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J. A. Stanley,
TAR HOT SPRINGS, S Publisher TIIREK .ll'ROUS a in Till: THAU TRIAL. Court Orders .liirnis I niier Siriet Guard ol' Hiulin—Tiilcsmcii Sudden ly Seem IIdiiciaiif io Nerve—Many IvXCUlCS. Three more jurors to try Harry K. •Tliiiw Thursday. This was attained jduriiiR the closing hour of an oxtremo iv tedious session. Whon court au journed for tlii- day. live jurors, in cluding In* two chosen Wednesday, had been accepted and sworn in. Thir ty-one talesmen in all wore examined. Tlii' throe jurors chosen Thursday am: Henry Harney, a piano dealer George Pfaff, dealer in mechanics' supplies, and Arthur S. Campbell, su perintendent of telegraph and tele phone construction. The two chosen Wednesday were lieming R. Smith, a retired manufac turer, who will serve as the foreman, and Charles II I'Vckc, a shipping agent. Tlii- tedious manner in which the se lection of jurors proceeded Thursday .makes it JiIti-111 to predict just when the trial panel af twelve will finally he tilled. Tin- court's order that the ,.imv must he kept together under the ,cai"' of bailiffs had the apparent ef of making many of the talesmen reluctant to serve. Various excuses were offered, one man declaring that .to he locked up for two months would wreck his nerves as to make a •iilin consideration of the case all n ssihility. ||e u.os excused. Of the thirty peremtory challenges .illowed the prosecution and the de fense, the former has used eight and the latter six. The defense Thursday seemed will ing to accept any talesmen who made .leasonable answers lo the district at torney's |itest ions. The fact that I haws attorneys asked several of the talesmen if liiey had any prejudice iigainst anv particular defense was -taken to mean tlr.ir the defense misfit lie the so-called "unwritten law." or :iiisanity. or a combination of both. LONDON CHIMK IS MYS'I'ERV. ••.Proprietor ol IItii- Department Store Slain. Will. Whitely. of London. Kng.. loiinder of the lirst bi^ di'partment '•'Oi'e in Loudon. was shot and killed .: 'I'hui sday afternoon by a younn' man 'ilio afterwards attempted suicide. Whitely was upon the point of leav the store when his assailant rus' ,'"i up. with a revolver in hand. an.I ed several shots. 'I'lie merchant fell lead. The assassin then emptied the re volver into his own body. indicting v\ hat are believed to be mortal iv minds. The store was crowded with shop ^i. ill lh(i time and a semi-panic fol lowed the tragedy At. the hospital the murderer gave the name of Cecil Whitely, and said h" u.ts a son of thi murdered man. Keln lives of Whitelv sav thev do not rec ognize the assassin The cause tor the murder is a lnvs- si fiiiiiii I'LEI l\, I I!OM lilt \(,0. ler Epidemic Send- Hundreds to (lie South. Hundreds of women "anil children ••:ri' tleeing from Chicago because the •puleinie of scarlet IVvi-r and diphthe *:i has burst forth with added fury. I'lie lirst health department tabula Noil showing the scoi-.vrc in Chicago i-and suburbs was responsible in a largo part for the hasty departure of many ol the more timorous women. This -tabulation showed a total of ::!.rt!!l 5 scarlet fever eases and diphthe ria eases. [hit th'-sc- ligures do not anywhere near tell the story. Kollowini I'.ie severe i-eprimand giv en Health Commissioner Whaien by tile city eouheil .Monday tor not pla carding homes tin police started on a roupup and from the returns it is con servatively estimated there are at lea"! I O.OHO contagious eases in ''hieago. Connecticut Not Injured. Tile navy department was advised rid ay hat the ha 11 le-di ('onneet icut. which struck bottom while entering Culehra island. Miffered only ineons:" lUetitial damage. lilaek-'mth llcir «, SIOIMMIO. •I. W. Henediet. of Mayfield. Ky.. a poor biacksmilh. has fallen heir to -il S4UO.OOO by tin death of a relative at ••Ctiion City, Tcim. Sioux Cit.y Live Stock Market. Thursday's quotations on the Sioux City live stock market follow: T?eev #r.no dr O.nO. Top boss, $(150." Worries Over Inheritance: Insane. Worry ovor a $6,000 inheritance, which dwindled to ?G00. is responsible for the insanity of 1'etsy l'latt. of Lo gansport. Ind. She thought relatives were trying- to get lier share and stood guard over her home with a gun. Bis firt* In Russian City. The central part of the city of Po lotsk, province of Viler.sk. Russia, one of the most ancient eiiies of the em pire, has been deslroved by fire. The damage is very heavy DRAttlWG T1IAW ,iri!Y. r\vo Ta!csrne| Accepted ut I'il'st •tfssion. The Ions awaited trial of Harry Kendall Thaw fur the murder of Stait ,'ord White began in Now York Wed nesday before .Justice FitKB«ralcl. Two jurors were secured as a re sult of the day's work. Out of the iOO talesmen, ninteen were examined. Three successfully passed the rapid fire of questions, but one was after wards excused by the court after nialt nij some private representations con cerning his business. At 10:30 o'clock Thursday the