OCR Interpretation


Dakota farmers' leader. (Canton, S.D.) 1890-19??, August 29, 1890, Image 2

Image and text provided by Minnesota Historical Society; Saint Paul, MN

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn00065127/1890-08-29/ed-1/seq-2/

What is OCR?


Thumbnail for

®l»e ,f .WHIMS' "grade*.
CANTON, S. D.
FARMERS' PUBLISHING CO.. PPBLIBHBBS
UNTIL 1776 cotton spinning was per
formed by the hand spinning-wheel.
GEN. FREMONT was the last survivor
of the four Major Generals appointed
early in the war. They were Fremont,
McClellan, Halleck and Wool.
IN one way and* another Potter
Palmer has earned the reputation of
having a level head. He patronizes his
own restaurant occasionally, pays his
check at the cashier's desk like an ordi
nary guest and never tips the waiter.
THE nearest relative living of the
poet Shakspeare is probably Thomas
Hart, a resident of Australia, who is
eighth in descent from Shakspeare's sis
ter Joan. It is a curious thing that
there are no direct descendants of Na
poleon, "Wellington, Washington or
Walter Scott.
JOHN WILSON, who has just been
elected a Liberal member of the Brit
ish Parliament from Mid-Durham,
worked in the mines of Illinois and
Pennsylvania, several years ago, as a
common laborer. Returning to En
gland, he became a strong and success
ful champion of workingmen's inter
ests.
SENATOR EVARTS owns a hunting
lodge, a comfortable log cabin, on the
banks of the Potomac, in Maryland,
furnished ready for instant use, with a
colored man and his wife in readiness
to receive the Senator and his friends,
but it has not been used except by the
colored man and his wife during the
several years Senator Evarts has
owned it.
NINETEEN years ago a Gratiot County,
Michigan, farmer refused to let his
daughter go to a oandy-pull. She went
though, and remained away. Last week
she drove up to her father's door, lifted
out her eleven children, coolly took off
her wraps and astonished her father by
declaring that she had concluded to re
turn and stay home, and hereafter be
an obedient daughter.
COFFEE ground in an old mill makes
better coffee than when ground in a
new mill the older the mill the better.
An old mill crushes the berry, while a
new mill cuts it. The crushing of the
berry releases that which gives out the
aroma the cutting does not do that.
In the East (Turkey, etc.) the coffee is
bruised to an impalpable powder in a
mortar—thus releasing all the
essential
oil in a berry.
GENERAL GRANT'S cabin, brought
from the banks of the James
River and placed in Fair mount Park,
Philadelphia, for preservation as a war
zelic, is fast going to decay. In this
cabin' Grant issued orders for Sher
man's march to the sea. In it the
rebel commissioners treated for peace,
and after Sherman reached the sea,
under its humble roof Linooln, Grant,
Sheridan, Meade, and Admiral Porter
met in conference.
THE Burmese gills are very bright,
and good beggars, too, and when one
steps up to you with a six inch cigar in
her mouth and her comely person
swathed in garments, the colors of which
would rival Joseph's coat, and offers
you her wares, the only thing for a man
to do is to bay, and buy at once. The
girls are noted for their independence,
and they walk about the streets and
through the bazaars and around the pa
godas with big cigars in their mouths
with as much freedom as do the men in
most countries.
THERE is nothing to-day that can ac
complish so much good as an adver
tisement in a large daily newspaper.
By its means attention can be attracted
to anything. The citizens of Salt
Lake City realize this. They have
just raised nearly $50,000 to be used
for that purpose. They have already
paid one Eastern paper $2,000 for a
single page write-up. A city in Colo
rado has done the same thing, with the
exception that the money has been
placed in the hands of a responsible
agent to be expended.
