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THE BRAND COMMISSION Closet* a Two Mouths S«vssim»--F. M« Stew art Interviewed h.v tin* Sioux -f City Journal AbiMitCaUtu. P. M. Stewart, secretary 0 the South Dakota Stock rowers' Association, and J. E. Hammond, nl' Stur^is, mem bers of the South Dakota state brand commission, were at, tins Mondamin Tuesday night on their way to Omaha, says the Sioux City Journal. The braud commission lias just concluded a two months' session, during which it recorded l,(i!)0 brands, which is about, o»,-Ahird of the brauds now in use in the state. The intent of tUo law passed at the lust session of the South Dakota legislature is to so systematize the nv.a of the various brands 011 cattle roam ing the ranges of the state at will us to reduce the possibility of loss to a min imum. Prior to the time the law was passed persons in various portions of the state were using tho same brand, and mauy others were using brands that could bo very easily changed by any evil disposed person,or by mistake, and this gave rise to much confusion and loss each year. As as uu instance of this, Mr. Stewart said that one man jvas carrying tho 71 brand which could be changed at will to about tlfty other legitimate brands that were duly re corded in the various counties and still another instance was the IV brand, which by actual test cculd bo changed 100 different ways, and defy detection. The easy way of disfiguring brands was an incentive to cattle rustling, more or less of which has been going on for years. Each succeeding year, as the herds and brands became more numer ous, rustlers multiplied in proportion, and became more bold, and almost de fled detection. This state of affairs brought into existauco the present brand law, and when the commission -finally suceods in systematizing the use of brands throughout the state, cattle men generally feel that it will be one of the most beneficial laws on the statute books. The law provides that the commission shall meet but twico a year, but Mr. Stewart said it would meet again in April just before the spring roundup, so as to give those who have not registered their brands an opportunity to do so. Mr. Stewart is on his way to Iowa points to buy a carload of breeding bulls to take to his ranch at Buffalo *Gap, some of which will be used on his own range, and a number will be dis posed of to neighboring ranchmen. The disposition of the cattle men on the range at present is to breed their own cattle, owing to the prevailing high prices in the south, where they have been buying their steer cattle year after year. They are holding on to all their female cattle, and this will cut a big figure in the shipments from the range this fall, but the demand for breeding bulls is not as great at pres ent as it was earlier in the year, and last fall. This is because the country has been flooded with Canadian bulls, which have been imported free of duty, and this fact has had a tendency to re duce the price of good native bulls. Mr. Stewart says good grade yearling bulls can now be purchased around $19 to 820 per head, and tho demand is not exceptionally keen at that. Mr. Stewart is of tho opinion that as many cattle will not be shipped from the range as last year, from tho fact that most of the big outfits shipped close last season, owing to the prevail ing high prices, and prices were too high in the south for them to replenish their herds. This lias made the avail able supply exceedingly short, and none will come forward unless in prime condition, or prices are exceptionally attractive. Cattle are in excellent con dition all over the range, owing to the ii extreme mildness of the winter, and they will go 011 to grass in the spring carrying more ilesh than when they VtVme off it last Call. This fact, will have .the effect of making IIIOM beeves and t^less feeders, and Mr. Stowait thinks if the present conditions do not materi ally change that very few feeders will be marketed the coming season, us ranchmen will prefer to carry them over another year. S in thu sa tIn re is an island of Denmark iJurnliolm which con sists uliuust entirely of magnetite. It is much dreaded by navigators because it renders steering a ship by means of a HI .needle impossible. _______ English people, it seems, eat more than any other people on the uuo of the earth. It is partly through ~f this that the British complexion is the potest in the world. £i M1 AIRE BLOOD is the foundation pf health. Hood's Sarsaparillamakes i$«he blood pure, rich and nourishing and and maintains good HE ALTH The I*. S. I. unl Oftieo t'mjtroversy. The Sioux City Journal's Washing ton correspondent says: "Land Com missioner Hermann has ordered all the papers relating to tho removal of the laud olllee at Rapid City to Dead wood to bo sent to Inspector (ireen of his office. He is to make a thorough examination of this controversy and report as soon as possible. Greeu is now in the west and it will drobably be some time before his report is re ceived." A msTKKssiNf ACIJIIIHNT. Martin lcivltiirson. HID Iliiinn Teamster, HUM IIIM Ankle Crusluul ly 11 Iltimtivuy A distressing accident happened to Martin Richardson, the teamster at tho Home, Wednesday afternoon. Ho had been loading sotno sacks of grain on his wagon ut the Elkhorn depot and climbed into the wagon from tho back to tho driver's seat, tho wagon being backed up against the platform. Just as be reached the seat he caught his foot on one of the sacks and-pitched forward over the seat, falling to the ground behind the horse* and in front of the wagon. Tho team became frightened and started to run, pulling the loaded wagon over Mr. Richard son's right leg. The bones of tho an kle were badly crushed where the wheel struck it and the largo bone be low the knee broken. Mr. Richardson was badly bruised in all parts of his body and for a time it was thought several ribs were broken, which for tunately proved not to be so. He was taken to the hospital of the Home where the fractures were reduced and the bruises cared for by Dr. Wade, the Home physician, assisted by Dr. Jen nings. The fractures were so bad that it was at first thought the leg would have to be amputated above the ankle, but later examination led the physi cians to believe that amputation would not be necessary. Mr. Richardson's good constitution enabled him to stand the ordeal of dressing, heroically, after which he rested well. He has been at the Home ever since it opened, during which time he has been the teamster, and has made a friend of every one, all of whom sympathize with him in his misfor tune. New Ruling on AttttesMmeiit Work. A special to the Sioux City Journal from Deadwood says: "Probably no ruling of the interior department has ever stirred up such a dissension among mining men of the United States as that recently made in regard to the question of how much work must be done on a group of claims be fore a patent will be issued. The new ruling effects especially those whose applications are now pending and those who are about to apply for a pat ent under the old ruling. The old rul ing was that an applicant could secure a patent on any number of claims upon proper affidavit that 8500 worth of work had been done on a tunnel, shaft, incline or other work when that work was intended to develop the entire group. Paragraph of tho new rul ing entirely changes the condition of things. If more than one claim is in cluded in the application for patent an amount equal to 8500 for each claim in tho group for which application is made must be shown Jto have been ex pended by tho applicant, so that if a person applies for a patent for a group containing five claims ho must show that 8:2,."500 worth of: improvement has been done 011 the group. Acting upon tho former ruling which was sup posed to be permanent, a number of people in tho Black Hills as well as iu other mining distiicts, have purchased original locations aud have done all that was required under the old ruling. Tho land ollico surveys have been m:ulo up to tho year aud the claims have been paid for at the rate of 85 per acre. Iu some cases, where a largo number of claims are included, us iu several instances in the Black Hills, an outlay of several .thousand dollars has been incurred. A general protest will doubtless be niude from tho dif ferent mining districts to have tho new ruling suspended, for a time ut least, to obviate probable trouble and ex pense to miners everyivhere. The rul ing was occasioned by a mining man attempting to obtain a patent on a group containing sixty-four claims, which was more than tho government could stand and it was decided to en force the strict reading of the law." Dr. Daily has just received an ele gant new office chair from Chioago, and is nicely located in his new office on the first floor of the Minnekahtablock. Ballard's Horehound Syrup is the best known remedy for consumption, coughs, colds, and ail throat and chest troubles. Every bottle is guaranteed. It is the best remedy for children. 