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WALTER & OR^XGIESER,
92 Perfear in Advance.
"OFFICIAL DIRECTORY.
TKRIUTOHIAL.
Delegate in Congress—J. B. Raymond.
Governor—N. G. Ordway.
Secretary—.'. II. Teller.
Treasurer— W. II. McVay.
Auditor —George L. Ordway.
Surveyor eneral—Cortez». Fessenden.
Superintet dent of Public Instruction—
W. II adle.
Chief Justice of Supreme Court—Alonzo
J. Edjjerton.
Associate Justice* of the Supreme Court
—Wnt. K. J. Church. J. P. Kidder. 8. B.
Hudson.
United State* District Attorney—Hugh
J. Campbell.
United States Marshal— Harriaon Allen.
SULLY COUNTY.
Commissioner*. —(J. J.
Millett, 8r.,
Hoover, N. 11. Young.
Sheriff—'J. J. Millett. .lr.
Treasurer—Charles Ajjar.
B. P.
Coroner—I)r. J. A. Mievens.
Surveyor—William Ashley Jones.
Assessor—Orr W. Lee.
Clerk of Court—H. W. Ed^erton.
Judge of Probate—Merit Sweeney.
Superintendent of Schools—David 8ta
pi
en.
Register of Deeds and Ex-Oflicio County
Clerk, J. A. Meloon.
Justice* of the Peace—Win. P. Ross, 0
W. Everts. P. T. Keily. D. D. Brynnt.
Constables—Henry W. Spragu.\ Georg
Bowers, Geo. II. Pease.
TIME TABLE
C. & N-W. RAILROAD.
PIERRE, DAKOTA.
OUCMO K*pi i«: i
i ii^rr, S 45 ft. B».
E»trM»i(rht *nd 7 K*» m.
4'hlra^.i i:x'r-*« ami l'a-Ht«nt(*r, «rrl*«« 3:15 ji. m.
F»0t Prvik'tit un.l
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P-
Nu change »f car* b»*tw««»n Merr® sad Chic»ip».
BLUNT, DAKOTA.
r—«nn«f and K\|.rn, u «in^ l-wt, *:tta.a.
2 s
Kw'L'Ht, ..." C:*tp, m,
Pao^n j' and KxpraM,going wnt, «:4ip. m.
yri-iKht. 4:55
VltlKht, ..." 11:45
All rcgn'ar trains carry psaseagflra between
Pierre and llaron.
DAVID K. SWKKTUND,
Land, Low & Insurance,
OKOBOJO, DAKOTA.
Final Proof* a Specialty. Money Purn
Ished on Final Proof*. Conveyancing
and Locating. 36
CLIFTON HOUSE,
WM. P. ROSS. Proprietor,
CLIFTON, DAKOTA.
First-class accommodations. Rate* rea
sonable. Livery in Connection. 18
JKSSE M. SPOONER,
Contractor and Builder,
mass,
Dakota.
Parties who contemplate the erection of
buildings, either in town or country, would
do well to get my figure*. Estimates fnrn
Uhed on short notice. lH-tlm
Win. P. ROSS,
LAM) AGENT,
CLIFTON, D. T.
Transncts a general Lund Business.
Locating a Specialty.
Otllce at Clifton House.
S. H. NEAL^
Attorney-at-Law, nnd
hi, Leu a&d limmi Agrai,
CUFTON. DAKOTA.
GBA.1TT & ROBERTS. Huron, D. T.
Contests carefully prosecuted. Filial
Proof* made. $30,000 to Loun on Fi
nal Proofs. Some excellent claims on
and. i7im
i iuui*i|.i
A. White.
'ism, mioiPH i WHITE,
Attorneys and Counselors at Law and
land & Loan Agents,
BLUNT, DAKOTA,
With offices at Blunt and Huron, are
earn dally prepared to do prompt and care
ful work in Land inath-rs before the
U.S. Land Office. $5 0,00J Loan
on Bully county Final Proofs. See them.
W
M.Ckoioi
I'ret'C. N.
I.ukks,
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BANK ofBLUNT
BLUNT, DAKOTA.
TBAXSACT
A GKNRUAI. BANKTXG Brsi^Esa.
Refer by pennUsion to Union National
Bunk. Racine, Wis. Hon. Wm. P. Lvou,
Associate Justice Supreme Court. Madison,
Wis. Hon. It. A. Maxwell, Stale Treas
ure* Mm*
¥wrk*
Atimmje, h.
¥. avi
HOME HAL'L'ENLNGS.
—Deeded Lands for sale by Orr W.
Lee, Clifton,
—The boys at Ft Sully continue td
take French leave.
