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County Herald BY THE FITCH PUBLISHING CO. HURLEY DAKOTA SOUTH VICE PRESIDENT'S CONDITION BE. COMES SERIOUS—STEADILY FAILING SINCE AUGUST. STATEMENT BY DR. PECK Suffering With Kidney Trouble and Hardening of the Arteries—Wash ington Circles Discuss Possibility of His Withdrawal from Ticket. TJtioa, N. Y.—James S. Sherman, •ice president of the United States, is aerioualy ill and steadily failing at his 6me here. While his physician. Dr. layette H. Peck, believeB there is no Immediate danger of death, yet the dis tinguished patient'8 condition is such that it is a matter of conjecture as to much longer he can stand tlie wages of the disease with which he |b afflicted. Dr. Peck has authorized this state ment, regarding Mr. Sherman's illness and present condition: "Mr. Sherman has been sick all of this year, due to the condition of the jkidneyB, hardening of the arteries and Mftening of the muscles of the heart. Which are somewhat stretched. Mr. Sherman had an attack in the Adiron dack* at Dig Moose lake, and I expect ,ed him to die. He go't out of Big jMoose and improved steadily and sat Isfaetorlly until the latter part of Au- Ken it. Since then his condition has aggravated and he has been Maadily failing. "For the last three weeks since he taame back from Connecticut, where he went to rest, he has been dressed 0 nly I once, and that was a week.ago Friday, when, against my protest, he went out Ito the polls to register. Mr. Sherman is now in the condi tion which that sort of trouble leads to and is verff seriously ill, but I be lieve there is no immediate dauger of math." BULGARIANS PRESS ONWARD.' Two More Towns Captured From the Turkish Army. .Sofia.—The Bulgarian forces, ac- reported [Turk* ate coftstrucmting' earthworks along the riveKferkene, w98t of Eski- iBaba." It is stated that ttye. Bulgarian I cavalry had succeeded in cutting com' muni cations between^ Adrianople and Constantinople and 'between Adrian' opleand Macedonia. The bridge over the Tchorlu river Kto Cherkesskot has been blown up. understood that civilians leav •Ing Adrianople are permitted to pass through the lines to the south. The Turkish commander at Adrian ople has been formally summoned to COrrender the town. A second mili tary train from Constantinople, loaded with flour, has fallen into the hands of the Bulgarians at Eski-Baba. Nqw Evidence in Appeal. New York.—It has. been learned from sourcea close to the defense that tie appeal which counsel for Charles Becker wll make for a new trial for the former police lieutenant will set forth under what will be described as "new evidence" that Harry Vallon, the ,Informer, fired the shots that ended Herman Rosenthal's life that "Bald Jack" Rose's stofy was a "frameup" against Becker that Sam Schepps state's witness, who gave corrobora $ tton to Rose's tale, perjured himself when he swore he knew nothing of the ,r imyrder plot, and that' Harry Vallon «1bo committed perjury when he said ifco did not ride from the Hotel Metro pole tn the "murder car" after the slaying of Rosenthal. Engine Hits Street Car. 8loux City, la.—Charles Kemp, con doctor on car No. 157 on tlie West Third street and College line of the service company, was killed, and four $j£ *teen passengers injured at 7:20 at W Jttlght at Fourth and Division streets, l^fwhen a Burlington railroad engine Sfeajruek the car smidship. gp Live Stock Market. va-/'. g- Bloox Gity.—-The following prices ore prevailing forbeef cattle: Good to •r^pekoiee com fedsteers,' (firstname.lastname@example.org good, |8,06&8.?S grass lUWOtJIB grass cows and f4.7S^8.S8v manners a&d cut bulls, 14.2607:00 I4.60OS.00. Sheep—Lambs, 15.00 LT8 yearlings, 4.70©5.25 ewes, 104.00 wethers. |S.75®4.50. Hogs ranged from $7.90® 8.25, tit* talk of tke sales at $7,950 tk»mverag» KHit about S8.03. Woman Cashier. offlceof the Prudential life company la Brooklyn, g«« AUce, Brennels. wlth' •itgrated wltti. chloro* _MVboiind «|iou the Angttst* 8tu» Latest News Told in Briefest and Best Form. Washington Contributions totaling $591,032 anc expenditures of $558,311 in the Repui lican campaign fund were disclosed in the financial statement of the Re publican national committee, lilac with the clerk of Ihu liouse of repre sentatlves. Charles P. Taft, brotlioi of the president, appeared as the largest contributor. He gave $50,000 President Taft started for Washing ton to resume work after a vacation of nearly two months. He