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Hot Sprines, S. D.
One Woman Will Sustain t!ie Ampu
tation t»r lluth Arms at the Shoul
der— Four ain Plunged Down an
Kinhankincut lolly Feet.
Sil Mt:i Harbii lii. ('Ml.: I vt*rl:i ml pa-
enger I lain Nn. on the Soulhern Pa
cific Railroad. was derailed al jmi111
about it mill- south nf ICincon ill N o'clock
Satunlay night. lour cars plunging down
:im embankment forty feet liiirh. two of
Ihem being partly submerged in the s«-it.
About forty pec.pic were injured. sonic
ol 111-in seriously. Many sustained brnk
•11 bones and were badly bruised.
A woman whose ]i:i11ie wns given as
Airs. ,1. tSmith had Imth arms crushed
so Imdly that licy will luive to he anipii
tiiteil :if (he shoulders. The injured were
brought here as soon as possible by spe
cial lain, and taken at once to the Cot
tage hospital and every physician in
the city is on duty. .Many of those
hose injuries were not severe were left
:it I he scene of the wreck to await the
anival of a special train from l.os An
geles. for which place they left later on.
ll is a matter of the greatest surprise
that none was killed, as many people
were buried beneath the wreckage and
Were securely fastened.
Anions the injured are:
Mrs. Nelson .lohnson. Fort Madison,
la., bruised and badly cut about the head.
O. ivady. I.awton, Okla.. cut and
.1. 10. t'arr, Creston. la., cul and
Mrs. Alice Stebbinu. Ithaca. X. V..
licad. face, arms and hands cut and
Mrs. ,|. Ai. Casey. Fort Madison, la.,
cut and bruised about the head: feared
internally injured.
Mi's, Casey. bruised and cut.
1* ive-.vcar-old »n nf Mrs. Casey, slight
ly cut.
Xelson .lohnsou of Fori Madison, la..
vcr.\ badly hurt about head ami shoul
ders: feared internally injured.
Mis. II. t'. Smith. Highland I'ark. l.os
Angeles. both arms will lie amputated:
other bruises and cuts and
internal in-
Train Agent ). M. Wells
der and back injured.
It is not known just what caused the
reck, ll is believed, however, that the
rails spread as the entitle was passing
over them, throwing the tirst car. follow
ed by three others, down the steep em
riglil shoul-
Several other cars left the track, but
did not go down the bank.
Weililiisg Ceremony in One Itoom is
Followed ly Funeral.
.....Ml, VcriMin. (.: Mis* Mary lOlnia
("line of this city, and George William
Woerleiu of Marysville. (I.. were mar
ried at the home of the bride. Ill the
next room lay tin' corpse of the bride's
mother, whose death followed an opera
tion in ('incinnati. It was the mother's
living rc(|uest that the wedding, which
was announced several weeks ago, be
not postponed.
Immediately after pronouncing the nup
tial ceremony the same minister, the Kcv.
I. Gardner. prcaclicd the funeral sermon
over the remains of the dead woman, and
those who had taken part in the wedding
followed the body to the cemetery.
Nhoots Farmer, Has an lOar Shot Oft',
Swims River, is Besieged in Ilarn.
Findlay. O.: A tramp stopped at the
Joe Harris, near Kenton Ridge,
mill attempted to force an entrance. He
was driven away and went to the home
it J. 11. Kelley. Harris had 'phoned Kel
Icy. who met the tramp with a hoe. The
I'll in)) pulled a revolver and shot Kelley
in tin' arm. A posse was organized and
soon a shooting match w:is in progress,
the train11 losing an ear. 'I'he tramp
swam across the river and took refuge
in a barti. After an hour's siege he
crawled through a hole in the founda
tions and took to the woods. Two posses
are now ou his trail.
I'.i-ings Corpse of a Woman to Sur
face of the Water on His Line.
I ndi:!ii:i)'ol.s, l:d.: While fishing in
tli' While River. near Thirtieth Street.
