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5 FIGHI NEAH PEKING XAROE SECTION OF BOXBRS .. p=. VOiT'"'AOAlM9T WAIf*' Prince ^IPua* Jdjtmd tie(e«4ed' and Killed Government Fas* Loiing Fwlth In the Trathtaln«a of Chi nese Iaforiiatlon Chinese Min ister Expectu Good S«w» Soon British Government Receive* One of Sheas'* ,Fake Mekingei $ A% London, July 20.—The Shanghai .cor respondent of the Daily Express, wir ing .yesterday, says: "It Is reported here that a large section of the Boxers has revolted against Prince Tuan, alledging that he, Is making tools of them for his own cuds A desperate conflict took iplace outside of Peking Sunday. Prince Tuan personally led his followers, two of his generals having deserted him. The battle lasted several hours and Priuee Tuan was defeated and killed." Fast Loalng Faith. Washington, July 29.—Unless some authentic assurance as to the condition of the Americans in Peking reach the state department witliiu a day or two the administration is likely to abandon whatever faith it hiis manifested thus far in the truthfulness of Chinese in formation. The Chinese minister is confident that within that time there will be news from Peking of a char acter to satisfy the most skeptical as to its accuracy, and he Is also confident that this will be good news from the American point o£ view. The state department is still receptive, though looking With Growing Coldness upon the numerous edicts and tele grams which are coming from China, all without bringing any news. The contributions of the day were from Consul General Goodnow at Shanghai aftd Consul Fowler at Chefu. So much of their messages as was given •out for publication related to the wel fare of certain American missionaries who have been made the subject of inquiry by relatives in this country. The cables mangled these messages and there is reason to doubt the value of the information attempted to be conveyed through them. Ever since the receipt at Tien-tsin of the auto graph message from Mr. Conger, dated Peking, July 4, state department of ficials Have Hiad Grave Doubts as to the authenticity of the cipher message attributed to him, dated Pe king, July 18. There have been many little side lights on this message that afford ground for suspicion, and now the" British authorities have added their quota to the growing distrust of things Chinese. It seems that a Mr. Warren, at present acting as British consul at Shanghai, has been told by Sheng, the famous Chinese di rector of posts and telegraphs, that Yuan, the governor of Shan.?tung, told him (Sheng) that a message had passed through to the United States from Mr. Conger on the 18th of July telling of the conditions at the British legation. This cipher Dispatch Was "Faked" ly Chinese officials. It Is pointed out ^at the state department, however^ "that there are plausible explanations of this curious fact which tend to show the authenticity of the. cipher dispatch. Secretary Hay cabled Mr., Conger tluit he might have .Implicit faith in the person who brought the dispatch to him. Mr. Conger, there fore, had, a right to truct.the man and possibly, told l»im in a general way the contents of the dispatch, in case the messenger should be obliged to destroy it to insure his own safety. How ever that may be. the British govern ment has thought. Mr.-Warren's re port worthy the attention of our own government. Don't like European Criticisms. The state department officials do not like the European crjtidsms more or less directly attributing to our government a lack of wholehearted ness in the effort to get to Pekin. They point to what the American troops and, marines ^Jiave already done to the loss of life and llibbs suffered by them and to the repeated urgings of the American officials at every point look ing to a forward movement ou Peking. And in answer to the intimation' that they are responsive to Chinese efforts to bribe us by the delivery of Mi*. Conger at Tien-tsin and thus seduce us to abandon the Peking campaign, the department'lost, no titiae this ijnofn ing in making known the fact that it had not and would not countenance any such proposition. .: ANOTHER* CHINESE MESSAGE.' Im Dated July 24 and Snys Lesation crs Are Sufe. London, July 29.