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M1LBANK, S. DAK. The war In South Africa has doomed the Highland kilt as a fighting dress, and it will now survive as a parade uniform only. During the year 1898, 52,661 vessels, of 34,233,580 tong, entered and cleared Chinese porta. Of these vessels, 743, of 239,152 tons, were American. Piper Findlater of Dargai fame has now secured a farm in his native coun ty of Aberdeen, where he intends till ing the soil for the remainder of his days. Jumping the rope is said to be a remedy for derangement of the liver Many middle-aged persons in England now regularly engage in this exercise, and declare they derive great benefit from it. A pious gentleman in Greeley, Pa., Insisted upon having prayers just be fore dinner. His wife and daughter objected so strenuously that the pious gentleman attacked them with a fork, and seriously wounded the wife. The Americans introduced the first sewing machines into China after great difficulties and taught the Chi nese their use, and today, in the flour ishing cities of Shanghai, Hong Kong and even in Peking, the tailoring es tablishments are benefited by them. Movable targets of a new sort have been invented for the use of the Ger man army. These targets are pro pelled toward the marksmen at full speed to represent a cavalry charge, being run on rollers, the motive pow er supplied by horses, which are started at a gallop after being attach ed to the target ropes. The soldierj thus lern to gauge distance and it3 variations with great accuracy. A mountain of alum rock is a na tural curiosity which exists in China, about twelve miles from the village of Lion Chek. The mountain is about ten miles in circumference at the base and Its height is 1,940 feet. The stones are quarried in large blocks, and after be ing heated in furnaces are thrown into vats of boiling water. At the bottom of the vats the alum cry.stalizes in lay ers about six inches in thickness. Prince Ferdinand of Bulgaria, is a very clever mechanical engineer, and very Interested in machinery. The other day he left his compartment in the train, put on a workman's blouse, and drove an engine from Saizbourg, to Munich. It will be remembered that the unfortunate King of Bavaria before his mind gave way, often trav eled in this way on the engines, and the legitimate drivers always received a princely pourboire at the end of the journey. As England continues to send re-en forcements to South Africa, in spite of the declaration that the war is prac tically over, the suspicious Frenchman declares that the English government is preparing for a descent on Mada gascar. On the other hand, it is con jectured that provisions is being made against the possibility that the Sues canal may be closed in the event of a war in Asia. Neither supposition is tenable, says the Army and Navy Journal. Whatever success the Eng lish may have had against the Boers the waste of war is so great as to re quire constant re-enforcement of »n army in the field. In Africa losses in action by the British during the present war have exceeded 1,000 at Colenso, Dec. 15, 1890, when there were 1,054 killed, wound ed and missing Farquhar's farm and Nicholson's nek, Oct. 30, 1899, when they numbered 1,226 in the battles about Ladysmitih, 1,782, Feb. 19 to 27, 1900 at Paardeberg, Feb. 16-27, 1,436, and at Spion kop, 1,646.. Jan. 17 to 24. At Stromberg the loss waB 702 at iMagerefontein, 902 at Sanna's post, 641. In each of the other engagements the losses amounted to less than 500, the total being 1,363 officers and 18, 128 men. Indoor gymnastics of the "upside down and violent type," when in dulged in to excess, are said to induce various physical ills in after life. In the endeavor to develop one special ized set of muscles, the harmonious balance of the physical forces of the body is destroyed. The athlete, with the arms, shoulders and chest of a Hercules, may have puny legs, an ir regular heart, or some other form ol weakness. "What the man of today needs most," says a recognized au thority in the science of physical de velopment, "Is not athletics, but plen ty of fresh air in his lungs. Instead of violent exercise that weakens him for hours afterward, he needs to learn how to bieatbe right, stand right and sit right." Excellent results are reported tc ha've been obtained by the French government from experiments made with wireless telegraphy. It