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THE MITCHELL PRINTIN6 CO. Props. W W E E O E it or A. E. DEAN, ... Bulsness Manager. SUBSCRIPTION RATES. One copr, one year, In advance 11.00 One copy, six months, 76 One copy, three months, 50 We club with all the leading publications In the eountry at the lowest club prices. All subscribers wishing their address changed should give their former as well as their new address. Correspondence should be at the ofllce as early as Monday. Papers sent "to parties outside of the state will be discontinued at expiration of time paid for. TO ADVERTISERS. Advertising rates given on application, and will be found reasonably low. Business Cards, not exceeding six lines, IS.00 per year. 'Each additional line, $1.00. Business LocalB, Five cents per line. Legal Advertisements at Statute Kates. Cards of Thanks, Ten Cents per line. Marriage and Death Notices published free of charge. Obituaries. Resolutions of Respect and Wedding presents, Five Cents per line. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4, 1891. Shall we have a sugar beet factory in Mitchell That's the question of the hour. The development of this indus try is only in its infancy and the north west offers the most exceptional advan tages for its successful prosecution. Those old familiar chestnuts about political probabilities in South Dakota next year are reappearing with only a change of date to recommend them to the notice of the public. The names and the speculations are just the same as last fall. Several of old Sitting Bull's widow! are out with the statement that an un fair and malicious advantage was taken of the old man when he was hustled off to the happy hunting grounds last win t-e" This may or may not be the case, but if it is it was little more than just retribution on the head of the old mur derer. However, this post mortem dis cussion is of little consequence. Sitting Bull is about :w d(.'U(l lis he can bS and his taking olT was a godsend not only to settlers who might happen to be, within reach of his treacherous movements, but also to the younger Indians whom he kept constantly in a state of insur rection and whose development toward •v civilization he materially retarded I The iauthorities in both St. Paul and Minneapolis are engaged in their peri «odical struggle to briny the gamblers, saloon keepers and other lawless char ,• acters in the Twin Cities under some sort of subjection to the law. There seems to be an irrepressible conflict be tween the elements of law and of disorder in the great cities just about midway between two municipal elections, but immediately before and after these oc casions these same lawless influences are given tacit if not open recognition and encouragement on all sides. The ques tion naturally arises, then, how far can the respectable members of society be held responsible for the growing disre gard of law which these vicious elements are guilty of Sioux Palls Press: The Louisiana Lottery company has started in on a fresli lead. It is to have special corres pondents of prominent papers write har rowing accounts of demoralization of legitimate business in Louisiana by the enforcement ot the lottery law. The Washington Post publishes two col umns of stuff that would melt the heart of a grindstone. The postal officials are indirectly charged with robbing the mails, under cover of searching for lot tery remittances, and bankers and rail ij road companies have suffered thousands of dollars' worth in this manner. The Post publishes a number of letters from residents of the state who have remitr ted sums of money to New Orleans banks for which they never received credit and much paper consequently went to protest. After reading the let f= ters referred to, one would unavoidably be forced to the conclusion that the state is on the high road to financial perdition, if he did not happen to re member that a giant is in his death struggles, and blood is plenty. But how very like this line of argu ment is to that used by papers in Iowa South Dakota and elsewhere which are opposed to the enforcement of some other laws we mierht mention. Boss Loucks is out in a tirade against the Associated Press, which he asserts misrepresented the recent meeting of the supreme council in Indianapolis, but the Sioux Falls Press turns the tables on him in the following effective fash ion The association includes newspapers of every shade of political faith, and can any sane person, including Mr. ,sj Loucks, believe that all or any of these papers would for a moment submit to a service which in any degree colored, po litically, reports of events All the Associated Press claims to be is a daily ,i compiler of h!