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WILLISTON. N. '4'
[COUNTY ir'easurer—P. R. ZATIL.
fclork of District Court—FIIANK WILD.
bounty Judge-E. LEONIIARDY.
Registe rof Deeds—II. E. FIELD.
Coroner—E. V. B. ACKERMAN.
punt of Schools—MRS. M. A. BEROW.
N, A. STEWART.
HOARD OP COUNTY COMMISSIONERS.
1st District—JOHN HEFFERNAN, Chairman.
2i District—E. L. MOORE.
3d District—H. A. NELSON.
Direct pry for Town pf "V^illiston.
CHAS. B. GIBBS, President.
Jj\ R, Zahl.
JitJ-, .iter meetings held first Tuesday of each
liontlii FRANK WILD, Clerk.
jkibool Board, Special School District
E. LEONHARDY, President.
GEO. W. NEWTON.
W. R. MCCHESNEY.
FRANK WILD, Clerk ana Treas.
services are held every Sunday in the
onaresational Church, as follows:
Public Worship, 10:30 a.m., and 8 p.
i. Christian Endeavor Society, 7 p. in.
jruiay School, 3 p. ra.
iihjeot for next Sunday morning
['•.hnih im's Oflfering."
Cjrae and hear the extra singing Sun
7 nig lit.
\oie. We shall do our best to lielp
ii mentally, morally and spiritually.
KEV. GEO. EXTENCE, Pastor.
M. E. Chinch: Sunday services at
:J0 a. m. Bible Study, 3 00 p. m.
enchin^, 8:00 p. m. Prayer meeting,
mrsdays, 8:00 p. m»
our "presence will ba appreciated,
lu a hearty welcome will be extended
"Come thou with us, and
jli do thee good."
JIEV. H. G. HAKOR^UI:OOK.
CHICAGO, III., Dec. 27, 1895
Korth Dakota: Friday, fair,
mer to-day and to-night snow tiur
by Saturday fair und colvler by Sat.
E. 13. GARRIOTT,
Professor Weather iiureau.
T7s7" "5T 23
IfATE'S ATTORNEY, WILLIAMS CO,
Collections promptly attended to.
!itou, N D.
Little Grace Nelson says:
ie awful big and fat."
.uvnk Pos and John Eell, of th
feet Grass region, were in town ves-v
|jhn Grogan was over from his ranch
week, and spent Christmas with his
5nds in Williston.
Charley Atkinson, L. E. Booker's ener
traveling right-hand bower, wr.s
the city this week.
N. Grainier, one of Nesson's most
-porous nchmen, was in the city
lon ilng up with supplies,
li. Grogijjb, of McHenry county,
has been visiting his son John for a
•k or so, returned to his home Tues*
lenry Iburi^on, foreman of the N—N
[ch in Montana, is in the city visitii'g
friends and enjoying his holiday
Has Lylia Leonhardy returned home
YaiUi.v Oil last Saturday to spend
Ih oiiJays vvita he? parents and friends
Organs, $35 upwards.
..... Want Ajrcnts, Catalogue
Free, Address Daniel F.
Wusbiusto!' New Jersey.
iel Munn, wi'O has been in Williston
months loing mason work, ex
io return to his home at Crookston
V/. Malopey, formeily of Minot, is
resident of Williston. Johnisan
Iriend of the Graphic, and we wel
hiru to our circle.
desire to thank the members of the
-jgatiojial church who so kindly
sabered me at Christmas.
II. McKay, who has been pilot
party of hn iters from Larimore
'h" the'"'.Mi^ouri bottoms, w£s in
-ty last b„.u,rday enroute to his
Tlie Graphic has been placed under
obligations to Geo. W. Newton for a
very acceptable Clirismas present. It
was corked up in a glass tube and neatly
labeled "Monogram. 10 years old."
If you want to see a nice pair of bob
sleds, call at Win. I-foss's blacksmith
shop. They are strong, durable and
light-running sleighs, and anyone wish
ing to purchase such articles will find
this the golden opportunity.
Max Gonion, why has been in the em
ploy of Dave Kennedy, a bonanza ranch
man of Saco, Mont,, for over a year,
and more recently working for George
Noble, left for his home at Willow City,
N. D., to spend the holidays.
"The Pythian Chronicle" is the name
of a nev and neatly printed monthly
magazine recently started at Grand
Forks. It is the state organ of the K.
of P. of North Dakota, and a credit to
its founder, Bio. W. E, Davis.
