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STATE OFFICERS.:™ €. H. SHELDON Governor •C. N. HKBRIKl) Lieutenant Governor THOS. THORSON Secretary J. E. HIPPLE Auditor ..KIRK G. PHILLIPPS Treasurer C. X. CRAWFORD Attorney General PRANK CRANE..... Supt. Public Instruction ,T. L. LOOlCH ART. .Supt. School & Pub Lands S. A."WHEELER .. Com. Labor and Statistics K. P. PETT1GREW U. S. Senator J. H. KYLE U. S. Senator J. A. PICKLER Member of Congress K. J. GAMBLE Member of Congress DlGHTON CORSON Supreme Court Judge D. HANEY Supremo Court Judge PULLER Supremo Court Judgo COUNTY DIRECTORY. COUNTY OFFICERS. WM. ELLIOTT ROBERT WAY C. M. PIER L. L. PLEEGER S. H. IWNCHER P. K. BERRY 7.KH STOUT J. V\ Vv ATSON T. P. COLLINS UR. D. D. HAGGARD JAMES ZUVEK County Judge Clerk of Court Register of Deeds State's Attorney '. Auditor Treasurer Sheriff Supt. of Schools Surveyor Coroner Assessor CODNTY COMMISSIONERS. JACOB HOEFUNGER First District I. II. NEWBY Second District J. R. LAMBERTZ Third District ANDREW KAUFFMAN Fourth District A. W.BACON Fifth District HURLEY DIRECTORY. TOWN OFFICERS. T. J. HILL Trustee, First Ward D. DWYER. Sit, Trustee, Second Ward J. A. SCOTT Trustee, Third Ward PETER ALLEN Clerk P. S. VAUGHAN, Treasurer S. D. WHITE Marshal Board meets on the second Monday evening of each month at 8 o'clock t. m. CHURCHES. PRESBYTERIAN Services every Sabbath morning at 11 o'clock Sabbath school at IS. Evening sorvioo at 8 on each alternate Sab bath. Prayer meeting on Wednesday even ing ut 8 o'clock. OHAS. E. SHAUP. Pastor. METHODIST EPISCOPAL.—Services every Sunday at II a m. and 7:30 p. m. Sabbath nohool immediately after morning services. Prayer mooting Thursday evenings at 7:30. E. W. Altera, pastor. SECRET SOCIETIES, HURLEY LODGE No. 75, I. O. O. F.—Meets evory Saturday evening at 8 o'clock, in Odd Fellows Hall. All brothers Invited to attend. S. D. White, N. G. J. H. Farnsworht, R. S. J3 S. McCOOK POST, No. 31, G. A. R.—Meets on each Saturday evening preceedidg full moon in each month at 7 p. m.,inG. A. it. Hall. Goo. L. Palmer, Commander H.J. Sanborn, Adit. JOPPA LODGE A. P. and A. M.—Meets at Odd Fellows Hall on the Tuesday evening on or before the full of tlio moon. All Masons in uood Btanding are cordially invited to attend. H. K. Webstor. W. M.: F. B.Williams, Sec'.v. MODERN WOODMEN OP AMERICA.—Moet first Wednesday evening of eaoh month at 8 o'clock sharp. J. T. Hogan, Venerable Con sul W. H. Kobortson, Clerk. C.&N. W. RY TIME TABLE. TRAINS GOING EAST. No. 6, Passenger 2:00 p. m. .No. 84, Freight a iBOp.jn TRAINS GOING WEST. No.5, Passeuger 12:15 p.m. No. 25, Freight 11:05 u. m. H. K. Webster. Agent. POSTOFFICE. OOloe hours during week 8 a. m. to 8 p. m. Mall closes for north and west at 12:30 p. m. Mail closos for cast and south at 1:45 p. m. Mail to Childstnwn, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday of each week. Arrives at 13:00 noon, leaves at 1:30. P. M. A. M. RASMUSSEN. Postmaster. well begun Is half done, ifiegln well by getting Ferry's Seeds. Don't lot ohnnco determine your crop, but plant Ferry's Seeds. Known..and sold everywhere.' efore you plant,'get Ferry 's Seed Annual for 1896. Contains more prac tical Information for farmers and gardeners than many high priced text books. Mailed free. 1. II. FKHUY CO., DKTBOIT, HIC1I, ..THE.<p></p>ELDREDGE a*.-®? «g» •A strictly high-grade Family Sewing Machine, posaesilng all modern improvements. GUARANTEED EQUAL TO THE BEST Prices very reasonable. Obtain tliem from your looal dealer and make comparisons. 1LDREDGE MANUFACTURING CO, BELVIDERE, ILL. HAWAII, THE PEARL OF THE PACIFIC." The Eighth of a Scries of Letter!* .by John R. Musick, Author of The Coluiiililun Historic-ill .. Novel*," lirothur AKiiiiiitt si-. Hrutlier," etc., etc. Ilnwulian Holidays i.inl Uow Tliey A.rc Observed. Copyright. 18DG, by Funk & Wngnalls Co.,N. Y.) The Hawaiian holidays are twelve in number, and area strange mingling of American, European, and Asiatic civil and religious observances. January 1st is a holiday, being New Years day January 17th is a holiday, in celebra tion of the downfall of monarchy February 12th is Chinese New Year March 17th, Kamehauieha Ill's, birth day Good Friday May 24th, birthday of Queen Victoria May 30th. Decora tion Day June 11th, ivamehameha Day July 4th, birthday of the .Republic and American Independence Novem ber 28th, .Recognition of Hawaiian In dependence Thanksgiving day and Christmas. If all holidays are kept as Christmas, the llawaiians will not soon forget the several events they cele brate. I left Kailaua on December 23, 1895, on the Inter-Island Steamer W. G. Hall, for Honolulu, and was surprised to find tho steamer crowded with people of all possible shades of com plexion and stations in life, all bound for Honolulu to spend the holidays. The school teacher from Hawaii, the clerk and