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PablhbMl Eterj SalnnUj, —AT— an.iFT03sr, DAK., BT— WALTER 4 (iKOPKNGIKSER, $2 Per Year in Advance. OFFICIAL DIRECTORY. TKItltlTOUIAL. Delegate in Congress—J. B. Raymond. Unvemor—N. *. Ordway. Seeretary— J. II. Teller. Treasurer—W. H. MeVay. Auditor—Oenrge L. Ordwav. Hurveyor Jenernl—Cortet 8. Fessenden. Superintendent of Public Instruction— V. it. Headle ('hief Justice of Supreme: Court—Alonzo Kdgerton Astorintv Justice* of the Supreme Court -Wm. K. J. Church, J. P. Kidder, S. B. i 'udson. United States District Attorney—Hugh i Campbell. United States Marshal—Harrison Allen. SULLY COUNTY. Commissioner*.—(3. J. Millett, ftp., B. P. Inover. N. H. Young. Sheriff—(i. J. Milieu. Jr. Treasurer—Churle* A^ar. Coroner—Dr. J. A. Stevens. Surveyor—William Ashley Jones. Assessor—(n VV. Lee. Clerk of Court-11. W. Edgerton. Judge of Probate—Merit Sweeney. Superintendent of School*—Davtd Sta !•*. Register of Decile and Ex Officio County Clerk, J. A. Meloon. JuHtices of the Peace—Wm. P. Rons, O. W. Ev»-rts. P. T. Keily, D. I). Iiryant. Constables—Henry W. Sprague, George fluwer*. Geo. II. Pease. CLIFTON HOUSE, tVM. P. ROSS, Proprietor, CLIFTON, DAKOTA. First-class accommodations. lUlm rea Miuahir. Livery in Connection. 13 JESSE M. SPOON BR, Contractor and Builder, PIEB2B, DAKOTA. Parties who contemplate the erection of h'lildings, either in town or country, would •t well to get my figures. Estimates furn ished on short notice. 18-6m Wm. P. ROSS, A N A U 3 CLIFTON, D. T. Transacts a neneral .xmling n Specialty. Office HOSm, Land Business. at Clifton House xvi S. H. IUEAL., Attorney ui I.sw. ami hi, Lou Inuun IgwL CLIFTON, DAKOTA. 5RANT & EOBBETS, Huron, B. T. Contests cjrtfnliy prosecuted. Finit IV'Mifs made. fiJ»10,OOO t» Loan oil Ki ital Proofs. Some excellent claims hand. i7-im J.. I'. li k .1 A Whl E. wmi i V WESTS, Attorneys and Counselors at Law :u|d land & Loan Agents, BLUNT. DAKOTA, Vith offices nt Blunt and Huron, a «—peciull prepared to do prompt tl work in and care Land matters before the '•i. S. Land Office. $50,000 to Loan on Sully county Final Proof- See them. l)irKJ)VHR HOUSE, S. B. DICKOVER, Proprietor, BLUNT. DAK. Headquarters for all Stage Lines for the *orth and northwest. Good bathrooms connection with house. THE KIHHT I..\F« HOTKL or THK TOWS. E. P. WESTOYER, h\ blili ui lm Agent, BLUNT, DAKOTA. fllMil Proofs attended t. Locate par ties on lands in liugbva, bully, and sd lining counties. \V PwVt I,!!**-, 'a*ltt«r BANK ofBLUNT BLUEST, DAKOTA. TKAWBACT A OKSBIIAI. BASKISO BUSINESS Refer by permission to Union National :Vmk. Racine. Wis. lion. Wm. Lyon. \-wot-late Justice Supreme Court, Madison. "A is. Hon. K A. Maxwell. State Treua rcr of New York, Albany. N. Y. xvi "lily Csnalj Prcjsrty a Spsdiit j. Parties desiring to sell Deeded Farms or Lnt*vH!lflnd f» pureliaser by addresaitig .vith f'H |a! i i.-iiiar- W. M. WHITTEMORE. Ciucau'J, III. HOME HAPi'ENINGS. —Deeded Lands for tale by Orr W. Lee, Clifton. —Commissioner 6. J. Millett spent Tuesday night in Clifton. —II. II. Butts has been spending the past week in Pierre. —Clerk of Court Edgerton visited Ft. Sully Monday, returning Tuesday. Ira Cole and lrviu Itiekert, of Clifton, left for a trip to the Black Hills, Saturday. —The Odd Follows have been mak ing additional improvements to their hall in Clifton, this week. —Robt. Brandhuler, of Pierre, was in town Monday, giving us a pleasant call and subscribing for the WATCH MAN. —Since the organization of Faulk count}' and the location of the county scat at LaFoon, the usual cry of bribery and corruption ia heard from the towns which got left. —The comet cometh and the young folks will again have a plausible excuse for bitting up and watching for it. Them boys and girl* know how to comet over the old folks. —There were ten buggi»« and double carriages, six or seven wagon rigs and four or five saddle horses in Cliflon at one time, Wednesday. This will do pretty well, considering that we are all heatliens and paupers. —Two deaths occurred at Blunt last Week from what was pronounced