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Season extracts Are Expiring and Ves selmen Want More Money. DULUTH. MINN.Season contracts on tonnage are expiring-, and vessel owners are asking more money on ore and grain. They are getting an advance on what lit tle la chartered, but the large shippers are out of the market. Shipments are pretty well up for this date. There is every in dication that the fall will be a long one, and conditions are now such that vessels can Ply the upper lakes practically as long as there is stuff for them to move. - Menominee range mines have produced afe follows in the past twelve months: Dickinson Coopty lion County Chapln group. .9- 3 643 Pew able t70,33J Crj-tnl Falls . 200 000 Walpolo 60.-.84 Heinloik 141000 Arfigon -3M.08 Brlbtol 110.200 CuuBy 190.315 Bnltlc 92.3S0 Pemi. Ir. M. C'o.2^1 500 XrmoTiIn 88,000 Loretto 95 618 Columbia 85 02.? Trulars W4 MS Holier 94 748 Quhinesec 82.DS3 Rherton 7U 309 Verona and VI- Hiawatha 6"? 00 ylan 64 100 Tobin 6 000 Millie . . . *2:.4iM MansOeld 5h 7t tirovetand .. . 12 "OO Mlciiijrau 4 1180 Curry . .. . If. 5(V hamont 2" OOi) Northwestern .. ] dm* Hope 4,284 Explorations. . . S.S0O Several exploiauois are under way In each county, and mimeious shafts are being sunk Th e Steel Corporation owns the Chapin. half the Pewabic and Walpole, the Aragon and Cundy. the Columbia, Do - ber, Rh'erton, Mansfield, Michigan and Hope. In Iron county Corrigan, McKinney & Co. are the largest operators with the Ciystal Falls. Armenia and Lamont. They also have the Quinnese and Groveland in Dickinson county. Plckands, Mather & Co. have the Hemlock, Baltic, Verona and Vivian. farge TODAY'S TELEGRAPHIC NEWS OF THE NORTHWEST .. MINNESOTA SHIPMENTS WELL ALONG Shipments from Escanaba. It is expected that fully 53,000 000 tons will be shipped from Escanaba this year, possibly putti ng the port once more in the lead. Th e Chicago & North-Western road has shipped 3,400,000 tons to date nd- the Milwaukee road 1,300,000 tons Th e North-Western is now moving 25,000 tons dally. The biggest ore train ever hauled into Escanaba was last week, when one locomotive of the Escanaba & Lake Su - perior road, a new line, pulled eighty-five loaded 100,000-lb cars Th e revenue load .was 8,580 tons, and a maximum drawbar pull of 48,000 tons was exerted. Th e train moved at an average speed of twelve miles an hour. The Oliver Iron Mining company has valuable ore lands lin adjoining the Great Western mine, that are likely to be opened Into shortly. I t is generally con ceded that these lands contain a very large 'deposit of ore and may make the biggest mine ever opened In Crystal Falls. A steam shovel has been put Into the Hartford mine for the first time and sev eral thousand tons are being sent out Th e Cleveland lake mine will be operating through a new shaft some time next yeai All the ground on which buildings around the present shaft are located is over ore and it Is for this that the new one is being sunk. I t will be four compartments ot large size. Th e immense stock piles at this shaft and at the Lake Superior lake Bhaft are about gone and will be cleaned up this year, for the first time In many seasons. The Cleveland Cliffs Iron company, which has several Mesaba tracts under option, thirty of them In a bunch In the southwe st corner of 57-22, has located some ore there, but does not yet know the importance of its find Ore was found on thi property when the company took its option, but more lias been located since then. A state lease in section 24-57-22, north of the new Little mine purchase of the iClairton Steel company, has been taken by local parties on an option for $100,000 lor the lease and will be vigorously ex - jplored at once. | The Wills, a new mine, in whioh offi cers of the Republio Iron and Steel com pany is interested, has been shipping and will send out about 15,000 tons this fall I t Is an underground property, and is to be developed for a considerable shipment another year. Grant mine, a state lease belonging to (Tones & Laughlins, lim , has closed for 'the year, having shipped its expected imount52 000 tons I t contains a very deposit, perhaps 10,000.000 tons of jion- Bessemer sllieious ore. A large shaft will be sunk this winter and much more ore will be sent forward next season. , A t the .Kinney mine stripping a night crew has'been put on and the mine will be a large shipper next year. I t belongs to the Republic Iron and Steel company. lit will be operated on the milling system. Sharon mine, of the Sharon Steel com pany, has been able to make a far better shipment this year than was thought, and Will probably reach the 250,000 tons planned. Duri ng the winter the choked drifts will be reopened and the mine made ready for a large business. A large amount of stripping has been done this year and *he mill pit is now quite large. I n all, $36 men have been employed this season. jThe mine is now known to be a very large property, continued exploration having de - veloped an immense body of ore on all Sides of the original location. Trouble has been caused at Tw o Har bor's by the shifting and sliding of ore dock N o 4. which was rebuilt and raised Jast winter. I t Is now a dock of 37.000 tons' capacity and of sufficient height for the largest ships. I t will not be used for the rest of this season and will be rebuilt again the coming winter, i Th e 300-ton smelter of the Calumet & Arizona company has blown In and copper Is being produced to a small ex - tent. Duluth parties have sold the famous sine and lead mine at Black Bay, Lake Superior, to eastern and Duluth men, and some $30,000 will be spent in development and exploration the present season. A stripping contract has been let for the new Cypress mine near Hlbblng, and it will be opened this winter. NEW COUNTY FROM POLK Columbia With Seat at Mcintosh Seems to Have Been Created. CROOKSTON, MINN The voters of Folk county were confronted with four county d h ision propositions. On e was for the segregation of certain territory in the western part of the county to be named Valley county with East Grand Forks as the county seat, and that was killed by the farmers in the district. The other three propositions embraced territory in the eastern part of the county With Mcintosh as the coanty seat of a county to be named Columbia and