Railroad News Gallieriii? Decidedly
tlic Most Encourasinj* Bright
General Miitntirer Ward Culled lo Sioux
City lor a (.'onierenee—Some
Local and General News Ticked up in
tlie City and Gleaned From
lVopln who imagine from any cause
that a niiietus lias been put upon railroad
enterprises that aiTi-ct. l'h-rre are badly
mistaken. The next thirty days an."
likely to prove an eye-opener in tlin way
of developments, and such as will convince
everybody that there isaOoii who Mill
reigns in Israel, solo sp*-alc. I'art of this
is a secret which the I-'ki-.k 111:1-:-s is not
permitted to tell, but the following few
"lips" may give some light-to the unin
.las. A. Wanl. general manager of the
new iluiuth. l'ietri' and Blink Hills line,
is now in Sioux City, called there to confer
with the projectors of the Rapid City,
Missouri Ilivi-r and St. I'aul road and cer
tain heail railroad ollicials, the object, of
the conference hi-ing to so arrange things
that the enterprise of eoiinorting the twin
cities by rail, via Pierre, with the lilacl
Hills can be accomplished without any
more unnecessary delay, hiigiurer II. A.
Humphrey Is also in Aberdeen, where he is
working it1' Chief Kngiiio-r Tilden over
the" survey made from Aberdeen. Mi.
Tilden will probably soon be transferred
to some other new extension by the North
ern 1'acitic and will turn the details over
to Mr. Humphrey. Anions the-e is the
shortening of several curves where grad
ing is not yet done, and the lessening of
the grade in a number of places.
In addition to these the following from
the St. Paul Dispatch is indicative that
the people there are becoming thoroughly
alive' to their needs:
C. \V. llackett presided at this morn
ing's meeting of the chamber of commerce
and A. !•'. Kogg acted as secretary in the
of Mr. Tallmadge. who is still in
the east. There was a large attendance
of the uoanl.
The principal matter of interest to come
before the meeting was the following pr
amble and resolution ottered bv Captain A.
H. Cattle on a subject of the greatest
moment lo St. I'aul.
The resolution was couched in the fol
Whereas. Tin- first exploration and dt
velopment of the itlaeU Hills region of
South Dakota was hugely the work of St.
I'aul men, and the beginnings of its trade
were filtered by St. I'aul merchant
which trade was largely diverted to other
points by reason of adverse railtvud com
Whereas. The development of the un
paralleled mineral resources of that re
gion lias already rendered it one of the
richest sections of country naturally trib
utary to St. Pawl, with assurances of
growth in lie immediate future far sur
passing all that lias been hitherto record
Whereas. A circuitous railroad line of
over l.ooo miles now separates this region
from its base of supplies at Chicago, while
the completion of the two partly construct
ed lines, reaching to Aberdeen. S. D..
would give a competing line to St. Paul
more than "i00 miles shorter than the pres
ent Chicago lii.e. thus making St. Paul
easily a favorite rival with Chicago for a
trade amounting to Sl'i.ooo.ooo annually
and rapidly increasing, and
Whereas, Theenterprising business men
of Hapid City have organized the llapid
City. Missouri Iliverand St. Paul Railway
company to build a line from thai city to
l'ierre. a distance of l'U) miles, subscribing
liberally in cash donations, liberal right
of-way and ample terminal facilties, for
the purpose of securing this desirable out
let and entering energetically upon the
work of construction therefor
llesolved. That the chamber of com
merce of the city of St. Paul welcomes
this enterprise most cordially as one of
certain, substantial benefit to the com
mercial and industrial interests of the city
and of equally assured advantage to the
people of the lilack Hills country, and es
pecially of llapid City.
llesoived, That being advised by past
development of future possibilities of the
region traversed by the proposed line, and
lying at the western terminus, both in ag
ricultural and mineral resources, includ
ing grain, cattle, lumber, coal, tin, iron,
silver and gold ores among its products,
likewise involving an immense passenger
traflic, we have full faith in the practica
bility of the enterprise as a business ven
ture and commend it to the favorable con
sideration of investors at home and
Capt. Castle forlitied his resolution with
some very interesting remarks on the
great and increasing resources of the
IJlack Hills country and the desirability
of maintaining trade relations with that
tetntory. He asked that the rules be sus
pended and the resolution adopted, which
was promptly done.
The St. Paul Globe commenting on this
The resolutions offered by Capt. Castle
which the chamber of commerce adopted
at Its meeting yesterday morning, call at
tenlion to the notable condition of affairs.
In the early days before any railroads at
all.ran into the lllack Hills the stage line,
which was the only means of transporta
lion In that region, was operated by St.
