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A Parmer Fatally Sliot
... Patrick Crarapton, a faimer living
20 miles south of this city, was out
hunting Monday afternoon. On re
turning to his house about 8 o'clock he
met a neighbor. The two ttood talk
ing for several minutes. Crampton
took the gun from his shoulder and
rested the butt on the ground, and the
LairW» on his left arm. Changing his
position slightly the gun fell to the
ground, mid was discharged. The full
load struck Crampton in the arm pit,
and passed out at the back of his neck'.
Strange as it may seem he not only
kept his feet, but even walked to his
house 200 yards away. Dr. W. E. Crane
ot this city was immediately
summoned, and found on ex
amination that the bones of the up
per arm and shoulder had been literal
ly shot to pieces and the spine just be
low the neck dangerously injured. Dr.
Crane tells the REI-UBMCAN that there
is absolutely no hope of Crampton's
About 5 o'clock Tuesday afternoon
Dr. K. B. Tracy received a telegram to
visit at once Patrick Crampton who
accidentally shot himself the evening
before. Dr. Tracy being the family
physician and not knowing that Dr.
Crane had been called in the case im
mediately started by buggy for the
Crampton homestead. She found the
wounded man very low and decided to
call counsel. Dr. S. L. Ilalverson and
R. C. Warne were summoned from this
city and on their arrival this morning
an examination aud consultation were
held. It was decided that amputation
of the shattered arm was not possible
on account of Crampton's weak physi
cal condition. All the physicians
agreed that there was great danger of
blood poisoning and that everything
considered there was but a bare chance
of Crampton's recovery.
Aii Oil Tank Explodes.
A little after lo'clock Tuesday aloud
explosion was heard on Main street.
A number of people were attracted in
the direction of the sound which was
soon discovered to have come from
Geahart's hardware store. The cause
and the effect of the explosition are
briefly as folio W3: C. Geahart was
cleaning out a large tank in which
machine oil had been kept, preperatory
to putting kerosene in it. Both gas
oline and kerosene were used in re
moving the machine oil. At length
thinking the tank must be clean, Mr.
Geahart struck a match and held it
close to the opening to look within.
In an instant the gas generated by the
mixing of the different oils was ig
nited, and burst forth in a great flame
completely enveloping Mr. Geahart's
head and the hand in which he held
the match. At the same time both the
top and bottom of the tank were blown
out with a loud explosion. The top
struck Mr. Geahart's nose, inflicting
an ugly wound. The flames burned
his face and hands badly. Altogether
he was considerably, but not seriously
injured. His wounds were dressed by
Dr. Crane. ,9
The burning tank at one time seem
ed on the point of setting the building
on fire, but by the prompt action of
Mr. Geahart and his clerk Henry
llolshire, the tank was gotten into the
Company I Inspected
Col. E. Huntington, inspector gener
al of the National Guards, was in
Mitchell Tuesday. East night Com
pany I, Second regiment, mustered at
the Armory for inspection. The com
pany was commanded by Second Lieu
tenant Moore in the absence of Capt
Taylor and First Lieutenant Smith.
There were sixteen members present.
Ool. Huntington carefully noted their
proficiency in drill and examined their
equipments and armory. With every
thing he expressed himself to tne RE
PUBLICAN as being very well pleased.
This favorable judgment on our soldier
boys from one who is not only an
official, but a competent and critical
authority, will be a source of satisfac
tion both to the members of the com
pany and to their large circle of
The company's present muster roll
and invoice of property were furnished
Col. Huntington. He will obtain
similar reports from each company in
the state while on this tour of inspec
tion. From these as data he will pre
pare his annual report to the adjutant
general as to the status of the state
militia. TbLin turn will be embodied
in the adjutant general's report to the
Col. Huntington left today for Red
field and DeSmet to inspect the com
panies in those places.
A Fine Lecture Course.
