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January 27, 1898

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Cushmaa and about S00 obtained In j f rm carpet, matting for the aisles, THE I'iONEEIt CillRCII. est workers, w-tre detained, as they thought, "for good and sufllcU nt reasons." Sunday waa the busiest day of , did condition. It urthlng Improving. The Button company has been ship-pine 35 tons of ore a day to the D. ft D. smelter and a few days mo Increased Its output 7 tons a day. The Clinton company la shaping 20 tona a day. Last year's operations have been quite satisfactory. ing their fortunes) that the ladles not on!y fu'llsh the cButch. but finish It; according ly a contract was let for floor ing. wainscoting and making pews, which sre now In use. for $228. $150 was paid for the organ, now In disuse, and 150 presented to Mr. Norcross. who labored so earnestly and well that we mljht realize the hope of hit) ambition, strike in eureka shaft. C-l. riimph returned yesterday from GhU'iih sml liifurmcd a Ploneer-Tlmss r. jinrt.r t hat as ho wai leaving tho i nn p hf was tola or a rich strike mads yes:rula.v tr...iMiin In the hureka shaft SUMMONS. In th Circuit Court, ot tbs tight Judicial Circuit of ths Bute of mm Dakota, within and for La wren. Count. Lillian Oray, Plaintiff, n. Jonathan K. Oiay, Defendant The Stats of South Dakota mi. Greeting: To ths above named dfeui.i. You ars hereby summoned and . nulled to answer ths complaint ol ut above named plalutllt. which w I . filed In th olucs of the Cleik ol ti. above entitled Court at the . 1 House In ths City of Dcadw ,.im 1... rence County, Btate of South Dasn.. snd to servs a copy of your answei on ths subscribers at thatr office m h Smith Block, on Deadwood sunt n tbs City ot Dsadwood, Lawrsuc Uiuu ty. South Dakota, within thirty days stove, pipe, etc.sud turned the balance over to the commutes to pay balances due. The 1 hurch parsonage has been prsr- th ally bought maintained and Improved l.y the Ladles' Aid Society, it was bought in 1878, and f-vr two or more years there was a debt of $325 on It. for which the trustees were paying 3 per cent per month interest, the customary rule at that time. About this lime the Ladles' Aid society assumed the debt, ami secured a loan In Denver at I per cent per month. This was laid off from time to time and exiln-guished Iii July, IsM, when the holders donated $:' to assist In cliwlng It up. Kroin a two-room house at the start, the parsonage has been twice enlarged, a wall built and repairs kept up almost exclusively by this society. In iK! thi church was newly painted in .ide and outside at a coat of $230. another work of the society. In ISM toy laisi-d s5 by a festival and $2uu he "Merchant's Carnival" maklnr 37."., probably the largest amount of ny one year after the first. Of this niney $;'(H) wa appropriated to pay a nn from the Congregational t'nlon, H i), to repairs to the parsonage, and 'i.S.tio to pay the moving txpenses or he pastor. These Items are given becauee full lata are not at hand. It Is perfectly i:ta to say that this society In tbe iinetc:n years of Its existence, has alsed more than t'.ooil, and probably icnily $3,000 for church purposes. It nay lie supposed that the First Con-sTiitatloual church of Deadwood would lave lived somehow It there hud been 10 Lad us Aid Society, but over and ivcr nnslu they have generously de-'erred the execution of their own plan if improvement and paid arrearages hut kept the church solvent and iu rood credit It has been discouraging .0 many of them to be forever helping any debts they did not incur. It la n bad practlco to follow. Ths ladles of any church should be Invited and en. cournged to participate In the work In their own way and according to their own plans. If the trustees ars short and borrow ot them It should bs repalj them as much as a note In the bank. Every minister starting a church In a new country should as early as possible, secure tbs organization of a Ladles' Aid Society, made up of tbs conscientious working womsn of bis congregation. It will bs a surer refugs In time of trouble than a contract with the trustees or an appointment of a Missionary Society. Ths two latter tie peud upon others, but ths women, Ood bless them, depend upon themielvei, put conscience into the work and seldom, if ever, fall to arrive. Thoasaads are Trylag It. fn order to prove ths great merit of Ely's Craam Balm, the man effective sure for Catarrh and L'olJ in Ussd, ws hare pre- rod a gnnorotis trial slse for 10 aents. ot it ot your druggUt or send 10 casts to ELY DUOS., CO Varren Bu, N. Y. City. I suffered from catarrh of the worst kind tit siuea a tiny, ami i netaf hoped for eura, but Ely's Urecm Dalai seems to do ren that Hitny aocnalutacses bars used It with exonlioul rssulu. Osoar Ostium, 15 