At the dance given at Odd Fellows'
hall Christmas night fifty couples partic
ipated, and a grand time was enjoyed
by all present. Supper was served by
Mrs. F. M. Harvey, and a splendid
feast it was, of which 05 people partook,
and called it superb.
The new Williston school house will
he dedicated by a grand hall and suppei
on Tuesday night, Dec. Dlst, 1S95. A
general invitation is extended to all lov
ers of music and amusement. Come
everyone and dance the Old Year out
ajul the JNew Year in. Tickets, §2.
Any person who buys a.§5 coupon
book of S. J. Mackvr.sie & Co., will re
ceive a piVt-ent of a pair of fine icb
skates. The skates are worth nearly as
much as the coupon book, but, as Mac
kersie & Co. have a surplus of them, t.hM
take this method to reduce the stock ii
BEA I TV'S Organs SSr,.00
For particular "., P.-itnl'-inio,
address or call, Daniel 1". lieaUy
On last Friday evening a la r.r.
of friends of Mr. antl Mrs. J. S. SmUt..
whose marriage was announced la.
week, gathered at the home of Mr,
Stroud on Sweet Gruss ranch, and cele
brated the occasion with a dance. Wil
liston was well represented, and a very
pleasant time enjoyed.
The Graphic lunch fiend partook o:
an elegant Chris mas 'dinner at llote
Leonhard.v. No wonder that every
body Kpeaks so highly oi this hotel, i'oi
no lious-e west of Grand Forks ditihe.-.
up its viands in greater profusion or in
a more palatable fhape than the popu
lar Hotel Leonhardy, ...
The personel of the Xickapoo troupe,
whioh gave a series of entertainment*
in Wi'li-itoa the piiRt week, consisted o:
Hie foilovving named u'eniienien: Dr.
\Iarlow, manager B. Conrad and C.
Burham, comedians and II. C. Munite
i'iid G. P. Beers, musicians. They an
all enrteous gentlemen, and made main
friends during their brief stay in tin
The entertainment given lastv Monda\
evening at Odl Fellows' hall by th~
Ladies' Aid society of the Congregation
church was a grard success. They real
ized about £'00, which is not a had "pick
up." The ladies desire to return tiic.ii
sincere thanks to the public l'or the very
liberal patronage bestowed upon that
occasion, and for the. kind aul extundeo
them in the preparatives, which ren
dered it possible for theuf',o accomplish
such satisfactory results.
ci $35 umva'i 'St
ti life Write- lor cata
logue. Address or call', Daniel F. Beatty, Wash
ington, New Jersey.
At the Ivickapoo entertainment lusl
Saturday right a prize was given for the
most popular lady in town. The first
vote resulted in designating "Miss" Jen
nip Brooks, who is a maiden of eolur
and mature years, as the most popular
lady in the city but a kick was regis
tered on the ground that the person is
not present, and anew vote was taken,
which brought Miss Nellie Wluteomh to
the front, and she carried off the honors
of the contest by an overwhelming ma
The holiday number of1 Colonel Louns
beny's beautiful publication/The lvet
ord,\viil be sent to any reader of this pa
per for five two-cent stamps sent to The
Record, Fargo, before January 10. The
Christmas number of The Record pre
sents an unusually varied and enter
tertaining table of contents. The remin
iscences and stories of hardships and
dangers ana characters of the older,
times, the Indian legends, why the
braves paint, the cannon ball and Ft it
Lincoln medicine mound, the story of
Abercrombie, the Address of President
Hubbard at the old settler's meeting,
the names, place and date of the settle
ment of the old settlers, Keeney's
"Frontier Minister" and the "Frontier
Minister's Story," are among the most
interesting features. And then there is
"William Gidley's Sorrow," '*Sir Walter
Scott's Pluck," "A Noted Epitaph, "Nav
igation on the Red River," etc.
y\(£* "4» *-vi^ *W» W*
Prof. H. C. Simmons, president of the!
Fargo College, founded by the Congre
gational churches of North Dakota, is in
the city the guest of Rev. Geo. ExtenceJ
Mr. Simmons gives an encouraging re'|
port of the progress Mi.ss Birdie
a student from this city, is making in
her studies, which will be highly grati
fying to both her parents and her many
young friends in Williston, Ho also re
ports the college in a prosperous condi
tion, with a large and satisfactory at
Notwithstanding that he is a married
man, John Heffernan had the pleasure
Wednesday of being engaged to take a
sleighing party out to Stoney Creek
school district for a Christmas call on
Miss Belle Matteson. The party con
sisted of Misses Lydia, Clara, Effie and
Bella Leonhardy, and Master Ralph
Leonhardy, Miss Anna Scott and Miss
Minnie Crimme, the partv being accom.^
panied by Charley Quinn, who officiated
as guide. They had a jolly time, so
The children enjoyed a huge time at
the Christmas Tree entertainment. Tues
day evening, and nearly everybody got
a present. Old S-anta Claus was present,
and gave the little ones a merry wel
come. McGinty was also there dressed
in lii.s best suit of clothes, and quietly
remarked to a Graphic reporter that he
thought Williston \y: 3 a much better
place to be at than in the bottom of the
sea. Much credit is due the ladies for
their management on that occasion.
