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VANCE. Wm. W.DOWN IE, Publisher. MILTiANK, SOUTH DAKOTA The amount of gold coin In actual circulation In the world is estimated by the Bank of England officials to be about 805 tons. Corneille died in tlie most bitter pov erty, unrelieved by many whom during bis days of prosperity he bad bene fited. Peas and beans cooked in hard water containing lime or gypsum will not boil tender, because these substances hard en vegetable caseine. A vegetarian paper is printed in Ber lin on paper as "purely vegetarian" of a liglit green color, the dye used being derived from plants. Report comes from somewhere that Mello lias been wounded. The report of the gun that (lid the mischief has never been heard by mortal ear. Every college in America should fol low the good example which Harvard sets in eradicating the taint of profes sionalism from college athletics. A Kentucky girl kitted a girl friend with a revolver while exhibiting lier Christmas presents. The Kentucky idea of showing good will to man by dis tributing revolvers as Christmas gifts Is hard to analyze. PJlectricity is gaining a strong foot hold in Japan. Telephono exchanges have been started in several of the principal cities, and" there is a project of constructing an electric railway in Tokio. A gar, measuring nearly five feet in length, was caught in the Sac river, Missouri, recently, claims an enthusi astic sportsman. He further states that the jaw was nine inches in length, and was armed with over 200 sharp teeth. The grip is claiming thousands of victims in all parts of the country. If you have a cold do not neglect it. It is better for you to spend a few dollars for medical attendance than for your heirs to spend ten times the amount for funeral expenses. Wee Hung Pen, who was reported to have left Arizona a year ago with his pretty American wife, after losing a fortune, is now reported from Africa as having a good claim in the Ma.tabelo country that will -more than replace Lis vanished millions. Mr. Neary of Newark, N. J., has received from the treasury department a now $3 note for cue that, was eaten by his goat, which he killed to recover the fragments that accompanied the affidavit. Neary is in a $5 bill and out a $2 William. Carefully prepared statistics show that there are 800,000 workingmen out of employment in the United States. The star-spangled banner waves over a good many people who are far from being blessed, even though they are free. They might prefer to be less free And less hungry. The death of Sir Samuel Baker, the African explorer, will be a serious loss to science. He was one of the few men who conducted his researches in the interest of science without ulterior motives, and he added much to the sum of knowledge of the dark conti nent that is o" great value to the world. A Chicago dentist was severely pum meled Friday by the husband of a lady whose tooth he had tilled in such an inartistic manner as to subject her to great pain. If dentists are to be held personally responsible for botch work, they may be.induced to learn the busi ness thoroughly before engaging in it. Gladstone is eighty-four years old, an age at "which the majority of men seek release from the cares and responsibil ities of public life. But the grand old man feels that he hus a mission yet to perform, and gives no sign of a dis position \o retire. He ul the con gratulations of the entiro civilized world on Ms birthday Friday, and ardent Wishes tor future health and prosperity. The Province of Ontario has decided in favor of th% prohibition of the manu facture and sale jf liquor. This result, In a community wVre liquor drinking has been almost universal, was largely brought about through the influence of Lady Mac-Donald, the widow of the Lite premier of the dominion, wlic, ever since her husband's death, ha* been an ardent temperance worker, and by both precept and example has sought to cre ate popular sentiment against the liquor THE NEWS IN A NUTSHELL DICBST OF THE SKW§ FROM AIX FAAT9 OF TIII3 WORLD. A| 1 Imporlnnt Occurrences ft (lie I'nsl Week, United tlov\ n nn«1 Arr niiited for llnplil Ilriiillnv. l'"r«»«n Homo and Abroad. Prom the Nation's Capital. The public debt increased $6,861,662 in December. Complications are such that the bond issuing question may not be brought up in congress. The United States supreme court de cides against the Omaha road in a case involving ?r00,000 and a land grant of three millinnaer es. The Democrats of the ways and means committee decide upon a tax on individual and corporate incomes and nn increase of 10 cents in the whisky tax. Lieut. Luclen Young. Lieut. E. K. Moore. Paymaster T. Or. Ilobbs and Passed Assistant Engineer Stacey Potts who were attached to the Boston at Honolulu, at the time of the overthrow of the Queen, have been ordered to ap pear before the senate committee to testify on Hawaiian affairs. Personal Mention. Oscar Craig, president of the New York State board of charities, is dead. Edward .T. Henley, the actor, suffer ing from ulcers of the eye, will recover his sight., It is said Freddie (rebhardt is to marry Miss Louise H. Morris of Balti more. William Richardson, railroad mag nate, died at Brooklyn. N. Y. He was born in England in 1S22. Capt. .T. C. Ainsworth, an 1840 pio neer of California and Oregon, and three times a millionaire, died at home in Oakland, Cal. David J. Williams ditd at Saratoga, N. Y., aged 10."