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CANTON, S. D. A HTIIUR LI NX, PUM.isiiEn ABE GOING TO CDBA A CONGRESSIONAL PARTY OFF FOR THE ISLAND. They Go in an Unofficial Capacity and Simply to Investigate Condi tions ai They Exist—Alaska Miners Need No Relief. Congressmen Go to Cuba. WASHINGTON: Senators Thurston of Nebraska Gallinger of New Hampshire Money of Mississippi Gray of Deleware Burrows of Michigan, and Congressmen Smith of Michigan, and Cummingsof New Yodk, left Wednesday for Cuba where, in an unofficial capacity, they will thor oughly investigate the conditions as they exist will inspect the Maine and examine witnesses as to the cause of the disaster, and then visit the interior of the island. The party is made up of conservatives, as well as pronounced pro-Cuban sympathiz ers. Gallinger says it is purely a private arrangement, and that the president has not been consulted about it. The mem bers of the party will be accompanied by their wives and will begone ten days. MINERS NEED NO RELIEF. War Department Decides Not to Send an Expedition to Alaska. WASHINGTON: The war department has decided to abandon the expedition for Norway. The secretary says the condi tions on the Yukon have changed so as to render the expedition unnecessary. Alger expresses the opinion that the reindeer can been offered LIMITS CANDIDATES. Ohio Law as to the Amount They Can Spend Upheld in Courts. COLUMISUS, Ohio: The law limiting the amount which candidates for ofllco may spend to secure an election has been sus tained by the supreme court. SWEPT BY A HURRICANE. Great Storm in the Antipodes— French Gunboat Sunk. SYDNEY, N. S. W.: A terrific hurri cane has devastated New Caledonia, doing great damage to shipping. The French gunboat Loyalty was sunk. Big Deal in Cattle. KANSAS CITY: U. S. Boice of the firm of the lierry-Boice Cattle Company of Montana and North Dakota, lias closed a deal purchasing all of the "J B" and "J O" grants of cattle formerly owned by Beatty Bros, in Morlan and Evans Coun ties, Kansas, and Beaver County, Okla homa. The deal also includes all ranches, equipments, lands and pastures, extending thirty-five mi.es along the Dry Cimarron Hiver to the Colorado line. The purchase price is approximately $250,000. The transfer includes 12,0)0 head of cattle and 18,000 acres of patented land. Wants to Kxamine His Heart. SAN FRANCISCO, Cal.: Coroner Hawk ins has been requested by the military authorities at tho Presidio to turn over to them the heart of Joseph Fouque, the ex soldier who committed suicide at the post by shooting himself with one of the Krag Jorgensen lilies. The destructive power of the new army rifle is to be determined. Fire in a New York Tenement. NEW YORK: A fire in a four-story tenement house at 171 Harrison Avenue damaged property to the extent of $3i,000 and made seventy families homeless. Several smaller tenement houses were de stroyed. A number of persons were slightly injured by falling walls. Memphis Newspaper Man Dead. MEMPHIS, Tenn.: Col. Matthew O. Galloway, founder of the Memphis Avalanche, and afterwards editor of the Appeal, died Wednesday in his 78th year. Loses Sixteen of Her Crew. ADET.ADE,South Australia: The French bark Felix Faure, which lias arrived here, reports that during a gale her second mate and fifteen sailors were swept overboard. Lee's Son Going to Havana. RICHMOND, Va.: FitzhUgh Lee, jr., son of Consul General Lee, has sailed for Cuba to visit his father. Mother Drowns Herself and Babe .ST. JOSEPH, Mich.: Mrs. George David son, while insane, left lier home at mid night Monday, clad only in a night dress, •with a 2-weeks-old babe in her arms. She jumped into the liver. The woman's body has been recovered, but the body of the babe was carried out into the lake. Exports and Imports. NEW YOKK: The imports at the port of New York for last week were: Gold, $135,3(52 silver, $52,95! dry goods and general merchandise, $9,398,124. The ex ports of specie were: Gold, $57,210 silver, $803,547. Trails-Continental Rate AVar. At a meeting of general passenger agents of the western railways in Chicago, Monday, to devise ways of conducting the trans-continental rate war, the trans