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THE REPORTER. & FARMER
OF DAY COUNTY. SUBSCRIPTION $2-00 FJCF, YEAR. Job Work in all its Branches. VOLUME 7. -A.. ID. HAISH Emporium of Farm Machinery •Offers tlxe Beaver Dam TIGER SEEDERS and DRILLS also SI ROWBRIDGE SOWERS best in the Market, fa best HARBOWS (1 it Hi t:t, Racine Fanning Mills the best Made, FAIRBANK’S PATTERN FARM SCALES, WAGONS, BUGGIES, Light Wagons, the best made, at prices that defies and puts Competition in the shade. BEST COCKLE MILL ON EARTH. Deering Grass-cutting and Harvesting Machinery the best in the World. He handles nothing but STANDARD MACHINERY. C-E. BROOKS, KSUKHT DENTIST. WEBSTER, DAKOTA. SESTU VOU nr ALL ns DSPA&TIQXTS. Special Attention Given To Msg E!T3S?, MT ° TO W*- 7 PLATES. FILLING IN Sold, Platina Composition, GuaranUed to hold and do perfect terrice. HIM S.2TOOT, Preaident, Vice-President W. w. SEVERY. Cashier, Bm of Webster. (Incorporstoi.) Transacts a General Banking Business. CAPITAL $30,000. DIRECTOKH: A. J. LEETUH. E. HUNTINGTON, W.W. SEVERY, JOHN NORTON, J. A. LEE. Webster, - Dakota. Boots and Shoes. I now hire a stock ot Boots and Shoes, of the best makes In the market . For Sale Cheap. i (ire specie attention to custom work uud (usrantee good stock and a perfect fit, FEPAIIIING promptly done. tXU at my shop first door north of ’he (St r eat Market. Gu,t ITalbcrg;. | E. ’W. SMAIL. give •sro'cr BARGAINS a LUMBER, FOR COOL, SOLID. “DOLLARS of YOUR DAD.” H HIS STOCK COMPRISES I EVERYTHING- ased in building any and all kinds of structures either in town or country. J BEST FENCE POSTS k HARDWOOD LUMBER T .V7.TLTTS ITT stock. L .. OFFICIAL PAPER Dealers in Shelf and Heavy Hardware, Stoves, Tinware. Cutlery, Carpenters Tools, Sporting Goods. Paints and Oils. We are prepared to do all kinds of Gutter, Tin, Brass and Copper work in a workmanlike manner. We are prepared to give unusual bargains in everything wo handle for cash; and we desire all people wanting anythingjn our line to come in and examine our prices before purchasing. \\ e also sell the Sterling Wagons, Grand Detour, Little Yankee Sulky Plows, and W ier Sulkv and Breaking Plows. We also handle the Glyden Barb hence Wire, both Galvanized and Painted. All goods sold by us are fully war ranted and satisfaction guaranteed. Remember the place, East Main Street, \\ ebster, Dakota. TRACY BROS. The Reporter and Far me TRACY BROS, WEBSTER. DAY COUNTY. DAKOTA, APRIL 12, 1888. J. A. SVOLFE, District Attorney, Speaks and Writes the Scandinavian Languages. All Legil ta Given Prompt Attention. Can furnish as much money for proving up purposes and al as low rales as the lowest in Day Ooanty. OFFICE IN COURT HOUSE. HOME HAPPENINGS. AUCTION SALE OF FURNITURE. I will sell at public auction on Saturday April 21st, 2 organs, 2 bureaus, 4 hard wood bed steads, good wool mattresses, woven wire springs, 2 large cupboards, 2 cook stoves, 2 heaters, 3 tables, chairs, and other articles too numerous to mention. 31-2 w J. M. Barker. —Mud and slush. —How’s your gun? —The snow is almost gone. —Seeding has commenced. —Business lively on Saturday. —The larks and blue birds are here. —Hungarian Millet seed at the Farmer’s Bazar. —The little lakeletts are full of water. —Great reduction in prices at John Norton’s. —School opened for the spring term on Monday. —Quick sales and small profits at John Norton’s. —The creamery has . a new coat of paint. —The latest novelty in hats at Mrs. Chapman’s. —The boys are talking of organ izing a base ball club. —Box elder and ash seed for sale at J. M. Bakker’s. —E. Huntington visited the twin cities, starting Sunday evening. John Norton's one price store is the place to buy goods. —We have some good work hors es for sale. Day Co. Bank. —Money to loan on real estate. J. F. Pike. 29-lm —Grass, farm and garden seeds in any quantity at the Blue Front. —White Russian seed oats for sale. J. F. Pike. —The wild goose and the ducks are abroad in the lakes of Day county. —Buy your seed at the old relia ble dealers, Levoy & Co., at the Blue Front. —August Wolff killed the first joose of the season—it was a fine large Canada. Call and look at the immense stock of John Norton. No trouble to show good*. 