? years. He was the son of Gershom Williams, who lived to be 11 n years old. His father died at the age of 120 years. Mrs. Flora Northrup, once rich, tal ented and beautiful, and formerly the wife of a Russian count, was found dead, clothed in rags, on a sand heap at New York. Rum caused her death. Mrs. Flavilla Drew and licr husband, the Rev. Francis Drew. died at St. Joseph, Mich., within twenty-four hours of each other. She was eighty-six years old and he ninety-two. Samuel Yarham, the oldest inhabitant of Central Kansas, died at Abilene, aged 108. He was born in Yorkshire, England, and served thirty years in the English army. Worthington C. Smith of St. Albans, Vt., ex-member of congress and a for mer trustee and ex-manager of the Vermont Central and the Vermont & Canada roads, died of paralysis, aged seventy. The Cnnnulty Record. A business block was burned at Belle ville, Ont. Loss, $30,000. James Darwin, aged 12 years, was killed by a hog at Iluntsville, Ala. Philip McDonough, a Brooklyn fire man, was ran over and killed by an electric car. Seven men were fatally burned by a natural gas explosion at East Chica go, lnd. At Hadensville, Ivy., Miss Shelton ac cidentally shot and killed her friend, Miss Allen. Nancy Hoi man of Pleasant Plains, 111., aged 70, was instantly killed by a freight train at a crossing. Mrs. Ann Bald ridge. 104 years old, fell at Terre Haute, lnd., and broke her thigh. She cannot recover. The storage car of Burlington Train No. 11 caught fire and burned at Na perville, III. Jacob Seibald, a Chicago & North western brakeman, was killed by the cars at Marengo, 111. Two laborers, George Henry and Richard Sipples, were buried by a cave in on the new system of sewers at Ann Arlor, Mich. William and Edward Hawkins and James Iladley were bruised about the arms and head by the explosion of a can of powder at Brazil, lnd. A Columbus & Wheeling passenger train was wrecked near Bremen, lnd., the mail coach being burned and the express safe containing $07,000 dumped into a creek. Two tramps, mimes unknown, drank a concoction of alcohol and aconite in Attleboro, Mass., and died. Six other men who drank from the same bottle wero made violently ill. A carriage occupied by Thomas P. Varley and wife and their ten-year-old grandson, was run down by a Baltimore & Ohio train near Baltimore, Md.. and •the three persons named were killed. Criminal Doiagi. William Hart and Frank Smith broke jail at Omaha. Rev. Dr. Howard is convicted at Jackson. Tenn., of swindling. Attempts are made to poison Mr. Scanlan, one of the prosecuting attor neys in the Couglin trial in Chicago. An Omaha man sets lire to his house, cremating his wife, child, mother and himself. Joseph Rice, a convict sent up from St. Louis scaled the Jefferson City, Mo., penitentiary walls and escaped. Henry Maudel, of Albany, N. Y., committed suicide by shooting in a ho tel at Buffalo. Charles Bod man, one of the best known engineers in the northwest, ha» been arrested at Spokane on the charge of smuggling opium. Alice MacCormac arrested at Kansas City, Mo., for theft, became Insane and made a bonfire of her clothes in her celL I Frederick Tescher, 24 years old, was arrested in South Bend, lnd., charged with giving poison to Lilly Lloyd, with which she attempted suicide. Burglars blew open tlie safe of the postotfice at Green Valley, 111-, securing $15 in cash, $.'!5 worth of stamps and $155 in watches and jewelry. Prof. S. C. Shortlidge, of M(«dina, Pa., shot and killed his wife while suffering from grippe. They had been married but sK weeks. VanciH and Brown were sentenced at Pana, 111., to four and two years, respectively, for robbing the store of G. V. Peuwell. Charles IIedrick, of Warsaw. 