boarded his private car at Panville Junction Me. Spectacular feats by the submari^i boats of the navy hereafter are p#i hlbited as the result of an order j'fal issued by Secretary of the Navy Miy er. Under no circumstances will ...K: Admissions of defects in the Indict ment of James A. Patten, YBtjijene Scales, Frank B. Hayes aiiiWWfHiam P. Brown, on charges of conspiracy to'run a $10,000,000 corner^ou cotton in 1910 on the New Yorkexchange, were made in the Supreme court. of the United States by Sollfelt^"Ccn eral Bullitt. Desiring to seek his senate seat free from criticism of money taint or corruption, Albert J. Beveridge of In diana returned, unasked in the 1904 campaign $57,500, which had been donated to him by George W. Perkins, iftdward McLean and iiiffora Pincbol, from testimony given by Indianians before the Clapp, campaign and in vestigating committee in Washington. F. Adams of Chicago, the negro assistant registrar of the treasury, re signed to become connected with the Republican campaign headquarters in New York. President Taft has ap pointed J. P.. Strickland, a negro, af Arkansas, to1 succeed Adams. CommissioiiFr Denett of the general land office ordered that 49,080 acres of unappropriated land, excluded from tho Hum bold". National forest in Ne vada last Jvme, be subject to home stead settlement December 80, and that 26,'CSO icreB be open to entry January &9, at Carbon City. Tho lands are In El^o county Nevada. '•'-'.-yk 1 ''j-v Domestic rkir ,i 1 The three-masted 'schooner L, N. Dantiler, in command of Capt. Emlle BYeatotat, suspected of being a fllibus tar. Silled out of»the harbor of Mobile, Alii* without taking out clearance fnpms of any kind. The U. S. reve (Mt autter Winona has gone in search gt the vessel, which is believed to bo destined for Honduras. Following a confession that he had Dr.lstreated five little girl inmates of the South Carolina Odd Fellows' home, the Jury before whom he was tried In Greenville, S. C., found Itev. Thurston D. Vaughn formerly super intendent of the home, guilty and was sentenced to die in the elec Alc chair. Four members of an automobile party, bound for Shawnee, from their homes in Noble, Pa., were drowned in the Delaware river while being ferried across from Delaware, N. J. When the middle of the stream was reached the ferry bpat was struck and knocked from its course by a Herbert S. Hockin, a defendant in the "dynamite conspiracy" trial, at Indianapolis, who succeeded John J. McNamara, the dynamiter, as secre tary of the Iron Workers' union, was Identified by four witnesses as having given Information to the government against his. forty-four fellow defend ants. Aviator Louis Mitchell fell 200 feet at Montgomery, Ala., and was killed. Mitchell lost control of his machine in trying a spiral Floyd and Claude Swansou Allen entered the Virginia state penlten: tiary at Richmond, Va. They will die In the electric chair on November 22. Floyd Alien was on crutches, the effect of ti shot, in the left leg on the day the Aliens.shot up.thc court. Thomas H. Hubbard, chairman of the board of directors of the Clover Leaf road, was painfully injured when special trsin bearing four directors plunged through a trestle at Fillmore. (H., »uslmr the death of a negro par ter and lQjhres three trainmen./ "Walter-JW TIgan of Illinois, third raarwa* at the^navtl e^tsdemy at An napolk^bo KJMI pouTt-marUaled for hyjttSttaiaghini kip. ke*d»: was dlnnissed from thf The first prairie fire of the season burned over 10,000 acres of land near Euclid, Minn., threatening the village and destroying much hay. The jury in the case of Myron Jor dan of Rock Island, 111., indicted by the federal jury on the charge ot sending obscene literature through the mails, returned Balkan War :tiy of the little craft be permitted to Jive more than ono hundred feet below the surface. 1 fearer. a verdict of not guilty in the federal court, at Peoria, 111. Jordan's indictment followed an attack on Mayor Schriover of Rock Island. Civil suit for $10,000 libel damages and criminal action have been ixisli- Weekly Iron Ore of l3hp» ming, Mich. In a late issue appeared an article which, it is claimed, stated: "Roose velt lies and curses in a most disgust ing way. He gets drunk, too, and that not infrequently, and all his intimates know about it." A fire of mysterious origin that will cost the state of Michigan $50,000 oc currcd at the Jackson state prison Mild while Warden Simpson will not discuss the matter, it was freely ad mitted by guards that convicts set it on fire to take revenge on Simpson for flogging 25 of their number during the recent rioting at the prison. iftrss*..