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HANDS CHOPPED OFF
Bishop Hamer Tortured by Boxers
in North China.
SOAKED IN OIL AND BURNED
With Htm Perished 5,000 Converts-
All the Minion Building;*
,£ Destroyed. .
Maw York Sun Smmolml Sorvlcm
•San Francisco, - Jan. 16.— Advices from
Hongkong* by the steamer Gaelic give fur
ther details, of some of the revolting bar
barities Inflicted upon missionaries and
British converts in North China.
Bishop Hamer, whose death was officially
reported some time ago, was seized, while
celebrating mass, bound ' and : - marched
through the city, and as he counted his
beads as he marched along, his hands were
chopped off. He was then thrown into a
loathsome prison. ■ Three days later he
was wrapped in cotton, soaked in kerosene
and burned to death. With him perished
5,000 converts, and every church and build-
Ing connected with .the missions was de
Another priest, Father Heirinan; ' was
seized with a confere. Father Hallet at
Huiwa-chong and horribly mutilated. His
companion's fate is unknown.
Father Saegers of Johol Magnolia was
carried several miles, bound like & pig on a
bamboo, Thrown into a ditch and burled
alive. ' ".-■■■■
President. Wants Him In Washing
ton ,aa an Adviser.
Washington, Jan. 16.— W. W. Rockhill,
special commissioner of the United States '
to China, has been recalled. Mr. BockalU's
withdrawal is due to the desire of the ad
ministration to have him in Washington,
where he will be able to advise the presi
dent and Secretary Hay on the eastern
problem. He will leave Peking for the
United States as soon as navigation opens.
Ordered to Peking.
Shanghai, Jan. x 6.— Yuh Shi Kai, governor
of the province of Shantung, has been ordered
to proceed to Peking to assist in the peace
negotiations, but it Is expected here he will
decline to go.
Put on the Bin; Seal.
Peking, Jan. 16.—Price Ching and his staff
were a long time in the forbidden city. They
saw a woman servant guarding the imperial
sea/ She produced the seal, the papers were
sealed in her presence, and then the seal wa3
Peking Judicial System.
Peking, Jan. 16.—The allied military com
manders have instituted a judicial system
here. Chinese judges were appointed in each
district by the commanding general. The
death penalty is provided by international
agreement for those participating in the
Boxer movement, or robbery during the up
rising, for attacking foreign police or their
representatives, and for resisting arrest for
murder or attempted murder, robbery, coun
terfeiting and plundering. Death sentences
must be approved by the commanding general
of the district.
ENGLISH LESS VIOLENT
CHANGED TONE ON THE TREATY
Article by Henry WHtterson la At
tracting Attention in
*3mw York Sun Special Smrvlcm
London. Jan. 16.— article written by
Henry Watterson of the Louisville
Courier-Journal on 'The Relations of the
united States and England" is attracting
much attention here. It is considered an
adroit and friendly summary of American
opinion respecting the Nicaragua canal,
and a strong appeal to the foreign office
for the acceptance -of the senate amend
ments to the treaty." Copies have been
sent to Lord Lansdowne,- Joseph Chamber
lain and other members of the cabinet,
and it is hoped that it will exert a marked
influence in promoting the settlement of
the canal question.
The points on which special stress is
laid, in this article are that the senate
has not added anything Lord Salisbury
would not have sanctioned if he had been
consulted' in advance of Secretary Hay;
that no English interests are touched by
the. amendments; that Lord Salisbury, by
accepting the' revised text, can lay "the
foundation of a friendship ; between the
two nations more enduring than any al
liance, and that there are strong reasons
for a better understanding and a working
agreement between the United States and
Now that they have had time to con
sider the matter, a noticeable change is
taking place In the views of the leading
English newspapers with regard to the>
Nicaragua canal question. The Telegraph
says that England is prepared to recog
nize America's claims to the control -of the
undertaking, so long as provision is
made that the canal shall be free and
open to vessels of all nations on terms of
entire equality, so that there shall be no
discrimination against any nation in re
spect to conditions or charges on traffic or
otherwise. The paper adds that if the
United States were to press for the formal
abrogation of the Clayton-Bulwer treaty
In the usual diplomatic manner, the Brit
ish government would not prove difficult
to deal with.
