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Collapse of Seats Causes Panic and
Many Persons Are Injured In Chi
cago Amid Disorder Treasurer
Drives Away with $600 In Cash.
Chicago: Nearly 100 people sank in a
straggling, yelling mass through splinter
ed boards in a collapse of a reserved
section of scats during the performance
of a circus in this city Friday night. It
is known that one man, six women, and
two children were seriously injured, and
it is supposed that scores more were hurt
whose names were not reported to the
The panic among the 2,000 people_ in
the tent was intensified by the. plunging
of two horses that broke from the ring
in which they were performing and ran
into the crowd. During the excitement
the treasurer disappeared with over $600
of the show's money.
It is supposed the accident was due
to the removal of the back props, outside
the tent, by boys. The side props were
found to have broken off and some of
them were rotten.
The ilCilucul uuvuikcu ut S duck,
after the show began. Two trick horses
were performing in the single ring, when,
without warning, an entire section of the
reserved seats gave way. The tent was
crowded with 2,000 people and the acci
dent was followed by wild disorder. The
w.alls of the tent gave way and the peo
ple mnJe for the entrance, expecting ev
ery instant to be buried under falling
poles and canvas.
To add to the panic the two horses
broke through the ropes that had kept
them confined to the ring and made for
the point where the crowd was thickest.
The animals were caught by circus em
ployes before they had trampled anyone.
Half a dozen women fainted.
In the excitement the treasurer, Wat
son Walker, who was taking tickets,
jumped into a buggy and drove away.
Six Stitches May Have the Life of a
Chicago Boy.
Chicago: A surgical operation, said to
have been but once before successfully
paralleled in sugical Jiistory, is believed
to have been accomplished here, saving
the life of 15-year-old Edward Heitz, who
had attempted to commit suicide. Heitz
fired a bullet into his heart while de
With death impending at every tick of
the watch, Dr. Carl Wagner, of St. Jo
seph's hospital, placed six stitches in the
bullet torn heart, effectually stopping the
The patient's condition is said at the
hospital to warrant belief that he will re
cover. The bullet, which had pierced the
lungs and passed through the heart, was
found in the thoracic cavity ond re
Roosevelt Makes an Address on
Historic Battlefield!
Philadelphia: On the historic spot at
Valley Forge, where Washington and his
gallant boys of 1776 suffered iu order
.that the United' States might become
a nation, President Roosevelt Sunday de
livered a notable address.
It was "Evacuation day" at Valley
Forge, and the anniversary was celebrat
ed appropriately in the little edifice which
has been erected on what was the site
of Washington's headquarteft. It was
to add his sympathy and encouragement
to the project of knarking the spot by a
suitable memorial that President Roose
velt made his address.
Order to Saloon Men Issued by
Mayor of Chicago.
Chicago: Mayor Harrison declared
that he would revoke the license of any
saloon iu which women are permitted to.
drink at the bar. He was aroused by, the
conditions found in the investigation ofi
the Desplaines Street police precinct.
"ShoW me a saloonkeeper who allows
women to drink at his bar," said .the
mayor, "and I will take away his license.1
I probably would not have the legal right
to do it, but I would like the chance.
"I don't know any law which keeps a
woman out of a saloon, but I will under
take to keep them away from the bars
on my own initiative."
Arrest Girl for Witchcraft.
Wilkesbarre, Pa.: Dora Stanley, fhe
queen of a gipsy camp near! here, was
arrested on a charge of witchcraft. John'
Kara ska, who makes the charge, says'
he paid her $5 to tell him where his dead,
father left all the money he was sup-1
posed to have. She divined that it was
hidden under a tree two miles from his
home. There he with several of his
friends dug for six days' and found noth
Wrote Threatening Letters.
Springfield, 111.: John S. Harvey, who
wrote letters to Gov. Yates and Sheriff
Drainer, threatening their lives and also
threatening to burn their property, was
found insane by a jury in the county
Sioux City Stock Market.
Saturday's market quotations for live
stock: Butcher steers, $5.60 hogs, $4.90
Big Steel Plant Closed.
Shenango, Pa.: The Shenango Valley
Steel Company's plant at this place, con
trolled by the Carnegie Company at
Pittsburg, closed Saturday for an indefi
nite period, throwing 1,000 men out of
Jaws Locked by Yawning.
Shelbyville, Ind.: Mrs. Melissa Bar
low, mother of ex-County Superintendent
Woodbury Barlow, dislocated her jaw
by yawning so that she could not open
her inouth. It required the services of
a surgeon to repair-'the damage.
Priest Crawls Under Wreck.
GnseylSlle,:Ill.: While Engineer L. B,
List lay pinioned and burning under
the wreck of his train Thursday after
noon, a. priest, whose identity has not
been learned, crawled in among the de
bris as far as possible and administered
absolution to'him.
Miners' Mass Meeting.