plantation manager from Maui, all boarded the Hall for the capi tal citv. Quite a gay party of fair and dark ladies and gentlemen were assem bled on the deck of the steamer as she plied the waters, and guitars and ban jos were brought out, singing and in strumental music being the order until late hour. By daylight on the 24th we were at the dock in Honolulu. The day was as warm as one in uly. Men went about in white duck suits and straw hats, many of the natives were barefooted, and, so far as the weather was con cerned, there was no indication what ever of Christinas. Hut the shops dis played the usual amount of Christmas toys, the churches were decorated with Christmas trees, aud it only lacked cold weather and winter garb to make one sure it was Christmas indeed. When evening came on I walked out on the streets and found them all bril liantly lighted up, and the shop men doing a thriving business. Fort street and Hotel street-, and other principal streets, were thronged with men, women, ami children so that one could scarcely squeeze his way through, It almost reminded one of Fourteenth and Twenty-third streets, New York, during the holiday trade.', Shop windows were tilled with toys, trinkets, and holiday presents, some displayed with the most excellent taste. Articles of bright colors seemed to at tract the natives most. The Hawaiian loves the beautiful, the gaudy, the bril liant. He does not always display the most approved of tastes in the selec tion of colors, for blue and pink, red and yellow are liable to be mingled promiscuously in the makeup of his or her dress. An incident attracted my attention which will illustrate what- it is be in a tropical country during the Christinas holiday's. I saw a great throng of na tives gathered in front of a confection ery shop on Fort street, wlm seemed to be greatly excited and talking rapidly in their native language, the object which was attracting their attention being evidently on the sidewalk. One put- Iris finger forward as if to touch some object and suddenly jerked it away again as if the creature was 'alive and had bitten him. pressed forward to get a glimpse of the wonder anil it proved to be—a large square cake of ice. That ice attracted more attention than anything on exhibition that evening. In the center of it was frozen some California fruit, and the natives stood around it. occasionally touching it with their lingers, until it melted entirely away, which was late in the night. Christmas was celebrated here more as Fourth of July than Christmas. The Kanaka boy does not know how to celebrate it he cannot make a noise, and fire crackers are his heart's delight. He discharges them by the bundle in imitation of the Chinese, and not sing ly as the American boy does. All night long on Christmas Eve the fire crackers were popping, and they con tinued during all the next day. There were services in all the churches and Sunday schools similar to such services in the United States on Christmas Day. The native churches had their Christ mas trees, the different American and the European churches their trees and appropriate ceremonies. The Chinese and Japanese Christian churches, in imitation of their white brothers, also had Christmas trees and devotional services. I attended the Japanese M.E. church Christmas tree. The hall in which the services were conducted was beautiful ly decorated with a large fern tree in one corner, ornamented with candles and tinsel paper, and loaded with pretty presents. The entertainment began by singing by the Japanese. The music was tamiliar but the words were not. Then Kahasaki, one of the Japanese workers, read a chapter from the bible in his own language. This was fol lowed by prayer lrom S. Nishi, an open ing address by A. Iwamoto, a hymn, "l'es, Jesus Loyes me'," by seven Japanese boys this followed by recita tions in Japanese and English by sev eral little boys. H. Makano, a boy not over twelve or fourteen years of age, delivered an address in English to the Americans present, which might have done credit to one much more advanced in years. After the benediction came the pre sentation of gifts. This was novel, amusing and expensive to a congrega tion as small and poor as the Japanese, as in addition to the special gifts on the Christmas tree for individual frienas, they provided gifts for visitors and all, and the house was well crowd ed with visitors. The pastor of the church, Rev. II. Kihara, delivered an address to his people in Japanese, and he was followed by Rev. H. VV. Feck, of the Methodist church. Then four young Japanese went through the audience and distributed little rolls of paper about the size of a pipe-stem. When unrolled each paper was found to nave a number on it, there being corresponding number on each package brought lor distribution. Some of the presents were quite costly