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$3,360 Given by* Indians for Various
Branches of Church Work.
The most successful convocation of
the Episcopal church in the church's
history in South Dakota closed at the
convocation camp on Bear creek. The
weather was especially propitious the
entire period of four days during
which the convocation was in session.
Large delegations of Indians were
present from various reservations in
Nebraska, South Dakota and North
Dakota, and the offerings of the vari
ous branches of the woman's auriliar
les exceeds $3,000. The offerings of
the men amounted to $360, making a
grand total of $3,360 given by Indians
devoted to various branches of church
work. When it is considered that this
large sum of money comes voluntarily
from a people who are as a class poor
and destitute themselves, their loyal
support of their church seems the
more commendable. One is Immedi
ately and forcibly reminded of the
widow's mite of which we read in the
A large pi ass was present for con
firmation, but the absence of Bishop
Hare occasioned by the state of the
bishop's health caused many disap
pointments. ankton agency was
chosen by the delegates of the convo
cation to be the place where the eon
vocation should be held next year.
This place was chosen with the
hope that, it being more accessible by
rail, Bishop Hare would be able to at
tend the session with less hardship
than if it were located in the interior
of some one of the other larger reser
Begins Business at Orient and Antici
pates Big Receipts.
A new organization incorporated
under the name of the Farmers' Ele
vator company and composed of lead'
5ng farmers living in the vicinity of
Orient, commenced business at that
place recently. The officers of the
company are:
President, F. W. Warner.
Secretary-treasurer, N. A. Gardner,
Board of directors, J. .Reilly, F.
"Warner, William McKay, N. A. Gard
•jner and D. Irwin.
The Milwaukee Railway company
recently granted the company an ele
vator site on its right of way and the
•work of constructing an elevator is
now in progress. For some time the
.bulk of the wheat raised in this part
of the state has been marketed in ri
val towns, owing to higher prices be
ing paid there *than at this place.
Tjie purpose pf the. new cQmpany_i.s
to pay the highest price for wheat and
thus give new life to Orient as a mar
ket point. Arthur Leu of Hand coun
ty has been engaged as grain buyer
for the company and he will com
mence the purchase of grain immedl
Setting Posts Between South Dakota
and Wyoming.
The work of clearly defining the
"boundary between South Dakota and
'C? Wyoming, provided for by an act of
'the last session of congress appropri
ating $20,000 for the purpose, was
commenced last week by Frank S.
Peck and O. H. Southmayd of Dead
-~wood, who are in the field with a force
of surveyors. They are beginning at
Montana lake in northwestern Law
#"W3rence county, and will work south
running the survey a distance of 103
miles, placing stone monuments along
the line at intervals of one mile. The
purpose of the work is to enable per
Arsons residing near the boundary to de-
iproperties are. The monuments to be
soused in marking the line have arrived
ftj^in Belle Fourche and will be distrib-
Jilted from there in wagons. They
"^'iweigh 820 pounds each, will be placed
rf|in the ground to a depth of one foot
J^and will project seven feet above the
James Coyne Stricken at Whitewood
at Age of 86.
James Coyne, who has been a resi
dent of the Black Hills since 1876
died at the home of his daughter,
.Mrs. Phelps, in Whitewood, at the age
of 86 years. He was born in Ireland,
came to America in 1843 and was a
pioneer in California. He resided in
California a great many years before
coming to the Black Hills. There are
four children—one son In Butte, Mont
a daughter in Livingston, Mont., Mrs.
Deneen a daughter, Mrs. Walter S
Simpson, formerly of Deadwood, now
of Wilmington, Del., and Mrs. Phelps
of Whitewood. Funeral services were
held from the Methodist church at
a Whitewood. ip3fc.T
The records of the land office in
Pierre for September show that 138
filings were made, taking from the do
main west of the river 22,080 acres ol
land lor that month. This means that
a little over a township was taken for
the month in the Pierre district alone,
with two other land offices receiving
filings for the section of the state
•west of the river. The settlement ol
that part of the state keeps steadily
on, and might be increased if the peo
ple of the state would help to build
up the state as they might.
Convict, Who Has Died, Had Liberal
Heart, but Money Did Not Come
Fast Enough.
