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Turner County Herald
W. C. BROWN. Publisher.
The retrospect of life swarms with
lost opportunities.
Man sleeps over his rights, and lies
awake over his wrongs.
A hundred men may make an en
campment, but it takes a woman to
make a home.
And now the Atlanta Journal says
that "rocks are being thrown at the
state geologist." Geologists generally
have a rocky time.
If Mary has another little lamb she
shouldn't let it follow her to school
or fool around like that, but compel it
to do nothing but raise wool under the
new tariff.
The legislature of Illinois has enact
ed a law forbidding bicycle races that
continue longer than twelve hours.
This is a step toward attempting to
check a growing evil. The abuse of
the wheel, by amateurs as well as by
professionals, is a matter that calls
for decisive action and parental au
thority, plain speaking by physiolo
gists, public opinion and legislative en
actment, should all be enlisted in the
It is very singular how the fact Jf a
man's death often seems to give people
a truer idea of his character, whether
for good or for evil, than they have
ever possessed while he was living and
acting among men. Death is so genu
ine a fact that it excludes falsehood,
or betrays its emptiness it is a touch
down that proves the gold, and dis
honors the baser metal. Could the
departed,, whoever he may be, return
in a week after his decease, he would
almost invariably find himself at a
higher or a lower point than he has
formerly occupied on the scale of pub
lic appreciation.
According to the latest official report
the Japanese navy consists of two flrst
claBS battle ships and six projected
one second-class battle ship, captured
from the Chinese Ave armored cruis
ers, ten second-class Cruisers and six
building or projected, and seventeen
vessels which may be ranked as third
class cruisers, Spain has one first
class battle ship and one building, one
port-defense ship, eight first-class
cruisere and three building, six second
class cruisers, one building ninety
nine third-class cruisers! three build
ing thirty-six first-class torpedo craft,
two building, and two second-class tor
pedo craft. The United States has
twelve sea-going battle ships, two ar
mored cruisers in commission, one
ram, Bix double-turret monitors, four
teen single-turret monitors, besides a
considerable number of other vessels.
Dg&fcs just given out by the Treas
ury Bureau of Statistics show that the
exports for the fiscal year ending June
SO were the largest in the history of
the contry, exceeding by over $21,700,
000 the largest preceding total, which
was recorded in the year 1892. For the
month of June tlie exports were valued
at $74,174,689, which represents an in
crease of over $7,400,000 as compared
with the corresponding month of last
year. The imports for the month were
valued at $84,826,110, which represents
•u Increase of over $28,600,000 as com
pared with the corresponding month
last year. The dutiable imports were
valued at $43,672,847, which represents
an increase of over $12,600,000 as com
pared with June, 1896, while the non
dutiable imports were valued at $41,
163,263, an Increase of over $16,000,000
as compared with the corresponding
month a year ago. For the twelve
months ending with June the total ex
ports were valued at $1,051,987,091,
which represents an Increase of over
$169,300,000 as compared with the pre
ceding fiscal year. The exports were
at $764,373,905, which represents
'a decrease of over $15,300,000 as coin
fared with the preceding fiscal year.
The powerful influence exerted by
trival circumstances receives new em
phasis in the fact that the officials of
the United States Treasury Department
regard the large recent demand for
small bills as an indication of renewed
activity In business. A little girl on her
birthday carried two coins in her
pocket, and sagely remarked, "My dol
lar would not jingle if it were not for
my penny." The same is true in finan
cial, social and private life—the small
change, the amenities, the insignificant
daily kindnesses—they constitute the
larger and better portion.
The Official Boute
.r "Ju«t now the general public is at
tracted by the gathering of the Thirty
first national encampment of the
Grand Army of the Republic, which Is
to assemble In the city of Buffalo.N.
Y., on August 23d, continuing to the
28th. The railroads are making great
preparations for the care and comfort
of the traveler on this occasion. This
la particularly true of the Chicago and
Brie railroad whose picturesque route,
elegant equipment and splendid ser
vice, will make the trip a comfort and
pleasure for all. The Erie road has al
ready been selected by the Minnesota
and other G. A. R. bodies as the official
route, and the rates are so exceedingly
low and the privileges on all tickets ao
liberal, It will be quite as cheap to go
as to stay at home. For frill particu
lars* address W. O. McKaughton, T. P.
