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W. BROWN, Publisher.
Strange to say, It is the conversation
•with no point to it that bores quickest.
A bachelor always feels sorry for a
pretty girl who marries some other
Some people are charitable only
when they are sure the world will hear
of it.
Some people go to fight the Filipinos,
and some stay at home and drink pink
From Walter Wellman's present
point of view he cannot see why any
cne should desire to be the iceman.
The Individual who sits down and
•waits for fame to visit him will find
himself among the left-over baggage
'after the express train has come and
The agrarian party in the Prussian
diet has managed to secure a vote ad
verse to the emperor's canal plans.
Their victory has been greater than
they anticipated. The emperor's wishes
regarding the measure were well
known. He made his Intention of car
rying out his canal construction ideas
with a strong hand very plain in his
speeches at the opening of the Dort
mund-Ems canal. But the abgeord
netenhaus, or lower house of the diet,
as reported 'by a reliable Berlin cor
respondent, has rejected not only the
Rhine-Elbe canal measure by a major
ity of 98, but also the paragraph re
lating to the Dortmund-Rhine canal by
•the close vote of 212 to 209.
H. Schaw proposes to blast with
high-pressure steam, instead of the
usual Inflammable explosives, which
are so dangerous, in fiery mines. Mr.
'Schaw suggests that a cartridge of
"Water lodged in a shot hole could be
converted into steam at a pressure of
about 150 pounds a square inch by
means of low-tension electricity, and
the cartridge Bhould be made of such
strength that It would burst at about
this pressure, when the force Bet at
liberty would break down the coal.
When the cartridge bursts the wire is
fused and the electric circuit is broken,
so that there is no further risk of
Ignition of firedamp or coaldust. Mr.
Schaw maintains that the force devel
oped by the water cartridge will be
sufficient to break down the undercut
coal in a mine.
When congress, in 1898, enacted that
"hereafter all first-class battleships and
monitors owned by the United States
shall be named for the states" it un
wittingly provided a cause of conten
tion among some of the states. Re
cently the good people of Connecticut
objected because the name of their
state was selected for a vessel no more
pretentious than a 2,755-ton monitor.
(As the law, moreover, while providing
that all battleships and monitors shall
•he named after states, does not provide
that each state shall have a vessel of
one of thoee classes to bear its name,
It happens that the citizens of Cali
fornia are now objecting because their
state is to be represented in the navy
not by a battleship but by an armored
cruiser. ..
The appearance in one of the Sep
tember magazines of another sympo
sium on "The Secret of Success" may
•be regarded as one more sign of the
.fascination which this subject has for
'ambitious young America. It is in re
sponse to a genuine demand that sim
ilar articles have appeared in print in
this country at intervals for many
years, and the Interest in the theme
seems in nowise abated. The young
American, more than the young man
of any other country, is filled from the
start with the purpose riot merely to
do well, but to do so well as to win
distinction. Any advice as to how tnat
•end is to be attained is absorbed with
eager interest, even though the bur
den of the counsel, as, in the case of
the symposium in Pearson's Maga
zine, which is written by several mer
chant princes and brilliant profession
al men, is the same. Men whose call
ings are so unlike as are those of Dr.
Parkhurst, Gen. Miles, Admiral Samp
son, E. L. Godkin and Dr. George F.
Shrady, to say nothing of several mil
lionaires, are practically unanimous
in reiterating that hard work is at the
bottom of all true success.
Only 7,004 pianos and organs in Chi
cago, or about one for each 300 per
sons, does not necessarily Indicate an
absence of musical taste or ability in
the inhabitants so much as an alarm
ing absence of mind when the owners
of musical instruments appear before
the assessors.
San Domingo's revolutionists are en
tering into their rebellion with a good
deal of spirit. This is natural, since
they have not had a revolt sin?fe last
year and that was nipped in the bud
before it had given them any fun. .'
It is a wise provision that all cases
for the extradition of criminals from
the islands under the military control
of the United States shall be decided
by the military authorities of the gov
ernment. In the unsettled condition of
the courts and the administration of
affairs, which would be conducive to
the escape of fugitives, the officers of
the army are the ones most likely to
exercise impartial justice.
Proctorville, Ohio, has a woman who
hais a mania for kissing strangers.
till she.jneetB
that bug.
