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A laboring man is reported to have been held up at Rugby. There are said to be too many banks* along the Soo extension. Omemee seems to be practically cer tain to have a flour mill. There is a row on between the bands of Westhope and Souris. At Flaxton a dangerous snake was found among some bananas. All bids for the new armory build ing at Ellendale were rejected. Cavalier county crops are said to be finer this year than ever oefpre. The Soo steel gang at y'ainnount kicked on the quality of the grub. North Dakota is threatened with an other invasion of flax tow concerns,. l^ack of drainage has caused damage to a lot of crops in Pembina comity. The people of Ryder are supplied with wood and posts by the Indians The "struck by lightning" items continue to be numerous in the state press. W. E. Pew of Cando had two vibs broken and a shoulder dislocated in a runaway. The Des Lacs bridge at Bowbells is now assured after considerable op position. A young man at Dickey suffered lockjaw as a result of stepping on a rusty nail. Mandan and Bismarck people are planning experiments with Indian ser vant" girls. A Wells county man was lentenced to ninety days in jail for killing a neighbor's dog. A Park River man located a horse near Omemee that had been stcien several months. The Barnes County Agricultural as sociation was organized and will con duct a county fair. There nave been the usual number of blood poisoning cases from step ping on rusty nails. Rugby people ere rejoicing over the incorporation and many improve ments are predicted. "Wisconsin people purchased eight sections of land in the Green river country near Dickinson. The people of Emmons county are difficult to convince they haven': the best section of the state. Bread and water has been suggested as the proper diet for seme of the prisoners in the Minot jail. After winning eleven games the Granville team lost the twelfth to Rug by in an eleven-inning contest. Hobos are organizing baseball teams in some towns and playing local ag gregations to a fare you well. There has been complaint at May ville because of the overcharge of liv erymen during' the race meet. The Great Northern has purchassd some land around Ellendale and nr extension of the line is anticipated. There are. some most emphatic pro tests against the mustard in wheat fields in many sections of the state. John R. »Vincent, known as "Dick, the Englishman," was decreed insane at Fessenden and sent to the isylum. The Fierce county doctors fcave formed a trust and bad-pay people must dig up in advance for treatment. O. P. Enerson of Barnes "ounty has hard luck. One housekeeper sued him for damages and another was burned to death. Auto owners at Jamestown contrib uted to a fund to clear the roadway between that city and Spiritwood Lake, of the rocks. The irrigation question in Burleigh county is a real iive issue since the trip of the farmers to Montana irriga tion localities. Valley City authorities secured the arrest of a man known as 'Frenchy" on the charge of stealing wheat. He was found in Duluth: Those who have visited the states between here and the coast return with the conviction that North Dakota Is the best state in the west. There is said to be considerable in dignation at Valley City against a negro, 'vl.o is under arrest on a rape charge, preferred by a white jir!. A prisoner for whom the Cando of ficials have gone to Indiana, was as sisted to escape frdm jail at Cando and was again captured in Canada. A. Fering of Benson county li st a granary and a teed mill by lightning. An jEmJtnons county man was--ar rested on the charge of jtoaling an old mowing machine, which was vari ously estimated at from 75 cents to $25- He was discharged. Thee will be an early collection of delinquent taxes as a result of the bcoks being turned over to the sheriff two months sooner "than und ar the c!d law. 1 Lightning struck a tent occupied'by a lady and two children at Souris. The lady was stunned and the\ children burngi. •i-Vu-li T£¥%9"' •r!VV* ».' »v»'.-: :u 'wV* «!KS :.