Missouri roads gave notice that beginning March 0 they would put into cft'ect to North Pacific coast points from the Mis souri River gateways the same rales as are now in effect via .St. Paul. For parties of three or over they will make a fiat rate. On single tickets they will charge full fares, giving the passenger a rebate ordei for $20, pay ibls oil reaching destination. This virtually disposes of the question ol meeting the cuts through the Missouii River gateways. A coinniitte was at- once appointed to prepare a plan of action tor the loads east of tliu Missouri lliver to pursue. Sight, ol' Wreck Sickdinn^. Passengers on the steamship Concho, which has arrived at. New York 1'ioni Ha vana, say the sight, of Ihu Maine is hoiii lying. JJu/v.ards hung about the wie*n. the .Spanish oflicers making no e'Toil to drive them away, though their presence was sickening and offensive. Spaniards who rowed about in boats did not concjal their satisfaction at the American win ship's fate, and some were seen shaking their lists at the Hag that hung at half mast above the hull. lOO-year-Old Illinois Woman. Mrs. Mahala Bentley of Blooniington, III., has entered upon the second century of her life and is probably the most active and spry centenarian in Illinois, and to all appearances bids fair to add a scote of years to her earthly career. She was boni in Bourbon County, Kentucky, on Feb- ruar 20, 17!)S, and has lived in Blooming- ton the relief of the miners in the Klonkike country, because the conclusion has been reached that no necessity exists for it. Secretary Alger has written a letter to Senator Ilawley, chairman of the senate committee on military affairs, explaining the department's position and asking con gress to take action in a joint resolution rotmmxi authorizing the department to dispose of Jones took monej oil. ., the supplies purchased for the expedition, unused from a Michigan oflice, and tilled including the reindeer which arrived from them out, making them payable at the is above cost. He also states that the in- powerSj terior department is anxious to take charge of the animals. HEART'S DON'T BEAT AS ONE Prince Philip Seeks a Divorce from His Wife Princess Louise. VIENNA: Prince Philip of Saxe-Coburg Gotha, has taken the preliminary steps to obtain a divorce from his wife, the Princess Louise of Belgium, oldest daugh ter of King Leopold. The case will be heard after the marriage of their daughter to the youngest brother of the emperor. Prince* Philip fought a duel February 18 with Lieut. Mattahich-Kcglevitch, under stringent conditions, first with pistols then with swords. The prince was severely wounded in the arm. The cause of the duel dated back a year, when the love affair of the princess, who eloped with the lieutenant, was the talk of Vienna. jnce 1S04. Sirs. Bentley weighs but 65 p0UI1(JS) js in excellent health and eats tliree K00 ,i me als a day. Postal Clerk Arrested lor Korrery James W. Jones, a clerk in the oflice of the auditor for the postoflice department, has been arreted by officers of the secret service on the charge of forging United States money orders. It is charged that office in Wilmington, Del. Policeman Shot, by iJiirjflurs. Policeman Lewis Keller was shot and be'sold for enough to reimburse the gov- instantly killed at South Bend, Ind., Sun- eminent for their cost. He says he has day night in alight with burglars who had $100 each for a hundred. This en terel a store. Juck Burke, Robert a ]jas James Bums, Frank Mun- roe and Frank O'Connor have been ar rested. Burke has a bullet wound in the abdomen and cannot live. It is believed Keller shot him. Hayes- Homestead Levied On. The homestead of the late ex-President R. B. Hayes at Fremont, Ohio, has been levied upon by the county sheriff to satisfy a judgment obtained in common pleas court for $5,000 damages awarded Mrs. AddieE. Smith for injuries received in a runaway caused by a dog owned bytho Hayes estate. The costs amount to $1,01)5. Willing to Fight McCoy. Champion Bob Fitzsiinmons expressed a willingness at Cleveland, Ohio, Saturday night to fight Kid McCoy. He said: "I will fight McCoy any time he puts up enough money to make