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fifty-three miles up the Jim.
tfcegail# GREW AND GLAFCRT*IAT»K/^ THE VALLEY OF THE JIM. YANKTON, DAKOTA Mondiy Evening, July 1, 1878 MEETING OF TH£ REPUBLICAN TERRITORIAL COMMITTEE. i,!iembers 01 t,le Republlcau Territorial Committee are invited to meet at Yankton on Toesday, the 2d day of July, 1878, at 10 o'clock a. m., lot the purpose of calling the Territorial convention to nominate candidates for election delegate In congress and other officers, and to .transact such other business as may property come before the committee. O. C. MOODY, Chaliman. YAKKTOW, D. T., June 17,1878. LOCAL LACONICSL Regular meeting of the city council to-1rlch Oleaon's examination, "Htr a charm of murder, will occur to-morrow Bo* says he will be able to raise two gar- wiST & mUB1U •elect party of picnickers. The Turn-verein received a flag Saturday, which they will display in their procession on the 4th of July. It is the handsomest flag ever brought to Yank ton. Madam Briggs paid into the city treasury this morning the price of a retail liquor deal ers license. The other houses in the city engaged in similar business will follow suit this week. The money is alle samee. The indications of the weather for the upper Mississippi and lower Missouri val leys are, cooler north, possibly backing to warmer pouthwest winds rising, followed by stationary, and at west stations by falling barometer, partly cloudy or clear weather. The most ferocious looking storm cloud that has darkened the horizon this season came up from the west Saturday night and passed northward, giving Yankton several hours heavy rain from its southern edge. A heavy rain fall north of town also resulted, but we have heard of no damage from the storm. The Turn-verein, hook and ladder com pany and base ball club are actively engaged in perfecting arrangments for the coming 4th of July celebration. The preparations will be complete, and the exercisei and entertain ment will afford 1 day full of enjoyment to all who will partcipate with them in the eel ebation of the day. The farm garden of A. L. Van Osdel near the Jim river, produces black rasp-' berries of as good a quality as the bushes of any of the leading raspberry states. Mr. Van Osdel has demonstrated that these ber ries can be successfully grown in Dakota, 'we can testify to their quality, as his thoughtfulnesB has given us opportunity to sample a box. The commission appointed to select new locations for the Spotted Tail and Bed Cloud Indians will meet in Yankton this week and proceed to the Indian country to perform the work. Rev. A. L. Biggs, of Santee agency, is a member of the commission. It has almost been decided that Spotted Tail's camp will be at the mouth of the Rosebud, sixty miles back from the Missouri, on White river. The supply depot will be at the mouth of White river. THAT CONFISCATED BOX. b- .1 In our daily of the 21st nit., was an item which stated that the military authorities mt Ft Randall had seised a box of fixed ammunition consigned to D. W. Spaulding, of Brule City, the seizure having been made upon information furnished by Maj. Doug las. It now transpires that the aforemen tioned dreadful box of fixed ammunition in. ventoried as follows: Bags of shot two Sacks of table salt two Fairs of baby shoes one Col. Lugenbeel writes to Bonesteel & Tur ner,'who sold the goods, that he didnt know what was in the box, the seizure having been mads upon information, but now that he has found out he will ship it to Mr. Spaulding by the first boat, at the government expense. Meanwhile^ the Brule baby must run bare foot, and the salt famine go on. In the new reform code of the department it is laid down that it is better that one innocent baby should get cactus thorns in its feet than nine ty and nine guilty Indians be supplied with Sxed ammunition. -mmm PERUVIAN BEER, strictly temper ance drink, is delightful hot weather bev 1me. MUM A Pubdy. Together With a Brief Description 01 the Wessington Hills. ry$ I Characteristics and Advantages ot the Richest Region in all the West Grain Crowing and Stock Railing-Rapid ?r:i Settlement—Permanent I in a Hiring recently traveled over greater portion of the Jim river valley, and the country adjacent thereto, tor distance of one hundred miles northward from Tank ton, we cannot let pass the occasion for placing in print a few facts which came under oar observation, pertaining to this agrlcnUural and night trip included a visit to the Wessington Barley is ready to harvest at M.rHls. Hille'*loca,It* of this the than this year's Dakota cro* «rew bottom produces hay in abundance while Cnnmiui. a I the uplands are perfectly adapted to graz L®"18?. «ubunb'lingand grain growing. Wheat, rye. barley, ere Uiplayed 00 Ule rtreets this nrORl'ng. Forty cents a dozen1 MB. Ben. C. Ash is the mother of a fine, bonncing boy-baby. The important event transpired on the 27th ult All doing well. oats 8ud If! .. 