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I^UISLISARCN T:Vi: KWIDAY MMINING 15V FitED'lv. 11. ADAMS. f»r wcui rnor isATiis: One ropy. mir year. six ir.i 'tithe. Ctish Invariably in Advance. W.nn '1.00 ADVH:trrisivu RATE#.—Diupin.v ml*. SI per inch in..mis: jji-r cent oil 'U yearly contracts of ov 3 inch1-s. Locals. 10 cents for ilrst imd Scents for each snbsoquent insertion. Finn! proof anil con test notices. without citation?. $5 each. Hot cash. EP'-Siil^cribcrs finding this notice crossed nre notified that their subscription lias expired and ere miuei-teil 10 renew. Official Paper of Griggs County TIME TABLE. S. C. & T. M. RAILROAD. drains mike the round trip every day.except Sunday, leaving Oocpeistown :it O-.iiO a. 111. anil arriving at Sunbern 8:20 a. 111. Return.ni*. leaves Sanborn at 4:00 p. m. and arrives" at Cooperstown fl:80 p. in. The train goi* tliroiitrli to F: rsro. N. P. Railroad, main line—Passenger trains leave Sanborn: Going east 3:4* p.m. Going easi 10:1. p. m. Going east 8:90a. m. Going wi 6:.V a. m. Going 11:45 a.m. Tickets for all parts of the United States and Canada for sale at this station. R. M. Cow C. S. FEE, fien. Pass. Apt. EX, Agent. Rolette county records have been mysteriously returned to Dunseith.from which place they were stolen. E. A. Williams, candidate for mayor, was defeated at the late Bismarck city election. Justus Bragg (democrat) was chosen. The Fargo grand jury censured the county commissioners, and Judge Mc Connell read them the riot act and dis charged them Minister Phelps is to board with the queen, and do his loafing in the House of Lords—as it «vere. Quite a change from the life of a country lawyer in Vermont. Cardiff knocked out Wilson,the St. Paul colored slugger, last week. The Globe's local columns aloat over the details, while the editor denominates it a high handed outrage. It is stated that Gen. Badeau left the Grant residence so suddenly, because the family found out that he had been representing that he was the real author of the general's book,and were incensed. —Exchange. Badeau is in hard luck. The general disappointed lum—by living. A brass band is being discussed by our musical citizens. The musicians have the talent, and with instruments furnished by the city, to remain the property of the city, we could, with out doubt, have a band equal to any in the country. The musicians, however, will have to furnish the energy to get started. An observer says that ltoscoe Conk ling walks up Broadway every evening between 6 and 7 o'clock. lie has a queer swing of the legs these days, a sort of a loose jointed movement. Above the waist the proportions and carriage are those of an athlete. Below the waist the limbs move distractedly, as if the power that propelled them were exerted at random.—Exchange. Roscoe is trying to make a converted pacer of himself, probably, for the next campaign. Mr. Joseph Allen, says ••Johnny Bull*' objects to our remarks concerning wife beating in the old country, as. possibly, a •'coiiimtnon amusement.'' Joe says they ride wife beaters on a rail in Eng land, and we hasten to make the correc tion. Our remarks in regard to the effete East are simply founded upon Proposals Wanted, Sealed proposals will be received till 12 m. June 20,1885, for the building ot a school house on see. 16, tp 145, 60, Pleasantview school township. Plans and specifications at COURIER office, where bids may be left. Contract price to be paid in school bonds. Any and all bids may be rejected. JACOB NIOOLL, Clerk. ^Cash customers will do well to ex. amine our prices on groceries. We do not sell tomatoes or sugar at cost, as a bait, but will sell groceries at the small est living profit for the cash. John Syverson & Co. e^Two thousand bushels of oats wanted by Geo. W. Greenleese, at 25 cents per bushel. Bring in your oats. —Examine the Flying Dutchman Sulkey Plow at Berg & Larson. Around Town. Wheat. "0 cents. II. G. i'ickett is moving into the new house. One faro to July Fourth, anywhere, weave luiofrned by liobt. Co wen. D.L. Wilbur, of Jamestown, was the city. Wednesday. I The mills of Spain grind slowly, and are turned by mules.—Ex. Julius ltetzlall: and wife went to Jamestown and returned. Tuesday. J.C. Yancey has sold his Stradvarius. It is more business and less music with him now. There was a dance at Sheldon's, at Red Willow, Monday night.