Xe lecture course to be given under
e'&i/spices of the Baptist church is
perfected. The lectures and dates
are as follows: November 19, "Amer
ican History," stereopticon exhibition
Itev. C. C. Marston of Watertown No
vember 20, ''Count Cavour and the
Unification of Italy," Prof. Win. A,
Scott of the state university, Vermil
lion December 10, ''The Goddess of
Liberty in American Civilization, Rev
13 English of Huron December 20,
-'Culture," Pres. Edward Olson of the
state university, Vermillion Decern
ber 27. a popular concert. Tickets for
the course were issued from this ofiic-e
yesterday and can be obtained for SI
each. It is seldom that a course prom
ising so much of both pleasure and
profit is afforded at so low a price.
These considerations, however, which
might be termed selfish, are not the
as its worthy
object the raising of 3 fund with which
to liquidate the floating indebtedness
of the church. The course is excellent
throughout it may be enjoyed for a
small sum it has a praiseworthy aim
its patronage should be and surely will
be liberal.
Important Council Meeting.
At the council meeting Monday night
several matters of importance were
acted upon. It was decided to put
down a new side walk on the north
side of First street, from Main east as
for as Marshal Irvine after careful
examination shall deem it necessary.
It WRS also ordered that the
Marshal should see to it that all barb
wire fence on traveled throughfares
be taken down at once. There has been
an ordinance for some time forbidding
the erection or maintenance of such
fences. Some were prompt in obeying
the ordinance, others have simply
disregarded it. Complaints have been
frequently preferred against the con
tinuance of the fences. Ladies are
continually having dresses and cloaks
torn by them. The council are now
determined that their ordinance be ob
served immediately and completely.
The petition of S. J. Teachnor, pray
ing that he be granted damages for
injury done his ankle on a defective
side walk was presented. After care
ful consideration the claim was decided
unjust and tabled indefinitely.
Until further notice the council will
hereafter meet in the oflice of Mizener
Kimball & Co.
National W. C. T.U. Convention.
The sixteenth national convention
of the W. C. T.
U. convenes in Chicago
the 8th inst. and continues in session
until the I2th. It will meet in Battery
D, a large auditorium on the lake
front, the seating capacity of which is
5,000. Miss Willard, Mrs. Lathrop,
Mrs. Corse and other prominent work
ers are to be in attendance. It is ex
pected that Mrs. J. Ellen Foster of
Iowa will again raise th° non-partisan
issue, demanding that the Union sever
all connection with the third party.
This will provoke exciting debate as it
has in previous conventiois and will
be ended undoubtedly as it has hereto
fore by the Union pledging complete
fealty to the prohibition party.
The Union in South Dakola is to be
well represented in the convention by
Mrs. H.M. Barker, Huron Mrs. P. E.
Johnson, Highmore Mrs. E. A. Cra
mer, Aberdeen Mrs. Rev. R. B. Hager,
Madison Mrs. F. M. Swift, Yankton
Mrs. Julia M. King, Yankton Mrs. D.
W. Myers, Vermillion Mrs. M. E.
Kline, Mitchell.
The Election.
A very light vote was cast in the
county Tuesday. The question of ap
propriating 82,500 for the purchase of
a poor farm carried by a majority ot
12. In the third district J. Hammett,
republican, was elected commissioner
without opposition. In the fourth
district, J. B. Davis, democrat, was
chosen commissioner over Geo. A.
Thomas, republican, by a small major
ity. The vote by precincts on the poor
farm is as follows:
For. Against,
Mitchell, east side... ii 45 30
west 40 20
Perry 20 !l
Blendon 5 52
Beulah 13
Prosper 13 '2
Baker 15 5
Lisbon 4 10
Tobin 17
Union 1 24
Rome 13 15
Mt. Vernon 3 45
Badger 39 9
Total 234 222
A Good Scheme.
II. M. Hoon of Plankinton, agent
for C. R. Camp, Esq., publisher of the
Western Adyocate, or Camp's Emi
grant's Guide, is now in this city ready
to begin the year's work in earnest.
Mr. Camp is an experienced advertis
ing agent, and has been employed by
the C., M. & St. P. It. R. Co. to boom
South Dakota for the coming year.
Five excursion trains from the far
east to Chamberlain will be run over
the Milwaukee road next season.