QDo Cure the Grip in Two Days
avativeßromo-Quinine removes the cause.
Wn Tins Fang in Demand as a Pub
A'ew Torb Sun Spoeial Service
Washington, Jan. 16.—Wu Ting Fang,
the Chinese minister, is becoming the most
popular orator in the country and receives
quite as many invitations to deliver public
addresses and after dinner speeches as Mr.
Depew. He is going to St. Louis, Chicago
and Indianapolis next month. If he ac
cepted every invitation he would be on the
lecture platform or at a public banquet
Mr. Wu is a very pleasing speaker. He
has a droll way of telling truths that takes
with an audience. His speeches have done
much to change the opinion prevailing
among the American public about his own
Thrown Away Entirely.
& It is curious to observe how hard it if
forborne people to give up coffee drink
ing, after they have, become, at; least half
satisfied, that it is the cause of their ill
health, but it becomes an easy task to
give it ,up when: one takes Postum Food
Coffee in its place, providing, of course
that Postum is made according to direc
tions, for then it has the rich, beautiful
color,- and a satisfying taste, while the
rapid improvements in health clinches the
argument. :: —-~- ..,-._ . - ... ,
A young lady at Cambridgeport Mass
says: "When it was shown to me plainly
that my ill health and excessive nervous
ness was largely due to the coffee habit I
realized that 1 must give ;t up but' it
was next to impossible to do so. How
ever, I made the trial and took Postum
Food Coffee, with tie mental reservation
of the "privilege,' as 1 termeii it, of drink
ing coffee once a week.
"Little did I dream what a true friend
Postum was destined to become to me.
The old stomach trouble left, the nervous
ness vanished, and good, natural, healthy
sleep came to my relief. In less than six
months I felt like another person, I was
so well and happy.
"The 'reserve privilege* in regard to
using regular coffee was thrown to the
winds, i have noi the slightest desire for
it; in fact, I very much prefer my Postum
to any coffee."
SEND MORE TROOPS
Reinforcements Will Be Hurried to
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ALARM :v- OVER THE SITUATION
British Troopi Are Said to Be Worn
. Out and Completely Dis
. courased. . <
Mow York Sun Snmolal Smrvlcm.
London, Jan. Finally aroused by the
alarming - situation in South Africa, the
government has. decided to pour reinforce
ments into the Transvaal as rapidly as pos
General Brabant, the commander-In
chief in Cape Colony has sounded a note
of warning that cannot be ignored, when
in addressing a conference of mayors at
Cape Town he said the only hope of check
ing the invasion was to send 1,000 men to
the front lined lately.
In connection with this warning is the
fact generally admitted that the British
troops" now in South Africa are utterly
worn out. The Boers have kept them in
a state of anxiety until many of them bor
der on nervous prostration. Others have
become indifferent, their fighting spirit is
gone, and new blood must be infused to
get any life into the forces.
This has ben brought home to the war
office and the result is the determination
to hasten enlistments and speed the re
cruits to the front without delay.
It is officially stated that the war office
will invite the enlistment of 5,000 addi
tional yeomanry for service in South Af
It is unofficially stated that the war of
fice has telegraphed to the commanders of
most of the volunteer battalions in the
country asking how many men they can
supply and when they can supply them to
replace volunteers who have been in South
Africa for a year. It Is understood that
5.000 men are wanted for a year or until
the war ends.
Pretoria, Jan. 16.—The Boers have captured
a convoy of twelve wagons with provisions
for troops at Rhynoster Kop. They killed
two of the British guards and wounded
eleven. The remaining nine surrendered. The
Boers, apparently fearing the approach of
other troops, abandoned the wagons and pris
BURNED BY THE MOB
Alexander, the Kansas Negro, Put
to Death at the Stake.
