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OF STURGIS, SOUTH DAKOTA,
TRANSACTS A GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS.
Interest Fadd. on Tina© Deposits.
jfXTLL STOCK WALL PAPER,
H. 0. ANDERSON,
HARDWARE, STOVES
And everything usually found in a first-class hardware store.]
Building- Material- of -Every -Description.
•A-Q-EINT FOR BATISTE WAGONS.
"Will have a full line of Farm Machinery for the Spring Trade.
THE
COMMERCIAL
2£a±n-st., Stixi-gis.
EXCELLENT CU1SINEH
«ST BEDS IN TOWN
Free Bus to and from All Trains.
SAMPLE ROOM FOR TRAVELING MEN.
Give us a Call. J. M'Clain, Prop.
Schifferstein'S
Main-st., Between Drug Stores.
BOARD BY THE DAY, WEEK OB MONTH.
Main Street, Sturgis, S. D.
CHARLES H. MUELLER,
Snoceasor to Mueller 6 Hunan,
Druggist and Optician
DRUGS, STATIONERY and FIELD GLASSES.
prescriptions a Specialty. Open at all Hours.
MEATS
$3£ST IN THE MARKET!
Ask me for
PEEP, PORK,
MUTTON, ••..'• \l POULTRY,
OYSTERS, FRESH FISH,
IMPORTED SAUSAGE,
VEGETABLES IN
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DIREOTOES.
D. A. McPherson,
H. E. Bailey,
Charles Franolt,
R. C. Lake,
D. H. Clark,
J, T. Potter,
J. J, Davenport
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STURGIS ADVERTISER.
The AOTERTISEXI is cnlerod at the Stnrgie port
office as socond-claae matter.
OFFICIAL PAPER:
OF MEADE COUNTY, THE CITY OF STUMMS, AND
THE WAR DEPARTMENT, DEPARTMENT OF DAKOTA.
THE GRAND JURY.
Following is a tot of the grand jury
now iD session:
H. A. CARPENTER, foremajl^
N. L. W10 HER.
W. O. BURTON.
M. E. LILLEBEEG.
S. M. SOUTIi MATED.
N. W. BRAZIER.
JOHN A. PERLEY.
E. L. CARL.
WILLIAM GROVER.
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WILLIAM HOLST.
JOHN P. ROSE.
M. S.KING.
JOHN MONHElH,,
JOHN SCOLLABD.
O. P. MEYER.
L. COWDIN.
Gentlemen, you hate been duly in
structed as to what your duties are.
Several of you have personal knowledge
whether any laws have been violated,
and as Judge Thomas has already
stated to yon, his private opinion in cer
tain matters has nothing whatever to do
with your official duties. Proceed ac
cording to law, without fear or favor.
The new town of Belle Fourohe will
be hummer this summer and fall. Town
lots are being sold daily and by the time
of the regular sale, which is to be held
on June 9, there will he a town of sever
al hundred people there. James Tuplin
contractor and builder, of Deadwood,
has more houses and stores to erect than
he can possibly put up, as lumber can
not -be shipped in fast enough. Con
tracts for over twenty-five buildings have
been let and during the coming summer
an idle man will be unknown. On June
9, the day of the town-lot sale, will occur
the great horse sale of the Star & Bul
leok Stock Farm company. Buyers from
St. Paul, Chicago, Omaha,
Sioux City and
other western points will be there for the
purpose of investing in horse flesh and
inquiring iuto the merits.of the country.
Special trains will be run and a great
time bad generally. Delegations of cit
izens from the various towns of the Hills
will be there for the purpose of investing
in the new lown property. Belle
Fourche has a great future before it. So
says the editor of the Bee—which is to
be.
The first issue of the Belle Fonrche
Bee will be on May 22. It would ap
pear sooner but for delay in completing
{be office building. Knowing what we
do of the management we would advise
the Bee's patrons to beware and not
monkey or they will probably get stung.
Judge Thomas' charge to the grand
jury has become somewhat ancient. It
is a rhestnut, worm eaten and decayed.
It has been delivered three or four times
in this circuit within the past twelve
months.
OF PERSONAL INTEREST.
Mrs. E. C. Lane and her mother vis
ited Deadwood today.
Mesdames Potter and Polk vfeited
Deadwood Monday,
Mrs. McLafresh visited' Deadwood
Tuesday returning last evening.
F. L. Meade, esq., was in Sturgis
yesterday attending to court business.
Mr. and Mrs. George Lauranoe were
visitors Monday to the county seat of
Lawrence.
Mesdames Edward Kidd and Major
Seitz of Deadwood were guests of Mrs.