court resumed the work of choosing a jury which shall pass on the justice of Thaw's claim that he had a right to shoot the man who had "ruined his wife." Nearly all the talesmen examined seemed anxious to serve and the chal lenges were nearly In every instance of a peremptory character, nearly evenly rlivided between the prosecution and the defense. The examination of the talesmen was followed with the keenest interest, and it was thought the line of ques tioning by the attorneys for Thaw would develop the character of the de fem-e they are to set up. There was disappointment in this respect. The defendant's counsel seemed willing to accept any proposed juror who satis factorily answered the questions put by District Attorney Jerome, who per sonally conducted the examinations. The defense peremptorily chal lenged two talesmen, however, who gave their business as architects. Rlr. Jerome asked each talesman in turn if he would be influenced by the so-called higher or unwritten law to the exclusion of the actual laws of the state as they would be laid down by Justice Fitzgerald. There was none to say lie would not accept the court's ruling on all questions of the law. FKWF.lt .IAI»S TO I'lllUIMMNMS. Falling Off in immigration Durints tli.1 Fiscal Year. That the tendency of Japanese emi gration is not toward the Philippine!) is shewn by statistics sent to Philip pine commission by W. Morgan Schu- insular collector of customs, and dlected in a report made public at the insular bureau. The report is for the fiscal year ended June "0 last, and shows that only 277 Japanese went to the islands in lilOG. against 1."Ha for the preceding year, 2.7-11 in 11101 and 1.072 in OOii. In Hiufi 377 Jaianese left the islands. Till! total customs collected for the fiscal year covered by the report aggregated $7. u53.t!i(l sold, a decrease of $71 0.1!f.1 over the preceding year. In explaining the falling off of im ports of Hour from the I'nited States. •Mr. Sinister says the decrease can lie attributed mainly to the prevalence of the boycott against American goods and manufactures by the Chinese, who are the principal retailers in Hour in the Philippines, Likewise, be says, they direct importers of this enmmodit ty lo a certain extent. Of the total value of imports for the fiscal year 10116. $4.:i3n.02u came from the I'nited states, as a gainst $5.S3!t,fil2 for the corresponding period preceding, or a decrease of $1,560,4 92. GOV. WIXTIIROP IN WltECK. Chief Ivxeciuive of Porto Kieo Has a Narrow Escape. A special train conveying Gov. Win Ihrop and a number of otlieials and citizens of San Juan to aitend the American Railway company's celebra tion of the completion of the railroad connecting San Juan and Ponce. I3. It., was derailed Tuesday near Qliebra uilas because of a defective truck. The coach containing the governor's party stopped within six inches of a preci pice 1.400 feet high. 'i'lie governor jumped from the coach and was not hurt. The oilier members of the party were shaken up, but no one was in jured. IS FROM SWETTENHAM. •loim Hull Receives K\|ilanution from Gov crnor. The Loudon government has heard /rom Gov. .Swetteiiham. of Jamaica, concerning the incident involving the withdrawal of the American warships from Kingston. Absolute si'Ci'eey is m.i in tai n.-d at he colonial ollieo. but the fact was elicited that during the night a. good many telegrams were received from Su ettenham. some of which deal with lie incident. These, it is understood, eontirni the main features of the affair as already known. Must Pay Their Fare. The interstate commerce commis sion at Washington, in an opinion by Commissioner Harlan, holds that men employed by newspapers to assorl newspapi'i.•! on special trains may not lawfullj be granted transportation. 1 No Relief for North Dakota. The North Dakota fuel shortage again is becoming serious, according to reports. inability of the railroads keep freight trains moving is re ousible 111 a large degree for this indition. Mississippi Negro Lynched. Henry Ball, a negro, was lynched at Greenwood. Miss.. Tuesday night. He I'.ad attacked Mrs. Graves, of that place. The coroner's jury decided the negro h^.d met liis death at the hands of unknown parties. I Battleship Damaged. It i.J reported that the battleship Connecticut ran on a reef while enter ing the harbor at Culebra island, P. k„ ofi Jan. 13, and that she sustained I serioflis damage as a result B1UBES TO TKAINMEX. Lumbermen Te!l of Paying for Freight Evidence indicating that lumbermen have been paying money to railroad employes to have cars "spotted" on their tracks was introduced before In terstate Commerce Commissioner Franklin K. I-aue at the hearing in Seattle Tuesday afternoon in the car shortage question. Charles K. Patton, of Seattle, presi dent of the Reliance Lumber com pany. and vice president and secre tary of the Atlas Lumber and Shingle company, made the statement during the course of his examination. Mr. Patton had been giving