Butte, Mont.: At a monster mass
meeting held here Sunday night, called by
the Butte Miners' Union, and attended
by about 10,000 persons, Gov. Peabody
was arraigned iu bitter terms and Pres
,dent Roosevelt was appealied to iu behalf
of the striking Colorado miners.
Scores Are Known to be Dead, and
Many Reported Missing.
Santiago 3e Cuba, by steamer to Man
sianilla: The worst storm of a decade
began Friday, and culminated Monday
night, June 0, in fourteen inches of rain,
which fell in five hours, accompanied by
a hurricane.
The lower village of El Cobre has been
Forty-five persons are known to be
dead and spores are missing. Bodies are
floating in the Cobre River.
Twenty bodies have been recovered by
boats patrolling the bay.
All bridges,on the Cobre Railway are
out and many bridges have .been lost on
the Cuba Railway. A train which left
Havana Sunday is held between wash
outs forty miles inland. A relief train
bringing mail and passengers was wreck
ed at Moran. The fireman and' mail
agent, were killed rirtd two of the em
ployes were injured. The passengers
were safe.
The mines at Daiquiri are crippled and
six employes have been drowned.
The city property loss is enormous. All
telegraph and cable lilies are disabled.
Deputy United States Marshals WU1
Help In Rosebud Opening.
Washington, D. C.» Secretary Hitch
cock Friday received a letter from Com
missioner of the General Land Office
Richards, now in the west preparing for
the opening of Indian reservations, in
which he suggested that the United
States marshals of South Dakota and
Minnesota be authorized to employ such
number of deputy United States mar
shals as they deem necessary for the
presentation of order ut the opening of
l-ho Tni^n lnmla in
D„ and at Devils Lake, Minn.
Secretary Hitchcock immediately re
ferred the letter of Commissioner Rich
ards to the attorney general and it is be
lieved he will promptly nccede to the re
quest and that the United States mar
ehals in the vicinity of those reserva-.
tions will be given ample authority to em
ploy as many deputies as they may find
uecessary to preserve public order and
aid officials of the land office in opening
the lands in question.
Actions for $150,000 Against Gov.
Peabody and Gen. Bell.
Denver, Colo.: Former Gov. Charles
8. Thomas, it is announced, is preparing
papers in behalf of James F. Burns,
president and manager of the Portland
mine, in a damage-suit,-jvhich Burns .will
bring against Gov. Tames H. Peabody,
Adjt!. Gen. Sherman'M. Belfr-and the
State of Colorado for $100,000 for this
closing of the Portland mine by the mili
Attorneys for Charles H. Moyer, presi
dent1 of the Western Federation of Min
ers, jare drafting papers in a suit for
$50,POO damages, which Moyer is to file
against Gov. Peabody and Adjt. Bell
and the State of Colorado.
Moyer's action is based on a charge
of false and illegal imprisonment by the
military authorities, acting under the
proclamation of martial law in Sau Mi
guel County.
Chemist Discovers Process that Re
duces Cost of Metal.
Philadelphia, Pa.: Dr. George F. Lee,
chemist, says he has discovered an
electro-chemical process of manufactur
ing radium, which now is valued at $10,
000,000 a pound.
Dr. Lee dclares he can produce radium
for less than $500,000 a pound and in
time can bring forth the metal for less.
In a dry goods box that he has rigged
up in his office for developing pictures,
the chemist discovered that a combina
tion of barium and thorium had pro
duced a fluorescent substance that would
penetrate metal. This he says is ra
Child Impaled on Ice Hook.
Philadelphia, Pa.: Hanging from the
hook of an ice wagon scales, which had
pierced her throat, little Alice Hannan
was carried and tossed about 200 yards.
When the hook tore itself loose from the
unconscious child she fell directly in the
path of a trolley car in Germantown
Avenue. The fender prevented her being
ground to death.
Lipton May Challenge Again.
London: A correspondent at Gourock
telegraphs that the Glasgow Herald will
state that negotiations are in. progress
between Sir Thomas Lipton and the
New York Yacht Club, which likely will
have a successful issue, in which case
Sir Thomas will challenge for the cup
in 1905.
Meet Bandit's Terms.
Tangier: Mohammed El Torres, rep
resenting the sultan of Morocco, has
caused the arrest of two shieks, as de
manded by Raisnli. The amount of ran
som demanded by the bandit for the
release of Pcrdicaris and Varley is ready.
Raisuli's answer is expected by the end
of the week.
Fair Pays Uncle Sam.
St. Louis, Mo.: A check for $195,057.04
was Thursday paid the United States
government by the Louisiana Purchase
Company, the sum being 40 per cent of
the gross gate receipts from the day of
opening, April 30, to midnight, June 15.
Anniversary of Bunker Hill.
Boston: The one hundred and twenty
ninth anniversary of the battle of Bun
ker Hill was celebrated Friday. In
many New England cities business was
suspended and the day was practically
a holiday.
New York City's Expenses.
New York: The budget of the city for
the coming fiscal year is $106,074,959.
This is the largest amount of money
spent by any municipality in the world.
Boys in Cignret Crusade.