A., 606 Pioneer Press Building, St
Par !, Minn., or 7. W. Btnikfrk, A. G. P.
A a
A General Resnme of the Most Im
portant Kens of the Week From
All Porta of the Globe, Dolled
Dorm and Arranged In Con
venient Form for Rapid Perusal
By Bnsy People.
Wanliinerton Tallc.
The secretary of war has directed
the general commanding the depart
ment of Missouri to detail a troop of
cavalry to assist Mr. Wisdom, United
States Indian agent, in evicting twen-'
ty-eight families of intruders in the
Cherokee Notion.
Personal Mention.
Judge Samuel McGowan is dead at
Abbeville, S. C.
Marcus B. Merriman of St. Joseph,
paymaster of the Burlington lines in
Missouri, is dead, aged forty-eight.
Wallace Campbell of New York,
krown as "Walley de Forrest," an
actor, died suddenly.
Oscar F. Price of Galesburg, 111., gen
eral solicitor of the Illinois line of the
Chicago, Burlington & Quincy road,
died at Kenosha, Wis.
Capt. F. W. Tliibart, Sixth Infantry,
stationed at Fort Thomas, Ky., is dead.
He served in the New York volunteer
services during the war.
Agriol Paur, who organized the New
York Liederkranz society, and has
been for forty-seven years its leader, is
dead, aged seventy-three years.
Miss Pauline Markliam, the actress,
was attacked with convulsions while
bathing at Manhattan Beach Saturday
afternoon, and is now at her home in
New York at the point of death.
Frank N. Bristol, D. D., pastor of the
First M. E. church of Evanston, 111.,
has accepted a call from President Mc
Ivinley's church, the Metropolitan M.
E., at Washington.
Mrs. Frank Bush, wife of the com
edian, has been stricken with paralysis
and is dead in New York. She was
formerly a well known vaudeville per
former under the name of Isabel
Rev. M. Chichester, D. D., of Los
Angeles, Cal., has accepted the call of
the First Presbyterian church of Chi
cago, to succeed Rev. J. H. Burrows.
Dr. Chichester is a native of Balti
Col. James W. Albert. U. S. A., (re
tired), died at his residence in New
port, Ky., in his seventy-seventh year.
The deceased was a prominent officer
of the engineers in the War of the Re
bellion, serving with the army of the
Convinced that those who have been
urging him to accept the candidacy for
mayor represent a majority of the Re
publican voters of Greater New York,
Seth Low has entered the race, and
will assist in the canvass that is being
made for him.
The approaching marriage is an
nounced of Capt. Arthur Hay, a broth
er of the earl of Errol and a captain in
the Second battalion of the Queen's
Own Cameron Highlanders, to Her
moine, daughter of Mrs. Sehenley, who
has large property interests at Pitts
burg, Pa.
The approaching marriage is an
nounced at London of Capt. Artl ur
Hay, a brother of the earl of Errol,
and a captain in the second battalion
of the Queen's Own Cameron High
landers, to Hermior c, daughter of Mrs.
Sehenley, who has large property in
terc&ts in Pittsburg Pa.
At Dnllas, Tex., a fire destroyed the
stock of the Palace drug store and the
building. Loss, $05,000.
At Lancaster, Tex., lightning struck
and killed N. O. Lowry and his son.
They had taken refuge under a tree.
Henry Noble, a young man living in
River Falls township, Wis., was acci
dentally impaled on a pitchfork and
•will probably die in consequence.
Morris Eppler, a sixteen-year-old
Dayton, Ohio, boy, found a revolver in
a box and, trying it on Rudolph Frei
kel, aged five, killed him instantly.
The Peter Adams paper mill, in
Buckland, was destroyed by fire. Loss,
upwards of $35,000. The mill was
owned by J. D. Pickles & Bro.
