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HERALD VOL. XXI, NO. 29.
ADVANCE VOL XX.NO. :IO Post Office Haitr*. Open for lock- boxes 7:80 a. m. General Delivery 8:00 a.m. Sunday 8:00to 10:00 a. m. CLOatMO MAILS East day line, 10:00 a. m. Bast aud We«t night IIDC R:00 m. Wilmot *nd North a. m. Sunday—Bast and West ntght p. r\R. A. FREEBORN -Specialist—Disease# I of Bye, Ear, Nose and Throat—At Orton viTle last four days of eact month DRover ROSS THE I)ENTIST-Ha« the room Johnson's ClothlLg Store, and is in the first fifteen days or each month. WI.MCBKIDU,I)r D. D.8. Successor to W.G. Ashton. will be in his office, in Milbank, from the 15th of the month to the 1st. Bridge work a specialty. AH work guaranteed. LOST—WLite angura hood with naVy ribbons. Leave at this office. bine HOME HAPPENINGS. Wheat—No. 1, northern 53c. No. 2. 50c The best kind of soft coal for $6.60 a ton. NICHOL & CKOWL. Don't forget the lecture by Dr. James L. Hill at the Congrega tionalchurch thisFriday evening. G. E. Wilson of South Shore was a Milbank visitor last Mon day while on an excursion with some traveling man. County Supt. Ramer is on a business trip to Chicago this week and consequently will not be in his office next Saturday. Miss Mia Osmunson, who has been visiting with her sister, Mrs. Fred Lindquist, for some weeks, returned to her home at Appleton, Wednesday. Esther Chapter, O. E. S., will celebrate the seventh anniver sary of its institution next Mon day evening, and all members are requested to be present. Dr. Hill's lecture is full of bright and witty points, and you are certain to be interested. Come and hear him at the Con g**egational church tonight. Miss Annis Healy treated a bevy of her young friends to a sleigh ride and supper last Mon day, the occasion for the pleasant celebration being Miss Annis' birthday. A singing school, with a class of about thirty, has been organ ized in the vicinity of the Amsden school house, with H. J. Keeler as instructor. The class meets Saturday night. Ladies society of the Congre gational church will give a Perry Pictures sale and ice cream social at the court house Tues day evening, Feb. 27th. Come and examine the ladie's mounts. Mrs. C. N. Fitch, who is pres cient of the Woman's Mission ary society of the Congregational church, was called to Sioux F'alls yesterday to attend a conference of the executive board of the society. And now there's Dan McLean, the miller, and William Ross the railroad man, who are both re ceiving congratulations upon the arrival of young George Wash ington s at their homes during the past week. A sleighing party made a trip out to the farm home of Mr. E. Harper in Kilborn township yes terday evening, where they en joyed a social time and a bounti ful supper in honor of the man who wouldn't lie. The librarian of the M. E. Sun day school requests all who have books belonging to the library at their homes to return them at once, and thus materially as sist in getting the books in their place on the record, so that the lib rary may be speedily reopened. Mr. George Oehler, of Grant Center returned last week from visit to his sister, Mrs. E. C. Oder, who lives at Scotland, S. Dak., and whose husband is the German Evangelical minister at at that point. Rev. O. Williams formerly of Milbank is also now stationed at Scotland, and with whom Mr, Oehler had a pleasant visit while there. A number of the Milbank Odd Fellows took advantage of the fine sleighing last Saturday eve ning and made a fraternal visit to Big Stone City lodge. The visitors were accompanied by J. M. Patton, of the Odd Fellows World, and were entertained with work in the initiatory de gree, and afterwards with an en joyable supper. S. F. Radcliff of Big Stone was a Milbank visitor yesterday. John Farrell, of Appleton, was greeting Milbank friends yester day. Lawyer Bentley makes farm loans at 7 per cent straight. Can pay as you wish. Wallace Wood who is attending the college itt Owatonna is home for a month's visit. Mesdames Bleser and Middle brook entertained their lady friends at progressive cinch, Thursday afternoon. Mr. David Gamble left for Marshall. Minn., th- first of the week to look over some of his business interestsin that locality. Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Wood have returned from their southern trip to Florida and the Bahamas and report a very eujoyable time. The H. S. Jones farm in Grant Center, recently purchased by Gottlob Oehler will be occupied by Mr. Oehlers son William, who is to move or. the place. The ladies aid society will meet with Mrs. Atkins in special sessiou next Thursday afternoon, and all members are requested to be present as there is work for all. Mr. F. W. Brooks, of Aber deen, was shaking hands with Milbank friends yesterday. Mr. Brooks is a candidate for del egate to the republican national convention. The best and most beautiful series of entertainment of the season will be given at the Con gregational Church, March 11, 12 and 13 by Cressey with his famous stereopticon. Mr. A. L. Abbott is selling a large number of his books, the "Life of Moody." He expects his stock of bibles to arrive to day, and he can supply you with almost anything you need in this line, Mrs. P. M. Trowbridge of Alban and her daughter Mabel, started last Tuesday for Butte and Anaconda, Mont, where they go for a few weeks visit with Mrs. Trowbridge's sisters, who live at those places. The meat markets are going to adopt the cash system, commenc ing: with March 1st, after which g«t y be required from all. Patrons are requested to make a note of this rule and act accordingly. Rev. and Mrs. Laclilau Mac Lean of Yankton, have issued cards announcing the celebration of their twenty fifth wedding an niversary at their home, 609 Capitol street, Yankton, Monday evening, March ith. Mr. Mac Lean was formerly pastor of the Methodist church at Milbank, and his friends here send con gratulations and wish he and his estimable wife mauy return! of the day. Capt. Van Etten, who was an nounced to give a temperance lecture here two weeks ago, was in town last week. His fail ure to be present at the prev ious date was accounted for by a miscarriage in the mails, and arrangements were made for a union temperance meeting at the Congregational church, next Sunday evening to which all citizens are cordially invited. Our Corona correspondant last week stated that an oper ation for appendicites had been performed on Celia Kelly of that place. The mistake was proba bly made by the fact th it Dr. Daniels, who has charge of the case, summoned Dr. Karn for consultation, but it was conclud ed that an operation was not nec essary, and none was performed. The patient is now doing well. A number of the Woodman of the Milbank camp madd' a fra ternal visit to the camp at Twin Brooks last Saturday evening, where they were royally enter tained. After the lodge work a splendid supper, with oysters as entrees, was served, followed by program of music, recitations and oratory The fine evening and excellent sleighing also help ed to make the trip a very en joyable one to the Milbank Wood men who made the visit. PROGRAM ®lif t)crrtlb-H5i)ttncc. FAK:VII:K* IXSTITI TE. At Milbank TIIIII Mtlay and Fri day nnn-li K and 9. Following is the program for the Farmers institute to be held in this city Thursday and Friday, March 8 and 9 under the super vision of Mr. S. A. Cochrane, director of institutes of Brook ings college: FOR THURSDAY. 10:30 A. M. Opening Address—S. A. Cochrane. Departments—Free for all Discussion. 1:30 P. M. Music. Grasses and Forage Plants—I. D. Aldrieh. Discussion. Feeding for Milk Production—Edgar Kelley or A. B. Smedley. Discus sion. Farm Economics—8. A. Cochrane. Music. 7:30 P. Some Foods and their Attributes Miss Lawrence. Music. Paper by some local lady. Music. PROGRAM FOR FRIDAY. 10:30 A. M. Department Discussions free for all. Some Injurious Insects—I. D. Aldrieh. Discussion, 1:30 P. M. Music. 2:00 P. M. Model Cooking Lesson—Miss Minnie Lawrence. Ladies Meeting. The South Dakota Fruit List—Prof. N. E. Hansen. Success with small Fruits—H. Hol lands. Apple Growing—Wm. Rethke. 7:30 P. M. Music. Uncle Sam Looking for Seeds in Si beria and China—Prof. N. E. Han- The republican state commit tee has appointed May 23d and Sioux Falls for the state conven tion for nomination of state offi cers and presidential electors and for election of delegates to national convention. But one state convention will be held this year. We have received a compli mentary invitation to the formal opening of the South Dakota school for the blind at Gary, and which will take place March 1st. The governor and state board of MILBANK, S. D., FMDAY, FEB. 23, 1900. IT lere quet. Melrose Twp. €»«««*. Notice is hereby given that there will be a township caucus in the Bennett schoolhouse in Melrose Twp. Saturday March 3, 1900, at 1 o'clock p. in. for the purpose