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VOi.. IX. NO. 45
It becomes our and duty to say fare
"well. No matter how agreeable any
separation may be there is always a
pathetic adieu in tha ward farewell.
After nearly nine years of continuous
publication without missing a single
week, the IIKKALD has come to Its
last issue. For almost six years Ave
have been identified with the HERALD.
We have made many friends and no
doubt some enimies. The former wo
arelQth to leave the latter have our
-commiseration. Iu our conduct of
the HERALD we always strave to be
just if not complimentary to give the
uews and not our whims to maintain
the right and expose the wrong to
advocate public interssts and not self
ish purposes to criticise public otli
cials, in a spirit of fairness, and not
through motives of malice to repre
sent the interests of the mass of tax
payers and not that of the monied few
and to afford* the greatest good to the
greatest number instead of a special
benefit to a favored class.
While we look back upon all these
things with pride there is one other
fact of which we feel proud, and that
is our untrammelled utterances.
Whatever we said through the col
umns of the HERALD were our own
free opinions.
The HERALD was not "subsidized''
and we were not under obligations to
anyone to pursue a given polity or
promulgate given belief.
It is with fellings akin to those of
parting, l'rom friends that we pen
this last article for the HERALD, and
it would not be done at this time ex
cept that our busiiiiess interests c'.e
niands our presence elsewhere. AVe
have sold the HERALD plant, good
will and subscription list to 11 B.
131oss«ir who will merge it into the
Republican which will be sent you of the paupers are
instead of the HERALD. We thank
all our friends and patrons for their
.. support iiml encouragement and bid
them a fond farewell.
Extracts from Mrs. Hall's
ranaa during her trip in t«eoraska
ha* the brains,
have) but in this case "thereby hang
a tale" and I must go back to the be
ginning. As uiy train pulled into a
little town 1 found considerable ex
citejuent. There lived in this town a
man wlio was cunning a "butcher
shop" in a double sense. In the front
room he sold the beeves and hogs lie
had slaughtered, and in the next room
hack, he slaughtered men and boys
by belling them beer &c. The people
of the town, by a remonstrance had
prevented him from getting a license
to butcher the men and boys. (lie
didn't need a license to butcher beeves
and hogs.) But as ha had lived in
America only a short time lie believed
strongly in "personal liberty" and told
the people he would continue the
slaughter of men and they couldn
help themselves
as this was a "tree
country." lie even tools a little boy
of 8 years and coaxed him to drink the
beer. A lew days ago one of the min
isters preached a temperance sermon,
which should not be a strange thing,
att«r which one old conservative, dea
con arose and said "1 have been atr.iid
to tackle the saloon question because
it might hurt my business, but now I
am determined to do mv part, and
risk the business, and 1 insist that we
club together and have that butcher
shop arrested, and I will head the list
with S25.00 to raise a fund to prosecute
the butcher-shop." Some en and
Well I am just clean beat, out this existed, ami I. that was not accnstom
time! 1 have discovered something ed to living where there was a busi
that South Dakota does not covet. I ness house in which a woman would
have lound one oi the female persua- not be safe to enter. lie "said "th.it is
sion who has studied law and been a wonderful state madam." "A most
admitted to the bar. So far so good, wonderful state it is" 1 answered, and
We are perfectly willing a female placidly wended my way while that
should practice "iiEroKU the bar" if man looked at me as though bethought
women followed with sura of
live dollars until the a.uount was
raised, and those women are earning
that money to-day. The anarchist
was arrested and found guilty with a
thio of$100.00. ne told the Judge he
'would go to jail if that would relieve
him from the line." The Judge an
swered, that "he was perfectly will
ing he should go to jail if he W
to, but the tine must be i»ai«l
Judge has lately come
from Kansas.) Well now none of the
above is at all strange. All good
patriots should arrest and punish
Inters of the law. But the astonish
inir part of the transaction is, that
the attorney for this anarchist,
saloonist, was the young lady who
had been admitted to the bar-
It c.une very near spoiling my suf
frage speech for that evening, a
felt all
young lady lawyer was in partnership
with her lather, who carries his bot
tle all the Mine, still It was hard to
understand how a woman would pros
titute talents and won'ianliness to
make a plea in defense of a man who
was living in open violation of the
law, and then in it, business that the
Supreme Court of Ihe United States
has declared a nuisance, and in de
fense of a man who, a few days ago in
a drunken frenzy seized his little boy
and ran to the river attempting to
drown the boy and himself. Yes'm, I
was non-plussed. But after a few
minutes solemn communion with my
own heart the vail was lifted and I
saw the "WHeat and tares growing to
gether until the harvest time." I re
membered that one twelfth of the
disciples was a traitor, I saw opposite
this woman Kate Field, Mary
Hunt with her (Scientific Temperance
Instruction bill, in 84 states, all the
Territories, and District of Columbia
and beside herMrs. BiUenbender, Ne
braska's own noted woman lawyer,
who has been admitted to practice in
the Supreme Court of the United
States, and who, \y her effort brought
about that wonderful Kansas decision
when her brewers appealed to that,
court, and who stands in Congress
looking after the temperance legisla
tion oi the National W. C. T. and
through the wisdom of her guidance
the good women n!' our land are wield
ing a mighty iiuiii! nrt in our legisla
tive liall KoiloWiiig in the lead of
these brainy whole souled women are
thousands of America's daughters
bearing aloft the white banner of pur
Statistics t.dls us that 95 per cent of
the anarchists are men, OS per cent of
the drunkards are men. 05 per cent of
the criminals are men and 75 per cent
men. So I guess
I'll still stand by my own sex yet
awhile. But you see I am all the
time blundering into something. Came
just as near going into a saloon the
other day, but a kind hearted man
stopped nie in my mad career, although
a stranger to me. I looked over my
"specs," bewildered for a minute, and
then explained to him that it allowing
prohibition in South Dakota. That
we had forgotten that saloons ever
(ind many of them was an escaped lunatic or Mrs.