— Fordo's string band. F. M. Thompson, of Greenfield, was in town Wednesday night—locating preferred stock. James Christie is building a residence for J. II. Van Voorhis, on that gentle man's farm west of town. The late cyclones have been confined to Northern Iowa and Southern Minne sota—passing from west to east about 100 miles. 1/^1. L. Micliatls reports having taken the census in township 144-oS. and 144 59. Population about 800. Wheat look ing well, and an increase iu stock rais ing. II. W. S.hultze, father of Mrs. B. B. Brown, and grandfather of Benj. Mc Cormick, arrived in Cooperstown, Mon day night, from Baltimore, Md. He is eighty-tive years old, and as hale and hearty as an ordinary man at sixty. S. K. N ester, the bonanza Valley City farmer, was in town Tuesday, on bis way to pay a visit to H. C. Cooper, and get a few pointers on practical farming. No Dakotaian understands the business better than Mr. Cooper. Geo. Fisli back accompanied Mr. Nester. Mr. S. Steenson, of Ransom county, with his family, is visiting his daughter, Mrs. Andrew Torfin. Mr. Steenson is so well pleased with Griggs county in general, and Looking Glass prairie in particular, that he will sell out his pos sessions in Hansom, and move within our borders. W. R. Whidden and Rev. E. F. Jor den went past the "bad lands" and over the river Tuesday. They narrowly es caped an immersion at a bad ford on the Slieyenne. Mr. Jorden will preach at Chalmer school house Sunday morning at the Freer school house Sunday after noon. A bridge is needed near Chal mers, to retain the trade of that section for Cooperstown. newspaper items and we are glad to find boat contest, and other games are on the a Johnny Bull that revolts against the programme. A platform, with bowery mendacity of the press. This species of canopy, and good music for dancing, crime (wife beating) is not confined Boats for boat riding and boat racing to any country or people, but we believe Arrangements are being made for a there is less of it in this land of liberty than in any other land. Some Sanborn conspirators were get ting up a petition last week to affect the time-taole on the S. C. & T. M. R. It., e.. that is to have the train remain over night in Sanborn, instead of Coop erstown. A few traveling men signed it, although the majority of those visit ing both towns prefer the longer stop at Cooperstow n. They are powerful in pe tition at Sanborn. The Sanbotn Enterprise says: "It is is hard to tell just what did happen, but one thing is sure, the officer returned without Mr. Woodford. It is said the latter's monied friend left enough be hind to pay the forfeited bail and all oth er expenses besides. We do not wish to meddle with Valley City concerns, but we sincerely believe Mr. Woodford to be a nonest man." Kon est is good. Dazey will celebrate the Fourth by picnicing on the banks Ensign lake, one and one-half miles from town. Base ball game, horse speeding, foot race, band, and an orator. Dancing at evening in town. Committee of ar rangements, W. L. Pattison, S. J. Rus sell, A. Clendening, Otto Holman, N. Nelson, L. M. Schryver, J. Little, C. Lvons, Col. Baker, Stee & Alsted. Last June a gold watch was stolen from J. N. Brown. The watch cost §300. Frank Smith was then working for Mr. Brown. The watch was after ward deposited at different times, by Smith, as collateral, with Covey & Brown, M. D. If.il's, and A. Sternberg. Mr. Sternberg afterward bought the watcli for $75. This week Mr. Brown learned of the whereabouts of his watch, and proving property, good naturedly allowed the clothier $25 for his trouble, and is now on time to his meals. Mr. Smith, in the language of a contempor ary, is a now eat man. VOL COOPERSTOWN, GRIGGS CO., DAK., FRIDAY. JUNE i9.1SS5. $2 PER ANNUM tili 1' Commissioners' Proceedings. Met June 13,1S85. at 10 a.m., in ac- 1 wish to announce to the settlers of cordance with adjournment. Griggs county, that I have recently been l'lesent. Com. Cooper. Adjourned appointed agent for the sale of Northern James A. Ames, services as road viewer n. line 140-5S, SS. Rufus Pinkerton. services as road viewer n. 140-58' $10. ... In order to assist purchasers I have (. onvened at- p. m. procured a complete set of surveyors Full board present, Comr. Cooper1 plats, showing fractional lots, lakes, presiding. rivers, ponds, swales, meadow land, On motion ordered that the following bills be allowed, viz: Sam'l. Goldthrite, building bridge 20-14S-59. S25. John Morris Co., blanks. $6. John Morris Co., poll tax list books. $2.21. John Morris Co., assessors outfit, $70.25. James Muir, setting up chairs in