A strange career was that of Fred
Schindler, a former deputy United
States marshal for North Dakota, who
died in the Sioux Falls penitentiary a
few days ago as the result of an oper
ation. The crime for which the for
mer man-hunter was imprisoned was
of an original and unique character.
At the time of his death he was
serving a term of five years for falsi
fying his accounts with the govern
ment, and had served two years. He
was a member of the Elks lodge, and
members of the Elks lodge of Sioux
Falls took charge of his remains and
accompanied them to his former home
in North Dakota for interment.
Schindler, who was about 45 years
of age at the tim«Hf his death, before
his downfall was a special deputy mar
shal, with headquarters at Rolla, N.
D., near the Canadian border. His ex
pense account in connection with the
arrest of men who never were brought
to trial caused suspicion on the part
of the officials of the department of
justice at Washington, and an inspec
tor was sent to North Dakota to in
vestigate the matter. It was discov
ered, after some little time, that
Schindler was at the head of a com
bination which had been systematic
ally robbing the government of con
siderable sums of money. While
Schindler as a special deputy marshal
was on a regular salary, he was not
satisfied with this and concocted a
scheme whereby he could defraud the
government and enrich himself.
His reports would show the arrest
and confinement in jail of certain pris
oners who existed only in his own im
agination, but for whose arrest he
would draw extra pay in per diem and
mileage in escorting them from dis
tant points in his district to the jail
in the town where he made his head
The inspector found that the Rolla
jail, where fifty-seven prisoners, ac
cording to the report of Schindler,
should have been confined, was empty.
This led to the discovery that fictitious
names were used by the special dep
uty marshal in furtherance of his
scheme to defraud the government.
Schindler had been in poor health
for nearly a year and an application
for his pardon was pending at the time
of his death. Had he lived it is be
lieved that, owing to the state of his
health, he would have been given his
freedom about the beginning of the
coming year.
Schindler was one of the most gen
erous of men, and many stories are
told of his liberality. At the com
mensement of the Spanish-American
war he organized a company of volun
teers, which consisted of Indians and
half-breeds. He transported the mem
bers of the company to Bismarck, the
state capital, and tendered their serv
ices to the government as part of the
rough rider regiments.
The men were not accepted, and the
government refused to pay any of the
expense connected with their organiza
tion and mobilization at Bismarck.
Therefore Schindler was compelled to
foot all of the bills out of his own
pocket, but he did it cheerfully, and
took the "turn-down" as a matter of
course, as if it were an every-day oc
currence with him
Another story which illustrates his
liberality is told in connection with
the blockading of a train load of im
migrants near the town where he was
stationed. It was the middle of the
winter and the immigrants were with
out food. Many of them had no money
with which to purchase the necessa
ries of life. Schindler hired a huge
sled and some stx-ong horses, then
went to a store and purchased all the
provisions on hand, after which he
hauled them to the train and distrib
uted the food among the famishing im
migrants. When this had been done
he proceeded to a farm house situated
near where the train was stalled in
the snow and purchased a beef cow,
which he had killed and dressed. This
also was distributed among the snow
bound immigrants. Schindler paid for
everything out of his own pockets, and
even helped to kill and dress the beef
animal he had purchased. „. ™,
Jones Bros., who own forty-two
acres of land in Lake county, prob
ably will receive a greater financial re
turn from the crop raised on the tract
than is received from any other tract
of equal size in the entire state.
From the forty-two acres they have
gathered 6,000 bushels of potatoes,
which will fill twelve freight cars, and
twenty-four carloads of cabbages.
Twenty-four acres were devoted to the
cabbages, and during the growing sea
son they were hand-hoed three times.
Most of the potatoes raised by the
brothers will be stored until toward
spring, when they are expected to
bring about 50 cents a bushel.
Invited to the Fair
4 invucu fcu trie i-air«
Portland, Or., Oct. 11.—The Lewis
.and Clark exposition has sent invita
tions to the nations of the world to
participate in the. coming fair. The
communications were directed to the
representatives of thirty-six nations,
now at St. Louis, and include all the
great powers of the world. The invi
tation is accompanied by a memoran
dum detailing the place and the scope
of the exposition and the prominent
part which the United States govern
ment iB taking in the Pacific coast ex
Mother Says She Came All the Way
From Alaska to Get Her Boy.
