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Turner County herald. (Hurley, Dakota [S.D.]) 1883-19??, August 31, 1899, Image 6

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Fashion rules the largest. empire,
fcnd collects her tax In gold and blood.
Never throw lr^d at a thing you
fon't like perhaps oth»rs may appre
ciate It.
Nothing can restrain the Juvenile
•toind from thinking that the sultan of
Hulu must be a lulu.
It Is only in his matrimonial rela
tions that the sultan of Sulu is re
ported to resemble Solomon.
The girl who can speak seven lan
guages is less sought after than the
girl who can hold her tongue in one.
The man who returns from th*
Klondike empty handed escapes con
siderable annoyance at the hands of
his relatives.
American capitalists have just pur
chased two islands off the coast of
Cnba. Some people merely want the
earth. Others get It.
Dewey still declines to talk. When
the admiral once puts an embargo on
speech the interviewer needs a ready
Imagination to supply the deficiency.
The Washington Post sagely remarks
that the reappearance of Mrs. Luetgert
would make things decidedly uncom
fortable for the officials who prosecuted
.. lier late husband. It would seem
jprobable that her position would be
touch more uncomfortable than theirs.
Eleven New York aldermen have
teen ordered sent to Jail for contempt
court, to say nothing of the little
Patter of a $100 fine per alderman.
When those misguided city fathers
emerge from their darksome cells they
will probably have a great deal more
frespect for the law and the opinions
of the Judiciary than has ever before
l»ea the rule In any aldermanic body.
The rising tide of Industrial produc
tion and of business prosperity ought
tu mean also an improvement in the
general condition of the people. And
according to Bradstreet's, during the
first six months of 1899, "voluntary in
crease In wages proved to be the rule
rather than the exception," Involving
an addition of many millions to the in
come of working men and women.
This is pleasanter reading than reports
of the strikes, some of which have been
bitterly contested.
France is watching the dispute over
the Alaska boundary with considerable
Interest, as it bears a close resemblance
to her own controversy over the New
foundland shore. In both cases a col
ony without power of it3 own to make
ilts will respected insists on imposing
Its will in the matter in dispute upon
tthe country upon which it is dependent
*nd upon which the burden of fighting
must fall in case of war. As the
frenchmen say, this position is anom
alous. It is difficult to suggest a rem
edy, however, unless England is pre
pared to take a firm stand and place
Imperial interests before colonial at the
^possible expense of losing part of her
Germany claims that militarism Is
beneficent, Inasmuch as the raw re
cruit is, in his years of service in a
standing army, educated, disciplined,
and then returned to society and to in
dustry a far more intelligent and ef
fective person than he was before, or
could have made himself. This, to
r^teome degree, Is true. The standard of
.manhood ought to be raised and Is
praised by the military system but sup
pose the government gave all men a
training simply for industrial purposes
igv^nd put them into trade schools Instead
"of camps? A similar but far higher
end would be attained, in such a pro
ductive potentiality as has never yet
1jeea\realized and It seems as legiti
mate to train men for national prosper
ity as for national defense.
The report of the French Millers'
association on the European wheat
iffrl^iarvest of 1890 Indicates that the
the Odessa and Nicolaief dis­
tricts Is so disastrous that the total
'^Russian wheat production of 1899
,pmust show a falling off of 33 per cent
jfrom average years, and will be as bad
IAS In 1897, which was one of the worst
years on record. In Germany wheat is
~c Satisfactory, although slightly less so
than In 1898. In Austro-Kungary the
[estimate exceeds last year's produc
tion by 60,000,000 hectolitres.,
'France reports from twenty one de
partments show a marked increase In
the wheat area, and the harvest al
though injured by storms In the 'loot
fortnight, will slightly exceed that of
1898, but should the present fine weath
.er be succeeded by rain during the
"jnext three weeks there will be a
A General Resume of the Most Im­
portant New* of the Week Prom
All Parts of the Globe, Boiled
Down and Arranged In Con­
venient Form for Rapid Perusal
By Busy People.
Fiom Waihlnctoii.
The amount of gold certificates is
Siied under the recent order of the sec
retary of the treasury in exchange for
gold coin Is $18,836,040.
The war department has chartered
the steamship George W. Elder at San
Francisco. She lias a capacity of 600
men find is ready to sail for Manila as
Boon as loaded.
