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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
:'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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
Gen. Foster was one of "he founders
of the G. A. R. and was first junior vice
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.
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,
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.
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.
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
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
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.
Men Riding on Blind Baggage Meel
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
Another Chapter In Sioux Fall*
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
The house bills passed Friday were to
provide for settling adverse claims to real
estate by procedings in circuit court the
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.
House committee on Saturday reported
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
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
Senate bills introduced Monday were:|
By Trygstad, to make election of treas
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
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
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
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.

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