Fosston as the seat of government of a county to be named Nelson. Ersklne was also am bitious to be a center of government of a county to be called Star, but the citizens there and the farmers did not take ser iously to the matter and Star county re - ceived but few votes. The returns show that Columbia county with Mcintosh as the county seat received more votes than did Nelson county, and the citizens there celebrated their victory with torchlight processions, fireworks and a free oyster supper for the entire town. It is held by some authorities that both propositions covering the sarhe territory there can be no division. The Columbia cbuny poeple assert that having received the most affirmative votes they are the winner, as this la. according to the text of the law. The Nelson county people hold that Nel *ori county is--established. They base their claims upon three facts: First, that Nel son county was first in the field, thereby shutting out any other proposition cover ing the same territory second, that Nel - s*6n county has the majority over Colum bia, and , third, that Nelson county has a jnajority of yea votes over nay votes, in that particular part of the territory and in PoJk county in general. "Granting that either one of the proposi- ' tions carry,^ the eighteen townshins set off More Ore Found. k* FRIDAY EVENING, leave Polk county with forty-one town ships, well situated of which Crookston is nearly in the center, and the territory Is accommodated with railroad lines that make its market facilities especially avail able. The new county will embrace a very rich agricultural territory commonly known as the "Thirteen Towns," the tract having been opened for settlement in 1885. The region has always produced good crops and tho farmers there are among the wealthiest In the county. WINONA, MINN.The North-Western has definitely turned down the request of the city for permission to use the lower end of the island opposite the eitv for the purpose of establishing public baths. Ne gotiations for the use of this land have been pending for more than a year. There is a strong sentiment in favor of estab lishing public baths and this refusal will not kill the project.A general meeting of citizens has been called for Wednesday evening, at which time the project for ha\ing another street fair next year will be taken up Th e second week in Septem ber, immediately following the state fair, will probably be the time selected. Five new fair directors will be elected.J. 11 Mitchell. \ie e president of the Winona Deposit bank, left last evening for Ne w Orleans to attend the annual meeting of the American Bankers' association, of which he Is a member of the executive committee. RED WING. MINN.At the twenty fifth annual convention of district No. 1, Woman's Relief Corps, the following offi cers were elected President. Mr s Anna J. Hall, Zumbrota, senior vice president, Mrs Ella Holland, Winona: Junior vice president. Mr s Sarah E . Clifford, Cannon Falls, treasurer, Mr s Hattie Mack, Ma - zeppa chaplain. Mis. Maggie Mewer, Re d Wing, secretary Mrs. E . M. B . Scofield, Zumbrota, counselor, Mr s Flora S. Wil son, Re d Wring: com entlon, Mrs . Sarah E . Hasler, Re d Wing alternates, Mrs Cate E . Irish, Pine Island Mrs. Ella Holland, Winona. Th e next convention will be held at Zumbrota. DULUTHThe grand jury indicted Geo. Williams and William Ellis on charges of assault in the first degree and robbery In the first degree. They are charged with holding up George Marcotte's saloon Sept. 28 and seriously wounding Frank Bren nan, a bystander.'Alex Babcock, a well known Duluth man , has mysteriously dis appeared.M. A Nichols, postmaster at Buhl, who has been in Duluth for two days, complains that he has been robbed of a $250 watch.The complete returns from St Louis county show that Buchard, the republican candidate, was elected sheriff by 29 over Miller, the democratic candidate. EXCELSIOR, MINN.John Hacking, who has lived alone In Excelsior for ten years, was found dead in his bed this morning. Hi s stister, Mrs . Comstock of Minneapolis, accompanied b v her husband, came out this morning to spend the day with the old gentleman. N o one replying to their knock for admission they forced an entrance and found that Hacking had been dead several hours H e was about 70 years of age. H e visited his neighbors yesterday and seemed to be in his usual health. Sudden failure of the heart was the direct cause of death. NORTHFIELD, MINNThe dedication of the new library building of St. Olaf college took place yesterday In the gym nasium. Th e library has been named the Steensland libraij.. in honor of the donor, Consul Halle Steensland of Madison, Wis . Addresses were delivered by Professor Johnson of the United seminary, Minneap olis M r Steensland, and President Kil - dahl of St. Olaf college. Music was fur nished b the choir of the United semi nary. Th e building is a fine structure and cost between $15,000 and $20,000. FERGUS FALLS, MINN.Hans Ho i lum'8 residence was detroyed by fire yes terday forenoon. The firemen formed i bucket brigade and saved adjoining build ings Christ Matthias, who had been a resident of this city for nineteen years, died last night from cerebral hemorrhage. B M. Ensign is arranging an excursion party to witness the Minnesota-Wisconsin football game at Minneapolis on Nov. 15. ANOKA, MINNR. W . AWn has re signed as treasurer of the school boara Sam Schully and Frank Edebauer, 15 and 16 years old, were sent to the state tialn ing school at Re d Wing They were caught stealing at Centerville a short time ago and pleaded guilty before Judge Stewart A plan is on foot to organize a basket ball team among the high school students. SLAYTON, MINN.Peter DeMuth is in jail charged with the abduction of a girl of 14 years H e Is charged with enticing her from her home on Monday Abram Moore is elected court commissioner of Murray county, although receiving less than a dozen votes for the office, which was omitted from the printed ballot. Hi s votes were written on the ballots by the voters. LAKE CITY, MINN.In an altercation between Pete Smith and Albert Johnson, the latter was seriously injured about the face and chest. Smith picked up a hand ful of railroad spikes and threw them at Johnson, Inflicting several ugly wounds, and one of his eyes may be