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RAPID CITY, D.
UNION PUBLISHING CO. PUBS,
SOUTH DAKOTA DONE BRIEFLY.
n» Editors or the State.
Secretary Sohlosaer, of the South Da
kota Press association, has sent ont a oir
oular in which he gives directions regard
ing the arrangements for the regular
annual meeting to be held at Huron on the
25th of the present month. He say*:
"A business session will be held at 4
o'clook p. m. Sdbsequent meetings will
bounder the direction of the association,
which wilt also take into consideration the
courtesies extended by the citizens of
Huron. On the arernoon of the following
day the association will pdjourn to Pierre
and oomplete its business, where at least
one day will be spent. From here, as
guests of thn city, the excursion will start
aoroBS the reservation. For this purpose
the city of Pierre has provided covered
carriages and conveyances, with camp
ing outfit and cookiug apparatus,
cooks and provisions and every
convenience to make the trip com
fortable and enjoyable. The excursion is
expected to reach Bapid City on Tuesday
evening, July 29, or Wednesday morning,
July 30. After remaining here a day, the
excursion will go by rail to Sturgis, visit
ing Fort Mead, and continuing the jour
ney by carriage to Deadwood the same
day. The distance is twelve miles, through
the most romantic sct nery of the Hills.
From Deadwood as a oenter, the excursion
will visit Lead City, the Homestake mines,
and all other points of interest within
reach, which will oonsume at least one or
two days. Returning by rail, the excur
sion party will visit Whitewood and go to
the Hot Springs, via Buffalo Gap, spend
ing one or two days visitiDg and testing
the celebrated medical springs, where is
also situated the magnificent soldiers'
home of the state. Tbe homeward jour
ney will be resumed on Monday, August i,
arriving at Sioux City the following day,
when the excursion will be regarded as
Tin and mica Grow Together,
Prof. Riotte, H. C. Wiokir and James
Wilson, of the Harney Peak Tin company
of the Black Hills, S. D., are in WaHhing
ton looking after the protection of the in
dustry in the tariff bill. They Bay that if
proper protection was given the Black
Hills mines, South Dakota could be put
into the condition of supplying more tin
within the next two years than was neces
sarv for the manufacturing interests of
this oountry, and that after tbe mines were
developed tin could be produced to Amer
ican consutfters at a lees price than
was paid at present for the im
ported article. When they were reminded
that it had been argued against an increase
of the duty on tin plate that tin in the
Black Hills was not of a good quality and
was mixed with mica, the gentleman stated
that mica and tin ore grew together and
that in no part of the old worlil could tin
ore be found without mica. Tbey stated
that the articlo in South Dakota was of a
purer qnality than auy of the old world
mines and thai it could be produoed in
larger quantities and bettor quality than
elsewhere, but that inasmuch as labor was
higher here and machinery had not been
provided it would cost more than the im
ported article until the mines wete de
Lawrence County's Valuation.
The county assessor's figures show the
total valuation to be $4,080,915, or about
$200,000 in excess of laBt year.
pollB and 1,721 road
"'jJeadwood. Total valuation of
?i,V05,150, divided into: Heal estate, $1,
•165,170 personal property, 439,9S0. Other
itemB are: Merchandise, $130,350 manu
factures, $98,000 toll roads, $5,000 live
stock, $9,290 vehicles, $3,740 road polls,
$222 school polls, $379. Deadwood's
value will reach $5,000,000.
South Dakota State News.
ORIGINAL package houses are
closed in Day county.
THERE are 1,967 members of the A. O.
U. W. in South Dakota.
A SCANDINAVIAN republicau league is
being organized in Davison county.
THE Star is the name of a new weekly
published at Oldham by P. E. Prink.
NINETEEN government lioenses to sell
liquor have been taken out at Yankton.
ELLA PEDEDRO, aged 11, died at Forest
City ttie other day after an illness of seven
years. She was afflicted with a peculiar
ailment, her Bkin at intervals turning black
and then gradually fading to itp natural
PRAIRIE dogs are worrying farmers in
some sections of Aurora county. They
have built up good-Bized towns and have
no hesitancy in appropriating additional
territory whenever the increase in popula
tion demands a "new addition."
THE Deadwood Pioneer says George H.
Willard, of that oity, "has received the sad
and painful news of the death of a great
ancle in England, who leaves an estate of
$16,000,000," of whioh he is heir to one
eighth, and that he will go over and get
his share of the "scads" as soon as he re
covers from his "pain and sadness."
THERE are twenty-six branches of the
Farmers' alliance in Hand oounty.
The Deadwood Pioneer has learned in
directly that Prof. Culver, of the Univer
sity of Dakota, has declined tbe deanship
of the school of mines.
E. P. H. ASHLEY, a full blood Indian,
is Sunday school director of the Crow
Creek agency. He is a good talker, well
eduoated and by trade is a typesetter.
FBOU all over South Dakota oomes word
that the supply of harvest hands will not
equal the demand, and wages are expected
to be inordinately high.
ATTORNEY-GENERAL DOLLARD has
rendered an opinion that under the law on
oiTil townships that was passed last winter
it is the duty of county commissioners to
divide oountiei into civil townships, but
pot to provide them with township govern
ments without the consent of a majority of
the voters of the townships.
THE report that Mrs. John H. King had
beeome deranged is denied in a letter from
Washington. She had been very ill for the
past six weeks, but has fully recovered,
and is now in better health than she has'
been for some months. There was noth
ing in her illness of the nature referred to.