wag found that communication could be maintained with comparative ease be tween the shore and a ship at the dis tance of sixty miles, only the height ©f the mast of the ship preventing longer distance being attained. In consequence of this success it has been decided to equip the French Mediterra nean squadron with the necessary ap paratus. j\ 1-4 TAKEN BY ALLIES THB DISTRICT W I ST OF PEKING SEIZED. AggrPMlve Oiteration* Hrinmrd by the Foreign Troop*—1*1 Ilnnn ClianK Il»*«|ti«**ts the Emprea* to Canoe the Arrest of I'rlnce Tnan and the Dlttnrmumeiit of the Box em, to Givi: HI in mi Opening foi* N i'Ki in i mi With Power*—Con ger Send* Mcs«H)te ReK'nritintf Co^iUtious ill I'ekiuic. London, Aug. 29.—The allies, resum ing aggressive operations, have taken the district west of Peking. This statement, based on Chinese authority, is cabled from Shanghai. From the same place comes the further state ment that Li Hung Chang has wired the empress dowager at Hsian Fu re questing the arrest of Prince Tuan and the disarmament of the Boxers in or der to give hint an orening for nego tiations with the powers. "Evidence NVMlVft eN oio~o« ONvno5 sit s The above reveals the location of Amoy, where disorders are prevalent and to which point the American gunboat Cas tlne has been ordered. Shanghai, whence the Castine sails, Is also shown. has been received here," says the Shanghai correspondent of the Stan dard, "going to show that Gen. Yung Lu was the real author of the anti foreign outbreak, the empress dow ager, Prince Tuan and the others all having been persuaded by him to take an extreme attitude, while he stood aside and awaited developments." CONDITIONS I* PEKISG. Mr. Conger Evpliilii* the Military Situation. Washington. Aug. 29.—After several days intermission in Chinese advices the government yesterday received two dispatches, presumably bringing its advices up to the most recent date. There are indications that the princi pal delays in the lines of communica tion are encountered between Tien-tsin and Peking, a fact explainable by the newspaper advices that small bands of Boxers are operating on the line of communication of the Peking cam paign forces. The important dispatch of the day was one from Mr. Conger relative to the military situation in Peking. Unfortunately it Laekeil 11 Date the minister presumably not having yet received the ilepnrrnent's instructions to include the date in the body of his dispatches. A significant statement in Minister Conger's dispatch is that re specting the expected appearance in Peking of some of the members of the tsung li yamun. A natural construc tion to be given to this statement is that these ministers wish to undertake to represent the Chinese government In negotiations with the powers. Conger'* MiK«a»e. The following is Mr. Conger's dis patch: "No important movements since last dispatch. Military is trying to restore order. No representative of the Chinese government yet encoun tered. Several members of the tsung li yamun reported in the city are ex pected to appear soon. Generals de cide not to enter the Imperial palace, leaving it practically vacaut. Two thousand Germans arrived to-day." Another event of the day of some In terest was the order dispatching the Castlne from Shanghai to Amoy, dis tant about 400 miles. The little gun boat should make the run in two dava under favorable conditions. Her force Is small, but sufficient to serve the moral purpose, if there be need for such, it appears that she is ordered to Amoy quite as much on account of representations from well informed business circles as from any official ad vice. The first direct word from Gen. Chaffee since Aug. 18 caine yesterday In the form of a cablegram dated at noon yesterday at Taku, Reporting the Aetton of the Sixth cavalry with the enemy near Tien-tsin on the 19th. The cab'.e is as follows: "Col. Wint. on the 18th, reports marched ut 4 a. m. and engaged large force of enemy seven miles from the city, dispersed them, killing about 100. American lost about five wounded. List as soon as learned." Col. Wint is in command of the Sixth cavalry In the absence of Gen. Sum ner. who Is in Europe. The fight prob ably occurred near Tien-tsin, as the Sixth cavalry was at that place at the time mentioned. This cable message adiis nothing to the Information in possession of the war department rela tive to military movements, as it is simply (Jen. Chaffee's official report of an engagement previously reported by Admiral lUmey. ALLIES LOSE HEAVILY. Rumor That They Have Retreated, liOHlug l.NOO Men. Paris. Aug. 29.