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Great Northern, He Says, Has Reduced
PIPESTONE, MINN.The count* Sun
tfav school convention closed Friday even
$ng Feld Workei John Orchard discussed
Jplans for establishing clOBer relations be
tween the schools of this city The new
JMethodlst Episcopal church at Hatfield
was dedicated Sunday Rev D C Mc
Colm and Rev J M BMl of this citv, and
Jlev. G W Lutz of Redwood Falls assist
ed in the service, the last named preach
ing the morning seinion Rev Fianlt IS
Brandt, late of the Episcopal diocese of
Chicago, who recently accepted charges
at Marshall and Pipestone, held his first
services at St. Paul s church in this city
Bunday. H e will piobably reside at Mar
shall, but will divide his time between the
two charges and will hold services in
JPSpestone every other Sunday.
DULUTH, MINN.The business trans
acted by the Duluth land office the past
year breaks all records of this office. The
r-Ies amount to more than those of the
Crookston and St. Cloud offioes combined.
The acres sold number 363,886 Th e total
Receipts are $206,231 40 Governor Va n
Bant, accompanied by J. Adam Bede, will
Jnakis a. tour of St Louis county from Fii
4ay to Monday inclusive H e will visit
Proctor Knott, Eveleth, Sparta, Bfwabik,
Hwo Harbors, Ely, McKinley, Virginia
Und Hibblng.
DETROIT, MINN.Ole Walstrom, a
well-known farmer, was kicked to death
t his horse. Walstrom had started
home and had evidently stood up in his
tuggy while on the road. The thin boards
ct which the bottom of the box was con
structed gave way and his feet went
through and were caught between the
Teach and braces He fell forward and
the horse became frightened and began
kicking. When found his dead body was
tanging over the dashboard.
ROCHESTER, MINN.The republican
Tally in Rochester last night was the best
ct the campaign Governor Va n Sant
spoke in the Grand opera-house, which
was crowded The Queen City band gave
Several selections and Rochester's Glee
club Governor Va n Sant gave one of the
tnost stirring addresses on the political
Issues of the day ever heard in this oity
and made many votes.
most disastrous prairie fires in the his
tory of this section swept across Wilkin
county, burning over a strip of country
lourteen miles in length, and being finally
stopped by one of the state ditches
About 6,000 acres were burned over, and
several hundred tons of hay were de
stroyed. -
ST. CLOUD, MINN.A decision handed
flown by the secretary of the interior
rives James H Poquette title to 160 acres
of land in Mille Lacs county, with $2,000
Improvements. The terminal Dispatch
association has been instructed to allow
gt. Cloud forty-eight hours for loading and
unloading cars. The new rule will take
effect at once.
Rates and Increased Wages.
1 CROOKSTON. MTNUTIn his address to
the farmers yesterday. President Hill said
the supreme purpose of his road was the
y the H e declared
e had t a beginning: of reduc
tions in rates and he ad\ised the farmers
to quit selling, being emphatic in his as -
sertion that Red River valley land is
worth far mote than $25 an acre.
So far from it being the object of the
Great Northern to 10b the people, Mi
Jiill said that the road had reduced rates
during the vear, and at the same time
Jwd paid an increase in wages amounting
to $700,000, there being no increase in the
tiumber of men employed.
He suggested that one leason for the
better development of the Dakota side
f the Red Rher valley than the Minne
sota side was the fact that the foi nun
had been less suspicious of the raihoads
and hud given the roads encouragement
In their efforts to develop the country
-was held at Gttdlev hall of Carleton col
lege tsterda afternoon bv Miss Marga
ret J. Evans, clean of the woman's depait
fnent, for her guest Miss Hodgkins, who
was formeilv a teacher in Wellesley col
lege Miss Hodgkins gave a very inter
esting addiess on fotelgn missions, which
was much appieclated by the guestsOn
the petition of J P Conglln, chaliman
of the democratic county committee, the
names of E B Ford, socialist candidate
lor state senator, and C F Miller, can
didate foi the legislature, were stricken
from the ofllcial county ballot The com
plaint alleged that the names on Mr
Fords petition were illegally secured
'The St Olaf college band has been offi
cially recognized bv the church oiganiza
tlon which has also made provision foi
Its suppoit Professor Onbtaad, the leadei
jf the band is training fifty young men
fwepaiatory for the concert season
WINONA, MINN.Governor Van Sant
.accompanied by Samuel G Iverson and
'Julius H Block, Is campaigning to-day in
ils home county The party arrived at St
Charles at H a m , and held a noon meet
ing at that place, at which there was a
*ery large attendance This afternoon
they continued to Winona stopping at
Vtiea, Lewiston Stockton and Minnesota
Citv This evening two rousing meetings
are to be held in this ctiy, one at West
End hall and the other at Polish Dramatic
fcall in the East End J R Watkins is
completing a vault on his lot in Woodlawn
cemetery, which will cost In the neighbor
hood of $12,000 It is In the form of a
jsmall granite chapel, the spaces for burial
being under the vault floor and reached
by the removal of a heavy granite block
BETHEL, MINN.The head and
houlders of a man were found hanging
In a tree in the woods. The remainder of
the body was found lying on the ground
The parts were unrecognizable, but it is
believed to be the body of a man named
Johnson who left his home two miles
northeast of Bethel last April
EVANSVILLE, MINN.A bad collision
was narrowly averted last night. A n en
gine and caboose were standing on a sid
ing, and a heavy freight train came m and
ran upon the same siding It was
brought to a stop just as the two engines
came together, the pilots of both being
States District Attorney Houpt came from
Bt. Paul Sunday and will deliver several
addresses in this vicinity James A. Pet
erson of Minneapolis has also been se
cured for three addresses, one of which
is to be delivered in this city.