1000 Corsets —All wool imported dress goods worth ninety cents for fifty oents at John Norton’s. 500 corsets of every kind, make and shape to select from at 50 and 75c, usual price SI.OO to $1.25 at Farmers Bazar. —Great bargains in all depart ments of my stock. John - Norton. —Call and examine my stock be fore buying, as I defy competition. John Norton. Go to John Norton’s for clothing and secure the finest goods and low est prices ever offered in Dakota. —Leroy & Co. are nowshowirg a beautiful and elegant line of ladies cloaks and jackets—the finest ever shown in this market. —The boys of Co. “I” have a beautiful flag, which cost about $75. It is of silk and the richest banner that any company in the territory can boast. Of all sad words of tongue or pen The sadest of these are We might have Ben—Harrison If we could only rote. —Ladies, gents and childicns hose by the million at unheard of prices. Call and look them over at the Farmers Bazar. —The next meeting of the Re publican club will take place the first Saturday in May. All are re quested to be present. —Ribbons,laces, embroideries and dress trimmings in endless quanti ties, sold at less than manufacturers cost at the Farmers Bazar. —Chas. Linquist and wife re ceived an elegant Easter gift in the shape of a ten pound boy aud they are greatly rejoiced over it. —The largest assortment of wall naper xn the county at the Bost btiiec. Call and see it. Paper trimmed without extra charge. 30 C —Elias Molee, of Bristol, was in town on Monday. Mr. Molee has written a fine work on language, of which we shall have more to say in the future. —On Saturday morning Mr. A. J. Leetch and wife returned from their winter’s sojourn in Florida Mr. Leetch looks as though the trip had been a great physical benefit to him. For Sale or Trade.—One span of good work horses, harness, wag on, and a mule, will sell for cash, on time or trade for other stock. Can be seen at my barn. 2‘Jtf H. W. Boyd. Everybody invited to visit—Deestrick skule no I—at Armory Hall Friday evening April 13—tickets 25 cents. New Brooms Sweep Clean! AND NEW STORES GIVE BARGAINS, That are not found in old ones, because the goods are not shelf worn, Sibb Peterson, will be found with a General Mdmh COMPRISING EVERYTHING THE TRADE CAN POSSIBLY DESIRE IN THE WAY OF DRY GOODS,NOTIONS,GROCERIES He holds forth first door South of Nortons’ and has the IujfYFdGrKST FRESHEST Stook, in Town. HE INVITES ALL TO COME AND LOOK HIM OVER. —Zephyr, Shetland, Germantown and other yurns in endless profusion at the Farmers Bazar. —E. F. Loomis has two hogs that emerged from a straw stack on Saturday morning having been there from the 18th day of Decern ber, with nothing to eat but straw. Uncle Ed says they are not any too fat. —Kansas is coming to the front as a haven for strong-minded fa males At Oskaloosa i ticket com posed of women for the council and a woman for mayor was elected by a majority of sixty-six at the last election. —Bristol organized a republican club on the sth, to be known as the James G. Blaine chib. J. L. Edsel is Pres., Col. Lewis, Secy., and 11. 11. Larson, J. 0. Tronson and 11. 11. Showerman executive commit tee. It has a tine list of names to start with. —Since the frost has commenced to come out of the ground, it has been demonstrated beyond dispute that the grade on Main street is not done in a workmanlike manner. If the snow banks on either side were pitched into the streets it would help things some. —Co. IL, of Watertown, has been selected to go to the Inter- State drill at Nashville, Tenn. May 21st to 26th. Now what we want to know is, what business has a company from a Territory in an Inter-State drill? Besides, it was a mistake Co. “I” was not chosen, it would knock 'em all out. —Hon. J. A. Leo arrived home on Tuesday morning from his ex tensive tour through southern and central California. Mr. Leo is not overly in love with the state, though he saw some fine country during his absence. He looks as if the hours of recreation and travel he has en joyed had done him a “power” of good. atSOai. cheap The lecture and social at the M. E. Church last Saturday night was largely attended and the lecture was considered a rare treat by all who heard