—A special dispatch to Le Siecle from St. Petersburg says: "It is persistently rumored In St. Pe tersburg that the Russian government has received a dispatch asserting th tt after a fierce battle Inside Peking the allies retreated, losing 1,800 men, most ly Russians. It is further said that the Chinese occupy fortified positions from which they are bombarding the allies In a murderous manner." VETKRASS IX l.IXE. Parade of the civil War Xaval lierwea. Chicago, Aug. 29. The thirty-fourth annual encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic which was formally opened Sunday night by the monster meeting in the Coliseum, was in full blast yesterday, and in all re spects it promises to be the greatest and most successful encampment the army has ever held. All Sunday night and all of yesterday train after train loaded down with veterans and their mk MaJ. Leo Ramlenr Of St. Louis, "Whcfe Election Is as CommamlPr-ln-Chii i ot tht «. A. R. friends rolled into the various depots In the city and by evening it was es timated by railroad officials that fully 45.000 old soldiers had arrived and that 500,000 other ExcurttlonlMta Had Come with them. It Is said that there will be 50,000 additional arrivals to-day. The veterans have come from all parts of the republic and every Northern state has sent a strong contingent. Gen. J. Warren Keifer of Ohio and Gen. Edward S. Bragg of Wisconsin both said they looked to see to-day the greatest number of old soldiers that had marched at one time beneath the stars and stripes since the memorial review in Washington at the close of the war. The first day of the encamp ment was one Of Ideal Beauty In marked contrast to the hot and humid weather that has preceded it since Aug. 1. There was In the earlv portlon of the day a fresh breeze off Lake Michigan, tempering the heat of the sun which shone brightly but not too warmly to make marching a burden for the old veterans who claimed the day as theirs. The right of the line on the opening day was given to the men who sailed the s as during the Civil war, the cheering was all for them and all the honors were theirs. The army will come to its own to-day. The heroes of the river and sea of the Civil war are u small band now. Of the 132,000 men enlisted in the navy in the Knrly Day* of the War less than 1,000 marched yesterday, and It is agreed by the old sailors that their number was greater in the march yesterday than it will ever be in any parade to come. The late afternoon feature of the day's celebration, the naval parade on Lake Michigan, proved somewhat of a disappointment, weath er conditions interfering sadly with the arrangements. The fleet arrived off Lincoln Park about 4:30 p. m., and then in sight of tens of thousands of spectators the revenue cutters with their Blne-Jaeketed Crew* working the rapid fire guns of the two vessels, went through some beautiful maneuvering in the sham fight for su premacy. The end of the naval fight off Lincoln Park closed the official pro gramme of the encampment for the day, but all over the city In various halls and In all the hotels there were reunions of regiments almost without number, gatherings of comrades who had :iot met since the days of the war and fraternal greetings of all sorts and descriptions. BRYAN ALSO DECLINES. Will Xot Vlalt ClitenKo During the Eiieauipment. William J. Bryan has followed th« example of -President McKinley and declined to be a visitor at the G. A. R. encampment. Last night he sent a message to W. H. Harper, head of the committee in charge of the local end of the G. A. R. encampment, saying that In view of the inability of President McKinley to attend the encampment he thought it advisable for him also to de cline to attend. His telegram is as follows: "To W. H. Harper: Since President McKinley declined by reason of public business, believe that the proprieties of the occasion demand that I also de cline and also relieve the reunion of any apparent partisanship," The local committee, through Mr. Harper, expressed its regrets at the Inability of Mr. Bryan to be present by •ending him the following: "Your telegram declining the invita tion of the G. A. R. reunion because of President McKinley's absence by reason of his public duties received. The executive committee appreciates your delicacy of sentiment under the -^rcumstances and we are sorry we cannot have the honor of entertaining you." GOOD MAI* GONE WROXG. Chicago, Aug. 29.