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VOLUME II.
NED'S STOCKING
Itwasadiareputablelookingaffair, asit
"ung over the heap of raga Ned called
his bed. Any one but Santa Claus
w«uld have bean dismayed at the yawn
ing gulf which mightonca have been the
toe, where only a narrow -bridge separa
ted it fi^»m the gaping heel but the
jollv Utile man only laughed in his
sleeve, thinking what asimrp fellow Ned
waa to select this one for such a stock
i,
,ngWouldn't
hold trifles anyway. But
you and I know that Ned could do no
better, ftnd its companion' was in a yet
more hopeless condition. If any one
asks us who Ned is, I am afraid wo shall
have to confess that he is only a little
Arab, and if he doeaen't "silently steul
away" it i'a ndt owing to any
defect iu his street education.
Such training is not usually conducive
to either, mental, moral or physical
health in the latter item Ned did not
lack anything, for ho was hearty and ro
bust a as young Esquimaux quite too
hearty, he felt sometimes, when his
breakfast or supper liad been scanty for
often the supply was not equal to the
demand. Morally ho was not like other
boys of his class tenacious of his own
rights, and I am sorry to say, somewhat
inclined to be tenacious of the rights of
others for he had no very clear idea of
the relative position of meum and leum.
His cpde oChonbr was short and compre
hensive: "An eye for an eye, and two
teeth for one."
Mentally Nfd was not an imbecile
he possessed lar^o share of native
shrewdness, which perhaps slood him
place of a liberal education. Ned
coulu read a little, of xvliich acquirement
he was very proud, and delighted to get
a crowd ot boys around him (.forlorn lit
tle objects like -himself) and read to
them the news of to-day, or even sever
al days ago, it mattered not to him or
them—spelling hiB words painfully as he
went along making the most ridiculous
blunders, which, however, were re
ceived with unmoved gravity by his
hearers. Ned lived with his father, or
rather took care of liim, lor he, poor
man, was such a slave to appetite, he
was seldom seen in a condition to take
care of himself. On rare days he would
keep sober and work diligently at his
trade, for he was an excellent'mechanic
those days were rare, in another sense,
to his friendless, motherless boy f©r
then the^'would havo a grand supper
together, and'this father would ait beside
him in the evening, smoking his pipe,
and telling sweet stories of the old home
and the times when they wero all so
happy—the time before "Iiq had been
bound by tha galling chain which the
drunkard bears, the dear old times be
fore his wife died of a broken heart.
There was a nestlul of little ones then,
but one by one they had gone to join the
mother, and Ned and his father were
left alone. Uest of all, Ned liked to hear
of their Christmas festivities, while ho
was too yoiuig. to remember the nice
dinner, the church-going, the merry
games,, the hanging of the little stock
ings, and once
.a Christmas £ree. It was
like a tairv tale to Ned, or something
.. which had occurred in some other stage
of existence. Thinking of these, thii.gs,
he resolved that r.ot another Christmas
eve should pass without giving his stock
ing a chance.
"Most anything would come handy,"
lie soliloquized, looking dubiously at his
ragged clothing and torn shots "I ain't
always in full dress now, owing to tho
pressure, an'I can't afford ^to wear pat
ent leather boots till times is a little
easier."
So it happened that the glad Christ
mas came again and poor ragged Ned,
although he had no part in the gladness
and gnod cheer, could stand afar off,
shivering and looking on, happy as a
king, atid, like a true philosopher, get
ting his share in seeing the enjoyment
of others.
That- night after he had hung that
once-upon-a-tioie" stocking and gone
contentedly off to the land of dreams,
the landlord's agent opened the door
and stopped in. Some matter ot busi
ness which he had forgotten during the
day, brought him up to the third floor
of the tenement house where Ned and
hir. father lived'"'or rather stayed, Mr.
