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j. J, Inade mDr4 w"' I. •iw §*U| grtfMsd fxkrtite* YANKTONii Tuesday Evening, February 17,1880.' The FaigoTimes discovers tbat division •. probabilities are encouraging and thai ad visee the people: "It J» conceded in certain high quarters in Washington that there i* a fighting chance to Win division for Dakota. X4 itoengthen our delegate^! pqiittbn on th"M question hia? auggsatSSjiiat t4n tk»a liTnbrthera alid •ouiheraJteJ^lp\iipuru». Hot? Alex Ramiev, aecretarr of war, will asiul, Judge Bennett in presenting the argumente for division before the several territorial CJMittaee. of either house. The, whole inne*otaiiel«Mion Includlog ihe'it&orltv 'of ijbej Vfl»eoiMli!jm«nberis #i11 heartily 'se'eond Tlidge Bennett. Petitions from thin section should suggest the pame of "North ern Dakota." The suggestion ia goldetr.' It-ha* been talked of In thle locality but no atepa ban yet been taken to carry It ouV WfteHett that tf)l$e|«4$t£ atithis tbe conaummatlon of a project more In portent to Dakota than'any meeaMyiefoy placed before congress. ^attlobs,«jt| fgjjj "Js circulated In all communities and quickly gfllled ttb names aatf then forwarded -to Delegate Bennett. Public meetiogs orn^e held In the title? *^d,a genuine diwjsloa boom started which-will have lt» effect. Oar population' cotneafromall the atatea and •tamongas- can-be' fonnd-men who poteen Influence with congressmen, which can now ba need to good advantage. Every citizen of Dakota la a committee of one to aid thta movement. Give Ita'grand puaK Delegate Bennett writes a lett^(ojj. ji Wetaer, of Valley City, wjb ich is juty(died 1 lhe I Fargo Times. The following para- f, graph of the letter containa a hint at a ,• most desirable change in the hnmaetead -"law "I /ully approve of your proposed gst v1? vs' amendment to the homestead law, and think •jj. -VcthM If it bad been adopted yeaM ace it S would have been of incalculable (enefit to the wttlera on onr bleak prairies. What a JT blessing,to^ allow theae. homesteadera to col l(c' together in villages where they can f~ shave their churches, school houses, ahops, ftc, with their out lying farms, thns creat- Jn* their little community closely allied in ... inte'eft, ^sympathy and neighborhood A friendships, and all that, rather than all "ve on their separate pieces of land, aepar j," aated by milea of inhospitable prairie in the winter, deprived of schools, churches nod i. neighborly associations, unless by enduring great hardships and at timea even danger in traveling from one point to another." lrt f'v Our interpretation of the foregoing scrap of correspondence, is that Mr. Weiaerhaa auggeated an amendment to tbe homestead law which will give the agricultural ele- ment the privilege of residing in communi* ties instead of compelling them to locate their dwellinga upon tbe particular quarter sections entered by them at tbe land offices. There is a vast amount of cheerful good rf aense in this proposition. Isolated existence npon the prairies requires more fortitude than many of our people are possessed of, and even those who endure it would be glad i"-*" '—to avail themselves of the privilege of or ganizing little settlements, with neighboi* near at hand. Under this arrangement the requirements of the homestead law conld be fully complied with, while life would be pleasant. In the years to come g* Dakota would be tfotted over with little vil lages and tbe rural population wonld be benefitted socially, morally and intellectual by the advantages which auociation in ft**. -a'tZ.'