Warren Ave., Chicago, 111 Ely's Cream Balm la ths aonoledgs.l sar lor ostarrh and oonuins no sooalns, sneroury nor any injurious drug, frlos, AO seats. At druggists er by bsIl WANED Trustworthy ud tear gsntlsmsn or ladies to trirsl for ponslbls. established sous la wood. Monthly $88.00 and sipsusa Pojltlon atsady. Rstsrsaeo BMloa aslf-addrssssd stamped aavsJop. Ths Dominion Company, Dspt T. Chios. OLD MAIDS' CONVENTION. Ths old maids mst ysstarday after-noon to consldsr mattsrs pertaining to tho convention and antsrtalnmsnt to bs held at ths cpsra bouss Friday svsn Ing February 4th. Thers were twsnty present aud tbey ars antsrtng Into ths preperatlons tor this svsot with sn-thuslasm. Ths antsrtalnmsnt la to ba Clven for ths purpose of raising $91.00, a deficit which Miss Ellis has assumed uyon tbs pumping plant and wkter sup ply for Ml. Mortah cemetery. Ths best talent In this city will bs enlisted In the cause and one of the most novel sod interesting entertainments sver given in this city may bs looked tor. We are assured that It will surpass ths female mlnstrsls given by our society ladles a ew years ago; If so nobody should miss It. Tha ladles ars arranging ths program which will bs announe ad In a fsw days. VICTORY TOR 8TUR0I8. A telegram was received by Mr. Vaa Clse from ths clsrk of ths Buprsms Court yesterds?, announcing ths decision of thst court In ths csss of Fsr-well ct al. vs. Sturgis Water Company, reversing ths dscrss which Judgs Plow ""in hsd entered restraining ths Com pany from maintaining its dam and -eer works. Ths cass was sa impor- ti. .it one for Sturgis and th asws of reversal will bs recslvsd with snral rejoicing tnsrs. MARYLAND 8ENATORSHIP. Annapolis, Jan. 21 Special: Th irc'slstur took anotbsr Joint ballot on senator today and failed to maks a rs- ' ration. Th vol stood MoComse. : Gorman 46; Scattering IL , -1 at ' it la o-t ( L V. J ..a- fr r V v v L tirofttanaArrcf! 1 CVriVfWMV sti'oaatsoso c Sk tbawaa, A. asuaor taaoJoa, vii.afs. aaV ... l s-s.'tijwt, LVSVdl SaW-, . 1 good subscriptions from business men, wMle Mr. Atwood took upon himself ih task of raising the balauc. abviit another b00. from all sorts and co-i-dlt.ons of men. In this work he w i a marvel. He got good subscriptions and spot cash from scores that few f any church solicitors would think of tackling. He knew human nature better than to rail on those men with any ministerial air, but acted his plain self, a frank, checiful and even Ji.l.il young fellow Intent on "getting there," and he rarely failed. He tackled 8am "' Master In a saloon. 8am waa sur- prised, and forcibly said so lu his own way, but on learning that the barkeep. rr had corns down with $10, he handed Mr. Atwood 125. It was determined to build without aid from ths Congregational Unlo.i, and avoid any debt that could be a -urden to lift at any time, soalleia rate and church!' plans were turnt lown snd a plain building that won: eat 300 decided on. To utilise th building as It was as far as possibl. .ie length of ths old building tbht' 'ive feet wss made the width of th icw one, and ths building extende estward twenty-five feet, making th ngth fifty feet. To secure the be- .const lc proportions an elghteen-fo.i clllng wss determined on, the rule b' ig that the height shall be ono-thlr t the length and one-half the width n this way the floor and three side f the old building, which was almoi ew, were utilised, and a portion .1 he timber In the roof. This saving r umber was partially offset by extra lu or. This extension required an nildltlo:i ti lot. which was donated by Mr. J. V '.nthony. Messrs. Kimball and Galla her giving a small fraction, tho who! ing worth at prtcei In vogue abou 'CO. The building of the lectin. om and church parlor and kltchci 1 they now are, was not an af!er hought, but was part ot the plan I filing this lot. It left ths ihurch 01 tilts for half Its length for awhile. I T-1 Intended to make a room 12x20 1-ho northwest vomer at that time, am ho chimney was started In the tins-netit for that purpose, but all the ens! A'as required to plaster, paint and s.'ii the church bul.dlng. The Smprovu mcnt of ths basement was deferred until 1883, when a lecture room ZZxV, was completed. The same par'y raised the money for this work, but the cost of excavating tbe ten feet ot slato, on the rear side, was far In excess ot the estlmats and on completion there was over $300 dbt. This was liquidated without going on the town by leasing ths room to. the school board for a school room, after the scho-d building went down with ths flood. Thers was no belfry tbsn, so that vhen Capt, W. A. Beard donated a bell and Col. Fred T. Evans donated the freight. It was necessary to build 0 bell gallows on tbe mountain behind the church to bang It Mrs. R. 1). Kelly donsted a five-piece communion set and