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America. He wants to interest him,
and it seems almpbt impossible to in
terest William in anything'. Ho doesn't
like America I think it's the beer."
"1 didn't like their beer myself," ad
mitted Ken on.
"Well, I shall arrange a meeting- be-
tween you and William, and then you
can talk it over. 1 know father would
be pleased if he became Interested flV
forming a mining company, or in any
thing, in fact."
After Edith Longw orth left him, Ken
ton waited where he was lor sometime
hoping Wentworth would come along,
so that he might tell him of their possi
ble new partner but the young man did
not appear At'last Kenyon rose and
began to search for him.- He passed
aloni? the deck, but found no'trace of
his friend. He looked for a moment
mto the smoking-room, but Wentworth,
was not there, went downstairs to
the saloon, but his search below was
equally fruitless. Coming up on d^ck
again he saw Miss Brewster sitting
alone reading a paper-covered novel.
"Ha\c you seen my friend Went
worth he asked the young woman.
Sho laid the book, open-faced, upon
her lap, rnd looked quickly up at Ken
ton beloie answering:
"I saw him not very long ago, but
I don't know where he is now. Per
haps \o will find him in his state
room in fact, I think it more than like
ly he is there," With that Miss Brew
ster resumed her reading.
[TO E CONTINUED
Tnc otficet of Fraternal Lodge No.
)2 A ,^A MM and Kedron Chap
ter No 120, O. E S were installed
lointly last night at then hall in the
L'ownsend building. Past Master Cor
diner acted as installing officer for the
oluo lodgo and Past Worthy Matron
Libby performed a like service for the
chapter The following are the lodge
officers for the ensuing year: A. A.
Caswell, W B. D. Grant, S. W.
B. VanAlstem, W N. E. Jes
mer treasurer, N A Ross, secretary
V. A Jack, S. Archie Grant,
E\ens, S. S.: S Libbj, J. S
1. S Bouck, chaplain. A Tibbetts,
The new officers of the chapter are.
Mis. D. Patterson, W. M. A. A
Caswell, W Mrs. B. D. Grant. A
Miss Mabel Evans, Mrs. C. A
lack, A Miss Sarah Orr, secre
tary, Mrs Campbell, treasurer:
Mis Monettc, chaplain Miss Berg, A.
Mis Borden, Mrs. R. F. Mc
lellan, Miv Hull, M.. Mis. F. L.
bmall 11 Mis Wm. Cordiner. W.:
T3 1) Giant, S Miss Bouck, O After
the ceremonies light lefreshments
Capt 1 Patter&on came o\er from
Cambridge Sunday to spend Christmas
with his familj
Biady and family willlea\e foi
Los Angeles. California, to-daj Mi
Bratlj writes that he will be back in
the sDring when he will visit hi*
Priuceton friends The schedule ot
hm Hill trains at present deprives,
him of that pleasuie Ernest will ac
company his paients and entei thf
Leland Stanfoi university
Hit annual ball of Mille Laco Com
pany No $ will occur at
fesmei'^ opeia house next Tuesday
evening Galu bio's oichestra has
been engaged to furnish the music and
suppei will be served bj Col. Newbert
at tht Commercial. All the populai
teatutesof these balls will be retained
and all who attend will be assured of a
very enioyable evening.
W Andiews, the traveling man
who was injured three weeks ago at
Grand Folks, has so fai lecovered as
to allow his removal to hie home in
Minneapolis, where he was taken b\
hi- stepson E W Farr. last week
His mind which has been clouded
SUN hi- head was injured, is rapidly
Hearing and he will soon be around
visiting his customers, as of jore
Hai r\ Walteis, a boy who has been
stci^in^ with Johnson for the
wintei had his left leg bioken Satut
dai night bj being thrown from a
wagon He was driving noma when
thp tod,ni started to run and before he
them undo control the
wagon struck some obstruction and he
was thiown against a tree. He was
brought to the village and the fracture
wdb reduced He is resting easily at
the Commercial where his mothei Transvaal. Subscriptions will be so
BRIEF BITS OP NEWS.
