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«A & k'a TIio Farmers Leader CANTON. S. D, AlCTHVK URD, nrninnn BLTZZARI) HITS WEST PVT*", 8$} WOMT IN YEARS IV UTAH AND "Vs ,, MEXICO. Sadden Descent of BUszard Results in HmTy liOM to Sheep Orouers fBurned Piwking Plant Was Enter* prise of Western Stockmen. A general storm prevailed along the eastern slope of the Rocky mountains, from Wyoming to New Mexico, Sun? day. Snow fell in Colorado almost Incessantly for twenty-four hours. Suburban electric lines at Denver, Colo., have operated with difficulty and railroads have experienced delay In running: trains. As yet no serious results are reported In this section, but from Albuquerque, tf. M., comes a re port of considerable property dama.ro there from high winds. The sudden dropping of the temperature, accom panied by blfsxard conditions In north ern New Mexico, has caused heavy loss to the sheep raising Industry, if rumor lis correct. In Colorado the storm extended to the western slope In the valley around .Buena Vista the snow lies two feet deep on the level, and In the moun tains throughout the state the snow varies from two to five feet in depth. jfPwenty-ttvo inches of snow had fallen at Florence by nightfall Sunday. Ap ple orchards in that section will suffer considerably. The trees heavily laden with fruit are breaking' down. The roof of one of the buildings at tht cement works of Portland gave way under the weljfht of mow. In north ern Colorado the snow Is twenty Inches deep, and should a freeze follow heavy loss will result to the potato crop. Wyoming reports a general storm, that has played havoc with wire com munication, and is interrupting rail road traffic. Several minor wrecks have occurred. Live stock ia threat ened from exposure. The burning of the Utah packing plant north of Salt Lake, which oc curred Saturday night. Is the most se rious single loss. The building had Jcwt been completed at a cost of $100, 000 and was to have been pat in use in ft few days. The project was inau gurated by western cattlemen and was In opposition to the large packing houses in the east. The cause of the lire has not been explained. Only a •mall fraction of the lose is covered try insurance. OtJARDS SliEEP NEGRO HANGED Alabama Mob Quick to Take Ad van tag© of Opening at Jail. Robert Clark, alias Dan Dive, a ne gro from Kansas City, was hanged ft u«a a telegraph pole near the Luce dale, Ala., depot of the Mobile, Jack son and Kansas Citly railroad by 300 marked men at an early hour Sunday sfttfr being mysteriously spirited from the Jill «f Jackson county. Miss. The negro was arrested late Friday night by a posse who followed him to iwlthtn two miles of Mobile from Luee dale. Where he had attempted to as jcsalt two white rsaas and had' stolen a horse and shotgun. The negro of fered resistance and was shot in the shoulder. Deputy SherlfT Hlnton, of Lueedale, took the prisoner from the posse and maxtaved to evade a Missis sippi mob bent on lynching him. Hta ton plaoed the negro in the Lueedale Jail and with another deputy guarded him until early Sunday morning, when •both fell asleep. When they awakened the negro was mlsstnr and was subse quently found strung up to a telegraph pole a short distance from the Jail. iThero is absolutely no clew to the (identity «t any member of the mob. ls&ss kamh/uv snnwiats wepe. 1 Stoops and Kim* Victim as She I«ys Dying in Street. In the midst of a crowd of people returning' from church, John C. Moore. ,of Arkansas City. Kan., Sunday shot .and fatally wounded his wife, oriu£ Moore, from whom he had separated. He escaped and ia being pursued by a posse that threatened to lynch htm. Mrs. Moore was returning from church With a companion when Moore shot her. A moment later as she lay prostrate on the rildewalk. Moore knelt over hts wife, raised her head and ikimed her, saying: "I told you I would do it and I have." Mrs. Moore died .an hour later. In her last words she (forgave her husband. Following1 the shooting Moore went to the home of Ms stepdaughter tud threatened to kill her and her hus band. They fled and Moore escaped to the wood* -Stottx C8t? lit* Stock Market. Saturdays quotations on the Sioux City ltv« Stock market foUo-w: Stock et-ft and feeders. IS.1504.00. Top hogs, ti.rrfc Woman and Himself. Samuel Becker, of Los Angeles, Cal declared by the authorities to have been a deserter from the United States army. Saturday night shot Mrs. Pearl