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YOLI'ME I.
THE NIL? COUNT" WATCHMAN,
Published Every SaturtUj,
—AT—
GTJTWTOlSr* JDJ^S:^
—BV—
WALTER & GROPENGIESER,
$2 Per Year. in Advance_
OFFICIAL DIRECTORY."
TKHRITOKIAL.
Delegate in I'otujn'ss—J. B. Raymond.
Onvernoj^— N. U. Ordway.
JvvrrtnHP-.l. II. Tfllt'r.
Tri'iisun t—W. II. MrVny.
L. Orilway.
PURVEYOR (JCIHTHI—Cort»'7. f?. Fcasenden.
Huperintcniifnt of Public Instruction—
W 11. II. Hcaille.
I'liit-f Justice of Supreme Court—Alonzo
J. Kd^erton.
Associate Justices of the Supreme Court
—'NVm. E. J. Church, J. P. Kidder, 8. B.
Hudson.
uitcd States District Attorney—Hugh
J. Campbell.
United States Marshal—Harrison Allen.
SULLYT^OUNTT
Commissioners.—G. J. Millett, Sr., B. P.
Hoover.
Hhcriff-«-C8. J. Millett. Jr.
Treasurer—Charles Agar.
Coroner—Dr. J. A. Stevens.
Hurvevor—William Ashley Jontt.
As.ntfssor—Orr W. Lee.
Clerk of Court—II. W. Edjfertrtfc.
Judge of Probate—Merit Sweeney.
Hu|K'rin ten dent of Schools—David 8ta
plis.
Reenter of Deeds and Ex-Offlcio County
Clerk. J. A. Maloon.
Justices of the Peace—Wm. P. Rons, G.
W. Everts, P. T. Keily.
Constables—Henry W. Sprague, George
Bowers.
CLIFTON HOUSE,
WM. P. ROSS, Proprietor,
CLIFTON. DAKOTA.
First class accommodations. Rates rea
sonable. Livery in Connection. 18
JESSE M. SPOON EK,
Contractor and Euilder,
PIESBS, DASOTA.
Parties who contemplate the erection of
buildings, either in town or country, would
do well to get my figure*. Estimates furn
ished on short notice. 18 tSm
Wm. P.
A
ROSS,
N
I)
Mi
i:
\T,
CLIFTON, D. T.
Transacts a general T.mid Business.
Locating a Specialty.
Oflicc at Clifton House. xvi
S. H. NGAI^
Attorney a! Law. uml
Liai, Loan ::i Issur&nce Agsai,
CLIFTON. DAKOTA.
WANT & EOBERTS, Huron, 2). T.
Contests carefully prosecuted. Final
Proofs made,
$,~»li,001t
to Loan on Fi-
aal Proofs, tsuine excellent claims on
hand. i?-im
It. P. Hokya. F. P. Randolph. J. A. White.
SOSm,
RANDOLPH ft ME,
Attorneys and Counselors at Law and
Land k Loan Agents,
ALU NT. DAKOTA,
With offices at Blunt and Huron, are
especially prepared to do prompt and care
ful work in Land inntiir* before the
U. S. LHIHI rtl( c. $50,000to Loan
on Sully county Final Proofs. See them.
DICKOVER HOUSE,
S.E. DICKOVER, Proprietor,
BLUNT. DAK.
Headquarters for all Stage Lines for the
north and northwest. Good bath rooms
•in connection with house.
Tine K1IU»T-CI.ASH IloTKI. OF THE TOWN.
lTlMYKSTOVER,
h\ Esbli and loan Agjsl,
BLUNT, DAKOTA.
Final Proofs attended to. Locate par
ties on lands in Hughes, Sully, and ad
joining counties. xvi
W. ka'iam, Pre»'t. r. N. I,t
BANK of BL.UJMT
Itl.l'NT. DAKOTA.
TllASSACT
A GKNKKAI- BANKING
BfSIXESS.
Refer by permission to Union National
Bank, Racine, Wis. Hon. \N ni. P. Lyon,
Associate Justice Supreme Court, Madison,
Wis. Hon. R. A. Maxwell, State Treas
urer of New York. Albany, N. Y. xvi
G. N. HAWLEY AGO..
Wioleasle and
Bet
ail Dealers in
Qroeeriss, fronts, Croskerjr, Glut-
ware, Cigars and Tobaccos,&o.#
HU NT, DAKOTA.
