1899: A changing Deadwood

02/25/1899 ***A. Fl Seebick leased 1st floor Clark for millinery

 

03/11/1899

NEW OLYMPIC BY-LAWS

The Committee Has Finished Draughting a New Set

At the last annual business meeting and election of the Olympic association it was decided to make a change in the by-laws of the association and a committee was accordingly appointed for that purpose. This committee underwent a slight change in its personnel on account of one or two who were appointed leaving the city, and it consists at present of the following members: J. C. Argesheimer, H. A. Cable, A. G. Allen, Frank S. Peck and Frank McLaughlin. The committed organized during the fore part of December and chose J. C. Argesheimer chairman, and H. A. Cable secretary. Since that time the committee has held regular sessions and has been at work upon a new set of by-laws for the guidance of the association. The new set has at last been finished and will be presented to the board of directors tonight at the monthly meeting. In framing these laws the committee has had reference to the by-laws of nearly all the principal clubs and organizations in the country and it is believed that the Olympic association has been provided with e a set of laws on a par with any of them, while the set is undoubtedly superior to the by-laws that have been adopted by many of the other clubs.

There have been some radical changes in the old laws, and it will probably require some time for the members of the club to adapt themselves to the new order of affairs, although they will be highly beneficial. One of the changes has been with regard to the adoption of new members. There are now four classes of members, resident members, non-resident members, honorary members, and temporary members. This will enable the association to increase its total membership, although there will be but two hundred full, or resident, members, just as there are now. None but resident members will be permitted to vote or hold office in the association. Non-resident members will be those who reside outside the corporate limits of the city of Deadwood, and the limitation upon this class of members has been placed at twenty-five. Their dues will be one dollar a month, instead of two, and they will not be permitted to vote at the elections, nor hold office, nor to hold stock in the association. There are already quite a number of this class of members, and the adoption of the new by-laws will cancel the stock they hold. Honorary membership will only be bestowed by the full and unanimous vote of the association only to persons who have rendered the association . . . . . . . . .

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. . . . .directors shall appoint a committee to have charge of the election and a majority of this committee shall be on duty in the club rooms from 2 o’clock p.m., until 8 o’clock p.m. to receive the votes. The Australian ballot system has been adopted, and the election committee shall have the names of the regular nominees printed on ballots, which will be furnished the members at the polls. No one shall be entitled to cast a vote who shall not be in good standing and paid up in full to the first of the month in which the election is to be held. The secretary shall furnish the election board with a certified list of the names of the members who are entitled to cast their votes. The polls shall close at 8 o’clock on the night of the election, and the board of directors shall forthwith call the meeting of the members to order, for the purpose of transaction the business of the meeting. The election board shall proceed with the canvas of the votes that have been cast, and shall report the result to the open meeting of the association as soon as the canvass is finished. A plurality shall elect and in the event of a tie the members shall straightway proceed to decide the tie by another vote.

It is specially provided that the board to receive nominations and the board in charge of the elections shall be composed of members of the association in good standing, who are not members of the board of directors or the holders of official positions in the association. A member who has been regularly nominated and seconded before the board of nominations shall be disqualified from acting upon the board of election.

The president, secretary, and vice-president shall be ex-officio members of the board of directors, but the treasurer shall not be a member of that board. In this way the board of directors remains of the same number as previously, thereby avoiding the necessity of amending the articles of incorporation, which would be an additional and needless expense to the association. It is provided that a set of two directors shall serve two years, and in this manner there will be two directors elected each year. At the coming election there will be two sets of directors to elect, one of which shall serve but one year. After this year however, each set shall serve out the full two years, unless one or the other of the set should resign, or be dismissed.

The committee on by-laws has also changed the colors of the Olympic association from light yellow and light blue to red and blue, as there has always been a great deal of dissatisfaction with the old colors. The emblem of the association, as adopted by the . . . .

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His Life Was Saved.

Mr. J. E. Lilly, a prominent citizen of Hannibal, MO., lately had a wonderful deliverence from a frightful death. In telling of it he says: “I was taken with Typhoid Fever, that ran into Pneumonia. My lungs became hardened. I was so weak I couldn’t even sit up in bed. Nothing helped me. I expected to soon die of Consumption, when I heard of Dr. King’s New Discovery. One bottle gave great relief. I continued to use it and now am well and strong. I can’t say too much in its praise. “This marvellous medicine is the surest and quickest cure in the world for all Throat and Lung Troubles. Regular sizes 50 cents and $100. Trial bottles free at Phillips & Steensen’s Drug Store; every bottle guaranteed.

Advertising does not make demand, but first-class advertising makes people realize their wants.

A store full of bargains is of no benefit unless the people find it out. When they learn of it, the benefit is felt by both buyer and seller.

Your business is what you make it. Your advertising is part of your business. If the advertising is right and the business is right, there is no doubt of your success.

Spring trade is looking about for some one to take it in. Those who go after it with the best of advertising of their goods, will get all that’s due them and a little that really belongs to the “other man”

The front of the first floor of the Horace Clark new stone building on Sherman street, seems to be fatal to plate glass. A new one was put in the fore part of the week, to take the place of the one that was cracked last spring and one corner of the new one has had part of it cracked clear through, practically ruining the glass, although it can still be used. It is hard to state what the trouble is but it is presumed that the building is still settling, and that the weight on the glass during the process of settling is what checks it.

900 pairs of elegant quality—shoes worth up to $4.50 per pair, all go at $1.00 per pair at Chase’s.

BY SAVING the NICKLES AND DIMES YOU ARE EARNING DOLLARS DURING THE YEAR. YOU CAN DO THIS BY BUYING AT THE STANDARD CASH STORE, SHERMAN STREET.