THE extension of the Homestake rail
road will soon be ironed into and through
Galena. The party of surveyors now at
't woA for the company in the vicinity of
fo*.' Piedmont will commence work on the Ga
''""Wa branch as soon as'their labors are
completed at the former place. The Ga
lena line is expected to be in operation be
fore the snow flies.
Cixr is preparing for a big
celebration on the completion of the Sioux
City and Forest City road from Gettys
burg tp that point. It was expeoted the
road would be oompleted in time to cele
ibrate tlie event on Jnly 3, but the delay in
the arrival of iron prevented.
Tbm votes ot Scandinavian women were
~ehall5nged at the school election at Slaugh
ter on the ground of their not hairing taken
oat satnrallntion paj^en.
YANKTON lovers of nqnatio sports are
talking ot organizing a boat clnb. It is
proposed to lay out a handsome park on
tbe Jim river, about five miles from the
city, with hotel, pavilion. boat-houses, etc.
interior of thu Presbyterian church
TERRIBLE RESULTS OF A STORM
Hundreds of People Drowned tn tho Nu
merous Lakes or Cruilted by Falling
Buildings—The Most Appalling Calam
ity at Like Pepin—Roll of the Dead—
Course of tbe 8torm.
A few moments before 5 o'olock Sunday
afternoon the clouds, which bad been
threatening a shower, began to colic ot over
thn region of Lake MoCarron, two or three
mileB north of St. Paul, 600n taking on a
rotary motion and tbe teriible appearance
of a cyclone. Hundreds of citizens watcbed
the clouds as tbey swept together and fol
lowed their course to the northwest, in
which direction many friends had gone to
spend the day at some of the many little
lakeB scattered over the country. Anxiety
for the absent drew many down during the
evening to learn the first possible particu
lars of what they surmised would be un
doubtedly a disastrous storih.
A youug man drove in from Lake Cole
man soon afterward with the information
that at least two persons were killed and
over 100 injured. He bad been out there
with a young lady friend and having gone
after a buggy to drive home on his re
turn to whore she had b.-cn standing he
found his oompanion seriously injured by
tbe storm, which had suddenly came upon
them. Other reports followed thick and
fast, each beiug a little worse than the one
wbich preceded. To the north and east of
tue city there area great number of little
lakes, which are sought by multitudes
every Suoday and on the shoreB of these
many camp rs pass the hot summer
mouths. Lake Coleman is one of these
and the damage is very heavy. When the
storm Btruck the lake the boat-house was
lifted up bodily and overturned in the
water, and a boat loaded with persons given
similar treatment. Other buildings were
demolished or badly wrecked. Passing
from the starting point the cyclone struck
Lake Joauna, Lake Gervais, Lake Yadenis,
Lake Canada and passed on about four
miles east of White Bear lake.
The passengers on the St. Paul & Du
luth trrvn, which leit White Bear at 4:55,
were approaching Gladstone when they
observed the cyclone forming and watched
its motion with interest other than fear or
excitement. Not so with tbe engineer,
however. He saw the threatening aspect of
the sky and, with a startled look ahead to
see if all was clear, pulled out the throttle
and the engine leaptd forward. His judg
ment and quick action undoubtedly saved
the lives of the train load, for the twisting,
terrifying devastation crossed the tracks
scarcely more than a minute after the train
The Chicago express, on the Chicago,
Milwaukee & St. Paul road, was struck by
the storm near lake Popin. The passen
gers were greatly terrified, and a sleeping
car porter jumped from the oar and was
The place where tbe oyclone struck the
ground and caused the loss of life was on
the shore of Lake Gervais, where J. H.
Schnrmier, of St. Paul, had a summer cot
tage and where Simon Good was also lo
cated. The funnel-shaped cloud swoopej
down on them, demolished their dwellings
and a number of other buildings in the
same neighborhood. The cjmp of Col.
Helleser, of St. Paul, with a large party,
was blown down, but the party all escaped
injury. In the wreck of the Schurmier and
Good houses, however, five were killed and
ten injured. The killed are:
MBS. .1. H. SCHUllMtEll.
was not known.
badly goorehed Sunday
night by the felling of a chandelier, which
lynlMMiil aaatierad burning oil in all di
taction*.' Tbe ooogregation *$•
Sl ito there migbt bw tma
CiF.OlUi MlLLEil, ot the First Natiouul
bnnk, St. Paul.
PETE," Hcliurmior's driver,
The bodies of Mrs. Schurmier, her son
and Mr. Phaefler have not yet been found.
The injured are:
J. H. SCHUUMiKit, scalp wounds.
seriously injured on scalp.
MRS. PHAEFLEII, Shoulder broken.
THOMAB DAHXARD, not seriously.
MRS. GEORGE: MIIXEH,
injuries to her
Miss CAERIE, wounded on head and ehoui.
scalp wounds and injury to the
MISS MINNIE GINTEB.
The most alarming news came from the
keeper of the boat-house at Lake Coleman
This man says he let out during the after
noon at least fifteen boats. None of them
had less than two occupants and some
three or four. Since the fearful storm
passed over the lake no trace of the boats
or unfortunate passengers has been found
The cyclone struck Little Canada,
population of 500, blowing down twelve
houses, killing three persons, and injuring
a score of others.
