The oldest Bookstore in tke territory.
We oontinue to offer to our many
patrons all the new and popular works
of the day at eastern prioeit. In this de
partment may be found everything re
quired (in the stationery line) in the
office, store or ohool house. Writing
01 iVTi 11
Excelsior Drug Store
E S A I S E I N 1 8 6 9
Purdy & Brecht,
.g^ [SUCCESSORS TO MILLS k, PURDY 1
U*a given oar PilKSOIUPTiON OISFA KIMENT.
and Retail Druggists.
In stook a complete iln. of pure and fresh Druga^Bll the
for 3. 0. Ayer 4 0o„ Dr. Jayne 3c Son, etc. SSlJQ
Window Glass, Paints and Oils, Partinnlar attor.
celsior Book Store.---Wholesale and Retail.
WHOLESALE L.IQCOBS AND CIOAltS.
Kentucky and Domestic Whiskies
1 Liquors and Wines.
M\KH) a spaaialfcv «»p sh'paiag Kentucky Whiskies direct to the tradu from U. 8.Bonded
BUtf A.VD slSLL IVfiftSttltiS IN liOSl. Wo carry the lar
est stook west of Ohia&igo aai will duplicate prices of any house, without any -exception, in
the United States.
paper, envelopes and blank books made
a specialty. We also carry the largest
stock of SSTWALt PAPERS.®
offered in the market. Our prioee
will always be found reasonable. Third
street, bet. Cedar and Walnut Sts.
Adler & Ohlman
Agents and Wholesale dealers in
Goods sold only at Wholesale.
Schlitz's Milwaukee Beer.
Or' We are prepared to fill promptly any and all orders for goods in oar line and
guarantee satisfaction both in quality and prioes. bend for circulars and price list
11 Pi Varying in price from $12.00 to $100.00 per thous-
tl/LL lTXllllVJIJ. and. Wo handle the products of the largest
.aaufaocoricj iQ th«j anl can satisfy tho trade in over
rkadnar-i well ail f\v.»rably kaov?a throughout the northwest an*'
With success by selling them.
WE ARE GENERAL AGENTS INJ DAKOTA FOR
JoBeph SSchlitz's Brewing company, Milwaukee, Wis. Duheiser-BreBch Brew
ing company, St. Louis, Mo. Chesterman & Barrow's Bottling Works,
LeMars, Iowa Brunswick Billiard Tables, Chicago, Illinois
proprietors of Yankton Steam Bottling Works [of
^—r„ respect. Our principal
.d.retailers will always meet
ADLER & OHLMAN, Yankton.
FODNBABT AMU MACHINE SHOP.
MARTIN & ANDERSON,
Pipe Fitters and Plumbers
IDsufeotsu Iroa^L "Worlds.
Steam Engines and engine supplies.
Boilers, Steam Fittings, Water Pipe,
Rubber Hose, Brass Work.
Castings of every Description.
*0 all on. or address, SAM$. KAUCHEK, Merchants Hotel, Yf nkton.D.
E. J. ANDERSON
VOLUME XI. AjCSKTON, DAKOTA TERRITORY, THURSDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 3, 1885.
E. J. Porter & Co.
Wholesale and Retail
FIRST CLASS GOODS
CAPITOL STREET YANKTON
Wholesale and Retail
STAPLE AND FANCY,
TAKKTON, IK T,
Caya & Alder
Staple and Fancy Groceries,
ISyFruit of all kinds in season.
livered. to'auy part of the city free of charge.
Third Si., one door west of P. 0
Seal Estate Agency.
farms in all Parts of Dakota
Stock Ranches, City Prop
erty, Loans. Municipal
J. R. HANSON YANKTON
Yankton, 1). T., dealtrt in
Pine and Hardwood Lum
ber, Red Cedar Fence
POStS & Mixed Paints,
BT-Order. by mail will receive prompt at
teation. Lumber yard on Broadway.
D. P. WILCOX, Proprietor.
Ratcc—$1,53 to f2,0.) per day, according
to location of room.