diph theria, but no other cases are said to exist This is a terrible disease but we have little fear of it in this section, the land being too well drained with everything so clean and pura —Life begins to have an additional charm for the young man who has a solid lest girl. Instead of tarrying with her until ten or eleven o'clock be fore the«old man rings down the cur tain, as of yore, he can linger around until twenty-two «r twenty-three o'clock. —A petition is being circulated for the opening of a portion of the Gov ernment Reservation in the southwest ern part of Sully county, for the pur pose of giving some of the people liv ing in that section a school. A boat landing for the accommodation of the sutlers down there is also one of the objects set forth by the petiti residence of Benand Henry Blair, a couple of colored men living on their claims in sec. 31, lltl-79, was burned the first of the week, together with their supplhts accumulated for the winter. A quantity things lelong ing to John White and another man were also consumed, the whole entail ing a serious loss. The fire is sup posed to have originated from the stove, in which a good fire wae built just before the parties left. —Tjn-«fiHlH'rs, nan ite and Francis Dunbar, deserted from the 11th 1 nfantry stationed at Ft. Stilly, one night last week. Two sol diers traded their uniforms for citizen's suits at Ilarrold, and were doubtless the men in questiou. There is only about 25,000 men in service in the United States, and over one-half of this numlier are foreigners, and the many desertions taking place is evidence that our people do not take kindly to mili tary service no matter how well they are treated. —The Oniila Journal intimates that the people of Okolojo and Carson are fools, by asserting that they will com bine forces with OnidaJ and against, Clifton In the "coming county seat struggle." Will the Journal please tell us how many of the Okobojo ami Carson people it ever heard express such a determination. We are ac quainted with many of them and know them to be men of good sense and judgment. If there is one who prefers the county seat from 12 tq 10 miles when they can have it from 4 to i milex, we have never heard them inti mate it, but have heard many express themselves as well pleased with ita present location. VOLUME I. CLIFTON, SULLY COUNTY, DAKOTA, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1883. NUMBER U —The residence of Chas. Butts, in Clitton, has been painted. —Henry Dunkle and W. J. Hid J. W. Johnston, of Fairbank, made us a call, Wednesday. —Large numbers of prairie chickens, grouse and rabbits are teing killed down on the river. —Commissioner B. F. Hoover and Clerk and Register J. A. Meloon re turned yesterday evening lxuiu a two days visit to Fort Sully. —Rev. A. Law prcnehed ton good audience in the school house at Clifton, and will again hold services there three weeks from to-morrow at 11 o'clock. —Miss Mate L. Moore will teach the intermediate department of the Blunt School. Out of eight examined she was the only one getting a certificate. —Misses Rinnie Snyder and Alice Bower, of Pierre, were in town Wednes day, coming from their respective farms where they had spent the night previous. —Read the card of Andrew McFall, attorney-at-law, elsewhere in to-day's paper. Mr. McFall has had some 20 years experience in the practice of law and we beKeve those employing him will receive satisfaction. —Ilarrold, Hughes county, has solved the water question bv erecting a 1100 barrel tauk in town and putting in a wind engine to force the water from a well on the creek bottom one mile distant Pipes with hydrants will be run wherever needed. Eayden Brothers., A short time since we received a large and neatly gotten up catalogue from the u Chicago House" of the Hay den Bros., of Pierre. No wonder this enterprising firm leads all competi tion in the West, and have their large store at Pierre crowded with customers for they have advantages which no other house possesses. With unlimited means and a large wholesale house in Chicago, they manage to