. ii"* We publish in this issue, from the Mitch ell Capitol, an editorial article which pre aenta a very sensible scheme for the appor tionment of the territory of Dakota into legislative districts, upon the baaiaofthe coming census. The Capitol, as a repreaen tative of a disfranchised district—a district which »s denied representation in the upper IT-V house of the legislature—is unyielding In its advocacy of the rights of the people and has given place to several articles opon this J' subject. It now proposes a congressional enactment constituting a board of appor tionment to be compoaed of five territorial olBclals, four of whom represent tbe four V, Judicial districts of tbe territory and the fifth the territory at large. All of ihtff fx~~ gentlemen enjoy the foil confidence of the people of their respective localities and I' would be trusted to perform the Important duty indicated. The cenaos of Jane next K'm g'Te as a reliable basis opon which to fix legislative representation. There is v,i_ general feeling that the last apportionment jj|v law does iojoatice to many localitiea and to a certain extent this sentiment ia a -i reflection of the true condition of affiurs. ?',jl T*° districts within the territory an de prived of representation in the council and |,.f in other districts there Is reason for com t" plaint of inadequate representalion. The '**t Iqpslatnre conducted Its business large- 1t upon-the bargain end eale plan. It was tbe ruie to pass or reject an important .» "easure upon its merits. The member *rlW'10 ^®8*re't0 justice to his constituents •00n discovered that he must play into the 'lan^8 of ,'le a shrewd manipulators of the organisation—that he must stifle conscience and accept propoaitions not in •coo'daooe with hia ideaa of right, or be Pi««J with the minority Which eccom plisbed nothing. -The apportionment bill i-i "as aipong the last to come np for action, and before it was reached the managera of the law making body had succeeded in trading their districts into good sited alicee lagi»latqre,. at the expense of diatricta not so shrewdly manned. 'Again, the population of certain portiona of tfi^j territory has largely increaaed alnce the apportionment was made' ae4 diatriets having but a "'nHgM representation are now well filled witbpeo |le,«llof whom are eotitled to adeqoata itatittp in the law mak^ body. In addiUonto*the'popu tha^rito^jdnriogtlie paattettNv beInduced togive ua sn'in^ creaaed number of legtalator*. Our preient condition entitlea ua to this much at the handa of congress, so long aa that body will not content to the admission of any portion of Dakota aa a atate We heartily aecond the suggestion of the Mitchell Capitol and hope the people and the press yt Dako ta wi unite upon the effort to secure new apportionment. raws* "Turner county's warrants are worth 90 centa. Canton's old folks concert was an entire •access. atertown claims to be entirely free from The new market square in Scotland is be ing fenced. Afirst claw hotel and landlord are nett ed at Fulda. The hotels at Nation' City are crowded •with guest* ?k*er Judge.Kidder will preside at Canton on thf 27th of February. A Baptist church will be organized in Canton at no distant day. Mitchell has an exchange bank, with a fire and burglar proof safe. The Episcopalians at Mitchell will erect a church edifice next season. Watertown offers excellent inducements •to a first class photographer. A Temple of Honor organization will be perflate? in Watertown soon. (Several buildings have been removed from Gay villa to ScoUand recently. A number of new business enterprises will be atarted in Eden this spring. Hard coal sells in Flandreau for two dollar* a ton less than at 8ioux Falls. Edward Hill of Spring Valley died sud denly laat Wednesday of pneumonia. Daily mails have commenced running to Marion and intermediate points, from Can ton. A. W. Lavender, of Yankton, moved hia store from Maxwell City to Scotland last Tuesday. Portlandville baa had nine new arrivals daring the winter, weighing from 8 to 12 pounds each. The Erwin concert troup baa been creat ing quite a sensation in several of our neighboring towns. Canton saloon keepers are doing more harm than its christian people, and business men are doing good. It it_ estimated that 30,000 people will locate in the James river valley this com ing spring and summer: The Southern Minnesota company will erect one of the best