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Over in England the railway com­
panies, or at least one of them, put up
in the station placards bearing the
names of passengers ^who had violated
rules of the road, with addresses, the
nature of the offense and fines impos­
ed. The offenders tool$ the matter Into
court, and now the placards show only
the words opposite the offense, "A
It frequently happens that names
given to villains and ridiculous charac­
ters in fiction will duplicate in real life.
A certain English novel had Its scene
laid on the west coast of Africa, and
the villain of the book was a major
in the army, supposed to be stationed
there. To the novelist's dismay there
appeared one day out of the unknown
a real major, bearing the name of the
villain of the novel, who also had been
stationed on the west coast of Africa.
In vain the unhappy author protested
in the consequent action that he had
never seen or heard of the plaintiff.
A verdict for the latter was given,
with substantial damages.
A Birmingham lawyer held that one
could libel a man effectually eifough
by leaving out his name. He brought
an action against a local paper for
persistently omitting his name from
its reports of cases in which he pro­
fessionally was engaged. Presumably
he imagined that the loss of the ad­
vertisement he would have obtained
by his name repeatedly appearing was
damage enough. He was nonsuited,
Fol»on Proof Animals.
Neither differences of organization In
juilmals nor In the constitution of the
jpoisonous substance generally afford
*ny clew for interpreting, an exception
want of effect. Unaccountable is
|th© Immunity of rabbits against bella­
donna leaves (Atropa belladonna, dead­
ly nightshade). You"may feed them
[with belladonna for weeks without ob­
serving the least toxic symptoms. The
meat of such animals, however, proves
poisonous to any one who eats it, pro­
ducing the same symptoms as the
Pigeons and various other tieribivora
are also to some degree safe, from the
jeffects of this poison, while inV warm
blooded, carnivora it causes paralysis
and asphyxia. In frogs the effect
Is a different one, Consisting of spasms.
The meat of goats which had fed on
hemlock has' sometimes occasioned
poisonous effects. Chickens are near­
ly hardy against nux vomica and the
extremely dangerous alkaloid,. strych­
nine, contained in it, while in the
smallest imount it is a fatal poison to
More remarkable yet in this respect
is tKe Immunity of Choloepus hoffman
nl, a kind of sloth living on the island
of Ceylon, which, when given ten
grains of strychnine, was not much af­
fected. Pigeons are possessed of high
immunity from morphine, the chief al­
kaloid of opium, as well as from bella­
donna. Eight grains were required to
kill a pigeon, not much less than the
mortal dose for a man. Oats are ex­
tremely sensitive to foxglove (Digitalis
purpurea), which on the contrary may
be given to rabbits and various birds
in pretty large doses.
Fined For Death on Board,
"The only place, as far as law is con­
cerned, where it costs money to die
from natural causes is aboard a steam­
ship," remarked a vessel owner.1 "The
purpose of the law was excellent
enough. There was a time when etol
grants were being brought to this
country in very large numbers or /by
the shipload.' as it was termed. There
ls oo doubt that there was crowding in
the ships that brought them, and to
prevent this a law was passed impos­
ing upon the ship a fine of $10 for
every death that occurred during the
passage from natural causes of per­
sons over 8 years of age. Thie
put a stop to overcrowding, at
least, it is supposed that it did, which
is about the same thing. Ships do not
.fancy having to pay fines of this kind.
"Of course, in comparison with the
great antiy of persons who are brought
across the ocean from month to month,
there are very few deaths, for the stat­
isticians have been kind enough to
show beyond a doubt tliat the steam­
ship is the safest means of transpor­
tation in existence, but, just the same,
there are ft considerable number In th?
course of a year."wWashington Star.
A-h tt sometimes 'easier to 9t«p into
^another man's shoes than It la to walk
fy :YK,'
A 4 *4%,
Hot For
Hard. There to Glre Game
Actions at law.
England's libel law Is a terror to .the
defendants. A short time ago a young
playwright sold a piece to a London
manager and drew a small royalty
each week, which was paid by check.
One week when the playwright pre­
sented the check to the bank for cash­
ing it was returned td him marked
"No funds." The playwright had the
check framed and hung conspicuously1
in his study. He took pleasure in
pointing it out to visitors and making
biting comments until one day the
manager's lawyer called and told the
young man that he was committing
a serious libel on the manager, where­
upon the check was taken down at
Richness 'of the ^Endowment Of State
Schools Will Be Realized
Lands are Sold.
Probably a Hundred Thousand Acres
of Common School Lands to be
Sold This Year.
