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[terns of Local and Pcrannal Interest Gathered Together During the P««t Week. Ji'-ws liotli Ijocal aud General Picked up in the City and Gleaned from Exchanges. Some Notes that Perhaps will Prove Interesting and Spme that May Not. A rousing rnilrond meeting was held ut Kort I'ierre last Friday night, at which a number of our citizens were present. Mr. fowler, of Rapid City, whn is here for the purpose, of securing land for terminal fa cilities and recording plats for right-of way across the. late reservation, addressed the meeting which was verv enthusiastic .Speeches were made by numerous others, both of Pierre and Kort Pierre, and it was the sentiment of everyone that they do ail in their power to aid Mr. Fowler in snoring the necessary laud for his com pany. He stated ttat with the opening of spring grading would be commenced on this end of the line, anil that hefore snuw flies one year from now the road would be completed. Grading still continues on the west end, and all contracts let will be completed by .January I. in all aliout forty-three miles. It is clearly evident the Rapid City people mean business in this enterprise, and Pierre should meet her half way. for it 1* greatly to our inter est to have this road in operation as soon possible. A Wichita. Kan., dispatch of the 3rd inst may prove. Interesting to old settlers hereaway. It is as follows: "Thirteen years ago Frank Palmar, a soldierstation t-d at Fort Sully. S. I)., murdered Paul Tremain. a French Canadian Indian scout. and the murderer escaped. To night Palmer was here In charge of Sargeant Ward, en route to the Cheyenne river agency, S. P.. to answer for the rimo, having just been arrested at Bon ham, Texas, where he was identified by a former comrade. The murder was com mitted outside of Fort Sully. Palmer and Tremain quarrelled over a game of cards and fought, and the latter got the best of it. Next morning the scout was found near the fort dead, and Palmer was miss ing. The only time he has since been heard of, UHtil his arrest at lionham. was a few days after the murder, when he was seen on Tremuln's horse near Fort Pierre, S. I). The following opinion has been render ed by Stale Superintendent Salmon in re gard to the validity of state certificates issued under the laws of 1SS7 by the state examining committee. Although no test case has been madeon the validity of such certificates, the evident inteiH of the new law is cleaiiv explained liv the superin tendent's opinion: "We are of the opin ion that the repeal of theold law annulled all certilicates granted by the examining committee, except they were saved for a time by contracts already entered into at the time of the repeal, hut not fully exe ciiied. The completion of such contracts terminate the life of ueh ci-rulicntc. Teachers entering upon coot rai t- made since .March ls'.'l. are requested to hold ci-rtilicatc. cither -talc nr county." Fortl'ieire Fair Play: A ling of I tie* stockmen of the late ceded lands held in the court him- Tue-day. '1 he e|i-"tioii of oilicerr. wa» taken ti and re-j •-tilled as follow-: A !I. Marriott, pred- 1 d-nt: II. P. Waldrou. vice jire.-ideni: .1. 1. Hull.'it. »ecretarv: Fugon- Sn-ere. tiva» urer. An executive ci.mminee ot seven \va- elected. fon.-iMieg of A. 1). Yiiii nuTt. .1. I.. Iliil'elt. John Uobb. II. A. S.-.iVC!. .1. \Y. Phillip, i:. P. AValdroti. and M. K. Williams. Tic Missouri liiver Suvi.