Milwaukee, Wis.: Using a dozen boy
detectives to secure evidence, the Anti
Cigaret League has secured warrants for
twenty-one tobacco dealers, charged with
selling cigu'ets, cigaret paper and to
bacco to minors.
War Correspondent Captured.
Indianapolis, Ind.: A cablegram from
Che Foo says Hector Fuller, staff war
correspondent of the Indianapolis News,
has been captured by four Russian sol
diers and tiiken to Port Arthur. He was
blindfolded and placed in prison.
May Have Dynamiter.
Cripple Creek, Colo.: Under Sheriff
Parsons' authority for the the statement
there is confined in the county jail one of
the perpetrators of the Independence de
pot wholesale murder, if not the actual
criminal who pulled the wire that ex
ploded the dynamite.
Sees Girl Wed, Then Ends Life.
Philadelphia, Pa.: After acting as
best man. at the wedding of the girl he
loved and his rival, nnd buying a wed
ding dinner with the money taken from
his employer, John A. Roach went to
the new home of the couple and drank
carbolic acid.
Deported Miners Refuse to Stay In
New Mexico.
Antonio, Colo.: Thirty-six union min
ers and sympathizers deported from the
Cripple Creek district by the military
authorities were unloaded from the spe
cial train used for the deportation neai
the New Mexican line Wednesday and
driven by the gunrd under command of
Lieut. Col. Kennedy over the border.
They were moreover warned not to,-re
turned to Colorado. Nevetheless, aftct
the departure of the troops, the deported
men walked back to this town, five miles
north of the line, where breakfast was
furnished them by citizens.
Two cans of beans and two loaves ol
bread were given to each of the deport
ed men from the quartermaster's supply.
Many of the men cost these provisiont
Standing on the stone that marks the
line between the State of Colorado and
the territory of New Mexico, Charles
Anderson ruised half a loaf of bread
aloft and shouted back at Gen. Bell'r
"Give me liberty or give me death."
Civil Authorities Control In San
Miguel County.
St. Louis, Mo.: United States Circuit
Judge A. M. Tba.ver, sitting in chambers,
has granted a writ of habeas corpus
have Chas. H. Moyer, president of the
Western Federation of Miners, brought
before him July 5. The writ is directed
against Gov. J. H. Peabody, of Colorado!
Adjt. Gen. Bell and Buckley Wells, an
other Cdlorado official. The three have
been cited to appear', with Moyer and
show cause why Moyer is being restrain
ed from his liberty by being confined in
stncfcnflp "r "ViitI
pen" at Telluride. These writs are re-,
turnable July 5.
Denver: Gov. Peabody Wednesday is
sued an order declaring martial law in
San Miguel County at an end, directing
the release of the troops from the citj
and instructing Capt. Bulkeley Wells, ill
command of the troops, to turn over to
the civil authorities President Charles
II. Moyer, of the Western Federation ol
Miners, now a prisoner in the bull pc»
at Telluride.
N«ti«r pf jltheiis, O, Returns and
Rririjis His Own Fatted Calf.
Athens, T).:, George A. Beaton, for
mej-ly of this city, has just returned .aftei
a successful business career in Ne\i
York. To mark the return he gave a
"home comiug" dinner to the entire, pop
ulation of tlie city. At twenty tables on
the campus of the Ohio .University {,500
sat. The day opened, with a mon
ster parade, followed by, a prize drill, in
which the fraternal societies of the city
and vicinity participated. Wholesome,
homelike sports were interspersed with
speeches appropriate to the occasion.
Congressman Grosvenor was chairman,
and although several prominent former
Athenians could not be present the en
tire program passed off without a hitch.
Cruiser Will Leave Han Francisco on
a. Long Crnlse. v.
Washington: The cruiser Tacoma,
Commander Nicholson, will leave San
Francisco Monday on a long cruise in
search of the missing merchant steamer
Conemaugli, which left a Chilian port
several months ago bound for New York,
nnd has not been heard from since.
The orders of the commander of the
Tacoma instruct him to proceed to Coro
nel, Chili, and thence to Santa Lucia,
West Indies, following as nearly as pos
sible the probable route taken by the
missing merchantman. It is regarded as
an almost hopeless chase, but is under
taken in the bare possibility of rescuing
the crew.
Looking Into $400,000 Bribe.
Paris: The chamber of deputies"*has
appointed a committee, composed ol
twelve ministerialists and twenty-one
members of the opposition, to investigate
the charges that $400,000 was offered to
Edgar Combes, son of Premier Combes,
to secure an authorization for the monks
of the Carthusian order to remain at the
Grande Chartreuse.
Packers* Agent in Trouble.
Rockland, Me.: Charles A. Davis, lo
cal agent of Swift & Co., of Chicago,
was arrested on the charge of embezzle
ment of $2,200. Davis admits a short
age in his accounts and assisted Swift
& Co.'s auditor to straighten out the
books. Davis says he can and will settle
with the company. He has been agent
of the company here for seventeen years.