25c. and 50c. EVIL HARDENS. Si lJubliMhel ut The Only Carlsbad of America, HOT SPRINGS, SOUTH DAKOTA, FRIDAY, MARCH 4, I'dl UIS'I )IAKK A CASK.' Herman I-'riirlty Arrested for Cuttle Steal ing Hut the Charge i* not Proven. A warrant, was sworn out last, week by Paul Behrandt against Herman Fricky upon the charge of grand lar ceny. Bebraudt, who was recently re leased from tho Sioux Falls prison where ho served a two years sentence for the same offence, ulleges Frickj took a bunch of cattle belonging to the plaintiff and appropriated them to his own use. Sheriff Eastman arrested Fricky Monday and brought him to Hot Springs, the defendant going to jail instead of giving bonds, uwuitiug his bearing which came up before Jus tice Dudley Wednesday afternoou. Tho defendant claims the cattle iu question were not stolen, but wore the rightful property of his wife who was formerly the A'ife of the plaiutiff. She obtained a divorce from Behraudt af ter his incarceration aud later mar riod Fricky, taking the cattle with her to her new home which is near the state lino in the southwest corner of the county. Behrandt, by way of fur ther getting even, as defendunt claims, shortened the tails of several of Fricky's horses while tho latter was in jail awaiting hearing, and will bo brought before the justice court to an swer for it. A change of venue was taken to Jus tice Pomeroy's court who, after hear ing the evidence, dismissed the case and taxed the costs to the complain ing witness, saying that he was tired of the county being made to pay for actions maliciously brought to satisfy private grudges. Justice Pomeroy's decision has been commented on very favorably by many who express much satisfaction with his endeavor to keep down the county expenses so far as his jurisdiction goes. For a l'ubllc Library. The ladies of the Travelers will give a novel social two weeks from Monday evening which they will call a "book" social. Every one attending is ex pected to bring a book aud present it to the club, the whole number of which will form the nucleus for a public li brary. The idea is iu keeping with the suggestion of the STAR some time since that the large vacant room of the city hall be used for that purpose. The work is philanthropic in kind und the energy with which the ladies are tak ing it up is to be commended. A good public library gives tone to munici palities second only to good churches and schools. Every citizen is inter ested and should do what they can to help the movement along. Now Soltlier»* Home Surgeon* Dr. N. C. Whitfield handed in his resignation as surgeon of the Soldiers' Home about two months ago. It was accepted, to take effect March 1st. Dr. B. A. Wade was appointed to the posi tion and on Tuesday the change was effected. Dr. Whitfield and his talented wife, who have made many warm friends here, after a brief visit with their son at Rapid City, will remove to Califor nia where they will reside. The doc tor has a brother iu that state and his visit there last winter convinced him that the climate there was most con ducive to his Ilealth. May happiness aud success attend them. Dr. Wade is too well known here to need any introduction. He has had long experience iu extensive practice and has reached that age of life when a position suchassurgeou at tho Home will be pleasant for him and for which he is certainly well qualified. Dr. aud Mrs. Wade will take up their residence in tho surgeon's home in the hospital Congratulations. Will Sii|i),urt tin Kill. Our townsman, F. B. Smith, wrote his brother, Clias. W. Smith, who is a prominent real estate man of Provi deuce, 11. I., asking him to urge the congressmen from his district to sup port our National Homo bill. F. B. received letters the other day that his brother had received from tho con gressmen. They speak in the follow ing encouraging way: "DEAR SIR: I am in receipt of your favor of the lth iust bespeaking my favorable attention for the bill to es tablish a National Soldiers' Home at Hot Springs, S. D.. and in reply bog to assure you that I should be glad of an opportunity