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Mellette County Pioneer
R. B. COLE, Publisher.
Military and Naval Forces Have Been
Employed Before Without Sanction
of Nation's Assembly—Killing of
Two Yankees. Under Investigation.
Washington. D. C. —The state de
partment is determined to extend the
fullest possible measure of protection
to American life and property in Nic
aragua. It is announced that If the
natal forces in the country, even if
heavily reinforced by the large marine
contingent now being assembled at
league island and the several hun
dred bluejackets enroute to Corinto
on the California and the Denver are
not sufficient to assure that protec
tion. more forces will be rushed for
ward until that end will be secured.
The state department is still un
moved by utterances in congress, re
lying implicity and confidently upon
the long line of precedents, where
American military and naval forces
have been employed without congres
sional direction in cases where Amer
ican life and property were in jeop
ardy. The officials declare that is
the sole purpose of the landing of the
marines and bluejackets in Nicaragua.
It has not been found necessary to
send any special instructions to Amer
ican Minister Weitzel or to Capt, Ter
hune. of the Annapolis.
Rate War Involving Maritime Nations
Washington. D C— A rate war
which might involve all the maritime
nations In the world and which would
revolve about the Suez and Panama
canals was predicted in Washington
by officials who have watched the de
velopment of world interest in the
Panama canal bill, now awaiting ap
proval of President Taft. According
to the report that has reached the
state department the directorate of
the Suez canal has decided to reduce
rates through that canal.
In official circles this notice was re
garded as the first retaliatory step
against the free tolls provision for
American ships through the Panama
canal. The announcement of the pro
posed reductions through the Suez
canal appeared in conspicious notices
in American newspapers.
Moose Order Votes Big Sum.
Kansas City. Mo— Five million dol
lars to establish institutions for the
benefit of its members was voted by
the Loyal Order of Moose, in session
here. The institutions include a vo
cational and trade school for children,
a home for aged and infirm members
and a home for orphans of members of
the lodge, at Anderson. Ind.; a gener
al sanitorlum to be built in the west
and a tuberculosis sanitarium in some
city with suitable climate.
Indict Gotham Detectivv.
New York.—Two former m- n-bers of
Police Lieutenant Charlo? Beck*r’s
“strong arm squad’’ of gambba*? raid
ers, Detective James White and Chas.
Steinert, were indicted for perjury in
connection with the alleged “framing
up” of Jack Zelig. the east side gang-
Fter, who is said to have suggested
the names of the gunmen in the Ro
senthal murder plot.
Live Stock Market.
Sioux City.—Cattle—Good to choice
corn fed steers. medium
to good. $8.00f? 8.50: medium to choice
fat cowsand heifers $0.25©8.50; grass
cows and heifers, vanners,
and cutters, J2.50f1FH.50; bulls, $4.25
(fes7.oo; veals, Hogs—
Prices ranged from $7.90(18.40, with
the bulk of the sales at $8.05fi8.25.
Sheep—lAtnbs. yearlings,
$4.50(15.25; ewes, s3t»O(fj4.OO; weth
ers, [email protected].
Taft Signs Naval Bill.
Washington, D. C.—President Taft
has signed the naval appropriation bill
carrying $123,220,707 and providing
for one dreadnaugbt to cost not more
than $15,000,000.
Fake Story Afloat.
St. Petersburg.—The story of the
plot among the sailors of the Russian
Black sea fleet to capture the Russian
emperor is declared in official circles
here to be an absolute invention.
Ends life in a Foreign Land.
—An American named A.
Daniels, aged 26, committed sucide by
shooting himself at the Grand Hotel
Imperial. He left a note saying: *T
am atone broke. I have only |1 left.
1 am suffering from Brights* disease,
fury me in the potter's field ”
Announcement of His Apointment ar
Father's Successor Is Made at
New York Headquarters.
New York. Aug. 23. —Shortly after
the official announcement of his suc
cession to the rank of cuniander of
’he Salvation Army. William Bram
well Booth, eldest son of the late
Gen. William Booth, who died at his
home near London on Tuesday night.
Issued Ins first order in the lortn of
tin* following cablegram to Eva Booth,
commander of the organization in this
"As the general of the Salvation
army officially appointed. I renew your
recently expired commission or. the
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Rev. W.lliam Docth.
seme t< nns and you are authorized to
confirm appointments of ill inferior
officers for any term up to one
No announcement as to the late gen
end's successor has as yet been made
in London. The announcement was
made here by Colonel Cox. in com
tnand at the New York headquarters
after he had opened a sealed packet
that was known io contain General
Booth's choice of a successor
No information could be obtained as
to the probable healing of the breach
b tween Bailington Booth and the
?tlur members of his family.
