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4^ h' WORK OF R. R. COMMISSION. In Sioux Falls? on Aug. 10, at which time arguments in the above mention ed case will be made, after which a decision will be rendered. During the meeting of the board a letter was received from the officials of the Chicago & Northwestern Rail road company stating in substance that the company had decided to grant a petition of the people residing at Canning and vicinity and maintain an agent at Canning in the future. For the past ten or twelve years the com pany has had no agent at that place, but business has now increased to such an extent that an agent has be come necessary. The members of the board consid ered petions filed with tne board by residents of the town of Hanna and Dumont, situated on the Burlington & Missouri River railroad, in the Black Hills. The petitions ask that the rail road company be required to main ,tain an agent at Dumont, where the Homestake Mining company a year or two ago constructed a $l,000,0t)0 water plant. Timber and other ship ments from Dumont are quite large and the people feel that they are en titled to a regular agent. The peti tions were referred to Dr. W. G. Smith, the Black Hills member of the board, Who will make a personal investiga tion and report at a later meeting of the board. The people living in the vicinity of what is known as sandcut, situated on the Milwaukee road between Waubay and Summit, have petitioned the rail road commissioners for sites for two grain elevators at Sandcut. As Sand cut is not a regular station the board was uncertain as to its jurisdiction in the case. The petition accordingly was ordered referred to P. J. Rogde, legal counsel for the board, and will come up for further consideration. Some months ago the residents In the vicinity of Sandcut petitioned the board for a depot to be established at Sandcut, but after hearing in the case the board was compelled to deny the application, as the business at that point did not warrant a depot being established. The citizens of Sonilla, Beadle coun ty, filed with the board a petition ask ing that the Milwaukee railroad com pany be compelled to have a regular and permanent agent at that place. The application was considered by the board and it was decided to open nego tiations with the railroad company for the purpose of having the desired agent appointed. Final action in the matter was deferred until the ad journed meeting on Aug. 10, by which time it is expected a definite answer will be received from the railroad company in regard to the matter. The Black Hills Fullers Earth com pany has just been incorporated at -Deadwood, with 1,000,(|00 shares, par lvalue $1. This will open a new in dustry and one of the most valuable over promoted in the Black Hills. A large quantity of fullers' earth is im ported yearly into the United States, so that mines yielding this valuable product in this country are highly es teemed. This company owns 360 acres of land in Fall River county, twelve miles southeast of Hot Springs. The deposit is a cretaceous strata in the bed shale. It is believed that the bed of fullers' earth will be found to un derly the entire 360 acres of land. This earth is of a dark blue slate color. It is three feet eight inches In thickness, has been proven by the analytical test to be chemically pure, and both the bleaching and filtering tests have shown it to be superior to any other fullers' earth in the world. This fullers' earth can be mined, ground, bolted and put on the market for $8 a ton. The poorest grade now on the market is selling for twice that amount. Some of the best grades Bell as high as $22 a ton. EJ- S. Kelly of Hot Springs is president of the new company. Fell Into Deep Disgrace. Landlady—Mr. Starboarder is no longer one of the guests at my table. Friend—Why did he leave? Landlady—At my request. I asked him to say grace the other day, and h® said: "Oh, Lord, we need thy help to make us thankful for what we are about to receive!"—Cleveland Leader. Of a Scandalous Kind. Gladys—Necessity is the mother of Invention. George—That may be but the sew ing circle fathers quite a lot.—u. 3* of Matters of Importance in State Are Settled. The state board of railroad com missioners has concluded holding its regular monthly meeting at the head quarters of the commission in Sioux Falls. During the meeting a number of matters of importance received at tention at the hands of the members of the board. The members of the board were at Aberdeen early in the present week, where testimony was taken in the case of the Aberdeen National bank vs. the United States Express company. The bank seeks to have the express company compelled to accept ship ments of currency at any time during .