some facts and ligures showing that there was an ap parent discrimination in the distribu tion of ears at Taeoma among tliu mills. "How do you account for this dis crimination?" asked Commissioner Lane. "Only that somebody was buyinc cars." replied the witness. "What is a common .salutation among lumber men concerning this purchasing of cars?" asked Austin 1C. Griffith, who was conducting the ex amination for the lumbermen. "Well, a very common salutation among lumber men is 'What is the price today?' said Mr. Patton. "The price of cars runs from $1 to $.r a car. Some weeks ago the superin tendent of our mill at Tacoma saw a very large car being switched around. He asked the conductor if we were going to get the car. The conductor asked him how much it was worth to him. The superintendent said that while we wanted the car pretty badly, we were not going to pay for it. The eondueto'' said that it was worth $10 ta him, and we did not get the car." PUT ON I'AH WITH Kl'SSIA. I niteil States lias Failed to Legislate for Protection of Women. The United States government was declared on a par with the Russian government in failing to legislate foi the protection of women and child wage earners at a mass meeting held in the Carnegie lyceitm. in Xew York, under the auspices of various charita ble, labor and sociological bodies. One of the speakers said that In comparison with CI rent Rritain the Cnited fltates now stands in the devel opment of its child labor laws when Great Briton stood iu 1 N-14. Another charge was that instead of advancing in sucli legislation the country has steadily ret rogq railing for the past eleven years. A resolution was adopted by the meeting calling upon congress to de fray the expense of a thorough inves tigation of all women and child labor in the I'nited States. TXDIAN GIRLS DKI'.AUCilEI). i'ormer Indian Commissioner Sensational Charges. Kx-Gov. MeCounell. of Salt Lake. I'tali. former Indian coniniis.'ioner. in an interview charges gross mismanage ment of the Indian schools and ar raigns the system by which young In dian girls arc taken away from then parents and sent to Indian schools.- lie alleges teachers in the schools prac tice great cruelly upon their charges and that girl pupils are allowed to be debauched. The blame for these con ditions he places upon Secretary Hitchcock. whom. he says, ht he acquainted with conditions during acquainted with conditions during eonholed his report. He further says the otlieials of the interior department conceal the true state ol affairs from the president ,* NORTH I) MvOTA M'Pllim. Senator llansbrougli Confers with the President on Fuel Situation. The coal famine situation in North Dakota has become so serious thai I Senator Hansbrough conferred with President Roosevelt Tuesday to see if -deral means cannot, be found to re lieve tho situation. Telegrams appealing for relief were laid before the interstate commerce commission by Senator Hansbrough. The commissioners have called atten tion of the railroads interested to the renewed complaints. Senator Hansbrough's conference with the president was brief and no conclusions were announced at th(? White House. "Red Sunday" Anniversary. I Tuesday was the anniversary of his tenure of oliice, but who pig "lied Suiulay"in St, Petersburg, when I Father Gapon led a demonstration be fore the finter palace and manv wc.v killed by the troops Tokio Government Building Burns. The main buildings of the depart ment of communications were burned down Tuesday morning, involving a loss estimated at $500,000. Most of the documents were destroyed. The fire is attributed to an overheated stove. Sutton Defends Title. George Sutton, of Chicago, success fully defended his title as champion of the 18-2 balk line billiard game Tuesday. The challenger was Ora Morningstar. of Indiana, who was de feated, ,r00 to -172. i' Senator Nelson Re-Elected.,J V* Knute Nelson was named by both houses of the Minnesota legislature to succeed himself as United States sena tor. Four Democratic senators voted for Nelson, saying their districts were overwhelmingly for him. Alabama Senators Re-Eiocted. The Alabama legislature iu joint session Tuesday re-elected Senators John T. Morga'.i and Edmund W. Pet tus for another term. Both received a unanimous t-oce. WEEK'S HAPPENINGS NEWS OF T1IE WEEK IN A CON DENSE!) TOllM. Stock Completely Shut Off From Graz ing the Deep Snow—Hay Is Sell ing at High Figures—Cheyenne Ranches Pay $15 a Ton. Reports from the various sections of the ranges lying in the iClack Hills district are to the effect that there is great suffering: among the cattle and heavy losses are sure to follow later if there be no break in the weather con ditions soon. Snow to a depth of nearly wo feet covers a wide area of that coui ty, and cattle are completely shut off from feed. There arc no bare spots to af ford them grazing places. The cattle kept in herds at ranches and partly fed throughout the winter are also in danger, as the supply