—Lyman J. Gage's statement that there is still l)®pe, but tliat it is constantly diminishing, js held here to define accurately the sit uation. The Chinese minister in Lon lon yesterday received a telegram froin.Sheng, director of posts and tele graphs, to the effect that the following -from Peking was issued* July 24: "It is fortunate that all the foreign representatives, except Baron von Ketteler,' are-alive and in safety. Fro visions in the shape of braadstuffs "and Vegetables are Veins supplied to «howoUr good will." .f The Morning Post goes so far as to asfeert that there Is no direct cominuni-7 between London and Peking. However this may be the attempts of ''Frerch and Italian consuls to Direct Replies ,0-tfhave failed and this, It is said, war Mlp^l^rants the conclusion- that Peking is in 1,1£ithe hands of the Boxers. The Shang- IS^hai Correspondent of .the. Daily Express '.^states that three versions of Sir Claude ,..y., iMacDonald's letter pf July 6^ are .cur-, y^Xirent there, and It is believed iUl thrfefe ^"•orlglnated from Chinese sources. He adds, however, .jthat Li Huni-Ghanfr l«wys ,thfe legation party ought to jreic Tien-tsin on Sunday. Tl»e Morning Post. correspondent at Chef a, wiring .^edtaepdaj^ says tl^e Is.,aArumor -that Prince,''Ohlfcg relscued the- lega* fend!onveyed them/to mvWee "of safett.^JBl!fhtetn mlssiQpwl|pi have .iafc&acredat Tonj&gbati, Where th a show of authority that both uennany and .ku*, sift are deterroined to inflict exemplary punishment, the Benin papers, how ever, adversely criticise President Mc-' Klnley's conciliatory policy. The Lon don Standard^also complains thatthe official declarations of Washington haye a "perceptibly uncertain sound," and says "Washington politicians use a great many words to say a simple thing, and this we know Is one de? rVlce T-WJl of people who wish to slip out of An unwelcome obligation. It lsprob able, however, that when the time for action arrives, President McKinley Tirlll not refuse to co-operate." The1 Dally Chronicle says: "Secre tary Hay shows at least some grasp of the situation.'* Protected* by Chinese Brussels, July 29.—The Belgian vice consul at Tien-tsin in a dispatch dated Chefu, July 26, says: "It is persis tently reported here (Tien-tsin) that the legations are safe and gound and under the protection of the Chinese government. About 10,000 Chinese soldiers are intrenched at Pec-tsang, fourteen kilometers from Tien-tsin. REINSTATEMENT IN ARMY.- Conciliatory Policy l»y the French Government. New York, July 29—A special to the Times from Paris says: It is highly probable that several generals who were put on the retired list by former Minister of War De Gallifet ^fter the Dreyfus trial will shortly be reinstated in the army. Generals De Nagrier and ZUrlinden will both probably re ceive command of army corps. This further proof of the government's con ciliatory policy will be favorably re ceived by public opinion. I FATAL COLLISION. Two Trainmen Killed, in a Grand Trunk Wreck. Belleville, Onit., July 29.—The Madoc passenger train on the Graud Trunk, bound north, and the Peterboro train, bound south, collided yesterday on a curve south of Madoc Junction. Two of the tralnment were killed and five persons injured. OREGON NOT BADLY INJURED. Commander Wilde Reports Her Structural Strength Intact. Washington, July 29.—The navy de partment has received the following from Commander Wilde of the Oregon, dated Kure, Japan, yesterday: "Ship docked. Structural strength intact." Improvements at Gettysburg. Gettysburg, Pa., July 29.—An addi tion of two miles will shortly be made to the fine avenues on the Gettysburg battlefield. The new road will com plete what is known as the Confeder ate avenue, and will start about 400 yards west of the theological sem inary, at the end of the short strip built several years ago, and will run west of south, a distance of two miles along the top of the ridge to the other uncompleted end of the Confederate avenue. Chinese Coming From Mexico. Washington, July 29.—The treasury department lias received information through the United States consulate at Scnora, Mex., that about 8,000 Chinamen from the interior of that country are now on the move north ward with a view to crossing the border into the United States. The department is inclined to discredit the story as far at least as the number Is concerned, and has asked for more de tailed information. Kaiser Appeals for Harmony. Berlin, July 29.—It Is reported that Emperor William has written letters to Queen Victoria, Emperor Nicholas, Emperor Franz Joseph and King Humbert, making a strong appeal on behalf of the maintenance of har mony among the powers against China, and dwelling strongly upon tlie Identity of interest against the "yellow teril" by which all are threatened. Street Fight With Robbers. Richmond, Kan., July 29.