- ory, and it must of ne ceseity compile facts. But then, facts are not what Mr. Loucks desires, consequently he kicks, and attempts to bring about indirectly the boycott of newspapers which failed so utterly when he attempted it by di rect order. Mr. Loucks evidently desires to cast .an anchor to windward. If he can get his followers to accept as gospel truth only such reports as emanate from him sej.f, he will undoubtedly have a sinch on forwarding schemes the true inward ness of which he desires to have sup pressed until he has realized thereon. Loucks is very smooth, in fact is about 'as slick a schemer as anybody: but his political necessities have been such that sjhe was forced to sacrifice his prestige as an allianae man thereto. Conse quently he wishes to discredit the' rec ord of his doings as long as possible. It appears, however, that his usual good fortune has deserted him. The meeting in question was held with closed doors and its participants were under oath not to reveal the proceed ing. Is it any particular wonder, then, that the Associated Press reports were not more satisfactory In fact, is it not a marvel that they were as fair and unbi ased as they were? Wouldn't the vital interests of the dear people be far more benefited if the people themselves could know more of what was going on in their alleged behalf We have had to add a quire or two to our daily circulation in order to accom modate our exchange list in Kimball. The Iowa Republicans who voted for Boies begin to see that they hare made fools of themselves a second time. The Democrats show no disposition toward settling the prohibition question, but are busily engaged in building a vice presidential boom for their governor. The Toledo Blade makes the follow ing observation which speaks for itself: When President Harrison took office, the outstanding interest-bearing indebt edness of the United States, was $844, 106,220. Under his administration there has been a decrease of 8259.079, 500. Omaha Bee: South Dakota stock should come to the Omaha yards, yet comparatively little reaches this mar ket. Well, why doesn't Omaha come after it? South Dakota is ready and has been for some time to meet the sleepy metropolis of Nebraska more than half way. We are gratified to notice that the esteemed Argus-Leader, which only the other day had this country in a ter rible state of depression, has gone out of politics long enough to say truth fully: It is a great to be an American. It is a great thing at all times and on gen eral principles. It is particularly great this year. Over every other nation in the world hangs a heavy sky, revolu tions, civil war, famine, pestilence, bankruptcy, governmental oppression, social disorders. Nowhere is there pros perity. In the midst of the world wide sorrow and want rises the United States, just entering upon a period of great pros perity. The nations of the earth are turnine to her for food. Gold is pour ing into her ports in great and increas ing streams. No calamity impends here. Every prospect is bright. And yet in its less honest moments the A.-L. pounds away at existing con ditions in fayor of a complete change'of the policy of the country. The attempt which is being made in some quarters of the opposition to have it appear that, because Chairman Clough of the state central committee has been criticised for his management of the recent campaign, there is to be a concerted attack upon him in the inter est of this or that man is almost too ab surd to require comment. As the gen eral indifference and over confidence of the Republicans of the state during the recent campaign become more and more evident, the wonder is that either the Committee or the league was able to arouse as much interest as it did. The two organizations should and will work together, the former in the direction of education and the dissemination of sound Republican ideas, and the latte along the line of personal organization of the voters. Chairman Cloujgh has already made a laudable start in the first-uamed direction by sending out a circular letter calling for the views of Republicans all over the state on the vital questions of the hour, and the re sult of these inquiries ought to furnish a strong basis upon which to begin the work of the campaign of 1892. off It Benefits the Poor Man. Yankton Press: "D. C. Shull, a Sioux City attorney, did something in Ver million a week or more ago which il lustrates very practically the workings of some of the farmer legislation in South Dakota," said a Yankton man this morning. The conversation occur ed in the county treasurer's