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TEE NIL? KWIT VAKSTUH,
rabllsheil Krery Saturday,
—AT
CLIFTON, XD^EZ-,
—BY—
WALTER & tiRQPENGIESER,
—AT——
$2 Per Year, in Advance.
OFFICIAL DIRECTORY.
TERRITORIAL.
-Delegate
in Congress—J.
Hoover.
B. Raymond.
©ovrrnor—N. (». Onlway
Secretary—J. II. Teller.
Treasurer—W. II. McVay.
Auditor -George L. Ordwav.
Surveyor General Cortez S. FeRscndcn.
Superintendent of Public Instruction—
W.
11. II. Beadle.
Chief Justice of Supreme
J.
Court—Alonzo
Edgcrton.
Associate Juntiom of the Supreme Court
—Win. E. J. Church. J. P. Kidder, 8. B.
lliuNou.
United State* District Attorney—Hugh
J.
Campbell.
United States Marshal—Harrison Allen.
SULLY COUNTY.
CSammlwioners.—G. J. Milielt,
N. H. Y'ninjr.
Sr., B. P.
Sheriff—G. J. Miilctt. .Jr.
Treasurer—Charles Agar.
Coroner—l)r. J. A. Steven*.
Su rvcyor—William Ashley Jones.
A*#es«or Orr W. I-ee,
Clerk of Court —11. W. Edgerton.
Judge of Probate— Merit Sweeney.
Superintendent of School-.—David Sta
ples.
Register of Deeds and
Ex
Officio County
Clerk, J. A. Meloon.
Justice* of the Pence—Win. P. lt»*n, O
W. Everts. P. T. Keilv. D. D. Bryant.
Constables—Henry W. Spra^u George
Bowers. Geo. Pease
CLIFTON HOUSE,
WM. P. ROSS, Proprietor.
CLIFTON, DAKOTA.
ltyral-clasN
buildings,
do
accommodations. Katenrea
fHMlUle. Livery in Connection* 18
JKSSK STsiWNEiT
Contractor and Builder,
PIER2S, DAKOTA.
Parties
who contemplate
well to
get
isbed
erection
of
either in town or n n'ry.
would
my figures. Es'ii:,: tes
furn-
on short notice. 1 fi-Clm
Wm. P. ROSS,
A I A
CLIFTON, D. T.
Transacts a general Land Btudnciw.
Locating a Specialty.
OlHce at Clifton House. xvi
S. H. NEALf
Ati'Ti^y -at Law, Mtui
L\nd, Lou ni kiwis:! Ages'.,
CLIFTnN. DAKOTA.
OEA'TT & ROBERTS. Huron, 3). T.
Con tests carefully prosecuted. Final
Proof-* made, flJO.OWW to Loan on Fi
nal
Proof#. Souic cxccllcut claim.-, on
bund. l?-im
k. I*. H.mkvn.
V
AtU
K. Randolph. J. A- Whitr.
'N, UMN & WHITE,
i) in \H iiinl Counselors :it
Law and
Land & Loan Ag$nts,
BLr.NT. DAKOTA,
With
offices
at Blunt and Hurt*,
arc
especially prepared to do prompt and care
ful
work in Land matter.- before the
U.S Lund Office.
850,000 i
Loan
OS Bully county Final Proofs. See them
"DICKOVKK !1 OI SET
8.E. D1CKOVER, Proprietor,
BLUNT. DAK.
Headquarters for all Stage Lines for the
north anil northwest. Good buth rooms
III connection with hotu»e.
TlIK XIKMT-CI.AKK HOTEL OK TUK TOWN.
OTWKSTOYO^
Eii! Est&ts &nd lean Agent,
BLUNT, DAKOTA.
Final Proofs attended to. Locute par
ties on lands in Hughes. Sully, ami ad
joining counties. xvi
H. M. (ia\n M, I*rw1. S. LCKKS, Ca»t.:
BANK of BLUNT
lil.l NT. DAKOTA.
TRANSACT A GENKHAK BANKINU Br«s»it
Refer by permission to Union Nation
ltuciue. Wis. lion Wm P. Lyon.