Cable advices received at the war
department indicate that it will be im
possible to save the cable ship Hooker
and her cargo of supplies for the ex
tension of the cable service about the
The director of posts in Porto Rico
has cabled the postoffice department
that the department suffered no seri
ous damage during the recent hurri
cane and none of its employes was in
Victor W. Olmstead has been ap
pointed assistant director of the Cuban
census, and will establish headquar
ters at Santa Clara, Cuba. Col. Sanger
(the director) will have bis office in
Washington. The census is to be com
pleted before Nov. 30.
Sporltnsr. -'-i
Jimmy Barry says he is going to re
turn to the ring and offers to box the
victor of the McGovern-Palmer affair.
Joe Bernstein., the New York feather
weight, is anxious to meet Jabez White
of England as soon as the latter ar
rives in America,
Matty Matthews has offered to meet
Bobby Dobbs at 135 pounds, ringside,
as soon as the colored light-weight ar
rices from England.
Jeff Thome's backers offer to bet
$500 that the Englishman will beat
Kid McCoy when they meet at the
Westchester Athletic club on Sept. 2.
Ned Burden, who is considered! the
best welter-weight in Australia, in
tends to visit Yankeelandi soon for
matches with crackerjacks of the
Billy Stift of Chicago knocked out
Jimmy Scanlon of Pittsburg in the sec
ond round of what was scheduled to
be a twenty-round fight before the
Colorado Athletic association at Den
ver, Colo. The bout, though short, was
the most sensational exhibition oi{
scientific pugilism ever seen.
Gus Ttulilin of Akron, Ohio, has been
matched to fight Jack Stelzner at Den
ver some time In September for a
purse of $2,000. The day has not yet
been decided upon, but it will likely be
during the festival of mountain and
plain, which begins Sept. 25. C. D.
Klein of Indianapolis, a first cabin
tmssenger on the steamer Barbarossa,
from Bremen, died during the trip. Ilis
body was brought to New York.
Report!" frfrm Samoa indicate that
the early arrival of permanent officials
there is needed to prevent further
The Rio de Janeiro Noticia classes
as baseless the rumors of a projected
alliance of the South American repub
lics against the United States.
The Church Missionary Society of
London lias received a report stating
that 40,000 persons have died of fain
the on tho east coast of Africa.
The Russian government, according
to a dispatch to the London Times
from Odessa, is energetically arrang
ing measures to alleviate the famine
In the districts of Squth Russia.
The sultan of Morocco has notified
the powers that he Is destroying the
native boats on the Itiff coast and is
establishing a gunboat service in or
der to portect foreign shipping from
The Hungarian novelist, Maurice
Jokai, now in his 75th year, is about
to marry, according to«the Vienna cor
respondent of the London Daily Mail,
the Hungarian actress, Arabella Nagy,
a girl of IS.
The state department lias been in
formed by Consul General Monaglian,
at Chemnitz, Germany, that a new
trade arrangement has been made be
tween Uruguay and Germany by
which each is guaranteed the same
rights as the most favored nation, ex
cept that Uruguay does not grant the
special privileges given to Brazil, Ar
gentina and Paraguay.
:S ii/People
ioua diminution.
Familiarity which oversteps good
(manners lately received a gentle re
tbuke at an English military bazar. An
[officer, attracted by a lady at a stall,
^remarked that a certain article near
•her was Tery pretty. "Yes," was her
reply, "my mother sent it" "Ah,real
ly," pursued the officer, determined
ito discover the name of the charming
saleswoman. "I think I have met your
(mother. He* name Is—" "The queen
of England," answered the lady. The
.officer did not wait for the fancied ar
Good positions secured by students
Sioux Falls (S. Dak.) Business
Catalogue free.
Talked About.
Capt. W. A. Smith of Mount Vernon,
Iowa, cashier of the Bank of Mount
Vernon, died at Saratoga, N. Y.
The French have revived their claim
to the right of forming a settlement at
Nanking, based upon the treaty of
It is announced that Maurice Grau
has engaged Herr Duck of Berlin, lead
er of the Royal German opera, for the
season at a salary of $27,000.
Hon. A. H. Longlno of Washington
county was nominated for governor of
Mississippi by the Democratic state
convention without opposition.
Alexander Bradley, president of the
Tradesman's National bank and toe
Pittsburg Insurance company, died at
Pittsburg, aged eighty-seven years.
