Pierre Weekly Free Press.
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s. G. Dkwki.Ij, I'uhlli'her.
The Lower Brule Imliitus have struck
lo have their rsitions delivered tit their
tepees instead of cniiiiMtlling them to
travel to the agency for the grub.
Rev. W. J. Cleveland, of Madison,
hits been employed by the Indian
Rights association, and is now travel
ing over the. east, lecturing on the
down-trodden condition of the poor In
If the divorce industry is going to be
transplanted to South Dakota, l'ierre
should make a hid for a greater share
of the business. We have plenty of
first class legal talent, besides hotel ac
commodations unequaled in the state.
A paper has been started at Sioux
City called the Northwestern Real Es
tate Exchange. It opens a big oppor
tunity for advertisers by only charging
$80 per column for a yearly ad. A pub
lication of that nature to succeed should
multiply those figures by about 10.
It is interesting to note the number of
men who are. summoned for duty in the
Plenty Ilorses case in Sioux Kails state
their prejudice towards an Indian, and
how they would not be qualified to sit
on an Indian because of
the naturnl, inborn feeling of dislike.
Pettigrew says his running mate, Sen
ator Kyle, is a complete nonentity so
far as any good he can accomplish in
congress is concerned. The 1'uki:
I'kkss is of the opinion that when the
legislature spoiled a pretty good
pivachcr it made a very poor senator.
One of the fallacies thai, free trade
theories hold out is that we should buy
our goods in other lands, purchasing
the labor of foreigners. In return,
cheap goods and idleness arc offered to
the labor of our own land. The latter
and not the former would be the result
if free trade was ever made all its advo
cates hope to see it some day.
The Uuralist. warns its readers that
the coming world's fair convention at.
Yankton will ultimately result in sad
dling onto the tax-payers of the state
•f]00,000. It asserts that an attempt
will be made at the next election to
elect a legislature to ratify a big appro
priation determined upon and expended
beforehand. We can coach Brother
(.'unimings that such an issue would un
The »tril ers and rioters in the coke
regions of Pennsylvania are growing
more daring each day, and resorting to
dynaiuile operations and the like to ter
rify and intimidate those whom tliev
are fighting. Some day the public will
be appalled by hearing the climax of
these troubles in a crime thai will far
surpass the llaymarket, riot several
years ago in Chicago, and then the
authorities may lake such decided steps
air will put these foreign disturbers
under, who are carrying things with
such high hands.
Word has been received from the ili
rectors of the world's fair that South
Dakota will be given plenty of space
providing the appropriation amounts
to $"0,0(10 or more. It was believed,
when the legislature failed to appiopri
ate, that this state would come in for
the "tail-endings," or not be given
space on the grounds until all the other
states and countries that had provided
for exhibits had been satisfied. It is
pleasing to know tha". it will not be
thus, and it is all the more important
that the coming Yankton nvention
shows its mettle.
The Milbank Review, the editor of
which, in his political opinions, is as
variable as a weather vatie, having suc
cessively held oflice under republican
and democratic administrations, pre
dicts that the democrats and independ
ents will combine to elect liartlett
Tripp Senator Pettigrew's successor
four years hence. He says Tripp holds
nil the principles dear al heart that the
independents espouse. It is more to
the point that the party Tripp repre
sents holds the vote of the independents
more at heart. The principles are sec
ondary to this.
It is estimated that the term of United
States court in Sioux Falls leaves over
$1,000 there each day. There is a mys
tery about this matter which might be
explained. It is as to why the Sioux
Falls term generally lasts for weeks,
while the term at Pierro generally be
gins and ends in half a day. Also as to
why a number of important cases be
longing to this and even to the Black
Hills circuit are regularly transferred
to Sioux Falls, along with the small
army of witnesses that live in the vicin
ity, at no inconsiderable expense.