depots on the line at Flandreau the coming season. Myron Robinson of Swan Lake, is pursu iog course of theological studies under Rev. Dr. Hoyt with the ministry in view. There are on the assessor's books for Tiir ner county the names of 23 Smiths, 17 Un rubs, 17 Scbrags, and 14 each of Hansons, Jan sons and Neilsons. A special election is called in Vermillion, to vote on the question of issuing bonds, March ,4th, for the purpose of protecting the city from the wash of the Missouri. Tbe death of Mrs. Barnutn at Canton would have been sad enough had it not been hastened by the unseemly conduct of a man who entered her home in an intoxicated condition. The youngest daughter of John Stafford of Sootland, died last Sunday of diphtheria. This disease is prevailing to an alarming extent among the children of that locality, aome eighteen or twenty having died during the past two weeks. 8. F. Independent: Chas. H. Sweetser, a resident of Beadle county, is in town. Charlie took a notion that he would like to visit 8ioux Falls, and his father being ab sent with the team, he therefore walked the entire distance of 130 miles. Sioux Valley News: The Milwaukee company is pushing road material to the front with a vim. Train after train of iron and ties passed this place during the past few day* and, we are informed, the company will commence work on the extension soon. NORTHERN NEBBASKA. Ponca is having a business Boom. The Ponca Journal has been reduced In sue. Indians are busy hauling and selling wood In Niobrara* A grand masquerade occurred in Nio brara Feb. 14th. Ponca's lock up has not had a tenant for the past fonr months. Dixon eonoty has raised about $100, for the benefit of suffering Ireland. Some of the good Sunday school workers of Kemma have organized a branch school at Plain Valley. One of Nlobrara'a enterprising citizens left town recently between two dsys.and has not since been heard from. The Batter and Cheese association, of West Point, expects to pat in fifty thous and dollars worth of improvements daring the present year. If ihe middlemen should handle all tbe corn crop of Nebraska fore single year, and only realize a not profit of one cent a bushel, tbey would make 540.000. The. lightning rod .man, tbe insurance man, and every other kind of a man but the book peddler man has visited the little new town of Kemma. They feel that the Lwd is on their aide. Itis very doubtful about Cedar county voting bonds for the railroad, and tbe con eequence is Wayne county people are feeling very hilarious over the almost certain pros jlfct of beiog railroaded most to death. The Omaha, city coaocil baa settled all quarnls, and drawn np anew ordinance providing for water works for tbe city. Daring Hre ttme wasted In Wrangling tbe prij» of Iron baa .increased- so tbat their Holly tysu-m will now coat $80,000 more than aConiiJi«g to tbe original offer of con fctrifcttoo. eX NORTHERN, Mlfflft Grand Fork* has a aociety that outvies the ordtr of the "Tbousaad and One" or the "Sena of Malta." mrr-n-'iiit—n~ TiTi jufTPW iWuV*. .luini, ujpj^w SOUTHERN DAKOTA. Jp^it WHn'8 Two new blacksmith in Canton. ,0 h!rea shops are being -r-. Rapitte has quantities of sidewalks and Flandreau none. There were.five hundred people in Scot flpMTIiist market day. The he-males of rand Forks are prepar ing to give a leap year festival. The sap per and entire entertainment will be pre (tared by the gentleman, and the patronage of every lady in the town and eonnty is solicited. Over $15,000 acres of land in Rtchland county have been sold during the past sea son. Some fifty families will locate and improve their lands at once. The'lumber firm of J. C. Winslow and '.. Coring the past year have hiindled 4,000,000 feet of .lumber, four care of building paper, five cars of nails, three cars of sash and doors, and now have three cars of nails on the road with a prospect of iccreasingthe business one-half during tbe present year. vV" GRANT AND BLAINE A Very Popular Sort of a Would Be. Chicago