Jurors in the Molineaux case com
plain of being constantly shadowed by
ton, the world famed ornithologist and
scientist, is dead.
An operation for cancer of the stom
ach has been performed on Roland
Reed, the actor. His condition is very
The consolidation of the sanitary
enameling interests of the country,
known as the "bathtub" combination,
has just been completed.
Fire did damage to the amou.it of
$200,000 to the dry goods establishment
of George Dewald & Co. and the Kaag
crockery store at Fort Wayne, Ind.
A i j"* Jiij
The mam building of the trust tan
nery at Merrill, Wis., has burned.
The condition of Congressman C. A.
Boutelle of Maine is understood to be mission from this port just as soon as it
Formidable Earthworks Beiii"
Raised Immediately in Front
Enemy Also Being Reinforced,
Made a Reconnaissance and
Gatacre Trying to Reopen Com
munication With Indewe
LONDON, Dec. 28. The war effice
has received the following dispatch
from Cape Town, dated Deo. 26:
"There is no change in the situation.
Methnen reports that the enemy's force
has increased and has engaged in en
trenching miles from his outlying
Methuen reconnoitered with two
squadrons of mounted infantry, for two
miles along the line and drew the fire
of four guns and two Vickers machine
guns. Four horses were hit.
"The queen's Christmas message was
received with enthusiasm.
"Gatacre is endeavoring to reopen
communication with the Indewe col
GIBRALTAR, Dec. 28.The British
steamer Dunottar Castle, having on
board Lord Roberts of Kandahar, com
mander-in-chief of the British forces in
South Africa, arrived here Tuesday
evening. General Sir H. Kitchener,
who came from Egypt to join General
Boberts as his chief of staff, embarked
on board the Dunottar Castle and the
vessel sailed for Cape Town.
SUPPLIES FOR BOERS.
Shipments Said to Han
Made From New Orleans.
N EW ORLEANS, Dec. 28The British
consul here is authority for the story
that Ne Orleans has been one of the
chief ports used by Boer agents in se
curing supplies oo use in the Trans
vaal and that British ships have been
used largely in their shipment. Corn,
it seems, has been one of the principal
staples bought for the purpose and has
been shipped from this port without
creating either comment or suspicion.
The British authorities, however, ap
pear to have been possessed of more or
less information on the subject for
some time, but have been powerless to
stop the shipments. The plan, the
British consul says, has been to ship
the grain and other supplies from Ne
Orleans to Rotterdam and there to re
ship to ports from which the Transvaal
could be reached.
THE TIMES OPPOSES IT.
International Complications BllgUt Fol
low Seizure of Delagoa Bay.
LONDON, Dec. 28.The Times, in a
special article discussing the interna
tional law in relation to Boer supplies
from Delagoa Bay, says:
"Were we to adopt, either with or
without the consent of Portugal, the
drastic measures which are so easily
suggested in some quarters we might
find ourselves suddenly confronted with
international complications far more
serious and injurious to the successful
termination of the South African war
than the evils for which we seek an
KNOW NOTHING ABOUT IT.
Interested in the Ru-
mored Invasion of Canada.
CHICAGO, Dec. 28.John T. Keating,
national president of the Ancient Order
of Hibernians, declares that he knows
nothing of the rumored invasion of
Canada by four columns of Irishmen.
"There are many enthusiastic Irish
men who would be willing to attack
Canada, now that England's attention
is concentrated in South Africa," said
Mr. Keating, "but to my mind I think
the present moment requires active and
substantial aid to the Boers. I shall
call a meeting of the national directors
of the Ancient Order of Hibernians at
once. The directors will probably meet
in Washington or Pittsburg and the
question of assessment will be settled."
WILL CHARTER A SHIP.
Philadelphia to Send a Hospital
to the Transvaal.
PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 28.The North
Philadelphia will send a hospital
corps with surgeons and nurses to the
licited and a large pro-Boer meeting
will be held at the Academy of Music
shortly. Business men and leading cit
izens have been interested in the move*
nient, a committee has been appointed
to take charge of subscriptions and a
chartered steamer will be started on its
can be fitted out.
detectives. expressing sympathy with the Boers i-n
The strike of French miners in the their war with Greatt Britain, identical
St. Etienne district has spread to the with the resolution which was adopted
Loire district. i by thfe board of aldermen last Friday,
Professor Elliott Coues of Washing-
Sympathy Resolution Laid Over.
NEW YORK, Dec. 28.A resolution
Gu Sgenbeimer ruled that the res
olution was out of order and it was laid
Revolutionary Sons Banquet/
^ST. PAUL, Dec. 28.-General J. W.
Bishop of St. Paul was elected to the
presidency of the'Order of the Sons of
the American Revolution at the annual
meeting at the Commercial" club, suc
ceeding Judge*Ell Torrance of Minne
apolis. Following time-honored custom
the organization celebrated the anni
versary of the memorable battle of
Trenton, with its annual, followed by a
Beverldge Says Statement* as to Qoav'I
Strength Are All Guesses.
INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 28. Senator Bev
eridge has made the following state
ment concerning Senator Quay:
"The talk about Quay not naving
votes enough to seat him is nonsense
so are the claims that he has enough
votes to seat him. Nobody knows just
what the situation is. Nobody- knows,
for example, how I shall vote. I know
that many other senators are exactly in
the same situation. The whole matter
is a pure question of constitutional con
struction. All this talk about corrupt
elections, etc., lias nothing to do with
the case. Quay is not claiming there
was an election. He is claiming
through an appointment by the gov
ernor. The question is whether or not
the governor had a constitutional right
to appoint him. I have not had time
yet to give that question the special
study which its immense importance
demands. When I hay* done so, I
shall know how I shall vote. That
consideration, and that alone, will de
termine the matter. This is also the
case with a great number of other sen
HELD AS A RESERVE.
Bight Thousand European Troops Now
LONDON, Dec. 28.The Cape Town
correspondent of The Daily News, tele
graphing Wednesday, Deo. 20, says:
"Lord Methuen, I understand, in
tends to remain at Modder River about
three weeks longer.
"Prom Boer sources, hitherto sin
gularly well informed, I learn that
there are 8,000 European officers and
men skilled in modern military tactics,
particularly artillery, now in Pretoria,
as a reserve.
"Our administrative official in th
Cape service, who has just returned
from official relieving duty in ths
Dutch district, says the news of the
British reverses has been received with
great joy, even in localities where there
is no open revolt."
THREE LEADING QUESTIONS.
Mr. Bryan Has No Intention of Abandon*
Ins Any of Them.
AUSTIN, Tex., Dec. 28.W. J. Bry
an's attention was called to a dispatch
from Washington stating that he had
written Congressman Daly of New
Jersey that he would make several
speeches in the East, discussing trust*,
and imperialism, and he was asked as
to whether the report indicated an in
tention of abandoning the silver ques
tion. He replied:
''Congressman Daly has probably
been misquoted. I expect to make sev
eral speeches in the East, but I expect
to discuss the money question along
with other questions. There are three
questions now prominently before the
people: The money question, the trust
question and the Philippine question.
Whenever I make a political speech 1
discuss all three questions."
TO ENTERTAIN DEMOCRATS.
Big Fight on for the National Convent*
tion Nest Tear.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 28.There prom
ises to be a lively contest between New
York, Kansas City, Chicago and St.
Louis for the next Democratic national
convention. Committees on ways and
means have been appointed in the cities
mentioned and already the members of
the Democratic national committee
have been flooded with literature call
ing attention to the special claims of
each. New York has thus far put up
the most tempting bid and Ne York
ers are even now claiming enough votes
pledged to give them the convention.
Their principal argument, besides their
money and hotel accommodations, is
that Ne York is a pivotal state and
that the holding of the national con
vention there would help th Demo
'TWAS A HOT FIGHT.