—Citizens engaged in a street fight at midnight with a gang of robbers who attempted to rob the Bank of Richmond. Several shots were exchanged and it is thought one robber was -wounded The robbers had blown the, safe door injtftfthe street and the noise of the ex plosion brought a crowd to the scene. No money was secured. I Took Carbolic Acid. News York, July 29. A woman about twenty-five years old walked into the Presbyterian hospital yester day, yind before the attendants' could prevent it she swalldwed four ounces of darbolic acid and died hi forty-five minutes. The woman liad a card con taining the name and address of "Nel lie, Blair, 3550 Caroline street, St. Louis." Movements of Warships. Washington, July 29.—The training ship Buffalo arrived at Hongkong yes terday. The Caesar, carrying coal* for our ships in China, has sailed from Gibraltar for Malta. Admiral Schley, on the Chicago, is at Ensenda. The Montgomery „lms left Montevideo for Bahia. "The Lancaster- arrived at Copenhagen yesterdr y. sl- Prefers (Joint Notification. Denver, Colo., July 29.r-Jobn Stepli cn», secretai^ of the National Mone tary League, has received a letter from W. J. Bryan In which he says: 1 think It will be. best if your notifica tion is given at the same time and place, as that of the Democrats." It Is understood that. this arrangefiieht will be made.. Loaded With Immigrants. New- York, July 29 —Four fihlps with, a total of 3,155 emigrants kept the of ficials at the barge office 'busy yester-, day and put a .new record mark for a July day 'sine? the/ government toolt hold of jthe landing of immigrants at this port. 4s Named b* Prohibitionist*, "v Hartford C^n.| July 29—The state Prohibition^ convehtion nominated this ticket: Governor, Charles E. Steele Untenant governor Johh jr. Copp sec retaty^of state, JR. M. Stanley treas urer. O. Gf fteijsl eon*i$*e}v*WHliaui Hi'• At 'Basteirnii nearDafitfslg, idlnfr were bit« They Object to the Allowances for the Koochiching Trip. Duluth, July '28. —The members the detachment of Company A, Minne sota national guard, which made the now celebrated trip to Koochiching the first of this month on account of the threat ened Indian uprising, are making vlgor us kicks against the terms of settlement. It transpires that Adjt Gen. Lambert lias given out tha't the men will be paid f2 a day, less 50 cents a day for sub sistence. The law provides that this shall be the compensation when the guards are oh active duty, but the boys who made the Koochiching trip think that they are getting the worst of It in this c^se. They say that they ought to get $2 a day flat, as It was. a trip of extraordinary hardship. Every man on the trip ruined his boots or shoes on the march, and as for the subsistence for which each man }s charged 50 cents a flay, the boys did not have much chance it It during the first week they were out. An appeal wil be made to the gov ernor by the guardsmen. CLARK'S TROUBLES BEGIN. Miners Force Him to Reduce Their Honrs of Labor. Butte, Mont., July 28. Senator W.. A. Clark reduced the hours of labor of his miners in the famous United Verde mines at Jerome, Ariz., a few days ago because the men had demanded a reduc tion In. hours or an increase in wages. When Mr. Clark arrived in Jerome a committee of miners called at the hotel and he refused to see them, whereupon the men became violent atjd made threats. Mr. Clark's superintendent stood the men off with a promise to give them a definite answer the next day. The promise was not made good at the time and place appointed, and the miners all quit work and went to the hotel and again demanded recognition. After some parleying the reduction of hours from ten to eight was granted, but the next day it was announced that thereafter but two shifts of men instead of three, as formerly, would be worked, which reduced the number of men working about one-third. SHIPYARD PROFITS. The American Company Last Earned Over a Million. Nothing so Larice Ever Floated on the Mississippi. Clinton, Iowa, July 28.—The steamer John H. Douglass passed down the river yesterday with the largest raft ever floated 011 the Mississippi. It was made up at Stillwater by Knapp, Stout & Co., and is 011 its way to St. Louis in charge of Capt. Winans. The,raft is 256 feet wide and 768 feet long: It contains 9,000,000 feet of lumber, and has' on its decks sixty car loads of shingles and lath. It draws two and a half feet of water, as much as a good sized steamboat. The raft is con signed to lumber dealers of St. Louis. Smallpox in'Iowa. Webster City, Iowa, July 28.