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v g. G. TH|P. Famous Morse CORNER^ ^GROCERY FRANCIS BLOCK. Being now nicely located in Handsome New Store Waare thus enabled better than ever to attend-to your wants, assuringyou a As well aaflrst-olasB goods,- at all times. We wish to cstU Special attentiontooiir CANNED GOODS, DRIED FRUITS, w'A* CANDIES, CIGARS, TOBACCOS, MEATS, FLOUR, ETC. Tmstlng our friends appreciate a nice clean Grocery, we respectfully invite a share of your patronage. Yours Respectfully-, MONHEIIMl' CHARLES H. MUELLER, Successor to Mueller & Hannan, Druggist and Optician DRUGS, STATIONERY and FIELD GLASSES. Prescriptions a Specialty. Open at all Hours. E. T. MARSHALL, Blacksmith and Wheelwright, Back of Valcan corner, on Junction Avenm STURGIS DAKOTA. Having secdMd the and wheelwright in the Slack Hills, and having the best and most modem facilities, I am prepared to do .Jbetter- work on shorter notice and for less money than anyone in Sturgis. For Agricultural Implements, ft" %ch as Seeders, Plows and Harrows, as r*P 4 atit y **"^7 VEGETABLES, BEOS. WENKE Ta-ls.es ultie Lead. GLIDDEN AND OMAHA BARB WIRE Always in Stools.. Hardware, Stoves and Tinware Faints, oils, glass, doors, sash, crockery, glassware, lamps, etc. 'Ccepir mi Sheet Iron Work A SPECIALTY. KEFFELER-^ FALL STOCK, Main Street, y Stuxgi©, DaJc, y~tr' 'z .EJT SHOES Ladies and Children CALL THS APPEAL OF SAK07A. We print elsewhere the petition made by the people of Dakota to President Cleveland for a special message to con gress upon the admission of North and South Dakota as states. It is brief, but eloquent with facts. It seems hardly credible that a great commonwealth like this should have been kept so long in territorial long-clothes, and the wonder is that any political party should have had the'audacity to deny it its rights for so long a time. It is hardly necessary to rehearse the claims of one or both sec tions of Dakota to statehood. The fig ures are an old story by this time, or would be if it were not that every timo they are brought before the public they must be revised to keep pace with the marvelous growth of the territory. In population, in wealth, in the intelligence of its people, in the universal diffusion of education, Dakota is already a great state far surpassing a number of the old er states. Yet its only representation upon the floor of congress is a delegate, who may speak, but cannot vote. This petition places President Cleve land in on awkard position. He cannot send a special message to congress urg ing the admission of either one or two states with the name of Dakota without passing a silent condemnation upon the course of his party for many years past: The sole obstaole to recognition of the rights of Dakota has been the democrat ic house of representatives. The senate has twice passed a bill for the admission of South Dakota, but the democrats of the house have stubbornly refused to pass it because they believed the new state would be republican. There was an implied promise before the last presi dential election that if the admission of the state should be postponed until after that election there would be no opposi tion to its admission in time to vote in the presidential election of 1888. This pledge has been violated. The election is upon us, and Dakota is still out oi the union. No more shameful denial of the rights of a free people has ever been seen in our history. There is but one effectual way of righting this wrong. Every voter who believes it is a crime to withhold representation from a state— for it is a state—should vote for a repub lican member of congress in November. A republican house of representatives means the prompt admission of Dakota. —New York Tribune.- The stirring appeal- ofcJfefrandkised Dakota to President Cleveland, slaking that he send a special message to con gress recommending the admission of two states is having an educating effect upon the people of the eastern states. It has been published in nearly all the metropolitan dailies of the country, with editorial comment usually, and is thus provoking such discussion as will serve to enlighten public opinion as to the sin gular impropriety of Americans recom mending the policy of home rule justice to Great Britian, while pursuing a policy of even greater outrage toward a com monwealth within the borders of the United States. The New York Tribune of recent date publishes the appeal, accompanied by an editorial elsewhere reproduced, which, it is to be hoped, embodies the sentiments of people in the eastern states. It might have gone further, and pointed out that the people of Dakota are of the same flesh and blood of the people in the east, who by removal to the prairies of Dako ta have taken upon themselves the hard ships incident to a frontier country, in