Pierre is, and should hereafter be fully
recognized as, a seat foi the United
States circuit court, anil no makeshift
of excuses should be allowed to inter
fere with her rights in the premises.
The government is paying $2,!500 yearly
rental lor court accommodations in the
state house, while the city is every way
prepared to entertain the court crowd
equal to Sioux Falls.
IT IS nivTl lill TO ST"A V.
There appear to be at present three
or four points in the United States
where the booming business is being
oarricd on, and where, from every evi
dence at hand, it is greatly overdone.
In certain parts of Texas, in the Lake
Superior region around biiluth, along
the Pacitio coast and a few interior
points in Oregon and Washington, and
throughout the mining section of Mon
tana there seems to be the most atten
tion given to this occupation.
A real estate man who recently lefi
Pierre for Galveston, Texas, writes buck
that there are 000 nun engaged the
real estate business, there where one
could handle the work and make fair
compensation, and from oilier points in
the state, like Houston and Dallas,
come similar words of discouragement.
At Duiutli, West Superior and several
other cities in the Lake Superior sec
tion, matters do not seem to be so bad,
though there is no douut thai all lines
of business and trade are greatly over
done, and it is only a matter of a little,
more time when everything there will
also be resting oil the oars of idleness
and general stagnation.
From Great Falls, Montana, which
has of late experienced a big growth of
population and improvements, a trav
eler, who visited the place to find an
opening in his particular line of trade,
writes back and paints this picture of
the place: "The character of the town
reminds me of what Pierre was in 1882
and 'HIS—all a mail has to do is to mind
his own business strictly, and he will
get along and not run any chances for
his life. There are 1200 idle men here
with no prospect that they will even
get work enough '.o help them out of
the town. Many of them are so hungry
that they visit the back doors and swill
barrels of the hotels and restaurants
and eat such scraps of food as they can
find. The cheapest board comes at
$(.50, but it averages $10 per week.
Italian and other cheap labor is plenty,
and more of it is coming in every day."
The situation at Helena, Hutte and
other cities in the state is the same.
On the coast the bottom has appar
ently completely dropped out of the
boom, and the chances for the new
comer appear even harder than else
All this should teach the residents of
South Dakota that while here their lot
is cast they are fortunate in comparison
to what it would be elsewhere. There
are numerous avenues of business open
in this slate right now that will bring
big returns to those who entev them in
the right way. The agricultural, stock
and sliesp growing and mineral re
sources of the state are incomparable,
and he who discards them logo in hunt
of belter fields will only too soon dis
cover that he has made a mistake that
can only be remedied by a quick return.
At least, this is the experience of those
who have tried and are trying the ex
periment every day, and whose eyes
seem to be opened by the operation.
The result should be studied by those
who for any reason have become dis
contented with Iheii lot and think to
follow in the footsteps of those who
have left Ihc stale to their own dis
a in condit ions.
An interesting controversy is going
on in the two papers published at
Onida, between George Wr. Everts, ed
itor of the Journal, and H. O'Connor,
an inlelligant farmer of Sully county.
The former seems to have absorbed all
the isms and new-fangled rainbow re
forms credited to the virgin party of the
state, headed by such notables as
Loucks, Cummings, et al., while the
latter is answering his idiosyncrasies,
intermixed with a good many personal
ities, with good, hard sense, that there
seems to be no way around. Mr.
O'Connor illustrates one of his articles
with the following good comparisons:
"A few years ago two persons came
to this county, neither of them bringing
more than $400. A wrestled with
bunch grass and grain growing. Dur
ing the season of activity he worked
from ten to fourteen hours per day, but
his business for ihis locality was illy se
lected and worse managed. His prop
erty is not equal to his debts. He is
sure some one is robbing him, and is
hunting for the thief, Ii invested in a
band of sheep and a pony. If he choos
es to sell the increase of the past year
with the coming clip, it will amount to
$1,000. He has worked less and lived
better than A, and his property is equal
to eight times the original investment.