-- Tlie Bulgarians have capturcd Eski-Baba, a strategic position be tween Adrianople and Constantinople. This is regarded by military authori ties as the most important movemen' the Bulgarian army has yet made. The Servian victory at Uskub and 'he Turkish loss of Adrianople have completely upset- the powers' plans to effect a settlement by diplomacy of the Bakan war. The Bulgarian army, having cap tured Kirk-Kiiisseh, a heavily forti fied outpost, after one of the most sanguinary battles of modern times advanced on Adrianople, the fort en circled city that stands between the northern invaders and the sultan'^ palace at Constantinople. a-/ Personal The condition of Vice-Presideni James S. Sherman is reported verv much worse and fears are entertaineo that the attack may be the most ser ous one that he has had. He is sul fering from gallstones at his home In XTtics, N. Cooped up in li5« house at Saga more Mill, N. Y., »y the inexorabh command a? hi?, physicians, Colonel Roosevelt passed bts fifty-fourth birth day in quiet, fashion. A mirthful noon dinner, restricted to the imme diate Roosevelt frtfbily," comprised the chief event' of tV»c day. Maurltz A. EJricson, sculptor, is dead at Pelham, N. Y., aged seventy six years. In America his work was chiefly architectural, the mansions of Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt, William K. Vanderbilt and Mrs. Collis P. Hunt ington being notable examples of hie art. -1- tuted by Theodore Roosovult against at Biidgewater and one of the largest George A. Newell,-publisher of the corn crops ever raised in that region Mrs. Belva Ann Lockwood of Wash ington, candidate of the Equal Rights party *or president in 1884, and the first woman admitted to the' bar of the country's highest tribunal, re ceived the good wishes of admirers the counttry over on her eighty-second birthday. l- James P. Brady of New York, flnan :ier and horseman, who wa3 a recent patient at Johns Hopkins hospital at Baltimore, Md., has presented to that institution half a million dollars ,ln appreciation of its work. Miss Lillian M. N. Stevens of Port land, Me., was re-elected president of the National Women's Christian Tem^ perance union, at Portland, Ore. All other officers also were re-elected. Mrs. C. W. Post, the divorced wife of the Battle Creek millionaire food manufacturer, was found dead in bed at the apartment of Mrs. Joseph Breckons in Washington, D. C.. where she was a guest. Foreign The court-martial lias condemneu to death Gen. Felix Diaz, Maj. Zerate, Col. Antonio Migoni and Lieut. Lima for their participation in the latest Mexican revolt. It was announced i6 St. Petersburg, Russia, that the young Russian crown prince had pasBed a good day. He slept three hours and his appetite was better than on previous days. 1 Many German housewives stormed the meats imported by the city of Berlin, in an effort to reduce the high cost' of living. Numerous windows were smashed and in several in stances shopkeepers were injured by flying missiles. The Wounding of 40 persons, includ ing two women, in a battle between Conservatives and Liberals in Ha vana, following a political meeting, has aroused tl)e greatest anxiety in Washington for the stability of the little island-republic. Twenty-five members of the Teach ers* union of Paris were sentenced by the coirecftlpna) court to the'p«.vment of a 110 fine each and all costs for |«fOMng to disband by order of thf gsversnrvit. Tte court ordered the (Uaaelatica at the unlor Si! S *f*l, S0UTH DAKOTA NEWS NOTES The Parker Commercial club is plan ning for a good roads meeting in that town soon. Continued wet weather lias dam aged the hay crop in some of the Black Mills counties. The people of Mitchell are rejoicing over the fact that the city paving bill has been entirely paid. More grain is being marketed in Vienna this fall than during any pre vious fall in the history of the town. the fieids now is being gathered. Sioux Falls real estate dealers held a meeting and decided to form an or ganization for their mutual benefit and for the good qf South Dakota. Aberdeen will have a creditable looking city hall, jail and fire hull by this time next year, says Elmer D. Rasmussen, City commissioner. The s*'!Tti-nnnual convention of the United Norwegian Lutheran