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The Mellette County pioneer. [volume] (Wood, Mellette County, S.D.) 19??-1971, October 04, 1912, Image 1

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VOLUME 1
LUMBER AND BUILDING
y MATERIAL ==
We have a complete stock of I ugh grade
Lumber and Building Material, and can fill
any bill you may bring us, at Prices that
arc Satisfactory to all, right from our yards
here at Wood.
Call on us when wanting to build, look over
our stock,ask for prices and estimates,and
your building troubles will end right there.
OUR AIM IS TO SATISFY
VONSEGGERN BROS. & UTZ
Wood, - - S. D.
PAL A C E
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POOL AMD
BILLIARDS
A FINE LINE OF CIGARS, CANDY
X AND SOFT DRINKS X
Culbertson <& Johnson, Props
MENA
RESTAURAN
Caters to Firs
Short Orde
BOARD and
Newly remoddled, renovated. and
Everything neat. <4
GEO. J. GORDON, Proprie
WE GUARANTEE
We make a standing guarantee to supply you
in the cheapest and best groceries in the county,
with a full assortment of canned goods selling at
•uch prices as
Tomatoes 10c, 3 for 25c
Corn 10c, 3 for 25c
And a new shipment of assorted canned fruits
«ynip, all selling at
With all such strikingly reasonable offers in com
bination with the lowest prices in staples, such as
14 lbs. Sugar for SI.OO,
Etc. We fool safe in making such a
p~< .. i. tn*
’Hants awaits you in our open doors.
• . . Wo Bell Everything.
WOOD MERCANTILE CO.
WOOD FOR PERMANENT COUNTY SEAT
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WOOD, MELLETTE COUNTY, SOUTH DAKOTA, OCTOBER 4, 1912
WOOD VISITED BY GONG. MARTIN
Our Little City Honored by an Over Night Visit from
Congressman Eben W. Martin and Party
last Sunday Night
CcugresKinwQ Eben W. Martin, non and secretary, honored our city with
an over night visit, Sunday night, while on their way across country to
Winner where Mr. Martin spoke on Monday to the large crowds gathered
there for the fair. The party was entertained at the hotw of A. K. Wood.
There is probably not a gentleman in office from the state of South Da
kota who haa done more for our people of the state than has the Hon. Ebon
W. Martin. There is probably not an officer in the state can boast of more
friends than Mr. Martin, and we of the city of Wood feel a little chesty over
haying had the honor of entertaining him. We certainly enjoyed it.
BOUND TO HAVE A COUNTY SEAT
County Commissioners, to Make Sure of a County Seat
of Government, Name Eight Different .Contest
ants for the Honors.
It would seem to the bystander as
though the county commissioners of
this county were very anxious to se
cure a county seat for the good people
who are paying them to run the affairs
of the county, judging from their
acliocs at the regular meeting last
Tuesday, when they named eight
different points in the county as eon
testants for the honors. They -ere
Wood, White River,Gate City, Farley.
Newell, Danville, Berkeley and Chil
ton.
Among the whole eight places
named there are only two places—
Wood and White River—that-have, a
ghost of a show of landing the county
seat. The move was made to out up
the vote so badly that Wood cannot
{Mjssibly land a majority of the votes
cast and, as a consequence, the tern*
porary county •» seat would remain
where it now is for the next four years
if they can make < lhat game work.
But they cannot makethat kind of a
trick work. It is too raw. There are
thousands of voters in the county who
know that the first two towns named
are the only ones -that can -possibly
win and tney know if they • vote ior
any place but one or the other of the
The Homestead Opening.
Last Tuesday morning at 9 o’clock,
all of the remaining vacant land iu
Mellette and Bennett counties was
thrown open to general settlement
and anyone having a homestead right
had the privilege of filing regardless
of whether they held a number in the
land drawing or not. Filings were
made in this county before the U. S.
Commissioner at White River. In
case two filings were made on the
same piece ol land .at two different
offices the filing reaching tbe»registeri
office at Chamberlain >* receives the
preference.
If a person does not prefer to file
at once they may “squat” or take up
residence on the land and make some
improvements. This holds the land
for him providing someone did not
file before he squatted. He could not
safely leave the land until he had
filed and received a receipt; then he
could leave for six months.