Battle In Which Logan Was Killed One
of the Worst on Luzon.
WASHINGTON Dec. 28. Mail advices
have reached the war department in
regard to tne crushing defeat admin
istered by Wheaton's brigade to the in
surgents near San Jacinto, early in
November, in which engagement Majoi
John A. Logan, Jr., lost his life. Ac
cording to the correspondents, it was
one of the sharpest engagements of the
war, resulting in the death of more in
surgents than any other fight since the
beginning of the insurrection.
The battle oraged for two hours, and
at its conclusion, 77 dead Filipinos were
found in the trenches. It is estimated
that over 100 insurgents were killed in
the fight. Twenty-nine prisoners and
100 rifles were captured.
Condemned Negro Murderer Escape*.
NORFOLK, Va., Dec. 28.Walter Cot
ton, a desperate negro murderer sen
tenced to hang Jan. 12 for murder,
walked out of the county jail here at 6
a. m., despite the presence of J. Saun
ders, the night death watch in the cell,
and escaped. Saunders was asleep in a
Immense Avalanohe Reported.
VICTORIA, B. Dec. 28.The tele
graph operator at Glacier in, the Rocky
mountains, reports that an immense
avalanche has swept down the moun
tain near there, covering 850 feet of
track and taking down a number of tel
Five Bridges Washed Away.
SEATTLE, Wash., Dec. 28.One of the
most disastrous floods is raging along
tbe Noonack i^ "Whatcom county. Five
Of seyen bridges over the river have
been swept away, fonr of tjiem being
Took Moneys and Tobacco.
FISHER, Minn., Dec. 28.Burglars
broke into and looted the stores of Gun
der Krestue, Sam Lorrison and Merrill
Tofte& CJ., andsecured in all about
$60 in cash and 12 pounds of tobacco.
There is no clue.
Hindu Priests Offer Prayers For
Success of British Arms
Also Ask For the Disappearance
of Famine and Plague in
AH the Trouble Due to the Posi
tion of the Planets Last
N EW YORK, Deo. 28.Hindu astrol
ogers, according to Bombay papers
which have just been received, are con
necting the famine, the plague and
British reverses to the peculiar con
junction of the planets, when on Nov.
15 seven planets were in the sign of
Scorpio. The Hindus of Bombay,
therefore, to avert further calamity,
and assure success to the Biitish arms,
arranged for special prayers and relig
ious ceremonies at one of their great
temples. Seventy-five learned Brahmins
officiated. The first act was the pre
sentation of gifts to these priests of val
uable shawls and money.
The priests then invoked divine bles
sings on the rulers and ruled, and the
people sang hymns in Marathi, and
Gujarati, of which the Indian papers
give the following translation:
"God grant that the illustrious and
merciful Victoria may always enjoy
perfect peace and happiness that feel
ings of loyalty may remain deeply
rooted in the hearts of her subjects and
that the kingdom may be free from all
foreign invasions. May all differences
between the rulers and the ruled van
ish may her majesty's subjects move
in the path of righteousness may all
treason disappear may famine and
pestilence fly away may the people of
the Transvaal come to repent their acta
of folly, and may her majesty's forces
gain glory and success on the fields of
battle in Africa."
At the close of the service, three
cheers were given for the long life,
glory and success of her majesty, the
queen empress. CHURCHILL'S ESCAPE.
London Newspaper Correspondent Telle
How Hd Got Away Front Pretoria.
LONDON, Dec. 28. Mr. Winston Spen
cer Churchill has cabled and The Morn
ing Post publishes an account of his es
cape from captivity with the Boers,
after having been made a prisoner in
the reconnaissance of an armored train
at Estcourt. The dispatch,, which is
dated Loureazo Marques, Dec. 21, says:
"In the evening I concealed myself
in a railway truck, under a great pile
of sacks. I had a small store of good
watei. I remained hidden so, chancing
discovery. The Boers searched the
train at Eomatipoort, bat did not
search deep enough. After some 60
hours of misery, I came safely here. I
am very weak, but am free. I have
lost many pounds in weight, but am
light in heart. I shall avail myself of
every opportunity henceforth to urge
earnestly the unflinching and uncom
promising prosecution ot the war.
