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Our Annaal Invoice commences January 15, and until tlint time AVC arc roinr to reduce slock in qvrry way possible. AVc have outdone ourselves in every lint', liotli in quantity ami quality, and are now roinr to of fer I lie pul1 ic bargains for a few •week.-. that arc IIOUIHI to draw trade to us like a .-nair-pullcr irets stumps up out of tlie Missouri you know, river. It's the ptill. ic convinced If you want to he thai you can huy «rooi cheaper rijrht now than you ever did in your life, read on. and then pav us an early vi-ii. he fore the iie.-t select ion- are jdl "iie. Kui iv- niemh. that evertliinu!' uc it p'rii cs a-- cheap in comparison a.» the few articles and hat if any 'are 1101 exact l\' men ioiiei I here, ifoods purchase.I i- guaranteed vmi can return tlicin and receive hack your money: Handkerch cifs: A\ have a larger lim the .-tores in i'i Tliey co.-t from to 5o,-. Muj'j's: We will until New COST. J'ur. Wool Seal. A-t and Sahle TKN per nient.-. an all t'l'e. put together, ic all lie ay up I thrill from now •nr- at ACTL'AL Cloaks: per cent oildii all in Here are some bargain-. stock. 'aelian- ('apes we are -dim cent HKI.NW '(ST. This olfer is made on all fur irar- Gents' Furnishings, etc. We are carrying heavy line- of Gents* Neckwear. Suspenders. Shirt.-. (i love.-. .Mitten-. *vear. etc.. which we are I he rid of at any price. l.'nder- uiid to Overcoats: (ients' ()verco:it- in all styles. the liir- and everyone a Iiarirain at tire marked. //,r, Mutt ovtM'slockcd with I Soys' hen-oat.-, are the ordinary prices of which ran ^e front si.75 to ss. ('m prices— iinythinir to dispose of the slock. Sec our hoys' Knockeinall suits which are jruarantecd to never rip and never tear. Blankets: They cost from up to sjs per pair. Tliey are licst values. Ladies' Finery: lJihhons, Hosiery, Laces. Mitts, (•loves—everything you want at prices that will astonish and delijrlit. Dress Goods: We have an immense and well assorted stock—lartrer by far than can he found in the city, l'riccs to suit. Misses' Jackets: ilere we are also overstocked. Regular prices. Si.75 to si "2. ('m prices. 10 to •_»() per cent oil'. Clothing: The newest, freshest and selected slock in this part of state. AVe can lit your purse and person alike. Xxroe cries: We are actually selling for le.-s than they cost us. cheap by buying of us. A'. best the them Live You can make your dollars go farther by patronizing us than any place ur places in l'ierre. JI TfiW OUR LOCAL MELANGE UDIIIKI of I'litcrtainnn'iit Has Hecn On tin* Hoards the I'ast Wcrk. Mcsdiiiiics Ha 1 lett null Patterson. nuil Others in tin* Kink Tni's- ihij- Nitrlit. Items h| laical Imerest anil (iicaniiiys I* i**mi Kxcliiiusri's of the Sitinc Xiiturc. A very lliitlerini iiiiliMi'e ir| tin* par tii-i|iain,s in lie I la lieu I'lUIei'son MI ti'i'taliiiiient lii-it Tii-si|ity I P'Tlnrniani-i! was 'Vciiinir. Tin- I 'Xei'ileii! tliroimltniil. mill miieli appl-.M-iiiteil liv tlx- [Mlllii-. It ua-i xiini'lliintr (liHiTein—.m-1liititr out of tlie iinljtiary lin* of eritiTlriintui'iits of that 'iill• i". ami tin- tli«-at•• f-troit"tr [iiitillir was ri'fri'slir l»y tin* rtiaune. Mr-. Ilalli'it'- reeital- were iii-tnictintr aint arnusiim ami elieiteil much applailM'. Her mantiei isv ami iiatur it ami free fi.un -1 a u'e a !t ee at ion. Il»-t* reiiiiition wf tie* li'p-\' I- In wer (i rl" was lie em bod nient ol L'raei: and pat tin- and touelieil tile liejirts of her heiirer-. Mr-. I',, r. ratter.