-j nn-nV association »a- ihe name given the oig,Liii/..tiion, and Fort. Pierre dcMgi.alcd the place of meciisig and '.ruie-aM:ng :i ini-iiicss. Tin- next nn-eiin ci.u ion will lie held the lii January, at 2 o'clock p. in. i"' of tlie :t M.u-.dav city last evening on his way to Pierre, where ho has business before the supreme court. At the Garretson he was found with Chauncey L. Wood and J. W. Fow ler, of Rapid Ity, who are on their way home from the capital. The gentlemen report that the Black llllls country Is de veloping more rapidly now than ever be fore. Senator Moody expressed surprise that Sioux Cltv had not paid more atten tion to the Hills country. He said that section was in a fair way to secure rail road connections with St. Paul. Barney Traverse, the half-breed, who received a thirty day sentence at Sioux Falls Friday for selling whiskey to In dians, says the Sioux City Journal, is a Sioux Cityan by birth, having had his nativity on tho grounds now oc cupied by the Central stock yards. Be noist, the half-breed interpreter in the In dian trials now going on in the United States court thero, was born at Sioux Point, a short dlstancu above the city. Col. Laird, just returned from Sioux Falls, states that Walter C. Fawcett who has been undergoing treatment at the Keeley ir.stitutc there, is almost cured of his thirst for liquor and is a new man. The bichloride, business almost killed him, but his friends are glad to know he has survived and will be able to show the ability as a lawyer that is in him. lie Is working In Wlnsor & Kittredge's law oflice. in Tlie following from the .*-.ioti\ Fall- Ar gus Leader is one .-ample id' the way Pierre's railwav prospects- are viewed on tin-outside: "Hon. J. \V. Fowler, oi Kapid City, was in Pierre last week ncgo tiotiug for terminal grounds fur the Pierre and llapid City railroad. lie declared that the road would he built certainly next spring, and that two big trunk lines had offered to buy it. News comes from Chamberlain that Milwaukee surveyors are secretly at work on the reservation and indications point to the construction oi the Hills branch at an early day. These reports form interesting reading for all South Dakotans. A new era of railroad building is apparently at hand.' There Is considerable bad blood being let loose around Fort Sully. Soui" time ago. as will be remembered, a saloon oper ated by Commodore Fielder on the island was burned down. This was the com mencement of hostilities. and last week another saloon owned by Frank Burchard, who Is also interested in the business in this city, went up in llauies. The place was operated by an ex-soldier named Gil christ, who accuses some of the soldiers of the arson. As the island is under the jurisdiction of no county the offenders, if they arc apprehended, will probably go before the United States court. The new time card in effect this week gives the passonger train's departure at 3 o'clock In the morning. This change was made in order that the Pierre train will connect with the fast train for St. Paul via Winona, arid also gains several hours to Chicago over the former route by way of Tlawurden. The freight also leaves an hour earlier, at 7 a. m. William lienoist, more commonly known as Hilly llciiway, is back frou) a trip to Sioux Falls, aud is still denouncing the 'p stories regarding the Choyeune agency frauds with which his name is connected Sioux City Journal. 8: Kx-Senator C. Moody, of South Dakota, was in the Julian Ralph, connected with Harper's Magazine, was in the city several days last week. Mr. Ralph was sent here to write up this part of Dakota, the govern ment Indian schools and a general de scription of the Dakotas. He wa- greatly impressed with South Dakota, aud will undoubtedly do much to counteract the destitution stories floating in eastern pa pers. has. 1„. llyde has in pr.