GOVERNOR BLAMES THE SHERIFF
He Sa>« the Militia Waa Ready to
Guard the Life of the
Leavenworth, Kan., Jan. 16.—Fred Alex
ander, the negro who Saturday evening
attempted to assault Miss Eva Roth, and
who was supposed to have assaulted and
killed Pearl Forbes in this city in Novem
ber last, was taken from the
sheriff's guard and burned to the
stake at the scene of his crime, half a
dozen blocks from the center of the city.
Probably 8,000 people witnessed the lynch
Alexander was brought to the city from
the penitentiary at Lansing in the after
noon and placed in the county jail. Sheriff
Everhardy refused to surrender the negro,
so the mob battered down the doors. A
railroad rail was stuck into the ground
and the negro was fastened to it with
chains. Then coal oil was poured over his
body and set afire by the father of the
Forbes girl. The negro protested inno
cence to the last.
The sheriff was taken sick during the
excitement at the county jail and Is now
confined to his bed. The sheriff
asked the governor for the state militia
by telephone and the governor replied
that he would send the militia but would
require a written request or a telegraph
message. This, for some reason, it Is
said, was not done.
Governor Blames tbe Sheriff.
Topeka, Kan., Jan. 16. —Governor Stan
ley is very indignant at the result of the
lynching at Leavenworth. He says he will
restore the death penalty in Kansas.
"The sheriff of Leavenworth is either a
despicable scoundrel or a despicable cow
ard," said the governor. "There was no
reason in the world that the negro should
not have been protected to the last. The
whole militia power of the state would
have been devoted to that effort and the
sheriff knew it all the time.
"I ordered the militia of Lawrence and
Topeka to be ready and they would have
been sent to the scene of the trouble the
minute the sheriff would say he needed
them. Instead, however, the sheriff was
very sure he could guard the man.
"The warden of the penitentiary had no
right to keep Alexander there, as he had
been convicted of no crime. He could do
nothing else than deliver him to the
sheriff when that Individual insisted that
it should be done. The sheriff is to blame,
and nobody else."
A joint resolution was passed by the
Kansas legislature to-day deploring and
condemning the Leavenworth lynching,
favoring a most rigid investigation, and
demanding that the perpetrators be pun
Sheriff Everhardy said to-day:
Those who condemn me should place them
selves in my position. I did my duty so far
as lay within my power, but was over
whelmed by superior numbers. I deplore the
fact that Alexander was burned. I did my
full duty as sheriff of Leavenworth county.
I did not request state militia and am glad
the troop* did not arrive. If they had, sev
eral innocent lives would have been lost.
A LITTLE TOO SLOW
French Claim Wireless Telephony
Discovery a Minneapolis Honor.
Paris. Jan. 16.—M. Emilie Qautier an
nouuces that the first step has been made in
the discovery in wireless telephony. He
ascribes the diseoveiy to M. Machie, a French
inventor whose experiments M. Gautier wit
nessed in the forest of St. Germain on Sun
day. The transmitter was in a house on the
ousklrts of the forest. It was connected with
the earth in the manner in which lightning
rods are connected. Two iron posts, ninety
feet apart, connected with the conducting
wire, were planted in the ground about 1,000
yards distant. Voices and other sounds at
the transmitter were clearly heard at an or
dinary telephone receiver attached to one of
M. Machie will not divulge the secret of
his discovery. •
If. Machie has hitherto not succeeded in
transmitting messages further than 1,000 me
The statement in the above dispatch that
M. Machie's discovery is the first step in
the direction of wireless telephony ia incor
rect. On Dec. 21 last the New York Bun pub
lished a dispatch from Minneapolis giving
the details of a successful experiment in the
use of telephone without wires made by
James Kelsey of the Northwestern Telephone
exchange. The facts of this experiment were
cabled to Europe, but apparently failed to
attract attention. Somewhat successful ex
periments have also been tried in England.