John ('rabb brought to the surface tin
body oI a woman. I'.efoi-c he could )iull
the body into ihe boat the line snapped
ami it disappeared. Coroner Tutwilcr
hurried to the spot with a dragnet. and
in searching tl'.e river a piece of cloth,
the material used in ihe woman's dress,
•was brought to the surface.
The body is suppose,) t•, be that of a
voting woman named Ilolzen. who disup
iicand several weeks ago.
Without Water Supply.
Kansas City. Mir.: The city is without
a water supply, the flood having disabled
the pumping station, and the utmost care
is being taken that no fires shall break
oat. I0\cn a small fire, it is feared, would
start a conflagration. Only one street
car line in the city is running. owing lo
the disabling of the power plant.
Ship Yards May Shut Down.
lOlizabef h. X. .1.: The Crescent ship
yard at Klizabcthiiort may shut down for
an indefinite period because of the frc
«|iienf striken at the plant.
Hiot at a Baseball
Pittsburg. I'a.: Jn a riot at a baseball
game it 11 igh Rriilge one negro Wiis
killed, two were probably fatitlly shot, ii
third was badl.v beaten ami thrown over
a hill, and threo wcife boys were severe
ly but not fatally shot.
Fire at Kaoine.
I.'acine, Wis.: Fire swept the south
ern inn nn fact initio district of the city.
loin about $:{(0.di0 damage. The lire
started in tile boiler loom of tile Racine
Hunt Miinufacttiring ouipiinv, and a bur
jiank ol gasoline exploded
Property I.oss Will be Fnot inous in
thiit Statu.
Topeka, Kan.: Santii Fe iic uii)urir
.'crs 11 ivi* been notified of a four-foot rise
coming down Kansas River. The I'uion
i'iH'ilie Railroad embiinknieni is all thiit
is keeping tin Kaw ltiver from sweeping
-North Topeka. but despiti the use of
sacks oi sand the d.vkc is wi akening.
People living on the bottmiiM have been
warned and are preparing to move. Wit
ter already is. Mowing down many streets
in North Topeka.
Word from Americus, Kan., says that
town is three feet under watc.-.
The .Neosho ltiver is four I'ect higher
than ever before known before. Runners
have been scut out from lOmporia to no
li f.v I a
rmcrs 111111K the bottoms east of
that city that a high water wave is com
ing down the Neosho. At IOureka. Kan.,
homes have been abandoned. Heavy
damn to property has been done. At
Abilene the Hood waters from Mud
Creek, swollen by twelve hours' rain,
swept through, doing damage estimated
at. $100,000. Chapman, Solomon ami
Talniage. nearby towns, fared equally
bad. The loss to the country is tieinend
Abilene has no water, lights, postollice
service or newspapers.
No lives arc reported to have been lost.
Kansas City. Mo.: Nearly four inches
of rain fell in portions of Kansas, adding
to the already bank full streams and ren
dering the flood in that state most seri-
It is still raining :t 1 many points and
the local weather bureau predicts further
downfall, which is certain to result in
et' irinous damage ano cause tin most se
rious flood perhaps in the history of the
Bridges are washed out, railway tracks
submerged, thousands of acres of bottom
lands covered and hundreds of telegraph
poles are down. Telegraphic communi
cation with many points is shut off.
Trains arc delayed in every direction.
Outlook in Des Moines, la., is Worse
Than liver.
lies .Moines: All Friday afternoon
heavy rain was falling and the streets of
lies Moines are Hooded with water. Tile
rain continued in tot-rests until late in the
ni.u'ht. and as a result the rivers com
menced rising again.
From nearly all over the state come
reports to the effect thai livers arc rising
and tli.'it furl her danger from the flood
is ea
Ill the lies Mo.lies valley from Spirit
i.ake to the Missouri ltiver tile entire
bottoms are covered with water and the
damage to the corn crop is incalculable.
In Fort I lodge. IJoone. Madrid. lies
.Moines, Ottmuwa and other points, fully
•"ilili homes have been inundated by the
waters. In lies Moines alone the dam
age will read' S."i(H:.illIt!.
Manager Krariy Ijoses Over $i!0.000
al One ".Sitting."