^ordinary business hours. The practice has been to accept such shipments only immediately prior to the depart ure of trains, as the express company lias no safe place in which to keep currency over night. The railroad commissioners decided to hold an ad journed meeting at their headquarters 1 '-.V _,*! Id mt4 1 1 '-IvB-'Mt' Hslkirli STATE NEWS OF INTEREST ELECTRIC OR STEAM ROAD? Mystery Surrounding Proposed New Line in Moody County. Quite a lot of excitement has been caused the past three weeks by a gang of surveyors and a young lawyer of Brookings in the northwest part of Mood couuty who purported to be sur veying for an electric railroad between Sioux Falls and Brookings. Some of the business men upon finding that the proposed route was going to miss Flandreau and go through E^an got excited and had a meeting called and invited some of the interested parties to appear before an audience of our citizens and per suade them to offer a large enough bonus to induce the new road to come this way, but at the meeting it de veloped that this was to be a straight line from Brookiugs to Sioux Fi.lls and that no inducement could be offered that would warrant them in crooking the line even a half of a mile. At Egan some of the citizens are getting a little skeptical and think that this is the forerunner of a new railroad and that the right-of-way is being secured to turn over to some railroad company. The promoters do not give the people a very clear idea of what is going to be done. The chief object seems to be to get right of way free and then the object will be made known. It is somewhat of a puzzle to people of Flandreau to understand why this proposed electric road which would have to depend up on the passenger traffic for support, after traveling twenty-eight miles through our county would miss the county seat to avoid going two miles and a half out of the way. The traffic to the county seat would surely be more than the trough traffic, and our citizens have come to the conclu sion that it will be some time before the citizens of this county will enjoy the benefits of a street railway. UNEASINESS ON ROSEBUD. Indians Drinking Too Much—-Fears for the Future. An outbreak of the Sioux Indians on the Rosebud reservation is appre hended and preparations are being made by the whites to protect their homes. The cause of the trouble is primarily the recent interpretation of the law by Justice Brewer, granting the Indians holding allotments a right to buy liquor. For an Indian, once he has a taste of liquor, will never end his drinking until he is stone blind. .And once drunk, an Indian, displeased by some slight deed of a white man, knows no law and no controlling pow er. As a matter of fact the Indians have never felt quite right over the Rosebud land drawing, and their anger is In creasing instead of diminishing. Last night six Indians, each armed with a big gun, quarreled with a bartender in Smith Brothers' saloon at Dallas over the land proposition. The bar tender beat one of them almost to death with bottles while the proprie tor, with two big Colt revolvers point ed at the braves, held them motionless during the fight. "If one of you moves I'll kill you," he, declared. The in jured man did not regain conscious ness for twelve hours, and twenty seven stitches were necessary to sew his scalp together. Many of the Indians remember the battle of Wounded Knee and they are talking of it more and more. LARGEST GOLD BRICK EVER. $7,000 Lump In One Week at Dead wood. The Imperial Mining company of Deadwood recently encountered a rich body of ore while working in an up raise on the Sunday claim. Another body of ore wa3 encountered below a few weeks ago, but this more recent discovery is even higher grade than any ever encountered on the ground. At the weekly clean-up last Saturday the largest brick ever turned out from the mill was made. It weighed 137 pounds, and will be worth between $6,000 and $7,000. The Golden Reward Mining com pany will resume operations. The re pairs consisted of a new crusher and dryer. Well Preserved. He—Mme de Blgfakski is certainly a well preserved woman. She was on the stage when my grandmother was a theater goer- She—Yes if there is anything iu the airtight theory of preservatives she ought to keep indefinitely. She ia literally incased in cosmetics. A Painful Amputation. "I see that Chauncey Depew's $20, 000 salary in the Equitable has been cut off." "That hurts ^rorse than to be called a purveyor of moldy chestnuts."—Bal timore Sun. Silence Is Better. Anonymity seems to be growing in favor with contemporary novelists. In some cases silence would be a still better refuge from the slings and ar rows of criticism.