Partington come to life. And 1 said to
myself, 'I'll be killed yet in some of my
narrow escapes." 1 asked the Minister
in whose church I spoke last night, if
he thought, the church building would
fall down if 1
gave a Miffr.ige speech
in it anil he said ''oh no it strongly
built ami the presbyterians- believe iu
the perseverance of the saints." I no
ticed th*t, the women sang louder
than the men so 1 came to the conclu
sion that they do not believe in "wo
men keeping silence in the churches."
I grow more patriotic every day as I
go through the counties ot Greely,
Wheeler, Garfield, ("lister, Logan,
Thomas, Sherman, Grant, Arthur, Mc
I'hbrson, Hooker and Blaine. Too bad
the last named rugged, old prtriot al
lowed the beer circulars sent out
which advertised American beer in
other countries. Five years from
now more light will gleam on
the records of this business in
which our government is the largest
share-holder. Hurrah for the Repub
lican party in Iowa, and the Peoples
Party in Ohio. The states are swing
ing around the circle" and will drop
their proper places on this ques
tion befo.ie long. But there, my pa
triotism is nipped in the bud by the
whistle of the train, and I can only
add, "three cheers and a tiger" for
every Republican, every Democrat,
every Independent, South Dakota,
that stands by home protection vs the
liquor trallic.
Still wandering.
The Masonic Banquet.
At the Hotel De Spears was an en­
affair, especially the chicken
lixens &c. The long tables were seat
ed several times before the hungry
were all fed.
Good nature, and harmony prevailed
esvecially among the dishwashers
the men folks nourished the
tea towels, as though they were shala
lahs' in their gallant attempt to assist
the fair sex. In the early part of the
and 1
Even it this
the newly elected officers were
installed followed
a talk on mason,
ry by Dr. Wolff and a poem by Mr
jSaon Well now learn a lesson from t.his
picture, and when reachiiij for tlio
necessaries of lire, don't be held back
by Hie far-reaching, evcr-uliuuiug.
Christmas will soon be here with all its
Prepare to please someone by -.buying them a
From tlx© -well selected, stools: of
-A T-
A Letter.
The Following Will Explain Itself.
Editor Herald:
A man of good judge
yttent remarked, the other dav
'that hs had looked through the
l-lothing stocks in other places
before seeing ours, and he teas
Isatisfied that our prices were
j?i°o betc-io theirst
So yon see there is a reason
why we are a-v tig s:
ic-h a ma:
\V-oth clothing trade this fall:
?imply because our goods and,
'prices are right.
In lookingfor bargains you
need not go away to the rail
road towns, for we don't pro
pose to be knocked out by any
f»: Yours in the interest of the
The Cat Did Not Catch. Tlie Rat Because He Could Not
Do You See Why He Could No*,? Yos, That Is Plain To Be
So Generally Kept and petted by
but go to Albert&Vessey's general merchandise store where no
are kept They believe in the policy of
"Small Profits and Quick Sales"
Juoert &• Vessey.
N O- 4 5ri
tn*tion Mr, William Nye.
When Patrick Henry put his olil
cast-iron spoctacles back on the top oi
his head and whooped for liberty, li«
did sot know that some day we woi-^d
have more of it than we know what tc
do with, writes the great humorist, Bill
Nye, in the Bosion Globe. Ho little
dreamed that the timo would come
when we would have more liberty than
we could pay for. When Mr. Henry
aawed the air and shouted for liberty
Oi death, I do not believe that he knew
that the time would come when liberty
would stand knee-deep in the mul oi
Bedloe's Island, and yearn for a sol.J
place to stand upon.
