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VOL. I-
I Editors and Publishers.
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advertising made known oil appiiea-
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can
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BE
procur-
I ivislortices at Kimor and Sullivan, and
..^'urns depot at Mitchell.
I iMiticos five cents per line lor each in-
it .it.
vtiiicr articles and letters, brief and
incited.
tlie Post office at Klmer, 1). T., as
V..»|Vi»swtnmli
matter.
BUSINESS CARDS.
F.FORD,
attorney at Law and Notary Public,
W'essingtoii
Springs. D. T.
„Mvyaiiciim and Abstracts a specialty. Hav-
MI
Several years' experience in all county
»,•« I am prepared to attend promptly to
MIMIU'SS
entrusted to nie. 1-5
W. MCDONALD,
Attorney at law and Notary Public.
Wessington Springs, Dakota.
nmvcvaiiciiig promptly and carefully attend
in Will ]ractice all the Territorial courts
..ii.H'tioiis remitted as soon as made.
JOOMIS S. CULL,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Hiiifciiitim, Dakota.
i' i,iin-.s before the United States Land Office
Ily attended to. 1-
)|RS. NETTIE C. HALL, M. D.,
GENERAL PRACTITIONER,
'.Viwington Springs, Dakota.
!. -Mfiice on section Eight, Town 107—(14.
3LANKINTON TO HURON,
'i iivsU'el, Wessington Springs and Sulli
iii. !,i'itves l'lanklnton every Tuesday and
ai 7 a. in. Leaves Huron every Wedues
iii!iil Saturday at 7 a. in. Passengers carried
iv.i-niialile rates. K. U. 01(11, Proprietor.
LANfCINTON HOUSE,
1.i:rancor, Proprietor. Piankinton, Auro
.i-Miiiy. 1-1
liSTUS
H. ROGERS,
1
v.uiy Surveyor, PJaiikinton. Aurora coiintv,
All work pertaining to surveying and
irimimvring promptly executed. Tne sur
•i:- nnil platting of town sites a specialty.
!. WALLACE, DEPUTY, Elmer.
W. P. OSGOOD,
L&V.J and Locating Agent,
Wosaliigton Springs, D, T.
i.niey to loan on l'eal Estate at reasonable
"s. kcliiuiuisluiicnts bought and sold, Lo
iig a specialty. Teams on hand to .show
i'-s claims. Satisfaction guaranteed.
WASHBURN & CURREY,
MS, LAND AND REAL ESTATE.
LOANS NEGOTIATED.
Attention (liven to ail Business nefore
micd States hand Ottiee.
it 11 I'M/,
W. HILL,
Attorney at Law, Notary Public,
—AND-
'iEAL.ESTATE AGENT.
•"'His bought and solil cm commission.
•fills of Improvements on farms procured
'loia1 for claimants also, work
secured for trusty
persons.
!i
,|,,|!fe
on section 22, Town JOS—65. P. O.
I'.lmcr, Dakota. 1-1
REED & AKIN,
nd 1 Loan Agents.
LOCATING A SPECIALTY.
''•i- tiic sale of town lots in the town of
'•^jsington
A
LATII,
DAKOTA.
Springs. Dakota.
P. MILLS & Cd.,
Stationery, News, Toys and
Fancy (xoods.
ni:i,u
DAKOTA.
nborn House.
"•••a* Tirst and Rowiey Streets.
iKU~
DAKOTA
BQffD, Proprietor,
in CDiivtMjit'ijt to Is !fMn
''-'Mi. i»*-i^n iicwlv iunii^Ued uni
"in-i\a)Ua utrrauiiuu^ i« Die Uavi!
M. L. WARNE,
Mit lu-11,
'n'.v (4* TIII- slocks oi
'Vt-!gs, Medicines
BOOKS, STATJOKEKY,
1
Wail Paper,
-n! found in Dakota.
I, 'M1 ''11 M-'Cetattv of window las«. and
"I luitni-s andoiif,. i-»
ciHiimjtim
C. F. HATTEN,
Dealer In
•L HI E R--
«IIXGLES,
WINDOW*?,
ASS,
TAINT,
DOORS.