T1HI8 HOUSE is the largest Hotel in the city,
steam heated, and is supplied with magne
tic arte-ian water.
Douglas Avenue, near Third street,
Walibaum & Becker,
This house is the headquarters for travelers
I and immigrants. Good stabling in connection
with the hotel.
B. RAYMOND Prophietob
MEDICINAL ARTESIAN WATER possessing
moBt healthful medicinal properties.
Exclusive property of the house.
Terms—One Dollar per day.
and from all trains.
Posts, Sash, Doors,
Mixed Paint, etc.,
YANKTON DAKOTA YANKTON DAKOTA
At Lowest RHarket Prices.
2l aiitl|Mulberry Sts.
Also, at LESTERTILLE, D. T.
J. H. MOULTON,
WOULD respect'nlly announce that I
prepared to contract for
Steam Heating, Hot Water Heat
ing, Plumbing aud
And am prepared, to furnish the apparatus, set
up and execute work of every description per
taining to any of the above branches.
Shop and office on Walnut street, south of
econd, formerly Thornton. Moulton & Cobby.
J. H. MoULTON. Yankton. D. T.
BariiaandrfOCBce on Walnut street, between
Third and Fourth Sts.
for 'Pas and bneew?e
Free bus to
left at he
office or at tbe MEHCHANT8 or
HOTifliS, *ili receive prompt attention
Stabling for farmers and freighters. A good
corrail for stock. Water runmne through the
osrrall. The best cf care taken of horse* or
stock. Telephone Nos. 84, 19 and #0.
M. R. DeCAM P. Proprietor.
EVERY EVENING—EXCEPTING SUNDAYS
liy carrics, per
month, $1,00 per year, $12.00 by mail, per
month, 85 cento per year, $10.00.
Oftioe on Third Street, Press and Dakotaian
BOWKN & K1NG5HCRY, Prop'ts.
The Wayne Gazette states that a
Wayne committee has prepared a map
and sent it to Omaha with a committee,
showing an easy ronte from Omaha to
Yankton. This map will be laid before
the offloials of the Omaha Northern,
of which road, the Gazette says:
From Omaha to Wayne there is no
trouble, bat between this oity and Yank
ton, the Omaha, people have no knowl
edge of the lay of the country aud it is
to enlighten them on this point that Mr.
Taylor has made his map. His proposal
is to either reach the Dogtown by a cut
through Lake's addition or by making a
bend around M. N. Conver's thence up
the Dogtown, to what is known
in this oounty as "Beaver Creek
following up this oreek which is
nothing but a dry slough,
a short easy out will let the road into
the Baker Creek valley which will be
followed up to near the residence of Mr.
Siles thence along the south Logan to
the neighborhood of Off's ranch, and
from here to the Missouri, opposite
Yankton in almost an air line, the
whole route being through as lioe a por
tion of country as there is in northern
Nebraska and a natural route for a
railroad. We are assured that nowhere
between Wuyne aud Yankton will there
be a out of any size, and the Omaha
people if they are in earnest, will do
well to consider Mr. Taylor's line.
A writer in the Omaha Bee urges the
construction of the Omaha Northern
from Omaha to Yankton as the first
move. Regarding other extensions this
If the future is to be looked after as
the oommunily develops, and Omaha's
desire shall be, as time progresses to
lean towards Niobrara and the Black
Hills with her own road, either Wayne,
Wakefield or Concord can be regarded
as an exoellent point of departure lor a
deeper out northwest.