church of the Brookings district was held at Bryant last week, with a good attend ance. F. W. Brown of Lead, who has served five years on the state board of pharmacy, has been reappointed, and the board has elected him presi dent. The Elks of Lead have made ar rangements with the Western Union Telegraph company for a wire to run direct to their lodge room on election night. A district convention of the Degree of Honor has just been held at Brook ings and was very successful, both in attendance and in interest dis played. arrived at Hudson after driving a dis tance of 500 miles overland, the jour ney having been made in 21 days of actual driving. Fred Ray, a prominent farmer liv ing northwest of Kimball, broke his arm by cranking an automobile, hav ing the spark too far advanced, kick ing back at him. The graduate nurses of Aberdeen held a meeting and formed a tempo rary organization. Later a perma nent organization will be formed. There are about 50 nurses Jn Aber deen. The people of Barnard, in Brown county, are asking the state railway commission to issue an ordor to com pel the C., M. & St. P. Railway com pany to provide them with a station and an agent. Fred Griswold, cashier of the Kim ball State bank, was making a busi ness trip into t.he country and by some unaccountable means his little Ford automobile turned tujrtle with him, but he was not hurt, fortunately. the markets that had refused to sell special meeting of the supreme coun cil of the southern Jurisdiction of the United States, and alBO the interna tional conference of the supreme coun cils of the world which met during the above dates. The residents of R'aviua have just celebrated the third anniversary of the founding of the town. During the three years the town has grown in a very gratifying manner and now is one of the thriving small towns of the state. At a meeting held at Dallas by the physicians of Tripp, Melletteand Greg ory counties what will be known as the Rosebud Medical association, was organized. The next meeting of the association will be held at Winner in December. H. B. Holt of Rutland was badly hurt in a runaway. The horses were attached to a hay-rake and Holt fell under it and was dragged a consider able distance. The fortunate dropping of the pole at the critical juncture saved him from being killed. John Matuska, living seven mi\es from Tyndall, was a heavy loser when a neighbor attempted to burn some weeds during a high wind. The flames got beyond his control and swept to Matuska's farm, destroying six large stacks of wheat and a quan tity of hay. Threshing operations are Hearing completion in the vicinity of Gayville. The champion wheat yield of that part of the state is reported from the farm of Freeman Lynch. He had nine acres of wheat, measured ground, that threshed out an average of 511/' bush els per acre. The dwelling house occupied by the family of Harry'Basecker on a farm. 12 miles southwest of Wessington, was destroyed by fire. Sparks from the burning building set fire to the prai: rie and it took scores of men many hours to extinguish the flames. A great deal of hay and grain was con sumed. E. T. Taubman of Aberdeen, sover eign grand inspector general A. A. S. R. for the state of South Dakota, and the active thirty-third degree Mason of the state, has returned from Wash ington, D. C„ where he attended the A 5 The ffld opera house at Mitchell has been declared a nuisance and will be torn down. bad prairie fire was started in Pleasant Grove township, near Kim ball. caused by some men who were cutting hay. They were warming up some oil and by some accident with the strong wind blowing it got be yond their control and burned a place four miles wide and one and a half miles long northwest, and stopped soon after it burned all the corn field and ten stacks of hay put op and tsraed t? C. D. XU!sr a ONE ONLY IS TO BE SUBMITTED TO PEOPLE OF SOUTH DAKO TA AT COMING ELECTION. OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST From the Capitol City, the Various State Institutions and From Many Different Parts of the Sunshine State. Pierre.