Under arrest on the charge of kid
napping is the latest episode in the
romantic career of a woman now giv
ing her name as Miss Carry, but who
is the divorced wife of J. H. Rucastle,
a well-known resident of the little
town of Roubaix, Lawrence county,
S. D.
The woman, who says she now com
mands great wealth, claims that the
decree of divorce granted her the cus
tody of their child, now a lad of eight
years of age, and that she placed him
with an aunt residing in Iowa. Ac
cording to her story the father went
to Iowa, secured possession of the boy
and took him to Roubaix.
The former Mrs. Rucastle appeared
at Roubaix a day or two ago, being
driven to that place in a livery rig.
She drove to a house which evidently
had previously been described to her
as the place where the boy would be
found, and much to her delight saw
the boy approaching the building with
a pail of water. It is alleged she in
duced him to get into the carriage
with her, when the driver was given a
huflried order. Soon the carriage was
being driven at topmost speed for the
town of Lead, where the mother and
child took refuge in one of the lodging
The father then caused the arrest of
the mother on the charge of kidnap
For the purpose of securing her
boy the mother claims to have come
to the Black Hills direct from Park
field, 500 miles below Dawson City,
Alaska, where she says'she is married
ind surrounded with all' tie comforts
and luxuries which wealth can pro
vide. The name of her husband she
refuses to reveal, but she asserts he
is a wealthy and influential business
man of Parkfleld, and with him and
the child, if she can secure undisputed
possession of it, she will spend the
coming winter at San Francisco,
Settiers un. Rosebud Lands Reached by
From Rev. Charles M. Daly, super
intendent of the Congregational Sun
day school work in South Dakota, who
has just returned from an extended
missionary trip on the recently opened
Rosebud reservation, it is learned that
much interest is manifested among
settlers in religious matters. On Oct.
4 Chaplain Daley held the first re
ligious services in the new town of
Gregory, preaching to a large number
of people. Immediately following the
service a Sunday school was organized
and started out with a satisfactory
membership. Regular services will
hereafter be held by the. pastor of the
Congregational church at Bonesteel,
the Rev. J. Arthur Smith. On Sunday,
Oct. 2, a Congregational Sunday school
was organized at Herrick, the work to
be cared for by Rev. Mr. Smith, who
will preach once each Sabbath. Steps
were taken by Supt. Thrall, in charge
of Congregational missions in South
Dakota, to secure church building lots
in both Gregory and Herrick.
Fire in Washington Livery Stable
Causes Loss of $100,000.
Washington, Oct. 11.—Fire on the
upper stories of William F. and B. F.
Downey's livery stable yesterday
caused a loss of about $100,000. Some
of the finest carriages owned in Wash
ington, many of them belonging to
senator, members of the diplomatic
corps and wealthy Washingtonians,
stored in the building, were burned
The fire started from defective elec
tric light wiring.
The woman who was assaulted ana
murdered in the Mennonite colony
near Vankton was a widow named
Hofer. The original story is entirely
substantiated except that she was
still alive when found and was able to
utter the words, "Three of them did
it" before she died. The time that
has elapsed since the murder is suffi
cient to allow all three of the guilty
persons to be lost.
In the presence of her husband, Mrs.
Robert Weinheim of Huron, aged 24,
swallowed a quantity of carbolic acid
with suicidal intent. Before doing so
she told her husband good-by, and he
attempted to prevent the act, but the
physicians believe enough was taken
to cause death. Her face and neck
were badly burned. No cause is as
Safe blowers entered the state bank
at Fulton and blew off the two outer
doors of the safe. A citizen fired his
revolver into the building, frightening
the robbers away. They escaped on a
handcar, having secured $70 from an
outside money drawer.
Fourteen Are Injured.
Kansas City, .Mo., Oct. 11. The
Cfmaha and St. Joseph express on the
Missouri Pacific railway ran into an
open switch as it was leaving the
yards yesterday and collided with a
freight train. Fourteen persons were
Injured, two seriously.
6lack River Rising,
Black Rl-ver Falls, Wis., Oct. 11.