New York: The "shoe string gam
blers" along liroad way rolled their
tongues vigorously over a poker game al
the t!rceiiroom Club, iu which eye wit
nesses say anngcr William A. I'.rady
dropped S-1.1 IIll! in a game of I'reezeout
with Comedian Charles Kvans. of the
famous old team of Kvans and lloey.
Kvans, an outsider, purchased :t stack of
blue chips and announced that lie would
welcome a game of I'ree'/.eout at $1.1 Mill a
Hrad.v commanded .Mr. Kvans to pro
duce his first $l,iiilll. Success smiled on
Kvans for two hours, when a slight ad
vantage came to Hrady. Kvery hatul
after that, however, went against. I'.rady
until he wrote a sight check for Wl.OUO.
Burglars Studied Safe Combination
Through Hole in Ceiling.
I'.irniingham. Ala.: Hennctt Hibb ami
James Williamson are under arrest here
charged with robbing the safe in the un
ion passenger station ticket ofliee of near
ly $T.fKI(l. .The detectives arc alter an
other man whose arrest they believe will
bring about the recovery of a large part
of the money.
The detectives say that the arrests de
velop an ingenious scheme. A hole was
bored through a ceiling of the oilice ami
from above the alleged burglars studied
the combination through a magnifying
The Total for Three Weeks Will
Reach lOO.OOO.
K1 I'aso. Tex.: The shipments of cat
tle through this part of the country arc
unprecedented. The Mexico Mormon
colonization has shippeo '_\'t.(iu(l calves
through here to Idaho. Thirteen hundred
Mexican cattle have arrived here for
Canada. Some 1.".0(KI Mexican cattle
have gone through here to the north in
two weeks. Sixty thousand Terrazas cat
tle will be shipped north am! east next
week. The total for the three weeks
will be l(NUllii).
Heavy Gold Output
1 l.iw son, Alaska: Never hclore in the
history of banking of liawson lone there
been such heavy purchases of gold dust.
The amounts purchased by the two
banks here, in connection with the hirire
amount deposited for safe keeping, will
aggregate upwards of Sl.liriC.tHlf'. Pres
ent indications are the Yukon's output
of gold this season will exceed 1:
year's by from Sl.lHltl.ddil to ihhmiiKi
Ail Goes to Pay for Kisin-s.
Saratoga. N. Y.: The personal effects
of .1. P. Tittcmore of Calway are to be
sold in auction to satisfy a judg
ment obtained by Miss Frances Petti
who proved that during a fourteen years'
courtship Tittcmore had kissed her l.L'.'N
Probable liynohine Kansas
Yates Center. Kan.: A negro attacked
Mrs. .1. ('. I.inil. wife of a farmer liv
ing six miles from here, on a count rv
road, lie w:is iirrcsted in Yates Center
and placed in jail. There is much nngrv
'all and ho may be lynched.
Run Down by Street Car.
I.ogansport. Ind.: A street car struck
I buggy containing James .Morrison am]
liis daughter, killing .Morrison. 'J In, girl
'.s in a precarious condition. Shi cannot
recover. Miss .Morrison was graduated
ihts spring from the high school.
KICKING (ViULc. ib tool LY.
Beating Given "Dnn" by His Driver
Ties tip 'Ihrec. tug Collieries.
I .i lit on. IikI.: "Iian," the boss kicking
mule of the I'lack Creel: mine, is the in
direct cause of three large mini's closing
down ami of litin mi beinj,' on strike.
The miners have lost about in
Wiiiies and tin mini's have failed to ct
out UK I tons
1 1 1
Henry I lun-ou^h was "i'a! driver
at the Hlack nf.iie. The ci:iim of
the company is that on April 1i:.. iMir
loui.'h tied I an up to two posis. li'.s'.iinj
his head to one and his tail to the other.
and save him an unmerciful beating with
a club four feet loiiL'. hitlieted i:i
juries that have made the animal practi
cally worthless.
lhiiTounh was discharged for ihe nutle
whiiipin .'. Tlie union demanded the re
instatement of liisrromrii. which was re
fused. and the men struck May 11 and
arii still out.