—The only constitutional amendment to be submitted to the peo ple at the coming election, is the one amending section 2, of Article XI., which has for its purpose the taxing of franchises and the application of in come and earnings of corporations in fixing the taxes they shall pay. As the constitution stands at the present time the different express companies operating in the state take the posi tion that the state cannot levy any other tax on them than that which can be secured on a general levy on the actual value of their physical property in the state, which is practically noth ing. The companies concede that they are willing to waive that right up to a certain point, but claim the right to say just where they will allow the waiver to end. The United States court has held that, the contention of the companies is right, and that under the present constitutional provisions no legal tax can be collected from the companies other than on their actual property value. One of the contentions of those who secured the enactment of the resolution was based on this very point. HAS GOOD TEAM. A Good Coach and Many Able Players. Chamberlain.—Since opening day of Columbus college, September 9, 1012, rapid strides have been taken for the developing of a strong and vigorous football team. Thirty candidates have offered themselves to the constant practice and out of this number has been chosen the strongest team that ever represented the college. Coach Drain, of St. Viator's college, has been secured and tliro.ugh his skill and abil ity as a football coach, the team has wonderfully developed both in the qualities of activeness and skillful ness: With the prospects of such a promising team, Mana#er Hazen has scheduled a large number of games. Places Children in School. Rapid City.-—Tho presence in this city of Chief Hump of the Minnecon jou Sioux tribe from tlie Cheyenne River reservation, is an event to his many friends in this city. He brought in his squaw and four papooses, two of which were placed in the United State Indian school at this place. Chief Hump has seen nearly all of his three score and ten years and is yet as straight as an arrow, standing nearly six feet in height. He is one of the few remaining warriors who proved to be a problem to the govern ment in the days of pioneer settlement in the Dakotas. Hump was closely al lied with Sitting Bull, and after that noted warrior had been entirely van quished Hump and Big Foot were two chiefs who caused a great deal of anx iety, on the part of the troops sta tioned in the west. After several un successful raids Hump, upon request came to Fort Sully and enlisted as scout in the service. Doane Robinson, state historian, in his "History o' South Dakota," gives a great deal of Hump's history in connection with thf Indian wars. The famous "Black Buf falo" who met Lewis and Clark c.v their expedition, was Hump's grand father. Played a Great Gamie. Brookings.—"The butcher, the bak er'and the candlestick maker," Vind other citizens of Brookings, played ar all-star game against the state col lege regulars and went down to av honorable defeat by a score of 13 to 8 The town aggregation included many former football heroes of the state college and other institutions, anion? them being Hyd,e, Lentz, Riley. Kre mer, Johnson, Anderson, Wornson Youngberg and Pier of the state col lege, Wilson of Ames, Roberts of Trin ity and Gregory of Oklahoma. Tin game brought forth an unusual crowd of rooters, many wishing to see the regulars worsted, and many secretly joyous to see their business friends buffeted about on the gridiron. The bald-headed "all-stars" played a great game, in spite of the fact that they had only fifteen minutes for signal practice. The regulars were soon forced to give up the idea that the game would be a "cinch" and were obliged to use their best tactics at all times. Must Come a-Running. Pierre.—There is a bit of pie in the form of 3% per cent of the insurance premium from each municipality which state distributes to the different fire departments at this time every year. This 1s contingent upon the towns^ making a report to the state auditor, giving the membership and equipment of thc^r fire departments before -November 1. There are 55 Soatk Dakota towns which are entitled to a slice of this fund, in some in •taacea running up into the tbouaas4v. HONOR SYSTEM BAD. Says Prisoners Do Not Regard Beinf Placed on Honor. Aberdeen.—The honor system may be successful with prisoners in a pen itentiary, but Officer John Burke, in charge of the cityirock pile, says it is no good for his work. ne of tin prisoners became ill and Burke took him into the station, and while he wan gone William Murphy, serving ten days, and Ed Wallace, 'serving six days, left the rock pile and started out of town. When Burke returned to the rock pile and discovered two of his prisoners missing he detailed another officer to watch the others and he started after the recreants. Cheating, an automobile Burke scouted around and finally tracked his men on the road towards Groton. Within three' miles of that place he overtook them. They were returned to the police stu tion. The Annual Corn Show. Brookings.