-on materially added to tlie Mivhtnli of t.he ea-'i. Sli. r- mil new tu the peuple of tin's -tale, arid no word- of o'll'- eiillld do juslH'i* to her 'o eat e|li,n. she i- l.y far the must tal ented arii-t in thi- line in thi--eetion of ttie eiMintry. Mis.- r.dna Carter also eatne in fur a iiouiily -hare of prai-e. ami tier vora!-olo "Dear Heart" ua-mneli enjoyed 1 tho-e |ir —en t. Mis- Ilotlnian e\eente,i in eharmin^ manner an instrumental -ulo. and Mis even- INith I'eiwtinin a pianist of the Tin* pioin^ hv .Mi«cs Kk'ii'. »i !lin «1, 1 and iiIf hi* JUMIH* •f i"»'rf.cuuij a cr' ili! to tin* an of tlcl-aMi*. II will iHMintiri'ri ihut I'ii'iTi-uiji'iit was w'-ll ami aihlfil hui'iriy tu ili»* stii i-i-s »f ih'.« ''iitiTtaihinfUt. Jlrrr) in iitiun^. I Ik rf i* p.-rhap- no ht»liilay or yearly fpnrh s!y IUOUIMI forward 10 a th»* adv»*ni of i»r*i I. I S I aIt a day of universal piisi^un' and Ifa^iiuir—a day upon uhSii •.•viTVun*' or !**•»**«iv«'* "onif iitth- ri'OH'iii!»raiu'i*. ^oim toki'ii of utTWiiori ur to iho^t* w» love or adiiiir.'. It is a dav wliich luinirs to tliechil divn-' lu'nds viion (,f lniiro popcorn balls and uirtfu quantities of randy and toys. Tlifir chihiish hop«»s and tion- am fully r«'ali/.i'd wii««n on Christ inas morning 1 h**y «*a^» rly S'Tauthlc to uiit-rc their iiuif stoi*kiiii arc iianjinu to s,.,* uhat Santa ('Uin ha- 'ht hi'Ut. It i- a pleasant to watch tin* thrones i,j p(M»jii»« »]ja* crowd our r«.**t, *ach hi*nt on thoir uii-Mon of making someone happy on Christmas day. De spite the hard times we have experienced sine.* Ck'Veiaml nna»»rtook to iruidc tin* detinv of the vroverinnent, evrryonc scctns ii liave a little money laid away for this one occa-ion. Our stores are crowded with purchasers eagerly jostlim one atiothej-^md ejliowin^ their way through the crowd and trying to de'-ide upon *otne suitaliie jre«.»*nt. Our merchant^ have sliowu considerable enterprise in the !ar and varied assort ment of holiday ijoods. with which they tempt the public. May this spirit of interchiuiL'inu' loving remembrances be lon^ in voinie and cm tinue to engender irood will tind peace anions us and briuir us nearer and dearer to each otIter, and create or brim forth thnt finer ense »f irratitude and duty we owe to one another wliich will operate towards the betterment of humanity. The Fui:I-: rici:- wislies you a!l a merry Christmas. 'iiy INerre newspaper men are inteiest.'d in a case tried in .Iudtre Fuller's court the past week, in which I'aul (ioddar.l, of the .lournal. and K. V. I'atterson. of the Capi tal. are parties adversely at interest. The casi? was intricate from IcL al or any other sttinilpoint, and contained some knotty problems. The verdict wa in fa vor of 'niddiird. which Induuod liiin to send the fidlowinjr dispatcli to the Sioux City .lournal. and which ives one some idea as to what course he will take in tin. Then 1 Jus. A. Ward has been absent, for a week, going up the line of the Dulutlu Pierre and Mlack Hills railroad to close tip some business for the. road. Mr. Ward is mum since his return from the east re cently, but he seems to have a satisfied air, denoting that there is something good to tell if lie thought it was ripe to give out. The Aberdeen Xows of Tues day says lion. Jas. A. Ward will go to Ipswieh tomorrow to be in attendance 1 premises: "A controllint interest in the capital stuck of the Daily Capital com pany was foreclosed upon a chattcl mort ^a^e before Judire