—Kam ear, a village of about 200, lying six miles south of this city, is quarantined for smallpox. There are a number of malignant cases, one of the victims be ing the postmaster's wife. The post office has been moved from its formei quarters and the town Is quarantined. It is thought there will be a prolonged siege as the disease was n6t detected until it had run for some time. Conflagration at Cape \0111e. Seattle, Wash., July 28.—A special to the Times says: Cape Nome was treated to a great conflagration early this month. Many miles of tundra were burned over and many native homes destroyed. The fire began close the eastern limits of Nome and swept the country from the outer edge of the sand beach to the foothills far below Cape Nome. Cnrdlnal Gibbons in St. Panl. St. Paul, July 2S.—For the fust time in many years Cardinal Gibbons of Baltimore, the only living American prince of the church, visited St. Pan! yesterday. He went out to the St. Paul seminary, lunched at James .1. Hill's home, and ,returned to Still water in the afternoon, where lie is visiting his niece, Mrs. P. E. Burke. Elected by Photojrrattbers. Milwaukee, July 28—E. B. Core of New York city was yesterday elected president of the National Photog raphers' Association of America and Detroit was selected ag the place for the, next meeting. Prof. O. W. Beck lectured on "Does Lightning Ensure Art." Htg Store Destroyed. ,*'1 .' Medford. Wis., July 28.—A fire yes. terday afternoon destroyed the Marcus Mercantile company's big store and two other buildings owned by Nlc Weudels and-Mrs. Leonard. The loss Is $30,000, most of which 'fall *on the Marcus co$n]any. ^Sunday School Assembly Jowa Falls, Iowa, July 28.—The an nual meeting of the Iowa State Bap tist Sunday School assembly is being held here and will continue until *Aug The Hiee^ngs^re. well atteSW^d by delegates from all parts of the "State. Print. Shop Scorched. "•$& Long Prairie, Minn. -July S» --Fire broke out- in the Argus office and burped the roof off the press room. None of Hit Machinery or type was In jured-.to *hr Extent, but the stogc vu ^t.r, MILITIAMEN KICK. DESTRUCTIVE HAIL STORM. Year Cleveland, Ohio, July 2S.—The an nual statement of the American Ship building company, known as the ship ping yard trust 011 the great lakes, shows net earnings of $1,100,665. A dividend of 7 per cent on preferred stock took $532,000 of these earnings, leaving a surplus of $068,660, which would be more than enough to,pay another 7 per cent dividend. The capital issued by the company is $7, iKM),000 of preferred and $7,600,000 of common stock. Twenty-nine vessels, with a carrying capacity of 179.000 net tons, were constructed during the year, and sixteen additional boats are being built. THE LARGEST RAFT. mm Crops Ready (or Harvest1 Ponnded Into the Ground. Grand Forks, N. D., July 29.-About 5 last evening a hailstorm crossed the valley, doing incalculable damage. The storm was about five milea wide, appeared to come directly from the west, and was central at Cumtnlngs, Traill county. Cummlngs people say it was the worst ever seen In that vicinity. Hail stones varying In size from that of a small marble up to that of a large egg, were driven with terrific force before a furious wind, cutting down vegetation of all kinds and damaging buildings. Every west window in Cummlngs is broken, water pipes are battered out of shape, and in some cases perforated as if by bullets, and the siding on many houses is splintered. From country districts the reports are meager. It is reported that Portland and Mayville suffered as heav ily as Cummlngs and that the territory Intervening is swept clean. The country over which the storm swept had as good crops as any in the valley. Many of the farmers would have cut ten bushels per acre, and the grain was nearly ready for harvest. In the entire territory effected there are over one hundred square miles, but hoW much of this has suffered cannot now be learned. WINNIPEG'S BIG DAY. North Dakota Crowds Attend Festivities. the Winnipeg, Man., July 29.—Yesterday was a great day at the Winnipeg fair. Crowds were present from Fargo, Graf ton, Casselton and other North Dakota polrvbs to assist in celebrating America's day, and they did it right well. In the golf tournament the Winnipeg players defeated the Fargo team by 37 holes. Grafton shut out Winnipeg at baseball and Grand Forks won the team shoot at the trigger and trap tournament. In the rowing regatta Winnipeg crews won the senior fours, club fours and junior eights, defeating crews from the Toronto Argonauts and Rat Portage. BLAZE AT BISMARCK. A Dosen Russian Families Rendered Homeless by Fire. Bismarck, N. D., July 29.