At North St. Paul the wind blew down
a furniture factory and several dwellings,
two persons were killel by lightning. On
the Gervais road,- four miles north of St
Paul, the house of Nat Getzky containing
twelve persons, was raised from its foun
dations, dropping on the inmates who had
taken refuge in the cellar, and killing two
outright. The others are so badly crushed
as to warrant the fear that their injuries
may prove fatal.
Those iujured in the oyclone were as
comfortable as possible with the excep
tion of Mrs. George J. "Miller, whose hus
band was killed. The lady will probably
die from mental shock and injuries.
IROWNED BY HUNDREDS.
The Worst Feature of the Storm Found at
The steamer Sea Wing left Bed Wing,
Minn., Sunday afternoon with 150 passen
gers on boar.l, bound for Lake City, where
the state encampment of the state militia
is in progress. At several small towns
along the shore of Lake Pepin enough
more people were taken on board to make
about 350 when the boat reached its desti
nation. A barge was in tow which carried
100 of this number. Late in the afternoon
the party re-embarked for home and was
in tbe middle of the lake off Lake City,
when a cyolone struck the Sea Wing. The
boat became unmanagable at onoe. The
barge was cut loose, and after an hour
drifted to the shore with about twenty
people on board. The other 200 or more
were drowned. Sixty-two bodies have
beon recovered up to 7 a. m.
A BRAVE STRUGGLE.
Iitttle Steamer Sea Wing Fights Bravely
But in Tain.
The storm whioh resulted in such great
IOSB of life at Lake Pepin, opposite the
western end of the little town, was a
straight wind blowing at a teriffio rate of
speed, and it completely overpowered
the ezenrsion steamer Sea King.
Lake Pepin is an expansion of the Missis
sippi, about thirty miles long and extends
east and west. The steamer was returning
from the camp of the Minnesota National
guard, with a party of Red Wing people
and running into the teeth of the wind.
The gale was too muoh for the steamer
and the boat was fast getting beyond con
trol. Oapt. Wether tried to save the lives
of his passengers by ranning tbe
boat aground on the Wisconsin
shore. The boat was turned over and
quickly scores of people were struggling in
the waves, from whioh many of them may
never be recovered. The vessel tried to
regain its right position, but quickly was
seized onoe more and a seoond overturning
np*ct nearly all of those who still olnng to
A few reached
shore, bat most of them
ander water never to set
again. The search for bodies
began at onoe and over sixty bad been
disaster is across the line from Lake City,
toward Bed Wing, and as most of tbe vic
tims were from that city, the coroner
was notified and fifty-eight todies taken
there this morning after first being viewed
by him at Lakeside.
When the wreck of the steamer occurred
it was lifted over against the barge. She
lay over on her port side and was broken
almost into kindling wood, although
enough of tbe framework remained to hold
it together and work on at 10:30.
The bodies of a woman and child, to
which ropes had been attached,
were drawn from the water. Tbe child
was a daughter of John Winters, of .Red
Wing. Fred Sewers, a blacksmith, was
taken out a few minutes later. That
makes a total of sixty-five bodies already
found, or probably about half the total
A GALLANT CORPORAL.
Be Kescues Fifteen People, and Has Earned
Corporal E. L. Perry, of St. Paul saw
the wrook early laBt night and nt once hast
ened to the spot to render such assistance
as was possible. Finding a man standing
near a boat, he asked to be tak-n out into
the storm to the overturning boat. When
refused, he threatened to kill him unless
his orders were oboyed, and with the help of
his unwilling assistant saved tbe lives
of fifteen or sixteen women. Adjt.-Gen.
Miller says the man has earned a commis
Under command of Adjt.-Gen. Miller
the military was put iuto service and the
men worked nobly at tho wreck. The
boat had been wrecked back of the point
which is known as Maiden Book and is
THE DEATH LIST.
One Hundred and Twenty-Five Were
1' l'owned at Lake Pepin, and Five Killed
at St. Paul.
It now appears certain that at leaBt 125
lives were lost in the disaster at Lake Pepin.
About seventy bodies have already been re
covered and it is thought at least fifty
more bodies are fast in the wreck
at the bottom of the lake. The list of the
killed and injured at St. Paul does not so
far differ materially from that already sent
out, viz: Five killed and a dozen in
From early morning a patrol of row
boats was kept up all over the neighbor
hood of tbe wreck, looking for bodies.
Several were found in that way last night,
and a small boy was found floating and
yelling three miles from the scene
of the disaster. Battery A, of St.
Paul, kept up a cannonading during
the day trying to raise the bodies,
but without success. The little steamer
tug Wanderer tried unsuccessfully to pull
tbe wreck apart, and then the Ethel
Howard came up the river and with the aid
of the Luella pulled apart the frame of
what had been the steamer Sea Wing up
out of the water. The Luella then pulled
releasing three bodies, one woman and two
young men. Alice Palmer, of Trenton,
was one of these, but tbe two men have not
been identified. This makes a total of
sixty-eight bodies now found.
A Narrow Escape.
J. W. Terrell and Miss Valdee, P. T.
Potts and Miss Lou Gleason, B. Burk
and Miss Wheeler, J, N. Bruggeman and
wife, all of St. Paul, who wore camping on
the northwest shore of Lake Gervais, had
narrow escape from being blown into
the lake. The wind took tbeir tent and
horse and buggy and hurled then iuto the
ROLL OF THE DEAD.