Col. W. M. Pratt, who was the contractor for the pews, donated a beautiful communion table. Mr. Porter Warner gave a $25 chandelier and Mr. Jenkins, ths plasterer, contributed tbe two centre pieces In ths celling. Thus the work ot rebuilding wts completed and ths new church dedicated esrly In September, 1871, Just a few weeks before ths great firs ot the 27Mi of that month. Few people know how close a call ths new church bad that night, but that "Is another story." Sunday after Sunday the church was filled In tbs morning and crowded st night Flap seats wars added to ths middle stale, and rear and front spares filled with chairs. Soma thought Minister Atwood carried ths Pauline principle of being all things to all men be yond the limit ot propriety. Hs occasionally quieted bis high-strung nerves with a cigar. Instead of a sedate Presbyterian trot hs rods his pony quite llks a cowboy. Hs raced with a lady and whipped both horses Impartially. He was full ot buoyant life hlm-elf and wanted a good lively rac. He knew a good horse by Instinct and picked up a good roadster at a low price that hs drove from here to Bpearflsh In two hours without turning a hair. This also was a scandal. But there waa not a thing wrong with Mr. Atwood except that hs was a young man, a natural boyish young man, with a splendid confldencs In himself. H hsted csnt even worso than bs did a slow horse. Hs bated hypocrisy, and would not try to look solemn and ministerial when bs did not feel so. His time snd what money hs had wars at the service ot any unfortunate man or woman. Hs bad ths confidence and respect of all ths young fellows In town. That ought to bava been a pointer to thoso who au'cp'ij resignation without regret. In spltu of ths determination . iV. building committee to contract for no more tbsn they could pay for, thive were some extras, and some failures to ray subscriptions, and at usual tbs ladies ram to the aid of the trustees. The Ladles' Aid society, ths successor ot ths Ladles' Industrial society, mentioned by Mrs. Graves, wis organised April I, 1871, with Mrs. Atwood. president; Mrs. 8. Koenlgsberger, treasurer, and Mrs. E. C. Bent, secretary, and la ths sama society that Is still working, ft bss been a constant helper In every plncb ot ths trustee, snd undertaksn many Important enterprise and carried them through. A report of tbs trsasursr Mrs. Kosntgi-bcrger, msds slsren months' aftsr its organisation, shows they raised that year $401, and at ths and ot ths second year another report, covering both years, shows their receipts to have been $618.75. This waa mostly raised by two festivals sacb year, bat the rs-relpts ft m sociables ranging from $i to $12 at a honoswls a notabta feature. . la that first year tbs Isdlss spent over $200 la furnishing ths church, paying ', for ths thrsa pulpit chairs, ths plat- A llappy Keunlon and Anniversary t the Congregational Church. The Congregational church was 21 years old last night and the event was observed In a manner becoming the occasion. A musical, literary rnd historical program of rare lr. 'treat and excellence had been prepared and was carried out with an liiti iulhHion of suf Relent length to ullow all to partake of a splendid banquet which was served In the parlors by the ladies. The program opined with a piano nolo by dross by Mr. lulcy one of the two original nicnibeia of 'tv church organ-Mrs. Kiazler followed by a ehjil ad-Izatlon. Then cuuie the event of tho most me n Minn inct.InK, the histori--ul taper by Mia. 1.. It. (iiavea entltl-d KEMIMSCEM'hS OK THE KUIST CHUM it IN DKADWOOD. since our J jhi'ir Iu 1 114 nested me to ..uie a few in. Uli ins, wlili U ottili'ivil .any iai nMi, 111 innnc. Una Willi .i.a chinch, ami rpiilully what pa.. ui,. el tiinh, i I1.1.I it lie. e.-sji n .1 uijaof to lii'.uUtiii', and can ba:il.. ukc u term UKH..i . that it wa& , ... ill 1. uC l.i.-t in . einl'i r, mil urnvid iii tins phui. . iIi.iih ihi.t, I be uv.'in v fht antu .1.111 of mil church, a ve:y np;n .1,1' oiiu.il.tn I i leii'iiate; I. it. , .living over the Illcx of the li.i'i. .nes, which (through the polltenus 4 tin i d) I have acc t-g to. It seenii'i hen the ptoper thing to celebrate the ..rival of auy new enterprise, which ..aided towu.il ilie InlMl" liiiiciit ..1i1.it in in of i ivi!;.aliiui. "Vliu li..-' hauksgiviug, November 3t tt. It.'' ,.j uiiii.uliil li tin- 1 i.i..p;i Ui.ii . ' .ic Old Ctn jciiiic and iCmk llillu 'l'l . upli line. A luiM' biinir was kin til In f i out of the telegraph olll. 0 an.i 1 iiy-liine auiiHcs were In id 1'ioiu an s. The Sale Geueial Dawson made ;! ,( h welcoming the new Instrument i Deudwood, and the celchrriitnii en! .Inated with a grand ball in the evi n-..iK at the Grand Central Hotel. 