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'A V. if P3" ubbins sS A town well is to be sunk at Flaxton. Morton county sold $31,000 refund* lug bonds. Lightning Is claiming some victims this summer. The band tournament at Velva was 9 great success. Dr. A. J. Brassett of Minneapolis lia3 located at Tioga. The Lutherans decided to locate a hospital at Rugby. Efforts will be made to improve the cemetery at Walhalla. The Great Northern depot at Gran ville is being enlarged. Prof. Gleason of Abercrombie will teach at Crary next year. The Dago laborers at Denhoff struck for $2 per day, and got it. A Bottineau eating place serves a dish it calls "heavenly hash." There is some protest at Steele against the new train service. The people of Linton feel they are entitled to better mail service. Mrs. Oxenrider, an inmate of the soldiers' home at Lisbon, is dead. The dagoes in the 'railro&d gang at Medina do considerable scrapping. Haddock has two families named Hammer, but they are not knockers. Hobos are said to be freah around Steele and the vigilantes may get busy. The German Catholics of Mandan are preparing to establish an academy. Sbme farmers have sufficient confi dence in their crops to order binding twine. Wyndmere celebrated May 17 and la Daw planning a'big double-header July 4 and 5. There is a demand in many cities of (he state for more liberal treatment of the band. Some of the census enumerators in sist they never overlooked a man, woman or child. Judge Cowan owns a half section ot land near Edmore which.he is having broken up for farming. The Mouse river loop country ha* had a lot of rain and the crop condl tions are reported ideal. A drunken man attempted to com mit a burglary at Westhope, but vai rounded up by the marshal. Up at Cando a man was arrested on a vagrancy charge. He demanded a Jury trial, and the jury disagreed. Albert Noonan, a blacksmith at Bowbells, had his arm badly broken by its being caught in some machinery. Frank Allen, convicted of attempted criminal assault at Balfour, got oft with nine months in the county jail. The Langdon cigar factory was closed by the officials and the stock seized as a result of alleged irregular* ities. The talk of county seat removal In McLean has been revived since the burning of the court house at Wash burn. It is claimed that since the blanket sticker decision the supreme court is not in the good graces of Pat Lyon ot Steele. The town lot sale at Bottineau for sites along the Great Northern was well attended and good prices were se cured. Maxbass Is the name of the new town to be established at the end of the Great Northern extension from Towner. A lot of deputy game wardens hare been appointed. Now if they will only get busy later on the country will be benefited. A Wells county farmer uses cows foi working his 400-acre farm, and when ^not plowing they turn out milk for the creamery. Tagus people will go to Donnybrook and assist in the celebration of'July 4. Dr. Belyea is deputy game warden in Williston. Game Warden Schlechter of the northern hajf of the state ha3 been serving as a juror in the United States court in Fargo. With forty-eight hours' rain at Ber tliold, the people became convinced that the semi-arid business was some what exploded. A Fansom county farmer lost his barn and contents by lightning and discovered his insurance had expired a few days before. A warehouse at Eyford, near Crys tal, was seen on fire by some night hawks and an alarm turned in before trie flames got too much start. St. Thomas has 70S and the township 649, or a total'of 1,357. The figures show an increase of 41 for the town and a decrease in the township of 166 •since 1900.' A helper at the Harvey depot push ed a truckloadof strawberries off the platform. It cost him $20, and the rest of the railroad gang dubbed him "Strawberry." Harry Seibert's farm house near Cando was' struck by lightning. The beds were wrecked and the bed cloth ing set on fire, but none of the people was injured. ii O. J. Larson and wife came to Ndrth Dakotfi twenty years ago and worked by thp month." They recently returned to Norway from Starkweather with a fortune made in farming. •'i There is a war on the relinquish ment fellows- in