Knox Gets Ills Commission.
Harrisburg. Pa.: The commission of
Attorney General Knox as United States
senator to succeed the late Senator Quay
has been prepared and signed by Gov.
Pennypueker and sent to Mr. Knox at'
Washington. The commission runs until
the next meeting of the legislature,
which will organize in January, 1905.
Shepherd Dog Saves Man's Life.
Richmond, Ind.: Harvey Jane, a shep
herd dog owned by Charles Armstrong,
saved the life of Michael Mclntyre, who
was attacked by a ferocious bull, which
threw him to the ground, and would have
taken his life had it not been for the
intelligence of the dog, which succeeded
in turning the attack on himself.
Prefers Hanging to Chair.
Columbus, O.: Lewis Harmon, not
knowing his sentence of electrocution had
been'suspended, made a-third attempt
to commit suicide by hanging himself
Corbin to the Philippines.
Washington: Maj. Gen. Henry C. Cor
bin has been ordered to command the di
vision of the Philippines, succeeding Maj.
Gen. Wade. The order is to take effect
in October.:!
(Cxpress Clerk Not Guilty.
Blooroington, 111.: After a long trial,
whic-ii attracted much attention, Cyrus
Freed, clerk with an express company,
was Wednesday declared not guilty of
the theft of a package containing $1,000,
consigned to Elliott, III.
Banker's Life is Threatened.
Konssaeler, Ind.: Addison Parkison,
president of the First National Bank,
has received an anonymous letter de
manding that he place $5,000 in a certain
spot on his farm or be shot to death from
Bigamous Wife Has Rights.
St. Louis Mo.: Judge Elmer B. Ad
ams, in the United States circuit court
decided that a woman illegally married
can become the legal beneficiary of an in
surance policy on her husband's life, pro
vided she is more dependent upon him
for support than the man's legal wife.
Insane. Starts School Panic.
Omaha, Neb.: An insane man, laboring
under an hallucination that he was being
pursued by men seeking his life, threw
one of the public schools into a panic
Thursday when he dashed into the room
and begged protection. He was cap
Battle Dipping Question—Matter of
Paramount Interest in Sonth
Dakota— Those Who Do Not Obey
Rules Are ut Mercy of Buyers.
Cattle dipping is the one question
Which is probably receiving more discus
sion in South Dakota than any other one
proposition at the present time, says a
Pierre dispatch. And it is not.
While cattle owners of the state have
been slow to realize the situation, they
are beginning to wake up to it, and dip
ping tanks are reported to be tinder con
struction at points all over the state.
The situation, as one cattle owner puts
it, is this: "We are to be allowed to ship
slaughter cattle with one dipping, but in
marked cars. If they are not lor imme
diate slaughter, or are stockers or feed
ers, they must have a second dipping.
When we get our cattle to m::rl et every
one of them will be classed as stocl*rs or
feeders, and the price will be run down
on that account. No matter what
grade or quality they are, the'buyers
have the 'cinch' on us as soon as we get
one classification. 1 am going to put in a
dipping tank at once and start to dippiug,
and get within the regulations. That is
the only thing to do. and I wHl make
money by the proposition."
This man is an old shipper, and has
ibeen "through the mill" often enough to
know what he is against in selling bis
stuff, and hundreds of others will find
themselves in that place if they do not
get their tanks iu readiness at an early
date, and it does not matter whether he
is shipping corn-fed stuff from the south
eastern part of the state, or grass cattle
from the northwestern part. The whole
state is under the ban and all will be
treated alilto.
Sioux Falls Woman Rolls on Babe
During Kpileptic Fit.
A peculiar and sad accident happened
nt the home of Mr. and Mrs, William
Ferguson, of Sioux Falls, Saturday morn
ing, which resulted in the death of their
infant child. The mother and child re
tired Friday night as usual. When the
mother awoke next morning she was
greatly shocked to find tlie babe beside
her still in death. Coroner Fulford was
summoned nnd after viewing the remains
and asking a few questions, he was thor
oughly convinced that the death was the
result of a peculiar accident.
The njotlier subject to epileptic fits
and it is believed that during the night
while the babe was nursing at its moth
er's breast the latter was taken with one
of these fits and rolled over on the little
one, smothering it to death.
''The parents of the child arc complete
ly prostrated over the untimely taking
off of their little one.
Person Arrested at Charlton, lo.. Not
Murderer Zeigler.
The sheriff of Chariton, la., thought
he had secured the man who two weeks
ago murdered DeWitte C. Bilby near
Grotoii, Brown County, and telegraphed
to the authorities a minute description
of him, which tallied in every respect to
the description of Will Zeigler, the mm*
derer. The sheriff immediately sent a
deputy to Iowa to identify the man, but
a message was received stating that the
man is not the one wanted by the Brown
County authorities.
There is a reward of $600 for the ar
rest of Zeigler.
South Dakota Band for Fair.