.v. I E
I-K^. }i .:i
CEMENT,
BUILDING
PAPER AND
MOLDING!
All grades of lumber always in stock,
Call and get prices before
purchasing else
where
GEO. BENDER,
Dealer In
Drugs Perfumery
Paints, Oils, Stationery,
Brushes^ Window
Glass, Etc.,
All Standard Patent Modioiiies,
In fact everything usually found in a iirst-ciaas
Drug store, and at reasonable prices,
-:-News Depot-.-'
Dailies, Magazines, and all Periodicals kept
constantly 011 hand.
I'LANKIXTON,
DAKOTA.
J. D. BARTOW.
DEALKll IX
DIIV GOODS,
GROCERIES,
CLOTHING,
BOOTS & SHOES
IIATS & CAPS
I'LANKlNTOiN, DAKOTA
S. li. Cl.AliK,
TI H. KKMMKUKH
CLARK & CO.,
UF.AL.KltS IN
A W A E
STOVES,
NAXI.S AND
TINWARE,
AGRICUXTURAt
I/IANKINTON,
IMPLEMENTS.
DAKOTA
Will our exchanges please note the
iact that THE IIEKALD'S P. O. address
is Elmer, Aurora county, Dakota,
Blind justice—A judge asleep.
Even the laziest boy, can catch a
licking.
The bored of education—Children
who hate school.
BOKN.—May 11th, 1883, to the wife
of Mr. Tank, a girl.
Prairie lires have burned out several
farmers about Madison.
An armless Milwaukee woman boxes
her husband's ears with her feet.
"Voluntary abduction" is what a
AY estern newspaper calls an elopement.
"When a man aint good for anything
else, he is about right to sit on a jury.
FOKSALK.—Or trade. A first-class
organ. For particulars enquire at this
office. tf.
When a mail calls you a liar, take
him by the hand and call him—a gen
tleman.
We are pleased to learn that Mr. B.
F. Wiley is rapidly improving after his
recent illness.
Our friend Osgood has bought Mrs.
Riddle's pony, so that he can get around
the country better.
"The rich," said the Jew, "eat veni
son because it ish deer. 1 eat mutton
because it ish sheep."
A new roof is being put on the log
house of Mr. Smart, to accommodate
Mr. Huntley and family.
It is estimatsd that 75,000 more acres
of wheat will be sown in southern Da
kota this spring than last.
Ilenry Clay describes a niule as "an
animal that has no pride of aftcestry
and no hope of posterity."
Mr. Chasi L. French from Appleton,
Wis., is stopping at the Springs the
guest of Mrs. A. A. Riddle.
Warning—The young man who ad
dressed a young lady as "the priestess
of his soul" began life as a clam ven
der.
Mr. E. A. Riddle of Appleton, Wis.,
is expected to arrive -at Wessington
Springs next week oft a Visit to his
mother and sister.
Miss Fannie Riddle, Wno has been
visiting with her mother for the past
few weeks returned to her home on
section 25-108-J5 this Week.
It is said that bleeding a partially
blind horse at the nose will restore him
to sight so much for the horse. To
open a man's eyes you must bleed him
in the pocket.
An Iowa father, who has succeeded
in raising seventeen of the worst chil
dren in his neighborhood, says he is
bound to have a representative in Hea
ven if it takes seventeen more.
The benefits of advertising are again
manifest the horse advertised last
week was returned to its owner
through the medium of the paper.
Moral—Advertise in the HERALD.
Read the advertisement of Mr. Beels
to be found in another column. He
comes recommended as a first-class
workman in his line remember him
when wantiftg carpentery Work done.
"Well," I sWan, Billy," said an old
farmer to an undersized nephew who
was visiting him, "when you take oft'
that 'ere plug hat and spit two or three
times, there ain't much left of you, is
there
Mr. Stevens has erected a temporary
building oil the rear of his lot prepara
tory to building a hotel 20x30—t\Vo sto
ries high. The lumber for the build
ing is on the Way and work will begin
at once.
Recent experiments With cats have
proved that a full developed tabby can
successfully evade the rapid approach
of two bootjacks, a bar of castile soap,
a pair of Xo. 10 boots, a gold watch, a
blacking brush and a horse pistol.
