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Ir V/V Jj sr t)c JTartoerfc Eca&cv CANTON, S. D. ARTHUR LINN, PUBLISHER LADRONE OUTBREAK SEVERAL BODIES OF CONSTAB ULARY ARE CAPTURED. Geu. Allen and Col. Scott Are Pur suing the Force of Gen. San Mig uel, Which is Said to Constat ol About 300 Men. Manila: A force of ladroucs uuder Gen. San Miguel reappeared in Rizal province Saturday. They avoided an en gagement with the main force in the south, but captured three small detach ments of constabulary. The enemy sur rounded the towns of Cainta and Tay tay, eleven miles east of Mauila, Satur day, and captured thirty scouts and ten men of the constabulary, whom they dis armed and set free. Sunday Inspector Mcllwaine, at the head of ten constabulary,'was surprised •and captured at Montalban, sixteen miles east of Manila. The ladrones prom ised to release them if the constabulary would surrender their arms. While they were conferring on this point Mcllwaine made a dash for liberty and he and all the constabulary effected their escape. .When the news of the reappearance of iGen, San Miguel's force reached Manila reinforcements of scouts and constabu lary.- were hurried into the Bisal prov ince. :'Gen. Allen and Col. Scott went to An tipolo and assumed command of the forces there. They met with amall de tachments of the enemy and a few skir mishes took place. They were, however, nBable to locate the main body of la drones. Gen. Allen and Col. Scott are contiuu lag the pnrsuit and hope to overtake the released prisoners. It is said that Gen. San Miguel's force consists of 300 men armed and uni formed'. The zone of ladrone activity extends from Caloocan, four miles nprth of Manila, eastward to the mountains of Bisal, The Manila police co-operated in Sat urday effort to corner the enemy. Sec retary Winthrop, in the absence Of Gov. Taft requested Gen. Davis to furnish additional scouts, and Gen. Davis has or dered another battalion of scouts to re port to Gen. Allen. It is* expected that additional troops will be ordered out. PRISON FOR OLD MURDER. George Stnne Convicted of Crime Committed in 1893. Chicago: After ten years had elapsed since the crime was committed, George Stone, who was captured in England, was found guilty of manslaughter Sat urday night, and a sentence of thirty-five' years in the penitentiary recommended. The man was convicted of killing Rob ert Nelson. Stone appeared to bb stunned when the clerk had finished reading the ver dict, and for several minutes he buried his face in his hands, and it seemed that he was weeping. When Judge Horton asked him if he had anything to say he stood up and tried to speak, but he was unable to do so. His lips moved but not a word did be utter. "You go back to your cell. I will speak to you later," said the court. SCHOOL TEACHER IN TROUBLE hpll Says Yonng Woman Struck Him on the Head with a Book. Racine, Wis.: Julius Kertemeier, 10 •fears old, now unconscious, in what is considered a dying statement, charged his teacher, Emma Oliver, with being the cause of his injuries. His accusa tions are corroborated by the statements of three other boys. The teacher em phatically denies the accusation, and a thorough examination is being made by the school officials. Kertemeier is near death with brain fever, and up to the time that he lost con sciousness he repeated again and again that the teacher two weeks ago struck him over the head with a heavy book. The following day he was taken ill. FROZEN TO DEATH. Negroes Perish with Cold in Louisi ana Swamp*. Vit-ksburg, Miss.: W. H. Noble, a planter of Ouachita parish, La., accom panied by two negro men and a negro woman as servants left Monroe, La., Suiiday for a hunting trip in the swamps. Saturday a dog belonging to the plant er returned home and searching parties were at once dispatched. The frozen bodies of one of the negroes and the wo man were found huddled beneath a :lump of bushes. Noble and the second negro man have not been found. It is feared they are also dead. FROZEN BODY FOUND. Prank S. Richardson, an Illinois Banker, Probably -Was Insane. Kewanee, 111.: The frozen body of Frank N. Richardson, a prominent bank er, of Wyoming, south of here, was found Saturday in a wooded pasture by a hunter. Richardson disappeared from his home Tuesday, and is supposed to liave been insane. His financial attain were in good condition. He was about 45 years of age, and leaves a widow and a daughter. Richardson had worked on the literary departments of Chicago, Boston and Omaha papers. Much Damage at Houghton. HOtighton, Mich.: Fife breaking out in Miller's- department store Saturday morning did damage of nearly $150,000. The local fire department was ably aided by departments from. Hancock, Quint-y, *ind Hurontown. Former Sentenced to Prison. Vincennes, Ind.: John Selby, whose forgeries aggregate $16,000, was sen teuced to Michigan City prison Saturday. He was agent for a New York life insur ance company. He forged notes on farm ers and then sold the notes to brokers. Buried to Death. Chicago: The Sturges, Cornish and Burns Company's milk can factory was partially destroyed by fire Saturday, -with a loss of $50,000. Arthur J. Purr, foreman 'of the paint shop, was burned to dei'ith. A number of employes re ceived slight injuries. Result of Arsenal Fire. Washington: Secretary Shaw Satur day transmitted to the house an estimate of $1,765,862, submitted by the war de partment, which