Thirty thousand copies of his paper
will be published in the interests of
the new state and Mitchell should be
well xepresented in the paper. The
Milwaukee road is back of this scheme
and it means business. Every citizen
should subscribe for the paper and aid
the good work. Mr. Hoon will call on
you personally and receive your sub
A Pointer for Hunters.
Hunters may get a pointer on hunt
ing geese from the Devils Lake shoot
ers. The boys tnere, according to the
Inter-Ocean, had seen the heifer dance
in "Evangeline" and it suggested a
scheme. They had a canvass made on
a form representing a heifer. Two got
Into the rig and slowly meandered to
ward the spot where the unsuspecting
geese were feasting on the grain. The
geese, unaware of the approaching
danger, remained motionless, when
suddenly from both fore and aft of the
docile animal, a murderous volley
belched forth and the geese were soon
after in the soup.
A Hallow E'en Party.
The teachers of the city schools ob
served hallow e'en in the way of a very
pleasant surprise on Mrs. Ella Swett,
for along time one of their number but
who has recently resigned her posi
tion preparatory to leaving the city.
The occasion was as a matter of course
informal and on that,, account the
more enjoyed. It was in every way a
fitting expression of the esteem in
which Mrs. Swett is held by those who
have come to know her intimately
through association in the same work.
Expressions ot Opinion From Citi
aoi)s ol-Mitchell.
Mitchell has indulged in no public
demonstration expressive of aatis fac
tion on the achievement of statehood
for South Dakota, but her people on
that account are none the less rejoiced
over the realization, through President
Harrison's proclamation, of their long
cherished hopes. The average senti
ment of the city may be gleaned from
the following short expressions of
opinion from a few of our representa
tive citizens. Judge Edgerton said to
a REPUBLICAN representative:
"When the news came that Harri
son was elected I said: 'Itis the begin
ning of the end. Statehood for South
Dakota is now assured.' The struggle
for division and admission has been a
long and a hard one. Some grew
weary and were willing to accept state
hood on any terms, but the great ma
jority of South Dakotans never faltered
in their efforts for division and admis
sion. We believed it better for North
Dakota as well as South Dakota and
for the whole northwest, and believing
so we were determined to wait till
'Right would come uppermost
And justice should be done.'
'That time has now arrived."
Rev. C. B. Clark said:
'•It means a more permanent invest
ment of money, with energy, in the
promotion of all lines of business, and
a rapid growth, through the immigra
tion which is sure to come, in our edu
cational and religious institutions."
A. M. Bowdle when asked to re
spond to the sentiment—'• We are a
state" replied "I am heartily glad of
it. I have long had a good deal of sat
isfaction in anticipation of statehood
but now that statehood is a fact, the
satisfaction is greatly increased."
Frank Hammer said '-One of the
blessings of statehood will be that the
belief which so generally obtains in
the states to the effect that territories
are unstable in government and pro
erty in them isn't very secure, will be
wholly removed. It will be succeeded
by a confidence in other states and al
so in South Dakota that will stimulate
every industry."
Capt. Geo. Silsby gave the following
"Justice, though long delayed, is at
last meted out to Dakota, and there is
great reasons for rejoicing. To our
republican and democratic friends in
congress who labored for our rights,
all praise is due."
C. II. Dillon Esq.: Statehood means
no mere carpet baggers for Dakota.
They will be to Dakotans hereafter
only a reminder of territorial days.
Home rule by citizens is the order
of the day."
That veteran Dakotan Jas. S. Fos
ter said: "For twenty-six years I have
labored with others to make Dakota
a state and now that it has come at
last, I need not tell you that I feel
jubilant over it. Great prosperity
must surely follow with the new con
ditions of things, statehood and thg
opening of the Sioux reservation."
R. N. Kratz, Esq.:
"We are to be congratulated as a
people that statehood is at last a fact.
It means that every line of business
activity will feel the quickened im
pulse that comes from full citizen
County Commissioner McCormick
It is good news. 1 rejoice that I
can write 'state of South Dakota' in
stead of'territory of Dakota' on legal
instruments hereafter. Statehood is a
fact and one fraught with much good
for the future of South Dakota."