—Fire in the Russian settlement in this city de stroyed a dozen cottages and rendered as many families homeless. The fire was started by small boys playing with matches. At 0110 time the large residence portion of the city was threatened, but the flames were final ly controlled. One Russian woman lost her entire savings, $200, the sum being stolen from her house in the ex citement attending the fire. FIFTEEX BUSHELS PER ACRE. Result of the First Threshing in Redwood County. Redwood Falls, Minn., July 29.—The first known threshing of the season in Redwood county was done by John Whittett and H. Deverett. The wheat threshed was mostly grown on high soil. It averaged fifteen bushels per acre. The wheat was No, 1, Ex-Soldier Kills Himself. Wahpeton, S. D., July 29. James Snodgrass made a successful attempt at suicide in Fairmount, fourteen miles south of here. He placed the muzzle of a gun in his mouth and pulled the trigger with his foot. He was a ireinber of the North Dakota regiment and served in the Philippines, was quiet and highly esteemed by all who knew him. He was, certainly un balanced mentally. Elevator Burned. Stewart, Minn., July 29.—The Peavy elevator at this place has been burned. Loss on 5,000 bushels of wheat and structure is about $5,000, covered by blanket insurance. Fire was caused by a hot box. Donaldson's warehouse, adjoining, was also burned. Loss $200." No insurance. Unknown Man Drowned. Dubuque, Iowa, July 29.—The body of an unknown man was found in the Mississippi. He was a middle aged man. dark complexion, six feet high, 175 pounds, fairly well dressed, hail a watch and $16 in his pockets. Wlpail Out 1»- Fire. Tacoma. Wash.. July 29.—The" tele phone station at Buckley. Wash., re ports that a fire there-has caused the loss of tweuty-seveu buildings and practically the whole town will be wiped out by fire. Child Fatally Injured. Coloma. Wis.. July 29.—Gilbert Mill er, two-year-old child of August Mill er, was fatally hurt. A pitchfork fell off a grain stack, struck him on the head and pierced the skull in two places. Took His Own Life. Vermillion. S. D„ July 29.—Nels Lar son of Greenfield. Ciay county, com mitted suicide by cutting the artery in the left arm and bleeding to death. His mind was unbalanced. Accidentally Killed. Fargo, N. t.. July 29. Word has reached here of the accidental death of William Smith of this city at Cald well. Kan. Smith went there with a threshing outfit. Requilslton on Illinois' Governor. Pierre, S. D., July 29.—Gov. Lee lias issued a requisition on the governor of Illinois for ,Ed J. Perry of Lawrence county ou account of horse stealing. Futally Shot by an Officer. Bessemer, Mich., July 29. John Blomquist. a npted character, .was shot by a police officer while resisting ar rest. He cannot recover. W "7—r:—rr~T—"iii Broke a World's Record. Springfield, Mass., July 29.—At the Coliseum Derosier and Ruden of Fall River lowered the world's motor cycle record- on a board track for one mile, doing the distance In 1?82.4 —t 1' Fl»e:Yac|rt- Destroy^. Toledo, The stejim yacht Roberts, one-oif the finest afloat on the lakes,, W9« totally destroyed by fire yesterday afternoon a few miles off Fut-lu-Bay. She was-owned by-C. -H, Lawrence of Detroit NORTH DAKOTA STATE NEWS. Wahpeton has a kind of water fam ine. Mayville had a marriage epidemic re cently. Capt Jones, an old settler of Ramsey county, Is dead. There are thirty-flve car loads of wool at Glen Ullin. Pembina county farmers are plowing up part of their wheat The Deeks' orchestra, Grand Forks, denies It will disband. Fred Dwello carries the mall from Granville to Norwich. Fargo's city tax, it is said, will be a little less than 5 per cent. Barley and flax are reported to be good crops in Nelson county. Rev. B. Larson is a new pastor who has just been located at Finley. I. J. Chevalier has sold out his livery business 'at Bathgate, and will retire. Work has been commenced on the Ilanchett ?oal mine, near Harvey. Some Russian thistle plants have been discovered in Grand Forks coun ty. A Morton county woman says Man dan is to have a better postoffice build ing Ernest Hall is the new agent of the St. Hilaire Lumber company at Bath gate. W. P. Severn of Jamestown has sued a clerk for $2,000 damages