Arrangements have been consummated
for the South Dakota cornet band to go
to the St. Louis fair. All members have
been directed to meet in Woonsocket on
the 30th iust., where Prof. Ireland will
take charge of them, and after a day or
two in preparation the organization will
depart for St. Louis, remaining in that
city at the fair until the 27th of July.
Pierre's Carnegie Library.
The large fluted pillars for the front of
the Carnegie, library at Pierre have been
placed in position, greatly improving the
appearance of the front. A stone wall is
almost completed around the grounds,
nnd the cement walk is being put in. As
soon as possible the grounds will be grad
ed and seeded to grass.
New Elevator at Bristol.
The new grain warehouse now being
erected at Bristol by the Crown Elevator
Company is neariug completion. When
completed the elevator will have a ca
pacity of 25,000 bushels and will ijiate
rially aid ill making Bristol one of the
best grain markets of its size in the
Organize Tor Stock Dipping
Cattle owners in the vicinity of Okobo
ji, in western Sully County, have formed
an organization to look after the matter1
of dippiug stock. They decided to put
in a dipping tank, and have secured the
material and begun the work of construc
Gets Twenty-Year Franchise.
The city council of Watertown has
granted to the Dakota Central Telephone
Company a twenty-year franchise to own
and operate in the city of Watertown a
local telephone exchange.
Crop Prospects Good.
At White Lake, from surface indica
tions, it looks as if they are going to
have a record breaking crop,"small grain
especially being on the boom local show
ers at short intervals furnishing the
needful stimulant that boosts toward a
bountiful harvest. The acreage is larger
than last season.
Pioneers' Picnic Postponed.
The annual picnic of the Black Hills
Pioneers' Association, which was to have
been held in Sturgis last Saturday, has
been postponed to some future day, to be
decided on when a certainty of railroad
service is assured
Hi. A-jP' \T
tion affecting the range section of the
state alone. Every shipper of cattle,
whether he live in Lincoln Comity or
Butte Comity, or any of the counties ly
ing between the*1 two, is vitally "]tor"
ested. The government has taken hold
of the situation and has declared the
whole state to' be affected with "scab
ies," or Texas itch and has.-provided
regulations for the shipment of cattle out
of the state. One of the absolute require
ments is dippiug, and a heavy penalty is
provided for attempts at violation, either
by individuals or railroad companies.
Cattle can be shipped for slaughter with
one dipping, but they must be shipped iu
cars which are plainly marked cither
"Exposed cattle" or "Infected cattle as
the case may be. The shipping bills ac
companying the ears m\ist. also marked
plainly in the same way. This kind of
shipments apply only to slaughter cattle,
and where they are stackers or feeders
they must be dipped a second time. The
government requirement is for two dip
pings at periods of from ten days to two
weeks apart, and this alone will give tne
shipper clear shipping bill.
South Dakota Man Turns Over Twen»
ty-Fivo Acres a Day.
State Land Commissioner Bach has
returned to Pierre from Gregory County,
where he went to look over the situation
in regard to placing on the market sev
eral locations for townsites on state
lands in the newly opened portion of that
While In that section he drove across
country from Bonesteel to the north line
of the county, and says it is a fine prai
rie country. At one place where Dr.
Lewis, a white man with an Indian
family has secured a lorge tract of sev
eralty land, he saw a traction engine be
ing used for breaking prairie, the cugin*
pulling a gang of eight plows and turning
over about twenty-five acres a day. It
is the intention'of Dr. Lewis to break
two sections of land with this plow this
Missing Harrington Child Discovered
In a Shallow Grave.
A report has come to Rapid City to the
effect that the missing Harrington child,
of Rapid Creek, had been found by her
father. It is stated that while the parent
was in the yard he noticed a piece of red
cloth, which, upon being pulled, revealed
the dead body of the child, which had
been buried in the ground. It was no
ticed, it is said, that the sod had been
neatly cut the length of the child and
had been placed back in order, to, it is
supposed, defy detection.
Suspicion points to a former employe
of Mr. Harrington who was working at
the ranch at the time of the disappear
ance of the child. The little girl had
been missed nearly a month when found.
The Meade County coroner is investi*
gating the case thoroughly.
Lower Court is Upheld In Case of
Frank Kotilinic.
In an opinion by Justice Haney in the
supreme 'court at Pierre in the case of the
State of South Dakota ex rel Frank Ko
tilinic vs. O. S. Swensou, from Miune
halia County, the supreme court sustains
the lower court in refusing writ of ha
beas corpus to Kotilinic.
The man is in the penitentiary on a life
sentence for murder committed in Buffa
lo County, and his attorneys asked for
the writ on the claim that the record
failed to show that he was preseut at
the trial. The court holds that while,
the record does not so state specifically,
it does show that he was present three
out of the four days of tlie trial, and the
presumption will be that the court com
plied with the forms of law and Kotiliii*
ic is not entitled to relief.
Edward Morris to be Taken to Hos
pital at Washington.