Rev. Dr. Benjamin De Costa, rector
of the Protestant Episcopal Church of
St. John the Evangelist at New York,
has resigned on account of his ad
vanced years.
A mission of Russian engineers and
their escorts were recently attacked by
Chinese brigands at Kirin, on the
Chiua-Russinn frontier on the main
Manchuria railway, and all were mas
sacred. It is expected that Russia will
make reprisals.
Isaac Congden, for many years su
perintendent of motive power and ma
chinery of the Union Pacific railway,
died at his home in Omaha. He in
vented numerous appliances in use on
railways, several of which are in al
most "universal use, and from which
he received large royalties.
Accidental Happenings.
Lewis H. McCune and William T.
Swardner of Marshfield, Ohio, were
drowned while fishing at Lakeville.
John Smith, aged 14, Harry Heinly,
aged 12 and Roy Heinley, aged 9, were
drowned while at a picnic near Byron,
Two children of Norman Plckrell of
Syracuse, Neb., bitten by a mad dog,
have been sent to Chicago for treat
Ole Anderson, a section band on the
Chicago Great "Western railway, was
instantly killed at Stillman Valley by
the slipping of a crowbar holding a
load of rails.
Miss Dessie Garrett of Columbus,
Ohio, was struck by a street car and
injured so that she died within an
hour. She was riding a bicycle when
the accident happened.
Three hundred fishing craft were
caught in a gale at Frazerburg, Scot
land, and only the promptness of the
life saving crews averted a serious dis
Lieut, von Ramm, of the Fourth reg
iment of Prussian guards, stationed at
Berlin, and Ilerr Bergmann, a mer
chant from Cliarlottesburg, were acci
dentally drowned in Lake Geneva.
The United States cruiser Montgom
ery reports having rescued the crew
of the British steamer Nettleton, Capt.
Vigors, from Norfolk July 25, for Rio
Janeiro, which went aground at
Crimen and Criminal*.
The jury inquest into the cause of
the recent trolley accident at Bridge
port, Conn., by which thirty people
were killed, indict the motorman for
criminal carelessness.
Peter Louin and liis fifteen-year-old
son, who were under arrest at Elec
tric, near Wetumpka, AJa., charged
with shooting Hall Jordan, were taken
from jail by a mob of masked men
and lynched.
McGinnls, the train robber captured
at Carlsbad, has been positively Iden
tified as one of the men who held up
a train near Folsom, on the Colorado
& Southern railroad some weeks ago,
and whose gang killed two officers in
their pursuit at Cimarron.
The wine and distilling plant of the
Stonehill Wine company at Hermann,
Mo., valued at $250,000, has been
seized by the government and the pres
ident of the company and his son are
under arrest, charged with evading tho
revenue tax.
The British government has agreed
to the withdrawal of the extradition
proceedings in the case of Mrs. Will
iam Y. Perot, charged with the ab
duction of her daughter, Gladys, from
Baltimore, who by mutual agreement
of the interested parties, was turned
over to the custody of her grandfather,
William H. Perot.
Hog cholera has appeared in Grant
county, Ind.
Two thousand' miners are said to
have left the coal fields of West Vir
ginia for the West.
At Billings, Mont., a train load of
500 horses were watered after thirty
hours' thirst, and half of them have
Fourteen members of the United
States canal commission have arrived
at Gray-town, Nic., to study proposed
canal routes.
The common council of Glasgow,
Scotland, by a vote of 48 to 12, has re
jected the proposal to open the picture
gallery Sunday.
A suspected case of yellow fever at
Cosainaloapam, Mex., has been report
ed to the marine hospital service au
The Republican state central commit
tee will meet at Dubuque, Iowa, next
Monday to elect a chairman to succeed
Manufacturers at New York employ
ing nearly 5,000 cloakmakers accented
the union scaue, ending most of the
The Canadian Pacific railway earn
ings for the week ended Aug. 21 were
!ji5ou,0u0 same period last year, $491,
000 increase, $50,000.
The striking ore handlers at the
Minnesota docks at Buffalo have re
turned to work. They accepted an ad
vance of 11-2 cents pea- ton.
The Iowa Beet Sugar Developing
company has been organized in Des
Moines and intends building a plant
•o laud the crop from 8,000 acres.
The Oriental electric works at
Youngstown, Ohio, has been absorbed
l),v a new company of local business
men, with a capital of $100,(XX).