lost. LAKE CITY, MINN.An interesting event of last evening was the celebration of the twenty-fifth wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs . Charles H . Boutelle. About thirty of their friends assembled and they were presented with many beau tiful gifts. PARK RAPID8, MINN.John Rapp. a homesteader, was accidentally shot Tues day night, and may lose his right leg. I n the dusk of the evening Joseph Nixon mistook Rapp for a wolf and shot at him, the ball striking his leg. RICES, MINN.An Armenian woman peddler was killed while attempting to get off a train with her pack. ARGYLE, MINN.Mrs. George Bel - rose, one of the early settlers here, died to-day. NORTHWEST WEDDINGS LA CROSSE, WIS.Anton P . Thoem and Miss Julia Dunham, both of Holt, Minn., were united in marriage yesterday by Judge Brindley. Miss Minnie Dahle and Jo hn L Hass were married last even ing, Rev . Juluis Gamm of the German Lutheran church officiating. Th e bride is prominent in German society. WINONA, MINN.A pretty wedding took place last evening when Ralph S Blair and Miss Thryza Halbert, prominent young people In Winona society, were united In marriage. Rev. T. P . Thurston, rector of St Paul's Episcopal church, of ficiated, and the bride was given away by her uncle. C. E . Van Bergen of Du - luth. After the ceremony seventy guests sat down to the wedding supper. Dr. Edward E . Howell of Galena, Kan. , and Miss Minnie A. Aires of Rochester, Minn., were married here last evening. Rev. S. F . Kerfoot officiated. The marriage of Miss Rose Hitchcock and Wilson Monk took place at the home of the bride's parents near Weaver. James Goodwin of Simpson and Mrs . Mary Ormond of- Rochester were united in marriage. The Chicago Great Western Railway Now runs through cars from Minneapolis and St. Paul to Austin, Mason City and Fort Dodge, shortest and best line. For .further information apply to L. C. Rains', agent, cornerx street. Minneapolis. delegate to next national Nicollet avenue and Fifth * * SOUTH DAKOTA NOT A CORPORAL'S GUARD South Dakota Legislature Is Simply Over whelmingly Republican. PIERRE, S. D.The following is a list of senators and representatives-elect for the next legislative session in South Da kota. Where not otherwise designated, they are republicans. Senate. District No. 1.Union county, Auffust Frleberg, Beresford. 2 Clay, Jayson 13. Paj ne, Vermillion. 3.Yankton, U. H. DUIou. Yankton. 4.Bon Homme, A. 3. Abbott, Tyndall. 5|Lincoln, M. B. Rudolph, Canton. 6.Turner. W. H. Stoddnrd, Hurley. 7.Hutchinson. J. W. Ulraer. Menno. 8.Charles Mix and Douglas, Homer Johnson (dem ), Armour. .Minnehaha, E. B. Northup. Sioux Falls Ilenrv Robertson, Dell Rapids. 10 McCook, B L Abell. Brldgewater. 11 Hanson, Henry Boehmer (fleni.), Fulton. 12.Davison, O. I... Bianson, Mitchell. 13.Aurora, J. H. Closo. Pl&nklnton. 14.Brule, W. I... Montgomery, Glenn. 15.Moody, George H. Few, Flanlreau 16.Lake, J. N. Williamson. Madison. 17.Miner, J. W. Senj, llowiud. IS.Sanborn, A. B. Rowley. Artesian. 10.Jerauld and Bufialo, T. W. Lane, Gana Valle\. 20Bi tickings. Martin Tiygstad, Brookings. 21 Kingsbury, Adam Royhe, Arlington. 22.Beadle, Fred M. Wilcox. Huron. 23 Hand, Fiank E. Saltmarsh, Miller. 24.Hughes, Hyde and Sully, C. C. Bennett, Pleire. 25 Stanley and Lyman, D. F. Carlln, Fort Plei re. 26Deuel. John T. Newbj, Rome. 27.Hamlin, B. N. Johnson, Dolph. 28.Codington, C. A. Nelll, Watertown. 20.Clark. O. II. LaCraft, Clark. 30.Spink, R II McCaughev, Ashton. 31 GrantPleice Cahill. Albee. 82Dav and Marshall, E. R. Thompson, Wau bay, J. E. McDougall, Britton. - 33Brown, James M. Lawson, Aberdeen Wil liam Koepsel, Grotou. 34.Roberts, C. F. Porter, Wllmot. 35.Faulk and Potter, Joseph H. Bottum, Fault ton. _ , 36.Edmunds and Walworth, H. G. Boylan, 87.McPherson and Campbell, John Stoller, Eureka. 38Lawrence. L. P. Jenkins, Lead James O. Moodie, Deadwood. 30Pennington, K. F. Schraeder, Rapid City. 40Meade and Butte, Hemy E. Terklns, Stur gis 41Custer and Fall River, John L. Burke, Hot SprlDgs. District No, 1Union county, Andrew Martin, Brule, O. L. Law son, Big Springs F. W. Ryan, Jefferson. , , . _ , . 2Clay, M. J. Chaney, Wakonda, John Frieburg, Dalesburg. _. , 8Yankton. T. E. Price, Yankton Henry Stol lei, Yankton, John Laison, Yankton. 4Lincoln, Willnrd Huff. Worthing. J. L Kehm, Ilairisburg William Brown, Centerville. 5Turner, S. C Nelson, Danville A. N. Apland, Turner A. F. Elliott. Hurley. 6Hutchinson, Christian Rempfer, Parkston, John J. Wipf, Freeman George E. Scobelle, Sharon , , , . 7Bon Homme, Herman Voight, Springfield Nicholas Youngman. Scotland. 8Douglass, R. M Hutchinson (dem.). Delmont. 9Charles Mix and Gregory, Irving H. Welch, Platte 10Minnehaha, R. E. Vreeland. Sioux Falls P. J Rodge. Sioux Falls John A.^Egge. Brandon, Charles H. Mahl, Hartford L. Renner, Garret 11licCook, E. W. Countryman, Spencer F. T. Jackson, Ramsey. 12Hanson, Henry Montgomery (dem), Alexan dria. 13Davison, Mark C. Betts, Mount Vernon. 14Sanborn, William N. Brown, Woonsocket. 15-,*urora, Guilford Mullen. Plankinton. IBJerauld and Buftalo, H. B. Farren, Gann 17Bruel, W. C. Graybill (dem.), Chamberlain John Smith (.dem.), Kimball. 18Miner. F. N. Dexter, Canova. 19Lake, N Sampson, Madison Duncan Fergu son, Hiimona. 20Moody, W. H. Loucks, Trent A. C. Allen, Colinan , . . , 21Brookings Ed Jlillestad. \olga August King. White, George \\ . Brown, Dlkton. 22Kingsbury. Martin Mudison, Manchester John H Can oil, De Smet 23Beadle, John Longstaff, Huron G. S. Hutch inson, Huron , . 24Hand, Richard L. Smith. Ree Heights, Floyd P Cilkins. Burdette ?5Hwle. Hughes and SullyT. M. Goddard, ShUbph, A. N. Gerhard, Highmore. ?6Stanley and Lyman, W nrren Young (dem.), \\ astover. 27Clark, J M. Johnston, Gaiden City Anton Frylalle, Vienna. 2SCodington, A. C. Burnstad, Watertown H. A Hlldebrandt, Watertov n. 29Hamlin, William Turner, OpdahL 30Deuel, E. E. Distad, Castlewood. 81Grant, Edgar Kelly, Millbank J. D. Steiner, Big Stone City. 32Marshall, D. G Stokes, Burch. 33Roberts, George J. Jenkins, Sisseton John Teaie, Palm. , 34_r)ay, S. L. Potter, Webster A W. Blge low, Andover Chris Falnier, Stiand. 85Brown, J. L Blown. Aberdeen Martin V. Reddick. Fredeilck, P. D. Krlbs, Columbia J. D. Towner, Terney. , 36Spink, N. P. Biomlej, Redfleld, W. D. Craig, Frankfoit 37Edmunds, John J. Rees. Ipswich, 38McPherson, Jaccb Muhlbeier, Eureka. 