sum is needeu to replace ordnance and ordnance stores destroyed by the fire at Rock Island arsenal Feb 11 last. IOWA FIRE HORROR. Number of Live* Lost in Blase at Cedar Rapids. Cedar Rapids, la.: The Clifton Hotel Was destroyed by fire Friday morning. A score of persons were seriously in jured. There were 120 guests in the ho tel when the fire broke out. Up to Friday night four dead had been removed and five bodies could be seen in the ruins, making the total number of dead nine. The fire originated in the basement, presumably from an electric wire. Night Olerk Wilson was on the third floor at the time. The flames were discovered by a bell boy- aud had already gained con siderable headway. By the time the night cjerk had been notified and the work of sounding the alarm had begun escape was cut off .from the ground floor. In stantly there were several faces at every window, and guests, clad only in their night robes, were wildly calling for help. The facilities of the fire department were meager, and each moment's delay increased the panic that already pre vailed. One after another human forms were seen to hurl themselves from the windows and dash against the pavement below. Limbs were broken, and the writhing mass of humanity that rapidly accumulated constituted a sickening sight. Those who jumped from the third story windows had little hope of surviving the frightful leap, but few hesitated as the flames came nearer and nearer. Outside the work of rescue was carried forward rapidly. A vast crowd was at tracted by the flames and wildly^ sought information concerning friends in the burning structure. The hotel was a seething furnace, and it was impossible to attempt rescue by entering the build ing. The injured were conveyed to ad joining business houses that had been converted into impromptu hospitals. The fire department confined its efforts to preventing a spread of the flames. Several times the National hotel caught fire, but the fire there was extinguished. Owing to the destruction of the hotel register the names of the missing have not yet been obtained. The hotel was a three story brick ve neer structure and is said to have been a veritable fire trap. TRAIN ROLLS DOWN BANK. More Than Twenty Persons Injured in Ontario. Toronto, Ont.: The Montreal express on the Grand Trunk Railroad, consist ing of a baggage car, express, day coach, sleeper and two Pullmans, was derailed at Whiteby Junction Thursday. All the cars left the rails and rolled down a 25-foot embankment, hurling the pasesngers about as they turned over. No one was killed, though over twenty •offered more or less severe injuries. Several Americans from New England states were on the train going through to the west. The injured were brought on to Toronto, and several were placed in the hospital. It is not thought any of them are fatally hurt. KILLS SUFFRAGE BILL. President of Maine Senate Casts De ciding Vote Against Measure. Augusta, Me.: President Virgin of the Maine senate has killed the bill granting suffrage to women. When the measure was called up there was along and bitter debate, but it was evident that the vote would be very close. When the roll was called on the passage of. the bill it was found to be a tie vote, 12 to 12. A new vote was about to be called for, when President Virgin availed himself of his constitutional privilege and cast his vote against the suffragists. This kills the hopes of the women for the present ses sion of the legislature. THAWED DYNAMITE EXPLODES. Kills Two Men When Frozen Mass is Dropped in Hot Water. Bowie, Ariz.: At the Buckeye mine, nine miles south of this place, two men were killed, two seriously injured and -a number Of others slightly hurt as the result of an explosion of dynamite. Two men had been left to thaw out two boxes of frozen dynamite. One of them gathered up all the dynamite he could hold in two hands and dropped it into a bucket of, hot water. Immediately there was a deafening explosion, heard for miles. GEN. FOSTER DYING. He Played a Very Prominent Part in the Civil War. Indianapolis, Ind.: Maj. Gen. Robert S. Foster is dying at his home here. Phy sicians say he can live but a few hours. He commanded the First division of the Twenty-fourth corps in the civil war and aided in heading off Gen. Lee's re treat at Appomatox, causing his surren der. Gen. Foster was one of "he founders of the G. A. R. and was first junior vice commander. Three More May Die. ,'ewark, N. J.: The victims of Thurs day's collision between a trolley car and a Lackawanna train, who are in hospit als, are all reported as doing well, with the exception of Peter Brady, the motorman, Oscar Bockliff, the engineer, and ?.Iiss Jennie McLelland. Their/re covery is doubtful. Wreck on the Northwestern. Kewasknm, Wis.: In a freight wreck on the Northewstern road here Thurs day afternoon Fireman Vanderbrook, of Green Bay, was killed and' Engineer George Senside of Greerf Bay, and Brakeman Ducey of Milwaukee, were fa tally hurt. Found Guilty ot Altering Books. Toledo, O.: Frank F. Brady, former secretary of the defunct Imperial Sav ings and Loan Company, of this city, Fri day was found guilty by a jury of alter ing the company's books. Gave Lille for Brothers. Abilene, Tex.: The residence of C. A. Robinson at Caps was burned Wednes day night, his 16-year-old daughter and two young sons perishing. Miss Robin son had an opportunity to escape, but tried to save her