GEN. FREMONT, at the time of his
death, was engaged on a paper for the
Century, to be called "Finding Paths
to California." It was not only to deal
with the several exploring expeditions,
but to narrate the writer's intimate con
nection with the events which led to
the conquest and occupation of the
territory. The work will be continued
by Mrs. Fremont. A first draft of the
article had been, made, and the subject
had been so recently and closely dis
cussed by General and Mrs. Fremont
that she will have no trouble in com
pleting the manuscript.
ONE cannot speak or work against
the church in Russia. A Lutheran pas
tor of Biga called the Greek Church .a
"heathenish church," and confimed a
girl belonging to the orthodox faith,
and he was condemned by the District
Court to the loss of all private rights
and privileges, with banishment to the
province of Perm, without leave of ab
sence from the place where he lives for
a period of two years. He was pro
hibited from entering other provinces
for a further period of ten years and
excluded for another term of ten years
from the capitals and the goverments
in which they lie.
PROBABLY the most laborious as wall
the most regular mining for gems
is done by the ants in Arizona and
Colorado. Either because the ante
want the pebbles as an outer covering
for their hills or beoause the/ object to
them inside, they frequently make
about their dwellings a glittering
spread of -stones of all sorts, among
them amethists, topazes, and other'
valuable jewels. People living in the
neighborhood where such ant works are
carried on, take the hint very' often,
and, collecting the stones, send them
to the East, usually to Ngw York City,
where they are often sold at good
prices.
THE highest court of the United
States holds a unique place in forms of
government, and one not found in any
other governmental sysem. It wields a
power greater than is exercised by any
other judicial tribunal in the world. In
no country of Europe or the East has
any court authority to limit the pre
rogatives of the sovereign, to control
the powers of the Legislature, to shape
the form of government. These func
tions are exercised by the Supreme
Court of the United'States. It holds a
power above that of the chief magis
trate of the nation, superior to that oi
Congress, higher than that of any State,
and equalled only by that which made
or can amend the Constitution. It can
change the relations between the State
and the nation. It can extend or re
strict either the central power or State
sovereignty. In short, it can make oi
unmake the constitutional law of the
country.
AT last the world is becoming too
small to afford a hiding plaoe to de
faulters and criminals. Two years ago,
a bank messenger in New York stole a
package of bank notes worth forty-one
thousand dollars. He cunningly kept
on with his work for a year, and then
removed with his stolen money to Hon
duras, where he lived quietly and in
much confidence, because there is no
extradition treaty between Honduras
and the United States but all this
time a detective was shadowing him,
and finally got the money from him,
and will probably get the man. Last
year a thief was arrested in South
America eight years after the commis
sion of a robbery in the United States.
There is now a secret understanding
among the police authorities and detec
tive agencies over the greater part ff
the globe. They assist one another in
such ways as to render it all but im
possible for a criminal to escape, into
whatever part of the earth he may go.
A Practical Joker Hai Some Fan.
Nothing gives Major Louis Auer
pleasure than to play a practical joke,
as long as the latter is perfectly harm
less. He is quicker than lightning
when it comes to taking in a situation,
and if he finds an opening he will play
it for all it is worth. Among other
things that Louis is noted for is his
fondness for bathing, and he can be
seen dodging into his favorite Turkish
bath establishment at most any time
of the day. Louis is extremely "dark
complexioned by nature, and continual
exposure to the sun at his country
cottage has not helped to bleach his
skin to any great extent in fact, he is
about four shades darker than some
men who claim a distant relationship
to Ham. It was this little oddity in
his complexion that gave him a beauti
ful chance to get in his deadly' work
on a total stranger up at the Turkish
bath place, and he didn't let it escape.
Entering the rooms the other day he
was accosted by a parboiled stranger
who had just come out of the hot
room. The man mistook Louis for one
of the colored rubbers, and, going up
to him, said:
"Well, sir, I am ready."
Louis caught on instantly, bowed
politely, and said:
"Yes, sah—yes, sah jes' one mo
ment, sah."