J. V7. Maloney, who is pressing hay
f.r Hedderich Bros., broke the tighten
er to his press the other day, which ac
cident brought John down to Williston
the "double quick." He brought the
fractured pieces down with him, and
.•tad the."thing" mended at Ross' Mack
smith shop. It was a job few black
smiths would care to tackle, but "Oiu
Bill" took it in hand and showed the
•'|V3 how to do it, and after four or live
:nr'-* hard pounding the work was ac
c-ittiplisHed. Mr. Maloney was veiy
.iiich pleased with it, and positively
ivers tiiat there is no work iu the black
smithing line which "Bill" Ross cannot
do. We knew that afore, John.
tiloRue address or call, Daniel F. Bcattv, Wash
in^ion, New Jersey.
NES-ON, Dec. 21, 1895.
fenderfoot Camp on Missouri Bottom.
The following named gentlemen com
prised a party who have been hunting
in this vicinity for the past, two weeks,
under the guidance oi George McKay.
John Piier, of Larimore Farm.
O. H. Philips, Mayor of Larimore.
H. Champion, Blacksmith, Larimore.
lioy Cochran, Druggist, of Larimore.
James Larimore, Elk River Farm.
II. A. Morgan, Drayman, of Larimore.
Dan W. McKay, of Tower City, (broth
er of Geo. and John A. McKay.)
Harry Ernest, Tower City.
John A. McKay, Ranchman, Nesson.
George H. McKay, Ranchman, Nelson
They killed during the hunt Go deers
and other small game too numerous to
mention. BUCKSKLX GEORU.E.
The undersigned rsspectfully announ
ces to the people of Williston that she
has insi es iabli •hed herself iu the Bakery
Diisiness iu the building lately occupie
Uv Mrs. P. H. Russell sis a restaurant, the kevs
and will keep CONSTANTLY ON A N 1
FOR SALE everytldr.g in the line of
Bread. Pies, Cakes, Doughnuts, Boiied
i. 1 iii, etc.
Bread, IS Loaves for SI 00
Mb ce Pies (homemade mince) 30c
Other-Pies (except Lemon) 20c
Cakes, prices regulated accord
ing to kind and size.
Sandwich ami Coffee 15c
Short Order Lunches prepared on ap
plication. Mrs. F. M. HARVEY.
Williston, N. D., Nov. 7, 1895.
Sealed bids 'or wentv-fi'-'e
D«ted, Williston, N. £)., Dec. 11, 1S95.
Strayed from Cando, N. D., Septem
ber 10: Two iron gray horses and one
black mare, four years old, all branded
h-tleis A on left shoulder also one
bay mere left, with leather titer on,
branded on left hind le*, six years
old. Any inioi m^'ion leading to their
iI'cr.very wiil ln» rewarded. Address:
J. 11. PaiS"OS, Cando, N. D.
of drv eotton-wood, or ash wood, for the t'rom Mobile to Pen col a. The inside
-Special School District of the
Williston, N. D., will be received at the waterways separated ivom the open
otlice ot the clerk oi said Special School gulf by narro-.v banks of sand. A man
District, at illiston, N. I)., until Janu- I
arv 1st, 1S96, ai 2 clock p. m. of said pa .,,re pv canal to give deen
day, at which time and pace said bios
will tie opened. 1 tie cotton-wood must ,T
be th'Tougtilv dry no dead wood ac\' "se.u
cepted. ^little Iiffhthoune t- a.d nr v: una
By order of Board of Education
FRANK WILD. Clerk.
—.Y-I"- .Ai NTIU—' T-'
AWoswrn V.'lioionuio ttc.-.se lias lvccutty add«d fi.'
department which «-!I3
roouir» services oi oi:n\.,K- ir. •.
There came to Hudson, and took a fair
A youth from Dakota, and left the other']?1""
fellows in the shade.
He led her to the altar, and straightway
But, my dear Joe, you had my consent.