By selling good goods at small profits
and by fair dealing, we hope to merit the
Confidence and esteem of
our patrons and
friends. Call and see us. augtt-y
(v
HOME HAPPENINGS.
—F. 8. Baldwin ia vis iking Winona,
Minn.
Quito
a
numlvr of tho
the guest of
Mr.
and
read his card, elsewhere.
—It not only rains in Sully count}',
but frequently "pours." This was the
case on Tuesday, when the heavens
seemed to open up and spill
the wetty
wetness out in sheets.
—Postmaster (). M. Lee and family
took possession of their residence in
town, Tuesday. They are a pleasant
acquisition, both socially and iu a
business point of view.
—Of a still morning, mlngtad with
his feelings of delight over the election,
we can almost hear the old man of the
Onida Journal swear over the shape
the matter has assumed auUlus fear of
a final defeat.
—Send the WATCIHIAW to your
friends bach East and let them know
what is going on in your new home.
Single copies put up in wrapper ready
for mailing can le had a* this office
for five cents, each.
—Corporal W. A. Dalzell, a brilliant
young ex-newspaper man, now in l'n
clc Sum's sen ice at Ft Sully, visited
Clifton, Saturday, and the result of
his oliservatious may be found else
where in the form of a copied commu
nication to the Pierre Daily Signal.
—The election for school officers for
sully county will take place on Satur
day, Septeinlier 15,1883. The county
has been divided into 27 school and
road districts, embracing the same
territory, as described in the proceed
ings of the Commissioners, to be found
elsewhere.
—We
regret to learn that the
—Judge M.
Canon peo­
ple were in town. Tuesday.
—No use putting up ice when it
oomes down in such chunks as it did
Tuesday.
—Miss Katie Lary,of Waveriy, la.,
was
Mrs.
O. W.
Lee, of Clifton, the middle of the
—F. G. Kretehmer, of the Dakota
Journal, Pierre, was in Clifton on bu
siness, Wed new lay,
and made us a
pleasant fraternal call.
—We are glad to record that J. A.
Meloon, Count}- Clerk and Register of
Deeds, has taken a permanent resi
dence among us.
—Hay presents a
very "cocked ap
pearance throughout the country, and
yet it is not half so tight" as some
would wish, sometimes.
—W. E. Newman, of Nassua, Iowa,
interested in the estate of J. W. Smith,
who suicided recently, was in town,
Tuesday, looking after the matter.
—8. II. Neal, Esq., is painting his
law and land office on Madison street,
and making it look neat and cozy.
Bv-the-way,
hail
and wind storm of Tuesday damaged
the residence and crops of J. W. Car
penter, aliout three miles north-west
of Clifton, to the extent of atout $100.
Mr. Carpenter is
an
honest, hard work­
ing man who is just getting a start,
and is not in sha|e to stand the loss.
—Frank Koch and daughter, who
went through Clifton and north as far
as IjeBeati, last week, caine back and
located in 115-79. Mr. Koch informs
us that nowhere has he seen so fine a
country as in Sully county. This is
the universal verdict of all who come
among
us.
lie has already struck wa­
ter at a depth of 25 feet Himself and
daughter ore
both erecting buildings
on
their claims.
—What is Clifton going to do about
a school this winter. This is a ques
tion of considerable interest to our
town people and a numlier in the coun
try. The county Su|M*rintendent and
others have informed us that tl'fcre arc
families in the country who re chil
dren to educate, desirous of ving in
to Clifton and sending them school,
if we are to have one and they can
make arrangements satisfactory. By
all means let us encouragc them and
have a school. This office will furnish
two pupils—which is the lx'St we can
do at present. We should In* glad to
hear from those interested in the mat
ter, and will do what we can to further
the project
Swony and lady visited
the "hub," Tuesday.
—Wm. O'Kecfo,
of Woolesy,
town, has just found
at
yer of Blunt, dropped
The young gentlemen of Sully coun
ty are cautioniMl against marrying a
Pierre girl. Not but what they are
pretty, intelligent and accomplished,
but they have lately organized a Broom
Brigade, and are leing instructed by
that efficient drill-master, Fred L.