JL General Heinrae of the Moat Im­
portant Newa of the Week From
All Parts of the Globe, Boiled
Down and Arranged In Con­
venient Form for Rapid Perusal
Dy Bnir People.
From Wniihinffton.
The treasury received $3,210,000
from the sale of the old custom house
site in New York city, authorized by
An order lias been issued by the war
department establishing a sanitarium
at Fort Bayard, N. Mex., for con
sumptives of the army.
By direction of the secretary of war
the detachment of the Eighth infantry,
including the officers who were recent
ly relieved' from service in Alaska, is
to be sent to Fort Snelllng. Minn., the
station of the depot battalion of that
Census bureau officials have discov
ered that advertisements are being cir
culated to the effect that 50,000 census
enumerators are wanted, without ex
amination, and that full particulars
could be had by forwarding money to
the address given. The scheme is de
nounced by Gov. Merriam. :-, yyyyy
Searchlight, the noted Kentucky sad
dle horse, was purchased by Thomas
S. Lawton of Boston from S. J. Lock
of Lexington, Ivy., for $3,500.
Dan Creedon of Australia defeated
Fred Morris, colored, of New York, at
the Broadway Athletic club at New
York, in a hurricane fight that Referee
John White only allowed to go six
The clipper ships, the Tillie E. Star
buck, built of iron, and the St. Fran
cis, a wooden vessel, both owned In
New York, left Philadelphia to race
for San Francisco fot* stakes aggregat
ing $10,000, put up by prominent Phil
adelphia men.
Crimea and Criminal*.
Brazilian anarchists plot to blow up
the Paris exposition buildings, the
work to be done by a girl.
W. J. Jackman, proprietor of a
restaurant at Warsaw, Ind. has "been
arrested on the charge of setting fire
to the establishment of a rival in busi
"Bije" Napier of Hayden, Ky., was
shot through the heart by "Bije" Mor
gan, deputyn sheriff. Whisky and a
old quarrel were the causes of the
tragedy, which, it is feared, is the
beginning of another Kentucky feud.
A. A. Wilson, city marshal, was
killed and O. G. Kiser, sheriff, badly
wounded' in the arm by Clem and
Marcus Darnell, whilp the latter were
resisting arrest at Sedan, Kan. The
Darnell boys were wanted for horse
Demetri Friedlander, treasurer of
the United Russian churches of Chi
cago, private banker and agent for the
Wacker & Birk Brewing company, is
missing and an amount variously esti
mated at from $40,000 to $100,000 has
disappeared. -fS, 7':
George Craddock, Joseph Inmari,
Jerry Cronin, Alexander Wills and
Patrick Addudcl, under indictment for
the murder of Chayne and Smith in
the Wardner riot last April, have es
cp-oed from the stockade at Wardner,
Idaho. One of the soldier guards is
also missing.
William Draper Mortimer Best,
Baron Wynford, died in London in his
Beventy-fourth year.
The Red Cross Society of Madrid has
news from Manila that Aguinaldo has
promised to release all sick Spanish
The Spanish Red Cross Society has
news from Manila that Aguinaldo has
promised to release all sick Spanish
The nrmy and navy rnag'zine of,
Washington, is preparing
issue a
souvenir edition devoted exclusively to
Kansas and her heroes.
It has been arranged between the
Russian minister at Peking, M. de
Giers and the British charge d'affairs,
Bax Ironside, to submit the Hankow
incident to arbitration.
Officials of the British colonial office
say no advances have been made by
France looking to the abandonment of
tha Newfoundland treaty and fishing
The empress dowager of China has.
recalled her emissaries to Japan in dis
grace for openly showing the empress'
autograph, meant alone for the eyes of
the mikado, in order to impress the im
portance of their mission.
The Rome correspondent of the Lon
don Dally Mail conferred yesterday
with Father Martin, the head of Jesu
its, who is urging the French Jesuits
to madify their attitude toward the
Dreyftfsites, his holiness being alarmed
at the agitation in France
Accidental Happenings.
The farm residence of Decatur
"Veatch, near Fairbury,. 111., has been
totally destroyed by fire.
Fire, which started in a barn at
Plainfield, 111., destroyed buildings
and property valued at $40,000.