—The burglar who choked Mrs. Olga Orlander into sub mission in South Chicago has been Identified as Alva McQuiston, a school teacher of Deshler, Ohio. He and his sisters are school teachers and are highly respected in their community. The prisoner's character has been irre proachable. Killed In a DrnnV.cn Row. Owentown. Ivy., Aug. 29.--Town Mar shal Jacob Reynolds of Jonesville, Ky., shot and killed Samuel Graves while Graves was with a party of four nun who were drunk and fighting. Rey nolds acted In self-defense. Great Damage by Storm*. Berlin, Aug. 29.—During the last few days terrific thunderstorms have caused much damage in the districts of Stuttgart, Leipsic and Rostock. Near Rostock hail lay four inches thick. THE WHEAT YIELDS rifllESHlXGS FROM sot TH DAKOTA ARE LARGE. All Sections Are Snrpriaed at the Reaulta Shown 1»j- the Threshing* Yields Are Ahead of the Esti mates In Nearly Every Instance— One Authority Mnkei an Esti mate of aa.000,000 BuslieU of Wheat, While Bradatreet'a Man I'laeea the Yield at 21,5.00,000 li unit el*. The South Dakota threshing ma chines are now beginning to tell their story, and the work of threshing out the grain which will this fall bring knilllons of dollars into the state ha-s progressed sufficiently to give an indi cation, especially In the southern por tion of the state, where the work Is further along than in the northern por tion, and determine the question of the Wheat yield in the state this year, Which has been a matter of dispute Hnd speculation during the past few kveeks. Various estimates have been fnade of the probable wheat yield of the state this year. H. V. Jones re cently estimated that the wheat prod uct of South Dakota would aggregate fc2,000,000, as against 38,000,000 bushels last year. Mr. Jones' estimate is based bn an acreage of 3,200,000. Supt. Hyde Of Bradstreet's Commercial Agency, a few days ago placed the yield at 21, 200.000 bushels, basing his estimate Upon reports received from 1R3 points |n that portion of the state lying east bf the Missouri river—the agricultural bortion. In many parts of the state threshing has been delayed by rain, |md some localities report considerable damage to wheat in the shock by the Excessive rains. The following reports trom points throughout the agricul tural portion of the state will give an Idea of how wheat is yielding in the various localities, as well as other in formation concerning present condi tions in the grain growing sections: Salem—L. L. Goheen reports the best crop of wheat so far. Sixteen acres |30wn on cornstalk and millet ground fielded 24 bushels to the acre. On an hverage on 35 acres he got a little over 53 bushels per acre. J. E. Miller, "Hon fest Jim," as he is called, affirms that he expects to harvest a seeopd crop of oats off the same land and from the same seed this year. The first crop was light and yielded only about 20 bushels to the acre, but the second crop, which will be ready to cut in about ten days, promises a large yield, probably as much as 35 bushels per acre. There are other farmers in his locality who are figuring on going over their oat fields a second time. Parker—Helmeg Johnson has finished threshing. His wheat averaged 12 bushels and oats 400. George Apple by's wheat yielded 12H bushels,* oats 40, rye 20, machine measure. The wheat graded No. 2 strong. Fred Llnder kamp has finished threshing. Besides his own farm of 160 acres lie had 160 rented, and threshed from the two farms 2,710 bushels of oats from sixty six acres. 954 bushels of wheat from forty-eight acres and 848 bushels of barley from thirty-five acres. His wheat on his home quarter section w*ent 18's bushels to the acre, oats 43^4 and barley 23. He has 130 acres of corn, which he reports to be first-class. Mitchell—W. H. Mr Keel had in 185 acres of wheat and it threshed out 18 bushels to the acre. He states that Joseph Dodd, who lives near him. had forty acres of wheat that yielded 24 bushels. Casper Kerr, who lives north of town, threshed 60 acres of wheat which yielded 1.200 bushels—an average of a little over 20 bushels per acre. Mr. Kerr had in a very large crop, and it will all average about as well as that which has already been