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ER WARDEN AND REMOTE
LEO M. FRANK.
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HANDCUFFS USED ON GUARDS
Life Termer Hurried Away In Auto
.mobile—Party Made Up of Between
Twenty-five and Seventy-five Per
•one—-Posses In Pursuit.
Western New«peper Union News Berrlc*
MlHedgeville, Ga., A mob variously
estimated at between twenty-five and
seventy-five In number overpowered
the warden, superintendent and guards
6i the Georgia state prison farm near
here iat 11 o'clock Monday night and
quickly got Leo M. Frank and rushed
him away in an automobile.
•First reports that It might be friends
Jf, Frank were disproved when a pris-
Se
ter said he had heard a member of
mob say that Frank's body would
placed on'the grave of Mary Pha
at Marietta. Frank was servlhg
D5M life term for the murder of the girl.
Previous to the attack wires leading
to" the prison itself had been cut.
5ranh was placed In an automobile
and rushed in the direction of Eaton
top.
The. attack was made shortly before
midnight. The warden and mo?t of
the guards were sleeping on a rear
pörch of the main building in which
the prisoners are confined. Both he
and the guards were handcuffed, after
which the party entered the prison and
removed Frank.
11
RUSSIAN LINE YIELDS POINT.
Wedge Driven by Army Under Prince
Leopold.
London.—The left wing of the Ba
varlan army under Prince Leopold has
fought its way across the Bug river
near Drohiezyn, which lies to the east
of Soiolow and is some fifty miles
northwest of Brest-Lltovsk, according
to the ofloial Berlin report. This move
forms a slight wedge in the Russian
front, which had been very straight
since the, Warsaw salient was ad an
doned.
Field Marshal von Mackenzen also
Is reported to be pushing back the
Russians along the Bug, where the
Germans are advancing along the east
ern bank of that river. Farther west
Weld Marshal von Hindenburg is cred
ited with a successful attempt to break
the Russian lines between the Narew
and the Bug after the Norzew r|^er
had been crossed by the Germans.-
Carranza Unlikely to Yield.
Washington, D. C.—Gen. Carranza's
representatives in Washington expect
him to'send an unyielding response to
the Pan-American appeal addressed to
military and civil leaders of Mexico,
urging them to Join in a peace confer
ence tor the restoration of constitu
tional government. They think he will
adhere to the position he took at the
ttuie of the Niagara Falls mediation
«oqferenoe last summer, maintaining
'that Intervention by other nations in
their affairs is unwelcome to the Mex
ican people. According to some of his
friends, Carransa, In his reply, will
•wert that peace already has been es
tablished throughout much of Mexico
hy hislown armies that the govern
••at of which he is the head is consti
tutional and in full control of the terrl*.
Uyy in which order has been restored,
and that upon transferring his capital
from Vera Cruz to Mexico City with
in a few weeks, he will agree to con
fer' with all revolting factions. In
jome quarters, however, It is suggest
ed that Carranza may consent to a
Joint Conference, it hfcld In Mexico
City, and arranged on a representative
basis, delegates to be chosen form the
Various factions in accordance with
the- amount of territory controlled.
five Killed by Blast.
Emporium. Pa.—Five men were
killed and the gelatine house of the
Aetna Explosive company's plant at
Grove Run, near here, was blown to
pieces by an explosion. The men killed
were the only employes in the building
when the explosion occurred and com*
pany officials said the cause probably
would never be known. The company,
has been engaged In filling war ord*re,
It was stated.
Owe Trooper Slain.
Brownsville, Tex.—-About 100 Mexi
cans under cover of darkness Monday
night forded the Rio Grande near Me*
cedes, about thirty miles up the river
from here, and partly surrounded
twenty-ene men qf the Twelfth United
cavalry. Tney killed one troop
er and wounded two. 7
Wh Vaet Bombe on Constantinople.
ixmdon.v-A,/,dispatch to the Dally
Mews from Athens says: "French and
British aeroplanes have flown over
OmumnQnople.. They threw bombs 0»,
Oalata, Ausln5 heavy casualties."
