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The Farmers Leader
Awful Bight for Father—Hearing:
Shots, He Hurries Home and Finds
Children Dead, Lying in a Pool'
ol Blood.
Grand Lake, Colo.: Mrs. Watt C.
.Greggs killed her four children and at
tempted to take her own life Sunday.
IThe woman is in a critical condition from
la wound in the side, and may not lire
till morning.
The tragedy is believed to have b?en
committed by the woman during a fit o£
temporary insanity. He.r husband says
[that recently Mrs. Greggs has showu
signs of mental aberration.
The husband, who was on his way to
a neighbor's house, heard shots in the
^direction of his own home and, hastily
returning found his wife lying wounded
on the doorstep and three of the child»eu
lying on the floor in pools of blood. The
other child was sitting in a chair dead.
The children ranged in age from
months to S years.
8t. Louis County Officials Buck the
St. Louis: The express directions of
Gov. Folk that the Delmar race track be
raided Sunday and all alleged violatois
of the anti-betting law be taken into cus-
tody were not carried out beyond the ar
rest of eight persons, quietly made by
two deputy sheriffs, and Sunday Sheriff
John Harpel, of St. Louis County, issued
a statement that he was opposed raids,
and that troops would not be sent until
he had requested tlieui, and, furthermore,
be does n«t believe they are necessary
for the handling of the situation.
When asked why he did not make ar
rests for Sunday's races on Delmar
track in compliance with Gov. Polk's
instructions, Sheriff Herpel said he did
not believe in raids, and intimated if
troops were sent in the county they would
be shot down.
Wanton Murder by Cossacks at 1
u»y, in Poland.
Lodz, Russian Poland: The most seri
ous phase of the fighting between the
military and strikers is at an end, but
there are still isolated attacks in the snb
nrbs. At Baluty Sunday morning Cos
sacks attacked a Jewish family of five
persons' who were driving in a cab to the
railroad' station and shot and killed all,
including the cabman. At Jabjanice,
near Lodz, workmen attacked two police
men and shot and killed one and wound
ed ttie other.
There is a general exodus from Lodz.
Twelve' thousand persons have already
left and all trains are crowded.
Little Chicago Child is the Victim
of a Ferocious Canine.
Chicago: Vyenue Davis, 18 months
old, was killed by a bulldog owned by
her father Saturday afternoon. The lit
tle girl was ptaying with a ball which
rolled near the dog, and when she went
to pick it up the dog knocked her down
and fastened his teeth in her face. After
the dog had been killed it was necessary
to pry its jaws apart to release the child.
She died within fifteen minutes.
Fourteen People Injured.
Chicago: Fourteen persons were injur
ed Sunday afternoon, three of them seri
ously, when an electric car on the Chi
cago and North Shore Itailway left the
tracks at Grove Street, Evanston. The
car was traveling rapidly and left the
rails in turning a curve.. It ran 100 feet
on the pavement.
Brothers Convicted »f Murder.
Warrensburg, Mo.: Pierce Moberly, the
fjyatt brothers, were convicted of mur
der in the second degree and sentenced to
ten years in the penitentiary for the kill-,
Ing of Herman Martin last New .Year's
eve. Martin was killed during a general
fight in the Cumberland Presbyterian'
church'yard near Columbus, Mo.
One fear for Train Robbery.
Phillipsburg, Mont.: George- Ham
mond, the Bearmouth train robber, has
been convicted on his second trial in.
connection with the famous holdup. TheK
jury fixed his sentence at one year.
Hurt While Playing Ball.
Peru, Ind.: .Prof. Res Lockridge, one
at the best known educators in northern
Indiana, sustained a compound fracture^
of the right leg while playing ball Satur-I
day afternoon.
Invasion ofLonrton.
London: During the past week the
American invasion of London has pass
ed all records. All the hotels are filled:
and the principal ones are booked far in
Hod Carriers' Strike Off.
Kansas City: The .hod carriers' strike,
involving 1,500 men, mostly negroes,,
which has been on in this city since June
1, was deelared off Saturday.
Sionx City Stock Market.
Sionx City: Saturday's quotations on
the Sioux City stock market follow:
Butcher steers, [email protected] Top hogs
National Electric Liabilities.
Milwaukee: A schedule was filed Snt
arday showing the liabilities of the Na
tional Electric Company are $1,200,000,'
$1,250,000 secured assets, $3,500,000.
This is the company in which Banker
Frank G. Bigelow had large holdings.
Negro Murderer is Lynched.
Meridian, Miss.: Pierce Moberly, the
aegro who killed Ed. C. Jones near this
city last Saturday, has been captured
near Roberts' mill, west of this place, and
lynched. The body was found swinging
from the limb of a tree.
Okrejeia's Sentence is Keduced.
London: The Warsaw correspondent
of the Standard says that the courtmar
tial which tried Stephen Okrejeia, the
locksmith who threw* the bomb into the
Praga police station in March, has re
duced his sentence from that of death to
twenty years at hard labor.
