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HAULED FAR ON RAKE TEETH.
Boy Has Perilous Ride In Runaway, but Is Hurt Little. Warren, Minn., Aug. 26.—Something equal to the "cage of death," as dem onstrated at various amusement parks, was the experience of Clarence Murk, a young fon of Oluf Murk, liv ing near here, while engaged in cut* ting and Burning weeds on their farm. Murk was burning some dry stuff and the smoke was passing over Clar ence and the team which he was driv ing. A train coming from the oppo site direction was not heard until it dashed by the boy, who was seated on the rake. The team jumped and sttruck the ditch bank, throwing the boy forward and down into the rake, and there he was tossed- about for half a mile. He then managed to grasp the doubletrees and pull himself out of the rake, only to be thrown into it again by a sudden lurch of the fright ened team. When the team was finally stopped the father hastened up, expecting to find his son dead, but beyond a few scratches and bruises he was unharm ed. "V AVERAGE CROP IS THE OUTLOOK- Harvest Well Advanced and Thresh ing Started. St Paul, Aug. 26.—The outlook for a good crop in the Northwest contin ues favorable, according to the week ly report issued yesterday by' the Northern Pacific. Hot, dry weather has prevailed in all districts during the past week. A few heavy rains in some localities were of great benefit 1 to late crops, although harvesting was delayed to some extent. Flax is rip ening nicely and looks well. Wheat harvest is well advanced and some threshing has been done, showing an average yield. Oats and barley are about all in the stack, and where threshing has commenced, reports are favorable. Rust and hot dry winds have caused some damage, but actual percentage is unknown. With favora ble conditions, threshing will be gen eral next week. From present'indica tions, the crop will be an average one. DIVIDE UP THE SURPLUS. Law to Require Annual Apportion ment Among Policyholders. St. Paul, Aug. 26.—The cost of in surance will be materially lowered, insurance commissioners believe, if a bill approved by the insurance com missioners at their session yesterday meets with the approval of. the vari ous, legislatures next winter. The bill, which requires an annual apportion ment of the surplus of life insurance companies, it is maintained by many of the commissioners, strikes at the root of all the evil in life insurance company management by holding their officers accountable for the enor mous surplus funds accumulated un der the deferred dividend contracts, under which nearly all of the large companies operate. PROBE. PACKER'S APPENDIX. Surgeons Operate on P. A. Valentine at His Summer Home. Oconomowoc, Wis., Au. ?6.—P. A. Valentine of Chicago, prominently al lied with Armour & Co., underwent an operation yesterday for appendicitis at his summer home here. Doctors Mc Arthur and Vogue of Chicago perform ed the operation. Details as to the re sult are lacking. EXPECT DOLLAR POTATOES. Rains Rot "Murphy" Crop About Green Isle, Minn. Green Isle, Minn., Aug. 26.—Farm ers in this vicinity report an almost total failure of the potato crop, due to the recent rains. The almost con tinuous rain has rotted the potatoes, and there is no question but they will reach the dollar a bushel mark before on Generous to Railroad. Webster City, Iowa, Aug. 26.—The city council last, night passed a "fran chise giving the Boone. Webster City & Interurban Railroad company the privilege of operating in this cityNAn exemption from taxation for five years was also granted. A depot Bite a right of way will be donated. Doctor Dies of Yellow Fever. Mexico City, Aug. 26.—Dr. Harold Seidlin of Copenhagen, aged thirty, is dead of yellow fever at Morida, Yuca tan, where he went six weeks ago to accept a professorship in the medical university. Victim of Hot Wave. Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Aug. 26.—Chris tian Springer was overcome by heat yesterday and died in five minutes. Thomas Skala was stricken and has been unconscious for twenty-four hours. Spree Ends In Drowning. Helena, Mont., Aug. 26.—P. B. Mc Lean, an Anaconda saloon man, aged sixty-six, ended a protracted spree by drowning himself in Gregoson spring, a resort near Anaconda. He went Into the plunge unaccompanied and was overcome, his body being found floating on the surface this morning. Creamery la Burned. Wlshek, N. D., Aug. 26.—The Wi shek creamery was totally destroyed wby a fire which started In the boiler room from an unknown cause. AS#* lif- -I FAILS TO LAND BURGLARS POSSE RETURNS TO CROOKSTON —NEW CRIM*E LAID TO MEN TOR THIEVES. Crookston, Minn., Aug. 25.