Deputy Land Commissioner Merrick
is preparing bonds for several school dis­
tricts that have sold bonds to the state
board of university and school laiids.
There is a comfortable balance in the
permanent fund which will be largely
augmented when the sales of land are
made this fall under authority granted
by the last session of the legislature.
Probably 100,000 acres of the common
school lands will be sold. There is a
great demand for this land and it said
that two or three times the amount au­
thorized could be sold if put on the
market. The minimum price for the
land is $10 an acre so that a minimum
value for the land to be sold would bring
at least a million dollars. Much of the
land sold, however, will be sold at a fig
above the minimum. The richness of
the endowment of the school fund of the
state is not realized until it is converted
into figures upon the occasion of these
land sales.
The last legislature also authorized
the sale of institution lands and some of
these will be advertised and sqjd. The
money gotes into a trust fund and the in­
terest and income alone is available, to
the institutions. Some of the income is
already pledged to the payment of bonds
and other bonds have been authorized
for other institutions, notably the agri­
cultural college, the state university
and state reform school.
North Dakota State Officers Looking
After Affairs in the Twin Cities.
Minneapolis Journal: Governor White
of North Dakota believes that all of the
western states will profit by a creditable
display at the Buffalo exposition. The
time is ripe to attract people from the
east, and also eastern money for invest­
ment. North Dakota did not feel finan­
cially able to- go intp the exhibition
enterprise on a large scale, but her ap­
propriation will be carefully handled
and, with the aid of the large element of
public spirit in that state, the exhibit
will be made a creditable one. Wheat
will be king, of course, but the other
grains and vegetables will be given a
prominent pl^ce. A lignite coal exhibit
will be a prominent feature. The cap­
tains of all classes of flickertail industry
will be called upon for aid in making
the exhibit.
State Insurance Commissioner Leutz
of North Dakota is shipping a large
number of cows to the Missouri slope
this week. The slope country has made
a success of creameries and the number
is increasing.
Lieutenant Governor Bartlett of North
Dakota is here to begin the work of the
Dakota commission on the exhibit for
the Buffalo exposition. He believes
that a great many from his state will
attend the big show. "All that we need,"
said Mr. Bartlett, "in North Dakota, to
make the people well satisfied this year,
is a fair crop."
No Unusual Weather.
The monthly weather bulletin publish­
ed by Director Bronson of the Bisiparck
station, says: February was about an
average month, by comparison with .the
same month in former yeart. The mean
temperature was slightly above the nor­
mal, and there was
slight deficiency in
precipitation. The coldest weather of
the month occurred during the first
week, the lowest temperatures at nearly
ail stations being recorded at about this
time. At the beginning of the second
week there was considerable moderation
in temperature, and mild weather pre­
vailed for about ten .days during which
period most of the maximum tempera­
tures were recorded. A moderate cold
wave followed this period, which was in
turn followed by generally mild weather
for this time of the year, and the month
closed warm and pleasant. The most of
the precipitation for the month fell be­
tween the 15th and 20th, but was, as a
general thing, light, only a_ few stations
reporting anything like heavy snow, and
at the clqpe of the month only a little
snowwas reported on the ground. High
winds were off requeutoccurftnce during
the month, but while very unpleasant to
be out in, no damage from them has
been heard of,. The monthly mean tem­
perature was 7.1 degrees, which is less
than one degree above the state normal.
The departures of the monthly mean at
the several stations from the respective
station normals, are only slight, at some
,• M-wW^y
Soldiers' Homestead Case Decided by
the General Land Office.
Devils Lake, March 21.—A decision of
much importance to the volunteer sol­
diers of the late war, which has just
been made by the commissioner general
of the land office at Washington, reached
hero today in the matter of the home­
stead of Nels E. Peterson, who filed on a
homestead prior to enlisting for service
in the Spanish war.
Peterson left the states and went to
the Philippine islands without making
any improvements on the land. He
served in the army about fifteen months
and after his return built a small house
on the land. He then submitted a com­
mutation proof on the land after liv­
ing thereon only two or three days. The
register and receiver of the Grand Porks
land office rejected the proof.
