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FOUND NOT GUILTY OP HlltDEII
OF WEBSTER Gl'ERIX.
Mrs. McDonald Remains Calm While
Attendant Collapses and She is Com
pelled to Exchange Roles with Iler
and Try to Quiet the Woman.
Mrs. Dora McDonald, who has been
on trial at Chicago since Jan. 20 on the
charge of murdering Webster Otierln,
•was acquitted by the Jury in the crlm.
inal court Tuesday night. The verdict
was reached after six and a half hours
of deliberation, the jury having retired
at 1 o'clock in the afternoon.
The defendant, who is the widow ot
Michael C. McDonald, a former mill
ionaire gambling king and political
leader in Qhlcago, received the ver
dict without apparent emotion. Dur
ing the trial she had frequently col
lapsed, and on several occasions the
case had been interrupted in order
that she might receive medical attefi
tioi*. However, Mrs. McDonald was the
least moved of any of the persons con
cerned in the defense, her attendant
lemg so overcome that Mrs. McDon
ald was compelled to exchange roles
with her and try to quiet the woman.
Members of the' jury took an oat
before reporting their finding not to
teveal the history of their delibera
tions. The first ballot, they said, stood
8 to 4 for acquittal, but subsequent
developriients were -carefully kept se
cret.
After Mrs. McDonald had been dis
charged she was taken to a hotel by
relatives. It was announced later that
she will retire to a sanitarium. De
spite her nervous and physical condi
tion during the trial and the months
following the tragedy no hint of in
sanity was offered as a defense at thi
triul.
Webster Guerin was shot and killed
in his studio in the Omaha building,
I^a Salle and Van Buren streets, Feb.
21, 1907. Mrs. McDonald was alone
with him when the tragedy occurred
arid was immediately arrested am?
charged with murder.
TRAIN'S MKX TO MURDER.
M! :clc Hand School is Unearthed in
Pittsburg.
-Antonio Folino and the seven other
Italians, alleged members of the Black
.Hand society, arrested at Pittsburg,
I'd., in a raid following attempts to
blackmail a son of the late Senator
Quay and other residents of Sewickley
ii-ights, an exclusive residential sub
ui h, are being held in prison for fur
ther hearing- after letters, and literature
found in the house they-had occupied
have been translated. This branch of
the organization is known to the po
lice as the Camporto. The police as
sort that a school to train young men
in the wiles of extortion and the best
methods of taking human life was
found in session when detectives ar
rested the leader, Folino, with his as
sistants and students at the rendez
vous.
Translations of papers found in the
shanty of Raffele Peluso, near Sewick
ley, show that members of the Sacro
Coricalo society take an oath to "tako
whatever lift? is necessary."
SLAUGHTER OF ROBINS.
Xearly 1.000.000 Killed in Louisiana
This Winter for Food.
The announcement that about 1,
000,0^0 robins have been killed by
hunters this winter in Louisiana was
made Tuesday by Frank Miller, presi
dent of the Louisiana Audubon society,
at. Xew Orleans. Following this an
nouncement (ieorge Howell, a govern
ment expert, sent there to investigate
the habits of robins, said that the
investigation may prove the eastward
movement of the boll weevil has been
facilitated by the reckless destruction
of the robins. The birds are killed
for food.
Santa Fe -Must Explain.
The Oklahoma corporation commis
sion has ordered the Santa Fe railroad
to appear before it and explain why the
railroad officials ordered the recent
cutting off of four trains on the main
line.
Speaker Cole Cleared.
At Salem. Mass., the indictment
against Speaker John N. Cole, of the
Massachusetts representatives, charg
ing hfm with violating the statutes by
soliciting transportation below regular
rates was quashed Tuesday.
Sioux City Live .Stock Market.
Tuesday's quotations on the sionx
City live stock market follow: Top
beeves, $5.30. Top hogs, $4.30.
Clemency to Mrs. Goold.
The death sentence against Mrs.
Violet Goold, who, with her husband,
Vere St. Ledger Goold, was convicted
of the murder of Emma Levin at Mon
te Carlo last summer, has been com
muted to imprisonment for life.