-, •:-'-'..ty. Edgeley claims a house famine. Goodrich is said to have a healer. Russell is to have a farmers' eleva tor. ,3 An ahusive beggar at Grafton waa arrested. P. V. Kossakowisky is a pioneer res ident of Edgeley. A site was selected for the creamery at Churchs Ferry. The co-operatives store at Wyndmere has begun business. A Soo freight was wrecked near Cuba, Barnes county. The government snag boat was at Buford the other day. There are many campers this sea son at Lake Metigoshie. Courtenay is still ripped up the back over the sidewalk cases. More horses have mysteriously dis appeared in McHenry coun~y: Stanley iias a man naemed Soashare. He is a long way 3 from home.. Considerable damage was done .around Maddock by the storm. Well drillers are in great demand In the newer sections of the state. The creamery plant at Ashley was sold to the farmers' organization. Road workers had a muddy time of it in some of the valley counties. The machinery has been purchased for the farmers* mill at Devils Lake Edgeley people don't take advan tage of the natural gas in that local ity. The city of Minot almost nad a scan dal in connection with the waterworks system. Axel Skalmarud, who had a claim eight miies south of Stanley, became insane. Northern Williams county continues to attract a lot of attention from lijrae seekers. A Minot grafter is said to have beat en a Swede farm hand out of $80 on an old trick. W. M. House of Lidgerwood will go to Labrador to witness the total eclipse of the sun. There are complaints at Hannaford because of alleged gambling during ths celebration. Reports of organized gangs of horse thieves are numerous in the state press. Contractor Kennedy of Fargo Is making headway with his sewer job at Bismarck. It is now reportad the Southwestern branch of the N. P. is to be extended southwest of Edgeley. Hans Molob of Bowdon had his face filled with powder when a shell ex ploded the wrong way. Balfour may get another branch ot the Soo and the Great Northern branch for Rugby as well. The Lisbon depot without Tom Boy den will be a darned sight worse than Hamlet, without the leading man. The new towns on the Edgeley Dawson extensiofl ot the N. P. are not worrying the business men of Edgeley. The Northwestern Telephone com pany will put in an exchange £t Minto with connections with all the rural lines. Hope Wallace, a rt-year-old Devils Lake girl, fell from the rear of a bug igy and suffered concussion of the brain. The people of Cavalier county aie BTtiiously awaiting the extension of the Great Northern west from Wal lialla. 1 With the fear of black rust largely allayed, some of the farmers began to discuss the possibility of an early frost. A drainage ditch is being surveyed near Wyndmere that is expected to relieve the conditions on a number of farms. There Is a general change in county postofllces as a result, of the railway extension in the northern part of the state. The New Soo branch is to run /rom Balfour to cross the Great Northern near Denbigh and run near Westhope into Canada. In McHenry county an effort will be made to prosecute a man who bid in a lot of school lands and then failed to take them. President Bangs of the state school for the deaf at Devils Lake recently attended the national meeting at Mor gantown, N. C. Horse and cattle thieves in the northern part of the state are said to be running their plunder across the line into Canada. August Ponkow of Courtenay died as a result of injuries received in a fall from the roof of his barn. He was seventy-two years old. Gilbert and Sophia Langseth, asylum employes, were serenaded in James town on their return from Farg®, where they were married:' If the Red River Valley counties had increased like some of those in the western part of the state North Da kota would have had about 700,000 people. Former residents of McHenry coun ty are returning from Alberta, where they did not make a success of farm ing after two years' trial. Minot will get rid of some tough citizens when sentencing day occurs, as there have been a number of ccn. victions before Judge Goss- The Bottineau county fair associa tion will probably secure a new man ager. Thf present one is in a fight with the newspapers—and went so far as to refuse to extend the usual com plimentary tickets to one of the pub licatians. ..'v EWS OF THE STORM -DAMAGE. Largest Wagon Bridge in Wisconsin Is Blown From Its Piers. Portage, Wis., Aug. 10.