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WINS ITS SUIT
COMMONWEALTH COMPANY MUST
PAY $18,000 MORE.
It Has Already Paid $10,500 in a Pre
vious Settlement for Trespass on
Indian Pine LandsProlonged Trial
at Fergus Falls Comes to an End.
Fergus Falls, Minn., May IS.The jury
to the government's suit against the Com
monwealth Lumber company returned a
verdict late yesterday afternoon assess
ing the company 318,138.01 for timber
trespass, in addition to $10,541.63, which it
paid in a previous settlement with Cap
tain Merper and which the court in
structed the jurors to take into considera
tion in deciding the amount of the ver
The government sued the company for
$116,000, which it alleged was due for tim
ber cut by the company as a trespasser.
Lieutenant Governor Jones admitted em
ploying several persons that had acted
later as scalers for the government, and
it was brought out that scalers had been
appointed in accordance with the wishes
of the company's officials.
The auctioneers of Otter Tail, Wilkin
and Clay counties held a meeting in this
city to-day and perfected an organization
for the purpose of maintaining established
prices and keeping unlicensed auctioneers
out of the field. Officers were elected as
follows: President, Chris Johnson of this
city first vice president, M. P. Phillipi,
Barne8vllle second vice president, G. P.
Gunerius, Dalton third vice president,
"William Wilkinson, Deer Creek fourth
vice president, C. R. Lillibridge, Foxhome
secretary, E. E. Seffen. Battle Lake treas
urer, Thomas Knutson, of this city.
Deputy Marshal Tufts is down from
Moorhead to-day with a prisoner, Martin
Olson, who is charged with using can
celed postage stamps.
B. A. Hovey died yesterday afternoon,
Musical Festival and Norway Natal
NORTHFIELD, MINN.The first annual mu
sical festival at St. Olaf began yesterday on the
Manltou Heights, .west of this city. President
J. N. Kllduhl was the presiding officer. After a
selection by the St. Olaf band and a Norwegian
song by the male chorus of 100 voices, President
Klldahl introduced Kev. 0. L. Klrkeberg of
time. Wis., who delivered an address in the
Norwegian language. He spoke of the manner
in which Norway became independent in 1814,
and of the great love of the Norwegians, not
only In Norway, but all over the world, for their
Following came two more songs by the male
chorus, ana then Rev. J. O. Hougen of the United
Lutheran church of Decorah, Iowa, was presented
for an adddress in English, and paid a glowing
tribute to the love of Americanized Norwegians
for their mother country.
The singing of the Norwegian national song,
"Landkjendlug," with band accompaniment, by
the male chorus, and then "America," in which
the audience Joined, closed the celebration proper
of Norwegian independence day, as the rest of
the program Is to be a "feast of music."
The first day'B program was brought to a close
in the evening with a concert by the St. Olaf
college band in the Ware auditorium.' The baud
sustained its high reputation as a musical organ
isation, being led In fine style by the director
of music, Professor F. Melius Christiansen. The
band is composed of fifty pieces and Is In the
front rank of college bands.
About 1,000 visitors attended the first day's
BENSON, MINN.The Norwegian indepen
dence day was observed under the auspices Of
the BJorgvin society. Frank M. Eddy was the
orator. SEPARATE BUILDING FOR O.
Substantial Block of Brick and Stone
Under Way at Cannon Fails.
CANNON FALLS, MINN.The Cannon Falls
postofQce Is to be Installed in a separate build
ing. The government has accepted the pro
posals of George Bremer, Jr., and he will erect
a substantial building of brick and Btone at
Main and Fourth streets. The work has been
R. C. D. Hlgglna has purchased Donovan
Brothers' drug store, at Pelican Rapids, and will
take charge in a few days.
Conrad GUbertson of this place will open up a
cigar factory at Pelican Rapids.
John Miller of Leon, ex-member of the Min
nesota legislature, celebrated his eightieth birth
day by giving a party.