ROYALTON, MINN.An extra freight
train ran into a flock of sheep belonging to
Mark Kobe last night, killing twenty
Governor Van Sant addressed a rousing
republican meeting here last week
RED WING, MINN.Stockey Whitte
woor, indicted for assaulting1
Furu, aged 11, of Kenyon, was found
Kuilty and sentenced to twenty years in
the penitentiary.
NEW ULM, MINN.Articles of incor
poration have been filed by the August
Schell Brewing company The capital
stock is placed at $300,000, with $150,000
fully paid up.
SAUK CENTER, MINN.Burglars at -
tempted to loot the bank of Swanville, but
were unsuccessful and but little damage
was done to building or fixtures.
RUSH CITY, MINN.An enthusiastic
republican meeting took place last even
ing. Da r Reese and E . W . Stark were
ihe fljjeakera,
Major Turner Neatly Nabbed In Proceed-
InQs for Contempt
DES MOINES, IOWA.The rude hand
of a plebian deputy sheriff is the latest
obstacle In the way of the De s Moines
army post As the result of his opera
tions. Major Turner of the United States
aimj, quartermaster, detailed here In
chaige of the construction of the post, is
in Knoxv ille to show cause before Judge
Gamble of the district bench, why he
should not be punished for contempt.
Alexander" Sheiiff, a Warren county
farmer, bi ought injunction proceedings
before Judge Gamble to prevent the dis
charge of a sewer from the post into
North river, as he maintained the current
of the stream was sluggish and much
damage would be done to his property.
Judge Gamble granted a temporary re
straining order, but when a deputy sher
iff was sent to serve It on Major Turner,
that officer reminded the deputy he was
on a government military reservation in
the seivice of the government, that the
state had granted the government of the
United States full power over the res
et vatlon, that he was not answerable to
service, and finally that so far as he was
concerned the officer could go to sheol
with his warrant The deputy bided his
time until the major ventured off the res
ervation and then seized him and took
him to Knoxv ille, where he is waiting to
appear before Judge Gamble
DECOR AH, IOWAThe question of _
new courthouse for Winneshelk county
will come before the voters for the second
time next Tuesday The lack of vault
room has long been felt in all the offices,
and an investigation by the supervisors
satisfied them something must be done b
relieve the congested condition of the of
flices and to protect the records and pub
lic documents. The board decided to let
the voters say whether they wished a new
courthouse now or preferred to expend
$5,000 for vaults and build later. The re
cent grand jury condemned the courthouse
and urged the necessity of a new one.
Professor R Monrad, once professor at
Luther college, then many years editor cf
Skandinaven and the Decorah Posten, died
at Independence in the state hospital for
the insane, whither he was sent last
OTO, IOWAJohn B. Knudson, re
ceiver of the Oto bank, which failed three
weeks ago, made his first report to Judge
Oliver at Sioux City, showing the assets of
the bank to be but $20,619.49, while the
liabilities are estimated at $85,580 43. To
assist in making up the deficit the proprie
tors of the bank, J. T. Willett and P. H.
Cutting, have turned over their personal
property, which may amount to anything
between $20,000 and $75,000.
NEVADA, IOWALee Riddlesbarger,
son of a prominent stockbuyer, had his
eyesight probably permanently destroyed
by the explosion of a cartridge which he
was loading for a new gun purchased by
his father as a present. The charge ot
powder struck him In the face and. his
eyes were almost blown from their sock
NEWELL, IOWAMatt Steger, a
prominent and wealthy farmer, living
near here, was attacked and probably fo*
tally gored by an angry bull. H e was
discovered by pMsersby |Q gq unoon-
Abrams Almost Mobbed.