Two colored bicyclists were struck
by a passenger train on the Union Pa
cific, east of Salina, Kas., recently, and
one is dead.
The Memphis & Chattanooga passen
ger train, No. 5, was wrecked near
Stratton, Ala., by a misplaced switch.
The mail and baggage cars were over
turned and badly damaged. Ram
Davis, baggagemaster, had two ribs
broken and received internal injuries,
believed to be fatal. The postal clerk
was badly cut and bruised.
•••:. :!V:' Criminal.
Frank C. Conroy, the Ogdensburg
tvife murderer, was executed by elec
tricity at Dannemora, N. Y.
Clarence Cohen shot and killed his
father-in-law, John Ilieronimus. as the
result of a family quarrel on the lat
ter's farm, near Eldon, lOwa. Cohen
gave himself up.
Carl S. Neuberger, aged fifty-three, a
well known importer of curtains and
embroideries, committed suicide at
New York on account of business
Isaac Senff shot and instantly killed
Thomas Kendqll at.,Mount Sterling,
Ky. They were partners in business,
and each weighed over 300 pounds.
Jealousy is supposed to have been the
John Gordon, alias Lewis Nelson, the
negro who murdered Mr. Allen at
Brunswick, Miss., July 15, by club
bing him with gun barrel, and who
was captured to Louisiana shortly
after, was hanged by lynchers.
Ex-13ecretary of State Will A.
Strong of Louisiana, who is now serv
ing in Ouachita parish as deputy sher
iff, shot and mortally wounded A. B.
'Cook on the streets of Monroe while
trying to arrest him.
Sheriff .Linden of San Jose, Cal., has
arrested Mrs. Sarah Schofield, Daniel
Doucher and Irving Mann, the seven
teen -year-old son of Mrs. Schofield by
•her first marriage, charged with the
murder of Mrs. Schofield's first hus
band, about ten days ago.
A third attempt by incendiaries to
burn the town of Moran, a place of
1,000 people in Allen county, Kas., al
most proved successful recently. Eight
business buildings were destroyed, and
the loss is estimated at from $25,000 to
Charles Stoll died at Silver Cross hos
pital, Joliet. Stoll came from Lincoln,
Neb., two weeks ago, to plead for his
wife to return borne with liim. Upon
her refusal he shot himself. He had
squandered $50,000 in gambling and
drinking during the past four years.
Foreign Kotes.
A dispatch from Simla says that an
other outbreak is officially reported on
the Afghan frontier.
The Vatican, including the pope, is
actively engaged in a campaign to
stimulate the revenue from Peter's
pence, which shows a serious decrease.
The Berlin correspondent of the Lon
don Daily Chronicle believes that the
German government will again pro
pose to Great Britain and the United
States the complete disarmament of
the Samoan islanders.
At the banquet of the emperor, Will
iam said: "I know I have the support
of my whole people in doing so and 1
stand by your majesty's side in this
great work of preserving the peace of
the nations, and I will give your maj
esty my strongest support against any
one who may attempt to disturb or
break this peace."
Placer gold has been discovered in
the State of Oaxaca, Mex., at the head
waters of Coatazoaooloos river.
The battleship Indiana has been suc
cessfully placed in dry dock at Hali
fax, N. S.
Authority has been granted for the
Milliken National Bank of Decatur,
111., with a capital of $200,000.
The Iowa Pain Manufacturing Com
pany of Vinton has decided to move
its Avorks to Fort Dodge.
Capt. M. F. Waltz, Twelfth infantry,
has been relieved from duty at. the
Memphis institute Sept. 15 and ordered
to join his company.
It is officially announced that trouble
between the Grand Trunk system and
their employes has been satisfactorily
settled, but the terms of settlement
have not yet been hiade public.
Acting Secretary Roosevelt has dealt
naval red tape a hard blow. He has
issued an order that reduces at one
sweep the number of reports required
to be made by these officers from 217
to 32.