—Providence Jour nal- Safe "Have you ever saved any thing for a rainy day?" bawled the stern parent. "Why, certainly, father," replied the irresponsible, cheerfully. "I'm well insured against a time like that—I've a a a FINE IN SOUTH DAKOTA. Winter Wheat Threshings Show a Vatf uabie Crop Secured. Reports from a uumber of points In practically every county in the agri cultural portion of the state east of the Missouri river show that black rust has not yet seriously damaged the wheat crop. Volin, Platte and Alexandria are the first towns- to make reports of thresh ing, At Volin, Eugene Handy threshod hia winter wheat, which yielded an average of about twenty-five bushels to thve acre. Others in that locality report yields of as high as forty bush els. Lewis Harris, a farmer living near Platte, has completed threshing thirty acres of winter wheat, which averaged eighteen bushels per acre The wheat was of a very light stand. One field of rye threshed out forty-five bushels an acre, while another field yielded thirty-five bushels to the acre. Joseph Hollis, living near Flandreau, was the first to thresh in that locality. He threshed 110 acres of rye for Joseph McNamara, which averaged 10 bushels an acre. Winter wheat in the extreme south ern part of the state is all harvested and some threshing has been done. The winter wheat which has thus far been marketed in that part of the state tested sixty-two pounds to the bushel, and was of fine quality. Hundreds of farmers in the southern part of Union county had large fields of winter wheat, and have" had such good suc cess with it that they have decided to increase the acreage next year. Harvesting of spring wheat com menced several days ago in the south ern part of the state, and this week will commence in the central portion. Barley harvest is completed in the greater part of the state, while a great deal of oats will be cut this week. The barley crop will be a good average one in the state at large, while in many localities it will be better than for several years. •Harvesting, among other counties, is also in progress in Lyman county, .west of the Missouri river, where crops of all kinds are unusually prom ising. Lyman is one of the compara tively new counties, and heretofore has been numbered among the "cow" coun ties. Yet some of the farmers find some thing to kick about. One of this class, who lives in Hutchinson county, wa3 interviewed the other day. He kicked, as usual. "If it ain't one thing its another in this country. My crop is going to be so big that my granary won't bold it, and I will have to blow myself to build more granary room." Some of the farmers in the vicinity of Hartford, Minnehaha county, ex press the belief that their wheat will thresh from twenty to forty bushels to the acre. Owing to the heavy yields of all kinds of small grain, retail implement dealers have been pushed to the ut most to supply the unusually brisk de mand for binder twine. THIS SEWAGE WILL BE TANKED. Mitchell, S. D., Provides a Septic Re ceptacle for It. Ever since Mitchell put in a sewer system there has been trouble as to 'he disposal of the sewage. Vain ef "ts have been made in years past dispose of it, but bad conditions have always remained. The city coun cil has just commenced the erection of a septic tank to cost $1,500. The tank is placed in the southeastern part of the city. It is 40 by 110 feet, and will be 8 feet deep. It will be lined with concrete three feet thick at the bottom and two feet overhead. The chemical action which takes place turns the refuse into water that is from 90 to 95 per cent pure, and there is no odor. The system will be in working order in about a month. Work has commenced on Mitchell's new corn palace, to be 100 by 142 feet. A stone foundation is being laid that will add to the permanency of the affair. There is but two months in which to construct the building and decorate it, but enough men will be engaged to do the work and have everything in readiness for the open ing on Sept. 25. The structure will cost $10,000 when it is completed, and will seat over 4,000 people in the gal lery and lower floor. All the booths will be placed on the first floor and the gallery will be provided with seats The Banda Rossa will be a musical attraction. The valuation of Davison county amounts to $3,623,452, which is nearly $500,000 in' excess of the valuation of 1904. The increase comes from a higher value being placed on real es tate and a larger number of cattle, horses and hogs. The population by the new census Is 10,031. Five years ago it was 7,483. Progressive. Jack—How are you getting on with Miss Huggins, old man? Tom—Slow but sure. I began at the gate and have now reached the veran da. If nothing happens I hope to get into the parlor this fall.— Fun Ahead. "Beware,' cried the fortune teller, "your bitterest enemy will shortly cross your path." "Hooray!" yelled the man- delight edly, "my auto won't do a.thing to him."