it worth rny while. McCoy is a miserable upstart. He has been a little successful and it has made him daffy." An Impromptu Duel. A desperate shooting occurred at Long view, Texas, Saturday night between Albi Hey wood, the manager of the Hey wood Opera Company, and P. P. Peg iter, the opera house manager. Both are seriously if not fatally wounded. The difficulty oc curred over free tickets for Mr. Peguer's family. Reported French Oral). A dispatch to the London Daily Mail from Singapore says: It is reported from Chinese sources at Hong Kong that a French force has landed at Kwan-Cliuen Wan, 24!) miles southwest of llong Kong, and informed the, Chinese that it intends to erect buildings. Advised to Leave by Leo. Mrs. Brunei- and live children are at, Tampa, l\la., from Havana. She is the wife of United States Health Officer Bru nei" at Havana, and says that Consul (Jen. Lee advised her Imsband to .send her away at once. Schintz Denied a New Trial. The motion for a new trial on behalf of ex-Banker Theodore Schintz. of Chicago, recently convicted of eilibezzeinent, has been overruled. Schintz was sentenced to an indeterminate term in the penitn tiary. AVeekly Itunk Statement. The New York weekly bank statement shows a decrease of $2,029,000. The banks now hold $22,009,000 in excess of the legal requirements. fijxpect a Good Harvest, in India. The Calcutta correspondene of the. Lon don Times says there, is every prospect of one of the best harvests ever gathered in India. Ynen-Chau, China, a Treaty Port. The Chinese government has agreed to upon Yuen-Chan, on Lake Tun-Tong-To, as a treaty port. Struck One. "Oh. Jack, I am so terrified when there is lightning." "Get under the bed and it will never touch you." "But we have folding beds." •Very thing. Chance for you to shut up."—Truth. Hie Winning I'lan. "Docs your wife ever ask you to go to church with lier:" "No I broke her of that long ago." "How?" "By going without waiting to be asked." The Preciona Innocent. He—Do you think there really is any danger in kissing? Shei—Wait till 1 go to the stairs and listen to find out whether papa is asleep or not. In China, white the dentist pulls a tooth an assistant stands by ant drowns the lamentations of the victim by beating a large gong. •~rr~^^r~rva'r~Y" FT FIGHT WITH BANDITS CAYARD BANK ROBBERS FIRE ON SHERIFF'S POSSE. The Battle Is Kept. Up for Several Miles—Two of the Pursuing Party Have Their Horses Shot from Un der Them—Other Items. Iinyard Bank Robbers. A sheriff's posse had a running tig^t for two hours Sunday afternoon with two desperate characters, supposed to be the two bandits who held up the bank at Bay ard, Neb., Saturday and secured about *5:)0 in. money. The posse of five men came upon two well mounted men near the South Dakota line. They were within calling distance of the men when the two suddenly turned in their saddles and be gan firing at their pursuers with their rilles. Their shots wen returned. Both were riding hard at the time. The light continued for several miles, when the shots of the rob bers brought down two horses of the pur suers and wounded Deputy Itoyce. This put an end to the pursuit. The bandits were cool and fired their rifles with the accuracy and precision of old plainsmen. They continued on their way toward the Bad Lands, while the posse returned to Bayard, secured reinforcements and again began the chase. Posses from other points have started out and are expected to sur round the bandits. A desperate battle is expected, as the men evidently think they have killed President Taylor, who was shot in the raid on the bank, and are pre pared to die before they surrender. Taylor is not deail and may recover. LIONESS LOOSE IN A CAR. Smashes /VII tlio Baggage in Search of Food. All baggage smashing records were broken by an African lioness which bad sole possession of a baggage car attached to Baltimore and Ohio train No. 6, which arrived in Pittsburg Monday. When the train left Chicago Sunday the lion was in a wooden cage, but it cscaped when the train was about eighty miles from Chicago. The trainmen decided to leave the lion alone until the train reached Pittsburg. When it arrived there were a