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£.V4W«ee"B»ity NngatedKM
CMeÜffcFOf unttsual interest to so
letety -'iilitiee is the Announcement
lKackinac island of the en
Bpeeiwit of Miss Florence Cudahy,
mgjßM&te* ötrMf. .and Mrs. Edward A.
Viughan Spalding, son cd
"fÄrtitf Wv Wake^ ef RevolL
•Wisroitiii. C.-—Famine has fok
ifa eheWAke ofthe Hattien reve
asd ^iUw Amerlcan Red Cmse
mm
Isrlng nativer gf the Ufamd republic.
Hew T&*s
p-
Morgan appeared
th^ eät» of J. P. Morgan Co., to
street," Monday, for the first time
Ke was shot at his summer
»5*osi* *t'-atea Cove, L. I„ on July S, by
Mtienter, alias Frank Holt. Mr,
Morgan appeared to have entirely re
from the^mllet woend. -His
waa bronzed and he walked with
Ann step.
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for an attack .on the
ifntidxiy the etineitry of
knv» M«& d«*eeted aed
U.S.SENDSWARSHIPS
COMMANDER M'NAMEE WIRES
PLEA FOR AID AS MOBS PA^
RADE AT VERA CRUZ.
DEATH TO ALL FOREIGNERS
President Has Plan to Pacify Mexico
Will Aid New Head When Named
Opposing Elements Will Lose Sup
port of "A. B. C." Nations.
Washington, Aug. 12.—The situation
to Mexico took a new and startling
turn on Tuesday, and it Is believed
there is a strong probability a clash
between the United States and Car
ranza Is imminent.
The developments of the day were:
1. Commander McNamee, In com
mand of the naval forces of the east
coast, reported that mobs In Vera
Cruz were being Incited to murder for
eigners, and that the situation was
extremely serious. He asked that two
battleships be sent to him at once.
2. In response to his request, the
battleships Louisiana and New Hamp
shire sailed last night from Newport,
R. I., for Vera Cruz. The gunboat
Marietta also has been ordered from
Progreso to Vera Cruz. It is under
stood also that the gunboats Wheeling
and Machlas, which are on the Mexi
can coast, have been ordered there.
3. President Wilson has decided to
cut short his vacation In Cornish, N.
H., and return to Washington at once.
Washington, Aug. 11.—The United
States and the six Latin-American
countries represented in the Pan
American conference on Mexican af
fairs have agreed upon a definite pol
icy for the settlement of the Mexican
problem. This announcement was
made by Secretary of State Lansing
on Monday. The plan to be carried
out is approximately as follows:
1. The three leaders in Mexico will
be informed after the Pan-American
conference in New York Wednesday
that they must declare an armistice
and immediately confer and agree
upon a provisional president.
2. Should Carranza fall to agree to
this, the United States and Latin al
lies will recognize the provisional
president accepted or agreed upon by
Villa and Zapata and other patriotic
elements.
8. The tactions and people of Mexi
co are to be advised the United
States will finance the political ele
ments which agree to a provisional
president, and that the proposed new
government will have the active and
moral support of the United States,
Brazil, Chile, Argentine, Uruguay,
Guatemala and Bolivia.
4. It is the purpose of these govern
ments after the choice of a provision
al president to prevent the shipment
of arms and ammunition to any fac
tion which opposes the new govern
ment.
5. The shipment of arms and muni
tions of war to the new provisional
government will be permitted In un
limited quantities.
6. In the reorganization of the gov
ernment under a provisional president
there will be full amnesty tor all pres
ent political prisoners and no future
proscriptions.
IOWA MAYOR KILLS WOMAN
Joseph Blackman, Executive of De
Bote, Ends Life When Vie
gsgh* tlm Dies.
be Soto, la., Aug. 13.—Mayor Joseph
Blackman on Wednesday shot and
killed Mrs. C. J. Jordan, forty, wife of a
real estate dealer, and then committed
suicide by shooting. Mayor Blackman
boarded at the Jordan home, and it Is
believed he and Mrs. Jordan quarreled
because she had gone out into the
country to cook for threshers. Black
man Is said to have been drinking.