Assisted by C. W Hill, Esq., the fol*
lowing named persons have found lo
cations in lOtWio: Chas. W. Butler,
Frank C. Davis arid John II. Lar son
oi' Erie Co., N. Y.t and J. TI. Walrath,
Geo. Xeft' and Jesse Simons of Brush
Creek, Iowa.
The attention of our readers is called
to the advertisement of Lew Iloes to
be found in another column. II is stock
embraced everything usually found in
a country store which will be added to
constantly as the needs of the commu
nity are found out.
Marie Twain, a few months after his
first baby was bofn, was holding it on
his knee. His wife said: "Now, con
fess, Samuel, that Vou km: the child."
•'I can't do that," replied the humorist,
but am willing to admit that I respect
the little thing l'or its father's sake."
A party from New York consisting
of (J. II, Preston, L. Baldwin and 1).
M. Baldwin of South Worcester and
John Wilsey of North Harpersfield,
were callers at the HERALD office last
Tuesday. They will probably locate at
the Springs.
'idr I
WESSINGTON SPRINGS, JERAULD COUNTY, DAKOTA, SATURDAY, MAY 12, 1883.
Mf C. il. C. and E. J. Snover, with a
party of .is men passed through Wesj
sington Springs on their way to Waf
wojthCo. to survey government land.
They int'orm us that Mr. Wooley, of
Yaiikton.pvill be here in a short time
and survey the unsurveyed township
west of us.
Th^ trouble that occurred here last
week between two claimants and which
w'as l'jktely to disturb the peace and
quiet bfViur new county, and might
have ledjo a lasting feud was brought
to a settlement, and to the satisfaction
pf both pities by the untiring efforts
of Messi Dunn and Hackett.
Daketiftiay escape the calamity of a
drought tad grasshoppers this coming
seasojv uat $he influx of immigrants
to tSanwitory ia liable to prodtfee a
tli
jg,
famine. They are covering fhat land
about thre^deep.—Appleton Post.
Well, misery loves company we like
the people cVming and still there's
room for morp. Come on.
Messrs. Tarlell and Woodburn by
diligent labor uetween showers have
succeeded in getting their first build
ing enclosed, 'this will be used by the
Workmen whileWorking on the hotel
Which will be 22V0O—two stories high.
As soon as this yuilding is completed
the same parties Will proceed to the
erection of another hotel 44 60—two
stories high to ctk when completed
820,000.
Who is there iifrakl to Celebrate the
Fourth of July? \ho is there that
does not wish to celebrate July 4th,
1883? We do not hVar a dissenting
voice it being then VlecidtJd that we
shall celebrate, who vlill call a meeting
to make the necessaw arrangements,
appoint the needed committees and get
things iri readiness foij
a splendid time
at Wessington Spring^ July 4th, 1883.
Don't be bashful but le| us hear from
you.
T. R. Dunn of the liijm of Dunn and
Hackett, arrived her^ last Saturday,
Mr. Hackett remaining at Mitchell a
few days, to purchase blanks, etc., nec
essary to do a general land office busi
ness. They have built a very snug of
flee on the new town site at the Springs,
Where they Will be on hand to wait
upon clients and do a general real es
tate, loan and law business. The Boys
are from Fayette county, Iowa, and
come highly recommended. See card.
There is one branch of inditstry that
ranks perhaps in the line of factories
that in our opinion wotdd be a profita
ble business here at the Springs at the
present time, and that is a creamery.
The grass and water for the stock are
here, the Springs are here and we un
derstand that Messrs. Burr and Scott
will co-operate with any one wishing
to start an enterprise of this kind so
that it will be a success from the start.
Will not some oiie who has had practi
cal experience in this line of business
investigate this matter
The attention of parties contesting
claims in Jerauld county is called to
the following extract from the "Rules
of Practice" now in force in the U. S.
District Land Offices:
RULE 13.—"Notice by publication
shall be made by advertising the no
tice at least once a week for four suc
cessive weeks in some newspaper pub
lished in the county wherein the land
in contest lies and, if no newspaper
be published in such county, then in
the newspaper published in the county
nearest to such land.''