—Aaron Hunch, of Okobojo, caught
a large wolf in a trap a few days ago.
—Miss Frankic Winters, of Clifton,
has been visiting Mrs. Dan Adams,
south-cast of town, this week.
—Pierre is apparently assured of
another new $ j(),000 hotel. It looks
as though the public would soon have
ample accommodations in the hotel
line
—A number of claim "shacks have
been stolen in the western part of the
county, recently. Singular the boys
can't step out to sec a neighbor for a
couple of weeks without some one car
rying away their residence.
—Were the weather the only con-y
miltant to a Merry Christmas," then
indeed, should we have had the mea
nest of ihe merry, for the day was jus
to delightfully "'too too" for anything:
The sun shed its effulgent rays upon
us from morning until night, while the
thermometer iudicated from 35 to 50
.bovg zero.
-Jack lcpard came up from ifh^
run the first of the week with a resi
dence ready framed and cut, and, on
Monday, erected it on his claim in sec
tion 28,115-79. Mr. Shepard is an old
gardener and intends putting in a hun
dred acres in pears, apples, cherries,
quinces, small fruits and garden truck.
1'hese are the kind of men we like
settle i
The editor of the Pierre Recorder
is paving the way to join the Mormons
by portraying the numerous ml vantages
of a plurality of wive*. He finds one
such a pleasant thing to have in the
family that he wants more of em. His
argument in favor ot polygamy as
against monogamy is very good, but it
is our opinion that about the time he
finds five or six pair of cold feet steal
thily rubbed up against him of a night
when the mercury is fooling around in
the basement of the thermom ter, he
will be sorry he enlisted so numerously.
—Recausc we contradict the Ouida
Journal in its assertion that the people
of Carson and Okobojo will pull with
Onida on the county seat question, we
are charged with "selfish motives."
Of course all the people of the western
part of the county who may have a lit
tle business to do at the count)* seat
would much prefer going to Onida. It
would only make them a little matter
of seventeen miles more travel, and
they would very much enjoy the exhil
crating ride particularly if they have
pressing work at home. Then, again,
we suppose Onida will put on a free
ferry during the spring months
over the mud lake which surrounds it,
which will be another attraction which
Clifton cannot boast ot Nothing "sel
fish" about Onida.
New Year s Festivities at Clifton.
Everybody Invited,
About 20 of the ladies and gentle
men of Clifton met at the school house
last night and decided to have an oys
ter supper and old-time social gather
ing at the Cliftou House, Tuesday af
tcrnoon and evening, Jan. 1st AU^he
people of the surrounding country ate
cordially invited. To them there will
be no cash expense, but if they should
bring along a cake, pie, or something
of the kind, it will be liable to be eaten
up— but if not convenient they will be
just as welcome. Come, everybody,
and let us get acquainted and have a
good time to start the new year.
NOTICE TO ROAD SUPERVISORS.
OFKICE OF COUNTY CI.KUK, SULLY CO.,
Clifton, Dakota, Dec. 28,188 j.
The law requires that the Road Su
pervisors in the several Townships
where appointed, shall make report to
the Board of County Commissioners of
work done on roads aud bridges, under
their supervision, during the past year.
The number of days work done, who
did the same, money received, ami
money paid, and from and to whom
should be staUnl in the report
J. V VI
JLU?N
County Clerk.
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VOLUME I. CLIFTON, SULLY COUNTY, DAKOTA, SATURDAY, DECEMBER i9, 1881.
—Clifton has a roller skating rink.
—A Happy New Year to all our
patrons infyirticular and everybody in
general.
All final proof notices set before
the Clerk of Court wilFbc attended to
by Deputy Clerk of Court, B. P. Hoover,
during the absence of Mr. Edgerton.
Parties should remember this.
—Science has discovered that alco
hol exists quite largely in the earth.
We don't suppose it will be long before
a person can take a spade and go out
on the prairie and have the biggest
kind of a spree.
—A passenger' from Pierre, on Fri
day's train, informed us that the people
of Pierre were opposed to the present
opening of the Sioux Reservation, and
that only a few speculators were urging
the
arhfini* Onidft .Iurn.^|
rT_
S Prof. L. Henry, I rincipal
Brookings school, accompanied by his
wife came in, Thursday, and are now
living on their claim in 115-79. The
Prof, has bought a five team and will
4^ir up the soil in the spring.
^-11 Tficre is anytliThg 7n the old
aphorism that "a green Christmas
makes a fat girve-yard," then it will be
directly to the contrary in this section,
for, although it was a beautiful day, it
twas far from being a green Christmas
[in the sense implied.
The family of Mr. Carpenter have
the thanks of the boys living north
west of town for a Christmas dinner.