the northern art of the state. It. is claimed some people sold relinquishments, and then put friend| wise for contests. imm Liu V£fe: Buford is to hare a new hotel. Brie is to celebrate the Fourth. Bryan is to speak at Hope July 8. Valley City is to have a greenhouse. The barber law is being rigidly en forced. City lots are in great demand at Ashley. The Granville ball team is winning regularly. Valley City had nine high school' graduates. One Minot druggist sold fifteen tona of sulphur. Pingree wants another elevator and a flour mill. Enderlin Methodists are to erect a larger church. Racing in the streets of Dunseith is to be prohibited. Reynolds wants to celebrate the glorious Fourth. The Valley City band gives some popular concerts. The Turtle Mountain Indians were paid their annuity. A lot of Ellendale cattle are being shipped to Mexico. McHenry is advertising a big Fourth of July celebration. Good wells are being found at Ken mare and bowbel'.s. The Northern Pacific has installed a new pumping station at Lisbon. Father McDonald ha3 been trans ferred from Sheldon to Grafton. Oakes business men have the Fourth of July celebration well in hand. There is still no clue to the men who committed the burglary at Hunter. There are complaints of illegal fish ®ng in Stutsman and Foster counties. There is agitation at Michigan City against expectorating on the sidewalk Lightning rod peddlers are reported to be busy in the northern part of the state. W. J. Bryan will lay the corner stone, of the new Workmen building at Chau tauqua. Doc Moody of Wahpeton had a pea cock. Some one shot the bird for its feathers. There was a burglary at Fessenden and shots were exchanged with the burglars. Kenmare is more ambitious than ever since the Soo is building another line into that town. The new Northern Pacific tima schedule continues to get roasts at Steele and Bismarck. A peculiarity of the electrical storms this year is the number of stables that are struck and destroyed. The Norwegian Lutheran church at Walcott, N. D., was struck by light ning and nearly destroyed. Fessenden licked Harvey at base ball. A lot of old scores were settled and some new ones started. A gasoline launch is operated on a lake near Churchs Ferry and the place is a popular Sunday resort. Barnes county people take great pride in the blooded stock owned by the farmers of that section of the state. H. G. Klepper, a former educator in Richland county, is now said to be the proprietor of a saloon in Minneapolis Some of the farmers are operating washing machines with their wind mills and their good housewives re joice. There was not much enthusiasm shown at York at the meeting held for the purpose of organizing a farm ers' elevator. Some of the contractors along the Soo and Great Northern extensions are sinking wells to secure water for their outfits. At Fairmount one of the merchants has arranged a "rest and waiting room" for his country customers. It will be appreciated. Marshall Markell of Williston is es tablishing a reputation as a bad man with a gun. Some tough citizens have been shot by him, one fatally. A Dago was fined $75 and given twenty-five days in jail at Dickinson on the charge of chewing off the end of another macaroni eater's finger. A bullet struck the bed in which Painter Hayes of Minot was sleeping. He was aroused from his slumbers, but prefers some other kind of an alarm clock. The Sheldon postoffice has been boosted back to $1,200, from which the salary was reduced because Mike wrote his love letters from England one summer instead, of at home. Twelve hundred head of cattle and sixty-five head of horses have been dipped in Kidder county and there re mains about 2,000 head of cattle yet to be treated. North Dakota's exhibit at the Lewis and Clark exposition was among the first of the xstate ,'* iV-'. -K... 4- exhibits to be in stalled and it attracted a lot of atten tion from visitors. A deal was put up on a stranger at Forman. He was induced to go hunt ing, was gathered in by an alleged game warden and had a fake trial. He didn't tumble until the whole deal was over, and then was real indignant. Hunter merchants have been leav ing their safes unlocked at night so burglars would make ho attempts to blow them. The plan is said to have worked veil and the practice is being stopped. Prof. Waldron of the agricultural college was in Jamestown consulting with Northern Pacific officials regard ing the planting: of Russian willows plong the- mainMine for snow breaks. He will also plan the improvement.of the state no.