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»r FITCH PUBLISHING CO. UEr, SOUTH DAKOTA INE MORE CONFESS EXITKXTS .l\i:\ "IMMl'MTY IJATIl" AT I'lTTKIHJIM Bribe Gltcr* Wanted \rxl—These Arc Said to lie ISmili Officials W'liosc Kami's I lax i' Xol Yet IScen Men. tioncil. Nino more former members of councils before tin: district iittorncv »it l'lttsburg, I'M., Tuesday cotifcHHecl their guilt in accepting money for their votes while members of the mu nicipal bodies, and before .Judge R. S. Frazcr received their Immunity baths in the way of suspended sentences. "When the grand jury adjourned for the day just, before 5 o'clock it had returned 110 indictments, although it had listened for hours to develop ments in the bribery scandal even more sensational than developments Monday. Men admitted selling their honor for from $50 upward. John 1\ Klein was before the grand Jury the greater part of the day and continued his narrative of council manic graft. Klein recounted some of his experiences in handing out the money to the eouncilmen. "There was one. fellow," he said, "who was a daisy—a regular shyloek for the'dough. In the South Seventh business district I handed hiin $X1. lie looked at me l'or a, minute and then yelled like, a stuck' pin for the extra 10 cents—you know $81.10 was the standard price in that deal. Well. got the 10 cents all right." District Attorney I (lake, as soon as the eouneiimen bribe takers have been rounded up, will go after the bribe givers. They are said to bo hank of ficials of institutions whoso names have never hitherto been breathed In ^.'olinection with the graft probe of the last two years. The tii has been passed to these b.ink men that they may come in and have the "immunity" .extended by the district attdrney. but they so far have failed to avail themselves of the of fer, and it is reported some bombshells will be dropped into the social con struction of Pittsburg when county de tectives "turn the money changers" out of their own "temples" and brinj them before the bar of justice. ASKS pint RECOGNITION. Madrlz Guarantee* Safety or Ameri cans in XIciiragiia. President Madrlz, of Nicaragua, has offered to give the United States every guarantee demanded for the saftey of American lives and interests it) that country in return for u. formal recog fh .ion of the legality of the govern ment. Senor Corea, who represents Mad rlz in Washington, has been in com munication with the state department on this subject and Tuesday had a long talk with Assistant Secretary "Wilson. He told Mr. Wilson that England, Frahce and other European nations already have extended such recognition, while Mexico has re frained from doing so out of consid eration for the United States, being -willing to await the action of this •country. It appears, however, that the obstacle in the way is the insist ence of the state department that the last trace of disorder must disappear in Nicaragua before recognition is ex tended. •HOUSE 15I.OWX TO 1*1 IX ICS. Missouri Miner Killed and llis Family Seriously Injured. Edward Vensdn, a miner, was in stantly, killed, his wife and her mother, Mrs. Ellen Allen, were fatally injured, &n«l his two children, 3 and 5 years of age, respectively, were seriously in jured Tuesday nigjit When a dynamite magazine at the Red Dog mine near Webb City, Mo., exploded. John Bald win, engineer at a nearby power plant, wus seriously hurt. The house in which Venson lived was destroyed. The magazine was covered by ten feet of crushed rock and bowlders. It contained two tons of dynamite. Ex ploding it tore the little three-room rfcousc In which Ven3on and his fam ily lived Into fragments. Vensons' mutilated body was hurled 100 yards. His wife and her mother were thrown over a nearby mine derrick. Electrocution Bill Signed. Oov. Wilson, of Kentucky, Tuesday illsnedthe bill provld'ng for electro cution as the means of indicting the 4eath penalty. M«ax City Live Tuesday's Stock Market. quotations on the Sioux live stock market fellow: Top Top hogs, $10*65. j&L'. Laboratory. ctaemlcal laboratory: of flf Chictgk, caught fire ig an explosion of a ofthe, building. The idrug stor« sentenced to anlndeter of $mn twototoa mi« 45 LOSE THEIR LIVES. Two Score Injured in Wreck on Great Western. Forty-five persons were killed and forty injured, many of them fatally, in a wreck four and a half miles north of Green .Mountain, la., at 8:10 a. m. Monday of a Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific train. The train, which was a combination of No. 1!) from Chicago and No. 21 from St. Louis, bound