8 "v"' I mu ira wiuvu u^ivu tUO UIMIiei UV lliOUS* 41. IT1 0e8 are 881 40 t6n thousand times more numerous tnd one I hundred thousand times more blood-thirsty THE PRESENT CROP U.S.UAI' APProsching MX.Bonesteel going to run an excur- will place all the small grain in the stack. Mon steamer, the Wasp, from Springfield to For about fifteen miles northward from lobrara on the 4th for the pleasure of a Yankton the prospect for a first class wheat Charley Bmnhl* is one of the successful candidates for agricultural honors. He Is working John Fogerty's farm, near Scotland, I has ever known will be gathered during the nnd his crops are among the beat to be found present month. Rye will be mostly bar upon the prairie. vested this week and a few fields of barley Another washout occurred at Vermillion are also ready for the reaper. The stand of yesterday, by which over one hundred feet «mall grain is imprecedentedly heavy, cool of the.bluff went into the river, making a I weather and frequent rains having induced break in the railroad which necessitates a I fullest growth from every grain of seed, transfer to-day. I.Corn It is expected that Bed Cloud agency will I Prevalence of cool weather, but a month of be moved far enough back into the interior I midsummer heat will place it out of danger to enable the Indians to easily reach the I frosts. Black Hills and give the Union Pacific road the transportation of the supplies, grazing region. Our in 016 unoccupied portion Dakota about which Utile is known. No p0r8011 6811 ,raTerE0 «he country watered by lar*e8t stream In Dakota, with the ,ln.gl® exce,ption!of ,be Missouri river, with- MSLfcriiSi.'s Tht corn are its stpple products and to secure a good yield of each it is only neces sary to plow, plant and harvest. Cattle grow and fatten upon the rich grasses and can be turned upon the market by tlious- snds from the natural pasturage here afford- IS maturity and a few weeks crop is not so good as it has been during previous years. Too much moisture has brought rust upon the growing grain and many fields are robbed of their green by this unnatural fungus growth. Beyond this narrow belt of moisture there Is nothing to impair the quantity or qualify of the wheat and the most abundant harvest the valley is generally backward, owing to the The rain-fall of this valley gradually de creases from the mouth of the river upward and we found that while the farmers of the lower Jim were suffering from too much moisture, those a hundred miles away were in need of more rain. SETTLERS COMING IK. Here In Yankton we have heard that the season has brought many settlers into the valley of the Jim, but one can form no ade quate conception of the extensive immigra tion now In progress from the random reports which come down from that region. All the way from Yankton county to Fire steel improvements are in progress and broad stretches of virgin prairie which a year ago were houseless and tenantless are now dotted over witb the abodes ot new comers, while busy hands are pushing for ward the work of permanent development. Silently these strangers from the east have cast their anchors in the sea of living green, quietly they have fixed their homes where man never dwelt before—thus almost im perceptibly the wave of settlement rolls on ward, and ere we can realize the change the wilderness blossoms sad the fruits of man's industry are laid at the door of commerce. Many a trip have we made over this route in years gone by, but now the eye misses the old familiar waste places and we are brought to realize the fact that progress un precedented has come upon this favored re gion. We are told that the immigration which has this season planted Itself along the Jim, and eastward and (westward from the Jim, is but the advance guard of .the hosts which are to follow within the next twelve months. THE TOWNS OF THE JIM, while they have not increased in size and population in proportion to the settlement of the country, have a business like air which tells the story of prosperity. Each pins its