spired by the reasonable hope that they could rely upon just and fair treatment at the hands of the national authorities. The attitude of the democratic party to ward the great territory is the very em bodiment of political tyranny, and comes primarily from the solid south. The rrima for which she is disfranchised is casting a republican ijoritv, It would VOLUME 2, NO. 38. STURGIS, DAKOTA, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1©, 1888. $2 PER ANNlM CLOSING OUTSSALE OF JtkSJL* SUMMER GOODS To be aoM ^t In order to make room for the Large Fall Stock Now En Route. AND SlIEriL fi almost seem that the southern democrat ic members of congress were struggling to make a union with them odious to every northern commonwealth. The appeal to Mr. Cleveland to use the influence of his name in securing jus tice to Dakota will be fruitless, for Mr. Cleveland just now ia thinking more about the chances of his re-election to the presidency than anything else and he is morally certain that if both Dako tas are admitted to their rightful place in the union their electoral votes would be cast for- General Harrison. But the appeal is educational, and will be widely printed and commented upon, and if the republicans should succeed in securing a majority of the house in the next con gress, there will be no question that the democratic party will be compelled to see two new states added to the union galaxy.—Minneapolis Tribune. Hurrah for tlxe Bandana I The red bandana has appeared in a new use in the service of the democratic campaign. Down in Arkansaw, in the election last week, a party of democrats, with their" faces masked with red ban danas, marched up to the polls in one county in broad daylight and seized the ballot box, in which there was a large labor-union majority, and destroyed it. Then they opened another box, into which none but democrats were suffered to deposit a ballot.—Sioux City Journal. True Republicanism. The Dakota republican platform dif fers from the national platform upon the tariff issue, and the democratic school master finds us very inconsistent. Cor rect Inconsistency is a virtue, and in dependence cur highest claim to a place in the republican party. A blind and unconditional subscription to every let ter and form of a platform is not one of tfie tenets of the republican party. Uni versal acquiescence in every utterance and action of the majority of the republi can party is not the test of republican ism. We differ, and our difference is proof of our republicanism. There are essentials and non-essentials. In the for mer, unity in the latter, liberty. Da kota republicans can differ from the Michigan republicans on the issue of free lumber and still be good republicans. They can differ with New York republi cans on free salt and still co-operate with them. It is not all of political economy, free lumber and free salt. We can argue for either or both, and still be good re publicans.—Pioneer Press. Hot Dead—Neither Sleeping. The Aberdeen Republican in comment ing on the departure of the delegates home from the Waterfcown convention says: There is always a swearing train which lenves every political convention, loaded with the defeated class and their defeated warriors. Upon this historic funeral train -were two defunct senators, Moody and Edgerton two cold and lifeless ex-delegates, Pettigrew and Gifford, and Kanouse, late congressman of the late spectral state, etc. "Defunct." "Cold and lifeless." Those terms are hardly applicable. The gen tlemen mentioned above, if they ABE po litically dead, are the liveliest political corses we have ever had the privilege of gazing upon. The Northerners are try ing to make themselves believe these politicians are dead. Thej are like a small boy in the dark—whistling to keep up courage. Like Banquo's ghost, how ever, the disembodied political spirits and the "spectral state" "will not down" and how it does worry the -"kids." The man, who is to reform the world, is not yet born. Take things as you find them, make the best of them and keep your own doorstep clean.—Ex. It is stated that the Cass county re publicans will bolt the regular ticket in that county because Edwards of the Far go Argus is at the head for councilman. An extremely foolish proceeding in this, the presidential vmil. GKST A BARGAIN. ,, OOPP'S LAND REVIEW. Mr. Hoimnn's bill to suspend the op eration of the public land laws, which formed the subject of my last letter, has not yet emereged from the room of the committee on public lands, where it was sent at the timo of its introduction. Whether it will be passed by the house of representatives or not is 'an open question, some members expressing the opinion that it will, while others as sert the contrary. One member of the committee is strongly inclined to the opinion that the bill