Snow, and if there is any one accom
plishment more than another in which
a fellow doos not desire extra profi
ciency in the girl he hitches up to, it is
in handling a broom. Many a sore
head lears testimony that a woman
does not need any drilling in this di
rection. Beware of the girls of the
Pierre Broom Brigade and tie
to some of the Prairie Flowers of
Sully county.
—A. W. Ingalla,
a
first-class car
penter. residing on station 2H, 21 miles
south of Clifton, has just finished two
houses for I. C. Stephens and son. who
recommend him as a No. 1 mechanic.
Having returned he is now ready to
take building in this vicinity by the
job or day labor. Ingalls may lie con
sulted at his residence, or by mail at
Clifton or Blunt, as he will le engaged
making improvements on his place for
a few weeks, and will consider himself
under many obligations to any who
may patronize his physical and me
chanical skill. Good work guaranteed
or no pay, A FUIKND.
Clf/lM, D. £, Aug. 4, 1888.
tilln Cowntg ttWeljnwit
was
in town, Wednesday.
—County Clerk Meloon is boring for
water on his claim near town.
—I. E. Youngblood and
wife,
of
Blunt, were in Clifton, Sunday.
—Mail your letters at the Clifton
postoffice. What is the use of having
a P. M. without making him work?
—H. H. Butts and son, Charles, re
turned from a business visit to Pierre,
Tuesday.
—W. M. Whittemore. north-west
of
plenty of water
a depth of 20 feet
—Sheriff Millett has appointed Jay
M. Hoover a deputy on his staff. Jay
will make a good officer.
—F. A. Larkin, a genial
young
law­
in upon us
a
few moments, Wednesday.
—The rain of Tuesday was accom
oompanied by a streak of hail which
did considerable damage in sections.
—John Lepper, of sec. 20, 113-78,
Is building a snug little residence and
getting ready to "live" instead of
"stay."
—The cards of Messrs. Myhr. Nor
ris and Hoag, of the Pierre Recorder,
and Mr. Whittcman, a few miles north
east of town, ornamented our office
door,
Sunday evening. Dome again,
toys.
—Considerable of our space is sur
rendered to correspondence this week,
which
will be read by many
with
pleasure.
—Jack Shepard, a gardener and
nurseryman from Huron, has located
near Clifton and will make tree raising
a specialty. Suceess to him.
—J. C. Strickler and his attorney. J.
F. Watkins, were in Clifton. Tuesday,
looking after the election returns for
Constitutional Convention delegates.
—The plea that after casting 03
votes in Onida, no sealing-wax, mucil
age or paste could he found with
which to seal the ballot box, is a very
thin and lame one.
-Mrs. Dr. J. Jf.
Gross,
Mrs. Eph
Kinne and Miss Agnes Smith, of
Waveriy tp., 113-79, were at the
county seat, Tuesday, and made this
office a pleasant visit
-Commissioner Hoover and Corpo
ral Dalzell "lost" themselves, Saturday
night, while en route to Pierre, but
discovered" themselves when they
got there. We are not going to tell,
however.
-Clifton parties are talking up a
tri weekly stage line between this place
and Blunt. This is something very
much needed nnd we trust the town
site COMJMUIV and others wilL tafte hold
and see it through.
—Jas. K. agie, of Chicago, for
years printer expert of Illinois and
reading clerk in its Legislature, pass
ed through Clifton, yesterday, on the
way to his claim in the northwestern
part of the county.
CLIFTON, SULLY COUNTY, DAKOTA, SATURDAY, AUGUST 11, 1883. NUMBER 17.
How's This for Sod Growth?
A specimen stool of red clover may
be seen at this office, sown on sod this
spring by Frank W. Stewart, in 113-78.
which measures 22 inches atove
ground. Also some Hungarian grass
grown by J. W. Carpenter, which
stands 36 inches with fifteen heads
from a single seed, some of them meas
uring seven inches. Sully county gets
there.
Still In Statu Quo.
The
question as to who shall repre­
sent Sully and Potter counties in the
Constitutional Convention is not yet
known. The Board met on Tuesday to
canvass the vote, but the attorney for
Messrs. Sweny and Strickler objected
to admitting the ballot box and poll
list from the Onida precinct which were
brought in unsealed as directed by law.