faith on coming crops and coming railroads, and there is hardly a lot owner in the valley whose castles in the air do not take the shape of depot buildings, round houses, machine shops, grain elevators and shrieking locomotives. If illtown was sud denly aroused one morning by the advent of a party of railroad surveyors who had come sll the way from the beginning of the Algona extension and were looking the gronnd over. From that instant Mllltown has been the centre of grand aspirations and town lots quinot there be had for a song, unless it jingles merrily to the music of the dollsr of the daddies. Rockport gszes with serene complacency upon these manifesta tions of her down the river neighbor and points with dignified gesture to the route which nature has laid direct to her doors for the extension of the road which is now stepping across the threshhold ot Sioux Falls. Rosedale and Firesteel above are willing to bide their time, while modest lit tle Martella is content to grow fat cattle against the possible contingency of rail road shipping demsnd from either am bitious neighboring point. But the future will show that more than one railroad will draw profitable traffic from the valley of the Jim. Rockport will soon have its mill completed. It is a large two story structure, with two run of stone. The building is made of the native rock.and is a substantial atructure. Van Epps, of Sioux Falls, is patting up a large a to re at Rockport and numerous other improvements are in pro St SrW r.\. gross upon its roomy and handsome town site. At Mllltown and Maxwell, flouring mills are in successful operation with plenty of work to do, and at Firesteel a mill pro ject is on foot which will result in some thing tangiblo. ABOVE FlIttCSTKEL settlement has not largely progressed, though indications are numerous and the coming fall will find many home seekers comfortably fixed for life in a region which acknowledges no superior for richness and natural advantages. The bottom lands of the Jim widen towsrds its source and the bluffs become lower until finally, far beyond the present settlements, the two are blend ed into the plain and their distinctive fea tures are lost. For twenty-five miles above Firesteel we found broad, rich bottom lands, in places heavily timbered with hard wood. There are still many de sirable claims unoccupied along this section of the river, though some of the best timber has been secured by pioneer settlers. Father Morris, an Episcopal clergyman, and his sons have located at Morrlstown and have gone extensively into agricultural opera tions. At Forestburg we found the claims and houses of W. G. Santee, W. E. Tait, Wm, McFarland and Mr. Belcher scattered along the valley for a distance of a half a 1 miles. All thece gentlemen are en gaged in farming and stock growing and are progressing year by year. Belcher's is the the last white habitation on the river. It occupies a high wooded bluff and is visible for miles away—a rare sight upon these boundless prairies where upland timber is an unlooked for freak of nature. Beyond Bel cher's we are told there is no timber until the dirt lodges, Bixty miles away, are reached and there it exists in large quanti ties. AS A STOCK GROWING REGION the valley of this river and the adjacent up lands possess advantages unsurpassed by any region in the west. There are probably places where large herds require less winter care than here, but the compensation which the Jim river stock growers receive for the extra labor of providing for a few months of winter comes in the superiority of the beef product, the complete development of their cattle and the absolute immunity from disease which their herds enjoy. Up on the native grasses alone stock is reared and fattened for the market. This is a point to be borne in mind There are few locali ties which produce wild grasses possessing fattening qualities sufficient to render them a complete substitute for grain in the prep aration of table beer. The traveler up the Jim at this season of the year can satisfy himself that this is the case by an examin ation of the numerous herds feeding upon the hillsides and bottom pastures of this choice fragment of nature's grazing ground. Though the grass has not yet reached ma turity, and many months of richer feeding are yet to come, every head of stock is sleek and round and fat enough for beef. This is a spectacle which induces new comers to do as the pioneers of the Jim have done—made a stsrt in the direction of the