^nal school grounds at MINNESOTA LAKE BREAKS WAY JNTO RIVER AND PERIL IS GREAT. STORM CAUSES GREAT DAMAGE THOUSANDS OF ACRES OF GRAIN DESTROYED AND BRIDGES DAMAGED. Saulc Center, Minn., June 28.—Fairy lake, two miles north of this city, broke through a bank that separated it from Ashley river, which empties into Sauk lake. This has caused Sauk lake to rise constantly, though every gate at the dam is open. The city has put a large force of men and teams at work trying to stop the flow. Unless this can be done untold damage will result not only here but at towns to "the south. Storm Causes Great Damage. Redwood Falls, Minn., June 28.— A storm that destroyed growing crops and damaged roads, bridges and cul verts, passed over Redwood county. Five miles northwest, of this city the storm swept southwest for several miles over a strip of country two and a half miles wide. All of the small grain in the center of this path was completely destroyed, while at either side the. owners will not be able to harvest more than half a crop. Hail fell so extensively that the stones were from six inches to a foot deep in places. Melting with the rain that followed, streams were formed that washed out bridges and culverts and road grades, and the Minneapolis & St. Louis section crews were kept busy repairing parts of the roadbed. All afternoon trains were delayed. Small Grain Badly Damaged. A second storm was between Wa basso and Lamberton, where, accord ing to reports received^ all small grain was much damaged. The Minnesota river has swollen to the top of its banks, and at places is running over. It has rained daily for the past two weeks. Advices from Sundown, Willowlake, Three Lakes and Charlestown town ships are to the effect that several thousand acres of all kinds of grain growing in those townships were com pletely wiped out, and that even the grass in meadows was pounded into the ground. The damage wrought by the storm seems, to have been the most disastrous in the history of Red wood county. Killed by Wind Storm. Mitchell, S. D., June 28.—A family of three, father, mother and daughter, were killed outright by flying timbers in a storm at Plankinton, in Aurora county, and another family barely es caped wijh their lives. Their house was blown from its foundation and they took refuge in the cellar. Several business houses sustained damages from the wind. The town of Artesian was also 3truck by a tornado. It is known that two men were killed in the storm and several houses wrecked. ROB DEPOT AND STORE. Get $150 in Goods From Merchant but Only $2.85 From Railway. Albert Lea, Minn., June 28.—For the second time within a few weeks the St. Paul passenger statiou in this city was burglarized last night, the thief entering by means of a window. He pried open the money drawer and se cured $2.80, mostly in pennies. In the former burglary the thief secured only 75 cents. No arrests have been made. Also the store of Stewart & Fadness of Gordonsville, in this county, was entered by burglars and goods to the amount of $150 were taken. No clue has been secured as to the robbers. STEAMER ADRIFT ON LAKE. Crew Is Taken Off and Waterlogged Craft Menaces Navigation. Alpena, Mich., June 28.—Capt. Mor gan and crew of six men of the steam er Shamrock were brought here yes terday on the tug R. T. Cox, which picked them up from the steamer Peshtigo off Thunder Bay island. The Shamrock became waterlogged five miles off Presque Isle yesterday and the crew was driven to the rigging, from where they were rescued by the Peshtigo two hours later. The Sham rock was abandoned and is now floating down the lake, a dangerqus menace to navigation. BOB WILL HOLD BOTH AWHILE. La Follette Says He will Not Decide as to Toga This Summer. Sioux City, Iowa, June 28.