The occasion was enlivened by sp
linting Dan Smith as chief cook
with Miss Carpenter as assistant. The
loy8 say Dan's culinary is good but
he can't wash dishes.
—James B. Wiunt, the yoong man
who raised the large Victor jjotatocs
which attracted so much attention at
this office in the fall, and who has a
claim about midway between here and
Blunt, has brought suit against a
wealthy young lady of Champaign Co.,
Ohio, named Miss Rosetta A. Snapp,
placing the damages for his lac^ratcd
affections at $12,000. This is a little
ut of tli? usual oilier in this direction,
but
WJ
don't see why a woman's plight­
ed troth should not be as sacred as that
of a man.
-Some twenty of the ladles an
entlemen of Clifton and vicinity as-i
tabled at the school house last cverf
and effected an organization having for
its object mutual improvement and
amusement The meeting was railed
to order by electing B. P. Hoover to
the Chair and J. H. Ciropengiei-cn Sec
retary. J. A. Melooti briefly* sUiteU the
objects of the meeting, and, after t^ime when tempted you can say,
behind me. Satan."
discussion, the following names \\ore
enrolled: Mr. and Mrs. B. P. Hooker,
Mr. ami Mrs. O. W. Lee, Mr. ami lrs.
A. McFall, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. P. Hop,
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Potter, Mrs. S. $1
jNeal, J. A. Meloon, Roscoe Stinson, J.
tx'tion and one that should have beei
inaugurated earlier. All come.
NOTHST
ScsfwJ bids will received at the
Clerk's office, in Clifton, until Saturday
evening, January 5th, to furnish Clifton
School Township with 2,500 pounds of
Indiana Block or Hocking Valley coal,
to be delivered on the grounds of
School No. 1 prior to Saturday evening,
WM.
—MAKK YOUR LOANS of
Dearborn & Stinson, Clifton.
—There is about three inches of snow
in this section, and an occasional sleigh
is to be seen.
—J. W. Olessner's sons, north of
Okobojo, caught a large jack-rabbit in
a trap the first of the week. The fleet
footed tck broke the chain and took
the trap home to hit hole, but the boys
dug him out.
—Blunt is having a littK post-office
war, but the probabilities are that N. K.
Westorer, the present popular ineum
bant, will retain his position. The
people of this section know him to be
both courteous and efficient
—Jay Hoover and Willie Ross re
turned from a hunting trip down at the
mouth of the Okobojo, Thursday. They
killed a few cotton-tails and brought
back a large live jack-rabbit leading it
with a rope.
—Christmas was not a lively day in
ny demonstrative way, in Clifton.
The Clifton House had a good lay out
of oysters for dinner, Henry Potter en
tertained some ot his friends likewise,
and in the evening O. W. Lee invited
the newspaper craft to a bounteous
eolation of oysters and other good
things to which the senior responded
and did ample justice for the whole
firm.
—We understand that the Senate
Committee, which visited Dakota in
the fall, are in favor of the lands east
of the Missouri being better settled lc
fore the Sioux Reservation is opened
up for settlement. This is exactly
what we are in favor of. Taking every
thing into consideration, the outlook is
not favorable for the opening of the
Reservation, and we very much doubt
if sufficient weight can be brought to
accomplish it
—Prepare to turn over a
MRI
A
Co!e, Harry Rutts, John Furlow
Gropengieser and Win. C. Walter.^
motion A. McFall, R. Stinson and1
A. Meloon were appointed to draft
and present at the next meeting rules
fo^ governing the society. On motion
O.iW. Lee, H. Potter and W. C. Walter
w(£e appointed a committee on pro
gramme of exercises for next meeting
WL'll delivered declamations were then
listened to with pleasure from O. W.
Lte and R. Stinson, and select reading
by J. A. Meloon. The society then ad
journed to meet next Thursday even
ing, January 3rd, when we hope to see
many of the people of the surrounding
country in attendance, and they are
cordially solicited to affiliate and help
(b make the society what it should and
|may be. It is a move in the right di-
Jan. 12th, payment to be made in a
school order bearing ten per cent in- the appointing board, and are hereby
terest
C.
WALTKU,
t!
new leaf"
in the Book of Life next Tuesday morn
ing. Relegate all your bad habits to the
shades of oblivion and resolve that for
the year to come you will be a man—
if you are a man. Let every leaf in
the day book of your character be un
tarnished by a single act that would
cause y«ur dearest friend to blush or
awaken remorse in your own bosom.
Let the Golden Rule be your constant
companion. Kick the demon of strong
drink from your door, if he is disposed
to enter, and labor dilligently and with
thoughtful and well directed efTort.