Inter-Ocean. The office of chief magistrate of the United States is one tbat ought not to be fought over, like that of a constable. And, while for lesser offices men may make per sonal appeals for support, it hardly seems the correct thing for one named in connec tion with the presidency to go to drumming the woods for votes. It ia said that Mr. Blaine has been advis ed to this course bv his friends. If this be so, then we take it tbat bia friends are unwise counselors. Mr Root, of Cblogo, is named aa one of them, and, if it be a fflct that be has advised a fiebt in this state against Grant, and tbat Mr. Blaine has adopted tbe idea, it will not have a tendency among those who know Mr. Root to increase their confidence in Mr. Blaine's penetration. Generous, active, and every inch a' republican, Mr. Root is still a verit able Jonab when it comes to the political yawl-boat,and is morally certain to capsize himself, and everybody with him, before be fairly gets started. The resolution to open fight in Illinois is impolitic for several reasons. In the first place, though people like boldness and ag gressiveness, there is a flavor of over-ween ing confidence, a sort of "crowding of the mournera" in this movement, which even many of the friends of Mr. Blaine will re gard with disfavor. If war should be opened against Mr. Blaine in his own state with the idea of carrying it for Grant, the newspapers would teem with the "insolence of third-termers." As a matter of simple courtesy, if nothing else, a man's own state has been expected to cast its vote for him. The Grant men in Illinois have naught but the kindest feelings toward Mr. Blaine, but an attempt to force the former'a own state to vote against him in convention will cer tainly create considerable feeling, which we do not believe will be to the advantage of tbe brilliant Maine senator. We trust that Mr. Blaine will reflect twice before entering upon a canvass of the kind mentioned. No republican in this slate wishes to make warfare upon him, but certainly such a course could not be quietly acquiesced in by the friends of Gen. Grant. So far as the Inter Ocean is con cerned, it would be glad to see the various candidates for tbe nomination go into the convention with their own delegations solid for them. It would not only be courteous, but the republicans of the country owe this much to the eminent leaders whe are named in connection with the office. Let Maine vote for James G. Blaine, Ohio for John Sherman, and Illinois for Grant. Tbe friends of the various candidates should be generous enough to concede this. The fact is, the ticket to nominate at Chi cago is Grant and Blaine—one from tbe west, the other from the east a ticket that would sweep the country like a whirlwind, unite all factions, and give us one of the ablest and most brilliant administrations known to history. Mr. Blaine can afford to make what some are pleased to term such a sacr flee. He can afford to serve the people in such a capacity he can afford to link his name with Grant in a campaign which will live as the most remarkable of the century, and mark the advance'of the great republic to the foremost place* among the nations of the earth. With Blaine as vice president the office would be lifted out of the irrespon sible position it now occupies and be placed where it belongs, in the line of direct suc cession to the presidency. THEY HAVE THEM ALL. Sioux Falls Fantagraph. Yankton Press: "Sioux Falls is going wild over its masquerades, leap year balls, reading and card clubs, charades, parlor concerts, private suppers, etc. They onght to be 'catching on' to some of Yankton's religions meetings, church suppers, temper ance lectures, sewing societies and sich." Dear Press, we have all those things—a protracted religious meeting at the Free Methodist church, a mush-and milk supper last evening at the Methodist Episcopal church, a series of temperance meetings at Sherman hall, sewing societies at different places eyery week, and sich—we don't