1 be advent of the Hist railroad w is .reeted with all the pump and splendor .iiown to a mining town. I'cople from .a aits of the country came to wel-onio the first train Into Dead wood; bands played, gun were fired, every business house was decorated, and real ly it was a gala duy. I'rcvloua to my arrival, there had already been two or three utivlnt hold in different places. Previous to my nrrlva!, there had already been Iwj or three nervii es held In different places. This Congregational church was organised by itev. I.auBou !. Norcrosa, a graduate of the Chicago Theological Institute, who was sent to Dead wood by the American Home Missionary 80 ciety, representing the Congregational denomination, and arrived here In November, 1876. It was at the suggestion of Rev. C. M Handera, of Cheyenne, Wyoming, that a church of this faith should be glut ted heru, for iu a few in.nilhs he had lost about one hn'f of his members, they having caught tho Uiuck Hills fever, and It was very apparent to him that It would be well to throw the man tie of CougrcxuMonaltsru around thorn, that they miithl woiship with their "Mo'her ihun h." j The fliBt service wua held on Sabbath morning December 3rd, IsTti, in the dining room of what was th-n known as the Centennial Hotel, under the management of Mrs. Morgan, and situated next to the old grocery house of Adams Brothers. It was soou fouud inconvenient to hold services here as they interfered with the dinner hour and they then removed to the lower i'.jct cT the Inter Ocenn Hotel. This building was situated on the present Wustuna property, between J. K. 1'. Miller's store and corner of Lee snd Main streets. Services were held In this place, conducted by Rev. Norcrosa, for a few Sabbaths only, when It was ured for other purposes. About this time V. 11. ilai-eits. who was then Superintendent of the rium'ny School, offered the fjpe use of his carpenter shop; the lltMe building at pre ent standing and occupied as a laundry and Just south of KniUh's undeiklng rooms, (located on Sherman street), and where the church organization was perfected and held regular services for several months. The fioo of this building was ot "Mother Earth," caipeted with nice, fresh saw-dust, and the pews were rough boards laid across carpenter s horses or boxes, and to make them a little more Inviting, some blankets were folded up and spread over them There was no difference In the chimes of the Presbyterian. Methodist or Episcopalian bells, for belli there were none, and the only sounds to break the silence were the hummer and saw and the whlxzlng sound of a sawmill, owned by Bounlitou and Deary, and situated a little further tip the street. It was only the teaching of early childhood that prompted the Indiffer ent ihurch goer to wend his way through the middle of the road to wor ship God In this humble manner. The choir consisted of Mrs. Fay, C. E. Hawley, V. H. Barcus and Deacon Mabbs, and others whose names I cannot recall. In fact, everyone sang, it they were not as highly cultivated as people of to-day. Ths church organization was completed on January 15lh, 1877; eleven persons uniting by letter from home churches, and being four ladles and seven gentlemen. Only two of the j original number still remain In the or ganisation; Mrs. Phoudy and C. E. Hawley. Mr. Norcross lubored earnesily and faithfully for the pionuotion ot this work, and in the face ot almost unheard ot, difficulties. . Business men, whom be expected would bs good, saro the seven and every business bouse wss opened, together with dance balls, theatres, saloons, etc. People worked at the mines all the week and then rushed to town on Sunday to purchase supplies, and dispose of their gold In various ways. Spring was soon here, and with tt s great emigration to seek their fortunes In the new "Eldorado" of the Weal. The attendance at church and Sunday school was greatly Increased and It was necegpary that more commodious apartments should be aecured. It was now suggested that steps should be taken toward securing a lot and commence building a church. The building and soliciting committee, consisted of C. E. Hawley. A. W. Hastle .1 1.. C i.tui, laiuicl by miuHci ipliu.. IMMJ.00. jiiku after this a meeting was called, vvliii h iho foiiowliig la au exact cop. "June 13ih. 1S77. t he ladiea of this pliKe, who a.o ia . ...-.I In clii.i. h nui'.teia, arc ear 11c 1 film-ill d In meet tit the resided. Mia. I. D. Deary. Tbursi'uy at 2:t 111., to in like M.r'MiKctiicnts as slta-1 car suitable for organizing a l-i .s Industrial .Society." iiiihiinnt to this call, rcanrdle.'s o urch 1 ' lutlDiisli'p, lielb vern nirl nor ' ii:M';t, Caih iiic and I'rotesiaiu. ai- were present and selected th . i inwlng officers:' Mrs. W. II. Steb .; f-, Preside!-!, M's. A. U 2. D.iW j.ji: '.-.nu'i; '.. I; Giavcs. ticcu i:y. ' t this nu'i ting all were unaninicu he 1.1. 11 tin: an cntertitliiin ; " ! 