and others cheap. The calling oil of numbers of packages and distribution of presents caused quite a little flutter of excite ment, as there was considerable in congruity in the directions they went, many grown men drawing tin horns or sewing baskets, while some ladies received cavalry spurs. My prize was a set of doll dishes, while Mrs. Jenkins, from New lork, who was on her way on a missionary tour to Japan, drew a boy's sword. I asked her if she proposed to take Japan with the sword in the way Mohamet estab lished his faith. Hawaii is truly a missionary country The influence of the missionary is felt on the streets, in the stores, shops, and oflices. As a consequence Christmas is a holiday almost as sacredly kept as the Sabbath, and I have never been in any land where the Sabbath was no sacredly observed. Honolulu has sa loons, but there is little visible drunk enness. 1 don't remember having seen any man under the influence of liquor, except a few sailors. The enemies of the present government contemptuous ly call it the "missionary government," because most of the oflicials and heads of departments are the sons of mission aries. During the latter part of Christmas week a rumor got abroad that Fresi dent Dole was going to begin the new year by granting a free and full pardon to all the remaining political prisoners. He had pardoned seven on Thanksgiv ing Day, but eight of those, who had been the most dangerous rebels in the outbreak of January, 1805, still re mained on "The Reefs," as the prison here is called. The rumor proved to be well founded. President Dole, who is one of the kind est men I ever met, had determined to set free the remaining prisoners, who were Chas. T. Gulick, \V. T. Seward. John F. Bowler, Robert W. Wilcox, John 11. Wise, Joseph Clarke, J. \V. iJipikane, and John Lilikoi. At nine thirty on Now Year's Day, the eight prisoners were called from their cells into the prison yard, and there heard their pardons read with great interest. The government was represented by Minister Daman, Attorney Ceneral W. O. Smith, and Judge J, A. Magoon for the Board of Frison Inspectors. The attorney general read the pardons, anil made a few remarks in kind tones, which were answered by Major Seward with sentiments of regard for the cleuieney extended by the government, the others showed their appreciation by grasping the hands of the otlicials. A large crowd- of interested natives were gathered at the outside gates, and when tho Hawaiian prisoners emerged from their confinement of eleven months, they were greeted with loud cheers. "The Republic is stronger today than ever, was the universal opinion. That act of clemency on the part of Dole will heal over the old sores, and we will soon be a united people," said one of the spectators. This statement was borne out by the number of royalists present at Presi dent Dole's New Year reception, the hearty congratulations and wishes of a happy New Year, and many of them Doth to the head of the Republic and the Republic itself. President Dole's JS'ew Y'ear recep tion, just referred to. was held in the Council Chamber of the Exective build ing and was one of the most important and magnificent events in Honolulu society the writer has had the pleasure of witnessing. President and Mrs. Dole showed that courtesy, dignity and at the same time democracy due from the heads of a republic and leaders in society. Mr. and Mrs. Dole are in the prime of life, gifted with strong com mon sense, and what he possesses in executive ability she has as a leader of society. Mrs. Dole is a graceful and beautiful lady, noted for kindness of heart, and is as much admired^is her excellent husband. Like him she is one of the few people in this world whose head cannot be turned by high political or social positions and honors. Surrounding the president were the staff consisting of Colonel J. H, Soper, Major George C. Potter, Major C. P. Iankea, Captain J. W. Pratt, Captain M. A. Kinnoy, and a number of ladies representing the beauty and fashion of the city, making altogether a brilliant company. Among the distinguished visitors were the foreign ministers and consuls in the city. During tho after noon Mrs. Dole, Mrs. Paul Newman, Mrs. Lawrey, and several other ladies received the young men of Honolulu in Y. M. C. A. hall. Refreshments were served froca twelve to two, and from three to live hundred persons were present, including the principal business men of the city. In the evening a concert was given in the same building, which was at tended by a large and appreciative audience, and was in every way a suc cess. The Y. M. C. A. orchestra of twenty members rendered some excel lent music. On the whole, holiidaysin Honolulu, after all, do not materially differ from holidays in the Unitc.d States. In in telligence, morality a^d sobriety Hono lulu will favorably compare with any city of its size in America. Jo IIN R. MUSICK. Jiucklen's Arni-ca Salve. The Best Salve in the world for Cuts, Bruises, Sores, Ulcers, Salt Rheum, Fever Sores, Tetter, Chapped Hands, Chilblains, Corns, and all Skin Erup tions. and positively curcis Piles, or no pay required. It is guaranteed to giv« perfect satisfaction, or money refund ed. Price 25 cents per box. For sale by E. Brauch, druggist. 