court house, $2. It. C. Brophy, seeding court house block, SI 6. J. E. Qvale, services as road viewers n. line 14G-5S, §11.50. Allan Pinkerton, sheriffs school elec tion duties, §31. Allan Pinkerton, notifying road view ers, §30.80. A. II. Songie, road work district No. 12, $3. E. C. Evenson, road work district No. 12, $4.50. Bowden & Buck, mdse. for Asliby family (poor), $15.13. On motion ordered that the following resolution be adopted, viz: jVlkGveas, a number of road petitions iflre coming in from different parts of the county, and Whereas, said road petitions .are draft ed to favor certain individuals more than the public at large, and that the same is a great expense to the county. Now therefore, it is hereby resolved that all section lines be opened for a public highway according to law, and they are hereby opened and declared public highways, and the toad supervi sors of the several road districts are re spectfully requested to see that they are opened, and work done on same wherever practicable, and notice is here by given that no road petition will be considered by the county commission ers, except when section lines are im passable. On motion ordered that the county surveyor be requested to make a survey of the road from quarter stake on west side of section 19-148-59, to intersect the road from the Scheyenne river to Coop erstown. On motion ordered that the following road petition be published, viz: Com mencing at the n-w corner sec. 6-147-59 and terminating at the s-e corner sec 5 14(5-59. Signed by Carl Frost, M. Ketz laff, llermon Frost and others. On motion ordered that the painting of the bridge on sec. 26-146-58, and the bridge on sec. 36-148-59 be awarded to A, Sickelsteel for $-50 cash as per agree ment. On motion ordered that Allan Pinker ton lie employed as janitor and jailor at $26 per month, to be paid in county warrants. On motion ordered that, the following refunding orders be issued, viz: Henry Gullickson, road poll tax for 1884, minor, $1.50. O. Nelson, road poll tax for 1884, over age. $1.50. Olson Sanders, road poll tax for 1884, overage, SI.50. L. V. Kinde, road poll tax for 1884, overage, SI.50. P. S. Buellroad poll tax for 1884. over age, SI. 50. S. K. Norgard, road poll tax for 1884, overage, $1.50. On motion ordered that the following abatements be made: Martin Lunde, road and school poll tax 1884, assessed twice, $2.50. Baard Herigstad, road poll tax 1884, overage, SI .50. On motion ordered that bill of Allan Pinkerton, for services as jailor and janitor, $130, be allowed. On motion adjourned. ROLLIK C. COOPER, Chairman. HERBERT P. SMART, Clerk. Hutchinson County Record: Consid erable complaint is being made that the Territorial University at Vermillion, is managed in the interest of certain prot estant sects. If these charges are well founded a change should at once be made. It is too late in the century for religious bigotry to control public edu cational institutions. Dr. Brown's engagements in dentist ry will keep him here until next Monday night. Room 1, at the Palace hotel. Attention Settlers. Pacific Rail Road Lauds in this county. ridges, depth of soil, grade, surface .etc. etc., together with field notes and price list in fact everything that is necessary, to assist one in forming a correct idea of the character and value of the land. I also loan money on five years time to buy tiie preferred stock of the comnany, to be used in payment for the land, which at the present very low price of this stock, brings these lands much low er than government lands. Parties holding land under contract will do well to pay up and get a deed be fore a rise in the price of stocks. Parties who located on these lands be fore survey, and have made valuable improvements, should lose no time in making purchase, as the company is not under any obligation ,to hold it for them and others are applying for it. Plats and price lists of unsold lands furnished free of charge. Settlers will find it to their advantage to give me a call before locating. 