—After an exciting eleijea-mile chase a possp of thirty men from this city captured three men supposed to be the Mentor and Halsted burglars. They were en tering the village of Fisher about 1 o'clock yesterday afternoon and- had left the station here yesterday morn ing and immediately started toward the country. ,, Upon examination it was found that the suspects were harvest hands going to Dakota, and they were released. The posse Is now on its way back to the city. The posse started from Crookston yesterday morning on receipt of a tel ephone message from Halsted that the postofflce there was robbed of $30 la sliver and $400 in stamps last night at 2 o'clock. The burglars secured en trance through a side door. No clue has been found regarding the robbers, who eveidently wer* the same gang that robbed the bank at Mentor and the store here. The Mentor robbery is still a mys tery, as far as the robbers are con cerned. 'i v« FARMERS NEEED MORE MEN. Work In Harvest Fields for 40,000 More. St. Paul, Aug. 25.—Rreports show harvest fields are short all the way from 25,000 to 40.000 men, and that those now helping tb move the crops are working overtime to make up for the lack of laborers. The Great Northern, the Northern Pacific and the Soo, especially for the last few weeks, have been advertising exten sively for men in Illinois, Ohio, Indi ana and other Eastern points, but the results are not so good as could be wished for. ONIONS BRING PROSPERITY. Iowa Crop Is Largest Ever Raised and Market Is Good. Eldora, Iowa, Aug. 25. The onion crop in Iowa this fali will be the larg est ever raised and will enable somo of the farmers to pay some of their mortgages, will help to erect new homes and in many ways furnish rev enue to bring comforts, necessities and wealth to a large number of rais ers. Over at Pleasant Valley, in Scott county, the crop is going to yield a» high as 600 to 900 bushels to the acra. Eighty cents is the current price per bushel. DIAMONDS DISCOVERED. Prof. Andrea Finds a Handful of Valo able Stones in Manitoba. Winnipeg, Man., Aug. 25.—Prot Reuben Adrea, well known In Winni peg and Portage La Prairie, returned to this city with a fist full of dia moads in the rough which he claims to have discovered somewhere within the confines of the province. He took them to several local jewelers who pronounced them to be stones of the first water. He has staked a claim and forwarded samples to New York by express, Insured for $25,000. OPENS NEW YARDS. 1 North-Western Road Enlarges Wino na Accommodations. Winona, Minn., Aug. 25.—The Ndrth-Western Railway company is opening new yards in this city. The old lumber yards site of the Youmana Bros. & Hodglns company has been purchased and switch tracks are be ing laid there. 'Five tracks are being laid and these will accommodate near ly 500 cars. Within the last two years the company has increased the capac ity of its shops and equipment here at a cost of $100,000. CLUB TO EXPLOIT VALLEY. Red River Towns Invited to Join Movement. Crookstcn, Minn., Aug. 25.—The Twenty-five Thousand club is planning to hold a meeting in this city in the latter part of September of all the commercial clubs in the Red river val ley, including Minnesota, and North Dakota, for the purpose of planning an organized movement for the growth and development of the Red river valley. Invitations will be seat to nearly 100 towns. Heat Kills Four. Milwaukee, Wis., Aug. 24.—Four deaths and five prostrations were ascribed to the heat, in Milwaukee yesterday. Thermometers registered in the vicinity of 90 degrees during the forenoon. A heavy rain this after noon of nearly two inches cooled ofl the atmosphere. Wages Break Record. Superior, Wis., Aug. 25.—Almost re markable advances in the wages of la boring men have been made in all lines ot work in this city in the last few days. In some cases what may be termed common, labor is being paid for at $3 per day Man Drowns In Cloudburst. Helena, Mont., Aug. 25.—A dispatch from Miles City, says M. I. March sheep herder, lost his life through cloudburst, which swept his team and wagop down Corall creek. HAIR CATCHES FIRE. Woman While Preserving Fruit Is Se riously Burned. Sunnyside, Minn., Aug. 28.—While preserving fruit over a wood fire the hair of Mrs. J. H. Door caught fire and the flames spread to her clothing. She ran from the house and rolled in the water of a ditch, managing to ex tinguish the flames, but not until she had been seriously burned. The flames spread to a can of oil in the kitchen, and this exploded, causing a confla gration which destroyed the house and all its contents. FIREBUG IN WAREHOUSE. of Torch Is Applied in Four .Parts Building. Cedar Falls, Iowa, Aug. 28.—Fire which is declared to be undoubtedly of incendiary origin was discovered in the M. D. Pbilleo implement ware house. The department when it reached the scene found the flre had broken out in four different sections of the big building and was rapidly spreading. Effective work, however, subdued the flames after damage to the extent of $1,500 had been done. DIES CROSSING FIELD. Leading Montana Farmer Stricken With Paralysis. Virginia City, Mont., Aug. 28.— Stricken with paralysis while crossing a field on his upper Ruby farm, John Donegan, formerly representative in two sessions of the legislature from Madison county, lay helpless all night, and in the morning was found dead by his daughter, who, alarmed at his ab sence, had started out to look for him. He was a pioneer miner of Montana, coming to Alder Gulch in 1864. WILL BUILD TO DULUTH. Canadian Northern Will Make Exten sion by Way of Port Arthur. Duluth, Minn., Aug. 28.