Henry siw his blunder and saw some
thing else ot the same time. He knew
who the boy was, having some times
emploved him to do errands. Now lie
stepped softly forward and surveyed the
place. There was brown-haired Ned
curled up in his rags, sleeping quietly,
•with a flush of red glinting through the
"browness of his cheeks:" there was
the wretched stockings, and the ranged
shoes stood side by side upon the floor.
Mr. Henry was a soft-hearted man, Jop
much so, perhans, for..a landlord's agent
niul he winked very fast as he stood
looking at them, while something be
sides a smile shone on his lace.
"Poor little fellow!" he said to him
self, and, obeying a sudden impulse, he
shut the door gently, went swiftly down
the stains, and hurr ed away to his hap
py, comfortable home.
What he said and did there or. this
particular occiViorts no affair of'ours we
will only remark in passing, that he had
a bov who was a yeiir or two older than
Ned'who would outgrow his jackets.
When Ned opened bis eyes the next
morning he looked toward the stocking
and—well.ns he expressed it "ha hadn't
anv fault to find with Santa Claus' way
of (loin' thing ," bnt he laughed a glee
ful, happy laugh at tliu picture before
him. There, underneath the stocking,
reposed against the wall, with its hat
drawn over his face, a-something which
represented a boy about his own size.
Its limp arms were pinned about a pie
(which might be a mince pie) and a nice
roasted chicken, wrapped in a clean
cloth. Inside this suit of clothes ther.i
was another rather more worn, but all
whole and ciean a pair of half-worn
warm
ttie
and
then came a few apples and or-
anges, like the red and gold of sunsets
a top, a pocket-knile add a wonderful,
wonderful picture book, thd like of.
which he had never dreamed of pos
sessing. last but not least, a cake of
toilet spap. Ned looked.at it curiously
aJM Mid to himsfelf wjth arch, gravity
'•I guess I'll put tbai away for Sundays."
Mr. Henry had his own way of doing
things, and he looked after Ned and
save him employment. More than this
be looked after the wretched f,ther
with such an energy and ktndfiess .that
he
really had to reform. I waat to sav,
forfearitttiay not bn clearly understood,
there is a moral in th(# Story- .*
WftNe&stf'
'SHI3 IS MY WIPJ3, SIR.'
A Pennsylvania Blue Blood Outwit
ted by a Pittsburg Dentist.
Trenton Specia lto New York Journal.
A short distance from this city is the
country residence of William II. Rawle,
the distinguished Philadelphia lawyer,
a handsome mansion with extensive
grounds, which played its share as a
rendezvous in a recent romance that
has until now not. only been kept from
the newspapers, but has also been kept
a secret from tho select social circles in
which one of th« actors moved. Mr.
Rawle prides himself on being ono of
the bluest of blue-blooded Americans,
descended from the stock of patrician
revolutionary patriots,.. Hisgreat grand
father was a "Sigi)ti^" or something of
that sort, whilo his grand
father was a chief justice of the Keystone
state. lie himself was a prominent can
didate for the attorney generalship in
tho last Pennsylvania state election, and
is a man of great wealth,
culture and the
widest social connections.
The present. Mrs. Rawle is his second
wife. By his first wife he had two love
ly daughters, who inherited indepen
dent fortunes from their mother, which
gave them an income variously stated at
IromfO.OOOlo $10,1)00 a year each. The
relations between these young ladies
and their stepmother have been such
that they have not spent much time in
each other's society. The daughters
have made their home at their father's
place near this city.
Ono morning in the last week of Oc
tober Mr. Rawle was in his Philadelphia
law office, when a card was handed him.
It bore the name of "Dr. L. Godfrey
Rosseau, Pittsburg."
When the owner of the name was
ushered into the dignified presence he
was asked to state his business.
"I called to see you Mr. Rawle," said
the visitor with some slight hesitation,
"about a rather delicate matter, which
does -)t effect me alone, and concerning
wnich I am authorized to speak. I want
to marry your daughter!"
"Who are you, sir, that dare come to
me iu this way?" he demanded.