Klrkpatrick and then killed himself. Riot at Masonic Banquet, A bantruet attended by 600 Free Ma sons, given in the chapel of a former Carmelite convent at Paris Friday night. Caused considerable rioting lend 1M to A number of arrests. Train Jumps Track. Bert Smith, engineer Joe Derrick *&i. lumberman, and Conductor Xith ttere instantly killed by a train jump ing the track on the Mountain Central rail-way near Campton, Ky., Saturday. Three Other men were fatally hurt. Smith lost control of his engine going down a steep grade. Sqnlers for Panama Minister. It was announced at the state de fjartment Saturday th#t Herbert G. Boolcr*. nf New Tork, had been«eleet ^5 to b* American minister at 9ana '#m io neewd Charles B, Magoon. IsifciSroS SHIPS ARB SMASHED. Mi7 Utm Lost ia the southern Cjrclone. A dispatch from Miami, Fla., says: The steamer St. XjoucIo, Capt. Bravo commanding baa sunk off the Florida coaat. One of the excursion ate&mers Capt. Bravo says that he anchored on the lee side of Elliott's key, twen ty-flve miles south of Miami, Thurs day morning and that soon after a tidal wave engulfed the island. lie •ays there were 260 residents on the Island, all of whom were lost. The St. IaicIo was crushed by the same wave, and of the 100 passengers on board twenty-five were killed. Capt. Bravo was seslously injured. A barge containing 100 people is said to have been torn away from the moorings at Elliott's key and after wards picked up near the Bahama Islands, flfty of her passengers having been drowned. DEATH RIDES STORM. Over One Hnmlrrd Killed in the c:ty of Havana. The New York Evening Telegram prints a dispatch from Havana report ing more than 100 persons dead from the cyclone there Friday. It says the cruiser Brooklyn was torn from her moorings and thrown upon the shore. Latre advices state that the Brook lyn has again been floated without se rious damage. Ninety-four of the fatalities were confined to natives, while sixteen for eign residents were reported killed. More than 1.000 tents in Camp Co lumbia have been blown to atoms and houses unroofed. One trooper wa4 probably fatally hurt. Fortunately the storm gave every body about a half an hour's warning, and wlicii the biaat1 atxlved the ma rines on shore had sought shelter in the warships. All but the Brooklyn rode out the storm. These ships in cluded the Minneapolis, Texas, Den ver and Prairie. CAVSBS STOCK TliCBRY. .•tank of England Boosts the Rate of IMsccnnt. The Bank of England Friday raised its discount rate to 6 per cent. Not Rlnce Nov. 7, 1890 Just before the Bar toff Bros, failure, has the rate been put to per cent. A relapse in Amer ican exehangw. Indicating: a renewal of demands for gold, and the probability of Saree -withdrawals of metal tot Egypt seemed to have contributed to the action taken. At the Bank of England Frit'ay af teroon the Associated Press •was in formed the rise In its rate of discount was due to the following causes. To the withdrawal of nearly $5,000, 000 in gold for Egypt. To the fall in sterling exchange In New York. To information of impending with drawal? of gold, "wlileh it was hoped could be avoided by the present dras tic action. MO FIRE IV FRISCO. Freight Sheds of Southern Pacific Omws Zom of *800,000. Fire broke out Thursday night in the freight sheds of the Southern Pa cific company on Ferry street. In San Francisco, and for a tithe made- rapid progress on account of the inflamma ble material in its path. Surrounding property was saved by the fire depart ment. Alongside the sheds were four tracks of freight cars, and these were consumed. It Is impossible to give an accurate estimate of the loss. One estimate placed the loss at $200,000, and that estimate may possibly cover the com pany's loss. Takes Away .Tnnetui's Honor. Solomon Juneau was not the found er of Milwaukee. This statement was brought out Thursday at the fifty fourth ^annual meeting at the State Historical society. Information -which recently has come into the possession of the society shatters the idol cher ished by the Mllw&ulceeans for gener ations, and gives credit for the found ing to Morgan I*. Martin, of Green Bay. French Cabinet Quits. Premier Sarrien officially informed his colleagues at Paris Friday morn ing that he had transmitted his resig nation to the president, whereupon the ministers resigned in a body. Mrs. Oowden a Suicide. It is Stated that Mrs. Laura Cowden, daughter of Bishop Henry C. Potter, Of