—One of the most terrific wind and electrical storms of the season struck this sec tion last night, doing much damage to growing crops and property. Trees were blown down on different streets and lightning struck several places. During the storm the Wisconsin river bridge about a mile west of the busi ness center of the city was blown completely off its piers and carried down stream a distance of about 300 yards, being completely wrecked. This bridge was considered the larg est wagon bridge in the state, being over 630 feet in length. Waupaca re ports a similar storm which com pletely flattened out standing crops. COBBAN MAKES A DENIAL. Declares He Had No Illegal Agree ment With Griswold. Helena, Mont'., Aug. 10.—R. M. Cob ban of Missoula, on trial in tjie Uni ted States court for subornation of perjury in connection with Western Montana timber land entries, took the stand yesterday and denied he had any agreement with C. L. Griswold, the government's star witness, to in duce people to locate on claims under agreement to sell to Cobban. H« ad mitted there was an agreement that Griswold would receive 5 cents per thousand feet on timber secured by him. Cobban said he knew the loca tors would not be able to handle the timber and would not be able to handle the timber and would have to sell to some rich corporation. POLICE KNOW MURDERER. Declared That Milwaukee Authorities Know Who Slew Tarentino. Milwaukee1 Aug. 10.—The murderer of Tomasso Tarentino is known to the police. One eye-witness to the shoot ing has told his story in the "sweat box," and detectives are close upon the trail of the man who shot Taran tino from ambush Sunday night. The witness is an Italian, one, of the elev en men taken into custody following the shooting. His name is withheld by the police, as he is in mortal feat lest his life may pay the penalty fox betraying what he knows concerning the murder. INSURANCE MAN DIES. Willard Merrill of Northwestern Mu tual Succumbs in West. Milwaukee, Aug. .10.—Willard Mer rill, for years vice president of the Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance company., died yesterday at Pasadena, Cal. A telegram announcing his death was received by Second Vice President J. W. Skinner of the insur ance company. Mr. Merrill left foi California last fall for the benefit of his health. He was seventy-four year? old. —v FIRE AT ST. PETER. Plant of the Tribune and a Dry Goods Stock Damaged. St. Peter, Minn., Aug. 10—The plant of the St. Peter Tribune, published by Fichthorn & Loehl, was damaged by fire that broke out in the Pythian hall The loss of the proprietors is disconr aging, but publication will not be in terrupted. In the lodge the parapher nalia war, damaged and the dry good* stock of M. W. Offerman on the lojwer floor was watersoaked. Found in Hotel With Throat Cut. St. Paul, Aug. 10—James Wilson, af ter purchasing a suit of underwear with money borrowed from his land lord at the Dakota house, South St Paul, retired to his room at 10 o'clock yesterday morning, arrayed himseli in the garments, and cut his throat He died within twenty minutes. Mys tery surrounds the case of the young man's deed, as no motive has been found by his friends. Would Not Tell. Moorhead, Minn., Aug. 10.—"Wher ever I hang my hat," was the only residence given by Harry Weilerd just before he died on the operating table at the Darrow hospital. The man was walking east on the Great Northern tracks and attempted to board a pass ing freight train, when he fell undei the wheels and both legys were cut off Pioneer Hotelkeeper Dies. Deadwood, S. D., Aug. 10. News has reached he^e of the death of Mrs L. E. Miller, who for many years ran the well known Miller lodging house In this city. Mrs. MiHer was one ot the old timers, having come here ir 1870. She died at the home of hei son in Lincoln, Neb., at the age of 7? years. Dies Unexpectedly. Red Wing, Minn., Aug. 10.—John M. Finney, one of the pioneer settlers this county, and for many years pronr inent in the affairs of the community was found dead outside his house it Goodhue, fte had not been ill. Soldier Loses His Life. v. St. Paul, Aug. 10.