of placing in nomina tion names for township officers to be voted for at the next an nual town election. By order of the Board. H. A. MARTENS, Twp. Clerk. Notice to Teachers. Milbank, S. D., Feb. 12, 190C. The regular examination for teachers certificates will be held in the court room in Milbank, March 2 and 3. Examination will begin at 9 o'clock A. M. Candidates should be there to begin on time. All material will be furnished. M. M. RAMER, Co. Sup't. Church Services. The Epworth League will hold its service in the audience room of the M. E Church next Sunday evening from 6:30 to 7:30 p. m. There will be first a reception of the new members who have join ed the league during the last month. Then a paper will be read by Miss McCollum concern ing the life and purpose of our new general Secretary, Dr Thirkield, followed by a conse cratton service. Every body welcome. The services at the M. E. Church will be as usual next Sab bath excepting the evening ser vice will be omitted on account of the union temperance meeting at the Congregational church. The topic for the Christian Endeavor Sunday evening is "The Strength of Humility.' Leader, Miss Agnes Wood All young people are oordially invited. itfH SCHOOL NOTES. Edited by FRED POPFE. Tl^ tenth grade are making prepar ations for a class organization. The 12th grade Latin class have fin ished the first book of Virgil. All the departments of the school will vie with each other in the celebration of Washington's birthday by treneral exercises on Friday, Feb. 23rd. A cordial invitation is extand ed to all patrons and friends. On account of the great prepara tions for the coming holiday most of the high school students are planning good times to the sorrowful neglect of their studies. The seniors have plan ned to have a class party in the near future. Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Healy have extended a cordial invitation to the junior class for Saturday evening. When a man knows not and knows not that he knows not, he is a fool shun him. When a man knows not and knows that he knows not, he is simple teach him. When a man knows and knows not that he knows, he is asleep: wake him. When a man knows and knows that he knows, he is wise: follow him. Thus if you know not where to go next Friday (Feb. 23d), the seniors will entertain you and be pleased to have you. one and all, help make up an audience and make it the grand occa sion of the season. Our exercises will consist of: Music, "Columbia, the Gem of the Ocean"—School. Declamation, "Washington's Birth day" -Roy Cunningham. Declamation, "After Twenty Years." —Maud Mills. Essay, "Lady Washington"—Ada Hawes. Music, "Wandering Song"—High School Choir. Oration, "America"—Emmet White. Declamation, 4'Ben Ali, the Egyp tian" -Ruby Aldrieh. Essay, "Life of Washington"— Nellie Sullivan. Music, Duet—George Daniels and William Schafer. Oration, "The Beginning of 1900"— Kenneth Ackerma i. Declamation, "Wife Hunting Dea con''—Maude Farnham. Oration, "Athletics"—George Dan iels. Music, "Stars and Stripes Forever" School. Oration, "Peril of Puerto Rico"— Lynn Hawes. Declamation, "The Drummer Boy's Burial"—May Egermayer. Oration, "Modern Invention"—Irv ing Ely. Music, "The Ocean"—Choir. Oration, "Fall of the United States" William Schafer. Declamation, "Lowell to Garrison" Wesley Thirsk. Oration, "Rise and Decline of the Hawaiian Monarchy"—Wm. Brand. Music, Banner of the Free" —Choir. Debate, Resolved, that the Filipinos will advance in civilization faster un der the dominion of the United States than they would as an independent nation.—Affirmative, Lincoln Schafer, Fred Poppe. Negative, Walter Kerr, Merton Crowl. Music, "America"—School and audience. Old Settlers' Meeting March T. The annual meeting of the Old Settlers' Society and Grant county Historical Association will be held at the court house on Wednesday March 7, commenc ing at 10:30 a. m. A cordial invitation is extend ed to all interested to attend and bring lunch baskets. Program wUl be published next week. Advertised Letters. Letters remaining uncalled for in the Milbank Post Office Feb. 14, 1900. Carlson, J. P. Raddill, Mrs. W. 8. Devenplch, Mrs. Lizzie Stjerostrom, J. Edson, R. P. Waidrou, Disuny White, Chas. Feb. 22d 1900. Foster. A. U. Hallock. Mrs. A.J. KOM. Mrs. B. H« Hollister. Mr. II. K. Grieg. kobt. Olson. Mrs. Betsey In calling for any of the above please say "advertised" and give date of advertisement. If not