Associate Justice Supreme Court M»idi-ni.
Wk.
lion.
it.
•tret
i.
A. Maxwell. State fitu*
of New York. Albany. N
Y. xvi
C. N. HAWLEY & CO..
W olesalc aud Rtt.-.il De ier»iq
CrocEries. Provision:, Crockery, Olaa-
wa:o. Cigars and Tcbacc.s.&:,
BLUNT. DAKOTA.
By selling goo«l goods at small profits
aud 5y
^n'r dealing, wc hope to merit the
mrtifeni i' and esteem of our patrons and
fri,»n U. Call and see u«.
HOME HAPPEN IN OS.
—Money to Loan by O. W. Lee, Clif
ton.
—The oyster season is now on, but
where is the bivalve?
—P. A. Duffield, of Onida, called on
us while in town Thursday.
—The weather jesterday would have
been lovely for even the middle of
June.
—T. fl. Omham, of Gftlfolt, O., Has
in town yesterday. He thinks of lo
cating near town.
—The wild goose
Mgonks"
south­
ward. This is generally supposed to
be an indication of cold weather.
—Glad to know that many of our
people are awakening to the necessity
of making fire-breaks and attending to
it
—Notwithstanding TTuron and Pierre
parties have shut down, County Clerk
A. Meloon is still lending monSPj'Br P. Hoover, yesterday.
—LeBcau has formed
on Final Proofe. y/
—J. C. Bullock, formerly o( Mar
shaltown, Iowa, now of sec. 11, 11c
78, was in town, Thursday, aending^n
his intention U) prove up.
—D. T. Kimmel, of Preseott, IoW
was in Clifton yesterday, in company
with H. E. Kimmel, who resides in
113-77, southeast of town.
Some of the parties who have been
to the Black Hills country with freight
seem to have enough of it The roads
are reported very bad a portion of the
way.
—Go to O. W. Lee to get money on
Final Proofs.
—The Odd Follows building oppo
site this office is rapidly nearing com
pletion, and shows off better and bet
ter as the finishing touches are put
ou.
An able communication on school
matters will be found elsewhere from
pen of Prof. David Staples, Superin
tendent The Professor drops some
what into poetry, in which he claims
tor himself "Dakota license" instead
of poetical license.
—O. W. Lee will write lip vow pa
pers and loan you money on filial proof.
Yesterday Wm. M. Courtney left
us three beautifiil white potatoes,
thrown from seed raised by his father
in Ohio, from potato balls. They are
now nameless, but if they do well we
shall try to find some appropriate
name.
-r-Without
an exception so far as
we are aware, everyone within many
miles of Clifton who is proving up
and going back east to winter, have
come in and ordered the
WATCHMAN
sent to them. This is a good idea, as
it will let the people of the states know
what a fine country we have.
—The Stewart brothers, Frank C.,
W. B. and John W., of 113-78, per
fected title to their farms, yesterday,
and to-day leave for their old homes
in Wabash county, Ind. They are very
successful school teachers and we un
derstand that the two first named, at
least, have schools back in "Hoosicr
dom." They are clever gentlemen
and we wish them success.
—Notwithstanding that it "never
rains" in Dakata, J. B. Cotton of 114
77 had a portion of his jtotato crop
drowned out. He also informs lis
that his corn on the highest ground
kept green Uie latest and eared the
best. Mr. Colton is a man of keen
observation and good judgment, and
is of the opinion that the higher land
will prove the best for wheat
—The people of Clifton and com
munity are to be congratulated upon
the «*onspiruou8 atisence of the pres
ence of Frost & Frost, of the great
"illuminator.
has aguin "busted," for the second
and last time within about ten weeks.
But if it is true, as stated, that one of
them is to he saddled upon the good
people of Carson and vicinity, then,
indeed, are they to lie commiserated,
for unless there has been a great ref
ormation of heart, while smiling in
their fares and pretending to 1h such
a wonderful champion of their inter
ests, he will stab them n the back, as
he has done Clifton. Beware of hi in.