The funeral arrangements have not
been completed but it is expected that
(he obsequies will extend over a week
at.d interment take pitfee on August
:<» In the interim the body will lie
in state in Salvation Army Congress
b.al! t’lnpsnn. in the northeast of Lon
President Taft issued a statement
eulogizing the late General Booth, fie
ri ’.ring that he was "one of the re
tnarkal le characters of the world."
Storm in Michigan Causes Death and
Destruction—Washes Away
Seven Bridges.
Nll. s, Mich.. Auk 20—Confined in
its d< vastating. effects to an area with
in a radius of three miles of this city,
a phenomenally heavy cloudburst
Sunday caused the d«ath of two per
•cn : . Injuries to many others, washed
out seven i all way bridges, destroyed
milt a of railroad tracks, stopped
st] et car traffic in Niles and cinet
towns, held up trains of the Big Four
and the Michigan Central and did hun
dreds of thousands of dollars damage
Fourteen Indies of rain fell in Niles
•nd the neighborhood. The following
w»-rc killed by lightning:
Otto Seaver, thirty-four years old;
farmer near Niles.
Bilivvoch, seventy years old; farmer
n*ar Niles.
Machine Is Wrecked While Making
Experiments and He Sustains
Cuts and Bruises.
Dayton. O. Aug. 22. Orville Wrlgh*
th«* survivor of an aeroplane tragedy
which his companion was kill’d ex
porhnontlng with a hydroplane Tues
day. met with an accident In which
good luck again attended him in that
ho was not drowned or seriously in
lured. His Injuries consisted of n
badly battered left eye and a num
ber of cuts and bruises while his ma
chine was considerably wrecked The
accident took place at the Pinnacles
a secluded spot seven miles south of
this city where he hoped to conduct
the experiment without hindrance
Ambassador Leishman’s Family Hurt
Berlin. Aug. 23.—Mrs. Ldshman
wife of the American ambassador, and
her two daughters. Miss Nacy and
Countess Gontaut de Biron, were bad
ly Injured in an automobile accident
near Reicherhausen Wednesday. Mr
Leishman left for Reicherhausen im
mediately on receiving a telegram
telling him of the mishap. It Is un
derstood that the car collided with
another vehicle and Mrs. Irishman
and her daughters were thrown out.
Seven Dead; Three Dying.
Ottawa. Ont., Aug. 23.—Seven met
dlr-J Wednesday in Montreal, end
thiee others are hovering between HR
ai d death, resultant of gangs of labor
era near St. lambert, Que., drinking
wood alcohol through a mistake.
Train Hurled Into Ditch.
Chicago, Aug. 23.—A derail on tht
Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul tracks
Wednesday, at Mayfair station, caused
the ditching of the Minneapolis fast
mail as it was nearing the city limit!
at a speed of 50 miles an hour.
fir new • repress of Japan is the mother of an Interesting family and
• very popular personally with the people of the island empire.
Gouti Swung Out at Time of the Crash
in Midocean, but Are Taken Back
Seen When Danger Is Past—Cap
tain Gives Watch by Passengers.
Liverpool. Aug 22. —The Allan Line
stvut.cr Corsican, which etruck an
icci.r g cist of Belie Isle, near New
on the afternoon of August
12 v. hlle on her voyage from Venin al
l. r this port. arrlv<»d here. The lore
i'.’iit oi the vessel was protected with
collision Iriikhe uls. otherwise she
shows no signs of damage.
Captain Cock, the commander of
the Corsican, in the course of an in
terview when the vessel had docked,
"The'weather was hazy when the
Corsican struck the Iceberg She was
t.’aveiit g at dead slow speed when the
iceberg was sighted right ahead. The
engines immediately put astern, but
the Corsican touched betoie she muld
be ‘-topped. She suffered no damage
’«;«*!• w ten feet ol the water line.
The crev, was at once called lo
stations and the boats were swung
<> it, Lut were '•con taken back again.
All the watertight doors were at
one* ciotd.
The students assert that 100 tons
oi Ice tell on the ship’s decks and
th;-, there was nineteen teet of water
in the hold last Sunday. The crew,
thev said, were unable to sleep in the
ioreenstle after the collision. Sev
eral <f the passengers iiad narrow es
capes. Stevens continued:
Th* p.;>..e? g r.< In Id a meeting
si only beforf their arrival and pro
• tired Captain Cook with a gold
watch and u purse of gold. Severs!