-»:i ration for the press the first number o, a monthly real estate journal, which he expects to issue along about the first of the new year. Mr. Hyde is an indefatigable hust ler. and he deserves the credit of having advertised Pierre abroad more than any one other person. His work is the kind that counts. Tully M. Taylor and Miss Eflie Seeley, both of Blunt, were married Thanksgiv ing evening in that town. Rev. Clatswor thy ofliciallng. Mr. Taylor wa formerly employed on the Pierre Journal, and his many friends in this city are glad oi the opportunity to lender him congratula tions on hi matrimonial venture. All the Cheyenne agency oilicials were suspended this week, pending an official investigation of their acts, and Special Agent Ravnoids placed in charge. Clerk Shoeufeldl iias gone to Washington to de fend himself and others implicated. It is hoped they may be able to clear them selves of every suspicion. Royal P«. Stearns and Edwin Greene have formed a partnership in the law business. Both are energetic young men. thoroughly conversant with the intrica cies of thesututesand will undoubtedly be successful by the forming of the new linn. They ate to be found in ihe Sieins' block. A gentleman named Howard living near Bennett, and well known in this city, is reported as having nearly perished in the snow Morm of last week. When found by a neighbor his feet and hands wet''* badly frozen and the old gentleman was almost overcome by exhaustion. John ililger arrived from Mankalo. Minn.. Si-.turduy and i- slinking hands with his host- of friend-. It i» not genet 11 known, but John has a u-w member 4 hrm. ii oi Slgle has aecepte II I ner-bip in the liiisine-s. T! l-i-por ur- I Fort Pierre .ItiiiiTiiil: rent last .Saturday that a man t.amcr .IV,ues had been lynched by I cowboy- out lei Cherry creek to jeaiiieis said toil- untrue. Ti: doubt, though, but ih: somebody needs I this kii.tl of mcdicii:e. I A parlor concert »:i- ::iven a the ivsi deuce of Mr-, liiram Hale!) in Ka-t Pierre", !:is! Kridav evening -and a ino-t enter laining program wa- rendered, tin- solo by Mrs. Manfoi.l Williams. entitled I "Willi/. Song." by P.aileV. being excep-| tii.nally line. Dr. ilill lias returned from hi- trip over the country in search of a new location, aud says that, after traveling over numer ous counties in the state be can tind no place any in ire prosperou or active than uur citv and isconlenl to remain here. Another artesian well meeting was held Saturday, which resulted in the appoint ment of U. II. Proudfoot. Clias. I.. Hyde and .1. F. Kernun a committee to act with ludge Stough in the matter of securing a contractor to sink the Dry liun well. The local weather bureau has predictci' for several days past that a bli/./.ard wa pending and ubout ready to swoop dow on us from the frozen regions of Hritisli America, but the line weather seems to I setting the prediction at naught, Arrangements are being made by ti different Sunday-schools of the city fi t their Christmas entertainments. We will be enabled in our next issue to give tl.e program of each entertainment to l.e given. The Hismarck Tribune says the heavi est snow Unown.for years has fallen alo-:g the line of the Northern Pacific railros.d, and that all indications are for a long and hard winter In tho northwest. In the supreme court the case of Driven vs Fairbank, Morse & Co., from Penning ton county, was dismissed, aud the case of Hucktngham vs Judd. from same coun ty. continued by stipulation. Koswell Newton, who went to Montana two years ago. returned to Pierre Friday lasi. He reporis this part of the foot slool as lively as any he has yet visited and is glad to get back. Ex-Senator (.Iideon C. Moody is stop ping at the Locke and transacting busi ness before the supreme court. W. L. McLaiighhin,another Dead wood attorney, iiccompames him. Mr. M- Ij Stewart died at his residence in Drv Kiiii township Inst Friday night of heart disease. The deceased was 72 years of age, and came to thiscounty from Buf falo county about one year ago. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday from the Baptist church, and bis remains were laid at rest In Riverside cemetery. Our worthy contemporary, the Capital, has become a next door neighbor to the Fkkk Press, having moved this week into the west room, first floor, of tho Merchants block. L. G. Hauge, a Norwegian missionary who has boon living among the Two Ket tle Indians on Bad river, departed for his home in Winona for the winter this morning. S. A. Lewis has purchased the stock of Vessey A. Co. on Pierre street, north of Pleasant Drive and has opened a station ary and confectionary store in connection. Landlord Stiles is boarding four just now, they being Barney Traverse. Touch ed, Green, tho Fort Sully soldier and Thompson, in for cattle stealing. Irving Hath, of the Democrat, is pack ing up his household goods and shipping them to Minneapolis, where he will soon go to remain during the winter. Mrs. Francis C. Holly, of Bismarck, au thor of a valuable history of the Dakotas, is Stopping at the Locke and introducing her book among our people. W. I. Welltnan departed today for Rochester. Minn., where he will meet his family, and together go to Huntsville, Ala., to spend the winter. Peter Baird. Jr.. and H. A. Adams will hereafter act as night police, one going on in the evening and being relieved at mid night by the other. Parties in from the ceded lands report the snow a foot deep, but that stock is in good condition and able to rustle for itself on the range. Sam Bowman, of the land commission er's office, went down to Huron Tuesday to get plats of the ceded portion of the reservation. The remainder of the goods belonging to Prof. Buxton were sold at sheriff's sale Tuesday, to satisfy a claim made by a merchant. Judge Iloutz. Andrew Lewis and John Green, three Blunt citizens, came down Monday to visit with their A. O. I". W. brethren. W. S. Wells started for Huntsville, Ala., today. His family will follow soon after the holidays, and remain during the winter. There will be tin regular gospel tem perance meeting of the W. C. T. U. at the Presbyterian church Sabbath evening at 7:30. Barney McCrossan, of Sioux Falls, was in Pierre the latter part of last week at tending business matters. Pierre street has been greatly improved in appearance by the new side walk which was completed Tuesday. Hon. John F. Norton, deputy revenue collector, and Mark Bridge, of Sioux Falls, are in the city. Mrs. H. A. Freeman has gone to Grand Forks. N. I.)., where she will spend a few weeks visiting. Jas. A. Ward and family have com menced hoarding at the Locke for the Winter. About a dozen recruit- from St. Paul arrived Tue.-d:ty and were taken to Fort Sully. Dr. A. M. Howe, of Cincinnati, spent a wee.t in the city looking after some prop- Timv I i*itiiit one of tli** I raver-m i.i.•». him into full part-j 1-ort Pierre, died 1 uesday iroin dropsy. i'l,:is. W. llrown. of I*ipid City, \\a- ii Ihe city on supreme court business. 'apt. Vivian anil it number of! spent several days in th'-city. wife, of Fort Sully, '•II-Stealing Mis-Sophia Del.and i- visiting with iv is no 1 i-in-o'lii'i'. i'. F,. l!el.'ind. Prof. Taylor has h-a-ci ihe W. 1. Well uian cottage tor Me- inter. "nas. 1 1 I tin ke is on his way to Nc-.v Vork on business matters. Tracy Pratt relumed Tee-day from a trip to St. Paul. i.o-iKiNt. rmt aid. I'i l!hi-r I.aiiil Owner* Sorry the Commission Is IHiiilcit. Omaha World Herald. 1: Win the newly elected senators from the Dakotas went t", Washington they were full of vim. About the lirst thing they did was to tile some objections to the Missouri river commission. They claimed that the commission was so partial in its distribution of improve ments on tin' river thai tlie northern part was continually neglected, liy warmly pressing this point the.y succeeded in hav ing all the river above Sioux City put under tlie jurisdiction of what is known as the upper Missouri river commission. This morning two gentlemen from Foit Pierre. S. D.. arrived in Omaha aud began searching for Commissioner Berlin. Tl.cy are interested in the Fort Pierre townsite. and they want protection. The ragi ig Missouri is eating up their town lots with a greediness that would put a modern lend boomer to shame, and they want the com mission of which Mr. ltcrlin is a member to protect them. Mr. Merlin listened patiently to their story and then referred them to Copitiin Powell, of Sioux City, who has charge of the upper Missouri. The two men say their town will be gone Iwfore the upper commission moves in the matter. Cll- Council. Last Monday night found every aidei nian in his seat a-nd a good si/.ed ci iwd of citizens present to hear the otilc.iine of the gas franchise matter. Under the order of business t.:c lirst thing was the opening of bids tor ihe city printing the ensuing vear. 