—John E. Maskell a prlrate in Company I, Twenty-eightt infantry, stationed at Fort Snelling was drowned yesterday In the Minne sota, river near the fort. He was cross ing the river in a boat. I I I t-. DIES TO PUNISH MAN Woman Ends Her Life After Years of Married Life. Duluth, Aug. 9. Mrs. Augustus Bretzner, wife of a business man of Sparta, Minn., came to Duluth Sunday and registered at a hotel as "Miss Ma loney of Two Harbors," and during the night she took a dose of morphlna which caused her death yesterday in a hospital. She told Duluth acquaint ances that she intended to take her life, but they did not believe that she meant the threat seriously. She told them that she was unhappy with her husband, and was going to die by her own hand "to make him feel bad and regret his conduct toward her." Mrs Bretzner, who before her marriagt was Olive Lewis of Two Harbors, was twenty-one years old, and was married at sixteen. RICH NEW IRON LAND FOUND. Duluth Men Make Important Strike on Cayuna Range. Duluth, Aug. 9.—George H. Crosby of Dulvith and his associates have ap parently soaie a very important strike of iron ore on the Cayuna range. It was made on the Enrich lands, south of Rabit take, and the find is a hard red hematite, resembling very closely the Ely ores. The drill entered the ore body a week ago last Thursday noon. Another drill was put at work last Wednesday. William Harrison and Leon Lum of Duluth are interest ed with Mr. Crosby in the new find The fine quality of the ore makes the find of special importance and sbeda a strong light on the possibilities of the new raiip.o. TWO GIRLS SUFFOCATED. Fire at Montevideo Cuts Off Their Escape and Death Is the Result. Montevideo, Minn., Aug. 9. Fira gutted the large two-story wagon and machine shop here, and the ten-year old daughter of Anna Botten and six year-old daughter of George Revire were suffocated. Anna Botten saved herself and baby by jumping from the second story window, and Mrs. Re vire jumped. The fire started in the engine room and spread instantly to the whole building. Fire cut off Mr Revire, working in the shop below, and he was unable to save his daugh ter. LEAPS FROM BRIDGE. Unknown Man Hurls Himself Into tha East River. New York, Aug. 9.—In sight of hun dreds of elevated and surface car pas sengers on the Brooklyn bridge a well dressed man whose identity is un known, leaped from a surface car bound for F,vooklyn last evening, and, running to the center of the bridge between thr towers, hesitated a sec ond "-sr-d tv.en leaped through the rail ing to the. river below. Policemen in a refloat searched in vain for the body. SAUERHERING IS BANKRUPT. Former Wisconsin Congressman Files a Petition. Milwaukee, Aug. 9. Former Con gressman Sauerhering of Mayville, Wis, yesterday filed a petition in bankruptcy. He gices his assets at. $15,000 and his liabilities at $9,000 His father failed a year ago. Both were in the drug businesB. Sauerher ing claims $10,000 in exemptions. Ha represented Wisconsin in congress for many years. "DAIRY" SPECIAL. Great Western Gives Free Leosons to Farmers. Fort Dodge, Iowa, Aug. 9.—The Chi cago Great Western has inaugurated a "dairy special," consisting of two coaches, one filled up as a dairy car The other is an exhibit car showing famous milch cows and approved methods of conducting the dairy busi ness. The train is to tour Southwest ern Iowa in charge of experts. Fire Destroys Creamery. Hopkinton, Iowa, Aug. 9. The Farmers' Co-operative creamery building, located at Sand Spring, three miles east, was destroyed by fire early yesterday morning. Th,e creamery was one of the largest in this part of the state, handling about forty thousand pounds of milk daily. Loss about $10, 000 partly covered by insurance. Injured in a Riot. Blaine, Wash., Aug. 9.—A riot be tween the Japanese and white men on the streets of Blaine yesterday morn ing resulted in the serious injury of one white man and at least four Jap anese. The trouble grew out of a fight between an American and Orien tal at one of the canneries. Fatal Fall of Aged Man. Winor.a, Mini ., Aug. 9.—John Fled ler, an old resident of Fountain City, employed at the stone quarry, fell from a ledge to his death. His eye sight was poor No one saw him fall but it is believed he slipped over the embankment. Fishing on the My. Fergus Falls, Minn.. Aug. 9.-—Da^«\|p Susag was brought in from the tgmf$^ of Dunn yesterday to answer to a' charge of Illegal Ashing. It is claimed *41 he has been dolpg a large mariO* business- He got tht|ity day8[.|& I.?/ jfe •nlilv' S S 3i VI 4f it 'li A f.