Peterson, through his attorney, John
W. Maher of this city, appealed the case
to the commissioner at Washington, who
says the register and receiver were in
error in holding that Peterson's term of
service in the army should not be allowed
as residence and cultivation of the land
for the same time he served, even though
he had no house on the land. Peterson
was a corporal in the First North Dakota
volunteers. The claim is in the northern
part of this county, located not far from
the extension of the Great Northern
railway, and is quite a valuable piece of
Bismarck Boy Who Enlisted in the
Thirty-sixth Is Back from the Phil­
Clyde Townsend, who enlisted at Fargo
in September, 1899, for service in the
Philippines, returned to the city last
night, the regiment having returned
from Manila about three Weeks ago and
being mustered out several days ago at
San Francisco. The Thirty-sixth has
been doing duty in the north end of the
island, where the principal duty is gar­
rison duty, and the fighting, except with
scattered bands of Ladrones, is about
over. Several of. the Bismarck boys re­
mained there. Swett is in the quarter­
master's department, having a civilian
position, and Glassley is in the pack
train service. Wilson, a former Bis
marcker, suicided by shooting himself.
He had been in some trouble, and killed
himself with a rifle one day when the
guard brought him to dinner. Lieut.
Smith remained in the islands.
Results of the Efforts to Introduce the
North Dakota Product Into South
Col. J. W. Morrow of Fargo, state
agent for North and South Dakota for
the Washburn coal, reports a rapidly in­
creasing trade. He has sold over 360
cars in South Dakota, most of it in Ab­
erdeen. He is also sending lignite stoves
to Grand For^s and Aberdeen to show
the value and cheapness of the fuel
when combustion is properly obtained.
A large increase in the output of the
mines is contemplated in order to sup­
ply the demand- The active efforts of
the coal men of the state to introduce
this native coal are beginning to produce
British and Australian Steamers Collide
and Both Are Sunk,
London, March 21.—The British
steamer Tay collided with the Australian
steamer. Chemnitz last night off Flush­
ing. They went down, and fourteen, in­
cluding the captain and three women,
were drowned.
Experiments at'the Series observato­
ry have led to certain results on the
heat of the stars that may be summa­
rized as follows: The apparatus em­
ployed waB sensitive enough to reglstei
the heat received from a candle 15
miles distant The heat received from
Arcturus. was equivalent td the heat
received from a candle at a distance of
about six mile*.
there being a slight deficiency and at
others an excess .of temperature. The
temperatures over the western part of
state were somewhat higher'than those
over the eastern^ which is similar to the
conditions which prevailed during Jan­
uary. The highest temperature recorded
during the month was 60 degrees, at
Berthold Agency on the 13th, and the
lowest, 31 degrees below zero at Portal
on the 4th. The greates daily range of
temperature at any station was 51 de
rees, at Power, on the 12th, and the great­
est monthly range, 77 degrees at Berth
old Agency, Medora and University.
Increase in the Cresmery Business
South Dakota and the Wealth
it Brings.
Steady Source of Income lor Farmers
and the Product Always in
The increase'in the creamery business
in South Dakota is worthy of note, and
of emulation in this state. The "Sioux
Falls Argus-Leader,-in speaking of the
butter making industry in South Dakota
There is scarcely a creamery or cheese
factory in the state that will not increase
its capacity the coming spring, and a
dozen or more new plants will be started
whose wealth producing facilities will
be added to the 185 or more similiar fac­
tories now in operation. A gratifying
feature of the business is that a very
large per cent of the creameries have
continued in operation during the win­
ter, something quite unusual except in
the larger towns. As the benefits of
those industries become known their
patrons increased, and now scores of
farmers are giving special attention to
dairying in this portion of the state
where three years ago it was difficult to
find half a dozen farmers who kept cows
except for family use or for a little but­
ter for market. Those more directly in­
terested are improving the quality of
stock kept and each season witnessed
marked strides in this direction.
A farmer who does not keep from half
a dozen to thirty dairy cows is hard to
find in this locality.
The creamery in this city is one of the
largest and best in the state, and dis­
tributes thousands of dollars to farmers
each month it has saved many a settler
his home and put him in comfortable
circumstances: the plant will be much
improved this spring. Other creameries
in the county enjoy liberal patronage
and are doing fine business a new
creamery will be in operation at Hitch­
cock early in April. The cheese factories
have done an increased business during
the past year. The output of the Clover
Hill factory was fifty tons of cheese last
A new creamery has just been estab­
lished at Esmond and is doing a fair
amount of business. Machinery for the
new plant at Bancroft has been ordered
and will soon be put in place. The
Lake Preston creamery is rapidly gain­
ing in favor and its patrons are fully
satisfied with what it is doing for them.
For December the Iroquois creamery
received nearly 200,000 pounds of milk,
the highest receipts for the year, for
which it paid 87 cents per 100 pounds.