ownership of a herd. This is all that is necessary and the beginning is not diffi cult. A few cattle or horses are the nu cleus around which time will gather profit able numbers and with little labor on the part of the producer. Of the grasses of the Jim that upon the bottom land is best adapted for hay and it is gensrally reserved for winter feed. Up on the uplands rich summer grazing is abundant, so there is no necessity for in truding upon the reserve set apart for the inclement season. In a few instances im proved grasses from the south and east have been introduced upon the bottom land by way of experiment, and with good success. It has been demonstrated that the celebra ted blue grass grows ss naturally and abun dantly as does the wild grass placed there by nature. Stock growing is to bccome one of the important industries of this rich region. The field is an extensive one, and the profits to accrue cannot be estimated. GEOLOGICAL PECULIARITIES. From the broad bench which rises from the river at Rockport crops out inplentiful abundance the stone which has given to Rockport its name and thus far its chief dis tinction among the towns of the Jim. It lies in broken ledges and piles, in places several feet above the surface. This rock is of a red flesh tint and is as hard as granite, and is erroneously supposed to belong to that species. The same formation is found at Rosedale, a few miles above. It appears again at Sioux Falls and occasion ally crops out between that place and Rock port. Farther eastward the last trace known to us of this anomalous geological creation occurs at Devil's Lake, in. Wiscon sin, and westward from Rockport it shows itself in the broken strata of Bijou Hills, on the Missouri river. At Devil's lake Its color is a bluish gray, but otherwise there is no difference between the outcroppings of these widely separated points. It belongs to the geological class known as metamorphic rock and has doubtless been transformed by intense beat from the cement like sandstone which is known to have an existence in this region and which can be found in large quantities in the bluffs at Martella, ten miles below Rockport. Scientists have giyen to it the name of quartzite. Whatever-its name and nature may be matters not to the people of Rockport. That the earth was red hot when their quarries were made is of no concern to this later generation. They see In the abundance of rock which nature's laboratory has cooked for their use the ma terial for numerous massive buildings and See Second Page. Gentlemen's summer suits, manufactured to order at Eiseman's. Ladies dress goods, latest styles, best qual ity and lowest prices, at Eiseman's. A full line oPladies' ready made suits at Eiseman & Co.'s, from $1 upwards. Read ymade clothing in endless variety at Chas. Eiseman & Co.'s, Broadway. PERSONAL W. R. Thomas, one of the pioneers of Lake Kampeska, is in town. J. R. Gamble has aeceptcd an invitation to orate at Sioux Falls on the 4lli. D. G. Eldrldge, of Manchester, Iowa, brother of W. F. Eldridge, is in town. Dr. J. L. Camp, of Springfield, came down from that flourishing city yesterday. C. D. Woolworth is between Cheyenne agency and Standing Rock with his cattle herd. Sheriff Baker is out in the country to-day gathering in witnc lies on the Oleson mur der case. H. B. Chaffee, a Vermillion typo, spent the Sabbath in Yankton. He went down the road this morning. J. H. Charles, of Sioux City, came on Saturday, and carried his hymn book to a Yankton church yesterday. G. H. H. Wetmore, formerly a citizen of Yankton, but now of Idair, Iowa, arriyed in Yankton Saturday evening. H.. E. Bonesteel, the merchant prince of Springfield, came down yesterday, and went to Sioux City this morning. Miss Carr, sister of Walter H. Carr, ar rived in Yankton Saturday evening from Utica, New York, and will remain here several months. Mr. Glenn, a leading farmer of Bon Homme county, is in town. He says the crops are first-rate—and have sustained no damage from rain, rust other causes Col. Akin returned Saturday night. He received the contract for the transportation of all Indian supplies below Bismarck for the Northwest transportation company. E. H. Van Antwerp went down to Ver million this morning to see what can be done to give the Dakota Southern a secure road bed around the Vermillion washout. W. P. Dale, who has been conducting a blacksmith shop on Douglas avenue, for a number of years, has been appointed by Maj. Douglas, blacksmith at Yankton agen cy and