Moses A. True, Who Kloped, Cut
in Will.
Chiciigd: The reflection oi' a father's
bitterness against the mat! who had won
and wed his daugntcr against parental
wishes was found in the will of Moses }.
Knight, which was filed in the I'robute
court and which dispos of an estate
of .S*J."»t:.(*)(•.
The effect of the instrument, which an
tedates the death of Mrs. Knight and
two daugiiters. is to divide the estate
1111i111 between Mr. Knight's sua and
daughter. Thomas H. Knight, .".illii
til'oveland Avenue, and Mrs. Moses A.
True of 711 West Adams Street.
Die will is so worded, however, as to
prevent Mr. True from ever coming into
possession of any of the estate left to
his wife, with whom he eloped ft,tin the
Knight home years ago.
Indianu Powder Mill Wrecked and
One Hundred Men Idle.
Torre Haute, Ind.: The most disas
trous of many accidents at the Indiana
powder mill occurred when an explosion
caused the death of three men. the loss
ol. $'-.\,iliiu worth of nitrate of soda, and
jthc closing down of operations for sev
eral mouth -, throwing lot) men out of
employ incur.
The explosion was from a hot journal
ol the shafting in the soda house, and
there followed twenty explosions in ihe
next half hour. Harold Stitnson. Caleb
Kiddle, and Fred Arthur, all married
men. were killed.
Steals $ 10,(I00 Worth ol Bric-a-brao
"ml .Silverware.
New ^ork: A thief in the guise of a
servant has robbed the tesidesice of (ieo.
II. .Morgan oi tliis city of brie-a-brae,
silverware, and objects of art rallied at
•Vl".("Ml or more. Two valises and part
the stolen goods have been recovered.
The ip'tielcs stolen were pieces of orna
ments. silverware. rare bits of china,
and small works of art. sue] as statu
ettes. clocks, gold and silver cups of an
cient design and niaiiul'aeutn'. and many
o1 them had been picked up by .Mr. Mor
gan during the w.'nt\-five years that be
llilbeen it 11 a 1'! collect or.
Walkout is Due to the Removal ol
Their Teacher.
Iloonton. N, J.: Ileeause their princi
pal had been lorced by the board of edu
cation to resign. IT,(I bo.vs and girls of the
high school have gone on a strike and
ret use to go to school. A majority of the
citizens think the action uf the board in
forcinu out the principal an out rage, and
much excitement prevails.
•I. M. McCauley. former principal, was
ousted by the boa ill for having written,
it is alleged, to its president, complaining
of ihe conduct in the school of his 10
year-old daughter. The president, con
sidered the letter an insult.
Asserted It Will be Accountcd for
in Final Settlement.
New ork: Regarding the statement
published in New York that there is
(00.1 Nil! discrepancy between the reports
of Con. Leonard Wood and lii.s secretary
of finance of total disbursements during
the American military government in
Cuba, it is stilted, ou the highest author
ity. I hat tlie discrepancy will be account
ed for iu the linal settlement between the
war department ami Senator Quesada.
Cuban minister :it Washington.
Halm for Wounded Affections.
Jefferson City. Mo.: I.ena Kroyhill of
Kansas City was given a judgment of
•ft-.oOO damages against II. H. Norton
ol est port, Mo., for breach of promise
to marry by the supreme court. The
ease was tried at Liberty in 1!»01. when
Miss. Hroyhill wns given a verdict for
.000. which the supreme court says is
Mob Releases Two Prisoners.
Minefields. W. Ya.: A mob of ^00 at
tacked the jail here with pickaxes and
crowbars and attempted to liberate two
prisoners. The police, seeing that noth
ing could stoji the wrath of the mob but
the release of the prisoners. accepted
bonds, and the mob dispersed. The pris
oners had been iirrcsted for disorderly
Disastrous Wreck.
I'.irmingham. Ala.: A head-end colli
sion on the Southern Railway twenty
eight miles west of here, resulted iu the
death of three engineers, four firemen
and one brakeman. the destruction by
lire of twelve loaded freight cars and
eight empty cars and great damage to
the colliding engines.