Public Examiner Blanchard:
"Statehood will give us better finan
cial standing. Some suitable banking
law will be enacted—under the terri
tory there has been none. Legislation
is sure to take a form that will give
complete security to property and thus
attract that which South Dakota most
A. E. Hitchcock, Esq., said:
"During my nine years' residence in
South Dakota I have desired and
worked for statehood and now
that statehood is come I have
satisfaction that is too deep and com
plete for expression."
Advertise the Town.
H. M. Hoon, of Plankinton, who is
representing Camp's Western Advo
cate in this city tells the,'RKI-UIILICAN
he is meeting with only moderate sue
cess. This is not as it should be. The
proposition Mr. Hoon makes the peo
pie of Mitchell is a good one. The
subscription price of the paper for one
year is 81. This entitles the subsciiber
to a copy for himself aud for any friend
he may designate and besides, the sub
scriber and his friend may each send
to the Omaha oftlee twenty names to
whom copies of the paper of any speci
lied date will be sent. A write up will
be given of anv town in which any
considerable number of subscribers
may be secured. Tbe Milwaukee com
pany are behind this advertising pro
ject and it appears to bo worthy of
hearty endorsement.
AVhat It Means.
Sioux Falls Press: That calking
care of division and admission is off
our minds and laid to rest. Now the
energies that have been expended
that direction may be utilized in rna
terial malters.
Now we may build towns, railroads,
factories, mills harness the boundless
energies of the artesian rower to ma
chinery and make it a motive power
for every shop and spindle and wheel
Aye, utilize it for electricity and all its
multifarious uses.
Now we can have the benefit of the
school lands and, as wisdom indicates
lease or sell them, thus creating a
school ..fund wLich will reduce the
school taxes—our heaviest•ch&r/fv'
Now we can get the $1,500,000 diie
us from the government, as the 5 per
pent (if the lands sold in the state since
March 2, ISFIL.
Now capital will How in aud interest
be reduced.
There will be a stability in business,
a fixedness of purpose, a contentment
of spirit on every hand aud in every
vocation that will greatly change the
aspect of affairs in all parts ol the
South Dakota will start off tomor
row morning with such a bound as
she has never experienced, and go on
to success and victories that will mark
her as the lineal joint successor of Da
kota, which was the queen of territo
Brethren of' the press, let us all
unitedly help to place her there.
A Sunday Sermon.
Rev. Geo. A. Mcintosh preached an
interesting and stimulating sermon
last night from the text "For who
hath despised the day of small things."
The preacher first presented briefly
the immediate application of the text
in the rebuilding of the temple by
Zerubbabel. The resources were
meager for the rebuilding. The be
ginning seemed in truth a day of
small things but by the co-operation
of the Divine Spirit a grand success,
from that small beginning, was made
The presentation of the texts, imme
diate application, however, was buc in
troductory to the sermon proper
which was taken up with its general
application. The day of small things
should not be despised: first, in the
building of character. It was a mis
taken idea that character was formed
by the great acts of goodness which
were occasionally performed. It was
instead formed by the little acts that
made up our daily lives. Little traits
of goodness and usefulness were often
despised. On the other hand white lies,
evil temper and pride were often con
doned. Both were Considered too in
significant to affect character for
either good or ill but there could be
no question that of such, charac
ter was the direct resultant.
Again, do not despise the day
of small things in the outerworking of
divine providence. God in his prov
idence was with every individual and
nation. He often brought far reaching
results from small beginnings. It
seemed a little thing when Abraham
was commanded to leave Ur of the
Ohaldees yet that was the beginning
of the epoch in Hebrew history in the
course of which after God's plan, the
Christ appeared. There were other
pointed illustrations of the same
thought found in the dream of Joseph
which led to the removal of Jacob and
his family to Egypt, where they lived
215 years—in the preservation of Mo
ses when a babe that he might in
Gcd's time become the leader of the
chosen people and the law giver of
all the ages and in the errand of Da
vid, a shepherd lad, to the camp of
uil where he met Goliath and began
the career of soldier, poef, king—a
career in which he was an instrument
for the carrying out of God's plans.