89Walworth, H. R. DeMalignon. Selby. 40Campbell. Thogrlm R. Possum. Hen eld. 41Potter, Evan F. Gross fdem ), Gettysburg. 42Faulk, Andrew J. Porter, Orient 48Custer, James M. Daniels, Fait burn. 44Fall River, Ellis T. Pierce, Hot Spiings. 45Pennington, P Daley, Hill Clt}, Charles Hamm, Farmingdale 46Meade, Chailes L. Polk. Sturgls. 47Butte. William H. Galssie, Belle Fourche. 48Lawrence, Robert C. Hays, Deadwood, Alex. A. Moodie, Nemo, Ernest May, Leud, John H. Russell, Spearfish. A. O. U. W. WINS ITS CASE State Insurance Commissioner Must Grant It the Usual Certificate. YANKTON, S. D The famous Ancient Order of United Workmen case which was brought before Judge Smith on man damus proceedings some time ago , was decided yesterday in favor of the order. According to Judge Smith's de - cision, Commissioner Shober will be com pelled to issue a certificate to the order without the payment of the back taxes claimed to be due under the state law. Following is a summary of the case which is a test one brought in the interest of ail the fraternal Insurance societies of the Chapter 51, laws of 1890, was enacted by the legislature and approved on March 7, 1890, with an emergency clause. Th e law went into effect at the time of its ap proval. Section 53 provides that every mutual benefit asociations or Insurance company, organized or doing business in this state, shall at the time of making the annual statement required by the act , pay into the state treasury, as taxes, 2 per cent of the gross amount of assessments, re - ceived in the state during the preceding year, and that no certificate of authority shall be issued to transact business in the state until the payment of said tax ceived during the previous year. "Pro vided, that nothing in this setcion shall be construed to apply to secret, be nevolent or fraternal societies who pay sick or death benefits to the widows, or phans, heirs or relatives of deceased mem- bers." The A. O. U . W . has never paid any tax upon the assessments received by it from members, but has received either from the state auditor or Insurance commissioner of the state, a certificate of authority each year previous to 1902, authorizing it to transact business in this state. Some other similar orders have annually paid this tax . Others paid it for a few years after the enactment of the law and then ceased paying. The commissioner of insurance, H . C. Shober, believing that all secret orders which pay death benefits to the widows or orphans of deceased members, should pay the tax, or that none of them should pay, in 1901, submitted the question to Jo hn L. Pyle, then attorney general. Mr. Pyle's opinion was that these orders were liable to the tax , if the benefits paid by them to widows or orphans of deceased mem bers, were paid by virtue of an insurance' contract, and that only such orders, or so - cieties, were exempt as paid small sums to the widows and orphans of deceased members, out of their general treasury, without making special and stated assess ments, and which did not issue any in - surance policy. The insurance commissioner, under the opinion of Mr. Pyle, very properly refused to grant the A. O. U . W . a certificate un til the 2 per cent tax upon the previous year's business was paid. H e also de - manded, as a condition precedent to the issuing of the certificate, that the 2 per cent tax on all assessments received the order from 1891 to 1901 inclusive should be paid, i Th e supreme court declined to enter- HOUSE. THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL, tain orlgipal jurisdiction, * whereupon the A. O. U. W., through its attorneys, served notice on -J^s^hptoer that it would apply to the circuit court of Yankton county for a writ of mandamus. On the 18th Inst. th}s application was made, the attorney general appearing for the In surance commissioner. His answer to the application raised no issue of fact, and the case was tried before the circuit court upon questions of law alone. ' LEAD, S. D.The- remains of the late Walter E . Smead were brought to Lead for interment. Hi s funeral was the lar gest ever held here. H e was born in Mil ford, Mass , March 31,1855,and finished his education in the academy pf Lawrence ville, Ne w York, Coming west in 1875, he passed two years in Illinois, and in 1878 came to the Hills. For a time he was in business at Deadwood, after which he went to work in the Father D e Smet mine as a miner. When this company was ab sorbed by the Homestake he was made head bookkeeper for the Homestake and auditor for the Black Hills & Fort Pierie railroad, owned by the Homestake com pany. H e personally attended to all the accounts of the Homestake and associate companies, and in time became heavily interested in mines himself. H e had been a member of the republican state central committee several times, and had served as chairman, secretary and treasurer of the Lawience county central committee. In 1896 he was a member of the committee to notify William McKinley of his nomi nation to the presidency at the St. Louis convention. GEDDES, S. D.The work of construct ing a barb wire fence along the northe rn and eastern boundary of the Rosebud In - dian reservation has been completed. The only way to entei the reservation now is through one of the gates, which are sev eral miles apart, and which are kept locked. I t Is said that a guard will reside at each gate and will patrol his portion of the fence each day and keep it in re pair. One good feature of the fence, and the principal reason why it was con structed, is that It will prevent cattle belonging to the whites adjacent to the reservation from drifting to the Indian lands. WEBSTER, S. D.-The entire republi can county ticket was elected by plural ities of from 30 to 600 except states at torney which will require the official count to detei-mine. Indications are fa vorable to the populist candidate. The proposition to bond the county for $50,- 000 for the erection of a courthouse and jail was carried by an overwhelming ma jority. TYNDALL, S. D.Five cases of small pox are reported in the country south west.Dr. H . O. Sanford is building a veterinary hospital, 34x44. About half a dozen small houses are in process of erection The first snow of the season fell on Wednesday morning and for a time gave a wintrj-like appearance, but it soon disappeared.Dr. W . E . Moore is sick at his home. DEADWOOD, S. D.