1 ; ' veil to raise money for th i ; i.f ru.tiUliinjr the chinch. l.t; . i' w i. Ltd to engineer this, for, t . the first one of the kind ever r.' . iieie. lit. re v.cre crnve f. ais of t: "TP a f,i:l:.T. The ladles di'cld.fi wcer. that a stinv-bci.y festiv ' m.d If the greatest nttra tlo:i; In, 'vie wiiiiM 'hi; straw berries com n. Minim .I as we we.e neatly th..-.1 ..lied ir'l-s fuiiti the railroad. I niKed more impossible to get then i. II v. ou'.d iii 1SJS to locale a bill ; the X Kays 111 Ilie middle of you brain. ..j.li.rg (iauuicil the tieal and euer- of this guttw ring ot brave noble women. Wc telegraphed to the nearest laliiond station ami found that we could get strawberries for seventy-live cents per quart; "cheap enough." Com niltt"cs were npiiolnlcd and sollclilui; bee'an wlih a vengance. each lady liy-Ing to 0111-1I0 the other. The wtlter of this article was appointed to canvas the KUlch as far as Gayvllle. No hack or drag was In sight, but there appeared on the street a four-horso wagon, loaded high In the air with merchandise, bound for Central. The drlvor of this wagon gave me permission to ride with him as far as No. 2, above discovery, a claim owned by the late John Allen, situated across the gul. h from the County Poor Knrm. On arriving I dismounted, rapped at tho cab-In door, and was warmly received by his estlmuble wife, who was appointed to assist me In this work. Mr. Allen thought It very unsafe for two ladles to go alone, therefore, lie decided to accompany its. As was usual In those ilnys (before leaving the house) he strapped on his leather belt filled with cartridges and a revolver. Thus we proceeded to solicit, and called at every cabin door. They gave liberally, yet It was bard to make them believe they would receive any benefit from a 1 hurch. Thanking them for their con- trlhutlons and extending them kind invitations to attend our festival, I returned to Diadwood at night with Jriii In "gold dust," and well pleased with my hard day's work. Just a short notice, announcing the date, June 27th, and In Whitehead's building, with oue other write-up, was nil the advertising done befote this festival. But several complimentary articles nppearcd afterward. One on June ZKth as follows: "The ladles' church festival, given last night was a most decided success. The supper was splendid, the straw berries delicious, the coffee particularly fine, ami we partook of some lemon pies that were nully and figuratively in everyone's mouth. Dead wood can well vie with much larger places in the number of fair ladles she has gotten together. Our dreams were ot white muslins, pleasant faces and good things to eat. We shall certainly go rtaln tonight for strawberries and Ice rream." Rarely ever did miners pay leas than t.'i.oo, if we would furnish them a lady to eat with. That our efforts were crowned with succtss, ycu can best Judge by the fc! lowing cumpllmentaiy article In the Dally Times, June :sth. "The second and last nltht of the church festival pusird off very pleas un'l.v and waa altogether a moat enjoyable affair. The ladles prominent in collecting fuuils, waiting upun table, etc., were the Mrs. Graves, Hlgglus, Wagner. McCutcheon, Roc.kfe.llow, Stab bins, 8heIdout Shingle, Dawson, Preble, Ueaiy, Durbln, Geary, JennI tga, Shuudy, McKenney, Fields, Odell, Kish cr. Murray and the Misses Scott, R'ich er, Fields, Morris, Beals, Lelmer, Wag ner, Stebblns, Harrington, Htgglns and many others. The giant golden caka was won by a gentleman and by him presented to Miss Florence Stebblns. The ladles ten der s vote of thanks to Mr. Whitehead for the use of bis building, Graves and Curtis for dishes, etc., etc., ths members of the band and many others for favors received; also to S. A. Sturgls, Luke Voorhles, Sup't Black Kills Stage Line, W. B. Hlbbard, Sup't Telegraph company and M. E. Post, all of Cheyenne, for special favors. $807.00 we.-s the receipts for both evenings." Ths next question was, what should we do with this money? Ths gentlemen suggested (as they were busy reap to build the first church In Dead wood. The remainder of the money was used in paying lumber bills, presented ' y the gentlemen, which the ladles are al ways willing to do. The church waa formally tutned over to the trustees and occupied, after corn pletlon, July 119th After becoming tli'ininnhly 'at home' In our new place of worship, everything moved along pleasantly and profitably. We must not at any time forget the benevolent work done by our pastor iniong the slek and poor. Ready and .mug at ail l lines to sacrifice the las . -el of bread to allevhite the aiiffc .. its of less fortunate men thar, he. ! !i"s- I'cniln'si eni'es bring tit no-arly to thn close of 1S77. I was r sided the other day that I was th .rst tea. her of the Infant class, a fact l.i.ll hud entirely escaped my mem .:y, although I do