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W W E E O E it or
A. E. DEAN, ... Bulsness Manager.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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,
Omaha Bee: South Dakota stock
should come to the Omaha yards, yet
comparatively little reaches this mar
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
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
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
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.
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
John Shoenfelder's fine new resi
dence is nearly completed.
Mrs. Geo, Palmer will spend several
weeks at her old home near Eldora,
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
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
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
Drillers from Mitchell put down a
well for Mrs. E. Comfort on her home
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
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
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.
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.
David Finnie Mark Walter
Jean Duhamel Leonard S Jaquith
Henry Hansen
Geo Vanous Ephraim Ditsworth
Chas Vessey
Thomas Danielson
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
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.
G. A. R. Entertainment It* Largely At.
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
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.
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
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
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
of "Gallegher," a character which he
has so happily and successfully immor
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
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.
Pres. E. S. A.
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
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
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.

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