Jerauld County embraces Townships
106,107 and 108, Ranges 63, 64, 65, 66
and 67. The only paper published in
Jei-auld county is the Wiis^iNGTOx
SFitifcus HERALD.
From a letter, published in the Mt.
Gilead, O., Sentinel from the pen of
Mr. Robert D. Thompson: "Last week
we drove to Wessington Hills, a range
of low mountains, twentysix miles
aWay and just visible from here. The
drive seeuled Very short as the roads
were smooth and perfectly level, ex
cepting an occasional swell iti the prai
rie. We experienced a little rough
country as we approached the Firesteel
creek, a small stream crossing our
route this we forded and sped on our
way. We saw a number of farmers
plowing and sowing grain, and with
the large herds of cattle grazing on the
dried buil'alo gra3s, and ail occasional
village of prairie dogs. It made a
pleasing sight., one that makes a fellow
feel like joining them (the farmers 1
mean.) and "being one or. em. Half
a mile away are the it-riowned Wes
sington Springs, and I must saj', it is a
beautifui resort. There we saw the
prilnitive log cabin with the hay roof,
which was the abode of the ii.rst set
tler. It is situated in a gulch lined
with timber and a beautiful stream of
water flows down to it. The most re
markable feature is a dam of petrified
moss, five feet higli, and with the Wa
ter (lowing Over it, and the trees nest
ling around it, presents the most charm
ing picture that I ever gazed upon.
Here we built our camp Ore and bivou-
acked for the night, and a jolly time
we had of it. A lew "old timers"
joined us and spun their yarns"
about the time when I was young"
until the near approach of morning,
and we were soon dreaming of old
Ohio."
The sensation of the past week has
been a case of claim jumping which at
one time bid fair to be almost as tragic
as the Creelsburg affair. The facts in
the case are as follows: A party came
here during the snow storm last March
and built a shanty as he supposed on
the nw qr sec 15 he was informed that
such was his location and he according
ly filed on that quarter. About ten
days ago another party came here from
the east and in looking over sec. 15 dis
cnyere&tliafc'the shanty, ircw^two or
three rods over the liiie bn the fie
!qr—
no other improvements having been
put on the land by the first comer.
Being satisfied with the location and
the character of the land the second
party began plowing on the nw
rjr
sec.
15 and filed another declaratory on the
same quarter. The iirst party mis
trusting that something wrong was go
ing on came up to look after his claim
and found the other .party breaking.
The corners of the nw qr were run out
showing beyond a shadow of doubt
that the shanty had never been on that
quarter and that consequently the par
ty who first filed had no legal claim on
the land. The Inatter was dis
cussed by the neighbors whose
sympathies were with the party
who first filed, not only because he had
acted In good faith but also for the rea
son that claim jumpers are not a pala
table fruit on the frontier. AVords
soon gave place to overt acts and for a
time it looked a3 though there might
be bloodshed, but the advice of disin
terested parties finally prevailed and
for a small money consideration the
party who first filed withdrew from the
claim. The community is glad that
the affair was thus easily settled not
only as regards this particular case but
as a precedent for other cases of a sim
ilar nature that will be sure to occur
in the same Township.
Two or three dogs for sale cheap and
on easy terms. For partictdars en
quire of THE LADY OF THE IIOI:SE.
Married.
IIoRNEit—AUSTIN,—April 29, 1888, by
ReV. A. B. Smart, at his residence,
Mr. Timothy Horner afidMiss Bertha
Eva Austin, all of Town 109-65, Bea
dle county.
CATLOW—KELLOGG.—May 6th, 1883,
by Rev. A. B. Smart, at the residence
of the bride in Town 108-63, Mr. Syl
vira Catlow and Miss Nettie Angeli
na Kellogg, all of Jerauld county.
Do You Deal in Relinquishments?