Rev H H. Abrams. superintendent of
the State Temperance League, had a nar
row escape from being mobbed at Allison,
Iowa, the other night Abiams was in
Allison and was at the Great WTestern
station, about to start for Dumont, when
he noticed packages of liquor unloaded
from a freight and consigned to J H.
Lutz, a resident of Waverly H e seized
these and placed them in the hands of the
sheriff This aroused the indignation of
residents of Allison and he was hanged
in effigy and threatened with personal
v iolence.
Haugen Will Be Elected
Senator J A Smith of Osage, who was
in De s Moines to-day, gave out an inter
view on the fourth district political sit
uation The democrats claim to be mak
ing much progress against Haugen there.
Senator Smith says he believes Haugen
will be elected by an Increased majority.
He says Colonel Sorter is. making a re
maikable bid for votes, promising a fac
tory in every town and a news letter to
every paper in the district in which he
will reveal the secrets of state and let his
constituents know the inside of what is
going on Senator Smith does not believe
Sorter's promises along these lines are
hav lng much effect
Another Waterworks Decision.
Another important watetrworks decision
has been handed down by the supreme
court This is in the Cedar Rapids water
works case, the supreme court reversing
the trial court and materially strengthen
ing the cause of municipalities In the
state in dealing with franchise-holding
corporations The company claimed a
perpetual franchase, though the grant
given it in 1876 was for twenty-five years.
The supreme court holds the franchise
expired when the twentj-flve years ended
The water company was seeking to annul
an oidinance fixing rates It maintained
the remuneration provided for by the
ordinance was not commensurate The
supreme court finds it afforded a return
of 5V6 per cent on the total of the stocks
and bonds and was commensurate The
court also says it cannot undertake to
guarantee the company any fixed return
on its investment, as the exercise of such
power would work to the utter destruc
tion of the legislative right to regulate
water companies.
SIOUX CITY, IOWAThe state supreme
court, by its decision in the Everson
scav enger tax sale case, makes the sweep
ing ruling that redemption from scav
enger tax sale cannot be made unless the
full amount of the taxes assessed against
the property is paid for the certificate.
The board of supervisors has allowed the
ledemption of some fifty properties at a
fraction of the unpaid taxes and the
decision will throw the board into a be -
wildering tangle To avert a threatened
diphtheria epidemic the Hunt school was
closed yesterday and throughout the day
was fumigated with formaldehyde. Chil
dren of R p . Baker and David Davidson
had the disease and the whole school has
been exposed J P. Tallett of Marshall
town, Iowa, ticket agent for the North
western railroad, and a Marshalltown of
ficer, passed through Sioux City yesterday
in hot pursuit of Gideon's Minstrels, play
ing at Le Mars Tallett had an order
from the general passenger agent to de -
liver a ticket to Philadelphia to a certain
man A member of the minstrel troupe
heard of this, forged a telegram from
Philadelphia and procured the ticket. At
Le Mars the man was found, gave the
ticket back and paid $40 besides.
IOWA FALLS, IOWA.the campaign
in this part of the third district will be
closed by political meetings at Alden on
Friday evening, addressed by J. U Sam -
mis of Le Mars, and at Eldora, where M.
D. O'Connell of Washington will speak.
Judge Birdsall will deliver several ad -
dresses, one at Hampton on Nov. 1, and
another at Eagle Grove on the 3d. The
night before election a democratic meet
ing will be held in this city, ex-Governor
Boies being the speakerThe big revival
that has been in progress in the Metro
politan operahouse all this month, will
close on Friday evening The meetings
have been in charge of the celebrated
evangelist, Billv Sunday, the one-time
famous center fielder. There have been
about 180 conversions.At Shipley to-day
the first sale of town lots is taking place.
The new town is located on the Des
Moines, Iowa Falls & Northern railroad in
Story county, between Nevada and Cam
bridge The sale of lots at Enterprise
will take place to-morrow.
solous condition, while the enraged animal
was tossing him about. H e had several
libs broken and was injured internally.
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electrical storm the barn on the place
owiied by George Phillips, burned. A stal
lion valued at $500 perished. Th e total loss
was about $1,500. Insurance, $225.
ELDORA. IOWAThe much advertised
Boies rally here was .poorly attended. The
governor made a long address and many
left the hall before he had finished.
WATERLOO, IOWAHarry Pashby, 14
years old, was fatally stabbed by a play
mate of the same age, George Kelly by
DUBUQUE, IOWA.Torrence Farmer,
an old resident was run over and killed
by a train.
College Of Engineering Turns Out a Device
for Charging Batteries.