will be defeated in the committee room, and those having the interests of the great northwest at heart should hope that bis opinion will prove correct. A case was .decided by the assistant secretary of the interior a few days ago which illustrates the theory that it is good faith that counts in perfecting en tries under the pre-emption and home stead laws. Lafayette Grim, of the Niobrara land district, Nebraska, filed his declaratory statement May 25, 1886, alleging settle ment the day before. He established an actual residence on the land with his family June 1, "following. On January 11, 1887—seven months and ten days from beginning residence— he submitted his proof and offered pay ment for the land, the proof showing that his family had been oontinously up on the land from the date when the resi dence thereon was first established, but that Grim had personally been absent from the land at work for two months during the time. The total valuation of improvements was 835. The register and receiver rejeoted the proof and refused to allow him to enter the land on the ground that his improve ments were so meagre and because the law does not permit absence from the land during the six months proceeding proof. This decision was affirmed by commissioner (Sparks) of the general land office, and the filing was held for cancellation. On appeal, Mr. Muldrow, acting sec retary of the interior, found that the im provements, as described by the claimant and his witnesses, were quite as good as those usually madj| by pre-emption claimants, and that the furnishing of his house indicated an intention to make a permanent home, and that the valuation of the improvements at 835 was very modest so, in view of the evident good faith of the claimant, he ordered the final papers to issue. From this it is to be inferred that the department will not permit the fixing of a minimun of improvements, and that offioers in passing upon the snffioency of proof must "use discretion, and act in cach case in accorance with the law and the facts so that justice may be done to all in other words, they must, like the Mikado, in Gilbert & Sullivan's operetta, "let the punishment fit the crime." HENBX CAPITAL $50,000. Legitimate Banking i IN AllitsBranches A. H. BOWMAN. Sturgis, COPP. N. Tie Size of Our Boms Markets. The internal commerce of the United States is greater than the entire foreign, commerce of Great Britain, Frrnce, Ger many, Russia, Holland, Belgium and Austria-Hungary. Why, a single rail road system in.this country, (that of the Pennsylvania Railroad company) carries, more tonnage and traffic in a year than do all the ships of Great Britain. Great Britain's foreign commerce equals about one-sixth of our domestic com merce. While the commerce of England increased 21 per cent in ten years and the commerce of the whole world aver aged together increased 26 per cent in ten years, the commerce of the United States increased 68 per cent in the same ten years. Where is the great need or value of a foreign market for us?—[Con gressman McKiuley of Ohio, in the House, May 18, 1888.] The democrats are trying to pick a flaw in the legislative record of Matthews. So far it ib not a glitteun^- success. First National Bank STURGIS, DAKOTA. Boai'd or IDireotoro. D. A. ICcPherson, president First National bank. Dead wood W. K. Btobbins, roiirnd .tanker, York: R. C. Lake, prowident Firnt National bank, Knpid it.v harloa Fmncin, capitalist*., v Sturgie: F. M. AUoii, chairman of board coonty commissioner**, Sturgia: W. B, JonoH, merchant Henry E. Bailey, ro ronf ntative of the Corbin Bank mg company of New York, liapiri ity Jans Offioers. ,D. A. MTHEBSON, Fnddent. ., Jkmf -a -v i* Dimension and •9i.lt CHA0. FKANCIB, Vico-Presidenfc. Black Hills Plaster Co. Hannfactaren oC-aad Dealers is Plaster Paris, Land Plaster, Eta LUMBER, which includes every variety of Building Material, such as Dimen sions, Flooring-, Sheeting, Shing les, Siding, Etc. Yards and Mill near Tilford, D. T* All Orders will Beeeive Prompt Attention. Iron, Wood and Chain Pumps 1 Iron Pipes, Brasa, Steam -and Water Fittings, IloeX), Packing, &c. Gun and Locksmith Sewing Machines Repaired. Agent for U. 8. Wind Engine and Pomp Co. Standard' Poinping and General Wind Jlillg, X«eed Grinders, €orn Shellers. Etc. GEO. LOTS LOTS ONE UNDIVIDED HALF INTEREST in U» -OOMSTOCfiS ADDITTOji to BTUBGH8 CITY, containing S3S lOtS, in AheMOST DESIRABLE location of any of the Additions to fills 6Ry, iift' ad joins the grounds «ccapied by the RAILROAD DEPOT, 6n the'NORTH and EAST sides. THIS IS A BARGAIN. For partienhafc"'' call on or addraat JX C, COMSTOGK, Date, 1 i I. SURPLUS $1,500. Interest Paid o»r Time Deposits. OH F. Bummers. cashier Bank of Speartiah J. J. Davenport, DATENPOBT, *. sr. BOWIUS r---, *-4 «r Dakota .w :,'v .'J '4 vt •s' W. LADD.