League of Travelers Formed.
Cincinnati, O.: The League of Ameri
can Travelers, a national organization,
which has for its object the securing of
iconcessions from railroads on mileage
and other questions, was launched here
Sunday. W. L. Jacobs, of Aberdeen, S.
D., is one of the vice presidents
Trainmen Prevent Holdup on Bwth
era Pacific.
Tacoma, Wash.: An attempt was
made to hold up the North Coast Limited
on the Northern Pacific, in the outskirts
of Tacoma, early Friday. The robbers'
plans were frustrated by the trainmen
They got nothing and escaped.
A man boarded the train at ruyalltip
and \Wien the train was three miles from
the station ordered the engineer to stop
the train at a tire which Was burning
near the tracks. Engineer Woods did
not stop until half a mile beyond the fire.
Brakeman Harkins niu up to the engine
to see what the trouble was, and the ban
dit shot at him. Harkins threw his Inn
tern into the ditch and started back fot
the conches. The bandit-.tlien ordered the
engineer and conductor to get out of the
way, while he made an attempt to back
the train to the fire, where his confeder
ates were stationed. He failed to get
the engine started and called for the en
gineer to oome buck. The robber then
began to realize his jiositiou, and as the
engineer stepped into the eah the bandit
fired twice, jumped to the ground and ran
into the woods.
Pandemonium at the Good Itoads
Portland, Ore.: For a time Friday
two rival presidents tried to control the
good roads (fonvention and pandemonium
reigned. President Moore having re
fused to allow an election of officers to bo
held Secretary Richardson appointed
telling committee to canvass the vote of
the delegates as to the presidency. The
result was 60 to 5 ht Richardson's
favor. Richardson immediately assumed
a position beside President Moore, who
would not withdraw. Finally J. H.
Scott, of Salem, Ore., was made tempo
rary chairman, and Moore and Richard
son withdrew. A committee was appoint
ed t« draft a new constitution.
Sentence of Texas Negro Convicted
of Attempted Assault.
Waco, Tex.: In the caee of Lee Rob
ertson, a negro charged with attempted
criminal assault upon a white woman,
the jury Friday brought in the following
"We, the jury find the defendant guilty
is charged and fix his punishment at
confinement in the state prison art 1,001
The spectators in court cheered when
the verdict was read, despite the admoni
tions of the court.
Former Army Captain Is Thrown in
with Indians, Mexicans, Etc.
Leavenworth, Kan.: Former Capfc.
George S. Kirkman, Twenty-fifth infant
ry, United States army, was brougSt to
the federal penitentiary Friday to serve
three years at hard labor. He had two
telescopes and two large trunks filled
with clothing.
He will be detaiped in a large room
with about 100 new arrivals, Indians,
Mexicans, negroes and whites* for a few
Train Overtakes Fleeing Mother.
Kewane^ 111.: Mrs. Lora Hatch, aged
18, who says Monmouth, 111., is her
home, deserted her 3-months-old baby
boy in a Burlington passenger train here
Friday morning. A passenger noted her
flight, and notified the conductor, who
started the train in pursuit. It overtook
the mother a few rods down the plat
form. A brakeman handed the child to
the young woman, who made no com
ment. The police gave her a ticket and
sent her back to Monmoath.
Miners Would Arbitrate.
Springfield, 111.: The state executive
board of the United Mine Workers of
America Friday made an offer to the Il
linois Coal Operators' Association to sub
mit to arbitration the question as to
whether the miners by their action in
asking for a shot firer law have violated
their agreement with the Illinois Coal
Operators' Association, as claimed by the
Woman Cannot Stop Crying.
St. Paul, Minn.: Mrs. Kate Wil
jbourn, of Sioux City, la., voluntarily
(presented herself to the board of insanity
{commissioners Friday and asked to be
I committed to the state asylum as a result
of four days' incessant and uncontroll
able weeping. Otherwise she is perfect
ly sane, but cannot stop crying. She
(hopes the hospital physicians can relieve
Grief Drives to Suicide
Pittsburg, Pa.: At the side of his
mother's body, John Antilio, a musician,
killed himself with carbolic acid here
Friday. His mother had died Thursday
night and the son bad been deeply affect
ed by the loss. When he fell it was be
ilieved he had fainted and it was not uu
jtil his death that odor of the acid inuicat
ed his manner of dying.
A Dastardly Deed.
Pittsburg, Kan.: An unknown man
.called W. R.' Scott, a lumber merchant, to
ithe latter's door here and threw a pint
|Of carbolic acid into his face. Scott was
I burned terribly about the face, neck and
ishoulders. He may live, but probably
]will be blind. The assailant escaped. No
motive for the attack is known.
Actress Charged with .Murder.
Milwaukee, Wis.: Eva Bacon, 30 years
of age, a professional singer and actress,
was taken into custody Friday on t{ie
charge of murder. The woman is wanted
in Chicago, where it is said she shot Jim
Bennett to death on the morning of
'May G.