It is of vital importanoo that the peo'
pie of Yaukton take an active interest in
this project and that they move at once
to the extent of sending an intelligent
representation to Omaha to place bo
fore the people there the advantages of
the proposed route and its Dakota con
nections. Our Nebraska neighbors ap
pear to be giving effeotive attention to
the Nebraska division of the proposed
rood and are enlightiug the Omaha peo
ple relative of the country between
Wayne and Yankton. In this wo could
aid them materially ani could supple
ment their effort with facts and figures
relative to the James river
valley and the Missoul river
slope northwest from this oity. The
proposed line from Omaha to Yankton
would be about 150 miles in length
through an old settled and highly pro
ductive country. Wayna is located
about fifty miles from Yankton on tbe
Sioux City & Pacfflc railroad, and on a
direct imaginary line between
this city and Omaha. It is
just now a rendezvous for the en
gineers of the Chicago & Northwestern
company and it is supposed the move
ments of tbe Omaha Northern are the
canse of tho surveying operations of the
former company in that section.
Governor Hubbard, of Minnesota, is
tbe opiuion that Senator Logan will
be elected actiug vice president. Gov
ernor Hubbard reason thus: "I should
think it likely that Senator Logan would
be elected. My reason for thinking so
is the fact that his term as senator will
continuo daring the present administra
tion. I understand that the term of
Senator Edmunds will expire in 1877,
while tho same thing might be said of
Sonator Sherman. The faot that Sena
tor Logan was our candidate for the
vioe presidency would be a consideration
more or less strong with the republican
senators. The strongest point, however,
is the fact that Senator Logan's term
will continue during tho present admin
Judge Bartlett Tripp has always been
deemed a gentleman of excellent repute,
an exponent of the highly moral and
notably intellectual element of tho great
northwest—one of our steady going and
industrious citizens who is entitled to
the highest respect of the press and the
pnblio. These assertions being tacts we
are at a loss to know what the St. Paul
Pioneer Press means by printing an
emaoiated looking oat and labtling it
Bartlett Tripp." It is clearly a case of
libel of the most exaggerated type.
A Washington speoial to the St. Paul
Pioueer Press, under date of November
30th, says N. H. Harris, of Vioksburg.
Mississippi, has been appointed register
of tbe land office at Aberdeen, Dakota.
If this information is correot it is notice
of tbe removal of C. T. McCoy, who has
occupied the position of register at
Aberdeen a couple of years. Mr. Harris
is a southern carpet bagger, a defeated
candidate for congress and a son-in-law
of Judge Maoalixter, of Iowa, formerly
of the oourt of claims.
At Mitchell, on the l«t inst, M.
Day, stated that if the divisionists and
admissioniets expected to carry their
point they must eleot Bartlett Tripp as
one of tbe senators for the proposed
state. In Mitohell this is taken as an
indication that the democrats have
found the proposed new state in greater
favor with the administration than tbey
bad supposed, and are trying to hedge
their condemnation of tbe whole
soheme and gather up what spoils they
A Washington speoial says that both
Messrs, Morrison, of Illinois, and Ran
dall, of Pennsylvanio, are drafting tariff
bills to be presented at the nest meet
ing of congress. The features of neither
have been made public.
Thcro are predictions of another seri
ous rebellion in tho Northwest territory
in the spring as a sequel to the execu
tion of Reil. Emissaries are at work
among the northern Montana Indian8
endeavoring to seoure their co-operation.
Regular trains are now running on the
James River Valley railroad between
LaMoure ond Jamestown, one of the
most important links in the valley.
Congress, at its coming session, will
take steps looking to the transfer of the
signal service bureau from the war de
partment to the interior department.
I'Oeau Reported us not Wanting tlio
Washington, Nov. 30—Whether Gen.
Logan wants to be president pro tem
pore is the question asked on every side.
A gentleman whose relations with the
senator make it eminently probable that
he knows how the senator feels, Bays
that he does not think Gen. Logan
wants to take the chair. Iu the firet
place the duties of the office would be
irksome to him. He finds sitting up
very fatiguing, and when he is not
writing his usual position is a semi-re
cumbent altitude on a lounge in the
cloak room or at home. He is not very
expert in ruldB of order, and dislikes con
troversies over parliamentary points.