—Port Ar thur, Canada, reports that the Cana dian Northern railroad is now actively laying plans for a line from the Cana dian head of the lakes to Duluth. It has been recognized for some time that the Canadian Northern would ul timately take this step. It is under stood that the road will run down through Cook and Lake counties from Gunflint. CATTLE TRAMPLE WOMAN. Montana Pioneer Killed in Mad Rush of Pet Kine. Plains, Mont., Aug. 28.—Mis J. Hermann, one of the pioneer residents of Western Montana and one of the best known women of this section of the state, was trampled to death by a number of pet cows while she was in the act of opening the corral gate to turn out a cow which had just been milked. GERMANS IN DUBUQUE.' Deutscher Kriegerbund Opens Con vention in Iowa City. Dubuque, Iowa. Aug. 28. The Deutscher Kriegerbund of North America's twenty-first annual conven tion opened yesterday with a parade of visiting delegates and local organi zations, followed by a reception and band concert. State Representative A. F. Frudden and Judge N.. C. Mat thews made addresses. CAN'T HARVEST RIPE CROPS. North Dakota Farmers Are Kept Idle by Rains. Valley City N. D., Aug. 28.—After a day of partial sunshine it rained heavily again. There has been no grain cut in Barnes county this week. It has rained incessantly. Cutting is about one-third done. Crops are. all dead ripe and are suffering. The loss will be heavy if the weather does not clear. SITS ON TRACK TO END LIFE. Girl Smiles When Warned of Ap proaching Train, Mason City, Iowa, Aug. 28.—With a smile at whistles warning her to get out of danger, Miss Maggie Hogan sat on the railroad track at,Austin, near here, and waited until the fast passen ger train hurled her to instant death. It is thought that she was demented *8 the result of a love affair.S-r- Valuable Auto Burns. Sheldon, N. D., Aug. 28.—Senator Pierce's fine new automobil§ went up in flames yesterday. It caught fire in some way while he was passing throgh a patch of weeds in the coun try, and all that the occupants could do was to get o^t of the machine and watch it burn. The loss is about $3,300. Get After Druggists. Waterloo, Ior-.a, Aug. 28.—The tem perance people have put another screw into the lid by instituting a number of suits, asking temporary in junctions against all the druugists in the county outside of Waterloo 5,000 Bushels of Barley Burn Altura, Minn., Aug. 28.—An early morning fire destroyed the elevator here, causing a loss estimated at $7,00f. Five thousand bushels of bar ley contained In the elevator was de stroyed, AS NEED LIGHT ON IRRIGATION LAW Farmers Are Likely to Violate Stat ute. One clause of the irrigation law passed at the last legislative session evidently has not yet impressed itself upon the farmers of South Dakota. Section of tho act says: "All waters within the limits of the state from all sources of water supply not navigable belong to the public, and are subject to appropriation for beneficial use." It has beea the csutom of farmers all over the state, and especially in the newly settled section west of the river, to construct dams across the "draws" on their land for storage of water for use on their farms. This is held to be within the meaning of the new law, and requires a permit from the state engineers before it can be carried out, as all dams for that pur pose must be constructed under rules provided for his department. Any vio lation of the provisions of the act is made a misdemeanor, punishable by fine or imprisonment. While a strict construction of the law would affect practically the whole state, it will be especially applicable to the country west of the Missouri river, where a large number of so called "water rights" have been filed. These filings under the law, allowing that manner of securing the public do main, require the storage of a specific amount of water according to the size of the tract secured. These storage basins are to be of considerable size, and under the state law must be con structed under the regulations of the engineer's office. Most of these filings have been made within a re cent period, and the time in which the work must commence to hold the tracts is about expiring on many of them. Those who desire to hold their claims would do well to communicate with State Engineer Lea at this city before beginning their construction work, to find what is required in the way of dams for their work. WILL IMPORT CHILDREN. Mica Factory Plans Clubs as Induce^ ment to Get Employes. The managers of the new mica fac tory at Custer are about to inaugurate a novel scheme for the purpose of ob taining the extra help which they would require. At present only about fifty boys and girls can be obtained and a- number of these will quit work when school begins next month. As the factory could use with profit three or four times as many hands, it has been decided to attempt to im port boys and girls from the larger cities. To this end a board and room ing club, one for boys and one for girls, is to be established by the com pany. It is