Crawford Jury Disagrees.
Washington: The jury in the case
of William G. Crawford, charged with
conspiracy to defraud the government,
was discharged Thursday afternoon, be
ing unable to reach an agreement.
Brothers Convicted of Murder.
Warrensburg, Mo.: Thomas and Paul
Hyatt, brothers, were convicted of mur
der in the second degree in the criminal
court here Friday and sentenced to ten
years in the penitentiary for the killing of
Herman Martin last New Year's eve.
To Jury Trial Needed..
Springfield, 111.: The supreme court
Friday sustained the position that' a
court may, without a trial by jury, in
Jflict punishment for contempt in civil
proceedings such as the issuing of injunc
tions in strike cases.
One Dead and Score Hurt.
Poughkeepsie, N. Y.: Lillian Moore,
of this city, whose skull was fractured
when two trolley cars filled with excur
sionists crashed together at Fshkill land
ing, early Friday, is dead. None of the
twenty others injured in the crash is
thought to be fatally hurt.
Automobile Accident in Chicago,
Chicago: One woman was seriously
injured and four others slightly injured
in collision which occurred Friday
evening at the intersection of Michigan
Boulevard and Thirty-first Street be
tween a large' automobile and a street
Venezuelan President Opens Cus
tom House at Carenero.
Washington: The state department
has received official advices of the es
tablishment of custom house at Care
nero, Venezuela, about seventy-five miles
east of Lagua.vra. Venezuela, by decree
of President Castro, of that country, dat
ed May 22. The action has aroused in
tense interest here, in view of tike fact
that it will very materially diminish the
hypothecated customs revenues of La
gunyru, just as the pott of Porto Babclln
was affected in this degree by the reaeot
establishment of Tucacas as a port of en
try, and the returns of which will be
still further lessened by the exported
opening of an adjacent customs house
at Ovumarc de la Costa.
Thirty per cent of the customs reve
nues of the ports of Lnguayra and Porto
Oa hello is pledged to the creditor nation)
of Venezuela.
Vouitg Woman Arrested White Boi)
lilag a Cburch Study.
St. Paul, Minn.: A daring youuB
man burglar equipped with a sackful of
tools was wrested while robbing the
study of the Highland Park Congrega
tional church oarly Thursday morning.
She wns seen to enter the edifioe by ft
basement window. A policeman woe no
tified ami followed her. When found she
had proceeded to the upper part of the
church, had picked the lock of a door,
and wns ritliug a desk.
Tlie woman gives her name ne Mm
Mary Strong and says she came from
Anoka, Minn. She will say nothing
more. She had handbag containing
skeleton keys, screwdrivers, small ham
iners, and soup, the latter apparently
usod for taking impressions of locks.
Elgin Man Keld Under
Sudden Demise at Vitfn.
Eight, I".: 'W. H. Durfee is held by.
the police under $1,000 bail until a coro
ner's jury, summoned to investigate the
sudden daath of his wife, is able to make
a report.
Tlie woman expired Wednesday after
noon after drinking three cups of coffee.
Physicians refused to sign a death cer
tificate, and after a post-morten declared
that they ooukl not assign a causa fot
the death.
The chief of police, accompanied by
Drs. Burlingame, Sturm and Brown, took
parts of the woman's vital organs to
Chicago, where they will be submitted to
Dr. Haines for an examination to tta»e»
mine If poison .was administered.
American Embassy and French Min
ister Arranging Details.
Parish The ministry of marine and
the American embassy are arranging t£e
details of the ceremonies which will at
tend the removal of the body of Paul
Jones, which is set for July 0 from Paris
and July 8 from Cherbourg. Application
has been made to permit the landing of
534 American marines with their arms.
Thpse will come to Paris by special train
during the morning of July 6 and
an escort. They will be accompanied by
Rear Admiral Sigsbee and his staff. The
French naval and military authorities are
also arranging an escort.
Noland Accused of Murder.
Atlanta, Ga.: Henry Noland, who re
cently announced himself as a candidate
for the Democratic nomination for. gov
ernor, and who said that his strength
would be drawn from the farmers of the
state, is in jail in Carroll County charged
with the murder of his wife, 'ilie stom
ach of Mrs. Noland has been turned over
to the state chemist and will be exam
ined for traces of poison.
Oil and Gas Boom in Ohio.
Mansfield, O.: Expert oil and gas well
drillers believe that the monster gas
gusher recently struck at Butler, O., will
be the greatest producer of gas in the
world. The well is sending out with tre
mendous force 5,000,000 cubic feet of
gas every twenty-four- hours and shows
no indications of diminishing ifs pressure.
Every farm within a redius of twenty
miles has been leased by oil and gas cap
Broker Ground to Pieces by Train
Philadelphia, Pa.: Nathan B. Cox,
broker, was ground to pieces under a
Pennsylvania Railroad express at the
Fifty-second Street station Thursday
morning. It is said he deliberately threw
himself under the traoin. His friends be
himself under the train. His friends be
train brought on a faintness, causing
him to fall across the tracks.