-^The Burlington trolley cars are making regular trips be - tween Deadwood and Lead and the sys tem is on a satisfactory operating basis. The cars arrived in Deadwood in Sep tember, but it was necessary to return the trucks to the factory for alterations to conform to the heavy grade, and they have just arrived. MITCHELL, S. DAt the annual meet ing of the members of the Mitchell Club, the following were elected officers: Presi dent, Thomas Fullerton* Vice president, H . E . Hitchcock secretary, George R. Douthit treasurer, Julian Tiffa"ny chair man of entertainment committee, D . M Potter. PIERRE, S. D.Governor* Herreid. L. T. Boucher of Eureka, Dr . Merckleln of Herreid and Captain S. G. Dewell of this city left to-day for a ten-day hunting trip in the woods of northern Minnesota. NEMO, S. D.Henry McGuire was killed by being thrown from a wagon. Hi s body was found on Deer Creek, his neck being broken and many bruises about the head. HIGHMORE, S. D.Jeter Hoy, Sr., has been arrested again, charged with run ning a blind pig Second Attempt Made by an Unknown Man at West Superior. WEST SUPERIOR, WIS.The second attempt at few days was made yesterday afternoon at the home of E . B . Manwaring From the description of the abduct or in eacn case it is believed he is the same man. A short, thick-set person, dressed as a lumberjack, rang the bell at the Man -a waring residence and it was answered bv the oldest son. The man said he would like to speak to Mrs . Manwaring and asked if he might sit down in the parlor while awaiting her. Th e boy, suspecting nothing, consented and went to call his mother. While he was gone the younger son, Robert, entered the room and was Im says mediately seized by its lone occupant, who, stifling the boy's cries, rushed out of the house with him . Enough noise w^.s made, however, to attract the attention of the lad's mother. She called to Professor Swan, who was upstairs playing billiards. H e hurried down the steps and the kid napper, becoming alarmed at the comm o tion he had aroused, set his captive free and disappeared around the corner. Mr. Swan gave chase, but pursuit proved futile. An epidemic of scarlet fever has broken out in the East End . Nineteen cases are reported. Th e school building has be en fumigated but not closed. WISCONSIN TRIED TO STEAL A BOY v MILWAUKEE, WIS.The Thomas Furnace company was closed to-day for the reason that not sufficient coke could be had for the furnaces. The plant uses from 200 to 250 tons of coke a day during normal business conditions. Other plants now closed because of having no coke are the Duluth Furnace company, near Eau Claire and the Mayville Furnace com pany. It was reported this afternoon that unless the coke shortage was relieved very soon the Bay View plant of the Illin ois Steel company might be compelled to close temporarily. While the concerns owned by the United States Steel cor poration seem to be somewhat better off than the independent concerns, there be gins to be a shortage even in that cor poration's supply. The closing of the Thomas furnace throws many men out of employment. LA CROSSE, WIS.Emerson Jackson, a former member of the La Crosse police force, is in a serious condition, the re sult of the bursting of an artery.Because of the coal famine and the approaching cold weather Louis De Pew stole half a ton of coal from the sheds on the market square and was caught in the act by Of ficer Horschak- He was sentenced to the county jail for ten days.The present county officials will go out of office Jan. 1 ar)d It is planned tq give a banquet and farewell party when thejffJECiaJ- change. An elaborate program willvba prepared. BARABOO, WIS.Clark "W. King, one of the best known locomotive engineers on the Madison division Of the North western road, was instantly killed at Ken dall by being run over b^ fbe cars. He was about 48 years of age andhad a wife and three children residing in this city. For any case of nervousness, sleepless ness, vweak sia, try Carter's Little Nerve Pills. Re lief is sure. The only nerve'inedicine the nrlro In th a marlrot. * kidnapping within the last istomach, indigestion, dyspep- BUTTERMAKING FALLING OFF 74 Leas Creameries and Stations in Iowa Than In 1900. DKS MOINES, IOWAThe sixteenth annual report of State Dairy Commis sioner Wright has been fllea with the governor. I t Ehows a falling off in the business pertaining to butter making in the year ending Ma y 1, 1902. Th e total number of creameries and skim milk sta tions in 1902 was 920, or 74 less than in 1900. Ninety-seven creameries were closed in the year. Th e number of patrons of creameries declined from 91,417 in 1900 to 81,532. I n 1901 there were 89,376. The number of cows tributary to creameries has declined in about the same proportion. There has1 production of creamery butter. Th e av n erage production per creamery In the State in 1901 was 105,491 pounds in 1902, 104.152 pounds. Th e price of butter, how ever, has been the highest in ten years, the average for the year being slightly over 24 cents. One of the interesting fea tures of the report shows that renovated butter is being palmed off on the people of De s Moines in large quantities. There are twelve renovated butter factories in the state and three of them in Des Moines. They made 4,530,388 pounds of the reno \ated product in the year, of which about a million pounds were sold in Iowa, main ly in De s Moines. Mr. Wright says little oleomargarine is sold in the state, but he points out that in view of the laige sales of Iowa bu t ter outside the state, it i% important for Iowa butter makers to see to it the oleo margarine laws are enforced strictly. The state board of health has defined vaccination and thus settled the much moted question of whether the adminis tration of variolinum internally is a proper substitute for vaccination or equivalent for it. Th e board holds that vaccination must be by inoculation of vaccine virus beneath the epidermis The board will not recognize the other method and consequently local boards of health will not . Th e internal method has been extensively practiced in the state. Th e board anticipates an effort will be made to test the matter in the courts. also been a falling off in the HARLAN, IOWAOne of the heaviest suits ever brought in the district court of this county has ju st beea instituted against Colonel Jo hn T. Jack, a mortgage and loan broker worth anywhere from $100.