will leave for that post witli his family on the steamer C. K. Peck. Elegant summer costumes at Eiseman's Gents' furnishing goods at the New York Store. Old papers for sale at this office. Dr. H. D. Dodge, dentist, Dewitt's block Yankton. Milwaukee ueeron draught at Geo Brown's at five cents a glass. One dollar will buy a lady's ready made suit, complete, at Eiseman & Co.'s, Broad way. IN THE WHOLE HISTORY OF MEDICINE. No preparation has ever performed such marvellous curcs, or maintained so wide a reputation as AVER'S CHERRY PECTORAL, which is recognized as the world's remedy for all diseases of the throat and lungs. Its long continqpd series of wonderful cures in all climates has made It universally known as a safe and relia ble agent to employ. Against ordinary colds, which are the fore runners of more serious disorder,it acts speedily and surely always relieving suffering, and often sav ing life. The protection it affords, by its timely use in the throat and lung disor ders of children, makes it an invaluable remedy to be kept always on hand in every home. No person can afford to be without it, and those who have once used it never will. From their knowledge of its composition and effects, Physicans use the CHERRY PECTORAL extensively in their practice, aad Clergymen recommend it. It is absolutely certain in its reme dial effects, and will alwayskcurc where curcs are possible. FOR SALE BY ALL DEALERS. THE H. & COMPANY RESOLVE. WHEREAS, After untiring efforts among the insurance men of Yankton, to procure the funds necessary to buy fire-hats for the company, the firm of L. B. Partridge & Co, being the only ones to contribute, be it hereby Resolved, That the members of this com pany do hereby return their thanks to L. B. Partridge & Co. for their generous donation to help in procuring our new hats, and their generosity is fully appreciated by those who in time of disaster will endeavor to guard their interests. Jteiolved, That a copy of these resolutions be enrolled on our record book, and that the same be published in the Press and Da kotain and Dakota Herald, and a copy be forwarded to L. BT Partridge & Co. June 28, 1878. AN UNDENIABLE TRUTH. You deserve to suffer, and if you lead a mis erable, unsatisfactory life in this beautiful world it is entirely your own fault and there is only one excuse for you,—your unreason able prejudice and skepticism, which has killed thousands. Personal knowledge and common sense reasoning will soon show you that Green's August Flower will cure you of Liver Complaint, or Dyspepsia, with all its miserable effects, such as sick head ache, palpitation of the heart, sour stomach habitual costiveness, dizziness of the hesd, nervous prostration, low spirits, &c. Its sales now reach every town on the Western Continent and not a Druggist but will tell you of its wonderful cures. You can buy a Sample Bottle for 10 cents. Threo doses will relieve you. Sold by Mills & Purdy. An Important Fnnctlon Stimulated. The kidneys exercise most important functions which are so wearisome that they tax to the ut most the strength and endurance of these busy little organs. Every breath, every pulsation of the heart, every movement of a limb, every thought, makes waste and necessitates the de velopment of new atoms. The used up particles in the blood are sifted from It and dissolved In a watery fluid by the kidneys, which then dis charge this fluid into the bladder. A train of disasters to the system would follow if these "ashes," so to speak, were not thoroughly strained off and discharged. Tills Is the case when the kidneys become inactive. Tlostetter's Stomach Bitters, by restoring their activity, not only keeps open a most important outlet for Im purities, but prevents diseases of the kidneys themselves, which when inert become liable to fall a prey to diabetes, Bright1*disease, neplilstis albumenuria, and otlier maladies specially Inci dent to them, which, although not specially rap id in their progression, are particularly obstinate and fatal. 