Landlord Kills His Boarder.
Dotlian, Ala.: Byron Trammel, post
master of Dothan, Thursday shot and
killed R. J. Barnes, a young cotton.buy.
er, formerly of Newnan, Ga. The mur
der occurred at Trammel's home, where
Barnes boarded. Trammel surrendered
and declined to state the cause of the
To Expose a Steal.
Muskogee, I. T.: It is alleged that a
steal in connection with the payment of
Chickasaw warrants has keen discovered
which will outrival the famous Creek
warrant steal and may involve a fugitive
banker of Tishomingo and "men high
up." The amount is between $100,000
and $200,000.
Workmen Mu«t Not Swear.
Logansport, Ind.: "Smoking, drinking,
and swearing positively prohibitedon this
ditch. Violation of this order is cau$l
for discharge." This sign confronted the
day laborers, and others who reported
for duty Wednesday morning on the sew
er being constructed for the city.
Big Cities Can't Merge.
Philadelphia:. The supreme court
Thursday issued a permanent injunction
restraining the merging of the cities of
Pittsburg and Allegheny.
Quite III in Havana.
Havana: Former Congressman George
Fred Williams, of Bostop, Mass., who
arrived here from Mexico 'on his way to
New York, was taken from the steamer
suffering with erysipelas of the right leg
and phlebitis, or inflammation of the'
veins. Mr. Williams was carried to the
Animas fever hospital.
Packing Plant Burned.
Kansas City:. The lard refining builds
ing of the packing plant of the Schwarz-'
sbciid & Sulzberger Company at Armour
dale burned Thursday. Loss, $200,000,
Kansas Has No Jurisdiction.
Topeka, Kan.: The board of railroad
commissioners has decided that it has n«
jurisdiction over the Pullman Car Com
pany so far as rates are concerned. It
decided that the Pullman company is not
a common carrier and that the board has
no power to regulate the various over
charges such as, it is alleged, are being
made in Kansas.
Canadian Bank Teller Gone.
Montreal, Que.: Lonis Belair, teller of
the St. Cunegonme branch of the pit*'
vincial bank, is missing, and a warrant,
has been issued charging him with the
thef.t of $32,000.
Immense Draw Bridge of Milwau
kee Road Launched at Cliifinbcr
laln—Pile Drivers Will Soon be at
Work on East Side of tbe ltiver
The 44 by 306 boat for tlie draw in
the railroad crossing o( the Milwaukee
company at Chamberlain was launched
in the presence of about 2,500 people un
der the direction of Bridge Builder
Drum. The boat had been built on a
bauk fully fifteen above the river, but
she settled down the incline smoothly
and easily, accumulating but little water
ahead of her. Not a drop struck her
It will take several weeks yet to finish
tbe boat, as but comparatively little is
done on her deck. This, however, can
be done in the water as well as in her
old position, where she prevented the
driving of piling from the east bank of
tbe river for the trestle.
Tbe pile drivers now will begin work
from the east bank, and by tbe time they
are through the boat will be finished.
The work of building the trestle from
the Chamberlain depot across American
Creek to the position where the draw
boat was constructed has been completed
as to the piling and string timbers, and
ia now ready for the ties and rails.
The depot will have to be moved from
the south to the north side of the rail
road yards so that incoming trains will
be able to continue across the river with
out extra switching. Several weeks ago
a oouple Jf large sidings were construct
ed about a mile east of Chamberlain, and
daring the past several days trains hav.e
been unloading ties from these tracks.
Several hundred cars of ties have ar
rived, and there is now a veritable moun
tain of ties on the. ground. These work
are engaged in stripping the bark
from and getting in readiness for use.
No ties or rails will be taken west of
the river until the bridge is completed,
by which time it is expectcd that the
grading contracted for west of the river
will have been completed. Trains will
then cross the ties and rails as workmen
ore able to lay the tjack. The laying of
the track will be done in record time
when commenced. It is expected by the
contractors that from five to six miles of
track will be laid per day, and that
trains will be running over the line for
about eighty miles west of the river by
tbe fore part of August.
After that'for some time, however,
pile drivers and men will be engaged at
Chamberlain in driving bull dog piers in
tbe river to protect the trestle from the
action of high water, ice or drift. Im
mense quantities of rock and rubbish
will be placed along the 1,500 feet »f
trestle west of the island and a com
plete dam made which will make the
trestle permanent in character. On the
east side of the island the bull dog piers
will be placed in large numbers, the ef
fect being to form a fuunel which will
divert the bulk of the water against the
big draw boat.
J. B. Geddes Elected by the South
Dakota G. A- K.
The G. A. R. of Soutb Dakota Wed
oesdiiy at Aberdeen elected the following
Department Commander—J. B. Wolge
mutb, of Mitchell.