Illustrations were tiken not only
from the Bible but from human his
tory as well. The Mayflower was but
little vessel, and carried when she
sailed for America but a small band
of oppressed people, yet with those
people there were in germ the princi
ples out of which have grown our free
In the third place the day of small
things in the progress of Christ's
kingdom should not b.- despised. It
was but a little company of disciples
to whom Jesus had said "1 appoint
unto you a kingdom" and yet all knew
how from the beginning made by that
small company, the kingdom had b?en
enlarging through the centuries.
When Paul came from Troas to Neap
oiis on his way to Phillipi he seemed
but a weak old man who could do but
little, indeed, who could begin but lit
tle. Yet what he begun was the
evangelization ol Europe and Amer
ica and through the Christians of
those two continents the evangeliza
tion or the world.
The great results which had come
from the small beginnings of the Sun
day school, the Lond.n Bible society
and the American board of foreign
missions were presented.
The sermon which was rendered
particularly convincing by tbe earn
estness of its delivfry, concluded b,
brief reference to two helplul lessons
that were taught by the text and its
illustrations: First, God often takes
time to bring great things out of lit
tle and second, we should have conli
dence in God's purposes ana promises
Land OHtec Jinslnoss.
Daring the month of October the
following business was transacted at
the local land oilier:
Final homestead proofs ....117
Cash proofs 2!l
Timber culture proofs. Si
1 iomestead filings 17
Pre-emption lilinirs 14
Timber culture filings 3(i
A significant feature of this showing
is the number of final homestead and
timber culture proofs, indicating an
abiding faith in this section of the
state on the part ot the settlers who
have been here the longest,
Both Congratulated.
Elk Point Courier: The new Meth
odist college buildings at Mitchell are
about completed. They are built up
on the site of the old ones which were
burned less than two yeara ago, and
are on a much larger and grander
scale. The Methodist people and
Mitchell are both to he congratulated,
Treasurer J. M. liaiie.v EU'eols
$524,625 of Saving
Pioneer Press 3: J. AI. Bailey.
.1 r., of Sioux Falls, treasurer of the un
divided territory of Dakota, passed
through St. Paul yesterday enroute to
Bismarck, to give an account of his
stewardship. He has every reason to
feel satisfied with the outcome of his
financial administration, and his sat
isfaction will be shared to the full by
the taxpayers. A caso in point:
Mr. Bailey found §107,000 live
twenty bonds which had run six years
and had fourteen years of life. Of
these $77,500 were five and 830,000 six
per cents, the total having been issued
on account of the construction of the
Yankton insane asylum and the Sioux
Falls penitentiary. The territorial
law provided that the treasurer could
call in these bonds, but did not make
any provision for funds to accomplish
such a purpose. Accordingly, Mr.
Bailey secured the passage of a clause
by the constitutional convention, au
thorizing th9 issue of new bonds and
the calling in of the old (under the
five-year option clause. The transac
tion has been carried to a very suc
cessful issue, since the old bonds have
not only been taken up by new ones,
but the latter bear only 4 per cent, and
N. W. Harris paid a premium for
tliem of 5 per cent, or $5,375. The
new bonds run twenty years. The
saving in interest to South Dakota by
the reissue will amount to $19,250, and
when to this is added the $5,375 pre
mium the net gain of the state will be
$24,625. Earlier in the year Mr. Bailey
also made several deals which inured
to the benefit of the treasury of the
embryo commonwealth, and modestly
says, "I guess I've saved 'em my salary,
One peculiar thing about the $5,375
premium. Of course it does not go
to the territorial treasury, since South
Dakota alone assumes the whole issue
of $107,500. Nor is there any provis
ion for turning it into the state, so
all Mr. Bailey can do is to hold it sub
ject to statutorial orders from the leg
islature. Probably the needed statute
will not be the last enactment passed
in the coming session.
Prosperity Coming-.