MADISON, WIS.A device for econ
omically charging electric batteries for au -
tomobiles and other motors has been dis
covered by Professor G. F. Burgess and
Carl Hambuchen of the Wisconsin univer
sity college of engineering A t present a
small charging outfit for an automobile
costs about $300. The cost of this device
is placed at about one-tenth of this
The apparatus is called an electrolytic
rectifier and consists of aluminum and
iron plates placed in a bath of fused
sodium nitrate As the alternating cur
rent passes through this cell the impulses
in one direction are cut off and those in
the other direction are permitted to go
through. \
This cell is very compact, well con
structed and only weighs twenty-five
pounds, or about one-tenth the weight of
the apparatus now in use It is only about
one foot square and may be carried con
veniently on the automobile. 'When charg
ing is necessary the cells have but to be
connected with an electric light plug to
the wires to receive a very efficient
Tague, state prison contractor, last night
brought Fred Morrow from the peniten
tiary. Morrow was sent up for the alleged
theft of a $5,000 package from the-North
ern Pacific tlcKet office in this place H e
was ticket agent here at the time of the
crime. H e declared he had hidden the
money package beneath a bridge near the
city and has consented to lead the officer
to the treasure. Search will be made to -
day for the money.
HELENA, MONT.Paul Risinger of
Stokett, has been made defendant in a suit
commenced by the United States. Th e
government claims that the defendant
while second lieutenant and acting quar
termaster in the Tenth United States cav
alry in Florida and Alabama in 1898 and
1899, failed to account for a large amount
of supplies, together with $763 in money.
Pringle of Company M, Twenty-fourth in
fantry, was crushed to death yesterday
afternoon by a log falling upon him. H e
was out with a detachment getting lumber
and was sitting beside the wagon when a
piece of wood rolled upon him.
MISSOULA, MONT.Chief Dispatcher
Black leaves the service of the Northern
Pacific Nov. 1 to accept the position of
chief dispatcher of the Chicago division
of the Santa Fe . Night Chief VanLmen
will succeed Black and Dispatcher Gentry
will become night chief.
Jenkins will speak at the fair building on
Thursday night. The congressman ar
rived here late yesterday afternoon and
after a hurried consultation with the cam
paign committee proceeded to Washburn
to hold a meeting Joseph Stach, a labor
er, was imbued with the idea that his
father was in the county jail and taking a
rawhide whip he attacked that institution.
He was overpowered and put in the dun
geon No w he is as anxious to get out as
he was to get in. Doctors will examine
his mental condition.
members of the council advocate the
nullification of the contract for an aerial
bridge over the canal, let to A. Y. Bayne,
Minneapolis, representing the American
Bridge company, which he says he is un -
able to fill this year as specified in the
document. T- J. Clarke, former clerk of
the school at Brule, was arrested, charged
with fraud in connection with issuing
orders for money to defray the current ex -
penses of the institution.
LA CROSSE, WIS.This morning's de
velopments confirm the belief that C. F
Segelke and his nephew, Charles Buest,
have been drowned. Their empty skiff
was found swamped eight miles below
here, with the fishing tackle all intact.
Searching parties are trying to find the
remains of the two men. A reward of
$200 has been offered, i
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MILWAUKEE, WI8.Philip Neidhofer,
who was restrained by an order of court
from putting union lafcels on non-union
cigars, was yesterday Sentenced to pay
a fine of $25 and costs or to serve forty
clays H e -was tound guilty ot contempt
of court.
FAIRCHILD, WIS.Chris Slocum was
struck by a logging engine and fatally in -
jured. Hi s spine was dislocated.
Season Has Been One of the Best Ever
Known in the
HAVRE, MONTThis week's ship
ments of range cattle winds up the sea
son's cattle traffic from this state. M. E.
Milner ships a trainload fiom Malta, this
weeK, but the season's shipping really
ended with last week's consignments.
Never before have cattlemen been better
pleased with prevailing conditions and
prices. The cattle this year were of a
prime quality, prices were high and the
general average received from rangers was
better than any time during the last five
years. One bunch of fifteen head shipped
from Malta brought $100 57 a head on the
Chicago market. This is a top price for
range steers.
Prospects for the cattle business are
bright and cattlemen are well satisfied.
There was an abundance of hay this year
and every cattleman has a good supply.
N o one is taking chances on a long hard
winter. There is more hay in the country
than ever before and the advent of winter
will find stockmen well prepared.
Last year's output of cattle from this
state amounted to 170,000 head, while this
year the total shipments will exceed.
200,000 head.
Chicago Nevrs
"It's useless to worry," remarked the long
haired passenger. "A man should be satisfied
with what he has."
"Oh, I am satlfied with what I liave," re
plied the red-nosed man across the aisle. "It's
what I haven't that causes most of o y dissat
"Bre'r Williams is had a tough time recent
"How come?"
"Well, Jat new mule lie wuz tryin' to break
th'owed him head orer heels in de river, en
time he hit de -wafer a alligator swallowed him.'