Names of Those Wlione Lifeless Bodies
Were Recovered from Lake I'opiti.
Tho Minneapolis Journal's Hed Wing
The bodies of those drowned in Lake
Pepin Sunday night, to tbe number of
eighty-two, were brought (o lied Wing at
6 o'clock this morning. The whole town
is in mourning. Immediately upon the
arrival of the steamer the bodies were car
ried to the respective homes of the de
Following is the list:
JOHN HKFFLEll, wife and two children.
PETEK GEVELkT, wife and Iho children.
MltS. BLAKEK and two children.
MltS. HKSIFOBUNG and thi\o children.
.UBS. SUHUELBEIIG and daughter.
MA1UE S. KOGLUND.
Mitts. F. SHEHF and daughter.
JOHN BAHKUS aud wife.
FRED SEIVERS and daughter.
ADDIE WING and sistor.
H. REDLTS and two children.
A. O. ANDERSON.
EDDIE 1RISTOP HERSONx
A. M. HIPPER.
MRS. NELLIE WOEHRN and
It is quite probable that there are fifty
or sixty people missing in addition to the
list of the identified dead. It is thought
all these are in the wreck whioh lies off the
point near Lake City. The undertaking
establishment at Red Wing is crowded
with friends of the dead, and many ccses
of prostration have occurred. Business is
completely at a standstill. John Jerkin
wife and five children, comprising an en
tire family, are among the dead. It is re
ported that "Bad" Mero was drowned, to
gether with his entire family. They went
down wrapped in each others' arms and
were pioked up floating together. The
scenes at the morgue were simply in
COURSE OF THE STORM.
It Bounded and Rebounded, Striking the
Earth at Intervals, and Leaving Death
tn Its Wake.
According to the testimony of those who
witnessed the storm as it first gathered in
tbe vicinity of Snail Lake, several miles
northwest of Lake Gervais and about eight
miles from St. Paul, it first began its work
of destruction about three miles from tbe
Schurmeyer and Good oottages by demol
ishing a barn and several windmills. After
this it seemed to bound into the air,
striking the earth again near the hamlet of
Little Canada, where the first serious dam
age was done. Again it skipped a space of
about a mile, and once again lowered to
the earth and resumed its work of destruo
tion, its fury culminating near the shore
of lake Gervais, where five deaths were
caused. Onoe again the storm seemed to
rebound into tbe air, only to regain the
earth half a mile further on, where the
ruins of the Gaetzk^ place and bruised
inmates were left to bear witness to its
power. Here its force seemed spent, and
as it prooeeded eastward it seemed simply
in the natnre of a high wind, acoompanied
by a thunder storm.. Bail stones as large
as olives fell at White Bear lake. A num
ber of other qottages on the lakes were de
stroyed and several of the inmates were in
jured, but none fatally. Besides tbe
houses destroyed, a number of farms and
wind mills were blown down. No estimate
oan be made yet of the amount
of damage done to property. All sorts of
rumors as to the killed and injured are fly
ing around. A party of 220 seekers is
known to have been out in boats near Lit
tle Canada before the storm oame up and
they are reported miBstyig.
It is also reported that several boats left
the dook near the Bohurmeyer residence
by DAYLIGHT. TB« WWW pi the
tbe storm and not one had returned.
LOSS AT LAKE PEPIN.
ISO PEOPLE THOUGHT TO BE
THE NUMBER DROWNED.
Borrowing Scenes Among: the Muurnera
A Day or Funerals at Red WinK-Worili
Inadequate To Describe the Prevalent
Gloom—Trying To Fix the Blame.
The lake shore was made to reverberate
with the thunder of dynamite whioh was
biought into requisition in the hope that
it would help in bringing some of the un
recovered bodies to the surfaoe. The
country people, who drove in from all
directions, were again on hand, and resi
dents of Lake City were also
there at an early hour watcbiug
the workers. The military guard was kept
up all night at the beach. The smiling
in no way reminded one of the great
horror that had come upon this whole sec
tion of the slate. Goodhue county, of
which Bed Wing is the county seat, reaches
to the edge of Lake City, and the disaster
occurred in the limits of that oounty. Thia
fact, and the residence of most of the vic
tims at Bed Wing, waB what took the
bodies to that city at once, the ooroner
there taking charge of and preparing them
for the inquest.
FIXING Tim BLAME,
A Storm of Crimination and Accusation
Follows the Disaster.
Another rumor that osused great indig
nation was that which accused the captain
of ordering the cabin door looked aud
keeping the people inside. The captain
was blamed for penning the people up
where death was sure to come. Miss Ag
gie Bartron, of Lake City, who was one of
those who were rescued from the
barge when it drifted near the
shore, Bays all the women
and children were ordered into the cabin
from the burgo. It would be the natural
thing for the captain to do this, as it was
intensely dark, and the rain and hail that
were falling made it extremely disagreeable
to remain on the barge at the mercy of the
elements. On the other hand, tho en
gineer told City Marshal Tim Foley
that the captain thought the barge
safer than the steamer, and
Bent the order dorn to the cabin for the
women and children to go on tbe barge.
Instead of carrying the order correctly the
man told them to stay in the cabin and
lock the door, whioh they did. Previous
to that, most of the women had left the
barge for the steamer, telling the engineer
that a party of men on the barge were
drunk and had been aoting in an objection
able manner and they would not stay there.