Hurriedly pulling off his coat he
donned an apron and grabbing a hose
wet down the marble slab till it was
cold as an iceberg. Then turning to
the man with the words: "I'se ready,
sah," picked him up bodily in his
strong arms and laid him on the chilly
marble. They say that the yell the
man gave was something horrible
when his red-hot flesh struck the cold
slab, but Louis held him down, and
then the fun began. He is as strong
as a prize-fighter, and the way he
pounded, kneaded, and slapped the
poor devil was a caution, but every
time he yelled the Major would give
him a withering glance that scared the
man half to death. This thing was
kept up till the man implored with
tears in his eyes to be let off, and when
Louis did release him, he ran from the
room, put on his clothes, and told the
proprietor that one of his rubbers had
gone crazy.—Peckfs Sun.
A Smart Old Man.
The Bowling Green (Ky.) Times
tells how the Postmaster at Roches
ter, Ky., who kept a small grocery,
made a smart speculation with postage
stamps several years ago, when the
keepers of small offices were allowed
60 per cent, of the receipts for their
services. "The old man concluded he
would increase his stock, so he boarded
a train for Louisville, and, going to
the wholesale grocery house of Cowles
& Co., said to Pleas Cowles: 'I want
to buy $1,000 worth of goods and pay
cash for them, provided you will let
me pay you in stamps.' The grocery
king reflected and concluded that
stamps were equivalent to the cash,
and, besides, he wanted the Post
master's trade, so he agreed to sell the
goods and take in payment $1,000'
worth of stamps. The Postmaster at
once ordered the stamps from Wash
ington, sending $400 for the payment
of them, of course having deducted his
60 per cent. The Postmaster General
made a kick, but the stamps had to
come under the contract which the
Bochestei- Postmaster had with the
Government. The old man made $600
and Mr. Cowles sold $1,000 worth of
goods."
THESE are just two kind* of people
in this world—those who are rigu und
those who are wrong.
ALLIANCE AND LABOR NOTES.
LET party slavery come to an end
and devotion to principle be the rule.
Tnis year of our Lord 1890 is the
greatest year for '.'soreheads" yet on
record. Do you hear Mr. Monopoly
papers?
IT is the time of the year now for
Republican papers to love the negro.
They are periodically affected that
way. Hut white slaves must shift
for themselves the whole year
through.
"CHARITY suffereth long and is
kind." What a charitable people
Americans must be, to suffer so long
the evils of class legislation and still
be so kind as to keep the same Dood
lers in office.—The Patrick Henry.
KANSAS Independents on the 14th
nominated the following state ticket:
Governor J. F. Willetts: lieutenant
governor, A. C. Shinn chief justice
W. Rightmire secretary of state, R.
S. Osborri treasurer, W. H. Biddle.
MONEY, trade and land are the
three great questions before the peo
ple. Congressional candidates
should be obliged to define their posi
tions. We have had altogether too
much class legislation already. The
people demand justice.
WHENEVER men do not fully own
the entire result of their labor the
essence of human slavery exists.
Declarations of independence and
emancipation proclamations may
gild the shackles, but the ownership
of other men's labor is slavery..—K.
of L. Journal.
THE nomination of A. R. Ander
son in the Eighth district is a great
defeat to the railroad corporation
schemers. They had a hard time to
get him out of congress and they are
having a harder time to keep him
out. Let every farmer vote for him.
He is all right.
IF the alliance will take up the
questions now before the people and
have discussions they will find them
to be good for the advancement of the
move. Essays on topics of the hour
would be good. Let every tj^ing be
agree in a. brotherly manner.—Alta
mont{Kan.) World.
IF the elective franchise is of any
use to a voter is it not that he may
be able to vote for his candidates who
will pass laws in his interests?. How
can he expect legislation in the in
terest of the people, at the hands of
corporation tools whose nominations
are dictated by the money power?
Vote for liberty, not for slavery.
MAKE yourpolitics fit your Alliance
principles. This every true Alliance
man will do, but beware of him who
is always tryitag to make the Alliance
principles fit his politics. This sim
ply cannot be done, yet there area few
men who belong to the order that are
making themselves ridiculous in a
futile effort to do so. It can't be did.