Commencement exercises of the Cannon Falls
high school will be held at the Swedish Luther
an church. May 81. Rev. Alexander McGregor
of the Plymouth Avenue Congregational church
at Minneapolis, will deliver the address to the
graduates. Rev. J. M. Brandell of the Swedish
Lutheran chnrch will preach the baccalaureate
sermon, Sunday evening, May 29. The grad
uates are: Latin course, Amelia H. Anderson,
Delia E. Dibble, Delia J. Johnson. Eda G. Maine.
Bessie L. Brooks, Laura E. Johnson. Dora A.
Kllroy, Harry Van Campen English course, Han
nah F. Berggren, valedictorian Grace B. Folck,
Ray L. Manning, Reuben T. Swanson, Andrew
W. Imberg, Bert K. Johnson, Zoe E. Royce,
Vern R. Tomklna and Hylma D. Youngiove.
STATE'S LARGEST LAUNCH
Minneapolis Girl to Christen New Boat
on Mille Lacs Lake.
LAWRENCE, MINN.May 21 will be a red
letter day for the Mille Lacs country. On
that date the largest launch in the state will
glide down the tracks of the Westluke boat
tactory and plunge Into Mille Lacs.
L. T. Grady is owner of the boat and A. West
lake & Son are the builders. The launch is
sixty feet long and of latest torpedo model, with
full cabin, consisting of pilot-house, main cabin
and after cabin. The power will be supplied by
a large 40-horse-power White gasoleue engine.
The interior finishings are of oak and butternut,
with sixteenth century finish. Lavatories,
smoking-room, searchlight and every convenience
for lake navigation have been supplied.
The owner has planned to make daily trips
around the lake, touching at all the shore towns.
Miss Westlake of Minneapolis will-christen the
boat with due ceremony. Citizens have planned
to make a banner occasion of this event.
The launching will mark a new epoch in the
development of the Mille Lacs country. it
means transition from a neglected beauty spot
to the full activities of a newly discovered and
well-patronized summer resort.
COMPENSATION FOR EDITORIALS
Ole Hagen of Crookston Sues the
Fram Publishing Company.
CROOKSTON, MINN.Papera were filed to
day by Ole Hagen, who sues the Fram Publishing
company for $2,411, which he nsserts is due him
for labor performed as editorial writer, in ad
dition to #250 which he loaned the concern in
Wadena high school has been forced to with
draw from the spelling contest here on the 28th.
Fosaton, Wadena and Crookston were to have
Sofia Larson, a girl living in the town of Scan
dia, wns examined for insanity. She became ln
aane over religion after attending several Salva
tion Army meetings.
Colonel R. A. WUkenson has returned to St.
iraul after a business trip to the city.
M. McAsklll to-day disposed of his business
to C. N. Lindell. Mr. McAskill had for seven
year* conducted a tailor shop in this city.
FARIBAULT, MINN.The graduation exer
cises at St. Mary's hall will be held June 7.
The class will consist of ten members. The
valedictorian honors were carried off by Miss
Rose Bellatti. The members of the class are:
Misses Alice Faude, Gertrude Morton, Rose
Grout, Roso Bellattl. Marie Greunwald, Naucy
Tomandson, Catherine St. Clair, Jean McMillan
Mary Gold. Louise Watklns.
GRAND MARAIB, MINN Fred Anniquit, a
half breed Indian, was drowned in Lake Superior,
north of this place, by the capsizing of his boat.
He was intoxicated. He had a wife and three
PIPESTONE, MINN.Committees from the G.
A. R. post and Women's Relief corps are making
-arrangements for the observance of Memorial
Day. The exercises will be held at th* cemetery.
WOODSTOCK, MINN.Barney Mooney, a
rural free mail carrier, was arrested and taken
to Pipestone, on a charge of assault committed
on the person of S. M. Gentry.
HASTINGS, MINN.Coroner F. Wi Kramer
was summoned to Savage, the body of an un
known man having been found In the Minne
OF SHINGLE MEN
OWNERS O MILLS REFUSE TO
INCREASE WAGE SCALE.