It Beems to me that --vo have toe
much liberty in this country, in Home
ways. We have more liberty than wa
have money. We guarantee that every
man in America shall fill himself up
full of liberty at our expense, and th-
less of an American ho is the tnoiv
liberty he can have. If lie clesir-s to
enjoy himself all he needs is a s'.-.ght
foreign accent and a willingness tr mu
up with politics as soon as ho .f. g.-1
bis baggage off the steamer. 'Jho
more lstudy American institutions the
more I regret that 1 was not born a
foreigner, so that I could have some
thing to say about the management ol
oar great land. If I could not bo a
foreigner, I believe I would prefrlc
be a Mormon or an Indian, not t::xed.
Iam often led to ask, in the limgun^e
of the poet, "Is ihe C-ne.v-.ian pl.iVC".'!
out?" Most evcrbody can have a gco.l
deal of fun in this coun'ry except the
American. He Bccr.s to bo so brs.7
paying his taxes all tlie t'me that h-.
has very little time to mingle in the
giddy whirl with the alien. That is
the reason we have to tlirow our nioa's
into ourselves with a dull thud and
hardly have time to maintain a warn
personal friendship with our families
We do not care much for weal'h, but
V* must have freedom, and freedom'
coats money. We have adverii ed to
forniah a bunch of freedom—to eTcr^»
man, woman, or child tlip.t cosic
onr shores, and we are going to daLivoi
the goods whether \vc :.vo any leit (r:
ourselves -r not. What
great world beyor.J .Lo -cos say to '.i»
if some day the bluc-cycd 2Iort&o<»j
with his heart full cf love for car
male seminaries and o'.ir c*lct \var..e.j'si
homes, should land upop cur shores
and find that wo v. cro V.R'B£ iiisi
liberty ourselves
What do we wai.t
Oi ±.y,
bow? What could wo do wit'Si iti j{ v,-j
had it? It takes mui of leisure to
enjoy liberty, and we hr.vo no lei ura
whatever. It in a good thir.j to cf^
in the house "for tLo use o. gtio-ti
only," but we don't *«sed it cr»
Therefore I cm in favct ot si.,L« e.
Liberty llnli£,htcn!i!^ t!:e Worjd, be
cause it will show {ha we keoj it
tap winter and summer. Wo v,ant tho
whole fcroact wcrM to reires^cr
wLea it gt-is llic-l :i -a
come to America and op ress \n. \V-J
are used to if, and v.: rather1. ..-: i-..
If we don't like it we can fc on the
steamer aud go abroad, whole v,o i,vi"
visit the effete montrehios And i...\
high old time.
The sight of '.life Co W«s of T,i*
Standing there in iS'etv York IWlo:
night and day, bathing her i-t in the
rippling sen* -will be a bd thi-ig. ii
will be first-rate. It may uiso l_o pro
ductive of pood in a dircetio tiir.t
tnany have not thought o''. A'-t R1J«
stands there day after day bathing her
fast in the Atlantic, perhaps ni.-mo moss
grown Mormon moving townr.1 ihvi i'ar
West, a confirmed vietjn of :ha matri
monial habit., may fix tin- bright. .icf-,i-o
in his so-called mind, mid )eimjrabei
tag how, on his arrival in .Vn«- 'V^rlc, ho
aaw Liberty bathing lit-r •crt it,:: im
punity, he may b« lud av^ to
r.V it on hiniself.
wuxt tve xtstrsp.iricn nous.
Rev. John "Ehey Thompson, of New
Tork: The crowding marvel of our
modern civilization is the printing
press. It is impossible to overestimate
its vast power. It propagates and de
fuses information. It gives wings to
knowledge, so that on a breath o*
morning it flies everywhere to bless
and elevate. I stand in growing won
der in the presence of the printing
press. It lays its hands upon the tele
graph and speedily gathers news. fro-a
all parts of the world, aud acute editors
and ubiquitous reporters and r.ipicl
compositors and iiying steam presses
commit to paper a faithful photograph
of What is going on in the world. Anil
fonder stands tho iron horse, Witli
breath of flame aud ribs of steel, -'ef-J?~
to go to remote portions of the country,
droppipg packages of the daily papers
on the way.? Yes*.it is a mighty engina
for good 'ahd a imghty'engine, too, for
evil. Like all the blessings ox thi*
triai-ii/i^f-oiirs.J^.is_jiot an uumixo*!

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