Fuller, in this city yes terday. This probably moans an early ciunge in th« management of the Daily Capital of this city." was a man in our town and be was wondrous wise, for when he marked his prices down he then did advertise. And when he saw his trade incrpase.with all his mitfht and main, he marked still lower every price and advertised again. And when ho advertised a^ain his rivals stamped and tore, to see folks rush with might and main to patronize his store. And while they sat in solitude and saw his custom win. that man behind the counter stood and raked the shekeles in. And when be raked the shekeles in. ami saw his custom rising, he took a goodly lot of tin ami kept on advertising. Kaeh day a gei:*' JUS sum be'dsunk.which demonstrates full plain, the more one pays for printer's ink the areater is bis gain. —.Stolen. upon court while a number of condemna tion cases in which he is interested are being disposed of. Jle wiil return in lime to look after similar business which is to come up in court here tin last of the week. Mike Finny had a thrilling experience? with a lynx last. week. Mr. Finny lives on Ibid river, and ha^ among other things a goodly lot of chickens. On heat ing a commotion in the quarter^ where the poultry ii located one night, Mr. Finny sallied forth to ascertain the cause of the disturbance. found out. It was a large lynx measuring about live or six feet, and his lynxship wa* exercising hi gaMronoiiiical proclivities upon the un suspecting fowls. A parsing cowboy took a hand in the fracas and the slayer of innocent chicken* was speedily dis patched to the happy hunting ground. Detirey subscribers of the I' I UK^ S complain that they do not get their a pers until the Tuesday following publica tion day. The package for Detirey is made up regularly each week on Thurs day and goes down the road. The mail is not thrown otT at Canning Friday morn* ing. and the package should come back the same evening. that the De Crey stage can take it Saturday, bur it doesn't. It must lay over at Tracy or some other place a day or which is the fault of somebody, and the Fnt r. doesn't, like it any more than its De rcy friends. At a meetingof the club la^t night or-|beo. gani/ed to discuss the topic* of the day. lie following oftirers W'C|C elected: Frank Swartz. pre.-ident: S. A. Travis, vice prc»idcnt: K. c. Patterson. er»v tary ati'i treasurer. Tie* tr pic for dis cussion next Tuesday nigh? will be "l.v olved. that the Harrison Admini»:ra:ion it» Relation t«. the Hawaii njcsMoi! be Sustained." Paul (ioidard and S. A. Travis, each with two as-dsTan!*. will a or a at iv an at iv peetiveiv. People living near Ch-tmherlain. on th»4 east side of the river, are having trouble with eat tie ru«t lers like resident of ibis neighborhood. The thieves steal overt he river, round, up a good bunch of cattle and swim h^m to he west side.where new brands are slapprd on the animals aed they are then turned loose to feed on the range of the new owners. Here is a pointer IW some of our cattle rustlers, though We believe the same game has been tried frequently in Su'iy county. The ladies of the Catholicchi ivh gave a social and -Ur*IM»J* at lie hone* of Mrs. Sle Marie Tuesday evening. A large number were in attendance and an en joyable evening wa* indulged in. Among other things was a drawing of pint u*h iot!, tlirowcaKes and similar articles manufactured by the ladies. p\ number repaired to Mr*. Me Marie's the llull'-tt entertainment for