Menominee River Plants and Various
Others in the Peninsula Are Down
Two Thousand Employees Out in the
District Between Marquette and
Spcrial to The Journal.
Calumet, Mich., May 18.A general
strike of the shingle weavers has been de
clared and but few upper peninsula and
Wisconsin mills are manufacturing shin
gles, the owners having refused to grant
the wage scale demanded by the unions.
The mills of D. F. Daley, the Bay Shore
Lumber company, Marinette Lumber com
pany, Sawyer-Goodman company and
other on the Menominee river are closed
and several hundred men are out. In ad
dition, strikes have been declared at the
mills of the Cedar River Land company
at Spalding, the Lindsley Bros, company
at Alfred the Wolverine Cedar and Lum
ber company at Northland the Jerry
Madden Shingle company at Rapid River
the Morgan company at "Foster City Ira
Carley at Ingalls and a half dozen others.
About 2,000 men are out in the district
between Marquette and Green Bay, Wis.
The saw and shingle mill of the White
Marble Lime company has been closed at
Manistique by a strike of the shingle wea
vers. About 120 men have been working
The drive on the east branch of the On
tonagon river has been suspended by the
Sparrow-Krol Lumber company of Ken
ton, the last log of the batch received
being sluiced last week. There are now
enough logs in the river to supply the mill
at Kenton until July, when driving will
Murray Bros, of St. Ignace have pur
chased all the soft timber on a large tract
of land owned by the Manistique and
Newberry furnace companies in Mackinac
county. The timber is for the most part
cedar and will be converted into ties and
shingles. The hardwood on the lands is
retained by the furnace people.
The National Hardwood company,
which purchased a large tract of timber
near Granite Bluff and built a cordwood
mill last fall, has closed a contract with
Louis Langan, a practical sawmill man
recently from Mississippi, to manufacture
into lumber all of its logs suitable for that
purpose. The machinery for a sawmill is
now on the track at Granite Bluff.
The plant, real estate and other prop
erty of the Federal Leather company at
Manistique have been sold to W. E.
Wheeler of Portville, N. Y., for 65,800.
The Danaher Hardwood Lumber com
pany has a force of 100 men at work cut
ting, the right of way preparatory to
building a railroad south from McMillan,
Luce county, to hardwood timber In
Joseph Gauthler, the contractor of Ba
raga, who has been logging in Baraga
county for ten years, has sold his outfit
of twenty-six horses and a large lumber
ing outfit at Marquette to Charles e
bard & Son, of Pequamlng.
IRON MOUNTAIN, MICH.No sooner had the
Traders mine resumed operations and given 100
men employment, with prospects, of many more
being taken on, than it was forced to close
down because of lack of transportation facilities
on the lake." _..
CALUMET, MIOH.Owing to the situation on
the Great Lakes, the Calumet and Hecla Min
ing company has been forced to close Its Buffalo
smelting plant, the supply of mineral at that
point hiving been exhausted.
C. A. GUrTDERSON
Who Won the First Prize !n the C. A.
Smith Oratorical Contest at St. Peter,
Representing Gustavus Adolphus Coil'
lege in Its Meeting with Bethany of
BARABOO, WIS.As the accommodation train
was pulling into the yards last night, three men
entered the coach, knocked down Frank Rohner
of Lodl. the only occupant, and took his watch
and $12 in cash. They afterward bound and
gagged him and made their escape.
BLACK RIVER FALLS, WIS One of the
largest classes known here will be graduated
June 3. There are twenty-twoten boys and
twelve girls.The Norwegian celebration was
largely attended. It consisted of a banquet and
toasts, followed by a ball.
STEVENS POINT, WISThe Wisconsin Marl
company has been Incorporated with a capital of
$50,000 for the purpose of developins the great
marl deposit at Lime lake in the town of Am
herst, Portage county. It is purposed to manu
facture Portland cement.
