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
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
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
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
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.
1 Imporlnnt Occurrences
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
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
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.
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
It is said Freddie (rebhardt is to
marry Miss Louise H. Morris of Balti
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
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
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
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
Seven men were fatally burned by
a natural gas explosion at East Chica
At Hadensville, Ivy., Miss Shelton ac
cidentally shot and killed her friend,
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
France and Spain have signed a com
mercial treaty for a year.
Gladstone has determined to resort
to cloture to pass the parish councils
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
Prince Maximilian,of Saxony, a neph
ew of King Albert, was ordained a
Catholic priest at Eichstadt, by Bishop
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
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
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
The steamer Segurance and Vigilance
have been purchased for the West In
dia service by the Ward Company, of
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
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
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
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
School of Mines
A i u u a o e e
Nonii i! Scoooln
0 E Iu MUMIKI! InsLitntions..
Public Bu.miners a- 1) Capital...
Of this enormous ncreaj
can be sold for less than
and the average so far is
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*
March IS, 188,1,
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
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
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
cinch 011 them as iu thepast. Up t0dr/
10 counties in this
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
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
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