refreshments 1 and the society realized a handsome sum from the evening's proceeds. Prof. Davis, of the Indian chool, iv ceived a letter not long sj -,. fn.m a half educated Indian at Pine Ridge agency. which shows tha: the fame ,,f our arte I sjan water has even penetrated that far. 1 lb-re is an extract: ak you one tiling. Some once wishes to know about spring tire hi', you have it. We hav heard xuneboily, they have bad sicklies, than they swimming. They get. cur from the bad sj*kncss. I want you tell me and how much pay It. Knmors of an early change in the Pierr* post,,dice are rife. K. X. I. .eke and S. A Travis arc said to be running neck and neck lor the place. It is also stated that Mr. Marriott, the present postmaster, has bought a large interest in a lumber busi ness at Council Pdull's. Iowa, and wiil de vote much of lti time to it. after his term expires and his successor i- quaiitied. Mrs. (Near Corwine gave a very pleas ant little party to the young people of Fast. Pierre last Saturday evening. Mr Corwine proved herself to be an incom parable hostess and introduced several new and ingenious games during the evening. The party broke up at a la hour and all present felt they had been highly entc-'tained. Aberdeen Democrat: W. 1. Hulett is a family man once more. i»n last evening's Milwaukee. Mrs. W. I. Ilulett arrived from Fast Windsor. Conn., where she has been for some time with her aged pa rents. Mr. and Mrs. Hulett have secured apartments at the Kcnnard hotel, where thev wiil remain for the winter. Col. C. S. Fassett, state engineer of ir rigation. has been in the city the past week. He is preparing some valuable in formation to be put in pamphlet form, about the artesian wells in the state, and lias engaged Dr. Robinson, president of the state board of health, to do the charms of our Pierre well full justice. The A. O. C. \V. lodge will publicallv install their newly elected ottieers on Monday evening. .January 1. at o'clock, and all friends of the order are invited to attend the ceremony. An excellent pro gram has been prepared, and those who attend will be weli repaid for the etVort. .1. W. Lamb, of Deirev. drove up to the city Monday, against the high north west wind. Mr. Lamb, though growing on SO years of age. is as hale and hearty as you will ever tind. ami can get around about as lively, and stand as much ex posure. as a man in the prime of life. The remains of the. late Charles Rjbin- Awarded Highest Honors Worlds •-PRICE'S Wr^- WfW^W1 son were brought to this city last week. Mr. Robinson died on ttie Cheyenne, near Leslie. He had only been sick a short jtiriie. and hi- Iift* would probably have been spared if medical assistance could have been procured in time of need. It will pay readers of the KKF. PCI.SS to read Leet a Know lion's advertisement in this issue, and take advantage of the bargains they ulTer. Thev are reducing stock fur the purpose of having their an nual invoice ne\i mouth, and everything goe* at surpri«iugly low prices. The merchants in town are having a war on sugar, and have been sidling twenty pounds fop it dollar, or £." per cwt. Collee and other necessaries are put down in price aNo. Such semi-occp,sional twists nring increased trade to the mer chants and beneiii the people. Sam (ilenn. of the Huron weather fac tory, did not read the signs aright Mon day, as he wired Observer Shaw to run up the cold wave a r. ,M shaw hit it all right. a» he predicted the -iimriier warmth that has tjecrt with us for four or live days. K. D. Stoddard Son have purchased the mills at anning and have begun op eratioi s. 