know what you mean by "sich," but we'll bet We've got it. A PONCA IDEA OF UBERTY. Washington Letter, 12th. The Ponca Indian chief Standing Bear having made known the grievances of hia tribe to the sub-committee of the senate committee on Indian affairs, which com plaints have already been elated in these di»patcbee, will give way to Bright Eye*, whose name in the Ponca language is Insh tatbeamba. She was educated at Elizabeth, N. J., and waa some time ago aent back to her people to teaeh tbem. Recently, how ever, she has been in the eaat, making known the grievances and wants of the tribe of which she is a member. She is the au thor of a book recently published, entitled "Ponca Chiefr. au Indian's Attempt to Ap peel from the Tomahawk to the Courla," in the introduction to which she speaks of the simple thing which her people a«k of a na tion whose watchword is liberty, but which, the says, "ia endless in its conheqiencea" They a«r for their liberty, and law liber ty. When aaked bow ahe happened to jiae' thejthraae, "law ia liberty," ahe ia repre ss having said, pointing out of the window t* people pawing up and down tbe atreet, "I see it here. I see all people com ing and going aa they like. Tbey can go to Europe, if Ihey like. Tbat being free. And it ia because tbey have lav to take care of tbem that tbey can go." Bright Eyae ia to go before the committee to-morrow. 120 Ticket this It is given out that Mr. Blaine has con cluded to make an active and vigorous can vaw for the presidential nomination, and that the fight will be begun in this atate by by an open warfare against the Grant move ment. Mr. Blaine can do many things and re tain the respect of the people which another could not do without losing friends and ex citing unfavorable criticism but the Inter Ocean doubts somewhat whether any candi date, no matter who he may be, ctn jump into an active scramble for so exalted a po sition without feeling, sooner or later, a re action that will prove disastrous. Hf^ 7* PUBUC OPINION Pajrar$ in One! (1IVKHT1IK VIEWS OF T1IK LEADING PAPERS OF THE WORLD, Totally irrespective of their views on the dll fereiit'toptcs wlucb command the attention or the intelligent reader. While Politics, Science, AND Theology, will be our chief aim, we shall, at the same lime lay before our lenders a great variety of in structive and entertaining roaUlng matter, se lected from the ablest journals of tlte lny, con sisting ol Poetry, An Interesting Tale, Family Maxims and Recipes, Fine Arts, Legal and Medioal, Musical, Commercial, The Farm, ETC., ETC., Thereby rendering it invaluable to The Statesman, The Clergyman, The Fam ily Circle, The Country Editor and The School Teacher. E R~M S: PER COPY, FIVE Cents PER ANNUM Two Doixars 261 South 4th Street, Philadelphia. N. It.-Liberal cash commissions will be al lowed to postmasters and others who act as agents for subscriptions. Advertising rates and estimates sent on application. Specimen copies sent whenever asked for. GEO. E. HAfLEY, (Successor to Dudley & Hawloy,) WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALER IN- STOVES, Tin and Copperware, THIRD STREET. YANKTON, DAKOTA. In his establishment will be found a complete assortment of goods pertaining to the Hardware Trade. His stock of Cooking and Heating STOVES Is large and Includes the best and most approved patterns The attention of new comers and the people generally is in ted to this branch of his stock. Full Line of Shelf Hardware, Wooden Ware, Wagon and Carriage Makers Stock la Fall and Complete Assortment Occupying three rooms, each 25x100 feet In size, and carrying a corresponding stock, he possesses lacilties for supplying the wants of iiie people superior to any other house in Dakota. GEO. E. HAWLEY. .WINES AND LIQUORS. THE OLDEST LIQUOR HOUSE IN TBS NORTHWEST! Adler & Ohlman WHOLESALE Liquor Dealers, YANKTON, DAKOTA. Keep constantly on hand the following brand of liquors: McBrayer'c, Taylor's, Shawhan, Anderson County, Monock and Castle Rock Kentucky Whiskies! —Also. Our Favorite— MIU.XB, OOIiD SFBINO, BLUE OBA8S, BOYD, &o., fte. Which .we are selling at very low prices. Also a full stock of Imported Wines and Liquors. The largest stock of I A 8 Bver brought to tbe Territory. Seidenbere't Key West a specialty. Sole agents tor Schlitz's Milwaukee Beer •r and Cut, li\mXu&eTytMn' kept ta »»«cla*. eTer^eitorefl*Ctl0,,'aod P^ate'thM ADLER ft OHLMAN. 