Franco at Genoa.
Senor Franco arrived at Genoa,
Italy, Tueseday evening. He appeared
very much worn out and retired to hi*
.hotel, refusing to see anyone.
FAVOR.
Public Acquiesces in As
aaartiuttlona.
A special dispatch to the London
Standard from Lisbon asserts that the
public acquiesces In the assassination
of, the king and crown prince as a Jus
tifiable political act and no effort will
be made to bring to justice the accom
plices of the murders, although they
are numerous and In many cases
known.
On the contrary, says the dispatch,
no surprise Is expressed that the re
publican newspapers demand the
criminal prosecution of the king's
equerry, Flgueira, who sabered one
assassin. Subscriptions have been
raised for the families of 'the murder
ers amounting to several thousand
pounds, continues the dispatch, and
rich citizens of Lisbon are disputing
for the privilege of adopting the child
ren of the principal criminal.
The Standard's correspondent pre
dicts that trouble will arise when the
limit of the conciliation policy the
present ministry has adopted has been
reached and it becomes necessary to
take strong measures.
The bodies of King Carlos and
Crown Prince Luis Philippe were
Monday laid away beside those of
their royal ancestors in the sacred
sepulchre of the pantheon at Lisbon.
The official closing of one of the most
tragic incidents in Portuguese history
was attended by a scene which almost
developed into a disaster. A great
crowd, numbering into thousands,
struggled outside the cathedral of San
Vincente seeking to enter and view the
bodies before the doors we're finally
closed for the ceremony. Brushing
back the police and the guard of royal
archers, they poured into the church,
sweeping everything before them. A
panic was threatened and the cavalry
was called out to disperse the pushing
thousands. Women and children were
caught in the crush, and many of them
were bruised and trampled upon, but
no fatalities have been reported,
WAVE OF REFORM MOVES OX.
Oklahoma Regulates Length of Hotel
Bed Sheets.
The lower house at Guthrie, Okla.,
Monday passed a sweeping measure
regulating hotels. The measure pro
vides that every hotel shall be fitted
with a prescribed fire escape. Nine
foot sheets on the beds are specified,
and in regard to the dining room the
measure reads:
"No cup, dish, vessel or receptacle
for food shall have cracks visible to
the naked eye."
A bill providing that officers of cor
porations who conceal their books or
statements shall be guilty of a felony
•and subject to not more than three
years' nor less than two years' impris
onment, has passed both houses.
The Ellis anti-lobbying bill, provid
ing for jail sentences for.lobbying, .has
passed both houses.
BIG MILLS RESUME WORK.
in
.Employment for Five Thousand
Lorain. Ohio.
Betweeen 5,000 and 6,000 men re
turned to work at the Lorain (O.)
plant of the National Tube company
Monday morning. The plant has been
closed for several months. Under nor
mal conditions S,500 men are employ
ed. It is understood to be the present
intention of the company to re-employ
the full quota of men within a very
short time.
The plate, slab and structural mills
of the Illinois Steel company, in South
Chicago, which have been practically
shut down for several weeks, opened
Monday, giving employment to 2,000
men.
MONSTER RUN OX HOGS.
Over 75,000 Head Were Received at
Chicago Monday.
Receipts of hogs at the union stock
i'ards at Chicago broke all previous
records Monday. Before noon more
than 75,000 head had been unloaded
and more were arriving. The highest
run previously recorded was on Feb.
11, 1895, when 74,551 were received.
The high price of corn is said to be
the cause for the marketing of animals
in such numbers.
The immediate effect on the Chicago
market was a break of 10 15c in
prices.
Seize Japanese Steamer.
Chinese imperial customs officers
Saturday evening seized a Japanese
steamer near Makar which was land
ing arms on Chinese territory. It is
alleged that the arms were intended
for revolutionists under Dr. Sub Yet
Sen, the leader of the revolutionary
party in China.
Navy's Ranks About Full.
According to the latest records the
navy has profited by the recent scarci
ty of employment in many lines in the
way of enlistments, and the comple
ment now is only about 500 men short
Michigan Bank Falls.