The drivers, runners and door tend
ers at the Wilson, Coalbrook and
Lackawanna mines at Carbondale,Pa.,
struck because of a recent reduction
of wages. About 500 hands are out.
The directors of the Boston & Maine
railroad declared a semi-annual divi
dend of $1.75 per share, payable Oct.
2. This is an increase from 6 per cent
to 7 per cent per annum.
The directors of the Consolidated
(ias Company of New York have de
clared a quarterly dividend of 1 per
cent, a reduction of one-half per cent
on the previous quarter.
The Republican state campaign
opened at London, Ky., in a mammoth
political demonstration and barbecue.
Gen. Taylor, the candidate for gov
ernor, was the principal speaker.
Hugh Grosvenor Currau, formerly
in business in Denver as the Berlin
Cloak company, lias filed a petition in
bankruptcy at New York. Liabilities,
$74,352 no assets.
It is reported in Des Moines that the
preliminary negotiations for the sale
of the Central Iowa road to the Chi
cago, Milwaukee & St. Paul road are
completed. 'J
Menominee, Mich., contractors who
have secured government contracts
for harbor work at Kenosha. Sturgeon
Bay and .Racine, are busy in the
pineries getting out timber.
The mayor of Portsmouth, Eng., lias
received a letter from Joseph H.
Choate, the United States ambassa
dor, saying that an American squad
ron will visit Portsmouth next year.
An enterprising western man is mak
ing arrangements to set up a modern
American saw mill in China, where
lumber is still sawed by the primitive
methods of a century ago.
A Cable From Santiago, Cuba, An
nounces the Government's Surren
New York, Aug. 30.—Adriano Grul
lon. the representative of the Santo
Dominican revolutionists in this coun
try, has received the following cable
gram from Santiago de Cuba:
"Revolution in capital. Government
surrenders. —La Marehe."
La Marehe is the representative of
Jiminez, leader of the revolutionists of
Santo Domingo.
Puerto Plata, Aug. 28. via Martin
ique, Aug. 30. Although the city of
Santiago de Los Caballeros has not
surrendered to the revolutionists, the
spirit of the townspeople is openly in
opposition to the government. Hero
the government forces, tinder Gen.
Juan Garrldo, are entrenched on two
hills about eight kilometers from the
city. Many sympathizers with the up
rising left the city to join the insur
gents, among them Dioniccio. They
were well equipped. Garrido's men
are deserting. More than 100 men
with arms and supplies have gone, over
to the enemy. The revolution advances
rapidly in Monte Christi, though with
out battles as yet. The revolutionists
desire to avoid the shedding of blood.
The crops are flourishing and tho coun
try people want the revolution to end
quickly so that agriculture may not be
Santiago, Cuba, Aug. 30.—Gen. Jim
Inez, the revolutionary aspirant to the
presidency of Santo Domingo, arrived
here with his two sons by the south
coast boat, but was not permitted to
land. The refusal of the authorities
to allow him to go ashore annoyed
him excedingly and he refused to grant
a newspaper interview, alleging that
the press invariably misrepresented
him. A large crowd of Dominican
sympathizers and refugees endeavored
to go aboard the steamer to salute
Jiminez, but were refused 'permission.
They gave free vent to their indigna
British Will Surround the Boers and
Then Negotiate.
London, Aug. 30. The Cape Town
Correspondent of the Daily Chronicle
British troops will be immediately
concentrated at Laing's Neck and
Makofing, and it is believed the Brit
ish programme will be to surround the
Transvaal and then to negotiate a new
According to the Daily Mail's Cape
town correspondent the belief is still
Entertained there that the British gov
ernment is opposed to extreme meas
ures, and it is said that President
Kruger is so well aware of this that he
has just cabled countermanding con
ditional orders for large military gup
Although not definitely known, it is
assumed here in London that Mr.
Chamberlain had the reply of the
transvaal government before he deliv
ered the Birmingham speech. It is
also believed that on the receipt of
President Kruger's offer of a five-year
franchise and other concessions, Mr.
Chamberlain wired that they were un
acceptable and suggested modifica
tions. If this is so and if the reply to
that suggestion that the Transvaal
government adhere to its latest offer
and will make no further concessions
be President Kruger's final answer, the
position is ominous.