office, and was all about delinquent tax sales. The citizen continued his remarks thus: "You see the new law provides that the county treasurer may offer all the land upon which taxes are delinquent for sale at one time or in a bunch, and Mr. Shull happened to be in Vermillion when the treasurer offered the Clay county lands for sale. Mr. Shull pur chased all the tax titles and then spent the remainder of the day, releasing the tax certificates on different tracts of land at an advance of $2 or $3. He cleaned up $40 by the deal, and it was a perfectly legitimate transaction under the law. The law permits it, and prop erty owners are practically at the mercy of speculators." Deatli of Old Mr. LalSurre. A. J. LaBarre, an oldtime and well known resident of this place, who has been an invalid as well as mentally in capacitated for the past two years, pass ed away quietly at the home of Free land Shultis at 3 o'clock Saturday morning. He had failed rapidly the past few months, both his mind and body growing more and more feeble each day. The funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the house of Freeland Shultis. Rev. A. R. conducted the services. NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS. Plalnvlew. The greater part of the corn is husked notwithstanding the stormy weather that has hindered considerable, A sister of Mrs. W. Keahn, who has been visiting her, returned to her home in Wisconsin Monday. The schools of Berlin township will be taught by B. W. Palmer, Julia Beall and Helen Loughead. August Moeschen has returned. No reason can be assigned for his strange conduct. John Shoenfelder's fine new resi dence is nearly completed. Mrs. Geo, Palmer will spend several weeks at her old home near Eldora, Iowa. Religious services were held in the Lutheran church on Thanksgiving day. Wirt Spaulding & Co. returned from the north with their threshing machine. They still have several more places to thresh. Rev. Bayne preached an excellent sermon at the Beall school house last Sabbath. The Sunday school superin tendent requested a full attendance next Sabbath to make arrangements for a Christmas entertainment. Alt, Vernon. C. C. Gibson is up from Sioux City looking after his farm. Those of our boys that were on the jury got home to spend Thanksgiving except E. O. McEwen, and the 7:30 train left him napping. What seems to be the hard question for Mac to answer is what made him sleep so late. E. K. Nelson left Tuesday for Chap man, 111., to attend the funeral of a brother. Clarence Wright took unto himself a wife in the person of Miss Mollie Stultz. We extend congratulations to the hap py couple. Miss Lu Wright, who has been keeping house for her brother left for her home in Illinois, but if we are any good at guessing she will soon be back. Geo. Stultz left for his old home in Indiana for a two or three months visit. Drillers from Mitchell put down a well for Mrs. E. Comfort on her home stead. John Momsen and Grant Trotter vis ited Armour the first of the week where John's lather is very sick with but small hopes of recovery. V. E. Whitmer shipped two cars of hogs Monday night, and Edwin Lewis shipped a car of his own feeding Tues day. Mrs. C. G. Silsby and the children left for a three months visit at Aurora, 111. Old Mr. and Mrs. Biggs will live with and keep house for Mr. Silsby dur ing their absence. J. W. Hughes moved out onto his fathers farm. Miss Maggie Duncan of Mitchell was up visiting friends and canvassing for a book a'few days the first of the week. Fine weather to get corn out M. C. Betts is in Sioux City. Miss Becca Hodgson is visiting her sister, Mrs. C. C. Bras of Mitchell. Charles Arland in company with Charley Wilson and Jim Holly of Mitchell are down to the Missouri river on a goose hunt. Joseph Koch will remain and clerk for his brother Anton this winter. Judging from the lateness of the hour which lights are seen at the Hotel de Arland we surmise they must have a great deal of—work on hand. How is it Ev Rev. C. E. Wood preached two very impressive sermons last Sunday. Mrs. Wood was elected superintend ent of the Sunday School last Sunday. Ai rang omenta are being made by the Sunday School to appropriately cele brate Christmas. Not Much Of A War. More than one of our contemporaries have alluded facetiously to the "baking powder war." There is no war of the character indicated. A certain baking powder achieved fame because it was better than anything that had previous ly been prepared, and because it was advertised in a liberal, original and ju dicious manner. The success of this powder led to imitation, as success .al ways does, but to assert or to