Messrs. Hoover and Clerk Meloon were
in favor of their leing counted, but on
motion of the attorney it was decided
to adjourn until the 17th—next week
Friday—thus giving both sides a
chance to be present and argue the
question or take such legal measures
as they felt disposed.
Look Out for ths Snglail
The agitation which is bound to
give Clifton a railroad very soon, has
already commenced. A gentleman
informs the Blunt Advocate that the
Northwestern railroad will surely build
a branch from Bullardville, just east
of the tank, northwest via Clifton to
t'ie mouth of the Cheyenne, and affirms
that the iron is ready and the contracts
let. How much truth there is in the
report we cannot say, but it is a mat
ter of certainty that supplies have been
sent to Blunt for a surveying party,
and it is unquestionable that a line is
to be run through Sully county to
some point on the Missouri river.
It is only a question of a very short
time ere the snort of the engine will
be heard in our midst
Ii It Cedar of Lebanon?
While digging a well on his claim on
the n. e. of sec. 22. 115-78, about five
miles north of Clifton, J. W. Legally
took from the bowels of the earth a
piece of wood which appears strange
to this country, and it was doubtless
deposited during the glacial period.
It is in a perfect state of preservation,
and we know of no other wood likely
to remain so perfect for hundreds or
thousands of years 25 or 30 feet under
ground, than the Cedar of Lebanon, a
tree celebrated from the most ancient
times for its beauty, magnificence and
longevity. It is often mentioned in
Scripture, and supplied the wood-work
for Solomon's temple. In the poetry
of the Old Testament it is a frequent
emblem of prosperity, strength and
stability. Of this celebrated tree only
a few remain, whose ages are variously
estimated, presumably at 2,000 years
or more. Their remarkable age is at
tributed to the sujx'rior vitality of a
portion of the hark, which the specimen
found by Mr. Legally and LeRoy Chap
man very much resembles.
COMMISSIONLIS'L'BDCEEDINOT.
CI.IKTOK, SCI.LV Co., D. T., Aug. 7th,
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Board met at uue o'clock, Mr. Millett In thoclmlr.
Miuutm of previous meeting rval and ajjproYod,
and board took racraa until 7 p. at.
7 O'CLOCK.
Verting mllcd in order Mr. MflWt tn the rhalr.
Voted: Thai ail previous action of the Hoard in re
gard to School Towimhips uml Road Dixtricta l« re-
and that the county be divided into School
T»ww*hi|M and Uoad District* having the
numlx'r and boundaries, at follows:
School Township
ami ltoad Ii-tri
No. I to cuuiiiriM* all of Townahlp U6, Bangs 74.
4* 7a,
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a 44 74
77
1* 44 78
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4 44
a |U U 44
Tromunr, and a Clerk, and the fhllnwlnjr .Todgwof
Elo-tio(», for School |iiir|H»Fi, were app-ittt*M
Townxhip No. 4. II. It. Rarlwr, J. A. Steven*, O.
II. Barber.
6. Geo. DmrlanftChsi. McClane, Jas. Pearman.
7. Fred Cavanavgh, N. H. Miliar, Christopher Bo
denborg.
H. Bernard Freeman.
y J. M. roller, W. K. Cook, O. W. H«rt n.
10. J. p. Howard, J. K. Alcott. John A. Haas.
11. C. K. Tucker, C. II. Winter*.
IV Fhn». earner, Wm. (Jarrier, C. R. McDowell.
16. J. W.
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44 44 74
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The Clark wi
ia dlractcd to have notices ported pro-
Tiding for an election
Id
each School Towuahip oa
tlie i "MU dajrXtf do|Muoiber, itUB, toe boot* i Diiwtor,
II. II. ThnmpMon, David Hall.
7. Frank llrighaiu, Fran k I.iilihril)i^C, H.Agar.
IK. II. II- Hutu, lleury putter, Wm. Roan.