Paul men in the interest of this city.
Since then the Hills have developed rfar
velously, and have become the seat of a
large and rich population. The mineral
wealth of the region is daily proving
greater than the most sanguine prospect
ors had hoped for, and at the same time
fields of perpetual fertility are being
brought under cultivation. The trade of
the section Is estimated as being annually
in tho neighborhood of 815.000,000,.but, in
spite of our early Intimacy with tiio dis
trict, we get none of it. It all goes now to
cither Chicago or Omaha, simply because
there is no railroad connection with the
twin cities. The people of the Hills are
largely from St. Paul, and they would
prefer to do business with us, but a
stretch of 100 miles from Pierre to Bapld
City separates tham from the nearest line
running to this point., A road covering
this interval has for some time been pro
jected, and is partially graded, but the
monetary stringency of a year ago inter
rupted the construction. Tho plan now
is to push It to completion, and the cham
ber of commerce has expressed its hearty
endorsement of the move. The Globe
agrees with the chamber of commerce,
and commends the matter to the attention
and support of our local capitalists. It
will be a happy day for St. Paul when this
valuable field is open to its morchauts.
Sioux City .lournal, The steamboat
Mllie Conger, Capt. Talbot in command,
arrived in the city yesterday. The boat
started from Dubuque two weeks ago lo
come here by way of St. I.ouis. She is
now tied up at the mouth of the I-'loyd.
The boat was formerly encaged in the!
Mississippi river trade between St. Louis]
and Si. I'aul, and was one of the finest of
the small boats on the upper river. She
has twenty-four lirst-class staterooms. I
lias carrying capacity of TioO tons and is
registered at tons. Loaded down she
draws thirty inches of water. It N the
captain's intention to cut away part oT
her cabin and tints increase her capacity
for bulky freight and lessen her draft.
The crew was busy taking on coal yester
day. The boat will leave for liismarck
and intermediate points today with a cur
go of government supplies. The matter
of reestablishing the river trade during
the coming season is being thoroughly
talked over by local rive.r men. One has
received a letter from a steamboat captain
at liismarck, saving that lie will run his
boat as far south as this city with coal
arge» from liismarck for a tow. and will
also lake a hand in I he Charles Mix coun
A l-'ort Pierre special of the .'.'illi says:
Tlie spring round-up of cattle in the
country west will start on theiMth of May.
At a meetingof the Missouri River Stock
men's association it was decided ihat the
day before the round-up was to start a
public auction should be held here and all
llic mavericks ihat will be gathered in
tlie round-up should be sold to lie highest,
bidder. The custom has been heretofore
that the mavericks belonged lo the stock
man's range upon which they were found.
The new manner of disposing of these
stray cattle dues not give general satis
faction, as the -mall stockmen claim they
will be unable to bid. ami some big slork
uiei will gel these cattle for a song. The
crop of mavericks however may not be
large, and in that case there will not be
much to tight over.
The l-'ort Pierre Town Topics drives as
follows: ••Royal II. Stearns has shaken
oil his allegiance to the capital city and
has become a fiill-tlcdged resident of Stan
Icy county, lie's holding down a cjaim.
and, by the way, one of the misi valuable
tracts of land in the county: and you
could have seen hilu Monday—lull not
Tuesday though—following an old grub
plow, which some of the boys bud furn
ished him, out on tho naked prairie where
he was attempting to plow all at one time
of gumbo in liieli he
will bury potatoes, lie looks and talks
like a hayseed independent, and it is prot
ably safe to say tlutt he's bid farewell to
the g. o. p. (lardi sass, farm truck, hen
fruit, pumpkins and such like taken oil
subscription at this ollice."
I.ast Friday, being Arbor Day. the pub
lic schools of Pierre very fittingly observed
the occasion. There were some good ora
torical exercises in tlie rooms from lo lo
o'clock a. m., after which tlie children
marched from their rooms to ihe grounds.
At the Central building a photographer
was on hand and got a picture collectively
of the entire school arrayed in front of tlie
building. Some forly trees were planted
on the grounds around tin Central, while
sixteen found places at each of the ward
schoolliotise grounds, making seventy-two
altogether. These trees were secured by
the pupils going
Rivers'island and dig
ging them up. Every Inducement will be
given these trees lo make theni grow.
Around oyer the slate Pierre is classed
with those cities which are supposed to
have decided, by the result of their city
elections, to hereafter have a wide open
policy in favor of the saloons. We have
understood from no less a person than a
minister of the gospel that our new mayor
elect gave a pledge that he would insist
on having the law enforced to the letter,
if he was chosen by the electors. Those
who Vest know Mr. Kehr will allirui that
whenever ho promises to do a certain
tiling lie always does it if it lies within his
power. Don't class Pierre with the "an
tis" just yet.