On the other hand he is a powerful de
bater, and the gentleman referred to
says he thinks Geu. Logan would feel
that, as the presiding ollloer, he was
laid away on the shell. He is a man of
very active temperament, fond of po
lineal controversy, and eager
to support certain measures that
will come up this winter, and to
oppose others. If he takes tbe chair he
hue got to keep out of debate for the
most part. He would not be aetuolly
muzzled. He would retain all his rigbtB
as a senator, but he would not be ex
pected to have the lioor much. He is
represented as eager to retain and add
to his prestige as one of the republican
leaders in tho senate, and feels that be
can do much more for his country, his
party and his own poiiticai future by re
maining on the tioor than he could by
taking the ohair. Gen. Logan's election
to the ohair would be recognized as a
senatorial nomination for the presidency.
In the opinion of many of bis friends
this would be a grave disadvantage to
him, because 1888 is a good way off, and
candidates who were brought forward
too early have generally been killed off.
It is felt by somo senutors that presi
dential politics, either prospective or
retrospective, ought to be kept out of
this election of a presiding officer, and
for this reason Senator Yan Wyck,
who is a warm friend of Blaine
and not especially ap, admirer
of EdmundB, desires to see the latter re
elected president pro tem. He thinks
there will be less of presidential politics
in Mr. Edmunds' eleotion than in that
of anyone else, and he is for him for that
reason. Though a very warm friend of
both Blaine and Logan, he does not want
the election of 1884 resurrected to beat
Edmunds, or the eleotion of 1888 antici
pated to elect Logati. The fact that last
March Mr. Edmunds took occasion, un
authorized by the senate, to disclaim, in
announcing tbe result of an electoral
count, any function except a purely
miuiBteiial one, will be used against niin
by some extreme partisans among the
regnlar repulican senators, who want to
reserve for some future emergency the
claim that the presiding officer of the
senate has the right to count the elec
toral vote involving, as it would, in case
of double returns, tbe right of
the vioe president or president
pro tem. to determine what votes
to count. But there are many of the re
publican senatore who claim sach extra
ordinary powers fJr the real or acting
vioe president. Some demoorats are
seeking to give tbe impression that Gen.
Logan cannot he elected president pro
tem, because he is not yet a member of
the senate. This is a minor technicality
which can be gotten around easily. In
1881 the republicans asserted the right
of the oldest senator to administer the
oath of ofiioe to senators elect before a
president pro tem was ohosen. The
democrats insisted that a president pro
tem must be chosen first. They were in
the majority and carried their point, but
that does not settle the right of mem
bers elect to be sworn in before the eleo
tion ot a presiding officer. The action of
1881 was purely political and not legal
Now the republicans have a majority
and they will not recognize the strict
party vote of four years ago as a presi
dent building on them. It is even
claimed by eome good lawyers that
senator eleot may take office before
judge, without waiting for the senate to
meet. No snob unsual experiment as
this need be tried. Tbe republican sen
ators have a majority and they can direot
the senior senator to swear the members
eleot or if they preferred another course
they could agree in cauous on the elec
tion of a president pro tem., simply for
the purpose of organization, and then
eleot General Logan to tbe ohair as
soon as he had qualified.
A Xinc Million Book.
Philadelphia Press: By this sketch I
Bee that the Appletons have made $9,000,
000 out of their Cyclopedia alone nine
millions in tbe gross, of course, this
means but there is a good margin for
profit. Out of their "Picturesque Amer
ioa" they have made $4,000,000. So if
they only published those two books,
they would do well. "Webster's Primer,"
which tbey still publish, sells at the rate
of 1,000,000 a year regularly, sometimes
a tow more bot never less. I said to Mr.
Appleton one day that the publisher of
three suoh books oOght to be satisfied
Yes, be said, but unfortunately they
publish other bookB, the
success of which
or the non-success of which, made ?.n in
road into the profits of the other pabli
cations. However, the bouse of Apple
ton is rich enough and the moBt of its
gloves for $250 a side.
wealth oomes through ita subscription
department. You oan imagine that the
subscription department does a big busi
ness when some of its agents make from
$10,000 to 820,000 a year out of it. This
is a good income for a book agent.