score of men from the Pittsburg Zoo on hand and the animal was soon in its cage. The lioness had been loose in the car seventeen hours. In that time she had torn open nearly every piece o'f baggage in the shape of trunks, boxes, etc. It is supposed she was hungry and broke out of the cage to get food. MANIAC KILLS AN OFFICER. One Chicago Policeman Shot Dead onrt Another Fatally Wounded. Officer Patrick Fehton was killed and Officer Daniel Casey was fatally shot by Michael Clark when they attempted to arrest him Sunday night in Chicago. Clark was a butcher employed at the stock yards. His landlady noticed that he was acting strangely and asked him to vacate, but he refused and barricaded the doors of his room. Police were called and forced an entrance. As Fen ton stepped into the room he received a bullet through the heajt. Carey leaped upon the maniac and in the struggle received a shot through the body. Clark saw his victim fall and jumped through the second story window. lie ran to the parish church and gave himself up t.o the priest, who turned him over to the police. FOR USE IN CASE OF WAR. Bill Introduced in the House for an Appropriation of $20,000,000. Mr. Bromwell, Republican, of Ohio, in troduced a resolution in the house on Monday to appropriate $20,000,000 to be immediately available, for the purchase of war vessels and equipment for immediate use in case of war with any foreigfi country. It was referred to the lihval committee. Stoiiuuth Is Unmoved. Dr. Charles B. Prigham of St. Luke's Hospital, San Francisco, on Monday made a complete excision of the stomach of a woman patient suffering wilh cancer, and thirty-six hours after the operation she was resting comfortably. Dr. Brigham decided to make an incision with a view to possible gastretoiny or gastroenteros tomy, but after finding two-thirds of the stomach involved in the malignant growth he decided upon a complete excision. This is the third operation of the kind on record. Will Not Hear Bryan. W. J. Bryan has notified the correspond ing secretary of the Students' Lecture Association at Ann Harbor, Mich., that if he is allowed to speak on bimetallism he will tender his services gratis, but if not allowed to speak on that subject his rate will be $1,000. A standing rule of the uni versity that university hall cannot be used for political purposes prevents the accept ance of Mr. Bryan's first proposition. Filibusters Return. Gen. Kmilie Nunez, Dr. Nunez, J. E. Cartarya, John O'Brien and five members of the last Cuban expedition have arrived on the Mascotte from Key West. Speak ing of the trip Mr. Cartarya said that it had been a very quick and successful one. lie reports matters on the island as satis factory to the Cuban cause, and says it is already Cuba libre. Mother Drowns Herself and Bale Mrs. George Davidson of St. Joseph, Mich., while insane, left her home at mid night Sunday, clad only in a night dress, with a 2-weeks old babe in her arms. She jumped into the river. The woman's body has been recovered, but the body of the babe was carried out into the lake. W. U. Superintendent Dead. Dennis Dbrei: of New York city, general superintendent of construction of the Western Union Telegraph Company, died suddenly at Norwalk, Ohio. Old Tame Billiard Player Dead. Frank J. Parker, an old time billiard player and former champion of the United States, died in Chicago Monday, of pa ralysis. NOTHING AUTHENTIC AS YET Authorities Have Nothing New Re garding the pisnster. There is absolutely no information at the navy department in Washington whether or not the Maine court of inquiry will re turn to Havana from Key West, or when it will finish its work. It is believed its work is nearly done. It can' be stated.au tlioritatively that the navy department has received nothing to indicate the cause of the explosion, and that reports that it had been advised it was by external agencies are wiihout foundation. Capt. Sigsbee telegraphed that two more bodies were re covered Monday. One is unidentified, and the, other that of J. W. Johns, and that. Hol/.er, one of the wounded, died in the hospital, Commander Forsyth'\ at Key West, telegraphed that ho had secured ground