United States Deputy Marshal Ken
nedy and Deputies Careton and Collins
will leave Sioux Falls with Edward Mor
ris, a negro convict,-who, in accordance
with instructions from the attorney geu
era! of the United States, will be trans
ferred from the Sioux Falls penitentiary
to the national hospital for the insane at
Washington, D. C., for treatment.
Morris was a soldier nt Fort Robinson,
Neb., where he sliot and killed the ser
geant of his troop. For this crime he
was tried in the United States court at
Omaha, found guilty of manslaughter
and sentenced to a term of eight years
in the Sioux Falls penitentiary. He was
lodged iu the penitentiary on July 13 of
last year.
Drunken Men Wound Laborers at
A cutting affray at Frederick resulted
quite disastrously to two men, three fel
low employes on the steel gang on the
Milwaukee Railway being the assailants.
The three men, refusing to go out to
work in the rain were promptly dis
charged by the foreman and given their
time checks, which they spent for liquor.
Becoming insanely drunk theiy return
ed to the place where the gang was lay
ing new rails and viciously assaulted
them, badly cutting two men.
The three men-who did the cutting are
in. jail, all.three refusing to give their
Jacktfhe Hugger Our.
Some miserable scamps were out play
ing "Jack the Hugger" in Kimball the
other night. Three suspicious charac
ters were seen down South Main Street,
•ind when the two Griswold girls came
long they were attacked and hugged,
but the girls released themselves) and ran
for home much frightened, Mrs. Willy,
Mr Griswold and Mrs. Brunskill soon
followed and were attacked in the same
manner. One of the women screamed,
when the fellows ran. Some of the neigh
bors were aroused by the screams and.1 a
search was made, but no trace could be
found of the men. The girls nnd wo
men were considerably shocked by ihe
attack, but no bodily injury was .re
ceived. .!
Pullen Held to Grand Jury.
The United States authorities in Sioux
Falls have been advised that Edgar S.
Pullen, who was arrested in the north
eastern part of the state, has been held
in bonds of $500 for his appearance be
fore federal grand jury, which will
convene in Sioux Falls next October.
Pullen is charged with having sent ob
jectionable printed mutter through the
United Stales mail..
Doing Good Business.
The business of the White Lake cream
ery is steadily increasing and the pres
ent season promises to be the most pros
perous in its history. Ill one day re
cently the milk receipts aggregated 38,
000 pounds, from which twenty-seven
tubs of butter were made. One week's
shipment aggregated eighty-five tubs, and
it is expected this will be increased in
rhe near future to 100 tubs per week.
New Church at Tyndail.
A $5,000 Methodist Episcopal church
is being erected ilt Tyndail on the comer
of Pearl, and Walnut Streets. The
church bus been growing under the man
agement of its pastor,* Rev. E. T. Under
wood, and the new structure is needed.
Huron Editor Weds.
Miss May Striekling, a prominent
school, teacher of Miller, and George II.
Costnin. editor of the Huron World,
were married at the home of the brids
oil. Wednesday by Rev. Paul McBeth, of
Claim Well is Defective.
Two years ago the Armour council
contracted for an artesian well It flow
ed freely at first, and later quit. The city
contends that the pipe was never sunk
to cap rock, and the present board pro
poses to have the piping pulled up to
prove that such is the case. The city
just lost a suit involving $1,(500 over the
Fire at Howard.
Fire partially destroyed Seckrick's
hardware and furniture store at Howard
at 9 o'clock Monday morning. The ori
gin is unknown. The loss is estimated at
$6,000, covered by insurance.
Short Notes.
Cattle owners in the vicinity of Okobo
J1 in western Sully County, have formed
an organization to look after the matter
of dipping stock.
Huron is making great preparations
for a grand carnival and Fourth of^ July
celebration. The carnival will begin on
June 30 and close on July 4.
The stock yards at the Great North
ern depot at Lenox were burned. They
probably caught fire from the sparks
from the northbound freight.
The entire liability of the First State
Bank of Clark, which failed about three
mouths .hfls been assumed by the
Ware & Griffin bank. The depositors
will all be paid in full.
The annuul picnic of the Black Hills
Pioneers' Association which was to have
been held In Sturgis, has been postpoued
to some1future day, to be decided on
when a certuinty of railroad service is as
T.F.Elliott, an attorney of Pierre,was
taken before the police court and fined
$25 for assault on C. H. Twigg, who had
charged Elliott with holding money se
cured from him as an attorney from a
At a regular meeting of the Bryant
city council the following appointments
were made for the ensuing year: Chief
of Police, J. L. Parker city auditor, J.
W. Waldron city attorney* L. W.
S to el
I« O. Daniels died suddenly at Red
field during a severe attack of appendi
citis. Mr. Danielsiiwas well known and
highly respected, and his death was en
tirely unexpected. 'He leaves a wife and
two children.
T.npnl hnainess men at Parker' are agi
tating the construction of a public hall
or auditorium, something which the city
needs very badly. The present public
hall is entirely too small for the grow
ing needs of the city, and a large building
has become a necessity.