—Weekly Union.
The Farmers' Alliance by united
action, can put itself on record as the
great mortgage lifter of the 19th
century. Congress is the place to
get in the second chapter*)! the work.
Chapter 1 is organization chapter 2
is new laws chapter 3, general pros
perity for wealth-producers. There
fore, on with the Farmers' Alliances!
—Porneroy's Advance Thought.
THERE is little doubt that the
union of the Farmers' Alliance and
Knights of Labor, has produced a pro
found impression in the political
world. There is no more significant
fact in the history of the last twenty
years. Let them remain true to their
purpose, and honest and earnest in
the pursuit of their aims, and a better
day will soon dawn upon our land.—
'Pacific Union.
JUST why any farmer is so blind to
his own just claims for an equal
chance to live is often a puzzle.
Does he not know when the legal
money of the nation has been reduced
in quantity, that interest is high,
corn and wheat cheap?. The owners
of gold now have, under the late
Sherman silver bill, complete con
trol of the legal money of the coun
try. Have they any mercy? Has
satan?—Indianapolis Globe.
WNAT do the Republicans of Sioux
City think of Speaker Reed's refusal
to let their public building bill come
up? All the use Reed and his high
protective crowd have for the western
members is to rob them. lie and his
crowd propose to put the surplus
where it will do the most good—for
the high tariff millionaires. Thirty
live bills for public buildings, most of
them for the west, are held back and
refused a hearing by the speaker's
arbitrary rulings.—Canton (S. D.)
Journal.
THE Alliance is called a secret
political party. We will tell you
the difference between it and the old
parties in regard to secrets. In the
old parties the leaders have the secret
meetings and put up the jobs on the
people in the Alliance the people
have the secrets and put up the jobs
on the politicians. In one the wire
workers have the party secrets, in the
other the party secrets are in the
hands of the people. Which system
is the safest for the people? Which
one do you like the best?—The Alli
ance.
TIIE Farmers Alliance and the
Knights of Labor may produce poor
politicians, but their grievances are
serious and should be redressed, and
the agitation will go on until leaders
are developed who will lead them to
victory and secure justice for them.
They see millions piled up around
them as the results of their labor,
while the pittance allowed them bare
ly keep body and soul together. All
the toilers ask is a fair division of
the profits of their labor, and this
they must have. Yankton (S. B.)
Journal.
TIIE price paid for silver is to be
kept sccret by the god-over-all officers
of the government treasury. The
people are to be kept in ignorance of
the amount paid out (if any is paid
out at all) under the sham coinage
law that has been forced upon them.
O, but we have a glorious gov
ernment! if the actions of its
dictators is any criterion. But will
some wiseacre explain how the secre
tary is to be prevented running the
whole finance business to s&it him
self and his Wail Street bosses.
Some Sated Opinions.
New parties will arise, growing out
of new events and new questions,
but as to the old parties which sprung
from controversies no longer pending,
or from feeling which time or other
causes have now changed so greatly
allayed, I do not believe that they
can longer remain.—Daniel Webster.
When William H. Seward left the
Whig party to join the Republican,
he said:
I do not know that the Republican
party will always or even long pre
serve its courage, its moderation and
its consistency. It' it shall do so. it
will secure and save the country. If
it, too, shall,become unfaithful, as
all preceding parties have done, it
will, without sorrow or regret on my
part, perish as they are perishing,
and the people will arise to another,
a truer and better one.
Salmon P. Chase, late chief justice
of the United States supreme court:
Vote the principle vote for right
and you .need not l'ear the conscien
ces. A vote given in accordance
with the dictates of conscience is not
lost its salutary influence, a noble
testimony of truth and freedom, will
be felt, whether the candidates for
whom it is given arc elected or not.
These votes only are lost which are
given for unfit men in violation of
principle.