brothers. Asphyxiated by Coal Gin. Shawnee. Okla.: A. N. Stainson and his 16-year-old son were asphyxiated here at their home by the fumes from a stove. Mrs. St in son discovered her husband and son dead and was barely able to reach the fresh air and save herself. Fifty Below in New Hampshire. Little, X. H.: Some very low temper atures were reported Wednesday from the little valley towns of the White Mountains. At the base of Mount Washington one thermometer reached 50 beiow zero. At Alderbrook it was 44 be low, at Apthorp 3fi, and the same at Franconia, while the lowest in this town was 40 below. There was but little rise in the temperature during the day. Fire at Ashland, O. Ashland, O.: The opera house block, in which there were several stores, burn ed Wednesday. The total loss will reach $00,000, with $17,000 insurance. CRUSHED BY WALLS. Several Persons Killed at a Fire In Springfield O. Springfield, O.: One of the most disas trous fireB in'the history of the city and the one remitting in the greatest loss of life broke out lit :30 o'clock Thursday morning in Mitchell Bros.* plumbing es tablishment in WeBt Main Street, and within two hours and a half had com pletely destroyed several buildings. The total loss is $325,000 insurance, $170, 000. The worst feature of the fire occurred a little before daybreak, wheu J. H. Mulholland, the proprietor of the jewel ry store, aided by several spectators, was engaged in removing his stock. The building in which this store was situated was the smallest of the group burned, and without warning the heavy wall of the theater block toppled over on it. It is not known yet how many were pinioned under the ruius, but three dead have been takeu out. ELEVEN ARE DEAD. Terrible Result of Collision at New* ark, N. J. Newark, N. J.: A trolley car loaded with people on their way to the high school was run into Thursday at a cross ing by a Delaware, Lackawanna and AVestern train. Eight pupils were killed outright and three died from their injuries. The motorman was fatally hurt aoi thirty or more occupants of the car wen injured, five believed to be fatally. Twenty of the injured were taken t« the hospital. The accident occurred at the Clifton Avenue crossing, long noted as a dan gerous spot. The trolley car was one which the street railway runs five morn ings in the week for the special accom modation of high school pupils. It wai crowded with young men and womel from all parts of the city. KILLED BY AN EXPLOSION. Fbnr Lives Lost |t Fort Lafayette, New York Bay. New York: Three men.were.killed outr right ojie maa so: injured that he died later two other men fatplty, and at least seven seriously hurt, in an explosion ia the work room of the naval, storage mag azine at FOrt Lafayette, New York Bay, Thursday afternoon." 7 The dead and injured were workmen at the fort. Accounts as to how the fatal blast was set off differ. One report hai it that the men were filling a 13-incb shell, while another is that thfe men wer removing the powder charge from a shell and undertook to unwind a fuse connect ing the powder chamber with the per cussion cap. This caused sufficient fric tion to set off the cap and explode th shell. DIED OF ASPHYXIATION. Famous Engineer and Hia Son Fonnd Dead in New York. New York: Claude De Lorraine, whe was chief engineer of the Monitor when that vessel had the famous engagement with the Merrimac, during the civil war, and his son, Edward, aged 24, wen found dead from asphyxiation Thursday at their home in Brooklyn. Gas escaped through a defective tube counecting a gat stove. Mr. De Lorraine after the war drew the government plans for raising the sunken vessels in Charleston harbor. He was 65 years old, and was at one time chief engineer of the Clyde steam ship line. TWO KILLED IN TEXAS. Men Riding on Blind Baggage Meel Dentil. Fort Worth,-Tex.: An eastbound Tex as Pacific- passenger train was wrecked fourteen miles west of here Thursdaj morning. J. D. Matthews of Athens, Teuiu, and J. H. Riley of Harmony, W, Va., were killed outright. They wert riding on "the blind baggage and were crushed by the compact of that car ami the engine tender. C. E. Moody of Gainesville, Tex., wat the only passenger injured. Express Messenger McEarling and Baggagemastcr Nash were als6 hurt. FOUND IN WRECKED BOAT. Bodies of a Man, a Woman and Child Discovered nt Padncah. Paducah, Ky.: A wrecked honse boat floating in the Tennessee River near here was caught Wednesday afternoon and found to contain the bodies of three peo ple, a man, woman and a child, all white, names unknown. It is presumed the boat capsized during the heavy gale that blew all morning. The' waves were eighteen feet high or the Illinois shore. YOUNGER WILL BE A SHOWMAN With Frank James He Will Rnn a "Wild West" Concern. Lee's Summit, Mo.: Cole Younger, th pardoned bandit, Wednesday confir med the report that he intends to run a "wild west" show, saying he had already signed a contract with a Chicago man. Younger said he would be managei and treasurer, but would not show him self in the arena. He said he was nego tiating with Frank James to becom« arena manager. Electric Car is Held Up. I.os Angeles, Cal.: A Los Angeles Pasedeira electric ear was held up Thurs day .night- half between the two cit ies by two unmasked highwaymen. There were thirty-two passengers on the car, fifteen of whom were-women. All were robbed of money, watchos and jewelry., Schools Closed at/ Toledo. Toledo, O.: As a"' result of the zero weather several schools .ttave'.beeli 'iliised here and traffic of -all, worts lias beeii bin •lered by the snow. Railway Expressmen Organise. San Antonio, Tex.: The organization of Railway Expressmen of America wa« practically completed Wednesday night, and it is asserted here that its member ship will include between 15,000 and 20, 000 employes of the, several express com panies throughout the United States. Made a Game Fight. New Orleans: After holding half a hundred bluecoats at bay for several hours Friday during which a score of shots were exchanged, Lafayette Sims, a desperate negro, was killed. Seven Severely Injured. Chicago: Seven persons were severely injured Thursday night by a collision be tween a crowded electric car on the Wal lace Street and Center Avenue line and a Chicago and Grand Trunk freight train at the Center Avenue crossing. It is not thought any of them will die. Fireman Killed. Pottsville, Pa.: By the explosion of a boiler on a Philadelphia and Reading passenger train engine here Thursday night the fireman of the locomotive, Bar ney Rabbe, was killed, the engineer, Joha Alexander, fatally and several othen slightly injured. WEEK'S HAPPENINGS NEWS OF THE WEEK IN A CON DENSED FORM. PoetolHce Badly Damaged Smith Building ct Deadwood Partly Burned—Iioss About $H,000—No Mail Was Destroyed. A Deadwood special says: The F. D. Smith building, occupied by the Dead wood postofllce, was dnninged by lire Sunday morning. The lire started in the basement near the turnace, and two Soors were badly burned before it could be controlled. The postofllce effects were moved out, and the only loss the office sustained Was In stamps and stamped envelopes from water. After the fire was extinguished the of fice was moved back. The damage to the building was $0,uuu, and to furniture $2,000, all insured. The second floor was occupied by the Deadwood public library, whose books were considerably damaged by water and smoke. On the same floor were, the law offices of Frawley & Laffey, C. K. Davis and George W. Hale, and the engineers office of F. C. Tucker. Frawley & Laf fey escaped damage, but the others suf fered, though not seriously. The third floor was occupied by room »rs, whose only loss was by smoke. The building is of stone. Some of the woodwork will have to be replaced. CATTLE DISEASE PUZZLING. 4ffbcts Calves on the Ranges Trib utary to Belle Fourche. A Belle Fourche special says: A pecul iar disease has manifested itself *Bong the cattle of the range tributary to Belle Fourche and is baffling the veterinarians. The malady affects the calves. They are taken with violent purging, soon grow weak and die. Ulcers form on the tongue and often eat to considerable depth. The heaviest losers in this region have been J. T. White and J. M. Eaton. A government- veterinarian has' lately examined several carcasses and has cut a tongue out and forwarded to Wash ington, to have determined what the dis ease is and how it may best be combat- ^Frank Kimball, of the Bear Lodge Mountains of Wyoming, reports the dis ease in his herd, and he has been in structed to forward an entire head to the agricultural department for careful ex amination. SOUTH DAKOTA SHIVERS. Thermometer Register* Thiity-Flve Below Zero at Aberdeen. An Aberdeen special says: The ex tremely cold weather, which has been experienced here for several days, con tinues. Sunday night was the coldest of the winter, the thermometer registering 35 below. At Pierre the temperature was -t be low zero Monday morning and 16 below Sunday. The temperature has not been up to zero since Friday. It is the coldest snap of the season. A Huron special says: Intense cold has prevailed over this part of the state the past five days, with a strong north wind and eight inches of snow covering the ground. The temperature Monday morning was 26 degrees below zero, the coldest of the present winter. There is plenty of fuel, but many cattlemen com plain of scarcity of hay for stock. BODY FOUND IN STRAWSTACK Remains of a Man Who Died Near Canton Unidentified. A Canton special says: Coroner Noid, State's Attorney Benedict and Sheriff Buchanan have returned from Shindlar, thirteen miles north of Canton, where they went to take charge of the body of a man found dead in a strawstack on the Vandiveer farm, half a mile east of Shin a Coroner Noid found nothing to identny the remains, but discovered a small bot tle containing something marked poison. A pocketbook containing 12 cents was also in the dead man's pocket. Two small pictures were found in a blank book, one of two little girls and one of two young men, evidently relatives. Sunday School Convention. An Aberdeen special says: C. P. Greg ory, president of the South Dakota Sun day School Association, announced that the annual convention of the association would be held at Aberdeen on May 26 iand 27. An interesting program will be prepared, and a large attendance from all over the state is expected. The conven tion will be the most important yet held by the association. Baltic Will Grow This Year. A Baltic special says: It is now as sured that this place will this season en joy the greatest building boom in its his tory. Among the buildings already ar ranged for are three new business houses, a new bank building, a new church building and anew modern school building. Requisition for Turner. A Pierre special says: Gov. Herreid Issued a