intimate that there is war between the Royal Baking Powder and its more or less feeble imitators suggests the picture of a death grapple between an eagle and a house-fly. Grand Bal Masque* A grand bal masque will be held at Masonic Hall on New Year's night. Most extensive preparations are being perfected, and this will be the affair par excellence of the season. Arrange ments will be made for costumes, and those receiving invitations, by proper application can select such costume as they wish. Mashek's orchestra will furnish the music. The Proposed Co-operative Store Deal. Brooking Individual, Ind.: Just where the farmers are to bfe benefited any by the above scheme is hard to see. We think that we can-' see where they will be injured thereby. In the first place the average farmer is obliged to have credit a part'of the year. Few of the farmers are ,.in a condition to pay cash lor their year's supplies. Surely no merchant yirill carry a farmer when he needs credit and allow him to do his eash business at another store, and if the merchant withholds credit the far mer must borrow the cash to secure wh$t he needs. This will send him to the chattel mortgage man. Such a scheme will surely prejudice the busi ness men against the Alliance. The business men need the support of the farmers and the farmers need the support of the business men and 'own people. There has been too much of this catch penny business done throughout the west under the name of the Alliance. •A Sensible Consolidation. W. T. Drips, who went from Sioux Falls and purchased the Kimball Index, has also bought the good will and sub scription list of the Republican of that place and will consolidate the two pa pers. This is certainly a wise move and gives assurance that not only will the Republican party be better repres ented by reason of not having its forces divided, but that Mr. Drips, who is an experienced newspaper man, will be able to make his enterprise pay in a business wav. This leaves Kimball with but three papers, the Kimballite of Irving Weeks being Democratic and the Graphic of brother Tinan being in dependent politically, preserving a nice balance between parties. May the brethren all prosper, for Brule county is one of the best in the state and even five papers ought to make ago of it. The Weather for ffoTexnber( 1801. Precipitation previously reported, 25.85 inches. Precipitation for Novem ber, 0.31 inches. Total from January 1st, 1891, 26.16 inches. Mean tempera ture, 28.2 degrees. Highest tempera ture, on the 5th, 65 degrees. Lowest temperature, on the 28th, 11.5 degrees. Greatest range of temperature, on the 18th, 37 degrees. Least daily range of temperature, on the 11th, 3 degrees. Number of days on which more than .01 inches moisture fell, 4. Number of cloudless days, 10 partly cloudy days, 12 cloudy days, 8. Monthly mean dew point, degress. Monthly mean rela tive humidity .767. Notice to Dealers In Real Estate Having secured an ofllce for my abstract business with Bowdle and Newcomer (rear First National Bank) I shall be pleased to meet all my old customers and as many new ones as may favor me with their work. I am better prepared than ever to make abstracts on short notice and having the only complete set of abstracts of Davison county, I shall be pleased to show con dition of title to any one who may have in view a deal in real estate, thereby saying them much time in looking up the records. Respectfully R. D. PRESCOTT, Abstracter. Dec. 1st, 1891. Bad Fire at Armour. Special to THE REPUBLICAN. ARMOUR, NOV. 30.—The livery stable building belonging to C. O. Knapp in the west part of town was destroyed last evening. The building was not used 'as a livery stable at present but was occu pied by a veterinary surgeon and had a large amount of wheat stored in it. The building and contents, also a span of mules which were stabled in the build ing at the time, were entirely destroyed. The wheat and building were partly covered by insurance. The protection afforded by our waterworks prevented the spread of the fire. Land Patents Received. Patents for the following named set tiers have just been received at the lo cal land office. LAKE COUNTY. David Finnie Mark Walter SANBORN COUNTY. Jean Duhamel Leonard S Jaquith Henry Hansen JERAULD COUNTY. Geo Vanous Ephraim Ditsworth Chas Vessey DAVISON COUNTY. Thomas Danielson MINER COUNTY. A. K. Phillips. Close of the Catholic Fair. Saturday night closed the Catholic fair at the rink. Though perhaps in a finan cial sense not as successful as other ones have been, still there has been consid erable interest shown. In the voting contests Conductor Hasley was awarded the