If these be the facts ot not, it was cer
tain that the doors were shut if not locked,
when tbe rescuers reached the steamer aud
everything indicated that they had been
closed throughout the gale. The entire
sobriety of the engineer is questioned by
an old fisherman named Cook, who escaped
from tbe wreck. The engineer further
says that when the steamer turned over
he was on tLe barge, from wbich
he stepped upon the upturned keel,
and looked on all sides without discover
ing any one, however.
Frank Way, of Trenton, says he and
twenty-five or more others olung to the
steamer's bottom after she turned over and
that he swam to a place of Bafety from
there, but his lady companion, Miss Mattie
Flynn, has not yet been recovered. Two
o! h'.S'Sisters alBO went down and only one
body has been recovered.
SAD SCENES AT RED WING.
The Town in Mourning and tho Dread
No words can describe the gloom of
these days following the Pepin lnko disas
ter. Mourning is in the very air in the
little town of lied Wing, among whose
lately happy people death has dealt his
heaviest blows. From the best obtairf&ble
facts, the figures now place the number of
deaths from the wreck of the Sea Wing at
about 130. This, however, can only be
called an approximation for the list of
the excursion party is necessarily incom
plete. Oaly in the course of time
can the missing and unrecovered dead bo
numbered. Down at Lake City, and up
along the shore for a considerable distance
there are still kept patrol parties ready to
take up the bodies washed ashore. Other
parties are out in boats looking for the
dead that may be found floating. The
publio buildings are draped in black.
Many merchants and private citizens also
display mourning emblems. Many women
from the wreck are yet suffering
from nervous prostration. The number of
bodies found up to this time is eighty,
Funerals have been held right along dur
ing the day, one of the mournful
processions pasBing along .the
street erery few minutes. Business
houses were generally closed and in
mourning garb while the whole place has
has an air of disconsolate
grief.Coroner Eyllo went down to
Lake Oity to view the soene
of the disaster. He will hold inquest at
once on the body of E. A. Johnson, ot Da
kota, who was to have been married Tues
day and whose betrothed was
also one of those who per
ished. It is stated that the prosecuting
attorney of Goodhue county avowed the
opinion that the disaster is subject not for
action by a coroner's jury, but should come
before the grand jury at once.
WHAT THEY ESCAPED.
The City of Chicago Was in Great Danger
of a Cyclone on Monday.
Tho signal service officials in Chicago
say that the conditions for the develop
ment of a oyolone were perfect on Monday,
and that it was probably only averted by
the peoximity of Lake Michigan. It was,
in fact,' the edge of tbe storm which
wrought snch havoo in Minnesota
Sunday. Late Monday afternoon
the wind blew in-Chicago at the rate of
about fifty miles per hour and rain came
down in sheets. One and three-tenths
inches fell in thirty-five minutes. Reports
from Joliet and other points near Chicago
are to the effect that growing corn waB
leveled to the ground by the wind. Ad
vices from points in Illinois, Iowa and
Missouri say that the weather was very
hot, the thermometer marking from 98 to
STUDYING JAW BREAKERS.
The German Emperor Trying to Harmon
ize X's and Z'a With Spoken Language.
Edmund Yates, in his London cable to
the New York Tribune, says:
"The Emperor William has been study
ing Russian during the last year, in order
to be able to converse in the language dur
ing his visit to Peterhof next month, in
stead of hearing nothing but French, as he
did in 1888, for neither the czar nor the
ozarina speaks German well. The em
peror is to command his Russian regiment
of Viborg dragoons during their maneu
vers at Tsarskee-Selo, so it is essential he
be able to make himself understood in the
language of the country."
SPARKS FROM THE WIRES.
LOBD WOLSEY will take command of
the forces in Ireland in October.
THE offioial statistics of the Prussian
harvest make a favorable showing.
A SPANISH carabiner while pursuing
smugglers (at Gibraltar, accidentally Bhot
and Mlled a British sentry.
THE socialists are organizing provincial
congresses throughout Germany for the
purpose of proposing candidates for the
various German diets, believing that
they are now sufficiently strong to eleot
representative* in nearly all their strong-
WEATHER CROP BULLETIN.
Weekly Report Sent Out by the Signal
Temperature—The week tnriing July 12
has bscn cooler thau usual gent rally
throughout the region east of the Missis
sippi nr.il on the south Atlantic coast, whiie
it w.is slightly warm.tr in the gulf states
nn 1 warmer owr the eastern elope of the
Rocky mountains and over tho northern
Uoc.ky mountain district, including the
country aB Tar east as the Missouri valley.