'j t,ey grind graham, buek wheat, bolted meal. etc.. hut not having ia suitable boiling machine cannot pro duce wheat Hour a white a tie- patent, •lohn P. napkin*, democratic candidate for inayoi oi hi- ago. wa? elected over H. Swif\ 11is republican opponent I'luesdav. by about, one thousand major ity. Fraud is abeged and his ejection will be contested. Ren Ash was initiated into the order of :Mys ic Shrire-rs at Sioux Faii* Fr'day 1 night. There ate nuiie a number of the Masonic fra»» rnity in Pierre who have re ceived this .MUlli' lital ociety embel INhmeiit. Mau«i Davis v,as up b»rfor«* tlie cuurt a few days ago charged with selling lutoxi eating liquors. The judge dismissed her. however, cla in ing there was not evidence enough to pui.ish her. March lr the enterprising rner chants. qiu»i" siune figures this week, in tie* I* I:KK PI I:-S. that shu!d bring them a handstune irade. It is money saved to trade with them. tieo. H. Laic'e. uf the Minneapolis Jour was a caller at this otllce Monday. Mr. Lance is an old newspaper man. hav ing published the RriUgew aler Times f( three years. «s Dorey is oil the jck j|s She had the la grippe which v. as followed by an attack of rheumatism. Mrs. Howes wiil '-onduct. the store until Miss Dorey is her self again. Xext Sabbath morning at the First M. K. church the Christmas sermon subject wiil be "Chrisimas Tide Memories." bo^ pel meeting and praise service in the evening. The p. s. C. K. j!p* Presbyterian chuudi i!l g:\e a soi'ial this evening at the resilience of Mrs. Wight, in Fast Pierre. All friends of the society are in vil"d. C. ,1. Land-m and wife, ho have been visiting Station Agent K. R. Rilling, de parted for their home Tuesday. Mr. Landou is editor of the Iroquois Herald. Theeaseof Voorus vs. Ingaiu is to be de«'ided out of court, as both parties have agreed to leave the adjustment to Chas. Price and «irenanl. Tlie la grippe epidemic which has been prevailing in ot.r cjtv for some time, lias passed, and there are very few troubled with it now. »rn. to Mr. and Mrs. s, U. DeweM. Thuisday, tie* llth inst. at p. tn.. a boy. Weight 11 pjunds. All interested doing well. Our streets are crowded with peopb have cc.me in from the adjoiniiii Hit ry to purchase holiday presents. The Fpworth League of the First M. K. church held a social at the home of Mr. and Mrs F. L. Fuller last night. A howling a Mi's Lizzie Seiil'ert has returned to this city, her school near Rousseau having closed for the fall term. Ltlward Detfenbach left on a business trip to Minneapolis and St. Paul Tues day murning. John F. Hughes was continued as re ceiver ot the land office by the senatt Tuesday. Miss Sadie Cowan departed for Fargo the lirst of the week to visit her sister Over lti.om head of cattle have been shipped from our city this season. Charles Snyder, son of Harry Snyder, is siek with the typhoid fever. Mr. Mills, ot Willow Creek, called on friends in this ,-jty Tuesday. H. L. DeLaney, of Aberdeen, is regis tered alt lie 1 »cke. 'I. X. Harry came down from Fort Sully yerterday. S. P. Maloue. of Huron, is sojourning in the city. M. V. Dutcher is quite sick with the erysipelas. lohn K. Diamond, of Sioux Falls, is in the city. State Treasurer Taylor arrived Hi :ht. Powder: The only Pure Cream of Tartar Powder.—No Ammonia No Alum. Used in Millions of Homes—40 Years tlie Standard. "Jp«?