Senior Vice Commander—J. B. Geddes,
of Huron.
Junior Vice Commander—Sanford
Phillips, of Spearfish.
Chaplain—Samuel A. Boyles, of Yauk
Medical Director—Dr. J. Smith, of
Yankton was selected as the next
meeting place, receiving 52 votes to Wa
tertown's 48.
The W. R. C. elected the following of
Department President—Clara A. Lu
kens, of Mitchell.
Senior Vice President—Laura Har
man, of Parker.
Junior Vice President—-Edith
Brown, of Olivet.
Treasurer—Helen Kibbee, of Mitchell.
Chaplain—Mary White, of Vermillion.
Executive Board—Emily Silsby, Lillie
Patterson, Mary Geigcr, of Mitchell Ida
Lowry, of Leola, and Mina Cole, of
Delegates at Large to National En
campment at Denver—Jennie Nash, cf
Canton Ella D. Parker, of Watertown
Frances Thompson, of Parker.
Grand Army Reunion Ends.
The South Dakoita G. A. R. encamp
meut at Aberdeen ended a day earlier
than expected, due to the harmony char
acterizing all the proceedings. The meet
ing at the opera house Wednesday night
was attended by a large crowd. Eli Tor
ranee, of Minneapolis, past national com
mander, and G. W. Patton, of Chattanoo
ga, junior vice commander, spoke.
Have Unknown Insane Man
A man about 40 years of age, giving
his name as James Olmstead, is in cus
tody at Huron. He is insane and unable
to give an extended account of himself,
or of relatives. He is suspected to be*
long at Elk River, Minn., but nothing
has yet been learned from that place as
to his identity.
Miller Thief is Canght.
William H. Bennett, a music teacher,
who left Miller with $40 worth of val
uables, was brought back from Iroquois
by the sheriff and is in jail in default otf
$400 bonds.
"Saiior Jeun" «t Pierre.
Jean A. Krohn, or "Sailor Jean," ot
Augusta, Me., who is tramping to the
capital of every state of the union,push
ing a wheelbarrow, arrived Wednesday
on his visit to Pierre.
An Important Discovery.
The finding of an artesian flow with a
large amount of gas at the Wheeler
ranch near White Clay butte at a depth
of 1,620 feet settles the question of arte
sian water all over the western part of
the slate. The well Is at au cievation
which assures artesian water all the way
to the Black Hills.
Old Settlers' Picnic.
On Saturday of this week the old set
tlers of Hutchinson County will bold a
meeting and a picnic at what is known
as Langer's park, near Olivet.
Sale of Horses at Pierre.
The first horse sale of the year at
Pierre promises to he an important one,
as a large number of horses have been
brougat in for the date, and buyers are
coming in from eastern points. One
Omaha firm which took over 2,000 bead
of horses out of Pierre last year, has a
representative on the ground.
Grain Dealers Meet.
The Tri-State Grain Dealers' Associa
tion closed its official business in Sioux
•Falls Thursday morning with the election
of officers for the coming year and the
passing of resolutions. The old officers
were nil re elected.
Law to be Enforced In, Lawrence
Another step has been taken in the im»
provement of Deadwood, Lead nud the
other cities in Lawrtmce County. Wednes
day every saloon wns visited by tlie sher
iff, who ordered nil screens taken down
from the front windows nud pool tables,
chairs, etc., removed from the rooms to
conform with the stnto liquor law. There
has been a general rubbing and cleaning
of green paint from saloon windows, untj
the streets have been crowded with sa
loon hangerson, who apparently are
ashamed to be seen inside through the
clear window glass.
This is the .first time such sweeping
measures have been taken against gam
blers and saloon men In old Deadwood
which fbr twenty-nine years has bean
The saloon men propose to see that the
bar of the Business Melius Club also com
plies with the law.
This move will mean that at least half
of the saloons in the county will close
up. With but few exceptions* there is
general satisfaction over the last *iove,
and State's Attorney Parker declares
that the state liquor and gambling laws
will be strictly enforced by him.
Charles Heuermann Charged with
Serious Assault at Mitchell.
Charles Heuermann's preliminary ex
amination was held Monday morning be
fore Justice McKinley at Mitchell. He
wns charged with having committed an
assault with intent to do bodily harm on
the person of H. H. Collard, a passengei
conductor on the Chicago, St. Paul, Min
neapolis and Omaha road.
Heuermann is a plumber and conducts
on establishment of his own. A few
nights ago he made an effort to get into
the Widmann saloon at Mitchell aftei
closing hours and then brought a police
man to have him try and effect an open
ing. Collard met the two on the street
and suggested that rfeuermann be ar
rested for creating a disturbance. The
policeman replied that he could not ar
rest Heuermann without a warrant, and
said that he would make the arrest, and
on stepping'forward to place his hand on
Heuermann's shoulder he received a
knife thrust at the hands of Heuermann,
making an incision that nearly entered
the intestines.