Announcement was made Saturday
that the City bank, of Dowagiac, Mich.,
would not open for business Monday.
The bank is capitalized for $50,000.
Trying to Head Off Prohibition Wave.
Another of the desperate moves of
the brewers to forestall the prohibition
movement at Detroit, Mich., has be
come known. They have decided to
close 200 of their saloons when the
licenses expire May 1.
Indiana Banker Commits Suicide.
At Connersville, Ind., Francis T.
Roots, president of the First National'
bank, committed suicide Monday by
shooting. He had been In bad health.
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IN FEAR FOR CHURCH.
Cry of Alarm is Raised by the Saloon
Men.
The National Model License league,
through its president, T. M.' Giltnore,
of Louisville, Ky.,- Sunday issued an
open letter to the ministers of the
United States. After explaining' that
the object of the league Is to have a
uniform saloon license adopted by. all
the state where prohibition is not lit
force, the letter says:
"We do not offer this law as a sub
stitute exactly for prohibition, that i$,
it is not Intended to Interfere with the
passage of prohibitory laws if the peo
ple desire them, but it is intended to
bring about obedience to law where
the business Is licensed. The prohibi
tory laws that are being passed in this
country merely prohibit the manufac
ture and sale and do not probihit the
purchase and use, and all thinking
men know that where a demand ex
ists it will be supplied from some
source If the profit justifies the risk in
supplying it. Witness the development
of the mail order business and the
moonshine business, and as shown by
the figures of the internal revenue de
partment the per capita consumption
of whisky has not decreased with the
spread of prohibition, while the per
capita consumption of beer has large
ly increased.
"If the anti-saloon league will agree
to it, we will favor having an amend
ment to all prohibitory laws provid
ing a heavy penaltyifor the purchase of
alcoholic beverages, of for having
them in possession in prohibitory ter
ritory, and this would mean prohibi
tion. The passage of laws will not
prevent the use of alcoholic beverages
that is a matter of education and of
evolution."
XIGHT RIDERS IX RAID.
Lock Up Citizens of Kentucky Town
and Burn Warehouse.
Saturday night at 12 o'clock a band
of about 150 mounted night riders,
masked, heavily armed and wearing
the insignia of a secret clan, invaded
Fredonia, Crittendon county Ky., cap
tured James Scarberry, operator of the
Cumberland Telephone company, and
cut all telephone connections. They
then forced Dave Potter, a clerk in a
drug store, to open his store, in which
they corralled several citizens and
held them prisoners. Leaving a large
guard in the town, the others galloped
to the village of View, five miles away,
and blew up Alfred K. Cardin's. tobac
co factory, containing 33.000 pounds of
tobacco, and set fire to and destroyed
Mr. Cardin's barn, containing 10,000
pounds of tobacco belonging to him
and his croppers. The loss aggre
gates $10,000, with J5,000 insurance.
After firing volleys into the air the
night riders returned through Fre
donia and released their pris^ers.
Eighty per cent of Crittendon county
farmers have tobacco pooled in the
Society of Equity. Mr. Cardin ts not
a member. He was formerly a candi
date for governor on the populist
ticket.
The Planters' association has no or
ganization in this county.
TWO BANKERS TO PRISOX.
Southerners Caught in Daring Fraud
at Murphysboro. 111.
W. B. Smith and James S. Nail, of
Henry county, Ky., were sentenced to
the penitentiary for a term of not to
exceed five years in circuit court at
Murphysboro, 111., Saturday for con
spiracy to defraud the Elkville, 111.,
State bank of $5,192. Nail was presi
dent of the Mississippi Valley Banking
company, of Grand Tower, this county,
which institution is now in the hands
of a receiver.
It was charged that Smith came to
Jackson county and organized a state
bank at Elkville, which had scarcely
been opened when Smith and confed
erates in the south began to flood it
with overdrafts and false drafts. Smith
installed Nail as president of the bank.
Smith was once president of the largest
bank in Louisville, Ky. A fine of $2,
000 was assessed against Smith in ad
dition to the prison sentence.
Southern Roads Reduce Salaries.