to his char acter. Judge Carrotbers of Grand Forks is sued twenty-eight marriage licenses in June. John Cargill of Fargo is wanted for rape, and the sheriff has gone after him. B. L. Bogart of Wahpeton goes to Oregon to engage in the cattle busi ness. Morton county Catholics want the Catholic academy established at Man dan. Towner people want the Great North ern flyer to make regular stops at their town. The Dickinson pressed brick plants are being enlarged to meet increasing business. The infant son of William Feliler, living near Linton, drank fly poison, and died soou after. E. S. Trott of Wheatland has struck a flawing well on his place that flows 5,000 gallons daily. There are said to be five cases of diphtheria in one family eight miles from Valley City. Harvesting is reported to have com menced in one or two sections of the Red River valley. A half-dozen Russian farmers have applied to the McHenry county com missioners for assistance. The State Bank of Kindred shows up deposits of some $20,000, and cash on hand to meet all checks. Judge Winchester of Bismarck grant ed a divorce to Rufus Denning from his wife, Anna H. Denning. The Ladies' Guild at Minot gave a social in a coal mine, and made a snug sum of money for their cause. Harvey people very nearly mobbed Charles Laroun, who struck his wife While they were in the street. On account of the drouth, it is said, there is much less oil in the wool this year, and the clip is, therefore, lighter. In Morton county six prairie fires were set by lightning. They were ex tinguished before much damage was done. Mrs. Richmond of Minnewaukan had a narrow escape from drowning in Devils Lake. She was overcome while bathing. The Stutsman county'commissioners refuse to publish an itemized report ot expenditures for road work and wolf bounties. C. A. Hale, of the Grand Forks Gun club, broke forty-one straight birds at a "miss and out" event. He holds the valley record. Pastor Gunn of Jamestown dedicated a new Presbyterian church at Wallial la. He was formerly in charge of the church there. Hamilton people are disappointed be cause of the failure of the monument people to have the stone ready for un veiling at the fail*.. Two families in Cavalier county at tempted to conceal the smallpox cases, but the officials unearthed them and stamped out the disease. Forest Commissioner Barrett: is said to have increased wonderfully since his recent illness, and will soon be able to resume his old duties. Albert Stevens has arrived at his home in Grand Forks from Chicago, having made a trip of 900 miles in seventeen days on a wheel. The Northern Pacific is having the same old trouble'with the road bed at Grand Forks, and may yet be forced to abandon the present tracks. J. C. Coad, who was acquitted of the charge of killing a patient at the state asylum, where he was an attendant, will go West and practice law. At Dickinson, a representative of Nichols. Dupee & Co. Is authority for the statement that they will not handle any North Dakota wool this year. There is a hot time promised at Buf falo. A gay deceiver left the (own en gaged to two girls, and they are be ginning to awake to th'e situation. The will of the. late Thomas Edison of Larimore leaves the property en tirely to Mrs. Edison and the children. The estate is. valued at $80,000 to $90,-, ooo. On account of the short straw, head ers are popular this, year, and tnan are being sold in sections of the state that never used tanytbing fy #sr ,trat binders before. 'v Griffin & Go. of Jamestown are on the war path, and offer flO reward for the conviction of the $efeon who sold whisky to a sixteen-year-old' boy, seen on the ctreets badly intoxicated,. I Casselton has a diphtheria ocar& Velya is to have a iiew school hoa«e| Over 40,000 pounds of iwool was mar* keted at Napoleon last week. Summer schools are rival attractions to the political conventions. Many of the Jim River valley peoplfr are talking Russian thistle, Sixty-two teachers are attending the state summer school at Oakes. The Masonic offices in Fargo are be ing moved into the Masonic temple. Several thousand bass and. -croppies are to be placed in Maple lake a* onee. Polk county has just sold $40,500 ditch bonds at 4 1-2 per cent and $80 premium. Game wardens are publishing the usual call-down notices to prevent pre mature hunting. Agricultural machinery is still being shipped into the state, notwithstanding the short crop. During a storm at Wilton lightning struck the hotel, and a number of the guests were