Fpvechcs were made, in which the
passengers paid high tributes to the
rap’aln, who in responding said:
I am proud of all the men under
r.’.v command They performed their
duty well under very trying circuru*
stanceSv Every man was ready to
M s-pond In case of emergency, but all
felt that they had only done their
Forty-five Persons Who Were Injured
at Indianapolis Are Not Se
verely Hurt.
Indianapolis, I nd., Aug 22. —No
deaths have resulted thus far of per
sona injured by the collapse of a
grand Hand when Governor Marshall
nf Indiana was notified of his nomina
tion for the vicr-pn aldcncy on the
Democratic ticket. Five persons wore
seriously Injun d and lorty bruised
and cut.
Captain Kills Family and Self.
Eastbourne, Eiig’ar.d, Aug 21
f’anl. Murray of the Gordon
Hlghlcuders killed his wife, three chil-
dren and himself Monday. After
shooting he poured petrol over the
house floor and set Are to it.
Agree on Naval Bill.
Washington, Aug. 21. —The confer
ees on the naval appropriation bill
reached an agreement Monday to an
thorize the construction of one new
battleship to cost $15,01)0,000, inclusive
of armor and armament.
'seven are indicted
Lieut. Becker and Six Others Charged
With Murder in Blanket
True Bill.
New York. Aug. 22.—Seven of the
men now under arrest for complicity
in tin* assassination of Gambler Her
man Rosenthal wore named in a blan
ket indictment returned by the grand
jury before Judge Mulqueen in the
court of general session on Tuesday.
I’he men named are: Lieut. Charles
Becker, accused of having plotted to
kill Roownthal; William Shapiro, dri
ver of the gray automobile in which
• the gangsters went to the Hotel Met
ropole and killed Rosenthal: Ja»ob
Reich, better known as ".lack'’ Snlii
van, accused of having given the sig
nal for the murder; Frank Cirollct
also known as "Dago Frank;” Frank
Mullet, known as "Whitey” Lewis;
Harry Horowitz, known as ”Gyp, th*
Bloodlands Rosenzweig, known as
"Lefty Louie," gangman, alleged to
have been in the automobile.
The four last named are the men
i supposed to have done the actual
Rosenzweig and Horowitz are still
at large, but. although they have been
reported at various places throughout
! the country. It has been strongly Inti
! mated ti nt they are still in the ''v.
Juarez Mexico, Aug. 20. —For a few
hours a ?.1< xlcan Jean d'Arc was the
' dhtatot of this town With ten rebel
soldier.t inarching nr the heels of het
[ hor-"-, site rode up to the police sta
tion and disarmed the provisional
! ch’ef <;t police and six of his men.
i The rolK-ls rode away mounted on the
policemen's horse: 4 .
Atlantic City, N. J., Aug 20 —The
fashionable cottage colony at Chelsea
was aroused again on lea ruing that
$12,000 worth of jewels were stolen
from the home of Mr and Mrs Wai
ter K. Kl*, mm.
Fort Leavenworth. Kan., Aug 20.
W if h ti.ooo troops in the field, supplied
with thousands of rounds of blank am
munition which will be used when the
Red and Blue armies meet, the big
gest mimic war ever held in this state
began on .Monday. 'l’he maneuvers
will continue for ten dajs.
Gets Cash in Bold Day Theft.
Toledo, ()., Aug. 21.—Nearly SI,OOO.
mostly in currency, and the rest in
<*hecks. was filched from the office of
the Detroit and Cleveland Navigation
company office here Monday In a bold
daylight robbery An hour later the
robber returned $10<» to the company
through a third i»crson.
Arrest SBO,OOO Defaulter.
New York, Aug 2J.-*After a two
years’ search John A. Flack, wanted
for the embezzlement of SSO,OOO from
the State bank of Abilene. Kan., was
arrested here Wednesday by National
Surety company detectives.
Crippled Ship in Port.
Liverpool. England. Aug. 2:’».—The
Allen line steamer Corsican, which
struck an Iceberg east of Belle Isle
near Newfoundland, August 12, while
on her voyage from Montreal tn this
port, arrived Wednesday,
TERESTING figures.