"On the afternoon of Dec. 12, the
Transvaal's secretary informed me that
there was little chance of my release.
I therefore lesolved to escape, and the
same night I left the state schools
prison in Pretoria by climbing the wall
when the sentry's back was turned
momentarily. I walked through the
streets of the town without disguise,
meeting many burghers, but was not
challenged in the crowd. I got through
the pickets of the town guards and
struck the Delagoa Bay railroad. I
walked along it, evading the watchers
at the bridges and culverts and waited
for a train beyond the first station.
The 11:10 goods train from Pretoria had
arrived before I reached the place and
was moving at full speed. I boarded
it with great difficulty and hid under
coal sacks. I jumped from the
train before dawn and was shel
tered during the day in a small
wood, in company with a huge vul
ture, who displayed a lively interest
in me. I walked on at dusk. There
were no more trains that night. The
danger of meeting the guards of the
line continued, but I was obliged to
follow it, as I had no compass or map.
I had to make wide detours to avoid
bridges, stations and huts, and so my
progress was very slow.
"Chocolate is not a satisfying food.
The outlook was gloomy, but I perse
vered with God's help. For five days
my food supply was very precarious. I
was lying up by daylight and walking
"Meanwhile my escape had been dis
covered and my description telegraphed
everywhere. All trains were searched
and everyone was on the watch for me.
Four times the wrong people~were ar
"The sixth day I managed to board a
train beyong Middleburg, from whence
there was direct service to Delagoa."
Suicide Theory Doubted.
YANKTON, S. D., Dec. 28.The body
of A* W. Petterson, the defaulting
county treasurer, drowned at St. Louis
last week, has arrived here and was es
corted to the family residence by dele
gations from tbe Odd Fellows, Knights
of Pythias and United Workmen. The
theory of suicide is discredited by many
here, as the circumstances under which
the body was found lead them to be
lieve that there was foul play.
Dewey's Bear Arrives.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 28.The Dewey
bear, sent by friends of the admiral in
Bemidji, Minn., arrived at Washington
hungry, fierce and unmanageable, and
he was taken in charge of by the keep
ers of the National Zoological park,
ancMs confined at the zoo
Lost Durlntf the Hurricane
NORFOLK, Va., Dec. 28.The big
Johnson line steamer Noranmore has
arrived here from Liverpool after one
one of the most tempestuous passages
on record. Captain Richardson, her
commander, reported having seen-an
unknown bark founder at sea with her
crew of 12 men.
The hurricane which swept the coast
last Saturday strnck the Noranmore at
tea at night. The waves rolled over
her almost continuously and Would,
Captain Richardson says, have swamped
an ordinary ship. Soon after the storm
arose the Noranmore overhauled a
Strange bark which was
On the Point of Foundering",
Several lights were burning aboard her
and 12 men, believed from their ges
tures to be foreigners, were seen run
ning about her decks, which were
awash. A boat's crew in one of the
Noranm ore's boats was put oyer tne
side and the men pulled for the bark.
The boat was swamped almost imme
diately. The men, who wore life jack
ets, were picked up by a second boat,
which was, however, compelled to re
turn to the Noranmore. While the
rescue of these men was being effected
the bark disappeared in the darkness
and Captain Richardson says that be
yond a doubt she and her crew went
down. Search made after day broke
revealed no sign of her.
MORE B08TON FAILURE.
Brokerage Firm of Edward
Hodges 4k Co. Goes to the Wall.
BOSTON, Dec. 2d. Edward C. Hodges
& Co., bankers and brokers of 53 State
street, have suspended business. The
grm is one of the largest in the city.
Its dealings have been principally in
The firm is a member of the Boston
and New York Stock exchanges and
Chicago board of trade.