\'I am a dentist by profession. I have
a good practice and am earning a good
living. I am amply able to care for two
people. I am thirty years of age and
piy home is in Pittsburgh. 1 love your
daughter—"
"This is a piece of blankey-blinkey
blanked ridiculous nonsense, sir!"
"But. we are engaged to be married
and—"
"Get out. of my office!" shouted Mr.
Rawle, fairly purple with rage.
Metaphorically, if not literally, kicked
out, the doctor from Pittsburgh took his
departure, with the quiet remark:'
"Tou will hear from me again, sir."
The more Mr. liawle thought of hit
unwelcome visitor and his audacious er
rand, the more uneasy he grew. He
hurried off and caucht the next train foi
New York, There is a special station
for his country place, a short distance
from Trenton. When he reached his
suburban mansion he asked for the
elder daughter, Miss Edith Rawle. He
was told she had driven to Trenton a
short time before with a strange gentle
man. In hot haste he followed, taking
tho train from his local station. As he
stepped from the train, which
was bound for Jersey City,
Dr.Rosseau and Mr. Raw'o's daughter
sprang on board. Mr. Iiuwle saw them
too late to regain the train he had just
quitted, as Dr. Rosseru waved an exas
perating adieu from the platform. Mr.
Rawle followed the fugitives, and on
reaching New York at onco emploved
detectives to track the dentist and his
daughter. The sa,me evening one of the
detectives reported that he had found
the runaway lovers at the St. Nicholas.
Mr. Rawle reached the c:iravansarv and
nervously glancing down tho last page
of arrivals read:
"Dr. L. Godfrey Rosseau and wife,
Pittsburgh."
He sent up his card to Mrs. Rosseau.
Alter iv short delay DV» Rosseau came
tripping down the steps with Mr.
Hiwle's card poised between his thumb
and forellngor. The tables had been
turned since monring.
Mr. Ilawle?" he said, as though in
doubt a3 to the identify of his caller.
"Yes, sir! I want.to see my daughter!"
"On, ves I believe I had the pleasure
6Tmeeting you somewhere recently."
"I want to see my daughter, sir!"
"I am really very sorry, but she
doesnlt receive at this hour."
"But'sbe's my daughter, sir, and I de
maud tor"see her!"
"She is my wife, sir! I'm very sorry,
but you cannot see her!"
And he did not soe her, nor has he
seen her since. Dr. Rosseau and Miss
Rawle were married and have gone to
Pittsburg to live. The wedding an
nouncement was inserted by the happy
husband in a Philadelphia paper. Tne
facts as to the brief acquaintance and
the rather tetse relations between Mr.
Rawle and his dentist son-in-law are
now for the 'first time promulgated fur
the enjoyment of the upper ten thous
and.
A Colored Messenger's Career
Erom Correspondence of' the Boston Trav
eller.
Washington is a city of quaint charac
ters. They are everywhere, even in
the most unexpected places, and, as a
matter of course, many of them find
their way into official positions. My at
tention has often been brought to the
colored messenger of the attorney gen
eral's office, and tho other day I ques
tioned him about his history. He has
held the present position for many
years, and I doubt if there is a single
member of congresses or a United States
judge in thiB section of the country who
does net know Coleman. I will give his
history in his own words.
Said he: "I was born in Forkhill
county, Va., on the old plantation of the
Lee family, I don't know exactly how
old I am, but I .think I will be sixU
three some time .in next March. In
1848 Mr. Led^my, master, sent me to
Richmond to be sold, as he had to raise
some money, and I was carried away
from my wife, handcuffed, and
pu', in a freight car. That night I
lodged In the jail, and the next
morning I was led out to the block.