In view of- the falling off in business
the management of the Cincinnati,
New Orleans and Texas Pacific railway
and the Alabama Great Southern rail
road have determined to put into effect
on March 1, 1908, a reduction of 10 per
cent in the pay of general officers and
employes receiving monthly salaries of
$250 over.
Takaliira Sails for Xew York.
When the steamship Etruria stopped
at Queenstown Sunday C. W. Morse, of
New York, who is a passenger, was in
his stateroom and refused to be dis
turbed. Baron Takahira, the newly
appointed Japanese ambassador to the
United States, was also a passenger on
the Etruria.
Utah Bank Loses $43,000.
The Salt Lake City, Utah, Tribune
says that for the last month the Utah
National bank has been investigating
quietly the loss of $43,000 in currency
from its reserve vault. The inquiry has
reached a point which justifies the ex
pectation of one or more arrests in a
short time.
Aids Idle Workmen.
John W. Bookwalter, the millionaire
and former Democratic candidate .for
governor of'Ohio, Monday cabled $2,.
500 to Mayor Burnett, o^gffijngfieia,
O., from 'Nice, Italy. The money i« to
be used for the poor people^bf Spring,
field w.ho are out of work/
Heavy Snow In South Carolina. $
Spartanburg, S. -C., 4s buried lyiti&r
7 Inches of sna^.-'the heaviest fall jn
mfeny years.
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Sodth Dakota
State News
TO FIGHT SUNDAY LAW:
baseball Interests Seek to Defeat Pro
posed Dnkota. Statute.
A movement has been Inaugurated
by Roy Townsend, of' Sioux Falls, sec
retary of the All Sioux Falls Baseball
association, having for its purpose the
holding of a convention in Sioux Falls
some time during the coming summer
with the object of organizing for the
defeat of what Is known as the Sunday
closing act of the last legislature,
whfcch will be submitted to the voters
of South Dakota at the election next
November for acceptance or rejection.
Among other things the act prohibits
the playing of baseball on Sunday.
Those who seek to defeat the law at
the polls because It Interferes with
Sunday baseball propose to flru hold
a district convention wfiich win pave
the way for a state convention, when
the organization of the a.ntl-Sunday
closing forces would extend to all
parts of the state. The law was en
acted by the legislature which was In
session a year ago, but before It could
go Into effect those opposed to its pro
visions invoked the referendum
amendment to the state constitution,
thus preventing the law from going in
to effect and giving the Voters of the
state an opportunity at the November
election to say whether or not they
want it placed upon the statute books.
ANDERSON BOUND OVER.
Aberdeen Alderman Held for the Al
leged Theft of Coul.
E. G. Anderson, alderman and pro
prietor of one of the largest coal yards
in Aberdeen, has been bound over to
the circuit court on the charge of
grand larceny in connection with an
alleged theft of a carload of coal
from the Milwaukee railroad. Ander
son was arrested a few days ago in
Minneapolis and brought back by a de
tective. He was released on $500 bonds
pending the hearing.
The case attracted great attention,
and the court was crowded during the
two days the hearing was in progress.
After the prosecution had presented
Its case in detail the defense an
nounced it would waive its case, and
Anderson was then bound over to the
upper court in the sum of $1,000. The
defendant, through his attorneys,
states that he is entirely innocent of
the charge and that he will prove his
innocence when the case comes to
trial. The specific charge is that An
derson purchased a carload of Milwau
kee coal from a switchman.
SWINDLER CAUGHT.
Beggar Pays Heavy Fine at Scotland
for False Pretense.
It cost a smooth swindler a heavy
fine for appearing at Scotland and
begging funds with which, it is alleged
he wanted to support his wife and five
children. The swindler, after relating
his tale of woe, succeeded in winning
contributions from some of the citi
zens, but he finally met with disaster
before he had collected a very large
amount. He was foolish enough to en
ter a bank and ask that a $100 bill be
changed. Then his troubles began, for
the incident was reported to the prop
er authorities and the swindler was
speedily placed under arrest. He was
taken before Judge Chamberlain, who
Imposed a heavy fine, which the swin
dler paid. He then hastened to make
his disappearance from Scotland and
may now be attempting to "work"
people in some of the surrounding
towns.