—Gov. La Follette of Wisconsin passed through here yesterday on his way to South Dakota to deliver Chautauqua lectures. He said.he.had net yet decided to ac cept his election to the United States senate, to which he waft. elected last winter. He declined to give for publi cation the reason for his hesitation, and said he would not decide until ne xt::,Sep$ember^r^ W# .eJ* 'Ml: 4"- S,:' :?-v.v News of the Northwest. ftOOD MENACES SEVERAL TOWNS MURDER CHARGE AT BURIAL. Funeral Services for lowan Interrupted by Coroner's Move. Lake City, Iowa, June 28.—Funeral services over the remains of Cyrus Pratt, a farmer, who recently died near Yetter, Iowa, were interrupted yesterday by an announcement that the coroner would make an investiga tion as to the cause of Pratt's death. Mrs. Pratt and Will Herksing, a hired man, are under arrest under suspicion of having poisoned him. The coroner's jury will not bring in a verdict until the state chemist has analyzed the contents of Pratt's stomach. FOUR BABIES AT ONE TIME. Mrs. Eugene E. Reilly of La Moure Is the Mother. La Moure, N. D., June 28.—Mrs. Eu gene E. Reilly presented her husband with four babies, three girls and a boy, all of whom were alive and crying lustily at last accounts. The little ones are perfectly formed and normal in every particular. It is confidently asserted that this record has never been equaled in North Dakota, and has seldom been duplicated anywhere. Mrs. Reilly is thirty-four and is now the mother of ten children. FIX LAND FRAUD TRIAL DATE. Case Against Cobban and Others Is to Open on July 25. Helena. Mont., June ,28.—The case oi the United States against R. M. Cob ban and fifty-two others under indict ment for perjury and subornation in connection with Western Montana land frauds have been set for trial here before Judge Hunt on July 25. The government alleges that a half million dollars' worth of timber lands was illegally secured by the defend ants and sold to Senator W. A. Clark, RAIN PUTS OFF FAIR A YEAR. Watonwan Association Decides to Postpone County Exhibition. St. James, Minn., June 28.—The of ficers and directors of the Watonwan County Fair association have held a meeting and have postponed the fair for the county to next year. On ac count of the wet season and the appar ent hesitation of the county commis sioners in granting an appropriation to the association, it was deemed best to postpone the meeting arranged for this fall. TRIES TO SAVE FATHER. C. W. Young and Son of Britt Drown in Cedar River. Waterloo, Iowa, June 28. While bathing in the Cedar river at Sans Souci Park, C. W. Young and son of Britt, Iowa, were drowned, the father having been seized with a cramp in deep water and the son going to his rescue. The body of the father has been found. DULUTH GIRL IS SPONSOR. Miss Jennie Powell Christens Lake Steamer at Launching. Superior, Wis., June 28.—The steel freight steamer George W. Perkins, built for the Pittsburg Steamship com pany, was successfully launched late yesterday afternoon, being christened by Miss Jennie Jewell Powell of Du lu'th. ilssgfif MADLY PIOUS HANGS SELF. Renville, Minn., June 28.—Mrs. Carl Malmberg, living on a farm near town, committed suicide by hanging herself in the barn. She was about seventy five years old. It is thought religious excitement caused her to take her life Murder Suspected. Ladysmith, Wis., June 28.—A young man. claiming to have come here from Glidden, is held under suspicion of be ing the murderer of John Stacy, at the new town of Winter, on the Omaha line, in Sawyer county, Friday, in a quarrel over the best way to remove stumps. The murderer attacked his victim with a pickax^ with results im mediately fatal. Kid Royal Still at Large. Helena, Mont., June 28. Although tracked for several miles from the spot where he jumped from a rapidly mov ing train, Kid Royal, the noted cattle rustler, who was taken from the pen itentiary to Glasgow, has successfully evaded his pursuers and probably will remain free. He bears the reputation of being one of the smoothest rustlers in the state. Youth Drowned. Ladysmith, Wis., June 28. News comes to the city of the drowning of an eighteen-year-old boy at« Flambeau while bathing. This is the fourth drowning in the county in the last year. Two' Kramer children were drowned in the Menasha pond here last summer, ClaUde Hurliss last week and the last at Flambeau. Pleads Guilty to Bribery. Milwaukee, June 28. Edward F. Strauss, a former supervisor of Mil waukee county, pleaded guilty yester day to bribery in connection with a contract on the county hospital sev eral years ago and was fined $300. Jeffries Will Referee. Reno. Nev., June 28.