The importance of President Steyn's
letter to Mr. Scliriener lies in the fnct
than an offensive and defensive treaty
exists between the Transvaal and the
Orange Free State.
They Swe»r to Wreak Awful Ven
Kennce on the Zunus.
Jerome, A. T., Aug. 30.—Jerome was
thrown into, a fever of~excitement by
the sudden appearance of a band of
Apaches in war paint. Leaders of the
tribe stopped and purchased a large
supply of ammunition and hastily left
for Red Rock. The band was com
posed ecxlusively of bucks. A mount
ed correspondent of the Associated
Press overtook the Indians a few miles
from Jerome, and after considerable
persuasion was permitted to accom
pany them on the journey of twenty
miles over the roughest country im
aginable. In a canon with perpendic
ular walls rising to a height of hun
dreds of feet were the remains of a
camp fire and near-by the wigwam. In
front of the wigwam was the body of
a squaw and papoose, while a few rods
in front lay a buck. All three had been
horribly mutilated and scalped. The
hands and feet were cut off. The In
dians formed a circle about the body
and on the dismembered bodies swore
to wreak awful vengeance. The name
Kunu occurred many times. The bod
ies were buried near the scene of the
crime and the band took the trail to
the north.
Kansas Boys Re-enlisting.
Lawrence,. Kan., Aug. 30.—A letter
received from Col. Wilder S. Metcalf,
of the Twentieth Kansas, says that
many of the men are re-enKsting In
other regiments, and not more than 800
will come back with the regiment, and
that probably 700 will be nearer the
number who will return.
Celebrate Goethe's Birth.
Frankfort-on-the-Main, Aug. 30.
This town is gaily bedecked with flags
in honor of the 150th anniversary of
the birth of Goethe, which was cele
brated yesterday. The birthplace of
the poet was crowded with visitors
from all parts of Europe and America.
Elevator Dropped.
St. Etienne, Aug. 30.—While sixteen
men were descending into the Couch
ard mine at Haute Croix, the cable
broke and they were all killed.
Vessels Overdue.
Savannah, Ga., Aug. 30—The schoon
er Childer and M. B. Milleh and bark
entine Albert Schultz, bound from this
port to Baltimore, are long overdue
aud it is feared they were caught in
the big storm of two weeks ago.
Five Men Injured.
Milwaukee, Aug. 30.—While at work
hoisting one of the big castings for an
engine bed for the Metropolitan Street
railway of New York, five men were
seriously injured at the foundry of the
E. P. Allis works.
A new Congregational church was
dedicated at Hetland last Sunday.
Wolves are doing some damage to
sheep in Liberty township, Brown
The contract has been awarded for
the construction of a large schoolhouse
in Menno, Hutchinson county.
The telephone line from Erwin to
Bryant is completed, and Is expected to
be completed to DeSmet this week.
The business men of Hecla report
that their business has ben fully 50 per
cent greater so far this season than
Tramps are causing so much trou
bleat Willow Lake that a jail will be
built for their especial accommoda
Placards bearing a warning against
peddlers have been conspicuously post
ed in Carthage by the State Retail
Merchants' association.
The town of Miller is growing so fast
that it is found necessary to enlarge
the school house there in order to ac
commodate all the pupils.
Owing to increased business on the
Milwaukee line betwen Mitchell and
Chamberlain, a daily freight tfain has
been put on to take care of the freight.
Miller Bros, have purchased the old
Hand county elevator, at Miller, and
will operate It this fall. It has not
been in running order for Dome years.
E. Schrauenbach, a miller at Freder
ick, Brown county, reports the sale of
forty car loads of flour to Glasgow and
Liverpool firms, for September deliv
One year ago there were eighty va
cant dwellings in Aberdeen. To-day
every house is occupied, notwithstand
ing the many new ones that have been
The $20,000 bond issue of the city of
Deadwood has been purchased by the
American National Bank of Deadwood,
the city receiving a premium of 5 1-10
per cent.
The Edgerton Jockey club will hold
a three-days' running meeting at Edger
ton, Sept. 6, 7 and 8. A prize of $100
is offered for a ball game, and $800 for
horse races.
The council of Madison has passed
an ordinance requiring residents on cer
tain. streets to build cement sidewalks
as fast as the old wooden walks be
come useless.
The Farley house at Fairview, which
for nearly twenty years has ben con
for nearly twenty years, has been
leased by the owner to George H. Edge
of Edgerton, Minn.