IR'.vv,- -Am.
he 0itllii Countn
—Fine weather to bosk corn and
dig potatoes.
—Final Proofe made by O. W. Lee,
Notary Public.
—Remember that you can now mail
your letters for two cents.
—Postmaster O. W. Lee returned
this morning from a business visit to
i Huron.
—W. H. Baty, section 7, 114-77,
it building a 16x20 addition to his
residence.
—The muskrat, mink, beaver and
other Air-bearing animals will soon be
gin to fall victims to the skill of the
hunters.
—Wofves are reported quite plenti
ful of late, the young crop having be
come large enough to forage for them
selves.
—J as. F. Watson, Esq., an attorney
at Piem'^jnnd Mm of
Blunt, were the guests of Mrftnd Mrs
is.
All kinds of blanks printed at this
ofilce. Leave your order.
—C. C. Frost, the libelous liar and
champion news{)apcr fraud, shows to
what strait he is crowded for some
thing disreputable to say of the pub
lishers of the
WATCHMAN
VOLUME I. CLIFTON, SULLY COUNTY, DAKOTA, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6, 1883. NUMBER 25.
a Cemetery
Association. Thus far we have had
no need of one, so far as we can learn,
and we trust it may be a long time un
til there
Pactum duUll nv* money with which
to prove up should notify us at least
ten days previous to day of proving up.
IIOOVERB& KLHIKRTON.
—Quite a number of three months
subscriptions are now expiring, and
the parties are cordially invited to
renew. If they desire the paper con
tinued they will please let ns know as
soon as possible.
—School township officers are re
quested to qualify y the 12th inst as
the law requires the County Clerk to
make returns to the Territorial Audi
tor within 30 days from the time of
holding the election.
—James B. and Charles E. Wick
toni leave for their old home at Shef
field, 111., to-day, where they will win
ter and return to their fine claims
northeast of Clifton in the spring,
with teams and tools for business:
—R. T, Whitman starts for Belvi
dere, Illinois, the first of next week,
but will return in the spring. We
understand that he leaves his fine
ranch two miles south of Clifton, where
he has a nice improvement, in charge
of his son.
—Fred Beyer is experimenting with
some large English wheat, anN^ias
sown three pints, some of the grains
being us large as coffee berries. There
is no question about this being a grand
wheat country and we are pleased to
see such experiments made and sfiall
watch the results with interest.
when he gets
down so low as to try and inspire de
famation by asserting that the senior
was drunk in the city of Pierre and
came near getting jugged, when the
truth of the matter is that no one in
Dakota ever saw any one connected
with this paper drink a drop of liquor
in Pierre, and we will give fifty dollars
to any one proving the same.
The Schools of Solly County.
As the election is now over, we are
in hopes the officers will qualify indue
time and call on the Superintendent
and get their School Laws, which are
ready for distribution as soon as the
clerks qualify Let each school town
get the Code and peruse it well, when
they will see their^task is not small.
After some little trouble we have suc-
the Clifton Sun, which g«"ing the county divided
into school towns, and ij^our honorable
commissioners and your humble ser
vant, the superintendent, have miule a
few mistakes—
Don't look
v »r -:"r"
upon ui with a critic's eye.
But pass our imperfections by.
Large streams from little fountains
flow.
Tall oak.- from little jicorns grow,
All great learned nfen like we
First learned to read A, B, C.
Now, the next step will be to deter
mine what lwM»ks ami furniture we will
use, build school-houses and start our
schools. In order to have a uniform
system of books, furniture, &c., I pro
pose we hold a convention of school
boards of the several school towns and
try to adopt the best, and also to se
cure them as cheap as we consistently
can.
The convention will be called at as
early a day as possible, when I hope to
meet every man of every school board
in the county, and, not only the school
officers, but a goodly number of the
parents of the children and those inter
ested in the schools of our county. Let
every one come as well posted in all
matters pertaining to public schools as
possible. By stud}'ingthc School Law
well you will see that its intention is
to farther divide the school towns into
districts, and, to that end, it provides
that at first no school house shall be
placed nearer thao one mile of the
boundary of the school town, and also
that they shall be at feast two miles
distant from each other, showing that
the intention of the law is that each
hool district shall, when developed,
contain an area of four sections of land,
or ks nearly as may be convenient.