Weather prophets advise the farm
ers of Dakota and all the country west
of the Mississippi to prepare every
acreot'land under their emi-rnl i,s
crop next year, as the season will be
the most favorable is the history of
the countrv.
Moisture and Money.
Minneapoirs Tribune: An abundant
and well regulated supply of moisture
and money is the great nerd of our
two sister stales fo the west. No
where in the United Slates is belli
soil to be found, and, bairing its dry
nets, their climate is conducive to a
vigorous growth of plant, beast and
man. The people of the Dakotas are
well supplied with intelligence, push,
grit, energy and endurance but as a
matter of course they are deficient in
capital. The prime necessity of these
states is a practical system of irriga
tion aud an ample supply of loanable
funds. Witn these essential elements
of prosperity in this region secured,
there is no limit to the growth and de
velopment of the Dakotas.
The nation must, help to supply the
first of the two great wants. The task
of creating an adequate system of irri
gation is too great for the farmers
themselves to undertake and it should
not and cannot be left to private enter
prise and speculation. There is money
in this business, as witness the enor
mous profits of irrigation companies
in California and foreign countries.
But control of the water supply neces
sary to raise crops means control of
the land itself and the people of the
Dakotas do not want to establish mo
nopolies of such an exclusive and dan
gerous character within their common
wealths. They have a right to an equit
able share of the federal appropriations
for internal improvements. They
want their quota for this purpose and
money cannot be turned to a more
profitable use. Congress cannot act
too promptly or with too great liberal
ity in this matter.
To fill the second great want rests
largely with the people themselves,
irrigation will insure a certainty of
magnificent crops, and for this reason
lavorable action by congress in the
tiiKiicr ill act Ha tin inducement to
capital. But money is extremely sen
.i live 11 hostile or restrictive legis
lation. It is the easiest matter iu ihe
w-ml to enact aud enforce prohibi
tory laws of this character. The least
ev dence of hostility will restrict the
SMpply apd increase the rate of inter
ei-t. Tnere can be no doubt that the
uu -.vise exemption and collection laws
oi the Dakotas are largely responsible
for the exorbitant rate of interest
that the farmers are obliged to pay
On! too often scoundrels reap the
chiei benefit from this kind of well-in
tentioned protection, while the great
body of honest, industrious and up
right men are compelled to pay the
cost of the risk involved in transac
tions with their selfish or rascally
The farmers of the Uikotas have
the remedy in their own hands, In
the legislatures of either state their
inlluence is all but predominant. Let
them bend their energies towards se
ciuiiigmore liberal financial legisla
tion, and their reward will be a great
er supply of loanable funds at reason
able rates of interest. The Farmers'
Alliances if the two states should
mass their forces on this point. If we
are not mistaken, their records con­
tain resolutions which are based on
the belief that iron clad usury lawn
are an effective remedy for usury. The
sooner they can rid themselves of this
expensive illusion the better it will be
for themselves. Open the gates to
capital, and let the investors know
that in the Dakotas they can expect
fair and honest dealing,and the money
shark will loose his deadly grip on the
throat of the poor farmer.
Hay and the City Ordinance.
The stacking of hay a city is an
admitted danger. The council, lecog
nizing the danger, have for a long
time had an ordinance providing that
no hay be stacked in the city limits
unless special permit be obtained from
the fire marshal. This discretionary
power was given the marshal because
on the outskirts of the city where
houses are few and far apart hay may
be stacked with little or no danger and
also where houses are close together a
single load mav be left in a yard and,
if proper care be exercised, little dan
ger result. In fact an iron clad ordi
nance witn an absolute prohibition did
not seem wise so the above mentioned
proviso was inserted that the ordi
nance might be sufficiently yielding to
meet all reasonable conditions. The
result has been that fire marshal
Welch has exercised judiciously the
discretionary power given him, but in
a number of instances privileges al
lowed have been grossly abused. When
he has allowed a permit lor a single
load of hay he has found that several
tons have been stacked. In a few in
stances he has ordered all the hay
moved when his permit has been thus
abused. He is determined hereafter to
be exceeding cautious in the exercise of
his discretionary power and exceeding
careful in seeTnj£&w.it that permits
granted be not in theslightest abused.