As predicted in the Fkkk Pukss early
in the spring, the Northwestern is going
to build the two new spurs through the
city that were surveyed at that time. One
of these runs from Hilger's gulch along
Pleasant Drive to the boat landing, while
the other goes to the pontoon bridge. J.
II. Hollenbeck, general superintendent, so
informed Jas. A. Ward at arecent conver
sation between the two while Mr. Ward
was in Chicago.
The governor has appointed the follow
ing delegates to the National Niearaugua
Canal convention to be held in St. Louis
June 2, 1
SO'.': Hon. P. F. McCltire, Pierre
Dr. V. T. MeOillicuddy, Rapid City Hon.
E. VanCise, Deadwood Hon. II. C. Pres
ton, Mitchell Hon. R. Huchanan, Sioux
Falls lion. Clias. Keith, Volga: Hon. J.
A. Houlahau, Aberdeen Hon. C. M. Har
rison, Huron Prof. ti. Ii. ltaiiey, Rapid
Harry Wybrantand wife have spent the
week in the city, awaiting the coming of
tho Rosebud frotu liismarck. Harry says
the new scheme of barging coal down
from the mines above liismarck is a sure
thing, and that Pierro and all down river
points as far as Sioux City can burn all
they want of this fuel next winter at next
to no cost.
Professor Geo G. Hitchcock, formerly
of our Pierre university and who accepttd
a professorship In a college at Highland,
Kansas, is now professor of chemistry in
the state agricultural college in Pullman,
Washington. He writes that on the 15tli
they celebrated Arbor Day at the college,
at which occasion three former South Da
kotaus participated, being Professors
Li 1 ley and Scobey, formerly of the lirook
ings college, and himself. We also notice
that (ico. W. Hopp, formerly editor of the
lirookings Register, is one of tlie regents
of the college.
Frank Lilllbndge, as new agent at
Cheyenne, has been the recipient of nu
merous calls from the aboriginees across
the river since his confirmation was an
nounced. These Indians seem to want to
become acquainted with the man who is
goins to look after their interests for some
time to come.
The city council met and canvassed the
returns on the city elcctii.u Monday night
and found all elected as formerly an
nounced. All those elected hold ollice for
two years, except ,1. II. Diiseuhury, alder
man in the Fourth ward, who drew the
short term. Next Monday night '.hev will
be sw jrn in.
Hon. Ii. F. McCormiek. of Cheyenne
agency, visited the city Monday. He N
engaged in teaching the young I ml in ti
idea how to hoot, and says when VIoe
Steiner's contracts for lie erection of the
several new school houses are completed
ihere will be lots inure business in hi#
The story that a contract, for llie com
pletion of the Dry Run artesian well had
been dosed was revived again this week.
Tills yarn is becoming about as ancient
a-that other one that has been sprung
every year for centuries, that the .lews
were going to inhabit Palestine again.
C. II. Northam. of Hartford. 0l.. after
whom one of the largest steamships ply
ing between New York and New Haven is
named, was in the city this week, accom
panied by R. C. and K. F. Northam. All
are prominent capitalists and interested
in Pierre and South Dakota realty.
An error crept into these columns in the
last issue which bothered peter l'fetl'er
exceedingly, through the importunities of
his friends for free cigars. The babv be
longed to his partner. Cieo. Sulcliire.
However, this is an example of the atten
tion advertising attracts.
liismarck Tribune: The Rosebud is of
ficered this season by John IJdk, captain:
Chas. lilunt. mate. Capt. Win. tiuld is
captain of the steamer Josephine and
James harleswort mate. ('apt. Wol
folk walks the roof of the Aimer ti'Neil
and Hilly Sims is pilot.
Farmer* Paul ioddard. R. 11. Proud
foot, R. Ii.Steam- and others to whom tlie
sweat of their brows is something unusual
have been investing their lime lately in
putting in a good acreage of potatoes on
their recently acquired land on the island
and across the river.
Iluroni'.e: The Madison Sentinel of the
1Mb says. "llou.Coe 1, Crawford of Pierre
was trough passenger yesterday, bound
for Sioux Falls." Didn't think that of
Coc! lie must be tlie victim of llie too
common mistakcof the printer. "Trough"
passenger is bad.
Sioux City .lournal: The government
tirveying parties who will complete the
surveys on the river north of this city
during the coming season are commenc
ing to get into the field. l!y May 1 three
parties will be at work between this city
Ancnt the coming school election the
ITlli of next mouth, and the fact thai wo
men are qualified electors, tliev are talk
ing of running one of their number for a
membership on the board '.if education.