Hew Tork, committed suicide by hanging at & private sanitarium in CromweJl, Conn., Tuesday night. Sad Ifews for the Women. At a meeting of ribbon manufactur ers in New Tork it was decided to ad vanes prices Oct. 24 from to oent per yard on all lines of ribbons. Body Fmrnd tn the Rivei The body of a man tied in a cotton sack was found in the river near Paw paw, I. T. The sack was bound with wire to which had been fastened a piece of railroad Iron. The back of the man's head was crushed in, and he apparently had been dead several days. Earthquake in West. A sharp earthquake shock wil felt over a wide area in Idaho and Wyo ming Thursday. No damage was done. May Prove a order. William Dutton, an old time elrcus rider, known all over the civilised world, was the victim of an assault In Cincinnati. O., Friday and may die from his wounds. The police believe the assault was committed for the purpose of robbery. Dutton Is a high Mason and prominent Elk. UtonMon Returns to Frisco. (Jen. Funston left Washington f^r! rtay for San Francisco. W turn over the command of the department of California to Brig. Gen. John 3. Per •htne. TO RKPEAL 15TII MIKXDMENT Vardaman Hopca to Begin Crusade In Senate. Announcement of a carefully plan ned campaign to secure tho repeal of the fifteenth amendment of the constt tutlon of the Ualted Stares, that which arrived in port Friday night, bringing gives the negro equality with the sixty injured, who were taken to the hospftal. It is believed now that a part of th® Florida Fish and Produce company's fleet was destroyed. Manager Adams sent out one of their boats Friday morning to look for the men and boats. On their return they reported no *lgn« of the fleet. The flshlng nets ware found strewn upon the shore. white man ns a citizen, was made by Oov. James K. Vardaman, of MIh slsaippi, who was in Chicago Thurs day, attending: the Railway Surgeons' convention. Oov. Vardaman, who Is seeking elec tion to the United States senate, de clared that if he won a membership in the upper house he would make his fight on the floor of that body, believ ing' that he had the aupport of ihe en tire south. He insisted that a crisis In the relation of the races in the southern states was at band and the problem of while supremacy or black domination should he settled. "I favor unqualifiedly and without reserve the abrogation of the fifteenth amendment of the constitution," sairt Oov. Vardaman "It Is my hope through the I'rilted States to demon strate that there is only one practical way of settling this matter, and that is by plainly showing the negro his prop er place in our system of ffovernment. "The race question must be settled, and that very soon. It cannot be dis posed of, however, until the nation as a whole has been convinced that then is a distainctlon between the white race and the black. "The iaws now specifically recognize the difference between the white man and the Indian, the Chinaman, the Esqulmo, or Malay. There Is just as wide a gap between the white man and the neffro. The negroes of the south, notwithstanding- the millions of dollars we have spent in attempting to educate them, are becoming more ir responsible. more disrespectful of law and more animal-like in their charac ters and desires." The Hindoo students now In Tokio. the correspondent of the agency con tinues, have Just published an address In which they appeal to India to heed the call of "Asia for the Asiatics" and to rise and cast off the British yoke. Taking advantage of this ferment, cer tain merchants of japan have sent a mission to India to endeavor to sup plant the boycotted British merchan dise with Japanese goods. These ef forts are meeting with a warm wel come. swrviT,KR POSEI» AS Gorti. His AH Atlanta began cashing little checks, and the young man had a fine time. With him was one "De Brew ties" whose name suggested nobility to Atlanta folks. Ten Perish in Flames. Ten men were burned to death and three seriously Injured as the result of a fire which destroyed the boarding house of Mrs. E. E. Watley at Bir mingham, Ala.. Friday. There were twenty-one boarders in the house, al most all of whom were street railway employes. Saves Mother Is Slain. Bernard Clohr, of Chicago, a Rus sian laborer, Thursday shot and fatal ly wounded his son. aged 21. and then comitted suicide by swallowing car bolic acid. His son had prevented Clohr from killing his mother. Mrs. Cowden a Suicide. daughter