'ihe apital. Journal and FitKK PitCss each had a bid to do the work ut legal rates, while the Democrat bid 10 cents a sijuart. The whole matter was referred to Aldermen Kenuett and Warneke, who are to report next Monday night. The Summit street grade ordinance passed its lirst reading. A profile of the1 new grade was on file, which shows it is reduced to about one-half the cut provid ed for in the old grade. A petition from Col. Jeffries *-as pre sented and upon motion of Aldcrmah Bennett was laid on the table. It asks the council to appropriate fcSXJ for his own and John Sutherland's expenses as dele gates to the Missouri river convention at Kansas City. The gas franchise came up for Its third reading and final passage. Alderman Wellman presented a substitute which he wished to take the place of the one then pending, hut as it was entirely different in Its subject matter according to the opinion of the city attorney it would have to go in as an entirely new ordin ance. Therefore he moved that the lirst be indefinitely postponed, which wasdone The new proposition does entirely away with an extension of the gas franchise. It asks the city council to guarantee the payment of the hydrant rental of the wa terworks company and the gas post rental of the ga company to any person whom the consolidated gas and waterworks company might designate. Alderman Wellman claimed that the city now guar anteed the payment of the hydrant rental to the bondholders of the waterworks company. City Attorney Crawford states thai tin- new proposition makes it binding upon the city to pay all this rental money one year in advance if the bondholders of the company insist upon such payment, and that such money is payable out of the general fund. Willi this new turn to the matter several of the alderman who expected to have to vole on the extension breathed easier, and after some other busine-- the council adjourned until Monday night. The Konueau Si liool Trouble. In the somewhat noted mandamus case entitled Jessie Hardy vs R.K. Purrington. treasurer of Rousseau school township, regarding which there has been some liti gation and controversy. Mr. Purrington wishes to be set right before the public. Onlhc'JTih of November the case came up in the circuit court, with Crawford DeLand appearing for the plaintitl and Horner & Stewart for the defendant. In a communication to this office Mr. Pur rington savs: "An order was issued by Judge Fuller on November 21 for said trea-urer to ap pear in court to show cause why he re fused and neglected to pay a warrant for £12.50 signed by the clerk and counter signed by the chairman. "The defendant set up in answer thai the written contract was made with plain tiff on April S. 13!il. pursuant to instruc tions of the voters at a meeting held March :il. and ratified at a meeting of the school board April JO. all nf said meetings having been declared illegal by the county superintendent and said decision affirmed by the state superintendent. "Judie Fuller held that she was entitl ed to recover on said contract: that the feasurer duties were separate aud dis tinct: that the school order if properly signed was all that was required to ex onorate the treasurer from any liability on a written contract, and he i.-stted an order for the protection of -aid treasurer from any liability for misappropriation of fun is. "The above decision exonerates me from any misappropriation of funds of Rousseau School di-t rid. a- I hold vouch ers for all moneys p-.tid by me :i- treas urer." SorlrlJ I» 1'ierie ii Ml".' ,l\ 1 *-iar «et\ me! With Mi- Match at ler pie ho!. in Ka.