for Minneapolis, was being detoured over the tracks of the Chicago Great Western road. Run ning at about thirty miles an hour in a cut north of Green Mountain, it struck a spread rail, it is believed. The pilot locomotive jumped the track and with terriflic force was buried in an embankment, of soft clay. A second locomotive, coupled behind the first, rolled over, and the. impact, of the sud den stop hurled all the rear cars for ward. A day coach, a smoker and a Pull man car wen smashed to splinters, almost, all the occupants being killed or injured. The superstructure of the Pullman car was literally shaved off and was jammed like a ramrod through the smoker and day coach. Many passengers were apparently killed outright.. Heads were severed from bodies and arms and legs were cut. off. The wreckage was almost crimson with blood, some of the bodies being crushed beyond recognition by the mass*of twisted rails and splinter ed cars. A lew of the passengers were found still living, with a rod or a splinter from the wreck impaling them. Decapitated bodies were picked up, and it was almost impossible to assort correctly i.ie dismembered parts. The wreck occurred at a point dif ficult to reach with prompt relief. Hitch bodies as could he pulled out were st.i ..tcjifd out in an adjoining pastuie But lust attention was given to the wounded. The cries of these, coming from beneath the cars and places which were wa.led in, were pitiable. Fortunately the wreckage did not take fire. The rescue party, reinforced later by trains of wreckers, nurses and sur geons bent from the nearest available points, worked all day and until long after darkness. The injured were rushed to a hospital, several of them dying on the way. Two of the bodies woi-e not taken out until nightfall. SWINDLERS GIVEN LIMIT. Members of Mabray Gang Are Sen tenced. The maximum penalty of two years in the federal penitentiary at Leaven worth, Kan., and a fine of $10,000 was meted out to John C. Mabray and nine others by Judge McPherson in the fed eral district court at Council Bluffs, la., Monday, when they appeared for sentence following their conviction by a jury Sunday for extensive swindling by fraudulent use of the mails. Pour other defendants received less severe sentences. Aside from Mabray those given the full penalty were Edward Loser, Ed ward K. Morris, Tom S. Robinson, Ed ward Leach, Clarence Forbes, Harry Forbes, Ed McCoy, Clarence Class and Willard Powell. Bert Shores and William Marsh, who pleaded guilty, were sentenced to fifteen months in the penitentiary and to pay a fine of $100 each. Winford S. Harris, who also pleaded guilty, and Frank Scott were sen tenced to six months in jail and fines of $100 cach. Judge McPherson stated that Scott's sehtence was reduced because he had already ben acquitted in the state court of the swindling charge. The jury returned a verdict of guilty lit 11 o'clock Sunday morning. Robert K. Goddard, of San Antonio, secured a disagreement, but will bo tried in the Nebraska district of the federal court, where he is under indict ment. The-defendants accepted the verdict generally without a show of feeling. ROYALIST MAX 1FESTO. Duke of Orleans Willing to Ascciul French Throne. The duke of Orleans in a manifes to to the royalists of France, apropos of the scandal arising from the liqui dation of the religious orders, declared that republican institutions are re sponsible for the corruption of men. "In this instance," he says, "the liquidator with money stolen from the church pays his mistresses." The duke announces that he is ready to come to Paris the minute there is a real chance of overturning the present rule, and hie. concludes his statement by saying: "Popular disgust indicates that the time is almost ripe." Rabies in Big Demand. The demand for babies in New Or leans has reached such proportions that it is feared there will be a seri ous shortage In the supply. A car load of babies from the New York Foundling and Orphan asylum was given away there last week, and an other carload will be sent there soon. Banker Escapes from Jail. Robert Green, a former banker of Waynetqwn, Ind., who was awaiting trial at Elyria, O., oh the charge of stealing a horse, and George Wolfe, jailed Turnkey iron jMt to PHfM. Mi* OTlSUe. of pitts- On the same charge, assaulted VanDusen Monday with an bar and escaped Cotton Report. The census cotton report shows the erop ot 190ft, to be 10.363,240 bales, eonfowed with 13,432,131 for 1908. I£i:si I.T NOT IIISA MIvD. Canadian Turin Situation Still l'n. ('hanged. At the* conclusion of a