111., was sent to the reform school when a boy for stealing chickens. He is in jail at Carthage for the same, offense. John Casey, alias Ryan, wanted at Sioux City, la., for robbing and mur dering John Roherer, was arrested at St. Paul. A gun fight occurred at a dance at Cedar. Tex. One mail, a woman, two girls and two boys wen1 killed and a number of other persons were wound ed. The home of Mrs. William Lewis, of Huntington, lnd.. was robbed in the absence of the family of silverware and jewelry valued at $1,000. Two men were detected in the act of robbing a bank at Roanoke, lnd.. bur despite the fact that the building was surrounded by a posse both men es caped. Lewis Hadderman, a prominent far mer near Toledo, O., committed suicide in jail by hanging. He had been arrest on a criminal charge preferred by his daughter. John and Gerald Ivennedv were found guilty of the murder of operator James T. Lowry at Shell Mound. Tenn., and will be executed February 20. Josephus Kennedy was acquitted. Miss May Barroweliff. a pretty mu sic teacher, was criminally assaulted and nearly murdered by unknown men at Jersey City, N. J. She lay in a va cant lot fourteen hours, and was found in the morning unconscious and nearly dead. Foreign GoMtilp. France and Spain have signed a com mercial treaty for a year. Gladstone has determined to resort to cloture to pass the parish councils bill. Three distinct shocks of earthquake were felt in Somersetshire, England, arousing people from their sleep. At Teneriffe, on 3 of the islands of the Canary group, 1,00 deaths from cholera have taken place. A dynamite petard was exploded out side the parliament house at Athens, Greece, doing great damage to prop erty. Prince Maximilian,of Saxony, a neph ew of King Albert, was ordained a Catholic priest at Eichstadt, by Bishop Leonrod. The Russian revenue from January to October of the past year is estimat ed at 773,015,000 roubles, against 704, 806,000 roubles for the same period for the preceding year. A dispatch to the London Standard from Paris says that Levi P. Morton, formerly vice-president of the United States, has completly recovered from the effects of the operation performed recently upon his left foot. The German cruiser Princess Wil .helm, carrying 355 men. has been or dered to the Cumeroons from Wilhelms. The newspapers regard this as a sign tlu i matters in the Cameroons are far more serious than dispatches represent them to be. A dispatch to the London Standard from Berlin says that twelve more of the mutineers in the Cameroons have been captured, and that the mutiny is now at an end. It is alleged that the harshness of Lieut. Haring, who com manded the force, was the cause of tho outbreak. Miscellaneous Items. Detroit will build a city hall in order to give work to the unemployed. The supreme court of Pennsylvania has decided that boycots are lawful. Fifty masked men at Calhoup, Ga., recovered several stills seized by rev enue officers. A company, with Senator Brice at its bead, has secured leases of Indiana gas lands and will pipe the product of Ohio. Matney & Curry, merchants at Soren to. 111., assigned. Assets, $5,000 lia bilities $3,S00. The steamer Segurance and Vigilance have been purchased for the West In dia service by the Ward Company, of New York. Dr. Orville W. Owen, of Detroit, has sued the Detroit News-Tribune for $50, (XX) damages for denouncing his Shak espeare cipher as a fraud. To secure funds for maturing obliga tions directors of the Erie Railway sys tem, propose that a new mortgage be created, having 100 years to run. -Mrs. Martin M. Becker and G. R. Mochin, who cloned from St. Louis, Mo., have been traced by detectives to tlie woman's home at Utica, N. Y. The Carnegie company refuses to re duce rents of employes' cottages at Homestead, Pa., to conform to a cut in pay. After reviewing the testimony in the fire at Omaha, whereby four persons were cremated, the coroner's jury placed the blame on James Cummings. The assignees of the W. F. Thorn ton & Sons' Bank at Shelbyville, 111., paid the first installments of the 15 per cent., of the liabilities. The amount paid out was $71,005. Mrs. Irvine, whose husband killed B. y. Montgomery in cold blood in a hotel dining room at Lincoln, Neb., because he suspected Mrs. Irvine and Mont gomery. has been granted a divorce at Salt Lake City. SOUTH DAKOTA XiWS. RECOTID OF INTERESTING NEWS OF OUR STATE. Death of Judge Bennett—South Da kota School Lands—To Down Comb'nes-Othif Interesting It«ms of State News. Mrs. Emily Thompson, wife of J. Leslie Thompson, assistant national bank ex aminer, died at Sioux Falls a few days ago of grip. The remains were take® to Brooklyn, N. Y.,for burial. The Merchants' State bank, I). Benni eon, president, and Charles Marsh, cashier, and the bank of Hot Spriugs, James IIalley, president, and G. C. Smith, cashier, have opened for business at Hot Springs, and, as the people have, for some weeks, been without a banking institution, the now industries are hail ed with delight. Walter Hoffman, who recently shot George Overhuz at Vermillion, was bound over for manslaughter in the first degree, to await tho action of the grand jury. Bonds wero fixed at $1,000, which he will probably secure. The verdict of the coroner's jury was that Overhulz