1'ersoimlly Conducted Kxuurfiion California. Electric Bitters. Electric Bitters is a medicine suited for any season, but perhaps more gen erally needed, when the languid ex hausted feeling prevails, when the liver is torpid and sluggish and the need of a tonic and alterative is felt. A prompt use of this medicine has often averted long and perhaps fatal bilious favers. No medicine will act more surely in counteracting and free ing the system from the malarial pois on. Headache, indigestion, constipa tion, dizziness yield to Electric Bitters. 50c. and $1 per bottle at Pioneer Drug Store. We write insurance for seven reli able companies. Is vour home and in re A Agency. Not to be Trilled With. (From Cincinnati Gazette.) Will people never learn that a "cold" is an accident to be dreaded, and that when it occurs treatment should b« promptly applied? Thew is no know ing where the trouble will end and while complete recovery is the rule, the exceptions are terribly frequent, aud thousands upon thousands of fatal illnesses occur every year ushered in by a little injudiciovs exposure and seemingly trifling symptoms. Beyond this, there are today countless inva lids who can trace their complaints to "colds,'' which at the time of occurence gave no concern, and were therefore neglected.—When trouled with a cold use Chamberlain's Cough Remedy. It is prompt and effectual. 25 and50 cent bottles for sale by E. Brauch. Druggist. Ilomeseckers' Kxcurnions to the South. On February 11 and March 10, 1806, the North-western line will sell excur sion tickets at very low rates to a large number of points in Virginia, Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina, South Caro lina, Florida, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Indi an Territory, Oklahoma, Texas and Arizona. For tickets and full informa tion apply to agents Chicago & North western R'y. "That Tiled Feeling" overcomes us when inferior prepara tions are recommended by unscrupu lous dealers as "just as good as Foley's Honey nnd Tar Cough Syrup,'' when we know the unequalled merits o! this great medicine. B. F. Yaughan. Murdl (irus Kates. On account of the Mardi GrasatNe\v Orleans, La., and Mobile, Ala., the North-Western Line will, from Febru ary 10 to 10, inclusive, sell excursion tickets at very low rates good for re turn passage until March 14,1890. For tickets and full information apply to ticket agents Chicago &, North-West ern R'y. Hi To The North-Western Line is now running personally conducted excur sions to San Francisco and Los Angeles every Thursday. The route is through some of tho most picturesque scenery in America, and the tourist sleeping cars in this service are of the most modern pattern, neatly upholstered, and furnish their occupants every facility and comfort. These excursions are accompanied through to California by experienced conductors, insuring passengers the best of care and atten tion. Fall information relative to rates, etc., will be promptly furnished on application to agents Chicago & North-western R'y. teiiE::/:- IF YOU HAVE NOT MY SPRING LINE:. ™jTcONSISTS OFj!— A Guariuitee from tlio Manufacturers Given with every Range Sold. Irish and Crown Lawns, Shot Pongee, Black Novelty and Novelty Dress Goods, Gauffre Cloth, Plaid and Maitland Serge, American Woolenette, Belfast Chambray, Taffeta Moire, Silk Tartan, Barnaby, Toile Du Nord and Zephyr Ginghams, Tartan Lassie, English and Crown Percales, Duck Dress Goods, Staple and Fancy Ginghams and Prints. I liaYe also a nice line of Ladies' Shirt Waists. Ties and Belt Buckles, also the latest in GENT'S HATS AND SHIETS. Also have as nice a line of $j Ladies', Gent's, Misses', Children's S O E S as there is in town, at prices to correspond with the times. O. M. ALLEN BEEN SWINDLED Into paying $69 for a Steel Range, you can can now buy one, and SAVE $20.00 If the above Range does not prove to be as good as any sold in the county you can have your money back and keep the range. C. O. SKINNER, Hurley, South Dakota, A first class Meat Market where at all times may be found Choice Beef, Pork, Mutton, Veal, Hams, Shoulders, Potted, Dried and Salted Meats, and everything usually kept in a well reg-ulated market. Highest market price paid for hides and tallow, Poultry wanted. Will pay highest price .for butcher's stock. lis S'l) Li) 1,0 l"i\ rs) s-l) y'\ k-.y Ty it rn Li) $ I I f. T. J. HILL, Hurley, S. D. PROPRIETOR OF Turner County Meat Market.