called for in fifteen days will be sent to the dead letter office. H. G. C. ROSE, P. M. The Elmira Congregational society will hold a basket social at the home of O. Gary, on Fri day evening, March 2, the pro ceeds of which will be given the pastor, Rev. Thomson. ELniRA. Feb. 19,1900. Several Elmirans participated in a fox chase this afternoon but without fatal results to the fox. Ray Kimbal lias a new "Stevens Favorite" rifle. There will be a basket social at O. Garvys Friday evening. March 2. All are cordially invited. Elmer Aldrieh sold his farm last week to Chas, Spearing for $4,000 cash. Mr. Aldrieh expects to go to Oregon in search of a milder climate. Mr. and Mrs. Aldrieh will be greatly missed by a host of friends. They will be accompanied by Mrs. Rebecca Webster, mother of Mrs. Aldrieh. Henry Mann departed this morning for Minneapolis, where he will visit relatives and friends. Chas. Putnam returned from a visit at Dawson Minn., yesterday. Blanche Kimball is visiting friends at ltevillo this week. Mr. E. Lafountain received some fine blooded chickens from Mantorville Minn., last week. They are White iirahma variety and are very tine birds. MEiatOftK Feb. 22st 1900. Many readers of the Advance have been grieved of late because this township was not represented in the leading paper of the county, there fore we submit a few items of local interest, hoping that they will escape the waste basket and appear in the next issue. A. E. Van Dusen lost a valuable horse one day this week. Many large coveys of prairie chick ens are spending the winter in the cornfields a neighboring tree claims of this vicinity. Some of our young people attended a party in Milbank on Feb. 17, given by Mrs. Frank Van Dusen in honor of her niece, Miss Pansy Amel. Rev. Webster of Wilmot preached a very instructive sermon on "Punctuality" to a large and appre ciative audience in Melrose on Sun day last. Who selects jurors for our circuit? Some say that only township officers areeligible. Would the Advance kind ly inform its readers? The board of county commissioner* make re quisition upon tbe several township boards for a list of names proportioned according to voting population, and these names are drawn from by lot by a committee consisting of clerk of courts, sheriff ami auditor atiraraiTl Signal, Feb. 19. 1900. Gus Dochow, of Evergreen, thought the chances for the free home ill so yood that he concluded not to mtike final proof on his claim last Saturday, and has put it oft until a later date. $400 is worth saving. The weather was too cold Tuesday for a successful creamery meeting and the attendance was too small to transact any business. It was decided to postpone futher action untill Saturday afternoon, when a permanent organization will pro bably be made. Between 50 and 00 shares have been subscribed for and it is thought enough can be sold to make the creamery a '-go." A couple of our Urant county neigh bors residing in Farmington Township while in town last Saturday, got into a rather heated argument over school mat ters and one fellow took a crack at the other fellow just for luck. The fellow who got cracked wanted revenge, BO he swore out a warrant for the arrest of the craoker and had him hauled before Squire Johnson. The squireconcluded an offense had been committed against the peace and dignty of the state and contrary to the law in such case made and provided, and thought that $10 would be about the right figure to assess the otieader. Republican, Feb. 17,1900. Kailroad rumors of all kind are in cir culation, but as nothing official is to be had, it is hard to distinguish between facts and fiction. But it seems as though the north end of the county will have a railroad by next fall. Carl Theile who is worked the C. C. Draves place for the past eight years, has purchased 160 acres north of Twin Brooks. Word reached the city the first of the week that the residence in which Rev. Burton was residing in Mew York state, together with all its contents, had been destroyed by fire the week previous, Mr. and Mrs. Burton escaping in their night clothes. From what we have been ibis to learn it seems that the reverend gen tleman was very popular with the people in that section on account of his pro nounced English views on the Boer war, he having frequently implored the Al mighty to grant suoceas to the English arms. The report says that Rav. Bur ton bad previously been warned to leave tbe neighborhood, but on his tailing to do so, tbe drastic measures noted abovo were rssorted to. Rev. Burton and wife were former residents oi Wilmot, having charge of the Presbyterian work in this city in D7. Consolidated April 11. 