- 000 to $2fJ0,000. The plaintiff is P . F . Cold, who, the petition alleges, owned in 1S97 many hundr ed acres of land in Shel by county, all of which was encumbered to the amount of $10 an acre. Th e com plaint alleges that Colonel Jack agreed to take a mortgage on the land in return for lending Cold enough money to satisfy taxes due and unpaid and to pay off the in - terest and principal of the encumbrances until such time as Cold could realize on sales in the regular way to save his equities. Cold alleges that defendant knew of the danger involved if the encum branc es and taxes were not paid that such a mortgage as Jack demanded was sub mitted, but that default was made by the latter and the lands lost by forced sales for taxes and encumbrances, since money could not be had elsewhere. Within the .last few years Shelby county land has ap preciated in a phenomenal way and the petition alleges that the reasonable dif ference between the present value of the land and its value at the time of its loss is $50,000. This amount is therefore de - manded. I n adition a demand is made for $25,000 which the petition alleges the de w fendant has converted to his own use in the shape of notes and other collateral. L E GRANDE, IOWAThe friends of Palmer college are not ready to accept as truth the statement sent from New York that Banker Palmer, for whom the college was named, died a comparatively poor man an,d has left no bequest to the institution here, as was his expressed in - tention. About a year ago Palmer donated $30,000 to the college on condition that $20,000 more was raised, which was done and the money was received. I t was then given out that Palmer had expressed his intention to provide liberally for Palm er college in his will. A New York lawyer who is supposed to have drawn up Palm er's will says that Palmer was worth only $50,000 when he died, instead of $5,000,000 as was popularly supposed, and that he left1 no money for education or charity. SIOUX CITY, IOWAJ Ham . Lewis, the former congressman from Washing ton, now a resident of Chicago, is in the city, attempting to affiliate the Sioux Beet Syrup company with the Great Western Beet Sugar company, the Oxnard corpora tion.A benevolent looking man . giving the name of Hathaway, who said, "God bless you, m v boy, " met Virgil Kline of O'Neill, Neb. , on the train into Sioux City, and said he was going to O'Neill. Later they chanced to meet on the street, and afterward Hathaway want ed $22 for creditor who could not make change. Kline bit. He's looking for benevolent men now. HARLAN, IOWACourt opened here with Judge O. D . Wheeler presiding. Th e most important suit is one for $75,000, by P. F . Cold against Joh/i T. Jack. Cold that in 1897 he owned many farms, which were encumbered, that Jack of fered to keep them from being sold, In consideration of a mortgage, that the mortgage for $50,000, was given, but Jack did not keep his agreement. H e also charges that Jack had in his possession $25,000 of his collateral, which he con verted to his own use. WAVERLY, IOWARev. P . Smook will be tried by a trial board of the Bap tist church for alleged conduct unbecom ing a minister. H e is not now actively engaged in the ministry, having retired on account of his health. H e dabbled in politics with such success that ho was elected to the county superintendency. H e is reported to have Indulged in unwar rant ed liberties in his relations with women, and the reputation of a Bremer county teacher is involved with his own. WALL LAKE, IOWAA party of Great Western surveyors has been at work in this vicinity this week, running what is supposed to be the line for the Great Western's Sioux City extension. J t is said the junction with the Omaha divi sion will be at Lohrville and that the road will pass through this place. MARION, IOWA.Mrs. Alice Poff, who has been manager of the Cedar Valley creamery since last July, has disappeared, and with her most of the collections for the fiim, amounting to $250. Sh e came from Kansas City, where she is said to ha ve served time for complicity in a con fidence game. MARSHALLTOWN, IOWAA young lady said to be of good family, but whose name the police refused to divulge, went to the house of Mrs. J. A. Cattell and ex - tracted $4 from Mrs. Cattell's purse. ' She was called on by the police and "readily gave up the money. CRESTON, IOWAThe news of gold in paying quantities in Union county has just leaked out. Farmer Anderson, four miles east. When digging a well a month ago, fdupd' strange-looking sand. He had it analyzed and found it would pay $4 to the ton. He will prospect. Special Rates via the "Milwaukee Road." New Orleans and Return, $36.00. Bankers' convention. Tickets on sale Nov. 6th to 9th. Final return limit, Nov. 30th. Best service. On first and third Tuesdays of each month special one way and round trip tickets to the south and southwest. ' For , particulars call * " at ticket office, 328 Nicollet avenue, Minne apolis, or-address W. B\ DlxOni N. W. P. A St. Paul, Minn. f r IOWA NOVEMBER 7, 1902. MICHIGAN SENSATIONAL ARSON CASE All of Houghton County Interested In the Trial of McLachlan. HOUGHTON, MICH.One of the most interesting and sensational arson cases in the history of Hought on county is on trial in circuit court. John McLachlan of Stanwood is the defendant, charged with being an accessory to the burning of the store of his brother James at Stan wood Sept. 16. William Werner, who al - ready had pleaded guilty to the charge of arson, swears McLachlan hired him to ap ply the torch, for which Werner was to have received $100. Albert Haas, a resident of Stanwood, while arousing the McLachlan household on the night of the Are, says he met Wer e r coming from the second floor. In the cross-examination yesterday, Attor ney Rees, for the defense, tried to make the point that Haas seemed unduly anx ious to have McLachlan convicted that he had played the role of detective, and had done all he could to collect evidence for the prosecution. Inferentially, Attor ney Rees seemed to be trying to suggest to the jury that Haas had had some deal ings with the insurance company's repre sentatives