It was relatively cool on tho north Pncifio
cjast and in northern California, whilo it
was slightly warmer than the average for
tho senson on tbe southern and central
California coasts. The thermal conditions
from Jan. 1 to July 12 remain substantially
as reported in the bulletin for the previonB
week, except that tie deficiency in temper
ature previously existing in the Missouri
valley Las been sligbtlv reduced. The re
cent hifjli temperature has forced the
urowth of crops in the central
whore about the normal seasonal condi
tions prevail. Throughout tho cotton re
gion the crops are growing rapidly. The
season, which was previously from one to
two weeks late, is now but slightly re
Precipitation—There was loss than tho
usual amount of rain over the greater por
tion of the country east of the Rocky
mountains during the week, tho only sec
tions reporting an excess of precipitation
were from Lake Superior westward over
the Dnkotns, enstiru Georgia, southern
portions of South Carolina, Louisiaua,
southern Mississippi and western Arkan
sas. Well distributed showers occurred
generally in tbe cast gulf, south Atlantio
states and the lower lake region. Very
light showers occurred in Now England
and the middle Atlantio states, and from
Obio westward to Iowa, while drought con
tinued in tLe upper Ohio and lower Mis
souri valleys. There was a slight excess
of rainfall on the north Pacific coast. The
rainfall fur the season continues in excess
gene rally throughout tho Mississippi aud
the Ohio vuiloy aud the lake region, and on
the Pacific coast north of the thirty, fifth
parallel. In Minnesota, the Da
kotns and northern Kansas, the
seasonal rainfall generally excoeds
9 per cent, of the normal but over the
greater portion ot Iowa, Kansas and east
ern Nebraska aud northwest Missouri, the
seasonal rainfall amounts to less than 70
per cent, of tile normal. It also amounts
to gonor-lly less than 70 per cent, through
out tho south Atlantic statos, but the re
cent rains over that section have been
favorablu to growing crops.
General Remarks—The weather during
the past week has been favorable for all
growing crops in Minnesota, and it was
unfavorable in bouth Dakota, Kansas, Ne
braska, Missouri and southern Illinois,
owing to continued drouth, and in some
distriels tho recent hot weather has forced
the ripening of grain, causing shrinkage.
The rains during tho latter part of the
we kin Kansas wore very favorable for
corn and hay, but these crops are suf
fering for rain in Missouri, Nebraska and
All crops were improved in Michigan
whero harvesting is in progress. In In
diana the weather was very favorable for
harvesting and corn is doing well, but is in
nni o£ rain. Drought oontinues in Ken
fi-.cky n:,d Tennt ssoe where dry, hot
we.ith has resulted in some injury to
crops. Corn and tabacco slightly injured
in Kentucky, tho wheat crop is reported as
about half tbe average crop, while oats are
almost total failure .in Tennessee the
wheat crop has boen harvested in good con
dition hay fine, and a largo yield.
Oivgou reports local showers delayed
haviug wheat filling well and growing
nicely early wheat being harvested over
an avi rafje yield. Harvesting is in prog
ress in California fruit crop abundant in
the foot hills, and in Southern California.
ENGLAND WON'T STAND IT.
A Short but Courteous Note ou the Behr
ing Soa Dispute.
The comments of the Amerioan press
on the attitude of Great Britain in regard
to tho Behring sea controversy, based ap
parent iy upon tho information contained
in dispatches of July 5, are exciting much
iLtf-rcsl in EI gland.
Whatever may be said in Washington,
tboi-e is (xoellent authority in London for
tho statemoLt that the British government
did dc (ermine, and formally but courte
ously infoimcd the United States govern
rnet.t of its determination that the pro
ceedings which chaiacterized the seal
fishery season of 18B9 would not be toler
ated by her. It is trne that no threats
were made, but the significance of the
language could not be misunderstood.
It i6 now stated that the United States
government has practically yielded to
iSrilhh representations, and that pending
tho decision of the Behring sea question
there will be no very serious enforcement
ot American claims.
Largo Cliineso Colonies to Kaise CofTeo,
Wag Vin Wan, a wealthy San Francisco
Chiuaman, who has associated with him
Moury, an attorney of the same place, have
just purchased 15,000,000 acres of land on
the isthmus of Tehauntepec, and will com
plete tho purchase of another large tra-t
on which coffee, indigo, tobacoo, aud it is
believed, tea can be successfully grown.
On the tracts large Chinese colonies will be
established at once. Wag Yin Wan and
Moury leave for China by way of San
Francisco for the purpose of sending out
the first colonists. Owing to the her.t tho
land has been neglected, but it is believed
that Chiuese colonists will be able to stand
the temperature, as it is similar to that of
Snow In the Alps,
The snow which already covejrs the Cen
tral Alps continues falling, and the Salz
kammsrgut district and the surrounding
country presents a dreary and wintry land
scape. The rivers having their souroes in
the sonthern Tyrolese Alps, have over
flowed their banks, and the valley of the
Adige is flooded. The city of Trent, in the
Austrian Tyrol, which contains a popula
tion of about 20,000 people, is partiaily
Cholera in Spain.
The Gazette says that in the last two
months there have been 445 cases of
cholera in Spain, 2-51 of them being fatal.
Sioux C.ty Llvo Stoek.
Boga—Beoeipts, 1,000 offioial Saturday,' 1.0U
Market 15(&20o higher tli&n Saturday morning,
lelliug at $a.5533.l32!5 bulk, ®3.57,^.
Cattle—KeosiptB, 2U0: offioial Saturday, Bis
shipments, 83B Market dull and steady.
Quotations: Fat steers, prime, $3,754
4.00 fair to good, t8.6038.70 lead
ers, ohoioB 800 to 1,000 pounds, t3.10S
S.35 fairto good, $2.85 a 8,10: Btookeri, choloe.
lair to good,
•*firstname.lastname@example.org oow«, extra ehoiee, corn-fed,
(2.75SS.25 grasseis, fair to good, $1.76."2.25
inferior to oommos, tl.241.65 eann«s, 78o»
(1.25 yearlings, extra choloe, 88.003S.i6 oom
rnon, *2.7508.00 bolls, ehofoe, $3,2502,60:
common, 91.7632.llg veal ealves, poor to
South Omaha Live Itook.