Lewis Hubbard & Co. of Charleston,
W. Va., lost $50,000 by the fourth lire
In their grocery house within two
The entire Irasiness portion of Read
ing, Mich., with the exception of two
business houses, has been destroyed
by fire at a loss of $75,000.
The nude body of a dead man was
recovered from the river at St. Joseph,
Mo., There were no marks by wnich
it could be identified.
Two men were killed and four oth
ers injured, one fatally, in a freight
wreck on the Missouri, Kansas & Tex
as, two miles soutli of Erie, Kan., by
the cavlag-in of a culvert.
Mrs. Joseph Lippman of Salt Lake
was Instantly killed and eight other
passengers seriously injured by the
overturning of a stage coach near
DelleSj Mont
People Talked Abont. ,"r
Sam Jones was the Saturday at
traction at the Lithia Springs (111.)
Chautauqua assembly.
J. A. Race, formerly judge and mem
ber of the Illinois legislature, is re
ported dying at his home in Pana, 111.
John Addison Porter, secretary to
the president, has returned to Wash
ington after an absence of some
months. lie expects to resume duties
at the White House at once.
The position of director general of
the Pan-American exposition has been
formally tendered to William I. Bu
cnanan, United States minister to the
Argentine Republic.
.fudge Moses P. Kinkaid of O'Neil
was nominated for congress at the
Sixth district Republican convention
at Lexington, Neb. The death last
winter of Congressman William L.
Fiene created the vacancy.
Mrs. Josephine Ktider, a member of
the Arion Singing Society of New
York, died suddenly of heart disease
on the Arion's special train east-bound
from Denver. The end came suddenly
and painlessly.
Chester A. Babeock,' general counsel
of the Omaha, Kansas City & Eastern
railroad, and candidate for lieutenant
governor on the Gold Democratic tick
et, died at Quiney, 111., of bursting of
a blood vessel.
Prof. Clarkson W. Whisler of Rich
mond, Ind., formerly of Indiana uni
versity, and who for the last year has
been a member of the faculty of the
Ohio State university, has accepted
the position of assistant instructor of
psychology at Columbia university,
New York city.
Rev. II. R. Mosley, D. D., of Flor
ence, S. C., has resigned his pastorate
and will, after Oct. 1, take charge of
Baptist missionary work in Cuba for
the American Home Missionary so
ciety. Dr. Mosley served eight years
as missionary for the Southern Bap
tist convention in Mexico and is fa
miliar with the Spanish language.
Nebraska volunteers were warmly
welcomed home.
Iowa mid-road Populists were nomi
nated a state ticket.
Retail butchers will reform an anti
combine company.
The North western road is credited
with an intention to absorb the Omaha.
The Astors are said to be contem
plating the purchase of a railroad in
Treasury officials expert the receipts
to exceed expenditures at an early
The permanent organization of the
Distilling Company of America has
been completed.
Again it is said that the Illinois
Central seeks to gate control of the
Minneapolis & St. Louis railway.
It is reported at Duluth, Minn., that
prices of retail hard coal will be ad
vanced 50 cents a ton within a week.
The builders' trial trip of the bat
tleship Alabama, resulted In the de
velopment of a maximum speed cf
171-4 knots.
Frederick M. Sheldon, formerly in
the saddlery business in Elmira, N. Y.,
filed a petition in bankruptcy at New
York. Liabilities, $183,771 no assets.
Thirteen states are represented in
the convention of the Blind People's
Higher Education and General Im
provement association, which is in ses
sion at Kansas City.
Work will be begun on Sept. 1 on a
branch of the Duluth, South Shore &
Atlantic railway from Newtonville to
Rockland, Mich., at a cost of over
An electric storm at Evansville, Ind.,
lowered the temperature 25 degrees in
five minutes and was followed by a
hail storm which did considerable
Notice has been given that the option
on window glass plants, wnich ex
pired Sept. 1 will not be renewed and
that the combination which was to
have been made has been abandoned.
Meyer and Bernard Hecht, who
formerly composed the firm of Hecht
Bros., importers of fancy goods, filed
separate petitions in bankruptcy at
New York. The firm's liabilities are
The Employers' Association of Spo
kane, representing from $7,000,000 to
$0,000,000 of local capital, has been or
ganized to resist any demand of or
ganized labor in the city which its
members may regard as unjust.