FOR CHARITIES CONFERENCE.
Many Prominent Speakers Expected at
Rcdficld Meeting in April.
The state conference of Charities
and Corrections for South Dakota will
be held at Redfield April 1, 2 and 3.
This meeting is expected to be one of
the most interesting ever held in the
northwest. Themes of vital impor
tance, not only to the workers in lines
of penology and sociology, but subjects
of interest to the public generally will
be discussed by men and women of
prominence in this line. Several peo
ple of great prominence have already
been secured to take part in the pro
gram.
Explosion Wrecks Saloon.
While tapping a barrel of alcohol in
the Hamm Brewing company's saloon
[at Dolton, Friday night, the fluid be
came ignited in some manner, causing
an explosion which completely de
stroyed the building by fire and came
very near costing Lew Smith, the
proprietor, his life. Loss on building
and contents, $2,500 partially In
sured.
Woonsookct to Have Curfew.
The Woodsocket council has framed
up a curfew ordinance which it intends
to pass as soon as the timg^glapses be
tween the necessary ret^Bpl^. From
May 1 to Sept. 1 the get in
by 9 o'clock, and from fiejw. 1 to Rlay
1 the lads will. haySVto'*%€t off ?the
streets by 8 o'clock.'. V.
Business Men at Fen st.
One of the., greatest affairs of itr
kind in the history of Sioux Falls was
the first annual banquet of the newly
organized Commercial c.lub'-"of Sioux
Falls, which was he'd Fridpy evening
at ..die Cathract hOite!. Plates for
more than 200 of. the,business men of
Sioux Falls were. laid.
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Elg Tyndall Revival.
Tyndall is bptr.g stlrre.l ty Evangel
ist Franklin $7 Conner, of Cedar Falls
la, Mr. Conner is leading in a union
gospel, meeting among the English
speaking churches. Large crowds are
attending the meeting every njght:
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Child .Severely Burned.
A. 4-year-bid oaughter of Mr. and
Mrs, SS. H. Walket, of L'eresford, was
•everely burntd. ?he accident was
the result of the ihiid climbing u«on
the kitchen ptove while Mrs. Walter
was temporarily absent.
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Growth.
The question of increase in/Siotrola
tiob is one which Is receiving a great
deal of attention in the preas of the
country .at the present time and the
feature of the difference In. families
With American born parents and for
elgn born parents 1b 'being shown up
by statistical facts. The report* to
the bureau of vital statistics of this
state for the year 1907 show that
South Dakota Is not different from oth
er sections of the country on that
score. The total number of births^ In
the state* for the year was li.OOS, ot
which 5,683 were males and 5,320 fe
males, with a total birth rate of 22.4
to the 1,000 of population. The for
eign population of the state Is equal
to'but 19.7 per cent of the whole pop
ulation, while the foreign bqrn moth
ers equaled 29 per cent of the wholes
and the foreign born fathers 36 per
cent of the whole. The average family
into which children were born for the
year numbers 3.5 children' the aver
age American born mother who gave
birth to children in that year has 3.29
children, and the average' foreign bom
mother who gave birth to children In
that year has 5.03 children.' The av
erage American born mother 30 years
Or more old has 5.25* children, and the
average foreign bom mother oO or
more years old has 7.18 children. This
shows a decided difference ih the birth
rate between the foreign born
population of the country and the
American born. Out of the total num-
ber of births reported for the year
72 were illegitimate children, with
mothers from 14 to 38 years.
LOWER COURT REVERSED.
Plaintiff Finally Beaten In an Unusual
Insurance Case.
The supreme court at Pierre re
versed the circuit court of Day county
in, the case of L. L. Nordness vs. the
Mutual Cash Guaranty company, of
Sioux Falls. It appears that Nordness,
who was a merchant at Waubay, was
solicited for a policy of $1,000 In the
Sioux Falls company and the solicit
ing agent wrote up the policy and sent
it in tp the home company. It was
returned byi them to Nordness with a
request for the premium due upon the
same. Nordness held it several weeks,
while he was apparently, from the tes
timony negotiating with an Aberdeen
company for the same, amount of in
surance, and then returned the policy
to the Sioux Falls company, saying
that he did not want the insurance. It
was returned to him two other times
by the Sioux Falls company which inr
sisted that he had contracted for it,
and they demanded their premium.