W. G. Fletcher Sunday.
Superintendent Hughes and Division
Superintendent Harris passed over their
line Saturday last, on a tour of inspec
tion.
Walt Simpson, the Or conductor
who was injured iu the recent wreck on
his road, was down yesterday visiting
bis mother.
Dr. Bowman was a visitor to Sturgis
Tuesday, meeting with a warm recep
tion by his host of frienda ill this city
and vicinity.
Joel Seward came down from Dead
wood Sunday afternoon and remained
Until yesterday, looking after business
matters in Sturgis.
F. S. McComber, the affable agent for
the F. E. & M. Y. at Black Hawk,
spending the day in Sturgis, shaking
hands with his numerous friends.
Mrs. M. J. Richner, mother of Mrs. E.
10. Lane arrived Saturday from the
buckeye state and will spend the
summer in the Hills.
Miss Dora Richner came down from
Central. Saturday, to visit her mother,
who lately arrived from the east, and her
lister, Mrs. E. C. Lane.
Rev. A. B. Hill the Episcopal minister
Of this parish, has gone east with his
family on an extended visit, but expects
to return the latter part of June.
Attorneys attending court this week
Jfrom abroad are, C. L. Wood and S. J.
TParsons, of Rapid City Frank Mc
Laughlin and S. C. Polly, Deadwood.
Mr. J. J. Davenport will start Satur
day afternoon for Danville, Illinois, to
flee bis mother who is in feeble health.
1 He does not know how long he will be
[gone.
Hon. Chas. M. Thomas, judge of this
circuit, is holding court here this week,
and Mr. 1'. G. Abbott, the stenographer,
is keeping an official record of the pro
ceedings.
J. U. Grid ley of Rapid arrived in the
interest of a new insurance society, in
the Hills, called the Royal Arcanum.
He with good success, and a lodge
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VOLUME V.—NUMBER XQ. 2-0 STURGIS—BLACK HILLS—SOUTH DAKOTA, THURSDAY, MAT 14, 1891. $2 PER ANNUM
will be
weeks.
instituted ^txore it» nboot two
Messrs. W. D. Moore, H. W. Maier
and James McNab from the Auburn,
(N. Y.) seminary arrivod in Sturgis
Monday, and will remain in tJie Hills
during the summer working in the inter
est of the Presbyterian Sunday schools.
Hon. W. B. Sterling, United States
district attorney of South Dakota, has
been in Sturgis all week assisting in se
curing evidence for the prosecution in
the Few Tails murder case. Mrs. Ster
ling visits the Hills with her husband.
Al. Matthews, proprietor of the new
Ihotel at Belle Fourche, was in the city
last week purchasing the glassware,
queensware, lamps and crockery for bis
hotel, just, completed at the above-named
town. That Mr. Matthews is a good
hotel man is readily seen from the fact of
His displaying his good sense in pur
chasing his supplies at this point.
Major J. C. Wilcox, editor and pro
prietor of the Omaha Republican, has
been in Sturgis several days past on
business. The major was one of the
locators of the town site of Sturgis and a
resident of the place during the early
days, and naturally feels quite at home
here. He owns considerable valuable
property about the city, and believes
that Sturgis is destined to become the
metropolis of the Northern Hills in a
few years.
Deputy United States Marshal Chris.
Matthiessen arrived Sunday from Pine
Ridge with the wife and 16-year
old daughter of Chief Few Tails. One
Feather and wife and Mr. Phillip F.
Wells, the interpreter. The Indians
are brought here at the expense of the
government to act as prosecuting wit
nesses against the men who are charged
with killing old Few Tails near the
mouth of Alkali in Meade county last
January.
Citizen: Plans are being made for
(loing onnsidprahla work on- the Black
Hills branch of the F., F. & M. V. this
year. Since the road has been built the
fills have become washed more or less,
and recently the contract was let for
widening the grade between this point
and Whitewood, the wosk to commence
within a short time. Of the 140,000
ties the company is getting this spring
for the Black Hills division, a greater
part will be pnt on the north line. In
addition to this, Supt. Harris says he in
tends putting on a gravel train some
time this month and keep it, at work for
about ninety days hauling grave] from
Nan Tassel, which will be put on the
Whitewood line where it is moat needed.
When all the work that has been planned
bv Mr. Harris is finished the Black
Hills branch will be a first-class piece
of road.
By Rail to Denver.