The late heavy rains have cau$ed the
first notable rise in Black river since
spring. There is nearly eight feet
Searching Party Rescues Member of
Lumber Crew.
Superior, Wis., Oct. 11. John
Mattson, who was lost in the woods a
week ago last Wednesday, has been
found by friends in a half-starved con
dition and is in the county jail here
awaiting an examination by physi
cians as to his mental condition.
Mattson is a Finn and has been
working at the Ross cedar camp in
the woods near Dedham. He started
out to work with the crew one noon,
and between the camp and the place
the men were operating that day he
became separated from his compan
ions. A search was made for him
and was continued for several days.
When found the man was still wan
dering, but was almost starved to
death. The authorities are unable to
get from him any particulars as to
where he had been during the week.
Stillwater Men Interfere In Row Be
tween Man and His Stepson.
Stillwater, Minn., Oct. 11.—A trag
edy was narrowly averted yesterday
afternoon by the interference of citi
zens after a lmife and a revolver had
been brought into play. Spencer
Clark, a barber, and his stepson, Fred
Jones, a bootblack in the Chestiansen
barber shop, both colored, had an al
tercation at their home on Second
street. Clark's face was battered up.
Jones used a knife and made a slash
at the neck of Clark, making a long
cut through the coat, vest and under
clothing back of the neck. Clark ran
out and Jones followed him with a
drawn knife. Clark fired two shots
from a 38-caliber Colt revolver, but
neither shot took effect. Interference
by several men stopped the fight and
both were arrested.
Criminals Who Made Daring Escape
Again Behind Bars.
Sioux Falls, S. D., Oct. 11. Two
more of the seven desperate convicts
who made so daring an escape from
the Sioux Falls penitentiary late
Thursday evening, have been recap
tured. The fugitives now apprehend
ed are John Lee and Frank Taylor,
who were caught at Dell Rapids, north
of Sioux Falls. They again occupy
cells in the penitentiary. Taylor is
under sentence of eight years for
bank burglary, while Lee is under
sentence of four years for simple bur
glary. Five of the seven who orig
inally escaped have now been recap
tured and once more placed behind
the bars. The two who are yet at lib
erty are Frank Howard, a United
States prisoner, and George White, a
state prisoner.
Court's Tax for Accosting Girl Is $100
f.nd He Can't Pay.
Des Moines, Oct. 11. Flirting on
the streets of Des Moines is to be
stopped by Judge Mathis and the po
lice force. George Burns was arrest
ed, charged with attempting to form
the acquaintance of Miss Fairy Gore,
employed in a department store. He
admitted that he believed the girl
would take a walk with him and that
he accosted her, asking for a street
acquaintance. Judge Mathis assessed
a fine of $100 for the act, and in de
fault of payment Burns had to go to
jail for thirty days.
Man Shoots at Robbers and They
Run Away.
Pierre, S. D., Oct. 11.—Gov. Herreid
has issued requisition papers on the
governor of Iowa for Ed Williams,
Morris Levich and Frank Emerson,
charged with attempting a few nights
ago to break into the building, of
Frank Bertram in Union county/ near
Sioux City. The attempt was-foiled
by Bertram, who fired at the robbers
with a rifle and they ran away. Ber
tram is an old hermit and it is gen
erally believed that he keeps a large
amount of money in his log cabin.
Three Townships In St. Louis County
to Be Opened.
Two Harbors, Minn., Oct. 11—Three
townships in the northeastern part of
St. Louis county will be opened for
settlement on Oct. 18, 19 and 20. The
land Is said to be exceptionally de
sirable, and some say it is fully .as
good as the farm acreage in Southern
Minnesota and Northern Iowa. The
three townshtps are all along the
right of way of the Duluth, Virginia &
Rainy Lake railroad, and best reached
from Ashawa.
Clark Sells His Paper.
Butte, Mont., Oct. 11. The Great
Falls Tribune of Great Palls, Mont.,
announces editorially that it has been
sold to W. C. Conrad of this city by
Senator W. A. Clark, the former
Alleged "Yeggemen" Break Away
While Sheriff Is at Supper.