What good reason have the Repub
lican 'or Democrat party for living
longer? The objects for which they
were created have, been accomplished
and they have failed to note the fact
that the time has long since past
when the issues of 30 years ago were
burning questions. A political party
must advance, change or die after it
has accomplished that for which it
was organized.—Alliance Tribune.
The New Tramp taw.
IF the republican papers should go
for Gov. Boies for signing the scan
dalous tramp law passed by the late
republicad legislature, they would be
using their space to much better pur
pose than in a tittle' tattle about
pardons he has not. issued. The law
is a disgrace to the state, a reproach
to humanity, a sneer at Christian
civilization. How in the world Gov.
Boies came to permit it to become a
law, instead of promptly vetoing it,
is as much of a puzzle as can be
imagined.—Bed Oak Sun.
Our Democratic contemporary is
right. The law is simply infamous.
It is not only infamous, but it is the
crowning act of infamy. It was
introduced in the senate by Senator
Bay less, a Democrat it was passed
by a Republican legislature and signed
by a Democratic governor, and there
is not a man who voted for it, nor the
governor who signed it, but what
ought to sink into political perdition.
When the asking for a morsel of
bread makes a man a criminal and sub
jects him to an outrageous punish
ment unequaled since the dark ages,
it is about time the people awoke
to the condition these enemies of lib
erty are placing the people in.—Inde
pendent American.
A Mew Silver Bill.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 13.—Mr. Teller
to-day introduced'a new silver bill in
the shape of an amendment to the
bill to discontinue the coinage of $3
and $1 gold pieces and 3-cent nickel
pieces. The bill differs from the
present law principally in that it re
quires a continued monthly coinage
of 2,000,000 ounces of silver into stand
ard dollars strikes out the provision
that the rate of coinage shall be until
July, 1891, only does away with the
discretion given the secretary of the
treasury to redeem treasury notes
issued in payment for bullion either
in gold or silver, and provides for the
free coinage of silver when the mar
ket price of .371} grains reaches $1.
Is that so! Then the great silver
law which the Republican papers are
bragging about so much is not just
the thing after all? There are a few
points that need doctoring, eh? Is
Mr. Teller to be ranked among the
"howlers for campaign purposes?"
The above telegram points out a few
of the defects in the law palmed off
onto the people as a reform measure.
Now let the party tQols take their
medicine. The silver law is a fraud
of the worst kind. The Teller bill is
amove toward reform, but it will not
be passed.
The Coining Cataclysm.
The coming party will be satisfied
with nothing but a fraternal basis of
industry and an equality of rights and
advantages. This is not a class move
ment. It appeals to all business
men, and no one is so interested as
the small tradesmen themselves. We
are not at all rabid. We are simply
obeying a natural law of economics.
We do not want to hang monopolists
•and capalists, but we simply desire to
put an end to the system which per
mits them to exist. The
plutocratic tendency dates back
thirty years. It has increased so rap
idly that it is enough to scarc any
thinking man. If it continues to in
crease as it has in the past, the wealth
of the country will be wholly in the
hands of a small fraction ol' people,
and the rest of us will have to live on
wages. If nothing is done within
ten or fifteen years to check this
tendency, we arc lost. We are upon
the very hinge of destiny. If we
swing any further on the edge, noth
ing but a social cataclysm can save
us.—Bellamy in California Nationalist.
Eleventh District ol'Iowa.
The Farmers and K. of L. of the
Eleventh district of Iowa met in con
vention at Cherokee on Aug. 20, and
placed in nomination for congress
Mr. A. Westfall, a stirring farmer of
Woodbury county. The nomination
was tendered unanimously by accla
mation. Over two hundred dele
gates were in attendance and the
greatest earnestness and enthuasiam
prevailed.
WHEN one house of congress passes
a bill more favorable to the people
than was proposed by the other house,
as did the senate in the case of the
silver bill, a' compromise is called
for, a conference committee appoint
ed, and any favors for the people are
quickly compromised away, stricken
out, and then the bill passes, the
president signs It, the newspapers
print it and the courts enforce it, and
thus it is in this so called republic-a
Shermanized republic.—Iowa Tribune.