Hogs—Beoeipts, 3,500 offioial Saturday, 4,470
shipments. 7 cars. Ma-Vet apeqe4l0o higher.
Belliap at 83.5503 65 bulk, •3.ftp.
Cattte—Beoelpts, 2,000 official Saturday,
1,100 shipments, ill oars. Market opened easy
and looks lower,
Chicago Un Stock.
Hogs—Beoeipts, 21,000. llarket aotive, firm
anl higher. Light *3.7598,95: heavy packing
and shipping, «8.70®8.95.
Cattle—Beoeipts, 21,000. Market alow and
lower. Beeves, $3.5004.80 Btockers, «2.S5
Sheep—Beoeipts, 7,000. Market steady.
Muttons •3.7595,10 stockers, •3.60(34.26.
Wheat—Easy oash, 67!£o September. 80fto.
Corn—Steady oash, 87&o September. SB^o.
Oats—Steady eash, 29&o September 3hUo
Bye—Quiet at 49o,
Flax—Easy at •LU1.
Proviilent—Pork dull: oi
(ember. $10.80. Lerd,
CROPS IN THE DAKOTAS
QUITE FAVORABLE REPORTS
:G4L FROM MANY POINTS.
Central Portions of South Dakota Suffering
From Heat—Damaging: Hail in the Vi
cinity or Jamostown Harvest Hands
WanteA 'At Paige—Nem From Various
Orops on the Missouri slope are all in a
most favorable condition at present for a
bountiful yield. Harvesting at Bismarck
will begin in about two weeks. Wheat is
exp ct'd to average at least thirty bushels
per acre. Never before in the history of
that section has rain fallen so freely and
providentially during the dry periods.
Becent hailstorms have done somo dam
age to garden truck, but very little to
growing crops. It is reported that rust
has appeared in some sections, but inquiry
of farmers failed to elicit anything to sub
stantiate the rumor. Every farmer, to a
man, does not hesitate to express himself
regretfdl for not putting more ground to
orop. Last year's poor yield discouraged
a great many, and nearly all but tho bo
nanza farmers were chary of seeding the
usual acreage The hum of the thrasher
will be merry.
the word whioh best indi
cates the appearance and condition of cropB
in tbe region abgut Aberdeen. There are
all kinds of fields, early and late sown,
broadcast and drill-sown, high and sandy
fields, low and marshy ones. The general
condition of wheat, well put in, is excel
lent. The damage from heat in the earlv
part of last week was not as great as at
first supposed. The hot wind of Thurs
day threatened great injury, "but the rainB
of the afternoon and evening nearly or
quite repaired the damage, lieports from
every direction indicate a short crop in
some localities and a fair or large yield in
The fact that men who declared
ruinod on Thursday, said they
were looking finely the following day, il
lustrates both tue panicky tendency of the
country and the critical situation of crops
at this seaso'i. Little is said of oats,
barley and flax, and tbe condition of these
orops is generally good, flax especially
promising a larfjo yield. Estimates upon
wheat vary widely, br' upon present con
ditions 15 bushels to tho acre is not far
out of the way.
Sull'ering Some from the Heat.
Reports received at Huron from various
parts of the state indicate that the hot, dry
wind on Thursday was confined chiefly to
tho central portion of the state. Some
damage was done to late sown wheat and
oats, in some localities quite severe.
Beadle oounty grain was somewhat
scorched, but a rainfall of over one inch
Thursday night will repair much of the
damage. There is every indication of an
excellent crop, though it will not be as
abundant as many have expected. With
favorable weather harvest will set in from
a week to 10 days earlier than usual. Hail
has done less damage than in 1887-8 tho
districts that have suffered most this sea
son are north and northwest. Outworms
played mischief with com early in the
season, but what iB left is in fine oondition
and but little effected by hot winds and
drouth. Tho acreage being greatly in ex
cess of former years, will swell the crop
beyond any ever produced in tho state.
Itelying upon reports received at the
United States signal office, it is safe to say
that the wheat, oats and barley orop is not
now in as good oondition by 20 per cent,
as a weuk ago. Flax has suffered little and
promises a good yield. Millet and tama
and wild grasses have luxuriant growth.
Pounded Out by Hall.
The orop outlook iu the J&EDQB river val
ley has not materially changed during the
past two weeks. Since the rains com
menced tho prospect has indicated a big
harvest. Last Sunday night's storm
brought with it some hail, but it fell in
streaks. It only touched Stutsman oounty
in one plaoe. A strip four miles wide,
through the southern half of the county,
was destroyed. There are about fifty
losers, and 3,000 or 4,000 acres were
pounrled out. Outside this strip but little
hail fell. Conservative judges estimate
that barring hail and hot winds, tho
country ought to average twenty bushels to
tho acre. A great doal of grain sown in
low places has been drowned out. On the
Carrington & Casey iarms ot Milvillo, the
proepect IB said to be the beBt ever known.
There is some fear of rust expressed, but
none has yet appeared. The season
does not seem to have been very favorable
Harvest Hanils Wanted.
The present condition of the wheat crop
in Cass county may be said to be the best,
with the possible exception of 1886, that it
has been for from six to eight yearB. There
is no rust to speak of, but if the weather,
such aB we have been having (rainy, fol
lowed by hot weather)
V. T. KoGHXYOUDDY,
be inevitable, fn all fields are low places
where standing water has either ruined or
bleached the wlioat, and the average will
thus be decreased. The straw is long and
large, and an inoreased number of harvest
hands, in this scotion, will be required in
any. event. The wheat is generally head
ing out now and the heads will he large.