to vote for the bill. Yours very truly, A. B. CAPRON, M. C." "DEAR SIB: I am in receipt of your favor of yesterday calling my attention to the senate bill to establish a Nation al Soldiers1 Home at Hot Springs, S. D., and in reply beg to say that I shall be very glad to vote for the bill and do what I can to secure its consideration and passage Yours very truly, M. BULL, M. C." 1.11111.,), FleiiKiuitly Kuter tallied. One of the mauy happy occasions en joyed by the members of the Shakes peare Club was the delightful after noon given by Mosdames Boomer and Carrie M. Cleveland at the W. R. C. rooms last Friday afternoon on the oc casion of the fifth atiniversary of tho organization of the club. After the regular work of tho after noon was finished Mrs. Connor intro duced Mrs. Dr. Whitfield, who gave a short lecture on the history of our race. Mrs. Whitfield is a thorough student aud a pleasing speaker, and the ladies were both charmed and instructed with this interesting lecture. The hostesses then passed around bits of cardboard und slips of paper giving the name of some book which was to be represented by an original illustration, and after wards to be pinned upon a screen for the others to guess what books tho pic tures represented. This was a very ap propriate amusement, for the subject of the afternoon had been "Great Paint ings and Artists," and each member was thoroughly imbued with the spirit of art, and felt equal to the task of competing with Raphael and Angelo. There were twenty books represented, and the prize, a beautiful silver jewel box, was awarded to Mrs. A. B. Connor, she having correctly guessed seventeen. All were then invited to sit down to most exquisitely arranged little tables. The menu was delicious, and daintily served by young ladies. The favors were tiny Mikado fans, in each of which was found a folded slip of paper con taining a conundrum. Some of them were very clever plays upon the names of members and others present. After tea came toasts. Mrs. Brad ley's response to the toast, "Five Years Old To-day," was given in her hap piest manner. The applause during her speech was frequent and enthusi astic. Mrs. Long responded to tho toast, "Our New Members." Mrs. Long is no less a success as a speech maker than as a new member. She is bright in both. Besides the members of the club there were present Mrs. Hale, Miss Clough and Miss Hardy. Altogether the afternoon was one of unalloyed pleasure, and an occasion which will never fade from the memory of those present. Irrigating He»crvoir*. Charlie Simmerlee has just com pleted another reservoir or dam on Horse creek, he having been employed the greater part of the winter ou res ervoir contracts. He built one for George Stager on Horse creek, and this last one was Gottfried Scmele's place near the mouth of Indian. Both of these reservoirs are intended for stor age of water from the spring floods, and are located high enough so that the water can be ditched to all parts of the farms for irrigating during the dry season. It is a good plan and it is a wonder that all "dry ranch" farmers in the country have not availed them selves of the reservoir privileges offered. It may not be generally known that every settler is entitled to a reservoir site ou the government do main, when tho proper steps are taken by the settler.—Belle Fourche Times. No other place can boast of such de lightful weather as this. The stucco mill is running this week, but may close down this [Saturday. Maj. T. E. Mackiulay arrived from Rapid City Wednesday evening, hav ing returned from Chicago last Satur day where ho was called on account of the illness of 'Mrs. Mackinlay, who had a severe attack of pneumonio. She is now recovering and is very anxious to return to this charming climate. Mr. Mackinlay says tho weather iu Chicago is horrid. The Hot Springs correspondent for the Sioux Falls Press gives tho follow. ing news: "Dr. li. I). Jennings, who has recently returned home from a I trip to Sioux Falls. Sioux Cit. •, Pierre I aud Vermillion, says that while iu Ver million he took dinner with Father I Heidiger. Tho Father informed him that the work at Cascade would begin IMS. 1 Fair^ has just received the latest styles in ig§ 1 LADIES SHIRT WAISTS AND SAILOR HATS. P. X. With the arrival of spring has arrived a fine lot of jBSi belts, percales, fine zephyr ginghams, spring