of the town. This special edition can be utilized by the Sisseton and Roberts county people as a splendid advertising medium, and they will do well to see that it secures a large circulation. The illustrated edition of the Omaha Bee, which accompanies the regular Sunday edition is a fine feature of that paper, and the Thanksgiving number—No vember 26—is the handsomest holiday edition that has been published by any newspaper. It is a work of art, and both illustrations and the accompany ing reading matter are of mat ters and people now upon the tongues of men. Numbers of our republican ex changes are rejoicing over the fact that the late election seemed to deal a death blow to Pettigrew ism in the state. This is all right, and the death-blow is a consumation much to be desired, but the probabilities are that Mr. Pettigrew will make one more good hard fight before he is laid on the shelf, and as he has proved himself pretty slick on past occasions, there is no telling how successful he might be in wiggling through again. The very unpleasant sequel to the presentation to Dewey of a fine residence in Washington, will probably be a dampner on further enterprises of the kind, and the hero w7ill be apt to re fuse a present with a string on it that may eventually cause him to wish he had nothing to do with it. Whatever the gallant admir al may have decided to do it would have been the better way to have allowed him to do it in peace, and it is probable he would not have gone far wrong either. twn BHOOKO. M. M. Ramer has been visiting some of the schools up our way lately J. Lotz the new possessor of the Maynwood farm has arrived. The schools of this town are grow ing in size, the board was obliged to order more new seats this fall and a new school house is to be built north west of the village in the spring. The Woodman dance at the village Thanksgiving evening was a social nd financial succ ss. A social dance was indulged in at Raymonds one evening of last week. Ed. I Whipple has been doing con siderable work at his trade in South Shore lately but is home for the winter. F. Williams will not occupy his farm this winter, having found employment for the cold season elsewhere. 1 Consolidated April 11. 1SC0 HIGH SCHOOL NOTES. Edited by MERTON CROWL. Only three days school this week, vacation Thursday and Friday. The school board have decided to give monthly reports to the pupils in all the grades. The teachers will make out reports for last term's work as soon as the blanks can be pro cured. The Seniors will give a party at the St. Hubert, Friday evening, to which they have invited the Juniors and High school teachers. A number of the High school pupils and a few others gave a surprise on Henry McPherson last Friday evening a pleasant time is reported. The exercises last Friday afternoon consisted of a Thanksgiving and miscellaneous program in the lower rooms. The program in the high school was carried out in full, with the addition of a violin solo by Mr. Dennis Sullivan and speechas by Mr. Elliot, Rev. Fitch, Rev. Keller, Rev. Watson and Mrs. Fitch. TLIE Scotsman's Prayer. Aberdeen News: The follow ing was obtained from a well known gentleman of this city and will be keeuly enjoyed by all who love to study Scotch character. As a portrayal of that character it surpasses anything pioduced by Ian Maclaran. It is called "TheScotsman's Prayer:" "O Lord, we come before thee tha' niclit in au attitude of prayer an' supplication likewas o' com plaint. O Lord, when we come ta this countra we expected ta findalau' flowing wi' milk an' honey, but instead o'thot, O Lord, we found it peopled with ungodly Irish. O Lord, scoor them oot. Ne'er mak them mag istrates, members o' Parliament, or rulers o' ony kind o'er men. Drag them o'er the mouth o' the bottomless pit, but you need na' drap them in. And, O Lord, if you hae' ony lan' to gie awa", gie it to thine ain peculiar people, the Scotch. And thine be the praise an' the glory. Amen." Of course Grover Cleveland did not issue such a proclama tion. In fact no Democratic President ever did, aud in all probability none ever will. Men who have been elevated to such an exalted position are not unmitigated liars. Cleveland's political views were bad, but no one ever accused him of being a willful falsifier He could not have said as President McKinley has done, "Seldom has this nation had greater cause for pro found thanksgiving.'' It would not have been true. Nor could he have said in such a proclama tion "liberal employment waits upon labor for there was Coxey'sarmy, numberingseveral thousand men, who would have arisen as one man and called him a malicious, unmitigated prevar icator. He might have alluded to the abundance of crops aud kept within the record, for it is not denied that his administration was blessed with as luxuriant corn, wheat, oats, potatoes, etc as ever grew in America. Bui the late Democratic President could not have retained his self respect and said ij any of his Thanksgiving proclamations as McKinley has said, "Increased comforts have come to the home." There were too many hungry wives, too many barefooted children, too many ragged sons and too many sua ken-eyed daughters to rise up and dispute the assertion. Nor could the only Democratic President which the nation has had during the last forty years have said in such a document, "National finances have been strengthened and public credit has been sustained and made firmer." Had Mr. Bryan been elected, his Thanks* giving proclamation would doubt* less not have contained such ail assertion, but instead there would have been a great yawning chasm of despair, gloom, misery, want, wretchedness and woe visible between the lines. These may not be pleasant comparison!! for the Leader Democrat, butt they are nevertheless true.— Springfield (Mo.) "Republican.** Aguinaldo left his little soa and his mother where tha Americans would get them an 1 take care of them. 7 A W I I i 1 A