When hunters go a hunting, they go for
And Joe went a hunting, and he got the
'Mrs. Poe, butcher a chicken and put in
[For Joe is a coming on a wolf trot.
life is standing on the bank with his
I bride by his side,
"*"Frank, hurrv up with the boat before
it's high tide."
hat in hand lie says: "Ain't I
done nivself proud?
Irs. Poe, please make the acquaintance"
of Mrs. Stroud."
lie old man is coining, groom down the
r&ive him plenty of blue grass, I. fear, he
Please bring him out and put on the
With my sombrero on my brow I will
prepare him to straddle.
With spurs on his heels and quirt in
He is prepared the cow-punchers to com
We will go forth with our lassos in coil,
Prepared the arch dev—wolves' depre
dations to foil.
When I return from the chase, oh! shan't
I feel proud,
To get on my knee some darling young
I believe lie is sick, the way he runs at
But it may be there are pins i:i his
dear iittle ciothes.
It was a prize Joe was after, and he got
She is a gem of the first water she is a
Now, Joe is a dandy, for he has gained
Ii honed t.hev will 1).
i* imped they will b'
mandmer.ts to obey.
J\ I I
up sweet- 0.
and alter .ho uio 1
e.iiee of he: j'ivals
the piano. li!
:ie m. .:io :a M.C
she ciiarms her
a/1 liuv oi,
audiciice by hev ihurors over
sinking sciily "some
dear old son j"' or other. Ah, that
very clever girl!
It was dnri:! 1
I. adopted throe
passing or join
A Crimson Water-Way.
One curiosity of coastwise naviga
tion in the Gull of Mexico used to be
Grant's passage on the inside route
of voyage is made by crooked way of
W&hen eharffed toll upon all
throngli. The passage
m&kea no ui-. :idins^ v«-oin'u"»'.,s c-t exorciu
fr daries, out juTsliin^ai ii rcl'si^U vv jii3i.nts wri ct j.
furnish s-itksVcujr itlcrei^-ca-W to n-afc««vorUiIu^f
-will bo illiora^lv nafd :»i rr-.'jorti.jn tuo
d» u»istr(iu. Our reQuiiwa.-iisa wtilm^ ncces-..tj
pitcrfarc vnth in 'nti ii limync,
%. 'i»i Sti3S S&»CSICISOi mil
WILLIAMS COUNTY, NOfiTH DAKOTA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 27, 1895 Price, 82 per
I h.-uo to
is hoped you have u
i:inioii in our friend
We will submit to Providence, and
forward for the best,
For our old friends here will soon be at
rest. A. J. M.
Bv the subscriber, at my ranch., four
ster^, Two branded with diamond
brand on left side, one branded on
lelt side, and one branded S FO,
(with bar running through certer of O)
and on rjgiit shoulder. The owner is
requested to prove properly, pay
charges iind take them axvav.
J. W. WATTS.
Williston, N. IJ., Dec. IS, 1895.
Very Clover Girl.
A young woman with a pretty little
voice, but with no ^real possibilities in
her sinirkis, has laid out a course foi
herself which is so
that ii. ititty well be worth r.otir?
devotes hersolf ontinOy to
somjs. most of the in the old o:
"us or Gcol't. ow,
except the severest nuisicul crkie
she could not hope -IO
case, is se.
the ear. 7 iie sin ('V
enomrh to '.VS'.'ileW
.m licr coi
added char of
he crusades that crests
in England. Richard
Pons pnssant—that is.
by. Avhieli are still
the royal shield of
Grant straightened apart
se„ up a
during the peinHl
no. ih. and s-mth were ii rhtieg
fl:. sea :j'... "is"
El.i Tender Htw:.
L-i'c the sickaes.- oi iie
I cza:*1 Russia too^c a, turn f-t^.
worse. Miss Strutton, his forir-.- r
e^hess, died in the winter pal
a -e at bt.
Petersburg. Miss Struston, wh.o wr.s
English woman, loved Ale.".:" ier
^Romanoff asdenrly as though Le liad
'been her son. The emperor and his two
brothers attended the funeral, follow
ing, the hearse on foot from the palace
to tho ..English cemiMevy. almost two
uiilcs afcrt. II:ii majesty and the two
gran-i dxikos had carried the eotilnfroaa
the tl eathreotn to the hearse. When
the body was lowered into the grave
the czar, it is said, wept like a child.
CITY MEAT MARKET
Beef Stew 5c per lb.
Mutton Stew 5c
Beef Roast 8c
(nothing under 5 lb roasts at 8e per ib.)