—The Annual Corn Show is a great force in improving the corn, crop of South Dakota, asserts Prof. Hume, in calling attention to the next meeting at Mitchell, January 13 to IS. "There is a good deal of good seed corn in the state," he says, "whether, or not there is enough stored away to plant next spring." Secretary Hume has issued a letter urging'the farmers to store up good seed corn, and from all reports, more good South Dakota corn has been set aside for seed than ever before in the history of the state. "Now, the tiling to do," says Mr. Hume, "is to take some of this gooil corn to the annual corn and grain' show and school, which will be held at Mitchell, January 13 to 16, inclusive. The premiums are big, more attrac tive than ever. The program is now in press and is even better than ever before. Join the South Dakota Corn and Grain Growers' association now and be already eligible to exhibit in your own state show. Come to the big union meeting. Meet and be met by everybody. Be more than ever one of the people of South Dakota. Send for program and premium list. Pupiis Bank Savings. Sioux Falls.—The penny stamp sys tem of school savings recently intro duced into the public schools of tlie city starts out well and is a source of satisfaction to Superintendent McDon iiiti, inu LuuciKM'y, tne pdVtiits, aiid the children. The pupils are taking ari active interest in the scheme and pen nies are being hoarded in alVnost every home. Tho child saves his pennies and dimes and invests in stamps fur nisher by the teacher. These stamps are pasted on folders holding 50 cents worth and when iilled arc taken to the State Bank and Trust company and a regular account is opened. The bank pays 4 per cent interest on the sav ings and deposits can be withdrawn at any time. Though the system has been in operation less than two weeks, nearly §400 in stamps have been sold by the techers. Farmers' Institutes Good. Groton.—The regular annual farm ers' institute is to be held in Groton on November 7, S and 9, and it is the desire that every farmer tributary to Groton be present and take an active part in the meeting. The farmers' in stitutes in South Dakota are accom plishing an untold amount of good. Crops adapted to the soil conditions ire being practiced, farms are beini handled in a more rational and scien tific manner, more and better live •tcclc is being raised and prosperity evident on every hand. This lias !iecn. in part, at least, due to the efforts of the farmers' institutes. New Auto Licenses. v..* Pierre.—New auto licenses begin-1 ning with 14,MO') are Bernard Bnndt. Avon W. E. Covwell, Salem M. N. Bate, Mellette John Stelzer. Pj-rks 'nn A1 Johnson. Beresford: C. .T. S,ter- Redf.eld T5. O. Cummlngs, Fred rick T. M. Bri.-tow, Artesian T. L. Johnson, Alexandria A. F. Johnson, ••Jell Rapids Fred Gutekuntz, Hecla. •. New Federal BuiJding. Rapid City.—Actual work has begun •us Rapid City's new federal building. will bo located on the southeast ••orner of the intersection of St. Jo eph and Eigrhth streets. Tho cor ract calls for a $100,000 structure, to be completed by February 1, 1314. Weekly Lectures at Normal. Aberdeen.-—The Northern Norma! uul Industrial school is holding a se ries of weekly lectures by prominent ducators and other prominent men of the-state. Shooting at Aberdeen. for Aberdeen.—Charles Lamar, proprie- of the Wright hotel, shot Harry Nash in the side when the latter re used to leave the hotel and threaten 'd to shoot Lamar. Nash was in an 'ntoxicated condition and had been re used a room. He reached for his hip threatening to shoot Lamar, hut the :alter was too quick. The wound was oftiy slight. Huron Elefen Wins. Huron.—The game of football be tween Huron college and Redfield col ego teams was witnessed by a large crowd. The victory was won by I-fu- "on by a score of 35 to 0, making til® third straight game for Huron college 'o far this season. Kenrer, Roberts, Saxton,. Andrews and York were Hu ron stars, while Packard was the lone star of the opposing team. A fine new/railroad is *1 it- t-. v. 1 depot building nearing completion at Qpeaola.