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W. IIUOWN, Publisher. HURLEY, S. DAK. Strange to say, It is the conversation "witli no point to it that bores quickest. A bachelor always feels sorry for a pretty girl who marries some other man. Some people are charitable only when they are sure the world will hear of it. 4 Some people go to fight the Filipinos, and some stay at home and drink pink lemonade. From Walter Wellman's present point of view he cannot see why any one should desire to be the Iceman. The individual who sits down and wait# for fame to visit him will find himself among the left-over baggage after the express train has gone. •r 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 ere 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 160 pounds a square inch by means of low-tension electricity, and the cartridge should be made of such strength that it would burst at about this pressure, when the force set 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. I&B the law, moreover, while providing (that all battleships and monitors shall 4e named after states, does not provide that each state shall have a vessel of one of those classes to bear its name, it happens that the citizens of Call •fornla are now objecting because their stats 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 yean, and the interest in the theme seems In nowise abated. The young American, more than the young man «f any other country, is filled from the start with the purpose not merely to 4o well, but to do so well as to win distinction. Any advice as to how tnat |«nd 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. 'A'' 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 lor 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 lias a mania for kissing strangers. aValt tiU she meets that J?W. THE NEWS RESUME EVENTS OF THE PAST WEEK .IK A CONDENSED FORM.• A. General Rename of the Moat Im portant New« of the Week From All Parta of the Globe, Boiled Down and Arrnngeil In Con venient Form for Rapid Perusal By Busy People. ta From Washington. The treasury received $3,210,000 from the sale of the old custom house site in New York city, authorized by congress. An order has 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 dethchment of the Eighth infantry, including the officers who were recent ly relieved from service in Alaska, is to be sent to Fort Snelllug, Minn., the station of the depot battalion, of that regiment. 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. SporltnK. 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 rounds. The clipper ships, the Tillle 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 nesa "Blje" 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, whU£ the latter were resisting arrest at Sedan, Kan. The Darnell boys were wanted for horse stealing. Demetrl Friedlander, treasurer of the United Russian churches of Chi cago, private banker and agent for the Wacker & Blrk Brewing company, is missing and an amount variously esti mated at from $40,000 to $100,000 has disappeared. -V: George Cradciock, Joseph Inman, Jerry Cronin, Alexander Wills and Patrick Addudel, under indictment for the murder of Chayne and Smith in the Wardner riot last April, have es caped from the stockade at Wardner, Idaho. One of the soldier guards is also misting Foreign. William Draper Mortimer Best, Baron Wynford, died in London in his seventy-fourth year. The Red Cross Society of Madrid has news from Manila that Aguinaldo has promised to release all sick Spanish prisoners. The Spanish Red Cross Society has news from Manila that Aguinaldo has promised to release all sick Spanish prisoners. The army and navy mag'zirie of, Washington, is preparing to 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, Biix 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 tli.i Newfoundland treaty and fishing rights. The empress dowager of China has. recalled her emissaries to Japan in dis graca 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 Daily Mail conferred yesterday with Father Martin, the head of Jesu its, who is urging the French Jesuits to madlfy their attitude toward the Dreyfiftites, his holiness being alarmed at the agitation in France. Accidental Itappenlnvi. The farm residence of 'Decatur Teatch, near Fairbury,„Ill., has been totally destroyed by fire. Fire, which started in a barn at Plalnfield, 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 years. The entire tmsiness portion of Read ing. Mich., with the exception of two business houses, has been destroyed by fir© 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 south of Erie, Kan., by the eaviug-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 EelleSi Mont People Talked Abont. Sam Jones was the Saturday at traction at the Lithia Springs (111.) Chautauqua assembly. .1. 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. He 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. Judge 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 Williaui L. Frene created the vacancy. Mrs. Josephine Kuder, a member of the Arion Singing Society of New York, died suddenly of heart disease on the Arion's snecial train east-bound from Denver. The end came suddenly and painlessly. Chester A. Babcock,' general counsel of the Omaha, Kansas City & Eastern railroad, and candidate for lieutenant governor on the Gold Democratic tick et, died at Quincy, 111., of bursting of a blood vessel. I'rof. 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. H. 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. General. 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 Northwestern road is credited with an intention to absorb the Omaha. The Astors are said to be contem plating the purchase of a railroad in Maryland. Treasury officials expect the receipts to exceed expenditures at an early date. 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 of 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 $1,000,000. An electric storm at Evansville, Ind., lowered the temperature 25 degrees in five minutes and was followed by a hail storm which did considerable damage. Notice has been given that the option on window glass plants,- which 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 $129,629. The Employers' Association of Spo kane, representing from $7,000,000 to $9,000,000 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, $430,804 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. Buchanan 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 Matbi as Silerfirst, a German baron who died in 1845, and of his sons, Mathias II. and Abraham. It is understood that the United States consul at Gllbartar will advance the funds necessary to send to Cuba the twenty Cubans who were released ly 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 state. COLONIAL POLICY PRESIDENT'S PLAN FOR GOVERN MENT OF NEW DEPPENDENCIES. Military Rule In the Philippines to Be Supplemented by Administra tion by Commissioners—Cubans to Say by a General Election Wheth er They Want Independence or Annexation President and His Cabinet Will Devote Considerable Attention to These Questions— Scdiurmann'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 mind as to his future course in relation to the new de pendencies: The Philippines Civil government by three commissioners to supplant military rule after the rebellion is crashed. 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 dominates. 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. 0, TIPS FROM SCHURMAN. He Tells the Cabinet a Few Things About the Filipinos. Washington, Sept. G. The cabinet was in session for more that two hours Sresterday, 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. FULL SWAY FOR MILITARY. The Philippine Commission Will Be Quickly Dissolved. Chicago, Sept. 6. A special to th« 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 bis 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 of the service will be given full sway, tv .^V 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 fire. Loss, $§5,000. SO HOPE FOR PEACE. Tiif- •/-."•-J Boers May Declnre 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 before 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 magnzine 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 Dally 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 time. 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 Boor 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. 6.—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. .V A Small Army. -sii-is 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 El wood, returned to work. Chickens Scarce. Black River Falls, Wis., Sept. 6. 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. "Boas" McKane Dying?. New York, Sept. 6. John Y. Mo 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 dyspepsia. Severe Flgrhtlngr. Bombay, Sept. C.—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 feated. 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. 6.—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 and at tempts against the internal- safety of the state. Not Satisfactory to Italy. Peking, Sept. 6.—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. SOUTH DAKOTA. Chas. Nuttall, an employe In the Milwaukee round house at Aberdeen, had his leg badly jammed while at work. 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. 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. & St. P. and Northwestern tracks in that city. 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 che 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 for 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 taken. 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 send James Douglass 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 in 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 and fell. One of the drive wheels ran over his face break ing his nose and both jaws. He is! Btill alive. Dr. E. E. Lymer, for some time pre sident of the Black Hills college at Hofc 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 astic 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 the 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 bis forearm broken so that one end of the bone was driven through the 6kin. A few days since Sheriff Medbery' swere out a warrant for the arrest of A. W. Wibvarth, 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 thai 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 £100 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-j portioned $1,500 as Browni 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. 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 the1 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 realj value by any means, and1 the popular! 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-j turns. There was a romantic wedding In Lead recently, in which a returned sol« dier of Fort Meade took the important) part. Ernest Bender is first sergenatj of troop I First, cavalry, and in one oft 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 Bellevuo! 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 sprang up be-j 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.