The killing of Mrs. Jordan took place
in her kitchen. Blackman had Just
finished his breakfast. Mrs. Jordan's
mother1 was in the kitchen and wit
nessed the shooting of her daughter..
ADMITS $20,000 BANK THEFT
Paying Teller of Cedar Rapids (Is.)
National Confesses His Bandit
Story Was Fabrication.
Cedar Rapids, la., Aug. 18.—Leo
Perrln, paying teller In the Cedar
Rapids National bank, which was
robbed of. $20,000 on August 4, con
fessed on Wednesday that his story of
an armed bandit entering the bank
and forcing him to open the vault
was a fabrication, and that he himself
committed the theft. Ten thousand
dollars of the amount stolen has been
returned to the bank by Perrln.
%4 Spanish Airship Explodes.
"Madrid, Aug. 12.—An officer and 11
soldiers were Injured when the mili
tary airship Alfonso Xin exploded
while being inflated at Guadalajara.
Lives to Be 115 Years of Age.
Sioux City, la./ Aug. 12.—-Stanbury
'Wright of Shirley, Ark., one hundred
and fifteen years old, died in a hos
pital here of senility. Mr. Wright was
bouhd flfem his Arkansas home to
Rapid City, S. D., to visit relatives.
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Russlsn Crop Large,
Berne, Switzerland. Aug. IS.—The
Russian crop this year is extraordi
narily large despite the war, say ad
vices from this country. In the Mos
cow district theharvest 1s SO-per Kent
larger than last year.
Roumanla Preparing for War.
Milan. Italy, Aug. 11.—Roumanla
continues her preparations for war,
having already called to the colors
three more classes of reserves than
were summoned for the Balkan mob
ilization of 1818.
Türke Capture British. ..
Constantinople, Aug. 11.—It was offi
cially announced on Monday that 601
British wW"«, Including a major and
two
lieutenants, have been captured
by tike Turks In the recent lighting al
WASHINGTON STA*.
FUNST0N BARES PLOT
MEXICANS ENTICED UNDER THE
"PLAN OF SAN DIEGO."
Washington Told of Plan to Seize Six
States—U. 8. Hatred Growing
All Along Border.
San Antonio, Tex., Aug. 10.—Gen.
Frederick Funston has sent a report
to Washington on the border troubles
Indicating that the organizers are en
ticing Mexicans under the "Plan of
San Diego," which calls for the death
of every American male over the age
of sixteen in Texas along the Rio
Grande, New Mexico, Colorado, Ar
zona and California. This would be
followed by the seizure of these states
and the establishment of a republic
for Mexicans, negroes, Japanese and
Chinese. The seizure of the Rio
Grande valley country, once a part of
Mexico, was to be the first step. For
the last two years dissatisfied Texas
Mexicans and refugees from across
the border have been spreading the
principles of the plan. Lodges have
been established in various communi
ties peopled by Mexicans.
Information given to General Fun
ston Is that normal conditions will
not be restored in the valley and the
rebellion quelled until enough troops
are distributed to form a sufficient
guard for every village along the Rio
Grande border of Texas.
General Funston thinks the threat
ened revolt Is Independent of Car
ranza, Villa or any of the real Mexi
can leaders. It Is said to be fomented
by a group of adventurers who con
sider this an opportune time for such
a disturbance.
DECIDES FREIGHT RATE CASE
Commerce Body Grants But Few of
Proposed Increases—Denied Ad
vance en Principal Items.
Washington, Aug. 13.—The farmer
and farm interests have won a big vic
tory over the railroads, The Interstate
commerce commission handed down
Its decision on Wednesday in the west
ern rate advance case and granted but
tew of the railroads' proposed in
creases. The proposed advance in
grain, grain products, live stock and
packing house products—the biggest
on the list—were denied.
Commissioners Harlan and Daniels
dissented from the majority opinion.
Among the increases Justified were:
Proposed Increase on carload rates
on brewers' rice and domestic rice.
Proposed increase on carload rates
on fruits and vegetables.
Proposed Increase on carloads tor
hay and straw where not in excess of
Class C.