requisition to the governor of Ne braska for A1 Turner, who murdered Ez ra Dunlap at Lead a few days ago, and who was caught at Alliance, Neb.' The requisition, of course, was issued before the death of Turner, which occurred at Alliance Saturday. Eagle Will Rebuild Creamery. At a meeting of the officers of the creamery at Eagle it was decided to re build the creamery building which burn ed some weeks ago. An examination of the records shows that during the past year the creamery has paid patrons, an aggregate of, over $20,000 for milk pur chased by it. Monroe is Without a Hotel. A Monroe special says: Although this place has a population of about 300, and is an excellent business point, it is with out a hotel of any kind. There are about a dozen stores, four elevators and four churches, and the lack of suitable hotel accommodations is keenly felt. Efforts will be made to induce some capitalist to erect a new hotel this spring. Horses Bring Good Prices. A Miller dispatch says: Horse buyers from Ohio and New York are picking up draft animals here at $75 to $125 each. Catholics to Build Academy. A1 Pierre special says: The Catholics Of this city have begun the work of tak ing down the old Wells house, which they purchased several years ago, and will use it in the construction of an acad emy on the grounds near their church in this city. The work ou the academy will be pushed as soon as the frost is out of the ground. Killed Wolf with a Bridle. A Miller special says: Jnlius Pautsch, a fanner east of here, had an exciting wolf hunt. He rnn the animal down with a horse, then dismounted and killed it with the horse's bridle. BRIDE RETURNS TO GROOM. Another Chapter In Sioux Fall* Romance. A Sioux Falls special says: Mrs. Hamp, a Davenport, III widow who lupt December, as the result of a newspaper advertisement, married Johu Henry Ry an, a wealthy and eccentric resident of this city, under the name of Mary J. Hand, and who returned to Iowa within a few hours after the marriage ceremony with, it is said, $500 of her new hus band's money, has unexpectedly returned here und taken up her residence with the husband she won in so unusual a fashion. About ten days ago Mrs. Ryan was quoted by a Davenport paper as saying she had no idea of returning to Sioux Falls to remain with her husband. She denies ever having made such a state ment. and denounces as a fake an alleged interview with her printed in the Dav enport newspaper. NO VACANT LAND. ljael Foot of Homestead Land is Taken in Codington County. A Watertown special says: The offi cials and clerks of the United States land office in this city are kept busy answer ing inquiries concerning a tract of 300 acres of land in Codington County which was reported to be vacant. The report was published in a Twin City paper a few weeks ago, and in the past two weeks 500 inquiries have been received, over half of them being by mail from parties many miles away. Only Thursday a man appeared at the land of fice to file ou the "vacant" land, having come a distance of 200 miles for the ex press purpose of filing upon it. All inquiring receive the same answer that there is no vacant land in Codiugton County, the last foot of land having been takeu years ago. PERISHED OF COLD. Homesick Indian Lad Escaped from Cheyenne School. A Forest City special says: .During the recent quarantine at the Cheyenne agency school the pupils were not allowed to see their parents. Four lads became homesick and ran away one night. One little fellow, 9 years old, tramped through the snow twenty miles to his father's te pee between sundown and 4 o'clock the following morning. Another of his play mates became lost on the reservation, and when found was unconscious from the cold. He was taken to the nearest house, twelve miles away, but died be*1 fore reaching there. CATTLE DOING WELL. Shipments to Region Ahout Aber deen Have Already Begun. An Aberdeen specialsays: Shipments of young cattle from states south ot here have already begun, and it is predicted that the ranges of South Dakota will receive more cattle this season than ever before. The ranges west of the Missouri are practically free from snow, and cat tle are doing unusually well this winter. This condition is tempting stockmeu to ship their cattle in early and get the ben efit Jf the excellent feed on the range west of this point. RAISED S43 FOR FINLANDERS. Hiotory of District No. 8 Norway Township, Clay County. A Vermjllion special says: School.dis trict No. 3 of Norway Township held a basket sociable Saturday night, which was gotten up by the teacher, Miss Ber tha Agersborg, for the purpose of buying a bell for the school house, but the pa trons of the district thought best to give the proceeds of the sociable to the Fin land sufferers. They raised $43. Log Rollers' Picnic.' A Madison special says: Camp dele gutes of the South Dakota Log Rolling Association met at Winfred to set the date and place of holding the next, or sixth, annual picnic of the association. Lake Madison was chosen as the place, and June 20 as the date of the picnic. Elka to Have Big Lodge. A Watertown dispatch says: It is ex pected that the dispensation for a lodge of Elks at Watertown will arrive in a few days, when the lodge will be institu ted, with the aid of scores of Elks who will come from all parts of the state. The charter membership roll numbers 98. Deadwood Has New Police Chief. F. L. Edholm has resigned as