Various" reports* have made pJWfsbed
of late to the effect that through truins
from Denver would soon reach the Hills
over the Elkhorn road. These reports
have been found incorrect. A short time
ago Superintendent Hughes and Divis
ion Superintendent Harris were in the
city and were asked concerning this
change. They replied that no definite
arrangements had yet been made, but
connections with Denver would be se
cured in a short time. Nothing would
be done until a change in management
of the Denver Pacific & Cheyenne North
ern should occur, but that such change
is expected soon. Now, however, comes
word that through passenger trains will
be run from Denver to Chadron, com
mencing on Sunday next. These will
connect at Chadron with the Elkhorn.
Just how the connection will be made
with Elkhorn trains coming north is riot
yet known here, but the south bound
Elkhorn reaches Chadron at 10:45 p. m.
and the Denver passenger will leave
Chadron at two o'clock a. m. The fare
from Rapid City to Denver is fixed at
$23. The old rate was $33.85. It is
possible through trains may be run in
here later in the season, though nothing
definite concerning this can be stated.
The new arrangement to go into on Sun
day will make the trip from Denver to
Rapid City reasonably easy and direct.
The trains between Chadron and' Denver
will run chair oars.—Journal.
Progressive Bible Reading.
The newest thing in progressive games
is Scripture reciting. The company di
vides into a number of groups or circles
one of which is called the head circle.
Iu each circle some one is chosen to act
as Bible reader. One of the players
starts the game by stating where the
verse of Scripture he is going to quote
may be found. The Bible reader finds
the place and reads the verse. If the
player repeats it correctly he counts one
point for each word in the verse. If he
fails he counts the same number of
points against himself. He keeps two
columns of figures one for the points
won and the other for points lost. When
each of the players at the head have
tried four verses the bell is ruDg and the
game ends in all the circles. The col
umns of figures are added up and the
difference is ascertained.
At the head circle the two most suc
cessful players remain and the others go
to the foot. At the other circles the two
most successful players progress. The
winners of the game are determined in
several ways. The one who is at the
bead circle the most number of times is
the winner of the head points. The one
who is at the foot circle the most times
is the winner of the head points. The
player who progresses the largest num
ber of times wins the progressive points.
In case a prize is given in thia game it
should always be a Bible.
This game being new will undoubtedly
be quite successful and will certainly
stimulate a study of the Scriptures. It
is an improvement over the old method
of giving Sunday-school prizes to the
child who could recite the greater num
ber of verses in a given time, as it. will
bring in many of the older ones.
Col. Sumner gave his men practical
military duty Saturday, by taking the
whole garrison out into the timber south
west of town and shooting the trees full
of lead. It was the kind of an entertain
ment the colonel should have given Big
Foot Inst December when he had him.
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AN IMPORTANT DECISION.
ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE, I
Pierre, S. D., May 1,1891.
Hon. L. C. Taylor, Htate Auditor.
DEAK SIB: Replying to your request
for the opinion of this office as to the
legal effect of section 18, ot the revenue
law, I desire to say that that section per
mits as follows:
Section 18. Any person who is re
quired to list credits, either for himself,
or for any other person, firm or corpor
ation, may deduct from the gross amount
thereof the amount of all bona fide in
debtedness of himself, or of any such
person firm or corporation but on ac
knowledgement of indebtedness not
founded on actual consideration to the
full amount of such acknowledgement at
the time when the same was given, and
no acknowledgement made for the pur
pose of being so deducted, shall be con
sidered a debt in the meaning of this
section, and every person so claiming
any deductions shall funrsh the assessor
with a list containing:
1—The amount of all book accounts.
2—The amount of all notes due him,
and also a list of the amount of all book
accounts owing by him, and of the
amount of all notes owing by him, and
he shall be required to verify the same
by oath administered by the assessor.
No .hing in this section shall be con
strued as to apply to any bank, banker,
or corporation exercising banking powers
or privileges. Provided, however, that
any person, company or corporation, in
making up the amount of personal prop
erty required to be listed for himself, com
pany or corporations shall be allowed to
deduct from the gross amount thereof
any indebtedness of himself, company or
corporation, if the same be owned or held
within this state. Provided, further,
that grain held by the producer of the
same, actually sold or contracted to be
sold, but not delivered, shall be classed
in credits."
It will be seen that this section, pre
ceding the words: ''Nothing in this sec
tion shall be so construed as to apply to
any bank, banker or corporation exercis
ing banking powers or privileges," fur
nishes a complete system for deducting
debts from credits, but following the
language quoted occurs this provision:
Provided, however, that any person,
company or corporation, in making up
the amount of personal property required
to be listed for himself, company or cor
poration, shall be allowed to deduct from
the gross amount thereof any indebted
ness of himself, company or corporation,
if the same be owned or held within this
state." To what does this proviso ap
ply? Manifestly to the preceding nega
tive proposition relating to banking bus
iness. That is to say, it provides that
any bauk, person or corporation exercis
ing banking powers or privileges, in
making up their amount of personal
property required to be listed, shall be
allowed to deduct therefrom any indebt
edness owned or held within this state.