threshed Henry Coon of Oxford. Wis., who owns a fiOO-acre farm near here, has been at his farm superintending the threshing. His wheat field of 300 acres yielded an average of 14 bushels per acre. County Treasurer Kelsey had in 160 acres of wheat, and it yielded him an average of nearly 13 bushels to the acre. J. C. Clapham, a neighbor, had a similar yield. Beulah, Davison County—There is more shock threshing this year than during any former year. John Bed does' wheat went about 15 bushels to the acre. Some of the best went 17 bushels. Mount Vernon—The threshing reports thus far place the wheat yield all the way from 7 to 17 bushels per acre. Woonsocket—Andrew Gear's wheat on the Kellar place in Logan township yielded over 16 bushels to the acre. Frank Riekstein's, south of town, James Hall's, north of town, and Butler, Sanborn County—James Har ris threshed 34 acres of wheat on the Jim river bottom that yielded 2G bush els to the acre. Bart Ruml's, on the prairie, yielded 20 bushels per acre. According to reports received from this locality, none of the wheat has aver aged less than 16 bushels per acre. Letcher—A fair estimate ef the acre age to wheat Is two-fifths of the entire dmount of cultivated land in the coun ty, or about 42.000 acres. About the same number of acres are In corn. The returns from the threshing machine* as far as reported from the different portions of the county run the averagn above 10 bushels per acre. One farmer reports 8 bushels per acre, three other farmers 10 bushels, two 11, two 14, three 15. two 16, one IS, one 20 and one 24. If the average yield is 10 bushels, and It Is probable it will be a bushel oit two more than that, the yield for the county would be 420,000 bushels. Wheat Is at this writing worth 60 cents here, and the value of the crop on the above estimate would therefore be 252,000. The corn crop is now practically as sured. There is ample moisture to mature it, and a week more will put It out of danger from frost. The corn fields are clean and the stand perfect. The yield for the county will not vary much from 40 bushels per acre, and many fields will make considerably more than that. If the average is 40 bushels the county will yield 1.680 000 bushels The farmers are well supplied u s, an ere. harvested' H! M. Mills', in Elliott township, 10 bush els per acre. Some of the fields in Elliott township averaged only 5 bush els, while some east of Letcher, in Butler township, averaged over 17 bushels. I. P. Ray threshed some wheat that went 12 bushels per aero. His oats averaged 40 bushels to the acre and his splitz 14. i .a.,, mtfnhifl niirn bUSheis. I I"' With stock hogs and the surplus corn will go to market in the shape of fat h0piankInton-Streeck brothers of Pal- atin have threshed some of their *»*ent and It made from 12 to 14 bushels the acre. .. Finerv—John Ollenburg repot ts th.it his wheat yielded 17 bushels per acre. Fred Allen, living in Beulah township, threshed 28 acres of wheat that aver aged 19 bushels to the acre. Spencer—P. Dexhelmer threshed out 5,-, acres of wheat that yielded 800 bush avorftRt* of 14li bushels to the The grade was No. 1 hard and the yield is the best yet reported here. Charles lletts threshed Co acres that went bushels and K. J- Ditter had 30 acres that went 7'^ bush-'ls per acre. Madison—O. S. Jones threshed out 90 acres of wheat on the Cline place ad ilng the city and secured nearly bushels, or nearly 10 bushels to the acre This crop was so badly dam aged by drought in May that Mr. Jones thought seriously of plowing it under. The quality is No. 1. He sold the crop from the machine at 60 cents per bushel. Mr. Jones has 22,000 heads of cabbage that promise well and 25 acres of potatoes that he estimates will yield 200 bushels to the acre. joining &(J0 acre. Hartford-I,. I. Willard of Taopi township had a pretty good crop this year. His wheat averaged 22 bushels per acre and his oats 40 bushels. C. Sanford threshed his wheat and claims a yield of 26 bushels per acre. This is the best yield thus far reported here. John Lanners reports 10 bushels of wheat and 35 bushels of oats to the acre. His corn is the best he has raised since coming to South Dakota. Hudson—Threshing in this locality is well under way and enough progress has been made to tell how It is going to turn out. In almost every case wheat is a surprise, turning out from 2 to 7 bushels per acre more than