THE name of the people's candidate
for congress in the Eleventh district
of Iowa is A. Westfall. It means
that from the west shall come a rep
resentative of the common people who
will fall onto the robber schemes of
the money power and demand justice
for his constituents.
KING OTTO OF BAVARIA
THE END OF THE MONARCH
NEAR AT HAND.
Bis Stomach no Longer Digests Food and
His Life Entirely Sustained by Milk—He
Is Not Allowed to Take His Usual Drives
—In a Deplorable Condition.
Advicos from Munich tell on extraordi
nary story concerning the present condi
tion of King Otto, of Bavaria, and which,
according to the court physician, is almost
desperate. The unfortunate king is still
at Furstenreid, it having been found im
possible to remove him to Munich in order
that he shonld undergo a dangerous opera
tion. Although .his stomach no longer
digests food and his life 18 sustained al
most entirely by milk, he still possesses
herculean strength and being without a
vestige of reason it is with the greatest
difficulty that he can be controlled By his
physicians and attendants. At times be
imagines that he is a lion, and atttmpts to
bite every one who comes near him. A little
while ago he bit one of his aide de camps
in the calf so severely that he was confined
to bis bed for two weeks, fatal results be
ing at one time apprehended. Since the
death of hia brother, the late King Louis
II., he has allowed no one to touch his
hair or beard, and is a resnlt both have
grown to an enormous length. Louis was
almost as mad as himself, and both were
in the habit of going through the vast hills
of Furstenreid on their hands and knees,
howling like wild beasts of the forest for
hours together. Otto has a passion for
cigarettes bnt only smokes half of them,
and before throwing them away extin
guishes them by pressing them against the
forehead of the first comer. No woman
ever enters the palace, and if by chance he
ever sees one through the windows be falls
into paroxysms of the most extraordinary
fury, uttering piercing cries and
breaking everything within reach.
It is no longer safe to allow
him to take his usual carriage drives in the
grounds, as he cannot endure the sight of
a horse or carriage. A few weeks ago he
attacked one of the animals and received a
blow from its muzzle which made his nose
bleed, and at the sight of the flaid he was
taken with a terrible fit, and during three
days would touch no food. These parox
ysms are varied with fits of depression,
and these, complicated with a serious,, dis
ease of the bowels, have made sueh inroads
into his frame that it is certain that his
end is elose at hand. According to some
of tbe residents of the neighborhood,
moreover, "the Black Lady," who an
nounces the death of a Wittelsbach, has
been seen wandering in the forest, just as
her sister, "the White Lady of Berlin,"
announces the death of a Hohenzollern.
TO DISSOLVE PARLIAMENT.
Sir John Macdonald Fear* Defeat and Will
Appeal far Ke-Eleotion.
Sir John Macdonald has deeided to dis
solve parliament within a short time and
appeal to the country fori re-election be
fore Christmas. The natural term of the
present congress does not expire until
1892, but the!outlook for the government"
gaining any ground or even holding its
own during the next two years is by no
means reassuring, and tne government has
decided that the elections should be held
before' the house meets again. A promi
nent official who is in the coefidence of tbe
government, in referring to the coming
election said that tbe government's
position would not be improved by
delaying an appeal to tbe country. The
liberals have openly stated that next ses
sion they were going to open the whole
question of extending Canadian trade and
commercial relations with, the United
States, which they have made the main
plank of their political platform. The
government is aware of the rapidly, grow
ing feeling in that direction throughout
the country and sees danger ahead if it
allows this feeling to gain greater strength
before the next election. Sir John can
not longer ignore the fact that Canada
wants to have her relations with the
United StateB extended to the utmost pos
sible limit, and to offer further opposition
the liberal polioy in parliament, as he
would have to do, or admit his own polioy
a failure when parliament meets next ses
sion, would be political suicide.
FOOD FOR THE FLAMES.