If a person squats on a. piece of
land one day and another person files
on the same piece the next day, the
squatter can hold the land, yet if a
squat and filing are i.proven to be
made at the samedime, theprelerence
goes to the i person who made the
Sling.
There were several claims to be
taken and there was some scrambling
done to secure some of them.
For Sole!
The government gray team at the
Little White River Issue Station and
the bay team of horses and team of
mules at the Butte Greek Issue Sta
tion. These willbe sold for cash to
gether or each-team by itself. Sealed
bids will be received at this office ub
to Oct. 15,1912. Animals can be seefi
and further information obtained
the two issue stations. J. H. Sariven,
For Sale!
Several bode and cots with’bedding
and linnen, wash stands, lamps, and
15 yards of IHmleum. Enquire of
W«. Obuumoom, Wood, 8. D.
two they-will throw their vote away.
The outfit that bashed up such a raw
deal seems to think that the voters in
Mellette are ignorent enough to fall
for any old thing they are a mind to
do and that they will back up their
dirty work. But they will find that
they arc mistaken. Their rotten di
vision of the voting precincts has al
ready reacted on them, and this last
dirty deal will also prove a detriment
to them. In fact, about the only in
terest anyone takes in them is to
wonder how much rottener the next
stunt'they pull off will 1» than those
they have already pulled off.
The voters of the county have gray
matter enough in their heads to know
that Wood and White River are the
only real contestants in the race, and
they will vote for one or the other, be
cause* no man cares to throw bis vote
away. And if the bunch keeps up
its rotten tactics, the voters will l»e
eocne so badly disgusted that they
will vote for Wood regardless of
how they feel otherwise.
Hop to it you guys, you are win
ning us votes right along with your
raw work. Bring on another stunt.
| LOCAL ITEMS J
D. G. Miller, H. G. Sherman and
Karl Utz attended a meeting of the
county commissioners at White River
Tuesday.
G. L. Watson and Wm. Gillette
were among those who attended the
Schaeffer sale near little Crow sshool,
Tuesday.
D. G. Miller, Bert Hancock, Henry
Nelson and *Karl Utz were over night
visitors at the temporary county seat
Sunday night.
Wm. Tackett and W. J. Hooper, of
Gregory, stopped in our city a few
minutes Monday while on their way
to White River.
Dewey Koehn, of Lynch, Neb., ar
rived, Saturday, and is visiting with
his sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and
Mra.Xeo -Gordan.
James Holm, of Sioux City, lowa,
arrived Sunday for a few days visit
with his brother, Jake, who has a
claim southeast of town.
Robert Miller of the Wood Hard
ware Co.* came up from Carter and
spent Sunday and Monday attending
to the extensive business of the firm.
Harry-Presho, proprietor of the
Mission stage line, came np from
Mission Monday and spent a few
hours in cur city. We acknowledge
a pleasant call.
Carter News:—Raymond Stahl, a
practical printer, of Mankato, Minne
sota, spent Monday night at the
Home hotel enroute to Mellette
county where bis father will establish
residence on a claim near Wood, *he
having drawn No. 83, and is more
than pleased with that part of the
Rosebud country.
Last week* we visited the cornpal
ace at Mitchell. • Io spite of the un*
favorable weather large crowds wpre
fn attendance \«nd thoroughly enjoyed
themselves. Ibe palace, ae usuiJ,
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First State Bank
WOOD, so. DAK.
Does a General .Banking Business. Issues
drafts, writes insurance and makes farm loans.
Safe, Sound and* Conservative
Better open an'aesount io dpy add join, our
rapidly increasing list of depositors.
F. A. McCornack, Preaidsat
A. K. Wood, Vice-Rats. . G. x, <w.atson, Caahior
Gen’l Merchandise,
Fine Candies and Tobaccos a Specialty
ROBERT P. CARTER
Nelson’s Meat Market
Fresh Beef
Pork
and Sausage
Salt and smoked meat*
Also a fine line of fresh fruits in season. Oranges,
Apples Bananes.
Will Buy Your Poultry aad*
it Highest Market Prlaaa.
Henry IN el son:
COMPANY
SUPPLIES v©
We have a forty-five hone power
tractor and gang pkßmandare foody
to contract for breaking m < i . .
SATISFACTION GUARANTEED AND &N
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