of hay is rapidly diminishing. It is said that some of the ranchers on the Cheyenne are buying all the hay they can get at $15 per ton. I'Alt.MER KILLED BY CARS. Julius Weiuiblom Kun Down by a Train at Canton. Julius Wennblom, a farmer of Fair view townahip, ten miles south of Can ton, aged 5 0 years, died Wednesday morning from injuries sustained by being run down in the railroad yards at Canton Tuesday. Wennblom was quite deaf and was walking along out side the rails near the depot. A switch engine and tender was backing down the track, and just before getting to the man he stepped between the rails and was hurled to the ground. His Skull was crushed, but he lived near ly twenty-four hours. He was un married. His father and mother, old Norway township pioneers, aged 85, were notified and ordered the body properly cared for. Xo blame attaches to the railroad men for the sad acci dent. MURDER SFSPECT IS CAUGHT. Negro Who Killed Alierileen Man is Believed to Be Prisoner. Otto Huff, suspected of befng the slayer of James Welsh, of Aberdeen, was arrested at James, a few miles east of Aberdeen. Wednesday morning. His arrest has led to a revival of the talk of lynching, but the authorities assert they are able to protect the prisoner if an attempt is made to lynch him. The prisoner denies knowledge of the crime, but the authorities feel sure the right man has been caught. The prisoner walked to James Tuesday niglit and slept in a haystack. To keep warm lie set fire to loose straw Wed nesday morning, and the flames spread to the stack, which was destroyed. This led to his arrest. PITTING "LID" ON AT STURGIS. Meade County Authorities Send No tices to Liquor Men. Notice was served on all the saloons in Sturgis by the authorities of Meade county to remove from their premises all tables, screens, curtains and parti tions or devices that present a free and unobstructed view of the interior to exclude all minors and habitual drunkards of whom they have been .notified, and to close their respective places of business at 12 o'clock on' Saturday niglrts and keep all doors closed until 12 o'clock Sunday night. :Tlie order does not meet the approval .of most of the residents of the town, I especially so far as the screens are concerned. These, they feel, should be left In. CHURCH IS 2It YEARS OLD. Deadwood Consregationalists Cele brate Anniversary. The Congregational church of Dead wood. the oldest church organization in the Blaclc Hills, has just celebrated its twenty-sixth anniversary, and re ports show it to be in good linanciat condition and growing rapidly. The society still occupies the small church, frequently enlarged and improved, I however, that was built over a quarter of a century ago at the foot of McGov jern hill. The pastor of the church is Rev. Walter H. Ashley, who came •here last summer from Massachusetts. Fine Cattle for Market. Parson & Crockett, of Gann Valley, shipped 100 head of fancy corn-fed lentils to the Sioux City market Wed nesday. While this county has been noted for years for the fine quality of grass fat cattle that have been pro duced here this is tile, first bunch of corn-ii'd cattle ever shipped out. New Buildings Cor Huron. Two new business houses will be erected at Huron in Dakota avenue this year, one by D. O. Root, photogra pher and music dealer, and the other by the Publishers' Mutual Insurance company. These structures will be '.'ommodious business blocks. Arinour Saloon Closed. TlieBeaver & Shields saloon at Ar mour was closed up by the autnori tlea Wednesday morning after run ning twenty-two days without a li cense. Beadle County's Population. According to registration lists for th® November, 1906, general election, furnished the auditor the population of Beadle county, as computed from these lists, is 15.420. Coasting Accident. While coastingon a hill at Gary, Ma bel Rivard was pushed from the sled upon which she was riding and was struck behind the oar by the sled following hers. Her skull was frac tured and the inner ear bled profuse •\y. »t° I Large Crop. One of the largest crops harvested In South Dakota during the past year was the divorce crop. It is one that always matures, no matter what kind of climatic conditions prevail. WED AT MIDNIGHT AT STATION. Storm Plays Important Part in Ro mantic Affair at Huron. Among the people who blew into Huron during the severe storm Satur day afternoon was William E. Mor row, of Miller, auditor for Hand coun ty. Mr. Morrow did not come down especially to visit friends, though ho has quite a number at that place, but to see a lady who had agreed to meet him at the depot on the arrival of the train from the east. A visit to the clerk's office by Mr. Morrow disclosed the fact that his business with the lady was of vital importance, and his discomfiture can be more readily im agined than described when early in the evening he was advised that the train from the east bearing the object of his affections would not come fur ther than Brookings. He