"En what come er de 'gater?"
''Well, de las* time I seen him he done
crawled, up on de bank aa' jwuz lookin' mighty
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Atlanta Constitntion.
Trial of George Bear, Twice a Murderer,
Is Under Way.
SIOUX FALLS, S. D.The feature of
the present term of the United States
court will be the trial of George Bear, a
full-blooded Sioux Indian, which com
menced to-day. Bear belongs on the
Rosebud reservation H e shot and killed
John Shaw, his stepson, and C. Edward
Tayloe, additional farmer and school
teacher at Ponca subissue station on the
Rosebud reservation. The defendant Is
not exhibiting much interest in the pro
ceedings, and has frequently expressed a
desire to suffer the death penalty for his
crime. R. W . Parliman, a local attorney,
is defending him.
Judge Carland of the United States
court has sentenced Ed Anderson, an In
dian, to six months in the state peniten
tiary. Anderson pleaded guilty to an in -
dictment charging him with forging the
name of the payee to a postal money
order. In the letter was a money order
for $10, which he signed and had cashed.
Frank Williams, a negro Henry Quinn.
an Indian, William S. Howard, Stephen
Jones, an Indian, and Frank Mullen, were
sentenced to pay fines of $100 each and
serve terms of three months each for sell
ing liquor to Indians.
A case which has been pending for some
months against Quincey Edwards, son of
the postmistress at Nemo, a town in the
Black Hills, for forging a postal money
order, has been dismissed. Edwards was
under indictment for forging a money
order, which was cashed at the LeMars,
Iowa, postoffice. The case was dismissed
on the ground that he already had been
tried for the offense in the United States
court for Iowa, and that to press the suit
against him in the federal court of this
state would be trying him twice for the
same crime.
About four years ago Charles Sands
came here from Texas and entered the
employ of B. L. Gates. Gates, learning
that the firm of George Marquet & Sons
of Chicago had had some dealings with
Sands, were the firm in reference to his
(Sands') character. The firm denounced
Sands, and, as a result, he lost his posi
tion with Gates. Upon ascertaining the
cause, he instituted a suit for damages
against the Chicago men. Friends have
just received a letter from him from his
present home at Kirksville, Mo , convey
ing the information that the suit, after
having been fought constantly throughout
the four years, has terminated in his
favor, he having been awarded a judg
ment for $1,600.
The parlors of the First Methodist
Episcopal church were last night the
scene of a pleasant Social affair, the oc
casion being a reception to Dr. W. H.
Jordan, pastor of the church.
YANKTON, S. D.OW Carlson, a car
penter, attempted suic H e ^rent in
sane suddenly while at work, and, seizing
a jackknife, attempted to cut his throat.
Other workmen hastened to him and pre
vented, bim from doing himself any great
harm.The effort being mad at Viborg
to tap an alleged seven-foot vein of coaal
mav be successful, but in the light of
experiments made at Centerville some
years ago, it, does not look very encoura
ging A t that place a local company such
$10,000 or $15,000 prospecting on a similar
theory. Coal was found with the drills,
but it was overlaid with an immense bod*/
of sand and water, making its mining a
practical impossibility. A large shaft,
nicely timbered, was sung about 100 feet
deep on Jacob Jenter's home farm, but
the water broke through the bottom and
filled in so rapidly that the workmen bare
ly escaped with their lives, and their tools
still lie at the bottom of the shaft.A
large wildcat was shot by Willie Wilcox
m the woods along the Missouri a. few
miles from Yankton.
DEADWOOD, S. D.Charles Thompson,
aged 85, committed suicide by taking
morphine. Despondency over a love affair
is asserted to have been the cause.
Thompson -was a member of tYie l?irst
South Dakota infantry in the Philippine
Officers are to be elected by the direct
ors of the Black Hills Mining Men's asso
ciation some time this week. The direot
os are Harris Franklin, S. W . Russell and
W. S. Elder, Deadwood R. H. Driscoll,
George M. Nix, Lead John Blatchford.
Terry John Gray, Terravllle Charles H.
Fulton, Rapid City J. E. Pilcher, Custer.
The November meting of the association
is to be held at Lead.Word has been re
ceived by Mayor Edward McDonald that
his mother is at the point of death in
New York city and he has hastened to her
TYNDALL, S. D Th e political cam
paign has been very quiet thus far, but a
vast amount of work has been done by the
candidates in soliciting votes. The demo
cratic candidates have been touring the
county in a body and are making great
claims of success, but outside of the offices
of auditor and treasurer, which are some
what in doubt, the republican ticket will
probably win.A small fire started In B.
W. Burnett's house, but was put out be -
fore much damage was done. The house
is in the center of a block of buildings,
and if the fire had acquired headway it
would have threatened a great deal of
property.H Nihart, implement dealaer,
has begun the erection of a large Imple
ment house on Broadway.