Geist Goes to New York.
R. Geist left last week for New
York City where he will remain sev
eral months, lie expects to open an
office on liroaihvay, near (V.sile Gar
den, for I he sale of South Diuola real
estate. His S.m:.h I ".I-.. will
be.I. I. Given nf ihi.i is: ,\ir. Geist
will sell a'l the prupeity tie can at his
New York ollice and when
l.. id.'
make sales there he will try and induce
inunhnauis to come here and look
in cluuge of Mr. Green. Mr,
••i is i.ii!hnsiaf ic in bin praise of
—OIKh O.iKota ami says he will surely
eturn by Hie middle next
Last. Sit urday evening he was ten
dered a reception by t.he Germania
Veiviii of this city of which he was
wice president. The reception was at
Fred Widinaun'sand was a particularly
rijoyable affair. The members of the
Yerein presented Mr. Geist with an el
gant velvet shaving case.
Post-Graduate Keading- Circle.
Mitchell is becoming quite a liter
ary center. There are at present three
Chautauqua circles, organized with a
total membership of nearly 00. There
has been formed during the past week
a circle composed largely of men and
women with college degrees, for a
a course of pes -graduate study lead
ing to the l!h.1). degree The college
in which the mernbess of the circle
will matriculate, is nut as yet fully de
termined. Adrian coUr^e, Michigan,
and tne slate uaivriaiiy of South Da
kota are at present under advisement.
The work which the circle proposes
taking will be largely in literature,
pbilosphy and political science. Meet
ings are to be iieiu twice a week.
A Strailgre Find.
Saturday morniDg there was found
in Fuilerton's lumberyard a coat, the
letters aud papers in which showed it
to be the property of M. B. l-'cott.
ilow the coat could have gotten into
the yard is a myst.sry. The gates
were locked Friday night and no one
was known to have been inside. And ii
any oils wag witain why should he
leave the coat, when he climbed out?
Another feature of the mystery is
that Mr. Scott, who is evidently the
owner of the coat is not in the city as
far as known. The question is how
could M- B. Scott's coat get into Fui
lerton's lumber yard? The coat and
papers are in possession of Mr. Fuller
The V. M. C. A. Supper.
Tne oyster supper given in the IJurr
building Friday night by the Y. M. C.
A. was not the success financially that
had been hoped for. Receipts will
meet expeii -cs, but not much more.
The email reci ipts were due, it is prob
able, to the unto ward elements. The
afternoon had been rainy and the
evening was cloudy. These conditions
seemed to have a demoralizing effect
on the oyster appt lite of Mitchell peo
ple, aud consequt-atly people and sliek
els were not abundant. The supper,
however, was all that could be desired.
Those partaking of it were loud in
praise of its excellence.
Not Ntai-valioii 1'i^urcs.
Yankton Press: A Minneapolissta
tlstican figures for the cereal crop for
the two Dakotas for I be year LYSIL a
money value of $ttii,277,l-l t. Thisgives
an average of about *110 to every man,
woman and child in the realm, or an
average of say S55u to each family,
To this sho'ild bo added the receipts
for extensive sales of cat-tie, hogs, poul
try, butter and eggs. These, gentle
eastern readers, are not starvation fig
Poultry Wanted.
Wo pay cash for live chickens, turk
eys, dueka and geese, IO.OLKI wanted
at once. PICK & SON,
Near Omaha depot, Mitchell. Dakota.
Important to Settlers.
Mitchell, S. D., Nov. 5, 18811.)
CortiTs—The following telegram was
received by i..- today:
A S II IN iT O 1
Nov. 5, 18S'.i.
dcr new regulations promulgated this
day final proofs may be made before
state officers who succeed to lunctions
of territorial ollicers designated in«
published notice.
|Signed LKH I-- A GKOI I.
prompt attention is called to
this order, HI connection with regula-i»
tions already in force.
AI II. Kowuov,
Would'There Were More.