Years before I had been kicked in the
'head by a horse, wheh lett the ugly
looking scar which 'you see on my fore
head. That night in jail I rubbed the
scar •with my- bands until it 'ooked very
sore", and On auction day, when tbe
traders came around, they asked me if I
ever felt any cffects of the wound. 1
toldthem'that il I hid a good mas tar 1
auessed-that I could get along weli
enough, but that I was subject to attacks
I
4i
Df fits. I was appraised at a high figure,
but the 'fits' story cut it down cousider
iblv. The day when I was led out to
the auction block there were over 500
oiher slaves sold. A Frenchman named
Brant bought me at a private sale for
fcSCKi, and I was his valet at the old Ex
change hotel in Richmond, now the Bul
lard house, for seveu years, and at the
end of that time I had some $2,250, with
which I bought freedom for myself and
wife. 1 used to make a great deal of
money at the Exchange, and I remem
ber that some weeks I laid by as much
as r'l(H) in a single week, but this of
course did not happen often.
Mr. Brant, when he found that I was
a married man, told me that he had a
lot of "yaller" girls on his plantation,
and that I.could easily find another
wife, but he liked me so well that lie
bmiuht my wife. In IS5!) I bought my
wife's sister, and paid $250 for her, as
she was sickly. She hadn't been with
us long before she died, at an expense
jf $10. I had three sisters somewhere
in Louisiana or Mississippi, aud after
the war was over I sent letters to tho va
rious churches in that section to be read
from the pulpits, with the hope that I
could get some information as to wheth
er they were dead or alive. One of my
letters was read in a little town in Miss
issippi, when a colored woman jumped
up and said that she was one of the sis-:
ters. I brought her here, and she is®
with me now. My remaining two sis
ters died during the war, or some time
previous. I was appointed messenger
by Attorney General Speed, who was in
President Lincoln's cabinet, and I have
servod at this door ever since, including
the terms of office of Messrs. Speed,
S nnsberry, Evarts Hoar, Akermau,
Williams, Pierpont, Taft. Devens, Mc
Veaah and the present incumbent, Mr.
Brewster."
About Amber.
From the Philadelphia Times.
"Is amber found in this country?"
asked tho reporter.
"Yes, it occurs at Gay Head, Martha's
Vineyard and Camden, N. J. In the
latter place, some years ago, Beyeral
barrels were taken from the green sand
but burned by mistake, or rather
through the ignorance of the finders.
At tho present day it finds its eatest
value as an adjunct to the smoker's out
lit, but in olden times it was considered
a jewel and worn as such. In an Irish
tumulus a cup of amber has been found
•that would Itf.jld halfa pint. The Czar ol
Russia possesses a tea set cut from am
ber blocks that are probably worth
much more than treble their weight in
gold.
,"I'or commercial purposes the raw
material is eeperated into different class
es. The finest generally goes to Con
stantinople, there being made into
mouthpieces. The next class, com
posed of smaller pieces, are made into
beads. They find lively sale abroad,
but go off rather slow here. A set of
amber jewelry—pin, ear-rings—can be
bought very reasonable liere, but at
present there is no call for it. The low
price is on account of their being no du
ty on it curiously enough, it comes un
der the head of guns and is admitted
free. For tho last year nearly $50,000
worth of it was imported, showing that
there is some demand for it but, as,I
have said, it comes from smokers. The
dealers here buy it by the weight where
about 250 pieces make a pound it is $1.50,
but where four pieces go to a pound
it runs up to $50 or $100, as the case may
be. It has many colors. Green is most
valued, though others prefer black, that
matches well with colored rueershauin.
The real amber, yellow, however, brings
the best price the «!oudy is prettv, but
not so valuable."
•'.re large pieces rare?" asked tbe re
porter.
"Yes," was the reply, "both rare and
costly. There is a pieje weighing eigh
teen pounds in the Berlin Museum, for
which $1,000 was paid, and previous to
this $.,0u0 was refused for an eighteen
pound lump found in Prussia. The
mines all along the Baltic coast yield
yearly about 300,000 pounds, and some
one estimated that tbe amount still in
the amber district is worth $1,250,001).
The vast amounts taken s»emincredible,
yet since the beginning of this century
2,000 tons have been quarried and for
tne last i,000 years over 60,000 tons have
been taken from the Baltic locality- and
made up into jewelry and articles of
luxury As the amber is taken from the
mines it is placed in baskets .and stowed
away in vaults arranged according to the
siz« and quality. In the vaults of Patch
er Douglas the records can be seen of
mining as early as 1500."