chief of police for Deadwood, and the mayor has appointed Michael Elward, who for near ly a year has been a police officer, to suc ceed him. The council has confirmed the appointment. New Town Located. A new town named Loomis has been located eight miles northeast of Mitchell on the Milwaukee Railroad. About a uozen buildings have been erected and business is carried on. Application has been made for a postofllce. No Smallpox in Salem. A Salem special says: The board of health has removed the quarantine from the two cases of smallpox that were in town. While there have been serious attacks of the disease, there have been no fatal cases. Fort Meade to Have Electric Lights A Sturgis special says: Fort Meade will soon have electric lights. The poles have nearly all beeu set, and the string ing of wires will begin in a few days. The buildings at the fort are already wired. En Route io the Philippines. A Sturgis special says: Headquarters' band and first squadron of the Thir teenth cavalry, Fort Meade, left the Sturgis depot Tuesday ou their way to the Philippines. Russian Reported Killed. It is reported that Christ Root, a Rus sian, was killed In row at Ashley on Saturday last. The affair will be fully investigated by the authorities. Lake Preston Wants a Theater. The question of building a modern op era house at Lake Preston by a stock company is being discussed, and no doubt the movement will be successful. It to something the town sorely needs, as th« old opera house burned about a year ago. Aged Man Dies nf lnjnrles., Abraham Montee, who had the misfor tune to slip on the ice at Hudson last week and in the fall dislocated his hip, died early Tuesday morning. He was 78 years of age, and had been.quite feeble for some months. Prof. Shay Resigns. A Wessington Springs, special says: The trouble between the students of the seminary at this place and the principal, Prof. Shay, which for a time looked as though the school would have to close, has beeu satisfactorily settled by the res ignation of Prof. Shay and his wife. Fire Destroys Farm House. Fred C. Seivert's house, three miles north of Watertown, burned to the ground Tuesda}' afternoon, the origin of the fire being unknown. Nearly all of the household goods were saved. The heuse was valued at $1,000 and was insured in the sum of $400. Leaislative. SENATE. The following bills were Introduced Thursday: By Koepsall of Brown (by request), legalizing acknowledgments ta ken prior to Jan. 1, 1903 by Carlin of Stanley, appropriating $1,623.50 for the expense in prosecuting criminals in unor ganized counties by \ioody, relating to fees of county and municipal officers constituting convicts of penitentiary com petent witnesses relating to incorpora tion of telephone companies. The committee on municipal corpora tions reported favorably on senate bill relating to collection of taxes by city treasurers. In the senate a number of bills were introduced, the principal ones being by Stoddard, providing for township high schools by corporations committee, pro viding a graduated scale of fees for fil ing articles of incorporation in this state based on the amount of capital stock by Jenkins, defining the effect of a recorded instrument by Branson, providing for uniorm system of organization and con trol of state banks by McDougal, a gen eral military code. The senate passed house bills providing for inspection of sheep and relating to special assessments iu town and cities. In the senate Saturday bills were intro duced by the committee on charitable in stitutions by Bottom, relating to pow ers of township officers in regard to aban doned wells. The senate on Saturday passed senate bills to make convicts competent witness es providing for dissolution of cities with less than 200 population relating to commitments to the reform school and the house bill providing for the taxation of certain assessment insurance compa nies. On motion of Dillon, senate bill 1699, providing for fees for filing articles of in corporation, was sent back to the ways and means committee. The senate com mittee reported favorably on an appro priation of $70,000 for the maintenance of the state guard, and for an appropria tion of $5,500 for a silver service for the battleship South Dakota. The senate Monday showed no excite ment, but ground out a number of both house and senate bills in a short session. The women interested in temperance leg islation were out watching the progress of H. R. 80, which provides practically a new liquor law, and which was report ed to the senate with a -majority report against it. Senate file 35, to appropriate $5,000 per year for premiums at the state fair for the next two years, was made a special order. The senate passed senate bills to prescribe penalties for petit larceny and appropriate money to pay for prosecutions, relating to ferries and fixing rates and for the manner of constructing sewers. The senate passed house bills to reimburse Mary E. Kidd, to appropriate money for printing of con stitutional amendments, relating to pun ishments for violations of ordinances, in creasing the minimum fine and to grant city councils greater power in dealing with disorderely places. The senate Tuesday rushed through a long calendar of senate bills and wound up the day's work by a hot dispute over the favorable and adverse committee re ports on a new liquor license but which has for its main feature county local op tion. Senate