Each of these men is living under the
republican policy of Sully coun
ty, South DaKota and the general
government. Each is subject to the
blighting effects of that robber tariff.
says ho is not being robbed, and his
only concern is that the present repub
lican policy may not be changed at
some future eleotion. He is yet a young
man, and if he continues the present
course, will become in time a mail of
large wealth, and the independents will
call him a robber. If the independent
policy had been in force, would A's fi
nancial condition have been better than
now? Will someone not a fool answer."
Bro. Wheelock. of the bright and able
Mitchell Republican, has a fashion of
atto remember SOME
always drawing a true picture of in it
ters and tilings, laying all sectional bias
aside, as the following is a sample:
"The country wes! of Pierre and Cham
berlain is filling up rapidly with cnltle,
sheep and horses, and it will not lie
long before that section will outstrip
Montana in this particular line. Then,
with the magnificent agricultural re
sources east of the Missouri, and the
splendid mineral deposits in the Black
Hills, South Dakota will take her proud
place as the queen of the northwestern
The allia.ice lenders are, incorporat
ing a new company lo put in newspaper
plants in different sections of the slate,
to work for the interests of the inde
pendent party, and at the same time
many of the incorporators are abroad
in Iowa and other states, begging for
the destitute in South Dakota. The
newspaper plants will vary in cost from
$1,000 upwards. Here is a suggestion
of reform not embodied in any inde
The old saying repeats itself, that one
must leave home to learn the news, as
the following from ihe Dell Rapids
Times would indicate: "Pierre wants a
state bridge across the Missouri, so
that it may get the trade of Ihe country
west. The commonwealth is now a
full-fledged state, with its capital
permanently located, so that Pierre, for
the lirst time in its existence, now feels
safe in asking for some public improve
Sayn II IK a Go.
The Philadelphia Railroad Record, the
acknowledged organ of the Northern Pa
cific road, in its last issue says:
Negotiations were, completed at Pierre
on the 11 ill inst., by the directors of the
Dill in h, Pierre and lil.iek. Hills railroad
by which funds were raised thai will
complete grading from Faulktnu to
Pierre, the distance remaining lo be
graded on this road from Aberdeen. S. 1).
This road is to lie ironed by the Northern
Pacific, and with recent traflie arrange
ments made by the Northern Pacific with
the liurlinglon and Missouri, by which
the gap will be filled between Picric and
Rapid City by the liurlingion and Mis
the Black Hills up to the sea
board by way of the great, lakes. Sur
veyors are now cross-sectioning the road,
and graders will follow next week soon
as the contracts can be lei.
A furm I'iiper.
To those who want a good farm paper
we will make the following offer: we
will furnish the Weekly Fickk I'ukss one
year, a copy of "Our Family Physician,"
and this Dakota Farmer, all for $2.50.
The Dakota Farmer is a large, semi
monthly journal, published at Huron, the
regular price of which is $1 per year, and
is worthy the patronage of all South Da
kota farmers. This is an excellent offer
A LBERT GUNDEHSON, Attorney lit Law.
First ptafrwny eiiBt of United States land
ofliec, Merchunt's block, Pierre, S. D.
THOMAS. Merchant Tullor. Itavtnir
just received iny sprint and Kiinimir sam
ples. I am now ready to taku orders lor Hiitp. at
reasonable prices. Karchcr biock, up stairs,
l'ierre, S. D.
AND INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC.—
MinnEdnaCurler.teacher. KesideniT west
of the Episcopal rectory.
Architect, Pierre and Aber-
detn. Kelinbtc estimates furnished and
all work guaranteed.
in Pierre in 1883. A large stuck of all
kinds of Watches, Clocks, Jewelry, Silverware
and Spectacles. Repairing a Specialty. Forty
one years experience. H. Ileitzclraan.
USE N BE It KY—A (rent for reliutilo lire
insurance companies. Money to loan ou
chattel security. OHice west side l'ierre street,
Pierre, S. D.