Paris, Jan.. 16.—A duel with swords was
fought to-day between M. Lrbain Gohier a
well-known anti-millionaire writer and au
thor of "The Army Against the Natiou," and
M. Latapie, a journalist, who considered him
self insulted by one of M. Gohier's articles in
the Aurore. M. Gohier was severely wounded
in the abdomen during the first onslaught
and the duel was stopped.
THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL.
ALL AN ACCIDENT
Defense in Jennie Bosschieter Mur
KNOCK-OUT DROPS ARE DENIED
Attorney Says Hackman'a Story of
an Aaaault In Not True—-Me-
Paterson, N\ J., Jan. 16.—0f the three
alleged murderers of Jennie Bosschieter,
the mill.girl, Death shows the most de
jection and nervousness. McAlister is
comparatively selfpossessed, but Camp
bell is evidently troubled and anxious.
There is a possibility of the defense clos
ing its case to-day and the trial ending
Michael Dunn to-day opened the case
for the defense. He promised to prove
that the death of Jennie Bosschieter was
not caused in ihe commission of assault.
The meeting of the four men, McAlister,
Campbell. Death and Kerr, was not pre
arranged, and that the girl made the
first advances that opened the way for
the meeting af Saal's saloon. In the
saloon the girl drank freely, taking cock
tails and absinthe. She became drowsy.
Then she was escorted from the saloon
to the hack. She was not carried. In
the hack she had become unconscious, and
the men lifted her from the hack to the
ground, where they kneeled around her
and made every effort to revive her, rub
bing her 1 hands and face. The hackman
was mistaken when he testified that the
accused men assaulted the girl.
The death of Jennie Bosschieter was ac
cidental, her drink was not drugged by
the defendants. The misfortune that be
fell her might fall to any other girl under
, MrAUiter'n Story.
Walter. C. McAlister testified that on
the evening of Oct. 18 he saw Jennie
Bosshieter with Death and Campbell. He
had known Jennie Bosshcieter about, two
and a half years. He had taken her rid
ing when he first became acquainted with
her, but had never been to any social
affairs with her.
The witness and Kerr walked to Saal's
saloon. Death came out of the back room
and McAlister asked whether he might
Join the party, and Death replied that he
would ask the girl, Jennie Bosschieter.
He called to McAlister to come in. The
witness ordered a bottle of champagne.
The girl drank two glasses of wine and
then appeared to be "pretty full." There
was a hack outside of the saloon, and it
was thought that a drive would do the
girl good. They drove up the GofHe road,
intending to stop at Lee's place, but when
they reached there it was closed. Then
they turned around to drive home, and
had entered the Rock road mhen the girl
complained of feeling ill. She asked to
be taken out of the carriage. They tried
in every way to revive her. They put her
back into the hack and drove to Dr.
Wiley's office, and as he was not at home,
they hurried to Dr. Townsend's house
It was our intention to act on the sug
gestion c>f the hackman at first and drive to
the girl's borne. We purposed to leave the
dead body on the front stoop of the Boes
chieter home, but there were so many per
sons passing in the neighborhood that we
decided to turn back, and finally left the
body, where it could easly be found, near
This concluded McAlister'a direct testimony.
After a day in which one event crowded
on the heels of another and dramatic in
cident followed dramatic incident, the
prosecution in the case of the three young
men on trial for the murder of Jennie
Bosschieter, rested its case at the close of
The prosecution demands a verdict of
murder in the first degree for the reason
that, under the laws of New Jersey a per
son who compasses the death of another
by the unlawful administration of poison
is guilty of murder in the first degree, on
the ground that one who compasses the
death of another as an incident to the
commission of a felony is also guilty of
the same crime in the same degree.
REPORTED DEAD TOO SOON
BAROX VOX KETTELER'S MURDER
Mr. Gamewell Says the .News Was
Printed in America Four Days
Before the Crime.