Thomas II. Lynch of Wichita, Kan.,
has just returned from Ireland, where
he succeeded in establishing his claim
to an estate valued at $100,000. which
has been in the family for twelve cen
Mike Farragher and Joe Martin of
Youngstown, Ohio, fought a forty-live
round draw prize fight near Cleveland
this week. Martin is Farragher's old
trainer, and the match was made to
settle an old grudge.
The commissioners of public lands of
Wisconsin have requested the legisla
ture to fix the minimum price of pub
lic lands at $3 per acre, to direct that
all be appraised, and that thereafter no
lands be sold at less than the ap
praised value.
An immense structure is in process
of consturction near Easton, Pa., for
the use of the Edison Concentrating
company, which separates the iron ore
from dirt and rock by the Edison pro
A general advance of 15 per cent,
benefiting every branch of the trade,
will be- asked by the Window Glass
Workers' association at the annual
wage conference with the manufac
turers at Chicago next Wednesday.
The steamer City of Para, from
Panama was immediately sent into
quarantine at San Francisco. A.
Frerere, a French cabin passenger,
died at sea last Thursday of yellow
The record for the fastest trans-Pa
cific ocean trip was made by the Royal
Mail steamship Empress of Japar on
her last voyage from Vancouver to
Yokohama. The time consumed was
ten days three house and thirty-nine
A board of officers headed by Capt.
Baird, Sixtieth cavalry, has been or
dered to meet at Fort Leavenworth,
Kan., Sept. 1 for the competitive ex
amination of about twenty enlisted
men for promotion to commissioned
The building of the Siberian rail
way has been of great benefit to the
lumber trade of the Pacific coast. The
Glen Turrett, a new freight steamer of
3,026 tons net, now at Shanghai, has
been chartered to take lumber and rail
road ties from the Columbia river to
At a meeting of the supreme officers
of the Catholic Knights of America at
Vincennes, Ind., Dr. E. J. Brennan of
Indianapolis was elected supreme med
ical examiner and Dr. J. A. Mudd of
Washington, D. C., was chosen editor
of the Bulletin, the official organ of
the order in this country.
The officers of the interior depart
ment are preparing a public notice to
be posted at point on the borders of
the forest reservation adjoining the
Yellowstone National Park, warning
all persons against trespassing on the
lands, especially against hunting on
the reservation and shooting the game,
111? announcement is made by min
ing experts that the macadam being
put down on Winnipeg streets from
the quarry at Weewatim is valuable
•gold bearing quartz. Samples are now
being assayed, while parties have gone
to inspect the quarry and the locality
in which it is located.
As a result of having sold goods
manufactured in the Minnesota state
prison, several merchants in Hudson,
Wis., are to be arrested nthe charge
of violating the state prison labor law.
The arrests will serve as .test cases
for the new law, which demands that
all prison-made goods must be fully
The Union Iron Works of San Fran
cisco has telegraphed the navy depart
ment asking permission to supply the
armor for the battleship Wisconsin,
which they are building, just as the
Cramps have done in the case of the
Alabama. In reply the firm hss been
notified that the department will enter
into correspondence with them OP the
latueillax Hetti Items From all
over the State.
Mrs. William Fakler of Wellington
was instantly killed while attempting
to stop a runaway team.
Thomas Rooney of Northville, lately
employed by the Northern Pacific rail
road, was robbed of $200 by a hobo at
A farmer by the name of Mai'iing,
living near Vermillion, was stabbed in
the back by his hired man during a
quarrel. Manning will live.
The sheriff has arrested Joseph B.
Ivenniraan ai Madison, who committed
rape on the sixteen-year-old daughter
of II. C. Cole, a farmer.
The artesian well at the Indian
agency has a strong flow of gas. A
match applied to one of the pipes :e
sulted in a blaze some six feet high.
It is quite a sight at night.
The state equalization has been com
pleted by placing bank stock at 60 per
cent. The levy for the comin gyear is
placed at 2 mills general levy and 2
mills bond interest and sinking fund.
Asa A. Grant, ex-president of the
South Dakota Firemen's association,
is a state delegate to the National As
sociation of Fire Engineers, which
meets at New Haven, Conn.