scoop in large stocks of seasonable bankrupt goods from time to time at prices winch enables them to sell lower than many others can buy, and their Pierre House gets the benefit Particularly is this the case just now, they having bought the entire bankrupt stock of Cleveland, Cummingsdt Woodruff,con sisting of blankets, comforts, linens, flannels, shawls, cloaks, h»iery, under wear, mittens, gloves, dress goods, ots, shoes, clothing, &c., &c., which ey are closing out at prices 75 per nt below zero, (live them a call. -It seems to us that it is about time tilt Onida Journal ceased its outrageous Ivmg about Clifton,else when the truth liefomes known its maliciousness may Htmcrang" back upon itself to its n disadvantage. We have not paid attention to its statements, here (re, for those acquainted with it know its reputation for contumacious lying too well to place any dependence upon what it says. As an illustration, take the following from its columns of last week Since the mud puddles of the Okobojo have dried and frozen up the citizens of Clifton have to haul their water lYom ()nida towuship, a dis tance of four or five miles. They will have no relief untd the snow falls." Now, the truth of the matter regarding this subject, as every one of our citi zens can testify, is that wc have one well back of the hotel in which there is seven or eight feet of water, and four others within from thirty to eighty rods of the town site which are only from 10 to 18 fe»t deep, to-wit:—John Deveny's, John Hoover s, L. J. Bald win s and B. P. Hooker's. At John Hoover's well there is a pump on a raised platform so that with a spout the water can IK run din-ctly in a bar rel in a wagon driven along-side, with plenty of water to supply the town. These are facts, and liecause of the Journal spreading itself to the extent it has to injure Clifton, it would be no more than justice and honor lor it to tell the truth at least once, for if it should die with all the load of false hoot I it has uttered uncontradicted it would go to -1 sure. Counto toatcliiuan. —The Pierre Daily Signal takes ex ception to the article in the WATCHMAN of two weeks ago against the opening of the Reservation, but some of its po sitions are not tenable. The assertion that "Sully and the counties north will boom, settle and develop more rapidly with the reservation opened thin with it closed," is not borne out in the past in connection with north western Minnesota where there are many counties yet unsurveyed. If the rush to the reservation would settle the counties east of the river, why did not the great immigration to Dakota settle up western Minnesota? To the con trary, many from that section are num bered among our population. With out the opening of the reservation will the people of the east flock into Dakota for lands twenty or forty miles from the railroad asks the Signal. We should like to ask the Signal if they can hope to get land in the reservation within from twenty to forty miles of a railroad, or even twenty to one hundred miles, unless it may le for a few miles opposite Pierre, where the land will all be gobbled up by sharks. Once here, attracted by the rush to the reservation, they will settle in Sully, Potter and Hughes counties as well as on the res ervation,' says the Signal. While this may be true as to one in a hundred, yet for that one we will lose a dozen of those we already have. We should l»e very glad to have some one convince tis that this would not be the result, for then we should have consolation in event of the reservation being opened this winter, but we believe it to be in evitable. The Signal bases its argu ment largely upon the benefit the peo ple of the Black Hills country would derive from the opening of the reserv a tion, as viewed from its standpoint, and cites the high prices it has to pay for many things and the great outlay for freights. While it is true that the cost of some of the necessaries of life are now high in the Black Hills coun try, it is equally as true that the remu neration of labor out there is equal or greater, so that the