Henry Hofheimer, formerly a mem
ber of the firm of Henry Hofheimer,
Son & Co., wholesale dealers in boots
and shoes at Norfolk, Va., has filed a
petition of bankruptcy. Liabilities,
$430,801 nominal assets, $21,000.
The last contract is closed for the
machinery of the anti-trust tobacco
factory which will be established in
St. Louis. A force of workmen are
already at work on a building making
the necessary changes in the structure.
The National Union Veterans' union
adopted resolutions denouncing Gov.
Shaw for appointing J. Rush Lincoln,
an ex-Conferderate, as brigadier-gen
eral of Iowa troops when they were
called into service at the opening of
the Spanish war.
•The position of director general of
the Pan-American exposition at Buf
falo has been formaly tendered to Wil
liam I. Buchanan, United States mi
nister to the Argentine Republic. Mr.
liuch«r»an is expected In Buffalo in a
few days to look over the situation.
Mrs. Eliza F. Smith of Chicago is
said to be entitled to a $5,000,000 share
of an estate in Germany and another
in Baltimore worth $12,000,000 to $13
000.000, claimed by the heirs of jlatbi
as Silerfirst, a German baron who died
in 1845, and of his sons, Mathias H.
and Abraham.
It is understood that the United
States consul nt Gilbartar will .advance
the funds necessary to send to Cuba
the twenty Cubans who were released
by Spain from the penal colony at
Oeuta and are now in a penniless con
dition at Gibraltar.
F. W. Peck, commissioner general to
the Paris exposition, suggests that the
output of Cripple Creek or one of the
other gold camps of the state for one
month be molded into a solid mass
and, bearing the certificate of the di
rector of the mint, be forwarded as
the representative of the centennial
Military Rule In the Philippines to
lie Supplemented by Administra­
tion by Commissioners—Cubans to
Say by a General Election AVhetli-
er They Want Independence or
Annexation President and His
Cabinet Will Devote Considerable
Attention to These Questions—
Scliurmann's Views.
New York, Sept. 6.—A special to the
Herald from Washington says There
is good authority for the statement
that the president has returned to
Washington with these general ideas
uppermost in his lr.ind as to his future
course in relation to the new de
The Philippines Civil government
by three commissioners to supplant
military ruie after the rebellion is
Cuba Continued military control
until it is determined by means of a
general election whether the inhabi
tants want independence of annexa
tion. If independence, the new gov
ernment elected will be recognized by
the United States, and be given en
couragement and every opportunity to
establish its stability. If annexation,
the president will be governed by the
sentiment of American citizens as it
may then exist.
Porto Rico—Civil government of the
territorial form, similar to that which
prevails in Arizona.
Hawaii—Territorial form of govern
ment, as recommended by the Ha
waiian commission, ans as provided for
in a measure now pending in congress.
Some weeks will elapse before the
president settles down to the actual
preparation of his message, but he will
immediately commence discussion of
the details of important questions with
the members of his cabinet. Future
discussions with his cabinet may
change somewhat the president's views
as to the form of civil government best
suited to meet the Philippine situation,
but at present the commission idea pre
Prof. Schurman, president of the
peace commission, is understood to
favor this kind of control. It is appre
ciated that it will be some years be
fore the islands are ripe for even the
territorial form of government, such as
proposed for Porto Rico, so that con
trol by commissioners, much the same
as in the District of Columbia, is
deemed a happy substitute for a mil
itary government, and a safe and
simple means of control preliminary to
the establishment of a territorial form
of government, when it may be possi
ble to give the natives generally the
right of suffrage.
The plan under consideration con
templates three commissioners, one
an army officer, to have charge of
fiscal affairs another a naval officer,
to have control of customs, and the
third, a leading Filipino, of legal ex
perience, to look after the judiciary,
all three to be appointed by the presi
dent and confirmed by the senate.
Further details contemplate giving the
Filipinos a voice in all municipal af
fairs and the most liberal self-govern
ment possible.
He Tells the Cabinet a Few Thing's
Abont the Filipinos.