Joe Whittiker. residing on the J. R.
Knapp ranch in the Cheyenne valley,
near Forest City, was burned out
while in the hay field. The fire is sup
posed to have been started by an in
The Y. M. C. A. of Yankton college
is now making strenuous efforts to
have gymnasium work for girls intro
duced as one of the principal factors
of college life there. Some $2,000's to
be raised.
The educational regents have ap
pointed a subcommittee, consisting of
Herried, Hare and Blair, to check up
Ihe accounts of Treasurer David Will
iams of the old board and settle the
charges of. shortage.
The jury in the Wamsley case at
Vermillion brought in a verdict of ac
quittal as to Anna Wamsley and man
slaughter in the second degree as to
Marion Wamsley. The court sentenced
the latter to three years at hard labor
in the penitentiary.
The body of an unknoAvn man was
found under the floor of an old cream
ery building a mile south of Water
town. The body and head were terri
bly mutilated. It is thought to have
been the work of tramps. A coroner's
jury has been summoned to investi
gate the case.
Tlie damage caused by the flood .t
Hot Springs is now mostl yrepaired.
Trains upon both roads are now run
ning regularly into the city. Water,
light and telephone systems are all
completely fixed, and the big plunge is
expected to be ready for business th's
Rev. Mr. Tyle. pastor of the Meth
odist church at Sturgis, caused to be
arrested the "Kid" nine for playing
ball on the Sabbath. As a test case,
one of the boys was tried before a
jury. He
acquitted, and costs to
the amount of $35.80, were charged to
the divine.
United States Circuit Judge Garland
has denied the order for an injunction
to restrain the railroad commissioners
from putting into effect the schedule
of rates adopted by them. He holds
hat the commission did prior to
July 1 Avas void, as the laAv did not go
into effect until that date.
Articles of incorporation have been
filed for the Dakota and Alaska Gold
Mining company at Sioux Falls, Avith
a capital of $10,000. Incorporators, F.
C. Whitebouse, G. H. Fulford. L. S.
Taylor, L. J. Gilbert, R. S. Stearns,
Alpha F. Orr, F. C. McClelland, James
W. Hartley, John Oleson and J. T.
An important change has been made
by all the railway companies west of
the Mississippi river in their methods
of making rates for shipment of all
live stock. Hereafter the charges will
be made per 100 pounds instead of by
the ear. Shippers will be benefitted
by tliis change, and can figure accur
ately the freight cost on a consignment.
Tramps broke into six cars of ?ner
cliandise on the Northwestern tracks
at Redfield and took dry goods, gro
ecries, fruits, etc. No arrests
yet been made, but a number are un
der surveillance. It is reported tl at
300 tramps are headed that way on the
St. Paul railway, between Redfield and
Department Commander Clark. G. A.
R., has issued a circular in which he
designates Saturday, Aug. 21, as the
date on which the officiel department
train of South Dakota Avill be ruu.
The fare is stated to be one fare for
tlie round trip to Chicago, and 1 cent
per mile each way from there to Buf
Manager Wells, of the Sturgis Elec
tric Light and Railway company, has
been notified by the Avar department
that the application of the company
for a right of Avay to build an electric
motor line upon the Fort Meade leser
vation has been granted. The compa
ny has also made application for a
franchise to light the post with electric
lights, and this
also doubtless be
acted upon.
Huron Council, IT. C. T., has been in
these officers: J. C.
McAdams, post councillor Charles E.
BarroAvs, senior councillor: L. E. How,
junior councilor H. J. McGarvey, con
ductor C. N. Mellvain, secretary and
treaesurer D. E. Saner, page G. S.
Hutchinson, sentinel J. A. CleaA-er, S.
S. Cool, George E. McEthron and C. M.
Matson, executive committee.