4 c$l)rrial gotta*. GIRL WANTED. A gootl Kill, to do general housowork. Apply at Mix llalls, cmui'i nf Third ami IMiu' streets TO 11 KMT. Furnished rooms to rent at reasonable rates, corucrof Second and Mini streets. WANTED. A boy to work on a (ami. None neeil apply unles accustomcd to farm work. Apply to or ad dress A, P. llAYWAIlD. MONEY TO I.OAN. Ou six months' tinio, with good, safe security at legal Interest. Kiiquire at the Press and l)a kotain office. FOR SALE House, and lot 2Sxl5o feet, on Broadway, for $050. rerfcet title given. l\ AVIXSON WANTED. A situation, by a young man, willing to work. Apply at tlio Press and bakotaian office, or ad dress X. Y. Z.," care of Press aiul Dakotaian. WANTED. A second-hand farm wagon. Will either pur chase or hire till November first. Address, with terms, A. 11. c. Tress and Dakotaian Office. FOR SALE. Tlio property 011 tho corner of Second and Walnut streets, known as the "White Estate." For further particulars. Inquire of TO DELINQUENT TAX-PAYERS. The advertisement for delinquent county tax es will shortly commcncc. Parties who do not like to see their names among such delinquents will save cost by paying immediately. Kn. SciiiTAunKit, Co. Treasurer. STRAYED. FKOM the premises of the undersigned, 1 miles below the upper .lim liver bridge, Yankton county, two sorrel liorses. Any information in regard to their whereabouts, will lie suitably re warded. NIC HACK (JS. ADMINISTRATOR'S NOTICE. hi the Matter of the Appointment of an Admin iilrator of the Estate of JIans Olson, Deceased: ^OTICE IS HEREBY C11VEN, That Carl ,lo han Hansen, of Yankton county, 1). T„ has filed his petltiou with the probate judge of Yank- T"l'ray'nK that letters of admin istration of the estate of said Hans (II.sen, de ceased, be granted to him, and that said applica lion will be heard at a special term of the niobate court of Yankton county, 1). T„ to be held at the probate court room, in the city ot ankton l). 1., oil the fifth day of July, lS7ti, at ten o'clock a. 111. of that day. IJated, Yankton, U. T„ June 22,1878. 1 S )i. I* CONOI.IOTOX, 1 rebate Judge, \nnkton Count v, CITY COUNCIL RESOLUTION. ,'/1€ Mayor and City Council, of the City of ranlton: SKCTIO.N 1ST. That it is, and Is hereby declared necessary, that a sidewalk should he constructed 011 tho east side of Cedar street, in the city of 11 ankton, as follows Commencing 011 Third "'ej'ort'ieiwt corner of Third and Ce d.i1 stiocts thence along the east side of Cedar ?'?'S1®,?°"tth a,?cPf fourth street, the same being ill front of and along the west side of lots numbered 1,2,3,4,5, c, 7, 8 & 0, of block num bered 25, in the town of Yankton, D. T. I SECTIONED. Said sidewalk shall be const met-1 cdof wood, be four feet in width, and be 111 all respects made of the material, and in the man ner provided by the ordinance of said ei tv and fiot*}''ier ?1 ec Sidewalk shall be laid four feet fiom tiie curb line of said street. 1 Tlmt"'!? resolution shall be pub-! lislicd foi four consecutive weeks in the official paper of said city of Yankton, D. T. WINES AND LIQUORS. Adler & Ohlman WHOLtSALL DLAURS YANKTON DAKOTA SUMMER ANNOUNCEMENT TO DEALERS We have in Stoek, SCIILITZ MII.WAIJKRI? BEER Shipped to us in ltefrigorator Cars and atotvil in our new warerooms built expressly for the purpose. This beer lias been kept at the uniform temperature of 880 Fahrenheit since louving tlio manufactory. In kegs, half barrels and boltles,. guaranteed genuine and first class. Also, 150,000 Cigars of tho best brands ledge offered at prices acknow 1 reasonable. IMPORT "ED WINES Old Port Old Port GKO. if. HAND. CAVALIER, MERCHANT TAILOR. North side of Third Street, Yankton, 1). T„ lias just received a line stock of piece goods for gen tleman's wear, which lie will make up in the very latest style. Orders solicited, aiul satisfac tion guaranteed. Extra Sherry Pine Claret Never *0 Cheap In this Market. We are especially prepared to fill orders for any quantity of Wines, l.lquors, Cigars and To baccos, and guarantee better prices to dealers than any house ill the Northwest ADLER & OHLMAN. Drugs, Paints, Oil —AND— Gr IjA. SS and Let Us All Celebrate James Vick's Seeds, Picture Frames, And also the Wonderful Cinlvanic Pen. Writes with water, etc., at NEPF'S BROADWAY STORE, Two iloors south of Max's Dry Goods Store FLOUR AND FEED. V. A, 11UKI.R101I, Jit. T. 11. ltUl'.l.lCKMI. BURLEIGH Bros. Whole sa'e & Retail Dealers in Flour, Grain & Provisions. liorses, Wagons and Harness For Sale or in Kxcliange for Grain. Burleigh's Block, Broadway, (Between 2d .t 3d SI reels.) Goods delivered to all parts of the eitv free of charge. Special Attention to Outside Orders PREPARE FOR THE BY GOING TO Bates the Clothier, And Get a New Outfit. TTJMT OWEVV^ONE~ LOW PRICES NEW STYLES BATES THE CLOTHIER. PO8TOFFICE BLOCK. BOOTS AND SHOES. I. PILES & CO. DEALERS IN Boots andS hoes GLOVES jWp FURS BUFFALO BOOT AND SHOE STORE. THIRD STREET, YANKTON, DAKOTA Cash Paid for all kinds of Purs. 5 ,. .V.