uniform, Engineer Mowder the cab seat, Howard Taylor the bicycle, and Miss Nellie Kelly the silver tea set. Dancing was indulged in until midnight. The Last of the Fatr. The Catholic Fair closed last evening in a blaze of glory with a large atten dance and a jolly dance as a windup. While the managers of the fair haye missed the enthusiasm which prevailed last year by reason of the capital fight they are well satisfied with the results. The full report of receipts and profits is not available at this time, all accounts not being made up. Returned from the Hills. William Fullertou returned Wed nesday evening from Lead City in the Black Hills, where he has been for some time attending to his business in terests. Mr. Fullerton was at one time connected with the famous Homestake Mining Company, and through the care lessness of some of their employes lost both of his lower limbs. Poison in the Kitcheni No article entering so generally into the food of every household is so generally and villainously adultered as bak. ing powder. These adulterated powders are shoved upon the public with the greatest persistency. Throbbing advertisements in newspapers claiming this brand or that is absolutely pure, backed by analyses and cer tificates, and yet they are adulterated with ammonia or alum It is to be hoped the law will take hold of these merciless manufacturers and punish them, for destroying the stomachs of the unsuspecting consumer.',j|| Amid all this fraud and deceit Dr. Price's Cream Bak ing Powder stands almost alone battling for pure food and continues to furnish a pure cream of tartar powder at almost the same cost to the people as the ammoina and aliim pow ders are sold at, yet it costs much more to manufacture. Dr. Price's Cream Baking Powder is of the highest strength. It produces the largest amount of leavening power attainable in a pure baking powder. It is free from ammo nia or any other adulteration. No powder does such work. Housewives who have tested all use Dr. Prices only. AN ENJOYABLE PROGRAM. G. A. R. Entertainment It* Largely At. tended. D. w. COLLINS. Its Excellent Qualities Commend to public approval the Cali fornia liquid fruit remedy Syrup of Figs. It is pleasing to the eye, and to the taste and by gently acting on the kidneys, liver and bowels, it cleanses the system effectually, thereby promot ing the health and comfort of all who use it. Special Commissioners Meeting. At the special meeting of the county commissioners Saturday the contract for building the barn on the poor farm was given to Fred Bjodstrup for $355. The school fund board organized and voted to take advantage of the provis ions of the law which allows them to apply school money on township bonds. A number of court bills were allowed. Mitchell The Best Market. A prominent farmer of Blendon hauled 10 sacks of wheat to one of the neighboring towns, for which he receiv ed 68 cents per bushel. The next day he filled the same 10 sacks with wheat from the same bin brought it to Mitch ell, it weighed out 03 bushels, and he received 70 cents for it. By hauling his grain to this market he earned a trifle over —a good day's wages. Returned to His First Love. Chas. Wass, an old resident of this town, drove in Tuesday with his fam Hy after an absence of little more than a year spent in traveling over the states of Arkansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Kansas, looking for a better location than he thought existed in Davison county. The fact that he has returned to his first love to stay and his com ments on the trip which he made are the best evidences that his quest was not successful, and that South Dakota is good enough for him The Christmas Weeklies. The Christmas number of Frank Les lie's Weekly is simply superb. It is ev en better than last year's, and that is saying a great deal. Its cover reminds one strongly of English publications, but its pages are tilled with the best of American art and letter-press. Its double page represents the crusade of the children in the thirteenth century when over 300,000 of these little people lost their lives in attempting to recover the holy sepulchre at Jerusalem Among other delightful pages are "A Slippery Day in Boston," and the ex quisite reproductions of the work o! some of America's best amateur photog. raphers. For sale by all newsdealers. Price, 25 cents. I"- The second entertainment under the auspices of the G. A. K., W. R. C. and S. of O. V. was given at the court house Tuesday night and called out a good au dience. The program was excellent and was carried out in full. The Indian club exercise by Misses May Prescott and Pearl Harker was the first number