The Fourth ward will probably furnish
The drain pipes from the Locke hotel to
the river became clogged Saturday and
no amount of Mushing with water and
steam could clear them. The sewerage
got deeper and deeper over the basement
until finally workmen dug up llie difficulty
in the pipes.
The stockmen across the river intend to
improve their breed, as was indicated lasi
Saturday when the freight train discharg
ed from a cattle car five blooded bulls at
the stock yards, which have been taken
to the country west.
Frank Farrar, formerly connected with
the Fkkk Pkkss, is editing a newsy look
ing paper called the Inter-Cascade Miner,
published at Galena. Snohomish county.
Wash. He claims his town is the Lead
viile of that state. i.
Some one has started the story that the
Wells house is to lie moved from East
Pierre and placed on the foundations on
Pierre street intended for the future
Capitol block. There is nothing to it, as
is now proved.
Fred Pettigrew, who is
one of the found
ers of the new town of Sisseton, on the
late reservation of that name, is back and
reports that the new lands are going fast.
His town Ik expects will get to the front
Dick Mathieson is the new mayor of
Fort Pierre, having been elected without
opposition. Chas. Mellett, formerly of
this city and now cashier of the Stock
Growers bank, is one of their new alder
The boys over at Fort Pierre always
seem to be in great luck in getting on the
United Slates circuit court juries at Sioux
Falls and Pierre. Their representation is
always better than any other town in the
Wm. Hill, of llarrold, sou of Capt.
Hill, was married Monday morning at
the ltad River chapel above Fort Pierre,
to Miss Julia, a daughter of Napoleon
Duchencaux, Father Kin
Engineer Humphrey returned lust night
from Aberdeen, where he went to confer
with Kiigineer Tilden. Mr. Humphrey
avers that the next few days will uncover
some good railroad news.
The republican club had a slim attend
ance Tuesday night, but some good talk
ing was indulged in by those present,
more particularly T. LI.ConuifT and A. W.
H. E. Kimmell auditor, Albert Faust
sheriff, W. J. Johnston treasurer, and N.
W. Porter register of deeds, were four
Sully county ollicials who visited the city
Wo had another interesting letter from
'iV t-H 1
fortunately it was mislaid until too late
for publication. It will appear next week.
The date for the school election has
been fixed for May 17, at which a school
clerk and one member of the bflard
of education In each ward will be elected.
Fred Dupree and several sous, George
Jackson and Doug Carlin. of the Cheyenne
river country, were in the city this week
laying in big stocks of merchandise.
The ikobojo Times keeps calling for
better roads jut,, Pierre. This is a matter
the commissioners might devote some at
tention to '.villi good results.
Tie pontoon bridge was swung into
place Saturday, and so thinly anchored
that the high west wind of yesterday did
not budge it a particle.
11. M. lienedict. of Anacorte-. Wash., a
son of Mrs. Freeman and nephew of C. W.
Richardson, arrived last night for a visit
Willi his two relatives.
lb ad ihe spring announcement of J. D«
Hilger .v.Co. and Leet A- Knowlton. two
of ti i-leading business linns of tlie city,
on oilier pages.
II. R. Horner, wife and two children de
parted yesterday for a trip to the coast, iu
the hopes of recuperating Mr-. Horner's
Fred Martin leaves for a visit with his
parent- at Springfield, Mo., after which
he goes to cuter a law school iu Chicago.
Tic supreme court has attracted to tin
city a goodly number of attorneys from
variou- parts of tlie state this week.
li- avv rains, mixed with a little hail,
together with high winds have made up
the weather du'ing lie- pasl week.
Alfred Coc, a student at the college, will
act a* Indian interpreter before ihe I'uit
ed Stales court m-xi week.
A trainload of youngcattle was brought
in ye-ierday from Minnesota, and dispos
ed of to cattii-men.
W. S. Ingham, the talented editor of tho
lilui:! Advocate, visited the city ov-r
(leo. \Y. stein nnd Sue M. Mi-Gannon
of Sully county, were united iu marriage
Mr. and Mr-. Royal F. King are happy
over tiie arrival of-a baby girl.
Mrs. C. 11. Dirr has gone to join her
bii -band ui Montana.
W. I'. liaird has gone to Chicago on
Co!, iiuliard has gone east on World's
I lilted Mate* Court.
iiig-_- A. .1. Eiigerton will ho! I a term
of the l.'niied States conn at l'iersc, be
ginning May Following arc ihe gram!
and petit jurors drawn for this term:
W. II. Snyder. Gettysburg. Potter coun
I-V'-d Marrington. Fort Pierre. Stanley
K. \V. Cleveland. Gaun Valley, liufl'aio
liehton Doner, Onida. Sully county.