Extra Choice Rib Roast 10c
Leg o'Muttori 9c
Mutton Roasts 9c
Mutto: -Chops 10c
Good Beef Steak 8c
Round Steak (51b. lots) 10c
Sirloin Steak, 124c
Porter-House Steak 15c
Hamburg Steak, to order I2ic
E Ham '. 14c
Sliced Ham, choice trimmed...^0c
Salt Pork, in brine
Pork Sausage, linked..
Pork Sausage, loose....
Iceland Halibut, smoked...
Full Cream Cheese
Fresh Oysters, bulk
45c pr can
...,g 00c per qt
Fresh butter always on hand.
"Economy leads to wealth." Buy a
coupon iiook and save 5 per cent on
theee prices. To the average famiiv
this means a saving of not Jess than §10
S. J, MACTCERSIE & CO.,
Cor. Main and Second Xts.,
Williston, N. D.
Pianos, $225 up-
6 wards. Want Agents. Cr.t-
Daniel 1". Beatty, Washington, New Jersey.
Eeatty's Organs and Pianos.
Hon. Daniel F. Beatty, of Washington,
New Jersey, the great Organ and
Piano manufacturer, is building and
shipping more Organs and Pianos than
ever. In 1870 Mr. Beatty left home a
pennilens plow boy, and by his indomit
able will he has worked his way up so as
to sell so far, nearly 100.000 of Beatty's
Organs and Pianos since 1S70. Nothing
•ems to dishearten him obstacles laid
in his way, that would have wrecked an
ordinary man forever, he turns to an
advertisement and comes out of it bright
er than ever. His instruments, as is
well known, are very popular and are to
be found in all parts of the world. We are
informed that during the next ten years
he intends to sell 200,000 more of his
make that means a business of $20,000.
000, if we average them at 5100.00 each.
It is already the. largest business of the
Daniel F. Beatty,
Jersev, for catalogue
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A Brief Description of Its G-real
Inducements to Settlers.
WILLIAMS COUNTY is the extreme
Northwest county of the State of North
Dakota, with the Missouri River forming
its southern boundary, and it has a river
frontage of about 250 "miles. Ttie County
covers an area of nearly 4,500 square
miles, and embraces about '3,000,00^
acres of excellent farming and grazing
lands. About one-half of the County ie
underlaid with a superior quality of
Lignite Coal, which is found in etratas
varying from three feet to twenty feet
in thickness. There are also numerous
beds of sulphur of extra fine quality."
The soil is rich and durable, and by rea
son of the peculiar formation of the sur
face of the country, irrigation is rendered
both practicable and cheap. Cereals of
all kinds and vegetables flourish here ii}
abundance, 8ml id ways pay the producer,
a handsome margjn for his labor,
As a stock-raising country Williams
County is equal to any other region ill
Hie western states. Hay and shelter ere
fo.md in abundance along the Missouri
river and the small streams running
through the interior of the county.
Williams Count]/ offers the most ad
vantageous inducements to settlers by
its famous stock-raising ranges, and its
own cheap fuel in wood and coal. The
winters are mild, and all classes of stock
graze out on the ranges nearly theentir^
season through, requiring but very little
extra feeding. All kinds of building
material and excellent clay for brick
making can be found in many localities
throughout the county.
Financially, Williams County 3s abso
lutely out of debt, there being not $
dollar ot bonded indebtedness, nor any
outstanding warrants, as shown by the
official statement of the County Auditoi:
and Treasurer on Julv 1st, 1895.
WILLISTON, the County Seat of WiL
hams County, is beautifully located oq
the Great Northern Railroad, with the
Missouri River washing its southern
limits, and situated only twenty miles
from Fort Buford.
illiston has two hotels,
six stores, two,
saw mills, a first-class blacksmith and
wagon shop, two meat markets, ono
newspaper and job printing office, four
restaurants, two dress-making shops, a
carpenter's shop, two brick yards, a bar-r
tier-shop, two churches, a school housel
a court bouse and jail, two billiard halisj
and four sample rooms. It is the freight
division of the Great Northern Railroad,
with its roundhouse and siiops located
iiere. In fact, the volume of business
transacted here wiil compare favorably
with any town of its size in the northwest.
Tbft Big Sitting Lodge of White Earth, vili
hold its nest regular meeting for the initiation
r.e*v members, under different circumstance*
ti-.i-.ii"*.be rules htsr. totore observe-i. on uvsm
b'-.-r Ji, !Sj5. All regular members are requested
to be pres"i at that time, or be subject to a line
of not l«ss than §15 nor more than S3.
Dated Auy 1, Igiio. Sec. 3. S, L.
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