and was skillfully executed. An excel lent recitation by Miss Minnie Ander son followed, and a song by Miss Gracie Clark wis a choice number. A recita tion by Miss Quigley was well received. Misses Doty and Lee of the University rendered a beautiful vocal duet. The instrumental solo by Miss Maud Silsby was very fine and she was compelled to respond to an encore. Lawrence Rob inson gave a pleasing recitation. Messrs. Nichols and Green played a charming duet with the zither and guitar. C. C. Bras gave a humorous recitation in his inimitable way, and a vocal trio by Misses Doty and Mona and Myrtle Lee, closed the program. The affair was a decided success financially anil all who attended feel well repaid. Commercial Club Meeting. The annual meeting of The Commer mercial Club will occur on Tuesday evening of next week, at which time it is desired that there be a full attendance of the members, as it will be necessary to determine upon the future course "of the organization. The Famoua Mandt Wagon. I just received a carload of the T. G. Mandt wagon, the finest wagon that was ever sold in Mitchell. It is worth $5 to any man to have one on his farm to look at. The only wagon made that has his patent steel axle and dust band hub. The Christmas number of Harper's Weekly, which will be published De cember 2d, will be a fiction number, and will comprise many new and at! tractive features. It will have a speci ally designed cover, and will be filled with illustrations appropriate to the season by A. B. Frost, Frederic Rem ington, and Rufus F. Zogbaum. The fiction will be by Rudyard Kipling, Richard Harding Davis, and John Ken! drick Bangs. Mr. Davis's story will contain another episode in the career of "Gallegher," a character which he has so happily and successfully immor talized. Y. M. C, A. Report for Novieni)jer Attendance at rooms i]4 Daily average Books drawn from library 21 Five Sunday meetings 125 Paid rent $12 00 carpet for reading room. 6 00 repairs, fuel and moving. 10 00 janitor and supplies...... 1050 gymnasium expenses..... 1500 Total $5350 You may not be aware that the Y. M. C. A. rooms are opein every evening from 7:30 to 10 that our rooms are well lighted and comfortable'and that the reading table and files contain the best newspapers, periodicals and maga zines besides a library of 500 volumes of choice books to suit all classes. Come and see us and help to develop a habit and taste for good reading. R. N. KRATZ, Executive See. Equal Suffrage Convention. The annual session of the State Equal Suffrage Association will be held in the city of Huron, upon the 18th day of December, at 10 a. m. This convention will elect officers for the ensuing year, delegates to the Na tional American Woman Suffrage Asso ciation, and perform such other busi ness as may come before the convention. All friends of the cause are earnestly requested to be present and assist in sustaining the organization. PHILENA EVERETT JOHNSON, Pres. E. S. A. SOPHIA M. HARDEN, Vice-President. ELIZABETH MURRAY WARDALL, Secretary. ALICE M. PICKLER, Member of National Ex. Com. Exchanges please copy. The New Democratic Paper. Walter W. Goddard, who edited the Sioux Falls Argus-Leader during the Church regime and for some time after ward, spent the day in the city in the interest of a new Democratic morning paper which he will begin publishing in Sioux Falls February 1st. He in tends to make it a state paper with as sociated press dispatches and Is mak ing a general canvass of the state with a view to securing the circle of readers necessary to its success. Mr. Goddard's acquaintance with public affairs and his energy and enterprise ought to in sure the success of his venture, as it will be the only simon-pure Democratic daily in the state. Milwaukee Conductors I.et Out.- A Milwaukee dispatch says that nine of the oldest conductors on th# Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul railway have been removed by the management. Several of the men discharged have been in the employ of the company for a quarter of a century. While the cause of the wholesale removals is not given out, an official of the road is auth ority for the statement that it is based on reports of fare collectors. Other re movals we said to be contemplated. School Land Money. Any school board desiring to refund' their outstanding bonds can get money at 6 per cent, by making application to: the board of county commission era be-, fore Jan. 1st-, 1892, provided an election is held according to law and ^proper evidence is produced to the board that, every condition of the law has been com plied with. HARRY L. BRAS. County Supt Mitchell, Nov. 27, 1891.