LEAD, S. D.The general land office
has made a ruling that places the is -
suance of patents to mineral lands within
the jurisdiction of the officers of the for
est reserve in the Blaclfc Hills. "When entry
is made for patent the forest ranger
whose district includes the land in ques
tion is required to report as to the min
eral character of the land. Hi s report is
transmitted through the forest supervis
or over him. In this way the general land
office becomes satisfied that the land for
"which, application is made is more valu
able for mineral than for agricultural pur
poses or for the timber it contains.
MARION, S. D.A- deadlock exists over
a franchise for the construction of a tele
phone system. Th e village trustees re -
cently granted J. A. Steninger of Parker, a
franchise, but some local men thought
they should have had the preference and
accordingly secured sufficient signatures
compelling the calling of a referendum
election, which resulted in defeating Mr.
Steninger's franchise by a majority of
SALEM, S. D.The campaign in this
county has developed into a scramble for
the offices. There seems to be no manage
ment each candidate Is conducting his
own campaign according to his own ideas.
Several rock-ribbed German democrats
have announced their conversion to repub
licanism. Th e prospects are the republi
cans will elect the ticket, with the possi
ble exception of two offices, treasurer and
WATERTOWN, S. D.~Thieves held
high carnival last night. George Baxter
of the Kampeska Milling company, had a
fine span of horses stolen. O. F. Vaux left
a blanket outside and that too was taken.
Thomas Baxter Is short a valuable plat
form spring wagon.
STURGI6, S. D.-A large number of del
gates attended the annual convention of
the Degree of Honor lodges of the Black
Hills. A grand reception was given the
Visitors by the local lodge.
Chicago Post.
The subjects of the series of sketches were
plainly disgruntled.
"Can't you see," they said to the author, "that
you don't write the dialect that we talk?"
"You have only yourselves to blame," he re
turned scornfully. "Why don't you learn to talk
J tip dialect mi I writer
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Franchise Granted the Western Electric
Company of Jamestown.
JAMESTOWN, N. D.The Western
Electric company of this city has secured
a franchise to put in a lighting plant at
Carrington and it is expected to have the
plant in operation by Jan. 1. Th e com
pany is putting in a new dynamo and mak
ing improvements worth $6,000 on the
lighting plant in Jamestown. These in
clude a new dynamo with a capacity of
2,500 lights The company has also pur
chased lots in Jamestown and will begin
the erection of a three-story flat building.
Stutsman county democrats have se -
cured Colonel John D. Benton for an ad -
dress here Saturday evening. Th e colonel
was a gold democrat, but is in line this
Sheriff Collins of Grand Forks brought
George Crandall to the asylum from Lari
more. Crandall was violent until he
reached Fargo, where he was told he was
going to Jamestown. There he seemed to
recover his reason and when in Jamestown
he seemed rational. H e left Jamestown in
July and stated that since that time his
mind has been a blank.
Miss Carrie Jones died suddenly as a
result of heart failure.
A transient oomplained to thp police yes
terday that he had been held up near the
outskirts of the city and robbed of $165.
There is no clue.
FARGO, N. D.The A. O. U. W . last
night celebrated the thirty-fourth anni
versary of the organization with an elab
orate program. Several prominent mem
bers of the order in this state were present
and made addresses. The families of the
members were Invited and there was a so -
cial session and banquet.Arrangements
have been made for a grand political rally
in Fargo next Monday evening. The chief
addresses will be made by Congressman
Spalding and Colonel Plummer. If the
weather is good there will be a parade.
Recent wet weather has played havoc with
undug potatoes. Th e rainfall of almost
five inches within a week soaked the
ground so thoroughly that the potatoes
were literally drowned out and have al
ready begun to rot. The ground is so soft
and sticky that it is well nigh impossible
to get into the fields. The farmers console
themselves with the thought that the
thorough soaking of the ground now before
the freeze-up means a good crop for next
CANDO, N. D.Present indications are
that the result of the election in this
county will be as follows: State senator,
Alex Currie, (dem.) representatives, J.
M. Goves, (rep.) J. L. Harvey, (dem.)
sheriff, C. D . Carmiohaael, (rep.) clerk
of court. Carl Nelson, (dem.) county
judge, W. E. Pew , (dem ) state's attor
ney, F. D. Davis, (rep.) The following
officials were indorsed in the conven
tions: Register of deeds, Frank Shanley,
(dem.) auditor, D . K. Brightbill, and
treasurer, L. J. Ransier, (rep.) The board
of county commissioners will probably
be republican.