Among proposed rate Increases re
fused were:
On grain and grain products. -,v
On carload rates lire stock.
On packing-house products and
fresh meats, with exceptions.
Fertiliser and fertiliser materials.
Broomcorn.
Cotton piece goods and cotton from
Texas to points In the North..
11
Shoot Peace AdvoeateeT
London, Aug. 12.—Several persons
In Germany have been shot by firing
squads for advocating a peace propa
ganda, says a Central News dispatch
from Amsterdam.
German Mine Sweeper Lost.
Berlin, Aug. 18.—Two German mine
sweepers were lost Sunday in a re
connolssance at the Gulf of Riga, it
was announced here. Russian claims
of a victory over great naval forces
were denied.
Shell Hospital Trains?*'~
Petrograd, Aug. IS.—The hospital
trains of the Russian Red Cross In
Poland were bombarded by a Zeppe
lin, according to a war office state
ment issued here. It said that several
wounded soldiers were killed.
Another Lueltanla Victim Found.
Washington, Aug. IX—The Ameri
can consul at Cork, Ireland, notified
the state department that the body of
M. W. Harvey, a third-class passenger
on the Ulfa ted Lusitanla, was washed
ashore at Murrough, Ireland, recently.
Will Render Gas Harmless.
1
Paris, Aug. 12.—Sir Hiram Maxim
the famous Inventor and scientist,
announced here that he has found
means' of rendering harmtyeAs the
poisonous gases being used by the
German soldi«»
.•ass
DAKOTA FARMERS LEADER
JUST LOOKING THINGS OVER
AIR FLEETS KILL 14
ZEPPELINS DROP BOMBS ON
TOWNS IN ENGLAND.
Women and Children Are Slain
by
Ex­
ploding Missiles—Raid Also
Made on Bavaria.
London, Aug. 11.—East coast towns
of England and Scotland are passing
a sleepless night in momentary ex
pectation of a fresh Invasion by Ger
man Zeppelin airships on a bomb
dropping expedition.
The anxiety Is based partly on a re
port that five Zeppelins were seen fly
ing past an Island near the entrance
to the Zuyder Zee toward Scotland on
Monday and partly on knowledge that
the "war of the air" has been re
opened with greater vigor and more
stupendous operations than ever ex
perienced.
The first blows In the laew campaign
fell almost simultaneously tp not only
England, but Germany. A German air
squadron raided the east coast of
England and killed fourteen persons
while dropping bombs for four hours
on Tuesday. An allied aeroplane fleet
raided Bavaria and killed eight civil
ians at Sankt Ingbert.
After the raid in which they killed
fourteen and Injured fourteen civil
ians in England, which lasted from
8:30 o'clock Monday evening until
12:30 o'clock Tuesday morning, the
Germans lost one of their alrslBps. It
is believed four or five big Zeppelins
took part in the raid. One of them
was attacked by gunfire on its way
home and so seriously damaged that
it fell into the sea. It was towed to
Ostend, a Belgian port held by Ger
mans, but there was attacked by al
lied aviators from Dunkirk, who are
reported to have blown it to frag
ments.
CROPS SMASH ALL RECORDS
Rye, Oats and Barley Bring Produc
tion of Five Leading Grains to
Vast Figures.
Washington, Aug. 10.—Three billion
bushels of corn, 1,600,0000,000 bushels
of oats, and 1,000,000,000 bushels of
wheat are In prospect for this year's
United States harvest.
Record crops of rye, white and
sweet potatoes, tobacco, rice and bay
also are predicted for the prosperous
farmers, who have planted 310,646,000
acres, or 10,000,000 acres more than
last year, to their principal crops.
The wheat crop, the greatest ever
grown in any country, will be worth
more than 12,600,000,000. The surplus
of wheat is more than 400,000,000
bushels, the largest this country has
known.
Five leading grains, wheat, corn,
oast rye and barley have an aggregate
yield of 6,647,000,000 bushels, an in
crease of 124,000,000 bushels for the
month of July, or a little over two per
cent, and 269,000,000 bushels, or nearly
five per cent larger than last year's
final returns.