LA CROSSE, WIS.After seven unsuccessful
attempts to end his life. Henry Morrison, mur
derer of his wife and daughter, who is locked up
in the Richland Center Jail has sworn that ho
will die by bis own hand in spite of his jailers.
NEW RICHMOND, WI8.Charles Waterhouse.
an old resident, was struck in the rtomach by
a board wbllo trying to replace a belt on the
shafting at the sawmill, and received injuries
from which he died.
BARABOO, WIS.Fred Van Beren, a pioneer
of Sauk county, was found dead in a field. Heart
trouble was evidently the cause.
ELDORA, IOWA.James E. Nation of Bed
ford, Iowa, has decided that the little gypsy
girl who was brought to St. Joe, Mo., from
Florence, Ala., under the name of Lucy Cole,
Is noue other than his long-lost daughter, Laura
Nation, who was abducted ftt Elwood, Kan.,
about eight years ago.
GRINNELL, IOWAThomas Fuller, who
wrote a letter demanding $1,000 from a promi
nent manufacturer, H. W. Spalding, was tried
in the federal court at Des Moines and fined $500
MARSHALLTOWN. IOWA No more brick
sidewalks will he allowed in Marshalltown, the
city council having passed a resolution that onlv'
cement walks be constructed in the future.
NEVADA, IOWA.Sammy Johnson, aged 17.
has been missing from home for a week and his
parents fear he has met with an accident or
TAMA, IOWA.The section men of the North
western are on strike over the question of
wages. They demand a raise from $1.25 a day
NEW HAMPTON, IOWAMrs. William Hein
miller, a widow, committed suicide by throwing
herself in a creek.
KENSINGTON, MINN.J. A. Wedum has
completed a new lumber shed, 60x100.Seeding
is about completed.
WAHPETON, N. DDemocrats of Richland
county talk of putting J. A. Rlckert in the race
for county treasurer, this year. _.
FINE FIELD O CANDIDATES I N
Interest Centers in the Third, With the
Convention at Clark on June 2, and
in the Sixth, Which Will Try to
Nominate at Highmorc on the
THE MINNEAPOLIS JOUKNAL,
Speoiai to The Journal,
Sioux Falls, S. D., May 18.The repub
lican judicial conventions, which are^yet
to be held in five of the nine judicial cir- i gates. The active candidates are J. H-.
cults, are attracting much attention. Con- Cole, state's attorney of Hand county Jt
ventions have been held in the second
(Sioux Falls) circuit, fourth (M4tch'ell),
fifth (Aberdeen), and in the ninth (De
Smet) circuit. The present incumbents
in each of the circuits Were unanimously
renominated. It is safe to predict that in
the first Judge E. G. Smith of Yankton,
the incumbent, will have no opposition.
Opposition to the renomination c
Judge Levi McGee of Rapid City, has de
veloped in the seventh circuit. The dele
gates from Fall River county have been
instructed to support S. E. Wilson of Hot
Springs. Judge McGee will also have op
position in his own county in the person
of Clarence L. Lewis of Rapid City, who
is being groomed by his friends for the
Thus far no opposition to Judge W. G.
Rice of Deadwood has developed, and he
will probably be renominated by acclama
Gontests have developed in the third
TO-DAY'S TELEGRAPHIC* NEWS?F THEN#ROTIWESTm
(Watertown) circuit, and, in the sixth
(Pierre) circuit. The judicial convention
of the third will be held at* Clark on June
2 and the convention of the sixth at High
more on the same date. The convention
for the seventh will be held at Rapid City
on July 9. The convention for the eighth
has not been called.
The contest in the third circuit .0 suc
ceed Judge Julian Bennett, the incum
bent, is an interesting one. There are
three candidates. The first to announce
his candidacy was George H. Marquis of
Clear Lake, a graduate of Bowdoin col
lege, Brunswick, Me,. The second candi
date In the field was George W. Case of
Watertown. A few days ago a third can
didate. J. P. Cheever of Brookings, en
tered the race.