Carpenters have commenced work on
a fine block for J. D. Bartow, a leading
Plankinton business man. The build
ing will be of brick, and one of the best
in that part of the state.
There were about 500.000 bushels of
wheat and flax marketed at Bowdle
last year, and the most conservative
grain experts place the estimates for
this year at about 700,000 bushels.
D. W. Bremer of Clear Lake has pur
chased the grain elevator heretofore
owned by the Farmers' Elevator com
pany at Palmer. The elevator* did not
prove a success under the manage,
ment of the farmers.
The citizens of Worthing will hold a
meeting Sept. 2, to formulate plans for
a grand reception to Company (the
Worthing company) of the First regu
ment South Dakota volunteers, upon
its return from Manila.
Lily is only a hamlet, but will have
four grain elevators in operation this
fall, and it is expected that all of them
will be taxed to their utmost capacity
in taking care of the great amount of
grain that will be marketed there this
Many new buildings have been erect
ed this summer in Dexter, Clark coun
ty. Two new churches are being built
in that vicinity, one for the St. Paul
congregation in Eden township, and
the other in Egelund township, Day
An unusual number of burglaries are
reported in various parts of the state.
They are doubtless largely the work of
transients who have entered the state
during the past few weeks with the
thousands of harvest hands, and who
take this means of earning an easy liv
A county warrant issued to H. Roder
schott in 1888 by the board of commis
sioners of Codington county, was pre
sented for payment a few days ago.
Roderschott died shortly after the war
rant was issued, and the widow found
it while looking over some old papers
The officers of the new Commercial
club at Miller have been elected. They
ai*e: S. v. Grist, president William
Healey, secretary N. Johnson, treas
urer. The above, with J. P. Morrill, J.
W. Coquillette, Peter Gross and C. C.
Campbell, constitute the executive
The annual convention of the South
Dakota W. G. T. U. will be held at
Madison, Sept. 7 to 11. There will be
a meeting of the executive committee
Sept. 6 and 7. Each union is entitled
to send its president, a delegate at
large and one delegate for every twen
ty members.
R. Rosseau, a Sheyenne river ranch
man and one of the pioneers of Dako
ta, is gathering material for a history
of Fort Pierre, which would be inter
esting, as that town was one of the
first in Dakota Territory, and has been
the scene of many eventful and excit
ing incidents.
The State of South Dakota has insti
tuted suit against Pennington county
for the recovery of about $7,000, which
is claimed to be due the state on ac
count of taxes collected in the unorgan
ized county of Ziebach subsequent to
its beings attached to Pennington coun
ty for judicial purposes. A
The proprietor of a saloon recently
opened at Bradley, where the senti
ment is strongly against such institu
tions, as a compromise, promised to let
the church people of the town have the
use of bis saloon building an hour 09
each Sunday for the purpose of holtt
ing religious services. Last Sunday he
was out of town and forgot to leave
Ihe key to his building, and, according
ly, there has ben turmoil In Bradley
this week, one excited Individual rusn
ing into print with the statement that
"this is evidence that all saloonists are
liars, robbers and murderers, indirect
ly, if not directly/'
Anew curfew ordinance has gone in
to effect at Elktonl
The authorities of Oldham have de
cided to build a town jail.
Winnor & Torgerson have purchased
the Roberts grain elevator at Klltton.
A valuable barn 'of J. F. Leonard,
eight miles north of Britton was de
stroyed by lightning.
DeSmet is making arrangements for
a big race meeting Sept 15 and 16. The
pacing purse race will be for $400.
Ed Miller's house at Watertown was
struck by lightning, severely injuring
Mrs. Mary A. Mitcliel and slightly In
Jujring Mrs. E. Miller and Grace Mitch
Miss Mary Held, who has been one of
Fall River county's best teachers for
seme years, has been engaged to teach
in the public schools at Lewiston,
William Rose of Miranda, accidental
ly shot and killed himself while out
hunting, dying within an hour. He is I
survived by a wife a'nd three small
Thfe final figures on all property of th®
state, outside of corporate property, 1
show a raise of the state board over
the county returns of $28,205,325, a
general raise of 23 3-4 per cent.
The Acme laundry burned at Water
town. The loss is estimated at $1,500.1
Insurance, $1,000, on machinery. The
building was damaged considerably. It
is supposed to be incendiary.