of Bishop Henry C. Potter, of New Tork. committed suicide by hanging at a private sanitarium at Cromwell, Conn., Tuesday night Geo. Wm. Hemphill Bell Dead. Brig. Gen. Wm. Hemphill Bell (re tired) died at his home near Denver, Colo., Thursday ntght of pneumonia. Santa Fe Trains Collide.. Two men were killed, while more than a score of passengers were in jured as the result of a head-on colli sion between two Santa Fee express trains near MansaniUo. Colo., Thurs day afternoon. ______ Shooting Two Victim*. As a result of a quarrel Ira Don ley, a miner, was shot and killed Wed nesday night and Mrs. An gel In Boggs severely wounded by John Era ser at Ktmberly, Ohio. Many Millions Involved. Voting in the election which Is to decide who shall control the Mutual and New Tork Life Insurance compa nies and their $900,000,000 assets be gan Thursday and will continue until December 18. when the polls close. It may take weeks to eount the ballots. There are 650.000 policyholders In the Mutual and 875,000 in the New Tork tdfe. Bnrtrm to Prison. Former Senator Burton, of Kansas, wilt begin serving his six-months' sen tence at Ironton, Mo., on Oct It. fiSSfj. W E E S A 1 N 8 NEWS OP TI1K WEEK IN" A CXS ukxsed roini. h?ko(s Corn Institute— '. housrmil Farmers Hear Screl Corn 1 at Parker—Distinguished Men \M cck» tlte \ssemhlnne. The .state corn iiistit Park-r inpt week, \va tit« nearly 1.000 A 1 Howard, :uii hy Ivr«.f S Vr.-t Th« yson. -f th* ::r vi'r^ There a^Mit corn f»*»r the purses bu?»ln*ps men New Brr* newppapor '*•.: i'' .'corn scoring wn,« iy Wnrner, -f F,nrt'«thni~ -.i-rwl *-v •The Institute !i«ars! V' that line Tin- *u n's The above were all «•:•. The New lira prizes v. r- w--v. :is lows: John Lakir.frs. "T .-"v-:h I1 Jlrst rein hi rn «n -v C. rip\ of ('V tervi 1!•' yellow }ent, V^rin!: Parker towii^hlp. »n ship, third, on yellow Brooknis, of Parker t"" ^hi f. iM"' on yellow dent. ^9 Wm "T\i 1 •-t Marion township, ii r« t. corn. 9^. JAPS AUK INTADIXG INniA. COVSTY SKAT VUiUln. They Are Fostering the Anti-British Movement. The St. Petersburg Tele era ph agen cy has received a dispatch from To klo saying that the anti-British move ment in India is receiving much en couragement from Japan, where effort Is being made to foster a feeling of kinship between the two dark races and to preach the lesson of the Russo Japanese war. The Buddhists of the two countries are fraternizing and ex changing visits and steps are being taken to encourage the coming of Hin doo students to Japan, where they will be surrounded by an atmosphere ot disaffection. 1 Petition of l*rrslio Tnrnc«l Commissioner*. The county seat cniu tvere looked fnr to :k!i! sy 1 county did not mean majority "f those presumed to be in tli^ county at the present time, and 'n thnt basis turned down the petition of Presho as insufficient, stopping thp movO in that I county. It is not oonsidere.1 likely that anything further will 1-e d.ne in that county ap the division pl?oo is the one of the greatest Importance to them and they will leave tb^ rn settled in that manner. Atlanta Society People Cashed Bad Checks. "Kingdon. my son. is with me here passed at the last legislative session, tin our home. The man who uses my and which makes the commissioner son's name in Atlanta is a fraud." So said George Gould when he was asked about the report that his son was in Atlanta, flying high in society. Atlanta dispatches tell of the ap pearance of a young man there who spread his name on the register at the Piedmont hotel with a wide flour ish that threw Ink on the clerk's white vest. "I am a sort' of George Gould." the youngster is said to have announced. "My father Is in Mexico, and I shall wait hero for my prWnte car. then go further south to hunt. By the way. 'er, Tm a trifle short today. I guess you will cash a check for me?" ie PERKINS IS SOUCITOOS. Recommended I**islatlnn to Benefit Insurance Con»ianies. Insurance Commissioner Pertrlns. in his last report calls attention to the ne wlife insurance companies which are starting to build up in this state, and recommends care in legislation which will be to the benefit of outside companies. He also recommends leg islation to provide ?