Sends Reply to Austria.
Washington, Aug. 12.—The United
States dispatched to Vienna a reply
rejecting the Austro-Hungarlan views
contending that the selling of war mu
nitions to allies is against the rules of
neutrality.
-5,
France Ousts Millionaire.
Paris, Aug. 13.—The permanent
court-martial at Marseilles has sen
tenced Henri Racine to deportation for
supplying essence ot naroli and olive
oil through a Lausanne firm to a fa
mous perfumer ot Cologne.
Kaiser Fears Plot at WaNaw.
Amsterdam. Aug. 13.—Fear that
Russian spies would attempt to take
his life delayed the triumphal entry
of the kaiser into Warsaw, it was
learned. All the public places In War
saw „have been mined.
E
Max Adeler Dies.
Philadelphia, Aug. 12.—Charles He
ber Clark, who wrote under the name
of Max Adeler, died at Eaglemere, Pa.
He was seventy-five years old. He
was widely known as a writer of hu
morous books and short stories.
Bulgaria Ready for War.
London, Aug. 12.—A news agency
dispatch from Rome received on Tues
day afternoon says that Bulgaria, will
join the allies if Serbia will cede to
her that part of Macedonia now held
by the Serbians.
TURK CRUISER TORPEDOED, AN
OTHER HIT—BRITISH AND
GEpMAN VESSELS SUNK.
AUSTRIAN SUBMARINE LOST
Former German Cruiser Breslau De
stroyed by British Subsea Craft—
Goeben Damaged and Beached—
Zeppelins Raid Thames Shipyards.
London, Aug. 13.—An Athens dis
patch to the London Dally News says
British submarines have entered the
Black sea and torpedoed the Turkish
cruiser which formerly was the Bres
lau, one transport and one gunboat.
London, Aug. 13.—A dispatch to the
Dally Telegraph from Athens says
that the Turkish cruiser Goeben,
which was renamed the Sultan Sellm
after its sale by Germany to Turkey,
has been torpedoed by an allied sub
marine near the Bosporus. The crew,
however, succeeded In running the
warship aground In a creek, where
workmen are now building a dike
about It to enable repairs to be made.
Berlin, Aug. 13.—The German air
ships, which raided the east coast of
England Monday night and early Tues
day morning, bombarded, with good
results, warships on the Thames, the
London docks, torpedo boats near Har
wich, and buildings on the Humber.
says an official communication Issued
by the admiralty.
The text of the official statement
follows:
"The night of August 9-10 German
airships attacked fortified places and
harbors on the English east coast.
"In spite of a strong defense, British
warships on the Thames and the Lon
don dock, torpedo boats near Harwich
and Important construction on the
Humber were bombarded. It was ob
served that the results were good,
"The airships returned from the suc
cessful expedition."
Another naval communication is
sued reports:
"An official report received by wire
less says that our Baltic naval forces
on the 10th attacked Russian ships in
the archipelago near the Schaeren Is
lands and by their fire forced the Rus
sians to withdraw, among them an
armored cruiser of the Makaroft class.
We also silenced the coastal batteries.
"The same day other German cruis
ers drove off Russian torpedo boats
which appeared near the entrance to
the Gulf of Riga, and an enemy de
stroyer was seen to be on fire. Our
ships repeatedly were attacked by
enemy submarines, but all their tor
pedoes missed the mark. Our ships
suffered neither damage nor losses."
Great Britain's official account of
the Zeppelin raid of the night of Au
gust 9-10, the only news passed by the
London censor, limited the German
flyers' zone ot operation to the "east
coast."
The British account added that four
teen persons were killed and fourteen
wounded by bombs dropped by the
German* while flying over English
towns.
Rome, Via Paris, Aug. 18.—It Is of
ficially announced that the Austrian
submarine U-12 was torpedoed and
sunk with all aboard In the upper Adri
atic sea by an Italian submarine.
London, Aug. 18.—The sinking ot
the British auxiliary warship Ramsey
by the German naval steamship Me
teor and the blowing up of the latter
In the North sea were announced offi
cially.