The ©eSmet creamery which always
makes a fine showing, distributed nearly
$68,000 athong its patrons last year. The
one at Willow Lakes, although not a
large institution, is one of the most suc­
cessful in this part of the state. It re­
ceived more than 18,000 pounds of milk
during December although butter that
month was lower in price many of the
patrons of this creamery drew snug sums
at the close of business for the month.
The published report shows that for
nine months' milk eight patrons received
from $200 to $300 seven received from
$150 to $200 fifteen received from $100
to $150 and forty-six received less than
$100, making a total for the nine months
of about $8,000.
The Salem creamery comes to the
front with a showing that will prompt
farmers in that locality to increase their
dairy herds. J. V. Jessen of the Doland
creamery will be the buttermaker at the
Salem plant the coming season, and his
brother, who haa been operating the
Conde creamery, a very successful little
plant, will take charge of the Doland
creamery. C. S. McCrath, who operated
the Salem creamery for the past year,
will take' charge of the creamery at
Mandan, N. D. There is demand for good
buttermakers all over the state, but
they must be sober, industrious and
thoroughly competent. Such men can
find plenty of work at good wages.
One who has done some figuring, says
that the milk received at the DeSmet
creamery during 1900„if hauled by rail,
would require twenty trains of twenty
cars each, allowing 2C,000 pounds per
car it would take 104,993 eighty-pound
cans to hold the milk, and if these cans
.were set side by side they would reach
twenty-one miles, or, if stood on end
would make a mountain forty-three
miles high it would require twenty cars
of 20,000 pounds capacity to transport
the butter from this milk to market.
This gives a faint idea of the magnitude
of the business of the nearly 200 cream­
eries now in successful operation in
South Dakota.
N. P. Extensions Into McLean County.
Bowden Guardian: The N. P's. sur­
veyors came in on Friday's train and are
camped' about sixteen miles west of
Bowden. They are running preliminary
lines now and find that the best route
lies about a half mile south of the old
The railroad will be extended about
SO miles this summer which will take it
into the second valley* and will tap two
of the most fertile valleys in this part of
the state. Thfe townsight is already lo­
cated and the new town is to be named
Shaw. The first valley west of Bowden
is now thickly settled with prosperous
farmers and a large amount of govern^
ment land has been filed on in the sec­
ond valley.
The hills that border these two valleys
are fine grazing lands with good grass
and plenty of hay and water' and some
of the largest sheep and cattle ranches
in the state are located in these hills.
Let the good tfork go on.
Proposed That South Dakota Shall
Have Headquarters and Collector and
North Dakota Name the Clerks.
Washington, March 21.—Although no
decision has been reached as to the lo­
cation of the headquarters of the new
North and South Dakota iuternal rev­
enue district, a proposition to end the
controversy has been submitted to all
parties interested, which will, it is ex­
pected, be accepted. This provides that
the headquarters of the district shall be
located at Aberdeen, a concession to
Senator Kyle. It further provides that
the collector shall be named by Senator
Gamble and Representatives Martin and
Burke, and that the North Dakota sen­
ators shall name the clerks who are to
be employed at headquarters.
The North Dakota senators make con­
cessions on two points because their
state yields only one-third of the revenue
of the entire district, and allowing Sen­
ator Kyle to have the district head­
quarters located in his home town
ought, in the opinion of some of the
other parties, to satisfy him, while Sen­
ator Gamble and his colleagues ought
certainly to be contented to name the
Of course this solution has not beep
accepted .by any of the parties con­
cerned, but it is simply put forward as a
compromise that will end the trouble
and permit the treasury department to
go ahead and establish the new district.
Brother of the Boer Commandant Is
Killed—Btitish Garrison Besieged.
Capetown, March 21.—Commandant
Phillipp Botha, a brother of the Boer
general, has been killed in a fight with
the British near Lydenburgh, Transvaal.
His two sons were wounded. The Boers
have beseiged the British garrison of
Vrede, the extreme northeast of Orange
Free State. Gen. Campbell with a con­
siderable force went to their relief but
was forced to retreat after evacuating
Vrede, with two hundred sick and
Strange Suicide of a Trusted Employe
of a Chicago Bank.
Chicago, March 21.—While counting
several thousand in currency in a rear
room of the Union Trust bank this morn­
ing, Charles Linville, for years a trusted
employe, suddenly grabbed a revolver
from the desk and sent a bullet through
his temple, dying instantly. Officials
say his accounts are correct and know of
no unpleasant domestic relations.
Andrew Carnegie Says the Suggestion
of His Nomination as Mayor of New
York Is Unworthy of Reply.