Egfyptlau Explorations.
The Rev. William C. Winslow, of Bos
ton, has'written an interesting letter to
the Churchman of New York about the
work of tire Egyptian Exploration Fund
Society of England. Lifct winter this
society engaged in an important under
taking in the Delta, .under the direction
ol M. Naville, the eminent Egyptologist
—namely, the excavation of thei Bblical
city of Pithoin, built by the Hebrews
during their servitude. This city has
been identified by the excavations as
the "store city" built for Pharaoh during
the oppression, and also as the city
which is referred to as Succoth in the
Bible. Interesting hieroglyphics and
sun-dried blicks were found, some with,
others without, straw. The society pro
poses during the present winter, if funds
are forthcoming.to excavate San,the Zmu
of tliH Bible, and.the
Tanis ot the Greeks.
That is where the Pharaoh lived who
was the friend of Joseph, and is there
fore the place in which to look for doc
uments bearing on the history of the
Hebrews during their long sojourn in
Egypt. It is likely that Hebrew monu
ments and sepulchres will be found in
San. There also lies buried in the lo^t
history of the Shepherd Kings. In fact
no other site in Egypt, or in the whole
east, is known to be so rich in buried
monuments, numbers of which just show
themselves on the surface of the mounds.
And vet, it has been scarcely touched by
the spade of the explorer. Americans
who are interested in these excavations
are invited to Contribute to tho fund.
Sonsiblo to tbe Last.
The sympathies of German juries are
frequently moved by sentiment. An in
stance of this occurred recently, when
the will of a wealthy land owner, who
had left everything to the maid of all work
"lie had married,fras contested upon the
ground that she was superi.or in social
standing, and had exercised undue intlu
6nce to'.6b tain' the bequest.. The widow
was called to testify foe herself, and
proved to bo as handsome as she was
intelligent. "As to influencing my hus
band," she said, "in the disposition of
his money, I .never mentioned it to
him. In tho l'ew years that we lived to
gether, I never knew that he made a
will. As to his last illness I remember
his last words." Here she stopped. One
of the lawyers asked her to.sayjwhat they
were. She replied that she would rath
er not but the opposing counsel, mak
ing sure that her answer would be in
favor of his clients insisted and urged
that the law obliged her to do so. She
then said: "He beckoned me to his side,
and said 'Frederika my dear, kiss me,
and open the bottle of champagne, and
let us tako our last, fan"we 11 glass, for I
am going to leave you." And Bhe added,
with a sob, we did, and he diel." The
jury returned a verdict for her in less
than five minutes.
9 ...
Favored a Hhglicr Fine.
By Bill Nye.
Will. Taylor, the son of the present
American Consul at Marseilles, was a
good deal like other boys, while at
school at his old home, at Hudson, Wis.
One day he called his father into the
library and said:
J1Pa,-I
Tho boy took the dollar and went
thoughtfully awnv to e'lnnl.
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KIMBALL, BRULE COUNTY, DAKOTA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 28, 1883.
don't like to tell you, but the
^teacher and I have had trouble."
"What's the matter now?"
"Well, I cut one of the desks a little
With my knife, and the teacher says I've
cot to pay a dollar or take a lickin'."
"Well, why don't you take the licking
and say nothing more about it? I can
stand -considerable physical pain, so
long as it visits our family in that font.
Of course, it is not pleasant to bo flogged
but'you have broken arule of the school
and I guess you'll have to stand it. I
presume that the teacher will in wrath
remember mercy and avoid disabling
you so that you can't get your coat on
any more."