Judge Smith, at the recent term of
court at Vermillion, sustained the at
tachment of the Hudson-Roane case,
which Avas argued at Vermillion. The
case will probably be brought up at
the fall term of the circuit court, and
promises to be very interesting. Hud
son attached the goods of Dr. Roane
Avhen the latter was about to leave the
stale. Roane presented a counter
Reports received at Sioux Falls from,
sixty-two lumber dealers, living in for
ty different tOAvns in the state,
that the lumber sales this season were
from JO to 75 per cent gretaer than
last year, and, in many cases, greater
than in the boom years. All lumber
dealers say that the farmers, especial
ly, are making improvements, build
ing barns, fences and making better
Overflow From the Wires In a Con
densed Form.
J. Austin Brown, for many years
prominently identified wfth the grain
and live stock commission business in
Chicago and MilAvaukee, is dead.
Congressman Ashley B. Wright was
found dead in the fitting room at his
home at North Adams, Mass., by his
wife. Physicians attribute death to
Among the passengers who arrived
on the steamer Paris at Ne-,v York
were the countess of Aberdeen. W. C.
Carnegie, Prof. E. M. Gallaudet and
the American cricket t^am.
John Jacob Astor indignantly denies
the report that he gave $1.3,000 to buy
James Russell LoAvell's old home. Mr.
Astor wishes it distinctly understood
that he is not encouraging poetry.
Albert Bial, of Koster & Bial, music
hall proprietors, died in NeAv York city
of nervous trouble. He was born in
Berlin fifty-four years ago, and came
to the United States when tAventy-one
years old.
Rev. Dwight L. Moody has denied
the report recently circulated through
out New England to the effect that he
intended to give up evangelical work,
to be succeeded by Rev. William Pat
terson of Toronto.
The members of the Cobden Club of
London have caused a special gold
medal to be struck for presentation to
the Canadian premier, Sir Wilfred
Laurier, in formal recognition of his
attachment to free trade.
Samuel Chester Reid, a former law
yer, writer and the nephew of Capt.
Reid, tlie naval warrior who com
manded the privateer Brig. Gen. Arm
strong in the remarkable naval battle
off the Azore islands in 1814, died in
Washington, aged
Gov. Budd of California has appoint
ed Mrs. Phoebe A. Hearst a regent of
the state university to succeed the late
C. F. Crocker. Mrs. Hearst is to equip
the university
in its
a series of mag­
nificent buildings, beginning with one
for the mining department at a cost of
William Watson Woollen of Indian
apolis has bought a forty-four-acre
tract of land in the wildest and most
beautiful part of the suburbs of that
city and
Avill giA-e
it to Indianapolis as
a public park. He intends
state and to cultivate as
many birds as possible on it.
Prince Louis Napoleon, colonel of
the lancers regiment of the imperial
Russian guard at St. Petersburg, has
asked the czar for leave of absence
the end of August, in order that he
may uot
to witness President
Faure's visit to the Russian capital.
The request has been granted.
Latest Quotations From Grain and
Live Stoclc Centers.
Chicago. Aug. 10. Wheat No. 2
red, 84© 86c: No. 3 red, [email protected]&3c No. 2
spring, 84(384 i-2c No. 3 spring, 78®
82c No. 2 hard Avinter, 84f£86c No. 3
hard Avinter, [email protected] Corn No. 2,
27 l-2®27 5-8c No. 3, 26 3-4®27c. Oats
—No. 2,1" l-2c No. 3, 15 [email protected]
Chicago, Aug. 10. Hogs Light,
$3.85(?i4.05 mixed, [email protected] heavy,
$3.55(53.95 rough, [email protected] Cattle
—Beeves. [email protected] cows and heif
ers, [email protected] Texas steers, $2.80®
3.90 Westerns, [email protected] stockers
and feeders. [email protected] Sheep—Na
tives, $2.50^4.10: Westerns, [email protected]
lambs, [email protected]
Milwaukee, Aug. 16. Flour steady.
Wheat loAver No. 1 Northern, 91c
No. 2 spring, 87 l-2c December,
79 3-4e. Corn firm No. 3, 28c. Oats
steady: No. 2 Avhite, 21(521 3-4e. Rye
steady No. 1, 40c. Barley firm No.