^sr W«jp^ DOLLS, ui |i: (Mas will (i la- is being put into one of tin- rooms in the Schubert block, for win ter amusement and exercise. 1 lust Fair. ITS LIKE FINDING ... The values we are offering yoti in SUITS and OVERCOATfl just at a time when you xleed them most. W^e think we've done some REMARKABLE BUYING-: you wil] think so too when you see the goods, for YOU get the benefit. Its the same in Underwear and Gent's Furnishing Coods. In fact it applies to everything in our store. Come and see us: a trial will convince you. J. I. IIILCiKIf & CO. 6i i§f6icf iorv MAGNETIC TOYS, Sils on lh(k ol* nil who buy lhi»ir Ilanlwmv Suj) plics AS. A. A complete stock ol cr\ thinu' in this line, with a lull supply ol' I larncss. 1 MMiitifiil li!ili' tlr.—cl .L.,u.- a: aii.l l.is uc ki'l liuily dull.- Willi ('J lli HIT ail'l clo-illLT cVi- at 4n .. W hav in-ill in h-ipi'mianx. N. ^ro aii'l li.iv .lull- no! Inllllil cl-i'Wiiciv. (iaim- ami vcriirah'.l liall- hav,. i-i'.-cnt- -uiiaU. inr thi' -Iiiiiit*•!i. ••tin- lic-t ur rl. ••ilic iri'iiilciiiaii -iiilnr." aii'l in t'a-.'l for all. lca«l in -"on-k mid low prirt' 1 »iaric- for -'4. Keiap Bros.' Book Store. MARCH BROS. A SCHEME! OOIs DI I.IVEI:P I). Aiv lii-sri- liohin.l tin- lime- rilii.'r in th.- .jrialiu of -oo,|- or i«v. We arc iriviiiLT tvm oil' on all (''rorkrry aixl -\*arc until .la'iuary 1. anil in a.lililion to thi- threat .li-.-ount we riw to any ]icr.-on who will jiiiiviia-f s.", worlli of ('rorkri-v. •wai'c or I.anip- l'." tin I of L'ranulatc.l Sn^ar for p:ii'k:lL ('otl'i'f for -rlcct liai-in- for liar- ol Soap for Urr, i-an i.ippor! unit to ret l.oili Crockery an.i (.m.-eiie- \erv elleap. 1 lie-e al'e ea.-ll pl'iee-. .MAlt'cil iu n. Now is Your Chance 1 lie iroo.l- -li many have lieen waitiIILT for have at la.-i ar arrive.l. We can now -how you a eoinplete line of .loll- at very iva-onalie price-. Select your Christmas piv-ent- now while our -lock is fresh. See tho-e chenille curtain- for ^ti: taMe spreads from to s-_» D,-. Warner'- eor-et-. ail sizes. *1: lailie-" wool mitten- 'loc l.e-t linen cra-h 1 i'c per vanl: -ooii cra.-h ."ic per yard: all -ilk rihlion. No. 7. lv per vanl: -olid pearl cull 'nittii- ,Vv: ir• 111*•- camel hair iinderu'ear ^1 .'.'4 per suit heavy cotton underwear '.*4c per-nil: ladie.-' knit shirt- lic ladie-' fa-cinator- ."nie: knotted frinire linen towel- ic coin!) cases Jo,. penei] lioxe- |o,- --ijuari dish pans L'oe: lanterns ."iOc: torchon lace from lV to 1 j„.,. vard: ireiit'- Mack satin nectie- 47c. (i KN A U1 'S Novell Store. We wi 11 trive 1* 11- hl-.N pound- of -uirar |\X for a dollar, included in cverv order of Lj ir«»"d- purchased at our iore. Call early while the oiler is irood. VM) C. A. BESANCON, oniem Groceries, ConfeGfioflery, Cigars, Tobaccos, Oils, Etc, ASTHMA Wk DR. TAFT'S £2 1 DR. TAFT'S jj Hi) SK. us 'U'nfold it! (ii'KDox KL.OCK. KAST IMEIIIIK. mstsms ASTHiALi Instead of flying to the door gasp ing for breath, seeming as if each one would be your last, you have is taw W tuag ffl WSg iapa 818B8 Ki Ri &-IT only to take a few doses Asthmalene when the spasmisbmken, the breathing become easv and you feel as if an angel of mercv had unloosed tlie iron Rra«n of the finger of death. The happiest moment of yoiu life wiil be when vou have used a few bottles of Or. Taft's ASTHMALENE and it has cured vou of MHO BSBI gaaa and prove Asthma. We mail to any Asthma sufferer a trial bottle Boi BP Msg thaflt does Sold by druggists. Dr. Taft Bros. M. Co., Rochester,N.Y Cure Asthma.