Commissioner McFarland, of thegen
eral land office, has sent the following
instructions to the officers of the land
offices: "The fact that a relinquish
ment of an entry of filing is tit any
time put upon the market as a matter
of common sale and speculation, or
that such relinquishment is in any
manner made the subject of specula
tive negotiations, is presumptive evi
dence that the claim was fraudulent in
its inception. Such fraudulent entries
or filings will be canceled upon a pro
per showing of the facts and circum
stances of the case, whereupon the
land will become subject to proper en
try by the iirst legal applicant. Pur
chasers of relinquishments of fraudu
lent entries should understand that
they purchase at their o\\fn risk so far
as the government of the United States
is concerned, and must seek their own
remedy under local laws against those
who may have obtained their money
without Valuable consideration. Reg
isters and receivers will report for dis
barnteht from practice before the inte
rior department or any of its branches
any attorney found advertising for
sale or dealing in relinquishments of
entries dir filings.'*
Comity Matters.
AntVi'a Coiinlj Standard:
Take it cdol bovs, for the- old adiige,
a cold wet May will fill your bains with
grain, and hay.
Rev. Murray will publish the Iirst
number of his .religious paper some
time during the present month.
A post office has been established
south, of Sullivan named Protection
with Geo. C. Nutting as postmaster.
It seems that horse stealing is not
confined to Dakota alone. The Sioux
City Journal says: Horses are being
stolen in numbers in counties around
this
county.
The telegrams received
at the sheriffs office were from Ply
mouth, O'Brien, and Washington, Neb.
counties.
Mrs. (Sheldon living in the southern
part of the county, who had one limb
broken by being rim over by an ox lay
for two weeks before the broken, mem
ber was set, no one knowing of the ac
cident. Sunday Drs. Rogers and Bea
mait, of White Lake, went out and set
the limb, and she is doing as well us
Dakota t'rui Press.
hi
NO. 7
can be expected under the circumstan
ces.
Monday last a gentleman came from
Iowa, and bought a pair of horses for
#200, intending to go. to work on his
claim. The little storm of Wednesday
ruined all his regard for Dakota, and
he sold his team for $125 and took the
first train into Iowa. A man who is
foolish enough to leave Dakota and go
to Iowa is just foolish enough to sell a
good team for $125.
The quarter sections of land in the
vicinity of this city which were re
jected by settlers because they con
tained surface rocks, are now proving
the most valuable. The demand for
stone for foundation purposes in town
is great, and the owners of the rocky
£lajlpiS..are«leiu:ing their land and self
iag"th«'i}jtone.for1'.'^ per Cord. -A'
the Creator placed these stones upoii
the land he knew that there was to be
a city of 5,000 people right here, and
intended those stone to Vie the founda
tion of the many largo blocks which
will be erected here.
A paper-mill here would ho. made
profitable.
All stages centering at Piankinton
are daily crowded with passengers.
It takes.four men t.o attend to the
railroad business in the depot at I'lan
kinton.
Lumber continues to come iu fasl,
but the demand seems to increase, more
than our dealers are aide to supply.
We understand that station agent
Love.joy has sent in his resignation.
The work at the Depot is too much for
him.
A Mason's Lodge will lie organized
here soon.
The local page of the Free Press V. ill
come out with a new dress next week.
Miss Cora HaJlett has been appoint
ed to take charge of the temperance
column in the Free Press,'the next
three months.
AVllito Lake Times.
A petition is out for a post office
twelve miles south of llobey.
The railroad company has offered to
donate $1,000.00 towanj defraying th«
expense of sinking an artesian well in
White Lake.
A few nights since John Fey'erelsen
put alighted pipe into his pocket and
•went to bed. lie dreamed, that he was
in purgatory, but Was awakened lie lore
he really got there, jtiul just in time to
save the Central house from a big- con
flagration.
Work commenced on the cellar of
the new hotel building yesterday,
Mitchell girls have quite a reputa
tion as men-killers. A promising
youth who lives not a thousand miles
from Wessington Springs visited that
place last week, and while he was
tranquilly eating his dinner that aw
ful girl looked up confidingly into his
face and said "How V" For particulars
ask D—.
Laud Otlif.e at Jiituhcll, h. T. April mil, lss:i.
Complaint having leen entered at this oilird
by Jct'iislm.Johnson, Aurora Co. uriiins! KriMl
Baker t'Oi- abandoning liis limm-stead entry No.