-t appeal from the decisions of the commissioner In pro ceedlngs under the anti-compact law the court of last resort, which he says open the way to abuse of such power should a commissioner be appointed who cares to exercise it to the limit, fnd as he sees it. I/st His Foot. I The right foot of Fred C. Xester. Elk Point, was amputated on »ccoum of gangrene. Mr. Kester. who is a man of some 60 years, has been night watchman for some time and the am putation of his foot was originally the result of too much walking, causing a corn to oontp on the ball of his foot, which became worse as he still contin ued his work until a bone of one of his toes became decayed, thus causing such serious trouble that the foot had be taken oft. Vnrse Defied a Summons. Miss Alice Grlswoid. a trained nurse residing in Sioux City* defied a summons to appear before the federal court at Sioux Falls as a witcess, and found herself face to face with a ward in the government prison at Sioux Falls. Only her youth and in nocence saved her from a sentence of line or imprisonment for contempt of nourt. Can SeH Apples From f«*. H. B. Button, who was arrested on the charge of peddling without a 11 cense at Sioux Falls, has b*en dis charged. Mr. Button brought a car of apples to that city, which he sold from a car. The charge was that he was peddling without a license. The court held that the selling from a car without soliciting was not peddling. Sodden Death. T. tut™ I Lyman B. Thomas, for forty years It is stated that Mrs. Uura Cowd«n, & re9)dent of YanTrton, died suddenly Saturday of heart failure. Mr. Thomas was one of the pioneer citizens Yankton, coming there In IK?. of Requisition for a "Rostler." Governor El rod granted a requisi tion en the governor of Michigan for Robert W. Leach, wanted at Hot Springs on a charge of horse rustling. Ends Wfe at Aberdeen. Waldo S. Harteongh. of Minneap olis, committed suicide at Aberdeen, Shooting himself through the heart. Despondency over a love affair and worry over debts are" reported to be the cause for his act. Fire Threatens Presho. A dangerous fire started tn Ram Powell's tailor shop at 'Presho. Mrs. M. Patrick, employed in the shop, was badly burned by an explosion of gaso line. wfth which She wis cleaning •lothes. Priest Is Popular. Father Tr&ynort who has .fast as /rumed the duties of pastor erf the Catholic chuwih at Lenno*. was for eleven years In charge of the Emmet ohurch. near Seresford, and is one of the best kaewn and most popular rleets in South Dakota. For Hew Hedrlr Rand. Articles of Incorporation were fried Monday for the Sioux Falls and Sioux City Slnetrle Railway company, with headquarter* at Sioux Falls, and a capital of 1190,090. with a number of Mm Falls tn* as Incorporators. ri0SF*?t .1- ip'i-a' .. ?-3sS|ip S 3 & S S S •NIOFSWNS LIWR LTFU Dootors Dnilni a niisincfll Uwicni Srnali A Yr.iik»..i: bvwial era iviiiiTlni" ir.ini ihf w." South lsik.'»n vrp.-rt tfcsit of that pec! ire on the '"'V'nu tati! .ir.ee •-t.ite .'ll th XorCi I •if b, I'i.e h.i.l ..t of ih«* rivers th* Immediate .sec*fort :1 and r/ns 'un«Jurt*fl iJ* i- I'hnmhorlalri. stat* farmors* institutes. ".*i were also in ntt^rwian^r Th* i' was a1l rtby Fr« 1* of th* h»w:i Asrlculi iTi HI'! hw rlh *h ?nN vr[- w-re cftpt'ired as l-'irst i: mium to W'HIirtm c: ". -f ker tnwn'hip. 9' W to 1 1 'Hurley iovnshir. 4 Hros .f ("^cntervflle t-••.\vshi «. r'4 -.ieb the coming election appear I'— The petition of Forestburc 1 r» si honor from Woonsocket. Faiit-irr, county, failed to sooiirr the number of signatures fur pufcmisMon. and there will be nothinsr fV.inc Sanborn. Tn Lyman county ibp com missionets held that th^ r«-q:tfremf-nt of a majority of the '. ^"T-s "f •li" 1 All the property in the colony if the common undivided property of all. The colony owns Soil geese. 300 ducks, over 50ii chickens, 500 sheep, 100 hogs and l."0 head of cattle. The members of the colony are thrifty and during this year of bountiful exops they have prospered greatly. 'FTRKBrG" STARTS RT.AZK. Tliind Attempt to Burn Store at Brandon. S. D. The large general store of Anton Graff, at Brandon, near Sioux Falls, narrowly escaped destruction as the result of the work of a "firebug." Graff has some enemy, who twict during the last three years has set Are to and destroyed his store building and contents. He would have been burnea out for the third time had not a clerk, who was sleeping in the store, been awakened by the smoke. Hay sat urated with kerosene had been placed against the building and fired. Indian Iid Not Wed Her. David Dudley, the young Indian law student, who was arrested last week at Vermillion and taken to Charles Mix county to answer to a charge of