stunned. A pair of bootleggers, who tried to operate at the LaMoure races, were chased out of the county. Farmers are so busy around LaMoure plowing the grain under that they don't have time to come to town. It is said that more improvements are noticeable around Buxton than al most any town in the valley. Owing to the repairs at the Bismarck pumping station there is a temporary shortage of water at that place. The three Icelandic congregations at Akra, Pembina county, will combine this year for a Sunday school picnic. John Davidson of Stutsman county reports a hustling hen. All her chick ens died, and she cared for two kittens.. The barn of Walter Rogers, five miles fi'om Walcott, Richland county, was* burned, and eight horses were cremat ed. The feeling of the farmers for Presi dent Hill of the Great (Northern, seems to be changing from hatred to admira tion. From various sections come com plaints of typhoid fever, due to baa drinking water and drouth. Boil the water. Prospective hunters are being urged by the state papers to secure permits, before the prairie chicken season be comes ripe. The increase in the personal valua tion of Burleigh county property was $4,004. The real estate valuation was reduced $27,000. 1 Warren reports considerable damage by the Hessian fly, and the prospective average of five bushels per acre is con siderably cut down by it. The youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Miller of Mandan drank a cup of fly-poison and died. The little one was fifteen months old. Peter G. Thompson, living a mile an®, a half north of Lee, in Nelson county, dropped dead while helping one of his neighbors unhitch a team of horses. Many fields of wheat in LaMoure cvounty. which would otherwise pay for putting /will be plowed under be cause of the presence of Russian cacti... A Bowbells attorney and a divorcee* who didn't want to pay for his legal services had a lively scrap in the street that furnished amusement for every body. An attempt was made to burn the barn of Eriek Skauge, in Richland county, but the blaze was discovered and extinguished before it had made any headway. Harvey imagined it had an Indian outbreak last week, at least one family did, and sat up all night, to find the hired an the cause of all the trouble, and asleep in the barn. Valley City has a firm of gardeners who don't care whether it rains or not. They have irrigated their truck'ri farm and, are said to" have the finest vegetables in the state. Hay sells for $15 per ton at Bagley, and the people go out on the country roads carrying bouquets and other things to get on the «oft side of the farmers coming in on their loads. Aneta people are about convinced that P. L. Wilberg, who left there to commit suicide, was more inclined to create a sensation than to present a new face in the celestial realms. j- Miss Helen Schmidt of New Rock ford was horseback riding, when the® animal ran into a wire fence in tli& dark and threw her to the ground witJiK such force that -her collar bone wa^C broken. .' In the list of those who have been granted pensions recently appears the'fe name of Lieut. Dorman Baldwin of Grand Forks. Mr. Dorman is granted a pension ol' $15 per month for wounds received in the Philippines Cattle shipments from the West are-^ beginning a month earlier than .last', year, but the early output will not Uei.1 as heavy, as July shipments are ai ways soft and do not bring as gooftj prices as the firmer cattle. Hans Oldsted of Lidgerwood bro&&<| his leg and it was improperly set. ter being about half-knit he had bone chiselled away and the pieces ^"1 tached with a silver wire, aud is wa ing for it to grow together. The Northern Pacific has secured,^* •, contract for moving au immense qiwjjf| tity of oats to Puget Sound points fdj^l the United States army. The oats, going to Manila, and it is under the aggregate shipment will 3.000 tons. J. F. Phelan of Fargo says condft in the western part cf the state. fair, and the stockmen will through largely with" the aid of hay .put up last year. Where are overstocked or settlement is the conditions will be serious. C. C. Young of Dickinson say« beets grow (well in Stark and counties, ahd beets raised in the in the last two years have te per cent saccharine. He wide that Senator McGlllvray'e lhw, Charles Montague of Mtch., is .to put up factories. town and Oakes. One of Ihe companions of 411^ er who wafi shot at the Porks' restea as a tramp, better* in' session «*r that fits jrnik, people/wd hjive nadte ^*rentx A'