remember the first '11 ii-tinus tree, and the many wlllln. nt'ds who helped to make this hi iw-ulnt; and moat successful fcatit'e f the years of ISTfi and 1ST7. No gicaier evidence have we tlm .1 statements are correct than th ess, the Pioneer and Times, wh'- ' d by us at all times, as the last, bu t the lenst complimentary notice wll. ihyw. "Mte ChrLsimas festival of the Sun-.y School of the Congregat'-oni' 'null wtis In every sense of Hie wui success. The three Christmas tree ided as they wuie with picmtnl. ?re simply beautlfu'. The church wu r. wiled to stiffocat Ion. many not b. g alii" to Rain admittance. A beau fill song by Carrie l.r'mcr nnd th 'nlstnun rnirol by I.:iii!i Wnutie. unit? liiftgliis, Mullie Ui'own. Mini 1 utile, Klu I . . ..ei, Georgia WiL.u.i. i nnie Tin Us, Saruh Dennett am ami I'rentbe elicited special prclso. A special fcatuu- of the evening . he presentation to Rev. Norcross, by I. il. M11 nd In behalf of the Revei-nd's fi lends end citizens of Deadwood. of a purse, of ll.u." The entertainment was under the di rect maiingement of Mra. Lelmer, Mrs. Wlnram and tlii writer of this article, to whose exertions was attributed Us succesa, hs also the assistance of number of other ladles snd genttomen. The Sunday Hchool numbers one hundred, scholars and teachers. As we are "of age" 1 now turn the history of the church over to my young er lady and gentlemen friends. After tli) banquet the exercises were continued. There were vocal solos by Mis. Claui Shoudy ili.rns. Prof. Flln- lermnn. Mrs. W. A. Remer and Mr. Dalily; piano solo by Miss Dennett aud violin solo by Prof. Rosslgnol. Toasts and responses were: "Tho Ladles Aid Society," by Mrs. Ward; "The Pioneer Church," by Mr. St il well, "The l'ul-plt." by Prof. 8trachan;"The Founders of the Congregational Church of Dead- wood." by Mr. Washahaugh; "The Pew," by Dr. Allen; "The Choir.- by Mr. Elder and "Church Work In the Black If ills' by Rev. Geo. Scott. Chapter Two. It Is thought well to supplement th cxtellc'iii historical sketch ot Mra. L. t. Graves, published yesterday, by an account of the sccoud stage of progress while Rev. li. F. Atwood was the pas. tor In chic ge. n July. 178. Mr. Korcrois left, snd on October lttth, Mr. E. F. Atwood, of Rodman, N. Y., strived, having been sent by th i A. 11. M. Society to continue tho wi rk. At that time there remained but eijht of the original membership. Mr. Atv ood was a young mau of highly nerous, sanguine temperament, full of activity, mental and physical. It was son etlmcs difficult to say wheth er his p 1 ullsrltles were natural or assumed. That ho went from here to take chart 4 of an old conscrvatlveCon-ncctlcut 1 burrh snd has remained there up to the laest Information of him, Is an evldcncs that they mere as sumed fcr effect, or thst he has an unusual n: lllty to adapt himself to his environment. It Is a surs thing thst by his pe Hilarities or In spite ot them. he proved to be remarkably adapted to he situs Lin. He was untiring anJ persisteut In gathering In members of all the liotcslant churches, and by January 1, ISdO, fourteen months, there were lift: 1 wo members, most of them having Jn:ned by letter. Mr At-. mkI was not a great preacher but h't w. -1 uevur dull or stupid. Nearly all th time he was full ot outside work, th ..th building, trying to stsrt a Cungre.atlonal academy at Sjicarflih, or Bollcli i g life lusurance to eke out the $100 1 month salary, and nearly all '.he time no had a sick or Invi.m wife, at honie 10 personally care tar. Not Infrequently Friday would arrive without havi! made any preparation for services, and on Sunday bs would give us two pieay good discourses, not finished products, not ths clear decanted wins ot the ages like Dr. McConneli's discourses but bright. Interesting, practical discourses. His dignity In the pulpit wss ss marked as his uaconvsn-tlonal manner outslds of It. Ths little caurrli wss full every Sunday morning and crowded In ths evening, notwithstanding thers was no bridge over Desdwood creek, only a shaty qlank resting on boulders Just abovn ths wt-ter. Thirty additional seats wars provided, and they wars always needed. In ths summer of 1879 It became plain that tbs church must bs enlarged or a new ona built. A building subscrtp- tlon was circulated by Mr. Samuel ' 80LD TO MR. MALOXEY. Joy tt Moaner, who have conducted a profitable assaying buaineaa for a num ber of months, have dissolved partnership and sold their establishment '.o K. M. Maloney, the well known tn.ntng man. Mr. Muloney will make some Im ptovrments upon the plant and has retained Mr. Joy, who will have charge. The establishment will be utilized principally upou his own work, although he expects to execute some com merclal work. Mr. Joy la thorough and reliable, and Mr. Maloney'a uus- Ineas could not be in banter hands. THE