—Philadelphia Press. -ft**« vt- DIP ONLY INFECTED STOCK. Circuit Court Passes on the Beadle County Case. The decision of Judge Charles S. Whiting of the Ninth judicial district, in what is known-as the Beadle coun ty cattle dipping case' has been rend ered. The case is the result of an effort on the part of R. W. Clark, coun ty cattle inspector, to enforce the dip ping of cattle, whether diseased or not. This action being based on an order issued by the state commission. A large number of farmers and cat tle owners combined to test the mat ter in the courts, and argument pf motion for an order restraining the inspector from carrying out his pur pose was had in this city some days since. Judge Whiting sustains the conten tion of the petitioners and holds that only diseased cattle, or those known to have been exposed to what is term ed "scabbies," need be dipped, and these only after a thorough inspection by the inspector. The state board has no sujervisory power over the county inspector, and therefore has no au thority to make an order requiring the inspector "to dip cattle or have them dipped. The inspector, how ever, is given full power to do all things necessary to protect cattle in his county, but only can require cattle to be dipped wheu he has made an in spection and found them diseased. The opinion of the court is the first given in a case brought to test the powers of the state board, and it i3 gratifying to both the inspector and cattle owners, as it clearly defines the manner in which the inspector may le gally proceed, and what stock owners are required to submit to as pertains to diseased or exposed cattle. SCHOOLMA'AMS IN DEMAND. South Dakota Rural Boards of Educa tion in a Dilemma. A shortage of school teachers is reported In some parts of Hanson county, and the boards of education in some of the districts have been compelled to resort to the unusual method of advertising for school ma'ams. Of the five teachers needed in Jas par township only one has thus far been secured, notwithstanding that all the teachers are usually engaged about the first of August. In another township, which also needs five teach ers, not one has yet been secured and the members of the board have not the slightest idea where they will be able to get teachers for the schools during the coming year. In some of ,the counties in the ex treme western part of the state, in the Black Hills region, boards of educa tion have hard work to secure and hold women teachers, for the reason that after they have been in the coun try for a short time they usually fell in love with and married ranchmen. Many Eastern ladies who during the last two or three years accepted po sitions in the schools of Butte, Meade and other counties in Western South Dakota speedily secured ranchmen husbands and left the school boards in the lurch by abandoning their school work in perhaps the middle of the school year. But in Hanson county no such cause is assigned for the shortage of school teachers. In fact, it is not known just why there should be such a shortage in the visible sup ply of teachers. GET PART OF SCHOOL FUND. first six months of the present year has placed $354,861 of the permanent school fund, the greater part of it, $318,111, being on farm loans, and the balance on school and municipal bonds. School districts of the state took $25,750, and municipal corpora tions $11,000. The county auditors over the state are keeping the unin vested permanent fund down t.T bed rock under the present laws. Loans have been made in all the counties of the state for the first six months in the year, with the exception of Custer, Hughes, McCook and Stanley. The counties Which took municipal loans were: Day, $3,000 Gregory. $3,000, and Moody, $5,000. Those which took school bond loans were: Brookings, $1,300 Butte, $4, 700 Campbell, $400 Charles Mix, $500 Day, $850 Deuel, $550 Hamlin, $11,000 Mersgall, $700 Miner, $950 Minnehaha, $2,500, and Roberts $2* 300. HOBOES APPEAR IN DROVES. Hunting hoboes is a new pastime in in which many South Dakotans are indulging. As a result of the bumper crop in the state this year, thousands of har vest hands from other parts of the West have flocked to the state for the purpose of securing the $2.50 per day and "keep" which the farmers are of fering. But in the incoming crowds are large numbers of genuine hoboesJ, who do not want work, but who ex pect to live off those who do work. These hoboes, in order to keep away from the scenes of actual work iu the harvest fields, congregate in the towns and become a great nuisance to the authorities of the cities and towns. In a single round-up at Aberdeen as many as sixty-four hoboes were ar rested, while the season's arrests in any of the towns frequented by tramps will run into the hundreds. Finds Diamonds in Can of Beef. Sioux Falls, S. D., Aug. 8.