bills passed Tuesday were: Granting to school corporations an in creased limitation of indebtedness pro viding manner of election of school boards appropriating $400 deficiency in expense account of public examiner ap propriating $70,000 for the state guard for next two years appropriating $5,000 for silver service for battleship South Dakota regulating the sale of liquor by druggists except by wholesale making the cashier of a bank its secretary for the purpose of taking acknowledgments a general oil inspection bill, requiring stamping as to quality appropriating $3,000 to the state fair for premiums for the next two years providing a penalty for stealing gas, water or electricity fix ing the compensation of the public exam iner at $2,000 per year providing. for method of election of city and town as sessors. The committee report on senate bill 80, regarding liquor license, came up on ma jority and minority reports. The mo tions and amendments finally ended in a parliamentary tangle, which was ended by a motion to place it on the calendar for Wednesday, which was adopted. The promised excitement in the senate Wednesday afternoon did not materialize, senate bill 80, the liquor license bill, go ing back to the judiciary committee with out debate, but with orders to report it back not later thau Saturday. The principal senate bill introduced was by Wilson to establish a ninth judi cial circuit of the counties of Beadle, Hand, Kingsbury and Miner. The senate on Wednesday passed the house bill to establish a permanent mili tia camp ground at Lake Kampeska to increase the salary of the deputy commis sioner of public instruction to $1,500 per year to require heads of state institu tions to keep for inspection lists of state property under their control and increas ing the pay of the county commissioners to $4 per day. The senate bill passed by the senate was to fix the terms of court in the Eighth circuit. The valued policy bill had the right of way over other public business in the senate Thursday, and the combined ef forts or the house sergeant at arms and the employes were require.d to pull the house members out of the crowd which filled every available niche in the lobby and halls of the senate to watch the clos ing scene iu a contest which has outrival ed in generalship anything experienced this session or in recent years. The measure came up under a special order 'at 3 o'clock, and two hours were consumed in the debate, after which the bill was passed by a vote of 25 to 15. The house had iu the meantime ad journed, and the senate floor was crowd ed to the president's desk with men who knew that there were questions being de cided far exceeding in political import ance the interest attained by the measure under discussion. Never in the history of the state did men cast their votes with such concen trated attention directed upon their ac tion as in the minutes when the vote was being taken. There were at least fifty tally sheets in use, and as each name was called slowly and distinctly the silence was oppressive until the answer came. As the roll call neared the end men act ually turned pale under the strain of in teuse interest. When three votes yet re mained to be cast the measure had the votes required under the rules of the senate for passage, and more than a score of voices whispered, "It is passed." As soon as the vote was announced Lawson changed his vote to aye, and gave notice that the following day he would move for a reconsideration. HOUSE. The house bills passed Friday were to provide for settling adverse claims to real estate by procedings in circuit court the pflTTTWf, valued policy insurance bill to limit elfce-. trie railroad franchises to twenty years authorizing the wardeu of the peniten tiary to get out stone for a state capi tol providing for the submission oi the liquor license questiou at any municipal' election on petition of twenty-five free holders, this measure being amended from the word voters to freeholders after considerable discussion mid house bill 150 to create a state board Of medical ex« aininers, which had been modified to suit all classes of practitioners and went through without any protest. House joint resolution 9, memorializing congress to repeal lumber duties, was passed with but two dissenting votes. The bill to in crease the salary of thes tate veterina rian to $1,500 per year was sent back to committee for changes before putting to a vote. The house passed senate bills to provide for a board of fence viewers le« galizlng the changes of organization of certain towns appropriating $8,000 fof deficiency at the state university to es tablish a mining experiment statiou at the state school of mines, which met with opposition by Lawson on th grounds that the legislature was goini beyond its jurisdiction, but the bi1 passed by a vote of 05 to 10. et if House committee on Saturday reported unfavorably a resolution for constitution al amendments to allow county superin tendents of schools to hold more than two terms, and favorably on the senate bill to provide fund for the payment of state fair premiums for the next two years. House, bills introduced were: By Pierce, to require county auditors to keep duplicate records of transfers of real estate in their offices, and to make insane from the soldiers' home state charges by Kelly, providing the manner of issue of school bonds and fixing the method of making school