Hi'iile and Groom Over TO.
Kenosha. Wis.: l.ouis Kindt and Mrs.
KiU'bara Mueller, both over 70 years of
age, wore marrid here. Mr. Kindt is a
successful scenic artist.
Escaped Convict Makes Confession
Seattle, Wash.: John Josie. alias John
Phillips, now dying in a hospital, has
been identified as a convict who escaped
from the Kingston, Out., penitentiary
twcnty-cigiit years ago. after serving
nine years for the murder of a woman.
ie confessed his identity.
Alleged Murderer Gains Time.
.-'.lparaiso, Ind.: Truman Peam,
charged with the murder of Martha'
Lawrence, entered a plea of not guilty.
He secured a continuance, until the Sep
tember Term of court.
Have Too Much Kain—Clay County
Partners Are licginuing to Cry
"Enough"—Crops Will be Better
Than First Thought iu McCook.
It is .seldom thai the fanners of Clay
County raise any objection to spring
rains, but it must be confessed they are
now about to the limit for patience. Kaeh
day for the past two or three weeks they
have believed would be the last', and
they could then get into the corn fields
for planting purposes. Hut here it is
toward the last of May, and still they are
waiting for a spell of dry weather. Ten
inches of ruin during May alone is alto
gether too much, and it is no wonder
rural residents are somewhat discour
A Mitchell special says: Another fine
rain visited this section Sunday, al
though it was not particularly needed at
this time. Rains have been numerous
through the hitter pari of the month,
and the total precipitation amount* to
a.7li inches.
At Tyndall the recent rains have swoll
en the creeks to such an extent that the
approaches to scores of bridges have
been washed away ami travel is seriously
impeded. Heavy hail northwest of Tyn
dall broke many windows.
There will be re fruit ill McCook
Count.v than at lifst supposed. Tlie
henry frosts, freezes and late snow storm
were not as destructive as imagined. On
apple and cherry trees the fruit has set
nici l.\*.
All danger of drought seems to be dis
sipated. The ground is about as full of
water iis it can be. All crops arc grow
ing nicely. Corn planting has been inter
fered with on account of these heavy
Vegetation is Reported to be in Ex
cellent Condition.
Cattlemen who come into Pierre from
the range report good rains all over ihe
range country. Morciiu ltiver country,,
which was needing rain more than any
other part of the state, has been Hooded,
while good rains arc reported I'rotn all
Iu Sully County one of the heaviest
raius for years fell, starting the streams
to running :md tilling the hike beds.
While the weather bureau record
shows less than the normal rainfall iu
May, what-has come has been scattered
showers, keeping the surface of the
ground moist and retaining the moisture
which was in the earth, preventing dry
ing out of the soil.
The growth of vegetation all over the
state has been rapid, ami the fact thai
new hay has begun to come upon the
market shows that the growth of grass
has been rapid.
Joseph l.-each. formerly a student at
Vermillion, now identified with the com
pany mentioned, reports thiit a line pat
ronage is being worked up among die
farmers along either bank of the Pig
Muddy. Many of them are even ship
ping stock by boat, and lind it far cheap
er and more convenient than driving sev
eral miles to town anil shipping by rail.
There Must be No Prize
Spink County.
Some resident of Hedticld sent to Gov.
Shannon says two other soldier
dnceti him to commit the crime. This
trouble prevented him from joining his
troop which departed for San Kram-isco
Friday on its way to the Philippines.'
Serious Damage at Canton.
Canton has been visited by several
heavy rain storms this month, hut the
downpour of Monday night exceeded all
previous records, and. as a result, many
cellars have been flooded, gardens wash
out and serious
Vermillion Young Woman Suffers as
Result of Explosion.
Miss Mabel Austin was badly burned
at her home in Vermillion by a gasoline
explosion, but it is not believed the burns
will provo fatal.
Miss Austin had difficulty in starting
the gasoline store, and discovered that
water in the oil was the cause. She re
moved the tank from the stove, pint nil
off the water into a pan and set it aside.
After placing the tank back into position
one of tlie burners was lighted. Tike a
Hash the flame transferred to the basin.