it. The social features of the entertainment were fully up to the average given by the ladies of that church, which is saying a great deal for it. We hear nothing but the highest encormiums on every side. —An enterprising grocery firm in Kirksville, Mo., makes the follow ing offer: “Any man who drinks two drams of whisky per day for a year, and pays 10 cents a drink for it, can have at our store 30 sacks of flour, 220 pounds of granulated sugar and 72 pounds of good green coffee for the same money and gel 12.50 premium for making the change in his expenditures.” This is a temperance lecture in a very few lines. —Our County Superintendent, Mr. A. E. Barker, is feeling re markably well these days, owing to the fact that it has at hist fallen to his lot to swell the ranks of the school mam’s of Day county. On Thursday evening last Mrs. Barker presented her spouse with a fine, bouncing, 14 pound girl baby—now you can understand why A. E. has such a wide out smile. The Re- PORT3R congratulates the happy parents and hopes the little one may grow into a womanhood that shall be a crown of glory to their lives. —Jug. Gibblin was in town last week and came in and renewed his subscription to the Reporter for 1888. lie came to this country in 1881 and settled on the land wheie he now resides, where he has 120 acres under cultivation, off of which he raised 1900 bushels of wheat,soo of oats, 100 of barley, 2?0 of pota toes in 1887, Ho has 13 head of cattle and 5 head of horses and is rapidly becoming independent. He came to this country with compara tively nothing, and, having taken the Reporter ever since it started, and followed its sound advice, he is prosperous and happy. —Revenue legislation originates in the house, and during the past twenty-two years, the democratic party has had control of that branch of congress during eleven years, the republican party controlling it the other eleven years. Under dem ocratic control the revenue reduc tions were less than $7,000,000. Under republican rule they were reduced over $300,000,000, and that without crippling the working peo ple employed in manufacturing and agriculture, by forcing them to compete with the pauper labor of Great Britain. Yet the democracy is yelling itself hoarse trying to make people believe that it is the party of reyenue reform. —Golden Hungarian Millet feed, best in the market, on sale at the Farmer’s Bazar. CARD OF THANkS. We desire to return to our friends and the citizens generally our warmest thanks for the helpful con sideration and assistance we re ceived during the illness and at the burial of Mrs. Chapman. C. L. Chapman, D. A. Chapman, Kert Chapman. NOTICE TO ASSESSORS. 'l'bo Assessors of Day couunty are requested to meet at the Court House in Webster, on Monday, April 23d, 1888, at 2 o’clock p. m. to receive the books and blanks for tho coming assesment, and to dis cuss and agree on matters pertain ing to the same. A full attendance is earnestly requested. T. Brioham, Co. Aunitor. —IOOO different styles of buttons to choose from, at slaughtering prices. Call and make a selection *t the Farmers Bazar. —On Friday afternoon John Severy landed on his native heath, having spent the winter in New Mexico. He is the same old John, only he talks mule now, which pulls his jaw a little to one side. —A free trade newspaper com plains that South America still con tinues to buy the manufacturies of Great Britian in preference to those from America. The reason is that Great Britian pays in big subsidies to steamship lines part of the cost of freight to South America, and the South American powers also pays similar subsidies, which they would gladly pay to the United States lines if our congress would meet them half way as Great Brit ian has done. It is not British free trade politics that has closed South American ports to us, it is our cursed stupidity in not doing some thing to create and encourage the growth of a homp merchant ma rine. for sl. at the —Mr. Young, son of N. Young, one of the leading fartner« of Lynn township, was in town on Tuesday, and in compliance with his father’s wishes, dropped in and called the Reporter for 1888-9. Mr. Young came to this country in 1882, enter ed 320 acres in Lynn