levies by May, giving miners prior liens for labor by Huff, making it the duty of real estate owuers to cut weeds along highways ad joining their lands. The third reading of house bills passed without any special comment on any measure, those passing being to locate a permanent militia encampment at Lake Kampeska, appropriating money for the construction of sidewalks along state property in Deadwood, prohibiting pub lic officers and employes from securinr' supplies from firms in which they haj a financial interest to prohibit the us* firearms by children under 15 years ol age, ou which thpre were several at tempts to amend by reducing the age to 12 and other ages, but final passage of the bill as introduced by vote of 48 to 25 to pay the deficiency in the salary! of Judge Julian Bennett fixing the bond| of the state treasurer at $500,000 pro viding for the control of the state board of pharmacy. The house passed senate bills to appro priate $300 for burial of old soldiers, ap propriating a deficiency of $1,200 for con veyance of prisoners to the penitentiary providing for a canvass of votes on con stitutional amendments. The senate bill' to make the anemone the state flower was taken as an occasion to amend to sunflower, wild rose and gumbo lily were all voted down. Tne bill was finally sent1 back to the engrossing force for correc tion. Senate bills introduced Monday were:| By Trygstad, to make election of treas urers of boards of education annual/:\nd fixing compensation by Rowley, g^f witnesses in circuit court $2 per day mileage by Rowley, to repeal law eC ing county commissioners by vote whole coiinty. House committees reported favorably Monday on the bill to require mutual in surance companies to create reserve funds, for the erection of a twine plant at the penitentiary, to nllow no exemptions' from labor wages for doctor bills. The resolution for a constitutional amend ment to allow county superintendents to, hold more than two terms was killed by adoption of committee report. House bills introduced Monday were:. For general oil inspection, a committee] bill for horse inspection to take the place of the original Hale bill by Jenkins, to fix salaries of county auditors, a committee! peddler license bill by Rogde providing' for incorporation of societies for preven-j tiou of cruelty to animals, and prevent the employment of children under 14 years of age on the stage. The rest of the house session was taken up with discussion in' committee of the whole on house bills 46 and 109, to give the state board of assessment greater power, iu which there was a general talk-, ing match, the farmers generally oppos ing the measure, but both were favora bly reported back to the house and passed, but with so small a vote that the emergency provision could not apply^and-' they can have no effect this year. The house committees reported bly on a general bill for the inncorpKra-i tion of street railway companies and anj unfavorabl report on the anti-compact! insurance bill. The penitentiary twine plant' bill went back to the appropria tions committee, which practically s£t-j ties its fate. The principal new house bills were by Mullen, to require gasoline barrels andj cans to be painted vermiilion by insur ance committee, to prevent over insur ance of property by Krieth, to prevent bulls and stallions from running at large by Berndt, providing for payment for: care of insane in northern hosuital by counties. The house pushed through a number of house bills with but little discussion they bpeing to appropriate $850 for the secre tary of the State Historical Society al lowing service on certain corporations by publicatiou providing method of instruc tion of juries making notes given to mutual insurance companies non-negotia ble appropriating $2,292 for deficiency at reform school to allow terms of coun ty conrt to be held at other than county seat towns fixing the salary of the state veterinarian at $1,500 per year and ex penses. The bill to appropriate $1,000 per year, to publish and circulate the reports of the State Horticultural Society out sufficient opposition to send it judiciary committee for further eration. The house committees reported favora bly on the senate bill to provide for the collection of city taxes by the city treas urer an unfavorable committee report oc. an anti-compact iusurnnce bill wn» changed to a favorable report by vote of the house. The general oil inspection bill was made a special order for Feb. 23. The principal house bills introduced Wednesday were by Moodie, to prevent the use of force in vaccination by Hayes, providing penalties for any one who so licits a' place as a juryman and fixing cause of challenge of jurors in civil and criminal caseK. 'The first bill to come up for action in the house was to provide a penalty of $100 fine and imprisonment for Sabbath breaking, which stalled a general discus sion and was finally amended by striking out the imprisonment clause and reducing the fine to $10 and passed. The principal house bills passed by the house Wednesday were to give minors prior lien for labor. The peddler license bill in which an amendment was offered to allow patent right' meu to work with out license, which failed, and providing for a board of control of three in place of the present board of five. Several at tempts were made to amend this measure, but it was finally pushed through af""*" came from the committee.