—Mrs. A. J. Keith has found in a can of beef a diamond worth $100. It Is thought the stone may have been a setting in a ring and dropped off the band of the person who packed the can. 3 Y. ,, .j. j*" W South Dakota 0mr*l Stat* New* Paragraphed. Albert Stiles, of the firm of Kenny & Stiles Brothers, died at Brittou af ter a short illness. •, While on his way to the river, ac companied by a number of children, Henry Swanson, sixty-five years of age fell dead in the street at Huron from heart failure. The Cook & Bdrrett show which is touring the southeastern part of the state, purchased out of the Philip buf falo her a two-year-old animal for ex hibition purposes. Gov. Elrod has granted an extradi tion warrant to Snoriff T. M. Redd of Miama county, Kansas, who will take back Art Wing, alias Frank F. Camp bell, who is wanted in that county on a charge of assault and jail breaking. The county commissioners of San born«county have taken steps to drain Long lake. If the project is carried through a considerable strip of valu able land will be rendered fit for ag ricultural purposes. John Charley, Indian, will die as a result of a fight begun by a band of Indians, led by himself, upon the in mates of the saloon of Smith Broth ers, at Dallas, a new town on the Rose bud reservation. State Land Commissioner Bach has disposed of the cottonwood timber on four lots of the state land in Charles Mix county, securing $1,455 for the property. The timber stands along the river front, and Is being carried away by erosion of the stream, and it was a case of sell or lose the timber. Plans are nearing completion by which $300,000 worth of South Dakota farm land will be given by the An cient Order of Hibernians to worthy poor of that order. The national order at first decided to build a home in the east for the support of its more un fortunate members, but this plan has given away to the land scheme. The Hibernians have a surplus of $2,000, 000. The city of Lead Is being tfued by Mayor John Gilroy for back salary amounting to about $300. He claims the right of an advance in salary ever since Lead filed its charter as a city of the first class. It is probable this matter will raise a question of con stitutional law as to whether or not an officer can have hi3 salary either raised or diminished during the term for which he was elected or appointed. I I One of the peculiarities in the re turns to the state auditor on the re ports for the state assessment board comes from one county which shows 623 schools polls, and admits the ex istence of 1,139 dogs for taxation. It is safe to say that the proportion of dogs to population is greater in that county than any other county in the state—that is so far as reports to the state department will show. -•*.. 2? A final decision in the case of Mrs. Jane E. Waldron vs. Black Toma hawk, involving a valuable tract con taining 322 acres of land which ad joins the Fort Pierre tbwnsite, has been filed by Judge Carland at Sioux Falls, ordering Black Tomahawk to surrender to the secretary of the inl terior the trust patent to the land is sued to him some years ago, in order that it may be canceled. It is fur ther ordered that Black Tomahawk vacate the land and surrender it to Mrs. Waldron within ninety days. It is further ordered by the final decree that Mrs. Waldron recover her costs and disbursements. The regular monthly meeting of the state board of railroad commissioners has just been held at Sioux Falls. The citizens of Bonilla, Beadle county, asked that the Milwaukee road com pany be compelled to to maintain a regular and permanent agent at that place- Final action was deferred to Aug. 10 next. Sandcut, situated on the Milwaukee between Waubay and Sucru mit, petitioned for sites for two grain elevators. It was referred to P. J. Rogde, legal counsel of the board. The members of the board considered pe titions filed by residents of Hanna and Dumont, on the Burlington and Mis souri river, for an agent, at Dumont, where the Homestake Mining company a year or so ago constructed a $1,000, 000 water plant. The petitions were referred to Dr. W. G. Smith, the Black Hills member of the board, who will make a personal investigation. The North-Western has decided to grant a petition of the people residing at Can ning and vicinity for an agent. State Superintendent Nash has set the dates for the next regular exam ination of teachers sKghtly earlier than for the last two years. Tuesday and Friday, Aug. 17 and 18, will be the fateful days. The board of examiners will meet on the following Wednesday Aug. 23. Last March Mrs. P. 8. Cliamplin of EJlk Point was granted a divorce and at once moved to Les Moines. Now Mr. Cliamplin brings a suit in Sioux City against his former partner. Eld ward M. Sinclair, for $10,000 damages, for