1 also loan money for final proofs. WM. GLASS, Agent, Office in Postotlice Building Coopers town, D. T. Estray Notice. One bay horse, about twelve old, taken up June 5th. M. L. MICHAELS, years Sec. 26, tp. 144, range 61. have just receive a car load of llour from the Daily Roller Mills, to which I would call the attention of ray customers, as it is second to none now in the country, and I want they should try it. as when once tested will have no other. You will also find a full line of the A'alley City Hour, and my stock be ing complete in all lines of tne Hour and feed business. My motto is "Small Prof its and Quick Sales." Trusting you will not fail to call and see me before puicli asing elsewhere, I am yours, truly, GEO. W. GREENLEESE. gTA car load of fine old Ilennesy has just been received at the Union House. It is a line thing for dysentary. t2T"A barrel of very fine "old stuff" cider burst at the Union house Wednes day, but without doing serious damage. A little of this New England cider yet remains. It is a fine, cooling drink, and is just too slick for mince pies. dfWe have a small lot of summer underwear left, that must be sold with in the next thirty days. Bargains at Whidden Bros. Another lot of ready made cloth ing to arrinve this week. Prices away down at \V hidden Bros. All kinds suita Wliidden Bros. Hats, Hats, Hats! ble for all classes, at CiTWe have for sale a few good farm work horses. Davis & Pickett. (gfl am now agent for the J. I. Case Threshing Machine Co., the best thresh er ou wheels, and I can prove it by your neighbors. Knud Thompson. g"I have now in stock a fresh sup ply of feed and flour, which the public can sample at the lowest living rates. Flour of all grades. Quick sales and small profits. Geo. W. Greenleese. (^Parties wanting sewing machines should not fail to take a look at the White. For sale by John Syverson & Co. (ggrWe have just received a large stock of school books of every kind used iu the county. Websters unabridged dictionary furnished to schools for $8.50. John Swerson & Co. J®" Beecher Cox represents the Fargo Hail Insurance company, for Griggs county. Boad Petition. Territory of Dakota, County of Griggs. To the Hoard of County Countv: to the Commissioners of suid The undersigned, freeholders residing within the immediate neighborhood of the route hereinafter mentioned and described for a public road, do hereby petition yon to canst to lie laid out und opened a road of the width of sixty six feet, as fol lows: Commencing at the northwest. corner of section 6 in township 147, north, of range 5! west, in said county, and running froip thence in a southerly directSonon the most eligible route to the southwest corner of section T. same township thence east on the most eligible route to the south west corner of said sec same township, thence south on the section line on the most eligible route southeast corner of sec 31, same township, thence follow the township line east to the north east corner of sec 5. tp 146, 59. thence south along section line between sees 4 and 5 to the s-e corner or of sec 5. The names of the owners of lands over which the same is to pass ure signed hereto, and they herebv declare their assent to said road, which shall be two rods wide on each side of the section line, or four rods wide, when the same shull be located off the section line said roadway being granted through our lands according to said peti tion without compensation. Carl Frost. M. Retzlaff, Frank Ressler, Tolef Dig habek. Jacob II. Myhre, T. K. Rogne, Charlis Retzlaff, John Ressler, John N. Jorgensen. And vour petitioners pray that the said road may be laid out and opened according to law. Dated at Cooperstown, this SHlh day of May, 1885. Carl Frost. G. S. I'rost, Frank Ressler. Edward Zimperk, A. H.Berg, Jos. A Arpagum, M. Retzlaff, Hermann Frost, Toleff Digbabek, Waiter Heller, S. H.Berg. C. J. Thinglestad, •lens Clir Stram. O Thint elstad, Thinglestad, Hendrik Enderson, Jens Nelson, Henry Heller, Jucob Myhre. Charlie Retzlaff, Thingelstudt, O Olson, Roirne, .John Ressler, S A Ness, gohn poison, Ole Rorvig. Pfeirer. Syver Koloen, Ole Olson, Gilbert Clen, August Engel, A Hunter. Mads Nertrosk, A Retzlaff, A Retzlaff, Julius RfctzlufE. WTT. McCulloch, Adolph Ilegre, HO Retzlaff, 82-34 JULIUS STEA'L.NS. H. G. PICKETT. Stevens & Pickett, (Successors to Lenham & Burrell.) -A GENERAL- BANKING BUSINESS TRANSACTED. INTEREST PAID ON TIME DE POSITS—N EGOTIATE FOR NON RES1DETS FIRST MOllT- GAG E LOANS BEAR ING INTEREST At 10 and 12 Per Cent. Interest on City Prop erty and Improv ed Farms. County and School Secur ities Bought and Sold. Insurance written in the best companies at reasonable rates. A large amount of city property, together with improved and unimproved farms for sale. Send for H. G. PICKETT, Cashier. Knud Thompson, SUCCESSOR TO IIOILAND & RUKKE. Will soon Tell you Something nice about FARM MACHINERY! Cooperstown, Griggs County, Dakota. KNUD THOMPSON.