What Is Going On Here and There
That Is of Interest to the Read
ers Throughout South Da
kota and Vicinity
Pierre. —A. C. Zvniarck. who lives
on a claim near Kadoka, and who is
an advocate of the cow as the proper
method of development of the west
ern half of the state, reports his test
for the summer just an ordinary black
row. with no special pedigice in the
milk line. The butter production for
May was 33 pounds; for June 39
pounds, and for July 34 pounds. Be
sides this the row supplied the milk
and er« am required by the family for
ordinary daily use. At market prices
this means that th* butter production
from one row was just sl** a month,
and at that rate the man who owns a
few good milk cows need never worry
about where the money is to come
from to buy groceries tor the family.
Lives With Broken Back.
Sioux Falls.—To sustain a broken
back as tin- result of a fall Mud ye?
live was the experience of Martha
Rasmussen. the 13-y ear-old daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Ole Rasmussen, who
reside on a farm m Deuel county. Tin*
girl with some playmates was (limbing
tiers on her father's (arm. and was
precipitated 15 feet to the ground
when a limb broke. Iler back was
broken a little above the center, and
from th« re down she is completely par
alyzed. with the result that she suf
fers very little if anv pain Every ef
fort is bring made to save the unfor
tunate girl's life, but considering (he
nature of her injury there are slight
hopes of her recovery
Suddenly Leser Mind.
Chan berlain Suddenly losing h 1 .4
mind, John Meeknui. a bachelor farm
er living in the soutmrn uart of Au
rora county, armed himself with a
shotgun and revolver and after secur
ing a large supply of nmniunltion bar
ricaded himself in ids home. He
feared that some one wanted to poison
him and was prepared to tight to the
death when offic* rs appeared on the
scene, having been summoned by
neighbors, who feared the demented
man would run amu( k By the exer
cise of great care he flnallv was cap
tured without anyone lel nr killed or
injured, and now has been lodged In
the county jail.
Want Another Hospital.
Hot Springs- A movement is on
foot for the location of another hos
pital here to cost not less than sl.*>•».-
<>•••• at the outset. The Commercial
club is working on the pro|»osition and
have interested hading Pre(byterians
of the state and the synod of South
Dakota has appointed a committee to
report on the matter. Dr. H
French president of Huron college,
and Dr. 11. I’. Carson, synodical super
ititendent of mis ions, has been her#
to investigate the matter and wen
much impressed with the natural ad
vantages for such an institution and
found no lack of co operation among
local interests.
Druggists Close Sessions.
Hot Springs. The annual conven
tion of the South Dakota Pharmaceu
tical association closed after a Targe
attendance and a successful week
Two hundred and twenty visitors reg
Istered. The meeting was < specially
notable for its interesting and In
structive sessions. Officers were elect
ed as follows: President. A C. Acker
man. Sioux Falls; first vice president.
D. Laven, Minneapolis; second vice
president, Chris Foe t man, St. Paul;
third vice president. A Alporston. St
Paul; secretary treasurer. J E. Burns.
Sioux Falls. Sioux Falls will entertain
the pill rollers next vear.
Victim of Meningitis.
Sioux Falls. —-While engaged in play-
Ing with a number of her little play
mates, I’lga Johanna Songstad. the
Il’i-year-old daughter of Mr. and
Nels Songatad of Garretson, was sud
denly strticken with acute meningitis,
probably caused by an abscess In the
head, and died within a few hours.
Biggest Wheat Yield.
Rapid City.—Threshing at the Wil
son Marsh ranch, near here, has shown
what Jr believed tn be the biggest
wheat yield in South Dakota for so
large an acreage. The average for
the 200 acres has now reached 51
bushels and may go higher before the
threshing cuds.
Jumps Into a Cistern
Aberdeen.—Emil J. Sederstrom. pro
prietor of the Sederstrom cafe at
Faith and a former restauranteur al
Watertown, was notified in this citv
of the suicide of his father at Lake
Preston. His father bad been talking
for several years of killing himself,
and when he bade his son goodby
Wednesday and told him that it was
the last time they would ace each oth
er alive, the son thought little of It
The old man jumped into the cistern
Wednesday night, but the body was
not found until Tharsdav morning
Bugologists Interested In Depr^ }1
of Pests Near Kadoka. 1
Chamberlain. Bngologl ♦ .
greatly int< re..ted In the p<-< ,j;
unusual taste exhibited |» v a > .J' 1 ’
army worms, which are o|H,ra*
a limited territory in western •p ! . n
county, near Kadoka. For y»-.
of the greatest vegetation p« H | ,
farmers there as well as in im
parts of the state have been • i-. J
sian thistles, or ’tumble vve
they are commonly known. r |
worms operating near Kadok i .
veloprd a sudden taste for
thistles, which during oast y.
always been ’’passed up” by -
The army worms first appear ;
farm of S. S. Hughes, near I
and he thought his corn ;» tl
crops were a “goner," But u
his surprise ami delight, th.,
worms devot’d their entire .i
to the Russian thistles.