In addition to these losses eleven
commercial vesesls were reported
sunk.
Washington, Aug. 10.—George E.
Downey, comptroller ot the treasury,
was appointed to the court ot claims
bench. He was named In place ot A.
Mitchell Palmer, who resigned.
Mobile, Ala., Aug. 10.—James Fox, a
negro, was lynched by a mob at the
camp of the Lager Sullivan Lumber
company.
Rome, Aug. 12.—Teutonic claims
that the Italians had lost 200,000 men
In the war against Austria are de
nounced as a "ridiculous canard" In
an official statement issued by the
war ministry.
Indianapolis, Ind., Aug. 12.—Two
trainmen were killed when the Penn
sylvania railroad's fast passenger
train running from St. Louis to New
York went into an open switch and
was wrecked near here.
Washington, Aug. 12.—The depart
ment of justice has approved the sug
gestion of District Attorney Charles
A. Kerch that further proceedings on
the alleged election frauds In the Dan
ville (III.) district be dropped.
Bridge Kills Engineer.
Galesburg, 111., Aug. 13.—Otto E.
Feikert of Fort Madison, Iowa, a
Santa Fe engineer, was killed when
his head struck a bridge abutment
near Dallnda. Feikert was thirty
years old.
Big Breach of Promise Bult.
St. Louis, Mo., Aug. 13.—Herman C.
Q. Luytles, president of the Sanitol
Chemical company, was sued for $250,
000 breach df promise by Mrs. Kath
leen E. Gowdy, twenty-nine years old,
a California widow.
Predicts Happy End."
Munich, Bavaria, Aug. 11.—Speak
ing from the balcony ol his palace
during the celebration ot the tall of
Warsaw. King Ludwig concluded as
fallows: "The entire nation must con
tlnue to hold out until the happy end."
Okuma Heads New Cabinet
Tokyo, Aug. 11.—Emperor Yoshlhite
authorized Premier Okuma to with
draw his resignation and the recon
structed Japanese cabinet win be ii
stalled at once. Okuma Is having dlS
«ulty In finding a foreign minister.
i.
OESTE HIE SHIPS SUES IN ESTATE
rix:/Fy^^u^^
MRS. J. SEARS, OF DESMET, FALLS
HEIR TO $80,000—LEFT BY
MISER.
HAPPENINGS OF THE STATE
What Is Going On Here and There
That Is of Interest to the Read
ers Throughout South Dako
ta and Vicinity.
tVestern Newspaper Union News Service.
DeSmet.—A chance glance at a
newspaper story has resulted in John
Sears, formerly jeweler in the Sasse
drug store in this city, and his wife
establishing the right of his wife to
share in an estate of $160,000. The
newspaper story told of the death in
Chicago of an old man bearing the
same name as the father of Mrs. Sears,
and related that while he lived in
squalor as a miser, facts developed
after his death indicated that he had
accumulated a great deal of wealth.
Mrs. Sears, confident that the dead
man was her father, went to Chicago
with her husband, and information has
been received to the effect that herself
and sister had successfully establish
ed their identity as the daughters and
sole heirs of the dead man and had
been given $80,000 each as their share
of his estate.
CAUGHT IN ACT OF ROBBING.
Hobo at Chancellor on Way to Peniter#
tiary 24 Hours Later.
Chancellor.—Within 24 hours after
burglarizing a Chancellor saloon, a
transient who gives every evidence of
being a genuine hobo, had been sen
tenced and was on his way to the
Sioux Falls penitentiary, justice in
his case having moved with unusual
swiftness. A farmer who visited Chan
dler at an early hour in the morning
to get some machine repairs detected
him robbing the saloon. The alarm
was given and the hobo was caught
near town. As the result of his pre
liminary hearing he was held for trial
in the circuit court. However, he de­
cided to enter a plea of guilty before
Judge Tripp, who imposed a sentence
of one year's imprisonment.
Hurt in Train Wreck.
Geddes.—L. Bachelder, an employe
of the Interstate Power company,
working on the line now being extend
ed to Platte, is in the Geddes hospital
as the result of a wreck. The train
wrecked was an eastbound mixed train.