township and settled on the land. He now has 200 acres under cultivation. Last year he raised 1500 bushel of wheat, 600 of oats, and 400 of barley. This year ho will place the whole 200 in crop. His farm is well watered, has a fine meadow', and is such a farm eveiy way as would delight the heart of an eastern farmer. After all these years he now has a comfortable home, plenty of stock around him and don’t care a clam whether school keeps or not. —Col. Elson was here on Satur day evening and inspected the boys of Co. “I.” He found them all up and coming with their guns and equip jients in first-class trim, their faces washed, their vests pulled down in good shape, and with their boots blacked, lie paid them a very high compliment on their efficiency in drill and the general good appearance of the company and the tidiness of their quarters. Of course he tells every company he inspects they are the finest body of men he has seen, but when he said it to our boys he honestly believed what he said and so did the boys. The Col. was a jolly fellow and seemed to think a man with a full beard had no business in the ranks of the company. For a little while it was hard to tell whether he or Seargt. Ochsenreitcr had the ad vantage in size and bay window appurtenances. —There is a tariff of fifteen cents a bushel on potatoes brought into this country. This, like the tariff on wool and other agricultural pro ducts, is in the interest of farmers. The democratic free traders in con gress want to take oil this tariff, and it was the subject of disoussion at the Farmers Institute held at Madison, Wisconsin, last Tuesday. A prominent democratic farmer in the Institute declared that every farmer should protest against this bill, and the sentiment was echoed by nearly every one present. Touch the tasiff where the democrats may and it will be opposed by ail classes of people excepting a few politicians who are howling free trade for poli tical effect. At the democratic state convention held in Georgia last week an effort was made to pass a resolution endorsing President Cleveland’s free trade message. It I met with so much opposition that ihe tqoyer glad to withdraw it rather than have It defeated, as it certainly would have been. Pro tection of American industry is building up the Southern States, and the democratic party down I there is opposed to free trade. They * will vote for pleyeland but are op -1 posed to his destructive policy. LEVOY & CO. FRESH SEEDS IN BULK. FRESH f SEEDS IN BULK SEEDS 1 KI SEEDS IN BULK FRESH 11 nSEEDS RAISED FARM AND Ufl IN DAY CO. GARDEN SEEDUI SEEDS FA MOUS SIOUX LIZSEEDS CITY NURSEY SEEDj\SEEDS SEEDS SEEDS FARM SEEDS FARM SEEDS SEEDS GARDEN SEEDS GARDEN Mb Hungarian Millet Tire Finest ON EARTH! SEEDS SEEDS SEEDS SEEDS Raised in Day County and the’ Famous SEEDS SEEDS SEEDS SEEDS IXBIUv AT THE FARMER’S BAZAR. Blue Front Building, WEBSTER, DAKOTA. —The ex-President of the Read ing Railroad company. Franklin B. McGowan, who is a millionaire,and a man of long experience, and who is as capable of knowing what he is talking about as any man in this country, and a man too, who is thoroughly posted in all of the grasping and questionable methods of railway corporations, makes some important and startling disclosures, de says that of the $80,000,000 an nually paid for transportation in this country, from >50,000,000 to >100,000,000 is taken out of the pockets of the people and paid into the insatiable maw of favored cor porations in the shape of rebates and drawbacks. We may talk and write upon the tariff and other pub lic and economic questions to our heart’s content, but after all the vital question to the farmers and the manufactures of the country is that of transportation.