—The promoters of the Hart-Root fight for the heavy weight championship of the world to take place here July 3, received word that James J. Jeffries had accepted the proposition to referee the fight. *•*& rCAR BEASTS ATE LURE ONE PINE COUNTY CHILD IS LOST AND 300 MEN SEARCH NIGHT AND DAY. BUSINESS IS SUSPENDED WHILE VOLUNTEERS SCOUR THE COUNTRY IN SEARCH OF THE LITTLE ONE. FOLLOW KIDNAPPING CLUE INFORMATION IS DEMANDED OF NEIGHBORS WHO SHOW EN MITY TO FATHER. Sandstone. Minn., June 25. The country from Partridge to Sandstone is being scoured by volunteer search ers hunting for the two-and-a-half year-old son of Martin Benson, a farm er living six miles from Sandstone. The boy wandered from home Thurs day afternoon, and up to a late hour he had not been found. Searching parties worked all night and day. Fears are entertained that the boy may have been devoured by wolves or beers, which are numerous east of here. Suspicion also points to the kid napping of the child and every clue is being followed under instructions of Mayor Heisler and Chief of Police James Regan. The authorities have sent to Superi or for bloodhounds to tvaclc the lost boy, and posses were dispatched to de mand information from neighbors who have declared enmity toward the fattier of the lost child and who re fused to aid in the search or to give information to searching parties. The boy's tracks have been followed to a swamp road, but there all trace is losv. Business is entirely suspended while the search is being carried on, and 300 men are continuing the quest. HOLDUP MAN PARDONED. Herbert Caddy Gets Liberty After Serving Five of 20-Year Term. Deadwood, S. D.. June 25.—A pardon has been granted Herbert Caddy, who has been serving a twenty-year sen tence at the state penitentiary. Five years ago he held up M. R. Russell in his saloon in this city. Russell made a fight jer-ked off the mask and rec ognized Caddy, and in court the latter was found guilty of robbery and sen tenced to twenty-years. His family still resides in this county. FRIGHTENED TO DEATH. Wisconsin Girl Steps on Snake and Convulsions Fo'Iow. Manitowoc, Wis., June 25. Fright ened into convulsions when she acci dentally stepped on a snake which lay colled up in the grass, Cai!a IJuebner, the twelve-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Huucier, Hung north of this city, died here yesterday afternoon. The reptile was not a ven omous one, and her death ensued from fright. INSURANCE FIXED UP. Horseshoe Company Now Likely to Begin New Plant. Deadwood, S. D., June 25. Judge W. G. Rice of the district court has authorized a settlement between the Horseshoe Mining .company and the insurance adjusters. The amount to be paid the company is $230,542.53. This, in all probability, will mean that the Horseshoe company will be gin the erection of its new cyanide plant immediately. SUMMER SCHOOL GROWS. Enrollment at Moorhead Normal Is a Record-Breaker. Moorhead, Minn., June 25. The summer school for teachers at the Moorhead normal school has opened with an attendance of 320. It is the largest summer school ever held here, and from 50 "to 75 more students are expected to come. The school has ten instructors, and is conducted by the president of the normal school. Cornestone Laid. Prescott, Wis., June 25.—The people of Pierce county celebrated the layin# of the corner stone for the new $80, 000 court house yesterday. Some thou sands of people were in attendance. The program for the day wa3 placed in the hands of the local Masonic lodge of Ellsworth. The building will be ready for occupancy soi..e time in September. V' Pioneer Pastor Dies. Hutchinson, Minn., June 25. Rev. Gagstetter, until recently pastor of the Evangelical Association church (Ger man) of this city, and having been for many years a minister, in thls«eonfer- ••:m^w09 STATE Of OPEN WAR EXISTS 6ITUATION IN POLAND AND THE CAUCASUS BECOMES MORE SERIOUS. GLOOMY DAYS FOR RUSSIA REPORTS OF DISORDERS POUR IN FROM ALL PARTS OF RUS SIA PROPER. 