seduction preferred by Mrs. Josephine Weston, has been dis charged, the prosecuting witness fail ing to appear. Limits for Eureka. It will be a matter of only a few days until Eureka* is lighted by elec tricity for the first time in its history. The work of putting in the city engine and pump, installing the dynamo and erecting the poles and stringing the wires for the new system now is in progress and is being pushed rapidly. Burglars Sentenced at Flanclrean. In the circuit court at Flandreau T. J. Clitcey and Phoenix McCarty pleaded guilty to burglarizing the R. Brown hardware store Monday night and were sentenced to three years at hard labor in the penitentiary at Sioux Falls. laborer Killed by Cars. A laborer on the surfacing gang was killed by a switch train at Presho. Cards in bis pockets give the name of Robert C. Loy. He was about 25 years old and had served four years in the United States navy. Second Artesian. The town board of Iroquois has awarded the contract for the drilling of a second artesian well, water from which will be used for fire protection and domestic purposes. Big Potato Crop Near Huron. The potato crop in Beadle county Is one of the largest and best ever har vested. Buyers from eastern states are here contracting for the tubers. Steel for New Bridge Arrives. The first of the steel for the perma nent railway bridge at Pierre has be gun to arrive, and Is being unloaded near the east approach to the struc ture. The sinking of the caissons is progressing steadily and work will be bushed all whiter. Hmtler Kilted. 4 rm -Ul: VI .hi '. has rr? t. T— :e j-.'ii: Ill rr..ft suee l.MlMKTANr \T.»nUT. ^til\AMMk«v V*-mimny t.ets t.ravrl l»u ii treasonable iffmm ,-U ii \'aiuaUl« I *ru*o. ir^aci pur- Uk. Th«- M::s..n T.-v,y :,,-M 'Ut fur llu si:.,: [•"ailiT.g to usrev :'u- st..11• ^iri-:ii! jury rriiiriin! :i wrriict th- vaof the '.ana -it little \er $"• per arre. From the ,m if-.- iai-,.1 the Milwaukee '.m ilaiiy Is ser.ainc trail] loads of (Travel w«-s? -.f the Missouri river for the ballasting of the new extension from i"hamterlain to the illaek Hills e. t. 11 -i eou/t, or Pit Dotmi ly MKWONITK COl.OXY. It Is ("undurtnl on Comniunity of In terest Plan. The Russian Mennonite colony is composed of thirteen families and is conducted on the community of inter est plan. The colonists own a large area of fine farm '.and south of Frank fort. which they work together. They board together as one family, yet re tain their identy as families. The^ have one large cook room, in which the cooking for all the colonists is done, and one dining room where all dine together. A trip out over the new line of Northwestern road w«-wc .rom Bj-esects a 'n:,y «-cne a. the the track, where .-very effort forth to rush the work on .1 ,,t speeiai note on ili.lltv of verytl'-i"S put The «ne feature the line i* *he connected with 'he l'rt lasting errw is kreptn* ihi^ rnckiiiyers tlie ]']*esrnt limf old Llr.e betwe* jor. «l -y ,• reprl. .• Yi"\ .Tftt-v The bal- t-tjrht nd he ine even at vn.ooth as is the ami Huron. rn this eit\ "When the track is eomploteil it I I ready for heavy trnlRe t'roin ^lie it ia opened aiai the hea\ gra \el !»iill.'ist wiil keep 1 1 1 shape. At every station u: out on the line substantial buildings an.i tasi.hn.as i»r tlon orrw^ are Ueing rf-etru a whole of the right ot way with men ho are e:i i' t: 11 .lefect in the Hack is at good. The iine lor tl^e llrst eight miles erosses fail Hlver lotntoe tlraes on hriagis. whK aie ..H the high watf mark of the lb •••.. July, 1 P0S. .md as that was the reoor high water, the oomj.any feels sat from trouble from that eours.-. T.i stream is very -rooked and itself so many times that already is under way at several places to channels across the narrow necks of land between bends to shorten the channel and reduce the flood danger. The country for the first twenty miles out shows a large percentage of gum bo along the bluffs which line 'he track on both sides, but after passing Wendte. the second station out. Hie a a covered with a growth of good glass. Near AVendte is a large prairie dog town and the crew which did not work Sunday went out on a rattle snake hunt, killing sixty-eijht of the poison ous reptiles fer their day's hunt. A little less than twenty-five years ago the Sioux and James river val levs were dotted with tents and board "shacks." belonging to settlers who •were camping on the lands which they had claimod. and on