At the preliminary examination Heuer
mann put up no defense and was bound
over to tlie November term of the circuit
court in the sum of $1,000.
Do Not See the Need of Dipping
Cattle Not Diseased.
Beadle County cattle owners are much
interested in an order recently made by
the state board of health requiring all
cattle to be dipped. Only a small part
of the 40,000 or 50,000 head of cattle in
Beadle County are affected with what is
termed Texas itch, and a vigorous protest
is made by those whose herds'are nol
diseased against dipping. At a meeting
at Huron farmers and cattle men from
all parts of the county were present, ami
a resolution wns passed asking the board
of county commissioners to remove from
office R. W. Clark, county cattle inspec
tor, and a committee named to secun
tlie modification of the order that is so
unsatisfactory to them counsel has beep
retained to look after the interests of
cattlemen and -farmers, should the mattei
be taken into the courts, which now
seems very probable. Several hundred
dollars has been pledged as an expensi
Loss is Estimated at $20,000, with
Insurance About Half,
Fire at Marion caused a loss of $20,
000, with insurance about $10,000. Th«
following firms were burned out:
Marion State Bank Joseph D. Hofer,
druggist H. Van Ruschen, real estate,
loan and insurance H. L. Teeter, bar
ber J. E. Hazlitt, Marion Record J.
Wilson, billiard hall Jacob Hieb, own
er of building occupied by billiard hall.
The cause of the fire is unknown. Hap
pily a west wind blew at the time, or the
entire business portion of the tow*
would have been destroyed.
A, Peacemaker Loses His Life in a
Saloon Brawl.
W. D. Marvin, a painter, was found
dead in his room at Aberdeen Thursday
morning by a mail carrier. Jack Purcell,
a gambler, is under arrest. At 2 o'clock
Thursday morning Marvin was in a sa
loon when Purcell threw a spittoon at
the bartender. Marvin, who .was act
ing as a peacemaker, was struck in the
head by the spittoon. Physicians dressed
the wound. Marvin was taken to hit
room, where he was found dead. An in
quest will be held.
Suspect is Released.
Identification papers have been re
ceived at Deadwood which show thai
Thomas F. Carroll, who has been con
fined in the Lawrence County jail foi
several days on suspicion that he is Chas.
Lennox, the escaped murderer from
Butte, was not in any way connected
with the Butte affair nor is he Alfred
Carroll, the murderer of Ed Thurlow io
Lawrence County thirteen years ago.
Cattle Dipping in Brule County.
Brule County, with its five dipping sta
tions under County Inspector W. G.
Richards, will finish dipping all cattl
within the county limits by July 1. Stock,
men are speaking in the highest prais«
of cattle dipping.
Selby to Have Creamery.
There is now not the slightest doubl
that among the new industries to be es
tablished at Selby this season will be a
creamery, an institution which has long
been needed at that locality.
Timber Trafct Replanted.
A large tract of denuded pine land
near Custer Peak has just been replant
ed with pine trees under the supervision
of L. C. Miller and. O. T. Swan, who
came from the government nursery in
Nebraska. They have planted 40,000
yellow pine trees one year old and 10,.
000 red fir. _____
Old Man Instantly Killed.
Stephen Gregory, an old soldier, and a
resident of Madison for many years, was
struck by a freight train Wednesday
morning and instantly killed.
Rural Phone Lines.
Business men of Oldham and wealthy
farmers of that locality have organized a
telephone company, the purpose of whicl)
is to construct rural telephene lines is
various directions from Oldham, connect
ing with Ae local system. Tbe company
is capitalized at $20,000.
"Boss" Woman Farmer.
The "boss" woman farmer on the Rose
bud reservation is Miss Tolletta Dahli
.'She came from Chicago, owns a claim
three miles northeast of Gregory and has
seventy acres of good corn and 100 acrei
of land broken, all cultivated by her owa
band and plow.
According to all reports the outlook fot
a good crop in South Dakota this year
could not be more favorable than at pres
ent. Notwithstanding the cold and rainy
spring, which delayed the work of seed
ing and planting, small grain, corn niul
other crops have recently, under the in
fluence of warm weather, made rapid
growth and are now about as far ad
vanced as is usual at^this period of the
growing season. The unusually cool
weather early in the season caused small
grain to stool well, and it is now in fine
condition. The rains, from reports re
ceived, have extended to all pnrts of the
agricultural portion of the state, and a*
a result crops in every locality are in the
best of condition. Replanting of corn,
however, was necessnry on
of the
bottom lands along the Missouri River
where there was an excessive amount of
rainfall. One of the favorable features
of the present crop prospects is the fact
that in several localities whtre for sever
al years crops were somewhat poor be
cause the rainfall was below normal this
year bad their full share of the rainfail,
and crops accordingly compare favorably
with those in other parts of the state
which heretofore have been more for
tunate. Thousands of acres of land have
this senson been cultivated for the first
time in the newer portions of the state. In
the work of breaking virgin prairie the
farmers have quite generally utilized
traction engines for operating their
plows. The farm machinery dealers df
Mitchell alone have thus far this season
sold about thirty such engines for use in
breaking raw prairie land. Many more
have been utilized in Charles Mix County
and in the counties adjacent to the Mis
souri River in the north central part of
the state. The new lands, as fast as
broken, are sown to flax, and next year
will largely be added to the acreage de
voted to wheat. The work of breaking
and sowing to flax is still being prosecut
ed in some localities, notwithstanding tlie
lateness of the season. Very favorable
reports are received from the compara
tively new country west of the Missouri
Itiver as to crop conditions and prospects
in that part of the state. It is expected
this will be the banner crop year for
Stanley and Lyman Counties, which are
embraced in the new country.