I"* Crosse, Wis., Oct. 9.—While the
sheriff's family was at Bupper last
night four alleged "yeggemen" cap
tured here by a posse of armed police
a month ago, made a daring and suc
cessful esoape from the Trempaleau
county jail at Whitehall. A posse
was at once organized, but has failed
to recapture them. The men, Frank
King, Fred Kingsley, James Smoot
and William Morgan„were being held
to the circuit court on a charge of
burglary. Two of their companions,
safe blowers, were sentenced to five
years each in the pen a few days ago.
When captured the men had safe
blowing and burglars' outfits, and be
cause of many burglaries in this part
of the state, their arrest was consid
ered a "big feather" by the police
City's Semi-Centennial Celebration Is
New Ulm, Minn., Oct. 9.—The semi
centennial of the founding of this city
was celebrated at Turner theater last
evening. There were present nearly
200 people who were here previous to
1862 and who were the guests of the
Junior Pioneers. Five hundred peo
ple assembled at the banquet tables,
at the head of which sat the guests of
honor. Mrs. Elizabeth Henle, Alois
Palmer, Peter Mack and Minrod Will,
the four survivors among those who
came here in 1854. The toastmaster
was William Judus. The principal
speaker was William Pfaender, who
for forty-nine years has been a resi
dent of New Ulm.
Man Who Finds and Holds Postoffice
Property Is 8ent Up.
Sioux City, Iowa, Nov. 9. To his
plea for mercy, J. F. Williams, who
confessed to concealing stolen postage
stamps found in a haystack, on the
ground that he wanted the reward
and did not know he was committing
a crimq, Judge H. T. Reed, in federal
court, replied:
"You must have known the govern
ment doesn't keep its stamps in hay
But the court was lenient and let
Williams off with a six months' jail
sentence and a fine of $200. The
stamps concealed were stolen from
the Linn Grove, Iowa, postofflce, a
year ago last May.
Thirty-Six Indian School Pupils
Are III.
Washington, Aug. 9.—Supt. John R.
Brown of Morris (Minn.) Indian
school has reported that thirty-six
cases of typhoid fever have broken
out among the Indian pupils there. He
is unable to explain the cause of the
contagion. He reports that it cannot
be due to the water supply, which
comes from the same source as the
supply of the city of Morris, and an
examination has been made of the
sanitary appliances of the institution.
The superintendent will be directed
to use all possible means to prevent
the spread of the disease.
Artilleryman Dunlay Escapes Guards
at Fort Snelling.
St. Paul, Oct. 9. Artilleryman W.
Dunlap,-under a sentence of two years
for being asleep while on. guarrt, es
caped from Fort Snelling at 9 o'clock
yesterday morning. Dunlap was
working in the field and escaped the
vigilance of the guard and had got out
of sight before it was noticed that he
was gone. A squad of soldiers was
sent out to find him, but they gave up
the search early in the afternoon as
they got no trace of him. Capt. Mor
row says that no one saw Dunlap
leave the reservation.
Head Is Split Open.
Eiandge, N. D., Oct. 11. Fireman
Jones leaned from the cab to watch
for a signal giving his train a clear
track here and his skull was split
open by striking the mail crane. He
is expected to die.
Newspaper Man Convjgied for Killing
Leonard Day Complores Sentence.
Stillwater, Oct. 9—The barred gates
of Stillwater prison opened for Frank
H. Hamilton yesterday morning and
he walked forth, after nearly four
years' confinement, a free man. Ham
ilton was sentenced, after a sensation
al trial in Minneapolis, to seven years
in the state penitentiary for the kill
ing of Leonard Day, a fellow news
paper man and son of L. F. Day, a
wealthy lumberman, during a drunken
brawl in the barroom of the West
'hotel Nov. 25, 1900.
f'tf I S
Oneidas Opposed to Order That Land
Money Shall Be Deposited.
Green Bay, Wis., Oct. 9. The
Oneida Indians, on t*ie reservation ad
joining this city, will fight the recent
order providing that moneys secured
from the sale of their lands shall be
deposited in United States deposi
tories, and paid out only in annuities.
Supt. J. C. Hart of the government
schools of the reservation is in Wash
ington to explain the situation, and, if
possible, secure the rescinding of the
Dakotan Drowns Himself.