The combined vote of the circuit in the
convention will be 107, of which Brook
ings county will have 32 of 54 necessary
to nominate. The friends:
claim that his old neighbors in Hamlin
county will be for him with their sixteen
votes, and that he will succeed in securing
the other six votes necessary to give him
The judicial convention of the sixth cir^
cuit will be composed of sixty-one dele-
of Mr. Cheever
H. Bottum, state senator from Faulk
county L. T. Boucher of Eureka, and W.
B. Burr of Selby.
L. T. Boucher, in addition to having his
own county, with seven delegates, will
have the seven votes of Campbell county.
REDFIELD. S. D.The officers of the nation
al guard of South Dakota are meeting here tor
day, .with Adjutant General Coujflin, to arrange
the time and other details for the annual en
campment. It is probable that the date decided
upon will be June 24.Rerlfield college is much
interested in the meet of five South Dakota col
leges at Huron ilay 10 and 20. Mitchell. Yank
ton, Brookings and Huron will contest in track
work, baseball and oratory.
CLARK, S. D.Several citizens, dissatisfied
with the results of Saturduy night's caucus, met
last evening and nominated another ticket. They
were too late to file the nominations and the
first ticket nominated was elected yesterday.
Memorial Day will be observed on the usual scale
in Clark. The band from' Bradley has been en
gaged. c. G. Sherwood will deliver the ad
OVER THEIR LAND
BOOKS FOR THE ROSEBUD WILL
BE OPENED JULY 5.
Registrations May Be Made at Bone
steel, Fairfax or YanktonDraw
ings Will Begin July 28, Final Entry
to Be Made Aug. 6.
Sioux Falls,S. D., May 18.The Rose
bud Indiarf* reservation has been turned
over by the Indians to the government
for- public allotment under the United
States homestead laws.
The reservation is easily reached from
Chicago, Omaha, Minneapolis and other
western centers. About 400,000 acres are
involved and the only requirement for en
tering is citizenship, not less than 21
years of age, and the payment of $1 an
acre at the time of entry, with deferred
payments of 75 cents each at the end of
two, three, four and five years. The ap
plicant must be present in person at the
registry land office at Bonesteel, Fairfax
or Yankton, S. D for registration. The
books will "be opened July 5, and the
drawings begin July 2S, final entry to be
made Aug. 6.
As corn lands of the same general char
acter in Northwestern Iowa, a few miles
distant, sell at $80 an acre, the lands im
mediately adjoining the reservation are
worth from $25 to $40 an acre, it is ex
pected there will be an immense number
of applicants for the land.
The old veterans are taking great inter
est in the approaching annual encamp
ment of the Lake Madison Veterans' as-
And he adds in black type:
Mr. Bok continues:
,yvii*ej^s*i ~i at
MAY* 18, 1904.
sociation at Dell Rapids, this county, on
June 14, 15, 16 and 17. Governor "Van
Sant of Minnesota, Major P. R. Bailey of
Primghar, Iowa, and Judge Bartlett Tripp
of Yarikton, have been Invited to be pres
CHAMBERLAIN, S. D.A largely at
tended mass meeting was held last even
ing to make arrangements for the rush
that Is expected as the result of the
opening to settlement of that portion of
the Rosebud reservation lying in Gregory
Plans were adopted .which will vastly
increase the accommodations of the city,
and arrangements were made with the
Pontoon Bridge company and Captain W.
B. Wait whereby their fleet of.five large
steamers will make trips between this city
and the Rosebud lands, eighteen miles
down river. The meeting also appointed
D. F. Burkholder, George Mehl and F. A.
Lumbard a committee on advertising and
S. Winter, A. M. l^anphere and C. D. Tid
rick a finance committee.
Inquiries at the local land office for in
formation regarding the opening are in
creasing at an enorm/ms rate, and for sev
eral days several men have been wholly
engaged in making reply to the large
number of letters received. The officers
of the land office are preparing a letter to
the public covering many of the subjects
CELEBRATED IN A GROVE
Scandinavians of Canton and Lincoln
County Observe Independence Day.