Watertown Public Opinion: Oae
of our subscrioers stopped his paper
last week because he was rtspectfully
asked to pay his arrearages. Another
subscriber, on learning the above fact,
immediately paid his own arrears, and
subscribed aud paid one year in ad
vance for another copy to be sent to a
friend, to take the place, he said, of the
subscriber who had stopped. Then he
left word that if any more discoutm
ued their papers became o£ Ueirg
asked for what is due. lie would sub
scribe for other copies to take their
places. That is the kind of a patron
publishers like !o have. Would that
there were more of them.
Faults of digestion cause disorders
of tbe liver, and the whole system be
comes deranged. Dr. J. II. McLean's
Sarsapnrilla perfects the process of
dig-istion and assimilation and thus
makes pure blood. Sold by L. (). Gale.
The Salvation \im\.
Capt. Sophia Dunn and Lieut. Flor
ence Richardson, late ot Des Moirief.
Lowa, reached this city yesterday ana
will have charge of tiie work of the
•Salvation Army hereafter, sergeants
Joe Campbell and Ed. Lowe who have
been here for a month past will leave
Monday for their homes Sioux City.
After a short rest they will be assigned
to duty somewhere in lowa or the Da
Th« meeting at tbe opera house last
night was uio most largely attended ot
any since the army began work the
city. Nearly every seat was occupied
am! the meeting was one of consider
able interest.
ThPieare times when a feeling ol
overcome the most ro­
bust, when the system craves for pure
t'looit, to
furnish the elements ol health
and htrenyth. The hi-sr, remedy for
purifying the
is Dr. ,J. H. Mc-
L":ii's Sarsapaiiliu.
Advertised Lctteus.
The lollowing ir, a list ot the let-'
ters remaining uncalled for in the
Mitchell postollice at the close of the
weekending Nov. I:
Bain, Mr John, Ciloin, V,
Coleman, I! Carson. Mr John,
Goudingtoii, Mr, L'lhman, W,
Longhead, llelkm, Lyon. J.
Powers, Miss N, Squires, E .1- 3
Seney, Mr K, Smith, Mrs Belle, I
Smith, A. sS® Smith, Mr Ed,
Sauford, E, Watts, Mr,'
\Vebb, Mrs.
When calling for the above please
say "advertised." If not called for in
two weeks, they will be forwarded to
the dead letter oflice.
by L. O.
Business calls me away from the
county for a time. All business con
nected with tnedistnet nttorney'soflice
will lie attended to by the depntv dis
trict attorney, WUiido-.v Abbev, Esq.
who can be found at inv ollice over the
First .National bank at all seasonable
District Attorney.
Mitche)', Nov. 4, ISS't.
No need to take those big cathartic
pills: one of Dr. J. II. McLean's Liver
and Kidney Fillets is quite suilicient
and more agreeable. Sold by L. O.
Signs of the Times.
Alexandria Journal: There is a
healthy movement in real estate in the
county at this time. More land bus
changed ownership this fall than at
any time »ince 18S5. Tins is a sure
indication of better times, it strau-
gers have faith in our soil why should
not the old residents hold on to that
which they know is all right.
Physicians Dissolve Partnership. ..-is
The partnership which has existed
for some months past between Drs. W. •'1''
E. Crane and C. 11. Bambrulge has
been dissolved. Neither nhysician ex
pects to leave the uv, but each will
continue practice hereafter indepen- -w
dently. For the present both will oc
cupv the same ollice, which they have
long had, in the building next to Ham
tiler's drug store. .. MV
Mr. Geahart Ini|i-o\es.
L. C. e-.hart who h3d his face and
one hand badly burned by thu explos-".
ion of an oil tank in his store Tuesday^
afternoon is improving as rapidly as
could be hoped for. He is at the home
of Ilenry llolshire where he occupies a'
darkened room. His face will be near
ly well it is thought in a week, but the
hand will heal more slowly as it was
burned much worse. Dr. Crane is the
attending physician.
For a safe and certain remedy for
fever and ague, use Dr. J. 11. McLean's
Chills and Fever Cure it is warranted
to cure. Sold by L. O. Gale.
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