conference) which, with two or three interims. co\ert:d practically the entire day, President ift Saturday night seemed hopeful that a tariif war with Canada may yet lie a\cited. The negotiations between the president and W. S. Field ing, the Canadian minister of finance, did not result either in agreement or disagreement. There are many details that remain to be worked out, and at this time it was declared that the following official statement literally sums up the situation: "The president and Mr. Fielding were in conference in respect to the tariff for several hours. Xo conclu sion was reached, Put the situation re mains that Iriendly negotiations" Klc\en days remain for "friendly negotiations" before the maximum rates of the 'a yne-A idrich tariff law automatically go into etfeet against those countries which are "unduly discriminatory against the Knifed Slates. The law is arbitrary as to its application, but the president is giv en judicial powers in reaching a con elusion as to what constitutes "undue" discrimination. 171* t" this time Canada has been regarded by the president's tariff ad visers as "unduly" discriminatory, and unless concessions arc granted by the Dominion government to place the United States on an equal footing with I1 ranee anil thirteen other countries which have been given preferential rates under the Canadian tariff, it seems inevitable that Canada will be the one important country in the world against which the -f per cent increase of the maximum America' rates will be applied. POMCK STOP CONTKKTANTS. Frisco .Marathon Dance (iocs Fifteen Hours and Six Minutes. I'olice stopped the world's cham pionship marathon dance at San Fran cisco, Cal., Sunday afternoon after six of the contestants had been dancing fifteen hours and sis minutes. The old record was fourteen hours and Iorty-two minutes. A protest arose Iroin the '.000 spectators, and a riot was prevented only by the determined manner in which the officers cleared the platform. Iioctors who were in attendance advised the police that turther physical exertion on the part of the dancers might result fatally. Seven couples entered the contest and live couples finished. Probably the most remarkable fea ture of tho performance was the for titude of J. A. West, who is 54 years old. Although at times during the night it seemed that his struggle to continue was torturing him, he waved his seconds aside and kept it up. West's partner was a IG-year-old girl WOMAN' Dli:i A PAUPER. Last Kites Over Daughter ol' a Former Illinois Governor. Without the last rites of the church, and with only four mourners sur rounding the grave, the body of Mrs. Anna Davies, who died a pauper in the deaconess home in Lincoln, 111., Thursday, was buried at Peoria, 111., at twilight Sunday night. Mrs. Da vies was the only surviving daughter of former Oov. Thomas Ford, of Illi nois, who likewise died in poverty. The specter of poverty which as beset the family for a half century also found a victim in Mrs. Davies' only daughter, Mrs. Watson, of Oska loosa, who for weeks before her moth er's death sought funds with which to purchase a, coffin. Four Bodies Hccovcrcd. The bodies of four miners who were entombed in the West Frankfort, 111., mines year ago Inst February by an explosion were recovered Saturday. The corpses were in excellent state oC preservation and were easily identi fied. Falls Nine Stories. Joseph Rhamestine, of Louisville, Ky., 46 years old, a claim agent for the Southern railwya, Sunday fell from the ninth floor of the Columbus building to the street below, crashing through an iron grating and dying in stantly. Corporation Tax Returns. Treasury officials estimate now that the revenue this year from the corpo ration tax will far exceed the amount Secretary MacVeagh originally thought would be derived from that source, some of them putting it as high as $40,000,000. Italian Cabinet Has Resigned. The Italian cabinet resigned Mon day. The retirement of Ihc ministry, which was formed on December 10, 1900, with Baron Sidney Sonniuino as premier, was due to the realization that the government's mecantile ma rine subsidies measure was doomed ta defeat. Unrest In Peru. Although a new Peruvian cabinet was sworn' In only March 6, there are rumors of further changes In the per sonnel. It is also reported that Presi dent Leguia Is determined upon re signing from office. Returns received from the local op tion elections held in Texas county. Mo., Saturday, show a majority of 816 for the prohibition forces. The IT"" waa bitterly contested. Interesting News Items