Washington, Sept. 6. The cabinet
was in session for more that two hours
yesterday, and a variety of matters
which have accumulated since the
president's absence were discussed. It
was Secretary Root's first attendance,
the other members present being Sec
retaries Hay. Gage, Hitchcock and
Wilson. President Schurman, of the
Philippine commission, was also pres
ent by invitation and made a compre
hensive statement of the situation on
the islands. It is understood that with
in the next two or three days he will
make a statement to the press which
will cover his observations on the Is
lands, and later will make a formal re
port to the president, covering the sub
ject in detail. It is understood that
President Schurman takes a hopeful
view of the situation in the Philippines
and has no doubt, with our increased
forces, we will be able to make com
parative short work of Aguinaldo and
the insurgent forces. He stated that
although Aguinaldo is the leader of a
very strong faction of the natives, he
does not by any means fairly repre
sent the entire population, a consid
erable number appearing to be more
or less Indifferent as to the outcome of
the insurrection.
The Philippine Commission Will Be
Quickly Dissolved.
Chicago, Sept. G. A special to the
Record from Washington says: The
cabinet at its meeting yesterday de
cided to suspend negotiations with the
insurgents through the Philippine com
missioner and the commission will be
quickly dissolved. The president and
his cabinet advisers have reached the
conclusion that it Is impolitic and un
wise to maintain the commission and
attempt to negotiate with the insur
gents for surrender. An aggressive
campaign has been ordered, reinforce
ments have been provided for Gen.
Otis and the army prepared to deal
some crushing blows. The military
men ot the service will be given full
Favoring: Federation.
Brisbane, Sept. 6. The latest but
still incomplete returns of the voting
on the federal referendum bill shows a
majority of 5,136 in favor of federation.
Schooner Lost*
Buffalo, Sept. 6.—A Goodrich, Ont.,
special says the schooner Lisgar has
been lost about thirty miles from that
place. She was loaded with coal from
Buffalo. It is feared the crew is lost
Capt. Freeman was in charge.
Destroyed by Fire.
Niagara Falls, N. Y., Sept. 6.—The
electric power house of the Niagara
Falls Park and River railway, situated
just above the Horseshoe falls, in
Queen Victoria Park, was destroyed
by lire. Loss, $85,000.
Boers May Declare at Forty-eight
Honrs Notice.
London, Sept. 6.—The Johannesburg
correspondent of the Standard says:
"I learn from an official, who has
been earnestly striving for peace, that
the matter is now hopeless. The
Boers will probably declare war at
forty-eight hours' notice and will try
to raid natal ofore the British troops
arrive. I believe the Orange Free State
will join the Transvaal, but that the
Boers in Natal and at the Cape Colony
will remain quiet at the outset unless
irritated by the dismissal of the Cape
Colony cabinet. The Boers have the
fullest confidence in their magazine
rifle and their skill in marksmanship.
State Attorney Smutz is the chief ad
vocate of the war party. Twenty
thousand men in the Transvaal, and
2,000 in the Orange Free State will
take the field."
The times prints a letter from the
bishop of Pretoria appealing for funds
to relieve the terrible distress caused
by the protracted tension and the fears
of war.
A dispatch to the Daily Mail from
Delagoa Bay says the refugees from
Barberton declare that they were
warned to leave as the Boers intended
to cordon the district. There are
numerous other dispatches giving ru
mors as to war plans and preparations,
the probable attitude of the natives
and possible developments,
Pretoria, Sept. 6. The reply of the
Transvaal republic to the demands of
Great Britain increases the term of
years' residence necessary in order to
obtain the franchise.
London, Sept. 6. A dispatch from
Johannesburg to Reuter's agency defi
nitely announces that the reply of tne
Transvaal republic to the British com
munication withdraws the franchise
proposals and agrees in principle to a
conference at Capetown.
The afternoon papers take the view
that if the foregoing dispatch is cor
rect, President Kruger's reply is omin
ous, as it was palpably made to gain
London, Sept. 6.—Amid the crowd of
conflicting dispatches from South
Africa regarding the Transvaal situ
ation, it is still Impossible to say exact
ly what has happened. It seems evi
dent, however, that President Kruger
has withdrawn the five-year franchise,
which was dependent on Great Brit
ain's acceptance of impossible condi
tions regarding suzerainty and has
made some sort of temporizing counter
suggestion regarding a conference.