was disap pointed and disconsolate and paced the floor of his apartments uneasily. Re lief came, however, when a telegram from the conductor announced that he could get through to Huron, and the train dispatcher told him to come along, which he did, the train reach ing Huron about midnight. Rev. F. W. Long, who had been engaged to perform the ceremony that would unite Mr. Morrow and Miss Emma Dale as husband and wife, was on the same train and did his best to comfort and console the to-be bride until their arrival in Huron. Not long after the train stopped William E. Morrow and Miss Emma Dale were pronounced husband and wife in the parlors of the depot hotel by Rev. W. P. Long, in the presence of a half dozen guests. JOINS TnE DIVORCE COLONY. Husband of Multi-Millionaire Crock er's Daughter is in Sioux Falls. Deep trouble has overtaken the male members of the Sioux Falls di vorce colony, the cause of a new mem ber who they fear will bring upon tha colony undue and unwished for noto riety. The male members of the col ony look upon the "butting in" of the new member about as the female members of the colony regarded the arrival of Mrs. Roland B. Molineux some years ago. The latest arrival in the colony, and the man who has caused all the grief, is Powers Couroud. who three years ago was married to a daughter of William H. Crocker, the multi-mill ionaire of San Francisco. The young man is only 23 years of age. An in teresting feature of the case is that his father had previously married an old er sister of Couroud's wife. CASHED ANOTHER'S CHECK. South -Dakota Boy Gets a Term tn tlio Penitentiary. Among the latest prisoners to be lodged in the Sioux Falls penitentiary is a young man named W. N. McFad den, who, through representing him self as another McFadden and cashing a draft intended for the other man. was unfortunate enough to run up against the American Bankers' asso ciation. McFadden pleaded guilty to the charge before Judge Frank B. Smith while the latter was holding a recent term of state circuit court in Lyman county and was sentenced to the peni tentiary for a period of one year and six months. PASS MAIL ORDER PROBLEM. Catalogue House Proposition Will Not Receive Much Attention. When the convention of South Da kota Retail Merchants' association re assembled at Mitchell Thursday there was a larger attendance. The catalogue house proposition will not receive rriuch attention at the con vention. President Grimm made his annual address. In which he offered many val uable suggestions to the business men of the state, touching on methods to prevent the encroachment of outside business houses on the state's trade territory. KNIFE WOUND IS FATAL. Lundstrom, Assai'ant of Carney, Faces Murder Charge. Thomas Carney, a bartender at Pee ve r, who was stabbed in the abdomen by Adolph Lundstrom, a farmer, is dead of his wound. For years Carney made Sisseton his headquarters, and was known as a sporting man and gambler. He was about 35 and was single. Lundstrom has been arrested and will be arraigned upon the charge of murder. He is not known as a trou blesome or dangerous character, but Ayas drunk when he stabbed Carney. Ssi Vermillion Wants Cars. While the pepole of other parts of the world are complaining, and suffer ing for want of fuel, the farmers and elevator men of Clay county are join ing in the cry for cars to haul away their grain. The elevators are full and running over, and at present there is no relief in sight and the farmers will have to' quit hauling their grain for a time. Long Distance Phone for Hills. The Nebraska Telephone company states that the building of the rail roads from Pierre and Chamberlain to the Black Hills will mean the in stalling of a long distance telephone to connect the Hills with other por tions of the state and eventually with Omaha and Denver. Two Prisoners Pardoned. On the recommendation of the state board of pardons Gov. Elrod Thursdayi granted clemency to two Lawrence county prisoners, Hobart W. Coulter, who was serving a term for robbery in the second degree, and Herbert D. Caddy, who was serving a sentence for robbery, being the parties pardoned. Will Build at Broadland. The Broadland Elevator company has been incorporated and a $10,000° elevator will be erected at that place the coming season. The enterprise is backed by farmers in that locality, with Messrs. Brice as president, Lew is secretary, and Turney as treasurer. Thinks He Has Found Gold. Lars P. Olson, a farmer, residing northeast of Sioux Falls, is confident he has located a gold mine on his farm. He affirms that the claim con tains gold bearing quartz. iirrfrmrv The recommendation of Gov, Blrod In his message that the state return to North Carolina the money collected in the suit on the Shaffer bonds, did not meet with a hearty response among the legislative members. They say that while there may be a ques tion as to the moral right" of the state to accept such gifts, of bonds of other states, to test