What personal property is the amount
of such debts to be deducted from
Property of the same character as othf
taxpayers are permitted to make suoh
deductions from, viz: credits. This
conclusion not only arrives from the
within section taken together, but would
seem to be required by the rule of equity
and universally exhibited by the consti
tution. It will be observed that the last
provision of the section reads: "Pro
vided, further, that grain held by the
producers of the same, actually sold or
contracted to be sold, but not delivered,
shall be claimed as credits." Why this
proviso? To give the farmer the right
to treat grain coutracts as a credit, to
the end that, bis debts may be deducted
therefrom. If the rule were that any
person could deduct the amount of in
debtedness from the value of his per
sonal property, where would be the ne
ceasity hot this provision?
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ROBERT Dox»&ABa.
Times: A matter of much importance
in the Meade county court will be the
investigation by the grand jury of the
killing of Few Tails last winter in that
county by a party of cowboys, which
has attracted a wide spread interest all
over the United States, so much so that
the United States attorney general has
directed the United States attorney for
South Dakota to be present to aid and
assist in the investigation and prosecu
tion of the parties guilty of this outrage.
The United States attorney is now at
Sturgis awaiting the opening of the
court, and if a crime has been committed,
from what we learn we have no doubt
but that one has been, we desire to see
the guilty punished and trust that the
officers will see that it is their duty to
make the fullest investigation. The
good name of South Dakota demands
such and that justice be done.
OBITUARY.
Mrs. Lena Lickiss died at the family
residence on Sherman street last Friday,
aged 45 years, 5 months and 9 days.
Deceased was born in Bavaria, Germany,
and came to America twenty-eight years
ago, but resided in Sturgis only since
March 6 of the present year. A hus
band and three sons mourn the death of
n faithful wife and fond mother. The
children are aged 10,13 and 15, respect
ively. Mr. Lickiss is a retired ordi
nance sergeant, having spent thirty-six
years in the urmy.
Mary had a little lamb, its fleece was
white as snow, it ran away one summer
day, where lambs should never go. Then
Mary sat her down and wept, and tears
streamed from her eyes she never found
that little lamb—she did not advertise.
Now Mary had a brother "Jim," who
kej a country store he sat down and
smoked bis pipe and watched the open
door, and as the people passed along and
did not 6top to buy, Jim still sat down
and smoked his pipe and blinked his
sleepy eye. And so the sheriff closed
him out, but still he lingered near, and
Mary came to drop with him a sympa
thetic tear. "How i=t ir, sister, that the
other merchants here, sell all their goods
and pay their bills and thrive from year
to year? Remembering well her own
bad luck, the little maid quick replies:
"Sparks always gets there, Jim, because
he advertises"—las fine stocfc ot fresh
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Oeipital $250,000.
Liability ot Stock Holders, $165,000. Paid up $61,006.
Frlaaoipa-l Office, Stvurgla.
DIRECTORS,
Jaoob W. Weeks, W. W. Hannan, Charles K. Latham, E. L. Kelney, Milton H. Batter, B. I* Folk.
Detroit, Michigan F. M. Allen, John GL Wenke, Chas. C. Polk, of Sturgis.
Transacts a General Banking Busings.
BUY MUNICIPAL AND SCHOOL BONDS.
FARM LOANSsLOWEST RATES
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GENTS' FURNISHING GOODS.
Clothing Made to Order.
STURGIS, SOUTH DAKOTA.
DAVEKPQRT & HOEM,
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Popular Clothier,
Loan and Investment Brokers.
Eapn Loans at Lowest Bates.
Agents First-Class Fire Ins. Companies
Notarial Work and Conveyancing a Specialty*
Land Office Business Attended to Promptly.
Satisfaction Guaranteed. Sturgis, Dakota
SHERIDAN HOUSE
JOHN SCOLLARD, Prop
A Home for Everybody
Free 'Btjls "to and From all Trains
AYRES & WARDMAN,
HARDWARE
Mining Supplies,
DEADWOOD, DAKOTA
BRANDT'S BAKERY,
K:eotps
BREAD, CAKES, PIES, KTG.
Everything First Olaas.
Any Article in His Line Made to Order on Short Notice.
MEALS SERVED
O. KNIGHT,
Harness,Saddles, Bridles, Whips
VETS, BLANKETS, 00LLABB, ETC.
an thing in hp liarnpssjin# to order' 0» short Repairing prompt^-1
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