came to his death from a bullet from a revolver in the hands of Hoffman, fired maliciously and feloniously. Bids have been opened at Pine Ridge agency for tearing down a brick school house and constructing another iu its place. Work on the new buildings at Lower Brule agency is progressing re markably well considering the weather. By next June the new agency will be com pleted. Thefirstnumber of the Regiment al Standard, a weekly newspaper, has appeared at Fort Meade. It is published by the soldiers. A few days ago atBritton either on ac count. of the carlessness or willful mean ness of some one, the valve at the artesian leading to the water main was turned off, froze and burst. About three feet of tho main pipe was frozen solid for three days, but for some unaccountable rea son the pipe did not break. It has now been repaired and is in good order again. If the pipe had broken it would have been almost impossible to have repaired it. The funeral of Judge Bennett occurred at Clark on the .'id inst. Services were held in the Masonic opera house and were attended by Gov. Sheldon and staff, members of the supreme court, state officials and members of the Brotherhood of Purpose, Knights of Pythias, Odd Fel lows. Masons and Grand Army of the Re public from various parts of the state. The sermon was delivered by Rev. Springer, pastor of the Methodistehurch. The "blind pig" business is being push ed by Mayor Myers of Huron. About a year ago be instructed the city attorney and marshal that all who sold liquors must pay license. The prohibitionists took great offense at his action and at once had all the "blind pitrs" arrested but no convictions were obtained. Now they approve of Mayor Myers' action, lnd several w ho have bemi selling liquors iiave closed their establishment and left town. It is stated on good authority that the Chicago and Northwestern railroad has given the assurance that it will put in a side track and erect a depot at tlie junc tion of the Greui Northern a few miles from Cen ten ville, for the benefit of the new town that is to be built there. Fif teen or twenty businessmen are to start in there as soon as the weather will per mit of work being satisfactorily done. This town is sure to be a good one, as it has a good territory to draw from and the fact that it will be on two railroads ought to give it, good rates. A resident of Madison, named Geo. M. Clark, recently secured possession of nn interesting relic while on a hunting trip. On the Missouri river lives a ranchman and storekeeper named Skinner, from whom Clark secured the relic—a necklace atone time worn by the wife of Sitting Bull. The necklace is composed of seven strands of white beads, which hangs iu a festoon and attached at the sides to a leather strap. There is also a circular piece of shell or bone about three inches in diameter, upon which is fastened a bright red feather. Grrat excitement was caused at Wil mont recently bv the arrest of Charles L'lrich, living two miles north, on a war rant sworn out by Rev. Joseph Brown, pastor of the Presbyterian church, charging Tlrich with committing rape on Miss Hattie Grimes, aged 14 years. Some time ago Mrs. HattieUlrich applied to the Iowa Children's Home, of Daven port, for a girl and they sent her Hat th in October. ^bout two weeks ago Miss llattie wrote the Rev. George Hoover, superintendent of the home, informing him that she had been insulted three diff erent, times by Charles L'lrich. On .Ian. 1 Rev. Joseph Brown received a letter from the Rev. C. K. Hoover in which he inclosed the one from Hattie asking Mr. Brown to investigate the matter. 1 his resulted in the arrest of l'lrich. Death of Judge Bennett, ITon. John E. Bennett, presiding judge of the supreme court of this state, died suddenly at the home of Mrs. Seward in Pierre from heart failure, nt 6:30 o'clock on the 31st ult. The judge returned Friday night from his home in Clark county where he had been to spend Christmas. While thero he was taken sick but recovered sufficiently so that he thought he must return to his duties at Pierre. He was not well, however, for on Saturday and Sunday fad was feeling poorly, but still his wonderful enort^ and vitality buoyed him up with t' hope thnfc ho would soon be better, f! jf Sunday he was cheerful and chatted wi the friends w%o called to see him. Abo- onohour before lira death he wrote letter to his wife stating that he wit feeling better and expected to be him* again in a few days. A short time hi fore his death the doctor called nndrH inspecting the patienttookhisde:,-,nr He had gotten hardly out of th when the judge was taken wiffc Schools. Common Spools School of Mines KetorM S'-'JOOI a:i'I Dumb A i u u a o e e 8 ate University..., Nonii i! Scoooln 0 E Iu MUMIKI! InsLitntions.. Public Bu.miners a- 1) Capital... Total