When five miles west of Geddes the
caboose and two box cars left the
track. None of the cars toppled over,
but ran for some distance on the ties,
tearing up some 400 feet of rail. Bach
elder, with other passengers, was on
the rear platform, and, when the coach
left the track, jumped. He sustained
three broken ribs and other minor in
juries. None of the other passengers
were injured beyond a shaking up.
Drys Meet at Mitchell.
Mitchell.—That the convention In
the Interests of state-wide prohibition
to be held in Mitchell on September
8-9, next, is to be the biggest gathering
of its kind ever held in the state is
the statement made at the headquar
ters of the Anti-Saloon league in this
city. Ever since the legislature sub
mitted the constitutional prohibition
amendment to a vote in the fall of
1916, the Anti-Saloon league forces of
the state have been planning for a
monster gathering of the dry "co
horts" and Mitchell was selected be
cause the corn palace, which has the
largest seating capacity of any audito
rium in the state, could be secured.
Bold Bandit Robs Household.
Grover.—While the members ot the
family of Charles Wolfe, living on a
farm near Grover, were temporarily
absent from home a bold bandit en
tered the house and escaped with
goods and money. T.$vo hired men
were on the place at the time and
upon coming from the barn after do
ing the evening chores they met the
robber coming from the house.« He
chatted pleasantly with them and then
left the premises. When they entered
the house they discovered the robber
had cured $33 in cash from a suitca -3
belonging to one of them.
Dynamite Celebration Costs Life.
Water town.—Earl Frocht of Hazel
died here from the effects of injuries
received on the Fourth of July. In
order to make a bigger noise than that
ot his neighbors, who were shooting
off giant firecrackers, young Forcht
took a stick of dynamite, fastened a
fuse to it, placed a tin can and a heavy
iron coalhod over them, and then ran
to the doorway ot his home after light
ing the fuse. A piece of metal struck
the young man iq the abdomen, pierc
ing his liver. Two operations were
performed to save his life, but with
out avail.
Sues Road
for $50,000.
Pierre.—A damage suit for $50,000
has been commenced in the circuit
court of Haakon county by Peder E.
Pederson against the Pierre, Rapid
City and Northwestern Railway com
pany. Pederson, as an employe of that
company, while on a handcar was run
down by another party ot employes of
the road on a gas car. In the colli
sion Pederson was thrown under the
gas car, and his spinal column was In
jured in such a manner that his legs
were paralyzed, and he Is unable to
move about.
Is Buried In Deadwood.
Deadwood.—As a result ot stroke of
paralysis while in the field at his home
near Sundance, Wyo., L. R. Davis, for
mer speaker of the Wyoming low«
house of the legislature and receiver
ofthe United States land office at Sun
dance, died there and was brought
this city tor burial. Davis came her
in the early days and later went
Cambria, Wyo., as a railroad con'
tor with Kilpatrick brothers and
ion. Recently he has been Interest
in mining in the Bear Lodge, W|
district.
SEEMS TO BE MUCH MARRIED.
Suit Brought Against Woman Said to
Have Had "Experiences."
Dsadwood.—In an effort to prevent
itirs. Theresa Galos, now of Charles
Mix county, this state, from continuing
as administratrix ot the estate of one
of her husbands, George W. ICephart,
a well known Sioux City attorney who
has been here investigating the case,
will bring an action in the local courts
for an accounting. Attorney Kephart
has been digging into the marital re
lations of Mrs. Galos with the result
that he has found four marriages with
in the past few years and several di
vorces.
Alleged Wife Bester.
Belle Fourche.—During a quarrel with
his wife here, A. H. Raltz, well known
pool hall owner, is accused of shooting
twice at her and later kicking her in
the body and stamping on her lace.
Raltz met another man in town and
took him to the Raltz ranch and then
accused him of paying too much at
tention to Mrs. Haitz. In the melee
that ensued, Mrs. Raltz received two
painful but not severe bullet wounds
and was then assaulted. Raltz was
arrested i.nd released on bon I. He
is said to have been under the influence
of liquor. Up to five years ago he was
a saloonkeeper here but put his money
into sheep. Mrs Raltz bears an excel
lent reputation.