13. A F. I.*iutrixlit, 11. G. Pease, H. Pease.
30. T- K. Blackiimn, Tho*. John II. Slull.
71. Henry T. Peudietuii. Wm. J. Johnston, Francl*
M. I,ovel!.
22 Ephriam Kinne, Austin Hummel!, O. F. Isirrig.
CI. Tho*. M. Ooddanl, Albort C. Uoddard, Jacob
Hamilton.
4. L. Laoloo, J. J. HaMr, Jacob Ball.
25 WM. Young, I. W. Klrkpatciek. A. A. g»aw.
2ii. V. 1-1 Kirkpatrick.
Approved.
FL. J.
Mu.Lrrr, ^R.,
Chairman of Hoard of CommU|lgnet*.
Adjbvrned at 8:30 to 8 o'clock tomorrow.,
SECOND DAY SK8HION.
Aeueirr 8, IBM.
Board net al 8 o'clock. Minutes of previous mast
ing read and approved.
Communications were received from Walter O.
Fawrett ot I'icrre, attorney for M. u. 8trong of Wi
nona, Minn., in regard to County Building* also
fmm U I. Strong, in regard to the same, which com
munication* were placed on file.
The following bill* were approved and warrant*
lasued:
Perkins Bm», of Sloti* ntjr, for Go. Books 9R23 83
O. W, Lec, for a^souiiiig II7 00
Adjourned to "lie o'clock.
li a met at one o'clock Mr. Millett In the chair
The following bill* went approved- and warrant*
fcfcued
A Meloon, for e*pense of transporting Coun
ty Hook*, fur furniture and stationery $17 SO
Col Sweny. freight on safe and ex press
age
on County Hook* 30 70
Oeo .1 Millett, Jr. serving election notice* °2t 00
Cf.'o Millett, Sr, per diem and mileage to July
l*»l 30 00
lloover, per diem and mileage to July 1,
50 00
The Clerk was authoriaed to make arrangements
and *ee that the county aafa waa brought from
Blunt and pla-ed in the county building, and that
proper lirai-es were placed under^the sale to render
ii secure in t'le build ng.
Adjourued to meet August at 11 a. m.
J. A. MKI.OON, County Clerk.
II-
1 1
G. FR08T.
^Attorney at Law.
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Notice to Contractors.
Sealed proposals for the construction of
an Oih1 Fellows' Hull, st Clifton, Sully
county, I). T.. will he received by tb»
Secretary of He-Echo Lodge No. 11, I. O
O. F., Fort Sully, I). T., until six o'clock
8Hlurdtty.
m., Saturday, August 11. 1H83. Aftci
August 4, plans ami speciflca
tion of said building may be seen at ths
hardware store of (decker & McC'lure.
Pierre, TV T.. or at THK SCI.I.Y COCKTY
WATCHMAX Office. Clifton, I). T.
Dry
INSURANCE ON FARM. PROPERTY.
Improvements made on Tree Claims and Ta^es Paid
for Non-Residents.
Collections Made.
PUIS CQHICTED TO LATEST MAILS,
MR. HOOVER, having been a resident of Sully county for seven years, is
familiar with all lauds in Sully and Potter counties, is well prepared to do
locating.
REFERENCE s—FIRST NATIONAL BANK,
AND CITIZENS' BANK, OF PIERRE EDMUNDS, HUD
SON & CO., BANKERS, YANKTON, D. T.
FROST & FROST,
CLIFTON, DAKOTA.
Land, Law, Loan and
ABSTRACT OFFICE.
REAL ESTATE BOUGHT AND SOLD.
Claims Located. Abstracts Madn. loans Negotiate!,
rnmrnmm
mm*.
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B. I'. HOOVEH,
Jons C. Bi.Atsraot,
7. JS. BBOWX.
16 Trustees.
T. W. KAXB. w. H. RARE.
Kane & Kyne,
Dealers in
Goods,
'JM.
B. P. HOOVBS,
Loans, Insurance and locating.
Hoover Edgerton,
Money Loaned on Final Proofs.
Groceries,
Boots and Shoes,
HATS and CAPS,
AND--
dents' Furnishing Goods,
Main 8t, North of Dlckover House,
BLUNT, D. T.
Tto of Roily con«tv4N*vwftally
invited to give us a call when in town.
H. W. EDOBKTOW,
Cleric of Com!
C. C. FROST,
Notary Piddle.
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