which they hail not yet had time to build permanent homes. Now those lands are supplied with comfortable and commodious buildings, the farms well fenced, and groves and orchards dot the land scape. The regions west of the Mis souri are now said to present the same appearance that the eastern part of the state did a quarter of a century ago. Thousands of families are liv ing in tents, having been too busy opening up new farms and gathering their first harvest to build anything save temporary quarters. There is hardship in store for many of them the coming winter, but the reward is in sight later on. Reports from the "range country" show that the yield* are abundant, and a few years will see the tents replaced by permanent houses. State Land Commissioner Pach is out after delinquent interest on the permanent school fund, and expects to have it all cleaned up by the tim he leaves the office in January, the present time out of $91,000 inter est due, all has been paid in but $S. 000, and that will be gathered In soon, as county officials are asked tn urge immediate payment. The inter est business of the department Is kept in such a shape under the present management that any banking Arm which could make as good a showing on its loans at any time as docs the land department would be consid ered to be making an excellent show 'ng. Insurance Commissioner Perkins, in his last report, calls attention to the new life insurance companies which are starting to build up in this state, and recommends care in legislation which will be to the benefit of outside companies and against the home com panies. He also recommends legisla tion to provide for appeal from the decisions of the commissioner in pro ceedings under the anti-compact law passed at the last legislative session, and which maJtes the commissioner the court of last resort, which, he says, opens the way to abuse of power should a commissioner ever be ap pointed who cares to exercise it to the limit and as he sees fit. The figures secured by Doane Rob inson In his advance crop reports, give the average barley yield for the state at 30 bushels per acre. There were 913, 057 acres devoted to this crop, with a total yield for the state of 24,611,280 bushels. Minnehaha county, with 67. 442 acres devoted to that crop, leads In acreage, and with a total yield of 2,025.280 bushels is far In the lead in total yield. I The supreme court decided the Day county commissioner contest by hold ing that the nominees of the county convention are entitled to be placed upon the regular Republican ticket as against those of the district nomina tions, which were made after the county convention on account of dis satisfaction with the action of the convention. Midland, one of the new towns on the Northwestern line west of Pierre, has an artesian well furnishing water of a temperature of 135 degrees. It Is too hot for orlnary use, and It Is proposed to use It for heating purposes, experts estimating that it will furnish heat for dwellings and public build ings If properly piped. The Aberdeen normal school has added its protest to the statement that all the state schools have fallen off in attendance through the policy of the state board of regents, which has been attacked by the enemies of the board, and shows that during the last three years the attendance has nearly dou bled, while the ^i!-" the graduating class has been multiplied by nearly four. The school claims as rapid an advance in every line as any school In William Stecker. aged 14. son of a farmer living near Centervllle, accl dentally shot and killed himself Sun- the northwest, and the flgures glven &*y while hunting ducks. bear o'lt the claim. Former Dakota Girt Miming. Miss Blanche Gllroy. daughter oil Th« report of the Insane hospital for the former of Lead city, has the quarter ending Oct. 1 shows an'c* mysteriously disappeared from h»r home In Seattle, where the family is |*®afl«nce of 541 at the close of the last now loested. For over a week noth- iquar**r" During the quarter 41 wore Ing has been seen of the girl, and admitted 9 discharged 12 died 6 ^iUvV^e^e ar* uo0iy our tn« ca^, vet- ihnn fur have been no results ance of EE5 In the Institution at the .beginning of the present quarter. Law- Jy Church at fcloux Falls. irence county has 53 patients and pays S S S Ilm. for IW «.000 Butlilo «nd costly new church edifice, which the urla8 foelety has decided to erect. patient in the asylum