styles of out 'M ing flannels and prints, The New York Tribune Almanac, in a month and that they expected to the Burlington Route's "Klondike spend 850,000 this spring and summer, Folder," now ready for distribution. The unfinished stone hotel has been Sixteen pages of practical informa bTh. bu, first-class style the sanitarium will be Route ticket offices, or sent on receipt put in first -class order and they will I of four cents in stamps by J. Francis, try to get possession of all the springs' £en'1 Passenger and the (property surrounding them. Hills Homes. By visiting many dairies in Vermont and eastern Canada a few weeks ago, I learned that the De Laval "Baby" was used by nearly everybody haviug tive or more cows, with complete success and profit. Knowing that succcss and profit is what we need in the Black llills, I made arrangements so that I can furnish to those who want' one, a separator at catalogue price, and save them the freight from Chicago. I have the agency for the counties of Fall River, Custer, Pennington and Meade. I shall visit the towns of the different counties with a machine, and show its practical workings. For catalogue, etc., address me at Rapid City, South Da kota. 15 P'rxMMEit C. DAVIS. Klondike. What, does it cost to get there? When and how should one go? Whatshould one take? Where are the mines? How much have they produced? Is work plentiful? What wtiges are paid? Is living expensive? What are one's chances of "making A strike"? Dr. Jennings says the Father ha8 full Teachers' Kxamlnmtlon.. charge of the matter for Miss Drexel of An examination of teachers for county certificates will be held'in Hot Philadelphia and is unhindered by! any instructions. It is rumored that the Burlington and Missouri River railroad will baild a branch to Cas cade. The mines In the South ern Hills continue their output of high grade ore In spite of the prophecies of the experts of Lawrenoe oounty that they would not amount to anything." Complete and satisfactory replies to tho above questions will bo found in Agent, Ronte' Burlington Omaha, Nebr. Spring* Friday and Saturdry, March 4 and 5. BEBTHA Y. THOBNBT, County Supertintendent. ME. it what has given Hood's Siinaparilla the 'Ingest sales In the world and enables it to accomplish thousands of wonderful CURBS. VOL. 12. NO. 45. ORGANDIES AND DRESS GOODS, laces, trimir.ings, lancy hosiery and furnishings. And shoes are still going at way down prices.sk MANY NEW GOODS that will please and interest you. Call and examine. aae B. GOOK & GO. -DEALERS IN— Fresh Drags, Fruits, Confectionery, STATIONERY, NOTIONS, ETC. FIRST DOOR BELOW THE EVANS HOTEL. 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"Baby" Separator And Make (Jilt Edge dreamery Butter at Your Own Black A national book of refer governmental and political in The Nickel Plate Rnuil Will sell excursion ticket Cleveland and return at 88.50 for the round-trip, ac count of Students' Volunteer Move ment for Foreign Missions, Cleveland. O., February 23-27,1898. Tickets will be sold February 22d and 23rd, good returning up to and including Feb. 28. Three through trains daily in each direction. Day coaches iu charge of colored porters. City Ticket Office 111 Adams St. Depot corner 12th and Clark Sts. Telephone Main 1338!). 1-48 Don't bo Afraid to Try It. Just buy a local ticket to O'Neill. The bus will transfer you free to oui depot (only one block) and you caij then buy your ticket to Sioux City oi any other point you desire. It wont cost you a cent more and yon save hours in time. The only route between easterr South Dakota and points in the Blacl Hills which does not compel you to lay over tweuty-four hours in Sioux Cit\ is via. O'Neill aud the Pacific Short Line. 3.1 Toarlut Car to California. An upholstered Pullman tourist oai is run every Wednesday by the North era Pacific. This car leaves St. Pan) 2:45 p. m., Minneapolis 3:20 p. m. reaching San Francisco the following Monday morning. Double berth onlj 86.00. For tickets and reservation! write to any ticket agent N. P. R. Co., or Chas. S. Fee, General Passen ger agent, Paul, Minn One Para For Th® Bonnd-Trlp Via Nickel Plate Road, to Cleveland and return February 22d and 23rd, 1886 aroount Students' Volunteer Movement for Foreign Missions. He turn limit Feb. 28th. City Ticket Offiioe ill Adams St. Depot comer Clark and 12th Sts. Telephone Main.