—Watertown Courior-News. ARM ERS«E3aZAR —Now don’t let Arbor Day pass without planting trees around your homes. If every one will devote that day especially to the business of tree planting, benefits will accrue to you in many ways. People who have given especial attention to the subject already have fine groves. There is no unsurmountable diffi culty in the way. Trees will grow in Dakota if properly cared for. The benefit to the county cannot be estimated. There is nothing that will add to the beauty of the country so much as groves of thrifty timber. Every owner of real estate should see to it that the day designated, April 25th, does not pass unim proved. Let hardy trees that will produce speedy and permanent re sults be planted. Do not plant large trees. Unless they can have special attention in way of being watered by artificial means, seed lings are the best. They will make a more thrirty growth and better looking trees. Older trees in this climate will require several years to overcome the evil effects of being transplanted, and are liable to at tain a scrubby growth. —“Will 1888 be a year of war?” queries the Philadelphia Inquirer, and it makes in this connection the following interesting chronological statement: The present year is the fifth year of modern times in which the ag gregate of the figures is twenty-five, and there will tic but five more years in which such a combination is pos sible prior to the year 2599. Prob ably but few have ever heard of the old prophecy, which runs as fol lows: In every future year of our Lord, When «um of the figure* Is twenty-five, Some warlike kingdom Ail!draw the sword, But peaceful nations in peace shall thrive. Students of modern history will readily recall how faithfully this prophecy has been fullfilled in the four previous years to which it applied, In 1699 Russia, Denmark and Poland formed the coalition against Sweden which inaugurated the great war that ended in the disastrous de feat of Charles XII, at Pultowa. The year 1789 will ever be mc monabie on account of the breaking out of the French revolution. 1798 witnessed the campaign of Bonaparte in Egypt and the forma tion of the second European co alition against France. In 1879 war broke out between England and Afghanistan, followed by the invasion of the latter country by British troops. In what manner the prediction is to be verified in 1888 remains yet to be svon, out the present condition of Europe seems to promise an abundant fulfillment of the proph ecy. Hugo Menzel, a brother to Max, clerk at the Lion drug store, arrived here from Odessa, Minn., Sunday, He goes into Sibb Peter son’s store as clerk. ■ A • PINE AND HARD WOOD LUMBER, LATH, SHINGLES, & Coteau Lumber and Fuel ard. 3 © - “ M cc <7J - - MAR POSTS! 4000 CEDAR POSTS! > •< You want a pasture. I have a few 9 Cedar No. 2. Posts such as have be- , fore cost you 15c here, but which I £ can sell at 10c in lots. Yet these uro not the cheapest posts to buy in ra - the end. I have No. I. sawed and ’ zu round posts, cut green a year ago, seasoned one year and so in best 77 possible condition. These I can 9 sell in lots at a shilling for the q 77 smaller and 15c for the larger. W <1 When quality is considered these L, these posts for cash and must sell 1-3 O for cash at these prices. '* “ W. G. Dickinsox. A d a « o < Q H 9 SASH, BLINDS, DOORS, MOULDINGS AND POSTS. Great Bargains in Furniture CLEARING OUT SALE Commencing March Blh, WE HAVE A GREAT MANY ARTICLES IN STOCK, THE NATURAL ACCUMULATION OF FOUR YEARS BUSINESS, WHICH WILL BE CLOSED OUT AT Greatly Reduced Prices. FOR THE BENEFIT OF OUR CUSTOMERS AND TO AID US IN CIOSING OUT OUR OLD STOCK, WE WILL Jft To Aft PER I?TON ANYTHING GIVE FROM IV CENT, vt £ WE HAVE IN STOCK, ACCORDING TO THE AMOUNT OF BILL PURCHASED AND QUALITY O F GOODS Mer! This Ofc’ Bl fc Last Long! AVAIL YOURSELVES OF THIS GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY AND BL Y YOUR BED ROOM SUITS, UPHOLSTERED GOODS ROCKERS, TRUNKS, ETC. NOW. Bring in Your Repairing, CHAUi GAINING AND I’ICTTItB FRAMING. ESTEY ORGANS & PIANOS BEST IN THE WORLD— SOLD ON TIM E, MONTHLY INSTALLMENTS OR FOR CASH. COME IN AND SEE OUR $75.00 ORGAN, OR IF YOU WANT A CHEAP ORGAN WE WILL SELL YOU ONE FOR $55.00 WE WILL FURNISH ORGANS TO CHURCHES AND SOCIETIES AT THE WHOLESALE PRICE. BENJAMIN BROS. H.C. SERENSON, Agricultural Machinery, ASKS FARMERS GENERALLY TO COME & SEE SEEDERS HARROWS, Before Buying'. Wagons and BuggiesClieap. STIRRING AND BREAKING PLOWS, THE BEST IN THE MARK Our Facilities For Doing PLAIN ANS CRROWiC POSTER WORK Are Unequalled in central zdjlieot-a.. Oive us a Trial and be Convinced. Tiook and .Tob Work % (Specialty. DEALER IN UIS STOCK OF NUMBER 31.