189# BIO NTOM: CITY. A. Wolf left Friday night for Minne apolis, where he .vent on a business mis sion and to visit Mrs. Wolf who is receiv ing medical treatment in the city. John Titnm has charge of the store during Mr. Wolf's absence. R. Grand prey left on the east bound train Tuesday night for Preston, Minn., where he was called by the serious ill ness of hi6 father. Rev. S. F. Brown left Monday for Naperville, 111., to attend a meeting of the board of trustees ot the North western College, of which body he is a member, lie goes from there to Ontario for a tew w*eks visit with his mother. Rev.E. P. Hal I of Aberdeen came ia Wednesday night and spent Thursday calling on old friends in the city. He lectured before the high scfiool at the M. E. church Thursday evening. Rev. Hall was formerly stationed at Water town but is now Presiding Elder ot th* Aberdeen district. Mi8s Kate Schnackb had the misfor tune to severely crush her hand in clos ing her sate last Wednesday. It is prov ing a very painful and inconvenient wound iMiss Susa Walsh, who is teaching the village school at Marvin was compelled to close her school last week on account of sickness. W. H. Gold, a banker «f Renville Minn., was in the city last week visiting his brothers and attending to some busi ness matters. J. C. Buehler,of the Commercial, drov# to Madison, Minn., iast Thuisday, where he had business in the probate court. Last week was the coldest of the win ter. At no time during the week did the thermometer register more than one or two degrees above zero, and on Wednes day morning it was 'W degrees below. No lack of winter last week. A. H. Tasker and Guy Norton return ed Thursday morning from their trip to North Dakota. They were much pleas ed with the country and decided to per manently locate at tbe new town of Donnybrook, just starting on the Soo Line between Minot and Bow bells, Messrs. Brock man and Tasker wifi go into business at that place and will have ihe first store in the town. It is expect ed that the immigration into'ifiis refloa will be large during the spring and sum mer, and these gentlemen think th*jr have a good thing. Jesse Sahr, who is holding down a claim at Balfour, N. D., writes that i hey are enjoying genuine winter weather in that country. He says it is 40 degrees below zero with four or five inches of snow. The regular meeting ot the I. .O. O. lodge at this place Saturday night was a very interesting one. The attendance was unusually lr.rge and every one pres ent enjoyed the evening very much. Work was done in the initiatory de gree, J. M. Morrill being the candidate. Another application formemtiership was received. Those pressentfrom Milbank were A. S. Young, J. Colonv, Jas. Malsed, O. H. Bauman, S. K. Taylor, Chas. Glander. From Aberdeen J, M. Patton. J. M. Patton, editor of the and Odd made a neat address. The baby Bon ot Fellow World of Aberdeen was in town Satur day in the interest of his paper, lie at tended the Odd Fellows meeting at night Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Tasker was taken with scarletina last week but is now almost entirely recover ed. The Rebekah's entertainment for the Odd Fellows home will be given at St, Charles Hall Friday evening of this week. At the M. E. church next Sunday morning Rey. Fi3her will preach a ser mon in memory of little Cassie Hi eke who diadja few weeks ago of scarlet fever. At the time of burial no services were held because of the nature of the disease. The entertainment advertised by th« Ladies' Aid Society of the M. E. church for Friday evening of this week has been indefinitely postponed on ac count of sicknees. W. H. Hanrehan returned Mondajr from a two weeks visit in Appleton. H. O. Breckenridge and Hanrj 8antleman have purchased the store of Brock man & Tasker and take charge ab^ut Mar.list. These gentlemen are well known here and combine financial and business ability to such a degree as to injure a successful business. I. D. Aldrieh of the Headlight was in town Monday looking after hi* interests here. Orton ville Herald—A. 0^ Schmidt has purchased a meat market at Eureka and will take possession March 1st. Mr. Schmidt will remove his family to his new business location early in the spring. 'V* JL o