Mrs. Austin grabbed it and started for
the door. The daughter hastened to open
it. and a gust of wind at that moments
covered her with flames. Mrs. Austin
Wits also burned about the face and
Deadwood Hoy Unshed to Death on
the Ilocks.
Walter (Jesclius, 1 years eld. the son of
Mrs. William 'Stevens, Deadwood, was
instantly killed by falling from "Krown
Kocks." a cliff over titty feet high, in the
lower pari of Deadwood. His neck was
broken and his skull crushed.
The buy. in company with several oth
ers, was climbing the face of the cliff,
and a boulder to which he was clinging,
part wjiy to the top, started from its
loose bed and precipitated him to the bot
tom. The boy struck several projecting
ledges iu the descent, and it is probable
that he received injuries sufficient to pro
duce death before lie readied the bottom.
The lad fell over forty feet, and the
boulder thiit he dislodged fell on top of
him. crushing him badly.
Accident to Northwestern Stock
Train at Parker.
A double header stock special of twen
ty-one ciirs of Texas feeders on the Chi
cago and North western lJailway was
wrecked at the stock yards switch at
A henry wind had blown an empty box
ear to the main line, and the stock .spe
cial. running at a igh speed, struck it.
The head engine followed the empty cai
onto the sidetrack, but the second engine
kepi on the main track. Hoth were
thrown from the rails and sunk deep inti
the mud about twenty feet from where
they left the rails. Kight cars of stock
were derailed, twenty head of cattle be
ing killed outright and a few injured.
Result of Killing a Dog in Hydro
phobia Scare.
Douglas County is made defendant ii
a suit for damages as a result of the or
der issued by ihe Armour hoard of health
authorizing the sheriff and his deputii^
to kill "all dogs running at large." A
deputy sheriff killed two bird dogs be
longing to W. II. Smith. traveling sales
man. and Smith has brought suit to re
corer the loss of his ilogs.
The board of health ordered the dogs
running at large shot for the reason that
hydrophobia was known to exist among
them in that section, one man having lost
thirty head of cattle from the bite of a
mad dog.
Much Interest Aroused in Revival! BITTEN BY RABID DOG.
oi the River Xraflic.
Within the past few mouths traffic ou Adolph Haut, of Mitchell, in Dangei
the Missouri ltiver has been increasing I Hydrophobia.
al a rapid rate. In the early days steam- Adolph limit was bitten by a mad dog
(mat traffic was nothing out of the oroi- in Mitchell, the incision being made nvei
nary, but of hue years this business has the eye. A post mortem examination of
not been carried on extensively in South |thc animal was made, and it was detcr
Dakotii. Once more a line of freight and
passenger boats has been put on between
.Niobrara and Sioux City, and arc nj •r
ated by the Missouri Hirer Transporta
tion Company.
mined that the dog was mad.
Mr. 11 ii wiis scut to Chicago to tin
Pasteur Institute for treatment, a sub
scription having been taken up by his
friends to pay the expenses.
The dog bit ten or twelve other dogs
in Mitchell, and as a result there is qttitt
a scare among the people.
Mayor Silsby ordered all dogs to lie
immlcd at once, and any animal found
running loose will be shot on sight.
Defense Probably Will be that He
Was Mentally Irresponsible.
In the state circuit court in Sionx Kails
on Tuesday commenced the trial of Hen
ry A Steagald, charged with the murder
last February of Frank Bowen, a grain
llerrcid a copy of a poster advertising a I Ijityer at Hen Clare, a little town east oi
"hot ten-round glove contest" at Ashtuii. Sioux I- alls, where Steagald was agent
'i ou governor has addressed a letter to!"' the Illinois Central liuilronil Com
tlie sheriff of Spink County, calling his l' J. nt tlm time.
attention tii the statutory provisions! hrery point is being stoutly contested
which make" the penalty for engaging ill the prosecution and defense and
or promoting a prize light imprisonment work ol securing a jury is rery slow,
ill jail not to exceed one year, and a tine SWALLOWED A TIN WHISTLE,
not to exceed .fiiOO, or both.