PEMBINA, N. D.The commissioners
of insanity of Pembina county had two
insane patients before them and bot'
were adjudged insane and transferred u
the sheriff to be taken to the hospital at
Jamestown. William William was the
name of one of the patients and he be -
lieved he was Christ crucified, while' the
other was Oliver H. Sando, who said he
was the devil.It has rained every day for
four days and the weather is still very
unsettled. There is much grain yet to
OAKES, N. D.Erf A. Smith has sold
the Oakes Republican" to Goddard &
Wright of the Ellendkle Leader. P. s
Goddard will take cbArge of the paper,
while Mr. Wright wilf bardie the Leader.
FARGO, N. D.It is announced that
the fire underwriters have decided to ln
orease the insurance rate 50 per cent in
Fargo. The rates are regarded now as
How Visiting Officers "Were Made to Do Police
Brooklyn Eagle.
Uncle Sam's privates had fun, but It was the
camp of the visiting national "guardsmen that
was dubbed Paradise City. The dignity and
rank of the visitors was something astounding.
Nearly everybody was a general. Colonels and
captains were an insignificant minority, and a
lieutenant was unknown Inducements to lieu
tenants were sent forth without avail. The
stress of dignity and generalship finally became
so poignant that, in a spirit of burlesque, Para
dise alley was reorganized. A private from the
ranksor perhaps it was a non-commissioned
officerwas captured and put in command, and
several generals were made to police Paradise
alley. Just who the policing generals were was
kept a secret by order of the commanding offl
cer, but those who had a hand in the plot are
not done laughing yet.
New York Tribune.
Newcastle-upon-Tyne has a very ancient cus
tom. When the business of the assizes is ended
the mayor makes a quaint speech to the judge
of the northern circuit. He says
"My lords, we have to congratulate yon upon
having completed your labors in this ancient
town, and have also to inform you that you
travel hence to Carlisle, through border coun
try, much and often infested by the Scots. We
therefore present each of your lordships with a
piece of money, to buy therewith a dagger to
defend yourselves "
Then, as required by custom, he gives the
senior judge a Jacobus, and the Junior judge a
carolus It costs no little sum to buy these
old coins.
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OCTOBER 28, 1007
C. A.
MUNISING, MICH.Hope that C. A.
Richardson, the young civil engineer in
charge of the construction of the Munising
Paper company's big mills at this place,
is alive has been abandoned and it is
considered practically certain that he was
murdered in Chicago. H e has been miss
ing for almost a month. Both the Chi
cago police and the Pinkerton agency are
at work on the case.
Young Richardson, who was a graduate
of Yale and well connected in the east,
arranged his work so he could spend Sun
day, Sept. 21, in Chicago. H e left Mu -
nising Sturday and expected to return
Monday morning. H e had never been in
Chicago and telegraphed a friend to meet
him, but the latter, through the mistake
of a messenger boy, did not receive the
wire until too late to be at the station
The porter of the Pullman remembers as
sisting Richardson to alight, but from that
point all trace of him has been lost.
The accepted theory is that, while wait
ing at the station for his friend, a class
mate at college, Richardson was induced
by some unknown person to accompany
him to a hotel or other resort, and that
there he was drugged and afterwards
robbed and murdered. The young man
had about $100 on his person.
It Was not until ten days had elapsed
that any steps were made to ascertain his
whereabouts. The contractors at the mills
supposed the engineer had been sent for
by the officials of the paper company, at
Kalamazoo, and President Everard was
surprised, on coming to Munising about
the latter part of September, to find Rich
ardson absent. Then the case was put
in the hands of the Chicago police and
the detective agency, and it will be pushed
to the end.
Richardson's home was in New Hamp
shire. Besides graduating from Yale, he
was a graduate from the Boston School
of Technology. H e had displayed much
ability in his profession.
Dresser of Detroit, who has been at Stam
baugh for several days, examining the
records of the township treasurer's of
fice, has, it is announced, discovered short
ages in the accounts of former Treasurers
Molloy and McQuown, amounting to sev
eral hundred dollars. Th e irregularities
are attributed to faulty bookkeeping. The
bondsmen will be held responsible.
who conducts a Chinese laundry at Re -
public, this county, has made application
for a deer hunting license which will be
issued to him in a few days. H e has just
purchased a horse which he will use in
his hunting trips. Moy is said to be a
crack shot with the rifle, and last year he
met with better success in hunting than
did most nimrods.
MENOMONIE, MICH.William Kent, a
Chicago capitalist, who owns thousands of
acres of cut-over lands, is steadily adding
to his holdings. It is his intention to
colonize the tracts and the first settlers
are expected in the spring.
McDaniel has left for Siam, where he has
been assigned to the supermtendency
of a hospital by the Presbyterian Foreign
Mission board. H e sails from Seattle early
next month.