The Garretson postofflce will soon be
moved from its present location in the
new stone block to its old quarters in a
new location. The old building has been
moved just back of the Minnehaha State
Bank, facing the south, aild will be fitted
for occupancy as soon as possible.
The members of the Minnshnha Mans
kor, a celebrated singing society, which
is made up largely of SiouN Falls busi
ness meu, has concluded arrangements
for the trip of the society to the north
western singing festival, which will open
at Grand Forks, N. D., early in July,
Robbers entered the State Bank at
Trent by prying open a rear window. A
hole was drilled through the side of the
vault large enough for a man to crawl
through. Some $300 or $'100 were se
cured by the robbers and they made
their escape without leavifig any trace
or clue.
Anton Zwack, of Dubuque, has been
awarded the contract for building the
new Roman Catholic St. THomas church
at i-adison, at a price approaching $25,
000. The new church is to be 55 by 114
feet in size, with a steeple 114 feet high,
and is to be completed some time next
The new boat, the "City of Fort
Pierre," which has just l*ee^i completed
for packet and freight work on the river
is reported to be faster than any other
boat on the river. She has made several
trips as far up the river a» Fort Bennett
for freight, and expects tft make the run
to Sioux City.
It seems that young Forrest, the young
farmer who was killed in a runaway at
Miner, had that day made application for
$5,000 life-insurance. The life insur
ance agent was in the buggy with him
wh«n it was demolished and narrowly
escaped death also. The Insurance will
be void, however.-
The Minnehaha County teachers' insti
tute, which will be held the week of Aug.
22-27, will be something of a departure
in the way of time. In the past it has
been customary to hold the institute two
weeks. It is believed that as good re
sults can be obtained from a six days'
institute as from twelve days.
Brick work on the Elks building nt
Huron has been completed and a large
force of carpenters are now at work on
the interior it is one of the finest struct
ures in this section of the country, and
whqn finished will be one of the hand
sonijest and most commodious club houses
and business houses in the northwest.
It is probable that Orient will have
two saloons after July 1, as two appli
cants for license have succeeded in se
curing the necesasry nomber of signa
tures on their petitions. Prohibition sen
timent has been strong there, and the
opening up of two saloons will be some
thing of a novelty for the people of the
The summer school of Yankton College
began its sessions on Monday, June 20,
and will continue until Saturday, July
23. The success of the school last year
warrants the extensive plans for the
work of this year. The Yankton county
teachers' institute will be incorporated
into the school and will occupy the first
two weeks.
Fire was discovered in the hardware
store of H. W. Zickwlck at Howard.
The fire department responded promptly,
but the flames had gained groat headway
and while the .Building .was saved the
store was gutted, ^fherfc is strong evi
dence that the fire Wtfs of incendiary ori
gin. The loss amounts to about $5,000
and is well covered by insurance.
The recent storm which passed over the
Black Hills country leaves a record of
the greatest rainfall ever occurring in
that section.
The city of Armour is defendant in
three cases, which will be tried at this
term. R. Slettebak, a merchant, has a
case against the city, whereby he refuses
to pay for a cement walk constructed in
front of his place a year ago, and a lady
by the name of Mrs. Gaylord is suing
the city for $2,500 dattmges for having
fallen on a slippery walk and broken
a leg. The city is alto defendant in a
case growing out of the sinking of an ar
tesian well.
Charles Clark, the 13-year-old sou of
Wm. Clark, was seriously injured at his
home near Loomis. He was attending to
his work on the farm when one of the
horses becoming frightened, kicked him
full in the face. His jaw bone was brok
en and several of his teeth knocked out.
The sixtce'uth anneal reunion of the
old settlers picnic fot McCook Comity,
was held at Howard'ff grove on the llt.li.
The day was an ideal one, bringing out
the largest attendance in the history of
the association. The number being va
riously estimated from 2,500 to
At the annual inf-eting of tli stock
holders of the Stale Rank of Goodwill a
new board of dim-tors was selected ••••1
the following olllcers were elected for
ensiling year: President, John Siveu
soii vice president, J. A. Thorson cash
ier, T. M. Antony,
-ostofflce Inspector .1. \V. Haas was
at Armour and was driven out on the
proposed rural free delivery route No. 2
by the Hon..Frank Peacock. The route
leads cast anil northwest of that city,
its entire length being thirty miles and
communicating daily with over 100 fam
ilies. This makes the second route to
be operated from Armour, and applica
tions are in for two more.