in the cemetery for the temporary interment of bodies brought from Havana The battleship-Texas, which has been at Galveston has rejoined the squadron at Dry Tortugas, the Terror has arrived at New york, and the Casline has reached Por Franco, West Indies. WAR IN THIRTY DAYS. Spanish Military Organ Looks for Trouble Within' Thirty Days. The Correspondencia Mili'.uir, organ of the Spanish army, published in Madrid, says: "The prevailing opinion is that war between Spain and the Unied States will break out in April." A former captain general of Cuba, pre sumably Marshal Campos, is reported as saying: "I never entertained a doubt that if the rebellion were not suppressed before 1898, war wilh the United States would be come an accomplished fact. Unhappily my prophecy will be fulfilled. I have the consolation of having done all in my power to avert it, and, therefore, I do not rcgret.the blame which has been lieapod upon me. All that is now possible is that we should all unite to meet the danger that threatens the country." Afro-Americans Protest. Two thousand Afro-Americans at a mass meeting held in Chicago Monday night, entered solemn protests against the recent assassination of Postmaster Frazier B. Balcer and his infant child at Lake City, S. C., and memoralized President Mc Kinley and congress to take prompt action to punish the murderers. The gathering was in many ways a remarkable one. In point of numbers, as well as personnel, it was a most emphatic and significant pro test. Among the speakers was Mrs. Ida B. Wells-Barnett of the Anti-lynching League. A New Arctic Terror. The steamer Oregon arrived at Nanimo, B. C., Tuesday afternoon from Skaguay and Dyea, Alaska. She had a number of passengers who are returning home dis gusted with Alaska. Before the Oregon left Skaguay seventeen deaths from cere brospinal meningitis were reported in twenty-four hours. Dr. C." B. Estees of Astoria, who was a passenger on the Ore gon, predicts that the number of deaths will soon run into the hundreds. Eight-Hour Law Victory. The United States supreme court has rendered an opinion upholding the consti tutionality of the Utah law making eight hours a day's work in the mines. Justice Brown, in rendering the decision, said it was not his intention to pass upon eight hour laws generally, but. that, in so far as the state laws were exerted for the pro tection of the lives, health or morals of the community, there could'be no doubt as to their constitutionality. No Paris Expo. Appropriation. The national house of representatives passed the sundry*civil appropriation bill Monday after four days' debate. The most important action was the elimination of the appropriation for representation at the Paris exposition on a point of order. Would Be Assassin Arrested. One of the men who attempted to take the life of King George of Greece on Sat urday has been arrested. Ilis name is Karnetza, a minor employed in the mayor's oflice. IIo refuses to give the names of his accomplices. Robbed and Murdered. John Abeller, aged 51, was murdered ii) his room in Newport, Ivy., Tuesday, hav ing been robbed of $500. The supposed murderer escaped. fflAKKF.T QUOTATIONS WESLEY (Iowa) News 2-23 Chicago—Cattle, common to prime, $3.00 to $5.75 hogs, shipping grades, $3.00 to $4.25 sheep, fair to choice, $2.50 to $4.75 wheat, No. 2 red, $1.03 to $1.04 .corn, No. 2, 2Sc to 29c oats, No. 2, 25c to 2Gc rye, No. 2, 49c to 51c butter, choice creamery, 19c to 20c eggs, fresh, 14c to 15c potatoes, common to choice, 55c to 70c per bushel. Indianapolis—Cattle, shipping, $3.00 to $5.25 hogs, choice light, $3.00 to $4.25 sheep, common to choice, $3.00 to $4.50 wheat, No. 2. 