their validity, the money was owed by North Carolina, and should have been paid, and that South Dakota having received the gift should' retain it. They also believe the law through which the gift was received should stand, as it allows the accept ance of gifts such as are desirable at any time, and the mere fact that the law was passed practically for the purpose of accepting the Shaffer Sift in no way detracts from its merits when properly applied. By an oversight in committee selec tions, the northern part of the state was missed in the selection of the ap portionment committee of the house,, and that committee will very probably, be enlarged, and names from that sec tion added. From this time on the western and northern portions of the, state will be pushing tor greater rep resentation, but the southeastern pa*t of the state will desire to hold all th^y possibly can, and the probabilities arej for some close figuring and warm de bates on that proposition. The state land department has been rushed so far this month in getting out patents for final purchasers of state lands. On the 7th of this month. 59 patents were called for. Since the' first day of December 233 tracts have passed into complete ownership of purchasers. Seventy-five of these were called for in December, and 158 up to the middle of this month. The larg est number went to the southern part of the state, Clay county calling for 34, Hutchinson 31, Minnehaha 29 and Lincoln 21. Frank Stewart, of the Western South Dakota Stockman's association, is in Pierre from Buffalo Gap to look after the proposed repeal of the free range law which is being asked for by the settlers who are going onto the government lands west of the river. He says all the stockmen want is to be let alone. They are not asking for any legislation. But the man with the hoe will not agree to let them go their old way, and the matter will be push ed at this session. Among the new bills are the new educational bill, which is being pre pared by Prof. King, of Castlewood, and Prof. Swanson, the new deputy in the state educational department, assisted by Attorney General Clark, they being a part of a committee ap pointed by Gov. Elrod at the request of the State Educational association to frame up such a bill. The new meas ure is to be practically a new educa tional code for the state. The representatives of the railroads in Pierre are R. W. Stewart for tho Northwestern, and Harry Hunter and Ben Hoover for the Milwaukee, and the press bureaus will be operated through the session just as of old. But the representatives of the roads say they have nothing to say against any anti-pass bill which may be pre sented, as they are perfectly willing to have any such as is presented pass ed by the legislature. John Breen the head of the liquor association of the state Is in Pierre to look after anything which may in terest that association. If an attempt is made to pass the county option law! as a bill the action will be opposed,! but if it comes up in the way of tho, initiative, there will be nothing left to do but look after it at the polls at tho next general election. The ladies who are desiring tht privilege of casting their votes along with their brothers, husbands and fathers, are represented in Pierre by Mrs. Plckler of Faulkton, Mrs. Ram sey of Woon'socket, and Mrs. Johnson of Highmore. They will do what they can in the opportunity they have to secure action favorable to their way of thinking on the suffrage question. The state real estate dealers asso ciation, in session in Pierre recently, are evidently not strenuous advocates of the anti-pass law so far as it may affect their business. They are will ing that state officers and politicians should pay fare, but when it comes to homeseekers, they believe that the pass is the thing to assist in building up the state. 4' J" State Oil Inspector E. C. Moulton, for the northern district, has paid into the state treasury $2,123.73 as the sur plus of inspection fees in his district after paying the expenses of himself and deputies and taking out his salary of $1,500 for the year. J. W. Boyce was In Pierre to act with F. M. Mills, of Benton Harbor, Mich., to secure extension of the term, of street railway franchises from twenty to thirty years in relation to the Sioux Falls system. The state engineer and attorney general have gone to Hot Springs to straighten out the tangle between the town and soldiers' home over the wa ter supply. The advocates of the prison twine plant are on the lookout for whatever further legislation may be required to carry out their plans, since' the adop tion of the amendment to the consti tution allowing a social t^x levy to be made by the state board.this year, and Representative Hebel, who wan one of the leaders in the fight for the plant at the last session, has the mat ter In charge for the present, and will not take any chances which may be left open through failure of proper legislation at the present session.