anyone expected. In most cases it yields from 15 to 20 bushels per acre, but there are not a few cases where it reaches up to 25 bushels. The quality is very good, and in most cases will grade No. 1. Barley is turning out fair and will average 25 bushels per acre. Some fields will do much better. The oat crop is not as good as in former years, but will probably turn out close to 40 bushels per acre. Flax is a good crop. Corn is coming along in fine shape and will be the best crop of that cereal ever raised in the state. Within two weeks lots of corn will be out of the way cf frost. All thing considered, the farm ers of Lincoln county will find the year 1900 a most prosperous one. Sisseton—The prolonged wet weather did some damage to grain in the shock, some of it having sprouted to a con siderable extent. That which was stacked is all right, as none of the downpours were accompanied by driv ing winds, but there was only a small percentage of the grain in stack. The wet weather proved, a serious draw back to threshing and stacking, but many of the farmers improved the op portunity to commence their fall plow ing and a great many black streaks have been drawn across the fields dur ing the past week. The ground is in excellent condition for plowing. Beulah. Hanson County— FrG-d Allen finished threshing. He had 2.100 bush els of wheat. One field average! 19 bushels per acre and the lowest aver age was 12 bushels. Epiphany—Michael Schmidt threshed his wheat, which yielded him on an average about 8 bushels ppr acre. Reville—Wheat is turning out much better than expected. Wheat grown on the farm of a man named Franz yielded 10 bushels from which he ex pected an average of only 6 bushels per acre. A field belonging to George Myers yielded 12 bushels per acre. Flandreau—Wheat is yielding far ahgad of expectations. Several reports have been received here of fields which yielded an average of 22 and 23 bushels to the acre, and of fine quality. Wheat cfT"roi !hU" f,ar ran*e a the n'ar Cr°PS he has ever Laketon Brookings Countv-Not tUthstand.ng the light crop, help loZ a day Pa«-e. ta? some one is inquiring for help, and a 3u»t as it was dropped from the binder for the want of shockers. Olivet—Aleck Maxwell finished 1 which at one time during season was pronounced i it scored at 18 bushels to the graded No. 1. other yfci.i, ported at 18 to 20 from 9 to 23 bushels to the acre. Threshing machines are numerous in this (Moody) county, and farmers will have no trouble in securing them. Their chief trouble is in petting tnough heip. One thousand seven hundred and seventv five bushels of wheat was threshed off of eighty acres of school land a short distance north of town. This year's crop nearly paid for the land. .lames Julson re, rts his wheat at 20 bushels to the acre oats 9, barley 22. He siva HI- threshing and reports that 75* acre* of -heat which he had on the bottom land threshed out a fraction S°5 bushels to the acre. The field wou'd rnnsl""r'lbly acres of whl"t^e wore had 'it not been damaged by a recent storm Viborg-John Wolff threshed his win ter wheat and the y,eld was M!neaeTanin,*" 22 bnshSs to the acre. Spring wheat In this vl! l'UHhel8 Per ocrp- y threshe(J toCrthea£crethelr about 26 \lrginici, I nion Count\*~ t'v.. boys finished their threshing'and "he'll heat averaged about lfi bushels to the &b°Ve 30 bushels Lennox—John Young threshed out a small load of oats, scarcely an acre and got 50 bushels. Wi/kert Bu^ threshed wheat that yielded 25 bushels whoTnv estimated. comrif^rT bushels tier all the wheat in this k,ca|Uv ut these rates by any mean's i safe to say that all of u win'J 8 to 20 bushels per acre. will, si niwss bxprctath,, state Fair We^ o^n, •lay Morniiiu St. Paul, Aug. 28.—A "rouni exhibits and attractions fact that the state fair of the" year will surpass even the e *w,'. and announcements of its Every building and every den is full to overflowing, atui tenn all that is left for belated at for places to exhibit. The n building, horticultural hall da woman's building, poultry agricultural hall, the machinery' ing, the horse, cattle, sheep ar 1 bains—all are crowded. Neve have such comprehensive structfve exhibits been secure1 state fair In this country. POUR WERE DHowsm. Mother and Tlir« s«n« Meet Fute. Kaukauna, Wis., Aug. 28. view of a large party of p) Mrs. Henry Quaddy arid thr sons were drowned in the rivpi day afternoon, while Mr. Quad his daughter narrowlv eeca same fate. Mr. Quad.lv, w!.' carpenter, and his family ve small skiff about half-way aer river when the boat was ove Mr. Quaddy, by clinging to th managed to save his twelve--, daughter, while his wife ai sons, aged from tdx to nla. were drowned. a !r. Split* Skull With Ax. Albert Lea, Minn., Aug. 28.