They chan up the t! istles i
nothing but the clear stalks
and do m»t to the slightest d- •
lest the grain and corn in ||*
where thev are operating. Ila.
devoured all the Russian th*
the Hughes farm, the army
have gone to the adjacent f irm
by J. A Hugos, where thev ar* • r
ing the thistle® with vigor T»
lar part of their operation* f
they are working aniotii tie
down tiie rows of corn Im;
molesting the growing corn
lection of Russian thistle- .»
is a new “stunt" of the arm
and the matte r will bo report
i xpvrts of the agricultural
ment at Washington.
Bond Issue Suit.
Slo-tx Falls.—-Judge Elliot', v *y,
I'nited States court In this « .
concluded the work of h«*:in
nmols in a case involving th.- <
tion of over sl>».’».O(h», prln< ir»a!
forest, on an obsolete bond «•> .• ■
by Rapid City many v ir a
suit for collection was in
the fed-ral court for Snith >*j
by Hcnrv G Dlnet, of (’!»}<•»•
seeks to secure a jm’istc’ n .i:. t
Rapid CRv for the amount
claim The bonds in qu< st i «»-•
Issued in aid of the const!-
what is known as the Croud. -
railroad, extending from K i
to Mystic a distance r<f aboni ' •
The citv assumed a del t u i<' •
funded it. the purpose hoim «’
In building the road \ t* ' i •
of the refunding moods wei
Later all of them but s*> w«”-
ed. Of the S 3, ten w«-l” I
others nothing Is known nn<l
not sues to recover prlneb ■
terest on the remaining 7
promises to turn on the r.t '
whether or not Bluet L .<•
purchaser or holder nf tl.»* b-> • t
long ami bitterly foii 'lit ■
tie IS expei ted.
Watch Saves His LIL
Valley Springs.— A vit h
pfM-ket saved the life nf L: w i
Wroe. who Is a section b'*t •« '
employ of the Great Nb-i' -
road companv at Manlev • •
mile from liere, when the <•> ‘
gasoline engine explod’d i*'-’
him in the domnch nmi !• < p
riding <>n a iiandtar
of tovvn. tbe -ar belt • r>’ ■
the vusolim engine '
fell into the < rr.nk tl
rjotsefi th'- ac blent T "* v
mabhed io i linters. L t ■
’e» n tor it Wroe wouM ’
kllle 1 by :hi blow In bi - > '
Fierce Storm at Stu
Sturgis A terrific rain
storm, actompaiiicd by
lightning vipiird here !
m hour. \II creeks vve'*e <
rhree humbed ards <<f t' •
' rn track were washed •• 1
counti phone lines w• r>
•re no ie|ngts ns to the
hail, but it Is thought to ’’•
prlnclpallv to late grain
struck a house here, tonrim’
the root and retting file t
which was Immediately nut ••
did little damage in the to
*treds were flooded.
Faulk County Pioneer Four* *’
Faulkton peter But’*” l "
neer of Faulk county, was f«> •
in a vve««| patch on his f.i
miles northwest of Faulktm
thought that his death wa
heart failure as he has bec.i
health tor several years. >*'
was discovered hy nciehl" *
Guttenberg w*aa a widower ’•
been living alone on Ills fn
children survive him.
Land SIOO at Arlington
Arlington That land is r<
good price at Arlington ami g-"'
are in active fieniand was pru t
week when Janus Holcomb p»* 1
the John Bennett quarter seeli*
near this city, paying SBW P’ ’
It. This is the first piece oi • '
sell for sloo per acre in thl
The Bennett farm Is a well i*’’'
Heavy Damage Done ,
Sturgis Re|»ortK received •
state that the recent storm di* l 1 d
sands of dollars' damage to ‘ rol '
property in Spring creek am’ ”
Butte valleys down ta ’he '
Fourche river. On Spring
the water was a mile wide in ’ " w)jl
A number of cattle, hogs and ll '
were drowned. Grain in the ■
was washed Into the rusing r
carried away. No lives are r’’i M, ‘ )(l
lost. Very few farmers are a l '
Ket to Sturgis yet. It was the <“
®st storm known for years
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