Maw York Sun Special Smmvlom
Washington, Jan. 16.—Rev. F. D. Game
well, tbe Methodist missionary who did
valuable services during the siege of the
legations in Peking and who Is now in
this country, thinks he has made a re
Baron yon Ketteler, the German minis
ter, he says, was murdered June 20, in
Peking. The announcement of his death
appeared in American newspapers June 16,
telegraphed from Hongkong to London
under the date of June 16, four days before
the assassination. Thus far there is no
explanation. Mr. Gamewell insists he is
sure of his dates.
SUSTAINED THE ORDER
Brown «1 Saenger Given a Small
Judgment Against S. Dakota.
Special to The Journal.
Pierre, S. D., Jan. 16.—1n the supreme court
this morning an opinion was handed down
by Judge Haney in the case of Brown &
Saenger vs. the State of South Dakota, in
which Judgment is rendered in favor of the
plaintiffs for $180. The case is one in which
the right is tested of an officer to order sup
plies which will be used by his successor.
The court holds that in the absence of fraud
or collusion and in good faith and when or
dered in the regular course of business, the
order should be sustained.
The court admitted A. J. Keith of Sioux
Falls on a certificate from the supreme
court of Minnesota.
,Governor Herreid has granted an extradi
tion warrant on request of the governor of
North Dakota for Charles Banfield,'- wanted
at Ellendale on a charge of burglary, and
a requisition on the governor of Colorado for
Homer Camden, wanted at- Mitchell on a
charge of criminal assault.
SALT CURE IS OLD
It Has Been Used at Intervals - for
Years, Says Dr. Fletcher.
»M> York Sun Sjteelal Service
Washington, Jan.. 16.—Dr. Fletcher of
the medical library says that the salt cure
now . attracting <so much attention is very
old, but that its use has been spasmodic.
Every few years it seems to be ; revived
with more or lesa success and after a time
is : abandoned by practitioners. \ At each
revival, however, new methods of applica
tion are developed.
A WELSH RABBIT SET.
A Welsh "rabbit" set, in china, exquisitely
band-painted, has a narrow, oblong platter
to hold the strips of toast, and rather small
round plates. The set is decorated in wood
violets in natural tints with rabbits in vari
ous poses among the sprays. • •
The Lion's Share.
New York. Jan. 16.—(Journal Special)—
The Mutual Life Insurance company of
New York has made to Its representatives
throughout the United States and Canada
a preliminary announcement as to its busi
ness on this continent during the year 1900.
As usual, it leads all other companies in
assets, income earned, amount paid to
policy holders, net premiums (including
annuities), in interests and rents received,
and in volume o.' . Md for new business]
excluding impaired and vicious risks]
which it does not accent. Accumulated
funds available for security are greatly in
excesß of those held by any other company.
The bond and mortgage loan account, the
most important in the assets of a life com
pany, is larger than that of any other simi
lar institution. The Mutual Life Is stlU
the pre-eminent company.
DURING THE GRIP—
FOR YOUR KIDNEYS.
n I*l 1 I'M' PI -~|l^\Vir\il' 1 V'« V 'Jhrarr ~J \ I
Statistics prove that one of the great dangers of the
Grippe is its bad after-effects, and weakening influ
ence on the kidneys and urinary organs.
There are over 290,000 cases of grip in
Xew York City alone, and the disease is
most prevalent all over the United States.
The virus or poison of this infleunza pro
duces a most damaging effect upon the
mucous membranes of the whole system,
and especially upon the kidneys, liver and
digestive organs, and it is on this account
that those who have had the disease ex
perience such a depressed and weakened
feeling, from which it seems almost im
possible to fully recover. Many suffer
for months from this depression; from
this weakened feeling.
To Prevent the Grip '
you must keep your kidneys and liver in
good working order, your blood in good
condition, and the stomach and digestive
organs in good action by the use of Dr.