Of this enormous ncreaj can be sold for less than and the average so far is T* a inki spell and beiore ho could return he hJ fallen back in his chair uud Death was apparently easy and The last words spoken bv the jUdt were to Secretary of State liorson was in bidding him good by. John 1- Ben net- was boni in Gem* 1 county, N. March IS, 188,1, where 3 lived until he was 21 years of age. Wa educated in the Genesee Wcslyau COIIPB of Lima, N. Y., graduating in 1852 ft then married and moved to Illinois k eating at Merriam, in Whiteside cou'ut\ He was the first post master of the towi and at the breaking out of the war a -i sisted in raising the LMth, 94th. an 01 regiments of Illinois volunteers. tin* organization ot the Outh regimer he was elccted lieutenant colonel. De cember 1802. he was promoted colon and served throughout the war. I, commanded the 3rd br'gade of the 1 division of the army of the Cumberlan and participated in twenty-two gener engagements, including Prairieville, M. I sibnarv Ridge, Chieumaugua and At hi 1 ta, and was promoted to brevet.brie diet- general. After the war he return I home and was soon thereafter appt inf. Jf judge advocate in the regular army auf assigned, under the reconstruction, act: a division consisting of Mississippi ar,^ Arkansas, under General Ord. After till S state of Arkansas was reconstructed was elected circuit judge of the First ci cuit, and afterward supremo judjj.i When his term expired he resumed p™ ice in Helena, Ark., and became in teres ed in a large oil mill at that place. came to Dakota in 188:5 and located Cork. He has been district attonip and member of the board of agricultur and was elected to the supreme bench i IS*!) on the republican ticket, and we re-elected November last-, lie was have been sworn in 011 his new six yei term of office on the iirst Tuesday January. South Dakota School Lands. Prom the Pierre Rustler. From the recently published report Commissioner Rut h—thereport. includir only the years of 1891 and 1802—-we a-j able to glean many points of intern and one that the outer world should thoroughly informed upon. Congr* has donated for educational purposes following liberal amount of land to w its hor Th hoi oil. tfu wli be. He: •KX WI ha All ha w h-a ra w. cr v Acres AHSVIUIU 3I'IIII e not one at §10 per ac nearly $1 I acre and much of it lias gone up intot twenties. Commissioner Ruth estima', that this land will eventually bring enormous sum of $50,000,000, and income at 0 per cent per annum will gi us $.'1,000,000 annually. It is evide then that the state of South Dakotav be free from school taxes of all kiudsa our children can be educated in ala:, buildings and in the most complete in ner, without a cent, of expense to parent. Already has the income n figures that are aiding very materiallrvil.. the reduction of school taxes. From llJM report above referred to we find that tllfeg sales reach fl,:]8l),ai8.71, of winc^ amount the mini of $378.080.0.'} has tow paid and that $1,00!,1.'10.88 is drawi--* 5 per cent interest. In addition to tij tin! amount of cash received from sources is loaned on farm property 'f*®, percent. Tlie fund has also been incn ed by receipts for rentals in 1he sum -f1 $127,0."2.22. These figures ought, to of great aid in helping till up the st with an enterprising class of citizens. S# To Down a Combine. A special telegram from Alpena of" cent date to the Minneapolis Daily Jof nal reads as follows: The combine organization in JcraE and other counties, for the purpose keeping up the price per bushel threshing grain, is to be met b.v farmers taking the bull by the ho. themselves. Articles of agreement said to be prepared, and many nantff farmers are being attached, whorf they are to purchase machines aiifl their own threshing next season, ts farmer is to pay a certain amount ward machines, so that whether wb^, or other cereals go up or down in pr the aforesaid combine will not lilJ cinch 011 them as iu thepast. Up t0dr/ 10 counties in this "neck of the woo.^ are reported to have entered into scheme. One of the threshing nun to be in tlie combine said last cvec| that, the scheme, which might ap|»'"i be feasable on he face of it, thcaiH''" (as lie called them) would have a 11 row to hoe. "Why," said he, "they say our are high, and yet some of these 1:" the head of this scheme owe nn threshing their crop of 1892." On the other hand, others say 'l i will bo the breaking down of exorbit, pri'es, especially when the price of wr is where it is today. Last season a came through this section from Misso and many of the men now entering the combine pat rouized them instea# homo farmers. The outcome will doubt prove interesting, not onb South Dakota, but other atntesasf tor if it works here, their victory spread into other wheat sections of Korthwe*t.