18.1M, (iatwl -March 24. 18«!, niton tlK- sw .ii- sec
lW'li*-(i4. In Aurora comity, t). 'J'., with a view to
the cancellation of saideiil ry the said parties
are hereby summoned to appear at this ollieu on
the Will day of Jinn- iw:). at:
Keeeiver
[I
Jt3
7
o'clock a. hi., to
respond and furnish testimony r-onccrniia said
alleged abandonment. W.M. JIMVIIin
liujji iter.
Land Olllce at Mitchell, Dal-utUi Mnv Th. now.
Notice is hereby jfiven iii
lr
the following nam
ed settler has liled notice of her intention to
make final proof in siippur nf her claim and
that said proof will be made before e:.'ist.er and
at jUitcliell Dakota, on .Jmie 5th, l&sa.
LtLI.IE M. "VOI XO,
under her il filing No v.)27: for tin.' sw i|r
15. She names the
1'oikiwiiit witnesses to prove
her continuous resilience Upon and cultivation
of said land, ViZ: H. lilowers. C. Oil, tleorue K.
Bateman and (J.
W.
McDonald.
WM. LKTCIIKJ!, LA-iriMer.
Land Olllce nt Mitchell. D. T.. Mav Th, lxwi.
Notice Is hereby given that the foiiou iim nam
ed settler liaii tiled notice of l.is iiiteiili-.n to
make linal proof ill support of liis claim and that
said proof will be made before Itesrister and Re
ceiver at Mitchell, J). 'J'., on June .V.li. vi/..
(I ICO. ii. UATH.MAY.
under his hd lilinj No lwwii for (be lif se ip'
sec
and lif ue jr sec.
IK-IOT-I
-!. Jle names tic-
following witnesses to prove his continuous rt
idence upon and cultivation of said land, vi/.i
H.
Blowers,
(J.
Ott, ltillie M. Youin.',
C.
W. Mi
Dmiald. OttO WM. l/RT.li i:ii, la-ui-let".
Land Office at Mitch.•!!, D. T.. .April 'jc. is*-:
......
Complaint having I
by Wallace li. liddy,
K. Marshall, for abai
try No laiiw,
2i-lof-G4. ill
the cancellat
(|ijs
been entered at this oilier
., ist 1
abandoning liis lionie-.tead
dateil May 3, issii, upon tlie.se
.Aurora Co., against -a\ii
••tead en
Aiu-"tai
a v"-\v
-.o
haid.
((r
Aurora county, I). T., with a \ie\v io
cancellation of said entry the said parlii
are hereby summoned to appear at t)ii-: olllc on
the 0th day of July, 1.SM, al. a o'clock a. in., to
respond and furnish ic.itinnniy coufcrnin said
alleged abandonment. W.U. I.UVCJIKJ:.
10 Register.
Land
outre a* Mileheli. l. f„ April -Jii. 1
Oompla' if na-.'iii^ l-e.-n nter« e. iit Olnce
by l'e:T Keiiy.
(o..-igainst'ids
LewK
liioodgooti •L'uacdn.si) toy Uii:elonm ivN lioi:ie
sf-eau entry No l!»ti:, dated April tij.--:t
the se (|i- in
Aurora ro!ii:l'. !.
T.. wii.il
tic- cali'-elUttion of sail! entry: Un­
said parti' an- hereby summon-.1'.! appeal'at
this otace i,n
the
i.'th da c.i Ja!y.
is?..'..
al!-.\sed
.t in
o'clock A. M.. To respond and inrni-ii testimony
Couccriuiie
abaiiiloumenl.
10 V(".M. i.KTi 0 1.11, IJiy'-'n.-!*.
3. SJEEL.S,
Contractor and Builder.
Wessiutton .Spriiv.:, itakot V.
All work in 'lie.iiiie building done to order
and .satisfaction guaranteed.
jjUNN & HACKETT.
Real Estate, Loan and Law Office.
Keal Estate
on K'
and Sold. Money Loaned
Estate and Chattel Secuiily.
Practise before U. S, Land Olllce and all Court:.
Wessington Springs. D. T.
of DaUohii

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