Kilmer's Swamp-Root, the great kidney
remedy. It happily meets all the require
ments, both as' a preventative of the
grip and as a means of recovering strength
and health after an attack. Thousands
Sampim Bottle Smnt Free By Mail.
If you have the Grip or are trying to recover from an attack, send at once
to Dr. Kilmer & Co., Binghamton. N. V., who will gladly send you by mail,
without cost to you, a sample bottle of the great kidney remedy Swamp-Root, and
a book containing many of the thousands upon thousands of testimonial letters
received from men and women cured. Be sure and say that you read this gener
ous offer in the Minneapolis "Daily Journal" when sending your address to Dr.
Kilmer & Co., Binghamton, X. Y.
HAS CAUSED A LOSS
Chicago Drainage Canal Condemned
by Lake Carriers.
UNITED EFFORT AT LAW URGED
Opening of the Bin, Meeting; at Ue
trlot— Wolvin of Uuluili In
Detroit, Mich., Jan. 16.—Over a hundred
members of the Lake Carriers association
were present in the hall of the Hotel Cad
illac to-day when President Farrlngtoa
called the tenth annual convention of the
association to order. The report of the
board of managers of the association was
the first business taken up by the conven
The report, which was read by Secretary i
Koop, showed an increase of 80,000 tons in |
the tonnage represented in the associa
tion. "With two exceptions," says the re
port, "the tonnage of the association now
includes all the fleets of importance on
The treasury was reported to be in more
satisfactory condition than for several
years. In addition to meeting the running
expenses of the association, a deficit from
last year of $2,000 was wiped out. The
report declared that the opening of the
Chicago drainage canal has caused vessel
men much financial losss. "Tug bills show
enormous increase," says the report, "and
important losses in earnings followed in
ability to load vessels to their normal ca
pacity owing to the dangerous currents
and shallow water, particularly over the
tunnels. It is not just that this injury
should remain without compensation, and
with the prospect of additional losses at
the opening of the next navigation season
while the United States authorities have it
in their power to exercise such control
over the operation of the canal as to mini
mize the danger and expense thereof, and
a united effort at law, if necessary, should
be made by those injured to effect a recov
ery from the sanitary trustees."
The importance of the maintenance of
the lake levels was urged and gratification
expressed that the pending river and har
bor bill contains a provision authorizing
the president to enter into negotiations
with Canada looking toward the mainte
nance of these levels.
When nominations for the presidency for
the ensuing year were called for, Captain
John Keith of Chicago, whose name had
been mentioned for the office, announced
that he was not a candidate, and nomi
nated Captain A. B. Wolvin, of Duluth.
Captain Wolvin's name was enthusiasti
cally seconded by several members and he
was elected by a unanimous vote. Other
officers were then re-elected as follows:
Secretary, Charles H. Kerr, Buffalo; treas
urer Captain George McKay, Cleveland;
counsel, Harvey D. Goulder, Cleveland.
The convention instructed President
Wolvin to telegraph to the members of the
house rivers and harbors committee the
thanks of the association for the munifi
cent appropriations granted the great
lakes in the river and harbor bill now be
fore the house.
RECKLESS SHOOTING BY A BOY.
Spectal to The Journal.
Elysian, Minn., Jan. 16.—A report reached
here to-day of a reckless case of shooting
north of town, in which the eldest daughter
of Gus Kreuger was injured. The 18-year-old
son of John Hermal, when driving past the
Connorville schoolhouse, wantonly fired sev
eral shots from a revolver through the win
dows of the building, in which school was
being held. One of the builets struck Miss
Kreuger in the forehead. Young Hermal has
been placed under arrest.—Mrs. E. Stangler
died yesterday after a lingering Illness from
Both Side* at Once.
Washington, Jan. 10.— Secretary Root Is
holding the report of the court of inquiry
which investigated the Booz ease to be made
public simultaneously with that of the con
The impression prevails at the war de
partment that the congressional committee
will denounce the tactics of the cadets at
the military academy and the administration
of the institution. This report, it is feared,
will prejudice the country against the acad
emy, and the military report Is expected to
offset that of the congressional committee.
have found a cure and have been restored
to health by its use.