Martin Kennedy. For Pierre, Stanley
Joseph Pouohue, Fort Pierre. Stanley
Charles W. McDonald. Wcssingloi,
Springs. Jerauld county.
1-aac I'earcc, Aipcua. Jerauld county.
W. E. Reeves. Getty-burg. Potter coutt-
J. G. Arnold. Pierre, 11 tiglit-s county.
F. P. Hull, Gcttysburv. Potter county.
James d. Reiiey, iiowdic. Fdmunds
M. T. Wolverton. Campbell, Campbell
11. O'Connor. Onida. Sully county.
K. A. Grady. Gale. Campbell county.
C. M. Coleman. Gettysburg. Potter
M. T. Lightner. Roscoe. Edmunds coun
C. W. Lane. Wessington Springs, Jer
A. F. YanDoivn. liates. Hand county.
D. G. Francc. llighmore. Hyde county.
John Workman. Ganii Valley, Uutlulo
II. X. Keplinger, Gettysburg, Potter
James Dotid, Fort l'ierre, Stanley coun
D. II. Ciyburn. Mound City, Campbell
William Stover. Miller, Hand county.
Wilson Sliutik, Pierre. Hughes county.
Henry Miller. Miller, Hand county.
Paul Hendricks, Uighmore, Hyde coun
L. Livingston, Onida, Sully county.
II. H. Waters, Miller. Hand county.
Wallace Lilley. Onida. Sully county.
G. I). Lenon, Gann Valley, I!u!Talo
J. 12. Stiles. Pieite, Hughes county.
M. Mliuycs. llighmore, Hydeconnty.
Brick li. lijoberg. Pierre, Hughes coun
John Chamberlain, Alpena, Jerauld
I. S. Rickert. Clifton, Sully county.
Warren Wilson. Roscoe, Edmunds coun
D. Q. Jordan. Onida, Sully county.
John Hayes, Faulkton, Faulk county.
J. L. Ilullett. Fort Pierre, Stanley
A. Ii. Fitch. Ipswich, Edmunds county.
J. N. Douglas, Fort Pierre, Stanley
A. 15. Chubbuck, Ipswich, Edmunds
George S. Trainor, Seneca, Faulk coun
Frank Drew, llighmore. Hyde county.
K. S. Hull, Gettysburg, Potter county.
Isaac Pierce Alpena, Jerauld couuty.
J. W. Williams, Fort Pierre, Stauley
'A Honlst Ecformur" this week, but.un-' greenhouse now ready.
Shobor, llighmore, Ilydo couuty.
W. P. Oalces, Faulkton, Faulk county.
Jacob Dale, LaUrace, Campbell county.
Jefferson Sickler, Bates, Hand county.
J. G. Davis, 15owdle, Edmunds county.
F. G. Young. Faulkton, Faulk county.
A beautiful ornamental hedge (or lawn
or garden. Plants and cuttings at Hayes'
FIERRS, S. D.
IS THE BEST.
Ifyou mean to ever
own a farm, or if
you have sold the
old one and want
anew location, re
County, S. D., of
fers the greatest
induce me in
the way of soil, pure
water, healthy cli
mate and excel
lent neighbors, to
be found in the
I have a few very
cheap farms close
South Dakota's grain crop for 1891
was worth an average of one
million dollars for each
JAS. A. ROSE.
»ow SALE ay—
W. L. COOK, Agent,
Huron, S. D.
Tents. Barbed Wire,
In fact, everything usually kept in a first-class
hardware store, at the lowest living prices.
PierrE St. and Dakota Ave., Fierre, S.
WE MEET $ BEAT ALL COMPETITION.
JOHX R. NYE & CO.,
Fine Furniture, Car
pets, Wall Paper,
Cg."*Our Stock of L'ndcrtaking Goods is
[ii charge of Mr. Wtllsey. the only profes-
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.the Citv. Hearse free within city limits
flp«edlly,iftTaly and effectually cared with*
out the use of the knife. Cure* cflc'detl
when ull other treutmeula fulled. Testimony
of those restored to health —"1 feel it iuy duty to
recommend your treatment. 1 bad ft cancer on
each cheek bone
and oneon tuy nose. You removed
all three cancers. am willing to
permanently curcd."-EDSONCasey, Blalne.Wta.
Mr. U. l\ Brown, Nell^b, Neb.- was treated by
three physicians forcnncer on tbe eyelid. They
thought case incurable. lr. Dale'« Treat
ment effected a cure. The lloftplta), fitted
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