of which the general public knows nothing. John McLachlan and Miss Meuser were discharged a month ago on the recom mendation of Prosecuting Attorney Lar son, who was satisfied they had no fore knowledge of the crime. According to the United States engi neer's report, prepared by Major G. A. Marr, the tonnage through Portage lake canals for October, 1902, was greater than for the corresponding month last year. Not so many vessels, however, passed through this year as last. This Indicates that the larger as well as the smaller vessels appreciate the advantages of the Keweenaw passageway over the outside route at this time of the year. Fo r Oc tober, 1901, the total number of vessels passed through Portage lake was 335, with an aggregate tonnage of 242,789, while for the last month 280 vessels, with an aggre gate tonnage of 398,675 passed through. A greater amount of freight was car ried by vessels last month than during the same month in 1901. In October. 1901, merchandise transported amount ed to 198,- 128 tons bound up , and 204,903 bound down. For last month, 232,366 tons were carried bound up and 206,139 bound down. By a premature explosion of dynamite charges in No . 2 shaft of the Trimoun tain mine, near Painesdale, Henry Minnes, a miner, 40 years old, was killed, and Jalmer Ingram severely injured. Minnes is survived by a widow a, two children. MENOMINEE, MICH.The Swedish Lutheran church has chosen Rev. A. J . Malmqulst of Cumberland, Wis., to suc ceed the late Rev. Mr. Vexell.Contractor A. F . McGillis has been awarded the con tract by the Wisconsin & Michigan road to construct a bridge across over the Sturgeon river near Vulcan.Menominee is soon to have another manufacturing plant. S. Hermanson of Marinette will move his woolen knit goods factory to this cityThe largest funeral ever held in this city was that of the late Father Bourion, to-day. Bishop Ei s of Mar quette, assisted by fifty priests from the upper peninsula, conducted the services. L'ANSE, MICH.Hearing a stir in the woods, and thinking it was deer, several hunters blazed away in the direction whence the noise came, yesterday, while out ginning for game. What they thought as a deer cost them dear, for, on Inves tigation, it proved to be a horse. Th e animal belonged to Contractor Duquette, who Is logging in the woods. H e happened to be near by at the time and levied trib ute in the sum of $250, securing $100 in cash and notes for the remainder. HANCOCK, MICH.The first party of deer hunters left Hancock yesterday to set up their camp preparatory to entering the woods the moment the season opens Sat urday. Th e nimrods went to the Otter river district, where they will remain a week in search for deer. Those In the party are A. I. Trowbridge, George Hock ing, Dr . E C. Hay , Gilbert Ritchie and Martin Haller. PRECIOUS METAL MINE DEAL Pittsburg and Cleveland Men Buy Several Promising Properties. PORT ARTHUR, ONT.The most im - portant deal in the history of precious metal mining on Lake Superior has just been closed in the sale to P . L. Kimber lev, W . G. Pollock and other millionaire mining men of Pittsburg and Cleveland of the properties of the Lake Superior Con solidated Silver Mines company. Th e sum of $100 000 has already been paid on the sale and the new owners are in pos session. They will carry out the Improve ments and additional operations started by the former owners. The mines Included in this deal are those that were many years ago noted for their silver production, and are the West End Silver Mountain, East End , Shunlah, Weachu, Badger, Beaver and Porcupine, besides several undeveloped properties. The new owners have been minority own ers in the Consolidated company since it combined these mines into one ownership last summer. I t Is understood that sev eral hundr ed thousand dollars will be put into improvements and equipment at once. The same eastern capitalists own the Big Master gold mine, in the Manitou dis trict, near the Consolidated, from which they secured in two weeks' test run last month 8,000 in gold from a five-stamp mill The faulted vein on the Mikado gold mine, which was lost some months ago , has been rediscovered by the aid of the diamond drill. Th e Mikado, prior to the loss of this vein, was making about $10,000 a month In gold. Washington, Nov. 7.Pensions granted: MinnesotaWilliam M. Liggett, St. Paul, $6 Gust Lundquist, Worthington, $6 (war with Spain), Iowa Milo Adams, Cedar Rapids, $6 William J. Jonfers, Red Oak, $8, (war with Spain) Daniel M. Cox, Moulton, $12 Wiedner F. Sjera, Council Bluffs, $12 Alva H. Barton, Marshalltown, $12 Edmania ward C. Barkley, Soldiers' Home, Mar shalltown, $12 Samuel Ling. Ralmond, $6 Constance Hinton, Colfax, $14: George Snyder, Pleasantville, $8 William R. Wit tey, Des Moines, $8 William E. Fowler, Le Claie, $12 David G. Anderson, Keo kuk, $30 Sarah Bullard, Kellerton, $8 Marthino Montgomery, Davenport, $8 Sarah E. Roberts, Guthrie Center, $8 Emma Knapp Litt, Cedar Rapids, $8 Se relda Parish, Vincent, $12. WisconsinPeter N. Hetrick, Helson, $14 Josephine Phillips, Fond du Lac. $8 Phebe J. Crawford, Rio, $12. North DakotaMons Jerde, Hope, $6 (war with Spain) Ambrose B. Willey, Gwinner, $9. ONTARIO NORTHWEST PENSIONS South DakotaDwlght L. Hiscock, Hot Springs, $8. Dewitt S. Harris, superintendent of the Pipestone Indian school, Is in Washing ton on his vacation. He reports the school in excellent shape with an enrollment of 135 a larger number than ever be fore. The pupils are mostly Chippewas, with a few Sioux. Wisconsin postmasters appointed to day: Greenbush, Sheboygan county, Al bert Keaceh Houltoh, St. Croix county, Olaf M. -Jewell. The short line and best service Is via the North-Western Line (Omaha Road), Pullman Sleepers and Reclining Chair Cars (seats free). City Office, Plllsbury building, Nicollet av and Sixth street. ( Going to Des Moines. NORTH DAKOTA GRAND JURY IN 8E86ION Ex-Deputy Marshals and a Sheriff or Two Are Anxious. FARGO, N. D.Some of the ex-deputy United States marshals and a pair of North Dakota sheriffs are said to be on the anxious seat as a result of the In vestigations of the United States grand jury in session here. The deputy mar shals were summarily bounced less than a month ago on the charge of turning in sworn statements of railroad expenses while traveling on pusses. The sheriffs were given the custody of short term prisoners sentenced In the United States court. They aro chaffed with allowing prisoners their liberty be fore the terms expired and then continu ing to charge the United States authori ties for the board of the liberated men. The street railway proposition In Fargo may break into the courts. The council passed an ordinance requiring iron trolley posts. The company secured a modifica tion giving them the privilege of using4 wooden posts on all tracks laid prior.to Jan. 1 because of alleged shortage of iron material. Now the company has secured a further extension to June 1 and some of the opponents of the street railway scheme are so antagonistic that Injunction proceedings are talked of. Some of the aldermen are being roasted to a turn and there is a lot of bitterness. GRAFTON, N. D.The mission board of the United Norwegian Lutheran ohurch is holding its sessions in the city. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss homo and foreign missions. Besides President T. H . Dahl of Stoughton, Wis. , the fol lowing members of the board are in at tendance: Rev . L. Lund, Ulroy. Wti. Rev. G. Rasmusson, Minneapolis Rev. G. Larson, MoOrhead Rev. A. Dreyer, Har mony. Minn. Rev . A. Larsen, Chicago. Rev. H . C Holm, Eagle Grove, Jowa. The sessions are being largely attended^ The election returns are coming in wow- , ly. I t is generally conceded that the re publicans elect auditor, treasurer, regis ter, Superintendent and two county com missioners. Of the legislative ticket, the republicans elect five out of six repre sentatives in the county. Th e *tate ticket carried in the county^ except White and McMillan. Stockwell for state superirjr tendent, will ha ve between 800 and W9 majority in the county. and JAMESTOWN, N . D.The Northwest ern Telephone company has completed its line to Kensal from the east and that town can now be reached from Jamestown. The line will be completed to Carrlngton in about two weeks.The Northern Paeiftc has finished ballasting work on the Dako t a division forth e season and the 400 Ital ians who have been employed are being sent east. A great many improvements were made during the summer. New and heavier steel rails were laid over the di vion. HUNTER, N. D.A burglar entered the Great Northern station through a window and escaped with between $300 and $400 from the money drawer. NAPOLEO N, N. D.Ed Kuget. a sec tion foreman, was killed yesterday by the explosion of a home-made cannon. ' IPSWIC H, N. D.The telephone sys tem has been completed and placed in op eration. HELENA, MONT.Twenty-four hours after learning of the overwhelming re publican victory in this state, Governor Toole, who was not in sympathy with his party, and who refused to take the stump in its behalf, Issued his Thanksgiving day proclamation. In the course of the procla mation the governor said: "The occasion is one for general thanksgiving and sober reflection, for curbing unbridled speech: and intolerant conduct, for enlarging the avenues of charity and adding a new im pulse to patriotism " MANITOBA SUNDAY STREET CARS. Wlnnlpeggers Will Settle the Usue at the December Civic Election. WINNIPEG. MAN.Ratepayers Of Winnipeg will answer the question, "Are you in favor of a Sunday street ear serv- ice?" when they register their vote at the civic elections on Dec. 9. This was finally decided at a special meeting of the city council last evening. A majority of votes settles the Question one way of the other. If the bylaw Is de feated, Winnipeg will be without Sun day cars for a period of thre years, as this time must elapse, according to the charter, before the question can be asked apain. LINCOLN, NEB.The Nebraska u preme court yesterday gave a deoision sus taining the constitutionality of the state antitrust law which has been attacked by the Nebraska Retail Lumber Dealere' as sociation, as defendant in a suit for dam ages for forcing a retail dealer out of business. The law exempts laboring men. The court holds the association to be un lawful, but dismisses the suit as to the association because it is not incorporated. The members of the association are held liable for damages resulting from their acts. In the way of service, luxury and solid comfort when they travel via the North* Western Line, and they are never disap pointed, no matter how exacting they may be, for the famous trains of this famous road are all equipped with the "Best of Everything," to Chicago, to Omaha, to Duluth. NEBRASKA People Expeot the Best AN UNPLEASANT EXPERIENCE. Has it ever been your unhappy lot to be told by your physician that you must go to a hospital and submit to an operation? If so, you remember with what dread and shrinking you awaited the day when you must endure the knife. The present day surgeon appears to be possessed by a for operating, especially in cases of hemorrhoids or piles, and while the greater number of the profession do not recommend this "last resort" unless they _ honestly believe it necessary, the fact re mains that much needless operating is done, and the patient put to much expense and suffering, for what? To obtain a pos sible temporary relief these words are used advisedly, because In nine cases out of ten the affliction returns and the pa tient is just where he started from. Often times he could be cured much more sim ply and easily by the use ci such a rem edy as the Pyramid Pile Cure this has . come to be recognised as the best remedy on the market for the painful disesse named, and the druggists now sell more of " it than all other pile remedies combined. The writer personally knows people who were afflicted with the worst fdrm of bleeding and protruding piles and Who were permanently cured by the use of Pyramid Pile Cure. In every one Of these cases the attending physician had assured the sufferer that only by an operation could he rid himself of the disease so much for the infallibility of doctors. This remedy, which is sold by all druggists at - the low price of fifty cents, is in supposi tory form, Is applied directly to the farts affected, and performs its .-work quietly and painlessly. The Pyratnld Drug Co., Marshall, Mich., will mall free to any ad- .- dress a book telling all about piles or hemorrhoids, their cause and cure. 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