4 v* Call and See the New Light Domestic Sewing MACHINE. WithSNewjSelf Threading Shuttle. SO LIGHT A child can n.n it. SO SIMPLE It requires no care. :"V, SO STRONG It never weal's out. JOHN H. HAAS, Agent, At Schandeln's Crockery Hon, Merchants Hotel ock, YANKTON HIDES ^URS &C Peir & Luebke DEALEnS IK HIDES, PURS. LEATHER A N IN IN S THIRD STREET, Yankton, .... Dakota GROCERIES. Blatt & Buerdorf Wholesale and Retail DXALKKA IK STAPLE AND FANCY O E I E S BROADWAY, YANKTON. DAKOTA L. B. PARTRIDGE, Real Estate Agent Loans Negotiated, Houses Rented, City and Farm Property for sale, Abstracts Furnished, Insurance placed in Reliable Companies. oace, Dewey's Law Building, Third St. YANKTON, DAKOTA. GERMANIA HOUSE Douglas Ave., near Third St., YANKTON, DAKOTA. WALLBAUM & BECKER, Props. au?lLX^1,«sq®.Uor oftjT »i *5 ot&'and trave,en MUSICAL ART SCHOOL Cor. Douglas Are., and 4tb at. MRS. 8. t. WHITNEY Principal Piano, Organ, Vocal and Harmony LK9SON8 OIVKH. Instrumental and Vocal, each, per quarter. 12 Harmony,. •M"Rrt.cr ennsmts of ten weeks. twolp«nn each week. Pupils desiring to fake one ln*«nn effectWK*ll Sn t,mkc Hrra,,BeiiienU to that tracted Illness. Thov, Sri,*, takeViaKSi wlHiplease commence promptlyV o,«n7^o? aa M., R. K. ri LAVENDER'S OORTINtJIN TO BR THE Favorite Trading Place IN TOWN AND COUNTRY. Becau«« II auppllcn the vcrv beat foods ia bv bud in world. Becanae every article rcquir «d for ramll) uk»on Hie lino Groceries can be found -1 her., ai all tlmca. E A S E Its prieea ere uniform and so low aa defy competition. 10 Because its OA8H system Is successfuii*, established and gives to ita custom, era advantages which the oredit system does not possess. GraUftUfor the continyetffavor* of thept0, pie, this popular Home assures it* patron* thm tvery effort will be made to heqp Us ttoclc and prices fully tip to the demands of the times. jv0 other Grocery House tn the Territory will bt permitted to surpass I* either quality of yoofa or prices. Very rtxpcdfuUy, A. W. LAVENDER FURNITURE J.R.SANBORN Wholesale andlKetail Dealer tn FURNITURE, MATTRESSES MIRRORS Upholstered Goods UNDERTAKER'S GOODS, Union Block, Third-St TAMKTOW DAKOTA. STAGES Dakota Central STAGE LINE, BRINKERHOFF JORDAN. Proprietors. The stages Of this line run from Yankton to, I ™.lca ^t.e.rvl.1Ie- Odessa. Scotland, Maxwll Olivet. WhlterbuK. Mllltown, Martella. Kock^ port, Itosedale and Flresteel in fifteen houre leaving Yankton each morning at four o'clock The return trio is made each day, leaving Fire- steel at four o'clock a. in. and reaching Yankton at seven p. m. HORSES CHANGED EVERY TEN MILES Passenger and Express Goods Carried at offl5®?nThlrdStreet,at 1 Rea sonable Rates. h-^u!ft0? Brlnkerliort barn, lust west of the Merchants hotel. Yankton & Soux Falls I DAILY STAGE. Mail and Express Line. The Shorteat, Beat and Cheapest Line to SIOUX FALLS. The route liesi over the finest section of South-1 P»gMs through the counties ol JuLner and Minnehaha touching at I Marindah Turkey Creek. Clay Creek. 8wan Lake, inlay, Howard and Wall Lake. YANKTON Office at American Expreul Office. I SIOUX FALLS office at the Cataract House. WW. KHAMBR Proprietor. DAKOTA DIVISION. WYOMINGSTACE CO. From Yankton to Fort Sully. and all intermediate point*, including Bon Homme, Springfield, Yankton Agency, Fort Randall, Wheeler, Red Lake, Ft. Thompson,! Ft Pierre and| Ft. Sully- Comfortable Coaches and Quick Time. Wm. Kramer, g, p# oamblk. Auent, Superintendent' cool milwaukeeI BeTRI THE OELEBRATED Jos. Schlitz Milwaukee Seer ON TAP. The quantity I sell enable* me to keep all tlmca. GEO. BROWN. TIIIW UTR**1"