Mr. Bilger, of Eden, Pa., writes: "I had a
bad attack of the Grippe; after a time
caught cold and had a second attack; It
settled In my kidneys and liver, and Oh!
such pain and misery In my back and legs.
The physicians' medicine and other things
that 1 used made no impression, and I con
tinually grew worse.
"Father bought me a bottle of Dr. Kil
mer's Swamp-Root, and before 1 had used
all of the second bottle I felt better, and
to-day I am just as strong, vigorous and
well as ever."
D. H. BILGER, Eden, Pa.
The mild and immediate effect of Dr.
Kilmer's Swamp-Root, the great kidney
and bladder remedy, is soon realized. It
stands the highest for its wonderful cures
of the most distressing cases. Swamp-
Root wili set your whole system right,
and the best proof of this is a trial.
Swamp-Root is pleasant to take and is
for sale the world over at druggists in
bottles of two sizes and two prices—fifty
cents and one dollar. Remember the
name, Swamp-Root, and the address, Bing
hamton, N. Y.
SO. DAKOTA LAND VALUES
THE CHANGES OF A FEW YEARS
Early Day Life and Conditions Con
trasted With Those of
Special to The Journal.
Yankton, S. D., Jan. 16.—Wonderful are
the changes that a few years have wrought
in South Dakota counties. An old man
some years ago a resident of Lincoln
county, returning from a visit to his old
homestead, where he went that he might
renew acquaintances, if any were left, and
see what improvements had taken place,
gave a graphic account of the changes.
When he was a resident there miles had
to be traversed before a human habitation
could "Tae found, and the beautiful city of
Canton was then a struggling hamlet. To
day the country is thickly settled by a
good class of people. Many came in the
early days and have accumulated wealth
in lands, and are now living as landlords,
reaping the rewards of their early labors.
The county has many large and improved
stock farms, from which thousands of cat
tle are shipped annually to supply the
eastern demand. Sheep ranches are to be
found where thousands of sheep are fed
for market. It iB one of the best wheat
producing sections of the state. Several
i large fruit farms are to be found that are
supplying nearly all the demand from
towns about. Sections that could have
been purchased for the payment of back
taxes a few years ago easily bring $20 and
$35 per acre.
As another illustration of the rise of
South Dakota land values, a transaction
made by Ross Smith, living in Hanson
county, is cited. Mr. Smith about a year
j ago bought a half section of land from
| Henry W. Lanz for $3,000, the only im-
I provement being an old barn valued at
i $200. This week he sold the property to
I a society from Bon Homme county for
i $5,100, being allowed to remove the house
jhe had erected, the barn and fence. He
j then purchased a half section of G. H.
Montgomery for $4,500, which cost Mont
gomery two years ago $1,700.
A South Dakota institution which is de
serving of the aid and co-operation of
every citizen is the state normal school
iat Springfield, recently opened for the
j year's work with a good attendance. Up
! to this time the entire expenses of this
i institution has been paid by the people of
Springfield and the pupils of the school.
and its splendid record should commend
if to the legislature.
FIRE AT PARK RIVER
Losses Will Foot tp 915.000 and
Speetal to The Journal.
Park River, N. D., Jan. 16.—At midnight
fire originated in Jack Cavanaugh's room
from a lamp. The losses are: Dunn Drug
company $7,000, insurance $4,900; Birder's
building $3,000, insurance $1,000; Woodard,
barber, $500, insurance small. Dr. Waugh's
office furniture, and Parker's, Cavanaugh's
and Thorlachies' Office effects were a total
loss. T. T. Thompson, grocer, also lost.
Some fled for their lives in their night
Berlin—Johann Feber, founder of the fam
ous \ea? pencil factory, died at Nuremberg,
aged 84 years.
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