The Standard and Diggers' News
gives whot purports to be a report of
the secret session of the volksraad on
Saturday, According to this account
the volksraad not only determined to
reject the five-year proposal, but also
stoutly opposed President Kruger visit
ing Cape Town and resolved to make
a stand for abrogation of England's
claim to suzerainty. The Boer organ
then asserts: "The Boer government,
both the raad and burghers, feel they
have offered all they intend to offer,
and are now resolved to stand or fall
by this decision."
London, Sept. 6. The secretary of
state for the colonies, Joseph Chamber
lain, arrived in London and at once
proceeded to the foreign office. It is
understood that he will remain here
until the end of the crisis. The war
office refuses to confirm the rumor that
a proclamation will be issued calling
out the reserves.
Passengers Were Badly Hurt.
Jamestown, N. Y., Sept. 0.—A trolley
wire broke ,as an electric car started
down Main street yesterday and the
loose wire wound round the car, caus
ing a brilliant display. A panic en
sued among the passengers, who
Jumped from the car, several being
badly injured.
.1 |y~a
'. A Small Army. 'i'-S.
Manila, Sept 6. Five men of Col.
Bell'sregiment encountered a rebel out
post near Porac, and in the fight which
ensued one American was killed and
another wounded. The remainder drove
the rebels from their position and cap
tured a bull cart in which to remove
the injured.
Strikers Return to Work.
Anderson, Ind., Sept. 6. The wire
nail trust notified the 800 men who
have been out since May that the mills
would be reopened this week. The 300
who went out of the tin plate mills
Friday in sympathetic strike with the
400 out at Elwood, returned to work.
Chicken* Scarce.
Black River Falls, Wis., Sept. —s
Hunters who have spent the last four
days in the fields report chicken shoot
ing the poorest in recent years. The
lack of birds, they claim, is due to the
cold and wet weather during the early
part of the season.
"Boss" McKnne Dying.
New York, Sept. 6. John Y. Mc
Kane, formerly the political boss of
Coney Island, and whose trial and con
viction in 1894 for ballot box stu ng.
gave him national notoriety, is dying
at his home in Coney Island of acute
J- Severe Fighting.
Bombay, Sept. G.—The Civil and Mil
itary Gazette reports severe fighting
in the direction of Penjdeh, about 130
miles north of Herat. The Afghans
suffered heavily until reinforcements
arrived, when Ismael Khan was de
Damage to Shipping.
Toledo, Ohio, Sept. 6.—A terrific gale
blew over Lake Erie and caused con
siderable damage to shipping. Dredge
No. 4 foundered in the gale off Fair
port and sank The crew was saved.
The dredge is valued at $20,000.
To Act as a High Court.
Paris. Sept. G.—President Loubet has
issued a decree assembling the senate
on Sept. 18, as a high court. It is un
derstood that the trials will include
charges both of conspiracy nnd at
tempts against the internal- safety of
the state.
Not Satisfactory to Italy.
Peking, Sept. G.—The tsung li yamen
has offered the Italians mining rights
in the Ning had district, but the grant
is entirely unsatisfactory to Italy, and
It is likely to cause complications.
Chas. Nuttall, an employe in the
Milwaukee round house at Aberdeen,
had his leg badly jammed while at
Governor Lee has appointed W. J.
Hull of Alexandria a member of the
state board of pharmacy, to succeed
James Lewis of Canton.
George Thompson, an aged retired
farmer of Bon Homme, was thrown
out of a buggy and walked a little over
a mile before he expired. f".
Sergeant Courser, of Co. G, and a
resident of Alpena, arrived at Aber
deen, from San Francisco, having been
duly mustered out of the service.
Albert Pollock, who came to Dead
wood in 1889, and established the first
photographic gallery in the Black
Hills, died in that city at Deadwood,
with cancer of the liver. He leaves a
wife and step-son.
Rex. J. B. Long, who has filled the
pulpit of the Congregational church
at Hot Springs, for the past three
years, resigned Sunday and will re
move to Boston, Mass., for the pur
pose of taking a post.
The board of railroad commissioners
was in session in Abeerdeen last week,
to listen to a hearing in the matter
of a. petition for a connecting the
Great Northern with the C., M. Ss
St. P. and Northwestern tracks in that
Word has been received that George
Castle, well known In that city and a
former resident in Central City, drown
ed himself in a lake near Nelson,
British Columbia, a short time ago.