His attention also is called to the fact
that a sheriff who allows such an exhi
bition within his jurisdiction forfeits his
timce. iu addition to making his failure to
report such proposed violation to the
magistrate a misdemeanor.
Sad Death by Accident of a little
Boy at Arlington.
The 2-year-old son of and Mrs.
Adam Hoyhl died at Arlington its the
result of swallowing a tin whistle. It was
about the size of a quarter and was too
large to make ils way to the stomach,
lodging just below the top of the stern
um. Fie was taken to Brookings and two
operations were performed, but file lit
tle fellow developed blood poisoning and
died in his mother's arms.
Fort Meade Soldier Gets Into Very
Serious Trouble.
nilip J. Shannon of E troop. Thir
teenth cavalry, was caught in the act of
burglarizing the place of business of SETS FIRE TO ORPHANS' HOME
Truth Co. at Sturjris just before tlay
light, ami was placed under arrest. The lightning Nearly Destroys Fine
prisoner was taken before Judge Madi- I structure at Canton.
son and waived examination, lie was
placed under STrfMl bonds ... I...J .""""K ^vere storm a bolt of h«ht
circuit court.
need under !jCiOn bonds to appear be- .i
IV the next term of ihe .Meade Coui.lv I
,, ''ridKO horse was killed and he was found uncon
abutments, (ieddes. Armour anil Faulk
tun a ten report damage from rains.
W ntervvorks i'or Montrose. ISlife
.1 Iu- bonds which were roteil some time
ago lor the construction of a new water
works sj stem at Montrose have iinall.v was not feeling well, hut it was not
been sold, and it is expected that the pre- thought his condition was serious
liiiiiiiiiries can soon be arranged and
work on the construction of Ihe system
commenced without further delay."
Carpenters Busy.
Carpenters .-it F.iulkton arc rery busy.
In oi'dtM to get ii house
to more into one
niiin rounded up all the carpenters of the nr'.rrL'i?
frame'work ^'-'n.' Sh°"
mg the Ueloit Orphans Home at Canton.
following the wire into the home and
fire to the interior of the building.
Only for the prompt action of Superin-
tendent underson the fine new building
would have been destroyed. Two inches
of water fell during the storm.
Boy's Miraculous Kscnpe.
Frank lugersoll, a 1,"»-year-old son of
Charles Ingersoll. a ranchman lour
imles north of Belle Fourche. was struck
by lightning while riding horseback, and
had a narrow escape from death, liis
scions and believed to be dead, although
c. he rrvired under medical treatim it
Found Dead in His lied
Henry Kellar. aged 45. was found dead
,. in lii-s bed at his home in ltedfield. He
serious. He
was a baker and had lived at ltedfield
twenty y-'ars. lie leaves a wife and
several children.
Robbed by Gypsies.
Fred Overachcr of Columbus was rob-
0 1 0 1 S a a
lo overhaul thein.
track" n^boS
The South Dakota Legislative Manual.
for 1903 lias reached the stage of pub
licity fresh froui the liandM of the State
Publishing Company at Pierre. It h. a
neat book of -(!(.' pages telling among oili
er things who the members of the icgishi
ture were and how tlie.v looked but not
what they did. It is the tirst manual
ever published ill the state by authority
of the legislature, and it is an exhaustive'
storehouse of wisdom as well as a g.il
lery of portraiture of the men who consti
tute the otlicial circles of tin stale, in
cluding our represent a liven in congress,
our higher courts, our military hotly.
code and railway commissioners and all
of the good looking men who went to
Pierre last winter. If contains the i.a
tional constitution, the enabling act. the
state constitution, tin permanent rules
governing the state representatives and a
senators. There is' a complete roster of
the territorial ollicers from flit organiza
tion of the territory ii: lMlil to the time of
statehood, embracing also our delegates
to congress for the same period. There
is also a roster of the members of the-:
territorial legislature from ISIili to ISSil.
also of all state ollicers. as members of
the legislature, from statehood to the
present time, as well as a roster of tin-*
commissioned ollicers of the minimal
guard,and a complete list of till the coun
ty officials for the years 1!03 and 1!KM.