The third time it was sent to Nordness
he received it day after his store had
burned and he at once sent in the pre
mium. On learning the circumstances
the company returned the premium
and resisted payment on the policy.
The lower court gave Nordness judg
ment for the amount of the policy, but
is reversed by the supreme court which
holds that there never was any insur
ance In the case.
A NEW ISSUE.
Ibportant Point Raised in Land Case at
Pierre.
In the contest case of Frank- Wei
schedel vs. Mathias Wagner which is
being heard before the Pierre land of.
fice a new question has been raised.
Wagner was sentenced from Sully
county on a charge of horse stealing,
and, it is alleged by the contestants,
was allowed to come home on parole to
file on a tract which he han contested.
He returned to the prison and was
pardoned by Gov. Crawford on
his record and the strength of a long
petition signed by the residents of Sul
ly county, the pardon being given with
the purpose of restoring citizenship.
But the contestant holds that while
serving a prison sentence Wagner was
not a citizen of the state and could
not make a legal filing, and demands
that his filing upon the tract be ac
cepted. It is an entirely new point and
how the land department will rule up
on It is a question of special interest.
DAKOTA EDITORS WIN POINT.
May Accept Transiortatlon Within the
State.
At the recent annual meeting of the
South Dakota Press association a reso.
lution was unanimously adopted ask
ing W. S. Clark, attorney general of
South Dakota, to render to the asso
ciation his opinion as to whether the
existing anti-pass law in South Dakota
is a bar to the making of contracts be
tween newspapers and railroad com
panies for transportation good within
the state, on an exchange basis.
John T. Cogan, of Sioux Falls, secre
taryof the. association, has just receiv
ed a reply from the attorney general,
who holds in effect that contracts en
tered into in good faith on such basis
are not forbidden by the lajv.
Names of Postofflce is Changed.
The town of Pierpont, which since
the early days has been burdened with
the postofflce name of Plerpolnt, will
hereafter be known and officially rec
ognized by the postoffice department
as Pierpont, the necessary action hav
recently been taken by the post
.offlce department to omit the second
"j" from the name.
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-Saves. Life of Friend.
Through the heroism of Earl Vai
c'-coter,
who resides, with his ParentajQn1-:
the Missouri river near Yariktotfrfn
dian agency, the life of John jiriock
hart, his young friend, was savediiThdV
two young men were skgtlng on the
Missouri river when Fkjekhart skated
into an airhole.
Plans forjSIoux Fallt^'Falr. 4
At a meeti£g%hich.*jias just
held in gi0'v
rectors
Festival^
sclectei
festival "Mud fair
Mitchell to Vote on School Bonds.
Ihe citizens of Mitchell will have an
opportunity Feb. 25 to vote on the ls-
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Since financial matters have fhownM
a. change over the country the state11"
land department at Pierre li receiving
applications for information lb rela
tion to the sales of state lands this
spring, the requests coming from prac
tlcally all parts of the United States.
The Indications at present are that,
when the time of sales arrives there
will be a good demand, for the lands., ,:
The matter of filial payments on th*^^
part of purchasers Is alty showing the'
results, for while there were but few
Anal payments at the opening of'the
year, the last two weeks has brought
number of payments, and oh oneK
day more than fifty patents were sent'
-ut to purchasers who desire to clear
up the title to the lands which ^hey
held under contract with the state, andy
sent In the amount due. This win give
the department a larger amount 'of
money to reloan, and will allow them
to fill numerous applications which
lave been held to await the necessary
•eceipts to fill the demands.
Samuel H. Lea, of Pierre, state en
gineer, was In Sioux Falls Tuesday.