When another New Year rolls around
let the bad traits of your character and
habits of life I e rooted out and the
ones so strongly formed that
Get thee
—The prairie dogs, such as we have
in the dog-town across the Okobojo
from Clifton, are game little fellows.
A few days ago a bet was made in
Denver that a noted Scotch terrier
could kill two prairie purps." The
result was somewhat different The
terrier was put in the room with the
natives of the plaius, and they were
hunted out from under the bed. The
kerrier made for the prairie dogs, but
the little fellows quickly separated,
and one nipped the terrier by the ear the
i tlier grabbed at the leg. All efforts to
hake off the dogs proved fruitless, and
lie terrier ran howling around the room
titil the two do^s were taken off by
the bystanders. Onu round was
(uough for the terrier, and as soon as
reed he ran into a corner and remain
(d there, all efforts to get him to fight
I eing in vain.
County Board Heating.
OFFICE or COUNTY CI.RKK, FULLY CO.,
Clifton. Dakota, -c. 11^3.
Notice is hereby given that therj will
be a special meeting of the Board of
County Commissioners of Sully Coun
ty, at the County Clerk's Office, on
Saturday the 5th day of January, 1884,
at 10 o'clock a. m.
This meeting is called for the pur
pose of tilling the vacancy now existing
in the said Board of County Commis
sioners. The Judge of Probate and
County Clerk are by law memliers o^
notified to be present at such meeting.
ClffoCliflon School Township.' J. A CkpM$ U|j&.
tUalchmftn.
HAYDEN BROS.,
PIERRE, DAKOTA.
WE NOW HAVE A VEltY LARGE AND EXTENSIVE
STOCK OF
Shoes and Groceries,
Which have come in car lots within the last few days. Consequently we oflfer
our geods at the following very low prices, which cannot be beat anywhere ia
the United States. This is very strong language, but nevertheless call and set,
and the following prices will be the proof:
DRY GOODS.
CRM-'O and Prints, good assortment at 4) cents, worth 7 to 8 cents.
(Jinirhatiifl, 6 10 to 12 cents.
Delaines, 15 25 cents.
Cn htneres, "40 90 to 70 cents.
(^uilt*, &»• for $!, worth 91.50 and upwards.
blankets. $8 and ¥3 per pair, worth $4 and $5.
w1pw mm u c»i
Good, heavy Winter Suits $fi, worth $10. Good Wool Winter Suits $8, worth (I 4
Good Ens !Uh Cassimere Suits, $ 14, worth f'20. All 10, IS
Good and Dost French Worsted Suit* |I2.r0, worth $28.
Overcoats of all grades snd qualities, $4 and upwards, worth double what we ask.
Boots sincl Shoes
Of all kinds. We are now offering nt very low price** in LadieH', Gcntlemens*.
Youths', Boys' and Children's. Ladien' Pebble Goat $1.25, worth $2.50.
Men's Boot*, $2.50 to $5.
Groceries, Queensware, 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. All
goods marked in plain figures. One price for all. Money refunded nt alt
times if goods are not satisfactory. Orders promptly fillet! from all parts of
the country.
HAYBEW BROS.,
Pierre, D. T. & Chicago
Dearborn A Stinson,
Land aad Law. Attorneys.
MONEY LOANED Oil FINAL PROOF.
All business carefully attended to. Conveyancing
Solicited. Come and see us.
CLIFTON, SULLY CO., DAKOTA.
CASH STAR GROCERY 1
Bargains. Bargains. Bargains.
I have just received one of the finest lines of
Vases, China Cups and Saucers, Mugs,
Toilet Sets, Student Lamps, Library Lamps, Chandeliers also China Tea 3eta
And Chamlter Sets. Klegant line of Glassware, from which you can select some
thing nice and useful to give to your sweetheart or friend. I am goin out of
the Crochery line snd will dose out at prices that will astonish you.
For Only 25 Cents
buy a handsome Glass Set, consisting of Sugar Bowl, Cream Jog,
»nd Butter Dish. Now rememtter, this is uo humbug, but mv entire
vou can
Spooner and
line of Crockery and Glassware will be closed out
GROCERIES. GROCERIES. GROCERIES.
I have one of the finest lines to select what you may want, and at prices that
*ill astonish you. Freighters, ranchmen and all who want to buy goods a*: low
prie*. will save money by calling at the (J ASH ^T.VK (IBOCKUY. We mean
just what we say—that you can buy more goods tor less money than a*, any
other place in tho Territory. All we ask is, come and see us and tecouvi iced.
They all smoke the N iekle Plato and Model Citfam, the bast j»»eenfc cigar
in town, and don't you forget it
R. D. JONES, Pierre.
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