2, 42c sample, [email protected]
Minneapolis, Aug 16—Wheat—August
closed at 88 l-2c September opened at
81 5-8c and closed at 79 l-4c Decem
ber opened at 80c and closed at
78 l-4e. On track—No. 1 hard, 90 l-4c
No. 1 Northern, 89 l-4c No, 2 North
ern, 84 [email protected] l-4c.
Sioux City, IoAva, Aug. 16. Hogs
[email protected] Cattle Cows, [email protected]
yearlings, $4 bulls, [email protected] feed
ers, [email protected]
South St. Paul, Aug. 16. Hogs
[email protected] Cattle Stockers, [email protected]
3.60 heifers, $3.15 cows. [email protected]
calves. $3.65. Lambs, [email protected]
St. Paul, Aug. 16. Wheat No. 1
Northern, [email protected] No. 2 North
ern, 88(5.90 l-2c. Corn—No. 2 yellow, 25
@26c No. 3, [email protected] Oats—No. 3 white,
19 [email protected] No. 3, [email protected] Barley and
Rye—Sample barley, [email protected] No. 2
rye, [email protected] l-2c No. 3 rye, [email protected] l-2c.
Seeds—No. 1 flax. [email protected] timothy, $1
@1.20 clover, [email protected]
Prof. Lincoln Injured.
Madison, Wis., Aug. 16.—Prof. Lin
coln, of the state university is suffer
ing from the effects of an explosion
which occurred Avhile be was at work
in the chemical laboratory. He Avas
thrown across the room by an ex
plosion and wag found tAvo hours later
by the janitor, still unconscious. He
will be disfigured by the accident.
Out on a Mrlke.
Faribault, Minn., Aug. 16.—A num
ber of the male attendants at the
school for tlie feeble minded have be
come dissatisfied with the low Avages
they have been receiving and have
gone out on a strike. Their demands
refused by the officials of the in
Wheat rt Disappointment.
Fergus Falls, Minn., Aug. 10.—There
is no denying now that the wheat crop
has been greatly overestimated. Fields
looked finely and had a splendid
stand haAre many heads either worth
less or only partly filled. The big
price is the only thing that keeps the
farmers from the blues, and Otter Tail
has the best crop in this end of the
St. Vincent, Minn., Aug. 16—The con
tinued AA'et weather of the past few
days has softened the ground so that
no cutting will be done for several
days. Nearly all the grain is ripe.
Chair Factory Destroyed.
Clinton, Iowa, Aug. 16.—The Clem
ent Chair company's factory was
burned. Loss, $45,000 insurance, $15,
000. The factory Avill not be rebuilt.
One hundred persons were deprived of
employment. Origin of fire unknown.
Victim of a Scorcher.
Braine :d, MThn., Aug. 16. M. D.
Ford, past sixty years, was run into
by a bicyclist and thrown to the
ground, fracturing his skull and dis
shoulder. It is thought
his injuries will prove fataL
Disease said to Be Prevalent in Clay
County. Minn.
Fargo, N. D., Aug. 14.—There is a
revival of the report of the existence
of leprosy in Clay county, Minn., be
tween Georgetown and Perley. The
death of Hans Aldrich, which occurred
some months ago, is said to have been
due to this disease. He was sent to
Mount Clemens, Mich., for treatment,
and hastily sent home, on the ground,
it is cow learned, that he was afflicted
with leprosy. He went in a public car.
Other cases of death are reported to
be due to the same cause. NeAV cases
are said to have been recently report
ed. The county will take steps to in
vestigate the matter, and if leprosy is
found stringent quarantine will prob
ably be enforced permanently. It is
said few or no precautionary measures
haAre been carried on against tho
spread of the disease! ..S
From Waterbnry to Mandan.
Mandan, N. D., Aug. 11.—Mrs. Ed
win Hart, wife of-a prominent Water
bury, Conn., man, is here for divorce.