In Cass oounty little damage was done to
crops by the storm of Monday morning
and Thursday afternoon. It is reported,
however, that hail, Monday morning, de
vastated a strip six or eight miles wide and
reaching from James to Cheyenne rivers in
Stutsman and Barnes counties, it is
understood .-hat hot weather has injured
wheat neir Lisbon, in Bansom oounty.
The Weerta Getting: in Their Work.
Oool weathor and several rains in the
past week have helped North Dakota wheat
considerably. It iB noiw heading out. No
ruBt is reported in Bamsev oounty, but
weeds are doing a good deal of damage.
Wheat growing on ground that was sum
mer fallowed is doing the best. Some
wheat is looking splendid and will*average
twenty-five or thirty bushels to an acre
while there is considerable that has been
ehoked off by the weeds. Good judges
estimate the orop for this county at 60 per
All Serene at MUbank.
Wheat has not been damaged by the
recent hot weather. The winds reported
from points in the Jim valley have not
reached this valley. Wheat is generally
headed and the kernel fully formed iu
early sown localities. The indication are
for a harvest at about the usual time.
Sparks from the Wires.
THE coroner's |ury at Dunbar, Pa., Re
lieve that Bobert Lang, superintendent is
orimlnally responsible in oausing the death
of the miners.
A TEBBiBiiE conflagration has ocourred
at Wassilkervo, Buisia, by which 329
dwellings were destroyed and seven per
sons were burned to death.
A CONNECTICUT judge has decided that
the barrels or oases are the original pack
ages and fined a dealer for selling by the
bottle. The oase has been appealed.
AT St'. Johns, N. P., there have been
2,671 cases of diphtheria aud 603 deaths
sinoe the outbreak of the epidemio. Tho
disease is now under control.
F&GD CXTBTIS, a fireman on the Laoka
wann'a road, has been arrested at Syracuse,
N. Y., oharged with disposing of the body
of a still-born child delivered by his wife
by throwing it into the fire-box of his looo
SAHOEII LYNCH, postmaster and gen
eral merchant at Centerville, Sullivan
oounty, N. Y., is missing, and is acoused
of forgeries and embeaalement aggregating
$20,000 or more.
JOHN HABT murdered bis mother at Bal
lyneale, Ireland, and chopped her body to
pieces. The monster was diiooverei lying
beside tbe corpse Of bis victim eat-
Y. T. MoGILLYOUDDY.
W. S. PETERSON.
H. W. TINKER.
A. J. WOOD.
SCHUYLER O. BBANDT.
H. G. HAXI,
H. S. Halt*
N. O. WHITPIKLD,
1 H. YALLETTB.
G. 8. CONODOH.
B. O. LAKE.
JOHN R. BBENNAN,
JAMES W. FOWLEB,
D. H. CLAEK,
THE LAKOTA BANK,
RAPID CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA.
BLAEK HILLS NATIONAL BANK
OF RAPID CITY, DAKOTA.
Drafts on all Principal Cities of Europe and America. Transacts a General
Banking Bnsi ness. Stocks and Bonds Bought and Sold on
Commission. Collections a Specialty.
FIRST NATIONAL BANK, NEW YORK OITY.
METROPOLITAN BANK. CHICAGO.
OMAHA NATIONAL BANK. OMAHA.
FIRST NATIONAL BANK
OF RAPID CITY, DAKOTA.
KOUNTZ BROS., New York. AMERICAN EXCHANGE NATIONAL BANK. Chicago.
FIRST NATIONAL BANK Chicago. FIRST NATIONAL BANK. Omaha.
Transacts a General Banking Business. Gold Dust Bullion and Exchange
Bought and Sold. Stock and Bonds Bought and Sold on Commission. Sell
Drafts on the Principal Cities of Europe. Collections a Specialty. Steamship
Tickets Sold to and from all Ports.
THE GATE CITY ROLLER MILLS
HAVE BEEN COMPLETELY EQUIPPED WITH THE
LATEST IMPROVED MACHINERY
J. T. INGERS0LL,
AND ABE NOW BEADY FOB BUSINESS.
The Highest Market Price Paid for Wheat. We also Exchange
Flour and other Mill Products for Wheat.
RAPID CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA.
PLAIN, HEAVY AND FINE HARNESS.
Dealer in Fine Carriages, Whips, Quirts, Bobes, Blankets, Lap Spreads,
Fly Nets and All Kinds of Turf Goods.
ST. JOE STSEET, RAPID CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA.
W. 8. PETEMOS.
Transacts a General Banking Business. Drafts on all the principal dties of
Europe and America. School, County and Municipal Bonds and
Warrants Bought and Sold on Commission.
FURNITURE AND CROCKERY.
I also handle the celebrated Newman Bros. Organ*. (Ml«»
utd ask to*!"*---
Hanover National Bank, New York.
Ft. Dearborn National Bank, Chloago.
Commeroial National Bank, Omaha. ^,
COLLECTIONS A SPECIALTY. W. H. TINKER, Cashier.
LAKOTA BANKING AND INVESTMENT CO.
FARM AND CITY LOANS NEGOTIATED.
R. C. LAKE.