Now, if we take all these things into
sideration before locating our first
school house, we shall have but little
trouble in moving school houses and
reconstructing schools.
But, whatever we may do in all these
matters, let us try with all the powers
vested in us to lay aside all selfishness
and so act that the least school child
will have no occasion to say that we
have robbed them of their rights. To
the officers of the school towns I would
say, you will, in all probability, be vis
ited by a little army of agents from all
parts of the east, telling you that their
goods are the best, if not the cheapest
My advice to you is: Hear candidly
what they have to say and bring their
propositions before the convention that
we may bo all lienefited in the result
but, by no means, become under obli
gations to any one of them, but come
to the convention with clean hands and
aa unprejudiced heart tliat you may be
able to judge properly in each item of
the account which uiay be laid before
you without fear or favor. This may
seem to some a small matter, and yet
it may resolve into saying thousands
of dollars in our towns and in our
county. But, whatever we do, may it
not be said of us as is reported of our
neighbors, that one individual or one
town gets an inferior, or pays more for
the same article, than any other town
or individual. As we are just eora-^
meneing in a new county and in a new
ly revised system, let us each stiVfy
well and assert our true courage by as
sisting the weak and innoccnt little
ones and doing the greatest good to
the greatest number, that it may be
well and truly said:
or all the institution* in the Kfcatorln tb«WMt,
Our ifloriouM institution of the ocliool-room is the
t«Mt
Therr'* rmm for every •chular, our banner la na
furlcd
Willi a Ron
oral invitation to thr people
of the world:
So mine along, come
aluri£,
in (ike no di'lay
lUnm- from overy Nation, O, omo from «v ry »ay
Hrini your *lai« and hooks don't t*» a'fool.
t'nt l* Sam i* rich .-noimh to M-nd u» all to school.
As the new law intends a graded or
high school in every school town, it
will be neeessttly to take into consider
ation the location of such before, or at
the timet *T*locating the first primary
school, jn order that the inhabitants of
the whole town may be* convened.
There may be some points in the new
law that may at first seem difficult to
understand, but 1 think by careftil
study it will liecome plain to all, and
it is my opinion that when we have
liecome familiar with the system we
shall all say with one accord: It is the
l)C8t system yet devised in any of the
States. As to our finances, they are
yet, of course, small, but as we liecome
developed into a State we shall have a
fund in the school that will bean honor
to any State or any country^ I am
truly in hopes that large minded men
of integrity and business capacity
have l»een elected for school officers,
who will let their school pride and en
terprise lie wider than the farm and
larger even than the neighborhood
then there will be a general advance
from the old local selfishness that will
make us ashamed that have en
dured some shams so long.
Respectfully,
D. STAPLES, Superintendent
'A*.
^rUT
Parties desiring money with
previous to day of proving up.
This space belongs to Haydcn Bros..
Pierre, Dakota, but the}' are so busy
unpacking and marking down to the
lowest possible figure the largest and
most complete stock of
DRY GOODS
ever
brought to e Territory, that
they
have no time to prepare an adv until
next week. In the interim don't buy
a cent's worth of anything until you
have given them a call.
B. P. HOOVBS, H, W. EDGKETOK,
Hoover Edgerton,
Money Loaned on Final.Proofs.
INSURANCE ON.FARM PROPERTY.
Improvements made on Tree Claims and Taxes Paid
for Non-Re8idents.
Collections Made.
PUTS CORRECTED TO LATEST MAILS.
which to prove up should notify us aft least tea daps
MR. HOOVER, having been a resident of Sully county for seven yean, is
familiar with lands in SttUy aad Fotfer oountiea, is wall prepare! d»
locating.
REFERENCEPTTtST If ATTONAL BANK,
AND CITIZENS' BAN K. OF PIKRRE EDMUNDS, HUD
SON & CO., BANKERS, YANKTON, D.
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