It is supposed that family trouble was
the cause of the suicide.
Attorney J. E. House of Chamber
lain appeared before the board of par
dons at Pierre, to ask for a pardon fop
Henry Schroeber, who was sent from
Lyman county on a life sentence for
murder. As all the members of the
board were not present no action was
Philip Du Frane has been sent to
Pierre by the Black Hills Stockman's
association to represent that associa
tion there this season, the death of
Ben Morrison having left a vacancy.
The Missouri River association will
Bend James Douglas® to Sioux City
to look after the interests of that as
sociation in that city this year.
John Johnson, who was working six
miles northeast of Revillo, received
frightful injuries in1 a threshing ma
chine accident. He was walking be
side a moving traction engine, attempt
ing to fix something on the side of
the machine, when he stumbled over
a shock of grain nnd fell. One of the
drive wheels ran over his face break
ing his nose and both jaws. He is
Biiil alive.
Dr. E. E. Lymer, for some time pre
sident of the Black Hills college at Hot
Springs, has been tendered the pastor
ate of the First M. E. Church at De
corah Iowa, which offer has been ac
cepted. Professor W. J. Pyle, Dr.
Lymer's successor, is hard at 'work.
He is a tireless worker and is enthusi-.
astlc over the prospects for the coming
rear. He expects an enrollment of 200
on Sept. 19, when the school opens.
A team of horses driven by Oscar
Jamison ran away the other morning'
at Huron. Mr. Jamison was thrown
from the wagon and In the fall thai
lines caught about one of his feet and
he was dragged at fearful speed'
through the street a distance of a block
or more, striking sidewalks, crossings,
etc., resulting in inflicting severe in
juries. He will recover. The wagon
was a complete wreck and the horses
were somewhat injured.
Willis Beck, a young man from Mis
souri, was one of the thrashing crew
of Peter Blackhaus, near Madison and
while trying to throw off one of the
belts his right arm was pulled into the
gearing. He was lifted from his feet
and twisted around several times be
fore the machine could be stopped.
When taken out his shoulder was
found to be ufslocated, his arm
mangled and broken in two places, and
his forearm broken so that one' end
of the bone was driven through the
A few days since Sheriff Medbery
BwcTe out a warrant for the arrest of
A. W. Wilwarth, of Huron charging
him with violating the game law. Tha
complaint was based on statements
made by Mrs. Frazell. At the exami
nation Mr. Wilmarth was discharged,
and evidence not substantiating tha
charge made in the complaint. Then
Mr. Wilmarth caused the arrest of
Sheriff Medbery and Mrs. Frazell,
charging them with perjury. The
examination resulted in the acquittal
of the accused.
The general store of S. Anderson at
Oak, was rifled of $150 in cash and
P100 in goods. The postofflce safe was
blown open but nothing was secured.
The committee In charge of raising
the funds to return the South Dakota
soldiers from San Francisco has ap
portioned $1,500 as Browm county's
share to be raised. The sentiment ap
parently favors having the county com
missioners appropriate the amount ne
cessary and petitions to that effect are
being circulated throughout the county
and are being liberally signed. V'!-
The assessment returns as they stand
at present go a long way to remove the
charge of hard times from South Da-i
kota. Taking the population at 400,000'
—which is likely to be large—and the
returns show practically an assessment
value of $400 per capita for the people
of the state, tl is well known that,
the assessment value is not the reali
value by any means, and the popula-j
tion Is put at a high rate. The facts.
If they could be got at would show thatj
the wealth of the state is nearly double
the $400 per capita shown by such re
There was a romantic wedding in
Lead recently, In which a returned sol«
dler of Fort Meade took the important
part. Ernest Bender is first sergenat:
of troop I First, cavalry, and In one of|
the severe battles in Cuba he received
a dangerous bullet wound through hisj
lungs. As soon as he was able to be
moved he was sent to the Bellevuej
hospital where he was nursed back to
life by a young lady nurse by the
name of Miss Christina Neff, of Brook
lyn. A mutual regard sprnng up be
tween the sick soldier and the nurse.
And a happy wedding was the result.
The first sergeant and his wife will
reside at Fort Meade.

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