McVicker'a Theater. Chicago, Gutted by
Fire—Several Fatalities to .Firemen—The
Losses Quite Heavy.
Fire was discovered in llcVicker's
theater at 3:30 a. m. of the 26th. As far as
can be learned, it originated in the smok
ing room under the stage. The flames
spread rapidly and the smoke filled the
entire building. Thirty minutes after
starting the fire had made its way from,
the basement to tbe roof, nnd ut 3:55
o'clock was leaping from all windows on
the west and east sides of the theater.
The guests in the Saratoga and Windsor
hotels and Bennet house became panic
stricken and fled, although there was no
danger. While several firemen were at
work in the auditorium tbe roof fell in but
they escaped without injury. The rear
wall fell and all the men of fire
company No. 7 were buried in the
raics.« Jack Duffy had his skull
fractured and will probably die. Others
were more or less seriously' hurt. The
front part of the building was occupied by
stores and offices, and the loss there will
be heavy. The total loss to the theater
building and occupants is estimated at
over $200,000. Horace McVicker, pro
prietor, says his loss will reach over $100,
000. Several stores on State street caught
fire, but tbe flames were soon extinguished.
The watchman thinks the fire of incen
diary origin. He said that about 2 o'clock
he found a small blaze in a pile of oily
rags under the stage which he pnt out.
Raturning a short time after he discov
ered a fire under tha auditorium and was
fighting the flames when ths engines ar
rived.
Sparks frem the Wires.
STATISTICS gathered by the Hungarian
ministry of agriculture place the wheat
harvest of the world at 2,054,166,665 bush
els and the quantity required by importing
counties at 348,500,000 bushels.
LORD SALISBURT, replying to the
porte's note, says that the time is not ripe
to evacuate Egypt.
Tax Austrian ironclad Crown Prinoe
Rudolph haa been docked at Kishl, having
lost her propeller.
PPENINCS.
DAKOTi
Destructive Firo AKjVoton Juries
County Courts— (^^^rjjrreasurors' c|
missions—The Sj
A fire at Cjrotoh on the afternoon of!
22i destroyed about hulf of tbe busij
center of the town. The fire caught iii
kitchen of the Hotel Brunswick, and!
stroyed the following buildings:
I.ons. Ins :rJ
Hot«l Brunswick ...§ 7,1.0.1
frame building, Mrs.
Miller
John Thompson, btirber..
ICinsch & iveruplon, mer
chandise
Goodman & Kastrina,
cloihing
S. H. liowler, saloon
Burns 03., confec
tion-ry
Sanson & Ross, harness..
Collins, drugs
IJ. Saunders, building
W. C. Wilcox, bnilding
11, Branberg, clothing'..
J. P. Kessnigax &
building
W. A. Burnham, djr
W. J. Webster, po»
A. 8. Palmer, barber..^
N. S. Uaeccm, building
Union Elevator company 10,003
Baeloy & Cargill, elevator lO.OCO
Wisconsin house 8,C(K)
QuealLumber company.. 11,030
St. Croix Lmmber com
pany 500
Milwaukee Railroad com
pany. GOO
000
5
JO
.. 12,030
H,0'0
3,509
Aberdeen, Redfield, Doland and Anj
sent fire companies, and at 6 p.
flames were under control.