OILT EDGE. Lee Day's Qi It Edge property, situ ated on Strawberry gulch adjoining the t'nlon Hill company's ground Is a veritable bonansa. The ledge Is perpen dicular, lies between porphyry walls and has an average width of 12 feet, every particle of the ledge matter carrying precious metal In quantities tint pay well for treatment. Mr. Day has had a force of men at work continuous ly taking out ore and a few days ago reurod regular shipments to the D. ft D. smelter. Yesterday's shipment amounted to ten tons which averaged between 1200 and f 300 per ton. CONCENTRATES. J. Stanley Mulr, of Qlasgow, Scot land, the prominent mining expert, and a representative of the 01 sago w Herald, Is in the city in the Interests of a foreign company. It was reported last evening that a rich strike was made yesterday In the new shaft of the Oolden Crest Mining company in Two Bit. As Superintend ent Weber was not In the city, we were unable to verify the report. O. M. Winner, Ed. Henderson and Morris Kohn, of Chicago, stockholders In the Hardin and associate mining companies, of Two Bit, left for their home yesterday. They have been he;-e several weeks Inspecting the affulrs of the company and are quite enthtmlH-tlc over the outlook. Geo. Jackson returned yesterday from Beaver Creek, in the Bear Oulch mining district, where he has a large force of miners at work developing Mr Callauan's mining ground, of which he Is superintendent. He Is sinking litres shafts to bed-rock, running cross-cuts, etc., to determine the value of the grav el. Fred Bush, who came from Colorado a year ago to enter the employ cf the Union Hill Co, at Galena, became Interested In some copper prospects 8 nillea from Custer which he has been developing for several months. At n depth of Go feet he has a body ot ore that carries $8 gold, 1 oz. silver and 2 per cent copper. He also uncovered a 2-foot vein of copper glance. It Is a fine cyanide proposition. He has been offered $5,000 for an eighth interest, but Is not anxious to sell. CONCENTRATES. Sloui City Journal: "The arMcles of agreement of ths Sioux City Pros-pectlng and Mining Co, of ths British Possessions bars been completed. That Is the name which has been chossa by the promoters of the proposed party of fifty man which Is to start for the Klon dike from SlottT City. Among otiW things the articles provide that "any member caught stealing any money. gold dust, shares, Interests or any prop srty ot ths company, shall b triad, and If found guilty ba sxpelled from the company, bis wealth to be confiscated by the remaining members. .Some of ths proponed party favor banging such miscreants." Matt Hamilton, ths expert brick mason, who went to Mercur, Utah, about two months ago, to assist In building four Brown Horseshoe roasting furnaces for ths DeLemar Mining company, returned yesterday. Ths furnaces have been finished as far as ths masonry la eoncarned and will b start sd up in two wssl's. Matt says that Utah la a beautiful country and that her mining resources ars being developed rapidly, but hs would rather remain In ths Hills. The Oolden Hill Mining Co, at Two Bit, has the machinery for Its hoisting plant on the ground and a large force of men will begin today putting the plant In position for operation. It Is a substantial steam hoist and Is capable of attaining the depth required. The cyanide plant is now running at full blast, treating upward of sixty-flve tons ot ore a day. Most of the ore comes from ths Boley syndicate's ground In Blacktall, which Is a high grads proposition. The plsnt Is doing excellent work. Awarded MlffaMt Honors World1 Pair, 1" mm MOST PERFECT MADE. 2: ur,P u,m 01 1 awrowosr. rrea I ssss) Amraonia, Alum o sny other sdultsrant. 1 4 yiau na rraNDABA V V on the !!.: on piopcrty belonging 10 ' i. , a... 'i he ..nutt la A a, a.) l a-t was . . I a body of sul-i : unci Id the ..it. . .tl.MNU ro. A tim, :i j... iiuion, S. D., under date of tin Wh, aaid: A new orautsutlon has been perfect ed here to be known as the Cleopatra Oold Mining company, with a capital of 1100,000. The officers are J. M. Law son of Aberdeen, president; Frank McLaughlin of Deadwood, vice president; H. O. Hughes of Huron, secretary and treasurer. The property of the com-pany Includes the Cleopatra group of mines In the Black Hills, which are considered very valuable. Due-fourth of the capital stock of the company has been paid In ntnl the company han plcn ty of means with which to develop the property. It Is said that another com-pany will soon be organised here to cover rich gold mines In the Black Hills. Two large steam boilers for the Hercules Mining company at Two Bit. were shipped from Chicago yesterday. The D. ck 0. Smelting company and the Klldonan Milling company, yesterday met their regular monthly pay roll when about $20,000 was disbursed and put in