Mr. Hodges said that the trouble waa
caused by the refusal of the Boston
banks to give the firm credit on United
States mining shares.
"We have 5,000 shaies of that stock
on hand," said Mr. Hodges, "and when
the banks refused to accept it as col
lateral,, there was- no course for us but
to protect our creditors."
G. C. Dickson, of the law firm of
Dickson & Knowles, has been named
ATTACK ON SUBIG.
American Garrison Surprised by Fill
pinos Under General Santa Ana.
MANILA, Dec. 28.General Santa
Ana, with a force of insurgents esti
mated at 300, attacked the garrison at
Subig. A body of marines were sent
from Olongaporo reinforce the garrison
and the Filipinos were driven back,
several being killed. There were no
casualties on the American side.
A company of the Forty-sixth volun
teer infantry, together with a contin
gent ot marines, have been sent from
Manila to reinforce the Subig' garrison
The attack was wholly unexpected,
as it had been thought that there were
no Filipino troops in the vicinity of
Subig. Extraordinary precautions will
be taken to prf vent a lecurrence of the
EMPLOYS FIVE HUNDRED.
Sioux City's New lacking House Begins
SIOJJX CITY, la., Dec. 28.The Inter
national Packing company's Sioux City
plant commenced operations Tuesday
morning with a force of about 500 men
and at a capacity of 1,500 hogs per day.
Improvements and enlargements will
be made in the various departments
until Feb. 1, when it is expected to
have it running at its maximum capac
ity of 3,000 hogs, 500 cattle and 500
sheep per day. The force will be in
creased to about 1,500.
Chaneo of Hague Representatives.
N EW YORK, Dec. 28.G. De Weck
herhn, for many years envoy extror
dinary and minister plenipotentiary of
the Netherlands in this country will
act in the same capacity in Turkey,
and Baron Gevers, until now holding
this position at Bucharest, has been ap
pointed to fill the vacancy in the United
To Protect State Pine.
ST. PAUL, Dec. 28.The state staff of
cruisers will be doubled after the first
of the year. Auditor Dunn has decided
such action necessary in order to pro
tect state lands from trespassers. Of
late he has received reports from his
men that a keen lookout is necessary to
ward off the intruders and guard against
a heavy loss.
Placue in Severo Type.
SYDNEY, S. W Dec. 28.The
British consul at Noumea confirms the
report that the plague in a severe type
is raging and that many deaths from
that cause have occurred in Ne Cal
edonia. The governments of Austra
lia have taken stringent precautions for
quarantining arrivals from Noumea.
Several Farmers Burned Out.
EUREKA, S. D., Dec. 28.A disas
trous prairie fire passed across the conn
try east of this city Tuesday. Several
families were burned out near Leola and
Ipswich. The fire started at or near
the North Dakota line and swept south
east, passing west of Leola and through
One Hatfield* Kills Another.
MATEWAN, W. Va., Dec. 28.Wayne
Hatfield, son of Elias Hatfield, and a
nephew of "Devil" Anse Hatfield, shot
and killed George Hatfield's son of
Bear Creek. The shooting occurred in
George Brazeur's store. Wayne Hat
field escaped to the mountains.
Charged With Stealing S.OOO.
CHICAGO, Dec. 28.Clyde H. Wal
lace, a clerk in the United States sub
treasury In this city, has been arrested
on the charge of having stolen $5,000 in
gold from the office. The young man
is said to have made a full confession to
the secret service officials.
Traii^ript of. Evidence Before
^the Interstate Commerce
Commission, Vf* ^*L~^H
To Be Sent to the Attorney Gen
eral, Following Bequest
Hope For Injunction Entraining
WASHINGTON, Dec. 28.Ttie 'infer^
state commerce commission has decidef|
to comply with the request of the ship?
pers of freight to transmit to the at
torney general of the United States ft
transcript of evidence taken before tm
commission last week, on the increase
in the classification of freight by t]ba
official classification committee. The
shippers in their petition urged that the
testimony showed a violation of the
Sherman anti-trust act. Their desire SET
that the attorney general shall take
action by injunction or otherwise to
restrain the railroads from putting the
classification into effect on Jan. 1.