"But pa, I feel mighty bad about it al
ready, and if you would pay my fiue I'd
never do it agaiD. I know a good deal
more about it now and I will never do it
again. A dollar aiu't much to you,
pa, but it's a heap to a boy that hasn't
got a cent. If I could make a dollars as
easy as yon can, pa, I'd never let my lit
tle boy get flogsed that way just to save
a dollar. If 1 had a little feller that got
lfcke"l bekuz I didn't put up fer liirn, I'd
hate the sight of money always I'd feel
aS if every dollar I had'in my pocket had
been taken out ot my little'kid.s back."
"Weli, now I'll tell you what
I'll do. I'll give you a dollar to
save you from punishment tills t.me,
but if anything of this kind ever occurs
again I'll hold you while the teacher
licks you, and then I'll get the teacher
to hold you while I'll lick you. That's
the way I feel about that. If you want
to go around whittling up oureilucation
al institutions you can do so but you
will have to purchase them afterwards
yourself. I don't propose to buy any
more damaged school furniture. You
probably erasp my meaning, do you
not? I send yon te school to acquire an
education, and not to acquire liabilities
so that you can come around and.make
an ass(.'s3ment on me. I feel a great in
terest in you, Willie, but. do not feel
as though it should be an assess
able interest. 1 want to go on, of course,
and improve the property, but when I
pay my dues on it I want to know that it
goes toward development work. I don't
want my assessments to go toward the
purchase of a school-dosk with Ameri
can hireoglyphics carved on it.
"I hope you will bear this in your
mind, my son, and beware. It will go
greatly to your interest to beware. If I
were in your place I -would put in a large
portion of my time in the beware busi
ness."
unrt Tin
more was ever said about, the matter un
til Mr. Taylor learned causally several
months later that tbe Spartan youth had
received the walloping and med away
the dollar for future reference. The boy
was afterward heard to say that he
favored a much heavier fine in cases of
that kind. One whipping was sufficient,
he said, bub he favored a fine of $5. It
ought to be severe enough to make it an
objest.—Detroit Free Press.
Possum Hunting- iu Oeorgla.
Americus Recorder.
In a barber shop one day last weak,
while several gentleman were waiting
to be shaved, conversation turned on
good things to eat. After discussing va
rious dishes, Joe Roney, who is consid
ereda connoisseur, and who had taken
an active part in the discussion, said
"Well, boys, you can talk about nice
tilings to eat, but the best thing in tbe
world I evet tasted was possum, hedged
in brown gravy and sweet potatoes, with
sugar on them." Mr. Walt Furlow in
vited us SOOR after to go out to his plan
tation and assist in a eenuine old fash
ioned possum hunt, with an hour or two
for the squirrels thrown in. The first
uight.'s experience was. a tame one we
got into a dry place of wood and struck
but one possum track, but we got that,
possum.
The nfcxtnight, between eight and
nine o'clock, we started out. Down the
toad we went, stopping long enough to
get a few handfuls of good lighter, and
theu'ii^Q ..thj 'Xorest. Scarcely fifteen
minutes bad' elapsed before a bark was
heard, succeeded a few moments later
.by another, and another. A trail had
been struck. The voices bfth'e" dogs grew
more frequent until at length a long con
tinued bay from tho ringleader an
nounced that.the possum was treed. A
few moments'- walk- brought .us to him,
but the scene around the tree baffles de
scription. -With bark after bark, tbe
dogs circled around-, trying in vain to
climb up the sapling. A few blows from
the ax prouebt the tree down, and the
next mpment thfe possum was in the
jaws of the doge, forty feet awav. He
had started to run as soon as the tree
fell, but the dogs ran too quickly. As
soon as they had a taste of him they
were satisfied. It is remarkable, but a
.possum dog will never eat a possum or
.the bones of one.
The Bame scene was repeated twice
more,- varied by long tramps through
swamps, cotton and corn fields. le
small hour of the mornitig had arrived
when we went to-bed, but we consoled
ourselves with the tliought of tbe feast
we would httve next day.
On a big dish in the ennter of the ta
ble, brown and fat, tbe 'possum looked
&>od, but it was better than it looked.