circulation. Mr. Mlnlter, atisayer In charge of the government assay office informs us that the Institution Is now in readiness for business with the exception of molds, proof gold and silver and the necessary sufes. All equipment Is In position and he expects thpe urtlrlcs every day. We understand there In a large mlu-ing deal pcndliiK. Involving all of the prominent properties on the flat In the Ragged Top ilUtrlct. There Is some proapect of a hIiuiik company being organized by eaxirrn men having large capital ut (heir dlxpomil, for the purpose i.f ilniim extensive development work. If the ill nl I made all of the properties a lja wit to the Kllpatrlck ground will he t imillilated and a development : n :: w.ll bo run from a point on -( .ii'ii iii canyon cnlculutel to tup tit" i mIIch at a depth of 603 or 800 feet below the surface. The theory genet ally accepted Is that below the limestone cupping exists the pots-dam and slliclous ore for nation s hilar to the Uald Mountain district. EXTENSIVE OPERATIONS. Mr. O. J. Hiirretl. for himself and associates, h'u quietly secured control of largo tin M of mineral bearing ground and b.n commenced development! In a thorough business-Ilk way, aided by his competent lieutenant, James 'onset t. Mr. Barrett has secured 1.7uu Hen s of ground near En-glewood, adjoining the ground owned by the D. ft I. Smelter Co and is sinking a shaft about 1 mile southeast of ths new D. ft D. shaft or a mils and a half from Englewood. Ths shaft, which so far has been sunk with a band windlass, reached a depth ot 41 feet last night. A complet hoist pomp and power drills were purchased from the Harney Peak Co, and will he shipped next ipr!, T?!i shaft is two compartment and Is being Umbered with a view to great depth. Mr. Barrett has also secured a group of 10 claims at the head of Butcher Oulch, In the Two Bit district and Is Inking a shaft about three-fourtht of mil southeast of the Hardin hoist. Six of this group of claims has been owned by Mr. Consette for years and bav been considered by him to be among the most valuable of his holdings, k steam hoist pump and power drills were also purchased from ths Harney Teak Co for this group of claims. KEYSTONE TOWNSITE CO. D. B. Ingram, ot Bpearflsh, returned rastsrday from Keystone, In ths South-am Hills, where hs went several days ago to attend an annual meeting of the Keystone Town site Co. Mr. Ingram was re-elected president, J. J. Fayel. superintendent of the Holy Terror, sec rstary, and C. E. McEchron, treasurer. The Townslte Co owns 29 acres of ground for which they have a government patent. The Holy Terror Co has purchased the interests of all the stock holders, excepting Mr. Ingram's. It recently bought the Keystone mining ground and is negotiating for more property adjoining. Mr. Ingram says that the Holy Terror Co has men at work drifting to con sect the workings of the two properties. The Holy Terror stamp mill is running steadily and Is turning out a large product every clean-up. His ten tamp mill Is bonded to the Big Hit Mining Co, of Milwaukee, and Is in operation upon ore from the Bismarck mint, which the Big Hit Co has bonded also. Ths ore i : lrh and the returns art quits satisfactory. BUXTON AND CLINTON. Ths annual meetings of the Buxton and Clinton Mining companies, were held at Clinton Iowa, on the 18th and ltb Inst, respectively. Of the former, P. E. Hall wh re-elected president an J H. W. Seaman, secretary. A. Lamb, was re-elected president, and Mr. Ses- man. Secretary of the rilnlnn nmnanw Ths property at Uald Mountain, be- , ,h . tOBfitjfi to these companies Is in aplsn after th service of this Summons upon you, exclusive ot ths day ot sanrl; snd, if you fall to answer ths oan plaint of tha plaintiff wtthla that Urn lb plaintiff will apply to lb Coart lor th relisf in said complaint dsaa44. Dated at Dsadwocd, South Dakota, Ibis Ind dsy ot Dscsmbsr, 1117. FRAWUEY A LAFFaTY. Attorneys tor taUUI. To th above namsd Dsfsadaatl Tak notice; that ths oosaplaJat la ths abovs entitled causs, waa, oa tho 10th day of Dsosmbar, HIT, filsd It offics of tbs Clsrk cat tho abort attts4 Court at the Court House la th City ot Deadwood, la said county aaC atata. rRAWLKY ULF7XY, Attorneys tor FlalaUf. D17IJ A TEN ACHE P1'! s tha Carton Slat at Diwr. soar sit tas bi lauketsgf the country. Only I Sours front New Wt, vasr Rsli Roads, School and fort CXfies. HI h role andt.no hint or sionss, rich soil. mild nasSkf Imm inly short dislsnrs from short, atanty at Isxi cd ind hunting. S 1 0 down, bs'snr la amslt rnomssf siymomt. Sand for -our as par which fns U'I I tut ion. Dataware Laad and ImpcsV a aal Cassts is, 11 BVaadwsy, How York Cay. W2S SEND IT FREE TO MEN. We will send you by mail (in plain packages) absolutely free, s ssmp'e of DR. 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