T'ASF OF FiiKD Pcuc! Comity Friends in a Move to Secure Him a Pardon. A movement has been inaugurated by friends in Deuel county to secure ,i pardon for Fred J. Walsh, who is serving a term of three years in the Sioux Falls penitentiary for a statu tory offense. The case is an unusual one. After being convicted Walsh took an appeal to the state supreme court, wh'ch recently rendered a de cision nflirming the action of the low er court. A line of $r00 also was im posed, and this Walsh paid immedi ately upon the division of the su preme court being announced. He lias commenced serving his term, but his friends appear hopeful of secur ing a pardon lor him. Soon after be •ng originally arrested his wife se cured a divorce from him. At the time the divorce was granted his wife Walsh was positively forbidden by the court to marry again, but he disre garded these instructions and married the girl who was the co-respondent. Information from Deuel county is to the etfeet that other indictments arc pending against him in the state cir cuit court, and that if he is pardoned he is liable to arrest on the other charges. EOLLKCIII I MOW.MK\T PLED( KS Campaign Starts at Kedlichl to Raise $250,()!(). 1 r. M. O. Hirsehy, president of Red field college, has just returned from an extensive trip through the east, which was made in the interest of the endowment campaign commenced by RedficAd college. It is proposed to in crease the endowment of the college by $250,000, this to be completed on the twenty-fifth anniversary of the founding of the college, May 3, 1912. James J. Hill has pledged $50,000 con ditioned on the success of the cam paign. Other pledges have been se cured so that the amount now in sight is $125,000. Tho officials of the col lege are greatly encouraged at the success which the campaign has met with so far, and feel certain that the endowment will be completed by 1912. In addition to this a building fund of $1,000 is being raised which will be used to increase the class room and dormitory facilities of the college. The number in attendance upon the college is constantly increasing, and increasing facilities are absolutely necessary. TO BUILD YARDS AND SHEDS. Milwaukee Prepares for Hog Ship ments to Pacific Coast. To accommodate the hog market which is being built up on the Pacific coast the Milwaukee road is arranging for yards and sheds at Aberdeen which will accommodate 3,500 hogs daily. A representative of the Pa cific coast packers will be located at Aberdeen and will receive hogs there for shipment to the packers from points along the Milwaukee line as far south as Mitchell, as far east as Milbank and as far south as Madison and Harlem, of the Bristol branch of the road. Tho hogs will be kept at Aberdeen until sufficient quantities ac cumaulate to permit the shipment of solid trainloads to the coast. Representatives of all the packing companies at the different Pacific coast points will be stationed at Aber deen, and that city will be made the great market for the rcconsignment of hogs. ELECTION" DATE CHANGED.' All Municipal Elections Will Be Held nt Same Time, April 19. Some confusion resulted from au thorities of tho towns of South Dakota not generally being a\yare that the last legislature changed the time for holding annual municipal elections in the smaller towns of the state from March to the third Tuesday in April, when the larger cities and towns al ways have held their annual elections. In some of the smaller towns election notices were published in March, but the change in the law was discovered before the elections were. held. Now all the elections will be held Tuesday, April 19, at which time the cities and towns of the state will elect city and town officers, and vote upon license and such other matters as may be brought before the voters. Red field Chautauqua Plans, The commercial club of Redfield has guaranteed 900 season tickets for Midland Chautauqua circuit. The Chautauqua will be held at Redfield from July 9 to July 17. The talent scheduled will be of the very highest. Sustains Fatal Injuries. Horace Mills, of Aberdeen, a 6-year old boy, fell from the top of a lumber shed, on which he was playing, to the ground, sustaining a fractured skull and other hurts which are expected to result in death. The commission plan of city gov ernment was adopted at Chamberlain Monday by a majority of 65 after a strong fight, which drew out fully a 75 per cent vote. •fate News .J. WALSH. Gathered Throughout the Slate WAR DKI'Ain\Mi:\T OiiDEK. Dakota (Juan! to (M into Camp ':1 Wisconsin If It I .caw-, state. The