The question of the school census in
different cities is receiving consideraole
comment at the present time, many of
the towns finding that their school census
figures are less this j»ear than for for
mer years. A number of different rea
sons are given as the cause of this reduc
tion in figures, one of them that in the
past, married people under 21 years of
age have been included in the census fig
ures, but that under an opinion of the
attorney general they were excluded this
year. As a matter of fact the opinion of
Attorney General Hall, which is on file
in the office of the superintendent of in
struction is just to the contrary, lie hold
ing that if the legislature had desired to
exclude married people they would have
so stated, and that the law provides for
the registration of all between the ages
of 6 and 21, without reference to mar
riage. The real reason of the reduction
in school census figures is that in the past
there was no penalty whatever in regard
to padded school census figures, and as
each community wns after all the cash
possible from the state fund, the list
was stretched all it would stand, and
enumeration wns made of pupils who bad
no real standing on the list. The law of
last winter defined the duties of school
clerks and county superintendents ex
plicitly iu regard to the matter, and pro
vided a penalty for padded figures allow
ing the state department to take a new
census at local expense if there was evi
dence of padding. That is the real rea
son for the reduction, with excuses cut
P. F. Sherman, president, and C. M.
Root, secretary of the South Dakota
Central Railway, the company which is
building an independent line out of Sioux
Falls, have filed with the secretary of
state resolutions for numerous extensions
in the state. The proposed new main line
extending northerly from Colton, the
present terminus, to the northern line of
the state in Marshall County, with four
western extensions from the main line.
The main line is to extend from Colton in
a northerly direction through the counties
of Lake. Brookings, Kingsbury, Hamlin,
Codington, Day, Marshall and touching
as the principal points the towns of
Wentwortb, Brookings, Watertown and
Waubay. If the Dakota Central carries
out even a portion of its outlined work
within the next few years it will be do
ing good work for the state, and give
Sioux Falls railroad connections which
cannot fcelp giving it better South Dako
ta territory than is now enjoyed by Sioux
The state board of pardons recommend
eed pardons for Herbert D. Caddy, who
was sentenced from Lawrence County for
twenty years on a charge of robbery. In
the cases of B. E. Mayhew, sentenced
frora Miner County on a charge of shoot
ing, with intent to kill Michael Andre,
sentenced from Codington County on a
murder charge, and John Jungworth, Jr.,
sentenced from Hutchinson County on an
iiicest charge, were all laid over for fur
ther consideration.
The state auditor's department has
prepared a new form of application for
wolf bounty, to comply with the bounty
law of last winter, and all are expected
to use this form in applications after the
first of next month.
Tlie state land department has made
the semi-annual apportionment of the in
terest and income fund to public schools,
distributing over $800,000, making $2.25
for every school child iu the state.
The old settlers of Hughes, Stanley
and Stilly Counties held their annual pic
nic on Marion island. It was limited to
members of the association and invited
guests. Congressman Kinkaid, of
O'NeiH, Neb., one of the earliest settlers,
delivered the address.
Senator ICittrcdge appeared before the
board of pardons on the application of
Lambert Jones, who was sentenced for
life from Charles Mix County on a mur
der charge. The board recommended a
pardon in this case.
The boat City of Fort Pierre has again
gone to Sioux City picking up local
freight on the way, and intending to
bring back a load of merchandise for
Pieire and Port Pierre merchants. Cap
tain Senechnl, after giving the business
a trial, has decided that it will be profit
able for him to keep it up, and he will
make frequent trips this season. Th»
Scotty Philip left Saturday for Fort
Bert hold, N. D., where it is expected to
put in tile summer at transfer Work, and
will not be brought back to Pierre before
fall. This leaves the Jim Leighton the
only regular transfer boat at Pierre all
the time, and shfe will be kept busy.
Mrs. Roosevelt's summer home in Al
bemarle county, Virginia, was a part of
the beautiful Springfield farm owned by
W. N. Wilmer of New York. The
Springfield farm consists of about 500
acres altogether, but Mrs. Roosevelt's
purchase comprises only fifteen acres and
a small house. This dwelling, by Mrs.