97c to 99c corn, No. 2 white, 30c to 31c oats, No. 2 white, 29c to 31c. St. Louis—Cattle, $3.00 to $5.50 hogs, $3.00 to $4.25 sheep, $3.00 to $4.75 wheat, No. 2, 97c to 9Sc corn, No. 2 yellow, 27c to 28c oats, No. 2 cash, 26c to 28c rye, No. 2, 49c to 50c. Cincinnati—Cattle, $2.50 to $5.25 hogs, $3.00 to $4.25 sheep, $2.50 to $4.75 wheat. No. 2 red, 97c to 99c corn, No. 2 mixed, 31e to 32c oats. No. 2 mixed, 27c to 29c rye, No. 2, 51e to 53c. Detroit—Cattle, $5.50 to $5.25 hogs, $3.00 to $4.25 sheep, $2.50 to $4.50 wheat, No. 2, 90c to 98c corn, No. 2 yellow, 32c to 33c oats, No. 2 white, 30c to 32c rye, 51c to 53c. Toledo—Wheat No. 2 red, 9Sc to $1.00 corn, No. 2 mixed, 30c to 32c oats, No. 2 white, 26c to 28c rye, No. 2, 50c to 51c clover seed, $3.05 to $3.15. Milwaukee—Wheat, No. 2 spring, 93c to 95c corn, No. 3, 30c to 31c oats, No. 2 white, 28c to 30c rye. No. 2, 50c to 51e barley, No. 2, 38c to 42c. Buffalo—Cattle, $3.00 to $5.50 hogs, $3.00 to $4.50 sheep, $3.00 to $5.00 wheat, No. 2 red, 99c to $1.01 corn, No. 2 yellow, 33c to 35c oats, No. 2 white, 32e to 33e. New York—Cattle, $3.00 to $5.30 hogs, $3.00 to $4.50 sheep, $3.00 to $5.25 wheat, No. 2 red, $1.06 to $1.07 corn, No. 2, 30c to 37c oats, No. 2 white, 30c to 32c butter, creamery, 15c "to 21c egga, Western, 14c to 16c. THE NEWS OF THE DAY SOUTH DAKOTA HAPPENINGS IN CONDENSED FORM. The National Creamery and Butter makers' Convention for 1890 Will be Held in Sioux Falls—Kipp-Lee Case Before Supreme Court. To Be Held in Sioux Falls. The people of this state are rejoicing in the success of the Business Men's League of Sioux Falls in securing for that city in 1899 the national creamery and butter makers' convention, which was in annual session at Topeka.Kan., last week. South Dakota has been making wonderful de velopments in the buttermaking industry the past few years, and the holding of the next national convention of buttermakers within her borders will give the industry quite an impetus. BANK EXAMINER'S REPORT. Maris Taylor Finds State and Private Banks in Good Condition. The state bank examiner, Maris Taylor, in his forthcoming report discloses a very satisfactory state of affairs in South Da kota finances. Mr. Taylor says: State and private banks in South Dakota at this time are in good cohdition. Deposits are considerably larger than during any re .cent year, and securities are, as to value and convertibility, better understood. The most unsatisfactory feature,from the stand point of the bank, appears to be the lessened demand for money and consequent decrease of loans. Conditions have been such for the past several years that banks have felt compelled to greatly restrict tneir loans. Hence other adjustments have been forced, and with many people the borrowing habit has been broken. The following brief statistics, covering three items as abstracted from sworn reports, will show to some extent the present status and the trend of affairs with the state and private banks of this state: Capital— June 10, 1895 ....'. $2,186,701 .July 10, 1897 2,085.235 December 24, 1897 2,019,325 Deposits— !June 10,1896 8,343,707 I July 10, 1897 4,274,014 December 24, 1897 5,159,445 Loans and discounts— June 10, 1896 3,690,955 July 10, 1897 8,586,060 December 24,1897 8,850,934 KIPP-LEE CASE ARGUMENTS. Both Sides Declare Their Confidence of Winning Out. The arguments in the insurance case were presented to the supreme court Feb ruary 24. The argument of plaintiff was that the insurance office was created by statute and that it was wholly within th£ power of the legislature to provide the 'means of removal from offices so created* that no such office comes under the pro visions of article 16 of the constitution, as that only affected officers explicitly named in that instrument. The contention of the defense was that the statutes creating the office designated it as a state office and that all state officers, whether named specifically in the consti- 1 tut ion or not, are under the same constitu tional protection and the legislature is prohibited, by the terms of the constitu tion, from providing any other method of removal of a state officer than that granted by the constitution itself. Both sides de clare their confidence of winning the suit. Sure She Is Their Child. Mr. and Mrs. Trenton of the Northwest ^Territory, Canada, arrived in Sioux Falls last week. They claim to be the parents of Anna Russell, stolen by the Indians 'several years ago, and who has been in possession of the Childrens' Home in Sioux Falls for some time. After an inter view with the young waif they concluded she was their lost child. Mr. and Mrs. Trenton feel confident that they will be able to prove