-t 1 'ierre The? day eveiiiirj. TI.I pi'tmiam a very mm enjey* when h •ivd: Si-.- ,.d Mini-M r-.-. ..I. K. 1! »rthe r. ,:ako: vi- Wa i-iwurt I. i'all.. »ti by a:l '^ent. Tii uei«»ry ili !!!"ei ii r. a mi Mr- Kuert at lie I'arU hi»u rem «•«. y\.\ I "v-h lion ...M I r S'i» won \t Pionv. or ii notri»ir.vnii'iw «.U thi tire him :t tni ai th: nrtir.* auil ho ".vill c-ali at your iv.»uhMi» and uttrmi to y»ur \v wpw^Mialiy. S.-nd i'opy of the Weekly Kkkk to your eastern friends to keep them poieil as to the progress of l-'ierre anl South Dakota. Oniy I I,- a. •i J-. pa irlii^. 11'.i 'I it iser ibiuct ili ii liiniHm'f I AMrlitkui is eul)« 4 «i ti* Hi' 11 lii in ii. laker. Ulii hii'ii ili Mr. lit'ouUr I- it tir-i-'-bi*- ain! i!»urtUir':iy wov'ii in hir- liiir. Thus*- in m—d uf-urh wvirk -liouUi iH't tail io uivp him ii rail at iii -hop un Sint avt-nm* thr milt i» N Schubert & Santa Claus, At the Old Reliable Corner Drug Store, New Brick Block. Having taken Mr- SANTA CLAUS in as a, partner, he has commenced moving and will ha,ve his entire stock of HOLIDAY GOODS Moved into my commodious room in the Neiv Building by Dec. 6th. We will be enabled to show you tlie finest and most com plete line of Holiday Goods ever brought to the Stat* such as Celluloid, Plusli. Wood. Leather and Metallic Toilet Cases, Plush and Leather Albums, Autograph Albums, Scrap .and Picture Books, Work Boxes, Writing Desks and Odor Cases. Christmas and New Year's Cards. Plush. Wood and Cel luloid Picture Frames, Collar and Cuff Boxes. Smoking Sets. Cigar Cases. Pipes, etc. Gentlemen's Leather Toilet Cases. Ladies Hand-bags and Purses, Fancy Glass Vases and Baskets, China Cups and Sau cers. Bisiue Figures, Fancy Cut Glass Bottles. Perfumery. et*\ A Complete Line of Artist's Material. A Great Variety of Games. Picture and Building Blocks, Rocking Horses. Sleds. Iron and Wooden Toys. Drums, Christmas Tree Ornaments, Bisque, China. Indestructable and Rubber Dolls, Doll Carriages. Express Wagons, etc. Agents for the LEADING SEWING MACHINES. A Hundred Thousand Articles too Numerous to Mention. Evervbodv is Respectfullv Invited to Call and Look Over our IMMENSE ST CK. Our Crockery has ed. The Largest ever brought to Gome in and see it. Tlie IMace l'i|- on 'I'm hu ("liri- .i- pr from the immense stock of Christmas ear,!-, novel- oy books, KkMI- ItKo. lv. :ant !h- !!.- pi •.iJTa'a w. ir ner mujv .1 nil ii it,.- r(i:ra!ry hun all oth»' h^ether. ami usitii the la ^jjpptWii to h»« itn*ijr\f!" mav years fhh t'»r* thmal di^ea? -tiintiunal S*,' for the FKKK Pisfciss ono vear. ami a valuable book. the proper proportions of the same upon M. J. SCHUBERT. 'h-T OKI ho'idav gond ii iv. tin- girl, th til a lid iit.c!.- a |... tile •r. Kiir 1• lb A Non\cltir '8 2. Wilhle l-'rei ih* iiolithi Ti. r. i! \v:: at Y-i r? her few year? a notiixed it a ^INea^e. ami preserihed loral r»*medie* In ronMatitly faiiinu t» 1 i** with treatment pnnemneed it incurable. reatnient. t'nre. manufactured liy Sc!~ titu con- I e?i eatarrh to lie a and tlieri'fore requir Halt's Catarrh F. .1. 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"Oil V, l'ii'U»rial '•Ul'i'ii el'tss. and N •^.tliy p.jiMiiar with the ir, i.'anadu and the t. »M»n ainr« \ti'«-n larjje a» liarpi-rV Kazaar. i!!u-.iniled. and come- ,r i-aeii week at oniy a year. If yuu de sire Miuvenir thimble send name- of those ui! think wiuild be ititeiv.-ti din the I.adiei-" Weekly and enclose lifli-eii L". S. iviil clamps io oover i'\i»-usc of mailing, etc. Forward today. Addres. Lndie I'iclorial Weekly. Canada l.ii'c Iluilding. Toronto, Can. Best. because of the facilities that company tartar, and for other reasons dependent and the method of its preparation, HENRY A. MOTT, PH. D." l.att United States Government Chemtst.