masses of the peo ple suffer no hardship from this cause and as regards the outlay for freights, it now gives employment to many of our settlers who came too late to raise crops and enables them to earn some thing to keep their families through the winter, and the business of supply ing these very freighting outfits is probably the greatest source of revenue Pierre now has. With the reservation opened and a railroad extension this profitable business would at once cease. What we want more than the opening of the reservation is the development of the half settled border counties, the construction of railroads, the building of school houses and churches, and more of the habiliments of civiliza tion and the comforts of home life. When the seeker after cheap and free lands can secure them in our midst with the advantages just alove alluded to, from three to five years in advance, where exists the necessity of going west of the Missouri and beyond the pales of civilization as it were? Surely our friends in Sully county will not le so utterly selfish as to wish for stumbling blocks to retard the progress of any great section of the territory, for so small and questionable an advantage to herself/' says the Sig nal toward the close of its argument. Of course Pierre is entirely unselfish in the matter. That city is assuredly the only "great section of the territory Iwfore which any ''stumbling blocks" will be cast, ami, from our standpoint of reasoning, the opening of the reserva tion would be a detriment, for it would build up a rival town oppoMte on the river, kill its freighting business, retard the development of till its terri tory east of the river, and injure it in many ways. Writing upon this sub ject the Blunt Advocate wry appro priately says: "Instead of holding a mass meeting to advocate the opening of a vast ter ritory west of the river, which will •draw people aud business away from Pierre, the citizens of that burg had better U agitating for the opening of I the Winnebago reservation, which pre vents netllement the southern part of Hughes and Hyde counties. Let us get our own county settled and devt 1 ed before we seek other worlds to con* quer." tt n vn'PTur mi JJLXjL JUJLiJlY JLrJLVt%#SCr The PIERRE. DAKOTA. WE NOW HAVE A VERY LARGE AND KXTFNSIVK STOCK OP I Slanket.B«., uilta, 5 for $1, worth $1.50 and upwards. $^ and $ per pair, worth $4 and $5. I Shoes and Groceries, Whlcll hate come in car lots within the last few days. Consequent!? ww our geods at the following very low prices, which cannot be beat anywhere in the United States. This is very strong language, but nevertheless call and ae*. and the following prices will be the proof DRY GOODS. Calico nnd Prints, good assortment at 4} cents, worth 7 to 8 cents. (I 10 to cents. Delaines. 15 35 cent*. Oanhmere*. 40 #9 70 oeot*. Good, heavy Winter Suits $6, worth $10, Good Wool Winter Suits $8, worth $14 (Jood Knelfoh Caasimere Huits, $14. worth $20. All 10, if Oood and Heat French Worsted Suits $12.50. worth $'38. Overcoat* of ull gradea and qualities. $4 and upwards, worth double what we a*k. Boots and 81ioes Of all kind*. We are now offering at very low prices* in Ladies', IVntl'DMits', Youths', Boys' and Children**. Ladies' Pebble (Joat $1.85, worth $2.54) Men's Boots, $2.50 to $5. Groceries, Queenswaie, Crockery, Buying all goods strictly for Cash and in larger quantities than any other house in our line, enables us to offer many cash bargains unapproachable. A goods marked in plain figures. One price for all. Money refunded at all times if goods are not satisfactory. Orders promptly filled from all parts of the country. IFATBEUT BEOS Pierre, D. T., & Chicago. This space belongs to R. D. JONES, of the Cash Star Grocery, Pierre, who will occupy it with a new adv. lie will make prices with any one in Da kota. See him before buying. JAMES O'NEAL, HARDWARE, Till \0K\ ST0VKS A\l ItAMiKS. BEST ON EARTH Westminster Heaters, Which hai no Superior A full line of all kinds of Hardware Com awl see toe when in town. It will oost you nothing. East Sids Pisrre St., 1*1 KItRE* 1). 9§