Brutal Fist Fighter*).
San Franoisoo, Deo. 1—One of the
most determined prize fights ever fought
on this coast took place to-day at Al
vise, Santa Clara couury, between Billy
Hamilton, of San Jose, and young
Mitohell, of this city, both light weights.
Tbe first meeting between the com
batants was on Sunday, at San Safpil,
where the sheriff, however, appeared on
the scene and stopped the proceedings
before the men got into the ring. Yes
terday tbe men met again in seoret in a
barn in West Berkley and fought ten
fierce rounds. In tbe midst of the
eleventh the sheriff's appearanoe caused
a stampede of tbe principals, seconds
and small audienoe, baokers of the con
testants. Tu-dsy, however, their ren
dezvous at Alviso remained seoret and
the fight went on without interruption
After twenty-three hard fought rounds,
in whioh both sustained Bevere punish
ment, the fight was awarded to Mitch
ell on a foul. The match
Possessed of Itare Accomplishments.
Sioux Falls speoial, 30: This place
to-day has a veritable sensation, whioh
has shook it from center to oiroumfer
ence. Tho participants in the unfortun
ate affair are the Latin and Greek pro
fessor of the Sioux Falls university, F,
W. Perry, Mrs. Spafford, wife of a Flau
drau physioian, who is visiting here, and
the wife of the professor, who died last
he faots upon investigation are
these: About 1:30 a. m., Sunday morn
ing Mrs. Perry awoke and not finding
her spouse by her side croBeed tbe ball
to the double rooms oooupied by Mrs.
Spafford, iu one room of which was her
bed and in the other a couch, the rooms
being connected by folding doors, and
between these doors was tha orib ooou
pied by Mrs. Spafford's baby. Mrs.
Ferry tried one door leading to these
roomB and found it looked, She was
evidently suspioions and being delicate,
was immediately thrown into convul
sions, and her screams awoke the m
mutea of tbe college trom basement to
the third Btory. About the first on the
soene were the students and the matron.
The lady was picked up from the
hall iloor and carried to her room,
she keeping up her screams for fully fif
teen minutes. About this time Prof.
Terry osme out of one of the rooms, he
being in his stocking feet and panta
loons. An explanation being called for,
he said he was taking care of Mrs. Spaf
ford's baby. He bad been lying on the
oouoh and did not hear the soreams of his
wife. Yesterday tho board orairoctors of
the college were investigating matters
and were session up to eight o'cloek
last night, when the wife of tbe profes
sor died from acute congestion of the
brain, superinduced by tbe shook. She
became paralyzed in one side and could
not articulate plainly what she knew
during the time ot her rationality before
her death. The board of directors will
meet again and the gay young professor
will be bounced. He has a mortgage of
$4,000 on the college, but this will be
paid and he will be allowed to depart
for pastures new. The professor is
young man of rare musical talent, a
professional bioyclist and a leader of tbe
Babtiet churob. He boiled from Raleigh,
Is natures own remedy, made from roots gath
ered from tbe forests of Georgia. The method
by which it is mado was obtained by a half
breed trom the Crook Indians who inhabited a
certain portion of Georgia, which was comma*
cated to one of the early settlers, and thus the
formula has been handed down to the present
day. The above cut represents tho method of.
manufacture twenty years ago. by Mr. O. T.
Swift, one of the present proprietors. The de
mand-has been gradually increasing until a
$100,000 laboratory is now necessary to supply
the trade. A foreign demand has been created,
and enlarged facilities will be necessary to
meet iu This great
Vegetable Blood Purifier
Cancer, Cataarh, Scrofula, Eczema,
Ulcers, Rheumatism, Blood Taint,
Hereditary or otherwise, without the use
Books on "Oontaffious Blood Poison" and on
"Blood and tikia Diseases" maded iroe.
For sale by all druggists.
J. R. SANBORN &S0N
Wholesale and Retail dealers in
\J pliolstored 0*ooclSy
Union Blook, Third street, Yankton
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