30, 32, 34, 36 Second Street S, Cer
ner FlrttAve. S.
Richardson of Munlslng Probably
Murdered In Chicago.
NEWBERRY, MICH.The mystery of
the disappearance of a patient from the in -
sane asylum about two years ago has been
cleared by the discovery of a skeleton
in the woods. The gruesome find was ac -
cidentally made by a hunter who stumbled
over the bones. The few shreds of cloth
ing rotting on the ground made identi
fication through them impossible but a
piece of rope dangling from a limb of a
tree bore witness as to the manner in
which death had been brought about.
Initials printed on one of the shoes have
led to the conclusion that the skeleton is
that of Paul Messenger. H e was a trusty
and two years ago was permitted to at -
tend a ball game from which he never re
Chicago Journal
Scientists are always discovering new things in
which we differ from the people of Europe. The
latest of these is feet.
The French foot is narrow and long. The
Spanish foot is small and elegantly curved
thanks to its Moorish bloodroriesponding to
the Castilian's pride of being "high in the in-
step." The Arab's foot is proverbial for its
high arch. The Koran says ihat a stream of
water can run under (he true Arab's foot with
out touching it. The foot of the Scotch is
high and thick that of the Irish fiat and square,
the English short and fleshv.
When Athens was in her zenith the Grecian
foot was the most perfectly formed and exactly
proportioned of that of anv of the human
raco. Swedes, Norwegians and Germans have
the largest feet Amei leans the smallest. Rus
sian toes are "webbed" to the first joint. Tar
tarian toes are all the same length.
Washington Star.
Uncle Hiram, from Corn Center, had attended
his first burlesque show and he was duly im
"I s'pose, Henry," he said thoughtfully to his
son, "that we've been progressin' all these years,
but, by gum, we ain't so far along as I thought
we was.
"How do you mean?" asked Henry.
"Wa-all"' replied Uncle Hiram, as he thought
ot the costumes, "I didn't really s'pose there
was anybody livin' who hadn't got farther away
from the Garden of Eden idea than them there
girls we saw last night."
Manufacturers and
Mill Agents.
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Bayers of Hides, Furs, Wool, etc.
Hide & Fur Co.
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Drug Co.,
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BENDER, NEB.The Omaha Indiana,
who are entitled to the distribution of
$90,000 have refused to accept the money
because the method of distribution recog
nizes them as citizens of the United State*
and does not recognize their tribal rela
tions. Further, the Indians object because
bonds costing from $15 to $30 must be put
up before money can be drawn Tor
minors. They consider this but a scheme
of the white men to bleed them for $4,000.
They have appealed to Secretary Hitch
cock to change the provisions of the dis
Washington, Oct. 28.Pensions granted:
MinnesotaJames H. Ritchie, North
Minneapolis, $6 Theodore H. Czsekleba,
Cannon Falls, $6 Josiah R. King, St.
Paul, $10 Frank E . Green, St. Paul, $6
war with Spain, Jared Palmer, Lakefleld,
$12, William J. Harlan, Plainview, $17.
IowaWilliam Rennison, Waterloo, $8
John J. Nickel, Bagley, $6 war with
Spain, William Willey, Havelock, $8 Es
tella D . Legner, Des Moines, $16
Mary E. Polston, Lenox, $8 Louisa M.
Waller, Harlan, $8.
Wisconsin W . Allen, Viroqua, $6
Frank Abel, Greenwood, $6 Henry Kries,
Hammond, $6 war with Spain, John H .
Talmage, Ridgeland, $12.
South DakotaOle Gutterson, Carthage,
$8 Edmond S. Hugill, Ho t Springs, $12,
Mexican war.
Detroit Free Press.
How was duelirg stopped? Only by the
evolution of a code of public sentiment which
made it a misdemeanor to insult one's fellows
by word or deed, and removed the one ground
upon which men of honor had reason to defend
the duel. How shall indiscriminate betting be
stopped? If our parallel holds good, by the
same means. We have done away with habits
of direct insult, says the Century Magazine. Let
us do away with that indirect mode of insult
which arises from the habit of glorification at
one's self at the expense of the earth in gen
eralf We have learned to despise swagger whea
it is intended to givt offence to an individual
Let us carry our ethics fartbei, and despise It
altogether. Many of us already do this in
theory, let us have our condemnation felt In
practice. If we have once reached the point
of making it a part of our social code that
bluff and brag and loud talk of every kind are
unworthy of gentlemen, the only present Justifi
cation for betting will fall to the ground. The
rest may be left to take care of Itself.
Chicago Tribune.
"Why do you sigh for more worlds to eon
quer, your majesty?" his sycophants asked
"Because," answered Alexander the Great,
with another sigh, "I feel sore that J. Pierpont
Morgan is going to get this on* some day."
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