Mrs. Hart, who is but a trifle over
tAventy years of age and extremely
pretty, declares that her husband has
tried to entrap her in serious complica
tions. For a husband to write notes
asking the wife Avith whom he is liv
ing to meet him in the evening in the
dark, or secluded street corners, is suf
ficiently novel to demand more than
passing interest from a North Dakota
court. She alleges his jealousy drove
him to many foolish acts.
The Roads Raised *320,000.
Bismarck, N. D., Aug. 8.—The state
board has settled the matter of rail
road taxation by adding a total of
$600,000 to the valuation of roads in
the state for the purpose of taxation.
The increase is at tne rate of a
straight assessment of $250 a mile on
the franchise, something that has not
been considered before in the valua
tion of the personal property of the
roads. There are 2,507 miles of road
in the state and the total increase in
valuation is $626,000.
For False Arrest.
Fargo, N. D., Aug. 14.—C. A." Knep
pler, the Fargo fruit man who was re
cently arrested at the instigation of
the Red River National bank for an
alleged attempt to defraud his credit
ors, has begun suit against the bank
for $10,000 damages for false arrest
and imprisonment. The bank with
drew its suit against Kaeppler before
a hearing was had, but not until after
he had been in custody tw odays.
An t. Iress to $2S0,000.
Grand Forks, N. D., Aug. 11.—Mrs.
J. W. Smith, residing near here, has
been in correspondence Avith attorneys
who claim that she is one of the heirs
of Capt. Matt Cleveland, Avho died in
the English navy. leaA'ing a large for
tune. Mrs. Smith's shar eis modestly
put at $250,000.
Driilge Burned by Hoboes.
St. Thomas, N. D., Aug. 11—A bridge
on the Great Northern, about two
miles north of this city, has been,
burned. The bridge crosses a dry
coulee and is about twelve feet long.
There is no clue to the origin of the
fire, bnt it is likely that some gang of
hoboes camping under the bridge fired
it either intentionally or through error.
Better Than Gold.
1 Milnor, N, D., Aug. 8.—Sargent coun
ty will be one vast field of golden
grain for the next two or three weeks.
Harvesting has just commenced. New
elevators are being built at Milnor and
De Lamere, in this county, to help
handle the large crops of the northern
part of the county.
Bon Voyage to Bray.
Bismarck, N. D., Aug. 10. Consul
General John P. Bray, recently ap
pointed to Melbourn, Australia, has
left here for San Francisco to take
passage for his destination. Before his
departure a banquet and reception
Avas tendered him by Mayor Patterson,
at which a hundred prominent citizens
wehe present.
Ellcndale's Roller Mill
Ellendale, N. D., Aug. 14.—Work has
commenced on the new roller mill at
this place. The contract for the ma
chinery was let to E. P. Ellis & Co. of
Milwaukee at a cost of $7,705. The
mill will turn out from 100 to 125 bar
rels per day and will be in operation
by Nov. 1. ..
Sold Illicit Whisky.
Lakota, N. D., Aug. 8.—Sheriff Dahl
has closed the last blind pig in Lakota,
and an injunction has been placed on
the building.
Jamestown, N. D., Aug. 8.—The total
wool clip handled here this season has
amounted to 126.000 pounds, some 20,
000 pounds larger than last year.
Interstate Hearing:.
Sioux City, IoAva, Aug. 10—The Inter
state commerce commission has ad
journed without hearing the grain rate
controversy between the Grain Ship
pers' Association of Northwest Iowa
and the railways traversing this part
of the state. The testimony of tlie re
spondents will be taken and the hear*
ing finished in Chicago Aug. 10.
Tied tlie Dos to an Overcoat.
Le Mars, Iowa. Aug. 11. Marsh
Brothers' store at Seney was robbed
and a lot of razors, revolvers and
merchandise was taken. The burglars
caught the watch dog, which was loose
in the store, and tied him up in the
proprietor's overcoat. The robbery is
supposed to be the work of tramp?.
Whelsn of Esthervllle.
Sibley, IoAva, Aug. 11.—The Repub
lican convention held here for the
Osceola-Dickinson-Eminet district
unanimously renominated M. K. Whe*
lan of Estherville for representative.

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