Dr. Gantz, dentist, over Rosenthal’s clothing store , CROWN AND BRIDGE WORK.

 The Martin Mason Building is located in downtown Deadwood South Dakota.  Built in 1893, it was recently restored in the 00′s and was reopened in 2007. Now operating on the ground floor as the Wooden Nickel Casino with over 80 slots and restaurant. On the second floor is Deadwoods favorite downtown hotel the Martin Mason Hotel which features eight rooms restored in Victorian style. On the third floor is the 1898 Ballroom, a large gathering space for deadwood weddings, events, conferences and meetings. Deadwood and the Martin Mason Ballroom is fast becoming a favorite location for black hills weddings with it’s central location to everything Deadwood has to offer.

03/12/1899

The plate glass that was put in the front of H. S. Clark’s new building on Sherman street was broken by the workmen while putting it in, and the idea that it had been broken by the settling of the building was erronious. The first glass is believed to have been broken by the expansion and contraction of the iron frame, in which it was set, as that is known to occur at times. The building is on a first class foundation, and has been through settling for months.

IF YOU ARE NOT BUYING AT THE STANDARD CASH GROCERY, SHERMAN ST., YOU ARE LOSING MONEY. THE NEW CUSTOMERS ARE INCREASING DAILY.

Charles Karcher, who had a fire in his boot and shoe store last week, always carried the finest stock of footwear in the city. He always had the latest ideas, and his goods were of the very best quality. He received his spring goods a few days before the fire.

Seven thousand dollars worth of men’s, womens and children’s shoes saved from Charles Karcher’s stock, taken by the insurance companies, sold to D. Jacobs, will be offered to the people of Deadwood and vicinity on Wednesday, March 15, at 25 cents on the dollar. Two doors below Sam Schwarzwald’s, Main street.

A priceless blessing is found in Dr. Sawyer’s Arnica and Witch Hazel salve for piles, hives, scald-head, eczema, pin worms, burns and cuts. Wilcox Pharmacy, Deadwood, S.D.

 

03/18/1899

A force of men is at work, fitting the first floor of the Horace Clark building for the occupancy of A. E. Seebick, with his millinery parlors, and it is thought that he will be located during the coming week. The walls have been papered and decorated, and panel partitions are being put in to divide the work rooms off from the sales rooms and reception rooms. Mr Seebick purchased the furniture for his room while on his recent trip to Chicago and he will have an elegant place when it is finished.

 

03/28/1899

CAUGHT IN A MILLINER’S TRAP.

I was over on Sherman street yesterday and started to go up stairs in the Olympic building and guess I must have taken the wrong door; at any rate when I pushed those swing doors open I run right square into a sort of lattice work—(grill work they call it) vestibule with some gobelin tapestry hanging on one side and roses trailing all over the little archway and owl effects—I mean there were owls mixed in with the roses. Well, I just went on in to a big reception room and right in front of me I saw a large piece of estey, the original of which is in one of the royal palaces in Paris. The place looked a little different from any I had seen before—it had an esthetic and original style of furnishing about it—the wall was covered with reseda green crepe paper and there were rugs and portieres to match. Mr. Seebick came in just then and said he would show me around. The room where we were was the reception room and it was all fitted out, with beautiful Moorish gull work and furniture. I nearly forgot about the large mirrors—they have frames to match the color of the paper. Over in the corner, by his secretary, he had pictures of famous musicians and on one wall were hung four sword bayonets and scabbards that were used in the Franco-Prussian war. He has eight or ten Indian stools there and pretty sofa pillows in profusion, so we sat down and he pointed out the skin of a large South American Python on the wall, which a friend of his in Ringling Bros. Circus had presented to him, and then told me what it was all about. “You see, I am going to have the swellest establishment of this kind, in town. Some of my hats are shipped in, but the finer ones are made here—my own customers—just step this way and I’ll show you.” He took me through another arch of grill work, festooned with roses and hung with Veleour draperies, into his display room—showed me his pottery, a bust of Wagner, a quasi Queen Anne table and some more tapestry and from there into the work room, where there were ten or twelve young ladies making straw and other material into hats, trimming, etc. “Now these hats,” (picking up a beautiful creation) “are designed by me and made right here—the more common shapes are the only ones I ship in ready made” As we stepped back into the display room, Mr. Seeebick continued, “Mr. Miller, the hairdresser, will have the room just back of the work room and leading off from the room where I keep the stock “that is not made up.” When I reached the street once more, I looked at the front window and saw a truly metropolitan sign in gilt script letters “Seebicks—Importer and Designer of Millinery.” Well, I might have know it from the originality and dashing style inside. Haven’t you been there yet? You’d better go.

 

03/30/1899

The Success of the Season

Mr. Seebick and his entire corps were kept busy every moment and then were barely able to attend to all. As Mr. Seebick has arranged to have NEW PATTERNS AND DESIGNS arrive EACH DAY OF THIS WEEK, it is quite likely that Mr. Seebick and his clever assistants will have their hands full in attending to the wants of their many patrons this week.

The opening of Seebick’s millinery establishment in the Olympic building was a brilliant success in every way. His artistic parlors were filled to over-flowing with the finest people of our city and the surrounding towns, attracted there by the many rare and beautiful creations Mr. Seebick and his assistants had prepared.

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NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING.

Notice is hereby given that the annual meeting of the Olympic association will be held at the club rooms on Tuesday evening, April 11, 1899 at 8:30 o’clock, at which time the association will elect a board of seven directors and perform such other business as may come before the meeting.

(Seal.) H.A. CABLE

Secretary.