—Whlli pairing a fence on his father's Uv Bancroft township a youm? named Germanson received a the head with an ax that proved fatal. The ax caught limb of a tree and came down head, cutting entirely thro skull and entering the brain. brought to this city and i.a wounds dressed, but is in a en condition. LlRhtBlng Clrc-n Burn. Winona. Minn., Aug. 2x.— Kir- a! St Charles destroyed the barn ha H. Norton's saloon. John Murray was sleeping in the barn, was r*? by Joseph Wegnan. but in som ner got back into the flames ar.l badly burned on the head, a-: hips. The flesh was e.'!eil iff number of places, and he may !i man named O'Brien, wlv \\:isv.vit'n In the barn was slightly burnM. Second liny Cr«ip. Bowdle, S. 1., Aug. A downpour started in Thursdn did not cease until about Frfdi:y morning. No thresl. been done yet owing i the heavy and frequent showers, are entertained that none will this fall. The prairie wold i again, a second crop of hea.'v Ing assured, and pus-dup's are condition for stock. be s p hay! Blockade A fleet I nsr Shipment!, McKinley. Minn.. Aug. Tt*1 blocking of h« Soo bv the Maida has begun to affect the on shipments from the Me«."\ba mines, causing a reduction of shii'mfT.tf. nw* ing to the boats being bun--hei aniail loaded with ore and ab-Av the blocked vessel. first Crape Shlpmost Excelsior. Minn.. Aug. Sampson of Eureka shipped th" Minnesota *rapt.f of the S'aeon to it® Minneapolis market. The grape crop, on account of winter killing and tM severe drouth, will not b'3 more thU one-third the usual crop. The quality Is No. 1. Children Killed liy n Bolt Milwaukee. Aug. 2v-luring a stwa two little children of Charles were killed by a bolt of llghtnins it there are many v eXpect fuI1 as much John Knispel, who lives in Delaware township, expects his wheat to yieM 30 bushels to the acre. The small grain yield .will far except] wh .,t hnQ Rraln hat has bRen N h6at hap 8tai a to excellent quality going 57 pounds to the bushel whlc makes it grade No. 1 The i much better than expected. Onl ]'t brought in averaged over 7 bushels to the acre and another close to 1" Marion-G. Nicoll, who livedo south of town, reports the followi-,* crop yield: Whent 14 bushoN Jrecht °at9 Fnge- biecht. who lives a mile west and two miles north of town, stales thri wheat averaged 1. bushe,«U hi* or,ts xvent 40 bushels to the acre Ejan-The wheat yield !s deceit k. A. Hint threshed out a 32-acre tract whl* at play in a barn. The county hospi tal was struck by lightning, sef* tion of the roof torn away, and tw electrical plant rendered US»1".BS. Fnrmer Thrown to Orntli Hoyalton. Minn., Aug. 2S.—A shoe Ing accident occurred in Hickman* While Paul Hesrh. a well-to-rt" fanner, was driving to his house from the har vest field one of the wheels stump, throwing him out, breaWM his neck. Lost HI* I.e«x. Hayward, Wis., Aug. -s fJanner. brnkeman. was seriously here. He was going over the top the train and fell between the cars a both legs were cut off. I!irhted by ElerlrlettT* Dickinson, N. D.. Aug. 2* Hughep Electric Light and company have installed their n plant here and are furnishing the with light. Girl Drowned. Red Wing, Minn.. Aug. 2R -The.lJ, inmates of the state training S'en are camping at Point au Sable, twe miles below here. Saturday a(^':'rIJ0°n girl named Annie Moonev went the river bathing and was drowned. Barned l»y Ufrhtnl"*' _, Lakeville, Minn., Aug. 28.—A thunderstorm passed over this vir,n about 10 o'clock Wednesday ni? The large frame barn of John a t0 was struck by lightning and burueu the ground. Game Warden Commit" Snle»"' Mandan, N. D., Aug. 28.—In the pr* ence of a number of men and Deputy Game Warden Worden e«it throat twicc with a knife and jumped Into Heart river. By^tanthUf tried to pull him out with a 1 he evaded them and n,e „e drowned, leaves a widow and several children. Mnn'n Body Found Crn«l"*«b Escanaba. Mich.. Aug. 2^.—At «r Bay trainmen found the body of art* crushed in a load of car wheels wh were shipped from here. The irU*r" thought to have boarded th? train he He was about thirty-five yearsj}l®»