The law which provides for the dis
tributing of the state school funds to the
different districts of the counties, con
tains a provision that the fund shall'not
be turned over to the districts to which
It has been apportioned unless six months
of school has been held in the district for
the year. State Superintendent Nash
was'called upon to decide what might be
done in case where it had been found
Impossible to secure a teacher for the
required six months, and sent the query
on to the attorney general. In response
to this inquiry, the attorney general says:
"In your letter you inquire, if due dili
gence in the search for a teacher has
failed of results must the county super
intendent still withhold the apportion
ment money? 1 think that if the dis
he an a
legal period, the failure to hold sjifcl
for the full legal period of six lM^pj
where closed because diligent search for
a teacher has failed of results the coun
ty superintendent in his discretionary
powers excuses the district from such de
fault, but if there was no school at all
held for six months and no provisions
made for instructing the pupils nt some
other school, the provisions of section
2343 should be followed and no warrant
should be drawn on the fund until the
district shall have complied with the
The second volume of the collections
of the Ststc Historic?' Society—will—lie
devoted to the Indians of Dakota, gointf
back as far as their history of white ex
ploration and the traditions of the In
dians bearing on their old life. Secre
tary Robinson, of the society, has been
working on this for the past year, com
piling his notes collected for years, anil
searching old records to learn all possi
ble in regard to his subject. The
ground has beeii pretty well covered,
wifh the exception of the Indian side of
thd war which occurred in the latter part
of the sixties, and Secretary Robinson,
accompanied by Prof. Dunlevy liasjJfcirt
cd from Pierre for a trip to RosebulMikil
Pine Ridge agencies to talk with soul
the old Indians in that section in ipfl
to their views of this war from an in-1
dian standpoint. They expect to be «x\t'f
several weeks and will visit the "Bart
Lauds" while on their trip.
The new settlers in the country west of
the Missouri River are organizing into
school townships all over that territory,
and preparing to build school houses to
accommodate their children. This will
mean an increased tax, one of the things
which the large cattle owners have been
staving off as long as possible, and which
will in itself go a long way toward the
ending of cattle running in large bunches.
Settlers, wire fences and school taxes are
changing the country west of the Mis
souri, and new conditions are taking
place of the old.
The supreme court decided the ease -if
Maurice Burke vs. the board of conmiij
siouers of Hand County in favor o£ t'
latter. This is the case in which i'^.
attempted to compel the board of com
missioners to grant him a license to sell
liquor in Hand County. The board re
fused to grant the license, and was up
held by the lower court, and on appeal
the action is sustained, the supremo
court holding that the commissioners are
the judges of qualifications to sell liquor
and need give no reason for their action.
The report of business of the depart
ment of the secretary of state for last
month shows that charters were granted
to eight religious and educational institu
tions to 75 domestic corporations. with
a combined capital of $94,622,100 to one
bank, with a capital of $20,000 to two
railroads with a combined capital of $1,
500,000. The average charter fee was
$19.40. Commissions were issued to oS
notaries. The total fees of the depart
ment for the month were $1,872.30.
In South Dakota the rainfall in 1902
was above the average and irrigation was
not practiced as generally as in other
years. This was noticeably true in the
artesian belt, where the total acreage
irrigated was not half as large in 1902 as
It was in 1899. The total irrigated area
was 53,137 acres, an increase since l.SU'.)
of 9.96 acres, or 21.7 per cent. The imij
ber of farms irrigated is 696 the
Initial cost of construction of tl|f
system's was $381,569.
State Superintendent Nash is calling
upon the different county superintendents
over the state to co-operate with liini in
the work of preparing the next biennial
report of the state educational depart
ment by stating in short letters the edu
cational movements which have taken
place in their counties the past two
years. It is expected to make this an in
teresting part of the report.
At the time of the heavy rain the lat
ter part of last week the mail driver on
the line from Pierre to Manila, who was
new man in the country, attempted to
cross a gulch which he thought was safe,.
and lost his team and the mail. He man
aged to get out himself by a close mar
gin. So far as can be learned, the mail
sacks contained about $600.
The directors of the Black Hills and
Missouri River Railroad Company liave
filed with the secretary of state an
amendment to their articles changing tlu
name to the "Missouri River and North
western Railway Company." Just what
significance, if any, this move has they
do not reveal in the papers accompanyin
the amendment.
The whole of the Cheyenne River IiV
dian reservation is now under lease by
cattlemen. All the eastern portion was
leased by a man named Mossman, who
took all four of the pastures. These
leases now bring the Cheyenne River In
dians about $100,000 per year, as from
the revenue they receive from the lease
of the cattle trail along the northern -bor
der of their reserve. They ore also being
kept at work at fair wages in making
roads and dams all over that section,
and are beginning to be fairly prosperous
as compared with their condition in past
Thomas Brown, of Pierre, has pre
sented to the State Historical Society the
barrel of a gun which was carried by his
great grandfather in the English service
in the revolutionary war. This man,
&bn Williams, of County Cornwall, was
allowed to carry the gun home to Eng
land, and upon his 103d birthday pre
sented it to Mr. Brown, who nfter serv
ing in the Crimean war brought the gun
to America in 1856. In 1884 Mr. Brown
settled in Dakota, and iu 1886, had the
gun converted from a flint lock to a per
cussion lock. In 1889 the gun was in a
fire which destroyed the Brown home in
Sally County, leaving only the barrel,
.which is now in the possession of the
Historical Society.

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