During a thunder storm at Bridge
water the German Lutheran church I
was struck by lightning, damaging the
building to the extent of $300. Th©
steeple was completely destroyed.
Daniel Danielson, Sr., an aged farm- I
er west of Hurley, while out gathering
cream, was thrown out of the wagon
by the team running away, and' his 9
head striking a tree, he was killed in- 1
stantly. 1
The annex to the hospital at the sol.
filers' home at Hot Springs is now
ready for use, the interior having been 1
completed. Each invalid will be given
a room to himself, with steam heat,
electric lights and hot and cold water.
While operating an iron pump, the
twelve-year-old son of Richard Earl, a
farmer four miles northeast of Mil
bank, was killed by lightning, which
struck the pump house and passed
through the boy's body into the well, 1
On complaint of Game Warden Haw-1
ley, James A. Hill, a prominent farmer
of Hartford township, Minnehaha 11
county, was arrested on the charge of
shooting prairie chickens out of season.'
He pleaded! guilty and was heavily
Mrs. Anna D. Tallent of Sturgis, who ,,
was the first woman to enter the Black 11
Hills, has completed her history of the I
Black Hills. It is very- complete, giv
ing a history of the early settlement of
the country and many personal experi
ences occurring years ago.
The mining camp of Galena, nine'
miles northwest of Deadwood, was de
stroyed by fire. The fire started in the
blacksmith Shop of Fred Foyer. Five
dwellings and two livery stables were
burned. The fire spead from the camp
to the timber.
A small tornado at Altamont killed
Harry Wells, twenty-two years old, to
tally destroying the houses and barns
of Henry Wells and A. J. Lockhart,
and the barn and sheep sheds of Fred
Thompson. Weils was passing from I
the house to the barn, when the latter:
was blown upon him.
It is probable that the authorities of
Yankton will purchase the Forester'
property, in the northwestern part of
the city, and convert it into a public
park. The site is most attractive and I
the trees, and shrubbery are in such
condition that the tract can be madei
into a park with little expense.
The total raise on railroad property!
made by the state board of assessment
over last year's valuations is $2,637,
495, a raise of 28 per cent. The roads
given the highest valuations are the!
Illinois Central and Sioux City & North
ern at $6,000 per mile the Omaha &
Sioux Falls terminal, at $5,000 per
mile, and the Northwestern, at $4,344
per mile.
M. Verberg, an Aurora county farm
er, has been bound over in the sum of
$500 to appear before the next term of
circuit court in that county to answer
to the charge of threatening to kill
August Schmitz, a neighbor. It ap
pears that Schmitz took up some cattle
belonging to Verberg, who used shot
gun persuasion in demanding the re
lease of the cattle.
Mrs. Jennie Watson drowned herself!
and her four-year-old son, Bertie, in a|
cistern at Pierre. There was no ons,
else at home except a daughter about.
seventeen years old, and the deed was
not known until the young lady rose
the next morning. Family troubles are
supposed to be the cause of the trage
dy, the mother having several times
threatened to commit suicide.
A new metal has been discovered in
the "bottom of the Detroit & Deadwood
company's mining shaft, in Two Bit,!
Which thus far has puzzled the mining!
experts of that city. In appearance itj
is white, and resembles platinum. Itj
is malleable and perfectly indestructi
ble. All of the known acids have no
effect upon it, although it answers the
description of several well known met
als. It carries some gold, and there ap
pears to be large quantities of it.
A peculiar ailment is reported to be
troubling some of the cattle in the vi
cinity of Hecla Brown county. The an
imals, while In an apparently healthy
and thriving condition, become totally
blind. The eyes first become blood
shot, then a white film covers the pu
pil. This remains about two weeks,
when the animal regains its eyesight.
A peculiar feature is that this blihd
ness attacks only one breed of cattle—
the Herefords. Other breeds in the
same fields apparently are not affected,
The board of managers of the streel
carnival, which is to be held in Mil
bank, commencing about Sept. 19, are
rapidly concluding arrangements for
the event. Among the attractions to
be presented at the carnival will be bi
cycle races, etc., a band tournament,a!
good sized purse being given to com
peting bands. A quartette of fine sing-!
ers will also be secured for the occa
slon. One of the premiums to be of
fered will be a large American flag,!
whijL'h Will be awarded to the township
in Grant county making the best dis«si
»lay of cattle.

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