alienating his wife's affections ,Vv, ?j W- Y, i* 1 %», Mrs. William Drabbs, a former res ident of Armour, died at the Yankton hospital from gallstones. The first church society ever organ ized in Sioux Falls by colored people has just been formed here. Mrs. Joseph Gregor, aged died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Tomscha, five miles north of Elk ton. ninety, With a population of 507, High mora people find that they need another Place of worship, making a total of flour flue church buildings. Moses Little Elk, an Indian visitor on the Sisseton reservation, from the Santee reservation, was stabbed by One Road. One Road was arrested and is held at Sisseton for trial. State Auditor Halladay has com pleted the estimates on wolf bounties for last year and finds that the annual appropriation of $5,000 will pay 75 cents on the dollar on claims filed. Malachi E. Halligan, of Worthing, S. D., died in the city building at Madi son, following a protracted spree. Ho was a prosperous drayman at Worth ing until recently, when liquor inter fered with his work. Harrison, the small inland town six miles west of Corsica, has voted as a unit to reject the Milwaukee's propo sition to move to the new town. The railroad company offered them lots at a rebate of half the list price. Then annual convention of the South Dakota W. C. T. U. will be held at Sioux Falls Sept 21, 22, 23 and 24. Reduced rates will be secured if tharo are 100 tickets sold on the certificate plan. Delegates will be furnished lodging and breakfast. Mrs. George Lodt, a young farmers' wife residing six miles north of Bridg* water, was so severely burned by the explosion of a can of kerosene oil« while attempting to kindle the kitchen fire that she died from the effacta of the burns a short time afterward. Joseph C. Miller, manager of the Norton-Laird lumber yard, is dead from a stroke of apoplexy. He was one of the oldest business men in Watertown. He came to that city in 1878 and was elected state senator In 1S93, He served as alderman from the Fourth ward, and at the time of his death was secretary of the school board. Under the leadership of Dr. Joseph Ward, a summer theological institute was held in Yankton eighteen years ago this summer. Last week at Yank ton college opened the first institute to be held in the city since that time. It was the cherished dream of the founder of the college to make the summer school of theology one of the strongest features of the institution*' Gen. Edmund English of Yankton, who is in some mysterious way con nected with a military movement in China, for which he has been enlist ing young Americana as .instructors during tbe past year, has been noti fied t)y Gov Leong Kai Chew that tyo will :i}e China ,§oqn to train the new army that is to be raised- for. the Celestial empire. Gen. English is a veteran of the Civil war. :r: I MJ I H. J. Ixickington lias let the con tract for the building of his new pack ing house at Aberdeen to the Northoy Manufacturing company of Waterloo, Iowa. Mr. Lockington expects to sup ply the local markets with meat from the beginning and expects to branch out until his territory will cover most of the northern part of the state. Ho believes he can successfully compete with the houses in the large cities. The Flandreau Siqux Indians will received final -paymentyof their trust money from the government through Special Disbursing Agent Pierce. Each member of the tribe will receive $150. Dr. Charles Eastman, is a member of this tribe and draws his $150 for him self and five children. He has never severed his tribal relations, but has drawn his annuity money, $3 a year, with the poorest redskin in (ho bunch, A telephone girl's mistake spoiled a full-sized sensation in Big Stone city. A well-known married citizen of that place planned to elope. After posting a letter to the woman, giving her full directions where to meet him, he came to Milbank to await developments. Fearing his letter had miscarried, ho called up the woman on the phono. Then the telephone girl blundered Iu stead of calling up the girl, she gave him his wife, who, suspecting some thing, by a clever change of voice, deceived the eloper until he had given the case away. He went home and tried to square himself. A prominent mining expert well known trrough the west, and formerly connected with large enterprises in the Black Hills, has been examining the Montezuma & Whizzers property in Deadwood gulch for an Eastern syn dicate. The properties are considered the best copper properties in the north ern hills. The company further con templates the purchase of the Golden Reward smelter in Deadwood, former ly used for the reduction of gold ore. It will be changed as needed. ff. yg pj? i§ r, "*X&f fm. 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