W. R. C. No. 0 meets in the G. A.
R. hall on the first and third Saturdnys 'of
every month. Visiting members cordially wel
Mrs. HANNAH E. CORDES, President.
Rosa Hays, Secretary.
THE DISABILITY BILL 13 A LWV.
Soldiers Disabled Since the War are Entitled
Dependent widows and parents now dependent
whose sons died from effects of army service ire
included. If you wish your clslai speedily and
RSTS&SR- JAMES TANNER,
Late Com'r of Pensions. Washington, D.C.
'can be earned at oarKKWlhteofworkt
rapidly and honorably,
either sex, young or old, and in their
own localitlea.H'lirruver they live. Any
W» ftimUh •rerjrthirtf. W
your *paro moments, or a
Beglnnera are earning from $86 to per week and upwanUt
and more after a little etparlenea. We can fttmUh you the am*
ptoymf lit and teach youFKBIC. No apace to aiplatn here. Full
(nfovmatioa VTTBK. TBVB 4ECO., AUK'HTA, JUUA
-v one can do the work. Easy to learn.
Wa famish everything. We suit you. No risk. You can devote
your spare moments, or all your time to the work. ThU is an
entirely new lead^nd brings wonderful succeis to every worker.
EV£RY H°TFSEWJFE WANTS
IRTD S°M6 BWEY,
S°ME RICE AND
Bltf NEV£R MIND
°M.Y BE SORE
T. S. BROOKE.
EAST PIERRE, S. D.
rpholsUtring uiul (tciieriil Hcpalring of Furni
ture Specialty. Wngon repairing fttirt enrriuce
trimming. Jobbing iu all kind* of wood work.
Sl op on Sioux Avenue near SteamMHI.
Having recently pur
chased the Tomkins'
the best meats cheap
for cash. Try my mar
ket. Yours truly,
We liiivi a limited iiunibnt of the last
The Session Laws of 1889
Which wc are closing out at $3 per
Session Laws of 1«90
at tho following prices:
Full Calf Binding,
Half Calf Biiiriiutr,
SESSION LAWS OF 1891.
"Popular Kdition of tho Laws" of 1801,
in pamphlnt form, $1 pur copy. Send for
CATALOGUE OF LEGAL BLANKS.
Free Press Co., Pierre.
F. W. EDSON
Carries the mos. complete line of
In Ilughes County, at Lowest Prices
and Good Terms.
His Line of
Surreys are Popular
And Sell Well.
All Orders for General Blacksmithing
Promptly and Satisfactorily
KANTOWSKI & HAHLER,
Fresh, Salt 1 Smoked
M. L. HECGUUND,
PIERRE, SOUTH DAKOTA.
Spring Suitings in great variety have
just been received. Call and examine
goods and prices. Store on Pierre St.
cles, Etc., Etc.,
Kemp Block, Pierre Street.
WHEN YOU WANT
A. D. Marriott & Co.
We have the best stock,
sell as low as the low
est and deliver to
any part of the
The nicest stock of the season is hero, is
unpacked, is marked low mid is ready for
We are simply asking for business that will
save buyers money
Will make friends, outshine rivals, win victories and sell itself on
its merits every time.
MEN'S and BOY'S CLOTHING,
All the Latest Styles
A New Invoice of
Type Writing Pa
Marvels of Popularity in Seasonable Styles
and Fair Figures.
J. D. HILGER Co.
Pierre Street and Dakota Avenue.
THE BEST IN USE.
Light With Gas
The Pierre 6as and Power Co.
Is DOW prepared to supply Hotels, Badness
Houses, Dwellings, Shops, Etc., with a
At Small Cost.
will also Supply Power
[n Using OasYou Have No Dirt, Nc
Cleaning of Lamp Chimneys,
For Further Particulars and Terms
•.& call at Company's Office.
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