Fargo, N. D., Oct. 9.—0. A. Saun
ders, an early pioneer resident of
this county, after whom the station of
Saunders on the Milwaukee road was
named, committed suicide yesterday
by Jumping into the river.
A wonderful powder of rar*.
merit and unrivaled strength.^
A Tyrant.
"Pa, what is a tyrant?"
"A tyrant is one who governs you
without your choice, and who makes
you do without your choice, and
makes you do what he wants without
regard to what you want."
"Oh, I see. You and ma are tyrantv
aren't you, pa?"
FRANK J. CHBXKY makes oath that he Molar
partner of tbe Arm or F. J. CHUNKY ft Co., dulog
Business In tbe City of Toledo, Count and StM.
aforeaatd, and that said firm will pay the aum of
ONE HUNDKKD DOLLARS for each and every
case of CATARBH that cannot he cured by the use of
Sworn to before me and subscribed In uiy pre#*
•nee, this 6th day of December, A. D. 1886.
Hall'a Catarrh Cure Is taken Internally and act*
directly on the blood and mucous surfaces of th«
system. Send for testimonial, free.
F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, O.
Bold bv all DruprjilfitH, 75c.
Take Hall's Family Pills for constipation.
Kill Desperadum.
"Do you know," remarked the pesst-'
mist, "I think that I have experienced
every kind of misfortune except hang
"Well, you shouldn't be discour
aged," rejoined the optomlst. "It is
always desirable, you know, to re
member the old adage, 'While there's
life there's hope.'"
The moon is the most powerful
agent in producing the tides on the
earth it also produces some slight vap
riations in the earth's magnetism. So
far as science has been able to in. estl
gate there is absolutely no change in
the weather which can be attributed
to the moon, although half or more of
mankind seem to believe that the
moon does have some control over the
weather. All such beliefs, including
the time for planting gardens and for
going fishing, are mere suppositions—
the survivals of an age of ignorance.—
St. Nicholas.
Dr. Lapponi Uses Dr. Williams' Pink
Pills In His Practice Because Re
suits Meet His Expectations.
Dr. Lapponi, the famous physician
to the Vatican, whose name has re
cently come so greatly to the front
on account of his unremitting atten
tion to His Holiness, the late Pope,
Leo XIII., and the high esteem and''*!
confidence with which he is regarded
ly the present Pope, His Holiness,
Piux X., is a man of commanding
genius. He is more than a mere man
of science he is a man of original
and independent mind. Untrammeled
by the "etiquette" of the medical pro
fession, and having used Dr. Williams'
Pink Pills for Pale People in his prao»
tice with good results, he freely avows
the facts and endorses the value ot
this remedy with an authority which
no one will venture to question.
Dr. Lapponi's Letter.
"I certify that I have used Dr.
Williams' Pink Pills in four cases
of the simple anemia of develop
ment. After a few weeks of treat
ment, the result came fully up to
my expectations. For that reason
I shall not fail in the future to
extend the use of this laudable
preparation not only in the treat
ment of other forms of. the cate
gory of anemia or chlorosis, but
also in cases of neurasthenia and -4
the like." (Signed)
"Vrteat Via del Gracchi 332, Rome.
The "simple anemia of develop
ment" referred to by Dr. Lapponi is.
of course, that tired, languid condition
of young girls, whose development
to womanhood is tardy and whose
health at that period is so often im
periled. His opinion of the value of
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pale Peo
ple at that time is of the highest sci
entific authority and it confirms the
many published cases in which anemia
and other diseases of the blood, as
well as nervous diseases, such as ner
vous prostration, neuralgia, St. Vitus*
dance, paralysis and locomotor ataxia
have been cured by these pills. They
are commended to the public for their
efficiency in making new blood and
strengthening weak nerves. After
such an endorsement they will be ao
cepted by the medical and scientlfio
world at their full value.
The financial editor is not necessaiv
lly pedantic, but he is apt to indulge
in quotations.
Some mothers spare the rod and
spoil the slipper.
InsUatly atop* the pain of
Barns and Scalds.
Alwaya heals without scan.
Stao notodranlils, or mailed on nosiptof
prim by J.W. OoS*
Co.. Black Btvar
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CURBS catarrh of the stomach.

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