TRYING TO AGREE,
Western Passeneer Association and Out
side Companies In Conference.
CHICAGO, Dec. 28.General passenger
agents of all lines in the Western Pas
senger association and the four outside
roads, the Wisconsin Central, Great
Western, Minneapolis and St. Louis
and Chicago, Milwaukee and St. PauL/
met here to settle, if possible, the
Chicago-St. Paul rate difficulties, ami
to reach an agreement on the division
of business, the chief stumbling bloofc
in the way of the affiliation of the oat
side lines with the passenger associff-'
tion. It is considered probable tha
this object will have been accomplished
before the meeting adjourns, as the
Wisconsin' Central, which heretofore
has steadfastly refused to join the as
sociation, has announced its willingness
to come in with the other roads, pro
vided it is given a fair proportion of thB
business. N serious trouble is antici
pated in reaching an agreement on this
IOWANS TO RAISE RICE.
Syndicate Has Options on a sparse Area
of Texas Lands.
AUSTIM, Tex Dec. 28.An Iowa syn
dicate headed by D. B. Hurd and A. H.
McVey has secured options on 1,402
acres of rice lands Jefferson county
for which they have agreed to pay
$185,000 The same parties have alse
secured a iK) day option on another
tract, which makes the total transac*
tion amount to the purchase of 14,2$jr
acres, to cost them $225,000. The g?k-
tlemen act as trustees for a syndicate
now being organized in Iowa to go inta
the rice busme&s on a large scale. This
syndicate is projected with a paid up
capital of $500,000, and in addition to
raising the rice, it is to be cleaned and
graded on the farm The plan haft
progressed so far that the trustees say
the options on the land was necessary
to the completion of organization*
Farmers from Iowa are to be brought
to Texas to do the work and they wiH
be stockholders. Certified checks have
been deposited for 5 per cent of the
Indians Engage in a Fight.
WILMOT, S. D., Dec. 28.John and
Ed Isaacs brutally assaulted Peter
Wachednta and Michael Dnggan, two
other Indians, at a house in Long Hol
low township, this county. Both were
badly beaten and choked into insensi
bility. Wachednta, who was left to
dead, is still alive, but his death is ex
Milton, N. D., Dec. 28.The Sar
gent county grand jury indicted 43 men
charged with conspiracy in the gopher
tail swindle there. Some are charged
with forging the orders and signing the
name of the county clerk. It is sain*
that several of the men indicted have
left the country rather than stand true!.
Secured More Than Sl.OOO.
GREEKVII^E, Ind., Dec. 28.The rear
idence of George Hancock, a well-to-do
farmer, was entered by two burglars
who overpowered Hancock and
wounded him in such a manner thafi
his recovery is doubtful. The burglaig
then secured $1,030 and fled.
Highbinders Fight a Battle.
MARYSVILLE, Cal., Dec. 28.Chinook
was the scene of a lively battle be
tween rival highbinder societies, the
Sury Sing and Hop Sing. About WO
shots were fired. One Chinaman, a
member of the Sury Sing faction, was
Eastern Lines Yield.
OMAHA, Dec. 28.It is announced in
local railroad circles that the Easten
roads have backed down on the deter
mination to discontinue, after Jaik 1
the allowance of the proportionate rate
on freight shipments destined for Mis
souri river points.
Flandrean's New Superintendent.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 28.Indian Com
missioner Jones has appointed Charted
F. Price, superintendent of Oneida)^
school, Wis., to succeed Leslie E. Davis^11
as superintendent of the Flandrean to
dian school, S. D.
Hilda Blake Hanged.
28.-EmmeI^.. BRANDON, Man., Dec.
Hilda Blake, a domestic, was hangqg1
here for the murder of Mrs. Lane, her
mistress. The execution was private
only a few persons witnessed it. ^-S