While there Mr. Lea submitted to the
board of county commissioners his
plans covering portions of the proposed
drainage ditch which had not been be
fore submitted. The plains cover that
portion of the canal from the brow of
penitentiary Hill, to the river, and
were adopted by the county eommis-.
sioners. The plans show the ueces-'
sary right of way for the extension of
the canal required to convey the water
from west of town to the river north
of the penitentiary.- The plans also
show that the ditch from the brow of
the hill to the river, on account of the
fall, will have to be lined with con
crete. This work of the state englr ver
now completes his connection with ids
proposed drainage canal. A number
of up the country farmers, somo In fa
vor and others opposed to the pro
posed canal, were present at the neeU
Ing of the county commissioners.
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State Engineer Lea has returned
from the "Dry Farming congress" at
Salt Lake City, where he meta strong
delegation which was ready to show
what could be done with that manner
of farming in a country with a light
rainfall. Mr. Lea is an enthusiast over
irrigation and "dry farming," and be
lieves that with the two systems there
is no reason why South Dakota should
not support a dense farming popula
tion, using the Irrigation plan where
it is convenient and not too expensive,
and the dry farming process where
the securing of water for irrigation is
not practicable. A soil with a small
percentage of gumbo naturally lends
itself to the dry farming process, as it
makes a dust blanket of itself when
once broken and will not require as
much labor to preserve the blanket a3
will be found in a loam soil.
'v.
When people discuss the pr^Sent
winter as tho warmest they have ever
known, they forget that the weather
bureau keeps a record, and by going
back as far as 1890 they will find that
both November and December were
higher in average temperature than
wero the past November and Decem
ber. and they only need to go back two
years to find December warmer than
it was this year, with November but
slightly cooler. When the final foot
ings are put out for January they may
show somewhat warmer than other
recent years, but it is not likely that
the record will have to be followed far
back to find one to equal the present
For the first time since the memora
ble fire of a year ago, dividend checks
have been received by stockholders of
the Homestake Mining company. The
dividend was No. 401 for the usual 50
cents per share and amounted in all to
$109,200 disbursed. The last dividend
prior to this one was Issued in April,
1906. The Homestake is today in
/nuch better physical condition than
ever before, and more improvements
are being constantly added to the
great property.
At the meeting of the board of con-'
trol of the State Firemen's association
held in Pierre Monday, the full list of
officers selected for the coming year
is: Wm. IColb, Vermillion, president
Wm. Moller, Parkston, vice president
J. Spry,1 Mitchell, second vice presi
dent Will Luck, Watertown, treasur-,
er Robert Clipsey, Parker, secretary
Arthur Farmer, Pierre, corresponding
secretary. The place of meeting for
the next annual tournament was fixed
at Pierre for the 16th, 17th, 18th and
19th of June.
The Indian aaf?ropriatl(rii bill tfro
vldlng appronJ&tlons Tbf the Bscal
year beginning July 1,". which tgjpbeeh
reported t^the"house from- the':CQm
mltteej^'-In^ian^affairs. ccftktidns a
V1 »U«U VUlllUUB a
nil »n 11 IMl i. a *£'_
number pf,1teri*B for Soutff Dakota, the
Inrirlfet Ijfelng to Sl0U^w.rf
Miftnent under
largHt item, $797,0
A& different tribes^
treatles^the to%|beh|# $31,700 less
than'- 'the suq^glpjpprlated for the
wcrent fiscal
GoVvyf^«jLTCF5'rd
jf'
ciafBin, Sepjs-i^o l^waa
the time-% *thtSrA year's
The date aflectef Relation.
tfS thV week between
the state fair at frjur^ and the «X'
palace exposition a£»Mitchell. V*
hew^ high school building:
'"J
«s!1
"•i%
Will-
has ap
line war
Itm Born, "of Presho, as^j_
of layman county.
'itf"
'fgr
CV» t-k- ft-. KV
?jf Reports from fjjie' northern part of
'Butte county would Indicate that
there wa^same business for the gamb
wardeh(4pithat county. The report Is
to tne fcffect that a good sized band
antelope which was ranging on ., ...
^Ojnfcnd r|ver all qf last summer and
through the fall, had entirely disap
peared from the killing of the ani
male by local hunters. The animals
Are protected absolutely by the state
law, and any killing of them Is cause
for a heavy flna
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