war department has dci ided that if the South Dakota National (Juard is to leave the state to go into camp this summer it must go to the one at .Sparta, Wis. This decision has been received by Adjt. (leu. liimlesby. of Watertown, who Thursday issued circular letters to all the company commanders throughout the state, asking them l'or an expression of opin ion. The Wisconsin camp will he es tablished in September, this time when the majority of the guardsmen are at work on the farms or in col lege. If the company commanders do not favor tho "Wisconsin camp it is likely that the adjutant general will order the encampment at Camp Roosevelt near Lake Kampeska. ad joining Watertown, and that will lie in June or Jul v. The company of infantry at Dell Rapids has been mustered out by di rection of Col. Frost, as a result of his inspection tour. DKPOS1TS SLIOW (JAINS. \ct Increase in All Banks for 'I'm. Months is .$(11,175. The individual deposits in South Dakota banks continues to increase, but not to so great an extent as they did last fall when the farmers were marketing their crops, the net in crease in banks of all classes from No vambcr 16 last to January 31 being $6 11.475. The state banks show a decrease, running down between the above dates from $-17,2(52,000 to $4 5,003,000. Hut this loss in deposits in the state banks was more than made good by the deposits in the national banks, which gained ?2,250,000 for the same period. The reductions in tho state hanks were probably caused by the farmers drawing for their winter needs, and the tanners being general ly in closer touch with the numerous state banks scattered in the smaller towns, that class of banks would show the effects of this demand to a greater extent than would the national banks, generally in the larger towns. To Raise Broom Coni- On account of the high price ol broom corn the board of trade of Pierre has decided to purchase sev eral hundred pounds of broom corn seed and distribute it among farmers in that part of the state, who will give it a trial. In early days broom corn was successfully grown in that sec tion, one settler in northern Sully county putting it in on first year's breaking and getting a return of $50 an acre. The dry years put a stop to efforts in that direction, but with the return of good crops years there is no reason why broom corn cannot be successfully raised in South Dakota, and a good profit secured from the crop. ItlVER mCH AT FORT PIERRE. Jjower Portions of Town Flooded, but Damage is Not Heavy. The Missouri showed a stage of about 13 feet at Pierre Thursday morning and was slowly rising. A re port from Forest City Thursday morn ing said the Missouri river was falling while the Little Bend was at a stand still. The river Thursday evening w"s slowly rising with a stage of about fif teen feet. The flats at Fort Pierre were covered, and a number of cel lars have been flooded, causing some damage. Postmasters to Meet. South Da,£°ta tu in TJ ful in the \T' association of third and fourth class postmasters will hold its annual meeting in Watertown June 15 and 16. The executive-com mittee met Thursday' to perfect ,Tn The ar rangements for the event, which, it be the most succ ss- history of the association. Passengers in Luck. LlmHedN°rth^n Paciflc's Nor*h Coast Limited, westbound over the Milwau kee tracks, was wrecked near Mcln- engine' ten^ and three coaches left the track. No one was injured. The accident was due to the driving rod of the engine break- Milwaukee Bridge Out. On account of the Milwaukee bridge being out at Chamberlain that line is sending its freight trains west over the Northwestern through Pierre as far as Rapid City, and back east along its pTn line to P°tnts of destination. Burglars Make Good Haul. Two unknown men broke into the jewelry store of Burns Bros., at Pier pont, securing $2,600 in watches and jewelry. They broke the glass in the front door and then unlocked the door from the Inside. Dentists to Gather. Programs have been issued for the two days' clinic of the Aberdeen Dis trict Dental society, to be held in Ab erdeen March 23 and 24. FOREST FIRES MORE LOSS LESS. Figures Compiled at Washington for 1909 Show Damage Less Severe. Fire, the bane oi the lorest, played less havoc in the woodlands of the na tional reserves last year than ill 1908, although the number of blazes was 410 greater, according to statistics which have been compiled by tho Department ot Agriculture. Bv reason of tho pro tective measures adopted by the de partment, almost SO per cent of tho tires were extinguished before