nowB alt' James Arthur Haggard, the "friom of Presidents," once wealthy, died re cently at the ixmnty inllriuary near Kokoiuo, 1ml. Hg. hail seen and mis. tallied a personal acquaintance with a greater muiiUer of the l're.sideau ot the United States than any other civ ilian, perhaps, in the United States. When a youth in inciunatl lie met .lAMi.s 11Ala,Aitu. General La ay ette. who was on a visit to this country in lSl!."). and at the same time shook hands with (Jeneral Andrew Jrckson. yard's Ilrst vote was for .Mar lluren. Other Presidents he Mr. IIat 1 1 1 l',. tin Vail ., knew wore William II. Harrison, .lames K. Polk. .Tames Buchanan, Zaehary Taylor. Millard Fillmore. Abraham "f Lincoln. Andrew Johnson, U. S. (iranr. t.j .'Ul Jnnies A. (Jurlield, Grover Cleveland, Benjamin Harrison and William ,\Ie lvinley. lie heard General (iarlield preach once in the Christian Church at Cincinnati. .Mr. Haggard served in the Mexican War under (Jeneral Taylor, and while in the service was well ac quainted with General Witifleld Scott and Jefferson Davis. John Lane, who lives in Washington. D. C-. is the only man living who luis seen the face of George Washington. This was when the body was removed in May, 1834, from the olif vault to the tomb of Mount Vernon. W. W. Morrow of the United Sirtc«. Circuit Court at San Francisco lias, been ordered bv his physicians to re frain from all work and wear dark glass es for thenext three or four months un der the penalty of in a blind. Since last April the judge lias suffered from his jJ eyesight. The phy sicians state that it has been caused by overstrain and jcdge mobeow. overstudy. Judge Morrow was born near Milton, Ind., July 15, 1S43. The family moved to Illinois in 1845. but he has resided in California since 18ol). He was elected to the Forty-ninth Con gress from San Francisco in 1SHI and was re-elected in 1SSG and 18S8, but de clined renomination in 1890. Judge Morrow was appointed United States District Judge of California Sept. 18, 1891, and United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Judicial Circuit Mar 20, 1897. In 1899 he received a degree from Wabash College. Bedros Kazanjian, a rich Armenian merchant of New York, has authorized and furnished funds for the American board of foreign missions to send an able educator to the Euphrates college, Har poot, Turkey, for five years. William L. King, who was elected president of the Fire Underwriter::' As sociation of the Northwest, is recog nized as one at the scholars in the busi ness. He was born in Brillion, Wis., in 1857, and after run ning a country newspaper for a time he entered the insurance business in 188D as local agent at Lisbon. N'. ssfev MET. 4 on trial leaving an rttend- counties each have but one I. He served for several years as a special agent in the WILLIAM L. KIJSO. Northwest, finally becoming an exam iner in a Chicago general agency. In 1901 he became assistant manager of the western department of the Queen, and in 1904 he was made western man ager of the Providence Washington. Mr. King has long been active in the association. John H. Converse, president of the great Baldwin locomotive works and one of the best known and most pliilnn throplc citizens of the Quaker City, .is one of the victims of the recent trust company exposure In that dignified municipality. Is one of the direc tors of the wreck ed company and in common with the other members of the board bad such implicit confidence J• H- conveuse. In Its late self destroyed president, Frank K. Hippie, that he permitted himself to become hypnotized into a feeling of security, the like of which the world has seen but rarely. That is all the criticism that can be urged against Mr. Converse. All his friends believe him to be the personification of integrity. Her. Dr. Joseph Anthony Milburn^ who said in an address before the Euglewood, 111., Woman's Club that women are respon sible for most of the immorality of the world, bas been since April. 1901, pastor of Plymouth Congre gational Church of Chicago. Before coming to Chicago he was pastor of the Presbyterian church at Fojid da Lac, Wis., and of SB. MItBUBlt. the Second Presbyterian Church at In dianapolis. Dr. Milburn was born In England In 1858 and was educated in private and public schools. After com ing to the United States he entered the Princeton Theological Seminary, where he was given the degree of D. D„ and he began his ministry at tond du Lac.