CANTON, S. D.In 6plte of weather entirely
unpronitiouB for picnic and celebration purposes,
the Scandinavians of this county celebrated the
national independence day of their fatherland in
an appropriate manner yesterday. The celebra
tion was under the auspices of the Grieg Sing
ing society nnd was held in a beautiful grove on
the farm of William Paulson. Music was fur
nished by the Griegs and popular speeches were
made by Colonel C. O. Knudson and A. B. Carl
Dr. N. A. Swickard, president of the South
Dakota State Epworth League, Jias called the
annual convention In this city for June 30. sim
ultaneously with the opening of the assembly.
The prospects are promising for
time here at the opening of the racing season
as Opposed to Patent Medicines.
Of course^ a pure, wholesome beer
is meantthat is
Mr. Edward Bok, editor of The Ladies' Home
Journal, in a page article in the May issue gives
a list of 36 medicines with official analysis assert-
ing them to contain 12 to 47 per cent, of Alcohol I
"In connection with this list, think of beer, which
contains only from "two to five per cent, of
alcohol, while some of these 'bitters' contain
ten times as much, making them stronger than
whisky, far stronger than sherry or port, with
claret and champagne way behind."
A mother who would hold up her hands in holy
horror at the thought of her child drinking a glass
of beer, which contains from two to five per cent, of
alcohol, gives to that child with her own hands a
patent medicine that contains from seventeen to
forty-four per cent, of alcohol."
Budweiser contains only 3^ per cent, of alcohol.
It is better than pure water because of the nour-
ishing qualities of malt and the tonic properties
Budweiser is pre-eminently a family beverage
its use promotes the cause of true temperance^it
guards the safety of health and home| 1 is
Bottled only at the home plant of thel V.*-\
Anheuser-Busch Brewing Ass'nplSt. Louisr l^ S.
of the Corn.Belt Trotting association, June 1. 2.
8. Horses are coining in from all parts of the
country. Colonel G. J. Thomas of Eau Claire,
Wis., owner of eighteen racers, has written
that be will be in attendance with all of his
WILLIAM F, SIDOW IS DEAD
One of the Early Pioneers hi the Aber
ABERDEEN, S. D.William I-\ Sidow, one of
the early settlers and a retired farmer living
in the city,- died suddenly last night of heart
disease, aged 56. He came here from St.
Charles, Minn., in 1882. Last January he snf-*
fered a stroke of tmralysls and had not been imsM
good health since.
The trustee* of the Home Building and lAnvf
association have adopted a resolution authorizing
tl'e officers 'o establish an independent lumber^*!
yard here, the claim being made that the lumner^-'jy
companies bavins yards here are in a comblna-, tf
tion.aud have placed prices of building material, v*1
above a reasonable profit. -c
BELLE FOURCHE, S, D.A large quautttv of
sugar beet seeds has been received by i'anners in
this vicinity, and extensive experiments will be
made. It is understood eastern capital hog been
represented here for a location for a sugar fne ^x,
DEADWOOD, S. D.The Society of Black
Hills Pioneers will hold its annual picnic on'
June .11.The case of arson against John Elmer
has been dismissed. It was charged that he set
Are to the Friendship hotel.
PIERRE, S, D.A passenger train rah over,
and ground to pulp Jenner H. Gould about five
miles eatft of this city. He was lying on the
TWO HARBORS, MINN The Booth Trans
portation company vessels have resumed their
north shore trips for the season.The local or
der of Sons of Norway celebrated their 17th of
Slay anniversary at Norden hall last night.
HASTINGS, MINN.Marcus Lorentz of
Hampton and Miss Annie M. Molitor of
Douglas were married at New Trier.Al
bert Poison and Miss SeTma P. Olberg
TWO HARBORS, MINN.The marriage
of Miss Tillie Timan and Gustaf Olson
took place last evening.