While reports of national hanks show
a decided incr. asc iu deposits in South
Dakota, the state and private banks also
show that the boasted prosperity of
South Dakota 1ms something substantial:
at (lie back of it. The abstract of re
ports of banks other than national in tht
state which hits just been sent out by
Public Kxamincr Ileminway. shows that
the deposits in these banks have doubled
since the close of business Dec. SI, U(K.
—the date of the first biennial report
and the close of business Dec. Ml. 1!K2.
At tlie close of 1S.UKI the cull and time de
posits in the state and private hanks of
South Dakota were ."fM.liiM.IKX.1. and ar
the close of business two years later were
!j17.036,0110. The national banks of tin*
state carry fully as much more in the
way of deposits of the people of South.
Dakota, and these deposits help to back
up the statement that South Dakota can
show more wealth per capita than any
other state of the union. And not only
this. South Dakota yet stands at th
head of the list as to annual per en pit»
production of wealth.
Adjt. Gen. Conklin is at Watertown
with the clerks of his department, ie
make that city his headquarters until tht
close of the encampment of the guard ill
June. 1'nder the old order of thiiii.'*
when an encampment was held ill any
city in the state the place selected was
called upon to furnish supplies Jo? the'
troops while in the lield. but with thr"3
lo'-ation of a permanent camp ground,
and the appropriation of last winter, all
the matter of supplies has to be attend
ed to by the ollicers of the guard, ami
Adjt. Gen. Conklin is looking after the
contracts for supplies and geltiiig'cv
thing in shape for the work. The nai...u
al government supplies camp ranges and
cooking equipments for ca ch company, and
each of such organizations must provide
a cook of its own. men being enlisted for
this purpose and given additional pay.
It is certain that nothing in the way of
detail will bo missed by the aojutant
general, and when the Iroops arrive at
the camp ground they will lind everythini:
in readiness to receive them.
The contest case of Ererett Krown vs
the heirs of Richard ltodd. was before
Ihe land oilice iu Pierre Tuesday for the
fifth time. The tract in question is an
ordinary quarter section of Sully County
land, but the contest has been dragging
for several reasons, the principal one be
ing on account of deaths aud the appear
ance of new heirs on the scene. The
original suit was brought against ltodd.
but his death occurred before the matter
wiis settled aud then heirs begun to show
up, each fighting for a share in the land.
At the time the contest was begun. I be
in a a re
dollars on the market, lint at present it
would sell for a good price if title could
Im secured.
Fort Pierre is in annual excitement
over the gathering of range riders for
the start on the annua) spring roundup
for branding the spring crop of ealrcs
aud locating the herds of the different
owners ou some particular range. What
gives it more than usual importance is
that this will probably be the hist range
roundup in eastern Stanley County. 'Hie
new settler and fences being the doom of
the range roundup, last year ended that
manner of range work for Lyman Coun
ty, the wagons not working tljtt eastern
part of that county this spring', and Stan
ley will be iu the same shape next year.
Wi™ horse raisers began to locate
their horses with the coming of spring
many were reported missing, aud the in
dications now lead to the conclusion thai
systematic horse rustling has been going
on through the winter when horses were
allowed to run at large, and many Sully
County horse owners are losers. That
kind of work has been raro since the
breaking up of the gang which worked
through this section five years ago, but
it has started again, and several suspects
are being closely watched."
The State Historical Society, through
the kindness of Judge Jarvis of Frtnlk
tou. has been presented with a lino env
oi! portrait of Gov. llerrcid, tho portrait
being the work of Charles Greener of
Faulk County.
Eighty-three filings were made in he
land office at Pierre for the first half of
May, while the same period for last vctr
showed G'2. If the other land districts
which cover the country west oi the riv
er show ns much increase this month as
the Pierre office is showing over 500 til
ings will be made for May.
The calls for loans from tho perma
nent school fund for the past week reach
ed $17,500, $10.000 of this going to Rob
erts County, tlie rest going to McCop'-
Charles Mix and Turner.

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