Gas Tank Explodes.
Lake Andes.—While returning from
a fishing trip the gasoline tank of a
railway speeder on which Section Fore
man Hess of the Milwaukee railway,
and his wife and others were riding,
exploded and Mrs. Hess was blown
bodily from the speeder. When the
car was stopped it was directly over
her and had to be lifted from the
track in order to release her. She
suffered serious injuries, while other
members of the party were bruised
and cut.
Dies Result of Kick by Horse,
Magnet.—Leo Ekroth, the 16-year
old son of a homesteader living in thin
section of Tripp county, died in an
Omaha hospital as the result of in
juries received some weeks ago when
he was severely kicked by a horse. Ono
of his legs was badly shattered by tho
force of the kick. He was unable to
withstand the shock of the operation
When news of his death was received
his mother was seriously ill in a Co
lome hospital.
Must Have Been Drugged.
Aberdeen.—-A man presumed to be
William Thope of Wallace, Ida., was
found in an unconscious condition in
the Milwaukee yards here. The man
carried a gold watch in which the
name of Mullan Thope was engraved,
but had no money on his person, and
had apparently been drugged. He was
taken to a hospital, where he died a
few hours later, without regaining
consciousness.
First to Raise Apricots.
Mitchell.—To Albert Lester, 1219
East Second avenue, belongs the credit
of being the first in this vicinityf if not
not In the state, to raise apricots.
Eight years ago Mr. Lester secured the
seed from Illinois, and this spring his
twenty trees were bearing blossoms.
The fruit is now ripening, and soon
the Lester family will be enjoying
home grown apricots picked from their
back yard.
Jumps on Fork Handle.
Clear Lake.—Garrett Prange, a mem
ber of the board of county commis
sioners, was seriously hurt and had a
narrow escape from death as the re
sult of jumping on a pitchfork, the
handle penetrating his abdomen to a
depth of several inches. When picked
up he was unconscious, and It was be
lieved he was dead. He is a large
man, weighing 240 pounds.
Boy Wounds Sister.
Langford.—Agnes Holt, 10 years old,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. August Holt,
residing seven miles east of Langford,
was seriously wounded by her 12-year
old brother when the latter fired a
shotgun, the charge striking the girt
and inflicting serious and possibly fa
tal wounds. Thirty of the shot struck
her, one penetrating the left lung and
lodging in the backbone.
Attacked
by Angry Bull.
Wecota.—William Marsh had an.ex
citing experience while driving cattle
near here. He was without warning
attacked by a bull belonging to a farm
er. The animal charged the horse on
which Marsh was riding, striking it
with such force that the horse's neck
was broken in the tall. Marsh escaped
with a sprained wrist.
Horse Stealing Charged.
Sturgis.—Arthur and Josh Guffey,
Max Plotter and Chick Mason, arrest
ed on the charge of horse stealing,
were arraigned before Justice Payne.
The first three named were placed un
der a $1,000 bond each and the last
named $1,000 to appear for a prelim
inary hearing here August 24.
Team Disbands.
Gettysburg.—Gettysburg's baseball
team has disbanded for the season.
Therfe were two reasons for the deci
sion to disband. One was the diffi
culty experienced in securing games,
and the other the expense of support
ing the team with four hired players
on the pay roll.
A meeting ot about twenty-five
young men of the city ot Lead resulted
in the organization ot a militia com
pany. Dr. Decoe was chosen president
and Dee LaBresche as secretary.
Longest Wire Talk Here.'
Aberdeen.—The longest conversa
tion ever held in Aberdeen took place
Lere
when Carroll Bickelhaupt of New'
irk City, who Is visiting his father,
06^B. Bickelhaupt, of the Dakota Can*
Telephone company, was called up
«litis employer, the American Tele
KAm and Telegraph company, from
TrealUarters
ln New York
Neur»uP*tion
Aty
The.
OTOT the
2.000 miles of
Joint Dfne "Ire was direct, not having«
and Clrwphtted, and the parties at botht
office overV16 could hear each other
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