It was meat fit for kings, Uut which any
body could haVe Tor ho troublo of tie
hunt. It was the first possum we ovet
Joe Ronev was right.- These ,is. noth
ing that will beat the poasum.
WW(W. ."•-.'••
The best located
town in Southern
Dakota, heing situ
ated near the cen
ter of Brule County,
in the midst of the
best fanning and
stock country in
the world. The
proof of
which
Beautiful Town
The Brule County Agricul
tural Fair Grounds adjoin the
to^vnsite and is one of the best
fair grounds in the Territory,
with a good half-mile track.
THE TOWN IS BOOMING
And now is the time to invest.
D. WARNER,
Proprietor of the original town
site, has platted anl laid out
three additions, all adjoining,
with a continuation ot: streets
and alleys. Part At which are
in acre lot s, so as to enable all
classes to be.suited in procuring
a residence lot, The most de
sirable blocks on Main Street
are still for sale to those who
desire to engage in business, and
great inducements art offered
to that class of men.
The climate in this part of
Dakota is every tiling to be
desired and is fully as mild
as that of Ohio, Indiana and Il
linois, with, perhaps, a less num
ber of cloudy days. The rain
fall is abundant and always
tomes when most, needed. The
water is free from any alkali
taste and as pure as any found
in any of the Eastern States. In
short, the country, climate and
social advantages make this one
of the best, it not the very best,
count,v in Dakota for the emi
grant
For further particulars, call
on or address
D. WARNER,
KIMBALL, DAKOTA,
BUULE COU.NTY.
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has
been fully demon
strated in the mag
nificent crops of the
past few years.
KIMBALL
Is located on the Main Line of
the Chicago, Milwaukee & St.
Paul liailroad, 48 miles west of
Mitchell and 22 miles east ot
Chamberlain. It has a fine pub
lic school building, good church
es, a first-class postoffice, two
banks, two srood hotels, one
large grain elevator and mate
rial on the ground for another,
three lumber yards, all tarrying
immense stocks: several black
smith shops, good livery stables,
and stores representing all
branches of trade. Still the
country demands more and to
live men great inducements are
offered to invest in this
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HAKDWALTE
TINWARE,
PUMPS,
KIMBALL,
TAFT HOUSE,
E. B. TAFT, PROPRIETOR.
Good Livery in Connection.
KIMBALL, DAKOTA.
KIMBALL HOUSE
This Hotel, Formerly the Summit House, has been
BEFITTED, REFURNISHED, AND, TO A CERTAIN EXTENT, BEBD1LT,
And is now *.^
ONE OF THE MOST CONVENIENT H0USI
Ia the County.
IThe patronage of ilie public ia solicited, guaranteeing satisfaction in every case
A. P. OILLEY, Proprietor,
The Farmers'
KEEP iy STOCK A FULL LIKE,OF
DRY GOODS,
BOOTS and SHOES,
CLOTHING,
L. D. BARDM,
KIMBALL, DAKOTA.
WEEKS & WELLS,
GROCERS
THE LIVE,
We would invite yon all to call and be convinced that we aro selling: more goods*
for One Dollar than any house in Kimball or Dakota. We do our own work, and
consequently our customers do not have to pay extra for eoods to pay clerks. Wa
11 or large bills, andiwe never gebleifc
are always o.i hand to give you prices on sma
on prices. We carry a full and complete line of
GROCERIES,
CROCKERY,
BOOTS and SHOES,
goods are sold so cheap-that we uover lose any sales. If you do notbewff
lieve it call and try us. Everybody come. Yours respectfully,
WEEKS WELLS. Kimball, Dakota.:
SMITH & CALTA
SUCCESSORS TO D. L. SMITH & SON.
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CUTLERY,
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SOUTH MAIN STREET,
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NUMBER 38
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KIMBAX.JL, DAKOTjS^
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HATS and CAPS,
GROCERIES
and CROCKERY.
-My prices are always the lowest, my goods the bast that money can buy. I
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STOVES,
GARLAND
BUILDING
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