Roosevelt's order, has had a rock chim
ney added to it and a porch has been
built around the dwelling. All the par
titions on the lower floor have beep re
moved, making one large room. ijW^
Roosevelt bought the property so«L^_
when she wishes a week or so of rest
can go to the little retreat among tbe
Virginia mountains.
Many Fields Swarm with 17-Year De
stroyers of Vegetation.
The 17-year locust has appeared in
some parts of the country and is doing
a great deal of damage to the wheat
fields, orchards and forest trees. Ac
cording to their peculiar habit they come
in the night to the surface of the ground
from their subterranean caverns, where
they have been maturing and slumbering
for the last seventeen years. The ground
beneath the trees is perforated like an
impense colander with the holes from
which they emerged.
Soon after emerging from the ground
the locusts shed their underground over
coats, leaving the trunks of the trees
studded with the dry and brittle garment
of yellowish hue. Scientists say the eggs
from which this brood was hatched were
laid on the leaves of the trees seventeen
years ago. The eggs remained where
they were deposited for three years, when
the cicadas were hatched and the new
born insect burrowed downward into the
ground. Here, beside the roots of trees,
the insects dwelt until this year, when
they sallied forth in numberless quantl-^
ties, 'driving the farmer almost to ruhT^^t
in their ravages. AjV|°
The locusts after flying about for ^^4.
few days, feeding on the vecefation, at
tach themselves to the under side of the
leaves on the trees. Here the female
deposits her eggs.
Tlie cicadas Iiave three deadly ene
mies in this country—the despised Eng
lish sparrow, digger wasp and the ants.
At present the innumerable locusts are
filling the air with their sonorous, monot
onous and doleful song. The farmers
ore spraying their orchards with prepar
ed mixture of kerosene. Out on the prai
rie farms the insects threaten destruc
tion to the growing crop.
The sparrows have come in countless
thousands to the aid of the farmer. Rob
ins and wild birds find the locust palat
able eating. The sparrows' method ot
attracting the locust is to wait on the
ground for the locust to appear above
the ground, when he greedily gobbles him
up before lie gets time to sing his dying
Informs Roosevelt that Plenipoteu
tiaries Mnst Meet First.
Japan has informed the United States
that she will not agree to an armistice
with Russia until the peace plenipoti
tiaries have met and found each otlibr
credentials entirely satisfactory. Shfw
would be willing to do so if a guarantee
of some kind could be given her that
Russia will negotiate a peace in good
faith. The President's efforts to stop
the fighting in Manchuria have thus mat
with a temporary check.
So far as can be ascertained Rnssia
has not asked for an armistice, and will
not do so. She is in the same receptive
mood she was when the President
broached the idea of peace. It is Japan
this time which is not welcoming the
suggestion of an armistice. Marshal
Oyama has a force greatly superior to
that of Gen. Linevitch. A tremendous
victory will insure better terms for bis
country. Moreover, if hostilities should
be stopped the Russians might continue
to strengthen Gen. Linevitch. At pres
ent he lias only sufficient re-enforcements
to make up for the wastage due to deatb
in battle or from disease.
Japan's position has the sympathy of
officers of the army and navy in Wash
ington. Its justice is also conceded by
the administration. There is no way fy.
which she can be brought to adopt
different attitude. Germany and Franc* -j,
have made polite representations at To
kio in behalf of peace. Neither has gone,
or dares to go. as far as the Unite®
States. Great Britain has asserted posi
tively that she will not bring pressure
to bear upon her ally.
Cheap Labor and Destitution*
It is estimated that in New York City
there are 100,000 respectable English
speaking families who are on the verge
of destitution because of being crowded
out of employment by the great volume
of cheap European labor. The welfare
of tVis class of citizens lias recently been
interesting sociologists. They say that
relief must come from some source or
they will become a burden to the city.
These families are of the class with too
much pride to ask for charity.
Interesting News Iteaas.
Captain T. Bentley Mott, the retiring
American military attache in Paris, hat
received the cross of the Legion of Honor
from France.
Mrs. Barclay H. Warburton, of4._
delphia, recovered the $60,000 perf^e
lace she lost, the jewels having bee
picked up in the street.
Horace R. Easier, editor and proprie
tor of the Sheridan- (Pa.) Journal, fell
off a Panhandle passenger train at Pitts
fcnrg and was so seriously injured that he
dieJ in an hour.
Patent medicine manufacturers have
united to force retail druggists to sign
an agreement not t6 sell their goods at
less than the fixed price.
Wseley Hannon and John Smith, two
well-known miners, have been fonnd dead
at xhe mouth of the tunnel of the Cashier
mine, a mile above Eureka, Colo.
The Supreme Court of New Jersey
sustained the constitutionality of the law
which prohibits the shooting of li»»
pigeons as a test of marksmanship.
Assistant Postmaster James 8. Me
Connell, of Hot Springs, Arlt., was ar
rested and is said to'have admitted ex
tracting mossy orders from letters.

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