Pertaining to Juries For County Con
The following is the opinion by tbi
torney-general pertaining to juries
county courts:
Office ot the attorney-general, Pierre,
County Judge: Dear Sir—Responding 1
request for the opinion of this office
-whether or not a county judge has powei
criminal ease to issi^MHtfenire for a jl
twelve men at any t^^HRonld say ttiaj
tion 13, chapter 78, laffMm 169$" provide
unless the court shall qpherwise order, til
for,the laW terms of the court' shall be]
and summoned in tbo manner as is now 4
hereafter be provided by law for the
andlsummoning of juries for the terms
circuit court. And when a jury is nod
moned as above provided, it is mode thl
of said court, on the first day of eacn
thereof, to ascertain whether a ju sn
required. If a jury shall be demanq
either party to any suit pending or by
fandant, or the states attorney la any cij
action, the court must thereupon set suo|
or cases for trial and direct the clerk
court tc issue a venire for twelve con
larori, and deliver the same to the sherd
shall summon such jurore from the bodjj
county to be and appear before said
the term set for the return of said venir^
manner of pounding jurors for the la tel
the county courts is clearly set forth 1
above provision, and in my opinion pre
the summoning of a jury of twelve or
any other way or upon any other cond
and that a jury of twelve men cannot bel
ordered either by the county-court or lt|
at any time for the trial of actions
within the range of its concurrent juris
with the circuit court. Respectfully, et|
ROBEIiT DOLL!
County Treasurers'^
Following is an opjf
general regarding c/
missions:
rer's
Office of the AttSrney-GenRfeii Pierre,
Sir: Replying to your recent request
opinion of this office on the question
riht of county treasurer to a commissi
fines, county institute funds and
fee'of rf
of deeds, paid him by the respective
who collected the same, I would say tlj
Grand Forks county vs. Cavanaugh, 19
western Reporter 413, our Bupreme oour
that "the provisions for the comp?natJ
the county treasurer are intended to
commission of that office for colleoting
nary revenue of the nnty, and bjave nti
cation to a fund brought into the.
treasury without his instrumentality
thatidecision seems to me to be con
against the claim for commissions out!
fundB in question in the matter now}
consideration. Respectfully, etc.,
ROBERT DOL
Dakota Doings.
YANKTON is working for a free fe
THE Indians at Crow Creek are pi
log to sow most of their cultivated li
rye this fall.
A NUMBER of Finlanders have arri
the Black Hills and gone to work
tin mines.
THE money drawer at
hotel, Deadwood, was
the other night.
tbe Ke$
iqd for
HERBERT PARKEK,
had the little finger
mashed by rock falling
FRANCIS PANCOAST had one of hi
severely bruised by falling rock while
ing in. tbe Homestake mine at
wood.
THE Mead County Times is to be
to Deadwood, and the publication
daily will be commenced about the
September.
IT is reported that the miners
Glendale, Black Hills, tin mine have
on a Btrike because the company is
in payment of wages.
WILLIAM GRAY sustained a seven
jury while working in the Nova
mine in the Black Hills, a large pii
rock falling on his foot, mashing it
THOMAS BENNETT, a Homestake
at Deadwood, was tLe victim of a
painful accident Monday. While worl
in the miae a large piece ot rook cai
ing down ana c&ught his leg, breaki:
aiid fracturing it in several places. He
carried to his home on Mill street, w:
the physicians dressed his wounds and
his leg in plaster of paris.
M. D. LINSO, of Yankton, lost a val]
ble '2-year-old cotf under peculiar circ
stances. Young Frank Wright had
riding tbe animal and hitched bim to a
on Second street. In some Ananner
horse got frightened and ]e
out of the ground and bolta
street, going west with the
at iris lieels. Finally he tri
breaking his neck in the fall.
Led tbe
1
wn Seed
dnnglj
and f|
WHILE Mr. and Mrs. J. C. ICune
Aberdeen, were out riding Sunday*
their horse became frightened oQP.stai
to run. The carriage was overturned
the occupants thrown heavily to
ground. Mrs. Kuney was badly sb
up and complained of a good deal of
Tne buggy was somewhat demoralized.
ROY OBER, the 11-year-old son of
Kennedy, of Garretson, met with a
ous accident on Tuesday, one which
cost him the loss of one of his eyes,
boy got hold of a loaded shell and
tracted the shot and then took a mi
and lighted the powder, with the resull
getting the full charge in the face.
Locke is doing everything possible to
the boy's sight and unless inflamm
sets in he will probably come-out all
THE old settlers of Sanborn and
joining counties hold their third
reunion at the grove of J. L. Bigelow,
arrtn township. Seat. 3.

xml | txt