as much as live acres had been damaged the lires covered less than one and one hall acres to tiie square mile of na tional forest iand, and tho damage done L.O the burned-over area averaged- only §1.2j an acre. For the year ended Dec. 31, 1909,. t.heiv were 3,1158 fires in the iorcsts,*! burning over 360,000 acres, of which about CL',000 were private lands in na tional forests, against -109,000 acres ill 190S. About 170,000,000 board feet c.f timber were consumed, ot which 33,-Jf 000,000 feet were owned privately against 230,000,000 in the previous" year. The loss in value of timber tie- stroyed was less than §300,OOu, of which $50,000 belonged to private pnr-tf ties. The loss of the year belore wast about $4."0,000. Damage to r.-produc-S tion and forage showed a remarkable decrease, less than $100,000 being thef record for 1909 and over $700,000 ti'.at for 190S. Locomotive sparks were ac countable for more blazes than anysl other cause. STOLEN PROPERTY RETURNED. "Still Small Voice" Finally llnmllts Hold Up Car. Street car bandits held up a cat near Bennett Station, near Pittsburg/-, tied Conductor Albert Miller and Mo torman David Forsaithe to the con troller and took everything of value from them. The car was then started "wild" down the track. The motor man freed himself and checked it be-* fore damage was done. Wife Saves Drowning Atnn. When several men hesitated to ven ture on thin ice to aid Elmer Decker, struggling in the water of the Kenne bec river, at Hinckley, Me., the man's wife slowly crawled out on the frozen surface until she could fasten a rope about her husband's shoulders so ho could be pulled on to solid ice. Drives -\ail in V."ife*K Heart. With an eight-penny nail sticking in her scalp, Mrs. David Parrott, a ne gress, sought the protection of the Pittsburg police from the attacks of her husband. She said her husband had struck her with a board, and in jerking it back to strike her again, the nail was drawn from the board. UecoverM fop Sniinoscd I'auper'* Keep After the death of Peter Klanim, who had been maintained for years as an insane pauper, the State of Kansas discovered that Klamm had not been penniless, and brought suit against his estate to recover $3,000 as his "keep" for that time. The State has been allowed $2,502.27. Confederate Half Dollar for *3,750. One of the four Confederate half dol lars struck off at the United States mint at New Orleans in 1861, after it fell into the hands of the Confederate government, has been sold by a "New York coin dealer for $3,750. The buy er was a wealthy New York collector, whose name is withheld. T| I.«-:i«l» Thief lo Make Uc*titutlnii. Fifteen years ago Mrs. Jlort .Morri son was robbed of a purse containing and a set of gold earrings. The articles were mysteriously taken from her room in the Burmeister Ho tel in Winona, Minn. A few days ago a package was delivered to her through the regular mail chan nels in which were the purse, a $5 gold piece, the earrings and the fol lowing note: "Dear Madam—I am sor ry I have waited so long to send this, but it did me a heap of good wli:'n« I took them. I always thought of you and said I would send them back. If I knew that you needed the money -would send you more.'' Tho note was anonymous. The package was post marked Watertown, S. D. TWO, LYNCHED, HELD 'SUICIDES' A COVUIICI-'N Verdict IK-IIOI-C... Muli'.s l'jirt in KaiiglnK. According to the verdict of the cor-1-, oner, "Bob" Austin and "Charley" Richardson, the negroes lynched at, Marion, Ark., for their alleged part in a recent jail delivery, "came to their death by suicide." The coroner in his verdict made no mention of the inci dents leading to the "suicides," in cluding the breaking open of the jail by a mob and taking of the two ne groes to the courthouse square, where their bodies were found hanging later. BOY WITH BROKEN NECK WELL. Linl llccoversi Alter Lyin- A'ine SIoutli» iu l'laster Cast. The surgeons at the Seney Hospital, in New York, are elated over the re covery of Louis Graf, a 10-year-old Brooklyn boy, who was taken there a year ago with a broken neck, caused by a fall from a cherry tree. Near death for wf-eks, now, after nine months passed with his body incased in a plaster cast, he is declared sound again. Slight Quake on Const* A mild earthquake shock was felt in San Francisco shortly before 11 o'clock the other night. At the Chutes Thea ter, where an amateur show was goins on, there was some alarm and at thai Central Telephone office the operators' left the switchboards. Later reports indicate that little or no damage wa3 done.