Southampton, March 21.—With the
aid of steamship and railway authorities,
Millionaire Carnegie, who arrived from
America this morning, evaded the hosts
of applicants for financial assistance and
started for London. To reporters, he
said he wouldn't be guided in giving by
requests, no matter how persistently
made, and he treated as unworthy of re­
ply the suggestion of his nomination for
mayor of New York.
Said the Former Governor Will Re­
turn to Jamestown if Certain Plans
Jamestown, N. D., March 21.—Should
certain business arrangements bo satis­
factorily negotiated, ex-Governor Fan
cher will return to Jamestown in a few
months. It is probable he will secure
an interest in a leading Jamestown busi­
ness institution. He is a shrewd busi­
ness man and his return will be wel­
Two Trainloads on Their Way to
North Dakota.
Kansas City, March 21.—Two trains
loaded with members of the Dunker seot
and their personal effects left Kansas
City today for North Dakota. The
two trains were composed of twelve
passenger coaches and thirty-three cars,
which contained their household effects.
Many Dunkers are heaving the middle
west to settle along the Great Northern,
line in the Dakotas,
Hitchcock Not to Resign.
Washington, March 21.—The story
emanating from Colorado that Secre­
tary of the Interior Hitchcock is to re­
sign, to be succeeded by Senator Wol
cott, is denied at the White house.
^VJf. •)!,
Secretary Cortelyou Outlining the Itin­
erary of the President's Trip
Through the West.
California Will Be Visited and a Few
Days Spent in the Yellowstone
National Park.
Train Will Consist of Six Pullmans
and Party Will Visit Natural
Sights and Scenery.
Washington, March 21. Secretary
Cortelyou is busy outlining the itinerary
of President McKinley's western tour.
"We will attempt to take in as many of
the country's natural sights as possible,"
he said this morning. "The-big trees of
California will be one of the objects vis­
ited. Several days will probably be
spent at Yellowstone park. A steamer
ride down the great lakes from Duluth
will be a pleasant feature." The presi­
dent's special will be limited to six cars,
all Pullmans, three of them compart­
ment cars.
Showing Made by North Dakota Banks
From the Report of the National
Washington, March 21.—The abstract
for the thirty-one national banks in
North Dakota has been out. It shows
that since Dec. 13 the total resources
advanced from $8,459,364 to $8,829,706,
loans and discounts increased from $5,
137,815 to $5,204,057 and *cash reserve
declined from $501,086 to $475,720, of
which gold holdings declined from $180,
372 to $173,327 individual deposits ad­
vanced from $5,330,606 to $5,598,312 and
average reserve held fell from 27.35 to
25.66 per cent.
Russian Note Says the British Press
Exaggerated the Chinese Incident.
St. Petersburg, March 21.—A semi­
official note issued today says: -'A
commonplace incident has been terribly
exaggerated by the British press until
it almost assumed the gravity of a casus
belli. It was entirely due to the forcible
manner in which the British tried to
obtain possession of disputed land that
the Russian government found it neces­
sary to order energetic action taken.
The matter is manifestly a question for
diplomatic treatment and the govern­
ment has no doubt it will be amicably
settled between London and St. Peters­
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Russia and England Controversy
China Is Temporarily Settled.
London, March 21.—The official an­
nouncement that the Russia-British dis­
pute had been settled was made today
by Lord Lansdowne. Russia and Eng­
land agreed to withdraw troops from the
disputed territory at Tien Tsin and re­
serve the question as who has the right
to title of the land to subsequent exam­
Mrs. Harrison's Legal Adviser Refuses
To Discuss Rumors Regarding Her
Indianapolis, Ind., March 21.—W. H.
Miller, legal adviser of Mrs. Harrison,
refuses to discuss the rumor that the
widow of the general will not abide by
the will of her late husband, as under
the law she would receive more. Close
friends give it no credence.
Conductor Fatally Injured.
Summittville, Ind., March 21.—The
failure of an air brake on an interurban
electric car curve near here this morn­
ing caused the car to leave the track,
fatally injuring Conductor Trueblood of
Marion and injuring six passengers.
Fire at Washington.
Washington, March 21.—Fir& last
night caused $80,000 damage to Dyren
forth & Co., clothiers, and Droops &
Sons, music house.
Capetown, March 21.—-Kitchener re­
ports the Boers in Orange Free Stats
disbanded. DeWet is reported to be
near Heildbron.
Tien Tsin, March. 2l.—The sitttatiop
is unchanged this morning, except tha$
British outpoet&have beon calfod in.

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