their parentage of the child. Later: Anna Russell, has been satis factorily identified by a birth mark on her left shoulder, and she will be taken home iby Mr. and Mrs. John Trenton, her parents, who came from the Northwest Territory a few days ago. Reward for a Rustler's Capture. The Black Hills Stockmen's Association ithrough the sheriff of Butte County, has increased the reward to $600 for Hank Smith or James Miller (known by both names), the cattle rustler. Smith is de scribed as about 35 years old, tall and slender, with dark hair and mustache, brown eyes, weight about 175 pounds, and slightly stoop shouldered. To Negotiate with Brutes. Inspector McLaughlin of the interior department has gone to Lower Brule agency to negotiate with the Sioux there in reference to a portion of the tribe re moving to Rosebud reservation and open ing part of their reservation to settlement. Indian police have notified all Indians to gather at the agency for the councils. Huron Banker Dend. The announcement of the death of Thomas H. Campbell of Huron, in Chi cago, was received with deep regret in the former city. The deceased had been pres ident of the First National Bank of Huron for the past four years and was returning from a southern trip when strickdn with pneumonia. Golden Reward-Buxton Suit. The suit of the Buxton Mining Company against the Golden Reward Company at Deadwood for $220,000 damages, is slowly dragging along. Over two weeks have been taken up and the testimony of the plaintiff is not all in yet. The case will continue two or three weeks yet. Capture of a Supposed Murderer A colored man was arrested at Arvade, Mont., the other day resembling in every respect William Moore, the negro mur derer of Frank Staley, at Englewood, last summer. Moore escaped with the Belle Fourche bank robbers from the county jail. Held Up for Two Weeks. The consideration of the nomination of Charles T. McCoy to be Indian agent at Cheyenne River was postponed for two weeks by the senate committee on Indian affairs. The delay was requested by Sen ator Piatt of Conneticut. When asked his reason for wishing to defer action he said that it was done at the request of Senator Kyle. New S. D. Postoflice. A new postoffice has been established at Dice, Moody County, with Charles S. Wellman as postmaster. Swindled Job Seekers. Warrants are out for the arrest of a m&m named F. A. Wood, who went to Dea®, wood a few days ago and opened up am employment agency. Handbills were scattered freely, and a large number of men and women applied for work of dif ferent kinds. The end of the business came in his sending twelve men to Key stone where they were informed they would find jobs waiting them. Each man paid $3 in advance to the agentfor the job. When the men arrived at Keystone they failed to find their promised work. In the meantime the agent had made his disap pearance to parts unknown. He swindled several hundred dollars from the laboring men and women. Col. King Not a Candidate. In a letter received from Colonel John King, agent of South Dakota at Wash ington, he states that th& report which reached Chamberlain from the national capital some days ago to the effect that he was striving to secure the appointment asj register of the Chamberlain land officAJaL without foundation. "1 am not a cat date for this or any other office," he write, "and would not accept this one if tendered me." Revoked Its Permit. Insurance Department Commissioner. Kipp has revoked the permit of the Lloyd' Plate Glass Insurance Company in this state. The company sent in a draft for fees, and after it was indorsed to the state treasurer by Kipp the Lloyd concern sent it-back to the treasurer under instructions from Ayres, the new appointee. On this action the certificate was revoked. Dunkard Colonists. A big mass meeting of Independent. Dunkards was" held at Anderson, Ind.,j last week and steps taken to organize col-! onies to go the Dakotas March 29. In th©| last three years about 18,030 Dunkards! from all sections have located in the colony! grounds in hopes of making their, churchl strong enough in one locality to influence' legislation. Sully County Prairie Fire. A prairie fire