estimated that board and room can be furnished for $2.50 per week. The minimum wage, even of the beginner, is 60 cents per day. It is planned to put up substantial sanitary buildings for the accommo dation of the youthful workers to have baths, gymnasiums and other at tractive features, and to have the clubs in charge of responsible persons who will look after the welfare of the youthful employes. The children employed range in age from twelve to,twenty years. ASKS PAY FOR COURT HOUSE. County Attorney Brings Suit Against Selby Citizens. Fifty citizens of Selby, S. D., are made defendants in a suit brought against them for $10,000 damages, by State's Attorney Carl F. Clement, by direction o? the county commission ers of Walworth county. This action is another and. perhaps' the last act in the Selby-Bangor county seat com edy drama in which citizens of Selby marched on Bangor, wrecked a build ing and carried off by force the rec oiutj of the county. Selby was com pelled to return the county records, and now the Selby citizens of the town may have to pay the damages sustained through the wrecking of the old court house. Bangor, in the mean time, has built another building. The case, which Is unusually Interesting,, as it wjll open new legal points and new precedents, 'undoubtedly wil- be established, will be called at the, Oc tober term of the circuit court. A TEACHER SHORTAGE GROWS. Examination Papers Foretell Condi tion That Will Exist. The committee of markings of pa pers presented at the teachers' ex aminations earlier in the month be gan its work at Pierre. While not all the counties have sent in their pa pers, the, number received from the counties which have reported are only aboiit one-third as great as for the fall examinations a year ago, which would indicate that there will be a greater shortage of rural teachers than was anticipated. Bank and Phone Companies File. Arlicles of incorporation have been filed for the Charles Mix County State bank at Geddes, with a capital of $10, 000 incorporators, Frank H. John son, Rapid City Homer W. Johnson, Lewist.on, Idaho. Articles have been filed for the Stickney Telephone com pany at Stickney, Aurora county, with a capital of $10,000 incorporators, Charles J. Fergen, P. F. Nolan, W. P. Smith, George Hough, W. G. Groves and W. T. Latlirop. Death Springs From Live Wire. Ely, Minn., Aug. 28.—While trying to repair an incandescent light in a bathroom Jobs Hegforce, an old resi dent, was instantly killed last night. He was standing on the wet floor and touched a live wire. "m iFf the actress who has suffered an en tire loss of voice, which is attributed to nervous shock, resulting from the DAVID R. FRANCIS. Tells King Edward of Awards. VICTORIA OF WALES. Royal princess who, from her descrip tion, does not appear to have been daughter affair. PROMINET IN THE PUBLIC EYE MRS. LANGTRY, St. L.0UIS King Edward received David R. Francis, president of the St. LOUIB ex position, and Nelson O'Shaughnessey, third secretary of the American em bassy at eBrlin, in private audience. Mr. JTrancis informed his majesty that the medal and diploma awarded him by the exposition were at the American embassy in London, where upon the king said he desired that they should be presented to him per sonally by Ambassador Reid. ROYAL PRINCESS DEFIES PAPA hter who defied father in love r. J-? "uv-v'v Great Britain is threatened with a scandal of first magnitude. One of the princesses has fallen in love with a young Bcion of one of the oldest families in Great Britain. He is also madly in love with her. But the au gust father of the princess, for what are said to be good reasons, which cannot, however, be made public, re fuses to countenance a marriage. The princess does not know of the the ob jections. It is'now said that there has been a scene between the, princess, 1 incident in London when she 'was hissed. It is uncertain when she will again be able to appear on the stage*. '••Afy PREMIER STOLYPIN, Whose residence was blown up by rev* olutionlsts.. Alexander Stolypin in his career has served no factions, and in conse quence made few friends. He refused to aid the nobles in rebuilding the shattered wall of privileges wltix which they hoped again to surround themselves, and would not permit rev olutionists and reformers to rush to mad extremes. Throwing personal feeling aside to steer a middle course, he considered the only means to bring Russia through her present crisis. PATRICIA OF CONNAUGHT. Royal princess who may have told her papa she would wed in spite of ^his objections _to her fiance. and her father, and that the princess has emphatically stated that she will marry the man of her choice in spite, of all opposition, even if she has to elope secretly with him. There arc four royal princesses In England of a marriabeable age, Pa tricia of Connaught, Victoria and Louise of Schleswig-Holstein'and Vic toria of Wales, daughter of the king The latter is an invalid. The gossips are not yet sure which princess is in volved, but are pointing to Patricia as the one most likely to fit into just such a scandal. jfl I 1 7. ... k* 1