2^.000 JEWS FLEE FROM LODZ RUMOR OF APPROACHING MAS SACRE CAUSES REIGN OF TERROR. St. Petersburg, June 28.—These are gloomy days for the government of Russia. Every new dispatch accentu ates the seriousness of the situation in Poland and the Caucasus where a state of almost, open war exists, and reports of .strikes, demonstrations and disorders are pouring in from many parts of Russia proper, as if the volley fired at Lodz had been the signal for an outbreak of general disorders like those following the events of Jan. 22, "Red Sunday." Lp to the present St. Petersburg and Moscow have not been affected, but if mobilization is to be attempted in the two capitals as reported, a recrudes cence of former tumults is apt to be precipitated. Another danger spot is Gorda, Russian Trans-Caucasia, the warlike inhabitants of which Are Deeply Incensed over the aC Tered to their clergy, seventy of whom, while attempting to discuss the question of church and state, were attacked by Cossacks, who dispersed them with knouts. The situation offers a crucial test of the ability of Gen. Trepoff and the new po lice minister is virtually on trial before the emperor and Russia, to justify his selection for so responsible a post. Fearing its effect upon the industrial population, the St. Petersburg news papers are forbidden even to repro duce!'the account of the Lodz disorders appearing in the Warsaw Official Ga zette. Turn Into a Holy War. A dispatch from Krivan reports a new and alarming feature of the situ ation in the Caucasus, in the desire of the Persian Mohammedans to join their Moslem brethren across the bor der, which would convert a racial strife into a real "holy war" and kindle a flame which would devastate the Southern Caucasus and be extin guished only by streams of blood. Jews Flee From Lodz. Lodz, Russian Poland. June 28. Since the proclamation of martial law the situation has become quieter. The rumor of an approaching mas sacre of Jews has caused 20,000 Jews to leave town. Scattered cases of rioting as a result of the insurrectionary spirit, however? continues. One of these occurred in the old Protestant cemetery when a Patrol Was Fired On from behind a wall. The patrol charged and killed twelve persons, five men. four women and three children. Business is at a standstill and all traffic has been stopped. A case of disaffection among the troops was reported yesterday, when the officers of one regiment informed their commander that they would re fuse to fire on defenseless people. The regiment was at once transferred to another place. Stoned by Police and Soldiers. Warsaw, .June 2S. Disorderly crowds have thronged the streets since early morning. They erected bar ricades at Ogrodowa, Krochmalna and Wrenia streets, on top of which they placed red flags. The police and sol diers stormed these barricades and ten persons were wounded by bullets or bayonets. Another af.'ray took place at Zelasna street, where Cossacks charged the crowd and wounded three persons. On the central market a crowd attacked a patrol with revol vers, to which the patrol replied with volleys, killing a boy and wounding three other persons. Five Workmen Stabbed. Five workmen who had refused to strike were stabbed to death by their comrades. Revolutionary proclama tions have been posted on the walls and 200 persons have been arrested. A heavy rain fell ail day and this is believed to have prevented more seri ous collisions. The Social Democratic party and the Jewish bund announce that"" the fight against the government must continue, but it is believed that with the pres ent show of military force the situa tion will be controlled. Business is at, a standstill. QUITS BUSINESS TO JOIN DOWIE. Oil Company Manager to Use Fortune^ in Spreading Cult. New Orleans, June 28.—A sensation has been caused in mercantile circles here by John A. Lewis, for twenty years the vice president and general manager of the Mississippi Cotton Oil company, announcing to his friends that he has decided to give, up hi* business, in Meridian and to become an apostle at Dowieism. He will devote his entire fortune to spreading tfc* 'wit v:-'