last week burned o^ large territory in western Sully CourtJ It swept through a stock country fifteen miles and destroyed a large amount! of hay and large buildings. A strong gale? made the fire hard to get under control..' $500 for the Expo. The county commissioners of Clayl County have set aside 3500 for the Trans-1 Mississippi fund, which is being raised by| the different counties of the state, to be/ added to the state appropriation. Robber Recaptured at Huron. Sheriff Moe of Faulk County, captured aj man named Mosher at Huron who broke jail at Pierre several years ago while! awaiting trial on the charge of robbing' Lewis Kneisel at Orient. Fail to Obtain Bonds. Thus far A. B. Clift, cashier of the de-. funct Bank of Edgemont, and his assistant,: E. C. Salsbury, have fuiied to obtain bonds^ and they have been taken back to the He Springs jail. New Postmaster. Charles W. Vogus has been appointed! postmaster at Ethan, Davidson County.! South Dakota Briefs. Klondike fever is broken at Davis andj Cuban fever is 104. Sioux Falls' Keeley Institute is experi-i encing a boom these days. Hog cholera is causing great loss to. farmers in the southern pari, of the state. Rev. C. E. Hager is touring the Black Hills country in the interest of the Anti Saloon League. The senate has confirmed the appoint ment of O. W. Case as receiver of public moneys at Watertown. The.annual charity ball given by Sioux Falls Elks at the New Theater was a suc cess in every sense of the word. Grain of all kinds is coming in freely at' Davis. Farmers are preparing to pay taxes before they become delinquent. Company A, South Dakota National Guard, at Pierre, marched to Farm Island,, five miles down the river, and went into camp for a couple of days last week. Owing to snow blockade in the east, C., M. & St. P. freight agents would not re ceive perishable freight or live stock for Milwaukee or Chicago a few days tho past week. Gsorge Dudley who was convicted at Duadwood of the crime of rape, and sen tenced to serve one year in the peniteii tiary, has been taken to the Sioux Falls prison. Articles of incorporation have been, filed at Pierre for the. Inter-State Tele phone Company" at Sioux Falls, with a capital of $10,003. Incorporators, C. O. Bailey, J. II. Voorhees and J. W. Carter.: H. E. Lloyd, cashier of the Bank of Aurora has increased his interest in that institution by purchasing enough stock to give him a one-half interest. The bank hereafter will be under a new manage ment. A Sioux Falls man is out in a letter pro testing against the sale each year of un claimed packages by the American. Ex press Company. He says that the sale at Sioux Falls recently was "a first-class swindle." The "postoffice case" at Canning in which C. F. Hilgenboclcer, is charged with continuing to receive mail after another had been appointed, and with continuing' to retain the postoffice sign over his door, is stirring up local feeling in that little place. Superintendent of schools of Minnehaha County has concluded to close the school in Burk Township, which was recently, brought to his attention on account of the whipping of one of the boy pupils. It is[ understood he is now looking for a teacheri whose long suit is moral suasiou and a de sire to please. The singers of the Methodist and Pres byterian churches of Aberdeen have com menced rehearsals for the production, the last week in March, of the sacred oratorio, "The Holy City." Mrs. R. N. Parks, the premier vocalist of that section, will direct the music and sing the leading soprano' part. Tno effort will be the most preten tious of the kind ever attempted in that city. The Eureka Telephone Company lia3. elected the following officers: President,' Wm. Robb viee president, E. G. Ken nedy secretary, C. N. Herried treasurer, Walter Poehler general manager, J. W. Guhin. Work will be commenced soon and Eureka will not only have a local ex change but will have long distance tele phones to three county seats off of rail roads, viz: Leola, Mound City and Ashley. Eureka Telephone Company has been incorporated with a capital of $2,500. Inquiries for land In the vicinity of Chamberlain are more numerous than ever before.